WOW! I can’t believe I’ve spaced off and neglected to post FOUR months worth of my Ipsy bags! Whoops…
Anyways…as you probably know by now Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription box. Each month you get 4-6 beauty products inside a makeup bag. If you’d like to subscribe to Ipsy, I’d appreciate you using my referral link. Plus it arrives each month in a pink bubble mailer!
November 2014 – Girl Meets Glitter
Elizabeth Mott you’re so FINE Eyeliner – J. Cat Beauty Wonder Lip Paint – Be A Bombshell Cosmetics Eye Base – TEMPTU S/B Highlighter – Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Volume Shine Hairspray. I absolutely LOVE the bag this month. Overall rating for this bag 3/5. I didn’t like the Wonder Lip Paint and how I wish the eyeliner was in black (that’s all I wear).
December 2014 – Thinking of You
CAILYN Cosmetics Just Mineral Eye Polish – Sexy Hair 450° Blow Out Heat Defense Blow Dry Spray Mini – tarte deluxe lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara – Beauty Without Cruelty A.H.A. 3% Facial Cleanser – NYX Cosmetics Butter Lip Balm. Not the biggest fan of the bag this month. Overall rating of this month’s bag 3/5. Sick of seeing facial cleanser! Lots of repeat brands this month.
January 2015 – Fresh Start
I’m not really sure why this picture is in black & white. When I sent it from my phone to my computer is magically did that on it’s own!
Hikari Cosmetics Eye Liner – Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow – La Fresh Eco-Beauty Be Good. Good Day. Day Moisturizer – Velvet 59 Lipgloss – Elizabeth Mott All Over Shadow Brush. Not a big fan of this bag either, it’s hard to tell but it’s white on one side, blue on the other, with a red zipper. Overall rating for this month 3.5/5. MORE silver eye shadow :(. Didn’t really like that lip gloss either.
February 2015 – #IPSYLOVE
Eva NYC Up All Night Volumizing Spray – Mitchell and Peach Fine Radiance Face Oil – Emite Make Up Professional Eye Lash Curler – City Color Cosmetics Creamy Lip Stain – ModelCo BLUSH Cheek Powder. The bag this month was kinda cute. Overall rating for this month’s bag is 3/5. I won’t use the face oil, not a big fan of the volumizing spray or lip stain. But I’m very happy I received the eye lash curler!
InstaNatural’s Dead Sea Mud Mask is an all-natural detoxifier and purifier that comes from the renowned and sacred Dead Sea. More than a million visitors each year flock to this extraordinary body of water in the Mediterranean, which contains many minerals beneficial to the skin, such as magnesium, sodium, bromine, potassium and calcium. The formula also contains a blend of Organic Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Aloe Vera, Calendula Oil and Hickory Bark Extract which aid in providing excellent moisture to dry and irritated skin.
Once applied, this mud mask treatment starts working to absorb excess oil, dirt and toxins from the skin. It is great to expunge acne, pimples and blackheads. It also helps to restore an even skin tone for a smoother complexion. When used as a body treatment, the mud mask can soothe and relieve muscles aches and pains.
Whether used on the face or the body, our Dead Sea Mud Mask is a superb in-home spa treatment that will reveal more vibrant, refined, healthier skin.
InstaNatural’s Cellulite Cream is a powerful solution uniquely formulated to help you achieve firmer, younger-looking skin. This topical cream contains a potent combination of Caffeine and Retinol, which evens out skin tone and texture by reducing the appearance of cellulite and dimples. Caffeine tones and tightens, while Retinol repairs and restores, so you can obtain long-lasting results for a firm and supple appearance.
+ Cocoa Butter
+ Shea Butter
+ Vitamin C
+ Vitamin B5
Simply apply morning and night, rubbing vigorously to affected areas, allow to dry and wah-la you’ll see results.
Again Makeup by One Direction has released a great new product for young fans.
Brightly colored mascara, fingernail polish, and lip gloss!
The electroglam mascara includes three tubes in ‘does he know? (hot pink), ‘why don’t we go there’ (blue), and ‘story of my life’ (yellow). The mascara can be used on lashes and in hair.
The rock me nail varnish includes 3 polishes and 3 tubs of glitter. The colors are ‘happily’ (blue), ‘moments’ (pink), ‘Diana” (silver holographic). The glitter colors include: ‘star’ (holographic), ‘kicks’ (blue), and ‘not afraid’ (pink).
