Thursday, September 4, 2014

SNEAK PEEKS: Ipsy September 2014

September 4th, 2014

Hey ladies! Glamrooms are open early again this month if you share it on Facebook!

Here's what I'm getting, along with the rest of the items available this month:
Crown Brush
Infinity Shadow/Crease Duet Brush
Natural Water-Proof Eye Pencil
Don’t Despair, Repair!™ Deep Conditioning Mask
LeeAnni Eco
3-in-1 Revolution Light
See the rest of this month's official products (and click each to reveal offers)
Alterna Haircare
CAVIAR CC Cream 10-in-1 Complete Correction
Hot Singles Eye Shadow
Big & Daring Volume Mascara
Be A Bombshell
Smooth Criminal Powder
Beauty Without Cruelty
Sweet Lavender Hand & Body Lotion
Art Touch Tinted Lip Gloss
Harvé Benard
Precious Gold for Her
Harvey Prince
Hello Fragrance
MASTER GLAZE Blush Stick in “Make A Mauve”
Mitchell and Peach 
Luxury Hand Cream
Nourish Organic
Moisturizing Cream Face Cleanser
7 Free Nail Polish
Sally Hansen
Miracle Gel™

And here's the bag!

September 3rd, 2014

We have not one but TWO sneak peeks from Ipsy today! Lots and lots of products. 

September Sneak Peek #3: Why fit in when you were born to stand out from the crowd? One of these street-chic picks will be yours to rock out! What's your go-to beauty product for #StreetStyle?

Harvey Prince Hello Perfume

AVON Big & Daring Volume Mascara

HarvĂ© Benard Precious Gold for Her Perfume

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in in Pretty Peggy, Red Eye or Redgy + Top Coat

Nourish Organic Moisturizing Cream Face Cleanser

LeeAnni Eco 3-in-1 Revolution Light

NYX Hot Singles Eye Shadow in Dressed to Kill, Arrogance, Innocent, Chandelier, Asphyxiation, Velvet, Bling, Rehab, Burlesque, or Addiction.

September Sneak Peek #4: When it comes to#StreetStyle, it's all in the details. Like an HD photo finish or the perfect tool for expertly blending shadows. Which one are you hoping to get in your #StreetStyle Glam Bag?

Be A Bombshell Smooth Criminal Powder

Crown Infinity Shadow/Crease Duet Brush

September 2nd, 2014

Ready for the next sneak peek? Here we go!

September Sneak Peek #2: Step aside, September Issues. Pretty sure our #StreetStyle Glam Bag will be the highlight of your mailbox this month, especially since you're getting one of these on-trend shades (ahem, in full size) to wear all season long. Which of these are you hoping to make a statement with?

Hikari lipstick in Cabernet

Maybelline MasterGlaze Glisten Blush Stick in Make A Mauve

Cailyn Art Touch Tinted Lip Gloss in Basic Instinct or Love Affair

September 1st, 2014

First OFFICIAL spoiler is up on Ipsy's Facebook page and, as usual, it's the one we've already seen!

September Sneak Peek #1: Get ready to strut your#StreetStyle and steal the show with one of these Pacifica signature beauties. Liner or lacquer ... Which one are you hoping for?

September 26th, 2014

Can you guys believe it's almost September already?! That means it's time for an Ipsy spoiler!

This first one was sent via e-mail to my account I'm not subscribed on:
Pacifica 7 Free Nail Polish 

Pacifica Natural Waterproof Eye Pencil

Not signed up for Ipsy yet? Check out my referral link here!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Fortune Cookie Soap Box: Fall 2014

Ah, Fall! My absolute favorite season. Chunky sweaters, crunchy leaves, cinnamon on everything, and the sweet sounds of Lambeau Field down the street from my house... 

I already knew I was going to love this edition of Fortune Cookie Soap's Soap Box because 1) I have loved ALL of the Soap Boxes so far and 2) I knew it would have fall scents which means cinnamon, pumpkin, and spicy goodness! But then they went and made the theme The Wizard of Oz/Wicked and that made it absolutely perfection for me!

If you're not familiar with the Fortune Cookie Soap Box, you'll find more information here. Basically, they release four larger collections per year & the soap box is a chance to check out the new scents + products! You also get a $10 off coupon inside the box to use towards full size products in the shop!

But, enough chit chat. Let's see what's in the box, shall we?

Such an exciting box to open up! And I could immediately smell everything at once which is both overwhelming and amazing!

