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January Ipsy 2015 Glam Bag - Fresh Start Bag 2

By cristalena56 · January 15, 2015

Same bag as in my other. 

Theme is Fresh Start since it's the first bag of the year.

a teaser :p

sometimes when you get multiple bags you get the same products like the moisturizer. Every bag this month got a pacifica shadow.

Product: (MALIN+GOETZ) Mojito Lip Balm 
Description: (MALIN+GOETZ) Mojito Lip Balm is as soothing to the lips as it is to the senses. Flavored with (MALIN+GOETZ) Mojito, this lip balm is scientifically blended to restore and replenish. This hydrating lip gel easily integrates for daily maintenance, prevention and treatment of dry, irritated lips. Color and paraben free. 
Sample Size: .2oz/7g (Fullsize 11g)
Where to Buy: Malin+Goetz
Value: $8.40 (Fullsize $12.00)

Product: La Fresh Eco-Beauty Be Good. Good Day. Day Moisturizer
Description: This highly natural day moisturizer provides ample hydration and helps bring back a fresher & happier looking skin appearance. Made with collagen-producing peptides, super-hydrating hyaluronic acid, natural cucumber, aloe, antioxidant panthenol (Vitamin B), Vitamin C & E and a natural anti-aging botanical complex of maqui berry, licorice root, ginko leaf, grape seed and hickory bark.
Sample Size: .5oz (Fullsize 1.7oz)
Where to Buy: La Fresh
Value: $11.76

Product: Manna Kadar Cosmetics Sheer Glo 

Desciption: Sheer Glo is an incandescent liquid that lights up skin with all over radiance. Mix with foundation or wear alone to provide a luminous glow for all skin types. An especially amazing product for mature or dry skin. Sheer Glo provides a youthful glow and dewy finish. Use on face and/or body and get glowing.
Key Benefits:
• Universal Shade
• Mix with foundation for a dewy glow
• Use as highlighter on cheeks
• Mix with lotion for an all over body glow
Sample Size: .27 oz (Fullsize 1oz)
Where to Buy: Manna Kadar Cosmetics
Value $7.83 (Fullsize $29.00 )

my picture for the bottle is way off. the swatches however are more like the color in real life. 

Product: Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow in Treasure.
An incredibly innovative formula that pushes natural makeup and mineral color to new bounds. Rich, lasting, creaseless eye shadows are infused with coconut water for a velvety, cream-like finish. 
Formulated without: Phthalates, parabens, carmine, beeswax, lanolin, mineral oils, propylene glycol, petroleum and FD& C colors (along with other nasties you do not want on your skin). No animal testing. Gluten-free, 100% vegan and cruelty-free. 
ipsters who sample Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow will either receive the shade Ethereal or Treasure.
Size: 0.08 oz (these shades are sold in palettes not individual)
Where to Buy: Pacifica
Value: $5 (im going off by the value of the stellar eye trio set)

It has a little more pigmentation then the ethereal shade. Not a special color or anything though. 

Product: Hikari Cosmetics Mechanical Eye Liner in Storm.
Description: What it is: Mechanical eyeliner with a smooth formula for easy application.
What it does: The perfect mechanical eyeliner that you can smudge for a smoky look or use to define your eyes. 
<strong style="font-size: medium;">ipsters who sample Mechanical Eye Liner will receive the shade Storm (Slate Grey).
Sample Size: Fullsize .2g
Where to Buy: Hikari Cosmetics
Value: $13.00

It's a grayish silver shade.

Bag Price: $10 for a monthly subscription
Number of Items: 5
Value of Bag: $45.89
Thoughts on bag: I love my lip balm. It's moisutrizing and i use it with some of my matte lipsticks to give them a more glossy finish. I'm hoping i like the moisturizer and that it doesn't effect my picky sensitive skin because i really need to find a good one since my skin is also dry. I probably won't ever use the bronze shadow since i already have plenty of those. I'm on the fence of the liner because i mainly wear black liner. I have another one of the sheer glo things from a past bag and yet to even use that one. There was a few misses but that lip balm is awesome!! 

These were the other products sent out this month.

