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Making a difference this Mother’s Day with Ipsy and Ulta

I had a lovely Mother’s day this year.  My husband took me out to dinner and gave me some great gifts. While I am most fortunate to have a wonderful husband and son, many moms are not.  We have a women’s shelter in the town I live in, and I knew I wanted to do something for them for Mother’s day.  I went on their website and looked at a wish list.  Lo and behold one of the wish list items is cosmetic bags.  I’m an Ipsy subscriber and have a ton of cosmetic bags, as I get a new one every month.  I didn’t have a huge inventory of them because I just sent a bunch to my teenage niece.

My husband gave me an Ulta gift card for Mother’s Day.  Well Ulta is my favorite store, and I needed some moisturizer, so off I went today.  I spoke with the manager and asked if they had any make up bags they could donate.  She said unfortunately that they only donate at the corporate level, but she did give me some perfume samples for the moms.  We got to talking and she said she has a ton of cosmetic bags herself and would gladly donate them to the shelter.  I gave her the wish list and she said she was going to ask her staff if they had any items to donate. She said just working at Ulta the salespeople get a ton of stuff. This is one of the reasonsMother's Day flowers 5-10-15 I love Ulta so much.  I used my gift card to buy some bath gel for all twelve of the ladies currently at the shelter.

I made a stop at Dollar Tree and bought 12 picture frames also.  Each cosmetic bag was different and had bath gel, a perfume sample and a small picture frame.  I also bought four dozen cookies from the bakery and some fruit punch so they could have a little party. I wrote a note of encouragement and wished them all well. I know it may sound like I’m bragging, but I only wanted to get this message out to anyone who likes to help others.  These are the lovely flowers my husband got for me at the farmer’s market.

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Ipsy April 2015 Glambag Review

Ipsy April 2015 GlambagThe past few months my Ipsy bags have been a bit of a disappointment. So much in fact, I didn’t bother to review most of them.  Well this April bag made up for it.  I’ve been an Ipsy subscriber for 4 ½ years, and have generally been very happy with my monthly bags.  For $10 you really can’t go wrong.  I recently changed my profile, so that may have contributed to my better April bag.

Here is what I got:

Klorane Dry Shampoo with oat milk-$6.50-love the scent, works really well

Hikari Tango powder blush-full size-$15 a pretty matte pink coral

The Balm Nude Dude eyeshadow in Flirty-beautiful brown shade with flecks of gold-$4

Mica Beauty Cosmetic Eye Primer-$22.50-really makes the Flirty shadow pop on my blue eyes

Julie Nail Polish in Damsel-full size$3.99-vibrant fuchsia pink

Total value of April’s bag $51.99. I loved everything this month.  Nothing will be going to my niece’s goody bag this today.

In the photos I have on the eyeshadow, blush and eye primer.

Way to go Ipsy.com!

This is how much I love Ipsy.com!

I was just checking my Ipsy.com account and saw that I’ve been a subscriber since December 2011!  I knew that I had been getting my Glam bags for a few years, but didn’t realize just how long. How cool is that??

I just updated my profile and got a sneak peek at my March package, and I’m getting some great stuff!  I’ll review as soon as I get my pretty hot pink package!Ipsy Image

 

 

Ipsy February 2015 Glam Bag Review

I’ve been an Ipsy subscriber for over two years now. This glam bag was somewhat of a disappointment.  Here is what I got this month:

City Color Creamy Lip Stain in Flirtini-full size-$4.99

China Glaze nail polish in Marry A Millionaire-full size-$9.99

Model Co. Blush Cheek color in Peach Bellini-full size-$22

Glam Glow Brightmud Eye Treatment-2 samples-$11.50

First Love Roll on Perfume Oil-.29 oz.-$10

The value was $58.48 well over the $10 I paid. The lip color is blah pink that did nothing for me.  The China Glaze polish in Marry A Millionaire is a fun purple, silver and aqua glitter.  The Model Co. blush in Peach Bellini is a peachy color that will be very versatile.

