Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
The theme this month for Ipsy is Beautifully Bohemian. The bag itself is super cute this month and perfect for throwing in your beach/pool bag.
I traded in some of my points last month for the Boo Boo cover up concealer. I received it in my March bag and loved it so much that when it came up as one of the points perks I grabbed it. A full size retails for $20 on their site.
The first item in my bag was a shadow out of the Nude Dude palette from The Balm. I got the shade Fit which is a shimmering copper. I have been eyeing a couple of their palettes so I might have to bite the bullet and grab one because this eye shadow is so pretty. The full Nude Dude palette retails for $38.
The next item is from Olive Natural Beauty and it is the Olive Lips lip balm in oats & honey. It is very nice and kind of has a slight coconut smell which I like.They have them in 5 other scents on their site if oats and honey is not your thing. I might need the radiant rose one since I love rose scent.This is a full size and retails for $5.95.
I also received a satin finish lip gloss from Starlooks in the shade cuddle. Some reviews said this was sticky but I did not have that issue and it is advertised as a non sticky formula. I really like the nudey pink color to go over top another lipstick or just to have in your purse as a quick wash of color. It’s a cute sample size so it does not take up too much room in your purse either. The full size retails for $13.
Next up is a eye primer by Mica Beauty Cosmetics. It kind of reminds me of MAC’s paint pot in painterly that everyone raves about. I wore it today and it did it’s job and kept my eye makeup in place.The full size is 8g and we got 4g so that is a pretty good deal since the full size retails for $44.95. Whoa!!
Lastly I received a blush from Hikari in the shade tango. This blush is very pigmented so you have to be very careful or you will look like bobo the clown very quickly. But with that being said it is gorgeous and perfect for spring/summer! This is full size and retails for $15.
I wore all the products yesterday and here is the look in warm lighting and natural outdoor lighting.
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Friday, April 17, 2015
I picked up this Best of Becca collection at Ulta week before last since I had a 20% off coupon and everyone keeps talking about this brand.
Dang Youtube Peer Pressure!!
The set includes a shimmering skin perfector pressed and liquid, a beach tint, and a beach tint shimmer soufflé. It retails for $34.50.
The first product I swatched was the Beach tint shimmer soufflé which is in watermelon/moonstone. It is a water resistant blush that you can apply with a brush for a wash of color or with your finger for a more intense look. I apply it with my fingers then use a stipple brush to blend it out. I believe this is a full size product and retails for $27.00.
This is quite possible my favorite item in the set. It is so pretty.
The next item is the shimmering skin perfector pressed in the shade rose gold. You can sweep this across your face for a warm glow or use it as a highlight. I like to use it as a highlight and also as a eye shadow. A full size retails for $38.00.
I think it is going to very pretty in the summer to give your skin a nice glow.
Next is the Shimmering skin perfector spotlight in the shade opal. This can be used as a liquid highlight or can be mixed in with your foundation or moisturizer for a all over glow. I have only used this product once as a highlight on the tops of my cheeks. A full size retails for $41.00
It gives such a nice glow to the skin like the pressed powder.
Last but not least is the beach tint in the shade guava. This is a water resistant lip or cheek stain. I have been carrying this in my purse to reapply blush or lip color throughout the day when I need it. This is a full size and retails for $25.00.
This is definitely another favorite product and something I think would be great for your summer bag since it is so convenient.
As you can see you don’t need that much or you might end up looking like you have a clown face quick!
Over all I think this is a great kit for the summer and it’s a good deal. If you can still find it at Ulta and have a coupon I would definitely scoop it up for your beach bag!!!
I spotted a few yesterday at Ulta where they put the value stuff so yours might still have some left.