Friday, August 29, 2014

Ipsy Glam Bag August 2014

This was my first Ipsy bag since the beginning of the year, I finally was able to get off of the waiting list again so I was super excited to have my little pink package back in my mail box...

If you aren't familiar with Ipsy it's a makeup subscription for only $10 a month. Each month you will receive a makeup bag with 4-6 beauty products, most are deluxe sized & some full size. I've had Ipsy for over a year and have always received more than my $10 worth!

This month's theme was "Beauty Schooled" there were 17 total products that were up for grabs. Although there were some other things I would have liked to received I was very happy with my bag this month! Everything will get used for sure.

Urban Decay 24/7 velvet glide on eye pencil in Plushie (purple)
.03oz size - $12

This was defiantly the product I wanted most. I love UD eyeliners so very glad to add this one to my collection. Although I doubt I will totally line my entire eye in purple eyeliner it is pretty on my lower lash line. Also if you've never used UD 24/7 eyeliner it really does last a long time.

J.Cat flying solo eyeshadow in Half Naked
This is a full size product for $2.99
I have a few J.Cat products I've received from Ipsy before and so far so good. I'll add this to the collection and use it up eventually I'm sure.

BH Cosmetics blush sampler duo.
I estimated about $2? Seems about right..
I love everything I've ever purchased from BHC myself they never disappoint and this was not exception. Although a small duo they will both no doubt get used up & maybe even purchased in a full size from BHC myself.

Jersey Shore Sun Mongongo lip conditioner in mandarin green orange ginger
& Klorane extra gentle dry shampoo with oat milk
 I was excited to receive both as I love lip balms & dry shampoo. The lip balm feels great on my lips but I hate the flavor. It's so gross. Will be tossing it since I've already used it but I was very satisfied with the dry shampoo this could possibly be a product I will purchase if I can find it in stores.
Jersey Shore Lip Conditioner/full size - $5.50
Klorane dry shampoo/full size - $8.99
Overall I was satisfied with my products & I'll reuse the cute little white & orange polka dot bag for something. With an estimated value of over $30 I think it was well worth $10! If you haven't signed up for Ipsy I suggest you go ahead & do so.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Ipsy Spoilers: August 2014

Spoiler #1 :
*Perversion Mascara
*24/7 Velvet Glide on eye pencil in Plushie
Both are awesome but something in me wants that purple eyeliner! Not sure why since I am usually all about mascara but we shall see!
Spoiler #2:
*Dr.Brandt pores no more
*Lord & Berry Kajal silk eye pencil
*Coastal Scents Wineberry palette
*Manna Kadar shimmer lotion
*J.Cat flying solo eyeshadow
*Coastal Scents Blush/Bronzer duo
Spoiler #3
*Jersey Shore Mongongo Lip Balm
*Bee all natural organic grapefruit lipbalm
*You're the balm in either Grape or Green Apple
Spoiler #4
* Dr. Brandy pores no more
* Paula's choice skincare clear Ultra-Light daily mattifying fluid SPF 30+
*Glam Glow youthmud tinglexfoliant treatmeant
*Free your mane reviving spray
*Strivectin Present Perfect Antioxidant defense lotion
*Klorane dry shampoo with oat milk
*Cali cosmetics Evulcano body lotion

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Recent Beauty Haul - Black Friday & CVS Winter beauty clearance

Just the makeup I've bought in the past week...I don't usually buy this much makeup in one week but Black Friday and CVS winter beauty clearance happen to fall right around the same time so here I am (:

My picture from Instagram of my shopping bag!

