The weekend started off with a breakfast held by Cosmetiques De France at the Guylian Cafe. If you haven’t heard of them they are Australia’s exclusive distributor’s of Bioderma, Uriage and Nuxe.
Next up was IMATS. There were a couple of booths missing from the last list I had checked but there was still more than enough to look at. The student competitions were happening (pictured below) and I also got to catch Kevin James Bennett’s talk. Which was not only informative but he was pretty funny as well. There was even a media room where we could go to get manicures, massages and refreshments thanks to Royal Langnickle.
As usual the day was pretty busy and the lines at MAC and Inglot were absolutely crazy! First stop shopping wise for me was Royal & Langnickle, after buying some brushes from them 2 years ago I was so impressed I knew I needed to buy some more. I also made some purchases from Blync Lashes, LA Splash, Mehron, PM Studio for some Makeup Forever products, MAC and when I got home I made an online order from Crown brushes to get the things I completely forgot about. (Oh and that order arrived in 1 day!). All products I got over the weekend will be featured in a separate post though because I really need to break it up a bit.
Above Left: A Model at MAC and Right: Yolanda Bartram’s work at the Make-Up Artist magazine booth.
After IMATS I went back to my horrid hotel room to relax (ha!) and get ready for the evenings activities. Which was going to see Legally Blonde the Musical thanks to Lust Have It! I personally really like Musicals and it was probably the perfect event for a group of beauty bloggers. There were drinks and then the show. We even got to go backstage to hear more about the production and meet some of the cast. I must say Erika Heyanatz is even more stunning in person (if that was even possible), and the girls in our group were pretty excited to meet David Harris and Rob Mills.
Well that was the first days activities, I had a wonderful time and I really can’t thank Sarah-May Monaghan and Larah Kennedy enough. The weekend was perfect and I can’t even imagine how much time went into organising it all!
I will be back with more on the weekend soon!