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Ipsy October Glam Bag! 2015

Hello my loves! So sorry i haven’t been posting lately, but things will be picking back up here i have quite a few posts to make in the near future about lots of fun makeup topics! πŸ’–πŸ’„ And one big beautiful HAUL coming soon!!! Today, i will be sharing what i recieved in this months october ipsy bag. If you do not know what ipsy is, i encourage to to go ahead and check out their website it explains it all for you there. Baisically it is a 10$ monthly beauty subscription that is shipped to you with 4-5 deluxe samples, a makeup bag and sometimes one full size product (eyelash curlers, nail colors, makeup brushes etc..) Last months ipsy bag really didn’t make me too exited, i got a lot of stuff i wouldn’t use. This month, i got a lot of stuff i probably wont use and tried to do everything in my power to not recieve in my ipsy bags (hand lotions, hair products, etc.)

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This months theme was “Alter Ego.” It made me so excited when i pulled this card out of the bag and the gorgeous girl had bright beautiful extravagant makeup on and neon pink hair! “This October, transform into whoever you want to be. A little imagination and your glam bag is all you need. Infinite possibilities, infinite ways to express yourself” was printed on the back. I was so sure i was going to get some bright awesome colors and products, but i was wrong. I really don’t see how this card related to my bag at all unfortunately, but it was a nice picture to look at.

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This is itCosmetics Hello Lashes Mascara in a sample/travel size. I like this product and i’m excited to try it since i haven’t yet, so this one made me happy. ItCosmetics is a great brand i have tons of their brushes and i’ve used some of their other products too, anyone who got this was probably happy as well. πŸ‘

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Here i have a Peter Lamas Pumpkin Exfoliating Facial Scrub travel size, it smells like a spicy fall time sweet dessert but a little over the top smelling at that. The exfoliating property of this seems like it would work very well it has thick exfoliating beads in it. Maybe i will use it on my legs or something i don’t think i would want my face smelling like this as i get migraines very easily.

Then there is the Eva Nyc Therapy Session hair mask travel size, i might try this or maybe pass it on to my mother. She also has an ipsy bag subscription so we will call each other and trade items next time we see each other haha. πŸ˜„ It smells very strong and perfume like. But the smell isn’t bad. You may like it a lot πŸ˜‰

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Here we have a pair of cheaply made tweezers by Emite Makeup. I buy really good quality tweezers that are costly but worth it to me, because i do my own eyebrows and it literally makes the job a hell of a lot easier when you have a pair of precisely made, flat sharp tweezers at your service. These have no use for me. πŸ‘Ž

And then we have an awesome The Balm Liquid Lipstick in “Committed.” Very small sample size. It is a nice everyday neutral color, in a matte formula. Once again, nothing to do with this months theme.. It feels very tacky even after 5 or so minutes, but just hold off on smooching or eating etc. for a bout 10-15 minutes then it will fully set and there will be no smudging at all. I know it seems long, DNA cosmetics lip colors set immediately and stay put all day unlike The Balms formula, and it is much more affordable. Definitely recommend checking them out if you haven’t, their lip colors are TO DIE FOR. But this one smells exactly like thin mint cookies, other beauty bloggers were definitely right about that! Haha, don’t know if i would want such a strong smell on my lips all day but we shall see. πŸ™Œ

Well that’s everything in this months bag, please do enter my giveaway international & U.S. welcome! I will be announcing the winner Oct. 25th! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Keep tuned in for more reviews, makeup looks, a birthday haul, and much more! Comment and leave your thoughts honeybees 😘

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Some of my Favorite Makeup Brushes!

Hi girlies! ❀ I’m sure we all have collections of some makeup brushes that are fantastic and some that just weren’t worth the money. Today, i’ll be sharing my GREAT brushes that i think everyone would love and should add to your stash! I’m really not covering eyeshadow brushes rightnow because i have so many and so many good ones it would just be a ridiculously long post! πŸ˜€ So i’m keeping it simple, 11 face/powder/bronzer/blush brushes i wouldn’t want to live without! Keep reading if you’re interested.

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So there’s a variety of brands in here.. it Cosmetics, face secrets, laura geller, e.l.f. & just some plain ole’ walmart brushes!

Let’s begin:

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  • E.l.f. Professional foundation brush (used for cheek highlighters)
  • Walmart Conceal & Correct Brush (used for my thin contour lines)
  • Walmart Base Foundation Brush (i use for powder)

Purchase your E.l.f. brush set HERE!

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  • Face Secrets Kabuki Brush (used for powder)
  • e.l.f. Powder Brush (i use for blush)
  • Face Secrets Big Powder Brush (used for powder)

Purchase a Face Secrets Brush Set HERE!

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  • ItCosmetics Brush (used for blush)
  • ItCosmetics Double Sided brush (used for blush and blending shadows)
  • i.d. Bare Escentuals Full Flawless Face (blush/bronzer)

Purchase an itCosmetics Brush set HERE!

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  • Laura Geller Retractable Baked Powder Brush (used for powder)
  • Huge Walmart Bronzer Brush (used for bronzer)

I hope this narrowed it down for some of you, sometimes cheap brushes are very good quality! You just need to try them out πŸ˜‰

Thanks for reading loves! Leave thoughts & comments for me

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Brow POWER LIFT Pencil! itCosmetics review!

Hello ladies! Today i wanted to share with you a product i have had for a while and i used to use it like crazy and i just recently picked it up again and guess what? I’ve been using it like crazy. Its the “it Cosmetics Brow Power Lift Jumbo Pencil.” It’s double sided, one is a pearlescent highlight, and the other side is a bright matte highlight. Even though it says BROW power lift, it can also be used on other parts of your face and lips too! (I think the pearl side would look beautiful on your cupids bow) I am a fan of both! Since the pearly side seems more for when i’m going out or just feel like i need some extra shine. While the matte side is a great everyday useable brightening color.

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Both sides of this pencil are very creamy and blendable in texture, so you don’t have to worry about having a harsh obvious line, as long as you blend it out!

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You can use them separately like i use them or you can use them both together overlapping the pearl over the matte color. Here are some swatches on my arm:

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As you can see here, the pearl is more of a translucent color that could be used on pretty much any skin tone, while the matte color is pretty nude/pink/peach. It would depend on your skin tone whether or not you could use this side’s color, on me for instance, it hardly shows up at all and really only leaves me with a brightening effect. I did my eyebrows and applied each side of the pencil on each of my eye brows to show you all!

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(Pearlescent side)

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(Matte side)

You can barely see any product applied underneath my brow on the matte side picture but you can see the slight brightening effect. The pearly side really livens up your eyes and is very flattering beneath the brow. I think you should definitely try this for yourself if you’re looking for a product to brighten up your eyes!

purchase it HERE for $24.00 USD!

Thanks for reading! Enter my giveaway if you live in the U.S.A! I’m giving someone a beautiful, creamy lip butter πŸ™‚ ❀

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