Thursday, June 30, 2011

IMATS 2011 Pasadena (and Intro/First Blog Post Ever)

Hello all, and welcome to Bella in the Kitchen! This is my first blog ever, so bear with me as I ground myself into the world of blogging!

I told myself that once I bought a pretty good camera, that would take clear pics, shoot decent video, and start blogging. I've decided to name my blog Bella in the Kitchen because I wanted it to focus on two of my favorite things: make-up and food. So, throughout this blog, I'll mainly be writing about those two things, while possibly throwing in some randomness that happens in my life. 

My New Year's resolution this year is to learn 2 new dishes every month...and so far, so good. This month (June), I made Pad Kra Pow (ground beef, with Thai basil & Thai chili) & Pork Pernil (Puerto Rican pork marinated in citrus juice, garlic, cumin & oregano).  12 dishes down and 12 more to go.

Now, on to make up: this past weekend, I attended IMATS in Pasadena, and boy was it crazy. This was my second time here, and I think because of the popularity of IMATS, i.e., being mentioned on Youtube, more and more consumers are attending the event, trying to score some awesome deals while also getting a chance to meet some of their favorite Youtube gurus. Long story short, it was basically Disneyland for make up junkies.

Hope you enjoy the pics!

 Pursebuzz, JulieG713, EnkoreMakeup

Beautylish Cupcake Meet n Greet

Kandee Johnson

RissRose & DulceCandy87

Sonia Castaneda


  1. Nice blog! Looking forward to your future posts!

  2. So jealous!!! Its like my dream to go to IMATS someday. and you got a picture with Kandee Johnson!!! love her!

  3. Thanks for stopping by kellabella83! I've been to IMATS 2x now, and this year was even crazier then last. I think since all the YT Guru's are mentioning it on their videos more of us are starting to go in hopes of meeting them and taking pics with them.