IMATS London 2013 | TAG!!!

IMATS London 2013 is just 10 days away and my excessive use of exclamation marks should just express to you how excited I am!!!!
Instead of filming this tag, I though I would include it in this post.

Which IMATS are you attending?
I will be attending the London Imats 2013

IMATS= International Make-up Trade Show
At the Olympia National Hall Kensington
Pro-card event: 21st June 4-8pm
Public event: 22nd June 8.30am- 5pm
Public event: 23rd June 10am-5pm

Have you ever been to IMATS before?

No. This will be my first IMATS and I can’t wait to be surrounded by endless amounts of make-up! I have been waiting for this day since I first heard about this trade show over a year ago. I am not sure what exact discounts there will be, but I heard they will be darn good. Instead of having the London IMATS at the beginning of the year, it was unfortunately rescheduled for later in the Summer which in turn, should result is better weather… fingers crossed >_<

How are you getting there? 

I will be getting the Train to London and taking the tube/ bus to get around when I get there.

Are you bringing anyone along?

I will be meeting up with  Jade from The Beauty Butterfly along the way and meeting some other bloggers when I get there which should be fun fun fun!

Is there anything else in the IMATS host city that you want to see?

Lots! I want to shop at shops we don’t have here where I live like Forever 21, Harrods, Liberty to name a couple and  M&M world would be good too but I know I won’t be able to cram all that in.

What days will you be in the city that IMATS is in?

I will be in London for the whole weekend.

Who do you want to meet there?

I would love to meet both youtubers and bloggers that I have been following for ages, whether I have the guts to go up to them or not is another story.

What companies exhibits are you most excited to see?

Out of the list of participating exhibitors here, I can’t wait to see:

Bdellium Tools
Beauty So Clean
Bobbi Brown
Crown Brush U.K
Eldora False Eyelashes
Guru Makeup Emporium
Laboratoires Embryolisse
Love Make Up
MAC Cosmetics
Make-up Designory (MUD)
Make Up For Ever Paris
Naked Cosmetics
NYX Cosmetics
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
Royal and Langnickel 
Velour Mink Lashes

What products are you looking for?

I have a long list but some of the things are:

Inglot eyeshadow palettes, OCC lip tars, Ben Nye banana powder, NYX blushes + lip pencils, Crown brushes, Eyelashes, MUFE foundation etc 

How much do you plan to spend?
Ohhh this is tricky because it depends on what I see on the day. But I have saved up for this so… maybe around £300.

What do you want to get out of IMATS?

The experience and a new set of makeup! I am looking forward to hearing talks by influential makeup artists and professionals throughout the days. Speakers for IMATS will include Oscar-winning artists Joel Harlow (Star Trek, the Pirates of the 
Caribbean films) and Mark Coulier (World War Z, The Iron Lady), and BAFTA-winning artist Neill Gorton (Saving 
Private Ryan, Doctor Who). London-born runway veteran Kabuki will also be speaking.
West End artists will share their stories 
in the panel discussion “Working in Theater.”
Celebrated make-up artist Kazuhiro Tsuji will 
also appear at IMATS London for the first time ever. 
The full schedule of speakers can be found here

Other than spending my money on makeup, I will be doing touristy things also, so if you have any recommendations… shoot 🙂
If you are going, let me know!!!
I definitely will do a haul and updates on instagram when I do go (@mintyessence) so look out for that!

Thanks for reading!