Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Ipsy Sept 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 bag has a pair of eyes lashes on black canvas with gold accent trims and I think it's pretty cute!

What I got this month:

BRTC - Sheet Mask x 2
I have heard of this Korean brand years ago but haven't used their products lately. I love face masks and these sheet masks are just what I need. The Vitamin C one brightens the skin while and Vitamin F (is there a Vitamin F?) regenerates. Yes to both! I am excited to try these.

Trèstique - Lip Glas in Mumbai Magenta
This lip stick is quite comfortable to wear and it contains coconut and peach oils. However, it claims to be highly-pigmented which I do not agree. The pigment is low and you need to do a few swipes to see the color payoff.

Benefit - Hoola Matte Bronzer
I am actually quite disappointed to get this, because this product has been around for a long time, and I own both the full size, travel size, in a palette... already. Other than that, this is a great cool toned bronzer and it's perfect for contouring. It is very blendable and it gives a even finish.

Evelyn Iona - Green Tea Primer
This is my first time using a product from this brand. This primer uses organic green tea and avocado oil which provide hydration and antioxidant. It feels like a light cream on the skin. I will most likely still use another pore blurring primer on top.

Neuma - Leave In Conditioner
It's always nice to get travel sized hair products because I need products on the go for my long color treated hair. This spray is nice and lightweight and it claims to detangle, hydrate, tame frizz, repair and protect from heat styling. Yes to all!

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Coral Waterfall Nails


Let's do another easy waterfall style manicure! You can use any color combination you like. 

This time I used a bright coral as the base.

Then I painted on some thin straight strokes using a fine detailing brush with white, purple, and lilac.

It is always nice to add some glitter! I used a gold one to complete the look.

Polishes used:
Coral, Gold - Julep
Dark Purple - Zoya, Kiko
Lilac - Flormar
White - Deborah Lippmann

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

FabFitFun Fall 2018


FabFitFun is a quarterly (4 boxes each year, 1 box per season) subscription box with beauty, fitness, and lifestyle items. It is $49.99 USD per box with more than $200 plus worth of products. 

This is my first box from FabFitFun and I subscribed to this because of the spoiler preview. This is the good thing with this subscription, that you get to know what will be coming in next box and decide to join or not. I will probably be canceling the subscription and might join again if there is another box that interests me!

What I got:

Vince Camuto - Tote in Red Desert
This tote grabbed my interest in joining FabFitFun. I want something like this for work to throw in my laptop, lunch, and miscellaneous items! I like Vince Camuto as a brand (really like their shoes!) This tote is made of vegan leather and it is huge! I can throw in all the things I need! Yay!

GlamGlow - Bubble Sheet Mask x2
I love GlamGlow and I have tried most of their masks in a tub. I think this sheet mask is a new product from them. It says the sheet mask will bubble up on the face and it will detoxify and deep cleanse the skin in 3 minutes. Interesting! You need to rinse out the face like you do after using a face wash. Can't wait to try!

Beauty Blender 
Do I need to explain anymore? This is a good value item. I use this blender everyday for blending foundation and concealer so another one is always welcome!

Alfred Teapot 
Another item that also drew me to this box. How cute is this teapot!? I love drinking tea, especially loose tea leaves, and I will sure put this into good use!

Cylo - Bluetooth Wireless Headphones
Another item that I really wanted from this box when I saw the spoiler was this wireless headphones! I like going for a walk while listening / watching something on my phone and this would be perfect without the wire! I got the chic white one!

Grown Alchemist - Polishing Facial Exfoliant
I have never heard of this brand before but this looks fancy in a metal tube! It is a gentle face scrub with some beneficial properties. I will try this for sure!

Farmacy - Eye Cream
I love getting eye cream from these boxes. I know this brand uses good natural ingredients and I am excited to try it! It claims to reduce fine lines and dark circles, I think all of us would want that. 

Skin&Co Roma - Shower Gel
The scent of this shower gel includes wild sage, lemon, and alpine rose, which is inspired by farmers in Capri, Italy. Pretty cool and it sounds high end!

Luna - Rica Bar
I got the salted caramel flavoured cashew butter fruit and nut bar. It is quite small and it is advertised as a snack bar on the go. It is also certified organic! However, I didn't enjoy the texture of this. This isn't your normal granola bar, it is more like a fruit and jam snack with mushy texture.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Pastel Dry Brush on White


These pastel dry brushing nails are so chic and they are actually very easy to do! Let's start!

I used a white polish as base and painted the nails approximately 3/4 way in close to the cuticles. Then I took the pastel pink, purple, and mint green and started to do some dry brush strokes in both horizontal and vertical directions.

I wasn't impressed by just the pastel colors and I thought there was something missing. So I took a darker glittery pink and lightly dry brushed on top. And I thought that made a more complete look.

Finally I lined the seam with a glitter purple and called it a day!

Polishes Use:
Purple - Julep
Mint Green - Flormar
Pink - CND
Glitter Purple - Color Club
Glitter Pink - Sephora Formula X
White - Collistar

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