Ipsy Bag Review – May 2017

Hi everyone! It’s been so long since I’ve blogged that everything looks completely different and I don’t know what I’m doing! ūüėČ

After a very long hiatus from subscribing to Ipsy, I decided to renew my subscription. Having extremely sensitive eyes can be a bummer when it comes to makeup bag subscriptions since they generally include at least one product for eyes. I’m not sure if Ipsy has upped their game or if I was just lucky this month, but I didn’t get one eye product and I was extremely happy with the contents of my bag!

Let’s dive in!

Ipsy May 2017 Contents

First of all, the bag is adorable. The theme this month is Summer Friday and the picks are supposed to “help make all your warm weather dreams come true”. I love the ice cream and popsicle print. Now let’s get into the contents!

Urban Decay Afterglow in Sin¬†– I am all about highlighters lately, and I think I will end up getting the full size of this product once I’m done with the sample. It’s lightweight and I love the champagne color. It’s really sparkly and glowy without being over the top.

Adesse New York¬†Organic Infused Gel Effect Nail Lacquer in Surfer Girl – I haven’t painted my nails with this yet, but right off the bat I like that it is vegan, cruelty-free, and non-toxic. I normally wear pretty dark nail polish in the fall and winter months, but this pastel blue shade is a nice contrast for the summer months.

Ipsy May 2017 Nail Polish

tr√®StiQue¬†Mini Matte Lip Crayon in Tuscan Wine – This is the only product I was hesitant about from this month’s bag because I remember getting the same product in a different shade awhile back when I was subscribed and I did not like it at all. I don’t know if I just got a dud last time, but I really like this lip crayon. It feels moisturizing and smooth, but is matte. The wine shade seems a bit more fall/winter for me, but definitely something I will be using a lot because I love a good wine-colored lip.

Hey Honey¬†B√©same Mucho – I think this might be my new favorite lip product. I don’t get super chapped lips, but they definitely get dry and I’ve been having a hard time finding the perfect solution. This lip balm is light, creamy, and super hydrating. It doesn’t feel sticky or gloppy, which I really appreciate.

Ipsy May 2017 Lip Balm

Luxie Beauty¬†Dreamcatcher Precision Foundation Brush 660 – Is it bad that most of the brushes I own I’ve gotten from makeup subscription bags? Probably, but I think it’s a nice way to build up a collection. I started out applying my foundation with a brush and have since moved to a beauty blender, but I’m happy to have this on hand to give a try. It seems like it is a nice quality and feels really soft.

Ipsy May 2017 Brush

That’s it for my glam bag this month! Do you subscribe to Ipsy? What was your favorite product this month?


Holiday 2015 Beauty Wishlist

The holidays are fast approaching, and that means a lot of gorgeous gift sets and holiday beauty releases have come out. Here are some of my wishlist picks for this holiday season.

Holiday 2015 Wishlist


Which items are on your beauty wishlist?

Ipsy Bag Review – October 2015

My Ipsy bag came super early this month! I didn’t even get my tracking¬†email, but¬†it showed up in my mailbox in its pretty pink envelope as a nice surprise the other day. This month’s theme is “Alter Ego”. I don’t think the products particularly fit the theme this month, but it’s fun nonetheless.

October Ipsy Bag

Dr. Brandt Skincare Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant – Ipsy seems to have this brand frequently, but I have yet to use any of the products. I don’t like to change up my skincare routine too much, so this is probably a no-go for me.

Beauty Without Cruelty Fragrance-Free Hand and Body Lotion – I don’t particularly seek out vegan products, but I am always happy to use them. Maybe I should make the switch someday. Anyway, lotion is always needed and appreciated, so I will definitely make use of this.

October Ipsy

The bag design was fun, as usual! I have so many of these bags saved up because they’re too cute to part with, but I don’t know how to utilize them better.

October Ipsy collage

Skone Cosmetics Pretty Eyes Eyeliner in Plum – It’s a pretty color, but it swatched a bit streaky/clumpy, so not totally sold on this.

theBalm Cosmetics Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Committed – The scent threw me off at first (vanilla-mint) but it’s grown on me. I thought this was a lip gloss when I first got it, but (as the name states) it’s a liquid lipstick. The pigmentation is great and I like the matte finish.

DOSE Color Pill Nail Polish in Stormy – I love the color, especially for fall. It’s a gorgeous gray-violet. It’s 5-free, which is always a plus in my book when buying nail polishes. The only negative I have to say that although the¬†bottle is cute (supposed to look like a pill to give a “dose of saturated color”) it doesn’t stand up, which makes it awkward to store and apply.

What was your favorite Ipsy item this month?

Favorite Fall Nail Polishes

I did a post with my favorite summer polishes a few months ago that people seemed interested in, so I thought now that it’s fall (or almost fall, but I love it so I¬†can’t wait) it’d be fun to show you¬†my favorite fall nail polishes.

Fall nail polish picks

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Chop Chop Copper – First of all, I love how quickly this dries. It’s a really pretty bronze/copper color with pink and gold and green microglitter, which makes it really fun and interesting. I’m obsessed with copper during any time of the year, but I think it’s a very fall-appropriate color.

Maybelline Color Show in Gilded Rose – This has been featured on my blog before, because I can’t get enough of it. It looks great on its own and also worn over any color. It’s has gold shimmer with pink hexagon glitter.

Zoya Nail Polish in Anja – I love a deep red/burgundy/purple nail for fall, and this is the perfect shade.

