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Ipsy December 2014 Glam Bag - Creative Genius Bag 2

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By cristalena56 · December 18, 2014

This month's makeup bag is just a shiny black case. 

Theme of December is Creative Genius.

I wonder why they don't show the featured brands anymore.

Teaser picture. :)

Goodies!!

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Product: Crown Brush Infinity Shadow/Crease Duet Brush
Description: This dual-ended brush offers the best of both worlds. The shadow brush is perfect for applying eye shadow or contouring the eye, while the crease brush is designed to be used dry for defining the eye, or wet for precision concealing.
Size: Full size
Value: $6.99 (says it has a retail value of $17.50)
Where to Buy: Crown Brush

Product: Bumble and bumble. All-Style Blow Dry
Description: This one-step wonder crème adds oomph, shine and swoosh, fights frizz, prevents heat damage and has oil-absorbing powders to help keep all styles flawlessly fresh. To create your perfect style, work evenly through damp hair then blow-dry with your favorite Bb.Brush. Start small (try a dime-sized amount) then build as necessary.
Size: .5oz (FS 5oz or TS 2oz)
Value: $3.00 (FS $30.00 or TS $14.00)
Where to Buy: BumbleandBumble

Nourish Organic Renewing Eye Cream 
Description: Nourish Organic Renewing Eye Cream provides rich hydration to the delicate skin around the eyes. This powerful product will leave your eyes looking brighter, smoother and younger looking. 
Key Ingredients: 
• Avocado Oil - Restores and protects skin, while helping retain clarity and brightness. 
• Moroccan Argan Oil - Packed with restorative omega fatty acids to intensely hydrate and replenish. 
• Shea Butter - Deeply moisturizes and softens skin.
Size: .5 oz (fs??)
Value: 19.99 (??)
Where to Buy: Nourish Organic

tarte deluxe lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara
Description: Like a pushup bra for your lashes, tarte's best-selling mascara lengthens, curls, volumizes and conditions to deliver a 330% increase in lash volume instantly. The high-performance formula is also infused with naturally-derived olive esters to help nourish and protect lashes.
Size: 3 mL / 0.10 oz. (FS .24oz)
Value: $8.33 (FS $20.00)
Where to Buy: Tarte

Product: NYX Cosmetics Butter Lip Balm
Description: Dip your lips in a sheer wash of color with NYX Butter Lip Balm. One swipe leaves dry lips feeling supple and hydrated.
This Buttery Lip Balm is addictively soft and scrumptious and perfect for adding a subtle hint of color for a naturally flirtatious pout. Apply directly to bare lips or apply it over lip liner for more intense color.
ipsters who sample NYX Butter Lip Balm will either receive: Red Velvet (pure red), Parfait (fuchsia with blue undertones), Marshmallow (pure nude) or Lady Fingers (mauve).
Size: FS 0.14oz
Value: $4.00
Where to Buy: NYX

This shade is a tiny bit darker then my lip color. This will be a good lip balm for those minimal makeup days. 

Price of Bag: $10
Where to Subscribe: Ipsy
Value of Bag: $42.31
Thoughts on Bag: This bag had more items to use then my first bag. I like the lip balm, brush, mascara, and i will try out the eye cream since my foundation has been clinging to dry patches under my eyes. I think the lip balm is a nice color for everyday looks and you can never go wrong having extra makeup brushes. I like that its 2 brushes in 1. It has a nice pencil brush on one side and a fluffy side for blending or sweeping some color onto lid/crease. 

Heres the other items featured in this month's bag:

*Bumble and bumble. Straight Blow Dry $3.00 .5oz 
*Bumble and bumble. Repair Blow Dry $3.00 .5oz
*Coolway Boost Repair Treatment $4.87 1.3oz 
*Pixi by Petra Fairy Dust 0.02oz FS $10.00
<span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>*Swissco Electroplated Eyelash curler $5.00

Past Month's Bags
*November 2014 *October 2014 *September 2014 *October 2014 *August 2014 *July 2014 *June 2014 *May 2014 *April 2014*March 2014 *February 2014 *January 2014 
*December 2013 *November 2013 *October 2013 *September 2013 *August 2013 
*July 2013 *June 2013 *May 2013 *April 2013 *March 2013 *February 2013 
*January 2013 *December 2012 *November 2012 *October 2012 
*September 2012 *August 2012 *July 2012 *June 2012 *May 2012 *April 2012

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Ipsy November 2014 Glam Bag - Girl Meets Glitter Bag 2

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By cristalena56 · November 18, 2014

Contents in the Bag


Monthly post card showing the theme of this month's bag. I wonder why they stopped listing the brands featured for the month... 

