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Ipsy Glam Bag January 2015: Fresh Start

ipsy jan 2015

The January Ipsy Glam Bag knocked it out of the park. So far every item this month has been great and with all the full sized products and the cute makeup bag its a steal. I still am shocked every month that this bag only cost $10 a month shipped!

Check out below to see the products I received in my Ipsy January Glam Bag.

 

 

ipsy excite

I am not a big glitter fan so I wasn’t sure what to think of this when I first opened it. But it really is a shimmer not glitter and looks great over eye shadow. It also looks great brushed along my collar bone to highlight my skin. This will get lots of use this Spring and Summer!
BelláPierre Shimmer Powder – Full Size $14.99
Using 100% pure Mineral powder, these beautiful shimmer powders will provide long lasting, vibrant color without any additional filler that can often smear, crease, fade and even cause allergic reaction. Recommended by make-up artists and dermatologists, BelláPierre shimmer powders are 100% Hypoallergenic and are suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive.

emott ipsy

I have sensitive eyes so most of the time I use my fingers to apply eye shadow. This brush might change that habit. Its so unbelievably soft and applies my shadow without irritating my eyelids or dropping shadow in my eyes.

Elizabeth Mott All Over Shadow Brush -$9.99
Don’t miss a spot with this ridiculously soft shadow brush. This brush with its 100% synthetic bristles is the perfect multitasker. Use it to highlight your brow bone and place the right amount of color for perfect and even application! Your lids will thank you later!

ipsy mail goetz

Definitely one of my favorite items. This Mojito Lip Balm is so incredibly rich and hydrating. Made the mistake of trying it on my kids and now we are all fighting over it. Will be stocking up on this for Summer.

(MALIN+GOETZ) Mojito Lip Balm Full size $12
(MALIN+GOETZ) Mojito Lip Balm is as soothing to the lips as it is to the senses. Flavored with (MALIN+GOETZ) Mojito, this lip balm is scientifically blended to restore and replenish. This hydrating lip gel easily integrates for daily maintenance, prevention and treatment of dry, irritated lips. Color and paraben free.

Nourish Organic Renewing Eye Cream $19.99 – Deluxe sample size
Nourish Organic Renewing Eye Cream provides rich hydration to the delicate skin around the eyes. This powerful product will leave your eyes looking brighter, smoother and younger looking.

Key Ingredients:
• Avocado Oil – Restores and protects skin, while helping retain clarity and brightness.
• Moroccan Argan Oil – Packed with restorative omega fatty acids to intensely hydrate and replenish.
• Shea Butter – Deeply moisturizes and softens skin

ipsy pacifica

Coconut infused shadow? Yes, please! While it doesn’t smell like coconut it does go on incredible smooth and has great staying power. I received the soft copper Treasure shade, such a beautiful mix of copper and soft brown this will get lots of use.

Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow Full size eye shadow
An incredibly innovative formula that pushes natural makeup and mineral color to new bounds. Rich, lasting, creaseless eye shadows are infused with coconut water for a velvety, cream-like finish.

Formulated without: Phthalates, parabens, carmine, beeswax, lanolin, mineral oils, propylene glycol, petroleum and FD& C colors (along with other nasties you do not want on your skin). No animal testing. Gluten-free, 100% vegan and cruelty-free.

 

This month was a great value and one of the reasons I keep my Ipsy subscription. Can’t wait for next month to see what they roll out for Valentine’s Day. If you want to get your own Ipsy bag just click here to sign up and have a beautiful makeup bag full of fun products sent to you every month. And it makes a great gift!

 

Disclosure: I pay for my own subscription monthly, this post does include referral links.

Celeb Must Have: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment

What do Margot Robbie, Mamie Gummer and Judith Godreche all have in common?

The ladies were spotted at Sundance Film Festival over the weekend, stocking up on their favorite Sugar Lip Treatments from Fresh! Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments are a celeb must-have for their nourishing formula and subtle pop of color. Proven to provide 6 hours of significant moisture, they’re ideal for shielding starlets lips from the chilly Sundance weather.

fresh sugar rose extreme

Fresh’s newest Sugar Lip Treatment, Sugar Rosé Extreme, launches this February and offers a sheer, rosy tint for a perfectly kissable pout. It even comes in special packaging – a beautiful graphic rose pattern printed on the box and aluminum case makes it a makeup bag must-have!

You can purchase the new Fresh Sugar Rosé Extreme at www.sephora.com.

Vita Liberata: Hollywood’s “Go-To” for Skin Finishing

Award season is in full swing and Vita Liberata has become this year’s red carpet ‘Must Have’ beauty product thanks to VIP Skin Finishing Expert and Vita Liberata brand ambassador Fiona Locke.

