Beauty Expo Melbourne 2017- Round Up

Last weekend (March 25th & 26th) I attended Beauty Expo Melbourne, this is it’s first year under that title, it was formally called Salon Melbourne.

I attended as media to watch some of the sessions on offer in the different Hubs, learn about some new and exciting brands (and network with a few) and visit some old favourites.

This will be a quick round up of Beauty Expo Melbourne, but I will explore some of the brands further in separate posts in coming weeks, but more on that a little later.

Day 1- Beauty Expo Melbourne

Beauty Expo Melbourne

Trend edition nail art masterclass with Maria Vlezko – Nail Hub. Photo: © Evelyn Robinson Photos

Maria Vlezko- A talented nail artist, who runs the highly successful nail blog, So Nailicious…your ultimate source for all things nails! Maria ran a few different nail masterclasses during the two days that Beauty Expo Melbourne was on. Starting with the Trend Edition nail art masterclass- pictured above

Beauty Expo Melbourne

Getting Creative With Makeup presented by Sheri Vegas – Makeup Hub. Photo: © Evelyn Robinson Photos

After watching a couple of the Makeup sessions at the Makeup Hub, I walked around the exhibition floor a little more. During this time I networked with a few of the brand owners.

Beauty Expo Melbourne

The Expo floor- Beauty Expo Melbourne. Photo: Provided

Day 2- Beauty Expo Melbourne

On the second day of the Expo I didn’t stay as long because I had already visited most of the booths on the first day. I did however stay for a couple of the sessions at the Makeup Hub once again.

Beauty Expo Melbourne

Camouflage for the Face, Body and Soul presented by Michael Huxley, Huxley School of Makeup- Makeup Hub. Photo: © Evelyn Robinson Photos

After I watched Michael Huxley at the Makeup Hub, it was time for Building Your Bridal Business with Rae Morris. I am not a makeup artist, let alone a wedding MUA, but it was an interesting session and I got some great makeup application tips from it.

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Building Your Bridal Business by Rae Morris- Makeup Hub. Photo: © Evelyn Robinson Photos

I was excited to meet Rae at her booth afterwards and get my copy of her Makeup Masterclass book signed and a photo with her.

Over all I enjoyed my time at Beauty Expo Melbourne 2017! I would love to attend again next year.

Some of the brands that interested me and will be featured over the next few weeks: Pure Nut, Divine skincare, SNS Nails, Cuccio Pro and Young Nails (SlickPour)




*Beauty Expo Melbourne is a Trade only event and is not open to the general public, I attended as Media.

Halloween Blog Swap

Halloween Blog Swap

My package arrived from The Made Up Maiden yesterday from our Melbourne Halloween Blog swap…our mail gets delivered late in the afternoon so that’s why I’m posting this today.

A few weeks ago some Melbourne bloggers and I decided to organise a Halloween Blog Swap after chatting with some international bloggers about a swap on Twitter.

Halloween Blog Swap

The Made Up Maiden (I’m not using her real name for privacy) wrapped up my Halloween goodies in orange and black tissue paper which I thought was nice! I haven’t got any photos of the items wrapped up because I was so excited to see what was in them, that I just tore into them as soon as I got the mail…

Halloween Blog swapIn my swap goodies there were some limited edition nail dresses that have little skulls and bats on them. It says they ‘glow’ under black light. Black light is light that emits UV radiation, like Ultraviolet lights and infrared lights. Unfortunately I don’t have a UV light source, so I will not be able to see them ‘glow’. I love the pattern though, so cute!

Halloween Blog SwapA cute glow-in-the-dark skeleton. I will be putting this on my wall, hopefully it won’t scare me when it’s dark! haha

Halloween Blog SwapThere was also a cool glowing pumpkin mask, that has glow sticks inside it! And a Skull pen, that lights up a ‘red’ colour when you write with it.

Halloween Blog swapThe Made Up Maiden also included some gummy eyeballs and skulls. I love gummy lollies, so I will definitely be eating these during my Horror DVD marathon tomorrow night!

I totally forgot!…there was also an awesome spider ring in the package (In the first picture, I forgot to get an individual photo of it!)

There were 5 of us, so it wasn’t a direct swap. I got ‘The Life Of Clare‘ and ‘The Made Up Maiden‘ got me.

I posted off (well, my mum did…thanks mum) Clare’s package yesterday, hopefully it will get to her today or tomorrow at the latest!

Thank you so much to The Made Up Maiden! I absolutely loved everything you picked out for me!

You can check out The Made Up Maiden’s post about her Halloween Blog Swap goodies here. *Sweetaholic Beauty was her ‘swap buddy’


XO XO Evelyn