Pro Beauty 2013 & Haul

After last year I was so excited to go back to Pro Beauty, and it didn't disappoint. Pro Beauty is the biggest beauty trade show that takes place all across the UK, and lots of brands come together to sell their products to nail technicians and salon owners who are out for a bargain and looking for new services or stock to offer in their shops. I love the buzz of everyone discovering and trying new products, and the range from simple nail files and gel nails to the hi-tech massage chairs and teeth-whitening booths is just indescribably amusing and exciting at the same time. I also came across some innovative nail art ideas - from printing a photograph onto acrylic nails to stamping on patterns on nails with rubber stamps (the latter is perhaps more appealing to most!) the ideas in the room were endless.

The majority of the stalls are beauty gadgets, fake tan or nail products, but there's also a good range of mainstream and smaller brand skincare, a handful of make-up stands and a few brush stands too. The Christian Brows I discovered last year and reviewed here were there again, as were competitors HD Brows! Everything is at trade prices which means lots of discounts and products you usually would have to buy in bulk/online.

Enough babbling on my part, here are some products of my snapping away at the trade show itself:

LA Colors





Cool rubber stamp nail art from OMG Nails!



A Coco Beau dupe?

A CoverFX dupe?

 Lots of incredibly high quality brushes from Royal & Langnickel - the SILK line is immense!



Affordable and dupe-able brushes from Crown Brush





A machine to print whatever photograph onto acrylic nails - in Claire's at the moment! You can take a photo of patterns from clothes etc., and match it to your outfit.


So what did I nab during my few hours at the show?

Ahava Refreshing Cleansing Gel, Royal & Langnickel SILK  Powder Brush, Crown Brush x4, Nubar Citadel, Nubar Earth, the earrings are Accessorize and a completely random purchase.. haha!

Overall, I had a fantastic time and have been enjoying my purchases so far. Like I said, I absolutely adore the atmosphere and I really enjoyed just strolling around at my own pace and discovering new products and brands as I go. I can highly recommend popping into a Pro Beauty show if there's one near you, as they are good fun, a great place to pick up a few bargains and more than anything, it's free to go and a great new experience for us bloggers and everyday beauty consumers alike! Read about my experience last year here.

Have you ever been to a trade show?
I went to the Taste of Christmas in 2012.. not sure it's a trade show but it was lots and lots of food to be tasted and tried!

<3yu

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  1. This looks like it was a lot of fun, would love to go some time in the future!

    Louise
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    1. Definitely should! The ones in London are usually around Feb/Mar but they travel around the country :)

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  2. I really just want to grab all the silky brushes to play with :D Sadly I'm nowhere near a show so I might have to stick to buying them online and hoping for the best! Welcome back Yu, you've been missed in your absence :) xxx

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    1. Ok looking back you haven't actually been gone :P Sorry that was an unobservant fail haha! xxx

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    2. Oh they're so soft and gorgeous! I don't think I found one from the SILK line that I wasn't impressed by, but I haven't had them for long/washed them just so you know :) Hahaha don't worry I've been very sporadic!

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    3. Definitely need to look into the SILK brushes, hopefully they turn out to be amazing! :) Let us know! Haha well you've missed the bits you weren't here anyway :P xx

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  3. Nubar polish is really great quality so I hope you like them :) x

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    1. I like how they paint and the lid but I'm really struggling to get the formulas to last! They're also not very glossy so I do top coat them.. maybe I got the colours with strange formulas?

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  4. OHMYGOD LOOK AT ALL THE STUFF! So insanely jealous, looks like a great day out and what a great way to get some bargains! Love everything you picked up, you'll have to do posts on them! xx

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    1. Hahaha Rhi you're so funny! You'll have to come here when it's on :) I will do my best once I use them for a while! :)

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  5. ooh Im jealous!!! This looks like an amazing show! xxx

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    1. It's such good fun, you'd love it Natalie!

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  6. Ahh! This looks amazing! Love those big fatty brushes, i actually don't really have any of those!

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    1. Haha like the Coco Beau ones? Don't they look amazing hehe I wanted them all!

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  7. I just ordered some crown brushes to try! Intrigued to see if they're as good as everyone says!

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  8. That looks like fun!! Brushes ah! Lol

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  9. Great post love :)

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