Ipsy Glam Bag Sneak Peek / Early Access: September 2015

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Early Access to view your September 2015 Ipsy Glam Bag is live! Before you keep reading below, I’m just going to warn you I’m going to be a bit of a negative-nancy…I’m not super thrilled with this months bag. But if you check out my other reviews, I usually love them. If you aren’t familiar with Ipsy, feel free to check them out by clicking HERE. It’s a monthly subscription service that costs $10, and you receive 4-5 beauty products each month. Ipsy is awesome for anyone who wants to try out new beauty products, and I love my little collection of makeup bags that I get every month!

Here is what I’ll be getting in my September 2015 Ipsy Bag :

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So when I saw the first Ipsy September 2015 spoiler stating that every subscriber would be receive either a NYX Eyeshadow Trio or a GlamGlow Mask….I KNEW I, and most people, would be getting the (cheaply made and terribly pigmented) NYX Trio! I feel like Ipsy gives out a VERY limited number of the “high-end” samples, and its mostly to very well known youtubers/bloggers that will bring in more subscribers. To add some positivity to this, at least the nail polish I’m getting is in a color I MIGHT use when I actually do my own nails once every 5 years. I say “I do not like or have a use of this product” in the surveys, yet I have gotten them so often recently. I’m hoping this eyelash curler won’t be messed up and broken like the last one I received from Ipsy. I’m super stoked about the bronze eye pencil though! Hoping it is of good quality to make up for this months flop bag. Disclaimer: I understand Ipsy is for the purpose of testing sample products, I’m usually super happy with my bags, I just needed to put out a little rant on this one!

These are other items you might be receiving in your September 2015 Glam Bag :

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Looking at all of these amazing products makes me so sad! I would have loved to get some of these! I’m super jealous to any of you lucky ones out there, I hope you get everything you want in your September 2015 Glam Bag from Ipsy!


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Makeup Geek Eyeshadow & Blush Review & Swatches

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Back in November, I purchased 14 Makeup Geek Eyeshadows, 2 blushes, and a large Z Palette to put them in. It ended up being a pretty big purchase, $130. After hearing so many people rave about these shadows and seeing them in almost every single one of Jaclyn Hill’s Youtube videos, I decided to finally get some myself. I really had no idea of what I wanted, I looked at every single color and looked up swatches and favorites from other bloggers/youtubers. I’m really happy with the ones I picked out, and I have marked a few of my favorites for you all below. My “favorites” have a heart above the swatch, most of them I use every single day. I do love all of the colors though, just some are better for everyday wear. For some reason, I didn’t take a picture of the blushes in this palette before I started using it, but there is a swatch of them at the bottom!

Eyeshadow Pans: $5.99 each
Blush Pans: $9.99 each
Large, Black Z Palette: $20.00

firstIce Queen: Love this shade for inner corner and under the brow highlight!
Peach Smoothie: One of my all time favorites! I use this almost everyday as a transition and blending color.
Glamorous: Beautiful bronzy-shimmer color for the lid!
Cocoa Bear: Another all time fav, I personally use it in the outer edges of the eye. It’s the perfect warm-tone brown.

secondMocha: Usually use this color in my crease, and to create the “outer v” shape on smokey eyes.
Vanilla Bean: Gorgeous off-white color, looks beautiful on the inner half of the lid and under the brow.
Beaches & Cream: LOVE THIS SHADE. It’s few shades lighter than Peach Smoothie, I use this one too as a transition/all over lid color.
Creme Brulee: Another perfect warm brown color. It’s not as dark as Cocoa Bear, but very similar.

