Ipsy Glam Bag: March

Glam Bag March

Glam Bag March


I must say, Ipsy has been on a roll these past two months. I’ve been very happy with what’s coming every month. Granted, this month, I got another Be A Bombshell product and nail polish, both of which I’ve gotten a lot of lately. But you know what, I don’t mind because I’ve been impressed with the Be A Bombshell products and you know, I can always give the nail polishes to a friend. Anyway, here’s what’s up with this month’s bag.

The bag itself is interesting. Ipsy has started a collaboration with artists to design their bags. This one was designed by a San Francisco artist named Klari Reis and is supposed to mimic the city layout of San Francisco. To me, it looks like when you look through a microscope at onion peels…in technicolor. I kind of like it.

Be A Bombshell Eyeshadow Quad in Bora Bora – I’m really impressed with the quality of these shadows! They are smooth and easily blended. While you’d have to add some extra shadows to get a full look from the palette, the colors are gorgeous! I especially love the vivid blue-green color.

Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer – A primer that adds glow and hydrates? Sign me up! For me and my dry skin, this primer gives a great luminosity for under my more matte foundations. I really like it.

Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Get Ready – First off, I love anything nugget size so the cute little mini lipstick had me at first sight. I love the Marvelous Moxie glosses but had not tried the lipsticks yet. They are really a great, creamy formula. I’ll have to look into what other colors they have in the line.

Nicole by OPI Roughles Nail Polish in On What Grounds? – This color reminds me of Robin’s Eggs! Perfect for Spring. I’m not entirely sold on the ‘rough’ texture, though. I’m not sure if I love it or hate it. The jury’s still out.

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Ipsy Glam Bag: February

Glam Bag February

Glam Bag February

Hey there Ipsters. I’m going to cut to the chase and go ahead and say that this is my favorite Ipsy bag that I’ve received thus far. The only thing that was remotely disappointing was the bag which was just plain pink . But I don’t subscribe to Ipsy for the bag, I subscribe to try new products and these ones are really exciting.

NUME Intense Renewal Hair Mask – I have never tried anything from NUME but I’ve heard good things about their products. I’ve been making an effort to take better care of my hair so this was right up my alley. It made my hair feel like silk and I can’t be mad at that.

POP Beauty Plump Pout Mini in Peony Petal – I was a little hesitant after not loving the lip crayon from POP in a previous box. This, totally made up for it! First off, the packaging is precious…I love anything tiny. The formula is very creamy and full color but not overly sticky. The color Peony Petal is a very pretty rosy pink that would look good with a ton of different looks. I’m interested in trying out some more of these

Tini Beauty Eyetini Cream Shadow in Spiced Rum – This beautiful bronzey cream shadow was a pleasant surprise. Cream shadows can either go on patchy or crease and this one does neither. It goes on super opaque and metallic and blends out just enough so that you don’t have any harsh lines.

City Color Be Matte Blush in Fresh Melon – What a GORGEOUS color for Spring. I couldn’t get the color to show up right on camera but it’s a bright melon…as the name suggests. It doesn’t go on powdery or patchy and I’m excited to wear it come Spring. Not to mention, it’s huge so it’ll last forever.

Zoya Polish in Odette – This color is right on trend for Spring. Orchid is were it’s at! I love the formula of Zoya polish and this color is a great addition to my growing collection.

So yeah, I’m pretty much in love with all of the products this month. Way to go Ipsy!

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Ipsy Glam Bag: January

January Glam Bag

January Glam Bag


So when I was getting this post together, I realized that I never posted about my December Glam Bag. I think with the holidays and the slew of packages that were coming to our apartment, it got lost in the mix. But I remember not being mad at it. Now let’s move along to January’s edition. The bag is cute. The blue with the cosmetic product shadows reminds me of a makeup skyline. The one thing that did strike me when I took it out of the package though, was the smell. Something with the design or manufacturing had a very heavy plasticky, pool float, smell…which is not what I want to smell in or around my makeup products. But it’s aired out fairly well, so I digress.

The Products:
Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow Creamy Eye Pencil: I don’t love nor do I hate this. It’s a pretty color and very creamy and easy to apply. I suppose you could use this as a liner (which I would think would be pretty as a little pop on the lower lash line) or as a base for a shadow. The pencil is quite thin so you would be shading for a long while to cover the entire lid. The one thing that does bother me is that in one swipe, you don’t get as opaque of a color as I would like. The product has a good amount of shimmer/glitter and it takes at least two swipes to get up to an intensity I like.

