Let's first start with the things I bought:
This is a brush roll by EnKore Makeup. I needed something to put my makeup brushes in for when I travel, so this was perfect! Plus, Koren was using all money collected from selling these to help the relief efforts in New Jersey after hurricane Sandy. That is Koren's hometown.
I bought a crease brush and lip brush from Crown Brush. They had soooo many brushes to choose from. I wanted to buy more, but I already own a lot of brushes and so I just chose two that I knew I definitely didn't have.
I also bought this amazing eyeshadow palette from Crown Brush. This one is called the 88 color warm palette. It's a bunch of gorgeous, neutral eyeshadows; my favorite colors to wear! Can you believe I bought this for only $20?!
Brianna, from Brikasia, suggested I buy these convertible color compacts by Stila Cosmetics. They can be used on your lips or as blush!
The pink is Petunia and the nude is Peony
Here they are swatched on my forearm. I am in love with these! Thanks again, Brianna, for suggesting I buy them :)
I also bought a lip tar from the Alcone booth. Unfortunately, the one I wanted (Interlace) they didn't have in stock at the show due to hurricane Sandy. So, I am still waiting for it to be shipped to my house! I'll share it once I have it in my possession.
As you can see, I didn't go too crazy with what I bought at the show. I already have more makeup than I could possibly use so I just tried to buy things that I didn't already have. I also wanted to try brands that I've never tried before! I'm very impressed with the products I bought, I really love them all.
Now, let's talk about my experience as a whole. I really don't know how to describe it; it was like hanging out with my bestfriends for two days, surrounded by tons and tons of beautiful makeup and nail polish. So, heaven, I can describe it as heaven lol! I spent a lot of time at the Cult Nails booth, probably more time than I did walking around. I just had so much fun talking to people about the polishes and painting people's nails! And honestly, I felt more at home when I was dealing with the polish. As I mentioned before, I'm kind of clueless when it comes to makeup.
When I wasn't at the Cult Nails booth I was walking around and checking out all the other booths that were there. I spent a lot of time with my two friends Steph, from Imperfectly Painted, and Brianna from Brikasia.
Here's a bunch of things I saw at the Makeup Show:
This was actually the day before at the Blogger Preview!
The Cult Nails booth on Day 1. We switched up the layout a little bit on Day 2, but I didn't get a picture.
Tons of eyeshadow at the Inglot booth.
Judi modeling her sexy red lips with George at the AJ Crimson booth!
We came across so many people wearing their converse at TMS
I loved Ofra's sign! So colorful
Part of the Stila booth
OCC nail polish showcased at the Alcone booth
OCC lip tars showcased at the Alcone booth
Some skin cream at the Naked Cosmetics booth
Our very own beauty bloggers of Central FL Cristina, Brittany, and Courtney got to participate in a blogger panel along with Koren and Elessa! They did great!
I got to paint James Vincent's nails! He wanted Cult Nails Nevermore
Maria, Steph, Cristina, and I hanging out at the Cult Nails booth
Maria being interviewed by Jessica of Certified Fabulous
James Vincent talking about fall trends and showing off his manicure!
There were thousands of brushes available by Crown Brush!
Toby Sells, one of the makeup artists for The Walking Dead, starting on doing a demo
I wanted a picture with him!
The lovely ladies at Magnolia Makeup and all of their beautiful pigments!
The booth at Amerikan Body Art. They sold suspension base for making franken polish!
I stole this pic from Brianna because I love it so much! The best part about finally meeting Brianna was learning that she lives in the same county as me, we're about 25 minutes away from each other! I'm so excited to hang out with her more in the future.
Wow, this post has turned out to be super long! Congratulations if you are still reading this post! As you can see, I got to see A LOT of awesome stuff and I got to hang out with so many cool people. I want to thank The Makeup Show Orlando, again, for this great experience!