ThirdLatte: Yet another warm toned brown. Although these all seem similar, they each give a very different look when applied onto the eye.
Barcelona Beach: This one isn’t as warm in tone, and it looks really good when going for a darker eye look.
Shimma Shimma: FAVORITE inner corner highlight. It’s just so beautiful and shimmery, I LOVE it.
Cinderella: Very similar to Shimma Shimma, just tinted pink. It’s very beautiful and girly.

fourthCosmopolitan: I’ve gotten SO many compliments on this eyeshadow. I use my Mac Fix+ to wet it after I have some on a brush, and just pack it onto my lid. It looks beautiful in combination with Coca Bear!
Mercury: Although I don’t personally use this shade much, it is a really pretty space grey/silver color. I have been trying to stay away from super dark colors and black…since that is all I used to wear in high school!
Spell Bound (Blush): I fell in love with this blush the first time I used it. Its the most perfect shade for me and looks really good with the shadows I marked as favorites.
First Love (Blush): When I ordered this, I expected it to look different when actually wearing it. Personally, I don’t think this blush can be worn alone. Sometimes I mix it with a little bit of Spell Bound, or use it as a soft highlight right above Spell Bound, but never alone. It’s just way too pale in my opinion.

I’m so glad I finally ended up purchasing these. Although it can start to add up in price, in the long run you will save money because you are just buying shades that you want. I know I have tons of palettes that have 8+ colors in them and I only use 2-4. Now I can pick exactly what colors I want and when I hit pan, I can just order another one for $5.99! Can’t beat that!

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All Over Lid & Crease: Peach Smoothie, Beaches & Cream
Inner Corner/Lid: Vanilla Bean & Shimma Shimma
Outer Lid & Crease: Creme Brulee & Cocoa Bear
Liner: Stila Stay All Day WaterProof Liquid Liner & Urban Decay Perversion
Mascara: L’Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black

Ipsy Glam Bag Subscription Review: January 2015

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Another month, another IPSY glam bag! I know its been awhile, I got really caught up in the holiday season but I’m back now and I can’t wait to get back into the blogging world. I received my January 2014 2015 Ipsy bag in the mail just a few days ago. If you aren’t familiar with Ipsy, feel free to check them out by clicking HERE. It’s a month subscription service that costs $10, and you receive 4-6 beauty products each month. I absolutely love ipsy and have been subscribed for two years now!

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» Elizabeth Mott – All Over Shadow Brush
PINK! I was super excited to get this because you can never have enough brushes, AND it was pink. It’s super soft and dense, I will probably be using it for blending more than anything.

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» (MALIN+GOETZ) – Mojito Lip Balm
Excited to try this out! It has a very simple and basic formula, hopefully it won’t be as drying as other lip balms, which is ironic.

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» Nourish Organic – Renewing Eye Cream
I already love this brand. I’ve purchased their full size face cleanser and face lotion because of ipsy. I will definitely be using this!

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» Pacifica – Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow
Gorgeous color, honestly was not expecting it to be so pigmented. I’m just very guilty of never using all the single shadow pots I have…palettes are just so much more convenient.

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» BelláPierre – Shimmer Powder
Ugh, yes. I was hoping to get this beautiful white shade over the other two that were being given out. This is going to look amazing as an inner corner highlight. Also, superrrrr pigmented!

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» Benefit – Posie Balm
BONUS ITEM! I finally stumbled upon this before it was sold out! I had over one thousand extra ipsy points that I just kept forgetting to spend. This little baby costed me 500, but better than just letting them expire, right? I was kinda disappointed because what you see here…is literally all of it. I was expecting at least a little more product. But I understand it is a sample size and it is a higher end brand. Either way, its still really cute and very moisturizing!

Thanks for reading & see you next month!

Moda VoxBox: October/November 2014

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I was BEYOND excited when I received an email saying I was eligible for the Moda VoxBox. I had also received the previous Vitality VoxBox, but it definitely wasn’t as awesome as this one! If you’re interested in getting a VoxBox check out Influenster.com, it’s totally free and you basically just post reviews about products. I didn’t have to pay ANYTHING and all the reviews you give are your own honest opinions. I’m so happy I received this box because it had many things that I actually will use in it. Thanks Influenster!

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• Clairol, Hair Food: $14.99

I had never heard of this product before, it’s apparently new. I wasn’t too sure how to use it either, the bottle said to use on damp hair, comb, and wash out. I decided to use it in the shower and now I use it twice a week instead of my conditioner. It makes my hair feel sooooo soft, I love it! I will for sure be using the coupon I received to purchase other products in this line.

