Ipsy Bag – October 2018

Ipsy Items

Tarte Shape Tape // Mamma Kadar Lip in “Amour” // Manefit Cucumber Soothing + Moisturizing Sheet Mask // Manefit Lavender Wrinkle Care + Lifting Sheet Mask // IBY Beauty Eye Shadow Palette // Eye Shadow Brush

Other Items

Similar Pajama Set // Sleep Shirt // Bluetooth Mirror // Tray is from Marshall’s another cute one here

My October Ipsy bag is finally in! I seriously look forward to receiving this little bag monthly. Each month, you receive 5 items based on a questions you answer on Ipsy such as what kind of items you like “what is your skin tone,” or “what shade of eyeshadow so you prefer?” They ask a bunch of questions to see what you like and use that when sending you products!

I really had a vision of how I wanted to share this bag with you all. I wanted to take some cute pictures on my bed with Riley, in my Ralph Lauren sleep shirt with some knee high socks, which is what I wear to bed as the weather starts to cool down. But, Riley hasn’t been feeling well since her spaying and wanted nothing to do with me, I couldn’t find my night gown, the lighting was horrible because it has been storming here, and my vision did not pan out like I wanted it to, but hope you like it anyway!

I wrote a little about the process of signing up for Ipsy and the items below!

I really love that they do this because it gives me a chance to tell them what I like and what works best for me, and gives them a chance to find products that will work for your skin tone, your eye color, and with everything you love!

Just a little background about Ipsy- the cost is $10 a month, which isn’t bad at all considering most of these items cost over $10. I don’t really belong to many subscription places, but Ipsy is one I’ll always stay with. I love trying new products monthly and seeing what I like and what I would want to buy once I am done with the item I received. I never tried many Tarte items until I got Ipsy and I have now fallen in love with Tarte and have a lot of products from them.

I have linked the products that I can find from the bag. The only ones I had some issues with were the INMO Cosmetics Eye Shadow Brush and the IBY Eye Shadow “Midnight Sky.” I have linked a similar brush that I have and currently use as an eye shadow brush and have linked an IBY Cosmetics Eye Shadow Palette that has a color that is similar to “Midnight Sky.” But in regards to the ones I could find, I am loving the lip color and the shape tape. I used both this morning as part of my makeup routine and am obsessed!

Have you ever tried Ipsy? What has been the one item you received that you now can’t live without?

Xo,

Nina

May Ipsy Bag

The May Ipsy bag is here! So excited for this one! I LOVE everything in the bag.

  1. lipp.JPG – (click image for the link) Lord & Berry Lip 2010 Maximatte in “P3405 Intimacy”- This is such a pretty color. Pinks and dark pinks look good on me, so I always put that I prefer this lip color along with nudes. It has a really smooth consistency to it, and I love it.
  2. brio.JPG– (click image for the link) I have been looking for a good leave in conditioner and have actually been looking at this on sephora because of the really good reviews it has. I am so excited to try this and will update you all once I do!
  3. eye.JPG  – (click image for the link) The eye shadow brush is part of this makeup brush set and is only sold separately as part of the Ipsy Bag. But, the brush is so incredibly soft and I love the way the eye shadow on it applies to my eyes. I highly recommend.
  4. sur.JPG – (click image for the link) This mask helps to remove dead skin and large pores. I have seen these face masks all over the place and have been wanting to try them. I got two in my bag so my husband and I will try this out.
  5. Capture.JPG – (click image for the link) I received the sample size of this mascara and cannot believe how volumizing it is! I love the mascara and how voluminous it makes my eyelashes look amazing!

Do you receive Ipsy bags or do you want to? Let me know in the comments below!

 

XOXO,

Nina

April Ipsy Beauty Bag

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  1. Hempz Lip Balm – I love me some lip balm and I was a little hesitant to use this but tried it this morning and really loved it. It wasn’t too thick and wasn’t too balmy. I have a ton of lip balms but will definitely keep this in my work bag to have with me.
  2. Coconut Micellar Cleansing Water – So I had never heard of this until I received it in this Ipsy bag, but it hydrates your face and can actually also remove makeup. I have not tried to, but will when I have my makeup on. I am intrigued by this item and will continue to use it to see how I like it.
  3. Ofra Costmetics Blush – I received this item in “Candy Apple” and I love it! In the swatches on my arm, it is the second swatch. I really wanted to see the consistency and color against my skin. I love it and highly recommend it. I have received a lot of OFRA items in my Ipsy bags and have really grown attached to them.
  4. Realher Lipstick – WOW is all I can say. This lipstick is so creamy and beautiful. I got it in the color “Mauve” and it is the first swatch color on my arm, pictured above. It honestly is so beautiful and I couldn’t get over the creaminess and its moisturizing effects.