This month's bag is a shiny, sparkly silver. 

Teaser.. :)

The Goodies!! :)

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Product: Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Volume Shine Hairspray
Description: Get extra volume, shine and hold with this dual purpose hairspray; nourishing and styling in one! This argan oil, keratin and grape seed oil infused hairspray gives you strong and flexible hold plus deep nourishment, strengthening and conditioning as you style.
The non-water based, fast drying formula freeze-frames your volume and hold without stickiness or flaking and it's flexible finish creates workable styles for easy re-styling without crunch or heavy build-up. It creates a luminous finish and shields against humidity for longer lasting styles. Sun Protectors keep the sun and other elements from damaging your full bodied mane. What more could you want from a hairspray?
Size: Travel Size 1.5oz (Full Size 9oz)
Value: Travel Size $2.99 (Full Size $8.99)
Where to Buy: Ulta or Ulta

Product: Starlooks Gem Eye Pencil in Ultra Orchid.
Description: Starlooks' extremely popular Gem Eye Pencils are soft, creamy and highly-pigmented with a metallic, micro-glitter finish. This one-of-a-kind, versatile formula can be used as both an eye liner and an eye shadow base.
ipsters who sample with Starlooks will receive the Gem Eye Pencil in either Ultra Olive or Ultra Orchid.
Size: Full Size .1oz
Value: $16.00
Where to Buy: Starlooks


Pretty Purple liner with decent pigmentation.

Product: J. Cat Beauty Wonder Lip Paint
Description: For invincible color and impeccable wear, the Wonder Lip Paint serves justice! With the twofold blend of endurance and delivery of intense pigmentation, this will become your heroine of lip colors. Paint your lips to perfection for your day and nighttime adventures!
ipsters who sample J. Cat Beauty will either receive the shade Mad Splatter, or Red Potion.
Size: Full Size .33oz
Value: $4.99
Where to Buy: J.Cat Beauty

it's a dark red wine color.

Product: TEMPTU S/B Highlighter
Description: Put your Best Face Forward with S/B Highlighter!

A cult favorite of makeup artists around the globe, TEMPTU S/B Highlighter is the perfect product that goes on sheer for an overall illuminating and contouring effect. Light-reflecting and transfer resistant, S/B Highlighter glides on effortlessly for a brilliant complexion boost that contours to highlight your best features.

Here are 3 quick and simple tips using just a few drops of S/B Highlighter in Pink Pearl:

CONTOURING HIGHLIGHTS for Cheeks
STEP ONE: Place a couple drops on your fingertips.
STEP TWO: Lightly dab onto the apples of the cheeks to highlight the cheekbone area.
STEP THREE: Blend upward, toward the temples, for a glowing look.

CONTOURING HIGHLIGHTS for Nose & Forehead
STEP ONE: Place a drop in-between your eyebrows.
STEP TWO: Sweep up toward the hairline blending outward from the central point.
STEP THREE: Apply down the bridge of the nose a light-reflecting contour to define and sculpt.

BODY ILLUMINATION
STEP ONE: Add three drops to a pump of body lotion.
STEP TWO: Rub between your hands to blend together.
STEP THREE: Apply where you normally would, paying special attention to your best assets.
Size: .1oz (Full Size 1oz)
Value: $2.75 (Full Size $27.50)
Where to Buy: Temptu

Product: Be A Bombshell Cosmetics Eye Base
Description: This eye base is a highly pigmented, long-lasting product that can be used as a single cream color or used as an eye base to build color.
• Bombshell Application: Apply lightly with fingertip to create a natural finish. Layer for added color.
• Bombshell Tip: Create a more intense look by layering with a powder eyeshadow.
ipsters who sample Be A Bombshell Cosmetics will receive an eye base in the shade Submissive.
Size: Full Size 0.09oz
Value: $14.00
Where to Buy: BeaBombshell Cosmetics

I don't like this color at all.. It looks muddy on my eyelids.


