Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Ipsy April 2018 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 make up bag is a cute and pinkish tone one with butterfly print and rose gold details. I really like it and have already been using it in my purse!

What I got:

Ciate London - Startruck Double-Ended Stamp Liquid Liner
At first I didn't think I would like this stamper eye liner but after playing with it by stamping on my hand and pretend its a tattoo, I think this is so fun! The normal felt tip liner side is super black too. However, I wish the formula is more long lasting. The ink stamp seems to fade easily. But overall I love it!

Wander Beauty - Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks
What a fun name "baggage claim"! I love any masks and this gold foil technology lets the serum to fully soak into the skin before evaporating. It says it can brighten, reduce dark circle, and hydrate. Yes to all please!

Paula Dorf Cosmetics - Bronzer in Bora Bora
This brand is new to me and the bronzer powder feels very smooth. It swatches nicely on my hand. I like that the color is not too dark so I can slowly build it up until I am satisfied. The bronzer has a brown undertone so I won't be using it as a contour shade.

Purifect by Symphony Beauty - Micellar Cleansing Water in Coconut
Another new brand to me. I learned about how the name "micellar" got used from reading about it on Ipsy website. "It looks and feels like your everyday H2O, but it contains microscopic molecules called micelles that act as magnets and attach to dirt, grime, and other icky stuff lingering on your skin." Hey you learn something everyday! I use micellar water once in a while (I normally use a cleansing oil) and will be using this for sure! It removed my hand swatches pretty darn well!

Ruby - Eyeshadow Blending Brush
OMG the brand Ruby? It's my brand!! Haha. I like brushes in this size and shape for my crease color. It is made with synthetic material and it feels quite soft!

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Triangle Blocking Tips


Here's a simple color blocking manicure with no special tools required!

After the base pink polish had dried, I painted on the black and silver onto the corner tip of each nail. I made different sizes of the block for a more random look.

Then I simply paint over the tips with the other color and covering the first block partially. And that was it!

Polishes Used:
Black and Pink - Julep
Silver - Spa Ritual

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Monday, April 16, 2018

BoxyCharm March 2018 First Impressions


BoxyCharm is a monthly beauty subscription that focus mainly on makeup with 4-5 full size products. It costs $21 USD per month.

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What I got this month:

Pretty Vulgar - Make Them Blush in 111 Prim Vixen
I was most wowed by this product when I opened this box because of the gorgeous gold packaging. I have never tried anything from this brand and this blush is in a bright pink color! I don't usually go for blush color like this but hey, that's why we get subscription boxes right? It feels super smooth and luxurious to touch! I am excited to wear this on my cheeks!

PUR - Eyeshadow Palette
This is a pretty big palette with 12 eyeshadows. Most of them are very creamy and pigmented! This is my first time trying PUR eyeshadow and I quite like them. The color scheme here is more peach, pink and neutral, which is easy to wear.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company - Eye Brush Set
There are 3 brushes in this set and they are all nice and soft. I like that they are white so I can see if I have leftover colors on the brush before applying new color. Every makeup wearer can use more eye brushes right?

Butter London - Double Decker Mascara
This mascara claims to give you 200% thicker lashes with 314% increase in curl! Haha, 314% that precise hey? This is my first time trying Butter London mascara. I already love their nail polishes and I hope their make up is good too!

South Mane Beauty - Under Eye Gel Mask
There are 3 pairs of eye masks in the pack and I have already tried them under my eyes. They are soft gel patches that stay on very well. I like the feeling of the gel but it was hard to tell if they did anything after just 1 use. I love doing masks tho!

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