Ipsy : July 2014

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This is a collage of what i received. The bag was a bright pink with scallops. It is in the top five of bags I have received in over a year. So without further ado.

Bareminerals Cream Eyeshadow

Per the website : Meet the next generation in eyeshadow: creamy, long-wearing color meets exceptional skincare benefits and broad spectrum SPF protection. Chock-full of skin-loving ingredients, this breakthrough product delivers 5 benefits in one luxurious formula:
1.) 12-hour long-wearing color
2.) Super-charged primer
3.) Powerful brightening benefits
4.) Smoothes fine lines
5.) Protects with SPF
Available in a range of 10 seductively neutral shades. ipsy subscribers who receive this product will receive shades Divine Wine or Barely Nude.

I got mine in barely Nude and have used it. I love it I plan on getting a full size of this shade and maybe a second. Only downfall is the doe foot applicator. If I were to use it on clients I’d have to think of a different method to apply hygienically.

Clear Clinic Laboratories

Vanished Clear Spot Treatment

An on-the-go clear spot treatment specially formulated with menthol, glycolic and salicylic acids. Apply this potent spot treatment to quickly clear blemishes in record time. Thanks to its clear formulation, you can use Vanished during the day, under and over makeup. Its compact bottle makes it easy to take with you wherever you go.

I haven’t tried this yet but the reviews on the site or favorable.

Pixi Beauty

Mini Tinted Brilliance Balm

Packed with lip-loving ingredients, this glossy gel balm protects & hydates lips instantly. After the balm wears off, lips are left tinted with a flattering, personalized hue just for you (color & intensity depends on pH level of lips). Twist-up crayon requires no sharpening. Secure lid after use.
I got mine in uniquely Pink and I thought I wouldn’t like it but I do. It actually does moisturize and stay on awhile.
Pur~lisse

pur~protect essential daily moisturizer spf 30

Stay protected with pure flower power. Pur~lisse’s unique peptide complex, Lotus Lupine 5, and Hydra-Shield Complex, offers superior full-spectrum sun protection in a light weight nourishing moisturizer. Skin is pampered and protected against premature aging caused by the day’s rays.

Recently featured in Vogue as Editor’s Favorite Summer Sun Product,this anti-aging moisturizer has SPF 30 built-in, so you’ll get extra protection for incidental sun exposure. You’ll love the lightweight, yet nourishing, texture. Plus, it doesn’t leave skin with a white tint, so you can use with or without makeup. This moisturizer dries down to a healthy glow, and is perfect for sensitive skin.

It’s sunscreen and you can find just as good of sunscreen at walmart.
Models Own

Nail Polish in Red Sea

The Models Own SPLASH collection dives straight into summer. Revitalize your entire polish collection; wear alone for a wash effect, or over your favorite color polish for a glistening top coat. Inspired by the sea and distant shores, this pretty collection will have you dreaming of summer haze and tropical sun.

Each polish contains five different chunky hand-cut glittery flakes that are guaranteed to glisten, sparkle and refract the light. ipsy subscribers who receive this product will receive Red Sea, a wave of energetic fuchsia-red.

It’s nail polish and a nice summery color. Very thick texture which I like.
So it was a decent bag. I found something I would purchase again which is rare. I purchase the bags myself but I do get points towards items if you use my link to subscribe. The link is here.
I did cash in some of my points this month for the first time. I got this bare minerals Light it Up lipstick. It’s a beautiful coral shade. I have already gotten compliments on work for wearing it. I want to thank everyone who signed up through me. It is really appreciated!!!

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Makeup Story Tag

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1. How old were you when you started wearing makeup? 

I think around fifteen. I remember having a palette of beautiful eyeshadows but having no idea what to do with it. HA It was in a tin case and for sentimental reasons I wish I still had it. I think it was maybelline.

2. How did you get into makeup? 

I got back into makeup due to a combination of youtube and my son saying my skin looks ugly. I know kids say things to not be hurtful … BUT they say the truth!! I have since turned my skin around and found a passion.

3. What are some of your favorite brands? 

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4. What does makeup mean to you? 

Simply, a way to be creative and feel as good on the outside as I do on the inside. Or if my inside isn’t feel good it makes me feel more confident etc.

5. If you could only wear 4 products on your face what would they be? 

BB cream, lip gloss, eyebrows, and mascara
6. What is your favorite thing about makeup? 

The variety and how the sky is the limit.

7. What do you think about drugstore makeup vs. high end makeup? 

I use and have both. Why spend more if the quality is the same or better. I do think though in some makeup areas High End trumps drugstore, like most eye shadows but indie companies can trump high end in that department as well. wpid-img_20140424_233859.jpg

8. What is one tip of advice you can give a beginner? 

Go natural at first then work your way up to more colorful looks.

9. What is one makeup trend you never understood? 

Bright not natural at all lip colors. Black, Gray,… pretty much the NYX macaroon lipsticks right now. I have seen some people really pull them off though.

