Ah yes, IMATS.

The International Make-up Artist Trade Show that happens once a year in six fashion epicenters around the globe. Vendors, MUAs, industry celebrities, and professionals conjure to network, teach, shop, and promote all things makeup. The show is open to the public for two out of the three runnings days where makeup enthusiasts can stock up on both exclusive and permanent items at discount prices as well as learn tips and tricks from industry insiders.

I was fortunate enough to cover the debauchery on behalf of the KC You There team.

Upon walking around the show I decided to ask people, “What is the one makeup item in your collection that symbolizes NYC?”

Aside from the beauty aspect of IMATS, a distinguishing piece of the event is the special effects makeup. It was amazing to watch live application of prosthetics and body paint by some seriously skilled artists.

Face Off season 2 contestant, Athena Zhe, working her magic.

It was also exciting to get a glimpse of famous prosthetics and face chats from movies and TV shows in the IMATS Makeup Museum.

The original face test pull of E.T. and yes, you’re seeing it correctly, “The Situation” wig worn by Lester Holt on NBC’s weekend Today.

Special thanks to Laura Dee Photography for tagging along and taking in the inspiration with me!

Until next year,



2011 Casino Night for the Nassau County Firefighters 9-11 Exhibit & Memorial

The Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Educational Center is building a new exhibit and memorial dedicated to 9/11 and the Nassau County Volunteer Firefighters that gave the ultimate sacrifice on that day. KC You There, LLC will be teaming with Scotto Brothers and a number of Long Island organizations to host a “Casino Night“ on behalf of the Museum. This event will take place Wednesday, July 27th 2011 from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pmto help raise the needed $75,000 to complete the project.This night will include dinner, drinks, an outstanding auction and tons of fun with Casino games including Blackjack, Poker, Roulette, Craps & Texas Hold Em’. Guests will have the chance to win some great items with their earned casino money!
Fire departments in Nassau County are invited to participate and attend this event however ALL are welcome!The cost to attend is $100.00 per person and reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Included you will receive dinner, drinks, entertainment & $200 casino money.A table of ten may be purchased at $900. Further event details including registration, sponsorship & journal advertisement information can be downloaded from the Fox Hollow web site at:​m/blog/casino-fundraiser-f​or-nassau-firemans-museum-​education-center/

If you would like to donate to the cause with either a monetary or in-kind donation for our auction please email or call Vicki Colacicco at  516.224.8200. Below are a list of a few auction items you can look forward to seeing at this event!

Auction & Raffle Donations:

3-Year Lease on a 3-Series BMW courtesy Rallye BMW

(4) Park Hopper Passes to Walt Disney World

(6) month membership OR (6) private sessions to The Body Depot

(4) Mets Tickets 

(4) Tickets to Journey, Foreigner, Night Ranger at Jones Beach

(4) Tickets to Steve Miller Band at Westbury Theatre

Roots of Sea Cliff

Autographed Jets Football

Autographed Islanders Jersey

Getaway to Skytop Lodge (PA) 

Overnight Stay at OHEKA Castle

(2) Guests on Manhattan By Sail

Foursome at the Wallkill Golf Club (NY)

Seventh Street Cafe

Shiro of Japan


Newton Shows

Sip City

& Much More!

Come out to the Fox Hollow in Woodbury & show your support for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice!