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PHAMExpo 2014 Haul

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PHAMExpo (Professional Hair and Makeup Exposition) was June 28-29 in Pasadena, California.  Xavier and I attended as part of our free trip to LA, because if you can’t tell, I’m kind of obsessed with makeup. Here’s what I purchased throughout the day and their full retail value.


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Static Nails “French Twist” – Reusable, Paintable, Shapeable Press On Nails $14

Press on nails are not normally something I’d go for, but these seemed unique in that you can reuse them and shape them to fit your style, so I thought I’d give them a go and write a review. Stay tuned!

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Makeup Geek Blush – Bliss $9.99

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow (left to right) – Homecoming, Twilight, Moondust, Last Dance, Cinderella $5.99

Z Palette Large – Hot Pink $20

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The Lime Crime booth was incredible. For having such a small, focused product line, they really promoted themselves quite well.

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Lime Crime Velvetines – Red Velvet $20

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This seriously looks like velvet, it’s incredible, and it’s a perfect blue-red.

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Lime Crime Opaque Lipstick – Geradium $18

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I’ve been really into reds lately, so I decided to grab a hot pink lipstick to try something a little different. Very Barbie.

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OCC Lip Tar – Psycho and Kava Kava $18

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Kava Kava

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Psycho

PHAMExpo05The Inglot table was a lot of fun. Their freedom palette system means everything is in a magnetized pan waiting to be adding to your magnetized palette. No need to depot!


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Inglot Freedom System 5 Eye Shadow Square Palette $11

Inglot Eye Shadow – 30, 405, 49, 405, 329 $7

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Anastasia Brow Wiz – Taupe $21

Everyone raves about the Brow Wiz, so why not? Taupe, the consultant told me, is what was formerly known as Ash Blonde.

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Chella Heated Eyelash Curler $22


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Shoutout to their rep, I don’t remember his name, but he was friendly and and not too overbearing as some tradeshow sales consultants can be.

So that’s it for all the goodies I purchased. I went in with a budget of $200, and I spent just under that with all of the show discounts. I wish I had saved my receipts so I could tell you exactly what I paid for each item, but I didn’t think of it in the moment. All I know is I went in with $200 cash and came out with less than $10 left. Total retail value of everything I purchased is $236.94.

Now on to all of the great people I met!

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Marlena of Makeup Geek was a joy to meet- so kind and gracious to all her fans!

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And, oh my gosh, Pixiwoo! If you don’t subscribe to their channel, you need to. They are incredible makeup artists, and you will learn so much technique in a single video.

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And Olivia from Olivia Makeup Channel! Go subscribe to her YouTube channel, or check out her blog, Olivia Frescura.

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And of course, many thanks to my amazing photograph, Xavier! He dutifully followed me around all day snapping pictures and didn’t complain once. Major points.

PHAMExpo was such a blast, I definitely recommend it if you’re looking to stock up with all of the great show deals. Who knows, you may see me there next year!


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