a little of everything, I had two of the Rimmel mascaras and two of the Airspun powders but I already gave those to my mama, gotta keep her stocked up too! (The Milani lipstick was NOT clearance but on sale for $2.99 this week, everything else is clearance!)
Nothing in my CVS is stickered with clearance stickers yet and they told me maybe not even until January but I just took products I seen on other blogs and scanned them, some came up clearance others did not but hopefully soon! This is 5 different trips in the past three days with a total combined savings of $155.26!!
I'm not going to list everything but the things that stood out to me as a GREAT buy were..
*Coty AirSpun loose powder for $1.82 (bought 2!)
*Physicians Formula shimmer strips (bronzer, blush, eyeshadow) $3.45 (saved over $10 on this item)
*Revlon Just Bitten balm stains in Darling & Precious for $2.25 apiece (almost $7 in savings apiece) 
*Rimmel Max Volume mascara for $1.95 (bought two)
*Revlon Colorstay Mineral Lipglaze for $2.45
*L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes starter kit (Mascara, eyeliner & pencil sharpener for $7.89!
*Sally Hansen Colorfast lip balm pencils for $1.22 each! (bought 3)
*Nicole by OPI polish from the Selena Gomez and Modern Family collections regular $7.99 each I bought for $1.99 each
*NYC liquid shine lip glosses in Midtown Mulberry & Big Apple Spice for .49 cent each!
*Lipsmaker Party Pack chapsticks (8piece) for $2.49 regular $9.99!
**I'll more than likely will go back for more as new items become available & to grab some repeats for stocking stuffers!
Selena Gomez & Modern Family nail polish collections by Nicole by OPI for $1.99 at CVS, no clearance stickers still!
 Black Friday!
I didn't do any major beauty shopping on Black Friday I was on the prowl for boots, ended up with 3 pair... but I did pick up a few things here and there.

Bath & Body had Buy 3 Get 3 Free so I grabbed some things for gifts but also grabbed myself these two sprays & a matching Pink Chiffon body wash. It's such a girly scent, I'm in love plus its pink! I also purchased a few 3 wick candles because they were on sell, smell amazing and they last forever!

While waiting for other stores to open we stopped in Big Lots just to see what they had going on and I ended up with a WNW eye lash curler for .70 cent, WNW Natural wear pressed powder (never heard of this before) and 6 Rimmel vinyl jelly lip liners , they came in 2 packs that were $2.00 apiece so basically $1.00 per lip liner. I was impressed.
 Target - 3 pack of EOS lipbalms for $7.99 (pomegranate raspberry, sweet mint & vanilla bean (limited edition) and Sonia Kashuk concealer stick
Not Pictured ( Too Faced Better than Sex mascara &
 Too Faced perfect eyes eyeliner) both were deluxe sizes & at Sephora for $10 for the set, I've been wanting to try BTS mascara so I figured $10 for the mascara and eyeliner was a decent deal!
My best friend Heather & I waiting in line for Kohls to open!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

NYX Lipstick & Lipgloss Swatches

Swatches of my current NYX lip collection. I've split them up into 4 different categories since I have products from 4 of their different lip lines...enjoy my loves!


First up NYX Glam Aqua Luxe lipstick - The aqua part is right it feels moisturizing like lip balm but its lipstick, and these are defiantly glam, they are stock full of glitter, very fine glitter so its not chunky feeling on your lips, these are quite fabulous!
Both pictures L to R: Pink Jewel, Aurora, Glory, Holistic, Splendid, & Elusive

NYX Lip Smacking Fun Colors lipsticks - The packaging is different but these are from the same line
No glitter just regular lipsticks that wear fabulously .
Both pictures L to R: Jupiter & Violet Ray (my current favorite for fall!)

NYX Glam Aqua Luxe lipgloss
glittery & fabulous just like the lipstick version
Both pictures L to R: Disco Playground, High Society &  Paint the Town

NYX Butter gloss
So if you haven't been using these soft buttery sweet smelling glosses you need to get them asap! My most favorite NYX lip product of them all.
Both pictures from L to R: Merengue, Crème Brulee & Apple Strudel

Friday, November 15, 2013

Ipsy December 2013 Spoilers

I know some of you haven't even received your November bag and here I am talking about December. A few months ago this spoiler leaked but I felt like it was kind of irrelevant to post it and take the spot light off of the Ipsy bag that was current at the moment.  But now since my November bag has came lets move on to December.

