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Hello lovelies,

I've attended the Olympia Beauty exhibition in London on Sunday, 22nd September. It was again super busy from the very beginning but I always enjoy it. It's like nail polish heaven! This time I didn't take pictures of endless rows of nail polish (if you want to see them, click here) but rather new brands, new collections, the exhibition etc. Pictures are taken with my phone so excuse the poorer quality and some shaky shots.

I have met with some other bloggers which was very lovely. They were Vic of Glowstars (her photo report here), Dimpal of Crazy Polishes, Nootan of My Nail Files and Diva from The Teenage Shopaholic (her photo report here).

Below is the view from the first floor and it is only 2/3 of all stands! The exhibition is massive and it takes quite a while to go through them all.

Olympia Beauty Exhibition 2013! Photo report and haul pictures
Olympia Beauty Exhibition 2013! Photo report and haul pictures
Olympia Beauty Exhibition 2013! Photo report and haul pictures

For the first time this year I have attended one of the seminars as well. It was a seminar by a talented nail artist Sophie Harris-Greenslade aka The Illustrated Nail. It was very interesting to see Sophie in action creating a tribal nail art and to listen to tell us her story. Below is a picture of me (one the left) with Sophie and some of her creations.

Olympia Beauty Exhibition 2013! Photo report and haul pictures
Olympia Beauty Exhibition 2013! Photo report and haul pictures
Olympia Beauty Exhibition 2013! Photo report and haul pictures

I've also stopped at the Morgan Taylor stand because I have missed it in the spring. It's a new American brand of polish that offers so many beautiful shades and it was really hard to choose! In the first picture you can see Taylor (on the right), one of the creators of the Morgan Taylor brand.

Olympia Beauty Exhibition 2013! Photo report and haul pictures
Olympia Beauty Exhibition 2013! Photo report and haul pictures
Olympia Beauty Exhibition 2013! Photo report and haul pictures

My next stop was the press area where there were stands with new releases and brands. Some of them were OPI showing off the Mariah Carey Holiday 2013 collection, All That Jazz, a new brand of polish and some more beauty brands.

Olympia Beauty Exhibition 2013! Photo report and haul pictures
Olympia Beauty Exhibition 2013! Photo report and haul pictures
Olympia Beauty Exhibition 2013! Photo report and haul pictures
Olympia Beauty Exhibition 2013! Photo report and haul pictures
Olympia Beauty Exhibition 2013! Photo report and haul pictures

 

Let's check out the new addition to the nail polish brands!


All That Jazz is a completely new line of nail polish named after Jazz Smedley by Gelish brand. The whole All That Jazz stand was transformed into chic boutique but unfortunately I found it to be very dark inside, not ideal for exploring new nail polish colours. Hence the bad quality pictures :-/

 

 

They offer quite extensive line of nail colours so I'm sure next time I'll pick up few colours. In the pictures below you can see the stand and Jazz herself, very pretty and lucky girl :)

 

Olympia Beauty Exhibition 2013! Photo report and haul pictures
Olympia Beauty Exhibition 2013! Photo report and haul pictures
Olympia Beauty Exhibition 2013! Photo report and haul pictures
Olympia Beauty Exhibition 2013! Photo report and haul pictures
Olympia Beauty Exhibition 2013! Photo report and haul pictures

 


I also wanted to show you these cute Marc Jacobs designer Diet Coke bottles that were available in the press lounge. You can also get a peek at the watercolour nails I wore to the exhibition. The post about them is coming soon ;)

 

Olympia Beauty Exhibition 2013! Photo report and haul pictures

 


I've also visited a Bohem stand for the first time. Bohem produces silver and gold nail jewellery and there are some stunning pieces! I wanted to report on these because they are ideal for special occasion even though some of them are quite pricey. I wanted to have a look at some, considering a silver filigree accent nail for my wedding but as it turned out my nails are way too narrow :( But hey, it saved me some money! :D

 

Olympia Beauty Exhibition 2013! Photo report and haul pictures
Olympia Beauty Exhibition 2013! Photo report and haul pictures
Olympia Beauty Exhibition 2013! Photo report and haul pictures

 

 

So that's it for the exhibition, now let's check out the goodies! First up are polishes I've picked up at the China Glaze stand. I wanted some of the this year's neons and I've also bought Howl You Doin’ from the Monster's Ball Halloween collection and Your Present Required and Be Merry, Be Bright, both from the upcoming Holiday 2013 collection.

 

Olympia Beauty Exhibition 2013! Photo report and haul pictures

 

 

Next up are OPI treatments and polishes. I bought some Ridge Filler base coat and spare bottle of Matte Top Coat. Then I've got some new Mariah Carey Holiday 2013 polishes:

Ski Slope Sweetie

My Favorite Ornament

All I Want For Christmas (Is OPI)

In My Santa Suit

Cute Little Vixen

Silent Stars Go By (Liquid Sand)

Baby Please Come Home (Liquid Sand)

 

Olympia Beauty Exhibition 2013! Photo report and haul pictures

 


I've also bought two Morgan Taylor polishes to test them out. I had to get the Under The Stars shade, a gorgeous deep blue jelly with silver holographic glitter. Then also Berry Contrary caught my eye as it was a colour I don't have in my collection.

