Thursday, November 27, 2014

Ipsy Glam Bag | November 2014

It's that time of the month again! The good time of the month where I tell you guys what I got in my Ipsy bag. YAY!!! In case you didn't know, Ipsy is a monthly subscription service that only costs 10$ a month with free shipping. If you want to sign up using my referral link, feel free. I'd really appreciate it. Don't forget to check out a few of my other Ipsy reviews (Nov 2013, May 2014, Oct 2014).

"Girl Meets Glitter" is the aptly named theme for the month, considering what the bag is. To he honest, I'm not too keen on this bag. This is going to the little one or to a friend.

Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Hairspray
Although this isn't something I would normally buy, I'm glad I got it. Winter is a great time for an oil hairspray since the wind and the cold are definitely going to dry out my already dry hair. The bottle says it's good for volume, shine, and hold. This will definitely get some use.

clariSEA Sea Salt Solutions Instant Glow Powder Exfoliant
I was so excited to get this! I saw a few revealed teasers this month, and this was one of the items I was eyeing. Ipsy always sends me exfoliants, and every time I'm pretty pleased. They're one of my favorite things as far as skincare is concerned.

Elizabeth Mott You're So Fine Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Glitterati
I'm on the fence about this product. I know it's the holiday season, but I just don't know when I'm going to use this eyeliner. I'm not huge on glitter eyeliners. I'm probably going to be using this as a stocking stuffer for a sister or friend.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream
Ipsy is looking out for our skin again with this awesome looking moisturizer! It's supposed to be calming, protecting, and moisturizing for the skin, which would be really awesome in the colder months. I super excited to try this out.

Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquer in Guys & Galaxies
We all know how much I love nail polish. NOPI is such a great polish brand with a great formula. This polish looks like a glitter bomb. It's got small silver circular glitters mixed in with square holographic glitters. It's a gorgeous nail polish.

Price Summary:
Marc Anthony Hairspray - 1.53$
clariSEA Exfoliant - 4.50$
Elizabeth Mott Liner (FULL SIZE!)  - 17.99$
Elizabeth Arden Cream - 3.09$
NOPI Polish (FULL SIZE!) - 5.97$
Total: 33.08$ USD

Kiss, Kiss.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

4 or More Makeup Tag: Milani Baked Blushes

I so love this beauty tag. It makes me look through my collection and take out things I haven't used in a while so I can fall back in love with them. Or give them to one of my sisters or girlfriends. Of my Milani blushes, I have 4. Three are shimmery, and one is matte.

05 Luminoso
Everybody, literally everybody, owns this blush. While it is really pretty, I don't usually wear it as a blush. I tend to ear it as a topper blush or as a highlight. It's just a tad too light and shimmery for me to wear as a proper blush.

08 Corallina
This is my baby! I wanted this blush for so long, and I was so happy when I finally bought it. It is gorgeous! I love orangey-coraly colors for my cheeks.

09 Red Vino
I love this blush so much for fall, especially on my sister who has darker skin than me. It just looks so beautiful. The wine and gold shimmer is so perfect for dark skinned girls.

11 Bella Rosa
This is one of the 2 matte blushes Milani recently released. If you thought the pigmentation was good on the shimmer blushes, wait until you try this bad boy!

Kiss. Kiss.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Beauty Box 5 | November 2014

This is my 5th BB5 that I've gotten, and I have so say, this one is a little different. One of the items this month is a bit odd for a beauty box. If you didn't know, Beauty Box 5 is a monthly subscription service that only costs 12$ per month. Each month you get 5 (hence the name) deluxe size samples or full size beauty products. Be sure to check out my July and October boxes to get a better feel for this subscription as a whole. If you'd like to subscribe using my referral link, feel free!

This month's theme is Gracefully Grounded. 

We also received a few random extras in this box. BB5 teamed up with Sparkles & Pop to give their subscribers a special 30% off coupon code to their site! expires 12/31/14 

Is it just me, or is everyone else completely lost as to why we got this? I get that we're supposed to be "grounded" this month, but... ok. I'll use them, and maybe they'll grow on me, but... ok. 

I will not complain about this! I love lotions. I love body butters. I have super dry skin all the time, and in the winter it just gets worse. So this will be going on my desk or on my bedside table. 

I don't really like getting things like this in my subscription services. I don't usually use them. It smells really good, though. I might actually try this one out, and if I don't, it'll be a random stocking stuffer. 

It's so pretty!!! This is such a gorgeous color for the holidays. I just recently started exploring nail polishes from the drugstore. I'n currently using one of LÓreal's base coats, and it's working well for me. So hopefully the formula on this is a good one. 

We've gotten  Hask item before, and I really enjoyed it. So much so that I bought the whole system. That was their Argon oil line, so I'm excited to try something from the Macadamia line. I really hope this is comparable to the Macadamia Naturals line that everyone is obsessed with. 

Price Summary:
DenTek Floss - .62$
Laura Ashley Body Butter - 3.33$
Dove Body Wash - .53$
LÓreal Polish (FULL SIZE) - 5.99$
Hask Oil (FULL SIZE) - 2.99$

Total: 13.46$ USD

Kiss, Kiss.