Starrily Nail polish in Bzzz Bzzz
I know Ipsy sends out a lot of Nailtini so this will be a fun new polish to try for some of us. I'm not very fond of yellow but this may look nice over the top of another color since it seems to be confetti pieces (?)
Ok I know I had a head start on Ipsy's December bag but these are the spoilers that Ipsy has sent out so far!
Pop beauty eye shadows...I'm excited to try Pop eye products!

I think these are the "One Stick" by be a Bombshell, so far I have been impressed with this brand so this a familiar face I'm glad to see back in the bag!
I am a big NYX fan so I would LOVE to get the NYX lip stick in my bag, I probably already have every color but oh well I love them. I've also been taking a liking to lip pencils and crayons so I wouldn't be disappointed with that either..!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Ipsy My Glam November 2013

It has arrived, it did seem kinda strange since my bag came while I was at work today and then this evening around 6pm they sent me an email saying it was on its way...ok? When I first seen my Glam Room I was slightly disappointed...yes I understand this is a subscription box and they send you what they want but let me explain. Obviously when the spoilers come out I'm like oh I want this or oh I don't want that but I received the Starlooks eye pencil in the silverish purple color, yay that's fun but then my EM makeup product was a grey eye liner ... I mean I feel like I received the same product twice which is not cool. But what I'm saying is I wish Ipsy would have looked more into it what everyone was receiving and tried to make the EM product something different than what was already in the bag. With that being said lets look at my bag!

November 2013 Ipsy
polish, lashes, bronzer, eyeliners, and a lip crayon and that bag!!! I love that bag!
I've never tried the Kiss brand lashes but I'm always game for new lashes!
I've also been running low on my holy grail bronzer but I've made myself not buy anymore because I knew I was getting a bronzer from Pixi in my bag.
Pixi bronzer!
Nailtini polish in Caviar Cocktail!
(the swatch on my nail is one coat & this stuff dries fast!)
Starlooks amethyst gem pencil eyeliner
And this is the EM waterliner intense color eye liner
Be a Bombshell lip crayon in Shameless
Swatches - L to R: Starlooks eye liner in Amethyst, EM intense color eye liner & Shamless Bombshell lip crayon (great colors, great pigmentations)
EM waterliner intense liner color- $20
Be a Bombshell lip crayon - $14
Nailtini polish - $13
Pixi Bronzer- 3.2 grams - $5
Starlooks Gem eye pencil- $14
Kiss everEZlash double pack- $5
I paid $10 for this bag but all of my total products combined were over $70! Um wowwwww. I am so impressed even if I did get two eyeliners. All of my products were FULL SIZE except the Pixi bronzer but its still a really nice deluxe size.
Do yourself a favor and sign up now!!!! Really it's totally worth it!
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sephora Haul!

Benefit - How to Look the Best at Everything - $30
Sephora Exclusive

A few weeks ago I received a small sample of the Benefit Hello Flawless foundation and wanted to try it out for more than a day but I didn't want to quite splurge on a full bottle so exclusive to Sephora they have this set with Porefessional, Hello Flawless, two shades of  boi-ing concealer and Hello Flawless powder, for only $30 this a really great way to try out Benefit products and see how they all work together.
Sephora Black Magic palette. I didn't have time to swatch the entire thing but I've bought another Sephora palette (Desert Palette) and I use it all the time. Sephora has great eye shadows!

Charlotte Ronson eye shadow quad
I've never owned anything from CR so I thought this would be a good start.

Swatches from the Charlotte Ronson quad.
I had the option to use some of my points I've earned and I've been looking to try Kat Von D products so I'll let you know how this goes.
For spending $25 or more you get to pick one of four sample bags, I'm not really impressed with anything in this bag, so I'm not even sure why I picked it. I am excited to try the Smashbox mascara but the rest of it I've tried and don't like or something I wouldn't be interested in. To the stocking stuffer pile they go!
& then my 3 samples I picked.
(I also bought false eyelashes from Sephora & I'm not sure why I didn't get a picture of them)