Price of Bag: $10
Items in Bag: 5
Where to Subscribe: Ipsy
Value of Bag: $40.73
Thoughts on Bag: There was only 1 item different from my first bag and that was the eyeliner. I wasn't too thrilled about this month's bag. I love the purple liner which was definitely the highlight of this bag. I'm not sure though if I see myself using it though.. I might use it for the waterline or to use under an eyeshadow on my lower lashline. The highlighter is ok but pretty sheer. I hate the cream shadow. I think the color is just ugly and not a good color for my porcelain complexion. I won't use the hairspray. Hairspray i so hard to get out of my fine hair that tangles easily and for the most part I wear my hair up year round because  of the weather. I also work in the stock room at my job so i always have my hair up for that too. I don't really use hair products when i curl/straighten my hair except a spray used to prevent damaging my hair from the heat of curling irons/straighteners. Also I have used argon oil in my hair and it made my hair super oily (i have natural oily hair). 


Other Featured Products This Month:

*SeaRx Skincare Micro-Dermabrasion Face & Beauty Scrub .3oz/8.5g $2.72 
*SeaRx Skincare the SeaRx Birch Sap Moisturizing Lotion .3oz $2.40
*be Delectable from Cake Beauty supremely rich body wash 2oz $2.50 
*be Delectable from Cake Beauty ultra nourishing hand cream Mini $5.50 2oz
*ck one color Lip Gloss $11.09 .17oz 
*clariSEA Sea Salt Solutions Instant Glow Powder Exfoliant $4.50 1oz 
*Demeter Pixie Dust Roll On Perfume Oil $10.00 .29oz
*Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant $3.09 .25oz 
*Love & Beauty by Forever 21 Crème Lipstick FS $3.80 .105oz
*GLAMGLOW POWERMUD™ DUALCLEANSE TREATMENT $20.29 .5oz 
*IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye® $9.43 .11oz 
*L.A. Colors Chunky Lip Pencil Wine FS $3.50 .095oz
*Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder + Mini Fan Brush $2.78 .03oz 
*Rouge Underground Makeup Sealant $7.24 .5oz 
*Nicole by OPI Nail Polish Guys and Galaxies FS $6.99 .5oz
*Starlooks Lip Gloss Guilty Pleasure $2.79 .03oz 
*tarte deluxe maracuja oil 7mL/.23oz 
<span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>*Wet n Wild MegaSlicks Balm Stain FS $2.99 .10oz

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Past Month's Bags:
*October 2014 *September 2014 *October 2014 *August 2014 *July 2014 *June 2014 *May 2014 *April 2014*March 2014 *February 2014 *January 2014 


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Ipsy November 2014 Glam Bag - Girl Meets Glitter Bag 1

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By cristalena56 · November 16, 2014

Contents in the Bag


Monthly post card showing the theme of this month's bag. I wonder why they stopped listing the brands featured for the month... 

This month's bag is a shiny, sparkly silver. 

Teaser.. :p


The Goodies!! :)

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Product: Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Volume Shine Hairspray
Description: Get extra volume, shine and hold with this dual purpose hairspray; nourishing and styling in one! This argan oil, keratin and grape seed oil infused hairspray gives you strong and flexible hold plus deep nourishment, strengthening and conditioning as you style.
The non-water based, fast drying formula freeze-frames your volume and hold without stickiness or flaking and it's flexible finish creates workable styles for easy re-styling without crunch or heavy build-up. It creates a luminous finish and shields against humidity for longer lasting styles. Sun Protectors keep the sun and other elements from damaging your full bodied mane. What more could you want from a hairspray?
Size: Travel Size 1.5oz (Full Size 9oz)
Value: Travel Size $2.99 (Full Size $8.99)
Where to Buy: Ulta or Ulta

Product: Elizabeth Mott you're so FINE Eyeliner in Glitterati.
Description: It's not just any liquid eyeliner. With you're so FINE's micro-tipped brush, you can control your strokes to create dramatic, and sharp cat eyes! This brush is so control friendly that creating precise, symmetrical lines is ridiculously easy, so it's perfect for first time liquid eyeliner users too.
The specialized, quick drying formula has intense, inky pigmentation that's waterproof, meaning it lasts all day without smudging. Just in time for the holidays, the super flirty Glitterati formula will make you the center of attention. All eyes on you, gorgeous!
Size: Full Size 0.1oz
Value: $17.99
Where to Buy: Elizabeth Mott


It's jet black with silver sparkles.

