Ipsy Review – February 2017

If you are unfamiliar with Ipsy, it is a ten dollar a month beauty subscription service. You can sign up here to get five deluxe or full size samples sent to you in a unique beauty bag every month. I have been a member for well over a year now and can say that it is so fun to play around with a set of new and customized products. It’s a perfect way to build your makeup, haircare, and skincare collection.

Here is what I got this month!!!

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NYX “Butter Lipstick” – Lippies are my favorite!!! I got the shade Lifeguard, which is not a full on red but more of a deep magenta. The satin finish on this is amazing. It is super moisturizing and comfortable on the lips. I will definitely be on the look out for more of these babies in different shades.

Luxie “Rose Gold Blush Brush #514” – When I started getting back into makeup a couple of years ago, I bought myself a (cheap) brush set off of amazon. Since then, I have been upgrading brush by brush so I was super excited to get this! I love Luxie because it is a cruelty-free brand and is great quality. This brush has synthetic bristles and is in a small dome shape. It is meant for blush, which for me works perfectly.

BeFine “Gentle Face Cleanser” – This cleanser, while a good product, wasn’t my favorite. I do like that it is vegan with all natural ingredients and has a nice minty scent. However, my preference is to use a face wash that has scrubby beads in order to really feel like my skin is getting cleansed. This is more of a smooth texture so I likely won’t be using it regularly, but do love the brand. (Here is a tip: Keep products you won’t use in a small basket in your bathroom to put out for when you have guests over!)

Elizabeth Mott “Whatup Beaches Bronzer” – I LOVE this bronzer!!! It is so soft and silky with the perfect matte formula and the shade is on point. My only complaint is the tiny little pan it came in, but I am debating getting this in a full size because I love it that much.

 Winky Lux “Diamond Complexion Powder” – And last but not least a… diamond powder?! Apparently this powder has finely crushed diamonds in it and while I am skeptical at that, I do like this a lot. I have been using it to set my under eye concealer and that’s been working out great. It gives a little extra coverage than my normal loose translucent powder.

Ipsy Review – December 2016

Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription service that allows you to try unique brands, use different products, and collect items items that you may not pick up on your own… AND it’s only $10 a month!!! I’ve been a member for about a year and half and love this service. You can join by clicking here if you’re interested.

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Smashbox – InstaMatte Lipstick Transformer: I honestly think I am the only person on the planet that doesn’t love the matte lip trend. That being said, I did give this a quick shot and found it didn’t work too well for me so I did pass it along to someone else in my life who I think it may work better for.

Privai – Aqua Gel Masque: I have been meaning to try a gel moisturizer, as I have acne prone skin and use cream moisturizers, which I hear can enhance pimples. This one has worked nicely for me so far. It smells and feels great on the skin!

Royal & Langnickel – MODA Angle Shader Brush: Ipsy has sent me this brand of brushes before and I really love them! This is high quality and I’m in love with the purple!

City Cosmetics – Be Matte Blushes: This is my favorite item I got this month… I love trying out new blushes and don’t have any of these colors. The shades are called Fresh Melon, Blackberry, and Guava. They are great quality and I’ve found them to last all day long.

NYX – Prismatic Shadow: And my least favorite items I got is this little guy in the shade Fireball. I don’t love red-based shadows on my eyes and keep getting them sent to me, grrrrr.

Blog-Inspired Beauty Wishlist

Today I bring to you my beauty wishlist, because nothing is more fun than shopping with fake money! I’m also taking the time to give a shout out to some of the bloggers I follow who have inspired me to put these items on my list. Each product mentioned in this post came from seeing someone else recommend it on their blog.

So thanks to each of these amazing bloggers for sharing the beauty love. I very much want to get my hands on all of these incredible looking items, XOXO!

 

NYX HD Finishing Powder featured by Beautify Brooke

MAC Charlotte Olympia featured by Derpy Pink

China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Refresh Mint featured by Beckoning Beauty

First Aid Beauty Vitamin Hydrating Mist featured by Jeni Beauty

JCat Perfect Brow Duo Pencil featured by Belle Choice

Smith’s Minted Rose Lip Balm featured by Cincy Couture

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter featured by Alicia Almond

NYX Lip Liner featured by Bella Bee

Ipsy – March 2016

It’s that time of the month where a pretty pink envelope got delivered to my door!

Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription bag. You can sign up here to take a personalized quiz and receive 5 deluxe-sized samples in a cute new bag every time. It’s a great way to try unique brands, use different products, and collect items that you may not pick up on your own. And for only $10 a month, the price is right!

There is a pretty wide variety of items offered every month and each subscriber gets a customized group of them based on the personalized quiz. Here is my review the products I got this month.

 

March 2016 theme is “Hello Spring”.

This is the bag I received, which I am IN LOVE with…

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And these are the items that came inside…

Beau Gachis Paris – “Eyebrow Brush”

Ipsy must have read my mind this month because this was on my To-Buy-Soon-List. This brush has soft, but firm bristles that work well for applying powder-based eyeliner. And now I have one angled brush for brown powders and one for black!

Starlooks – “Luxe Longwear Eye Pencil”

Another item that was on my To-Buy-Soon-List! This liner is smooth to go on and dries matte. However be careful with applying, the product itself seems easy to break off.

NYX – “Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick”

Although I don’t love the shade I was sent (“Soft-Spoken”), I do love everything else about this liquid lipstick. It is a very comfortable wear, not drying in the slightest. I will definitely be looking into buying this in a different shade.

Be A Bombshell – “Baked Bronzer”

For my skin tone, this bronzer works best as a highlighter or face shimmer product. It is very subtle to show up on the skin, but gives a nice overall glow to the face.

Marc Anthony – “Nourishing Argan Oil”

My hair has always been on the frizzy side so this product will be a fun one for me to try. I don’t typically reach for Argan scented products but this one smells fantastic!

My Rating: STAR-4

Great items this month and by far the cutest bag I have ever received! There was a good mix between products that I needed to pick up anyways and products that I wouldn’t have picked out myself but am excited to try. I do wish that the lipstick and bronzer came in shades more aligned with my preference, but can see myself using them from time to time. Overall I’m happy, XOXO.