Ipsy

Ipsy’s June Glam Bag!

Sorry I’m so late this month it has been a bit hectic with the kids and the Hubs being deployed. But there’s no time to waste let’s get right into it. This month Ipsy’s theme was “Volume Up”.

“This loud and proud pouch is a not so subtle reminder to ‘always’ speak your mind!”

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I’m not going to lie I was initially not excited about this bag. Nothing seemed appealing if maybe only the nail polish. But once I looked into it I was stoked.

What got my attention the most was this Privai Matte Moisturizer. During the summer I love to have a very matte base because I do tend to get a lot more oily.

Enhanced with Vitamins A, C and E, this oil-free moisturizer is perfect for normal to oily skin types. Natural anti-bacterial properties from Sage Extract help repair blemished skin while Grapefruit Peel Extract clarifies the complexion. Privai Website 
This product retails for $30 for a big bottle. Yikes! Although I will say  so far I like it. Its taken a lot of trial and error with primers and foundations because I’ve experienced some break up with my foundation and I’m not sure whats causing it.

Up next is this nail polish by Margaret Dabbs London. The color is phenomenal. It screams summer days at the beach! This treatment enriched nail polish in Green Dailily is super thick and pigmented that one swipe guarantees a streak free application. I already tried it and love it. It reminds me of the “gel” nail polishes that are out there now a days.

To me this formula screams salon quality at home!

I can’t find the price in dollars on the website only in pounds. which 14 pounds is about 17 US dollars.

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This is another little gem I was surprised to like!

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Doucce Maxlash Volumizer Mascara. Let me begin by saying the brush and bristles themselves remind me a lot of the TooFaced Better than sex mascara. Also, the formula is very similar in the sense that it makes my lashes very dark and full looking. Except it isn’t as thick and that makes removing it super easy!

The big bottle retails for $22. The website claims, “The creamy and buildable formula is clump-resistant, flake proof, smudge proof, and resistant to sweat and humidity.” And its all true! So far I LOVE it!

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I’ve received Hey Honey products in the past and thoroughly enjoy them. This is the second mud mask I receive and I’m very excited to try it!

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Ok, question! Am I the only that can’t figure out how to use these small samples of blush?  I love The Balm and therefore use these as eyeshadow.

Drive your beauty routine into full swing with Balm Springs® – a new long-wearing blush from theBalm® Cosmetics. This earthy rose shade compliments all skin tones. The talc-free, fade-resistant formula is perfect for hot days and even hotter nights… The Balm Website

In the end this months bag provided a lot of hidden gems.

Don’t forget Ipsy is a $10 monthly subscription where you receive 5 beauty items that ship for free. You often get one full size product! And remember REVIEW, REVIEW, REVIEW!! Not only does it further personalize your bag but it earns you points which you can redeem for more products!!

How was your bag?? Still happy with Ipsy??

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Ipsy May Glam Bag

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This months Glam bag was very uneventful. I wasn’t very excited about much. The bag is cute but not my favorite. I can see how this can be used to go to the beach and keep valuables safe. I may feel like this because A. I didn’t get the Starlooks eyeliner pen with a star stamp. B. I didn’t get Benefits Give me Brow and C. I didn’t get the Manar Kadar bronzer and highlight duo. But I did get a brush which is a plus! Or maybe I’m just bitter because Chicago hasn’t been acting very spring/summer-ish!DSC_0270

I received this mask once before and actually enjoy it a lot. I get a lot out this particular size and it leaves the skin feeling sooooo good! I use it once or twice a month. This Global Beauty Charcoal wash off mask is definitely one of my favorites. I am scared to try stuff like this because I do have sensitive skin. I can easily irritate it or throw it off-balance so it’s a total win that on my first try I got it right!

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Brushes are my weakness and receiving this was fun! I actually just picked up another set of brushes by Moda so to have cousins of the same brush brand is exciting. The bristles are very soft and this particular brand is cruelty free (I believe a lot of their brushes are vegan). Yay! Thing is I usually don’t know what to use this type of brush for. Ipsy suggest under eye concealer or nose contour, we shall see!

