Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Hello Lovelies!

*This post contains Ipsy spoilers for November!*

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I don't know about you, but I tell myself every month that I will not look at Ipsy's spoilers or go into my glam room early, but every single month I do it! I am horrible with surprises! 

Ipsy sent out a sneak peak email with some awesome spoilers! 

  • GLAMGLOW Powermud Dualcleanse Treatment 
  •  Temptu - I'm not sure if this is supposed to be a highlighter or a primer, the highlighter they gave in Birchbox was pink so maybe they are switching it up for different boxes. 
  • Laura Mercier Fan Brush
  • Laura Mercier Universal Invisible Loose Setting Powder
  • Tarte Maracuja Oil
  • Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant
  • It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer
So far I am happy with the sneak peaks, and would be happy to get any one of them. 


This month's bag's theme is glitter! I'm not a huge glitter person so I am personally hoping that it is just the bag that is glittery. There is two glitter piles in the picture though so I'm guessing maybe a glitter polish or glitter pigment, fingers crossed for polish! 

 'So vivid, so vibrant, they'll see you coming from a mile away. What product are you hoping to shimmer and shine with?'

This sneak peak includes: Nicole O.P.I. Glitter Nail Polish, CK (Calvin Klein) High-Shine Gloss, Starlooks Lip Gloss, Love & Beauty Lipstick, L.A. Colors Chunky Lip Pencil, Wet & Wild Megaslicks Balm Stain, and J. Cats Wonder Lip Paint.
Not a bad sneak peak, quite a few drugstore brand / lower end items. I am hoping for either the Calvin Klein Gloss or the O.P.I. glitter polish. 


Which sneak peak interests you the most?
More sneak peaks to come..... 

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

October Birchbox x2!

Hello Lovelies!

Sorry for the late Birchbox post, for some reason Birchbox's website deleted my new address and mailed my first box to my old address, which is completely across the country. Thankfully I got my box re-routed to me and finally got it in the mail yesterday! I subbed for a second box this month in hopes of having better odds of getting a Beauty Blender but sadly they sent me last month's Fashionista box, which I had already got, so I have doubles of those products. I didn't mind the doubles though because it was a great box! 
Birchbox is one of my favorite beauty subs, if not my number one favorite out of them all! Want to subscribe to birchbox for only $10 per month, CLICK HERE. 

The first box! 

Bee Kind Body Lotion
This smells so good, it has a lemony scent, which I love lemon smells! This lotion looks more like a serum than a lotion and it dries so fast! This lotion is so amazing, I definitely will be purchasing a full size! 

 Dr. Brandt Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner
I now have 3 of these little guys, I have used my first one once, and noticed little to no difference, but I'm hoping with continual use I will see a difference. I really love this brand and hope to get more items from them in future boxes.

Model Co. Party Proof Lipstick Matte Lipstick in Kitty
This is a beautiful nude pink lipstick, I do suggest that you moisturize your lips before using it as it really does show any cracks you might have. This is such a good smelling lipstick too, it has a definite fruity smell to it, it is really sweet and makes me think of candy! 

 Lord And Berry Mini Liner in Sparkle Black
I don't mind getting mini liners if they are pencils because I do not use them often (minus the NARS Larger Than Life), I really do like the first plane black L&B liner I got and I am happy to try one with glitter.

Harvey Prince Petaly Noir Perfume Sample
This is a nice soft floral scent, I actually really like it and may purchase a bottle of it. When I first saw that darn perfume sample in my box, I will not lie, I was annoyed. Now that I have smelled it, I can't be mad, this scent is definitely worthy of my vanity. I just love the description on the bottom right 'We really mean: Sexy as hell.' 


Bag #2, all doubles of a box I also got last month

 Cynthia Rowley Eyeliner Pencil in Silver
I really like Cynthia Rowley's Eyeliner pencils, they glide on so smoothly and stays put.

 Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara in Black
I am one of those people that LOVE getting mascara samples in my boxes, I feel like I will never need to buy a mascara again, even though I still do. This is the best and cheapest way for me to find my holy grail mascara.

 Naobay Natural & Organic Body Radiance Lotion
Holy Crap this stuff smells SO GOOD! It reminds me of those little pez candies! This lotion is also smooths my skin nicely and doesn't leave my skin feeling oily.

