Ipsy February Glam Bag!

Ipsy February Glam Bag!

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This months Ipsy bag was titled Unzipped.

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I wasn’t initially very excited about this months bag. It seems like all I get are face moisturizers and masks. And some shadows here and there. But when I saw the brush I felt a little better. Then I redeemed some points and BAM I couldn’t wait!

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I’ve owned a Clinique moisturizer in the past and it was good. I liked it but for some reason I never repurchased it. Probably because Ipsy sends a new moisturizer in every single bag! So when my best friend and I compared bags I was a little jelly she was getting some awesome goodies. She saw this she told me how great it is and let’s be honest Rocy never lies.

Clinique’s Moisture Surge 72-Hour

 Our addictively refreshing gel-cream is now enhanced to give your skin the power to rehydrate itself. Delivers a 152% instant moisture boost. Keeps skin almost twice as hydrated at the end of the day than it did before. Enjoy 72 hours of non-stop hydration, even after washing your face. Clinique Website

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This Sand and Sky Brilliant Pink Clay Mask seems like it’s a lot more soothing than most clay masks I get. It claims that:

– Detoxify + Brighten in only 10 minutes.*

– Tightens pores and boost radiance.*

– Protect against damage caused by pollution.

– No nasties, not tested on animals.

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First things first when I got this “eyeshadow” I thought it was blush 😄. This is the eyeshadow Taffy by Beaute Basics. On the Ipsy website it describes this shadow as a “peachy pink with gold flecks”. It also says to wet your brush and dip for a more vibrant, shiny, and sleek look.

I can’t wait to wear this for spring! Is it here yet??

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Up next is this Pink Pewter Lash But Not Least Dual Sided Mascara in black. Ok,  I was a little stoked about this because of the double ended tube.

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Ipsy 12One side promotes Volume while the other promotes Curling. Pictured here is the volume side and let me begin by saying I like the bristles. They’re full but don’t pull out too much product. Its cruelty free and waterproof. Ipsy 13.jpg

The other side the curling side is a mystery to me, LOL! I’ve never seen a mascara wand like it.

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It says each side can be worn alone or together for the most extra look, hahah JK!

The Pink Pewter “Lash But Not Least” Double Sided Mascara holds nothing back when it comes to drama. Each with their own specific wand to enhance the formula; the Curling Mascara will wrap your lashes around its perfect little wand to help sculpt each lash exactly where you want it, then the Extreme Voluminous Extender will take it to another level giving you more volume than you dreamed possible. Use one at a time or together for an unforgettable water-resistant look. Pink Pewter Website

Honestly I’m glad I received this product because it introduced me to a brand I definitely want to check out more of.

Up next was supposed to be a pretty purple brush but my son lost it. In the time it took me to switch out stuff for another picture he had it and was gone. I’ll link below the website for it and there’s a 25% off discount code! WINNING!

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Last but not least is this Luxie brush I redeemed points for. That’s the cool thing about Ipsy. Luxie is of course cruelty free and vegan. Pictured here is the #522 Tapered Highlighter. 

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Tapered Highlight Brush 522 – Use this fluffy, tapered brush to apply your favorite highlighting powders to emphasize the high points of your face for a mesmerizing glow or setting your under eyes. Luxie Website

I was pleasantly surprised and pleased with my bag this month! Another month together Ipsy!

What did you get in your bag? Are you still fond of Ipsy??

Ipsy’s April Glam Bag

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

Rose Gold Beauties

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)