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Let me start off by saying the packaging on this mascara is everything. I love how sleek and sophisticated it looks. I can’t wait to try it. It sounds so promising!

  • Here at ipsy HQ we believe in grande lattes and grande lashes. This lash-plumping mascara pumps up the volume for mile long, thick AF lashes.

  • Every lash counts, amiright? The tapered brush has hard AND soft bristles that reach even the teensiest, tiniest, inner corner-iest lashes for a fanned-out look.

  • Sad movie? Pool party? Makeout sesh? This smudge and flake-resistant, waterproof mascara keeps our lashes in check no matter what the sitch.  

  • Italians do it better! Just like our fave cappuccino, this inky black formula from Italy is rich, dark, and makes us look more awake. –Ipsy WebsiteDSC_0275

Urban Decay is one of those brands I genuinely enjoy so the chance to try one of its highlighters is AMAZING! As I have mentioned before I have a hard time finding highlights that work for me, I’m hoping this works! Fingers crossed for Afterglow in Sin.

  • You dew you! If you’re looking for an IRL version of that amazing Snapchat filter glow, this champagne-hued highlighter is IT.

  • Inside sources tell us the powder formula is super-duper finely milled, which means it’s creamy AF, but still majorly lightweight.

  • We see you shining on (and on). This long-wearing luminizer kept our glow-game strong from morning rush hour to 6PM happy hour (and beyond).

  • We’re obsessed with all of Urban Decay’s shade names, but TBH the only sin you’ll be committing with this baby is being TOO lit. 
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Ipsy’s April Glam Bag

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I cannot get over how adorable this months bag is! It also featured some amazing items and people! I personally love Bailey Sarian and have spoken to her one on one. It’s amazing to see her out there doing what she so clearly loves!

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To say I was excited to be receiving a brush again is an understatement. I was ECSTATIC!! I absolutely love Luxie and blue is my favorite color. I was as excited as a child on Christmas Day! You know the drill: cruelty free brand, synthetic bristles, and super soft and affordable. I swear by Luxie.

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Something else I was super stoked about was this Colourpop creme gel liner. Once again it’s one of my favorite brands. It is very affordable and really good quality.

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I received the color “Swerve” (black) and have yet to use it. But when I swatched it was very pigmented and have heard nothing but awesome things about it!

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The last loose pigment I received from Naked cosmetics was a gorgeous Champagne/goldish color I use sooooo much in halo eyes, a quick swipe on the lid for an every day look, or with some fix+ for a super vibrant night out look. The shade shown here is “Heavy metal #4” and it’s a copper/rust shade. GORGEOUS! I also read on the ipsy website this loose pigment can be used as a polish (check out YouTube for that). Can’t wait to try it that way!

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Let me begin by saying that the name to this little lip balm is adorable. “Besame mucho” translate to kiss me a lot in Spanish! I haven’t used it myself but my 4-year-old has because she had severe chapped lips.

Heard of propolis? We hadn’t either. It’s an extract from beehives that both hydrates and is antibacterial. This balm has loads of it, plus shea butter.
Lips feeling parched? Slather on a super thick coat to turn this into an overnight lip mask.  – Ipsy website

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Have you ever used aloe beyond sunburn season? We hadn’t either. But now we can’t live without it.
It’s cooling, refreshing, smoothing, and it feels ahhhh-mayyyy-zing.
Aloe is naturally regenerative, so it will help balance out any redness or uneven skin tone.
The gel texture also makes a killer makeup primer. –Ipsy website

The balancing of redness and the fact that it can be used as a primer sucked me into this product. I will be using it soon and I hope I love it because we love aloe!! All I remember is our trips to Mexico getting sunburned and breaking open an aloe plant to sooth our sunburns with it.

Overall I am very happy and excited with this months bag, The theme and bag itself is adorable! The products all seem so great and I’m sure that’s because I am constantly reviewing the products on the ipsy website. SO get those points and review, review, REVIEW!!

