November 22, 2009

Its officially time for a "no-buy" policy {mini-recap of IMATS haul}

IMATS purchases
That's it, no more beauty product purchases until I start making a dent in a few of these products! For someone like myself who isn't a makeup artist I have way too much makeup. I guess that's why I have a beauty blog, addictions can be a bad thing on the wallet! Perhaps its time for a beauty blog sale? But just so you all know, writing a beauty blog is my hobby thus I don't reap the benefits of a paycheque, nor am I paid for my reviews, and although I do get products sent my way periodically I purchase the majority of my items. And now I know that IMATS can be bad, very bad on my finances. But very good because I got to meet lots of beauty bloggers and product reps. (A post will follow with a recap of the event) Here are all the items I purchased and most were discounted:). At a later date I will post reviews & individual pictures. If there are any items in particular your interested in me reviewing let me know:
Crown Brushes-a few
Eve Pearl; the Eye Pallet (Pretty 'n Pink), Blush Trio (Sassy Cheeks), Kisses of Pearl lipgloss (Baby Doll/Honey Bunny), freebie~Kohl lip liner & Brush Combo (Cosmo)
Face atelier-lipgloss (Prim rose)
Embryolisse Laboratories 24 Hour Miracle Cream
Kryolan High Gloss (Crystal Rose)
CoverFX Mint Glaze~freebie
Evalyn Herbal Maskin Cleanser (a trial size pack)
For further info on any of the above click on the image & will link you to their respective sites.
Anyone else at IMATS that I didn't get to meet? What did everyone get?


  1. Hey Monica. It was great meeting you today. Looks like you had a great haul!

  2. Monica, Eve Pear's product review please! I wanted her salmon concealer trio but they didn't have any on Sunday. I should have bought it on Saturday. Oh well! :-)

    Great meeting you too

  3. Hi Fiona, Nice meeting you too!
    Hi Halifax, I so wanted the Eve Pearl Salmon concealer that was on the top of my list! But they only had the trio left & I didn't want to spend the $$ on the trio because I only need that one shade. What did you get?

  4. Hi, Monica
    Could you review the Embryolisse Laboratories 24 Hour Miracle Cream? and Where to get it?

    I am interested in this cream for winter dry weather.


  5. Hey Monica, thanks for dropping by my blog. :) Nice haul!

    Good luck on that no-makeup buy. I was on one before IMATS and failed miserably LOL.

    I would've loved to meet up with other beauty bloggers but I didn't even know that there were so many of you guys. I'm so out of the loop with the Toronto blogger scene!

  6. im with you on the no makeup buy rule.. although not sure if ill be able to stick to it haha good luck

  7. Hi Kate, So far so good with the Embryolisse! But I'll give a few weeks before I do a final review (as I do with other products just to make sure there's no reaction). Its not thick but its hydrating & skin feels "healthy". But it does contain mineral oil & shea butter so I would say Oily gals/gents might have an issue. Not sure where to buy! I've heard or theatrical shops.


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