Product: J. Cat Beauty Wonder Lip Paint in Red Potion.
Description: For invincible color and impeccable wear, the Wonder Lip Paint serves justice! With the twofold blend of endurance and delivery of intense pigmentation, this will become your heroine of lip colors. Paint your lips to perfection for your day and nighttime adventures!
ipsters who sample J. Cat Beauty will either receive the shade Mad Splatter, or Red Potion.
Size: Full Size .33oz
Value: $4.99
Where to Buy: J.Cat Beauty

It's  a dark red wine shade. Good color for halloween, maybe...

Product: TEMPTU S/B Highlighter in Pink Pearl.
Description: Put your Best Face Forward with S/B Highlighter!

A cult favorite of makeup artists around the globe, TEMPTU S/B Highlighter is the perfect product that goes on sheer for an overall illuminating and contouring effect. Light-reflecting and transfer resistant, S/B Highlighter glides on effortlessly for a brilliant complexion boost that contours to highlight your best features.

Here are 3 quick and simple tips using just a few drops of S/B Highlighter in Pink Pearl:

CONTOURING HIGHLIGHTS for Cheeks
STEP ONE: Place a couple drops on your fingertips.
STEP TWO: Lightly dab onto the apples of the cheeks to highlight the cheekbone area.
STEP THREE: Blend upward, toward the temples, for a glowing look.

CONTOURING HIGHLIGHTS for Nose & Forehead
STEP ONE: Place a drop in-between your eyebrows.
STEP TWO: Sweep up toward the hairline blending outward from the central point.
STEP THREE: Apply down the bridge of the nose a light-reflecting contour to define and sculpt.

BODY ILLUMINATION
STEP ONE: Add three drops to a pump of body lotion.
STEP TWO: Rub between your hands to blend together.
STEP THREE: Apply where you normally would, paying special attention to your best assets.
Size: .1oz (Full Size 1oz)
Value: $2.75 (Full Size $27.50)
Where to Buy: Temptu

Product: Be A Bombshell Cosmetics Eye Base
Description: This eye base is a highly pigmented, long-lasting product that can be used as a single cream color or used as an eye base to build color.
• Bombshell Application: Apply lightly with fingertip to create a natural finish. Layer for added color.
• Bombshell Tip: Create a more intense look by layering with a powder eyeshadow.
ipsters who sample Be A Bombshell Cosmetics will receive an eye base in the shade Submissive.
Size: Full Size 0.09oz
Value: $14.00
Where to Buy: BeaBombshell Cosmetics

I found this shade to be a little too dark and muddy for my porcelain complexion.. The swatch is a little washed out from the flash. 

 Price of Bag: $10
Number of Items: 5
Where to Subscribe: Ipsy
Value of Bag: $42.72
Thoughts on Bag: This bag was a miss for me. I won't use the hairspray and the cream shadow is an ugly muddy brown color. The highlighter is an ok shade. I have worn in a couple times and it's really sheer but it's ok I guess. :p I love the eyeliner!! This is the only  item i see myself using. It has good pigmentation, lasts all day without smudging or fading, and also a bonus that it dries quickly so it doesn't irritate my eyes. I have used this liner a handful of times and i think it's pretty awesome. It reminds me of the urban decay 24/7 liquid liners (which are amazing!!). The lip shade is a little darker then i like but it might be a shade i can use for halloween.

Other Featured Products This Month:
*SeaRx Skincare Micro-Dermabrasion Face & Beauty Scrub .3oz/8.5g $2.72 
*SeaRx Skincare the SeaRx Birch Sap Moisturizing Lotion .3oz $2.40
*be Delectable from Cake Beauty supremely rich body wash 2oz $2.50 
*be Delectable from Cake Beauty ultra nourishing hand cream Mini $5.50 2oz
*ck one color Lip Gloss $11.09 .17oz 
*clariSEA Sea Salt Solutions Instant Glow Powder Exfoliant $4.50 1oz 
*Demeter Pixie Dust Roll On Perfume Oil $10.00 .29oz
*Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant $3.09 .25oz 
*Love & Beauty by Forever 21 Crème Lipstick FS $3.80 .105oz
*GLAMGLOW POWERMUD™ DUALCLEANSE TREATMENT $20.29 .5oz 
*IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye® $9.43 .11oz 
*L.A. Colors Chunky Lip Pencil Wine FS $3.50 .095oz
*Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder + Mini Fan Brush $2.78 .03oz 
*Rouge Underground Makeup Sealant $7.24 .5oz 
*Nicole by OPI Nail Polish Guys and Galaxies FS $6.99 .5oz
*Starlooks Lip Gloss Guilty Pleasure $2.79 .03oz 
*tarte deluxe maracuja oil 7mL/.23oz 
*Wet n Wild MegaSlicks Balm Stain FS $2.99 .10oz</p> <p>


