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Ipsy - My Glam Bag February 2013 - On the Red Carpet

By cristalena56 · May 15, 2013
I'm kind of behind on my glam bag posts. I just got this month's bag in the mail today. I figured i should post the ones from the past months before the latest one.</p>

February's Bag was full of essentials to be Red Carpet Ready.

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</a>Every month there is a postcard showing the brands that are included in that months bag. Many times they will have a code to get a discount at their websites.

Collection Picture

Product: Mica Beauty Gel Eye Liner - Black
Description: MicaBeauty Ultra Smooth Gel Eyeliners are perfect for drawing attention to your eyes without smudging or fading!
Size: not sure
Price: (Full Size $35 for 5 gr)
Where to Buy: Mica Beauty

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</a>Product: Coastal Scents Hot Pots Mini Quad
Description: Coastal Scents Shadow Palette Samples are an ideal way to try these highly pigmented, stunning shadows. These miniature-sized samples contain four hand-selected shades by ipsy, making it easy to create a variety of looks. Wear these pressed powders dry or wet for a more intense, dramatic look.
Size: 2 grams (0.07 Oz)
Value: $3.06 ($1.99 for a full size 1.3 g)
Where to Buy: Coastal Scents

Candlelight, Gunmetal, Incognito, and Ashen

Product: Lash Card
Description: Apply your mascara perfectly with the Lash Card! Say goodbye to smudging, clumping, and messy mascara application. The Lash Card has two curves on each side that fit a variety of eye shapes, making it easy to get those hard-to-reach lashes. Each Lash Card is individually wrapped for on-the-go application.
Size: 4 cards
Value: $2.80 ($6.99 for a pack of 10 cards)
Where to Buy: LashCard

Product: Pixi Poreless and Flawless Primer
Description: The Pixi Flawless & Poreless primer creates a beautiful no-shine finish for flawless, long-lasting makeup application. This shine controlling, oil-free primer smooths out fine lines and hydrates while making pores instantly disappear. It is the perfect skin primer for all complexions and all skin types.
Size: 15 ml
Value: $14.71 ($29 for Full Size 1.1 oz)
Where to Buy: Pixi

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</a>Product: Pop Beauty Smoky Lash Kapow Mascara in Smoky Black
Description:This lash-POP-ing mascara makes lashes plump, long and lusciously flirty! Smudge proof formula adds volume while curling lashes up and out for a look that truly POPs your peepers!
Size: 0.17 oz
Value: $12.58 ($18.50 for Full Size 0.25 oz)
Where to Buy: Pop Beauty

Total Bag Value: Since im not for sure on the size of eyeliner the bag has a total of 
$33.15. This isnt a bad deal since the bag only costs $10 a month. 
Cost of Bag: $10.00
Where to Subscribe: Ipsy
Thoughts on the Bag: Love trying new eyeliners and masaras. So far its been 3 months and I've yet to use any of these products. I actually have a cube full of samplesI need to start trying out.

Past Month's Bags:


My Glam Bag October 2012 - Hello, Bombshell

By cristalena56 · November 16, 2012
So I just received my November Glam Bag today, and remembered I hadnt posted last month's. I thought I should post it first. I've worn my lip gloss from this bag quite a few times, and must say its freaking awesome!! I even wore it to the Halloween Party I went too.</p>

Same pink envelope like every month. (I take pics as I open everything. Done this every month)

This is how it comes inside the envelope.

Every bag comes with a card listing everything that came in the bag that month.

Cute bag with the Missoni Zig Zag type Pattern.

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</a>How everything came inside the bag.


Product: The Balm What's Your Type? Body Builder Mascara.
Description: Pump up your lashes! Build colossal body with the biggest, boldest mascara to come from theBalm Cosmetics - What's Your Type? in "the body builder". This long-lasting, clump-free formula boasts a highly pigmented, deep black finish that won't smudge or smear.
Size: 0.11 Oz (Full Size 0.40 oz $19.00)
Value: $5.41
Where to Buy: TheBalm

Product: Coastal Scents Mini Eye Shadow Quad Set 8
Description: Coastal Scents creates highly pigmented, stunning eye shadows. These palettes offer four hand-selected shades in different finishes, which can be used alone or together to create a variety of looks. The pressed powder shadows can be applied dry or wet for a more intense, dramatic effect.
Size: 2 grams
Value: $3.07 (Each single shadow is $1.99 for 1.3 grams. These were a free with purchase mini quads.)
Where to Buy:
Coastal Scents

