Day Party Makeup 

My college’s homecoming was last weekend and I loved my makeup so much one day that I thought I would share the look with you all! Scroll down to see what products I used to achieve the look below!

Face

Mary Kay CC Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in Deep, $20.00

Nyx Cosmetics Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in Pure Gold, $7.49

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Amande, $29.00

Becca Backlight Priming Filter, $38.00

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop, $38.00

Brows

Ofra Cosmetics Universal Eyebrow Pencil, $13.00

Eyes

Je Beau International Cosmetics Liquid Cat Eye Liner, $18.00

ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadow in Nillionaire, $5.00

ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadow in Stereo, $5.00

Lips

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Rooch (discontinued, however, Prim and Creature are close dupes)


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Simple Fall Makeup Look

I loved my makeup so much the other day that I felt like dedicating an entire post to breakdown my look! I think it’s a very simple, but beautiful, fall look. In general, I like for my makeup to be very natural and I do not like to use a lot of cosmetic products on my face. Alright, let’s see what I used:

Face

Aquaphor to moisturize

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Amande under my eyes, around my nose, and around my mouth

Lorac TANtalizer Baked Bronzer on cheekbones

Brows

Ofra Cosmetics Universal Brow Pencil

Eyes

ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadows in Nillionaire and Stereo

Julep When Pencil Met Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Blacquer 42 on waterline

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara in Black

Lips

Bite Beauty Line & Define Lip Primer

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Notion


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Lip Monthly Review + Swatches | January 2016

This is my second Lip Monthly bag and I was terribly disappointed. I did not like any of the products I received this month! All of the lip products were nude colors and I HATE nude lipsticks. They are never a nude for my skin tone so they always make my lips look really ashy, which you will be entertained to see in the pictures below. I look absolutely crazy! LOL! They also included a hair mask in this bag, which is random. I wish they would only include lip products since this subscription is called LIP Monthly. I think I will give this subscription one or two more chances to turn it around, otherwise, I will be canceling! Anyway, since all of the products were full size, the retail value of this bag is approximately $64. Great deal since the bag itself is only $12.95…it just sucks when I won’t be using any of the products.

Well, let’s see what products I received that I will not be using…lol! Check out the bag below, at least it’s super cute!

OFRA Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Laguna Beach, $20.00


This color was hideous on me! It was a pinkish nude and it just looked awful on! It would be really beautiful on someone with a paler complexion, just not on me! The formula is liquid to matte and for the short time I had it on, it did not seem extremely drying like other formulas. It also was very opaque and did not require a lot of product to get the look in the picture. It did, however, have a slight odor to it. It smelled kind of like cake. If that wouldn’t bother you, you could probably try this product out and like it.

Starlooks Luxe Longwear Lip Pencil in Stellar


I could not find anywhere to purchase this product. But, the product card says that it retails for $14.00. The color was a mauveish shade. This is the only product that I may can use. I have to find a lipstick in my collection that it will complement first, before I can make a solid decision about it.

City Color Be Matte Lipstick in Latte, $4.99 
Latte is a light tannish color. Out of all of the lip colors in the bag, this one looked the best on me, but I still will not wear it because it just made my lips look ashy. The formula reminded me of LA Girl’s Matte Lipsticks which I reviewed here. I wasn’t a big fan of that formula. It’s not very moisturizing and does not stay on long. But, it’s only $4.99, so you can try out all of the colors and really not break the bank.

Oscar Blandi Moisture Recovery Treatment Balm 
I also could not find anywhere to purchase this product. However, the product card says it retails for $25. As I stated in my Birchbox review from this month, I am not a big fan of trying new hair products. This product says that it is for hair in need of intense moisture. You are supposed to apply it to clean, damp hair, leave it on for 5 minutes and remove it. Since it is a product that you rinse out of your hair, I may can give this one a try the next time I wash my hair. Hopefully, it does not weigh my hair down or dry it out!

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ipsy Glam Bag Review + Swatches | January 2016

After seeing the December Glam Bag, I was super excited to resubscribe to ipsy! I was subscribed several months and received 3 or 4 bags, but I didn’t like the products I was receiving, so I cancelled the subscription.

After seeing the last two glam bags, I thought to myself that I should give it another shot. And for only $10 a month, what could it possibly hurt? I cannot say that I am glad I did at this point. This first bag was a little underwhelming to be honest. That’s probably only because I was hoping to get at least ONE lipstick and I didn’t get one. However, the bag itself was really cute! I loved the “All Eyes on Me” theme and the bag fit perfectly within that theme! The bag made me think Andy Warhol and pop art!

I will give it to ipsy. They introduced me to five brands that I have never heard of before this month, which I’m sure is a goal of theirs. All of the products were full size except for the cleansing cloths, which would make this bag worth $61.94. Awesome deal when I only paid $10 for the bag. Click here if you would like to subscribe to your own ipsy bag!

Well, let’s see what I received in my bag!

Skyn Iceland Glacial Cleansing Cloths | 30 ct, $15.00

First up were the cleansing cloths. The cloths did the job they were supposed to do…I was just kind of disappointed to receive these in my bag because there’s nothing exciting about cleansing cloths. LOL! And for the price, I can just stick to my Neutrogena makeup remover wipes that I have been using for years now. However, I will still use these until I run out. lol!

OFRA Cosmetics Universal Eyebrow Pencil | Full size, $13.00

Left: with eyebrow pencil; Right: without eyebrow pencil

This was my favorite product in the bag! I wasn’t really feeling it when I saw it in my bag because I have been using Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow Gel, which I absolutely love. Click here for my review of it. But, this pencil really filled my eyebrows in beautifully! There was a distinct difference in my eyebrows, which you can see in the picture. Since this is a universal brow pencil, the color is buildable. The more you apply, the darker it gets. It truly works wonders. I would definitely recommend this pencil!

theBALM Cosmetics Mr. Write (Now) Eyeliner Pencil in Jack B. Bronze | Full size, $17.00


I only wear black eyeliner. But, this eyeliner will give me a chance to step out of my comfort zone. It is a bronze color, so I do not really know if it will show up well on my skin tone, because it barely showed up when I swatched it on my hand. As soon as I can figure out where I can wear this to, I will try it out.

Jelly Pong Pong Fairy Lashes Curl Mascara | Full size, $21.95

I do not wear mascara often, but I do like to try out different brands just to see how they work. I feel like this mascara did not make a difference in the look of my lashes at all. They looked the exact same before and after, which means it is a pointless product. Lol! I also did not like that this product was not waterproof. My eyes watered a little and it smeared under my eyes…not a good look. I definitely will not be using this product.

J. Cat Beauty Blinkie Shimmer Eyeshadow in Tangerine Light (BES02) | Full size, $4.99

I really do not wear eyeshadow often. However, I really liked this color. It was very pretty and shimmery. I also liked how smooth the formula was. I swatched it on my hand and once I removed it, a little of the shimmer was left over. I will have to wear it to see if it stays put…I’ll keep you all posted on this!


Overall, I do have a couple of products that I can and will use in the future, including the wipes. I will stay subscribed and see how my next couple of bags are. If I am still somewhat disappointed, I will have to cancel this subscription again.

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