On Sunday, I trotted to the ExCel in London to the Pro Beauty Show – I am neither a pro, nor a creative inventor of odd beauty contraptions, but they somehow thought I was worthy of a ticket and so I joined Nic in checking out what it was all about. I’ll let the photos do most of the talking 😉
It was absolutely manic but such a good day! There wasn’t as much make-up to look at, as I imagine there would be in IMATS, but there were loads of nails, fake-tan, false eyelashes and strange beauty contraptions (sorry I just can’t stop thinking about how weird they are lol).
So before I left for the event, I told my boyfriend and his flatmate – I haven’t saved, so I probably wont get too much. Lol.
5 in a day? I know, that’s more than I’ve bought in the last 6 months. With spring and summer in mind, I picked these shades, starting with Fresh Melon from Mavala’s spring collection which is pretty much pastel gorgeousness in nail polish form – you can see a picture above. I also got a baby pink after realising I have none, and this resulted in OPI Kiss on the Chic. As for I Have A Herring Problem, this is from the new Dutch collection, and I’ve been eyeing it up since the press releases, so it was great to finally get my hands on it – at trade price! China Glaze and Essie? Not gonna lie – impulse buys, but no regrets at all, they are both gorgeous! 🙂
These are the Crown Brushes that I got. I found that a lot of the eyeshadow brushes were incredibly good quality, and would go far as to say that the C412 feels nicer than my MAC 224. However, I did feel that the cheaper face brushes just weren’t up to par with the high-end alternatives so I stuck with these 5. These are all brushes I’ve wanted a similar one of, or feel I’ll get a lot of use out of! 🙂
These two were the 2 things I received from Nic. I’d asked her a massive favour to pick up my first ever Real Techniques brush! I’d needed a new powder brush for ages, as using my MAC 129 for both bronzer and powder was taking its toll on it!
The Christian Eyebrow Kit was a gift from her mom from Izabelle Hammon, who sells these and the Calgel stuff you saw above. I got colour-matched to Charcoal by her lovely auntie, and had a go at it this morning myself. It takes a bit of getting used to, but the fact that you don’t need to concentrate so much on shaping your brows, and that it’s waterproof is such a relief – I’ll be sure to do a review in the near future once I get the hang of it! 🙂
So that was my day! Like I said, absolutely manic, but such good fun. It was partly the shopping, but it was partly the atmosphere that was just so new to me! A part of me loved the colours and the weird things people come up with, but a part of me couldn’t help but believe the amount of time and money people put into beauty (I mean we are talking MACHINES resembling anti-aircraft missles here, not nailpolish or eyeshadow)! It was all just one big whirl of professional beauty, and it was a great experience to be part of it! If you wanna see what Nic thought of the day and what she hauled, click here for her post! 🙂
Sorry for the photo overload, but I was just so excited about being able to photograph the hustle and bustle around the event so I can show you guys! Hope you guys enjoyed that – next year, I think I’ll save a bit before I go! 😉
Have you ever been to a beauty show? 🙂
Were you there yesterday or going today to Pro Beauty?