On another note, I want to apologize for the late post. If you read any of my other blog posts: Life Update: Deployment, Moving, & no more puppy! Then you know my little family is going through our first deployment as a family of four. The idea of being apart doesn’t scare me because I have faith in our marriage and faith & trust in my husband. But I have been scared and emotional because of everything going on in the world. I intend to fully submerge and commit myself to my blog to have a distraction but this past week had just been insane. If any other military spouses are going through this and want to connect or need someone to talk to feel free to search for me on my social media and PM me so we can help each other through this.

THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING 💖

What did you think of this months ipsy bag? Obsessed like me? Any products you ‘dislike’ or were hoping for??

Until next time. . .

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed this post! -Prissy 💖

p.s. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: Prissycutes

& my Instagram is: Prissycutes

Ipsy

Ipsy March Glam Bag

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Am I the only one that can’t decide to keep Ipsy or move on to a different subscription bag/box?? It’s like every time I’m ready to part ways Ipsy lures me in with some good products. This month did just that to me. Well, any time I get a brush I get excited, LOL!! This months theme is “Tres Jolie”, very French’y! The bag itself is so beautiful and big. I can totally see it being my new makeup bag for the on the go.

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I cannot have enough blending brushes. It’s like my little obsession. So naturally this is what I was super excited for. It is a tapered blending brush by Beau Gachis. It retails for $12 so this alone paid for this months bag!

Our quality all natural tapered blending brush is perfect for blending in shadows into the crease, creating that perfect smokey eye, or even adding highlight to your cheekbones. This versatile brush is simply a must have for your beauty collection.

Made with high-grade synthetic fibers
Durable aluminum ferrule
Natural wood handle –website

I’ve gotten some Marc Anthony products before that I loved so much I repurchased myself.  This Marc Anthony True Professional
Deep Repair Aloe Vera & Jasmine Oil Deep Repairing Conditioning Treatment
looks very promising and I can’t wait to try it. (sorry I didn’t get a picture of it)

Marc Anthony Deep Repair Aloe Vera & Jasmine Oil Deep Conditioning Packet – revives overworked, dry hair and corrects, hydrates and softens brittle, dehydrated, extra damaged hair. lightweight enough for all hair types. Reveals a lustrous shine. –Ulta website

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This packaging alone had me hooked. My daughter and I thought it was a lip balm so we were stoked because ITS SO CUTE!! But then I read under that it’s for the face so really quick I went to the Ipsy website to look it up! It is Ladykin
Affinitic Snail Cream. . . for the face. Again, something else I’m stoked to try.

You KNOW any Korean brand is going to be good.
Don’t get grossed out, but this contains snail secretion—yes, from snails—an ingredient that works wonders for skin. Seriously, it’s a thing.
That snail stuff helps to heal damaged skin, boost elasticity, and leave your complexion smooth and hydrated.
Plus, this cream also protects from irritants and prevents water loss. Snail cream for the win, people! –ipsy website

First off how cute? My husband says I like very small things which is true! Sometimes I purchase a sample size just because it’s so darn cute!! But Tarte is an awesome brand and I had yet to try any of their liquid lipsticks. I have a love hate thing for liquid lipsticks and have had such a hard time finding a formula that works with me. I have always had sensitive lips; glosses break me out and some liquid lipsticks give me allergic reactions (colourpop’s Lippie stick) that have landed me at the doctor’s office. This is described as a quick dry velvet matte lip paint in the color “Vibe”. The color is a deep red that will be perfect for date night. Which we need, asap!!

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Last but not least is this Eyeko Fat Eye stick in “Satin”.

Like a chubby crayon, this shadow stick delivers creamy color that you can quickly swipe on, even when there’s no mirror around.
The shade (goldish, but with silvery undertones), is the ideal metallic for any and all eye colors or shadow looks.
Layer under powder shadow and buff it out to create a sultry situation.
Worn on its own, it gives lids a gorgeous sheen (v. on trend at the moment).
It’s a twist-up, so there’s no need to stress about keeping a sharpener handy. –ipsy website

Over all I am so happy with this months bag!! Maybe one day I’ll make up my mind about keeping ipsy or not, but for now, I will! Even with the big move I have already changed my shipping address. Can’t wait to see what other great stuff I discover through ipsy!

