Tuesday, June 28, 2011

IMATS (International Make-up Artist Trade Show) in LA

Hi Ladies! I was able to attend IMATS this past weekend in Pasadena, CA and it was amazing! I went with my friend Tracy and we had so much fun! There were so many different makeup brands there that we did not know where to start! I saw several youtube "beauty gurus" there including JulieG, Pursebuzz, Xsparkage, Enkore, and Kandee Johnson. Tracy and I were able to attend Kandee's Seminar and had the opportunity to meet and take pictures with her which was super exciting. She is so beautiful and talented! Below are some pictures from the event.

Tracy and I at IMATS
Waiting for Kandee's Seminar
Ms. Kandee Johnson herself!

If you are able to attend an IMATS event, you should go. It was so fun to check out new makeup brands and meet people who share your enthusiasm about makeup! Everyone was so sweet and I am definitely going back next year.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Essie Knockout Pout

Hi Ladies! Summer is here and bright nail polish colors are all the rage. There is nothing more perfect than bright, sassy nails to accessorize your bikini. Right now I am loving Essie's Knockout Pout which is a bright pink cream shade. The color is super fun and the name of this polish is too cute!

It is almost looks neon, but not quite. Knockout Pout is pretty opaque since I only had to do two coats. The finish is pretty matte so I would definitely recommend a clear top coat to finish off the look. In honor of the polish name, I had to do a "knockout pout" expression in the picture below ;) Tell me your favorite bright summer polish in the comments below. -Stacy

Thursday, June 2, 2011

What I am Wearing: Essie Van D Go

Photo Credit: Kaboodle.com

Hi Ladies! I have been on a major Essie kick lately. Don't get me wrong, I still like OPI, China Glaze, and drugstore polishes, but there is just something about Essie lately that has really got my attention. Essie has a wide selection of soft pastel colors which are my absolute favorites! After hearing rave reviews on Youtube and Blogs for Essie Van D Go, I had to have this shade.

Van D Go is a gorgeous pastel peachy-pink color that has a cream finish. The formula is pretty good and the color is opaque in two to three coats. Used with my Seche Vite top coat, this polish stayed nice for about 5 days. By the way, if you do not use Seche Vite as a top coat, you must try it. Seriously, it's life-changing...and dries super fast. Anyways, I found Van D Go at my local Ulta, but I have not seen it available at CVS. Let me know what nail polishes you are currently loving! -xoxo, Stacy