Rachel’s Ipsy Glam Bag review: March & April 2013
I’m ridiculously late on these. Sorry, y’all! It’s been a busy couple of months so I’m combining…
Snip-it: Lash Bash
Often times I’ll be flipping through my magazines and seeing products or styles I like in the ads…
CARDIGAN: Express (similar, I bought this item on clearance)
i still love coral.
boyfriend jeans + bright colors + braids
Review: Maybelline Eye Studio Master Duo Liner
Maybelline Eye Studio Master Duo Liner
Go from thin to thick with the twist…
Review: Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner - Black
Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner
Enjoy flawlessly clean lines as…
Soon as Lent finished my shopping habit picked right back up. First purchase post Lent…Converse…
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Review: Ipsy Glambag for December
These are the ones I’ve tried so far:
- Mirabella Prime
I loved this. I love how easily it glides on your skin and especially love that you can use it on your face AND eyes. 2 for 1! And a little goes a long way. I love that Ipsy included a full size tube too. It’s something I might consider re-purchasing later on. It’s $28 though. The one I do have (Hourglass) was I think $18. For eyes I currently use Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Tube - Original
I was weary of buying this but tons of people swear by it and it’s true. It’s one of the best. I just didn’t want to waste it since it comes in a small tube..BUT a little goes a long way.
And for face I switch it up between
I love this eyeliner. I love how easily it glides on and stays on. Something I might re-purchase for $19 since liners last me a good while.
Be a Bomb Shell Lip Gloss in Hot Mess
I thought this was going to be super red when applied on my lips…but it’s exactly how their site claims it to be: “Hot Mess - The perfect “true Red” lip gloss that goes on sheer! Layer for a more opaque look.”
I love that it’s you can build up on the color. It’s a great red lip gloss. It’s not something I’d purchase though since I don’t wear red lip gloss very often.
Again, I appreciate Ipsy for giving us the full size bottle!
For NYE we stayed in and just had dinner at my aunt’s house. I was going to pair my black cardigan with sequined pockets (sorry no pic) with some high heels. But eh..I was going to my aunt’s..no need to be wearing fancy heels. I opted for my converse instead. As did my entire family. I bought the twins new pairs over the Christmas break. I realize now why they were cheap. Sure they’re slip ons…but the knots on the ties do come off. Nonetheless they still look cute on them. I also bought them a new pair of white ones but scared for them to wear it, haha. It’s too new…too white! Maybe for their birthday in a few weeks. ;)
Review: Neutrogena - Healthy Volume® Mascara Regular
My holy grail mascaras have been from Maybelline. Particularly the Falsies
and Mega Plush
. I’ve ruled out any Cover Girl mascaras as none had any real pay off for volume or lengthening.
I’m a follower of makeupbytiffanyd
and in her vlog of December favorites or 2012 favorites, she mentioned Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara
. It’s not a new product or anything and she did mention it was one she had used years ago in college. She showed the brush and I was intrigued by it as it’s similar to Diorshow’s (which used to be my go-to mascara but the hefty price left me to go drugstore). So I decided to pick up a tube at my local Wal-mart and it was going for about $6.47 I believe.
I’ve tried it the past few days and I like it. I like that the formula isn’t too dry but not too wet either. It’s build-able with out causing your lashes to lump or give you that spidery eyelash look. I haven’t seen it flaking or smudging. It’s a great everyday mascara which I’ll probably start using it as and leaving my Maybelline mascaras for days I want fuller lashes.
Here is the product description off their site:
Healthy Volume® Mascara creates beautifully full and healthy lashes with a revolutionary sweep of the wand.This lash-enhancing mascara instantly builds lash volume by 400%. The patent-pending formula with a touch of olive oil penetrates and helps plump the core of each and every lash. The Visible Volume Brush coats and builds even the smallest lashes with rich, volume-building color. No clumps, smudging or flaking!Healthy Volume® mascara rinses clean with any Neutrogena® makeup remover or with soap and water. Get beautiful, conditioned and volumized lashes with the sweep of a wand.
- Conditioning formula with a touch of olive plumps lashes from the inside out
- Super-sized Visible Volume brush quickly coats each lash with rich, volume-building color
- No clumps, smudges or flakes
- Dermatologist & Ophthalmologist tested
Happy New Year!
I can’t believe it’s been over a year now that Rachel and I started this blog! I thought I’d start off the new year with things I did get. Nothing crazy though and nothing off my wishlist except one.
The hubby surprised me with some Ray Ban Wayfarers I had been wanting for awhile but could never take the plunge and by them. He also was sweet and picked me up a new Vera Bradley lunch bag from the twins.
My wonderful mother gifted me with: a Gucci cross-body bag, an infinity scarf, a coach wristlet which I exchanged for a bigger wrist wallet to fit my phone, a Michael Kors wristlet and randomnly she gave my brother and I SebaMed Lotion, lol (knows me too well. I have eczema.) As for all the wristlets…I commute using Metro from time to time so I like to use a wristlet wallet to throw in my workbag.
As far as off my wishlist, my sweet mare was too kind and got me my first ever Urban Decay palette for Christmas. THANK YOU RACHEL!
What did you get for Christmas this year?
Ahh dope December glam bag. Mai Couture highlighter paper, Mirabella eye primer, NYX eye shadow, Bombshell “hot mess” lip gloss, Urban Decay eye pencil, and then I get to review the new Urban Decay Naked Skin beauty balm before it launches in January! Can’t wait to try everything. #ipsy #makeup #anongbalita
Beyonce-inspired high bun and bangs. And the rest is simple. #ootd #anongbalita #hairbun #womensfashion #mktimeless