IMATs Toronto 2015 Haul

IMATs Toronto 2015 Haul

Hello everyone,

Today I have a haul to share with you of my purchases from IMATs Toronto 2015. Some of these purchases were made at the convention, but I definitely was more comfortable shopping at the Eaton Centre.

So let’s dive in!

 

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My first booth was the Benefit booth! I purchased (from left) They’re Real Mascara, a Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in Bikini Tini, The Porefessional and The Porefessional Agent Zero Shine.

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I managed to snag a Z – palette. I’ve had this on my list of wants for some time now. You wouldn’t believe how annoying it is to get one in Canada.

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Next I stopped at NYX. If you saw my last post then you would know that NYX was crazy! Anyway, I waited in the line because I needed to leave with NYX products or I knew I would kick myself later, so here you have it, the NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Ash Brown. It has already become a staple in my morning routine.

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Next I grabbed the HD Concealer in CW 01 for underneath my eyes, and two Jumbo Eye Pencils in the colours 625 Sparkle Nude and 609 French Fries.

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I was literally shaking when they handed me this! I was so excited and everyone around me probably thought I was crazy. I’ve been wanting this for far too long! The NYX Highlight and Contour Palette!

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I went to this booth and they had TONS of falsies. I usually don’t wear falsies so I couldn’t bring myself to buy the Velour Lashes, although they were a great deal! I opted for the booth with 10 for $10.00. There is a wide assortment, unfortunately I didn’t think to get the name of the booth.

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Next I stopped at Real Techniques to grab a blending sponge and this blush brush (I’ve already been loving this brush.) I also stopped by a booth selling Beauty Blenders at a great deal! You’ll have to stay tuned for my dupes blog to find out which sponge I like better.

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Also at the Beauty Blender booth I grabbed a Solid Blendercleanser.

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I stopped by the Makeup Eraser to grab this one. My goodness if you do not have one, go log onto your Sephora and order one right now! I know they’re a little costly but I’ve already washed mine 3 times and it works just as great every time! I absolutely LOVE this.

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My last stop was Mac Cosmetics. My goodness they were so kind and helpful, unfortunately it was still a little busy so I only grabbed Rule while I was there. The remainder I purchases at the Mac Cosmetics in the Eaton Centre. Pictured from left are Copperring, Rule, Cranberry, and Deep Damson.

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I literally could not leave Toronto without this baby. On the day we were supposed to leave, I begged to go back to the Eaton Centre so I could get this! I am so glad I did!

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I picked up my NARS birthday gift from Sephora. It comes with Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil and Rikugien Satin Lip Pencil. 

Have a good dupe for one of the items I’ve purchase? Let me know in the comments so I can give it a try!

The products I listed above can be purchased at Ulta, WalMart, Sephora, Mac, and NYX.

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IMATS Toronto 2015

IMATS Toronto 2015

So IMATS Toronto 2015 was crazy!IMATS Stamp

I was very naive attending IMATS. I researched as much as I could to prepare myself. I heard it was going to be busy. But my goodness!! No research could have readied me for that! I got to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre early, but not early enough! The line to get into the building was down the road and around the corner. They brought us into the building and we lined up alllllll the way down the hall.

Eventually we got into IMATS! Yikes! That was even worse, there were line-ups everywhere! Morphe was lined up at least 2 or 3 times around the booth! I waited in line for NYX only to end up waiting in an even longer line to pay!12080756_10204585844356736_1770901802_n

After visiting a few booths, I realized there was no end to the constant lines for the time being. I did remember that I heard if you come back later in the afternoon it dies down a little. So I told my boyfriend it was time to grab some lunch. (I would like to thank him yet again for letting me drag him around all day!)

Lunch time was AWESOME! If you ever near one, stop in and get a bite to eat and The Works! Best lunch ever! I went to the location at the corner of Wellington St East and Church Street in Toronto. They were so kind and courteous!

$10.97 Lunch Combo
$10.97 Lunch Combo
Tower Of Rings (so yummy!)
Tower Of Rings (so yummy!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our second round at IMATS was a little easier on my nerves, I was able to walk around a little more freely, I was a little bummed because Morphe was still crazy busy (I get too stressed if I’m being crowded and shoved). But I was able to head down to Mac and they were REALLY nice, and I was able to head to a few more booths and look in peace. My favourite booth was The Makeup Eraser booth. I went there with full intention to buy, they were sooo nice, even spent the time to show me a demo, while people were lining up behind me. They wanted me to make sure I wanted their product.

If you are planning on heading down to IMATS next year, or at another location, make sure you research the area and know where you want to go for lunch. Also wear comfortable shoes! There were girls walking around in heels and I was so grateful for my Nike’s that day! Lastly, if you are like me and don’t handle crowds well make sure you go in the afternoon (1 pm or later) you may risk an item being sold out already but I would rather pay full price than experience that craziness again!

Have you ever been to IMATS? If so leave a comment below with your experience and tips. I would love to hear how you guys stay stress free at IMATS!

Also stay tuned for my haul and first impressions from my IMATS weekend! Thank you!

For a list of exhibitors at IMATS 2015 check out this page here

If you would like to learn more about what IMATS is check out their about page here