IMATS 2012 Haul

I don’t know why but I actually really despise the word haul but for lack of a better word there it is. I didn’t go as crazy bananas shopping at IMATS 2012 as I was expecting, I had saved up a lot more cash but I was surprisingly reserved with my spending. That being said there are a lot of things I wish I had of bought and a few things I wish I bought more of. First up I wish I had the patience to line up at Inglot but the crowds were insane and I wasn’t sure what I wanted to buy because I’ve hear so many great things about the brand I didn’t know where to start! But onto my purchases.

red cherry blync lashes la splash liners

Blync Lashes had a special on Red Cherry Lashes 6 for $20 I just couldn’t pass up and the three LA Splash Glitter Liners were love at first site and only $7.95 each! (Top to bottom: Eclipse, Golden Sea and Pink Sparkles) (more…)

IMATS and Beauty Bloggers Utopia -Part 1

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you may have noticed that last weekend I went to IMATS and Beauty Bloggers Utopia.

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.Students competition IMATS

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.

imats mac modelYolanda Bartram's work at the 'Make-Up Artist' magazine booth at IMATS Sydney 2012

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 legally blonde thanks to lust have itactivities. 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!


Madame B Fatale


IMATS – Early Bird Tickets


Just a quick reminder to buy your tickets today or tomorrow to save lining up and paying extra at the door!

When: 18th and 19th September 2010

Where: Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour

Time: Opening hours: 8:30am – 5pm Saturday; 10am – 5pm Sunday

Price and purchase: Admission price: $35 for a one-day pass, $60 for a two-day pass if purchased prior to show via Prices at the door will be $40 for a one-day pass and $70 for a two day pass.


Getting excited? I know I am!

Madame B


IMATS Sydney 2010

IMATS Sydney 2010 is getting closer and closer, in a few weeks it will be here and I can’t express how excited I really am. This is the second year the show will be in Australia, and after missing out last year I just had to go this year!

What excites me most? Being able to see so many products in person that normally I wouldn’t have gotten the chance to. In particular I think I’ll be looking for new brushes, and OCC products.

Besides the products there are some pretty awesome speakers scheduled for the days that I’m looking forward to as well.

I guess I just wanted to ask,

Are you going? Did you go last year? What are you looking forward to seeing?

All information about the show can be found at


Madame B