*Lash Food Phyto Medic Lash Enhancer $40 .5oz (FS $80.00 1oz)
*Astrida Orange Mint Lip Balm $4.00 .15oz
*Coastal Scents Liquid Eye Liner $2.95 .2oz/6ml
*Hey Honey Take It Off Exfoliating Mask $7.00 10ml (FS $35.00 50 ml)
*J.cat Beauty Fantabulous Gel Liner Blue Black FS $5.99 .12oz
*Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Moisturizer $9.94 0.26oz (FS $65.00 1.7oz)
*Jouer Essential Lip Enhancer $7.27 .15oz (FS $16.00 .33oz)
*Laura Mercier Foundation Primer $9.71 .5oz (FS $33.00 1.7oz)
*Real Techniques Finer Liner Brush $6.00
*Nourish Organic Renewing Eye Cream .5oz (not available yet for pricing)
*Teadora Rainforest at Dusk Body Cream TS $8 2oz (FS $26.00 8oz)
*Swissco Electroplated Eyelash curler $5.00
<strong><span style="font-size: medium;">*Velvet 59 Velvet Rose Lipgloss Noisette $4.56 1.2ml (FS $19.00 5ml)

Past Months Bags:
*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



Ipsy December Bag Makeup Look

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

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)


Ipsy - Glam Bag December 2013 Celebration

By cristalena56 · December 17, 2013
Contents of Bag. (Forgot the Envelope Picture.)

The theme of this month is "Celebration!".

These are the brands featured in this month's bag.

The goodies!! :D

Product Name: Be a Bombshell The One Stick Girl Crush
Description: An all-in-one multiple stick with a smooth texture. Apply to eyelids, cheeks or lips for the perfect pop of color anywhere! 
Size: Full Size (2.5g)
Where to Buy: Be a Bombshell Cosmetics
Value: $16.00

Product Name: NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in Celene
Description: A classic lipstick for all occasions that has a mineral-based emollient formula, beautiful velvet texture, saturated color, and resists wear and smudging. 
Size: Full Size (0.14 oz)
Where to Buy: NYX
Value: $4.00

I had a swatch for this but it looks gross on my lips so i'm not going to bother posting it. This is not a good looking shade at all upclose.

Product Name: Nicka K New York Nail Color in Classic Taupe
Description: The Nicka K New York is specially designed to glide across fingernails with minimal effort for vibrancy that is dazzling and long lasting. Formula is free of DBP, Toublene, and formaldehyde. Ripe Apple was also featured in this month's bag.
Size: Full Size (0.15 oz)
Where to Buy: Nicka
Value: $4.99

I loved the polish itself. Applied smoothly, dried quickly, and shiny with no top coat. I just didn't care for the color.

Product Name: Ardell Natural Lash 120 Demi
Description: Ardell’s Natural lashes are perfect for enhancing your eyes for an everyday look. These are the most popular lashes as they give the desired, natural look of full, beautiful lashes. Lightweight and reusable, these lashes are permanently curled, waterproof, comfortable to wear and easy to apply. 
Size: 1 Pair
Where to Buy: Ulta
Value: $3.99

Product Name: Pop Beauty Bright Up Your Life Smokin' Hot Eyeshadow Trio
Description: This palette of hues adds definition & intensity to lids, creating a broad range of looks that complements all eye colours. From brightening bare to sultry smoke, these hues blend smoothly onto the lid, adding a veil of silky luster that will outlive the day or night! Ipsy subscribers who receive this product will receive Naturally Bare or Smokin Hot.
Size: 0.15 oz
Where to Buy: Pop Beauty
Value: $7.20 (Full Palette 10 shadows $24.00)

Swatches of the 3 makeup products. Lipstick swatched better then it applied to my lips. 

Price of Bag: $10.00
Value of Bag: $36.18
Where to Subscribe: Ipsy
Thoughts on Bag: I liked my bag for the most part. I love my lashes!! I wore them on christmas!! :) The trio is good but can find better shades of these. The nail polish was awesome but the color. The all in one stick didn't really show up on my cheeks or lips. The lipstick shade I recieved was horrid. I would never buy this color or recommend it. They had all sorts of shades being sent out and i think i got the worse one for my complexion.

