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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 🙂 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 🙂

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Let’s Get Intense.. Circle Lenses Review

Hey loves, I know I have been MIA. BUT, I had a good reason. A few weeks ago I wanted to get circle lenses SO BADLY! I mean don’t we all want bigger eyes? If you don’t know circle lenses are..they can come in prescription and nonprescription.  They are colored lenses that are usually bigger in diameter than most contacts. The ones I am wearing are 15mm in diameter contacts, where as my usual size is about 14 mm. There are a lot of benefits to circle lenses, such as they can make your eyes appear larger, there are more styles and colors to choose from, and there is no prescription needed to order them! SO I have been wearing them for 2 weeks now and really giving them a go, to serve you up my own most honest opinion and review of them! 😀

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When you visit you optometrist, if you wear contacts, can recommend some colored contacts in the same brand that you already wear that are CRAZY EXPENSIVE. Yes, they have a range of colors that are all somewhat natural looking, and the most exciting color is light purple, and 3 pair will charge $175. Which is ridiculous. Being the cheepo I am I decided I was not going to pay that for colored contacts…I mean aren’t they just pieces of plastic you use and discard?! So naturally I googled. I found http://www.thedollyeye.com, and I read multiple reviews myself to see what their rep was. They are amazing contacts, that I have really grown to be in love with! Their site apart from contacts, has other beauty products as well, and is definitely worth checking out. Under the circle lenses tab, is where the fun begins!

They have so many colors, styles, themed, and sizes, and prescription/non-perscription lenses to choose from! The biggest challenge is figuring out from all the kinds which ones you want to buy, they are all wicked cool! I wanted like 20 pairs, for real :p On their site they also have links to pictures taken by real people wearing them so you can see better what they will look like in person, which is great.  AND they are only around  $25 per pair which is way better than the actual recommended ones from your doctor. In most cases always go to your doctor first, but in this case, I have been wearing contacts for 7 plus years now, and have tried many different contacts and brands, and as long as you buy them from a reliable source, know your script number, and use them correctly you are golden!

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As you can see, this is what you get when you order your contacts! Two vials containing your contacts in solution, I bought the Twilight Green ones, because I already have green eyes and wanted a more fun intense green look! Mine are in a -3.75 prescription, as you can see on the lid, and they even give you a little carrying lens case to keep them in. So to be honest, you have to get used to them…at first if you already where contacts you know the drill, don’t sleep in contacts, keep them clean in refreshed daily solution, ect. Circle lenses however, since they are much larger, deprive your eyes of more oxygen. With this being said, NEVER sleep in these contacts. Regular contacts you can get away with this once in a while, but which such a large contact lens, this can really harm and damage your eyes while you sleep. It is pretty much eye murder by means of suffocation lol

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When you first get them, take them remove them from the vile, by unscrewing the sharp (be careful) metal caping mechanism, and poor them into the lens carrying case and fill with fresh solution. If you have never warn contacts you can buy the solution at Target or anywhere for $3. It is hard to explain, but if you don’t know how to put a contact lens in, Youtube a video of it. Basically, what I do is gently pull down the lower lid, with head tipped somewhat down, and apply it to your eye while looking up, so you don’t touch your pupil, then let go and roll your eyes around till the contacts adjust to your pupil. If there is a lot of discomfort at first make sure they are clean, not bent, and are not in folded backwards, ha ha this happens sometimes…

AT FIRST, I got somewhat of a head ache…but naturally your body needs time to adjust to new things…as if you had a caffein headache. But after I got used to them, I have been absolutely loving them! 🙂 Mine are really intense but that’s just my style, but they have natural ones on their site as well! I recommend only wearing them for a bit when you start out, not to add stress on your sensitive eyes! Start off by wearing them for 6 hours maximum, and see how they feel. I don’t wear mine all day long, everyday. I wear them as more of a special thing, when I am going out, or want a dressed up look. I have gotten so many complements from people on these colored ones, it makes me just want more kinds. They are fun, and unique, and can really switch up your look. They are also great for people like me, who are always trying to make their eyes look bigger or more enhanced.

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I love pairing these lenses with lots of eyeliner and mascara, even false lashes, to really play them up and give them that Barbie Doll look, I mean why not? I suggest if you want them to look more natural, pick a color somewhat close to your eye color. If you want natural looking blue eyes, but have dark brown ones normally, it will be a little difficult for you can slightly see your natural eye color underneath the pupil opening in the lens, but only if someone was really looking. I have been wearing them for a couple weeks now, and completely in love, they are just that interesting pop to my makeup looks! I suggest giving them a try since they are so affordable, and you can really choose whatever ones fit your life best 🙂 You can find them at http://www.thedollyeye.com

Here is an example of a makeup look I rocked to enhance the color of the contacts, since they are green I chose a warm gold tone 🙂 You can see my own green eyes a bit, but it is not so noticeable in person, I love love love these bad boys! :p

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wpid-20131011_145349.jpgIf you guys have any questions about the wear of these or my thought on them please post in the comments below! I love hearing your feedback 🙂 Please stay tuned for more posts, I am trying to schedule a time to post more regularly. Thank you so much for reading and Love always Pearlsnheels ❤