Saturday, July 2, 2011

IMATS 2011- Events

Part two of my IMATS 2011 trip. There are so many things to do at IMATS. One of the things I really wanted to do this year is get my makeup done by Tiffany D! I have been watching her YouTube videos since about the time she started them. I think she is very talented, informative and I like her different techniques when applying makeup. I’ve always wanted her to do my makeup and I had my chance this year at IMATS! My first to do was to get to the sign up before it filled up. I was nervous since I wasn’t one of the first in line to get into the showroom. IMATS already started and I was still in line to get my wristband. I practically ran over to the Sigma booth for the sign up. I probably looked crazy to the ladies at the booth when I approached because I was nervous I might have missed my chance, but as it turns out I was the first to sign up!! I got my appointment time and I needed to be there 10 minutes early to keep my spot.
This is just a glimpse of how crowded it was. Photo courtesy of Michelle Lim. Thanks Mi!
Lots of people

As my appointment time approached I made my towards the Sigma booth and it was so crowded. Everyone was there to see Tiffany and take pictures. I checked in and I was about five minutes early. When I was introduced to Tiffany she was absolutely sweet and it was so nice talking to her. She did a purple eye look on me from Sigma’s new Flare palette, which I need to get soon. I loved the look and I was so happy I got to meet Tiffany. Below are some of the photos my friends took during the makeover.
Makeover time!

Tiffany applying the new Sigma shadows!

Adding the finishing touch. Photo courtesy of Mimi!

After the makeover! Photo courtesy of Mimi
Later I was walking by a company Sun Laboratories and I wanted to buy some of their tanning foam. They were spray tanning people and I really wanted to get it done, but I was wearing pants. I wasn’t about to take them off for a spray tan! This year, I wore shorts and it worked out great. When I was getting ready to get sprayed I asked the woman, “Should I take off my sandals?” Her reply was that it wasn’t necessary. When I show you the pictures below I’d like to know what you think. Was it necessary or not to take off my sandals? The spray tan developed throughout the day and to be honest by the end of the day, I thought I couldn’t see a difference. The color on my leg was my natural color. My friends kept telling me that I looked really dark, but I didn’t believe them. It wasn’t until I lifted my shorts a little to compare the bare part of my leg with the sprayed part. It was night and day. It was as if the bottom portion of my leg went on a vacation somewhere tropical and sunny and the upper portion went somewhere in the arctic. I have to say I really liked the tan color, and I’m glad I purchased the tanning foam.
Getting sprayed, it's cold

Remember she told me to it wasn't necessary to take off my sandals.....

I think maybe I should have taken them off. hahaha!
I have been really obsessed with glitter lately and I got my fix at IMATS this year. Eye Kandy was demonstrating their product on everyone who wanted it. They had so many different colored glitters, it was amazing! I decided to get a purple glitter as my eyeliner to go with the purple shadow I was wearing. It was such a pretty color and I ended up getting six glitters. I’m so excited to use them all.
Swatches of the glitters

Close up
After IMATS my friends and I went to the Beautylish event at the Sheraton Hotel. The theme was a cupcake meet and greet. How cute is that?!?!? This was my first Beautylish event and it was awesome! I’m actually very shy and this experience made me feel so comfortable and I talked to everyone around me. The event was the perfect end to a perfect day!!
Cuteness! Photo courtesy of Mimi!

The signing board

My contribution, & I really do love Beautylish!!


These are just a few of the things that are at IMATS. There is so much to do in one day, but I did everything I wanted and I’m so happy I was able to meet Tiffany, get an instant tan, embrace my glitter obsession, and enjoy a cupcake with beauty lovers.  


  1. Thanks for joining us Alexandra and love this IMATS story!

  2. LOVE IT!! I can't wait til next year!