What was in your March glam bag?? Were they all hits or misses??

Until next time. . .

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed this post! -Prissy 💖

p.s. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: Prissycutes

& my Instagram is: Prissycutes

Ipsy

Ipsy February Glam Bag

This months Ipsy’s glam bag was themed “Much Love”. dsc_0140The bag is a denim material with a bright orange zipper. I’ve had Ipsy for over a year and I’m happy with it. I’ve been introduced to some amazing companies and with their discounts and promotions I’ve gotten so many great items for cheap.

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One of those great things I’ve been introduced to and have purchased myself is Luxie Beauty products. I like that they’re vegan and synthetic. Through Ipsy I’ve gotten an angled brush I use in my every day routine for blush. This here is their actual blush brush which I read was good for applying highlight.

Purchased with their 30% off offer I got several eye brushes. I AM OBSESSED! They’ve all been rose gold but they have onyx noir and the dreamcatcher collection which is a pretty periwinkle.

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Up next is NYX’s butter lipstick. I haven’t tried it yet so I don’t know if I love it, yet. I usually love NYX products so I can’t wait to try it. These retail for  $6 on the NYX website

“Treat your lips to a kiss of smooth, creamy color with our irresistible Butter Lipsticks in 12 new luscious shades. The formula’s delicate satin texture fused with highly saturated color delivers full-yet-lightweight coverage with a luxurious satin finish.” –NYX

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I’ve received many bellapierre products and with them its a hit or miss. Some I’ve loved some I hated. . . Hate is such a strong word, I’ve disliked. LOL! This is the Volumelash waterproof mascara. I haven’t tried it but as I was checking it out I noted it has no smell (yay) and the bristles are spaced which means it’ll work awesome to separate the lashes.

“The innovative brush and formula of Volume Lash Waterproof Mascara provide thicker, fuller lashes that won’t clump or flake throughout the day. Vitamin E and Castor Oil work to strengthen lashes, ensuring lashes stay healthy and beautiful.” –bellapierre  

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I’ve been giving myself my own manicures since having the baby because there is no time to go to a nail salon so of course I was excited when I saw I was getting this product. The color itself is a little funky and it seems to have separated in the bottle. This could be because it sat in our mailbox for a few days in Florida heat. I’ve never tried any of this company’s products but I have high hopes because it is vegan and cruelty free. The name of the polish is $12 latte, how cute?!? Trust Fund Beauty

dsc_0166dsc_0164 This products reminds me of something similar I own and I swear by. The Sephora Collection: Solid Brush Cleaner. I LOVE IT! I am hoping I love this just as much because it smells amazing. This is the Japonesque Coconut Solid Brush Cleaner. It is a goat milk formula product . . . kinda weird. This is sold at Ulta I’m not sure where else.

” Maintain the beauty of your brushes with Japonesque’s gentle goat-milk cleansing balm in this Solid Brush Cleanser. Effective emollient formula quickly dissolves make-up and impurities to deep cleanse and condition your brush bristles for effortless professional brush cleaning. Freshly scented and coconut scented solid formulas deliver instant mess-free results and is the perfect travel-friendly cleansing companion.” –Ulta 

The next Wet N Wild highlights came with my bag because I redeemed points. With Ipsy for every product you review you get points and when you accumulate enough points you can redeem them for products. I’ve done this plenty of times for stuff I’ve received in my bag and wanted more of. I’m not sure if these highlights were the ones everyone was raving about but for free I can’t complain. I honestly stick to two highlighters. My Laura Geller Gilded Honey and the Balms Mary-Lou Manizer. It’s exciting to try new stuff.

First up is Crown of my Canopy which is a peachy color and the second is Precious Petals which is a gold shade. I didn’t swatch them but I did look up reviews and everyone seems to love them! Yay!! Do you own these highlighting powders? Do you love them?

