I can’t believe that it’s already been a week since Pascale and I packed our bags and drove down to Toronto for IMATS 2011! This was my third year attending the show, and each year it gets better and better (and I come home with more and more stuff…)! This year, we got an awesome hotel room at the Hilton Homewood Suites, which I would DEFINITELY stay in again- it was one of the nicest rooms I’ve ever seen! MissCaseyB was right across the hall, which was awesome! StaceyBrennan stayed over night on Friday with us and died my hair a super dark, rich brown (I gave her a photo of Megan Fox because I’m in love with her hair color) and I think she did a fantastic job (…I tipped her in makeup, of course). Saturday morning we all got ready together and headed to the show where we met up with CityAndMakeup, RachhLoves and Taryn from RachhFit!
We browsed around the grounds a bit while some of the girls stuck it out for some Make Up For Ever then we all headed to the Royal & Langnickel Event which took place upstairs in a gorgeous conference room that overlooked the entire show! We got to chat with world renowned makeup artist Kevin James Bennett, have some snacks & drinks and play around with makeup and brushes! We all got to take home their gorgeous Silk Green brush kit (which I’m head over heels in love with by the way) which was really cool.
We did some more shopping (you can see the results of that madness when I post my haul!) and went out to Kelsey’s for our traditional lunch. I had such a fantastic time at the show- it was definitely the best (and most packed) show I’ve been to yet… I’m so excited I got to meet some fellow bloggers and BEAUTEZINE readers as well!
Later that night, Stacey and Steph decided to come join us in the hotel. Steph and I cooked dinner (if you want to call it “cooked”)…we couldn’t find a grocery store SOOOO we decided to heat up some Lean Cuisines, put them in a skillet and not say a word (until now…. SURPRISE GIRLS!!!!)
That concludes our amazing weekend! Be sure to check out the haul video (my first one!!!) as well as the goodies post to see pictures of all the great goodies I bought!