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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 doesnโ€™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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for reading & Love always Pearlsnheels โค

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Makeup For Green Eyes #2

 

 

Hey there loves! Here is another green eye makeup look! Here is a more dark and edgy look than the first! It was easy to create, and you can use any makeup products you have lying around! When I finished the look it sort of reminded of a version of the makeup the girl from Pitch Perfect wears. This is a fun and kind of vampy look! If you have any questions about the products I used, feel free to ask. I hope you guys enjoy and please like this post and follow me if you do ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much for reading and love always Pearlsnheels โคimage

I also have a light purple lipstick on my lips! To unify the makeup look with the eyes!ย image

As you can see, this look really intensifies the look of my green eyes. I used a black liquid eyeliner on my top lid, with a pretty heavy application. Then I used a purple eyeliner and smudged it out on my under eye area. I finished the look with an eyelash curler and black mascara.

imagePlease leave me any suggestions for more makeup looks, I would love to read your feedback ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks xoxo

Makeup For Green Eyes #1

 

 

 

Hey there darlings! Here is another makeup look for you guys, but this time for green eyes! Even if you guys don’t have green eyes, this makeup look is easy and comes out really nice for a summer day ๐Ÿ™‚ I will list the makeup products down below that I used to create this eye look. If you guys have any suggestions for more makeup looks I can create for you, please let me know in the comments ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for reading and Love always Pearlsnheels โคย 

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As you can see int he picture above, This look is pretty dramatic, and makes your eyes pop!

 

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I created this look with The gold and green shimmer eye crayon from L.A Colors in the inner corner of my eye, and make it look brighter.

I have a brown eyeliner on my waterline to accentuate the green in my eyes, and on top of my lids.

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Here is the palette I used for my eyeshadow above, and below my lid: Wet N’ Wild in Comfort Zone. I love this palette it is cheap but well pigmented!ย image

This is what is on my lips, it is the Liplicious sheer lipgloss in Cherry Vanilla. It is from bath and body, they seriously have the best lip glosses ever, this one tastes like cotton candy exactly but isn’t sticky!ย image

Here are the brushes I used, my trusty Elf Makeup and crease brushes, eye primer, and eyelash curler.image

I finished off the look with my favorite mascara of all time Jordana Best Lash Extreme Mascara in Black on my upper and lower eyelashes.ย image

If you like this look please let me know, I would love some feedback ๐Ÿ™‚ Please follow me and like this post, and stayed tuned for more! ๐Ÿ™‚

xoxo

How To Get White Teeth + Products I Use

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Hello there darlings! Here is what I use to have and maintain a white smile! My teeth are a little crooked and what not, but we all aren’t blessed with perfect teeth. I lately have been working hard to whiten them, so I figured I would share what I have been doing and using lately! ๐Ÿ™‚

Some other tips for white teeth and overall good oral health:

  • Remember coffee, blueberries, and wine will stain your pearly whites! :0
  • Drink through a straw to avoid as harsh staining
  • Always brush your tongue and lips to ensure good smelling breath and flake free lips!
  • Visit your dentist ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Be kind to your teeth, they are sensitive and once you loose your enamel, it is gone forever. Trust me I know, I smashed my face on a jungle gym when a child and now my right front tooth in the picture above is fake!
  • Don’t brush right after eating a meal….Strangely enough this can cause cavities! If you eat something sugary the sugar can sit on your teeth then be ground in with a toothbrush. Wait at least an hour after eating, then brush you teeth, because the sugar will have been dissolved already.
  • Mouth wash is a great way to kill extra bacteria and leave you with fresh breath
  • Got painful wisdom teeth? I know how you feel I had all mine taken out at once. It is better to do so than not! If you have four molars pushing in to your mouth and can permanently push your teeth together and cause them to overlap, get crooked, and be deformed. Also can cause rotting! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
  • Eating an apple can be a great way to floss your teeth!
  • If you can’t afford a tooth whitener, most are filled with peroxide. Yup! That’s right, the stuff in a brown bottle from under neath your b room sink that burns your cuts! You can, and safely, wish this around your mouth and spit out for the same and inexpensive effect as Crest strips and tooth whitening gel!

If you guys have enjoyed my post please let me know by liking and following me for some more lovin’ ๐Ÿ™‚ Comment down below and tell me how you take care of your smile! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for reading and love always Pearlsnheels โค

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A good Toothbrush is major. Mine is in a little piggy head! :0 It is a Colgate 360 Floss TIp Toothbrush!

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To Whiten, I use and adore Arm and Hammer Whitening Booster Gel that you can just add a little bit to your brush when brushing your teeth to whiten them. I also use Plus White 5 Minute Whitening Gel. This stuff is amazing, you apply it just for 5 minutes and it instantly whitens my smile and removes any staining!

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A good tooth paste always helps! I use Crest Complete with Extra Whitening

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To keep my teeth free of tarter build up and looking beautiful I use Oral B Glide Floss