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Over all I was so pleased with my Feb Ipsy bag. I’ve been debating whether to keep my subscription or not but every time I go to cancel it I see next months products and I just can’t. I have noticed the bags have improved the more I review what I receive so if you have an Ipsy subscription make sure you’re reviewing. Not only will it personalize your bag it will rack up those points! lol!

How was your Ipsy bag? Do you have any of these products, thoughts??

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed this post! -Prissy 💖

p.s. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: Prissycutes

& my Instagram is: Prissycutes

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Ipsy’s May Glam Bag

This month’s Ipsy Glam bag was themed, “Destination Chic”. What I was most excited in the sneak peek was the bag itself! It’s so cute and the color is so vibrant. I also liked it was a snap instead of a zipper. I can see myself throwing some keys, some lipgloss, and an ID and hitting the town with it.

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This month I was super stoked for Smashbox’s X-Rated Mascara. This mascara has been getting a lot of attention on social media and as a die-hard lover of Too Faced Better Than Sex I am always on the look out for a new mascara. When it comes to mascara I unfortunately have a hard time trusting drugstore ones because I have had such severe allergic reactions to them that I just avoid them if I can.

Smashbox is back at it again! This triple threat brush isolates and magnifies each lash, while applying its fiber-loaded formula. The result? Sky-high and defined lashes in just one swipe. Bonus: the formula is clump, flake and smudge-proof! – Ipsy website

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Another product I was excited for was this brush by Slmissglam. This is the Small Contour W07 Brush. I love brushes and a new contour brush is always appreciated BUT the packaging FOR ME is a bit “too much”. Most of my brushes are either white or black. It is cruelty free and synthetic so that’s good but it is extremely pricey. I can’t find it alone on the website since they seem to only sell as sets. This is the website if anyone wants to take a peek.

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Ipsy has been featuring bellapierre a lot and I like most of its products. This is their Gel Liner Pencil in Nude. I love the shade by itself. On the bellapierre website it says this liner is waterproof. It retails for $18 so Ipsy takes the W with this product alone!

These waterproof lip pencils can be used to prep the lips for Mineral Lipstick, or on their own as an all-over lip color. Creating a perfectly defined pout that lasts all day has never been easier, with these creamy liners that glide on effortlessly. Formulated with pure minerals, natural waxes, and antioxidants, these are hypoallergenic and safe for all skin types. -bellapierre website

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This is yet another product I was excited for. Everyone is talking about micellar water to remove makeup and I’ve been so hesitant to jump on that wagon. Products like this can break me out so I am always extremely careful when it comes to trying them out. This is Avene Micellar Lotion Cleanser and Make-up Remover. 

Benefits

3-in-1 cleanser, toner and make-up remover
Effectively removes all traces of make-up on face, eyes and lips
No-rinse formula
Restores hydrolipidic barrier
Softens the skin

KEY INGREDIENTS

Glycols hydrate the skin
Avène Thermal Spring Water soothes, softens and calms the skin – Avene website

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I also received this lip balm but we lost it somewhere between yesterday and today. Haha

Over all I was pleased with this month’s bag. Cant wait to try everything!

What was your favorite from this month’s bag??

(I want to apologize for skipping Monday favorites. We just found out we are expecting and its been a bit crazy around here. Can’t wait to get things in order and keep with my Monday Wednesday Friday posting.)

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!

-Prissy💖
Ps. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: prissycutes

And my Instagram is: 00scilla (those are zeros lol)

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Monday Favorites!!

I am so beyond ecstatic for today’s post! After a month’s wait my personalized Hoola Bronzer finally arrived. When everyone started posting their Hoola I thought it was something they were only doing for makeup gurus. Then one lovely day my BFF was like, “Have you seen this?!” It was on the Benefit website that anyone can get a personalized Hoola. 😄For a few extra dollars I have my own personalized bronzer. With my name on it. EEEEEKKKKK!!!!! (LOL) I’m going to be 100% honest . . . I can’t make myself use it. This is huge. I think anyone who loves makeup like I do secretly dreams about having their name on a product!

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It has my name on the bronzer and the brush it comes with. 