Past Month's Bags:

Star Crushed Minerals Haul Swatches (Picture Heavy)

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By cristalena56 · March 31, 2014
I've been seeing their products a lot lately throughout the beauty community. So around valentine's day they were having a 50% off sale and decided to make an order. I was hoping that I would find the neon shades that swatches had been popping up all over Facebook, but they weren't released yet(as of now they still aren't released and no idea if they will ever... I hope they do..). So i picked out 10 shade samples and a primer sample. Most indy companies send out their samples in the little baggies, but they send theirs all out in jars (BFTE doe the same). I prefer the jars out of the baggies. I find them easier to find the color im looking for verses the baggies. With the baggies, i seem to look at all of them before i find the color i am looking for.  So that's a total plus in my book.

There was a bunch of confetti stars inside the bags and envelope. 


The eye shadow samples I bought were $1.00 to $2.00 each and according to sticker on the jar they are .5 grams.


Product: Eye Shadow Primer
Website Description: This emollient rich eye shadow primer is designed to not only prep your eyes for eye shadow application but to moisturize as it does so. Neutralizes eyelid color.
Ingredients: Olive Oil, Carnauba Wax, Organic Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Grapeseed Oil, Micas
Price: $5.00 (on special right now for $2.00)
Size: 5g

Product inside Jar, Indoor Lighting Swatch (Over Primer), and Outdoor Lighting Swatch (Over Primer)


Product: White Lightning
Website Description: Pure White Color. Semi opaque.
INGREDIENTS: titanium dioxide, magnesium stearate, oxides 


Product Name: Yellow Brick Road
Website Description: Semi opaque golden yellow - with soft gold shimmer
INGREDIENTS: titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, micas, oxides, yellow #5


Product Name: Avocado
Website Description: Semi opaque green shadow with slight shimmer and soft iridescent glitter.
(It's more green then it looks in the picture above. Reminds me of the green yellow crayola crayon.)
INGREDIENTS: titanium dioxide, magnesium stearate, serecite mica, micas,oxides,chromium, tin oxide


Product: Neptune Star
Website Description: Green-Blue shimmer color.
(It's more on the green side then green blue. Shamrock Green with green sparkles.)
INGREDIENTS: serecite mica, magnesium stearate, titanium dioxide, chromium oxide, mica 


Product: Teal Sparkle
Website Description: Semi opaque teal with silver interference.
INGREDIENTS: titanium dioxide, magnesium stearate, serecite mica, micas,oxides, chromium, ultramarines



Product: Mulan
Website Description: Semi sheer bright deep pink with fine sparkles throughout.
(Crayola Carnation Pink with yellow, pink, and green sparkles)
INGREDIENTS: titanium dioxide, magnesium stearate, serecite mica, carmine, ultramarines,yellow #5, tin oxide


Product: Candy Apple Red
Website Description: Semi opaque vibrant red - with soft red shimmer
(Makes me think of the Ruby Red Slippers from Wizard of Oz)
INGREDIENTS: titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, micas, oxides, Red #40


Product: Orchid Shimmer
Website Description: This is matte purple color with pink undertones. Semi opaque.
(the purple shade of orchids with pink sparkles)
INGREDIENTS: titanium dioxide, magnesium stearate, serecite mica, mica


Product: Olive Pink
Website Description: Semi opaque shimmery golden olive with soft pink shimmer / undertone.
(Browntoned Olive with pink and yellow sparkles)
INGREDIENTS: titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, micas, oxides


Product: Black Sapphire
Website Description: Semi opaque shimmery blue black.
(Blue Toned Black with Blue sparkles)
INGREDIENTS: titanium dioxide, magnesium stearate, serecite mica, mica, oxides




I thought these were very pigmented and since I was given a coupon for 65% off, I think i'm going to purchase some more. I've yet to play with these just yet though. I have some ideas for them though. I've only had them about a week so far. :) I noticed some of these can stain like Black Sapphire and Neptune Star. I also think Orchid could be a little more pigmented. I think it might be because its a matte esque shade and thats why it was harder to swatch then the others. You can make a purchase at their etsy shop Star Crushed Minerals. They are still having their spring sale, so check them out. :)

Maybelline Color Show Street Art - Wild at Heart

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By cristalena56 · January 27, 2014
I was just perusing the makeup aisle at Wally World yesterday and happened to see the Street Art collection from Maybelline. They were out of the pink one but i liked the look of the red one "Wild At Heart". 

