So here's a quick mention of the items I had lugged home with me from Beauty Asia 2013 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre (Marina Bay Sands).
If you did not catch my entry about the show, click here to hop on over to it!
Shopping at the show is quite a funny thing really – for me, that is.
In a glance, it felt like there wasn't much to spend on yet without realizing it, I spent more than I thought I would have. Though since the prices for some items were discounted during the show, I guess you could say there were savings involved to?
That is probably me making myself feel better so, here's a look at my little haul.
I think I did quite good yet like I had mentioned there were some savings with the trade discounts so... even if you do spend a lot, you're spending and saving! Heh.
I mainly zoomed in on nail stuff and nothing much from the other departments really caught my eye. Some falsies here and there did but pity they did not have the designs that I was eyeing so... oh well!
The one purchase I am really glad for would be the nail wheel! I cannot tell you how glad I am to finally have these for swatches and such.
Plus, I can now sample nail designs on it before committing on myself! Well, provided I have time to do designs now that is.
I introduce this first because this newly hauled item will be thrown into action right away!
The first few items would be necessary base and topcoat ones so let me get these out of the way.
Seche Vite's Fast Dry Topcoat isn't cheaper at the show (similarly priced) but since I was almost out of mine, might as well get it here. Nail Tek Foundation is something I have been meaning to get for the longest time. Believe it or not, I actually don't have a habit of using a base coat prior to polish *le gasp*
Next are some polishes from Cuccio Colour, a brand best known for their natural nail, hand and footcare treatments. They were selling their lotions in gigantor tubes at the show, it was quite intimidating.
Turns out their polishes are rather pretty too so I snagged 3 of them.
Beijing Night Glow, Meet Me in Mykonos, Speeding in the German Autobahn.
I must also admit, their clever names are adorable and a pull-factor too. While Meet Me in Mykonos is a lovely color, the main reason I got it was because Fleet Foxes's Mykonos is one of my favorite songs.
The Cuccio Colour polishes I got are rich in color, especially Beijing Night Glow which was opaque in one coat, but they do not have the glossiest finish. In fact, it is almost satin-like. Though that's nothing a topcoat can't fix.
They also have a tendency to dry darker than it appears in the bottle.
These were S$6 a bottle.
Next, I got some Misa polishes – my first very Misa ones!
Got it Made in the Shade, Confection Section
I have this thing for murky and creamy olive-grey shades right now and I have no idea why. I swear I zoomed in on maybe 3 or 4 polishes from varying brands that had a similar color.
And for representation purposes, here's Confection Section over Got it Made in the Shade.
The lighting pulls a bit different here but the idea of how this polish layers is there!
These were S$5 a bottle
The shelves of Zoya polishes were quite ransacked and a couple of colors were already out of stock when we got there hence while I wanted to get my hands on more Zoyas, I only fell for one.
This is a flakie polish so while it looks absolutely stunning in the polish, has a different effect when swatched.
I will admit that this is not the best combination because the result seems a little visually off-putting and diseased, but incase you're thinking of a creepy nail shade for Halloween, you can consider this!
This is really just for representation purposes, over Cuccio Colour Beijing Night Glow
Zoya's Maisie was going for S$7
The next 2 polishes were rather frivolous buys because one of them was only going for S$3 and the other was made because I don't have a piecey 'topcoat' polish.
Though come to think of it, everything classifies as a frivolous buy, yes?
From China Glaze...
Whirled Away, Skate Night
Skate Night was the one going at S$3 and I don't think I have a shade quite like it in my stash – a pearly red-magenta with a fuschia glint. Of course Whirled Away is the fun purchase and I can't wait to start playing around with it!
Skate Night was going for S$3 and Whirled Away for S$6
With that, this wraps up the purchase that I have made at Beauty Asia.... thus far!
I got a little tempted and bugged Eliza (who was going the day after I did) to help me get some small items and I swear it really is just 1 or 2 things. Though those can probably wait for their own mention so I am putting these All About Nails one up first!
Looking back, maybe I should have grabbed a couple from Orly and NfuOh while I was at it but... oh well!
Perhaps at the next trade show? Heh...
Thanks for reading!