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Ipsy December 2014 Glam Bag - Creative Genius Bag 2

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. :)



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


Spiderman Inspired Make Up Look

By cristalena56 · May 9, 2012

Another movie I look forward to seeing is The Amazing Spiderman thats coming out. I liked the first 2 spidermans, but didnt care for the 3rd. I was kind of like at first, like wtf?? They are remaking spiderman. But now that ive seen more previews, and realized its different, im wiling to give it a chance. I think i looked funny in my face pic but i got lots of compliments yesterday on this look.

Items Used:

*NYX Shadow Base White

*88 Original Palette - Red

*ELF Beauty Book Glitter Palette - Blue

*Glamour Doll Eyes Cloud Coverage

*The Body Needs Steal the Night

*NYX Jumbo Pencil Black Bean

*Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner in Black

*NYX Jumbo Pencil Milk

*Maybelline One by One Mascara

*First applied primer (NYX HD Shadow Base)

*Next I applied NYX White Shadow Base from lid to crease.

*I applied GDE Cloud Coverage to inner corner.

*Next I applied the 3 reds from the 88 Original Palette


*Then next in the outer corner I applied the brighter blue from the ELF BB Glitter Palette.


*Next I applied Cloud Coverage, Red, and Blue to lower lashline.

*Then i took NYX Black Bean and a brush and applied a line over the shadows i just did shaping the eye.

*Then i drew a shaping line on the lower lashline.

*I then took some eye make up remover (Avon), and removed some of the outer corners.

*I filled it in with NYX Jumbo Pencil Milk.

*Next I took the Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner and drew a web on the outer corner of my eyes where i applied the Milk Pencil.


Let me know what you think in the comments below. Don't Forget to Subscribe!!

Harley Quinn Make Up Look Part 2

By cristalena56 · May 8, 2012

Continuing on from Part 1

Then i decided my brows looked out of place with the look, so i filled them in with NYX Jumbo Pencil Black Bean.

Then i just decided to shape my whole eye.

Finally I just filled in til it was a mask.

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Harley Quinn Make Up Look Part 1

By cristalena56 · May 8, 2012

Yesterday for work i attempted at a joker look but it was a fail. Last night though i was trying to think of another batman character to try out and i thought of harley quinn. I'm thinking about maybe doing this one for one of the days i goto the comicon. My hubby really liked my look. When i was taking pics i made a few changes like I did with my 2nd Captain America Look. It started out as an eye look and developed into a masked look. I think i look kind of freaky TBH lol

Items Used:

*NYX White Shadow Base

*The Body Needs Steal the Night

*88 Original Palette - Red

*NYX Jumbo Pencil Black Bean

*Physicians Formula Blush (name has rubbed off, its like a brick red)

*Wet n Wild Color Icon Black Eye Liner

*Victoria Secret Very Sexy Lip Luster in Fired Up

*First I applied NYX Shadow Base White to my lid, crease, and lower lashline.

*I first applied the Red Checkers using the Red from the 88 Original Palette.

*Next I filled in the black squares with TBN Steal the Night.

*I then lined the checkers with Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner and shaped the eye.

*I then Red, then Black, then Red to my lowerlashline.

*Next I filled in the brow bone with NYX Shadow Base White.

*I then took a small brush and drew diamonds with NYX Jumbo Pencil Black Bean. (you could also use a eyeliner pen. I just need to buy a new one. I find Jordana In Color Fabuliner works good for drawing things.)

*Went over the diamonds with TBN Steal the Night.

*Then applied Mascara.

I couldn't choose just a couple face pics. Click on them to see them full size. :)

While taking pics I realized I forgot the eyeliner. Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner was nearby so i applied that to my upperlashline.

continue onto Part 2...

Avengers - Hulk Manicure

By cristalena56 · May 5, 2012

When I was swatching my Kleancolor mini polishes a couple days ago i saw that their was some good colors for Avengers Manicures. I dont know if i will do more but i did a Hulk one. The lighting in my apt is awful so sorry about the quality of pics. The signature on the DVD below is Stan Lee. We got his autograph a couple years ago at the annual Phoenix Comicon.


Items Used:

*Metallic Green, Fuschia, and Black

*Migi Nails Green, Black, and White

*Seche Vite Base and Top Coat (When i removed the swatches i found some staining with a couple of the colors.)

*Some green nail glitter i got in a set from the dollar tree

*Nail brush i got from my Crown Brush Haul

I should have done some clean up after i was finished, sorry.

*I started by applying Seche Vite Base Coat.

*Applied one coat of Kleancolor Metallic Green.

*Went over with Seche Vite Top Coat (im impatient)

*Next I took the black Migi Nail Pen and drew an outline of Hulk Hair at the top of each nail.

*Filled in the tops with Metallic Fuschia on every finger but the thumb.

*Filled the top of thumb with Metallic Black.

*Seche Vite Top Coat

*Next i took my nail brush and dipped it into my Migi Nail Black and drew on hulk face.

*Used Migi Nails Black and White for Teeth.

*Using Migi Nails Green I spelled out the Hulk on my other Fingers.

*Took a brush and applied Green Glitter over letters.

*Traced the Letters back over with Migi Nails Green. (I messed up the letter H when i did this :/)

*Let dry for a minute or 2.

*Applied Seche Vite Top Coat

Super Vivid Setting

Fisheye Setting

miniature setting

Toy Camera Setting

Monochrome Setting

Posterized Effect Setting


I decided to play with some of the settings trying to see if I could the letters to show up better. My flash always gets in the picture when i take pics of my nails.

This mani can go with my Hulk 1 and Hulk 2 Make Up Looks.

Avengers - Captain America Look 2 ( Pic Heavy)

By cristalena56 · May 3, 2012

When i was at work I saw a Captain America Toy and noticed the top of his costume. It gave me an idea for a more artistic look(though im not really a artist.). My hubby told me I was ready for the Circus when I was doing this look. I tinkered the look a few times.

Items Used:

*Urban Decay Alice (Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows Palette)

*88 Original Palette (red shadow)

*Glamour Doll Eyes Cloud Coverage

*NYX Jumbo Pencil Milk

*NYC Liquid Liner

*Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner

*Maybelline One by One Mascara

*Kiss Lashes

*NYX White Shadow Base

*NYX HD Shadow Base

*Applied NYX Milk from Crease to Lid

*Applied Urban Decay Alice to Browbone to eyebrows

*Then using the NYC Liquid Liner I applied a line to separate crease and brow bone.

*Next I applied Cloud Coverage to inner corner, then red, then cloud coverage, then red, then cloud coverage, then red.
*I went back over the black line with Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner in Black.

*Then added fake lashes ( i know not very well :/)

*Lined over it ( anyone else have a problem doing this?? everytime i try lining over the lashes band my eye liner always slips off and goes above it.)

*Next I Drew stars on the outer corners of the brow bone with NYX Shadow Base White.

*Then I drew a shaping line with Revlon Colorstay.

*Then I took the lashes off and just lined my eyes with Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner.

Comment Below What You Think!! Don't Forget to Subscribe!! :)


Edit: This could also be a Patriotic look for July 4th or Memorial Day.

88 Original Palette My Little Pony Make Up Look 2

By cristalena56 · May 3, 2012

I remembered having a pony as a little girl that had  blue, pink, and purple hair. I thought the body was a pale blueish color. I googled and came across these. This was my inspiration for my look today.

The first picture is from the 80s cartoon of the pony Gingerbread.

Items Used:

*88 Original Palette

*Glamour Doll Eyes Mingles

*Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eye Pen

*Maybelline One by One Mascara

*Applied NYX HD Shadow Base

*First applied Glamour Doll Eyes Mingles to lower half of the crease and shaped lid.

*Next i applied above mingles the purple shadow.

*Then the pink above the purple.

*Next i applied the light blue to my lid.

*Lined my upperlashline with Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eye Pen.

*Then Maybelline One by One Mascara

What do you think??? Comment Below!! :)

88 Original Palette My Little Pony Make Up Look

By cristalena56 · May 2, 2012

The look I did today just reminded me of one of my favorite cartoons growing up, My Little Pony Tales. I had a bunch of them. I loved to comb and braid their hair. lol I am humming the theme song now. "my little pony.. my little pony.. my little pony tales.."

Items Used:

*88 Original Palette

*NYX Milk Pencil

*Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eye Pen

*Maybelline One by One Mascara

*MAC Hello Kitty Tippy Blush

*Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain in Passion

*I started by applying NYX HD Shadow Base.

*I started with the pink and applied a line to shape my eye lid.

*I went over it again with pink starting in the middle of line.

*Next i applied the red shade over the pink.

*Next i applied the brighter yellow over the red.

*Next I applied NYX Milk to my lid with a brush.

*I patted the pale yellow over milk. (Can anyone recommend a good pale yellow??)

*On the bottom lashes i started from the inner corner with pale yellow, pink, then the red.

*Next i lined my upper lashline with black eye liner (Maybelline Master Precise)

*Then Mascara (Maybelline One by One)

What do you think of this look??? Let me know below in the comments. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE!! :)

88 Original Palette 70s Make Up Look

By cristalena56 · May 2, 2012

I did this look either last thursday or friday??? I cant remember. The colors just remind me of the 70s.

Items Used:

*88 Original Palette

*Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eye Pen

*Maybelline One by One Mascara

Avengers - Captain America Look 1

By cristalena56 · May 1, 2012

This particular look I did yesterday but I did another tonight when i got an idea for another look when i saw a Captain America toy at work. I think this one i posting now is better then the fail i posted earlier today. My hubby however said when i was doing this look last night "why are you trying to look scary and look like a monster??" Let me know what you think. :)


Items Used:

*88 Original Palette (Red)

*E.L.F. 100 Pc Palette (Blue and White)

*NYX Shadow Base White

*WnW Fantasy Maker Confetti Glitter

*LA Splash Eye Shadow Sealer/Base

*Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eye Pen

*Maybelline One by One Mascara

*Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain in Flame

*I first applied NYX HD Shadow Base Primer.

*Applied NYX Shadow Base white from, lid to crease. I left a corner of the outer lid/crease without product so i could make the star.

*I then applied the red shadow from the 88 palette to my lid.

*Next the blue from the Elf 100 palette to the crease.

*Next i take the NYX White Shadow Base and draw a star in the outer corner.

*Next i apply the LA Splash Sealer/Base to the whole star.

*I then took a small brush and dotted on the Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers Confetti Glitter.

*Next I filled in the brow bone with NYX White Shadow base and cover with white matte shadow from the ELF 100 Pc Palette.

*Next i applied red shadow to my lower lashline.

*I lined my eyes with Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eye Pen.

*Apply Mascara

*To finish the look i applied the red shadow to my eyebrow.

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