Its a clear base with red bar glitter, black and red hexagon glitter, and tiny black speckled glitter. 

I found when applying it that it can be a litte chunky. It works better as a glitter top coat then wearing it alone. The look reminded me of marble countertops or tiles. I really like the look of it though.


I decided to try it over some colors. I decided to do a quick Easter Egg Look.

I like it over Zoya Blu and Haute Nails Pink Panther(this didn't come with a name on the bottle) the most.

I used the Color Club Top coat and it dried really fast.

Heres a more close up picture. </p> <p>Thoughts on Polish: I actually really liked this polish. You only need one coat when you use it as a glitter top coat. I found it hard to layer using it alone. It would come out really chunky and I didn't like it at all. 
Price: $2.95 at Wal-mart
Size: 0.23 oz/7 mL

Ipsy December Bag Makeup Look

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By cristalena56 · January 17, 2014

I decided to make a separate post for the makeup look I did using the products from the December Bag. I quickly did this look after i unpacked and took pics for the bag.

Products Used:
*Pop Beauty Smokin' Hot Trio
*Be a Bombshell Girl Crush
*NYX Round Lipstick Celine
*Elf Liquid Black Liner
*Benefit Real Lashes Mascara



*Started with Primer.
*Applied silver shade to lid and inner tearduct.
*Applied the gray to the crease.
*Then blended in the black to the crease.
*Smudged gray on to lower lashline.
*Wing liner with Elf Liquid Liner.
*Applied Benefit They're Real Mascara to lashes.
*Filled in waterline with Cover Girl Last Blast Pencil Liner
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I tried out different lip shades for this look. This one is the EM Michelle Phan Sheer Lipstick in Showstopper. (November 2013 Glam Bag)

I used the Mirenesse Lip Bomb #2. (November 2012 Bag)

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Ipsy - Glam Bag September 2013 Classic Beauty

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By cristalena56 · September 18, 2013
I not only got my ipsy bag this week but today I also got my lash bash party kit, woot woot!! 

I love seeing the shiny pink envelope in my mailbox.

This is how the contents were inside the bag. :)

The theme for this month's bag is Classic Beauty.

The postcard showing the brands you might recieve in this bag and also what deals you get for being a ipsy subscriber.

Michelle Phan(owner of ipsy and beauty guru on yt) is coming out with her own line of cosmetics.


Came with a one time use sample of 3 shadows and blush.

I love the teal!

My goodies how they came inside of this bag.</p>

Dry, Primer, NYX JEP Milk
Product: NYX Eye Shadow in Hollywood
Description: The NYX Single Eyeshadow packs a punch of color and is incredibly easy to blend. Go edgy or understated effortlessly, and enjoy the luscious, long-wearing color from sunrise to sunset...and beyond! Hollywood is a shiny sheer silver.
Size: Full Size
Where to Buy: NYX
Value: $4.50


Product: Elizabeth Mott It's So Big Volumizing Mascara
Description: An ipsy exclusive launch! This mascara was created using a unique formula that delivers BIG volume and lengthens and curls your lashes without smudging! The hourglass brush ensures that you get the right amount of mascara applied to each lash. Use the It's So Big Volumizing Mascara with the Lash Card and watch your lashes grow bigger with each layer! 
Size: 4ml (FS 10ml)
Where to Buy: Elizabeth Mott
Value: $7.99 (FS $19.99)

Product: Victoria Jackson Taupe Brow Pencil
Description: A necessity in your makeup kit, the Victoria Jackson Taupe Brow pencil is the perfect blend of colors that matches all skin tones and complements all hair colors. This brow pencil also contains a built in sharpener that sharpens the pencil to a fine point. 
Size: Full Size
Where to Buy: VMakeup
Value: $14.95