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Another Monday favorite is this Essie nailpolish in #753 fashion playground. I received this in an Ipsy bag many months ago and have only just used it. I think the minty color is perfect for spring. I like using the O.P.I top coat. It’s the only clear top coat that last through many pool visits. It’s all I use.

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Lastly, is NYX’s Butter Glosses. I love the formula for these. Its nice and thick without being sticky or slimy. Usually one swipe of these is enough but it can be built to a deeper color without it being overpowering. If I had to compare these to anything it’d be Mac’s Cremesheen Glass. Here I have Peaches and cream, Strawberry Parfait, and Raspberry Tart. As you can guess Peaches and Cream is a soft peach color, Strawberry parfait is a soft pink, and Raspberry tart looks like it would be a deep purple but it actually looks like a light burgundy but can be piled on for a darker berry color. (Side note, my 3yr. old got this because she wanted a purple lipstick.)😂

These products have been my favorite for a while. I have repurchased many of them over and over. They’re here to stay!

What are some of the products you love to repurchase?? Or which have been your favorites as of laretely?

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!

-Prissy💖
Ps. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: prissycutes

And my Instagram is: 00scilla (those are zeros lol)

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Ipsy is my Monday fave!


I finally got my ipsy bag! It mailed to our old address so the hubby had to get it for me. This month’s theme was “dreamers” and the bag itself is so cute! I think definitely one of my favorite!

A lot of people ask me if I think it’s worth signing up for ipsy and personally I enjoy it. For many many reasons. 1. At least one product pays for the monthly fee of $10. 2. I get to try new products without spending a whole lot of $$$. 3. I secretly enjoy having something to look forward to in the mail! (LOL!!)


Like my best friend said “Ipsy knows you!” So of course I was super excited for a new brush. I’ve never purchased any Crown brushes but I have purchased a cream contour kit from them and enjoyed it very much! This is the C427 Duo Fiber Blush Brush. This brush retails for about $10 on their website. I like these type of brushes to stipple in my concealer and to apply blush and highlights.

  As you can see I was having a hard time capturing the true color of this eyeliner. This pencil is by Skinn Cosmetics and this is the Bright eyes Eye enhancing Eyeliner. If like me you’re a bit more on the tanned side than you’ll notice using a white liner in the water line may look kind of odd. For a long time I’ve been searching for a different shade that isn’t white and had settled for a gold so I am soooo happy I received this specific color liner. This eyeliner retails for $18 so I mean COME ON! Two products already payed for the $10 fee.

 Next up is this cream eyeshadow by Starlooks in Rose Gold. I haven’t tried this shadow but I am so stoked. Golds make my eyes look a bit lighter so I love these type of shades. I did swatch it and it goes on so smooth and bright.
 I don’t think I have ever tried a Tarte lip product so I was excited for this. As soon as I saw the shade I knew it was something I can carry around in my purse for pops of color whenever I need it. This is their LipSurgence™ lip crème in Wonder. As we all know Tarte is cruelty free, yay!
STYLIST TIP:

Perfect your pout! Swipe once for a sheer wash of color, or build for more intensity.
P.S. It also doubles as a cheek color! Apply to the apples of cheeks and blend for a radiant flush of color. (From the Ipsy Website).

 I’ve never been big on hair products I don’t know why, just never have. So I wasn’t super excited for this product Moroccanoil Moroccanoil treatment. However I have found some hair products I genuinely like through Ipsy so I’ll give it a shot.

Shine on! It’s the original – and best – argan oil treatment that’s won countless awards for its insane hair-perfecting power. Just one use transforms lackluster locks into the super shiny strands of your dreams. It’s also a magical multitasker – the all-in-one product works overtime to condition, style and finish your hair. (From the Ipsy website). 

Overall, like always I am pleased with my monthly Ipsy bag. In the past there’s been some fails but I’m glad I waited it out. If you’re interested in an Ipsy subscription in this post I describe what it’s like and how it works.

Were you pleased with this month’s bag?!