 Macadamia Natural Oil Flawless Cleansing Conditioner
This stuff is hands down amazing! It smooths my hair so nicely and gets all the tangles out. My hair is rough and has been dyed constantly since I was a kid and this is really helping it get back on a healthier track. Plus the pump is awesome!

Overall I am 100% pleased with both of these boxes, I don't have a single thing to complain about! I am so happy with my Birchbox, as usual, and it is still keeping it's #1 spot for beauty subscriptions! 

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October Lip Monthly!

Hello Lovelies!

Recently a crop of new beauty subscriptions have been popping up, when I heard of Lip Monthly I thought that it would be a fun one! I liked the thought of a beauty sub catered just to your lips and for only $10 I thought I would give it a try!

October's Bag

The bag is really cute!

J.Cat Beauty Fantabulous Lipstick in Honeycrisp RTV $2.99
This is a nice nude color and I would have liked but when I opened it up (it was not sealed) a hair was attached to the lipstick as if someone had opened it already.

DeVine Lip Shimmer in Pinot Noir RTV $4.95
This smells so good, it is like a grape exploded in my nose, I love it! 

 Noyah Lip Balm RTV $3.99
This smells absolutely delicious! I love chapsticks that are all natural! This chapstick really moisturizes my lips! (Use code lipmonthly at for a 20% discount!

 Starlooks Lip Sugar Scrub Sample Sized RTV $2
When I first saw this I was really excited, I LOVE lip scrubs, and then I opened it and it literally looks like they just put brown sugar into a jar or something. This was another product that was not sealed. It is also very dry like it might be old. I included a picture from Starlooks site of what they show their scrub to look like and they are completely different!

 L.A. Girls Eyeliner Pencil in Black Brown RTV $3
I'm not a big fan of this drugstore brand to be honest, the liner isn't too bad but it definitely isn't the smoothest pencil liner.

Overall between finding a hair on the lipstick, the dried out lip scrub and the L.A. Girls eyeliner I am not impressed with this bag. The only items I enjoyed were the chapsticks. I have already canceled this bag, I think a lot of customers have canceled theirs as well because now when you go to the cancel button it will try to tempt you to stay with a 20% off your next month's bag. 

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FOTD / EOTD Featuring the Lorac Mega Pro Palette!

Hello Lovelies!!
I purchased the Lorac Mega Pro Palette a couple weeks ago and wanted to show you a look that I recently did with it and give you a review of what I thought of the shadows. If you would like to see all the swatches of the Lorac Mega Pro Palette you can find them in my swatch post, HERE.
My EOTD (Eyes of the day, or should I say eye lol)
Colors Used
Lid: Orchid
Outer V & bottom lash line: Merlot
Crease: Mulberry
Inner V and bottom lash liner: Blush
Brow Bone: Opal

The eyshadows picked up on the brushes nicely and glide on great, as well blend really easily. There was a bit of fallout, but it wasn't very bad. I am really liking the Lorac Mega Pro, and Lorac eyeshadows in general! I am enjoying them more than my Urban Decays! I would definitely suggest buying the Lorac Pro Palettes or if you can find a Mega Pro Palette for a decent price (they are sold out) I would snatch it up!
My Face of the day (and again I should say half of my face)

All The products I used for My face and eyes, minus the eyeshadow brushes that I used. 

Lancome Blush Subtil in Lilac Love,
Lorac Mega Pro Palette
ELF Studio Concealer and Highlighter in light (used for concealing under eyes)
NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner in Via Veneto (upper water line)
Too Faced Melted Lipstick in Melted Peony
Inglot Gel Eyeliner in Black 77
Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara 
Micro Mini Beauty Blender
Regular Pink Beauty Blender
Too Faced Shadow Insurance 
BareMinerals Prime Time Brightening Face Primer
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC15 (I actually used this as my foundation)
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe
Doll 10 Highlighter in Champagne (From October's Ipsy Bag!)

I hope you liked the look I did with the Mega Pro! 

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Hello Lovelies!!

It is that time of the month, I got my Ipsy bag!!! I know a lot of people are tired of getting monthly beauty subscriptions and samples, but I am definitely not one of them! It feels like Christmas every month getting these in, a little treat for yourself is always nice! 