</p> <p>Product: Be a.... Bombshell eyeliner in Onyx
Description: Long-lasting and highly pigmented, Be a Bombshell eye liner can be used to create everything from a sexy cat eye look to a daytime flirty look. The marker-like tip is easy to use and goes on smoothly with no smudges, feathering, or running. The formula is quick-drying and lasts all day until you take it off! Available in 3 shades: onyx, espresso and provocateur.
Size: Full Size (.1 oz)
Value: $14.00
Where to Buy: www.BeaBombshellCosmetics.com

Product: Couture Color Pequi Oil Treatment
Description: Couture Colour Pequi Oil® Treatment makes hair 6X stronger, 3X shinier and visibly smoother after one application. Use it to nourish, stop frizz, seal split ends and boost colour. 
Derived from sustainably harvested Amazonian Pequi fruit pulp, this clear, lightly scented oil contains moisture restoring antioxidants, vitamins A and E, proteins and lipids.
Size: 0.5 oz
Value: $12.00 (Sizes: 0.5 oz, 2 oz $32, and 4 oz $50)
Where to Buy: www.couturecolour.com

Product: Mirenesse Lip Bomb Glossy Lacquer Stain (Bomb 2)
Description: Introducing a revolutionary lip color that combines gloss, stain and lacquer all in one! Mirenesse Lip Bomb is power packed with non-smearing pigment that lasts and lasts. It is designed for professional application with its high pigment, customizable shades, and easy to use Infinity Lip™ Applicator. Infused with Lip Perfecting Spheres, that carry vitamins and a refreshing mint taste, Lip Bomb leaves your lips super-moist and with a velvety finish. Available in 15 shades.
Size: Full Size (3.1 grams)
Value: $35.10
Where to Buy: www.mirenesse.com</p> <p>
A swatch of Lipgloss and Liner. Need to swatch the shadows.</p>

Thoughts: Best Glam Bag Ever!!! The Mirenesse lip gloss is my favorite thing I have ever gotten out of these monthly beauty bags/boxes. I thought I had lost it, and luckily found it in the car today. 
Total Bag Value: $66.51 (not bad for only spending $10)
Price of Bag: $10.00
Where to Buy: www.Ipsy.com
Ipsy Profile: Cristalena56

<p>I noticed this month they had opened subsciptions to the Canadians. So be on a lookout if you reside outside the US and Canada, they might be opening up international subscriptions soon. I dont know when, I just always see they tell those asking to keep a lookout.

Adventure Time - Princess Bubblegum Inspired

By cristalena56 · August 27, 2012

My hubby's new obsession is the adventure time show. Watching some episodes, i noticed these characters and surroundings are a good inspiration for a makeup series. I dont know how he heard about this show since we dont have cable.. But I bought him the first season for his birthday. I decided to start the series with Princess Bubblegum.

Items Used:

*Coastal Scents 88 Shimmer Palette - Hot pink, purple, bright teal

*TBN Princess Pink

*Lime Crime Goldfish

*Salty Cosmetics Glamazoid!

*NYX Jumbo Pencil Milk

*Elf Studio Cream Liner

*Tarte Lights Camera Lashes


*applied NYX HD Primer

*applied NYX Milk to lid and crease.

*applied TBN Princess Pink to lid

*Applied Hot Pink to crease.

*Applied purple to outer corner of crease.


*Applied Lime Crime Goldfish to lower lashline.

*Lined eyes with black cream liner.

*2 coats of Tarte Lights Camera Lashes

*Bright Teal to eyebrows.

My hubby kept making me laugh while taking pictures.

Let me know what you think!! :)


Check Out My Other Adventure Time Looks:

Lumpy Space Princess Finn Jake the Dog

Lady Rainicorn

Choco Pistachio - Makeup Bee Chocolat Donna Fantasy Entry

By cristalena56 · August 16, 2012

Shu Uemura and Makeup Bee have teamed up for a new competition to promote their new Chocolat Donna Collection. The contest is to come up with looks based on their new collection for the fall. Theres been some stand out looks so far. I really love this one

My look I did was based on their Orange and Pistachio Palette. The colors reminded me of Ice Cream, so i even did a ice cream cone but failed miserably. Based on names of other fellow entries, they thought of ice cream as well. I did this look a few times because my eye liner kept running because my eyes kept watering. I bought a new angled eye liner and used a cream eye liner and it worked out better. I also did the look without eyeliner. 

