IMATS Sydney: Hauling and Good Times!

What a day this was. With a 21 hour round trip to Sydney, this was one of the longest, most fun days I’ve had. I shopped, a walked, I talked, I laughed, a hell of a lot. I got the chance to meet some amazing fellow bloggers. I will have a list of their blog links below and I implore you to check them all out, they are all gorgeous ladies with spectacular personalities  I honestly can’t wait to see them all again. The other part of the day involved wandering IMATS, checking out some incredible make up skills and shopping for some great deals. Unfortunately, with Illamasqua and NYX both listed until close to the event, and not actually having stands, I ended up not buying as much as I had anticipated (my wallet took a sigh of relief). However I still left with everything else I had wanted to find!

Firstly, I picked up the Make Up For Ever HD primer, foundation and powder. I went to the Media Make Up stand mainly looking for the foundation, but with the deal they had going on for all three (for $109), it was impossible to say no! I’m glad I had the time to test colours out, there were so many but I did find a perfect match!

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I also picked up a couple of brushes for Royal & Langnickel. A blending brush and a small kabuki were really all that stood out to me at the time, I kind of wish I had bought some more now, the prices were great! Also at Lime Lily Cosmetics, they had a great selection of tools and disposable make up implements. I purchased spatulas, lip applicators and a stack of pots so I can mix my lip tars and actually have somewhere to store them if I like the colours! And the lip applicators mean I do not fear staining my brushes when applying the lip tars any more.

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The last two items I was after were things I had read a lot about online and wanted to try them out. The Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentrate sounds like a great moisturiser, and with my dry skin, I’m willing to give it a go! Finally, I Picked up a Naked pigment stack in Ivory. At first I didn’t look too much at this stand, until I found out they were $30 a stack (compared to the $80 price tag online). I would have taken advantage of the two for $50 deal, but by the time I got to the stand, many of the stacks had gone. I’m still really happy I got the stack I had originally wanted! It should be great for highlighting.

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So that was a really quick run down of my day. Even with IMATS itself being smaller that I had anticipated, the fact I got to meet so many people in person that I have been talking to through blogging and twitter made the day what it was. I really hope I can see them all again really soon, and again at IMATS next year! There were so many more people I would have like to have met, but there really weren’t enough hours in the day!
These are some of the awesome people I got to meet this weekend, with links to their blogs. Please go visit their blogs for more IMATS posts, photos, hauls and numerous other beauty related ramblings!
Did you have the chance to go to IMATS? What did you enjoy most?
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