Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Ipsy Nov 2017 Unboxing and First Impressions


Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription service that comes with a new makeup bag and 5 beauty sample products for the price of $10 USD/month.

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This month's bag is a blue and shiny black one. I don't think it is anything special.

What I got:

Tarte - Amazonian Clay Blush in Feisty - 1.5 g
I love Tarte! I also love their Amazonian Clay blushes! I am so happy to see a Tarte blush in this month's Ipsy! This color is a gorgeous neutral to nude tone that would look great on most skin tones! Love!

MAC - Prep + Prime Natural Radiance - 6 mL
I am surprised to see MAC in Ipsy! I have never seen MAC in subscription boxes! Anyway, this claims to be a primer and highlighter, which I don't think so. There is no highlighting effect on this in my opinion. It also claims to control oil, hydrate, and smooth out the complexion. Sounds pretty good right? I can't wait to test this out!

Glamour Dolls x Lisa Frank - Matte Bronzer - 6 g
This is a more warm toned bronzer. I have never heard of this brand nor Lisa Frank. This bronzer feels smooth and pigmented. It's not bad! I like the leopard packaging too!

Clark's Botanicals - Deep Moisture Mask - Unknown Amount
I love masks especially moisturizing ones! I like the fresh floral scent of this mask. It claims to contain algae extract, Japanese green tea, and jasmine to calm, soothe, soften, and reduce redness.

Codage Paris - Scrubbing Cream - 15 mL
This face scrub is made with super fine rice particles. Interesting! It is free of nasty stuff like paraben and phtalates. I will put this to good use for sure!

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Purple Quilted Texture


I saw this quilted nailart online and had to try it out myself since they are too pretty! However, it was harder to do than I have imagined. More practice is definitely required to perfect them!

I chose a purple pink polish by Julep called Julep. I painted a base layer and waited for it to dry.

Then after painting the 2nd layer, I took a dental floss stick and lightly pressed on the nail before the polish has set. It was quite a challenge to make everything even. You can see that some spots are shallow while others are too deep that you can even see the bare nail.

You can also see the rough edges of the dents.

I painted a layer of clear top coat over all the nails to smooth out everything and we are done!

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