Absolute! Makeup Wipes: I’m a big fan of makeup wipes. Sometimes, you just don’t have it in you to scrub and wash and all that jazz before bed. My eyes are super sensitive and will burn easily but I had no problem with these. Loved the cucumber scent, also. Altogether, a win.

Lee Anni 3 in 1 Revolotion Face Cream: I’m a smell person. I sniff everything before I put it on my face. Let me tell you ladies, this smelled so bad, that I couldn’t bear to put it anywhere near my face. I can’t even. It will be going in the trash. Plus, the packaging reminded me of something that someone packaged in the homeroom chemistry class.

Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave in Conditioner: SCORE! I’ve been mulling over purchasing the full size of this for a while now so I’m super excited to have a little travel size to try first. I wear leave in conditioners every day and am always on the lookout for my next fave. I’ve been happy with everything that I’ve tried from the ‘Sexy Hair’ lines so far.

Mica Beauty Cosmetics Tinted Lip Balm in Fiesta: I feel like I’ve said this before with an item from an Ipsy bag but a lip balm should be moisturizing. This is more of a lip stain. That being said, though, I like it. I just think it’s not labeled correctly. The color is very pretty and if I put a stain or a gloss over it, it feels fine on the lips and lasts for a good while. I’ll get good use out of it.

So there is the Ipsy run down for January. You guys get anything good? I went to IMATS last week and picked up a bunch of fun makeup goodies while in Cali so look out for some new reviews and looks!

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Ipsy Glam Bag: November

November Glam Bag

November Glam Bag


It’s that Ipsy time of the month again. I’m on the fence on whether or not I’m happy with this month’s bag. On one hand, the bag itself is great and I’m not mad at any of the products but it seems like I’ve gotten a few of these things before. Let’s dive in, shall we?

Starlooks Gem Pencil in Topaz – In my 7 months with Ipsy, this has been my 3rd Starlooks Pencil. I mean, there are worse pencils, but there are certainly better. This one in Topaz is a SUPER glittery silver. In a lot of glitter eye pencils, the glitter gets clumpy and the pencil is hard to apply but this one applys pretty smooth. So that’s good, but I’m just not sure how often I’ll wear a super glittery pencil like this. It could be a fun accent on the bottom lash line or good as a super sparkly base for a Holiday look.

BH Cosmetics Baked Galaxy Chic Eyeshadow in Aphrodite – Again, this is the 2nd time I’ve gotten a BH shadow sample in my bag…but this one, I’m not complaining about. I’m a big fan of BH Cosmetics and had been eyeballing the Galaxy Chic Baked Shadow Palette for a while but I’m just not generally a fan of baked shadows. This one, is gorgeous. It’s a beautiful shimmery rusty color that is perfect for the season and the color payoff is fab. Ok BH, I’ll buy your palette!

Nailtini Nail Polish in Champagne – My second Nailtini polish in 7 months. (Are we seeing a pattern here?) The color is a beautiful rose gold. I’ll wear it and if the formula is like the last Nailtini polish I got, I’ll like it.

Pixi Beauty Bronzer in Subtly Suntouched – I have very fair skin, and this hardly shows up on ME so for them to call it a bronzer is a bit of a stretch. It has a nice satin finish, so I apply it heavily, could probably use it as a nice natural blush. If i just dust it all over my face, it could probably be good to just warm up my complexion. The moral of this is, it will work for me, because I’m so fair, but on people with darker skin tones, this will probably be a bust product.

Be A Bombshell Lip Crayon in Hot Damn – I love this. That’s it. I love the color, (a pretty pinky red). I love the formula. I love the name. I love the lip crayon form. Love and Win!

Em Cosmetics Lipstick in Don’t Tell Mom – Em is the new cosmetic line from Michelle Phan who is a popular YouTube Beauty Guru. I’ve heard mixed reviews of her line on the internets so I was happy to get something to try out for myself. The color I got is a BRIGHT hot pink and something that I have a lot of already in my collection. There is no lack of color payoff with this bad boy. You put it on your lips and BAM! It feels good on the lips and the wear is average but I’m not going: WOW! I’m going to go pay $16.50 for another one of these lipsticks. Yeah, a bit pricey. But in my $10 Ipsy bag, I’ll take it!

(Top to Bottom) Be a Bombshell, Em Lipstick, Starlooks Pencil, BH Shadow

(Top to Bottom) Be a Bombshell, Em Lipstick, Starlooks Pencil, BH Shadow

So overall, not a bad $10 investment for, if nothing else, a super cute bag and a LOVE lip crayon.

