Hey guys! I just got this in today and went on to snap pics so I can use the bag immediately. Here’s what I got in my ipsy August 2015 Glam Bag.
Can we talk about the bag? I think it’s so cute! It’s the first bag in months that I’ve actually really liked! The print is simple but so pretty. First item that caught my eye is the Marc Anthony Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco Oil Treatment. I have heard a lot of good things with this brand and I just recently got a trim so I’m looking into keeping my hair as healthy as possible. This seems to be the answer to that. I’ll be donating my hair probably the end of the year next year. Next up is Jesse’s Girl Eye Shadow Primer. I don’t wear makeup much especially more so with eye shadow but I do have a few makeup primers on hand that I’m putting through the test. I just want to find one good one and who knows — this may fit the bill. Then we have Lord & Berry Ultimate Lipcolor and Liner. The shade everyone got for this would’ve been Nude. This is small enough to toss in the smallest clutches I have so I may just keep this one. Next is BelláPierre Cosmetics Mineral Lipstick. The shade I got is P.I.N.K. According to the description online on ipsy, it’s supposed to be very pigmented and lasts all day. Last item is the LATHER ultra mild face wash. Being that this is for sensitive skin, I may just pass it on to someone else that can use this product more. I typically like my facial washes with more scrubbiness and those typically don’t apply to those for sensitive skin.
Overall, the bag makes up for everything that could possibly be short in my eyes.
Hey guys! This month’s been crazy so far and that’s why my posts have been sporadic. But today’s post is on the latest I have from ipsy. I think I got this in on Friday — the day we got caught in a bad hailstorm. The car is sad with tons of hail damage but my husband and I came out okay. We were bracing for the windows to break but it didn’t (that’s how bad it was). Anyway, here’s what I got in my ipsy May 2015 Glam Bag.
I liked the print on this month’s bag. I thought it was cute! I’ve been using a few of my ipsy bags lately and I can see this in my regular rotation. The first thing that caught my eye is the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil. The shade I got is Ozone, which looks like it will apply on clear to me. I can’t wait to test this out and see how it stacks against others I have. Next item I see is the CoTZ FACE. Formulation I got is in Natural SPF 40. It’s summer time and I usually up the SPF on what I use on my face. This will be tested thoroughly in the next few weeks so watch out for a post on it! Then we have BelláPierre Cosmetics Waterproof Mineral Gel Eyeliner Pencil. I think I’ll be passing on this one to someone else although I am intrigued as it’s a gel liner. I love the look and effect gel liners give but there’s usually a problem with them in my experience (either they dry out or just aren’t that great overall after a few uses, with the drying out part contributing to that of course). I will be passing on the Luxie Beauty Tapered Blending Eye Brush 205 as well as I have too many makeup brushes already and I usually use 0 on a weekly basis. Last item is the St. Tropez One Night Only Instant Glow Body Lotion. I am very interested in trying this out as I want to see just how effective it really is.
Overall, this turned out better than last month and I’m excited now about the next one!
Hi guys! Today’s blog post is on a product I consider having holy grail status from the brand Milani. Here’s my take on the Milani Anti-Feathering Lipliner.
This is described as:
- A smooth easy glide-on, mistake proof formula that prevents lipstick or lipgloss from feathering
- Serves as lip primer & line filler when used all over lips & extends the wear of any lipstick or lipgloss
- Enriched with vitamins & moisturizing ingredients for a creamy application
- Sharpens with Milani’s Duo Pencil Sharpener
- Made in Germany
Holy grail? Here’s why. I have resisted owning a lip liner for as long as I have started using makeup. Why? Well, most of them basically come in a certain shade that you use with similar shades of lipstick or lip color. So that means I’ll end up with more than one to match with all the lipsticks I own. But my #1 problem with lip liners have always been that as my lip color wears off during the day, I am then left with a clear outline of the shape of my lips in the shade of the lip liner. Even if it’s a very light lip liner shade, the outline is still there. So what to do? Poof! Milani Anti-Feathering Lipliner comes to the rescue! This is basically everything I wanted in a lip liner. It’s easy to apply and I can use it with whatever lip color I want being that it’s transparent. I don’t have to own 4 or more lip liners and I don’t even have to worry about actually applying it onto my face accidentally. If you go over, you can’t see it. It definitely stops bleeding and feathering during the time I’ve been using this (every other day for about 3 weeks now). One day, I even applied this to just the left side of my lips and then applied lip color on my entire lips. No bleeding or feathering at all on the side with this lip liner applied. I was apprehensive about the primer claim, but it does work really well in extending the wear of my lip color. I can tell immediately once I applied my lip color over it. It is hands down a must-buy for me once I use this all up.