Product: Starlooks Obsidian Kohn Pencil
Description: The Starlooks Obsidian Kohl Eye Pencil glide across delicate lids without pulling. Try using this creamy liner to create a smoky eye or use it as a base for eyeshadows on your entire lid. Available in 11 stunning and super saturated shades!
Size: Full Size
Where to Buy: Starlooks 
Value: $12.00

Product: Cailyn Cosmetics Tinted Balm in Big Apple
Description: This ultra matte, super-moisturizing lip balm delivers rich color and amazing staying power. This amazing lip balm is formulated with 3D Smart Film Former, which keeps colors vibrant longer. Includes a built-in brush for easy application. Wear alone or apply with the Cailyn Pearly Shimmer Balm for a more glamorous, shimmery pout. Available in 18 shades. 
Size: Full Size
Where to Buy: Cailyn Cosmetics
Price: $19.00



I thought I got a clear picture but I didn't. 

Price: $10.00
Value of Bag: $58.93
Where to Subscribe: Ipsy
Thoughts on Bag: I loved almost everything in this bag!! I love the color of the lip balm. Some stated it was drying to the lips, but I wore it over a chapstick. The mascara is awesome!! Makes my lashes look so long!! The eyeliner is ok.. I'm not a big fan of pencil liners, with the exception of UD 24/7 Liners. The nyx shadow was wah wah wah.. lol It was a sheer silver and had to keep patting it over NYX Milk to get it a opaque coverage on my eye. It also creased really fast and I wore this over UDPP.

Brow Pencil, Eye Pencil, Mascara, Lip Balm



I'm wearing everything in this month's bag along with a nyx black pearl pigment i got in another glam bag.

Paired with Big Apple. :) 

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Ipsy - Glam Bag August 2013 Glamour Academy

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By cristalena56 · September 8, 2013
I took pictures the day I got my bag but forgot where I had saved them. I finally came across them tonight. I'll try to post pictures of this month's bag when I recieve it.  

Every month comes in a shiny pink envelope.

This is how the contents were inside of the envelope.


Every bag comes with a postcard showing what brands you might recieve in your bag as well of what deals you can get from ipsy at the brands websites.


Ipsy teamed up with Benefit cosmetics to giveaway to 1000 people a party kit to host a Lash Bash Party. I was so happy to get the email telling me I was one of those people!! My friend and I are planning my party. All the parties will happen on sept. 21st. 

Every month you get a different makeup bag.

I was so happy to find that I got the UD Lipstick Sample. :D

Product: Nailtini Straight Up Nail Lacquer in Mai Tai
Description: Beach-ready doesn't stop at your coverup! It goes all the way down to your toes! Nailtini is making sure your toes are nothing less than intoxicating this summer with our seasonal fave shade, Mai Tai. This rich creamy tangerine sunrise is the perfect complement to sandals and sun-kissed skin. 
Size: Full Size
Where to Buy: TiniBeauty
Value: $13.00

I didn't care for this red orange color.. It also made my hands look even older then they already do.

Product: Michael Todd Pumpkin Nutrient-Rich Mask
Description: The Pumpkin Nutrient-Rich Facial Mask is a nutrient rich mask that is blended with Pumpkin and Glycolic Acid. This rejuvinating facial treatment removes dead skin, impurities and toxins, moisturizes and firms, improves elasticity and pliability of the skin, unclogs pores allowing skin to breathe and facilitates movement of skin oils. Adds brightness and radiance to the skin and significantly improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 
Size: 1 oz (Full Size 3.4 oz)
Where to Buy: Michael Todd
Value: $10.00 (FS $34.00)


Product: Pixi Lash Booster Mascara
Description: This unique mascara truly boosts your lashes, giving them a "push-up" effect that lasts all day. The dense, rich formula coats lashes with maximum pigment, for long-lasting full color and the cone-shaped brush coats each lash evenly. Long lasting, smudge-free and waterproof. 
Size: 0.105 oz (.25 oz)
Where to Buy: Pixi
Value: $7.14 (FS $17.00)


Product: Mica Beauty Eye Shadow in Bronze
Description: MicaBeauty Mineral Eyeshadows are extremely gentle, free of preservatives, chemicals, dyes, talc, oils, and other fillers. With this unique formula, the eyeshadows will look ultra smooth and stay put for hours without creasing or pulling the delicate eye area. Can be mixed with clear lip-gloss, clear mascara, and clear nail polish to add pigment to lips, eyelashes and nails! 
Size: Full Size 2.5g
Where to Buy: Mica Beauty
Value: $14.95





