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??

Ipsy

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.

BELLAPIERRE

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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

LOTIONMICELLAIRE

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 faves, it’s BRUSHES!

As the title says today’s Monday Faves will be brushes. I will tell you all about my favorite eye brushes. My brush obsession knows no limits!! From eye brushes, to face, even body brushes, I have them all! We did a little belated mothers day shopping and I almost got brushes. KEYWORD: almost, LOL! (I’m going to apologize in advance for not using my Nikon for this post.)

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For setting my eye primer or eye concealer I like using a mini angled buffer by Morphe from the 690 – 6 PIECE DELUXE CONTOUR SET. I got this set from Hautelook for 50% off so it was a steal. The bristles are very soft on the lids. I don’t know how it would blend but just for setting it does amazing.

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I have several brushes I like for my crease. My ultimate favorite ‘I freak out’ when I lose it is the #109 By Sonia Kashuk. At $5.99 it’s a great brush. Blends seamlessly, is very soft on the lids, and has minimal shedding. Another crease favorite is Luxie’s #205 Tapered Blending Brush. I used to like this brush for my outer corner until I started using it’s sister brush. So one day when my Sonia Kashuk was dirty I picked up this 205 and have never looked back. It’s become one of my must haves, love it forever, “holy grail” blending brush.

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Ok, so I’m going to be completely honest with you guys; I look up everything I post. I don’t like giving you guys the wrong info. Sooooo in doing just that I found out Urban Decay actually sells the palette brushes individually. HOW DID I NOT KNOW?!? Lol, anyway, I love this brush from my Naked 2 palette to pack on shadow on the lid. If thats dirty my Sigma E55 from the Color Pop Collection does amazing.

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I enjoy little gems in the rough and this e.l.f. crease brush is just that. At only a $1 I think a lot of people look past it. I don’t use it as the name suggests but that’s the beauty of makeup, anything goes. I use this inexpensive brush to pack on color in my outer corner. I then blend that out with another brush. Works amazing! The bristles are a bit stiff that’s why I personally don’t use it for the crease but thats just MY opinion.

LUXIE BRUSHES

I like smoking out my bottom lashes with Luxie’s #221 Flat Definer and #231 Small Tapered Blending brush. All these Luxie eye brushes came in a set together I purchased through Ipsy for $25! Winning!

DETAIL SHADOW BRUSH

Last but not least is this cute, random, black brush I like for applying inner corner highlight. This brush came from the very first set of brushes I ever purchased and I cannot remember the name of it. If I had to compare it to another brush I’d say it performs just like Real Techniques accent brush: designed for precision detailing, spotlighting, highlighting, and smudging from the Starter Set .

I cannot have enough brushes and there’s a few sets out there that I have my eyes on. I try to find brushes that are vegan. Sadly sometimes I don’t do my research and I have purchased brushes that are from ‘animal hair’.

What are some of your favorite eye brushes? Any you recommend? Also, would anyone like to see my little Mother’s day haul? lol 

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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Love to Hate, Hate to Love

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I want to apologize in advance for skipping Fridays/Weekends #MOTD and Mondays Fave so today to make it up I’m going to show you a few things. Lets start with my Monday Faves.

As I mentioned I was on a hunt for the Milani 2 in 1 foundation. I have tried many many drug store foundations and have had absolutely BAD luck with all of them. I usually get oily through the day but I also have dry patches. I don’t know whats the deal with that. When I try a new foundation I do some things before giving up on it. I try different moisturizers with it, different primers, and different concealers. By far this foundation has held up. I can already tell it will become a staple in my collection. If I had to compare to another foundation I’d say it reminds me a lot of my ‘holy grail’ the Estee Lauder Double wear foundation. The coverage is AMAZING one layer is good with spot checking but it can easily be built to more of a full coverage. It matched me so well too, which is something I struggle with in other foundations. It applied well with both a foundation brush and the beauty blender. On Saturday I wore it all night and it held up so well. As you can see even after some dancing and sweating there’s minimal oil, there was no patching, and hardly any creasing. Some of the other foundations I tried settled into my fine lines making me looked aged, I don’t know how else to describe it! (Now keep in mind I set all my foundations the same exact way.)IMG_2349

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Now I’m going to complain, hence my title. Today I wanted to try something I received in my April Ipsy Glam bag. I was so excited because the shade of the cream shadow by Starlooks is absolutely beautiful. But, ugh, I hate to do this but I hate the consistency. It was so hard to apply and it set so weird on the lid. I tried to redeem the look by going over it with an actual eyeshadow and it didn’t help. Which is such a bummer because the color is absolutely beautiful. IMG_2377

Here you can see how weird it looks. I primed my lids like usual so maybe that was the mistake? Anyone else having trouble with this product? Any suggestions? On the lips I am wearing two new products from this post.

Let me know if you try this foundation and your t

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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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NYX Liquid Lipsticks

If like me you jumped on the NYX band wagon then you’re no stranger to their Soft Matte Lip CreamIt was one of the first ‘liquid lipsticks’ that were soooo hyped up. So of course I had to try them out. I have a love/hate thing going on with these.

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This is San Paulo

Pro’s:

  • They smell amazing
  • Good color pay off (some colors)
  • They don’t transfer
  • Long lasting

Cons:

  • The applicator is crap! I usually have to use a small lip brush to even it out
  • They can be a bit drying
  • Some colors do need multiple applications (the darker colors)

When the Liquid Suede Cream released I was hesitant because of the issues with the matte lip creams. I didn’t even try to hype myself up for them although they have some gorgeous colors. BUT then Ipsy sent it out in their March Glam Bag and I was excited. I don’t mind FREE.99 because if I hate the product theres no loss.

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This is Kitten Heels

Pro’s:

  • The applicator is amazing
  • These aren’t so drying although they do dry to a matte finish
  • The formula is long lasting and even after I wiped it off for dinner there was a bit of a tint
  • I only have the shade Kitten Heels but one swipe of the wand and the color was vibrant and applied evenly

Con’s:

  • They transfer even after it dries
  • They smell horrible

NYX LIQUID LIPSTICKS

Here’s my mini NYX liquid lips collection. It’s not much but for myself I need to find formulas that aren’t very drying. I’ve always had sensitive lips. Mac’s matte lipsticks work well for me so do the Milani matte lipsticks. I won’t deny that there’s several liquid lipsticks in my wish list that I NEED to get! (LOL)

What are some of your faves?? Have you tried any of the new shades in the Soft Matte Lip Cream??

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoy similar ones!
-Prissy💖

Ps. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: prissycutes
And my Instagram is: 00scilla (those are zeros lol)