Hey hey! Yup, I still have more posts from CosmoProf to share with you. Can you even believe how much stuff I saw in 1.5 days!? It's insane! I definitely have 1 more post featuring nail polish, but I am debating a short post to share a few of the beauty products I saw also. I was also hoping for some feedback - are you interested in seeing coverage from the Tips & Sips and Cocktails & Colors after parties? I have plenty of pictures that I can share! It's just a matter of finding the time to write up 4 more posts! While I mull it over why don't we delve into today's post. I have 4 brands to share, 3 of which are new to me and one is a tried and true Brazilian favorite! So let's go!
ella + mila is a newer brand on the scene and I (much like others) have come to recognize the brand by the cute little elephant on the bottles. This is a 5-free, vegan, cruelty-free, USA made brand. Their launch product was the Mommy & Me line, which was a duo of regular and mini sized polishes.
Now ella + mila has over 80 colors in their line up and 7 collections. Here's a peek at their selection!
There is also a nail treatment line: base and top coats, cuticle oil, primer and a soy polish remover. The remover just launched last month. ella + mila is available online, at Color4Nails, in Anthropologie stores and boutique salons. Definitely a brand that's worth seeking out! I have a very pretty neutral grey creme to share with you so be on the watch for that post!
I was pretty darn excited that I came across Impala at the convention. I didn't see their name in the list of booths. If you don't know Mundial Impala, they are a pretty fabulous brand that hails from Brazil. Impala had 3 new collections for us to view...the first is Plumy, 3 glitter topper polishes that give off a "feathered" effect. While these aren't a new concept here in the states, it could very well be in other parts of the world. I am a big fan of the bar glitter polish so I am happy to see that brands are still making them.
This one reminds me of mint chocolate chip!
And this one reminds me of Valentine's Day!
My Secrets is another one of the new collections. It consists of 5 creme shades with an iridescent, shimmery effects topper to wear over them all.
The last collection at the booth was Encanto Natural...5 gorgeous shades in softer colors, some pastels, that was released a few months ago. This collection will be perfect for the Spring and Summer months. You can pick up Impala at Ricky's NYC and Amazon.
Another international brand that I checked out was Leighton Denny, from the UK. I had only heard of this brand once or twice before hitting them up at the convention but I was definitely impressed with their set up and variety of polishes available. I like their unique bottles too...check them out.
Leighton Denny has 40 core colors that are available.
There is a new 5ml mini sized bottle, they are pretty cute!
Here's the new collection for the Fall, Autumn Goddess. I was very drooly over these colors. I need to find a way to get these pretty babies in my grabby hands right about now (damn Royal Mail).
Top That is a true gel system. You need a lamp to cure the Top That topcoat. You can purchase the lamp in the picture directly from Leighton Denny and though I have no clue what is good quality or not because I know noticing of gel polish, they assured me this lamp is very high quality.
And finally I have Faby USA! This is an Italian brand that's been around for 3 years, but they have been available in the US for a year. Faby is based in Milan and the collections are on trend with the current fashion. Faby has over 300 colors with a pro-grade formula and a 400 bristle brush. The caps are also very professional...tapered and textured. Aside form polish Faby is also releasing a spa line. They contain Manuka and Moringa oils. There will be a great scrub coming out: bamboo and wanut husk - it's paraben and cruelty free. Faby is available online and on Amazon.
Here's a sneak peek of the Illusion collection for the Fall/Winter.
Faby Nature is a naturally derived collection. These are natural colors that contain minerals and natural pigments as colorants. Actually it's made of 87% natural ingredients!