My 2013 IMATS Haul teaser!

So today I was working at the IMATS (International Makeup Artist Trade Show) here in Toronto. I was honestly hoping to post all my pics and prices of everything I got today in my mad dash to snag a few things while working in the FACE atelier booth all day. I just can’t. Guys, I’m so beat. So, I will give you a teaser and just show you a collage of the goodies I grabbed. I will post more details and prices etc. at a later day. 1 SMALL

If you’re going to be at IMATS tomorrow, happy shopping! xo

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My E.L.F. Makeup Haul!

So… I made an order through ELF makeup on July 10th during their 50% off site wide sale… Today is August 3rd and I JUST got my order. Literally, the postman just left. I am pretty unimpressed about the shipping. I mean, Yes, I am in Canada. BUT I’m also ONLY in Canada, and Toronto at that. It’s not a barren igloo-filled land up here. And our post is quite efficient. So why on Earth did I have to wait 3.5 weeks for my parcel when Camera Ready Cosmetics, in California, can get my order to me in less than 7 business days?! Ok. End rant. I’m not impressed with their shipping, but I know I’ll love what came in the box. And so will you!

Here’s what I got!

I got (left to right):

20 powder brushes

20 travel mirrors

10 “Butternut” eyeshadow quads (for my fair skinned brides)

10 “Luxe” eyeshadow quads (for my medium- dark skinned brides)

Second row, starting left again:

2 flat head powder brushes

1 “Eco tools” dupe foundation brush

2 Synthetic hair foundation brushes

2 concealer brushes

1 “Luminance” bronzer (hilighter)

1 “Matte Bronze” deep bronzer

5 “Brownie Points” Liquid lipstick (light brown)

5 “Strawberry” Liquid lipstick (pink)

5 “Maple Sugar” Liquid lipstick (nude)

5 “Ruby Slippers” Liquid lipstick (soft red)

5 “Baby Lips” Liquid lipstick (pink nude)

5 “Ruby Kiss” Plumping Lip Glaze (fiery bright red)

5 “Fuchsia Fanatic” Plumping Lip Glaze (hot-pink/fuchsia bright pink)

I bought the few individual brushes & bronzers for my kit, but I bought everything else for my bridal beauty bags that I gift/sell to my wedding clients (brides or bridesmaids usually) for them to give themselves touch-ups at their event. Bridal gift bags are a great addition to bridal makeup services and my brides always thank me after their big day!

I am super excited at all the items I got and I got shades I know are popular, neutral and brights, that will flatter all my multi-ethnic clientele.

The only thing I am not excited about is that I ordered an Angled blush brush and a Stippling brush which did not come with my order. But I checked online and it’s still in stock. And I checked my Paypal and they still charged me for them… I’ve contacted their CS by email and we’ll see what happens. I’m disappointed in their oversight, but I’ve been 3.5 weeks worth of patient for my order, so I’m sure a few more days waiting on their email rectifying their mistake, is something I can wait be patient enough to wait on for a few more days.

All in all, I am very happy I finally got my order. And even happier that I took advantage of their 50% off sitewide sale! All of these items… in total… cost just $56. With the extra cost of shipping to Canada, it still only cost me about $70 total. I’m happy, but my bank account is ecstatic.

MAC/Estee Lauder Sale HAUL!

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My Trip to the MAC/Estee Lauder Sale… And all the amazing stuff I got! šŸ˜€ Pic 1: All Bumble and bumble hair stuff… Straight styling product (50ml), Straight Shampoo (60ml), Creme de Coco conditioner (50ml) and Creme de Coco shampoo … Continue reading