Cosmoprof Asia 2016 / First Day

WOW!!! I am still in awe of all the amazing beauty bounty I got to see and try at Cosmoprof Asia at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.  Yes, my friends, there are five whole floors of nothing but beauty gold and I haven’t even gotten to see the second venue yet!  Here’s a quick photo diary of JUST the first day at the convention.  Be sure to click the bottom right of the photos to see the descriptions ;)

CosmoProf Asia Director Michael Duck, myself, blogger Elle Lee, and CosmoProf Asia Event Director Alice Suen

Miss Japan 2016!

Opening reception of CosmoProf Asia 2016

A collaborative product design by glass manufacturers Pochet du Courval, Fiabila’s Savoir-faire nail polish, and Beautystreams, trends agency.  Raspberries have never looked so good!

Ninja ultrasonic light mask from Wellage.  Looks and feels cool, plus is a great solution for all skin issues!

Boutique, a charitable shopping experience at CosmoProf Asia! A percentage of all items bought here benefit the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation.

Awesome ready made nail art tips from Esweetest!

Cool 1 step gel from La Senta that you can peel off, no acetone removal!  Finally, a gel that you can peel off your nails with no damage!

These new Nailway metallic nail stickers are rad for those of us who have trouble using striping tape.  Probably one of my favorite nail accessories brands in the market.

Check out Olivia Wah and her INCREDIBLE nail art at the Cuccio nail booth.

Gotta run, the second day and all its beauty awaits me at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.  Stay tuned!


Miss Handly

Cosmoprof Asia 2016 / Forecast

The forecast is sugar and spice, with a heavy chance of everything nice because I’m going to Cosmoprof Asia!!!  WoohooOOOoooOOOooo!?!$&!! Sorry, had to get that out.  Seriously, can’t believe that I’m going to be in Hong Kong in less than 2 weeks at the biggest beauty convention in ALL of Asia. I have never even been to Asia before, not even to another continent. This will also be the first time that Cosmoprof Asia has launched the fair in 2 venues! It’s gonna be bananas, November 15-17 at the Asia World Expo for packaging and OEM, then November 16-18 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center showcasing finished cosmetics.  I have never even been to Asia before, not even to another continent. That being said, this is so incredibly exciting to me that I can barely sit still enough to type this.  

But wait, there’s more! This year I am overjoyed to share that I will not just be attending Cosmoprof Asia 2016, I will be the official nail and hair blogger for the convention!!! Did I just say that?! Literally still in shock over this *_*

Really looking forward to so many seminars, events, products, and happenings, it’s hard to list them all, but I’ll try.  Not gonna lie, top of my list is Hong Kong Professional Nailist Competition for what I hope are obvious reasons ;p.  Cannot wait to check out Ray Gel, the variety of colors and packaging has got me itching to try it.  Perhaps with a new Cosmex LED light that incorporates red light for anti-aging purposes?  Yes this actually exists, gotta love 2016!  Oh, and let’s not forget the O’2NAILS Mobile Nail Printer because who doesn’t want to print whatever they want on their nails, wherever they want?! The presentation of Hair Trends and Art of Asia by AHMA should make a nice follow up to all of the cool hair color and styling products I can’t wait to try, specifically Tokio Inkarami hair repair line, Sublime Lime, and the majestic array of styling tools! This girl is hoping for some swanky hair demos to boot.

One does not just go to Cosmoprof Asia. One must prepare. One does not just look fabulous. However, in this world of glitz and glamour, I’ve found it’s easier and more fun with more than just one person on the team.  We get by with a little help from our friends, so I’ve asked a couple of my favorite hair and nail artists to help me get ready for my journey.  For my hair, I present to you Elise Welch aka Cocodisco, colorist, stylist, and all-around glamazon.  On my nails, we’ve got none other than my girl , nail magician, Britney Tokyo.  Here is some behind the scenes action just for you.  Make sure to change the video settings to watch in 1080p HD for the best quality ~_*

Cosmoprof Asia 2016, here I come!!!!


Miss Handly

Dear Nails, It’s me Destinee

Dear Nails,

We’ve been together a long time. I can hardly believe everything we’ve been through, yet here we are.  Through the flossy and the not so flossy times. Not to mention, we have a very experimental relationship. You put up with so much from me. Were all of the buffing, filing, drilling, piercing, painting, and endless imaginable things that I’ve done to you over the years worth it?  To me, they were and still are.  You make me feel limitless!  There was that time I lit you on fire just to get that smokey look though.  Sorry about that… 

Oh and the wanderlust, you’re my little band of gypsies. From all all over California to Chicago, New York, Miami, and all that time in Mexico.  You loved Mexico, I was paddleboarding almost every day and the minerals in the salt water made you super strong.  What about all the wonderful people we’ve met and all the hands we’ve held? Together we’ve nailed hundreds and hundreds of other nails too! Crazy isn’t it?!  

Sometimes you break, sometimes you snap, but it’s ok babes.  We’ve all been there at some point.  Just a little love and you’re good as new!  I love each and every single one of you, yes you too toenails.  We have really had some beautiful times together, I don’t know where I’d be without you. I’ll do whatever it takes to keep you happy and healthy! Please don’t ever leave me, that would be painful.  


Miss Handly

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