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Ipsy Glam Bag February 2015

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The February Ipsy Glam Bag is another slam dunk. 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!

 

 

cargo gloss

I love this gloss! It is so shiny and I love how it feels on. Best part is how long wearing it is for a lipgloss.

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CARGO Cosmetics Mini Lip Gloss – Deluxe Sample Size
A new generation of Cargo’s lip gloss. Its super high shine gloss delivers intense color payoff and locks in moisture to keep lips feeling hydrated. This longwearing lip gloss has a slick texture that feels creamy gliding over lips without being sticky. Ingredients such as Vitamin E and Jojoba Seed oil help increase lip moisture and decrease the appearance of furrows around the mouth while increasing lip volume to its maximum fullness.

ipsy up all night

Smells amazing and add great volume and shine when I flat iron my hair. And no crunchy or greasy residue.

Eva NYC Up All Night Volumizing Spray Deluxe Sample
Get the ultimate blowout with this multi-tasking spray! The light-weight formula adds volume and texture to hair, while protecting against heat for healthier styling.

How to Use:
Apply to damp hair before blow drying for added texture and lift, or use on dry hair as a revitalizing spray.

ipsy hey honey

This is a great peel off mask, I found I needed a bit more that the suggested amount but it did peel off really easily. How fun is the peeling part? The mask smells fantastic and makes my skin feel great and leaves it so soft and smooth.

Hey Honey Take It Off! Exfoliating Honey Peel Off Mask – Deluxe sample
This fifteen-minute beauty mask brightens and smooths skin with the exfoliating power of Alpha Hydroxy Acids, while moisturizing with luxurious honey extract. It instantly renews skin, leaving it refreshed and clean after only a few minutes. This gel mask helps promote a smooth and clear complexion for a post facial feeling. Take It Off! is quick and easy to use, so you can feel beautifully refreshed, radiant and ready to go in just a few minutes.

How to use: Apply a light moisturizer to facial skin. Carefully apply a thin layer all over facial areas, avoiding eyes, eye area, hairline and eyebrows. Allow mask to dry completely (about 15-20 minutes, depending on film thickness). Gently peel mask off, starting at contours and slowly peeling until completely removed. Re-apply a light moisturizer to facial skin. Each tube should yield 2-3 uses.

ipsy modelcoblush

I’m very fair so finding a blush that shows up but doesn’t make me look like a painted lady is always a tricky balance. I have been on the hunt for something new when this little gem entered my life. The shade has great pigment but is a nice sheer so it looks natural and can be layered.

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ModelCo BLUSH Cheek Powder Full Size
ModelCo’s BLUSH Cheek Powder creates a beaming, rosy glow to brighten every complexion. The micronized color pigments and luxurious, pressed powder delivers a sheer, natural radiance that lasts all day.

BLUSH Cheek Powder’s chic compact is easy-to-use and perfect for beauty touch ups on-the-go

pencil me in

I wasn’t sure what to think of the purple color, but I really love it. The pencil is so soft and applies really well, I love the touch of color.

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“Pencil Me In” Cosmetics Natural Eye Liner Pencil
The “Pencil Me In” Natural Eye Liner Pencils formula is highly pigmented, so it doesn’t fade throughout the day and last for hours. Its application is silky smooth without pulling your delicate skin. It can be applied above and below your eye to bring dramatic effects, and to enhance both day and evening looks.

Each pencil has a convenient sharpener built into every pencil cap!

This month was a great value and one of the reasons I keep my Ipsy subscription.  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.

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Find great new products perfect for Spring with Free Beauty Events

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All the cherry blossom trees on my street are starting to bloom,  a sure sign Spring is on its way. The start of a new season is a great time to toss old products and find great new season specific beauty products. If your don’t know where to start check out  FreeBeautyEvents.com. You can find all the events in your area with the latest and greatest products.  Just enter your zip to find out what great events are going on near you. They even host a monthly contest with some of the latest and greatest beauty finds.

Their February Beauty Basket Giveaway includes Katy Perry”s Killer Queen Fragrance, products from CoverGirl, Olay, Vaseline and more! The Contest runs from now through 2/28/15, winners will be chosen on 3/5/2015 and notified by 3/15/2015.  Be sure to like the Free Beauty Events Facebook Page to enter to win prizes. 

 

To find out what is happening near you click here.


Get The Look: Grammy Hair with help from Jenny Balding

Music’s biggest night celebrated the 57th Grammy Awards and stars showed off their “gotta get it” hair styles! Jenny Balding, Cutler/Redken Styling and Grooming Expert, shares her favorite Grammy styles and steps for how your readers can recreate these looks for their personal red carpet event.

Gwen Stefani’s Disheveled French Twist
“This Disheveled French Twist can be as casual a look as you like, to dress up or simply where slightly disheveled to tone down your evening wear.” – Jenny Balding

  • Start with day old hair as you’ll have some texture in your hair and it will be easier to manage
    Use dry shampoo to really boost the texture of your roots (Redken Pillow Proof dry shampoo is excellent).
  • Spray throughout your roots and even the mid-lengths to create body and texture. Shake through with your fingers.
  • Use a light hairspray for a little hold – Redken Fashion Work 12 Versatile Hairspray works best as it is a versatile spray. Mist over all and shake up with your hands to really create body and movement.
  • Section out the crown and front area and pin to one side.
  • Sweep the sides and back together and then twist upwards and pin. Make sure to use hairpins (U shaped pins) so they can really anchor the hair.
  • Take the top section , brush lightly, then let it drop gently to one side
  • Loosen the hairline a little with your fingers to work suits your face shape.
  • To finish, add a little shine by misting Redken Diamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist all over – this is very light but gives just the right amount shine you need.

Jessie J’s Sleek Bob
“The sleek bob compliments an interesting outfit as it has cleans lines and a sleek finish giving a more creative edge.” – Jenny Balding

  • Part your hair to whichever side suits your face shape best.
  • Blow dry really smooth and straight to create the sleek effect.
  • To create a really sleek finish, use a straightening iron from midlength to ends.
  • Finish by using Redken Diamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist to create the ultimate shine