knailart attends ABA Beauty Show Toronto

We were lucky to be able to attend this years annual Allied Beauty Association (ABA) Beauty Show at the Toronto Convention Centre this past weekend, where we had tons of fun - got to try some new products and met some amazing people! We decided to attend both days so we could get a feel for the event on Sunday, and check out the media fun on Monday. The event was super busy, and there were lots of new, exciting products to try and great deals (which we love!) - who can say no to a $3.57 essie? …Not us!

On Sunday, we walked around and saw some great live demos and hair competitions, picked up a few goodies for ourselves and friends, and then made our way to the dermalogica booth at the front of the showroom. We had our skin mapped and tried out what a day in our ideal skin routine would be like which was fun (although we were makeup less after!). We ticked a few items off of our must try list (Matrix Biolage Shampoo and Conditioner, Rowenta Infini Hair Dryer) and finished the day feeling quite accomplished.

Julia gets her nails done by Rita Remark of Essie, in Emerald Green (colour of the year)!
Julia's finished nails, colour block style!
On Monday we arrived and got to try out the latest innovations from well known brands (like Moroccan Oil, China Glaze, and Essie) and up and comers (such as Cuccio Colours, and the Wet Brush). We got our nails done by Rita Remark, of Essie, and J Darlene Johnston, of Pampered and Polished Salon and Spa! We also got our hands on the China Glaze Textures collection, which we've tried and love so far - look forward to swatches and nail art featuring these polishes!

Overall it was a great experience and we would definitely go back… if any of the products we received catch our attention we will be sure to let you know first (we're already loving our Wet Brushes!). The ABA Beauty Show Toronto 2013 was a great success in our eyes and we look forward to seeing what innovations the next year will bring in the beauty world. Now for the photos!

Essie's Steps to a Perfect Manicure
Boutique Brand Venique Lacquer Artist shows off easy and fun nail art!