The liquilights glow gloss are UV reactive lip glosses. The colors included are ‘through the dark’ (red), ‘kiss you’ (orange), and ‘taken’ (pink). Each gloss changes color under UV light but I’ll leave the surprise color for you to find out…
InstaNatural’s Argan Oil Hair Mask is a deep conditioning treatment designed to transform dry and damaged strands into soft, shiny, healthy hair. Its restorative ingredients – such as Argan Oil, Japanese Green Tea, Amino Acid Complex, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil & Vitamin B5 – work together to penetrate hair deep down and deliver ultimate nourishment and hydration to enhance texture and shine. This intensive blend full of organic ingredients also serves to strengthen hair to defend against heat damage and other external aggressors.
+Deeply conditions, strengthens and restores hair
+Provides superior hydration and nourishment
+Can be used daily as a standard conditioner
+Turns hair from lifeless and damaged to luxurious and voluminous
+Increases shine, softness and manageability
For use as a mask I recommend using a generous amount (more than your normal conditioner amount) apply to hair roots to tips. Leave in 10-15 minutes. Repeat weekly.
The formula is light enough that you could use it as a standard condition. It doesn’t weigh hair down or leave it greasy. After just one use you can feel and see quite a different. Hair will be smoother, fuller, shinier, and tougher. It really helped to nourish those hard to keep healthy ends.
OK people this thing is a game changer. I’ll be the first to admit curling my hair with a regular curling iron or wand was not my strong suit. But with the Kiss Instawave I can get flawless curls every time.
At first this curler looks a bit intimidating, but no worries it’s simple and easy to use. My biggest fear is that it would tangle by hair and it would burn it while I was trying to get it untangled, but that wasn’t at all the case! I have long hair (mid-lower chest length) and this worked no problem. It’s also great because you can pick how tight or loose you want your curls by wrapping your hair tighter or looser and it has a directional switch so you can pick which was the curl will spiral.
You can have beautifully curled hair in just 4 easy steps!
1) Hold InstaWave upright and place 1-2 inches of hair onto curler.
2) Press button to instantly catch hair and rotate curl barrel. Hold button until hair is fully around barrel, then release.
3) Allow barrel to heat hair for 3 to 10 seconds (time depends on style of curl and hair type).
4) Pull InstaWave gently downward to release a beautiful curl.
Currently InstaWave is available at Target and Ulta.
The evian facial mist is a delightful cool mist used to rehydrate skin and revive makeup. The mist cleanses skin of impurities including perspiration, harmful salt, and chlorine. It balances the skins pH and instantly soothes and rehydrates sun-burned and wind-chapped skin. Spray over top makeup to set and add a dewey glow. It is formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.
Evain explains the best uses for your skincare and makeup routines:
With each misting, evian® Brumisateur® (Brew-meez-ah-tour) Natural Mineral Water Facial Spray helps hydrate, tone, and soothe all skin types including sensitive skin leaving the skin looking healthy. French women, famous for their beauty savvy, have long depended on the special benefits of evian® Brumisateur® as part of their daily skin care regime.
Evian Facial Spray is easily assimilated into any skincare and makeup regime and actually helps improve the performance of any skin care or cosmetic products used with it. Morning and evening, Evian is applied in a soaking spray following a cleansing routine in order to remove traces of tap water and cleanser while also toning and hydrating. After allowing the unique mineral balance and water to be absorbed for a few moments, the excess is patted dry and then followed by a moisturizer to seal in the Evian hydration. This leaves skin looking healthy and feeling refreshed.
In addition to skin care, Evian Facial Spray is also an asset to any makeup routine. After applying makeup, hold the canister 9-12 inches from the face, and lightly mist in a circular motion right over makeup. This helps makeup blend with the skin to give it a more natural look while bringing out more color. This can be done several times during the day to refresh makeup and hydrate the skin without messing up makeup. A favorite trick among makeup artists, our product can be used to lightly moisten makeup brushes for more precise application and blending. It can also be used to dilute makeup.
Check out this video for more information on the benefits of using Evian Facial Spray.
My personal favorite uses for this facial spray is 1) after a long hot day outside using it to refresh skin and 2) as a makeup primer spray – just spray in an X pattern over your face after cleansing, allow to dry for a few seconds, and apply makeup as usual.