IMATS and Beauty Bloggers Utopia Sydney 2012

IMATS and beauty bloggers conference, sydney 2012

{Once  upon a time at IMATS…}

As you may know, last weekend I attended the Beauty Bloggers Utopia 2012 (BBU2012) conference in Sydney and as a part of it IMATS. It was an intense weekend during which we were introduced to a few amazing new brands, met new people, ate a lot of cupcakes & learned a lot about beauty and blogging too. For example, at Jane Cameron‘s makeup class I learnt that my face is vertically symmetrical which is pretty awesome and horizontally asymmetrical which is not that awesome. Kate Moss, by the way, is perfectly symmetrical (that’s why she is a super model!).

On another note, we were spoiled with surprises! Courtesy of Lust Have It we attended Sydney’s premier of the Legally Blonde musical. What a fantastic show it was! We also had an opportunity to meet the main stars and go backstage after the show. To describe everything we saw and did would take at least a few pages. I won’t do that to you dear readers. So enjoy the photos! – scroll down to see what we’ve been up to during BBU2012 and IMATS.

Finally, big thanks to Sara May and Lara, the organizers who did an amazing job putting together such a great event for us beauty and makeup enthusiasts. Also our sponsors for amazing venues, food and presents. Thank you all for two unforgettable days!

maria, rosemary and bree at IMATS BBU 2012

{Me, Rosemary and Bree at IMATS as part of BBU 2012}

{Eye shadow galore at IMATS – I want them all!}

{IMATS craze}

IMATS special effects

{IMATS special effects makeup students showing their skills}

{Getting our nails done in the lounge organised by Royal & Langnickel for Beauty Blogger Conference attendees}


{All the makeup colors ever wanted… at IMATS}

Cameron Jane class at BBU 2012

{Cameron Jane’s symmetry and beauty at make-up class at BBU 2012. Jane’s professionalism left us all speechless… Amazing! See here how excited we were}

{Sweet treats!}

stephen adderton and maria v at beauty bloggers conference

{Stephen Adderton and  I at BBU2012 – day 2. We loved Stephen’s passion for his eponymous skincare and makeup brands as much as we loved the products}

bbu 2012 stephen adderton luxury skincare skin

{Miraculous Stephen Adderton luxury skincare launching soon. I think I need these in my life, i.e. on my face}

hanna de milta,  christina butcher

{Hanna and Christina sharing their tips about working with brands and reminding us that blogging is fun!}

hello darling nail polish

{We got to play with these Hello Darling nail polishes! See my nails here}

heather, hello darling founder

{Heather, Hello Darling founder, introducing us to new nail art transfers range}

lauren from remarkables agency

{Lauren from Remarkables agency: “Bloggers should be compensated for their work!”}

I told you it was INTENSE!!! More photos of attendees (us bloggers) and our activities can be found here.

As for my outfits during that weekend (there will be 4!) photos are coming soon!



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  1. Anna October 2, 2012

    Oh my! This looks like buckets of fun! Lucky you!

  2. Christina @ Hair Romance October 2, 2012

    Great photos Maria!

  3. What gorgeous photos , Maria! Mine definitely pales in comparison in just a point-and-shoot. Aww man should have brought the big guns instead. Hee hee!

    It was really good to see you again during BBU. Hope to catch up with you again soon! xx

  4. The Dainty Dolls House October 2, 2012

    That looked like an amazing time! I would have helped myself to a lot of sweets and made sure to play in all the make-up :) Am really glad you enjoyed yourself and got a lot out of it too! That’s so great. Have a wonderful day doll Xx

  5. Cindy October 2, 2012

    great photos Maria!

    My face is probably non-symmetrical aka FAT FACE! hahahaha :(

  6. Natalie (XL as Life) October 2, 2012

    Great photos! It’s times like this I wish I didn’t drop out of beauty school!

  7. Larkin October 3, 2012

    Good Morning! I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award.
    Here is the link.

  8. Rosa Banana October 3, 2012

    I’m not even into makeup that much, but I want to visit IMATS so badly…

  9. Madame B Fatale October 3, 2012

    Great photos doll! I can’t stop laughing at my face in that picture, sorry to ruin the lovely shot of you and rosemary! It was so much fun and my brain is still processing all the stuff we learnt on the Sunday.

  10. caramellitsa October 3, 2012

    So nice photos!! you re really lucky dear to attend this event seems so interesting!

    kisses <3

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