Event Recap: ISSE Long Beach 2014

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of attending the International Salon and Spa Expo in Long Beach. It's a professional trade show catered for the newest trends and styles for hair, nails, and skincare, with a dash of cosmetics in there too. I really enjoy attending the show because it lets me get the scoop on new polish collections and skincare products.

I hope you enjoy my pictures from the show!


There were many many booths to see so I'll try to highlight the brands and products that I think you guys might enjoy trying out.


If you have long hair, I really recommend The Wet Brush. It's a hair brush with extremely flexible bristles so they don't tangle up in your hair and you can use it straight out of the shower. My hair is much too short for it and it is highly recommended by Alyson (she owns multiples which just goes to show you that it's well-loved!)



Quite honestly while I have samples of Amika products, I haven't actually tried them out on my hair yet. I just wanted to take this picture because I think their products have such cool packaging (a superficial reason for sure but I enjoy the slightly psychedelic experience I get when looking at their products)


Elin Bianco

The brand includes a winged horse, so why not?




CND have come out with a new line of polishes, a two-system line that promises a week's wear. Although I wasn't sure about the polish, I have heard great things about the topcoat that goes alongside it! 


Jessica Cosmetics

I don't know much about Jessica polishes but I do know that in the past, they were making lots of Chanel polish dupes. Their Spring 2014 collection look perfectly preppy for the upcoming season!



I saw their Glitter Off Base at the show but I haven't been wearing glitters as much so I didn't pick it up. Stephanie over at Aquaheart did pick it up and did a great review so be sure to check it out here!


OPI are also coming out with these Sheer Tints, unfortunately one of the colors was sold out but here are bottle pictures of three of them.




I got to see two of their recent Collections. This is Blush for Spring 2014


and this is Surreal from Fall 2013. Maybe I don't like change but I really preferred their original logo, it seems so plain in comparison.




I was introduced to the brand at the show and it's still a relatively new product. The brand consists of a Moisturizer and Beauty Ointment. Both are multi-purpose but the Moisturizer is touted as a petroleum jelly alternative. The product is a bit expensive but I love the idea of a petroleum jelly alternative and the beauty ointment is great on my cuticles. If you're vegan and looking for some new skincare, you might enjoy some of the Glycelene products!


BonBliss Beauty

To round out this post, I needed to mention BonBliss. This company makes my favorite body scrub, my scent of choice is their Mango Sorbet. It's wonderfully fruity with a sweetness and citrus kick that adds some depth. I prefer their Scrub 2 Go tins as a hand scrub but their Body Truffles are pretty cool too.


I really enjoyed going to the show. It is geared towards professionals but it allows plebs like me a chance to scope out new trends and products!

Disclaimer: I received a press pass to attend the show!


  1. So bummed I missed ISSE. I could've used another wet brush or 5...and paddle brushes?! Awesome.

  2. Sad I didn't see you there! Hopefully at The Makeup Show? :) Also, thanks a bunch for linking to me! :D

  3. Yes!! I'll be going to The Makeup Show :D I was stoked that you picked up the OPI Glitter Base, it's good to know that good ol' glue works just as well :P


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