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IMATS New York 2015 Haul

Finally right?

Going to IMATS - International Makeup Artist Trade Show - was such an unexpected blessing. We had originally planned to go to The Makeup Show which is happening this weekend but something big is happening in my family that I couldn't miss. So with Sharalee's excellent planning and organisational skills plus a #TeamModen effort to scrape de coppers together IMATS happened instead.

From reading my previous posts you get the jist of the level of hauling done on this trip; and that was even before we got to IMATS. This one is pretty small in comparison. I've posted a lot of pictures from the event on Instagram so feel free to check them out.

IMATS NYC 2015 bag - www.modenmakeup.com
IMATS NYC 2015 haul - www.modenamkeup.com
The motherload
  • Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow 'M664'
  • Stilazzi Double Ended Spatula
  • Small Z palette
  • Skindinavia Bridal
  • Beauty So Clean Cosmetic Sanitizer Mist
  • Lime Crime 'Riot' Thanks Sharalee!
  • L.A. Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss 'Stunner'
  • Skindinavia The Makeup Primer Spray sample (gift with purchase)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics nail polish 'Black Dahlia'
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics nail polish 'Poison'
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics nail polish 'Covet'
  • Spellbound Nail Lacquer by Liberty Republic 'Elixir' Thanks Heidi
I also bought 'Pansy' nail polish from OCC but that didn't survive the trip :'(

Most of the haul consists of items I've wanted to try for a very long time but a surprise favourite is the OCC nail polishes. Not surprised that I wanted them; I love my 'Technopagan', I'm just excited to buss them open.

OCC nail polishes 'Black Dahlia', 'Poison' and 'Covet' ww.modenmakeup.com

 I most definitely need a nail polish rack now.

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