IPSY May 2018/ First bag impression.

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Hey Dolls! So this is my first time ever getting a subscription with IPSY. I received my first bag early this week and I wanted to share the goodies in my bag. I will be sharing my first IPSY bag impression. So the theme for this bag is travel: Go There, I’m getting lost in your travels and exploring the world type of vibes. The makeup bag itself is quiet creative. Its yellow with various travel stamps on the front and then a pretty salmon/coral color on the back. The attention to detail is appreciated as well, as the zipper charm has an airplane on one side and IPSY logo on the other. Super cute is my first impression. Now lets move on to the good stuff!

These are the items in the bag:

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My first thought was for this being my first bag it was good. I really liked the variation as I  received some makeup, skincare and a brush. When I filled out the profile I asked for skincare and makeup as well as brushes so, I’m thinking so far so good IPSY! So here we have products from brands I hadn’t tried before so it’s pretty exciting to check them out!

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EyekoLiquid Eyeliner in Black. This product is said to be*: smudge proof, fade proof, deep black color. It has a felt tip which I personally like. Great for creating a precise wing line and cat eye look! Happy to have received this product because I absolutely love deep black eyeliners, so I’m hoping this works out great for me.

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Beaute Basics Satin Taupe Eyeshadow. This is more of a bronze shimmery color. It appears to have a metallic finish and its nicely pigmented. It’s said* to be long lasting, blendable, and can be used dry or wet. Looking forward to creating a nice neutral look with this. Also, pictured is a Beau Gachis– Tapered Blending Brush. Its made of synthetic hairs and its soft and fluffy. It’s said to be good for applying highlight and sculpting as well as applying eyeshadow. I do not own any brushes by this brand so this is new to me! Also, excited to try it out. 

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NYXSoft Matte Lip Cream in Cannies. First let me say I did not swatch this as I do not plan on keeping it. I was not at all a fan of the color. It is way to dark for my skin complexion so I know it won’t look good on me. This is said* to be smooth and creamy. It smells like vanilla cupcakes. Its supposed to be a medium, soft mauve hue but its much darker in person. 

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Grace & Stella Dead Sea Mud Mask. I was really excited to see this. I love love love face masks, I am seriously all about them. This is said* to be made with actual Dead Sea mud. It will detoxify and clear impurities giving a soft  and smooth complexion. The formula is fast-working and it helps with the appearance of fine lines and pores is what they claim will be the case after one use. So we shall see. It’s also supposed to give hydration and glow to your skin.

Well this is it. As I said over all the products in my first bag were not disappointing. I enjoyed my first IPSY bag and look forward to next months goodies. I can’t wait to try out my products and see if they have a future in my makeup and skincare collection. 

Thank you for reading!

Happy Blogging!

Disclaimer: Thoughts are that of my own opinion. Information with (*) is information obtained through research about product on IPSY website. Products were paid with my own money.

Haul!! Makeup & Skincare

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Hey dolls! Happy Friday. Here’s a small haul of makeup and skincare products I have purchased recently. Many of these were at a very good deal and I could not pass them up! I am still trying out most of these products, and will let you know later in a review if they are worth it or not. Stay tune :). 

Mario Badescu-Facial spray with aloe vera, herbs and rosewater. This smells amazing and its very refreshing. Its supposed to be good for setting makeup, soothing, and give you a boost when your skin needs it throughout the day. Retails at $7.00 (4oz)thumbnail-1

M.A.C PREP+PRIME, Fix+. This is a repurchase product. I recently bought this when Ulta had their 21 Days of Beauty sale. I actually bought a couple of these, I love it that much. Now that the summer is coming I like to keep this product in the fridge and spray it on my face on those hot days when my skin is feeling dehydrated. I also, use this product to set my makeup, wet my beauty blender for foundation or brushes for eyeshadow use. Doing this allows the pigmentation to pop and adhere better to the skin. This is a great product and it doesn’t dry out my skin, personally I have never had any issues with this. Retails at $26.00.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills-Amrezy Highlighter. OMG, this highlighter is gorgeous!! I still have yet to give it a try, BUT just look at it!!. It’s super gold tone with tiny shimmery specks. This highlight’s pigmentation and packaging screams out Classy. I’m super excited to give it a try. Before purchasing this, I read up on reviews and they were all very good, so I had to get and see for myself. Stay tune on how much I will love this highlight. Retails for $28.00.

