Hello Everyone! I hope everyone is have as amazing weather, as we are here in South Carolina. I am writing my blog a little bit earlier today so I can go and enjoy the outdoors, and hopefully yall can do the same! I just received my Ipsy bag in the mail so a little change of plans from what I was originally going to write about. I also have a beauty bag that I received from Hautelook, so be looking out for that coming up. Now on to Ipsy! This month's theme was dedicated to destination's. The specific destination on this unique bag is suppose to resemble the "Street Anatomy" of San Francisco created by Klari Reis.
I really liked the design of this bag, and I hope Ipsy keeps it up with the creativity rather then sending us just plain jane makeup bags. Also, this month we received 4 products instead of the usual 5. I didn't mind though because the 4 that I received, I was very happy with.
Pixi Beauty Flawless Beauty Primer - "The Pixi Beauty Flawless Beauty Primer is loaded with skin loving ingredients. Formula contains powerful anti-aging and skin fortifying benefits. Formula suitable for all skin types." Believe it or not as much as a beauty guru as I seem to be, I have only ever owned one face primer and that is Smashbox's Photo Finish. So opening my eyes to another face primer was a little nerve-wracking at first, because this one had a tint to it unlike the clear one that I use. I did however really enjoy this primer and even though I have really light skin it went on quite nicely! You can pickup a mini one of these for only $9.00! S/N: If you would like to purchase any of the products you see, I have provided a link by clicking on the name of the product (the writing in bold before the description).
BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick In "Get Ready" - "Make an impact with Marvelous Moxie™ Lipstick. Creamy, super-saturated, ultra-pigmented color glides on like butter for full coverage in a rich satin finish. Lips look fuller and more voluptuous. An infusion of minerals revitalizes lips for a healthy-looking pout, while a moisture-loaded hydrating complex helps to nourish and condition with Abyssinian Oil and Omega Fatty Acids for supple, baby-soft smoothness." I really liked the formula and how this lipstick went on, the color just wasn't for me. In the picture it looks pink, but its actually a very dark shade of pink. I am more of a lighter pink or light red. Not to say this lipstick wouldn't be for you, if your of a darker complexion. This product runs $18, and comes in 18 different shades!
Be a Bombshell "Bora Bora" Eyeshadow Quad - "The Bora Bora Eyeshadow Quad contains a highly pigmented long lasting formula for all day wear. To use as an eyeliner, wet the tip of your brush and dip end into the shadow and apply on lash line. For base colors, blend shadow from lash line to brow bone with a wide shadow brush using gentle upward strokes. For accent colors, blend shade in the outer crease of your eye gently working inward. Gently blend base and accent colors together using light, feathery strokes. For highlighting, gently brush under brow bone." Eeek! This was the one product I was super excited to receive, and it was mainly because I love the blue turquoise color in this shadow quad. If you are already a fan of "Be a Bombshell" brand like I am, then this will be no different and definitely a product you will like. There are 4 different quad's that you can pick from, and this one as well as Barcelona (which will be next on my list to try) are my favorites. They are very pigmented and go on as well as blend smoothly. The color's from top left to right are as follows: Starlet, Bora Bora, Risky Business, and Rock Bottom. These quad's run $16.
Nicole by OPI Roughles "On What Grounds?" - "4 new textured nail lacquers featuring speckled, pastel shades of purple, pink, turquoise and yellow. When the lacquer dries, Roughles lacquers reveal a unique pebbled finish. For the perfect matte effect, skip the top coat!" I love the texture of this polish, but most of all I love the color of this polish. It is the prettiest shade of what I would call baby blue. It run's anywhere from $5-$9, just depending on where you go to get it. I couldn't find the direct website to buy it from so my suggestion would be to stop by your local Ulta or Nail Salon, and pick it up. It is worth it though (the brand OPI in general), OPI is one of my favorite brands of polish and lasts forever!
Now, if you like my bag and want to sign up for Ipsy for yourself it is $10 a month (which includes shipping), and each month you will receive a makeup bag catered to the answers from your beauty quiz with generally 5 items. Michelle Phan curates the bags. And you can sign up & check it out here: SIGN UP FOR IPSY
Feel free to leave any comment and/or questions, and until next time like I always say stay beautiful by staying YOU! :)