Hey guys! The weather got dreary again with the rain. It’s nice after the short but very hot few days we have here in Oklahoma. I’ve got a chance to sneak in some pictures though before this rainy weather started. Here’s what I got in my ipsy June 2015 Glam Bag.
I didn’t really care for the bag this month but I do find the material interesting. First item that caught my eye is the bulkiest one of the 5: SheaMoisture Shea Butter Lip Crayon. The shade I got is Sarah, which looks bright fuchsia to me right off the bat. I was thinking of giving this away just because I have so many lip products open at the moment but we’ll see. Next item I fished out is the tre’StiQue Mini Shadow Crayon. I got this shade in Aspen Pine. I’m definitely passing this one on as I am trying to trim down my current makeup stash. Then we have dr. brandt® pores no more® vacuum cleaner. I’m eager to try this product out as it deals with pores and I have pretty large pores. Next I got Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer. I’m debating on keeping this one because I’m always searching for a good makeup primer just for my own reference really. I’m curious which brand of makeup primer will perform the best at a good price point. Last item is the Pure Brazilian Miracle Leave-In Conditioner. Hair conditioning item? Sign me up. I’ll be putting this to the test the next few weeks.
Overall, last month’s was better unfortunately. I hope it picks up again because I’m debating on signing up for another subscription service instead of this one actually. Any recommendations?
Hey guys! I just got this in today and managed to snap pictures of these real quick. I had great luck with my first box with them in 2014 (Target Spring 2014 Beauty Box) and I skipped one I think because the price went up and the contents didn’t really appeal to me (update: Yup, I skipped the Winter one but got the Spring one this year — Target Spring 2015 Beauty Box). As soon as I saw what some of the items were this time around, I just pulled the trigger and got it. This deal is available online only and is sold out. Here’s what I got with mine:
Everything came in a white reusable sturdy cardboard box. Everyone else I know that got this received the same exact things in it with the exception of the Sinful Colors in terms of color and also the Fekkai item. Some got a dry shampoo or something like that while others got some oil spray or something.
The Fekkai is a staple that I come back to every so often so I’ll definitely be keeping that. I’ll give the Olay a go since I’m in an in-between period in trying out stuff in search for a good eye cream. I actually love the Revlon lipstick on first glance. We’ll see if I still love it when I wear it. The Cutex nail remover pads will make a nice addition to my travel toiletries and I might give the nail polish to someone else since I have over a thousand of those. For $7, not bad still and it does come with a $3 off $15 coupon on beauty items to use at Target.
Stick around for some reviews on some of these items at a later date. Were you able to get the box and if so, which is your favorite item?
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 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!
Today’s blog post is on something new I’ve tried from NYX. It was from my ipsy March 2015 Glam Bag. Here’s NYX Butter Lipstick.
This is described as the following on their website:
“Pamper your lips with a hydrating kiss of smooth Butter Lipstick in 22 luxurious shades. The delicate texture of satin fused with the high color saturation creates an even finish on lips that’s long-wearing and beautiful.”
Swatches shown below shows 2 swipes then a lone swipe from left to right to show how buildable it is with more layers and pigmentation.
Verdict? The shade I got is Little Susie. The formula reminds me a lot of the Revlon Lip Butters but slightly creamier. Is is almost like a cross between a lipstick and lip balm. Formula is quite moisturizing. The slip is definitely more than one would encounter with most lipsticks. It’s not sticky at all and is not scented. Color payoff is okay but I think other shades from this line are better in this aspect. It applied a little on the light side but you can add more coats for opacity. I would definitely use at least 3 coats and maybe even use something for a base to grab onto the color more. This definitely doesn’t compare to NYC Expert Last Lip Color Traffic Jam 441 in terms of pigmentation for me. I get about 3 hours of wear from this before having to reapply it. I get less though if I eat or drink something.
It retails for about $6 or so and you can get them for an even cheaper price when they go on sale or you use coupons on them. This can be found in chain drugstores and mass merchandisers nationwide.
My Target Spring 2015 Beauty Box came in right after I got back from my honeymooniversary. I missed out on their Winter 2014 one but I saw this when I was looking through my Instagram feed one day when I was at St. John and quickly grabbed my wallet and ordered it with the rental’s Wi-fi. I was so happy that my order went through and the email confirmation showed up in my inbox. I was really happy with last year’s box shown here. I hoped this box is just as good if not better and it did not disappoint! Here’s what I got with mine:
Everything came in a black reusable sturdy cardboard box. Everyone else I know that got this received the same exact things in it.
I was excited to see the hair products the most. The first item I’ll end up using is probably the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream. I got 5 things for $5 shipped, which is really good. There’s also a $3 off $15 on beauty purchases at Target coupon included in the box, which makes this deal even sweeter. I hope none are damaged as the dry shampoo I got with last year’s box was a dud. It wouldn’t spray anything at all so it must’ve been damaged during shipping or something.
Stick around for some reviews (eventually) on some of these items.