IMATS LA 2012: Our Experience

Hey lovelies! It’s Alyssa here to share with you guys how awesome IMATS was. If you guys don’t know what IMATS is, it stands for “International Makeup Artist Trade Show” where lots and lots of vendors, makeup artists, makeup fanatics, and enthusiasts like myself basically get together and check out the new makeup products that will be coming out, see how to apply makeup, and just see awesome and amazing/talented people.

We spent this whole past weekend in Los Angeles, which was just too much fun! Here’s a video on some footage and photos we took at IMATS as well as a sneak peak to the haul we are going to post soon as well.

XOXO Alyssa

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Drugstore Indulgence: Sinful Colors “Green Ocean”

Does everybody have their St. Patty’s Day mani ready? If not, I have a solution for a quick, easy, and very affordable way to get it done! Now, I’m sure most of us are familiar with the new nail trend of “flakies” or flake glitters. These bad boys are iridescent oddly cut glitters that add kind of a stained glass and holographic or rather three-dimensional look to the nails without the mess. I just recently discovered this brand called Sinful Colors sold at Walgreens at $1.99 per bottle, and one day while perusing the large selection of nail polishes, I stumbled upon this baby! Sinful Colors Green Ocean. Now, what a beaut!

Green Ocean is a green jelly based nail polish with round iridescent blue glitters and flakies that reflect a green and yellow tint.

I really wanted to capture it the best way possibly so you guys can see just how gorgeous this nail polish is. I nearly drooled while staring at this in person while in the store! You can see the shine of blue when the light hits it, it’s awesome!

Being this was the first time I tried anything from this brand, I was reluctant. Buy you know that saying: you’ll never know unless you try? I tried it! And better yet I caught it while it was on a deal when all sinful colors were only $.99! Woo!

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Current Indulgence: Wet N Wild Cosmetics!

I know, I have a problem. But trust me, Wet N Wild isn’t a brand to look over. I haven’t been disappointed with their products, whether eye shadow, nail polish, or lipsticks, they have always impressed me. For one, because they are really affordable, and two, they have great quality! You can easily find these products at drugstores and if you’re lucky enough even catch a sale so they can be even cheaper! This brand is definitely one of those “bang for your buck” cosmetic brand with amazing things you can’t go wrong with!

I got all of this plus a couple more (couldn’t find it) for under $25! Now that’s a deal. I’m quite a fan of their megalast nail polishes as if you couldn’t tell from my [first] and [second] post, so I had to pick up a couple more just to try them out. I’ve always heard great things about their blushes but I could never find them when I was looking, and finally they surprised me and I couldn’t pass them up! I’m also fond of their matte megalast lipsticks as well [previous lipstick post here], so when I found the rest of the new-er colors I couldn’t resist–the beautiful pinks and oranges are right up my alley. Lastly, I got a liquid liner just to try out since the one I am using at the moment is running out.

Seriously guys, I can’t get enough of this brand! Please share your thoughts if you’ve tried any of these products or even if you have any questions.

XO Alyssa

Drugstore Discovery: [More] Wet N Wild Megalast Nailpolishes!

I just did a recent purchase at Walgreens thinking I could catch the buy 2 get 1 free deal, but apparently I was too late! Boo. But it’s okay because for $1.99 a bottle, I couldn’t complain! I was really happy with the colors I bought not too long ago, that you have maybe seen in my previous post. So after quite a long day of midterms and never-ending classes, I knew I wanted to treat myself to some new goodies. No harm in that, right?

So I got these four bad boys! There are 16 colors total, and because I have six already, I knew I should just get colors that stood out to me the most, so here you go for your viewing pleasure!

(From L to R: Club Havana, Haze of Love, Tropicalia, Bite the Bullet)

These colors are gorgeous, and I absolutely cannot get enough of these! I have a load of untried nail polishes, but these–I put on my “priority” nail polish list to try next. It’s an obsession, quite frankly.

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Retail Indulgence: Collective Haul from February! (Fashion and Beauty)

We hope you all had a great leap day/hump day! For the past month of February we both made trips to Forever 21, H&M, our local drugstores, and other fun places and got a lot of great items at an affordable price!

Because our haul was actually really long, we divided the haul into two separate videos so if you’re interested in one thing over the other you can watch either or, or if you’re feeling daring you can watch both! As you all know, we love to shop so this was definitely a lot of fun to film for you guys, we hope you enjoy!

Fashion (H&M and Forever 21):

Beauty (Target, Walgreens, CVS, MAC):

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XOXO Karla and Alyssa