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December 2013 Ipsy Bag! Review + Pics

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I was so excited to get the bag this month! The christmas packages are aways really special, and have fun products! When opening the bag the first product I received was the greeting card on the inside letting me know I can enter to win a year of free Ipsy bags.

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Then loose in the package (because it is too long to fit in the makeup bag) is the Mirabella Eye blending brush. I was so excited to receive a makeup brush in my bag, brushes and nail polishes are my favorite items to receive. I also needed a good fluffy blending brush, so this was perfect! The brush is amazing quality as well, it has a heavy shiny silver metal handle. It is long and has a good grip to it. The bristles are dense and high quality, with no fiber fall out. This is a really great brush that is soft and perfect for blending eyeshadows out.

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The makeup bag itself, is the best one I have received yet. I loved the last bags gold and pink glamorous look, this months is very dark, edgy, and sleek. It has a deep blood red inside fabric, and the outside has a black reflective studded feel, and is perfect for the winter when darker shades are worn.

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In the bag, I first pulled out a Pop Cosmetics eyeshadow trio, in Bright Up Your Life. The set comes with a bright shimmery white shade, a medium shimmer grey, and lastly a dark shimmer black shade. This set is perfect for a smokey eye, and will look great on the eye when blended out with the brush I also got. I wish that the white shade was shimmery, but the other two were matte. I find an all over shimmery eyeshadow look can be sometimes too much (as you can see in the swatches below) However, I love this brand, and the packaging has adorable flowers on the cover. It also comes with a little dual sides makeup sponge wand.

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Next is the Be a Bombshell facial shimmer stick in Girl Crush. I am happy because this was the color I had wanted, and this brand always makes good products! I love their matte black packaging as well. The product is meant to be an all over kind of product, and can be used as a highlight on the cheeks, lips, etc. The actual shade and light reflects in the shimmer is beautiful, and goes on the skin with a smooth and silky finish, however it is quite messy in the tube, but has a good amount of product.

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I also received the J. Cat Beauty Lip Crayon in Red Rose. I love red lipsticks and they go great with my skin tone, but I am a bit sick of getting the same exact color in every bag. It would be nice to see a dark cherry color or even a light pink. This crayon though has a very nice satin finish on the lips, and is easy to apply. The packaging is pretty cute, and has a lot of product which is great.

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Best saved for last, THE NAILPOLISH. Omg, I love nothing more then getting nail goodies! I love every single Nailtini shade I have received in the past, so was uneasy to receive a polish by a different brand. Boy was I wrong, this is the best nail polish, hands down, I have ever used! It is a textured polish which I didn’t get and was worried it would look like the fuzzy nail polish. This nail polish though is such a gorgeous color and the finish is to die for. The nail polish is deep purple, with light pink and silver reflects of glitter. Mine is in the shade Sugar Plum Fairy, ha ha anyone else loveee looking at the names of the polishes? I want that task as a job, seriously. The amount of polish is great, yet slightly less than the Nailtini’s I believe and is by the brand Julie. I has never herd of the brand but now I just want to check out all their other polishes. The nail lacquer goes on very think, but can easily be cleaned up. I only used one coat, because I didn’t want to affect how the finish would come out (because the crackle ones don’t let you apply multiple layers) You don’t need more than one coat, because it is thick, it gives off great color payoff, and is fully opaque after just one coat. Once the coat dries, it begins to become bumpy and glittery. I was pleased that it was fast drying, and the polish doesn’t finish chunky, but looks as if you dipped your nail into pure purple glitter. This is a really fun polish, and I am happy to have it in my collection now.

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Overall, this bag is one of the best I have ever received It was filled with really great quality and varied makeup products. I used almost all of them right away because I was too excited to wait! I can’t wait to see what we get next month already! Let me guys know what you think of this month’s bag, and if you enjoyed the bag as much as I did. Leave comments below πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading & Love always Pearlsnheels ❀

P.S You can buy your own bag or sign up monthly at www.ipsy.com (It is only $10 a month!) It is a great bargain for great products, considering most products cost $10 or more a piece. They are also great because they include much more than just samples, like Birchbox does. These are mostly filled with full sized products, and actual makeup tools. Best monthly bag I have tried! I am not paid or benefited in anyway by my posts about Ipsy, I just love the bags and wanted to share my thoughts πŸ™‚

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Tomato Soup Nails…Ipsy Nail polish.

