It was my first time to attend Cosmetologie, an annual beauty and wellness expo. I was so excited because I know I would meet a lot of beauty bloggers there, and yes, I got the chance to meet some of them. :)
The event was a two-day activity, February 21- February 22, 2012 and we attended on the 2nd day. It was held at SMX Convention Center and I went with my sister and my boyfriend but because he knew he wouldn't enjoy the makeup expo, he just watched a movie alone at SM Mall of Asia which is just a few steps away from SMX. :)
Quick FOTD: (BRONZED/TANNED LOOK)
San San Matte Finish Liquid Foundation #03, L.A. Girls PRO Conceal HD Concealer in Pure Beige, Maybelline Shine-free Cake Powder in Honey, Fanny Serrano Two Way Cake in Rajah, ELF Blush in Fuchsia Fusion, Ever Bilena Ever Original in Brown, In2It Waterproof Gel Liner in Very Black, 4u2 Reflections Eyeshadow Quattro (white eyeshadow), Maybelline Extreme Stiletto, In2It Moisture Intense Lipstick in Pink Alarm
We got there at around 2pm and we decided to eat our late lunch first before we headed at the Cosmetologie 2012. We had our lunch at Tokyo Cafe and these were the delicious meals that we devoured.
|Mango Chicken Salad|
|Creamy Chicken Pasta for my sister|
|Katsu-Ju for me and for zee boyfriend :)|
|Cranberry juice for me! Yay! :)|
After our late lunch, we roamed around inside MOA first then we went to SMX to finally register for Cosmetologie 2012. Lincon decided to just watch Ghost Rider 2. :)
There were different contests held at the event, like Fantasy Makeup, Nail Art Designing and Bridal Makeup Looks.
MakeUp Designory (MUD) had a free makeup workshop for everyone :)
My sister and I didn't know where to start and what to buy because we were overwhelmed by all of the cosmetic brands and all the beauty stores we have seen in there like L'Oreal, NYX, MUD, Wet N Wild, L.A. Colors, Suesh, Digital Traincase, Beauty and Minerals, etc.
Then, while we were resting (after an hour and a half of roaming around), I saw Say Tioco Artillero at the Suesh's stall and then I noticed that she was with Teena Rose of AngKikayKo and sisters Sab of MissCoryPotts and Andee of Oh Its Andee! :) I dragged my sister with me and asked her to take my picture with those lovely beauty gurus. :)
It was really awesome to finally met them! It was so surreal! :)
After taking photos, we finally parted ways so, my sister and I continued to roam around to find potential purchases. ;-) Then after going back to L.A. Colors, NYX, and Wet N Wild's stalls (because their stalls were placed side by side) for the second time, my sister and I finally found a few interesting things from Wet N Wild and that's where we bought our first purchases.
After buying 4 pencils and 1 lip shimmer, we asked the sales lady, Denise, if we could have a picture with her for blogging purposes and for remembrance.
Here's our photo with Denise. :) I found out from her that NYX, L.A. Colors and Wet N Wild are sister companies. I already know that NYX and Wet N Wild are sister companies but I didn't know that L.A. Colors is also a part of their family until then.
Then I bough a set of eyelashes from MTN Marketing and we also took a picture with Matthew. He's the one who assisted me when I bought the eyelashes. :)
What a nice boy! :) So, after that, we went to Beauty and Minerals' stall and I bought two of their vegan makeup brushes. We also took a photo with the Charm Essentials owner, Ms. Sophie. Yay! :)
And the last exhibitor that we had a photo with is Ms. Cherry of Kairyu Nails. She is the one who designs the different beautiful nail arts of Kairyu Nails. :) She gave my sister a very good deal for her body butters! :) My sister got three pots and a few different nail art stencils!
Ms. Cherry is super funny and bubbly. She even asked me to put powder on her when she found out that I am a makeup artist. :-D
After four hours of wandering, purchasing and enjoying, we finally decided to go home. When we're about to head out from SMX, we saw Say, Teena, Sab and Andee, again at the cafe and this time, they were with Ana Patricia and Trina (TheBestSoyLatteandMe)! I didn't let that opportunity to just pass by, so I asked my sister to take my photo with all of them! :)
It was really nice to meet you, ladies! I hope to see you soon, again. :)
After that, we went to Robinson's Galleria because I wanted to check out Saizen (Daiso), a Japanese store and it was very interesting because everything is at PhP 85.00! :) I bought three things but I'm going to show it to you on my next post. ;-)
Then we went to Mister Kabab at Blue Wave to have our dinner.
As you can see in the photo below, we were really, really hungry! It's as if our plates were hit by a big tornado! BURP! We loved the Keema! :)
And around 11:45 in the evening, we finally arrived at our house in Tagaytay. It was such a looooooooong day but I really had so much fun, especially because I spent that day with two of my favorite persons in the world! :) Oh, and it was also the 40th month of me and my boyfriend, Lincon. Hee!
I'll never forget my first Cosmetologie. Were you there? Share your experience! :)
Stay awesome and accomplish your missions! :)