Ipsy Bag – March 2015

Hello My Fellow Goo Horders!

Okay.. I know we are all signing into Ipsy to find out our sneak previews for our April Bags right now…… but this is my March Bag!

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This month’s bag is very Spring-y. The back is a happy blue and the from has this fun floral pattern. Very apt considering the theme this month is…..

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Anyone else watch these amazing women on YouTube?

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Vintage by Jessica Liebeskind Illuminating Face Highlighter – This shade is a delicate pink with a tiny touch of pink. The texture is soft. I used it over a matte blush it looked great. It’s a little too dark for me to use strictly as a highlighter. I think it’ll be great in the summer when I have a tan (as a highlighter)! This is a sample size. On eBay for $6-10.

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NYX Butter Lipstick– This shade is in Hunk. It did not photograph as PURPLE as it really is. It’s a fun color, not too pigmented. I will definitely go look at other shades. I love the feeling and there’s no scent. Price $6.00

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Boo Boo Cover-Up – I got this is Medium. I used this under my eyes. I’m a picky person when it comes to concealer. Everything creases on me. I’ve been using this since I’ve received it. Doesn’t crease as badly as other concealers. The color is natural. Price $10

What they say:

Have a Boo-Boo on the Go? Skip the bandage and the shiny ointment. Look your best even while you heal with Baby Boo-Boo Cover-Up for the Face and Body. Our innovative formula offers great coverage for skin imperfections while containing ingredients known in nature to promote healing.Contains aloe, chamomile, green tea, tea tree oil and vitamin E.

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Dr. Brandt Pores No More Anti-Aging Mattifying Lotion –  First, this is very sad. I just read on the Interwebs that Dr. Brandt has committed suicide. Ipsy introduced me to his products which I love. I hope he is a peace. Let’s talk out this primer. I like it with regular foundation. With my BB cream though it pilled. It does mattify, which I always like. It does have a strongish scent when applied, it does fade quickly. This makes skin feel soft. The full size price is $60.00. If my math is right this sample would be about $21.00.

Hre’s what the site says:

“An apple a day keeps the lines away.” This lightweight lotion formulated with apple stem cells to help delay the natural signs of aging by maintaining the longevity and activity of stem cells in the skin. Simultaneously, retinol stimulates new cell turnover and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Brandt’s multi-tasking formula provides the best of both worlds, delivering anti-aging and pore minimizing/mattifying benefits.

  • oil-free
  • helps delay the natural signs of aging by maintaining the longevity & activity of stem cells in the skin
  • stimulates new cell turnover, improving the appearance of lines & wrinkle
  • increases water reserves, limits water loss & improves lipid barrier function to balance moisture levels

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Pur-lisse Pur-Delicate 4-in-1 Cleanser – Uggghh!! I wanted to love this. The first time I used this, I was having an allergic reaction for another product. I thought it was going to be very gentle. My face burned after washing. It was very drying, too. I will try it again soon, now that my face has calmed down. I know my friend who received it really likes it. Sample price approximately $6.

Here’s what they say:

Appreciate your skin, don’t irritate it. Cleanse away the day with this gentle, non~irritating blend of Soy Milk, Soy Proteins, Whole Oat and White Tea. A mild soap~free, non~foaming cleanser that respects the delicate nature of your skin. Leaves your face touchable and silky soft, without a trace of impurity.

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Here are the swatches! The lipstick is more purple. The concealer is pretty spot on.

Yay! This was a gooood bag! I’ve gotten to try products that I’ve been wanting to.

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Stay Awesome!

Cheers,

Clare

NYX Suede Palette Review

Hello Y’all!

First things first!  I’m the realest.

(Sorry, I’m such a fan of ‘I’m so Fancy’. It’s totally my Summer Jam!)

Okay… First things first… RENEE WON the last GIVEAWAY!!!  Congrats Lady. We’ll do lunch!

Second. I’ve been watching a lot of Haven and Supernatural. I have distinct urge to salt my windows and doors to keep out the demons. Also, I had this thought. What if you had the ability to actually know what was behind people’s social media post. Mostly the ‘OMG! My life is soooo awesome.’ -or-  the ‘oh so wise quotey’ posts. And you know they are really sitting somewhere boring as heck, bored outta their ever-loving minds or they’re sitting in the loo, would be worth a giggle or two. WHAT?? Like none of you have ever had a thought like this?!

Third on to Beauty Stuff!

The NYX Suede Shadow Palette

I have a drawer of eyeshadow palettes. They are like crack to me. I love them. So when this little guy popped out at me at Cosmoprof NA… (I’m pretty sure it made my Instagram) I was hooked. After waiting a month and not buying any eyeshadows, I pulled the trigger. I also found a code on the inter webs: WELCOME25 (for 25% of your order)

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They have a really smooth texture and very blendable. In the pan they seem really shimmery. For me, once they hit the skin the the shimmer mellows out. I can see myself reaching for this palette often, especially as we go into Fall. Most of the colors are rather neutral, even that dark blue/green isn’t a pow pow kinda color. Not only do they blend well, they layer nicely, too. This would be a great work/office palette. Here’s a quick look I did:

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I used the dark taupe, off white and the dark blue/green. (This picture was a quick selfie, no judgin’!) On the eyebrows, I used the new NYX Eyebrow Gel in Chocolate. Since, it was my first time using this, dos brow be bold! (Eyeliner Rich Experience by MAC : One by One Mascara by Maybelline)

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I think the secret to using this stuff is… to use the least amount of product possible. Unless, you like the Total Bold as &*%# Brows look! This could is a dupe for Makeup Forever’s Eyebrow Gel. That I wouldn’t know, haven’t used it. $7 for NYX vs $20 for Makeup Forever.. Take yer pick.

They you go..

In the next few days…. I’ll have an Ipsy bag unveiling, an August Favorites List and a Be a Bombshell blog going up.

Cheers,

Clare