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• Swiss Miss, Simply Cocoa: $2.29 per box

Now that we have entered the winter months, this was a nice treat to get in my VoxBox. I’m sure I will end up using it, because the Keurig hot chocolates just aren’t cutting it for me.

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• Rimmel London, ScandalEyes Rockin’ Curves Mascara- #003 Extreme Black: $5.99

I was SO EXCITED to see beauty items in this box! I’m a makeup fanatic and I’ve been waiting for a VoxBox that included makeup. Honestly though, I was a bit disappointed with this mascara. I thought it would be amazing but in reality, the brush was just too large and couldn’t coat my lashes properly. I felt as if barely any product was getting on them.

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• Rimmel London, Moisture Renew Lipstick- #360 As You Want Victoria: $6.99

At first the color turned me off of this lipstick. I don’t think reds or dark colors look good on me. I usually am always wearing a nude, pink, or peach colored lipstick. But when I tried this color on for the first time I didn’t think it looked that bad on me. I did end up giving it my mom though, since she likes colors like this and needed a lipstick anyways. The formula was awesome, and I wouldn’t be against looking at other colors from this line of lipstick!

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• Rimmel London, Moisture Renew Lip Liner- Universal Transparent Lip Liner: $5.99

At first I thought this was a white eyeliner and I was ecstatic. I don’t really use lipliners too much, but I was willing to give this one a try. I would describe it as more of a lip primer, I guess. It made my lipstick last longer and helped it not bleed out from my lips. I don’t see myself using it everyday, but on occasions i definitely will!

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• Resource, Natural Spring Water: $1.49

I’ve never heard of this brand before, and it just tasted like normal water! Not too much to say about it…

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• Jergens, Ultra Healing Lotion: $5.99

I love little baby travel size bottles of stuff! Not kidding, I’ve been asked about 3 times if I have lotion in my purse from people in my classes in the past month. Well, now I do! My hands get dry in the winter, so the timing was perfect on this one.

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• Puffs, Soft Pack Tissues: $2.49

Everyone needs travel tissues! I ended up putting one of the packages in my car, since I always need a tissue and never have one. These are just the basic tissues, not ones infused with lotion or anything like that. But they are still soft!

Thanks for reading! Be sure to check out Influenster for a chance to get a VoxBox in the future!

Ipsy Glam Bag Subscription: November 2014

 It’s that time of the month again…IPSY BAGS have arrived! If you aren’t familiar with Ipsy, basically it is a beauty/makeup subscription service that charges $10 a month. Your $10 gets you 4-5 beauty items and an adorable bag. Some months they are awesome, and others are just a miss. This month the theme was Girl Meets Glitter, and I was quite satisfied with the products I received! I personally think it is worth the $10, the bags alone would cost you that at a store. You fill out surveys and questions about the products you receive, and then they try to give you more products that you actually like. I would definitely check it out if you haven’t already! If you want, click HERE to go to the Ipsy website via my referral link.

• Be A Bombshell Cosmetics: Eye Base- Submissive

This shade is absolutely GORGEOUS. I used it the other day before doing a neutral smokey eye, and I loved it. It’s just a very pretty bronzy-gold color with some shimmer. It’s perfect for me! Probably my favorite item from this months bag!

           

• J. Cat Beauty: Wonder Lip Paint- Red Potion

I’m not a red lipstick kind of girl at all. I think I’ve tried it maybe twice, and took it off immediately. I just don’t like how it looks on me, I prefer nudes, pinks, and peaches so much more. I was looking on the J. Cat Beauty website and they have tons of gorgeous colors in their Lip Paint’s. I really wish they would have given out something I would actually wear. That being said, I loved the formula and you can’t beat the price of these ($4.99)! I might end up buying a few in colors that I like just because of how awesome the product is.