Sinful Colors in What’s Your Name – This is more of a dramatic color, but fun around Halloween time. It’s black with blue shimmer, which gives it depth and a bit of playfulness when the light catches the nail.

Sally Hansen Hard As Nails in Grey Area – I love nail polishes that are not as they first appear. This is a gray color, but with a hint of purple. I don’t know why, but it makes me long for cozy sweaters and a mug of hot chocolate.

What’s your go-to nail color for fall?

Ipsy Bag Review – September 2015

It’s time for another Ipsy bag review!

September Ipsy Bag

This month’s theme was Face Fashion, and it¬†came in¬†a very luxe looking gold bag with a fun texture.

September Ipsy Skincare

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream – This has a light pleasant scent and the directions say to “apply as needed from head to toe throughout the day”. With the weather getting colder, my hands have been very dry lately, so this is perfect.

Vasanti Cosmetics Brighten Up! Exfoliating Cleanser – I’ve gotten this in either a Birchbox or Ipsy bag before. I don’t like changing up my skincare routine too much since my skin is pretty sensitive, but I always keep these on hand just in case.

September Ipsy NYX

NYX Cosmetics Eyeshadow Trio – If you’ve read my blog before, you know how much I love NYX.

September Ipsy NYX Palette

The sandy color and the brown are shimmery, the black color is matte. The packaging is adorable, as always.

September Ipsy NYX Swatches

I think the colors are pretty, though the black one was a bit streaky and didn’t go on as smoothly as the other two.

September Ipsy Nails

Formula X Nail Color in Ignite – The shade is a deep burgundy and I think it’s perfect for fall. I applied it last night and despite doing a ton of housework and typing, it hasn’t chipped.

September Ipsy Lips

Tre’stique Mini Matte Lip Crayon – Maybe I just got a bad one, but this product did not impress me. It had a very strange taste and scent and it felt really drying.¬†The color, as you can see, is not flattering on me at all.

September Ipsy Lip Swatch

Do you subscribe to Ipsy? What was your favorite item this month?

Monthly Favorites – August 2015

Another month has flown by, but I don’t even mind this time because it’s getting closer and closer to fall and I am so excited. Fall is my favorite season, and I am so ready to say goodbye to summer and welcome in fall weather, decorations, flavors, and scents. Is anyone else with me?

Anyway, here are my favorites from the past month. This will probably be the last normal post before I dive into everything fall. You’ve been warned. ūüėČ

August 2015 Favorites

Etude House My Castle in Pink Wish – I must admit, I originally purchased this just because the packaging is adorable. This is a hand cream¬†and it smells floral, and actually happens to moisturize well and doesn’t leave my hands greasy.

Paris Is Always a Good Idea Journal – I’m such a sucker for a cute journal (as I know many of you are too) and I really like this one. It has plenty of space to jot down notes and blog ideas, and also has some pages of art and quotes.

Zoya Nail Polish in Anja – I really like this color. It’s a deep reddish purple and the formula is good. I got a trio of Zoya minis (my first time trying the brand) and I am very happy with them.

NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Spice Cake – I’m pretty sure I feature NYX in almost all of my posts, but I haven’t found a product of theirs that I didn’t love, especially their lip products. The intense butter glosses¬†are long lasting and the colors are really vibrant. Spice Cake is a pretty berry color and I think it’s a great color for a transition into fall.

What items have you been loving lately?

Beauteque Monthly June 2015 Review

My Beauteque Monthly bag came the other day and I am so happy with everything in it.

Beauteque Monthly June bag

First of all, the bag itself is so cute. I love anything with a Parisian theme.

Beauteque Monthly June bag detail

Tony Moly Timeless EGF Second Skin Eye Goggles – I’m looking forward to using this to brighten up my eye area, and I suppose I’m not getting any younger so the anti-aging is nice, too. ūüėČ

Beauteque June Eye Goggles

Tony Moly Cotton Nail Ball – These are too cute, almost too cute to use! When I first saw them, I thought it was actual cotton candy. So fun!

Beauteque June Tony Moly Cotton Candy

May Island Peach Hand Cream – I’ve wanted to try this hand cream for a while now, and I’m so happy to have received it in this month’s bag. It smells like delicious peaches and is very moisturizing. And the fact that it looks like a peach? So cute!

Beauteque Monthly June Hand Cream

Baviphat Peach All-in-One Peeling Gel Mini – This smells so good, I was almost tempted to eat it. ūüėČ This is to “exfoliate, reduce appearances of pores, and brighten skin”.

Beauteque Monthly June Peach detail

Baviphat Strawberry Toxifying Mask – Yet another adorably packaged, delicious smelling product! This is a deep cleansing clay mask used to “tighten pores, control sebum, and give relief to troubled skin”.

Beauteque Monthly June Strawberry detail

iCharming Nail Polish in 505 – This is the color I wanted to try, so I’m really happy to have received this. It’s a light purple (like lavender or lilac) shade with micro glitter and larger hexagon glitter pieces.

Beauteque Monthly June nail polish

iCharming Witch’s Pouch Lip and Eye Remover – This came with perfect timing, as my other makeup remover was running low.

Beauteque Monthly June Witch's Pouch

I love everything in¬†this month’s bag and I’m already looking forward to next month’s. So many fun products to try that I might never have even heard of otherwise.

Do you subscribe to Beauteque Monthly? What was your favorite item this month?