Last weekend was finally the weekend for the I Love Me fair here in Finland, in Helsinki. I had planned my visit to the fair for quite a while with my nail polish buddies Katjamaria and Mirka. We live quite far away from our capital city, so we had to book a hotel room for us for the weekend and do some other preparations in advance. I also got a blogger pass for the fair, so I got a free entry for the event, but I would have gone there even without the pass since we had all planned before even getting that. Anyhow, we spent quite a few hours on Saturday at the fair because the area is seriously quite huge. There are total of five different areas at the event: beauty, health, fashion, jewellery&watch and naturally, but we used majority of our time at the beauty section.
Just like last year, this year too NailCity and their Zoya selection was probably my favorite, because who can really resist all these gorgeous Zoyas! I tried to be quite reasonable with my purchases and I think I managed quite well since I only bought three Zoyas. It's actually quite surprising as I'm pretty much drooling while looking all these pictures right now...
Last year CesarsShop had also really nice selection of different brands and polishes, and I think this year they had even better selection, because they had all those great indie polishes also. Once again I tried to be reasonable with my purchases and buy only the ones that I really wanted.
But believe me, it was quite hard! Here's Katjamaria with both her own and Mirka's pick from CesarsShop.
I also really wanted to visit Mereneid's stands because I like their top coat very much and it's really cheap, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to buy couple of bottles of that top coat. They also had some new nail art products (on the left here) but this time I just bought those top coats.
I also spotted these really cool Sinful Colors stands among other stands, but I was continuing with the same reasonable theme and didn't buy any of those.
After going through the beauty section couple times and the others once, we were all really really tired and hungry. We all had made some really good purchases already and got pretty much all we wanted, so we decided finally give up and go find a nice place to eat.
I'd say our visit was quite succesful or what do you think?!
Yep, this is what happens when you let three nail polish lovers loose at I Love Me fair... At least these aren't all mine, that would be quite concerning... :D
But here's everything nail related I bought! In addition to these I also bought a shampoo and couple other hair products and that was all, so I think I managed to be pretty reasonable with my purchases!
The three Zoyas that I bought are Margo, Rica and Belinda. Finally, FINALLY, Rica is mine and I have all the Zoya Sunshine collection polishes! I'm so happy!! I was actually talking about this one polish so much beforehand that Mirka even had a dream about Rica on the previous night before the fair... :D
There were some quite cheap China Glaze polishes on sale, so I picked up these four. They are Make An Entrance, Sexy In the City, Man Hunt and Emotion.
It was really hard to pick one from all the gorgeous indie polishes from CesarsShop stand, but I finally ended up getting this Delush Polish Teal Death Do Us Part. I was buying this among couple other things but Satu was so kind and gave me this one for free because of my blog.
I also really wanted to restock my top coat selection. I have used already couple bottles of Glisten&Glow HK Girl top coat and I wanted to get another one, so I bought that from CesarsShop also. Like I said I really like that Mereneid Top It All Top Coat and it's really cheap, so I decided to buy three. Hopefully all these will last for a while since I think it's always so boring to buy top coats online...
Big thanks to Katjamaria and Mirka for the great company and of course to Messukeskus for providing the blogger pass for me. I really had great time at the event and I'm glad I was able to visit the fair again this year!
How about you, did you visit I Love Me fair or have you visited something similar in your own country? What did you think about my haul from the event?