Ipsy June 2018 |Flying Colors

Fun fact of the day: Morning Stars veggie burgers are really good. I am not sure why I waited so long to try them!

An other fun fact, which I am sure you know, June is pride month for the LGBTQ+ community πŸ’œ

This has inspired this months Ipsy bag. The bags them self were of different shades from the rainbow, and different hues of the shades. I would have loved just a roygbv bag. But oh well!

Biobelle Sheet Masks #Unicornglow

I really enjoy Biobelle Masks. They are cruelty free, vegan, and pretty clean for inexpensive Masks! I got two of the same kind. Unicorn glow sounds pretty trendy and interesting.

Pixi Glow Tonic *Mini Size *

I have wanted to try the Glow Tonic for ages but just never picked it up. Pixi is a cruelty free brand sold at target. Be expecting a review on this product!

Makeup Forever Step 1 Primer *Trial Size*

Well, MUF is not cruelty free. Passing this along to a friend.

Doucce Luscious Lip “Holiday Getaway” *Mini*

Doucce is pending on the Logical Harmony Cruelty Free brand list. But none the less, this shade is just not for me.

I don’t even know how to describe it. But, I don’t like it.

Luxie 245 Small Shader

Y’all know by now that Luxie is my FAVORITE brush brand! One of my pictures was actually on their insta story last week!!!

Anyway, super excited about this small shader.

I would say this month is worth it for the three out of the five items I am keeping! Technically four out of six because there were two Masks.

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Ipsy February β€˜18 | Unzipped

What is it? A monthly beauty bag that contains 4-5 deluxe sample to full size beauty products.

How much does it cost? $10 per month!

The Ipsy February 2018 bag is something I have really been looking forward to. Not just because the products, but because of the messages. The theme of the month is “unzipped ” and is all about body positivity and re-defining the term “sexy”.

I inserted a picture of the card for you to read for your self. It may not come with useful product info, but I really love the positive message.

The bag itself is pretty cute. It’s a dusty pink canvas with black lace. I am going to use this to store things in my purse.

Now, for the bags contents

Eva Nyc Freshen Up Dry Shampoo $5.99 (full size)

I love these little dry shampoos. Perfect for travel. Eva NYC is a Cruelty Free brand, so I can actually use this. I hope I like it, the full size is inexpensive.

Bubble T Macaroon LipBalm $3.66

Where I live the weather is pretty crazy. One day it’s 50 the next it is 17. It’s pretty much hell for lips. This lip balm is made of essential oils, is Cruelty Free, and taste like fruit loops! I have tried it a bit and it makes my lips feel great. The packaging is pretty cute too.

Ofra Liquid Lipstick “Ipsy Unzipped” $19

I really enjoy the formula of Ofra’s liquid lipsticks. I am always happy to add a new one to my collection.

The matte berry shade is stunning and made just for Ipsy.

Estate Dew Me Baked Highlight “After Hours” $10

I reviewed the Estate liquid lip in “shade” a while back. I loved it and I am very glad to see more for the brand- and too see more on the site! I am making an order for their other liquid lip shade and the two other baked highlights.

I think the shade is really pretty. I will definitely be including this gem in some looks. I love finding inexpensive Cruelty Free with quality products.

Bang Beauty Blush “Cheeky” $20

I have a ton of blush, but I keep using the same three. I am going to throw this one in the mix to try and kick that habit.

I don’t own one quite this dark, so I hope it looks good on my fair skin. If not I think it would look nice on my mom. Bang Beauty is Cruelty Free!

That is it for my bag this month. I am very happy. I will and can use everything. Another month with a fully Cruelty Free bag and with almost all full-size items!

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Ipsy January 2018 | I will conquer…

What is it: A monthly subscription that delivers beauty and makeup items. Full and deluxe sample size.

How much is it: $10 a month. You can purchase different subscription lengths.

It’s the first subscription box post of the new year, and I’m pretty excited. Subscription services make me happy, it’s like a surprise every month. I am looking into some new ones for the new year as well.

But for now, let’s see what the Ipsy mailer brought me. BTW; I wanted to take the shots a bit differently, my lighting was really really bad.

Global Care Beauty Charcoal Wash Off Mask $1.97 a packet

I really want to focus on bettering my health this year, and that includes my skins health. A new face mask is a great way to start. This brand is inexpensive, PH balanced, Hypo-allergenic, and not tested on animals.

Bellapiere Cosmetics Stayput Brow Gel $25

Bellapiere is a hit or miss brand for me. Some things I love to death, and others I never want to look at again. But, they are Cruelty Free, so I give everything I get from them a chance.

