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
Blotting paper
Lip liner in Purple rain, bloom, & pinky
Purple eyeliner
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
3-Way Glaze
Mesmerize
Chocolate kisses
Tart Deco
Mint Candy Apple
Chinchilly



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

8 comments on “International Beauty Show New York-Sunday, March 7, 2010”

  1. Ahhh I would’ve gone nuts at Kryolan, Essie, NYX and Crown Brush 🙂

    I have that Bloom lipliner from NYX, it’s the most FABULOUS fuschia colour.

  2. @silhouetteScreams Kryolan was a MAD HOuSE. I couldn’t stand around there booth & lok through their stuff. No room

  3. I know it’s alot to take in for your first time. I spent most of my day in the seminars. I got there at 9:45 but I didn’t have to wait in line because I had my ticket mailed to me! I promised myself I would not spend more than $150 this year and I stuck to it!!

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