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Friday, April 25, 2014

PHAMExpo 2014 ~ Dates, Info, and Nail Art Competition!

Nine weeks from now I will be heading to Pasadena for PHAMExpo! If you are not familar with PHAMExpo it is a beauty, hair, and makeup show that will be taking place for the second time this year. 

From PHAMExpo
(Pasadena, CA) – The moment beauty lovers have been waiting for is once again on the horizon.  Countless makeup artists, hair stylists, vendors, manufacturers and enthusiasts will journey to the Pasadena Convention Center on June 28th and 29th for PHAMExpo to discuss, display, discover and learn from internationally famous beauty experts.  Returning for its second year, the two-day hair and makeup show promises to be the ultimate place to discover the latest and greatest products, cutting edge technology and up-to-the-minute hair, makeup and nail trends.  Highlights include discounted shopping opportunities, seminars by the industry’s top experts, and demonstrations by some of the world’s most talented artists and stylists. 

I posted about my time there last year which you can find here http://www.lipglossgossip.com/2013/07/phamexpo-weekend-haul-preview-and-more.html and here http://www.lipglossgossip.com/2013/07/phamexpo-weekend-fun-photos.html  .

There are going to be some top industry professionals holding classes and sharing their knowledge including Sam Fine, Scott Barnes, Damone Roberts, Frank Galasso, and Nic and Sam Chapman the Pixiwoo girls!

Another exciting thing this year is PHAMExpo will be holding a nail art competition! Nail art has exploded over the last year so this is exciting. One of the celebrity judges will be Katie Carzola from The Painted Nail! I love her! You can head on to phamexpo.com to get the full details as there are several different categories you can enter for the nail art competition. 

The weekend is guaranteed to be filled with fun, inspiration, and memories of course! I had the best time last year at PHAMExpo, more fun than any other makeup show I've attended because I met so many amazing people. I have been looking forward to this all year and can't wait to attend this June.

Of course there will be shopping and discounts galore on makeup which is amazing and a great time to restock your kit!

PHAMExpo will be June 28th and June 29th.

Tickets range from $45 to $65. You can purchase your tickets at https://www.phamexpo.com/ as well as get more info on all the exhibitors. 

Will you be heading to L.A. this Summer for PHAMExpo?? 




Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Inglot eyeshadows Review and Swatches

I don't know why it's taken me so long to blog about my Inglot eye shadows! I guess I'm just a lagger there lol but here it is, finally! 

I first learned of inglot at IMATS several years ago. Unfortunately I was unable to get anything because I was way to impatient to wait in the huge line to check out their products! Shortly after I saw a ton of swatch photos and was regretting not getting anything! 

Last June I attended PhamExpo which is another makeup show similar to IMATS and I made sure to stop by the inglot booth! 

I knew I wanted to get an eyeshadow palette with a good mix of colors, and finishes so that's exactly what I did!

L to R 
Top row - 07, 153,357,327, 64
Bottom row - 305, 320, 332, 58, 504

Flash
Natural light 
All of these were swatched with no primer and you can see how opaque they are! 

I never have a problem with them fading or creasing when I use a good primer such as UDPP. They blend easily as well. 

Another thing I love is you get a ton of product at 2.3 grams for $7 whereas compared to a MAC eyeshadow you get 1.5 grams for $15. There are even drugstore shadows that cost more than these, yet the inglot freedom system eyeshadows are far superior. 

I think the only negative thing I can say is that these eyeshadows don't have names, they are all just numbered. I feel like it'd be easier to remember shades by names rather than numbers. I have a list in my phone to keep track of what I have so I don't accidentally repurchase one. I could see that happening to many people since Inglot has a ton of eyeshaows to choose from!

These shadows are from Inglots Freedom system which allow you to create your own palette of eye shadows. Inglot does make palettes to use with these, like the one they are in, in the photo above, but you can also use a zpalette. 

When I purchased these I bought the Inglot palette as well but I honestly prefer them in my zpalette. I have around 12 more inglot shadows (that I will blog about later) in a zpalette. I just think it's easier to remove them from a zpalette. In the inglot palette you have no space to pop them out and its very hard. I have seen people say to use the magnet from the corn of the lid to life them up, the magnet on mine is not strong enough to lift it. I used a stronger magnet and it nicked one of my shadows, so just be careful when removing them.

Overall I can't say enough good about Inglot eyeshadows. I plan to get several more at PHAMExpo this June! 

You can purchase Inglot single eyeshadows on http://www.inglotusa.com/freedom-system for $7 each.

Have you used Inglot eyeshadows? What are some of your favorites?

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