Our booth babe for the day, Lauren/Queen of Blending! We staged a wife swap with Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics that weekend. The day prior, we had Josh/Petrilude at our booth, while OCC had Lauren. On Sunday we traded. Doing joint custody the right way!
The girliest booth in town
Brett observes from across the way. Haha look at his face
Uh oh, there’s a boy in our booth! Oh wait, it’s just EnKore. ;-)
Suzy and Enkore are both wearing bow headbands by Elessa!
Loving the hairbows on baseball cap look, bro!
Beautiful ladies Lauren and Jasmine/jazziebabycakes. Doesn’t Jasmine look like a sexy librarian? (I can hear her voice now saying, “Oh stop!”)
Missy and I were embarrassed because a videographer had just finished filming a closeup of our feet walking. Like that’s not gross enough, I had a ginormous hole in the big toe of my tights. We never did find the footage, thank god!
Heeeey it’s Enkore and Pursebuzz!
Julie G teaches stuff!
The one and only Elessa/Pursebuzz
Tracy Christian (SHE’S MET RON PERLMAN TWICE! SO JEALOUS) and Amy
Judy/itsjudytime is so cute!
One of very few photos of all 4 Sugarpill girls together, and there is a trash can in it. Sweet!
Who are these clowns?! Just kidding, we love Izzy and Tori!
I love this picture. Tori looks like she’s trying to get away from me, while I have to go pee really badly.
Whoa creepy but cool!
Josh stopped by from the OCC booth. Could his shorts be any smaller!!
I met adorable Heather/Sokolum! Check out her blog, she always posts super hot looks.
I also met Nymphette! I’ve loved her blog for a while, but we’d never spoken before. Turns out we were staying on the same floor at the Sheraton! I recognized her right away as we passed in the hallway but was too shy to approach her first. Luckily she said hi first, and now we’re friendsssss!
Kevin and Brett restocking the booth. The boys remained in hiding for most of the weekend, magically reappearing whenever we needed a restock or energy drinks! Best guys ever.
Time out, Queen of Blending! You can tell when the day is coming to an end because everyone’s shoes begin to disappear. I know, we’re gross!
Hey, Lauren has no legs!
Sugarpill baby! We like to get ‘em while they’re young.
Kevin James Bennett brought a lot of people over to our booth. Such a sweet guy!!
Julie and Lauren being pretty
I bought these shoes off my friend Stephiee brand new for just $20! I love the heart heel, but think the leopard part is kind of ugly. When I have time, I plan to glue googly eyes all over to cover it up.
Lauren romances Tess
I have the cutest friends!
Aww Michelle is so adorable and tiny!
AHHH it’s so messy behind our booth! We never had time to clean or organize.
Thanks, Mahal Style!
The Youtube guru napping center. Suzy, Leesha and Lauren get taken advantage of by creepy Michelle!
Cleaning up our booth at the end of the day was bittersweet. We were relieved to finally be able to relax after being on our feet for 8 hours, but also sad that IMATS was officially over.
Don’t be fooled by our confident smiles…
…because we were all barefoot or in flip flops the minute the convention ended.
We ran into Kandee Johnson in the lobby on our way back to our room. She was with her family, and they were all so fun and nice!
Finally resting from a long, crazy day. Glasses and comfy clothes time! (Ugh… Just typing that caption made my ADD kick in, and I immediately began to wonder whatever happened to the store “Clothestime.” Bankrupt in 2003, according to Google. You’re welcome for that very important piece of information.)
After getting some rest, we headed over to Kings Row for the world’s lamest dinner. The server took our drink orders, then disappeared for 25 minutes (Michelle timed it, haha). We got up to search for him, but he was nowhere to be found, even though the restaurant was empty. We asked another server to find him for us. Ten minutes later (35 minutes total) our server returned and asked what we needed. We told him we were still waiting for our drinks from 35 minutes ago and that we were ready to order food. It was super obvious he had forgotten about us entirely, but instead of admitting it, he told us the restaurant was sold out of every single drink we ordered and that’s why he never came back. A bar selling out of alcohol… Weird, but we were willing to drop it because we were so hungry and just wanted to order food. But then he quickly disappeared again without taking our food order, and the hunt for our server began all over again. We waited 2 hours total for our food, and when it came, it was cold and yucky.
And I just noticed that the guys at the table behind us have drinks, heeeeey!
But the fun doesn’t end there. Midway through dinner, Kevin felt something tickle on his neck. IT WAS A MOTHERFUCKING COCKROACH. I know angry people like to make up stories about cockroaches at restaurants, but I swear I’m not mad, and we have NINE witnesses at our table. He quickly swatted it off, but we didn’t see where it went. We ate the rest of our meal in fear and left as quickly as possible.
As we were walking out of the restaurant, we figured out what happened to the cockroach. Are you sitting down for this? THE COCKROACH WAS IN LAUREN’S PETTICOAT. A COCKROACH THAT WAS ON KEVIN’S NECK BURROWED INTO LAUREN’S PETTICOAT AND STAYED THERE FOR THE DURATION OF OUR MEAL. Piercing screams were heard throughout Pasadena as the ginormous cockroach fell out of Lauren’s skirt, scurried away from us, then paused, turned around, and ran TOWARDS us. We all ran down the street in absolute hysterics.
Then we came back and took a picture for proof because there’s no way anyone would believe us how big this jerk was! For size reference, I’ve been told that I have an unusually large head. But look how tiny my head is next to this cockroach!
We crashed at Jessica’s house that night. In the morning, I totally busted Kevin and Scurvy being cute.
Well, that’s officially the last of my IMATS 2011 photos! We are so excited for IMATS 2012 — only 3 months away! We got a double booth this year, so that means we get to be twice as obnoxious and colorful as last year!
If you’re not tired of my face yet, check out the following blogs for more IMATS pics!
See ya in June!