Friday, June 29, 2012

Out And About: IMATS Los Angeles 2012, Part Two

Happy Friday! :D

I can't believe another week -- and not to mention, another month -- is behind us!
I hope you are all making the most out of Summer 2012. :D

Anyway, without further ado, here is my promised Part Two of my day at IMATS Los Angeles:
(Click here to see Part One.)


I was so happy to see that Coastal Scents now has a booth at IMATS!


They had a fun game -- you drop a mini-plastic disc in one of the slots and wherever it lands tells you what prize you'll get. I got a sample of African Black Soap -- I've heard so many good things about it and I'm so excited to use it!

Project Ghana


Unfortunately, they are only available for sale online, so I wasn't able to get a full-sized bar.
I will definitely check out their products, though! 
(Click here to learn more about them.)


Coastal Scents was also promoting their 252 Ultimate Palette -- the colors were gorgeous!

Classic Series Cosmetic Brushes


They had a nice selection of products to choose from.

42 Double Stack Matte Palette/ 42 Double Stack Shimmer Palette/ 10 Blush Palette/ 6 Contour Blush Palette

Think Pink Palette/ Winterberry Palette/ Forever Natural Palette/ Creative Me #1 Palette/ Creative Me #2 Palette/ Fall Festival Palette

more products...

Liquid HD Foundation in 19 shades


I also spent a lot of time at the LA Splash Cosmetics booth.
They had a lot of fun products at really affordable prices!

LA Splash eyeshadow 

Mineral Eyeshadow/ Lash Splash Mascara

a closer look at the Mineral Eyeshadows

liquid eyeshadow/ mascara/ nail products

Confetti Nail Art Glitter/ Light Up The Night Nail Polish Collection

eyeshadows again...

a closer look...


I also visited the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics booth.
This is one of the many brands I have yet to try... maybe next time, I can buy a little something from them. :)

Such beautiful colors!

nail polish


CAILYN = another brand I have yet to try.


They have really good eyeliner! 
I swatched them on my hand -- they dried quickly and they didn't smear at all!


The owners were so nice and so helpful -- they will really answer all your questions! :)


I also got to know another brand: Stiletto Pin-Up Cosmetics.


I got a free mini-brush like the one pictured above. :)


Their vintage pin-up designs are so beautiful!


Next stop: Morphé Brushes.

brushes


Besides brushes, they also had these scented makeup remover wipes.
At $3 each, I couldn't possibly pass them up! ;)

I got one in Green Tea. 
They were also available in Aloe, Apricot, Cucumber, and Collagen.


Aaaaaah, NYX -- this is where I went crazy, haha! ;)


This is the only photo I took of the NYX booth because I got busy shopping, haha!
In the end though, I narrowed down my purchases to 6 items -- I was on a budget, after all. ;)

bh cosmetics

SHANY COSMETICS


This is another thing I forgot to get. :/

2nd love Baked Powder Collection

a closer look...

KollagenX products

I really, really wanted to get their lip gloss (it has 24KT gold!), but they were $20 each... :/
Next time, though!

hair accessories

more hair accessories...


I love how you can find and join fun games and raffles like the one from Coastal Scents and ARDELL (pictured above). :)

entrance to HALL 2

HALL 2

EXIT TO LOBBY


Like last year, I stayed until closing. ;)


The crowd from the morning was nowhere to be seen, haha!
You can see that everyone was so tired (but happy!).


Bye, IMATS! ;)


Oh and yup, the next IMATS Los Angeles will be in January 2013 -- in six months!!!
They are switching their Los Angeles and London shows. I think that's pretty smart because that way it won't be too cold in London and it won't be too hot in Los Angeles.

I think it's gonna be kind of weird though because I associate IMATS with summer, but I know it's still gonna be fun. 
Plus, it would be nice to wear comfy boots to IMATS, haha! :P

That is it for my day at IMATS, I hope you guys enjoyed looking at all these photos! ;)
I will be making separate posts for my IMATS freebies and haul, so please stay tuned for that. :D

Have you ever attended IMATS before? How was it for you?
Did you go to IMATS Los Angeles this past weekend?
Is it something you would consider attending?

I wish everyone a happy, happy weekend!
Yay for the Fourth of July (and my 22nd birthday!) next week! :D

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74 comments:

  1. Wow they are so many brands that i have never heard of. I attended IMATS last year for my first time. I did not enjoy the really long lines. I also went solo which was boring and i was pregars in heels (yea bad idea). It was not a good experience :( that is why i plan to make it up in January. Going back for seconds and hopefully this time i will enjoy it. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Its very nice of you to share with those of us who couldn't attend. Side note: Yay for bday next week!!!