Items Used:

*NYX Jumbo Pencil Milk

*Coastal Scents 88 Palette- Peach, Olive Green, and Brown

*Wet n Wild Silent Treatment

*Wet n Wild Cool as a Cucumber

*Wet n Wild Sweet as Candy

*Tarte Lights Camera Lashes

*Studio Gear Lipstick Very Hot Cocoa from May Glam Bag

Now with Eyeliner:

*First applied NYX HD Primer

*Then NYX milk to lid and crease.

*smoothed it out with fingers.

*applied peach shade from 88 Original Palette to lid.

*I then went over it with the peach shade from Wet n Wild Silent Treatment Coloricon Trio.

*Next I applied the light Olive green from 88 Original Palette to Crease.

*Went over it with Light Green shade from Wet n Wild Cool as a Cucumber Coloricon Trio.

*Next i applied the brown shade from 88 original palette above the green.

*Highlighted with cream shade from Wet n Wild Sweet as Candy Palette.

*Lined eyes with black eyeliner.

*Applied Tarte Mascara


Let me know what you think. I'm not as artistic as others but if you can be so kind and vote for my look here, much would be appreciated!!!


Heres the Ice Cream Cone Fail:

Also made an entry for this here.




How to enter

  • Create a look inspired by chocolat-donna collection that you would wear this fall
  • Click the "Post a Look" button
  • On the post a look page select the competition you are adding the look to
  • Make sure you add at least 1 product you used to create the look
  • Make sure you that you tag 3 products that inspired you from the chocolat-donna collection.
  • Like shu uemura on facebook Click Here to Like


1st Prize - worth $465:

  • 450ml ultime8 cleansing oil $90
  • 3 eyeshadow palettes $225
  • 1 glow on blush palette (with 2 shades) $50
  • 1 limited edition eye lash curler $25
  • 1 ultimate natural mascara $25
  • 1 rouge unlimited lipstick (current collection) $30
  • 1 pair false lashes $20

2nd Prize - worth $300:

  • 150ml ultime8 cleansing oil $40
  • 2 eyeshdow palettes $150
  • 1 glow on blush palette (with 2 shades) $50
  • 1 limited edition eye lash curler $25
  • 1 ultimate natural mascara $25

3rd Prize - worth $215

  • 150 ml ultime8 cleansing oil $40
  • 1 eye shadow palette $75
  • 1 glow on blush (one shade) $50
  • 1 limited edition eye lash curler $25
  • 1 ultimate natural mascara $25

Winners will be announced when the contest ends (09/02/2012).




Snow White Poison Apple Look

By cristalena56 · July 28, 2012

So i did a evil queen look and did a Snow white inspired look. This picture was my inspiration. Hope it looks ok *teehee*

Items Used:

*TBN Grape Soda

*TBN D'Bomb Blue

*Coastal Scents 88 Shimmer Palette - Red

*LA Splash Glitter Splash in Sparkling Canary 

*Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eye Pen

*NYX Jumbo Liner Milk

*Tarte Lights Camera Lashes

*First I applied NYX HD Shadow Primer

*Next I applied NYX Milk from lid to brow

*smoothed out with fingers

*Applied TBN Grape Soda to Crease and rounding out to lower lashes.

*Next I applied TBN D'Bomb Blue to the Upper crease and rounding out to bottom lashes.

*Applied a little more milk to lid.

*Applied Coastal Scents Shimmer Red to lid and inner corner of lower lashes.

*Applied LA Splash Sparkling Canary over red.

*Applied Master Precise Liquid Eye Pen to upper lashline.

*Applied Tarte Mascara


Let Me know what you think in the comments below! :)

Blue Tang Inspired Look 2 - Finding Nemo Dory

By cristalena56 · July 23, 2012

I was trying to do a more artistic look with this one. Its totally wild and like I said before i dont have that much experience being artistic with make up. 

Items Used:

*Urban Decay 24/7 Liner Radium and Perversion

*Coastal Scents 88 Shimmer Palette

*Sleek Acid Palette - Yellow

*Urban Decay Polyester Bride

*NYC Liquid Black Liner

My Lips I used:

*Jack Black Lip Balm

*UD 24/7 Liner Radium

*Sleek Acid Palette Yellow

My hubby asked if i was on drugs when i was doing this look. I was just bored and decided to play with my make up after seeing a picture of Dory from Finding Nemo.


Eye Look of the Day - Blue Tang Inspired

By cristalena56 · July 20, 2012


So i was thinking about a Blue Tang fish, since on pinterest i had seen a finding nemo manicure. Its the kind of fish that Ellen's character was. I woke up late, so it was nothing extravagant. I think this could also be a simple Batman Look, since the crease color is winged out.

