Ipsy Bag Review – November 2016

Hi everybody! You’re probably tired of my excuses for not posting, but I’ve been sick for a while and haven’t really felt like taking pictures. I’m on the mend now, so hopefully I’ll be posting more. πŸ™‚

I just received my second Ipsy bag, and I’m pretty happy with the contents!

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First off, how cute is this bag? Love it wayyyyy more than last months.

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Item #1 – Luxie Rose Gold Duo Fiber Brush. I’ve always loved rose gold, and it looks beautiful on this makeup brush! (Travel Size) Rating: 4/5 Get 20% off with the code IPSYTRAVEL.

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Item #2 – Formula X Nail Polish in Huntress. I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical about this color (sort of a shimmery hunter green), but it actually looks really pretty on! I tried to get a picture, but I sort of smeared them – sorry about that. 😦 (Full Size) Rating: 4/5

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Item #3 – Verb Ghost Oil. I’m obsessed….this stuff is AMAZING. It calmed down my frizzy hair without making it greasy, which is a feat that no hair product has accomplished before. (Sample Size) Rating: 5/5 Get 10% off with the code IPSY10.

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Item #4 – Foil Eyes Eyeshadow Palette. These colors are super pigmented and go on very smoothly. It’s not a particularly high-end brand, but I’m pleased with the quality! (Sample Size) Rating: 4/5 Get 10% off with the code IPSY.

I was really pleased with this months bag! That being said, I’m actually planning on unsubscribing to try out another beauty service – Birchbox! I’ll keep you posted πŸ™‚

❀ , Hannah

Ipsy Bag Review

I just received my firstΒ Ipsy bag today! For those who haven’t heard of it, it’s a monthly subscription service that provides 4-5 beauty products in a cute makeup bag. I’ve been dying to try it for the longest time, and I finally signed up!

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This is the Halloween bag, and I have to say, I’m a little disappointed. From what I’ve seen from other reviews though, my next bags should be cuter!

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Item #1 – CabanaBoy Blush from theBalm cosmetics. The packing is a little off-putting to me, but I really like the blush! The color is a pretty matte rose. (Sample Size…reallyyyyyy tiny) Rating: 3/5

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Item #2 – Face Primer from Trust Fund Beauty. I really like this! It made my skin nice and smooth for my foundation. (Sample Size) Rating: 4-5

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Item #3 – Face Lotion from Promise Organic. This is probably my favorite out of the five items I received. It smells great, and it’s very light which is something I look for in a facial lotion. (Sample Size) Rating: 5/5

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Item #4 – Eyeliner Pen from EssenceMakeup. True to its word, it does not smudge…to the extent of being hard to get off, even with makeup remover. However, it creates a smooth line and great wings. (Full Size) Rating 3/5

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Item #4 – Eyeshadow Brush from Lottie London (not available for purchase online). This is my new favorite eyeshadow brush! It applies very smoothly and of course, it’s pink. πŸ˜‰ (Full Size)Β  5/5

I really liked this months beauty bag! Can’t wait to see what comes next πŸ™‚

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(Mabel liked it too.)

 

50’s Retro Makeup Tutorial

I had a lot of time on my hands today, so I came up with this makeup tutorial for you guys! It’s a really unique retro eye and lip, and I hope you enjoy it.

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Using a shimmery eye cream like this one, apply in even strokes with your finger. If you use a brush it will leave streaks.

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Apply a thin line ofΒ Matte Black Automatic Eyeliner and extend the line a quarter of an inch past the eye to create a winged effect.

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Tightline the bottom with the same eyeliner. (only follow 2nd half of instructions in link.)

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Add mascara, and voila! 50’s retro eye makeup!

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Red lips and curls are a must, of course. ❀

5 Minute Makeup: Natural Eye Edition

I’ve decided to start featuring hair and makeup as well as the “clothing” side of fashion. πŸ™‚ Fashion is a combination of many things beauty-related, and hair and makeup are definitely apart of that category. This edition of 5 Minute Makeup is for a really easy natural eye – it’s my go-to in fact. Let’s get started!

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This Ulta eyeshadow is my fav…the natural pallete from Maybelline has the same colors.

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Eyeshadow BrushesΒ are flat with a rounded tip. This ensures even coverage and makes it very easy to use.

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For our first product on the eyelid, we’re going to mix these two shades together with the eyeshadow brush.

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This creates a base for the rest of the eyeshadow and eyeliner we’re going to use in a moment.

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Crease Brushes look like a circle when viewed from the top. These are for more fine-tuned eyeshadow work, primarily under the brow bone.

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Focus mainly on covering the outside edge of the lid and underneath the brow bone.

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I love this eyeliner from Ulta…it goes on very smooth and the color doesn’t run. The one I’m using is in the Black Brown shade.

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Make sure you get as close to eyelashes as you possibly can, otherwise there will be a gap and it will look like you have two eyebrows. πŸ˜‰

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THE BEST mascara, no question about it. So amazing.

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There is the finished product! I hope you guys enjoyed this, because there will be more coming your way soon. πŸ™‚