•Elizabeth Mott: you’re so FINE Eyeliner- Glitterati

Okay, I’m totally down to try anything that has the word glitter in it. Basically, this liquid eyeliner is a jet black color with silver glitter in it. I really liked it for just normally lining my eyes, but when i tried to do a cat eye, it was a disaster. I will probably end up using it in the future just as a lash-line liner!

•TEMPTU: S/B Highlighter- Pink Pearl

I was SOOO excited when I saw I was getting this in my bag!! I absolutely love highlighters and this is the best liquid highlighter I’ve ever used. I really don’t like the Benefit High Beam because, for some reason, it always just messes up my makeup wherever I put it. But this TEMPTU highlighter doesn’t effect the underlying makeup at all. It’s so gorgeous and subtle too. I have a feeling I’ll be using the whole bottle very soon.

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•Marc Anthony: Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Volume Shine Hairspray

Although getting a hairspray in your bag may seem boring, I personally love getting the little baby bottles of products. I always save mine and use them for when I travel or might need to carry one somewhere.

Be sure to check out Ipsy and get on the waiting list NOW so you too can start getting bags in the upcoming months!!

Thanks for reading,

It Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Palette: Review

I recently purchased the It Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Palette, it was an impulse buy that I do not regret! It currently retails for about $38 at Ulta. I got mine when it was first released on QVC.com and was on sale in a bundle. I love that this palette encompasses /almost/ everything I would need to complete an everyday look. It’s perfect for travel since it is all confined in a slim case. The palette includes CC+ Bronzer, Blush, and Brightening Powder.

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My favorite product out of the 3 is definitely the blush! It’s a gorgeous matte pink shade that can be warn to look natural, or built up to your preference. Same with the bronzer, I’m very fair so I don’t like bronzers that are SUPER dark. This bronzer is perfect for that, especially on days I’m just going to school and don’t want to appear too over done. As for the brightening finishing powder, I don’t really notice anything, as seen in the swatch below you can’t see it much. But I do still use it under my eyes and other places I might want a subtle highlight. It doesn’t make my concealer crease or anything like that, so I like to use it as a setting powder over concealer in places that tend to become cakey.

Thanks for reading,

Ipsy Glam Bag Subscription: October 2014

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I LOVE ipsy, it’s by far my favorite and best makeup subscription website. I’ve been subscribed for a little over a year now, and have gotten so many goodies that are definitely worth the money! If you don’t know what ipsy is, basically you pay $10 a month for a custom glambag filled with 4-5 products based on your taste profile. Sometimes you get products you love, and sometimes you don’t. But, I love trying new products and I feel like for only $10, it’s worth it to me. I also love the little collection of makeup bags that I have now! If you want to check out and join ipsy, whether you ever subscribe or not, please click HERE so I will gain points! There is a waiting list, so i suggest signing up now rather than later. Thank you in advance! wink

Here is what I received in my October 2014 ipsy bag:

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KISS – iENVYbyKISS Lashes, Beyond Naturale Demi Wispies:

I was SO HAPPY when I saw these in my bag! There were other lashes that were being given out that were really unnatural looking and thick. I never would have worn them. So when I saw I got these, I was excited. I don’t wear falsies too often but when I do I will definitely be picking up these!

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Ayres – Patagonia Body Butter:

I like the smell of this body butter. It’s not really scented, it just has a natural fresh smell to it. I like the cute little jar it came in too!

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Starlooks Lip Gloss, Guilty Pleasure:

I was a little disappointed by the size of this product. In the past, Starlooks has always given full size items. But still, the lip gloss is a cute pink shade that I will certainly use.

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Épicé International – Purifying Exfoliant:

I loveeeeeee exfoliators! I’ve gotten a few from ipsy and have used them all. I tend to get dry skin on my nose, which can make my makeup look bad around that area. So I’m really glad I got this in my bag!

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MicaBeauty – Mineral Eye Shadow, Harlequin:

I really do like the formula and pigment of these eyeshadows. I’m just not a fan of this color. It’s like…a metallic-y grey/green. I can see myself using it in small doses, though! I love the shimmer in the eyeshadow too.

Thanks for reading and be sure to check out ipsy!