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In one of my past Ipsy beauty bags, I received a Nailtini nail polish..These are literally my favorite things to receive in my bags. The Nailtini nail polishes are always very pigmented and full sized. My first polish I got by them in Millionaire, is actually my favorite glitter polish I own lol In my experience so far their polishes are really good quality and have a lot of cute colors! So in my last Ipsy bag I received this nail polish in Mai Tai. Β At first I opened the little black box that it comes in and was like ew….Tomato Soup colored nail polish…because this is a color I would never reach for. I am usually all about the purples and blues, and definitely not in to V8 splash colored ones lol But I figured I would give it a try, considering I loved my last nail polish so much. After applying a base coat, two generous toppings of this nail lacquer, and a shiny top coat I was very impressed. The color is actually gorgeous and didn’t take forever to build up in color or dry. The applicator brush is actually really nice to apply the nail polish. The wand is longer and makes it easier to apply a clean looking manicure. Honestly, I was surprised how much I like this color. I painted two nails and the color was already growing on me! It is a beautiful tangerine color and looks really pretty on. Although it defiantly is tomato soup colored, I am really happy I gave this color a try and will be wearing it again! πŸ™‚

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Let me know what colors you guys have received in your bag! Or let me know in the comments if you like this kind of post and would like me to do mini reviews of products I receive in my Ipsy bag each month! Thank you so much for reading and love always Pearlsnheels ❀

 

Products That I Have Been Loving!

Hey ladies, long time no talk! I am so sorry I have been MIA, since starting college and two jobs I have been crazy busy! I figured this would be a nice post to come back with πŸ™‚ Here are some of my favorite products I have been loving recently.

wpid-20130908_203655.jpgThe first product you see, yup I included it, Summer’s Eve Island Splash Cleansing Cloths. lol Say what you may, but if you have tried these you know they are really nice to have. They are so cheap too, only $1.99 for 16 little pouches. They are very portable, and you can just throw them in your purse! Seriously, before you scoff give em’ a go!

Next is Garnier Fructis Shine spray. Have you ever gone to a salon and they mist your hair after it is styled and your hair looks so shiny and polished and smells amazing?! Well here is the hair product, finally, that will do that too! I picked this up from Walgreens for $5 After I finish styling my hair I give it a few mists of this magic and my hair looks like it is fresh from the salon!

Next is the Michael Todd Pumpkin Face Mask. I got this from an Ipsy bag, and fell in love with it! Unfortunately it smells exactly like baby food. But, it has actually really helped the quality of my skin! I first exfoliate my skin, then apply some of this generously and let it sit for 5 minutes. Although it stings a bit, it makes your skin feel so clean and healthy afterwards.

Tresemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo, I have been loving this stuff on those days I don’t have time to wash my hair and it needs some extra volume! I got mine from Target for around $4, and it has lasted me quite a while! The smell is alright, nothing too scented, and it really does make my hair look newly washed! I suggest spraying it through your roots, letting it sit for a couple minutes, then running your fingers through your strands and working it through your hair. This is a life saver!

The Elf Eyeshadow Palette for $10, I got this in an online order a little bit ago, and have been using it constantly since. The color pay off is incredible, and the range of colors in this palette is amazing! For such a cheap price, I was so excited to get these eyeshadows! It has smoky, purple, green, neutrals, blue, green, and pink shadows included.

The Jodrana lip liner in Silver Lilac. Ever since I tried their mascara, I have been addicted to their products. Like Elf, they are super cheap and have actually really good quality makeup. These lip liners are only $3 and come in adorable colors! If you have every watched Carlibel55 she swears by these as well!

Next is the Elf Essential Perfect Eyebrow Brush. This is an incredible tool to have, I have been loving it for makeup touch ups! I simply dap it in a bit of concealer and you can fix your brows and eyeliner to look perfect, and straighten out any mistakes. I got mine for just a $1.

