We survived! Oh my, was that an experience to never be forgotten. I've been to IMATS before as an attendee, and I've never seen it (or any other makeup show) so dang crowded! The line to get in on Saturday for those who had already bought their tickets in advance was out the door, and from what I understand, it took hours to get through the line and into the show. The staff even had to shut the doors until sufficient people had left that they could let more bodies in.
I had a fear that I would fall flat on my face, and was wound so tight in the days prior to the show that those who knew me knew to stay far, far away. Even my husband offered to do the laundry, lol. I thought we'd be picking lint out of our navels looking stupid. I mean let's face it: there were companies such as MAC, Make Up Forever, NYX, Urban Decay, and Eve Pearl exhibiting... and lil' ol' Robyn. OMG, from the minute the doors opened, we were non-stop! Can you believe that people were actually seeking us out? Even better - by the end of the first day, I had SOLD OUT of Diamond Perfect Finish! I had to go back and fill some more jars after standing on my feet and drinking my dinner (vodka and cranberry juice covers many major food groups, you know).
I put together a little YouTube video of the show - not that we had any opportunity to take some pics. I didn't even get ones with my friends - I got to see Vanessa (Nessasary Makeup) whom I haven't seen in eons, met and hob nobbed with Kevin-James Bennett (OMG OMG OMG - he loved the Diamond Perfect Finish), James Vincent, of course Enkore Makeup and Pursebuzz, This That Beauty, met Queen of Blending, Julieg713, I could go on and on.... Of course none of this is in the video, lol. Took me 4 hours for this minute and a half video. How people do this on a weekly basis, I have no clue.
Hope you enjoy!