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The Makeup Show LA 2015 & Beauty Haul | Beauty and the Drink

Second time attending The Makeup Show ... and boy, did I have fun!

And since it was a last minute decision to go, I ended up driving down with a couple of my makeup artist friends Jacey & Whittany which I'm glad I did because it was so much more fun than going all by myself!! Maybe it was because we got to talk shop the whole time or maybe it was because we got to walk around, attend seminars and purchase makeup together ... either way - it was definitely the way to go!

There were great artists & art displays ...

And then there was the makeup (and skincare!) ...

TMSLA was the 7th trade show in my industry that I have been to, so by now I've learned what questions to ask, where the better deals are and who is selling the good stuff. I've also started carrying a list with me of products that I need (and want) to get which is SO IMPORTANT when attending a show like this.

So yea, without further ado ... here is what I grabbed at the show - my beauty haul:

I joined The Powder Group!!! 

After talking things over with Whittany (already a member) and finally meeting Micheal DeVellis I decided to join! I just loved the vibe and feeling I got from TPG. It felt like home when I was talking with them. I felt like I had finally met my tribe. So when they were doing a two year membership for the price of one - a show only promo - I jumped on it! Plus I knew I wanted to go to The Artist Summit in Oct. ... so I wanted in!! Now I can't wait til October!!!

Let's not forget about the fun dinner & cocktail!

When we got into town, our first dinner was at Plan Check ... and I had the Pitchfork Pear Cider (I'm soooooo into ciders right now).  It was a good time to just go over our plans for the weekend and relax. The food and drinks were yummy - totally would go back!

I had the BEST TIME EVER on this trip!! Special shout out to mah girls - Jacey & Whittany for making it AWESOME!! xx