This product is full size and I think it will be a good match for me.

I tried smudging it, it does it. But, I do want to address the brush that came with it.

I apologize, I though this was a lip brush. I am a bit tempted to try it on my brows.

The Balm Mary Lu-Manizer full-size retail $24

This is one of my favorite highlights. It isn’t Too in your face, and it works great as an eyeshadow. This is obviously a sample size. I do have the full size, so I will be passing the mini along, but it’s still a great product to receive.

So pretty!

So Susan Liquid Matte “Pumpkin” $14

This product is also full-size. I haven’t really tried much from So Susan, so I am glad I get to try a product from them. They are Cruelty Free.

The shade is really pretty. The formula feels comfortable swatched and it dried down nicely.

Vasanti Kajal Waterline Eyeliner “intense black” $19

I have problems with product staying in my waterline. It’s not like my eyes are always watery, the product just sort of disappears, for lack of a better word.

This liner is extremely black, and didn’t smudge on my arm. Luckily, Vasanti is Cruelty Free, so if this liner saves me from my waterline woes, I can get more!

That’s my Ipsy bag for this month. I am very pleased with this bag. Everything is Cruelty Free and almost everything is full size. $83.97 value for $10! πŸ‘πŸ‘ two thumbs up Ipsy, great showing!

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Ipsy December 2017 | Snow Globe

What it is: A beauty subscription that includes 4-5 deluxe sample and full sized products.

Cost: $10

This months Ipsy is in, and it’s giving me serious winter vibes!

The bag is a cute metallic silver, with silver glitter at the top and accented with Tiffany blue on the zipper and inside the bag. I love it!

Let’s see what’s inside…

Quai Hair Oil

Quai is a pretty pricey hair care brand, I do believe. I love hair oils. I have really dry and frizzy hair, so they always come in handy.

Smashbox Always On Gel Liner “Fishnet”

I love smashbox liners! I can always use another black pencil.

The swatch for this one stayed on for ages and did not smudge. I can’t wait to see how well it lasts on the eyes!

Rodial Glamolash Mascara XXL

I love trying mascaras, and I am pretty sure the babies work better than the fullsizesπŸ˜‚. I believe Rodial is CF, correct me if I am wrong! I will let you know how this one works for me.

Rimmel Stay Matte Primer

Sadly, Rimmel is not CFπŸ˜–. I will be passing this Primer on to someone else. I think this is the full-size, too bad I won’t be using it.

Luxie 239 Precision Shader Brush

Luxie makes my favorite brushes, so I am always extremely grateful when I receive one in my subscription boxes! This brush is extremely soft, and is going to come in handy when deepening my outer lid and crease.

That is it for my Ipsy bag! What did you get this month? Comment below!

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Ipsy Offer | Sunset Monochromatic Collection β˜€οΈ

*This set is no longer available, but there are some pretty neat sets currently available.*

Y’all know I love these Ipsy offers, and I really love sharing them with you. I am a super nosy person so seeing what is in sets other people purchase makes me happy, so I just assume everyone is the same way. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

Em Cosmetics Infinite Lip Cloud “Faded Clementine ” $16 FullSize Some how I have never tried an Em product, even though I have been subscribed to Ipsy for a pretty long time. From what I could tell the packaging wasn’t too impressive and the products were about the same. From this lip color I have to disagree. The packaging is beautiful, and I love the shade and the light weight formula.

I can not wait to try it out on my lips and update y’all.

Ofra Blush/eyeshadow “country road”$15 I really love Ofra products. Their pressed powders are always so pigmented.

I am really loving the orange blush trend. By the way, the pigmentation is BOMB.

Pink Pewter eyeshadow “Kua Bay” $3.50 Value I have never heard of this brand before. I have browsed their site though. Everything is very affordably priced and seems to be largely vegan and gluten free.

The pigmentation is great. I think this shade is stunning and pretty unique. Orange with a satin finish. Their shadows come in 3 sizes, I think that’s cool. This one is the small.

Dirty Little Secret Eyeshadow “Teaser” $12 This shadow is the perfect warm toned, matte transition shade. I have never tried a DLS shadow, but so far I am impressed. They have a $38 Palette, I am tempted to pick it up.

The formula is so soft. I think I am going to be reaching for this Single a lot. I need to get another magnetic palette so I can start depotting more shadows!

