Oh IMATS, I just can’t stay away from you…

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After my first Toronto IMATS, every year I start to think…”I should probably pass this year…”

But it doesn’t happen that way!

I brought it up again over gelato with @babybubblz and @watercoloursky, and after the mini chat, I knew I had to go again. Also doesn’t help that I have people mentioning it on twitter as well xD

In the end though, it’s a good thing really, as I do enjoy the IMATS. The learning that happens, the fun industry that really welcomes you, no matter if you are just a spectator like me.

The Schedule isn’t out yet, which makes sense, as it is still super early.

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But the general exhibitors list is available HERE. Personally I am excited for Bdellium Tools, Cinema Secrets/SKS, Lit Cosmetics (gorgeous glitters), Make Up For Every (MUFE), Naimies (CoverFx is sold here in previous years), Nigel Beauty Emporium, OCC (new lip tar packaging), and Velour Lashes. I will have my list going up in a few weeks, and will include these brands. Stay tuned!

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The student competition is always amazing to watch. You see the work that goes into their creations over the time period given.

Fun fact: did you know that the Beauty/Fantasy competition is given 2 hours, whereas the Character/Prosthetic competition is given 3 hrs? Even after 3 years of attending, I didn’t know it was so little time!

You can read up a little more on the Student Competition HERE, and you can check out some of the pictures in the gallery.

You can buy tickets online HERE for $30 Canadian. I do believe, like previous years, they do go up in price as the date gets closer.

I have my own coverage from previous years 2009 Saturday, 2010 Saturday, 2010 Sunday Student Competition, and 2011 Saturday.

*All previous events were attended with tickets purchased with my own money. I go as I am addicted to the browsing, learning, and gawking at the skills presented :D

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