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e.l.f.-Blush in Blushing. I don’t normally purchase e.l.f products on a regular basis, but every now and then they have some really good products that you just don’t want to pass up. This blush is a pretty pink with super tiny shimmers. I think it’s going to be great for everyday use, because its natural looking. I have used it once so far, but I will continue to use it and see how it wears. The good thing is you can build up the color depending on how blushed you want to be. I bought this product for only $1.00 so you know I couldn’t pass it up!

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The makeup brushes are from bebe and Wet Wild. The (top) bebe brush is a fan brush. I have never owned a brush from this brand but I am excited to try it out! The other brushes from Wet Wild,(from top to bottom) Crease brush, small Eyeshadow brush, Smokey liner brush, and Angled liner brush. I have in the past owned some Wet Wild brushes and they do the job so its worth having them on hand. The bebe brush I bought on clearance for $5.00 and the Wet Wild brushes were $1.00 each.

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Dove Intensive -Cream. This cream is super moisturizing on the skin. I have been using it for over a week now and so far so good. I think the fact that its small enough to fit in a purse is perfect because it comes in handy throughout the day. It has a soft and comforting smell, so it was a good purchase so far. This I bought for $1.00. (I know, mouth dropping deals!)

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Well that was it! As you were able to see, these products are very affordable. I am excited to try the ones I haven’t yet, and will do a review soon. I hope you enjoyed this haul and hopefully you saw something you like that you might want to go out and get. If you have tried any of these products let me know your thoughts on them.

Thank you for reading!

Happy Blogging! 🙂

Disclaimer: All products were purchased by me and with my own money. As always the opinions stated are that of my own personal views and thoughts. All pictures were also taken by me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review: the Balm Highlights

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Hey Dolls! So here’s a short but sweet review on these two gorgeous highlights featuring the Balm. I have Mary-Lou Manizer and Cindy-Lou Manizer. First off lets talk about the packaging!! I swear I am big on products with cute and creative packaging. The fact that they have a vintage, rebellious pin-up style girl is so unique and edgy. To me it screams out adventurous, trendy and girly. Then, theres the names, simply eye catching. I must  say the packaging is what drew me into these highlighters.  Continue reading “Review: the Balm Highlights”

Skincare: Daily night routine

Hey dolls! Sharing my daily night routine. These are the products I use everyday and have been loving so far. My skin is very sensitive so I am always on the search for products that are gentle on the skin but effective in cleansing and moisturizing.
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So on that note lets get to it! The products are the OLAY Micropolishing Cleaning Infusion, Fresh Soy face cleaner, Fresh Rose face mask, Clinique Revitalizing moisturizer, it Confidence in cream and the Fresh Sugar lip polish. Now before I even begin to wash my face I put on one of those cute and fluffy headbands that help keep all the hair back.  Then, I wash my face with either the Olay cleanser or the Fresh cleanser. I have been enjoying using both of these products and use them interchangeably. I then move on to the Fresh mask and leave that on my face for 10-15 minutes. After, I wash my face, I pat it dry and use either the Clinique moisturizer or the it Confidence in a cream. These two moisturizers leave my skin feeling amazing so I rotate their use as well. Lastly, I give my lips some love and attention as well so I use the Fresh Sugar Lip Polish followed by some good old school Carmax in original. I have been following this skin routine for a bit over 2 months and have noticed my skin feeling softer, more hydrated and not as tired looking. I can totally see a difference as far as having a natural glow and healthy look. So I will continue with this routine until I come across another product that is just as good as what I am currently using. As I have said, I am always on the search for good facial skin products. So I am never content for too long of a time and honestly I think it’s important to try different products as time and seasons pass because your skin changes and the need for hydration and moisture also changes.

The 411 on the products!!

Olay Micropolishing Cleaning Infusion:

  • When I say this product is amazing I mean it!! This product has crushed ginger and citrus extract the help with hydrating and moisturizing the skin. It has a refreshing scent and conditions the skin as it washes all the impurities on your face. It is soft enough to use on a daily basis yet, strong and effective enough to give you a glowing and radiant healthy looking skin. This retails at about $10.

 Fresh Soy face cleaner:

  • This product is good for all skin types. Its a gel consistency and rich in amino acids and soy protein which help with your skins elasticity. It tones, soothes and softens your skin, leaving a  radiant and healthy end result. It’s literally so fresh you can smell the cucumber and feel the hydration entering your skin. I absolutely love this product. This retails at about $15.