Olympia Beauty Exhibition 2013! Photo report and haul pictures

 


I never get much at the Essie stand as their polishes just don't excite me. They are good quality but quite boring. I've picked up For The Twill Of It and Apricot cuticle oil. Everybody was raving about it so I wanted to try it and also add it to a cuticle oils comparison I plan to do in the future.

 

 

Olympia Beauty Exhibition 2013! Photo report and haul pictures

 

 

My next stop was SpaRitual and Nsi stand where I've picked up acetone, a bottle of Cuti-Coctail cuticle oil I just love and two bottles from the new Iluminate collection (they are for my friend but I will show you swatches). The shades are Intuition and Intention.

 

 

Olympia Beauty Exhibition 2013! Photo report and haul pictures

 


Next I got tempted by Nubar goodies. I've resisted to nail polishes but I wanted to try their cuticle oil because it's main ingredient is jojoba oil. The cuticle oil comes in several scents and I've picked up yummy Passion Fruit.

 

Olympia Beauty Exhibition 2013! Photo report and haul pictures

 


The cuticle oil below by Gelish was in a press goodie bag and I intend to test it properly and let you know what I think ;)

 

Olympia Beauty Exhibition 2013! Photo report and haul pictures

 


The following Alessandro haul is not from the exhibition but I've included it because it was an amazing deal! All the polishes were just for £1 at halfpriceperfumes.co.uk! Additionally you can get 10% by using discount code uhpp10off.

 

Olympia Beauty Exhibition 2013! Photo report and haul pictures

 


I liked this year's Olympia Beauty exhibition but I find that I didn't bought as much as I wanted to. Also I have been missing there brands like Jessica, The Ultimate Fix (fast-drying spray for manicures), Alessandro, Nails Supreme, Cetuem and some others.

 

 

But overall it was great as I've met with the girls and I've met Sophie (The Illustrated Nail) which was awesome! I will definitely come to the 2014 exhibition :)

 

Have a nice day everyone!

Hello lovelies,

I'm back from Olympia Beauty exhibition that was epic! Looking back I regret not getting even more polishes and not taking more pics :-/ Next exhibition in the spring! 

Essie is always present at exhibitions and it always looks so pretty and clean. They've had the Stylenomics collection for Fall 2012 but no metallics and glitters that I wanted to buy :( Because of that I didn't buy a single Essie polish...



This was a stand for Color Club and Ruby Wing polishes where I sadly didn't buy anything...


And this is my beloved SpaRitual stand! Lately I'm really falling for their polishes and I couldn't resist buying some shades from the new Metal collection.

And now we're talking OPI! The first thing I went to check out is whether they have the Skyfall collection for Holiday 2012...oh yes they did! More on it later...

I've also stopped at the Leighton Denny stand where I've met Nina Taylor!!! We've had a lovely chat about hand modelling and later on Leighton Denny himself joined us and complimented on my nail art manicure! Would you believe that? I was over the moon! Nina has really beautiful hands and nails, I could believe it! They were really small and thin but they looked just perfect.

There have been many stand like this including Minx that have been offering nail wraps. Nothing for me though..

I've spent a lot of time at the China Glaze stand and bought quite a few nail polishes. I've been really looking forward to get some shades from Bohemian collection and Wicked collection.

I did not really go to Pegy Sage stand with exception of taking this quick snap and I've completely missed their holographic collection! What a horror!

I've discovered Cetuem brand a year ago at this same exhibition. They offer professional beauty care but also a very wide range of nail polishes. I've reviewed some Cetuem polishes in the past but wasn't very happy with them to be honest. That's why I didn't buy any this year..

I've spotted this stand with Orly polishes hoping they would have the new glitter range but sadly they did not. And they told me off for taking pictures!!

My next stop was Seche stand where I've got Seche Restore for my Seche Vite topcoat and some other goodies for my dear friend. What's interesting is that Seche has introduced their new nail polish range at this very exhibition (at least that's what they've told me). I've tried to take as many pic I could given the pushy ladies hungry for the new colours :D you can find swatches of some of the shades at The Polish-Aholic.

NYX Cosmetics stand was fully stocked except polishes. I was not very happy about that...

And this is a quick snap of purchases for my friend..

 And these are my purchases from SpaRitual and Misa:

 
Some China Glaze beauties...

Oooh and what's this? OPI Skyfall collection!!! I can't believe I've missed one shade so I have to get it somewhere else before I review this collection. All the polishes are beautiful but I'm a little bit disappointed with the glitter.

I've met there with three lovely girls, also bloggers - Sam from Honey Go-Lightly, Lola from Lola Star Hearts and Victoria from VIK Beauty. Thank you girls for meeting me, I've had a lovely time!

 
I've had a great time even though it was pouring rain my whole journey back. I've got some really nice polishes and met with lovely people. I already can't wait for the next exhibition in March!