20 March 2012

Irish Beauty Show: What I Bought from Crown Brushes, OPI, Yes to Blueberries and Glitzy Lips!



I briefly mentioned the Irish Beauty Show last week when I told you about the hottest new trend for lips, Glitzy Lips. While it's primarily aimed at people working in the industry - think beauty therapists, hair stylists, spa and salon owners and nail technicians - the show is also a great opportunity to check out new product launches and innovations in the beauty industry. It's also a great chance to bag a bargain or two! 

So today I thought, if you're anywhere near as nosy as I am, you might like a wee look at what I picked up at the show. I could have done major damage to my bank account but it's been an expensive month, what with my birthday, a weekend away and a few other big nights out, so I was pretty restrained.

I couldn't resist the pull of the Crown Brushes stall, where I snapped up 4 brushes for €22*:

- 1836 Soft Fan / Acrylic Handle (€4.99 on the Crown Brush website), for loose powder or highlighter
- BK15 Oval Fluff (€2.83 on the site) for application over the lid
- C200 Deluxe Crease (€3.84 on the website) - for applying and blending in the crease or contour
- BK38 Deluxe Crease (€4.18 according to the Crown UK site) - intended for use as above, but I plan to use this one to set my under eye concealer with powder

*Hmm. My maths might be bad but I've just checked the prices on the Crown UK website and it looks like they saw me coming! Moving on...!

From the OPI stand I picked up a bunch of nail wheels (for swatching polishes), a mini topcoat and a pink glitter polish, Excuse Moi from the recent Muppets Collection.  I spent about a tenner here, with the glitter polish coming in at just €4.50 (as opposed to around €10). 

We then stumbled across some great skincare bargains from the 'Yes to...' range. My friend Eleanor stocked up on about a year's worth of skincare from the Yes to Carrots, Cucumber and Blueberries lines but I restricted myself to this Yes to Blueberries overnight hydrating cream, which was €3.75 - normally €22.99. 

And last, but not least, I bought the home application Glitzy Lips kit! I cannot wait to find an opportunity to wear this, and I'll report back just as soon as I do. 

Have you splurged lately? Go on, share it in the comments...

Thank you to Ellen and the team at Waxperts for the tickets!

40 comments:

Zara said...

You got some lovely things, so cheap too!

Zara
x

Adele said...

Great haul Emma!
Happy Tuesday hun xoxo
http://www.intotheblonde.com/

little t said...

Great deal from the OPI stand. What do you think of the brushes... just going to check them out!

Karen said...

Wow, that's quite the mark up for the Yes to Blueberries cream! You were much more restrained than moi, I was afraid to post my haul hehehe

Ellenkav said...

You are so welcome! :)
Ellen @ Waxperts.

FashionCherry said...

glittery lips are very on trend right now, and oh so sexy. great purchases!

http://fashioncherry.co/10-fashion-buys-that-are-perfect-for-spring/

Simone said...

Great items!! Really good deal on the OPI things!
My last beauty splurge was on MAC Tendertone lip balms. 3 pots, all the same colour...but I love them so much! ;) Just wrote about it.

Kisses,
Simone

BeautyFul World said...

Hello sweets!
Great bargains! Let us know how you get on with Yes to blueberries cream. I've heard lots of good things about this brand. Is it meant to be natural ingredients?

Sylwia xxx
http://my-beautyful-world.blogspot.co.uk/

jimmi lou said...

Sounds like a great event, lots of savings to be had, apart form the brushes though, cheeky buggers! Just got a Yes to Carrots Lip tint in one of my beauty boxes and immedately tried it out!

Cappuccino frío said...

nice things!!!!
xoxo

http://cappucinofrio.blogspot.com.es/

Sarah Lanagan said...

Great prices and products there, anything you particularly love??

fluff and fripperies said...

I haven't had the chance to put most of it to use yet, apart from the nail wheels and some of the brushes (which I would definitely recommend). Will report back soon! xo

Beabarella said...

I have that OPI Excuse Moi and it's soooooo nice!!
Cute Post Lady! xx
Bea @ http://beabarella.blogspot.com

Glitterish Allsorts said...

Wow what a beautiful collection of goodies! Feeling envious! :)

Laura said...

I am in love with OPI products!:*

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

You got some great items. I love to hear about items when they first come out. LOVE Opi!
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Amanda Lehrke said...

I love Excuse Moi, such a pretty color! You got a great deal on the Yes to Blueberries cream!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

That OPI color is so bright and fun and the Glitzy lips sound so fun!

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely week!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Vale ♥ said...

Amazing purchases, love OPI and can't have enough of their polishes !
If you want we could follow each other on gfc, bloglovin and facebook !
Fashion and Cookies
Fashion and Cookies on Facebook
Follow me on Bloglovin
Twitter

Makeup Over Mind said...

That's a bit annoying bout the crown brushes! :( Have still never tried them, have literally filled my online basket a few times and decided against it at the last minute. Not really sure why....Love the OPI polish too! Would love to get to go to something like that! Lucky duck! :)

Leslie said...

You picked up some great products. Love the crease brush and also - the Yes To ..line has a cult following. I bought the body butter is very nice.

Anonymous said...

oh i think i could do with some age refresh right now!

Cara said...

What an amazing haul! I love the Yes to... line, I was just talking about them this morning with a coworker!

Beauty Balm said...

Great haul! Not tried any ranges of yes to.. x

aprettyobsession said...

So annoyed I didn't make it to the show it seems to have been brilliant

Ballet Pumps And Roses said...

Lots of lovely things - I've heard of yes to Carrots but not yes to blueberries - is this the same range ?

Joanne

http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com

Johanna said...

OMG - I just bought a slew @ Crown Brush at America's Beauty Show a couple weeks ago. Great minds...

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Great items, love the colour of that nail varnish! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, I really appreciate it. Have a great week xo

Bravoe Runway said...

Oh man! You just keep on featuring more and more awesome products! The opi nail colour is about the same price as in the US, it's $8 but I like to wait for the buy 2 get 1 free deal :)

cornflakegirl said...

Looking forward to hearing what you think of everything once you've tried them :)

littlemissandrea said...

Definitely got a deal on some of those items! I love Excuse Moi by OPI - such a fun shade! But so difficult when it comes to removal.. haha

G A B Y said...

I've been interested in Yes To... products for quite some times now but I really want to use up some of the products in my stash before, it's overflowing and it's driving me crazy!

adoreabubbles said...

I got some lovely goodies at the show too, so glad I went. Love the look of your nail polish :D

es-jay said...

So intrigued by the yes to...range and now they have blueberries! yummy! such a silly selling point but I need some blueberries in my life! Great post and yes I am just as nosy when it comes to seeing what people have bought hehe

xoxox

www.es-jaymakeup.blogspot.com - for beauty reviews, hauls and health posts :D

Nicola McLaughlin said...

I love your blog! I am now following!

i would love you to follow mine too!

www.thesequincinderella.com

Anonymous said...

Awsome purchases, love that shade of opi.

Anonymous said...

I bought nice product for nails on D57 Hollywood Nail System.they have the best prices and very good products.I bought some uv nail gels and it is the best gels what I ever had and I do nails over 10 years

Anonymous said...

I have got Hollywood Nail System gloss gel and after 3 weeks still shinning amaizing

Anonymous said...

Hi.where I can find Hollywood ?thanks

Anonymous said...

They have online shop www.hollywoodnailsystem.com