As promised in my main GenBeauty post, here are all the goodies I scored throughout the weekend. Those who purchased a regular ticket like myself received a goodie bag on Saturday and one on Sunday. Ipsy OS Creators got more. The goodie bag lines were fluid on both days, grab and go. Based on this list of vendors, the only brands that weren't in my bags are Rock Your Hair, OGX, Say Hello to Good Legs and Nudestix. Not pictured is the nice vegan leather Make Up Forever tote they gave out and shopping bags from Eva NYC, Derma-E, Pur-Lisse, and Jouer (paper).
I have pics as well as videos from my YouTube channel below.
|Saturday goodie bag on the left, Sunday on the right on top of the Jouer shopping bag|
Goodie Bag #2- Sunday
Unboxing Video of both bags
The majority of the brands handed out freebies in addition to what they provided in the goodie bags. I personally didn't get any dupes between the two which is great. When you visited their booth you had to give them the ticket from your Passport (received at registration with your lanyard and name tag) in exchange for your gift. The only one that I can think of that didn't give out a freebie was Quay Sunglasses because, well, they're sunglasses ;) I didn't get a chance to check out the following (some I didn't care to, like the hair ones, others, the line was too long): H2O+, itCosmetics, NYX, Essence, Absolute, StyleCode (not really a booth, but a stage area), The Estee Edit, Leaders Cosmetics, Marc Anthony, OGX, Josie Maran, Peach & Lily, Peek, Pixi, Say Hello to Sexy Legs and Vital Proteins. The lines were a pain, but part of the process. Friends were dividing and conquering where each would be in a different line with the others' ticket to claim both gifts. The worst lines for the weekend from my observation were Make Up Forever and NYX. Any line that involved makeup application, color-matching, brow grooming, facials, etc, took the longest. Some also had photo booths and little tasks/games you had to do to get your gift.
|Oops, the Milani lippie is missing from this photo but it's in the video. I had already thrown everything back in the bag when I realized I didn't take a still pic, so had to take them back out :'(|
I only bought 3 items, so proud of myself. Most brands were offering a show discount with no taxes. I bought a pair of Tarte's Cruelty Free Pro lashes in Flirt ($9.99, $12 retail), Jouer's latest Lip Topper, Tan Lines ($13, $16 retail, sold out online at the moment) and Royal & Langnickel's MODA EZ Glam Duo- Flawless Face set ($8, $9.99 retail).
As you can see, I got some good stuff so I highly recommend attending! Have you ever been to this or any other beauty convention?