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    1. aww, it's definitely more fun to go with friends. and flats is the way to go, especially because of all the walking you're gonna have to do. :) you're welcome, i love sharing my experiences with you guys! thanks and i hope to see you in january! :D

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  2. wow! I hope I can visit IMATS some day :D

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  3. Oh, how amazing! Those makeup remover wipes look great! :)

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  4. I love so much you're blog, I follow u, dear. Hope u follow back :)

    A lot of kisses.
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    1. thank you!!! and i think i followed back, but i'll check again. :)

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  5. OMGGGGGGGGGGGGG THIS IS AMAZING!!!! SO AMAZING I FEEL COMPELLED TO TYPE IN ALL CAPS HAHAHAHA!!!! IT'S LIKE MAKEUP HEAVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. hahahaha! yup, it is indeed makeup heaven! :D

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  6. Great post i really love it

    A chic kiss ;-)

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  7. Look at all of the fun colors and products. Oh, how I wish I could be there! :)

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    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  8. Looks like you had a great time!! We want to go in Jan so badly!!
    Jayme & Mendi @ HLNC

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    1. yes, i hope you guys can go in january! i think you'll really enjoy it! :D

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  9. super products...have fun !:)

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  10. IMATS look like so much fun!! I have never been to anything like it and how I hope that we have IMATS where I live too.

    Liz
    chewylove.blogspot.com

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    1. i hope so too because i'm sure you're gonna love it! :D

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  11. It seems really amazing! I love all that colours, for this summer I want to try every tones on my nails and on my eyes!

    Have a nice day,

    Benedetta

    www.daddysneatness.blogspot.com

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    1. summer is the perfect time for that! :D

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  12. Thanks for the comment! This looks amazing
    www.studentfab.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. you're welcome and thanks too! :)

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  13. All of the nail polish is making me swoon! I want to try the LASplash nail colors - so beautiful! :)

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    1. i agree, their nail colors are so beautiful! :)

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  14. So awesome!
    Love all the beautiful palettes!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  15. What GREAT coverage of the IMATS in LA!!! Look at all those colors too, love it!!! :)

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    1. yay, thank you!!! glad you love it! :D

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  16. Great photos, Mimi!
    That is exciting that Coastal Scents has a booth now! It seems like their palettes last me forever.
    What were the final six products from NYX?
    I'm REALLY hoping to make it to the January IMATS!

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    1. thanks, marley! i will be sharing my NYX haul in a separate post, i'll keep you updated on that. and i really do hope that you get to go in january! :D

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  17. hi mimi :) i forgot to ask you last time.. but can anyone go to this.. or do you have to be a makeup artist?? how would you go about getting tickets?

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    1. hi lisa! i'll email you details! :D

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  18. I remember reading your review about this last year. So much fun! Sounds like you always have a blast!

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  19. loving all this summer make-up! looks like heaven to me :) i especially love the ardell eyelashes! they're my fave!

    if you get a chance, come check out my giveaway - $50 to Shabby Apple!

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    1. i really want to try ardell eyelashes! :)

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  20. Wait, this is SO cool! I wish I could've gone, need to brush up on my lack of make up skills! Thanks for sharing, I never would've known! xx

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    1. you're welcome! and i hope you can come to LA in january! :)

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  21. I've always wanted to go to IMATS but I'm always in the states at the wrong times. One of these days! Thanks for sharing - I'll live vicariously through your pics at each one until I have the chance to go myself!

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    1. you're very welcome, i love sharing photos with you guys! and i really hope you can attend imats sometime soon. :)

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  22. love all the pictures! very cool!, all that make up!
    can't wait to see you on my blog!
    www.faashiongeek.blogspot.com

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  23. wow, what an awesome event!! so colorful!

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    1. yup, it was definitely so colorful! :)

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  24. so excited about the IMATS!!!!

    Following u now via Goggle +. Follow me back if you like! ♥

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  25. what a massive event! how could you even take it all in?
    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. i knoooow, it was quite overwhelming. i guess you just gotta take in what you can. :)

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  26. hello Mimi first at all thank you for visiting my blog is very pleasure for me...now I'm your new follower, what can you think to become my follower dear ^_^?
    this event is so faboulous I want to be here, I love coastal scent, I'm looking for a package from them contains brushes and some palette :)
    kiss
    http://simplelifeve.blogspot.it

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    1. hi! you're very welcome, and thanks for following my blog! i'd love to follow yours too. :)
      p.s. you'll find a lot of affordable stuff from coastal scents. :D

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  27. Great post sweetie!! (:

    xx from
    http://heelsandroses.blogspot.com.es/

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  28. There are so many things to choose one, have a great day!

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  29. Great post! Thanks for your comment. Following you ! Follow back if you like
    MaryFashionLove

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  30. Great post!!! Lots of cometics products. paradise :))

    Gladly follow you, dear. I would be happy if u could follow me too.

    Lots of kisses!!!

    www.nicoleta.me

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  31. Looks like lots of fun!
    chloe-mia.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. Makeup Heaven! Looks like you had an amazing time im so sad that I didnt get the chance to go:O

    Blog- http://evangalene.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. yup, i did have an amazing time. :) i hope you get to go next year. :D

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  33. it's really colorfull! looks like heaven for make up lover :D and the feeling of getting nice finds (especially if they come in affordable price) is the best!

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  34. I'd love to go! How much is a ticket? :]

    --Olivia :)

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