First Love Roll on perfume oil was okay, I was not crazy about the scent.  It smelled very old lady like.  I’m anxious to try the Glam Glow Brightmud Eye treatment, well maybe not after I read some reviews online.  Some say it burns your eyes.

Overall, I’m only keeping the blush and polish, the rest are going in the stash I’m saving to send my 18 year old niece.

Ipsy February 2015 Glambag www.ipsy.com

Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Hairspray-Review

This is some kick ass hairspray!  I’ve tried so many different hairsprays over the years. I paid $8.99 at Ulta.  I got a sample in one of my Ipsy.com packages. It’s lightweight, but has great hold.  I’ve tried alcohol free sprays, and they were awful. Very stiff and helmet head like.  This spray is not only not sticky, but adds a bit of shine to your hair. You can easily comb through your hair, and it doesn’t leave any residue.  It has Keratin along with Argan oil, and UV protection. It’s humidity resistant too!

My new favorite hairspray! Thanks Ipsy.com and Ulta!

 

http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod5250301Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Volume Shine Hairspray 1-18-15

Ipsy January 2015 Glam Bag Review

Oh Ipsy.com we’ve been seeing each other for more than two years now, and you still amaze me every month.  Why just yesterday I was telling a saleslady at Ulta all about you. I couldn’t believe she had never heard of you.  I gave her the quick low down. GO AND SIGN UP FOR IPSY NOW!  I think there may be a waiting list.  I was getting a mini facial, trying out the Mario Badescu skin care line (which I loved), when I brought you up.

 I was so hoping I would get my Jan. bag before my birthday, and I did.  Here’s what I got this month:

 All Over Shadow brush-Elizabeth Mott-value $9.99-OMG! I love it! Very soft and densely packed bristles.

(Malin+Goetz) Mojito Lip Balm- value $12- a luscious super hydrating gel, not sticky at all.

Bella Pierre Cosmetics shimmer eye shadow in Excite-value $14.99-a white pearlescent loose powder shadow.

Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut eye shadow in Treasure-I couldn’t find an individual value for this pale bronze shadow, but it’s a really pretty color.

Nourish Organic Renewing Eye Cream with avocado,Ipsy January 2015 Glambag Moroccan Argan oil, and shea butter.  This is so new it doesn’t have a price on the company website. I’m anxious to try it.

The value was well over the measly $10 I paid.  I so love a good deal.

 If you are thinking about trying a beauty box subscription, I highly recommend Ipsy.com.   If I was a crack head, this would be my crack. Kind of like Ulta is my crack. Oh I’m such a goofball. Alas, a well made up goofball.

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Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil-Review

I received a full size Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil in one of my Ipsy.com packages.  This is the best all-around highlighting product I have ever used.  I’ve been wearing make up for ages, and am always on the lookout for a great highlighter.  The Chella pencil I received in Ivory is for fair skin. It’s a matte finish and works great on concealing blemishes. I use it above my eyes and also as a highlight color under my brows.

Chella Ivory Lace-highlighter-pencilAs I’ve gotten older my nose has gotten bigger, along with my ears, which blows. I put a thin line down the center of my nose, and blend to make it look thinner.  It works great. The Chella website is not up, but you can buy the Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil at Amazon.com and Dermstore.com.  I’ve put links below. I’ve also included a short tutorial on the pencil that shows you ten different ways to use it.  The cost is $18, but well worth the price. I’ve used mine every day for the past few months, and still have half of it left.  The pencil is a creamy consistency, but stays put once you have it on.

http://www.dermstore.com/product_Highlighter+Pencil_31835.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f6Wqtvd3PE

http://www.amazon.com/Chella-Lace-Highlighter-Pencil-Count/dp/B004VM968U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1419382148&sr=8-1&keywords=chella

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