November & December 2014, Janurary & February 2015 Ipsy Reviews.

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
20141122_110702Elizabeth 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
20141219_113349CAILYN 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

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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

20150214_104600Eva 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!

Make Up by One Direction Review.

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I received a pre-launch preview of the Make Up By One Direction kit in Take Me Home thanks to BrandBacker. This limited edition makeup kit comes in a nice reusable tin.

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Beauty products included:
Eye & Body Crayon in I Wish – A brownish color, multi-use product.
Lipstick in Last First Kiss – Bright pink
Eye Shadow Palette – 5 colors, neutrals colors with a glittery gold one to accent
Liquilights Glow Gloss in Kiss You – Orange sparkle lip gloss
Mascara in Little Black Dress – You basic black mascara
Nail Polish in Live While We’re Young – Sparkle top coat nail polish
Set of 5 stencils – for binders, etc.

The 12 year old in me really want to bust this stuff open, but I know a couple of little girls that were pretty excited when they say it so I’ve been resisting. This kit overall is really great. It’s not the normal cheapy makeup you get in a kit, it’s good quality. It’s also very complete – it includes almost everything you need for a full face of makeup.

Enter to win an autographed makeup set, autographed of course by One Direction,  sign up here.

November Birchbox & Ipsy Reviews.

Yes, I know I’m a little late to the game this month. You know since it’s December, sorry! But I’ve just been so busy. This month is also my first month of subscribing to Ipsy. But let’s get to the reviews! Birchbox is a beauty subscription box for $10/month. If you’d like to sign up please CLICK HERE to use my referral code and get signed up! The Birchbox theme this month was More Good. Here’s the card that came with it.

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This is what my box looked like this month.

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And of course there is the content card with prices.

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I was really happy with this month’s box. Birchbox really stepped it up! Although I am sick of getting face scrubs! Hopefully their boxes will continue to be this good. Notice there are NO tiny samples or foil packet!? Finally!

Color Club Cocktail Hour Collection in Top Shelf. Mini sized, but still plenty. I nice copper color. Perfect for the holidays.

Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator. Honestly, I haven’t used this yet. I get too many face scrubs in these boxes!

Chella Highlighter Pencil in Ivory Lace. This is a nice sized sample. It’s a really nice color and texture for highlighting. I read that you can use it on your waterline to make your eyes pop as well.

Chuao Chocolatier Chocolate Bar in Honeycomb. OK, you guys know how I hate receiving stuff like this is a beauty box. But this was so good, really!

Tocca Crema da Mano Luxe in Cleopatra. Smells like grapefruit and cucumber. Sounds like a strange combo but it actually smells pretty good.

Now onto Ipsy. I had been really disapointed with my Birchbox’s and jealous of peoples Ipsy bags so I decided to subscribe to Ipsy as well. It’s the same concept at Birchbox except the beauty items come in a makeup bag each month. Ipsy seems to be geared more towards makeup whereas Birchbox includes all areas of beauty. If you’d like to subscribe to Ipsy, I’d appreciate you using my referral link. It arrives each month in a pink bubble mailer! This month’s theme is Glam It Up.

Here are the content cards, on the back includes the monthly discounts to the products in the bag.

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So here’s what I got in my Ipsy bag this month.

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The bag is a shimmery gold snakeskin with pink trim. Basically ALL full-size, how awesome!

Now for the product reviews…

em michelle phan lash gallery mascara in brown. Looks like a nice product, the brush looks nice. I haven’t used this because I plan to give it away since I don’t use brown mascara.

Be a Bombshell Lip Crayon in Hot Damn. So many red lip colors… But this seems to be a nice red color, not a which corner are you working red. Nice texture also.

Nailtini Straight Up Color Nail Lacquer in Caviar Cocktail. Really pretty silver color. And I’m really glad I got this because the other option was a copper color and I received a copper polish in my Birchbox (see above).

Pixi Beauty Bronzer in Subtly Suntouched. Nice bronzer and a nice color. Gives you a nice glow without being to shimmery.

Starlooks Gem Eyeliner Pencil in Amethyst. Haven’t used because I’m afraid of (makeup) change. It is a really pretty shimmery color.

HSI Professional Argan Oil. Haven’t used since I have several other bottles. I still don’t know how I really feel about argan oil in general.

That’s right folks SIX products! And most are full-size and if they aren’t there is still plenty to use!