If you don't know what Ipsy is, it is a monthly beauty subscription that sends you 4-5 beauty samples, and sometimes full size items for only $10 per month, plus it always comes with a make up bag! Want to join Ipsy, CLICK HERE. 

October's Bag

 Epice International Purifying Exfoliant 1 oz
Full size is 3.30 fl oz rtv $ $32
At first when I squeezed a bit of this out I thought it was a lotion, but when I rubbed it around I can definitely feel the micro beads. It has a subtle clean smell, that won't be over powering, I cannot wait to give this a try!

 Doll 10 Beauty H2Glo Highlighter in Champagne 0.15 oz
Full size is 0.35 oz and retails for $30
This is a great sized deluxe sample! I was so happy to see this in my bag, I love trying new highlighters! The formula is really nice, this highlighter is subtle and perfect for an every day look!

 MICA Beauty Cosmetics Shimmer Powder Eyeshadow in 93 Reluctance 0.10 oz Full size! RTV $14
At first I was not excited to see this eyeshadow in here, but then I swatched it, and it is so beautiful! It swatched really smooth and buttery and has great pigmentation.
I would buy this eyeshadow, and I would definitely recommend it!

Fig & Rouge Nourishing and Smoothing Hand Cream in Mango Mandarin 0.67 oz / 20 ml, Full size! RTV $6.56!
This smells so incredibly good! I love Mango Mandarin scents! The packaging on this is cute as well, I love the cap, it reminds me of L'Occitane caps!

 Starlooks Mini Lip Gloss in Guilty Pleasure
Full Size RTV $12
Usually I dislike the many lipglosses that Ipsy sends out but I can't complain about this one, it is a nice color that I can actually use!!! The gloss is quite sticky but the color is pretty and pigmented. 

Overall I'm going to give October's Ipsy Bag a 10/10!! That is right I gave this bag a 10!!!!!! I will use every single one of these products, the colors are great, the pigmentation is great, exfoliants are always nice as well as great smelling hand cream! I haven't tried most of the brands, and that is something that I look for in these bags, something new, or something I WANT to try before purchasing. I am so pleased with this bag, great job Ipsy!!! Hoping for a great month next month too!

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Friday, October 10, 2014


Hello Lovelies!!

Last month I decided to re-sign up for the Allure Sample Society Box Subscription, I had it awhile ago and loved it, but canceled when I moved. This was one of my favorite beauty subscriptions, it is a little more costly at $15 per month, but it is supposed to be generated for more 'high end' brands.

October's Box

I love that the box always comes with a little 'magazine' to tell you about the products!

 Estee Lauder Enlighten Dark Spot Correcting Night Serum .24 FL OZ
Full size is 50 ml RTV $92 / 30 ml RTV $62
This is a great deluxe sized sample, although I personally have no use for this since I do not have dark spots.

 Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara in Black (deluxe size) 
Full Size RTV $28
Yes! I love getting deluxe sized mascara's! I usually don't open them right away but I wanted to see the brush, I cannot wait to use this! 

Emi-Jay Hair Ties, Full Size! RTV $6.60
I know that most people would not be happy getting these, but I love them! I just rant out of them, I throw them away after they get too stretched out, and was going to go buy a pack, now I don't have to! 

 Bond No. Parfum in Chinatown Sample
Full Size RTV $190-$270!!
Usually I am not into getting perfume samples but with a perfume that has a price tag like that I do not mind as much! I don't think I could bring myself to pay that much for a perfume, even if it does smell as good as this one does! It has such a warm scent that is perfect for fall! I will definitely be saving it for special days!

 L'Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 Restoring Shampoo and Conditioner Deluxe Samples
Full Size RTV $4.99 each
I was SO disappointed when I opened up the box and saw these! This was supposed to be a box that didn't put drug store brands in it, and I was not thrilled with these samples. I have already tried this shampoo and conditioner in the past and I didn't enjoy it that much, my hair did not feel clean after washing and I ended up giving the rest of the bottle away after using it only a few times. 
At least these weren't foil packets.

Overall I think this box was okay, definitely not their best. I will give it another month and if I am not impressed with November's box, I might cancel. I did like everything, minus the L'Oreal, but I feel like it has gone a bit down hill since I subbed last time. *Crossing fingers for a great box next month!!*

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