10. What do you think about the beauty community on Youtube/Blogging community?

I think it can be a place of such sisterhood and I have met amazing people BUT there is a dark side which is sad. Let’s just all love each other OR just shut up. :D

I was not specifically tagged for this but I am thankful it was posted on the FB page for Beauty and Fashion. Check out my past blog hops with these beautiful ladies.

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Tip Tuesday: DIY hair mask

Ok this may seem simple but I did this over the weekend and it took my fried way too many times recently hair and made it soft again. I promise!

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I used these three items but you only need two of them for the mask. I like to add some essential oils for the smell and depending on if there is something you want to treat extra. The Eucalyptus is great for an itchy scalp in my opinion.

The “recipe” I use is three parts oil to one part egg. If you have longer hair you will need more. Right now I have medium to the top of my shoulder blade hair. I use the 3:1 ratio.

3 large tablespoons of the coconut warmed up in the microwave to liquid form. Be careful to not make it too hot or the egg will cook.

Add a large egg and beat them together. They will not completely meld together but will stir nicely.

Then if you want about five or to your liking drops of the essential oil.

Note: work quickly as the coconut oil will harden again and you need it on your hair not in the bowl :D

Your hair will be crusty and waxy. It’s ok. Leave it on there for as long as you like. I usually do an hour or two around the house. I know some people who wear it overnight.

Then shampoo to rinse out the product. It will take to or three repeats as it does get crusty :D

Hope this helps anyone’s hair woes and tell me if you tried it and liked it or if there is ways to tweak my recipe.

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Sunday Synopsis 07202014

Hello Beauties,

Another week that to me was FOREVER marked off the calendar. Why is it when we get older time gets faster? I’ve got a full day so I will make post short.

This was my week in beauty.

Favorite LOTD

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This was a review day of the Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid. CHeck that here if you didn’t yesterday :D

Incidentally also my favorite EOTD

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This is a combination of Scaredy Cat eyeshadows and MAC pigments. The picture doesn’t do it justice.

This week there will at least be a post about Ipsy and a DIY hair Mask. I love my current hair color and have gotten a lot of compliments on it but to get it there I have fried it more then I had hoped. It’s not beyond repair BUT it does need repaired.

Last week had a few ups and downs but next weekend I go to my family reunion so it will be nice to have a some extra days off. Here are some random pictures that are not beauty related for the week.
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Oh and I have a big day Monday so if you pray or do positive thoughts kind of thing at about three central time Monday say a little pray and send some positivity my way. I have a job interview. I am planning on doing a GRWM for that day to feature the week after. There is a fine line between understated and overstated. :D

Review: Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation

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Shade 20 Classic Ivory

I wore this foundation for two weeks on and off. I feel I have a good fair idea of my feelings on it. First I have been trying to find it as no Bed Bath and Beyond I had access to carried cosmetics. Not locally, not on my vacation to Des Moines and Minneapolis. Boo lol

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First day before and after foundation only. It covers well and has a nice satin finish. I think I got a good shade match.

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The next time I wore it I decided to take after photos. This was after ten hours of wear. It is mostly worn off and it slipped into my pores. But it doesn’t claim to be long wear though either.

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This day I mixed it with Estee Lauder Double Wear. It mixed well but it did not help the longevity of the foundation. This is after twelve hours right before I took it off for the day.

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My final day wearing it for review and It suits well to an easy natural day.

My overall thoughts:

Pros — Beautiful Finish, price point is decent, easy to apply (I used a real techniques expert face brush)

Cons — It is hard to tell what the shade is i the bottle, not a full usual ounce, and for all day wear you will be disappointed. It should last through a none hectic work day though. Prime well so help minimize sinking into larger pores.

Have you tried it?  Thoughts? Next I am going to review foundation wise Hard Candy’s new Just Face it Featherweight formula One Step Foundation.

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third qvc style Mary Kay foundation video

 

In this video Mary Kay independent consultant Deb Crose explains how the Mary Kay Foundation products can give you a self facial every day. I do a live review as I this is my first time trying these products.

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*** FTC disclosure: Though I was compensated with some product. I was not paid monetarily and the thoughts and descriptions of the initial review are my own. I am sure you can tell this was not rehearsed and… She knows I wouldn’t lie even sitting next to her lol.

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Have I mentioned…

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I’m going to the Dallas tx makeup show. I’ve never done anything like this before. I know that it will up my confidence and makeup artist game. I’ve got my days packed with classes but I’m going to do my best to hear this speaker he is incredible.

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Beauty Questions tag

What skin type do you have? I always thought I had combination but recently the lady at the bobbi brown counter said that I just have larger pores. :( Boo Hoo

How many times do you wash your face daily?  2x

What’s your current facial wash?  Olay Pore Minimizer (see first question)

Do you exfoliate?  Yes What brand do you use?  It depends on what I have within arms reach in my restroom or what i have gotten from beauty boxes.

