Friday, May 22, 2015

Ipsy Glam Bag


Yesterday I went and got my mail... and there was this sparkly pink packaging that caught my eye. I didn't remember ordering anything, so I was obviously intrigued. When I opened it, I was pleasantly surprised that my Ipsy Glam bag had arrived. This is my first delivery and I have been waiting for MONTHS on the waiting list!

If you are not familiar with the glam bag, it is delivered monthly for $10/mo and has 4-5 product samples each delivery. Check out their website HERE to sign up! I had no idea what to expect, but I am pleasantly surprised! The products showed up in this cute bag..

This is my kind of VIP. 

And I received 5 products…

Left to Right..descriptions from the Ipsy page: 

1. CAILYN Cosmetics 
Pure Lust Extreme Matte Tint creates a vivid explosion of color on your lips with continuous coverage that lasts! A unique infusion delivers a waterproof, non-sticky, matte finish in a single stroke for chic lips. Available in 16 addicting shades.

2. IT Cosmetics 
CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ is truly a multi-tasking beauty miracle. It's a full-coverage Color Correcting Cream, Anti-Aging serum, plus Broad Spectrum Physical Only SPF 50+ all in one! The SPF 50+ UVA/UVB Physical Only sunscreen protects against the rays that both burn and age your skin. CC+ is infused with cutting edge anti-aging technology and is clinically proven to improve skin texture, brightness and increase skin hydration by 79%.
The anti-aging hydrating formula is infused with Peptides, Niacin, Algae, Vitamins A, C, B, E, Hyaluronic Acid and Hydrolyzed Collagen along with Antioxidants and exotic natural botanicals for long-term brightening and color-correcting benefits.

3. Briogeo Rosaraco Milk-Leave in treatment
This ultra lightweight leave-in conditioning spray fortifies your hair with nourishing rosehip, argan, and coconut oils. Its silicone-free formula adds hydration & moisture without weighing hair down.
Multi-benefits: hydrates, reduces frizz, enhances manageability, strengthens hair, protects against UV rays & heat, and nourishes hair.
Free of parabens, silicones, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances & dyes.

4. Jesse's Girl Pure Pigment Eye Dust 
These pure pigment eye dusts can be used alone as loose eye shadow, or over your Eyeshadow Primer for an all-day, crease-free look. Each container includes a sifter insert.
*In brown sugar 

5. Eylure Eyelash Strip
The Eylure Naturals No.020 lashes are the ideal problem-solver lashes – from fine to subtly full in moments its perfect for the girl who wants oomph without being obvious. Eylure strip lashes enhance the natural beauty of your eyes. They are suitable for all eye shapes, designed as they are to contour the eye, and can be used for any occasion. Each pack contains a set of lashes and a long lasting glue. The lashes can be applied quickly and easily, are long lasting and reusable.

So, I am not familiar with any of these products. In fact, the only brand I have even heard of is IT Cosmetics. So ladies (or whoever)... get ready for some product reviews coming your way. AHHH! I'm so pumped. 

And have a GREAT holiday weekend! 


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Current Favorite: Lipgloss

As is evident, I LOVE trying new products. On a trip to Sephora in April,  this anti-aging lip tint was on SUPER clearance. Typically I would not spend $20 on a lip gloss, so due to the clearance I thought this was worth a shot.

First off, this formula seems like your average lip gloss. It is sticky and thick. It doesn't do any of the "tingly" stuff that sometimes happens with corrective products.

I purchased this product in "Plum" and I think the color is phenomenal! I love how it seems to be a deeper shade of my natural lip color, which is essentially what I am always looking for in lip color.

To be honest, I have not noticed any changes in the overall appearance of my lips. Perhaps my lips aren't aging quite yet, and therefore I did not see any changes? I do not know… I DO know that I love this lip gloss for now and that it feels moisturizing as well as provides a great tint!

Will I buy it again? No, unless it's a super clearance product.
Would I recommend this product: Yes. But primarily for the tint, not the formula.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Review: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On: Perversion

First of all, hi! Sorry for the blog hiatus. I don't even know. I have no excuses, really.

I've been wanting to do this review for awhile now, and after using this pencil for close to 3 months, I feel like I have a few things to say. Not long ago I did a post on using eye shadow as liner. I still love this method, but some mornings, I do NOT have time for it. Hence… eyeliner. 

I will start by saying I have been a LONG time user of Revlon color stay eyeliner. I started using it sometime in high school and really never stopped. I love how a) its cheap and b) it doesn't budge. Really, that's all you can ask for in an eyeliner, right?

Well, as it turns out, even when i'm satisfied with a product… I'm not. I love hearing about the new stuff and EVERY time I went into Sephora or Ulta, someone would recommend this eyeliner. So finally I said, whatever, let's do this. 

And here is what I have to say…in the form of a list. 

1. Is UD better than Revlon? No. Not better. But different. 

2. Does UD stay on better and longer than Revlon or any other eyeliner I have experimented with? No. But it stays on exceptionally well, especially when used with a primer. But when I come home from an 8-hour work day, I have to touch up the smudges underneath my eye. 

3. Is calling it a glide-on accurate? YES. YES. YES. If there is one part of this product I would like to brag on, it would be the application. This stuff is so smooth. I have never used anything like it. It gives you the freedom to apply it in a thick line or do dots to make a very thin, natural line. And effortlessly. I love that. 

4. What about the color? Well, funny you should ask. I am a black eyeliner girl. I don't understand the point of brown eyeliner, and I have reactions to blue or purple. So, I am a blackest black kind of gal. UD has a color called "Perversion" which is absolutely gorgeous. It is the RICHEST black. I don't know how to explain it, but it's fantastic. And, in my opinion, a much prettier shade than Revlon's "Blackest Black."

5. Will I continue to buy this product? Well…. I'm not sure. It depends. At $20 a pop, it IS significantly more than Revlon ($4). So, yes, I will buy it again. But… every time? Probably not. 

So, there you have it. A mediocre review if you will. I can't get TOO excited about this product, but I do like it. And that's about all.

Not everything can be scream worthy. 

I hope to be back sooner rather than later, but I can't make any promises!