Friday, June 21, 2013

Ipsy June 2013

I signed back up with Ipsy last month when I saw some spoilers about Pacifica products, a Zoya nail polish and the other possible products which I was mostly all interested in for May. I really did like that month's bag but I still went to unsub on May 24th, a couple days after I got the bag because I had intended to only go for that one bag and wanted to respect my own plan.

HOWEVER, Ipsy still charged me and sent me a bag for June in some sort of mix-up. Instead of cancelling, they changed my delivery address back to the one I had the first time I subbed. It's as though they reactivated my old sub instead of cancelling this one.

After a bit of back and forth with Ipsy's customer service, we came to a solution. I have to say, they have AMAZING customer service and in every message sent, the response was professional, thought-out and customized. It's obvious that someone read my message FOR REAL and answered my concerns and not just skimmed through for key words while ignoring what I was saying like I've had happen in the past (cough Glossybox cough). I'm very pleased with them and recommend them even more than I did before, and will re-sub in a heartbeat if I see a product I want in a future bag.

Since I have the June bag even if I didn't actually order it, let's see what I got:

1. NYX cream blush in bronze goddess

This blush is very brown and that worried me quite a lot! Turns out I had nothing to worry about since it goes on sheer and blends out well. It ends up adding a touch of *something* on my cheeks without looking all brown, or can be used for some light contouring. I actually like this product, though I feel I get a better and more natural glow with coloured blush.

2. Chella Ivory Lace highlighting pencil

This product is a WINNER for me. I love how it adds a little pop to my eyes when used at the inner corners without needing to have a full makeup look. It's the perfect shade for me and it's just creamy and nice. I'm so happy about discovering this product that I would probably not have been that mad if Ipsy just told me to suck it up after this month's mistake. lol

3. Starlooks lip crayon in bare

I was very excited to see a Starlooks product in here since I've never tried anything from them, but the colour is not at all something I want to wear on my lips. The pencil is full size and longer than what this appears to be in the picture.

4. JCats lashes
*no pic*
I never tried any lashes so I guess this will give me an excuse to try.

5. Jcats glitter palette
I didn't get two and the one I have is neither of these shades but it's for demonstration purposes only.
Supposedly you shouldn't use this palette for the eyes, which basically means it's body glitter... I'm not a fan for myself but I'll keep it for my daughter, to add a little sparkle to temporary tattoos or face paintings and Halloween or something. Not a very exciting product since it's not very usable.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

More WANTS - I'm on a role

Other things I've been looking into and want to get are:

Benefit's "Getting Cheeky"
3-tints in Posietint, Sun Beam and Cha Cha

Beauty Blender
I enjoyed my Avon beauty sponge but have been using my fingers since it "died" a few months back. I really prefer an applicator and I think the Beauty Blender would be worth the extra expense... 

Tweezerman Tweezers
Mine are OK, nothing more. These sound like they're amazing. 

L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil
I tried a sample of this stuff and it smells amazing and is so soft and gentle. LOVED IT

Dior Nude Tan Paradise
I saw a review of this and it looks really really gorgeous and I've been wanting a Dior product forever! I also still want the Diorskin Shimmer Star in either shade too... 

Who tried some of these products and what did you think? I'm sure the vast majority have tried at least one, please comment! :)

WANTS - Ariel Compact Mirror

This mirror is beautiful! I found the others gorgeous but this one - it's *more*... I'm not even the biggest Ariel fan, I prefer Jasmine. I might have to splurge and go for it. I don't actually have any compact mirror so I could allow myself, right?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

My 1 year Blogiversary!

Today is my 1-year blogging anniversary for this blog. Wow, to think of how things have changed in 1 year! Who could have imagined that I would end up owning such a variety of makeup and skincare products?  I didn't even know what "contouring" or "blending" meant back then! I had no idea I'd end up thinking that 30 nail polishes was a SMALL collection!

Yep, things have changed! :) What an interesting year of discovery for me when it comes to makeup, nail polish and skincare. I didn't wear *any* makeup at all 1 year ago and only had some basics in my stash (see here for that) for special occaisions and now I have enough makeup to last me a couple years (see here for my January stash)! I now wear *some* makeup pretty much everyday and I'm starting to have basic skills to create basic looks for eyeshadow, bronzer, blush. I didn't know it could be so much fun to have a bunch of different colours for lipstick, blush and eyeshadow. I didn't know there were differences in finish or texture etc.

I hope you guys know how happy I am to have been part of the community I started discovering 1 year ago. This is seriously such a friendly and supportive group of people, it's great to know you guys through your comments and your own personal blogs and on Facebook for a good bunch of you. :)

THANKS for being YOU

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Started a New Tattoo Blog!

If anyone is interested, I started a new blog about tattoos. I felt the desire to post about this topic and I did a couple times on here but in the end I think it deserved its own blog because it would have taken over my beauty box/ makeup/ skincare posts on here.

It's a blog about my ideas for tattoos, pictures I found online, what I might want to get done, and the eventual experience post after I get it done, whenever that will be. :D

Here's the link:

Thank you for checking it out you guys :)