Apr 11

Swatches of 14 lipsticks I found in my purse

Do you remember a while back when I found 16 lipsticks that were in my purse? I recently had the same thing happen when I could not find most of my go-to daily shades. I checked my current purse and there they were. Clearly I really like these shades since I keep using them and reaching for them on the go, so I decided to post about them. See below for swatches and more information an all 14 lipsticks I found in my purse!

All 14 lipsticks that were living in my purse

All 14 lipsticks that were living in my purse

There are a few odd shades with bolder hues or something different, but the majority of these are everyday go-to lipsticks. They have been piling up in my bag for about a month now, but I love having them on hand when I need a touch up at work or have a spontaneous dinner date. Almost all of these 14 lipsticks are able to be worn with any look and are shades I can apply in a quick swipe and not worry about. These are some of my most tried and true lipsticks, so keep reading to see the swatches!

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Feb 28

My February Ipsy Glam Bag

I haven’t posted about my Ipsy Glam Bags in quite a while since I have been so busy but I finally got back into it with my bag this month. I am pretty happy with the items I got in my February 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag, although I am not very excited about the bag itself. Let’s take a look at what products I got this month!

The bag itself is a pretty basic style. It is a denim bag with neon orange lining and border, which is alright but definitely not February themed in any way. They could have gone with a Valentine theme, anything red, even something Winter themed. But neon orange and denim? That seems way more summer fun to me. Either way, I like the contents of my February 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag so I can ignore the bag itself.

My February 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag Contents

My February 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag Contents

What did I get in the February 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag?

This was an odd month for sizes of products because if you look at what I got nearly every item is full size. I can’t remember the last time that happened but I love that it did. This is awesome to get almost an entire bag of full size items for such a low subscription price, and all of the items are really cool.

The items I got this month include the following:

  • NYX Butter Lipstick in the shade Lifeguard (full size)
  • BellaPierre Cosmetics VolumelashWaterproof Mascara  (full size)
  • Biobelle Sheet Masks (2 full size single use masks)
  • IBY Beauty Highlighter in the shade Bubbly (sample size)
  • LAW Beauty Essentials Nail Polish in the shade Leave A Text (full size)

The full size lipstick is a super creamy bold red that is quite popular. I have heard many rave reviews about the NYX Butter Lipsticks and have yet to try one myself, so this was fun to get in my bag. I love bold red shades (have you seen my Instagram post with 15 red lipsticks?) so adding one more to my collection is perfect for me.

The full size waterproof mascara is another neat item to have in my bag. I love mascaras in general but I never ever buy waterproof formulas. Every once in a while I need one, especially in summer or on vacations, so this will be a good item to store until that time comes.

The sheet masks are pretty cool. I have never heard of Biobelle before but I love masks and I know how trendy they are lately. Sheet masks are a nice change from my usual LUSH masks or other creamy ones, so these will be nice to try out on a relaxing evening soon.

The IBY Beauty highlighter looks like a nice colour and I definitely will try it soon. I am trying to get more into highlighting and using more face products instead of just focusing on lipstick (like I have the last few weeks). I am looking forward to putting this to good use soon and getting some glowy shimmering cheekbones!

Overall I am very happy with this month’s bag and look forward to see what I get in March!

Dec 19

Loving Lately: 16 Lipsticks In My Purse

A little while ago I cleaned out my current purses and emptied out all the lipsticks I had been carrying around lately. In two purses and my work bag I ended up finding 16 different lipsticks that I’ve been wearing a lot lately. I had quite a few in each bag and I have been rotating through these shades for the last few weeks. I thought it might be fun to swatch them all for a quick post, and I ended up doing mini reviews on a few of them too.

16 lipsticks I've been loving lately!

16 lipsticks I’ve been loving lately!

Out of the 16 lipsticks there are 8 different brands mixed in. I sorted them by brand in my swatch photo because that seemed easier than going by colour. Somehow I added the Maybelline Baby Lips tot he end of the row but everything else is sorted properly. If you see any that you want to see side-by-side feel free to ask and I can compare those!

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Aug 19

August Ipsy Glam Bag

This is my second Ipsy Glam Bag ever and I am really happy with it. I had mixed feelings on my first box, which I reviewed here, but I think I like my August Ipsy Glam Bag much better than my last month’s one. This month the bag was illustrated by Ipsy founder Michelle Phan in a dreamy makeup-lover style. I love the design of the bag this month and the products I got are really neat and all items I would definitely use and be interested in regularly.

The gorgeous design of my August Ipsy Glam Bag

The gorgeous design of my August Ipsy Glam Bag

The items I got in my August Ipsy Glam Bag are the following:

  • Lord&Berry Maximatte Crayon Lipstick
  • Beauty For Real I-Line 24-7 Eyeliner
  • Josie Maran Whipped Mud Mask
  • Organic Surge Perfecting Face Polish
  • NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator
All of the items included in my August Ipsy Glam Bag

All of the items included in my August Ipsy Glam Bag

I have always wanted to try Josie Maran masks so this was a really exciting product to find in my bag. I also love all the NYX items I have tried so far and have been eyeing these liquid highlighters for a while now so that was great. I can always use an eyeliner so that was handy, and I love matte lipsticks so this Lord&Berry one will be really fun to try out. I have never even heard of Lord&Berry, Organic Surge, or Beauty For Real so it is neat to get new brands to try out in my August Ipsy Glam Bag.

Skincare and face items from my August Ipsy Glam Bag including the NYX Illuminator and Josie Maran mud mask

Skincare and face items from my August Ipsy Glam Bag including the NYX Illuminator and Josie Maran mud mask

Overall I like a lot of the items in this bag, and am glad to check out some new to me brands. I like that I got some classic products that I know I will use, such as a matte lippie, eyeliner, and highlighter, as well as some more special items like masks and face polish. The combination of everyday items and special items in this August Ipsy Glam Bag make me very happy with it and I already am looking forward to my next bag!