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IMATS 2009!

I had such a fun time at IMATS (International Makeup Artist Trade Show) this past Saturday! It was held at the Pasadena Convention Center.
I only went Saturday because I had work on Sunday. Wish I could've gone both days but one day was still fun enough :)

There were so many people there! Every makeup company you could think of was there (well almost) and practically everything was discounted, up to 40%.

Here's my video on the experience:


I also met a few other YouTube makeup *guru's*.
These guru's are way more popular than me though, lol.


I met the makeup artists from Enkore and Pursebuzz and got a picture with them

look at me an my big ol' smile! lol

I also met Petrilude
He was so nice. He was the only one who actually would have a "conversation" with me, so that was nice.

I wanted to meet xsparkage but she was shopping around for makeup somewhere around the Make Up For Ever booth and I couldn't find her. I would've loved to have met her. Oh well, maybe next time.


GOODIES!!

I would've bought more stuff but I'm not really "rich girl" so I only brought money for essentials.
I ran across two booths called Morphe Brushes and Royal Brush MFG. They both had just about every Coastal Scents-type brush there, and more!! I wish I could've bought more from them. I kind of kick myself for not saving up money for IMATS...although, it was my first time ever there so I didn't really know what to expect.
I bought 3 things which I'm really happy with:



A large oval shadow brush from Morphe Brushes, for highlighters and blending harsh lines.
I'm really happy with the quality of this brush. It's dense and stiff, but soft.
I really needed this brush!
I got it for $4


This is a synthetic fiber large Kabuki brush from Royal Brush MFG. It is exactly the same brush that they sell at Make Up For Ever for $40. I got this brush for $6!!
It's sooo soft and super dense and fluffy

Lastly I got this! It's a 10-slot Brush Roll. It was from Morphe Brushes.
It was $5!!
I needed another brush roll because I have one from Bare Escentuals, but it's small and can't fit my larger brushes, and it's velcro, which I don't really like too much. But now I have two rolls, so I'll probably still use the BE one.
Anyways they had a 50-slot brush roll for $15 and I was thinking I probably should've gotten that one instead so that I could fit all my brushes into one roll. But of course I wanted to be cheap and get the smaller one =/
This is actually REALLY good quality! And I was surprised, for $5. It's a pleather material and I really like the fact that it has ties instead of velcro so that I can actually ROLL it up :)



Anyways I had a super fun time and definitely am going next year. I hope you guys will all go too, so that I can bump into you and get some pictures of fans of my own :) I want to meet you, I really do!

So I just had to throw this in because I thought it was so funny....
I met up with a friend of mine, Adam, who I hadn't seen in about 5 years, since college.
At the bar we were at we turn around and there's this girl with a HUGE sandwich on her shoulder, so I had to take a picture :)


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There's No Place Like Home! China Glaze - Ruby Pumps

This is another nail polish from China Glaze called Ruby Pumps. It is one of the first polishes I got from China Glaze, and one of my favorites!

It's a gorgeous ruby red color with red glitter throughout. This definitely turns heads when you wear it! The pictures don't do it justice.
It goes on perfect with 2 coats. It's a little difficult to take off, as it is with all glittery nail polishes.

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I'm On Facebook Now!

Hey everyone, hope you're having a fabulous day!

I just wanted to make an announcement....I'm now on Facebook!
I think I've pretty much covered all the bases with sites that I'm on. I know there's something I'm forgetting, lol.

Anyways, if you've got a Facebook account I'd love to be your friend!
HERE'S THE FACEBOOK LINK

If you're anti-Facebook or just don't have one, I'm also on MySpace!
HERE'S THE MYSPACE LINK
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Glamour Doll Eyes - Limey, Rusty Pink

Here are more pics from the look I did with the Glamour Doll eye shadows.

The camera would not, for the life of me, pick up much of the green that I'm wearing above my
crease though. :(

See the tutorial here!

Purchase Glamour Doll

Colors Used:
-Strawberry Cupcake
-Pixie
-Lime Light Pie
-Rusty
-Lovers Lane


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Fancy Jewels! China Glaze - Sexy In The City

I've got another nail polish for you. It's called Sexy In The City, and it's by China Glaze! Who else were you thinking it was gonna be by?! lol. Anyways, it's a really intense jewel color. I'm not a huge fan of turquoise, but I've gotten a ton of compliments on my nails since wearing this. So apparently there's some turquoise fan club or something that I don't know about.
This color goes really well with any gold!


Color: Turquoise! It's a bluish turquoise. The epitome of a jewel tone.
Formula: Thin. Not runny thin, just thin.
Coats: 2 coats looked pretty good, but I was getting a tiny bit of cuticle drag. I wanted to cover that up so I put on 3 coats, and the difference between 2 and 3 is that the color becomes a little more solid and bright, and a little more blue.
How It Makes Me Feel: Like a jeweled goddess!
PROS: It's turquoise! Formula is very easy to work with
CONS: A little bit of cuticle drag. May need 3 coats.

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White-Out! China Glaze - White On White

This is one of the newer nail polishes of mine. I was a little skeptical about having white nails, but also thought it would be unique. Although I didn't want to look like I painted my nails with white-out!


It actually looks pretty cool I think. It's China Glaze "White On White".
It's just about as pure as white gets.


Color: White, but not quite as white as white-out correction pens, so it still looks
like nail polish.
Formula: Not too thick, but not super thin.
Coats: As with any "cream" or light color, or really light color, it is very hard to get it completely even on the nail. I put on 2 coats and it looked okay, but there were still some uneven spots, so I decided on 3 coats. That did the trick.
How It Makes Me Feel: Like I want to correct some papers!
PROS: Who else really has white nails?! It's fun and unique.
CONS: 1) It really liked to gather in my cuticle bed, 2) getting it completely even is a little tedious.
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