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!-Prissy💖
Ps. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: prissycutes

And my Instagram is: 00scilla (those are zeros lol)

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March Ipsy Glam Bag

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My favorite bags usually come with brushes. As a junkie it’s always nifty to add to my collection. This month didn’t disappoint! I got my bag a bit late this month but thats no biggie. The theme for this month was “Hello Spring” which I am so stoked about, spring that is. Also, how epic is Lustre Lux?? She’s one of my favorite you tubers!

So far I have tried the NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in the color “Kitten Heels“. It is a beautiful shade of red that would compliment any skin tone. It isn’t too orange or too pink, its a true red! It lasts a really long time without being drying but unlike a liquid lipstick it does transfer.

I also tried the Temptu Warm Glow Bronzer. Temptu is an airbrush makeup company. So I thought using this product without the airbrush machine was going to be hard (lol). Luckily it wasn’t I put a few drops on my hand and with my finger tip I applied it where I wanted it and with a damp beauty blender I went over it just to diffuse it.

Achieve naturally gorgeous, sun-kissed radiance with TEMPTU’s multi-tasking Bronzer in Warm Glow. This universally flattering shade delivers sheer to opaque coverage without blotching or streaking. Using only a few drops, apply with fingertips, brush or sponge. For a healthy glow, apply Warm Glow Bronzer where the sun naturally hits the face—cheekbones, forehead, bridge of the nose and chin. For all-over luminosity, apply to neck and décolletage. Can also be applied to the lid of the eyes for added dimension. -from the Ipsy website

Naturally I HAD to try the brush. It’s from Beau Gâchis® Paris. It is a eyeshadow brush which I used all over the lid. Originally I really liked it because it distributes the shadow so good. I didn’t have to keep dipping my brush in the eyeshadow like with other brushes. But looking at the Ipsy website I found out it has animal hair and synthetic hairs. That kind of bums me out.

Beau Gâchis® Paris’ Cosmetic Eyeshadow Brush enables beautiful, flawless application of loose and cream shadows. This handmade brush distributes pigment evenly and smoothly, and can be used to apply powder, liquid or cream products as well.

  • Individually constructed from the finest animal hair and purest synthetic fibers for quality and durability
  • Ultra soft bristles that blend easily and soften lines
  • Matte black wooden handle and durable ferrules as used by professionals 

I didn’t try the Marc Anthony Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco 3 Day Smooth Perfect Blow Dry Cream. Although I didn’t try it I will say I have tried other of his products and like them, like the dry shampoo.

I will say I am excited to try the OFRA cosmetics Green Go Eyeliner. I have had my eye out for OFRA so I’m glad I get to try this product.

OFRA’s Green Go Eyeliner is a gorgeous eyeliner that applies smoothly and easily on the eyes with a velvety finish. Not only is this pencil perfect in complimenting your eye makeup but it can also be used as an eye shadow or a bold lip liner. The creativity is completely in your hands.

  • Smooth velvety finish
  • Suitable for all skin tones 

WetNwildBrushes

Over the weekend I finally got my hands on these beauties. Wet n Wild is known for being cruelty free and proudly sport the bunny on all of their products. Want an honest review?? YOU NEED THESE IN YOUR COLLECTION!! They are cruelty free, gluten free, and vegan. Oh, and they’re white and pink! How cute??

Featuring two-toned synthetic Polymax fibers made of an exclusive thermoplastic polymer complex that mimics the consistency of natural hairs to pick up formula effortlessly. Holds any cream, powder, or liquid formula without absorption. – from the packaging.

I got the small stipple brush, 2 crease brush, flat top brush, and a blush brush. So far I can say they are amazing. The crease shadow brush blends so effortlessly. I used the small stippling brush to apply my highlight and by far it has been the easiest and my favorite application. I used the flat top to apply my foundation and over all it did the job good my only complaint is it did shed a few hairs. Which I can look past that because I LOVE how it left my foundation. These brushes were sold out on their website but I did a quick search for a Walgreens near me that had them in stock and luckily one did!! They are extremely inexpensive. I mean no more the $3 for the bigger brush and less than $1 for the crease brush.