What moisturizer do you use?  It again varies as I have a lot of samples. I do consistently use the Body Shop’s Vitamin E oil. 

Do you have freckles?  Yes

Do you use eye cream?  Occasionally. I use most Mally’s eye gel. It’s meh. 

Do you have acne prone skin?  No

Have you ever used Proactive? Yes but I was allergic to it. 

What foundation do you use?  I think my favorite right now is IT cosmetics Fluid sponge foundation. 

How about concealer? Hell YA but I have a love hate as I don’t have a HG yet. 

What do you think of false eyelashes?  I wish I could apply them better. 

Do you change your mascara every three months as recommended?  Oppps busted… no for personal. For my Kit yes. 

What brand of mascara do you use? Again I have so many samples it just depends but I use most often the Elizabeth Mott brand. 

What makeup tools do you use during makeup application? You name it I use it, Brushes, fingers, sponges, powder puffs.

Do you use makeup base/primer for eyes? Yes… I do a three part series. I have very oily lids so I do a mattifying primer, and eye primer, and a cream base. Typically :D

What is your favorite eye shadow shade?  Purple

Do you use liquid or pencil eyeliner?  Liquid in a pen form is my favorite but for tightlining and waterlining I use pencil. 

Do you use mineral makeup?  Sometimes

What is your favorite lipstick?  Revlon Cherry something. It’s lost in my purse somewhere cuz i have it so handy. 

What is your favorite blush?   Anything by Tarte

Do you buy your makeup on Ebay?  I have but not anymore. I am suppose to get a Ebay gift card from influenster and I plan on getting a sigma f80 brush to try… is it worth the hype??

Do you like drugstore makeup? Yes but higher end is just more fun to me.

Have you ever considered taking makeup classes? I am going to in September when I go to THe Makeup Show Dallas. I have three — three hour classes and two mini classes paid for. I also hope to catch the spokespersons. 

Are you clumsy when putting on makeup? With eyeliner yes. 

Name a makeup crime that you hate. A full set of eye makeup but eyebrows not done.

Do you like colorful shades of makeup? I wish I had been into makeup younger when I would go to clubs cuz I love me some color.

Which celebrity always has great makeup? JLO

If you could leave the house using just ONE makeup item, what would it be? Ugh I hate this question…. ummm I say BB Cream

Could you leave the house without any makeup? I often do but almost never on a week day work week. … if on call on weekends I usually don’t. I hope that made sense. 

Do you think you look good without makeup on? Depends on my level of confidence and mood lol

What do you think of makeup?  I LOVE IT WAY TOO MUCH (yes I am shouting that is how much I love makeup bahahahaha

Ok I tag everyone else to do this. It was fun though I hope I wasn’t too boring.

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I feel like I haven’t posted a lot this week. Some was work some me licking my wound and trying for thicker skin. I think I’m there.

Here is my fave lotd of the week.

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It’s from today. I had a funeral to go too. It was a beautiful service.
Fave eotd….

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This is using my new lorac 2 palette.

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Lastly I purchased a personal planner specifically to motivate me business wise. I’ll feature it in a post soon.

Hope you all had an awesome week!

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Quick Haul

I had a DRS appt in a city I had to travel too so I took advantage and went to Ulta and a JC Penney Sephora. I am not a fan of the JC Penney ones as they are very limited and don’t have the beauty bar areas. But come to find out they do have some pretty cool exclusive stuff.

But first I went to Ulta and this is what i picked up.

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  • Lorac 2 Palette — I could not resist and I promise I tried!!
  • Aero Minerale Makeup Mist concealer in Biscuit. I have been wanting to try this for awhile.
  • Lastly NYX eyebrow Gel.

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Kind of a blurry picture there but the 2 is on the left and the lovingly used 1 on the right. I love how it’s a similar theme BUT totally different colors.

Two Youtube videos show better than I can … Saaammage did the NYX get versus Makeup For ever’s gel video and Vintage or Tacky did the swatches of the Lorac 2.

 

She also did two more videos on an interesting looks using the palette.

Next I went to Sephora. I had issues with some of my returns so I just exchanged for these items.

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Here is the Loot :D

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This is the Meet The Match JC Penney inside Sephora exclusive

In this kit you get three sets of matching lippie and polish.

  • Bite Beauty Strangefruit is the purple lippie
  • Nails Inc Devonshire Row is the matching polish
  • OCC Stained Gloss in Hush is a nude
  • Formula X Invincible is the matching polish
  • Tarte Lipsurgence Elite is the coral color
  • Deborah Lippmann GIrls Just Want To Have Fun is matching polish

I don’t have any of those brands in those colors and some I don’t have any at all so I am excited to try them out.

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Stila In The Know Shadow Palette

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I got the OCC Tarred and Feathered in this pan form to try out before I invest in the full size tubes. I am going to play around with it but I think it will be useful.

And that was it. Besides my son’s Toys r us haul for his birthday. Which they are having their huge clearance sell. Not that he wanted toys on sale but still. lol Just letting you know!

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