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Ipsy Glam Bag: October

October Glam Bag

October Glam Bag


Hey there Ipsters! In the wise words of my dear friend Shan: This month’s bag is baller! And I agree! It’s probably my favorite ones that I’ve gotten yet.
Let’s start off with the super cute bag itself: Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art. Preach! I could sit here and look at fierce makeup looks all day! Some people paint, sculpt, draw…I use faces as my canvas. And I love it!

Now on to the goodies:
LA Fresh Oil-Free Face Cleanser Wipes – I’ve seen LA fresh on Hautelook and other sites and have wanted to try the brand so I was happy to see these. I can always use a good makeup wipe. I’ll be taking these on some upcoming trips.

Big Sexy Hair Blow Dry Volumizing Gel – I love the Big Sexy brand. Like I mentioned in my Procrastinating Beauty Blogger tag, I don’t often blow dry my hair. But when I do, it can use all the help it can get! Volume is something that is seriously lacking when I dry my hair straight so hopefully this will be something that will help a sister out.

Nourish Organic Coconut & Argan Body Lotion – This stuff smells AMAZING! I love coconut. It’s got Argan and is 100% Organic and does a pretty darn good job. I have super dry skin, especially this time of year and this is the perfect size to throw in my purse for moisture on the go. It says it’s available exclusively at Target so I may go and check out some more fragrances.

Zoya Nail Polish in Giovanna – A PERFECT color for fall. Emerald green is always in in my book. Zoya nail polishes are great. This is going on my toes next.

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Dolly – Another product that is a party on your lips. It gives that plumping tingle that I love! The color is a pretty shimmery pink that is a great accent color for the middle of the lip to give some more dimension. I’ve never tried any Buxom products before this and I likey.

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Ipsy Glam Bag: September

Glam Bag September

Glam Bag September


Ipsy Time Everyone! My favorite $10 surprise of the month. This month’s theme was classic beauty and the bag was one of my favorites so far. The quality of the bags are getting better and better as the months go on. It’s a pretty royal blue with black butterfly pattern. I’m starting quite a collection of little bags! But let’s get to the good stuff, what’s inside!

Starlooks Kohl Eye Pencil in Obsidian: This is not my favorite eye pencil but definitely not my least favorite. It’s a bit on the dry side but not dry enough to tug. Because it’s a little on the dry side, it actually stays pretty well on the waterline. Not bad and you can always use another black liner.

NYX Single Eyeshadow in Lanikai: When I took this out of the bag, I LOVED the color. It’s a beautiful dusty blue color. NYX eyeshadows are notoriously hit or miss…and I’m afraid this one is a miss. Even with a primer, the color didn’t go on as nice as it could have.

SKYN Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels: I got two sets of these and man, I wish I got more. You put these little gel-like pads under your eyes and they de-puff and cool. They feel SOOO good on the skin and visibly make a difference on your under-eye area. These are the win of the bag for me and I’m going to be looking into purchasing more.

De-Puff Time!

De-Puff Time!


It’s So Big Volumizing Mascara by Elizabeth Mott: It’s so Big: That’s a lofty claim. Unfortunately, it falls short. The formula of this mascara is odd. You take the wand out and it’s almost stringy. When I put it on my lashes, it does nothing more than define it. No length, no volume and doesn’t really build on itself. I guess it’s good for natural days but for day to day wear, I like a little more out of my mascara.

Cailyn Tinted Lip Balm in Big Apple: I wouldn’t go on calling this a tinted lip balm. It’s more like a lip stain. It goes on dry…something I don’t think of when I think Lip Balm. But, this stuff STAINS! I put it on with a balm over it and the color lasted all day. And the color I got is gorgeous. So I like it, and I’ll continue to wear it, but I don’t think of it as a tinted lip balm.

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Ipsy Glam Bag: August

August Glam Bag

August Glam Bag


Hey there Glam Bag Fans! I finally got around to testing out some of the products in my August Ipsy bag. Here’s what I got in August:

First off, the Bag itself is super cute. It’s a pretty magenta color with a gold ‘Glamour Academy’ crest on it. After last month’s ‘plain’ bag, this one was a pleasant surprise.

Michael Todd Jojoba Charcoal Facial Scrub: This is the one thing out of the bag that I haven’t tried yet but I’ve never heard anything but good things about Michael Todd Products so I’m sure it will be great. Plus, charcoal is all the rage right now and I love being trendy. I look forward to scrubbing my face.

