I Love Me -Event

If you guys follow me and my blog on Instagram or on Facebook, you have already probably noticed that yesterday I was in Helsinki and I spent the whole day at the I Love Me event. So now I have some pictures from the event to show you guys and also all the nail related things that I bought from there. I mainly took pictures at NailCity (Finnish importer of Zoya) and CesarsShop (Finnish etailer) stands as there were so many people around that it was a bit hard to take any pictures and I didn't really want to spend all my time there with a camera in my hand. But these two had the best nail polish related stuff anyway...

So I started the day from the NailCity stand and I took quite a few of pictures as I loooove Zoya and all those bottles looked so gorgeous.







Then the CesarsShop stand which was cutely decorated in pink! The stand was really full of nail related stuff and also people, so it was a bit difficult to get any pictures. But it was really nice to meet Satu from the CesarsShop in person as I've only emaild and talked on the phone before with her.

They had some nice offers and also new collections from OPI, China Glaze, Orly and Color Club, so I took quite a few pictures...












There were also quite a few other stands that sold all nail related stuff like glitters, other nail polish brands, nail art stuff and really quite a lot of artificial nails related stuff. Also some were offering quick manicures with different techniques.

But you all are probably also interested in what I bought, right? So here's my nail stuff related haul:

Of course I had to buy some Zoyas. Thankfully they still had those Ornate collection polishes from last year as I've been wanting to buy Aurora and Blaze quite a while and now I finally have those! The two blues have been on my wishlist for a while too (though I do own a dupe for Charla, but I still wanted it) and the dusty purple I bought on a whim. So these are from left to right: Zuza (mini), Aurora, Blaze, Neeka and Charla.

I was also really glad to see that Mereneid was there too as I have been wanting to buy a nail art brush from there for a while, but I thought it wouldn't be very reasonable just to order one brush. So now I finally got the Artist 4 brush and I also bought Finesse 2/0 brush. I quite liked the Mereneid top coat that we got from our meeting and I have used it pretty much all already, so I bought another one as it was quite cheap and it dryes really fast!
 
I was trying to limit a bit the number of polishes I bought, so I only got two from the CesarsShop. Actually, Satu was really kind and she gave me that OPI one eventhough I was going to buy it myself. So technically I bought only that Color Club one. These are of course OPI Alcatraz... Rocks! and Color Club The Uptown. 
 
And then lastly I also bought two CND Effects polishes on a whim as these were only 1€ per polish. These are Gold Pearl and Scarlet Shimmer.
 
And of course I had to take some close-up pictures too:


I also bought some hair related stuff and some tea and such, but mainly my focus was of course in these nail polishes. I really liked the fact that you also got some free samples and such from the event, for example Moroccan Oil gave free bags and small bottles of their oils to everybody! That was really awesome! 

Besides these stands, I enjoyed some little lectures about beauty and cooking. It was actually quite fun as there were some Finnish 'celebrities' there cooking and talking about things, that was quite entertaining to see! Overall I really liked the event and I'm so glad I got to visit it for the first time in my life, so big thanks to Messukeskus who provided the ticket for me! It was quite exhausting though to first travel to Helsinki for quite a few hours, then spent the whole day at the event and then travel back home... But then again, I'd probably do that again if I'd have to! :)

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Vähän joka blogissa on jo näköjään keritty postailemaan I Love Me -messuista, mutta tässäpä tulee siis kuitenkin vielä minun postaukseni aiheesta! Olin siis eilen messuilla oikeastaan koko päivän ja napsin aluksi muutamia yleiskuvia, lähinnä NailCityn ja CesarsShopin pisteiltä, kun en kuitenkaan halunnut ravata koko päivää kamera kädessä. NailCityn pisteessä oli tietysti hyllyt täynnä Zoyan lakkoja ja taisin useampaan kertaan huokailla, että tällaiset hyllyt huolisin kotiinikin (tietysti niin että nuo lakat tulisivat mukana). 

CesarsShopin pisteessä kävi koko ajan hirveä kuhina, joten kuvienkin saaminen tuotti vähän hankaluuksia, kun jokaisessa meinasi ollu jonkun käsi tai muu koko ajan edessä... Piste oli kuitenkin sisutettu ihanan pinkiksi ja tavaraa oli yllin kyllin! Kuvailin lähinnä noita uudempia kokoelmia eri merkeiltä, kun niitä oli kiva päästä itsekin hipeltämään ja näkemään livenä. Mukava oli myös tietysti tavata Satu ihan livenä, kun ainoastaan sähköpostin ja puhelimen välityksellä olen hänen kanssaan aiemmin asioinut!

Messujen kauneuspuolella oli aika runsaasti erilaisia kynsiin liittyviä juttuja, mutta NailCity ja CesarsShop olivat kyllä itselleni ne mieluisimmat. Monessa paikassa tarjottiin myös mm. erilaisia pikamanikyyrejä eri tekniikoilla jne. Kynsijuttujen lisäksi kuuntelin mielläni muutamat kauneusaiheiset luennot ja kävin myös katsomassa Vappu Pimiän ja Jussi69:n ruuanlaittoa. Näitä oli kyllä ihan hauska seurata, kun kerran aikaa oli!

