Friday, January 25, 2013

Out And About: IMATS Los Angeles 2013

Happy Friday! :D

I went on a short break, but now I am back with a new post for you guys. :)

Last Saturday, I attended IMATS Los Angeles 2013 -- I don't know if it's because of the switch from June to January, but this year's IMATS was a bit underwhelming... some of my absolute favorite vendors from the past two IMATS I've attended weren't there (no NYX!!!) and the buzz just wasn't the same as before... but nevertheless, I still had fun learning about new beauty products and I had a blast shopping, of course! ;)


I chose to go a little later in the morning this year -- I really wanted to avoid standing in line for too long, haha!


The first thing you'll see is the Royal & Langnickel booth...


They have really excellent makeup brushes!
I love my Royal & Langnickel brushes!!! :)

Other familiar booths:


Cailyn -- they have amazing eyeliners!


Ben Nye -- I heard their Banana Powder is extraordinary!


Stila was there too...



Right across from Stila is Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics...


I really want to try their OCC Lip Tar™ -- they have a variety of gorgeous shades to choose from!
Next year, I promise! ;)

There were also some new booths:


Sugarpill Cosmetics


Lime Crime

I love how colorful and fun these two booths are!

Another new addition to this year's IMATS: O.R.G Skincare


This has got to be THE highlight of my day!

I got to meet Donna and Suzie -- Suzie explained the story behind O.R.G and she demonstrated how to use their super awesome Organic Mineral Peel... more on this on a separate post, there's a lot I wanna tell you guys about O.R.G and their products! :)

There were also some nail products:


I got nail polishes from LA Splash, I'm so excited about those! ;)


Cailyn also sold nail stickers -- such pretty designs!

Different kinds of accessories were also sold at IMATS:



And of course, it wouldn't be IMATS without the awesome models walking around sporting the excellent skills of makeup artists:




This guy totally walked up to people -- scary, but amazing at the same time, haha! ;)


I'm gonna have to wait another year to attend IMATS 2014 -- maybe I should start making a list of things I want to buy so I don't forget anything, haha! ;)

I'm really hoping it gets better next year and I hope NYX makes it to IMATS Los Angeles 2014!!!

I'll share all the goodies I got from IMATS with you guys next week, so please stay tuned! :)

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

Have a happy weekend, guys!!! :D

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54 comments:

  1. I really want to go next year. I love seeing all the goodies people are picking up. Some of the prices seem really reasonable.

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    1. oh yeah, the prices are really amazing! super affordable! :D

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  2. So sad I didn't get to go this year. :( NYX wasn't there? Oh my gosh, why?!? That's like the most popular booth at IMATS. Hopefully, I'll be able to attend next year.

    Enter to win a feather hair extension from Hair Extension Deal!!! :)

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    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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    1. yup, nyx wasn't there! i'm not sure why... :/

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  3. i love your IMATS photos.. it makes the makeup hoarder in me come out hahahaha!! oh the things i would buy hahaha :p!!!

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    1. awww haha, thanks, lisa! and i know you would have a blast at imats! :D

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  4. I have never heard of IMATS before, but it looks amazing! I'd definitely a list, hehe xx

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  5. Gr8 pics&breakdown of ur visit hun, sounds like u had fun. Haven't been to IMATS it tends to clash w my birthday celebrations in e past few yrs Can't wait to see ur purchases

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    1. thank you, sharon! and yes, the haul post will be published next week. :D

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  6. How did you ever leave that place?!?!?! Makeup Heaven!
    XOXO
    Ashley from HOLY CHIC

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  7. Looks so much fun! I've never had the opportunity to attend one but always wanted to! although I probably shouldn't bring my wallet if I ever go XD

    By the way... are there some of your posts that you don't allow comments? I was trying to comment on your keep calm and go shopping post but couldn't find the comment box... maybe I'm crazy. LOL

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    1. nooo, you gotta bring your wallet, they have such amazing deals! ;)
      p.s. yup, i disabled comments for some of them. :)

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  8. Wow!! That palace is awesome!!
    Nice blog! i follow you on fb..follow me back if you want ;)

    xx from Italy

    www.nuagerose.com

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  9. Great event!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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    1. have a wonderful weekend, marcela! :)

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  10. this looks like a really great convention! so much fun!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  11. Id love to go but unfortunately I live in Ireland. The closest one to me is the London imats so maybe I'll aim towards going to that one :)

    Tobequitefranki,blogspot.com

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    1. imats london will be in june -- i hope you get to go! :D

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  12. Oh my goodness, I am crazy jealous right now. Everything looked so amazing, it'd definitely be a kid-in-a-candystore experience! I can't wait to see everything you bought!

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    1. hi dree! i'll have the post ready this week! :D

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  13. That looks so fun! I'd probably leave there with no money :)

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    1. you need to display an immense amount of self-discipline, haha! ;)

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  14. I haven't but it sounds like a fun event! Would love to see all the makeup goodies!

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  15. Such an amazing event, thanks for sharing! :)
    xoxo

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  16. This looks like it was amazing! Obsessive Compulsive brand sounds really interesting as well. /Madison

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    1. yup, their lip tars are especially interesting. :)

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  17. I've never been to an exhibition like this before, it looks quite fascinating!

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  18. Amazing photos! and the colour of those nail polishes (LA Splash) are so beautiful. <3

    Kisses!
    MY DIGITAL DIARIES

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    1. i knoooow, i really loved all the colors! :)

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  19. One year I will have to attend this event. So many great brands and products!

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    1. yes, i bet you will have a blast! :D

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  20. Wow, so many beauty products. I think I would be so overwhelmed but everything looks amazing (except that one guy, he would have scared me). Those LA Splash polishes are so pretty. I love the glitter too.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

    Giveaway for $80 MsDressy Gift Card

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    1. hahahaha, he definitely scared me! ;)

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  21. I didn't get to go :/ Waiting for your haul :) excited to see what goodies you got.

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    1. aww, next year! :D here's the link to my haul post: http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/2013/01/haul-time-imats-los-angeles-2013.html. :D

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  22. I wish they would bring IMATS to Colorado LOL
    Need to go next year though!

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    1. you will have a blast, i'm sure! :D

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