Mica Beauty Cosmetics Shimmer Powder in Bronze: I was ready to not like this because I’m not a big fan of loose pigment eyeshadows but I was pretty surprised. The shimmer is super fine and color gorgeous. I used it on my eyes over a creme shadow and it looked applied really well. It would also be really pretty if you used it really lightly as a highlight or add a small amount to your liquid foundation to give it a bronzy glow.

Pixi Lash Booster Mascara: I really wanted to like this but I just don’t. It didn’t do my lashes any favors. I like to load on mascara and after one coat it started getting clumpy. It didn’t smudge or flake so it does get points in that department.

Pacifica Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream: Now if you’re thinking that this is going to give you flawless coverage, you’re not going to be impressed. BUT, as a primer it’s pretty darn good. It seemed to make my skin more even and blurred my pores and lines. It actually made my face feel pretty smooth. I dig it.

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Anarchy: First of all, is this not the cutest nugget lipstick ever! This is my fave thing in the bag. It’s hard to impress me with lipsticks, just because I think that they are all more or less the same. I tend not to buy higher end lipsticks because, let’s be serious, they are all going to wear off sooner or later. This lipstick is kind of the bomb. It feels great on the lips, looks smooth and wears like crazy. The Anarchy color is really pretty on me also. I’m going to have to try out some others in full size.

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Savy, Where you at?!

Hello there Ladies! (And Gents, I don’t discriminate!) I’ve been lacking on the posts lately and I apologize. August has been kind of bananas with my Birthday, work stuff and various trips so I haven’t been able to get a good solid blog together in a hot second. But never fear, with all of the things happening lately, we have a LOT to catch up on!

I blogged a quick photo of the look I wore on my birthday which featured The Original Sleek Makeup iDivine Palette and my Temptu airbrush makeup. Both are products that I would like to do an in depth review on. I’ve had the Temptu for a few years now and completely love it and Sleek Makeup is a newly discovered brand that has impressed me immensely.

When we returned from Vegas I had two subscription services waiting for me! My Summer QVC New Beauty Test Tube and my Ipsy August Glam Bag. Truth be told, I haven’t had a chance to try out anything in either of them yet. Once I get a chance to try out a decent amount of the products from each, I’ll give you guys a review. I will say that the actual Ipsy Bag this month was adorable!

With a Birthday, comes gifts. And with me, it’s usually gifts in the form of makeup store gift cards. I have gotten a TON of new products that I’m excited to try and tell you all about. In Vegas I hit up the Inglot store and got some more of their amazing product. All of their products have been nothing less than impressive! With gift cards, I managed to acquire three new palettes: The Too-Faced Loves Sephora, Too-Faced Pretty Rebel, and (the last person on earth to get it) The Naked 2 Palette by Urban Decay. Keep your eyes out for upcoming looks using those gems!

This past weekend I did 2 Savy Seminars with two lovely lady friends. We had a great time talking makeup, drinking wine, and shopping at Ulta and CVS. Everyone had a blast as I pushed them out of their usual color comfort zone. I love passing on the love and knowledge of makeup to others. A Client loving their finished look is such a great feeling! Book your Savy Seminar and we can have fun together too! 😉

Lastly, I have a back log of looks to share with you all and look forward to getting back in to the blog groove! If there are any products I’ve mentioned that you would like me to review or do certain looks with, please let me know!

Keep Being Fierce
-Savy

Ipsy Glam Bag: July

July Glam Bag

July Glam Bag


Happy Ipsy Time! This month’s theme for the Glam Bag was Beach Beauty and the contents reflected all things summer. From hot pink lips, to bright nails to facial sunscreen, the bag had everything for a fun summer day. After last month’s SUPER fab leopard/neon bag, the clear, plastic bag was a bit of a disappointment. I don’t hate it, but I’ve liked the previous two more. I guess the plastic neon does go along with the summer ‘being around water’ theme. Anyway, here’s what was inside:

Nailtini Polish in Mai Tai: Pretty bright Orange polish that I think I’m going to put on my toes next. I think that this color would look especially fierce if you had a tan going on.

Coola Mineral Facial Sunscreen SPF 20: I used this on Saturday when I spent some time at the pool and I didn’t burn. So that’s good for me. Because I always burn. It also didn’t irritate my skin and didn’t have a really strong smell. I love the smell of sunscreen but not when I’m going to be putting it on my face. I’ll probably be investing in a full size for our upcoming trip to Vegas.

