Sunday, August 30, 2015

CosmoProf North America: ella + mila, Impala, Leighton Denny & Faby Coverage

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.  

CosmoProf 2015: ella + mila

CosmoProf 2015: ella + mila

Now ella + mila has over 80 colors in their line up and 7 collections.  Here's a peek at their selection!

CosmoProf 2015: ella + mila

CosmoProf 2015: ella + mila

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!

CosmoProf 2015: ella + mila

CosmoProf 2015: ella + mila

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.  

CosmoProf 2015: Mundial Impala

CosmoProf 2015: Mundial Impala

CosmoProf 2015: Mundial Impala

This one reminds me of mint chocolate chip!

CosmoProf 2015: Mundial Impala

And this one reminds me of Valentine's Day!

CosmoProf 2015: Mundial Impala

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.  

CosmoProf 2015: Mundial Impala

CosmoProf 2015: Mundial Impala

CosmoProf 2015: Mundial Impala

CosmoProf 2015: Mundial Impala

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.  

CosmoProf 2015: Mundial Impala

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.    

CosmoProf 2015: Leighton Denny

There is a new 5ml mini sized bottle, they are pretty cute!  

CosmoProf 2015: Leighton Denny

CosmoProf 2015: Leighton Denny

CosmoProf 2015: Leighton Denny

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).  

CosmoProf 2015: Leighton Denny

CosmoProf 2015: Leighton Denny

CosmoProf 2015: Leighton Denny

CosmoProf 2015: Leighton Denny

CosmoProf 2015: Leighton Denny

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.  

CosmoProf 2015: Leighton Denny

CosmoProf 2015: Leighton Denny

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.  

CosmoProf 2015: Faby USA

CosmoProf 2015: Faby USA

This was the Summer 2015 line up.  I like the mix of bright and dark color.  

CosmoProf 2015: Faby USA

Faby has a gel line but it's only available for professional purchase/use.  

CosmoProf 2015: Faby USA

They released a Breast Cancer Awareness shade - what a perfect pink!  

CosmoProf 2015: Faby USA

CosmoProf 2015: Faby USA

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! 

CosmoProf 2015: Faby USA

CosmoProf 2015: Faby USA

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