Nomad Intense Eyeshadow “Cohiba” $7.20 I love bronze shadows. No matter how much I want to try colorful eyeshadows, I always reach for neutrals. My boyfriend has even pointed this out and it’s only been around three months we have been together. Granted we were friends for much longer.🀣 The point of my rambling is, I always welcome a new neutral shadow from a brand I haven’t tried before.

Holy pigmentation! Do y’all see that! That’s one swipe! It’s stunning. I am so excited to try this little angle in a look!

Doucce Freematic Blush “Orange Zen” $14.50 Value I think I am the only Ipsy sub yet to get a product from Doucce, until now anyway.

Like I said, I am digging the orange/coral blushes. I will probably get a ton of use out of this shade. Have any of y’all built a palette or whatever from the freematic system? Let me know, I would love to see it.Pacifica Nail Polish “Desert Princess” $8.99 I am trying to clear out my nail polish collection. I rarely paint my nails, so I am trying to make sure all the polishes I own are clean. This one from Pacifica definitely is. I think this shade will be perfect for the spring and summer!

Guys, for $15 I got products valuing around $77!! Is that not awesome!?

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Fresh Garden Manuka Honey Nutrition Mask

For some reason my trip to KY destroyed my skin. I am not sure if it was all the junk food or playing with the animals at the animal shelter. But my skin is MAD.

I just want to say, volunteering at the animal shelter with my family was so much fun, a litter of kittens slept in my arms. I wanted to take all the animals home. Leaving them all behind was so hard. We all got emotional me, my 9 year old sister, my 19 year old brother, his girl friend (who is like another sister to me), and my step mom all cried! I just wanted to share that little story!

Back to the purpose of this post!

I got this sheet mask some how from Ipsy, and I really wanted to see if it would nourish my angry skin back to its, somewhat content self.

This mask is 5 free, there are no..

  • Imidazolidinyl Urea
  • Chlorphenesin
  • Mineral oil
  • Colorant
  • Triethanolamine

It is also 3 layers, which supposedly helps to absorb the “essence” into the skin.

It is made of Manuka Honey and violet flower extract to deeply provide nourishment and a moisturizing effect to even out skin tone.

Initial Thoughts:

The mask itself felt very fibrous. I also thought that it smelt a lot like off brand sprite. Not sure why.

The sheet mask fit my face very nicely. I find it difficult to get sheet mask to fit my face shape. I am not sure what’s wrong with my face shape, besides my disproportionate forehead. I think I have what many call a “five head”.

Here is me with the mask on! Covers really everything it need it to!

Thoughts after use:

The mask left my skin feeling very moisturized and it appeared less dull. I am actually very happy with the results!

HOWEVER, I can’t find anything online about this mask. Not the price, no where to order it, but most importantly I can’t find the brands CF stance.

That being said, would I repurchase? I don’t know, can I ever repurchase it? The lack of information scares me, so I may just pass on repurchasing this mask, even though I was very pleased with it.

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Ipsy Nov 2017 | All you

A few nights ago I had a dream that Ipsy started to include product info and prices on their cards. I am here to tell you that dreams don’t always come true and that the card is still pointless.

This bag though, is super cute. I love the blues and the fabric and zipper seem to be of great quality. πŸ‘

Crown Brush C141 Chisel Blush

I love getting brushes in subscriptions. I feel like I can never have enough. This blush brush is very soft. It is quite a bit smaller than the brush I usually use for blush, but I’ll give it a go.

Skyn Iceland Berry Lip Fix

Skyn Iceland is a brand that I am always glad to try. This lip fix is going to come in handy, I get very chapped lips during the colder months. I have used it once so far and love it. The berry taste is not overpowering and it made my lips tingle a little!

ColourPop Ultra Satin “Calypso”

I love the ultra satin formula, so I was really excited to see this in my bag.

The shade is really nice, I will definitely be getting my use out of this liquid lip.

Tarte Blush “Feisty”

I only have one other Tarte blush, even though I love the formula. I was stoked to open my bag and see this little baby wrapped in bubble wrap. Was really hoping for the Lisa Frank bronzer though.

Carl decided to photobomb my swatch photo. I am a bit concerned that this blush will appear too orange on my fair skin, but I think if I use a light hand it will turn out nicely.

Naked Cosmetics “Mother Nature”

I love Shadow pigments. The color pay off is always amazing. Naked makes some pretty great pigments. Their shadow stacks are pretty pricey and use to be all the rage. Always glad to get one of their shadows!

I am in love with this shade. I cannot wait to use it!

That is it for my Ipsy bag! 100% worth the $10 this month. Not a single dud product!

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