"There's No Place Like Home" Fortune Cookie Soap
Curled Macintosh apple peels lovingly kissed with a hint of cinnamon, allspice, and clove, make this fragrance warm and cozy, just like home--as long as home's not in Kansas! ;) 

"Miss Popular" Bubble Bath Powder
As bubbly and sticky sweet as they come, but maybe not quite what you'd expect, with a depth of scent that is both unexpected and enchanting. The most delectable, sweet, honey nectar shamelessly flirting with touches of star anise, star jasmine, sweet orange, and blushing violet. 

"The Shiz" Perfume Oil
A woodland hike through damp balsam woods, with top notes of maple leaves blowing through new dawn blossom, laurel, and sweet clove. 

"Swankified" Walnut Facial Scrub
Bunches of ripe bananas mashed into sweet, sugary cake batter, then topped with walnuts and baked to a golden brown. 

"Hair Flip" Hair Oil
Strands of sweet hazelnut woven throughout rich, buttery vanilla cream. 

"Roy G. Biv" OCD Hand Sanitizer
A full spectrum of bright citrus notes and florals against a cool fall background. Dusky breezes and bonfires, wind-blown leaves and charred woods brightened by notes of lemon, mandarin, cotton blossom and soft vanilla. 

"Flying Monkeys" Personal Space Air Freshener
Mischief is in the air with this fruity, breezy blend of peach, watermelon, neroli and jasmine with air and aquatic notes. But the real star of this fragrance? Fresh, ripe bananas!

"Green Is The New Black" Whipped Cream
Sweet pumpkin pie filling with the perfect touch of cinnamon, ginger and brown sugar, finished with a generous dollop of fresh whipped cream. 

This time around there were actual four different varieties of the Whipped Cream. Here are the other scents that some subscribers received:
"BFFs" Blueberries and pumpkins might be considered an unexpected friendship, but in this unique scent, they're inseparable! Stick, sugared blueberries, and luscious baked pumpkin with all the fall spices atop a warm cake accord. 
"No Good Deed" Creamy pumpkin puree, ground cinnamon, Vermont maple syrup, run, french vanilla and caramelized sugar. 
"Wicked, Good" Top notes of orange, apple, pear, pineapple, and cherries lured into autumn by pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, all rounded out with warm vanilla-infused sugar. 

Did you get the Fall Soap Box? What was your favorite product or scent? I always love the whipped creams and I am really loving the hair oil from this box! Favorite scent is The Shiz, hands down, but I also really like There's No Place Like Home & Green Is The New Black. 

The collection actually launched last night in the store and on the website (sorry, late on my review!) so a lot of items are currently sold out but they'll be restocking soon! Some of the new products added with this launch are the walnut facial scrub, hair oil, foaming hand soap, & leave in conditioner. They've also added larger sizes of the whipped creams & OCD hand sanitizers. :) 

The 'Witch Please!' collection can be viewed in it's entirety here

REVIEW: Impulse Cosmetics Lipsticks

Hello beautiful readers! If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen quite a few of my swatches of indie eye shadows. The obsession started with my Glamour Doll Eyes subscription and has just sort of spiraled out of control. So. Many. Eye shadows. Indie companies are great because they have all sorts of awesome and unique shades that you won't necessarily find in mainstream make up brands. 
Anyway, I finally took the plunge and ordered my very first indie lipsticks from a wonderful company called Impulse Cosmetics. WARNING: Taking a look at their shop might make your wallet cry. I only ordered three lipsticks to start, but I already have a crazy list of lipsticks and eye shadows that I plan on purchasing in the very near future!
The three lipsticks I ordered were all from the Opaque Matte Lipstick collection. Here's the description from the website:
"These lipsticks were formulated with you pout princesses in mind... and if you're not a lipstick fan, we're about to make you one!
Our lipsticks are creamy and moisturizing while giving you that opaque finish you crave in one swipe!"

The three colors I ordered were Bombshell (bright, watermelon/coral pink with an strong orange undertone), Medusa (dark, merlot red with a strong purple undertone), & Ecstasy (bright, almost fluorescent pink with a blue undertone). They're all $6.99 for a full size tube, but you can also purchase samples for $2.45. They also sell five shade lip palettes which are $19.99 or $23 for a customized palette. 

So, here are some quick swatches. When they say these lipsticks are opaque, they really mean it! This is just one swipe of each shade. GORGEOUS.

And of course, swatches on my face. My camera refuses to capture the brightness of these beauties. Ecstasy and Bombshell are much more vibrant in person, more similar to the swatches above. 




If you're in the market for new lipstick shades, I'd definitely recommend checking them out. I ordered all kind of tame shades to start, but they do offer all sorts of awesome colors ranging from reds, purples, and pinks to greens, blues, and oranges. 

Happy shopping, ladies!