Thursday, July 23, 2015

Cosmoprof North America 2015 : Part 2 (Word & Pic Heavy)

On to Part 2 of my Cosmprof adventure! This next part was my favorite part of the entire experience. The next two events Cocktails & Colors and Tips & Sips were much more my speed as I really got to know some indies and fellow bloggers.

The Cocktails & Colors event was hosted by Missi of DIFFERENT dimension, Jill of Glisten & Glow, Sara of Cupcake Polish, and Linda of Nail Vinyls. I LOVED this event. The Cocktails & Colors event was an indie event set up with a handful of indies showing off their beautiful polishes. I'm not well versed in indies. I own a handful of brands, but not many. Indies are lacking part of my blog. This isn't on purpose as much as it's just so overwhelming the number of brands out there and it's hard to determine when I have the money what to buy.

This event was an absolute treat. I was introduced to so many brands I've stalked on Instagram for so long. I was familiar with all of the brands represented, but I actually got to see their product in person and talk to their makers. I had so many wonderful conversations with the makers. These are the people I felt comfortable talking about my glitter-addiction with and sharing my "ooooh shiny!" personality with. They get it and they create it! It was like we were all speaking the same polish language.

 I really got to understand and feel the love these makers had for their products. The "heart" of this is what makes me tick. This is why I love nail polish. This is why I get excited looking a new polish, painting my nails, and writing on Imperfectly Painted Nail polish is inspiring, creative, fun, and expressive. I felt like I was among people who not only shared, but expressed that same passion. Meaningful experiences in life is what I'm all about and seek, and I found it with these people at this event!

I'll stop blabbing and share pictures! Lighting wasn't great, but I tried to get as many pics as I could of the indie displays!

Cupcake Polish


Daring Diva Polish

Emerald & Ash

Serum No. 5

Painted Polish

Bliss Polish

Fair Maiden Polish

Firecracker Lacquer

Elevation Polish

There other brands there like CbL, Alter Ego Nail Enamel, and Pahlish that I couldn't get a good picture of. I'm so sorry because they had beautiful stuff!

All in all this event rocked! I had a great time talking to so many people bloggers and indies. I really felt I was in my element, and enjoyed the great company.

Stay tuned for my final installment tomorrow!


  1. I'm so glad you had a great time at this event!

  2. WOW, this is like a nail polish heaven! ♥

    ♥ Hope you have a wonderful day! ♥

  3. It was great to finally meet you Steph!! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself. You will often find that indie events are among the most comfortable of events to be at. We always have a blast, and love seeing new people join in the fun!!

  4. I'm loving your posts about Cosmoprof. I really related to your part 1 post. I can't even bring myself to go because I'm so intimidated by new situations and new people.

  5. Cocktails & Colors looks like so much fun! I love how everyone's displays show so much character and oomph! I completely agree, it is hard to keep up with indies! I tend to stick to my favorite dozen or so, all of whom have open stock or regular scheduled restocks :)

  6. I truly did enjoy myself! I had the best time. It was wonderful meeting you! I'm looking forward to your upcoming pretties! I loved that cool-toned pink holo!

  7. Thanks! Me too!

  8. That really shouldn't prevent you from going. I promise everyone there was absolutely wonderful and welcoming. I know situations like that can be intimidating, but there was always someone friendly and easy to talk to around.

  9. Indies know how to roll. Their displays were beautiful and exactly what I'd expect from people like them. It was such a great experience, and now I have a handful of indies I know I want to buy from!


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