Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ipsy Glambag January 2017

Ipsy Glambag January 2017

Manna Kadar Cosmetics' Paradise Blush - warm pink blush with tint of apricot.

Rimmel London's Lip Conditioning Balm by Kate Moss - just a hint of sweet smell and taste with this balm. 

Naked Cosmetics' Mica Pigment in Desert Sunset #02 -  I adore Naked, and this golden shimmery nude is a winner.

Global Beauty Care's Dead Sea Wash Off Mask - mud mask with minerals salts taking the impurities off your skin.


IT Cosmetics' Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination™ Anti-Aging Concealer - this concealer is intense and has major coverage with a added bonus of a little illumination.



Sunday, May 14, 2017

Ipsy Glambag December 2016

 I'm a few months behind with my Ipsy's. Blame my moved from Las Vegas back to Chicago!

MintPear's Beauty Blending Sponge -   WINNER! Fantastic sponge. Retails at $8

NYX Professional Makeup's Prismatic Shadow in Jaded - almost metallic green, very pigmented. Retails at $6.50

Ciaté London's Liquid Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick in Pin Up - not my color, but the velvet lipstick is something I'd buy in another shade. Retails $19

Tarte Cosmetics' deluxe maracuja oil - Multi purpose for hair, cuticles and skin. Retails $48

privai's Aqua Gel Masque - Sadly, they only gave a Retails $34

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Ipsy Glambag - November 2016


November had some great scores in my Ipsy Glambag. I'm getting close to catching up!


EYEKO's Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner deluxe in Black - glides smooth and smudge-proof, even on the waterline. GREAT EYELINER. $22 full size


Benefit Cosmetics' the POREfessional face primer - goes on silky and feels like nothing against our skin. Actually minimized my pores to almost non existent. $31 fullsize


NUXE's Nuxellence DETOX - This silky smooth serum purifies and detoxes. After a few uses, our skin looked luminous and well-rested—even after an all-nighter. $40 full size


Absolute New York's Matte Stick in NFA52 Dark Red - not familiar with this  brand, but this dark red matte wasn't drying on my lips. No liner needed. WINNER. $6


OFRA Cosmetics' Banana Powder - multi purpose: concealing, highlighting and setting. $15 full size





Friday, February 3, 2017

Ipsy Glambag September 2016

ToGoSpa's Eyes by ToGoSpa in Green Tea EYES - reduces redness and pores, while hydrates, de-puffs and helps with dark circles. This is a go! Retails for: $10


Pixi by Petra's Mattelustre Lipstick in Rose Naturelle - Ugh natural lipstick...BORING. PASS! Retails for: $12 (full size)


Briogeo's Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask - restores and hydrates your hair. Retails for: $36 (full size)


IT Cosmetics' Superhero Mascara in Super Black - this brand seems to be popping up a lot lately, right? the mascara clumped my lashes together, I'll keep it as a backup when I have nothing else to use. Superhero? Ummm...NO.  Retails for: $24 (full size)


BelláPierre Cosmetics' Mineral Blush in Autumn Glow - this brand is new to me and this creamy and luminous bronzer I found quite pretty. Retails for: $15



Monday, January 30, 2017

Ipsy July 2016

I'm catching up...here we go with July!

theBalm Cosmetic's Meet Matt(e) Trimony Eyeshadow in Matt Moskowitz - matte plum eyeshadow


Briogeo's Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Quinoa Frizz Control Gel - this item is supposed to give smooth and bouncy curls and never crunchy or sticky. This gel did control the frizz and but didn't achieve great curls.


Too Faced's Hangover Replenishing Face Primer - Too Faced is one of my favorite brands and I lit up. First Too Faced product I've ever got in my Ipsy! It made my face feel refreshed, awakened and even works as a moisturizer. 


skyn ICELAND's The ANTIDOTE Cooling Daily Lotion - hydrates, detoxifies, soothes and calms inflammation with cooling sensation that reduces redness. WINNER. 


Thrive Causemetic's Infinity Waterproof Eyeliner in Lauren - glides on smooths, but didn't have great staying power like advertised.  




Friday, January 20, 2017

Ipsy Glambag - August 2016

'ME' Peptide Infused Lacquer in UNSCRIPTED - this brand is about honesty. They claim no chips, strengthens nails and water resistant. 

Sally's Box
Secret Garden Ampoule Mask - came with 2 masks that gave my face a nice hydrating finish

Trust Fund Beauty
Liquid Lipstick in K, Bye - I'm a fan of this brand, but this color I can PASS. Too neutral and too glossy for me.

OFRA Cosmetics
OFRA x @DupeThat “You Glow Girl” Highlighter - gorgeous highlighter!

Organic Surge
Perfecting Face Polish - smooth base with a polish that remove dirt and grime. All with a soft, relaxing scent. 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Kleancolor Lipsticks - A Chicago Find

Last month, I took a belated birthday trip back home to Chicago with 2 of closest friends from Vegas. Trying to rack my brain for the best spots and shops to hit in Boystown, (which proved to be a challenge seeing how every time I come back more things have moved or left). One of my favorite kitschy places is Beatnix. I didn't even realize in the back they sell cosmetics...YAASSSSSS.

Stocking up on wig caps, lashes and Kryolan my friend pointed to Kleancolor.

In the past I've bought a few nail polished by that brand but had no idea that also sold makeup. Selling for $1.99 a pop - I wasn't going to pass this up.

19 Melon Crush - a matte coral, that's extremely drying.

4 Liberty - a royal blue that extremely sheer. Needs a blue lip liner first.

20 Mai Tai -outrageous orange-orange that I adore

5 Acai - this purple applies a different shade that when you look at the lipstick. but its quite pretty.