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The Travel Chic: IMATS LA OMG!!!

June 24, 2012
Today was the day that I have waited for so long... We went to IMATS LA!!! OMG!!!

I'm at IMATS LA!!!!!!!!!

I was so excited today that I didn't even feel tired at all.  We woke up at 6:30 in the morning, which is like 9:30 back home so it was all good.  Here's my little OOTD for IMATS:

Excuse my morning face...

Blouse: Wufenpu night market in Taiwan
Shorts: Hollister
Wedges: Hong Kong
Bracelet: from my aunt when I was 13.
Necklaces (not shown here):  Wufenpu night market in Taiwan and Etsy

By the time we got ready and headed to the venue, it was already 8am.  The line was so freaking long that I don't even know how early the first person in line came (5am!?).  We just walked right in because we got our tickets in advance (thanks Stacey!).  It was the best decision ever.  We got most of our shopping done while there were still not that many people.  So no lines, amazing!  We got to meet a lot of people from different vendors, and a lot of beauty bloggers/vloggers.  I had the best time ever!  It was so worth it to come all this way to California.  It was honestly quite overwhelming because there were so much to see.  I will do a full experience blog post about IMATS LA 2012, but for now, here's a sneak peek!

Perfect morning for IMATS LA!
bdellium Tools! Love them!

Wait till you see him become a devil
It's disgustingly good!
This is a sculpture... Not a person... But it so real that it freaked me out!
"WIN A FREE ZOMBIE HEAD!" Thanks, but no thanks!
Some Velour Lashes (Canadian love!)
I want INGLOT but the line is so long
Steph and Stacey are looking at lashes... AGAIN lol
Humongous brush and palette
Fairy Princesses/Dolls at Sugarpill!
At night, Stacey, Pascale, Sandra, and I went for dinner at this weird Mexican AND Sushi place.  It was weird but it's the best idea ever.  Whoever invented it was ingenious!  I got tacos AND sushi LOL.

Alaska Roll
Old Pasadena Roll (LOCAL!)

Fish Taco and Tortilla chips... can you believe that?
And since I'm totally addicted to pinkberry... (thanks Jess!)... I'm having another one again...

Small original froyo with strawberries, kiwis, mango, and mochi

Some other lovely scenery!

Anyway, I'm gonna head to bed because it's 3am (back home) now!  I will be going to Beverly Hills and Santa Monica to do some sightseeing... and of course... SHOPPING!

I'll talk to you all soon!

x Rica


  1. Hello rica! I am now following our blog !! I love it ! It was a pleasure meeting you at imats and applying your velour lashes at Angela's and Mabel's booth. I would like to see the picture we took :)


  2. That Mexican/Japanese restaurant was amazing!!!! I had so much fun!

  3. That's so amazing.. I'm so glad you were able to go. What a great experience, thanks for sharing! :]

  4. Hi Cristina! Thank you so much for applying my Velour lashes at IMATS! Everyone has been saying that it looked nice =D. I will be posting an IMATS experience post soon, so be sure to check that out =).

    x Rica

  5. It's the weirdest thing ever! But we had so much fun there... The old-age app is priceless lol

  6. It's a great experience! I will be sharing more later. I am now very excited for the the IMATS Toronto. It's not gonna be as big but it's definitely gonna be fun!

  7. So glad to meet you too! I think we hit it off as Twitter friends <3