There was SUPPOSED to be a brush in my Ipsy bag, but for whatever reason it did not come. I contacted Ipsy and hope to receive what I should have. This has never happened before so I don’t fault them, it could have been left out by accident but will see what their customer service department says. Also, I was upset because I usually receive my bag by the 7th of each month and did not receive it until the 16th this month.

Did you like what you received in your April bag? Do you have Ipsy or are interested in learning more about it? Leave me a comment below!

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What’s In My Bag?

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Items Pictured Above (Click each image below for the direct link):

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One of my top requested posts is a “what’s in your bag” post, so I figured, why not?! I go into detail about what I am carrying and my thoughts on all the items below:

Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM -Damier Ebene & MM Insert– This bag is just amazing. There is no other word to describe it. It fits so much, can be used for everyday or travel, and just so worth it. I always wanted a Louis but could never justify spending the money on it. I would go and look at it in a store or look online constantly but never take the plunge. My husband surprised me with this beauty for Christmas and I use it almost everyday now. I got the insert to put into the bag to keep everything neat and clean. I actually got the insert from the MM because I wanted it a bit smaller than the bag so that I can bring the sides in if I wanted to.

Small Nail Kit – I always keep this in my bag as a just incase. For the longest time, I always had gel extensions or manicures and sometimes they would easily break and I would have a sharp edge. I love carrying this with me just incase I need it.

Impressions Compact Mirror – I LOVE this mirror. I carry and have it with me at all times, even if I am using a smaller purse. I have the tabletop impressions mirror with blue tooth that I use when putting my makeup on, and wanted one to bring around with me. It has a touch screen where you can tap and the light comes on, so if it is night time and you need to check yourself you have light or if you just wanted some more bright light you have it here. I highly recommend this!

Jessica Simpson Sunglasses & MK Case – I had a pair of Michael Kor’s Aviator glasses that came with the beautiful white case (that is very dirty and hard to clean). Those glasses unfortunately broke while I was on my honeymoon in Bali in September, and while shopping for a new pair, I found these Jessica Simpson sunglasses that I am obsessed with. They are so cute and the perfect aviators that won’t make you go broke.

Black Toiletry Case Set & Apple Airpods– I adore this set. I am currently using the mid-size toiletry piece in my purse but was using the smaller one as well until I got the “Good Vibes Only” bag in the mail from ipsy. I use the large bag for my makeup when I travel, the midsize one for lipstick, lipgloss, medicine, etc, and the smallest bag for my electronics. I always carry a charger, and earphones with me wherever I go. The airpods are one of the best things ever invented. I love wireless headphones for the gym and work and never liked any that were on the market. I got these headphones when they first came out and use them everyday! I also always keep some chapstick, hair ties, and clips with me and store them in here.

Victoria’s Secret Travel Perfume – The scent I have in my purse is “Dark Angel” which they no longer carry. I have the “Bombshell Seduction” scent as well and bring it with me when I travel. It is currently on sale for $7.00!

Lipstick and Matte Lip – I always carry a lipstick and matte lip with me at all times. These are my two favorites and go-tos! The Mac “Velvet Teddy” meshes well with almost any outfit or any plans you may have. I have talked about the tarteist matte lips in my post herebut the “Rose Nude” is one of my staple lips that I carry with me.

Kate Spade Card Case – I forgot to include this in my main picture, but I also carry around my business card case. I never know when I will run into someone for potential business so I always have mine with me. I got this case in gold but they no longer have the gold available. It is super cute though and I always get compliments on it.

Ted Baker Pen & Case – I always like to carry pens and stuff with me but they always end up exploding all over my bag. My mother in law got me this and I love it. I think it is such a cute idea and love that I can store them away without bulkiness. I also like to carry around a little notebook and found this cute envelope one a while back at TJ Maxx.

Misc – Kleenex are a must for me and I always have a small pack with me. I usually buy them from the dollar store! If you cannot find them let me know and I will link them in. I also have a card case that I keep in my bag (the striped case) which holds all of my gift cards and coupons that receive in the mail. That way, if I am ever out and stop somewhere I have everything with me. And of course, I always have my wallet with me (not pictured but I linked the one I use) I left my wallet in my car so it didn’t make the picture.

What do you have in your purse? Would you use some of these items? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

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March Ipsy Bag

Hikari “Shine” Cream Pigment Shadow // City Color “Glow Duo”  // Tarte Sexy Kitten Set (Liner)  //  Glossier “Mint Balm Dotcom” //  Skone “Large Shadow” Brush

I love when my Ipsy bag comes in monthly. I look forward to getting new products to try and then deciding if I want to buy them. I love the bag itself from this month. I mentioned this in my Ipsy Haul post, but each month you get a different bag and some of them are so cute! I love that you can color this one in and make it your very own. It came with the markers but you can also use your own.

