May 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag

Posted in Beauty, Ipsy on June 8, 2017 | 6 Comments »


May 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag

May 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag

May 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag

Swatches: #32 Practicable, Electric, Sin
1. Vasanti Cosmetics Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator – Exfoliating Cleanser
2. Urban Decay Afterglow in Sin
3. Jelly Pong Pong Supercharged Super Intense Eyeshadow Duo in Electric
4. Cailyn Cosmetics Pure Lust Extreme Matte Tint + Velvet in #32 Practicable
5. Royal & Langnickel Precision Angled

Before I get into the contents of my May Ipsy Glam Bag, can we talk about how cute the actual bag is? It has little ice creams on it! It’s such a fun Summer bag. I’ll definitely get use out of this one.

I don’t know what to say about the Vasanti Cosmetics Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator – Exfoliating Cleanser. It’s an exfoliator and it’s always good to have some samples laying around for travel. Which is probably what I’ll use this for.

Seeing the Urban Decay Afterglow in Sin included in this month’s bag was a pleasant surprise. It’s a really pretty champagne color. I already own the shade Aura and really like it. So it was nice to be able to try another shade.

I’ve never heard of Jelly Pong Pong. But I kinda like saying the name. The Jelly Pong Pong Supercharged Super Intense Eyeshadow Duo in Electric is really pretty. I’m digging the gold and rose gold combo. These shadows are very pigmented. They’re really soft and just glided onto my hand. I can see this little duo making for a nice bronzey Summer look!

Cailyn Cosmetics Pure Lust Extreme Matte Tint + Velvet in #32 Practicable is a pretty cinnamon nude. It actually does look more like a cinnamon nude once it fully dries. However, it takes quite a while. Hence the darkened, wet swatch. Ipsy claims it’s the unicorn of liquid lipsticks. It looks like velvet and feels like silk. It applied nicely, but it feels really weird on the lips. I wouldn’t say it feels like silk at all. It’s very heavy and made my lips feel tight. It also has a scent that lingers. I’ll definitely be passing this one on.

The Royal & Langnickel Precision Angled is a vegan friendly brush. It’s always good to have extra brushes laying around.

While this bag wasn’t as exciting as the first, the actual bag itself is cute and it did contain a few items I’d totally use. Overall, not bad.

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Jeffree Star Cosmetics X Manny MUA Collection

Posted in Beauty, Jeffree Star Cosmetics on June 5, 2017 | 8 Comments »


Jeffree Star Cosmetics X Manny MUA Collection

Jeffree Star Cosmetics X Manny MUA Collection

Jeffree Star Cosmetics X Manny MUA Collection

Jeffree Star Cosmetics X Manny MUA Collection

Jeffree Star Cosmetics X Manny MUA Collection

Jeffree Star Cosmetics X Manny MUA Collection

Jeffree Star Cosmetics X Manny MUA Collection

Swatches: Eclipse, Daddy, I’m Shook

Back when I first saw swatches of the Jeffree Star Cosmetics X Manny MUA Collection, I just knew I had to make it all mine. I don’t know much about Manny. I’ve seen maybe one of his videos? I just wasn’t interested in keeping up. I have seen him a few times on Jeffree’s channel and that’s about all I can tell you about him. I’m not a fan of his, but I am a fan of Jeffree. I love his products and can’t contain myself when it comes to his new collections. Especially his lipsticks!

First of all, the packaging is perfect! I love the silver on black. It makes for a nice elegant look.

Jeffree Star Cosmetics X Manny MUA Collection

First up is the Skin Frost in the shade Eclipse. Eclipse is described as a blinding pale icy peach. This is my first Skin Frost so I was surprised to see just how huge it was! It would probably take me a lifetime to hit pan on this bad boy! It’s a really gorgeous shade. I don’t know if I’d say it was blinding, but it sure did give me some serious glow! I suppose if you layered it a bit more you would achieve that blinding effect. But that’s not what I was going for. Not this time around anyway.

Daddy is described as a cool toned brown. It applied just as beautifully as all of my other Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipsticks. It’s a really pretty shade, but I don’t think this one is for me. I couldn’t even get a decent photograph hence the awkward pose. I’ll experiment with it a bit more before deciding on whether or not to pass it on to someone else.

Jeffree Star Cosmetics X Manny MUA Collection

I’m Shook is described as a medium toned burnt coral. This is easily my favorite lipstick from Jeffree Star Cosmetics! I haven’t been able to put this down since I got it. Even my husband can’t help but compliment me every time I wear it. The fact that this shade is still in stock amazes me. Because it’s the best item in the collection! I should probably order a backup while I can.

Jeffree Star Cosmetics X Manny MUA Collection

I think this collection was very nicely done. I’d love to see more collabs in the future. But maybe with someone I’m more familiar with?

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Play! by Sephora: May 2017

Posted in Beauty, Play! by Sephora on June 3, 2017 | 10 Comments »


Play! by Sephora: May 2017

Play! by Sephora: May 2017

Play! by Sephora: May 2017

Swatches: Greystone, Maldives Luminescent

I know it’s a little weird to post a May subscription box in June, but as I’ve mentioned before I’m really behind. If you think this is bad, wait until next week. I have a Valentine’s Day collection post set to go live. I wish I could say I was kidding. I’ve made progress on the pile that was taking over my desk though. I even did a bit of decluttering. That alone was a lot of work. It’s always sad parting with products, but if it’s something I just know I won’t reach for often I see no point in letting it go to waste. Especially when someone else can show it some love. Anyway, let’s talk about last month’s Play! by Sephora Box!

First up is the trèStiQue Highlight & Perfect Multipurpose Stick in Maldives Luminescent. This shimmering champagne pink highlighter comes in a convenient stick form. I’ve tried a concealer stick from the brand and love it! I’m sure I’ll love this pretty highlighter too.

I was pretty excited to try something from NUDESTIX, but I don’t think I’m feeling the NUDESTIX Magnetic Matte Lip Color in Greystone. I’m all for a pretty greige, but this looks more brown than anything. I’ll be adding this to my declutter bag.

I didn’t have a lot of luck with the last essence I tried. But I suppose it couldn’t hurt to give the belif Hungarian Water Essence a try. It’s an instant, lightweight, recharger serum that is said to provide deep, lasting hydration.

The Skin Laundry Gentle Foaming Face Wash is a gentle foaming cleanser with soothing cucumber and chamomile extracts. It’s suitable for all skin types. Nothing too exciting, but I do like the packaging.

I love getting hair masks in my boxes. The Rahua Omega 9 Hair Mask sounds wonderful, but I’m not digging the scent. It smells like a medicine cabinet. Not something I want my hair to smell like after hopping out of the shower/bath.

Aside from the highlighter, the only other item that I know will get use is the Tocca Stella. I just know I’ve received a few perfume samples from Tocca in the past, but I don’t mind. Stella is a wonderfully fresh scent. The blood orange is so refreshing! I added this to my loves list and plan to purchase the full size.

I’m really hoping for a better box this month. I want to try something new and exciting!

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