So, as I told you yesterday, Saturday I went to the beauty and spa expo in Paris, at the Palais de Congres. It's apparently an annual thing, and it addresses mostly professionals, but I had fun too.
I went there around 2 o'clock and first did a tour of the spa part, there where a lot of massages salons and laser treatment salons - I don't know much about that so I'll just skip to something more interesting. Me and my friend Mariana had some fun over at the Dermalogica stand - it's a brand of skin care products, that seem to be very good products, we determined our skin type and then tried different products.
Here's a photo of their stand with the skin bar- loved the idea.
This was my skin type chart.
Here is my friend who tried the products on her face, I couldn't as I was already wearing make-up.
So for you to have an idea of the prices the small bottle on the left is precleanser that costs 45€.
We then bought some abrasive hand treatment that's called One Minute Manicure, it's got lots of small abrasive pieces, and on top a scented oil, you mix them up, then pour a bit in your hand, you rub your hands together, and makes for an awesome hand massage and leaves your hands silky smooth.
Here's a photo of all the scents they sell. I bought green apple and lime.
On to the nail stuff:
We stopped at the Artdeco stand and found that they also sold BeYu nailpolish. The bottles looked a lot like Zoya bottles - they were having an offer 3 bottles for 10€ (I think all the prices were without VAT).
The trend this year, as I've seen are natural make up - like this line of mineral eyeshadow - 100% made from different minerals
and this one:
Over at the Fashion Beauté stand they introduces a machine that imprints any kind of design on your nail, they had lots of those. You can see the machine on the right part of the photo:
and some of the designs it can do:
We were then off to the Akyado stand, they mostly sold gels, acrylic paint for nail art and lots of deco stuff:
Our next stop was over at the Trendy nail wraps stand - they are from the UK, and they are basically the same thing as Minx
Another fun stop was at the Pina Parie stand - they have a line of nail polishes, that looked pretty good so I decided to try them out and bought a few. Here is their display:
we made a small pit stop at the Alessandro stand - they had a whole shop organized, but you could only buy in bulk so I couldn't pick anything up, but I did take a picture of their display - impressive:
There was also a Konad stand where I picked up some of the longed for konad nail polishes that I didn't have:
I also got to talk to the president of Minx France and he showed me some designs:
And to finish off, there were lots of girls doing nail prosthesis (don't know if this is how they are called):