These are the other products featured in this month's bag:

*Mirabella Eye Blender Brush $27.00
*English Laundry Signature Fragrances (5 mL) $4.50 (Full Size: 100 mL $90.00)
*Andrea Strip Lash (1 pair) $2.98
*Salon Perfect Perfectly Natural Strip Lashes
*Demeter Snow Perfume Oil Roll On (.29 oz) $10.00
*J.Cat Beauty Big Lip Pencil (Full Szie: 0.3 oz) $3.99
*Jesse's Girl JulieG Holiday Frosted Gum Drops in Sugar Plum Fairy (.35 oz) $3.99
*Starrily Nail Polish in Bzzz Bzzz (.17 oz) $5.00 (Full Size: $12.00)

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Sea Smoke EOTD

By cristalena56 · March 5, 2013
Sorry for the lack of posts. Ive been busy with work and just tired lately. Either I haven't liked the looks I did or the pics didnt turn out. Also got the head cold that was going around, so felt pretty much blah the last week. In my face pic im going to post you might be able to tell. :p </p>

I've been really liking the seafoam color lately. We have been getting items at work lately and a fellow coworker of mine, we keep admirincg the color. I decided to do a look using the color from BFTE and TBN. The crease  needs a little work but im going to post anyway. :)

Items Used:
*TBN Irish Dreams
*BFTE Green Apple
*BFTE Walking on Water
*BFTE Meteor Shower
*BFTE Very Vanilla
*UD South (Glinda Palette)
*UD 24/7 Liner Junkie
*Eye Kandy Cosmetics Spearmint
*Bare Minerals Flawless Definition Mascara

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</a>*Applied Primer (Mon Ennui Prime Time)
*Applied NYX Milk to lid.
*Applied TBN Irish Dreams to inner half of lid.
*Applied BFTE Green Apple to middle of lid.
*Applied Walking on Water to outer lid.
*Applied UD South to crease.
*Blended Meteor Shower to South to darken.
*Applied BFTE Mermaid as a inner corner highlight.
*Highlighted with BFTE Very Vanilla
*Applied UD 24/7 Liner Junkie to lower lashline.
*Using Eye Kandy Liquid Sugar Applied Eye Kandy Cosmetics Spearmint over the junkie liner. 
*Applied UD 24/7 Liner Perversion to waterline.
*2 coats of Bare Minerals Flawless Defintion Mascara


ELF Eye Look - Slytherin (Harry Potter)

By cristalena56 · August 21, 2012

So.. I was trying to do a hunger games look over and over but was failing miserably. I then remembered seeing a pic recently from Unique Desire. She had done some Hogwarts Houses looks. I decided to do a Slytherin using my ELF 100 Pc palette. I like doing looks using products that more people are able to afford. This elf palette retails for $10. Not bad for 100 different colors. I just bought tonight the BH Cosmetics 120 Palette 2nd Edition for $18. Which is $8 more for 20 more shadows. The elf palette is good for those just starting out. I wanted the BH palette because im looking for more yellows and oranges. I really want the Sugar Pill Burning Heart Palette but its out of my budget at this time. Its $34.99 for 4 shadows.


So the colors of Slytherin House are Green and Silver. I had an idea of doing a snake like for eye liner, but when i did the snake with the make up look, i kept messing it up. Heres the snake without the eye look. its kind of a fail, but ill show it just because.

Didnt turn out the way i wanted but i might redoing it at another date. Something different then i usually do and never seen someone do this either. It looked better in my mind. haha

Decided to make a funny face haha

Items Used:

*Elf 100 Pc Palette(can find at ELF or target/kmart/wamart)

*TBN Shadow Blanc ($2)

*Elf Studio Cream Liner in Black ($3)

*Maybelline Mascara

*Started by using NYX HD Primer

*Applied TBN Blanc from Brow to Crease.

*Applied lighter green shade to lid and to inner corner of lower lashline.

*applied the darker green to crease and rounding out to lower lashline.

*applied the dark silver shade to upper crease and rounding out to bottom lashes.

*Lined eyes with Elf Studio Liner

*Then Mascara

Let Me Know What You Think!! Thanks for Stopping By! :)


See Also:

Hufflepuff House

Gryffindor House

Ravenclaw House

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