February 2013 Ipsy Bag

Hello! This month’s IPSY (My Glam) Bag wasn’t as great as usual, but I am still excited to try out some of the products. February’s bag came with :

*PICTURES BELOW*

a deluxe sample of Lash Cards

a sample set of Coastal Scents “In The Spotlight” eyeshadow set

a sample of the Pixi Flawless & Poreless face primer

a sample size Pop Beauty Smoky Lash Kapow mascara in Smoky Black

and a large sample of  a MICA Beauty Cosmetics black gel eyeliner

I really like the Coastal Scents eyeshadow set and can’t wait to try it out more. The color sunbeam is really gorgeous and reminds me of MAC’s Woodwinked, but more golden. The MICA gel liner is very black and inky, so I’m excited to try that out even though gel eyeliners aren’t my favorite. The Pop Beauty mascara looks pretty generic; the wand is just a basic volumizing style and the consistency is medium (not wet, not dry). The Pixi primer feels nice in that it is not greasy or extra silicony. I do like that it says it is oil free, hydrating, and hypoallergenic, but I still feel that my Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation Primer is better. I probably will not try the Lash Cards because they seem messy and unnecessary.

Although I have been liking the addition of Coastal Scents eyeshadow samples, I hope that next month’s bag will contain more lip glosses like they did when it was still My Glam. Which bags do you like better? IPSY or the original My Glam?

 

 

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“Pumpkin” Fall Makeup Look

Hey! Don’t you just love fall? Fall is my absolute favorite time of year because it kicks off the holidays and the start of cooler weather. The seasonal Starbucks drinks don’t hurt either 😉 And who can endure fall without the BBW Leaves candle!? Anyways, Today I filmed a makeup tutorial inspired by fall and the beautiful orange color of pumpkins. Heres how to do it :

 

And here are the products I used ❤

October IPSY Bag !

Hey Everyone! I just got my October IPSY (formerly My Glam ) bag yesterday in the mail! So I thought I’d go ahead and blog about the products that came in it. Check out the video I made about them too :

Anyways I love the Pequi Oil Treatment by Couture Color! I’m so buying a big bottle of this stuff! I just rubbed a small amount into my hair after i got out of the shower and it made my hair so soft and shiny. I noticed my hair felt so healthy and soft throughout the day which was nice because I usually have super dry thin hair all the time no matter what products I use. My hair is fine, so I usually stay away from oils because it makes my hair look greasy even if i don’t apply much, but this one just added mega shine and softness with no side effects. Yay!

The Coastal Scents mini quad that came in this months bag was so tiny and cute! I wasn’t crazy about the bright colors because I’m more of a neutrals girl, but the pigmentation and blendability was good. My favorite color is “Paris Green”, it reminds me of the oxidized copper on the tops of very old european buildings. Also, it is kind of a play off of the “Car Key” color  trend right now. The colors are from right to left : Cloud White, Paris Green, Reef Blue, and Thunderous. 

The Mirenesse Lip Bomb in #4 is a glossy laquer stain that is extact dupe for the Bare Minerals Pretty Amazing Lip Color in pigmentation and consistency. And like the BM, it stays on ALL DAY! I love these lipstick/stain/gloss blends, so I’m thrilled to have discovered another brand that makes them!

The next two things I’m not super excited to write about because I mainly like to focus on the good products, not the bad. But, these two are just that…bad. The “What’s Your Type?” black mascara from The Balm is one of the worst mascaras I’ve ever tried. The wand is a strange blend of lengthening and volumizing bristles that just don’t work. It made my lashes really clumpy and spidery-in-a-bad-way looking. The formula is equally as strange but its mainly liquidy and just BAD! The Be A Bombshell eyeliner in onyx is pretty much the worst idea for an eyeliner ever. It’s the same size as a Crayola marker. Does that sound easy to use on a small area? Unless you go to costume parties everyday I wouldn’t purchase this, let alone attempt to use it ever.