When we went to the post office Monday afternoon, it was so crazy. We had about seven boxes and a few smaller packages, too! I know our post office people think I have some sort of shopping problem! I was super excited to see that among my spoils were my March IPSY Glambag, my latest Poshmark purchase, and my Spring Fab Fit Fun Box! Continue reading “Fab Fit Fun :: Spring 2018”
So Valentine’s Day is in TWO DAYS! I’m super excited because I have Marley after school that day. I’m going to make her a strawberry cake. It’s so nice to have more time to see her. But, back to the whole TWO DAYS UNTIL VALENTINE’S DAY thing. Continue reading “4 Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts”
A peek inside my June 2016 IPSY Glam Bag
Misfits. Rule breakers. Badass babes. The riot starts this June. We’re hitting the streets with serious sizzle and signature looks. Coloring outside the lines is encouraged. Sitting on the side of the lines is not.
How encouraging is that quote? I read it on my IPSY postcard and fell in love. I adore that IPSY encourages you to do you no matter what that might be. Awesome, right?
This month’s bag is so cool. It is the typical zipper style IPSY bag we love but with a killer graffiti print. it is one of the most fun bags I’ve gotten since I signed up for IPSY.
My favorite product this month is the Formula X nail polish in the shade “Wing Woman”. It’s a fun, bright hot pink perfect for summer and all of the bright prints that come with it. I wore this to work and got so many compliments on the shade. If you didn’t get this in your bag, go and grab it soon.
I just adore The Balm’s eyeshadows. I got another of the Meet Matt(e) Trimony shades a few bags back and it rocked. This shade (Matt Kumar) is a nice warm burgundy – perfect for those sunset eyeshadow looks that you see all over YouTube and Instagram this time of year. It’s slightly purple, so it would great with pink or purple shadows.
I really appreciate getting brushes in my glam bags because you can never really have too many makeup brushes. Especially blending brushes, right? This double ended brush by Royal & Langnickel is perfection. The bristles are so plush (every time I say plush it makes me think of the movie Sleepover – Steve is so plush 😛 ), soft, and fluffy. Plus, the teal color is fun!
I got another Be a Bombshell lip gloss in the shade “Secret”. Personally, I’m not a huge fan of their glosses because the consistency and color payoff is iffy. However, some people truly love them, so it is for sure a personal thing. This color is awesome, though. It is a lovely poppy pink with tons of sheen.
The last product this month is the Everything Balm by Delectable. I had no idea what to think of this when I first opened it. But guys, it will knock your socks off. So far, I’ve used it on my cuticles, split ends, chapped lips, and dry patches of skin and it has worked amazing for all of it. It is the perfect thing to toss in your purse – a “one and done” type of product.
This month’s glam bag – just like every month – has rocked.
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Spring is one of my favorite times of the year for fashion and makeup. I love wearing pastels, florals, and all sorts of pinks. What better way to welcome Spring than with 70 degree weather and a new glam bag? This weekend I got to wear sandals, boyfriend crops, and the goodies in my March IPSY bag – you could say it was a win in my book.
My favorite item from this month’s bag is the bag itself. I adore the coral and pale blue color scheme. It is beyond perfect for spring! I already tucked it into my purse for lippies.
My second favorite item is the OFRA Cosmetics eyeliner in Green Go. I wear green eyeliner year round, but switch to a lighter shade during the spring/summer months. The dark greenish black I prefer during the winter is too heavy in the spring. This green is just perfect and the OFRA eyeliners are insanely creamy and easy to use.
I really love the Beau Gachis eyeshadow brush. Lately I’ve been using Morphe brand brushes and they are amazing but this one is just as good. Insanely soft bristles, easy to use, and doesn’t waste product – there isn’t much more you could want in an eyeshadow brush.
The Aphrodite Olive Oil Eye Cream is heavenly. Last year I really started focusing on the ingredients that were NOT in my face and hair products. I avoid products that contain parabens, silicones, phthalates, alcohol, and sulfates so I was pretty freakin’ happy when I saw this product was following in the footsteps of the rest of my products. Aside from the awesome benefits of what isn’t in this product, there are so many amazing benefits from what is in the cream. Water is the first ingredient on the ingredient list and that’s fantastic. Your body needs and craves water, so using products on your skin and hair that have water in the top two or three ingredients is really beneficial. This eye cream is thick without being overpowering, has a light scent, and absorbs quickly. It leaves your eye area feeing soft and smooth while still being light enough to use under makeup.
IT Cosmetics included Bye Bye Under Eye full coverage anti-ageing waterproof concealer in the shade medium. I’m happy with the shade; it’s the right color for me. However, the concealer might not be right for me. It’s really thick and has a tendency to get cakey really fast. The first day I used it was a disaster, but the second day went much better. Day one I used my fingers and day two I used a damp Beauty Blender. The Beauty Blender thinned the concealer out nicely, but that took away some of the coverage which is a con in my book.
The last item included in this month’s bag is Model Co’s lip lacquer in socialite. I am so not a fan of this item. I love a good gloss, but this isn’t one of them. It is beyond sticky – like, stickier than those cheap glosses little kids get for holidays. The color payoff isn’t good either. It’s very patchy. The one thing I do love about this gloss is the color. It is super cute and perfect for spring. I think I’m going to give this to Marley – she loves when I give her “grown up” makeup!
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