Ipsy Glam Bag February 2015

ipsy feb 2015

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.

cargo ipsy gloss
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.

modelco swatch

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.

pencil me in swatch

“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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Kesh Beauty: The All-In-One Winter Beauty Solution

kesh beauty argan oil

I’m always on the hunt for great skincare and was excited to learn about Kesh Beauty Argan Oil. Their argan oils are 100% organic and can soothe so many issues with just one bottle. First thing is I really love the pump dispenser, I have done the oils in a open cap bottle and its always gets messy.

Kesh Beauty’s Argan oils are light and smell amazing  my favorite is the Orange Blossom. I love how quickly it absorbs into my skin leaving it hydrated and so smooth. My hands always get dry this time of year and I love how quickly  Kesh Beauty Argan Oil has healed my dry skin. Even after repeated hand washing my skin stays soft, smooth and hydrated.  I like to apply right out of the shower and when I heat style my hair a drop leaves my hair shiny and flyway free.
Kesh Beauty Agran Oil
Winter’s low temperatures and lack of humidity wreak havoc on the skin. Thanks to frigid conditions outside and artificial heat inside, moisture levels plummet and leave dry, itchy, flaky skin in their wake—but Kesh Beauty’s Argan Oil ($40, KeshBeauty.com) is the only product necessary to soothe a variety of winter beauty woes.

Available in Pure (unscented) and infused with Orange Blossom or Rose Essence, Kesh Beauty Argan Oils are 100% organic, and an effective, natural alternative to synthetic skincare products. Ideal for all skin types (including sensitive and acne-prone), argan oil is rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids that protect skin from the elements, reinforce the skin’s barrier and help the skin retain moisture.

Perfect for winter-weary skin and hair, Kesh Beauty’s Argan Oils have many season-specific uses:

  • Hydrate dry, chapped hands and cuticles
  • Use instead of facial moisturizer to restore moisture and boost radiance
  • Apply after showering while skin is still damp for long-lasting hydration
  • For an intense foot treatment, apply at bedtime before slipping into cotton socks
  • Use as a deep conditioning treatment for soft, shiny hair
  • Apply after hair styling to prevent static and tame flyaways
  • Add to bath water to provide skin with extra moisture
  • Use in place of lip balm for chapped, cracked lips

Kesh Beauty uses only the highest quality, natural ingredients, and our argan oils are certified 100% organic by the U.S. National Organic Program. Our unique spray dispensers minimize waste by delivering the perfect dose, while preventing contamination so our preservative-free argan oils stay fresher, longer. Imported directly from a cooperative in Southern Morocco, Kesh Beauty’s argan oils are extracted from the fresh kernels of the Argan fruit tree using the same ancient techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation.


You can learn more about Kesh Beauty and purchase their products online at www.keshbeauty.com


Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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New! Laura Mercier WaterColour Mist Eye & Cheek Palette

laura mercier watercolor palette

Every once in awhile a palette comes along that is almost too beautiful to use. And Laura Mercier’s new Watercolour Clouds collection definitely falls into that category. The palette was created with little drops that look like rain. They are placed so perfectly it really does look like raindrops and on the reflective palette its just gorgeous.

lm watercolor

I am usually not a fan of pastels the white base comes out to candy colored. But Laura Mercier has taken the white out and created the most gorgeous, wearable color. The shades are highly pigmented which is a feat with light colors.

watercolor swatch

The shadows go on velvety smooth without creasing. And with my primer they stay true all day. I am having so much fun with this collection. Its a huge departure from anything else I own and I can’t get enough!

Laura Mercier’Watercolour Mist’ Eye & Cheek Palette $52
Let calm, serenity and balance surround you with the Watercolour Mist Eye and Cheek Palette by Laura Mercier. It’s filled with modern, veil-like shades of cement green that merge with washed-out mauve, wheat and dirty navy for a look that’s both effortless and discreet.

Palette includes:
– Mist Eyeshadow
– Fog Eyeshadow
– Storm Eyeshadow
– Wind Eyeshadow
– Purple Rain Eyeshadow
– Cloud Eyeshadow
– Sunset Cheek Color
– Earth Cheek Color

Pro tips: Prime your eyelid then sweep Purple Rain from your lash line through the crease using an allover brush. Then, blend Mist from the crease fading outward on the brow bone. Use a smudging brush to add Cloud to the upper lash line, increasing in width blending outward and upward. Lightly blend Cloud over Purple Rain along the bottom lash line. Finish with an eyeliner and mascara.

You can purchase the Laura Mercier Watercolor Mist Eye and Cheek Palette at www.lauramercier.com.


Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.

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