Product: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in shade 69.
Description: Urban Decay's Pigment Infusion System™ delivers insane color payoff with creamy shine, Maxi-Lip™ plumps and nourishing oils leave lips cushiony soft. Get the color you crave. Addictive to apply (and even more addictive to wear), this creamy formula glides on without dragging or skipping, hugs every curve and gives you a BIG laydown of color. There's a wide range of colors - from gorgeous nudes to bold brights, there's something for everyone. Our luxe, custom-designed gunmetal tube (lined in dark purple) features organically shaped facets that practically beg to be touched. You'll want to keep pulling it out of your bag—whether it's time to reapply or not. 
Size: 0.03 oz (FS 0.09 oz)
Where to Buy: Urban Decay
Value: $7.33 (FS $22.00)


</p> <p>Price of Bag: $10.00
Value of Bag: $52.42
Where to Buy: Ipsy
Thoughts on Bag: I love my UD Lipstick Sample!! Such a pretty red. I hear the michael todd pumpkin mask is awesome, so can't wait to try it out. I love trying out new mascara, and will try this one out once i finish my mascara im using. I don't really see myself using the micabeauty bronze shade so I will probably give that to a friend. I also thought the np color was one of the ugliest colors i've ever seen. I'm not into tomato color.. Overall this was a good mix of products. Im happy with what I got!!

Wearable Vampire-esque Look

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By cristalena56 · September 5, 2013
I wanted to do a look using my Hot Rocks Shadow from DGC. Is a grayish taupe color with a rusty red duochrome. The colors make me think of vampire eye looks I've seen. I always see brown, red, black, beige colors used in them. I think a lot of the twilight inspired ones had more neutral colors

Items Used:
*DGC Hot Rocks
*DGC Bronze Dawn
*DGC Dark Crystal
*BFTE Crystal
*BFTE Guilty Pleasures
*BFTE Very Vanilla
*Inglot #77 Gel Liner
*Maybelline Rocket Mascara




*Primer
*NYX Milk on Lid
*Draw a cut crease UD Liner Whiskey
*Blend out some.
*Pat on DGC Glitter Glue onto lid.
*Apply DGC Hot Rocks to Lid.
*Blend DGC Bronze Dawn into Crease.
*With an angled liner brush apply dark crystal to crease.
*Then blend with a blending brush.
*Apply BFTE Guilty Pleasures to lower lashline.
*Apply BFTE Crystal as an inner corner highlight.
*Apply BFTE Very Vanilla to brow bone.
*Line eyes and waterline with Inglot 77
*2 Coats of Mascara</p>

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Quick Post - My 4th of JULY EOTD

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By cristalena56 · July 5, 2013
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Happy Independence Day!! 

I had to work today, but can't complain since I got time and a half. woot woot!! I did get to shoot off some fireworks tonight. A little girl at my apt complex was watching them and got spooked when the solar flares started sparking. It was so cute!! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday today!! :)

Items Used:
*NYX Jumbo Pencil Milk
*Dollipop Bo
*BFTE Crystal
*BFTE Cornflower
*BFTE Addicted
*BFTE Very Vanilla
*Mon Ennui Disco Romeo
*Urban Decay 24/7 Liner Radium and Mainline
*Inglot AMC Matte Gel Liner Black
*Maybelline Falsies

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</a>*Primer (UDPP Eden)
*Applied a cut crease with a light blue shade. (BFTE Cornflower)
<strong>*White Base to Lid. (NYX Milk)
*Applied sparkly white shade to lid. (BFTE Crystal)
*Applied a darker bright blue to crease. (Dollipop Bo)
*Red shade to lower lashline. (BFTE Addicted)
*Applied silver glitter with multicolored sparkles to bottom of crease. (Mon Ennui Disco Romeo)
*Black Gel Liner (Inglot AMC Matte Gel Liner #77)
*Highlighted with a fleshtone shade. (BFTE Very Vanilla)
*2 Coats of Mascara (Maybelline Falsies Big Eyes Mascara)
*Applied blue liner to waterline. (UD 24/7 Liner Mainline and Radium)

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