July Ipsy Bag

Hi lovelies and Happy Tuesday!

It’s that time of the month again… no not my period haha, its Ipsy GlamBag post!

So if you’re interested in seeing what’s in the bag, keep reading.

Spoiler Alert: It wasn’t a unicorn!

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So first of the bag is super cute. It has little umbrellas, kind of like a beach summer theme, but the actual bag is iridescent. Also how cute are those stickers?!

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treStiQue Mini Highlight Stick

Next is this little highlight stick. The pay-off is super nice, very pigmented and will definitely have me saying “yaaaas queen!”.

See swatch below.

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This highlighter reminds me of a dupe for “Watt’s Up!” by Benefit Cosmetics.

Next, I got an eyeshadow and a lip liner. Both are a very pretty deep burgundy color.The lip liner was from OFRA in the color Maya and the eyeshadow is from The Balm “Meet Matt(e) Trimony palette.

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The Balm Eyeshadow & Ofra Lipliner
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Ofra lip liner in Maya $13.
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The Balm in Matt Kumar

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And finally an angled brush from Luxiebeauty and a hand cream from Delectable.

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Delectable Hand Cream in Lemon &Cream $12 and Angled Brush from Luxie $10

Overall, I am super happy with this bag. The cosmetics are so rich and pretty, and perfect for fall, which is right around the corner! The cream smells delicious, like a dessert and the brush has a super fine brush, which I think will perfect for lining with eyeshadow.

Did you get your July Ipsy bag yet? What was in your bag?

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Lush Cosmetics Review

Hi lovelies,

Hope you all had a great start to your week!

Two weeks ago I went to LUSH Cosmetics and bought myself some goodies. I wanted to try these out before posting about them so I could do a little review, so here it is!

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First of, I got the Roots Hair Treatment. My hair is very fine, thin and lacks volume so this treatment is supposed to make your hair shine without weighing it down. You leave it in your hair for about 20 mins and then shampoo. It has mint in it so it it makes your scalp tingle, I really really like it. Afterwards my hair is so shiny and soft, and smells really good.

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Next is the Dark Angels face & body cleanser. This contains black sugar and charcoal that absorb excess oils. I have oily skin which can sometimes break out, especially during that time of the month or the summer months. So this was right up my alley! The only thing is I recommend taking this off in front of a mirror to ensure you remove everything from your face, I did it in the shower and when i came out half my face was still black from the charcoal, it looked as if I had a beard. lol.

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The last thing I got was the Mask of Magnaminty. I absolutely love this! It has China clay and peppermint which help extract all the nasty stuff living in my pores, it also leaves a tingly feeling, I love mint! Aside from this, it also has honey and vanilla which help calm redness and soothe the skin. I leave this on for about 15 mins and then wash off in the shower.

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I hope you guys enjoyed this mini review, and to buy any of these products visit a store near you or visit www.lush.com.

Do you guys have any lush favorites you recommend?

 

 

Spotlight featuring: TheHautelista

Hi lovelies,

Check out my friend at TheHautelista! She posts amazing looks and recently started a YouTube channel, so be sure to check out her videos too.

My First Youtube Video: National Pink Day MOTD — thehautelista

Hello Listas, Hope everyone is having a great start of the week ready for it to be the weekend. I know I am. Lol. I am a little late posting this considering this was last week. -_- When I heard there is a National Pink Day I am like HOLLA! I love pink because it […]

via My First Youtube Video: National Pink Day MOTD — thehautelista

themeweek: Princess Kida

Hello darlings!

I belong to a makeup group on Facebook. Each week we have a theme week, where we can showcase our skills, challenge ourselves and step out of our comfort zone. This week the theme was favorite Disney character. I chose Princess Kida from Atlantis. One of the most interesting and underrated princess’.

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I did a wearable look and an all out look.

Also, how cool is white hair?!

Skin Care Essentials

Hi there & welcome back!

I live in Houston TX, proud home of the Houston Livestock Rodeo, Beyoncé and the most unpredictable weather! This “winter” we’ve seen temperatures as low as 35° and as high as 85°, this change in weather can be tough on my skin, which is why I need to stay on top of my (face) skincare routine.Below are some essentials with info on price and where to buy.

I provided the price is for full size items. Sometimes skin care can be a tad-bit expensive, but it is important to remember that you are investing and not spending. Besides, your skin is the largest organ, so it’s important to take care of it! Also, do some research before you go into a store, sometimes sales associates (although helpful) may try to get you to buy the most expensive item, if you have a problem saying no, like me, you could end up buying something you don’t like or need.

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Always ask if there are trial/travel/sample sizes available for a product. This way you can test on your skin and see if you like it before investing in it.

Not included in the post is a good face-friendly SPF. Currently in the market for one that won’t leave an oily residue. Any suggestions?

Thanks for stopping by, until next time!

¡Adios!

February Ipsy Bag

Hey everyone!

After a long day at work, I came home to find my February Ipsy GlamBag! Definitely a much needed surprise.

The bag is super cute, a textured black and white front with a hot pink back. Very appropriate for the month of love.

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February Ipsy Bag
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Luxie 221 Flat Definer Brush
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Luxie 221 Flat Definer Brush

The first item is a Luxie 221 Flat Definer Brush in Rose Gold. It is 100% Cruetly-fee, 100% Vegan and 100% Paraben-free.

Full retail price: $12.00

Excited to try this out for a smokey eye look.

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IT Cosmetics: Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer in Natural Medium

Next is the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer with collagen and Vitamins C & K. It helps treat the appearance of lines, wrinkles and conceal dark circles among other things.

Full size retail price: $24.00

Currently I am using a Cover Girl concealer for my under eyes, so I am looking forward to trying this!

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Seraphine Botanicals

The Seraphine Botanicals: Carrot + Rose – Hydrating Cream is not tested on animals (always a plus), is vegan, GMO and Gluten free. It can be used on the face or body and smells like Jell-O.

Full size retail price: $19.00

 

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Chella Passionate Pink Lip Pencil
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Chella Passionate Pink Lip Pencil Swatch

The Chella Passionate Pink Lip Pencil is nice to the touch, but seems a little too glossy/glittery for my taste (I prefer a matte lip) but will keep an open mind and give it a try.

Full size retail price: $18.00

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Naked Cosmetics: Mica Pigment in Sierra Nevada #SN-05
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Naked Cosmetics: Mica Pigment in Sierra Nevada #SN-05

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Super excited to try the Naked Cosmetics: Mica Pigment in Sierra Nevada #SN-05 at first swatch the color/pigmentation seems very nice. Can’t wait to experiment with some looks.

Full size retail price: $14.99

Overall VERY please with my February Ipsy bag and think it paid for itself. Once I start using these products I’d like to do a review/recommendation post, maybe even a favorite’s (if they’re worthy enough!).

Thanks for visiting, if you have any questions or suggestions please leave them in the comments section below.

¡Adios!