Next is the Plus White 5 minute speed whitening gel! I love this for whitening my teeth. I picked mine up from Bed Bath and Beyond, and it has really whitened up my teeth! In the shower I just dab some of the gel on my teeth and let it sit for ten minutes, then spit it out, and brush. After a couple uses my teeth are so much whiter than they have been in a really long time! πŸ™‚

I have found my favorite nail file! Of all time…literally. I got this from Sally’s Beauty Supply, and will never go back to any other kind of file. The grain is very heavy and can so easily file away any rough edges on your nails and shape them perfectly.

Lastly is the Spoiled nail polish in Mar-zi-panna. It is a great $1.99 polish dupe for the China Glaze polish in For Audrey. It is a perfect Tiffany blue and looks gorgeous on the nails!

Thank you so much for reading. Please let me know what your favorites are, and if you are a fan of any of my favorites! Love always Pearlsnheels ❀

 

 

 

WHAT’S IN THE JULY 2013 IPSY BAG?! Open ME!

Hey Ladies! It is finally here! The moment we all have been waiting for…the Ipsy bag for July 2013! I have been especially excited for this bag, as you could tell from all my sneak peek posts! I was sad to see that I did not get the Benetint, but I am really happy with everything else I received, below I will have a couple pictures showing you guys a makeup look with the eyeshadow palette and the lip crayon, so please keep reading πŸ™‚ I will also list all the items, and pictures of the products I got in my bag this month. As well, I have already tried all of them out and will give a little bit of review on the products! Please comment down below and let me know Thanks so much for reading, and love always Pearlsnheels ❀

Here is the bag all the goodies come in! So adorable, and it can actually fit a lot of makeup! I like how it is also plastic, because it will be so easy to clean!

Here is the bag all the goodies come in! So adorable, and it can actually fit a lot of makeup! I like how it is also plastic, because it will be so easy to clean!

Here is the cute little card inside saying "Beach Beauty" and on the back it describes all the products that came in my bag!

Here is the cute little card inside saying “Beach Beauty” and on the back it describes all the products that came in my bag!

I love getting hair products in the monthly bag! I get so excited to try them out! I tried this out a little on my dry hair, which wasn't very effective, just gave me a little bit of texture. I think the best way to use this is when your hair is wet and you scrunch the product into your hair...If you guys have used this on wet hair, let me know how your experience with it went! This product smells amazing, and seems like an oil based hair serum, I am interested to see how it will come out and if it is a good dupe for the Bumble and Bumble kind!

I love getting hair products in the monthly bag! I get so excited to try them out! I tried this out a little on my dry hair, which wasn’t very effective, just gave me a little bit of texture. I think the best way to use this is when your hair is wet and you scrunch the product into your hair…If you guys have used this on wet hair, let me know how your experience with it went! This product smells amazing, and seems like an oil based hair serum, I am interested to see how it will come out and if it is a good dupe for the Bumble and Bumble kind!

Unfortunately, I did not receive the Benefit Benetint. But instead, I received the Salt Air Roll On Perfume. I would have liked to get the Benetint, because I love Benefit products, but I am happy with this sample too! The sample size is great for a perfume, and it is nice to try out because it is a sent I would not usually pick, but smells pretty good. The smell is light and fresh, but the consistency is a little bit greasy. If you want an airy clean smell this is nice to tab on the wrists and behind your ears.

Unfortunately, I did not receive the Benefit Benetint. But instead, I received the Salt Air Roll On Perfume. I would have liked to get the Benetint, because I love Benefit products, but I am happy with this sample too! The sample size is great for a perfume, and it is nice to try out because it is a sent I would not usually pick, but smells pretty good. The smell is light and fresh, but the consistency is a little bit greasy. If you want an airy clean smell this is nice to tab on the wrists and behind your ears.

The first product I have in my bag is the Coola SPF Mineral Sunscreen. It is a pretty small sample, but at least it is unscented so it does not smell like a gross sunscreen scent. I tried out a little bit on my face, before I applied my foundation. The consistency is creamy and non greasy.