This retails for $4.49 each and should now be available in retail stores where Milani is sold. Otherwise, try nabbing it online on their website.
*Products in this review have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*
Hey guys! I got my December 2013 Glam Bag from ipsy and I’m so excited! I actually liked this bag just as well as last month’s (shown here). First off, the bag that it comes with is super cute. Just when I didn’t think they can top off last month’s bag they managed to wow me with this sexy, black little number. Read on for my take on the ipsy December 2013 Glam Bag.
Again, I LOVE the bag! This is another bag that I’m keeping for sure since I can use it as a clutch and it’s so perfect for this Holiday season! I am relatively pleased with everything in this month’s bag, but the fragrance leaked out of the small vials. No worries though since there’s more than half in each vial left for me and my man to try it out and enjoy. The fragrances are from English Laundry, a brand I’ve never heard of, and it’s their Signature scent for him and for her. It is light and vanilla-ish on first impression. It’s pretty strong at first but it fades nicely into this pleasant scent. I think I have something similar to it at home. The POP Beauty Bright Up Your Life Eye Shadow Trio is something that I’d normally keep, but I have so many eye shadows already that I’m trying to use up. I’m keeping this as part of a giveaway prize for later. It does have 3 great colors to glam up your eyes for an everyday or a smoky eye look. I’m on the fence on whether I should keep or give the J.Cat Beauty Big Lip Pencil. I think I’m gonna drop this into my giveaway or gifting pile as well since I got the Caramel Mocha shade. I’m not a huge fan of browns really even though I’ve been told it suits me pretty well. I’m passing on the Be A Bombshell The One Stick in Girl Crush. Last month’s bag included the Be A Bombshell Lip Crayon that I went gaga over, but I read a decent amount of reviews on this item (in this shade) and it’s looking to be a pass for me. Girl Crush it a pale pink with shimmer and only the shimmer is going to come through I would think. I may be more inclined to keep it if I had gotten this in one of the 2 other darker shades. I have an item that does exactly what this one promises in a darker shade. I also think it doesn’t even come close to Josie Maran’s Argan Color Stick in terms of formula. I’m saving that Andrea Strip Lashes for a special occasion. I’ve only used fake lashes a few times in my life and most of those were for weddings where I’m part of the bridal party. This will come in handy for something next year possibly. It’s one of those things that I don’t think about getting and end up trying to get it last minute. It’s a great bag overall, but last month’s is still my favorite. Photos were taken when I was at work so the background is pretty drab unfortunately.
Overall, not bad and I can’t to see what ipsy has in store for us next month!
Hey guys! You have seen my post on the ipsy October 2013 Glam Bag and know that some of the items I got from there will be up for grabs in my next giveaway. Well, here it is!
Being that I already have Zoya Giovanna and didn’t want to start collecting more makeup from Bella Terra Cosmetics or Starlooks, I’m giving those away along with the ipsy makeup bag that came with it, a double pack of Nivea lip butter in Raspberry Rose Kiss (my favorite flavor from them so far!), Almay liquid lip balm in Truffle Kiss, CoverGirl Queen Collection eye shadow in Vintage, and Physicians Formula Mineral Wear eye shadow duo in Taupe Minerals. But here’s the kicker….I’m adding at least another prize to this lot shortly as well! So what does it take to win this set of goodies? You have to be a follower of mine on Instagram and repost my Instagram picture of the giveaway items and tag me with the hashtag #kittyipsyoct2013.
Giveaway is open internationally all entries must be in by November 15, 2013 @ 11:59 PM CST. Those that wish to enter with the intention to unfollow afterwards will be noted and banned from future giveaways. Commenting here on this blog post DOES NOT count as an entry! I don’t expect a high number of entries so those that do enter have a great chance at winning the prize!