Locke’s client roster includes Katie Cassidy, Marcia Gay Harden, Giuliana Rancic, Patricia Heaton, Beth Behrs, Allison Tolman, Anna Gunn, Laura Dern and many more. Fiona and Vita Liberata have worked tirelessly to change the way ‘self tanning’ is perceived, “It’s removing the idea of ‘spray tanning’ and giving skin a more modern, fresh and natural appearance,” notes Fiona. “I love exclusively using Vita Liberata luxury tanning and skin care products, because they are organic, long-lasting, and scent-free. It’s taking perfection to the next level.”

 

Katie Cassidy at 72nd Annual Golden Globes January 11, 2015
“For the beautiful long legs of Katie Cassidy the longest lasting tan is essential when attending all the parties during award season! The best product to get the tan that lasts is Vita Liberata pHenomenal Tan Mousse– lasts 2-3 weeks! To lengthen the life of your tan, use Vita Liberata’s ‘Deep’ Gradual Tan Lotion.” – Fiona Locke

GET THE LOOK:
Exfoliate with Vita Liberata’s ‘Super Fine Skin Polish’
Apply light layer of Vita Liberata’s ‘Moisture Boost Body Treatment’ to excessively dry areas to protect against over absorption, i.e. hands, feel elbows, knees
Using the Vita Liberata Tanning Mitt, apply pHenomenal 2- 3 Week Tan Mousse in Dark’ from head to toe. With a clean tanning mitt, use Vita Liberata ‘Deep’ Gradual Tan Lotion daily to give tan longevity

PRODUCTS:

  • Super Fine Skin Polish
  • Moisture Boost Body Treatment
  • Tanning Mitt
  • pHenomenal 2- 3 Week Tan Mousse in Dark
  • ‘Deep’ Gradual Tan Lotion

Available at Sephora: www.sephora.com

Marcia Gay Harden at 30th Annual Artios Awards January 22, 2015
“Marcia is in amazing shape and adding a light touch of skin finishing accentuates her great tone. Keeping the skin hydrated after treatment allows her to maintain and extend her healthy, sun kissed glow.” — Fiona Locke

GET THE LOOK:
Exfoliate with Vita Liberata’s ‘Super Fine Skin Polish’
Using the Vita Liberata Tanning Mitt, apply ‘pHenomenal 2- 3 Week Tan Mousse in Fair’ from head to toe
For maintenance, use Vita Liberata’s ‘Moisture Boost Body Treatment’

PRODUCTS:

  • Super Fine Skin Polish
  • Tanning Mitt
  • pHenomenal 2- 3 Week Tan Mousse, Fair
  • Moisture Boost Body Treatment

Available at Sephora: www.sephora.com


Get the Look: Reese Witherspoon at the SAG Awards

Reese Witherspoon
21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
January 25, 2015
Look by Celebrity Makeup Artist Molly R. Stern

Celebrity makeup artist Molly R. Stern created a “sultry” look for Reese Witherspoon, a nominee in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role category for her performance in “Wild.”

Stern was inspired by the “smoldering beauties of film noir” and balanced “rich Bordeaux” colours on the eyes and lips with “bright and flushed skin.”

FACE: Bright, flushed and photo-ready skin

  • Stern first applied Caudalie Eau De Beaute Beauty Elixer, ($49) to invigorate Witherspoon’s skin. Next, she massaged Natura Bisse The Cure Pure Serum, ($260) to give her skin vibrancy and hydration.
  • Then, Stern applied NEW Laura Mercier Silk Crème Moisturizing Photo Edition Foundation in Cream Ivory, $48 to ensure Witherspoon’s complexion was “sheer, dewy and lustrous.”
  • Using Kjaer Weiss Cream Blush in Lovely, ($56),Stern “heated up” the apples of Witherspoon’s cheeks, giving off a “radiant glow.”

 

EYES: Matte, earthy look

  • For Witherspoon’s eye look, Stern opted for a “matte earthy wine all over the lids and smoked out underneath the lash line.”
  • She first created a base using Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Blaze, ($25). She then applied Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Truffle, ($24), which she described as rich brown shadow, over the base to give the eye “a depth of color.” Stern topped off the eye look with a brighter shadow – Makeup For Ever Artist Shadow – Matte Finish in Morello Cherry, ($21).
  • Next, she tightly lined Witherspoon’s upper and lower lash line using Laura Mercier Crème Eye Liner in Espresso, ($24).Lastly, Stern curled the actress’ lashes with the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, ($29), and coated her lashes twice using Laura Mercier Faux Lash Mascara in Black, ($25).

 

LIPS: Rich, Bordeaux colour

  • To complete the look, Stern used Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Cocoa, ($27) as a base and brightened and enriched the color by applying NEW Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour in Orchid Pink ($28, March 2015). To give an “added punch,” she applied NEW Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour in Vermillion Red, ($28, March 2015) to the center of the lips.
  • Finally, she topped Witherspoon’s lip look withLaura Mercier Lip Glacé in Black Cherry, ($25) to give “depth and sheen.”

You can purchase the products used to create Reese’s look at www.lauramercier.com.