Fresh Rose Face Mask:

  • This face mask guys is life! It is infused with actual rose petals which help with hydrating and toning the skin. Upon putting it on your face it gives a cooling and lightweight feel. Its so easy to apply, you just spread it all over your face and give it 10-15 minutes to work its magic! The end result of this product is a healthy glow with lots of hydration. The size I have is the mini size and it retails for about $25.

Clinique Turnaround overnight/Revitalizing Moisturizer:

  • If you have very dry to combination skin this product is the one for you! This cream  is said to work overnight delivering a energy infused skin the next morning. Its a total nighttime renewal as it nourishes and moisturizes your skin while you sleep. Its great for dullness and uneven textured skin. I still use this because with the cold days that are still amidst I need to make sure my skin is being taken care of. I have noticed a more firm and not so dry feel which is great! This product retails for about $40 for a 1.7 fl.oz. size.

It Confidence in a cream:

  • Anti-aging!!! have I said enough?! No, seriously as time passes well ladies so does the youthfulness of the skin. SO anti-aging is your best friend after your 20’s. Made with collagen, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants to name a few are all effective in aiding the look of a healthy and youthful skin. This is great for all skin types, it rejuvenates, quick absorbing, non-irritating and reduces the look of large pores and fine lines. Its just AMAZING!! A full size retails at $48 or travel size for $16 if you want to try it out before investing.

Fresh Sugar Lip Polish:

  • This is a gentle brown sugar exfoliant the helps scrub away dead flaky skin from your lips. It conditions and hydrates and smoothes the texture of your lips while exfoliating. This product I use 2-3 times a week and have noticed much softer and smoother lips. I also use Carmax for added moisture after exfoliation. This retails at about $24.

Comments and follows are welcome!

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Review: My current body skincare obsession.

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Photo: lizblogoflife

Hey dolls, sharing a review on my current body skincare obsessions. This magic duo is keeping my skin moisturized, hydrated and exfoliated. Although, we are in Spring, the weather is still relatively cold here where I live. This cold is causing my skin to fight this constant battle of staying moisturized and hydrated. So after several fails of body creams that did not soothe my skin, I have found these two amazing products that work! These Soap & Glory products are my holy grail right now. They have helped me tremendously with the feeling of dryness and roughness that the winter did to my skin. I can honestly say they are reviving my skin. I normally have combination skin, but this winter my skin was more on the dry feel and I knew I needed to find something that would rehydrate it.

So a little info on these amazing products and why I love them so much!

Soap & Glory – Breakfast Scrub, Smoothie Star

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First of all imagine waking up not wanting to get out of your warm and cozy bed. Wanting to hit snooze on the alarm for the 4th time but then weighing your options because you want to shower but not be late to work. This is me everyday. Ever since I began using the body scrubs it has helped me feel awake and sets the tone for the morning. I now look forward to getting out of bed and in the shower with this amazing scrub. I mean after all who doesn’t want a little breakfast in the morning? I use this scrub in my morning or evening showers just about every two days. Its light enough of a scrub that you can use it on a daily base, but for me personally using it every two days is working great. This body scrub is made with oats, sugar and shea and let me tell you this is the perfect recipe for an amazing exfoliation. It has hints of banana, almonds and honey and has a maple sweet scent. Some might say its a bit strong of a smell but I love it! The consistency is gritty but not rough on the skin when being used. It leaves my skin feeling rejuvenated and smooth after every use.  If your looking for a scrub thats not harsh on the skin and leaves a smooth finish then definitely check this product out.

Soap & Glory – The Righteous Butter

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OMG let me tell you about just how much I am obsessing over this product!! This body butter is AMAZING, and provides hydration like no other. I use this after EVERY shower without fail. I actually just reorderd this product becuase I need to make sure I have my backup ready :). This body butter is made with shea butter and aloe vera which are both great in moisturizing the skin. The consistency is thick, but once you massage it on to your body it spreads evenly and your skin absorbs it right away. The hydration and moisture it provides leaves your skin feeling soft all day. Its great for all skin types but helps so much for dry skin. As an added bonus it smells AMAZING, not overpowering at all. Can you tell I absolutely love this product?! If you are like me and love body butters that do not leave that oily skin feel, then you NEED this in your life.

So yes, this is what I’m currently using to keep my skin feeling soft, moisturized and hydrated. It’s working great and I have been using it for a while now. If you own any of these products let me know how you feel about them. What type of products do you use for your body’s skincare? I’m always looking to try new products for skincare because as the weather changes so does my skin.  Thank you for visiting my blog and as always this review is my personal opinion. These products were purchased with my money and by me.