POP Beauty Pouty Pop Crayon in Fuchsia Flirt: First, I love the color of this. But unfortunately, that’s the only thing I like about it. It applies patchy to my lips whether or not I apply a balm under it or not. I feel like it really settles into the lines on my lips and doesn’t wear off evenly. It’s a bummer because I really do love the color. This is my first POP Beauty experience and unfortunately it’s a bit of a disappointment.

BH Cosmetics California Palette Sampler: This cute little eyeshadow sample has one color from each of the BH California themed pallets: Hollywood, Malibu, and San Francisco. I’ve read people not liking the shadows but I say: Use a primer and life is good. I have all three of the California Palettes already so I’ll be giving this away. Seeing as that I have the Palettes already means that I obviously like the products.

Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Beach Spray: Truth be told, I haven’t used this yet. BUT, I like the Sexy Hair line and have been wanting to try out a Beach Spray so bring it on! The bottle says it’s ‘Beach look conditioning and texturizing spray with Argan oil.’ Hopefully I’ll like it. It’s a pretty good size so I’ll be able to get a good feel for the product.

Overall, I’m again happy with my Ipsy Bag. You have to realize that with these subscription services, you are not always going to LOVE everything that you get. The fun is in getting to try out new products. As always, I can’t wait to see what I get next Month!

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Ipsy Glam Bag: June

Hey everyone! We are back from our UK Vacay and back to the disgusting heat of Texas in the summer. We had an awesome time and I picked up quite a few beauty items on the trip that I’ll share with you guys in a future post. BUT FIRST! Waiting patiently in the mail when we returned was my Ipsy Glam Bag for June and it did not disappoint at all.

Ipsy Glam Bag: June

Ipsy Glam Bag: June


Here’s the breakdown:

Let’s first start with the bag itself. Animal print and neon? Duh! Super cute and it feels more durable than the bag last month. (Not that I’ve had a problem with the bag from last month, just an observation!).

1. J. Cat Eyelashes and Glue Style EL99. These look really nice for a super glam look. The are long and a little flared at the ends, which will be great for a cat eye look. The band doesn’t look bulky or thick so I have high hopes that they will go on nicely. They also say they are 100% human hair….which I can’t lie, kind of creeps me out…are all lashes human hair? I don’t know. Anyway, I’ll try to remember to do a post when I wear them…maybe that false eyelash post that I’ve been meaning to do forever!

2. J. Cat Sparkling Cream Palette in Volta. Another J. Cat product. I’ve never heard of the brand but I’m going to go check out the line for sure. I’m not sure what to think about this glitter palette. It says to use caution around the eye area and I can see why since the glitter comes out super chunky. I’ll stick to my eye-safe Eye Kandy glitters for eye looks. So I guess it’s supposed to be a body glitter product? I’m not quite sure what I’ll use it for but I’ll put it in my professional kit and see if I can come up with a use for it there.

3. Cailyn Line Fix Gel Eyeliner in Iron. I actually have heard super good things about the Cailyn liners and had wanted to purchase one myself. So thanks Ipsy! I got the color Iron which is a pretty gunmetal grey. This stuff lasts for sure. I swatched it on my hand and literally had to scrub to get it off! The only thing to take into consideration is that it dries super fast so you have to work quick. Other than that, I love it and will have to invest in some more colors for super long wear.

4. Starlooks Tickle Me Pink Lip Pencil. I have heard of the Starlooks brand and had been cruising their site not to long ago so I was happy to see something from the brand in my bag. Lip pencils are something that are seriously lacking in my collection. I don’t really wear them as often as I should and never find myself gravitating to them at the store. So many more exciting things than lip liner. Tickle Me Pink is a really pretty true pink color and the pencil glides on very smooth. Not much other to say than it’s a lip pencil, and I like it.

5. NYX Mosaic Powder in Dare. Loves me some NYX and I don’t have any of their blushes so holler again to Ipsy! The Mosaic Powder is a powder blush comprised of 5 colors that you swirl together. The color that Dare comes out being is quite lovely. Not sparkly or matte but a nice satin finish that turns out peachy pink. Savy Likes!

So again, my Ipsy experience is a win! I also got a bonus Bauble Bar Bracelet for having 2 people sign up for the service! Shout out to Monica and Kymberli! If you want to join in on the fun too, click the link below! I’m happy to be back in the blogging groove…even if not happy to be back in America.

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