The first product I have in my bag is the Coola SPF Mineral Sunscreen. It is a pretty small sample, but at least it is unscented so it does not smell like a gross sunscreen scent. I tried out a little bit on my face, before I applied my foundation. The consistency is creamy and non greasy.

BH Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette in California Collection Do they make more collections like this? If so, I will take all of them please!

BH Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette in California Collection
Do they make more collections like this? If so, I will take all of them please!

Yes! Eyeshadow palette woop woop! I love eyeshadows, and the fact that we got three as one product is amazing, especially since they have counted one little eyeshadow as a whole product before! On top of all that the colors here are amazing! I used the Malibu and San Francisco for a makeup look yesterday on my eyes, as seen in the pictures below! I am excited to use the hollywood, I will probably use it for a pop of color under neath my eyes. They are all really well pigmented and full of shimmer! The gold and metallic brown are beautiful for summer looks, but could easily be used with the purple for a night time as well. What can I say, I am very excited about this product. Well done Ipsters.

Yes! Eyeshadow palette woop woop! I love eyeshadows, and the fact that we got three as one product is amazing, especially since they have counted one little eyeshadow as a whole product before! On top of all that the colors here are amazing! I used the Malibu and San Francisco for a makeup look yesterday on my eyes, as seen in the pictures below! I am excited to use the hollywood, I will probably use it for a pop of color under neath my eyes. They are all really well pigmented and full of shimmer! The gold and metallic brown are beautiful for summer looks, but could easily be used with the purple for a night time as well. What can I say, I am very excited about this product. Well done Ipsters.

I was excited to receive the Pop Lip Crayon in "Coral Crush" I put this on my lips yesterday and fell in love with it! The color is buildable, and feels very smooth on my lips. The texture isn't sticky or greasy it is perfect with a little bit of lip balm under neath it.

I was excited to receive the Pop Lip Crayon in “Coral Crush” I put this on my lips yesterday and fell in love with it! The color is buildable, and feels very smooth on my lips. The texture isn’t sticky or greasy it is perfect with a little bit of lip balm under neath it. I am wearing this on my lips in the makeup look below!

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July 2013 Ipsy Bag Sneak peek #4 & #5

Hey ladies, it is that time again for another July 2013 Ipsy Bag Sneak peek! You can check my other blog posts listed below for items #1 #2 and #3 for more spoilers! Please comment down below, and let me know out of all four products what you are most excited for! Just to recap so far we have seen a spoiler for the Pop Lip Crayon, The Coola‘s Face Moisturizer, and Benetint by Benefit. Hope you enjoy the sneak peeks please remember to like and follow, and thanks so much for reading love always Pearlsnheels ❀

Sneak Peek #4:

BH Cosmetics California Collection Eyeshadow Sample

I wonder what colors we will all get! Hopefully this eye shadow palette will be for everyone! πŸ™‚

33mlg1cSneak Peek #5:

Sexy hair brand, and is said to be either the beach spray or heat protectant!

I Love when they include hair styling products!

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Ipsy Bag Item #3 Release! July 2013

This is the picture of the third released sneak peek of Ipsy’s July 2013 bag! Some say it is a product by “Coola” and it is an Spf facial product. I am not familiar with the company, but I am really excited that we are receiving a facial lotion product! We will have to see what this ends up being! Β So far I am really excited with what, at least I think, we will be getting in this bag!Β Comment with your ideas on this product and what you think it is going to be! Please stay tuned for the other released products of this bag, and I will upload when I receive the full bag in the mail. Thanks so much for reading, and love always Pearlsnheels ❀ 
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Second Ipsy Bag Item Released! July 2013

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So upon searching the Web, I discovered another leaked image of a possible item for the July 2013 Ipsy bag! This image got me particularly exited, because I absolutely Love lip crayons of any sort and would Love to try out one from the Ipsy bag. Hopefully this will be a product we all get, figures crossed! Check back. I will keep you guys updated if I find out about anymore possible spoilers for the up coming month! Leave a comment down below if this possible item excites you or maybe it doesn’t lol. Let me know, Love always Pearlsnheels