As I mentioned before I am out of setting spray and since we’re about to move I didn’t want to order my holy grail -Skindanavia- and risk not getting it on time so I searched for an alternative. In the past I used the e.l.f setting spray and wasn’t a fan so I was scared to go cheap again. But Walgreens had a bogo sale going on so I said to myself, “why not?!?”. . . Or maybe my husband did since he pointed it out LOL!! I went ahead and purchased the Photo Focus Setting spray.

Lights, camera, action! This exclusive formula extends makeup wear by preventing cracking, smudging, fading, or creasing. Works with any makeup and all skin types, plus it has aloe to hydrate your skin. One step, perfect! – from the wet n wild website

I am 5hrs into wearing it and so far its good. I’m still pretty matte. No oil has broken through and my makeup is still pretty set. It has been a bit cooler today so the real test will be a hot Florida day. My first impression? Good, it has no funky odor and its holding up good. IpsyMarch bag

Verdict for the weekend?? It was a good one, haha. Despite Ipsy getting to my house late I came up on these gorgeous brushes. I cannot wait to get the rest of the collection.

Anyone else try them? How about other Temptu products??

(If you’re interested in Ipsy I have a previous post explaining how it works!)

I hope this post was helpful to anyone considering Ipsy!!  Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoy seeing what we all get in our Ipsy bags.

-Prissy 💖

Cruelty Free, Ipsy, Makeup

Rose Gold Beauties

2:24:16-3So I told myself I would try and post at least 3 times a week so here I am!! Today I bring you these rose gold beauties that I am head over heels in love with. I first heard about Luxie Beauty through Ipsy. They sent me a blending brush in one of my monthly bags. Soon after receiving it I went on their website and purchased two more. These brushes are amazing, affordable, AND cruelty free!! I mean can it get any better than all that?!? Well yes, yes it can!!

“Flashback to the 90’s, when high quality and synthetic bristles were oxymorons in the world of makeup brushes. Seeing this shortage, yet battling with sensitive and allergy-prone skin herself, founder Tammy Huynh decided to take matters into her own hands.

“All of the cosmetic brands I tried broke me out,” she said. With over eight years of experience in the beauty industry, she envisioned a cosmetics line that wasn’t just for a pretty face, but a wholesome lifestyle.

After meeting husband Michael Tran, she was pushed to launch Luxie in 2014. The goal? Provide conscientious and beneficial makeup products to women. According to Michael, Tammy was his inspiration. With a creative background, he envisioned a pink and rose gold makeup brush, which became their first makeup brush line.

The Luxie signature is vegan, cruelty-free, hypoallergenic and high-quality.

Every single product has a purpose.

It was for that reason that Luxie’s vegan eyeshadow line is infused with vitamins C and E to provide added benefits to the skin. Or why each handcrafted makeup brush is coated with a revolutionary antibacterial solution. Luxie combines quality, conscience and character.

Since then, Luxie has delivered high-quality cosmetic products and inspired women everywhere to express their beauty. Based in San Jose, California, Luxie offers over 200 cosmetics products and fosters an online community of women who know that beauty is more than skin deep.

The Luxie woman owns who she is and what she wants.

She is aware that beauty and health are not mutually exclusive.

And she adds a touch of glamour into every area of her life.”

That is the ‘about us’ from their website. The brushes speak for themselves. They are soft, don’t shed at all, blend beautifully, and like she said they have never upset my skin. Sometimes certain brushes even after washing feel like they burn my skin.

These brushes vary in price from $10 and up. Luckily the BFF told me about a sale Ipsy had going on and I purchased the ‘eye set’ for $25 plus free of tax and free shipping. (Another awesome reason to join Ipsy lol.) In the eye set came #221 Flat definer, #207 Medium angled shading, #215 Small angle, #235 Blending, and #231 Small tapered blending.

If you love pink these are for YOU! They are adorable, fluffy, affordable, and amazing.

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Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post and hopefully I put you on to some awesome new brushes!!!!

-Prissy💖
Ps. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: prissycutes

And my Instagram is: 00scilla (those are zeros lol)