So yesterday I was lucky enough to go to IMATS in Olympia. I was gifted a ticket from my lovely friend who I went to the event with and the days leading up to it, I was googling the different exhibitors and product swatches so I could go prepared with a list. This is a very picture heavy post, starting with photos I took at the actual show and then on to my haul (not sure I've spent this much in one go, ever).
|This was the queue just to get in. Luckily, it flew by.|
|This is how busy it was at around 2pm. IMATS is not for the faint hearted. Think boxing day sales and oxford street.|
|The Inglot stand. VERY busy and had around 30-35% discount.|
|Brand new Artist of Make up range from the gorgeous Zukreat who is a professional MUA and on Youtube. I intended to buy the contour stick from here which I didn't end up doing sadly but would love to try it in the future.|
|Well hello there Hakuhodo. How nice to stroke you.|
|NYX cosmetics. The queue for this was fine when we got there (as we were early birds) but later on it was PACKED OUT.|
|Here are a few photos I took of the awesome prosthetic work taking place. On the right hand side was the pop art masterpiece by the very talented Karla Powell.|
Now onto the haul...
|Everything I bought.|
|This was the biggest bargain of the whole day. I wasn't very impressed with many other discounts but certain NARS products had around 60% off. I had a quick look but nothing in the discounted section appealed to me so I walked away. Later the lovely Grace from Allthatslap called me up to ask if I had checked out NARS so I went back for a thorough look and chose these 4 items. Grace and Annie however went a little crazy but paid a fraction of what it would have cost them elsewhere so it actually was a no brainer for them. I went from 0 to 4 NARS products in a matter of minutes and probably would have got more had they had shades that appealed to me.|
|I knew I was definitely getting this before I went. I've heard great things and I'm looking forward to giving it a go. I bought the 3oz size from PAM which should usually be £11.50 but was around 8 at IMATS.|
Till next time...Toodles! :)