I tried out these products when I got them, and here are my thoughts:

  1. “Shine” Pigment Shadow – the pigment on this is amazing! I did one swipe of a swatch that I will share down below with the highlights. I couldn’t believe how creamy and pigmented this shadow was and can’t wait to use it!
  2. City Color “Glow Duo” – Alright I have mixed feelings about this palette. I absolutely love the powder highlight. The pigmentation on this is amazing, I will share a picture below. I did not like the cream highlight. I could tell it was nice but it didn’t show well when I did a swatch. I prefer powder highlights usually and never have luck with cream ones.

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3. Tarte Sexy Kitten Eyeliner – WOW is all I can say. I usually have a hard time finding eye liner and mascara because my eyes are extremely sensitive. When I put eyeliner on my lower lid, eyeliners usually bleed into my eye and make my eye red and scary looking. This eyeliner however was AMAZING, it didn’t sting, it didn’t bleed, it was great! I ended up ordering the set which is what I linked. I thought that it was a great price for all three!

4. Glossier Mint Balm Dotcom – In the winter I get extremely dry and chapped lips. I have been looking for something to keep them hydrated and fresh and I have found it! I actually really liked this and was surprised. I linked a deal for three of them above.

5. Skone ” Large Shadow” Brush – I tried out this brush last night for my crease and lid shadow and loved it!
Have you tried any of these products? Do you receive Ipsy monthly?

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My Top 10 Products from Ipsy

I have been an Ipsy lover since my sister showed me their site last year! How amazing is it to get 5 Products all based on what you love, in the mail, each month for only $10.00?!

I thought it would be a good idea to share the items I have received with Ipsy and share my top 10 based off the past 5 months.

Each ipsy bag design is different every month and sometimes, they have a meaning as to why they are chosen! I love all of the little bags and I use them all.

Top 10 Favorites

1.

24k Magic Highlighter – this highlight is so beautiful, I can’t get over it. I have an olive skin tone and love the way this looks on my skin.

2.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On – this is the color matte blackist black. I love how smooth this eye liner is.

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Too Faced smelted Matte – This is the shade “Queen B” and it is stunning! I really love nude toned colors with a pop of pink tones. It looks gorgeous on.

4.

Pink Brush Luxie 207 – I use this brush for my Smokey eye and it does such a wonderful job at blending.

Black Brush Luxie 239 – They no longer have this in black but have it in the same pink color as the above! I use this Brush when applying my cream shadow! It really holds onto all of the pigmentation of the shadow.

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Lavish Foiled Eyeshadow – This rose gold colored eyeshadow is gorgeous! I use it on the top of my lids and the pigmentation is so amazing.

6.Make Up For Ever Excessive Lash – I carry this around with me everyday! It’s perfect for wear and touch ups. It truly extends my lashes and fills them.

7.

Shimmer Shadow – In the shade “All Eyes On Me.” I tend to go for brown and pink shades since I have brown eyes and i love this color! The shimmer is so gorgeous.

8.

Smashbox Radiance Primer – I usually have a hard time finding an eye primer I like, and I found one in smashbox!

9.

Tarte Waterproof Bronzer – Completely forgot this in the main ipsy pictures, but it’s one of my favorites. I love the color of the bronzer and use it to contour.

10.

First Aid Beauty – In the winter, I get horribly dry skin on my hands. I have been using this and it really softens my dry skin.

Other Products

NARS Laguna Bronzer // Aurora Concealer (Shade-“Caramel Syrup”) // Milani Liquid Eye Liner // Cougar Liquid Lipstick – no longer available (Shade- “Mulberry”) // Ofra Liquid Lipstick (Shade – “Laguna Beach”) // Balm Voyage Palette // POP FROM COMP // Meech & Mia Loose Eyeshadow // Nomad Bronzer – no longer available // Bold Brow (Shade – “Medium”) // Real Fresh Mask – no longer available // Farah Contour Brush // Hey Honey Lip Balm // Shimmer Shadow (Shade- “Cheers to Life”) // Smash Box Gel Liner // Ofra Eyeshadow (Shade- “Victory”) // NARS Lipgloss (Shade: “Orgasm”) // Skyn Iceland Lip Fix // Pore Gone For Good // What Happened Last Night

The other products are just as great, but the 10 are my favorites.

Do you have Ipsy? What are your thoughts on their products?


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