Monday, September 15, 2014

September Ipsy Bag

make up monday new

I spent all morning running errands so I was very excited to see my little pink package in the mail when I got home.

First thing I absolutely love this months bag.

It is Silver with Studs. Very motorcycle chic!

IMG_3478

Which definitely goes with this months theme

Street Style!

IMG_3479

Red lips

The first item in my bag was this dual ended eye shadow brush by Crown Brush.

IMG_3480

One side is a shadow brush and the other is a crease brush.

IMG_3481IMG_3482

Retails for $10.51

Red lips

Next up a Pacifica liner in the shade gun metal.

IMG_3483

It was a very pretty shade

IMG_3484

but I left it on for quite some time then rubbed it to see if it has staying power and got this….I was left with no liner and a bunch of sparkle!Annoyed 

IMG_3488

It got good reviews on the website and some of the reviewers said it lasts all day???

Full size retails for $11.00

Red lips

My 3rd item was Mitchell & Peach luxury hand cream. This was okay. I was not really thrilled with the scent but it did soak in pretty quick.

IMG_3485

Full size retails for $30.84

Red lips

4th item was a moisturizing face cleanser by Nourish Organic.  I am not sure about this product. It did not have a good scent at all and I don’t like washing my face with anything that stinks soooo!I don't know smile

IMG_3486

Full size retails for $13.99

Red lips

Last but not least was this really pretty tinted lip gloss from Cailyn. It was in the color love affair which is perfect for Fall.

IMG_3487IMG_3489

I am not sure if I love this color on me though??

IMG_3494

but it loved me cause I could not get it off my hand. Winking smile

IMG_3490

Retails for $19.00

Red lips

I have to say this is the first time I have been a little disappointed in my bag.

I only liked three of the products one of which was the bag. I am really excited to use the eye shadow brush and I like the gloss color, but that is it. The verdict is still out on the eye liner.

IMG_3493

Have a Happy MondayRed lips

 

**Ipsy is a $10 a month beauty subscription**

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Time For A Change

I have been tossing around whether to cut my hair short or not for a while now.

I could not tell you the last time I actually went in for a style change & not just a trim or when the last time my hair was actually short.

It was getting out of control and was starting to look hayish damaged  on the ends.

IMG_3258IMG_3204

So I asked my sis n law what she thought and she sent me about 6-7 pictures and then she sent me this one and said this was it!

I needed to do it!

No chickening out!!!!

IMG_3033

Picture from shelookbook.com

Patrice was a tad bit excited I was doing something new. She informed me that she needed after pics ASAP! Open-mouthed smile

So I made my appointment and sent the picture to my hairstylist Terri.

I think Terri was a bit excited that I was doing something different to. She has been my stylist since 1998 and I can probably count on one hand how many times I have actually had a “style” & not just long hair with a couple layers.

I was a bit nervous. I mean that is only some of the hair that came off of my head!Surprised smile But it’s just hair…breathe….

IMG_3240

I also had a glaze put on. Don’t I look stylish in my smock and towel get up. I think I look rather smashing. Rolling on the floor laughing

IMG_3225

&

……..

Drum Roll…….

TADA! As Terri said “Nailed It!”

IMG_3033IMG_3227

She did a fabulous job and I love everything about it.

IMG_3242IMG_3244

&

since it is nice and short I don’t mind the fact it is 100 degrees outside today…Just kidding I do…. is it Fall yet!!!Sun

Monday, August 18, 2014

August Ipsy Bag

make up monday new

It’s ipsy bag time! Red lips

IMG_2906

My bag came in Friday so I had a chance to try out the products a little bit before this post.

So let’s dive right in:

Pore No More by Dr. Brandt: Full size retails for $45

IMG_2908IMG_2909

This stuff works great for filling in pores but the smell is a little medicinal which I am not a big fan of. The smell does go away pretty quick though but for $45 I am not sure if I will buy a full size.

Red lips

Coastal Scents Forever Blush in Fresh (left) & Elegant (right): Full sizes retail for $3.98

IMG_2910IMG_2911

IMG_2912

These blushes are so pretty and for the price you really can’t beat it.  They go on beautifully and the color pay off is really good.  Definitely will look into getting some of these.

Red lips

Absolute Lip Balm by Nicka K: Duo retails for $5.99

IMG_2913IMG_2914

This smells like grape candy which I happen to like that scent but if you don’t this may not be for you. The verdict is still out on how moisturizing it is though.

Red lips

Lord & Berry Silk Kajal Eye Liner: Full size retails for $16.00

IMG_2915IMG_2916IMG_2917

As you can see I could literally rub this pretty much right off. I have used it twice and both times by about 2-3 hours it was pretty much gone or I had raccoon eyes. Confused smile 

Red lips

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara: Full size retails for $22 (right now it comes with a eye primer)

IMG_2918IMG_2920

IMG_2921IMG_2929

I did not think I was going to like this mascara but I really do. My only complaint is it did transfer just a little bit on my eye lid other then that I love the formula and the brush.

Red lips

Me and Mr. Scary Mask wish you a happy Makeup Monday!!

IMG_2936

Red lips

Ipsy is a $10 a month beauty sample subscription. If you would like to sign up click below ↓

IPSY