Ostokset painottuivat minulla lähinnä kynsilakkoihin eli mukaan lähti viisi Zoyan lakkaa, Mereneidiltä päällilakka ja kaksi sivellintä, CesarsShopista OPIn ja Color Clubin lakat (joista Satu todella ystävällisesti minulle tuon OPIn lahjoitti) sekä kaksi CND:n efektilakkaa. Näiden lisäksi ostin mm. hiustuotteita ja teetä, mutta niitä en nyt tähän kuitenkaan kuvannut. Bonusta oli tietysti messuilta saadut ilmaisnäytteet, itse olin ainakin ihan innoissani Moroccan Oilin hiusöljynäytteistä! Kaikenkaikkiaan viihdyin siis messuilla hyvin, vaikka toki päivän lopuksi olo olikin aika uupunut, kun täältä Joensuusta piti messuja varten matkata Helsinkiin aamulla ja sitten taas illalla vielä takaisin...

Kävittekö te messuilla ja jos, niin mitä teille tarttui mukaan?

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  1. Pretty nail polishes. You got so many and they're all very glittery, I like.

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad to hear you liked what I bought. :)

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  2. sounds very interesting =)

    could you make isadora chameleon crash and opi alcatraz comparison? =)

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    1. It really was quite interesting. :)

      I'll do that comparison as soon as possible! :)

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  3. Zoyat oli kyllä ihan parasta messujen antia:)

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    1. Jep, tosin valinnanvaikeus iski kyllä aika lailla noita hyllyjä katsellessa.. :D

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  4. Hi Annie! I've chosen your blog for the "Versatile blogger award", I hope you'll accept the award :)
    http://glam-madam.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/versatile-blogger-award-yippee.html
    cheers, pk

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    1. Hi there! Thank you so much for the award, of course I'll accept it. :)

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  5. Neeka looks the prettiest to me.

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  6. Ihania ihania kuvia .. ooh .. harmittaarutosti, kun en päässyt tänäkään vuonna paikalle ... olin töissä ! Uusi yritys ensi vuonna :(

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    1. Kiitos! :) Harmin paikka että et päässyt, toivottavasti ensi vuonna sitten! :)

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  7. Oih, pelkästään noin edullisten Color Clubien takia olisin voinut tulla messuille! Noh, ensi kerralla ehkä taas sitten.. Ihania lakkalöytöjä (Zoyat <3)! Toivottavasti oli mukava messukokemus :)

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    1. Oli kyllä mukava messukokemus, tosin myös aika väsyttävä pitkien matkojen takia. Nuo Zoyat oli kyllä ihan huippuostos, pääsee taas ruksaamaan parit lakat pois toivelistalta. :)

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  8. Kivoja kuvia ja ostoksia.Mie olin kahtena päivänä pe ja la.Kauheesti en ostanut mut ilmaisnäytteet hyödynsin kuvia kyl blogissa

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    1. Kiitos! :) Huh, en ois kyllä ite kahtena päivänä jaksanu, kun tuon yhenkin jälkeen olin aika poikki! Pitää kurkata sun kuvat myös. :)

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  9. Hausk kattoo noita sun hankkimia Zoyan lakkoja, koska aika lailla noi kaikki on munkin hankintalistalla olleet. Charlan sain kirppikseltä, Blaze mulla oli jo ja Aurora lähti messuilta matkaan. :D Et aika sama maku meillä. :D Ja toi OPIn Alcatraz... Rocks! on aivan mielentön! Sekin mulla oli jo, nin en sortunut ostaan mitään OPIa nyt. Cesarsilta mullekin tarttui alejuttuja. Vielä kun ehtisin ne blogissa esitellä.

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    1. Itseasiassa miähän just myöhästyin hitusen siitä Charlasta, jonka kirppikseltä ostit. ;) Toi OPI oli pakko ottaa testiin kun kaikki sitä niin kovin kehuu. :)

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  10. Oh my gosh! This is heaven!!!!! :D <3

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    1. Yeah, it was a bit like heaven. :D

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  11. Nice haul!:) By the time we came there on Sunday only a couple of shades were left in that Color Club basket, and they were 2 EUR each. Zoya was quite expensive, but it was fascinating seeing all those shades in one place in the real life.:) Such a bummer I missed Jussi and Vappu, and didn't see any of the Finnish bloggers (or perhaps I couldn't recognize them?)! Gotta study the programme and schedules more carefully next time. :)

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, there were quite alot of people in that CesarsShop stand all the time, so it's really no wonder that they had sold pretty much all of those Color Clubs that were on sale. It was really nice to see all the Zoya polishes live, it's really different than always just looking some swatches and bottle shots from the computer screen. :) I managed to bump into some bloggers, but judging from all the posts in all blogs, I should have seen many many more, so I guess I didn't recognize them either.. :)

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