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.