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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

November and December Ipsy Bag Reviews

So, if the fact that the title informs you that this post is about my November and December Ipsy bags didn't inform you of how behind I am with posting about my subscription boxes....the Christmas ornaments in the photos will.  I thought I was making the photos fun and more interesting.  Because my busy schedule didn't let me test the products until this week, now the photos just look silly.  Thank you snow day!

November 14 Ipsy Bag Nov 14 Ipsy Collage 
Be a Bombshell Eye Base (0.09 oz. ~$14.00): I'm not exactly sure what this stuff is trying to be.  It's called an eye base and the website says you can use it to build color on it.  However, it seeps into the eye lid crease almost instantly.  So, I feel like you can't wear this stuff as a base.  So, it's just a dark brown, mediocre eye shadow...snore.

Elizabeth Mott You're so Fine Eyeliner (Full size, $18):  I sadly cannot provide you with a helpful review of this product.  I am physically unable to use liquid eyeliner.  I just wind up with skinny black lines all over my lids and no where hear the lash line.  It didn't smell like cat pee or anything weird.  That's as helpful as I can be.

J. Cat Wonder Lip Paint (Full size, $5): I love this stuff.  It's like less expensive Lip Tar!  The color is so pretty...more red than brown as it appears in the picture.

Marc Anthony Argan Oil Hairspray (1.5oz. ~ $1.50): This hair spray really holds well, but still feels light.  I didn't see any difference with the addition of the Argan oil though.

Temptu Highlighter (0.1 oz. ~ $2.75):  I am not a fan of the color of this highlighter.  It's too white and glittery.  It looks like Halloween makeup.

December 14 Ipsy December 14 Ipsy Collage

Beauty without Cruelty Facial Cleanser (2 oz. ~$3.00):  I love that this stuff is cruelty free and vegan.  However, that's about the only thing I loved about it.  It's soap free and is supposed to clean your skin with alpha hydroxy acids.  However, I felt like it didn't clean my face at all and just left it oily.

Cailyn Just Mineral Eye Polish (Full size, $15):  I really like this color and the formula is nice and smooth.  It stays on all day without creasing.  However, the applicator is terrible.  I needed to dab it on my eyes and blend with a brush.  This would be better in a little pot.

NYX Butter Lip Balm (Full size, $4): For a lip balm, this has A LOT of pigment, and it was fairly long-lasting.

450 Blow Out Heat Defense Spray (1.7oz. ~ $8): I love this stuff.  It made my hair much straighter and bouncier after a blow dry.  A little warning though: do NOT use too much!  If you do it will turn your hair into a grease ball.

Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara (0.1 oz. ~ $6):  I was a little mad about all the mascara I was getting in my Ipsy boxes.  But, I was not mad at all about this one.  This is my new fav.  It gives a ton of volume without clumping.

I was slightly disappointed in the value of this bag....only $29....and no full sized products.
Ipsy Deets
  • $10 per month
  • 5 beauty products, some full sized (2-3) in each bag
  • 1 cosmetic bag
**Full Disclosure: Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription services.  I am in no way affiliated with Ipsy and have not received any compensation for this post.  However, I do receive points to redeem for product if I refer new subscribers with my referral link here.  All opinions are 100% mine.
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Pattern Mixing Going Strong

Stripes and Floral DC 1 Stripes and Floral DC 2 Stripes and Floral DC 3 Stripes and Floral DC 4 Stripes and Floral DC 5

Is pattern mixing still in?  I certainly hope so.  I have been pattern mixing for so long, I don't know if I can wear this blazer any other way.  Well, I am just going to power through and keep on truckin'.

Blazer: Calvin Klein via Marshall's (worn, similar) 
Molten Blouse: Anthropologie (similar)
Shoes: ShoeMint (exact, similar)
Jeans: Banana Republic (similar)
Kate Spade Riviera Garden Bib: Bloomingdale's (similar, worn)
Pave Bracelet: Urban Gem via Rocks Box (similar)
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Crystal Brulee Bracelet: J. Crew (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors (similar)

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Favorite Fashion Friday #77

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I have really been into faux fur jackets lately.  So, I picked this outfit from Some Velvet Morning as my fav this week.  I haven't pulled the trigger and purchased one yet, but every time I see some lovely lady wearing one, I am jealous.  My love of these furry coats may also be a result of my furnace crapping out last night.  I might just be trying to think warm thoughts until the repair guy gets here.

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Comment on your host's blog and on at least one other linked up post.  Visit as many of the lovely blogs that are linked up. Comment and let them know you found them from Favorite Fashion Friday!

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Look What I Got: One Vest to Rule Them All

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Are you tired of seeing this J. Crew Factory Herringbone Vest all over the Internets?  I'm not.  I freakin love it!  And I scored it so cheap before Christmas!  I got it for just $54.  Since the price was so good, I also got one for my sister.  Twinsies!  (I am only using the word "twinsies" because I used it once and the Scot asked me to never use it again.  So, naturally, I am trying to use it all the time.)

Vest: J. Crew Factory ( Similar on today for $32.99!!) 
Top: Target (similar)
Booties: Macy's (worn, similar)
Jeans: Banana Republic (similar)
Earrings: Kate Spade (similar)
Necklace: (similar)
 Bangle: Bauble Bar (similar)
Pave Bracelet: Urban Gem via Rocks Box
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Spike Bracelet: Groopdealz (wornsimilar)
Crystal Brulee Bracelet: J. Crew (similar)

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Swag Code Extravaganza!

I know I have totally been spamming you with Swagbucks stuff, but it's so easy to ear gift certificates!  I promise, tomorrow I will be back with a fabulous outfit post!

Guess what? Swagbucks JUST announced they're having a Swag Code Extravaganza on Wednesday, Jan 21st!! Starting at 7am PT - 6:pm PT (or 10am ET - 9pm ET), you can get up to 30 SB from Swag Codes today!

There are 5 in all, check the image to know when and where to find ALL the Swag Codes.  Codes will appear on FacebookShop & Burn pageFeed the Meter pageSearch & Learn page and Pinterest  

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