Never-the-less I still had a ball, I mostly missed seeing all the entries in the student comp but I did manage to snap some pictures of IMAT's and a couple of the student models, so sometime in the next couple of days I'll do a post with all those pics.
For now though I'll just pop some piccy's of my IMAT's haul, when I get time I'll go through each purchase in detail but for now it's just pictures and quick prices and brands for each.
Starting out withe the most boring, some shampoo and conditioner I picked up from the local chemist on the way home to use whilst in QLD next week. The brand is Pure therapy the minis were $6.95 and Large sizes are $14.95.
As usual these are all Sodium Lauryl Sulphate free, seeing as I keratin straighten my hair that's all I will use. I've never used this particular brand before but might as well give it a try
A couple of different brush cleaners, I've never used anything but weekly deep cleans on my brushes and figured it might be time to try a spray on cleaner for everyday use, the pink bottle was from the Designer Makeup tools stall and was $10 and the green refill bottle was $8 from Scotty's makeup supplies.
Illamasqua goodies, my Skin Base foundations were 3 for $55, awesome deal, and the volume mascara was just $10, they had awesome prices on the day, but unfortunately the colour selection and stock levels just plain sucked!
Coastal Scents 28 Neutral palette these were $30 each or 2 for $50 with any palette combo, sadly I didn't need any of the others and I easily could have bought it online for less, but I had the cash and it seemed stupid not to use that instead of credit when I got home. the colours do look fabulous though.
The 2 Rae Morris books Express makeup and The Ultimate makeup guide, both were $40 and probably much less online, if you look around, but Meh.... whatever. Rae Morris was there signing them, but seeing as it was later in the day and due to the babysitter situation I just didn't have the time to line up and wait. It would've been nice though... maybe next year I'll take them and get them signed then.... SSSSHHH don't tell LOL
Make up forever Aqua liners from the Makeup Forever stand, these were $26.95 and considering hubby paid $28 USD earlier this year at Sephora in the US for the others I have that's not too bad a deal when you take into account there's no shipping costs on the ones at IMAT's.
And the Piece-De- Resistance, the main reason I was at IMAT's dead on opening time, is the makeup storage kits, these babies were $110 for the big one and $70 for the smaller one from the Showface cosmetics stall... and I have to say I'M IN LOOOVEEE... the wine red coloured crocodile skin had me at Hello!
All in all I think I did a great job shopping up a storm and the hardest bit was getting it all back home on the train and lightly drizzling rain afterwards. God it's hard work spending money on makeup related stuff NOT!