Items Used:

*NYX Jumbo Pencil Milk

*Coastal Scents 88 Shimmer Palette (Purplish blue shadow)

*Lime Crime China Doll Palette - Goldfish

*Revlon Luxurious Color Diamond Lust in Night Sky (Black Holo Glitter shadow)

*Tarte Lights Camera Lashes

*NYX Studio Liner in Extreme Purple

*First I applied NYX HD Shadow Primer

*Next NYX Milk to lid, crease, and lower lashline.

*Next I applied the purple/blue shade to the lid.

*Next Revlon Night Sky to crease and rounding out to the lashline corner.

*Lime Crime Goldfish to lower lashline.

*Lined upper lashline with NYX Extreme Purple



When I came home i experimented a little more. I will make a separate posting for that. Let me know what you think!! :)

Coastal Scents 30 to 50% off Hot Palettes

By cristalena56 · May 15, 2012

Coastal Scents is having another sale on some of their popular palettes, including the Ultra Shimmer Palette for one of the lowest prices ive ever seen it on sale for $9.98. The sale is going on til 1:00 pm (EST) on May 18th. No code needed. Free shipping on $50 or more purchases.


Ultra Shimmer Palette

Camouflage Palette

Smokey Palette

Metal Mania Palette

42 Double Stack Matte Palette

10 Blush Palette

26 Shadow Blush Palette

28 Neautral Palette

66 Lip Palette

88 Original Palette

32 Lip Palette

Warm Palette

Some Current Sales

By cristalena56 · May 8, 2012


I went to sign into The Body Needs to purchase the items in my cart and discovered they were having a 2 day sale for adding some new stuff. The sale is 25% off of everything on the site. All you have to do is enter the promo code: NEW at checkout. I bought 18 items and after shipping I paid $12.39. To try their products i like to shop when they are having a sale and from the Clearance section. They have some of their shadows, glitters, and a few blushes on clearance right now. They have a duochrome that I meant to swatch and do a look with called Play Misty With Me. Its pink but if you put it over a black base its turquoise. Its on clearance for 49 cents for a 5g jar. The clearance prices range from 1 cent to $ 2.79, majority being 49 cents and 99 cents. They also have some mac samples on clearance as well here.


Shipping time depends on where you live. Ive had to recent orders. One came within a few days and the other in like a week. The shipping cost ive always paid is $4.95.


Coastal Scents Mother's Day Sale

Coastal Scents is having a Mother's Day Sale that ends 1pm EST on May 14th.

They are having some of their palettes on sale.

*88 Original Palette (35% off) -  $12.32

*Warm Palette (40% off) - $14.97

*Camouflage Palette (40% off) - $10.17

*66 Lip Palette ( 40% off) - $11.37

*Prism Palette (35% off) - $12.97

*56 Shadow Blush Palette (35% off) - $12.97

*28 Neutral Palette (35% off) - $12.32


No promo code needed.

Free Shipping to the continental US on every $50 or more Purchase.


Bath and Body Works Mother's Day Sale

Bath and Body Works Mother's Day Sale

I  also saw that they are also having $1 shipping on a $25 or more purchase for a limited time.

Avengers - Iron Man Make Up Look 2

By cristalena56 · May 4, 2012

I decided to make another look because i found that my Glamour Doll Eyes sample of Lover's Lane was the perfect red for an Iron Man Look. So i was just fiddling around and came up with this look.

Items Used:

*88 Original Shimmer Palette(bright red for eyes and a gold color for eye brows)

*Glamour Doll Eyes Lover's Lane

*MAC Melon Pigment

*NYX Shadow Base White

*LA Splash Red Glitter

*TBN Steal the Night (Matte Black)

*Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eye Pen

*Maybelline One by One Mascara

*Applied NYX HD Shadow Base

*Applied Bright red to the crease to shape eye.

*Then I went over the top of it with GDE Lovers Lane.

*Applied red glitter to bright red.

*Next i applied NYX Shadow Base White to lid with a brush.

*Next I applied MAC Melon to the lid.

*Went over it with a gold color from the 88 Shimmer Palette.

*Next I applied Steal the Night to lower lashline.

*Went over it with Lovers Lane.

*Lined top lashline with Maybelline Master Precise.

*2 coats of Maybelline One by One Mascara

*With a brush I filled in my brows with a Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers Red Cream Pencil.

*Went over it with a Gold color from the 88 Shimmer Palette.

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