I went to the International Beauty Show (IBS) New York today for the very first time. Sign-up/Registration started at 9:30 am, but I got there at 10:30, and the line was LOOOOONG! Good thing it went by quickly. First, I must say that this is just so overwhelming; so many different products & companies all in one place. I wish I didn’t have to work Monday & Tuesday so I would be able to take it all in. My back is sore, legs are tired, but I had a good time.
The majority of the booths were for hair styling products, hair treatments, and hair tools. There were not many cosmetics booths, so I spent most of my time walking around, and buying stuff. I did get a chance to stop by NYX Cosmetics, Naked, Becca, Jaguar International, Crown Brush, and Eve Pearl. I caught Eve Pearl doing some makeup lessons, which was cool. I can’t wait for The Makeup Show New York. I will be in my full glory. I’m going to start saving now, so when May 16/17th come, I can SPLURGE!!!
I also had the opportunity to get a $20 Calgel Manicure. Yes, I took off the pretty China Glaze ‘For Audrey’ to get this! The ladies doing the nails couldn’t believe it either lol. If you know about Calgel, you’ll know that’s a STEAL!!! You can get them here. I got the french this time because I was trying it out. I love it! Next time I will try something a little more funkier. I’ve been wanting to try these since last year because a few friends of mine recommended them to me. I only knew about the 86th street location, which is way too far to just get some nails done. This lasts for 3-4 weeks. I was told the french lasts a little longer, which is great. Once a week I take a non-acetone nail polish remover to remove the top coat, add a new layer to make it look nice & fresh. That’s it, until I need a filling, which the lady said is $45.
You know I bought some stuff. I limited myself to spend $100. I know if I took out anymore than that I would have spent it all!
I bought the following at the show:
NYX Cosmetics – $27
Orange Chrome Eeyshadow
Red Pink Eyeshadow
Azur Sky Eyeshadow
Extreme Black & Dark Brown Felt Tip Liner
Lip liner in Purple rain, bloom, & pinky
Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean
Crown brush – $19
2 Fluffy Eyeshadow brushes
1 Kabuki Brush
1 Pack of Mascara wands
2 packs of sponges
Essie Nailpolish 6/$20
Mint Candy Apple
Dashing Diva Nailpolish $2 each
True Color Base Coat
True Color Top Coat
Jane Carter Solutions Hair Products
Moisture Nourishing Shampoo $5 (reg $8)
Nutrient Replenishing Condition $5 (reg $14)
Scalp Nourishing Serum $10 (reg $14)
They also gave me free samples of the Nourish & Shine for hair & body 4 oz jar is $22 (similar to a butter but not greasy)
I’ll be sure to review the products I bought. I’ll also do some swatches of the nail polishes too.
Make up by Kim Porter