Monday 25 February 2013

Professional Beauty London 2013!

Yes I went to Professional Beauty this year!!! It was my first year going and believe me it was faaaar better than my expectations!

(For those of you who don't know what Professional Beauty is, it's basically a huge show where major beauty brands exhibit their products with awesome 'show-only' discounts. They say: "It is THE event where the new wave of trends are announced, and where you’ll see the top names in the beauty industry launching new products and offering substantial ‘show only’ incentives.")

I arrived at 9:45 yesterday morning and oh my the que was long! But as soon as they opened the shutters at 10am it moved very quickly and I was in by 10:10. I went straight to the middle section (aka the nails part) and I was so overwhelmed! After I regained my composure I headed straight for the Color Club stall, bought some Halo Hues (which is basically the reason i wanted to go, haha) then went for a browse...

Essie: Didn't buy any but there were some I was considering...
O.P.I: Okay, this was crazy busy! The second pic shows a small glimpse of how packed it was..
Jessica: People getting their nails done..
China Glaze: I'm quite surprised I didn't get anything from here, but after seeing the Hologlams in real life.. I don't know, I was a bit disapointed I guess..
Nubar: Only bought some because they were 3 for £11 and I'd never tried the brand before.. How could I refuse? Haha...
A stall with O.P.I for only £3 and £4!!
 Color Club: As soon as I saw the stand I made a beeline for the Halo Hues! Ahh, I'm in love...
LA Colours: Never used them before but they were 10 for £10...
 Cuccio: Never heard of them and only saw this after I ran out of money....
 Mollon: Again, never heard of the brand and only saw this after I ran out of money...
 Jacava: I could never justify spending £14+ on a creme polish...
 Bit surprised to see sunbeds...
 Random half-naked tanned guy...
 Floor plan...

And obviously me being me, I can't browse without buying! So this is what I got:

Color Club Halo Hues. OMG these are SO holographic!!! I regret not buying them all now! :'(
O.P.I Designer Series. How I managed to squeeze myself into that crowd I still wonder! But yaaaay I finally own some O.P.I DS Polish!
Nubar polishes. My first ones :)
Clearance O.P.I.

Free polish. The guy asked me what I do and I said I was a blogger. He immediately started being extra sweet and 'selling' the brand. Then he gave me this! Aww :)
Free Berber Oil. Came in the canvas bag.

A quick swatch of all the polishes:

Ahhh I looooooved it! Even though I blew nearly £70! :0

It was like heaven on earth! Haha.

If I can go next year, believe me I will!

Oh and by the way, Happy Birthday (for yesterday) Mum! <3


  1. How much were the China Glaze being sold for? (just out of interest!) :)

    1. They were the ONLY nail polishes that were at normal price! The hologlams were around the £9-10 mark. All other brands had some sort of discount :)

  2. These are great. I went also, I got the color club halos, all of them! but they are great. xx

    1. Thanks :) AHH, I'm so jealous!! They are by far the best holographics i've ever seen though!

  3. I got 4 of the new Halo Hues too. They are fabulous and I agree that the China Glaze Hologlams just don't even compare.

    1. They really are! Especially as they worked out at almost half the price of the China Glaze Hologlams for more than double the amount of holo!

  4. Soo jealous! wish I could have gone! Can't wait to get my hands on the new halo hues :)

    1. It was my first time and was faaar better than I expected! Try and go next year if you can, you won't regret it! And they truly are LUSH!


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