Ipsy | August 2014


I just spent 45 minutes putting on gel eyeliner. I swear, at some point this gets easier doesn’t it? Surely I can’t spend the rest of my life trying to perfect a wing? Eventually I’ll just have a wing?

But while we’re waiting, here’s my Ipsy:


I like the box this month. Everything in it is useful and pertinent to me. These are the boxes that make me the happiest. Well, obviously. Only a crazy person likes to be disappointed.

First item is the Absolute New York lip balm in the Green Apple scent. Comes in a super cute tin too. If this lip balm wasn’t sent to me by someone else, I’d probably buy it on my own, especially if it was in a little bin right by the cash register. Cuz I buy whatever they put in the bin by the cash register. I mean, it’s right there. How can you not?

However, after saying all that, this lip balm is pretty standard. The consistency is very thin and watery so I’m not sure how moisturizing that makes it. But the smell is just like a green apple Jolly Rancher, and that is reason enough for me to go ahead and keep it.

Next thing is a mini kajal kohl eyeliner from Lord & Berry. I’m always happy to try out another eyeliner. This one was alright I guess. I wasn’t wowed and rendered speechless or anything, but it was fine. However, I am passing it along to my mom cuz I have a billion (give or take) black eyeliners that I like better and there’s no sense taking up valuable storage room on something that is “just fine.” Plus it was a very tiny sample. Packs a small amount of guilt.

Speaking of tiny samples, here is the Coastal Scents Forever blush duo. One side is pink and the other a peachy color. I used this the other day and blended the two together since it would’ve been almost impossible to get a blush brush in only one side. I have no complaints about the blush. I would probably even buy some of them. Full size is a mere $7.95 which is practically free. And who doesn’t love free stuff? (Crazy people.)

I was so excited to get the new Urban Decay Perversion mascara. If there’s one product I love and want to own all of, it’s mascara. I especially love really good mascaras, and this one is definitely a good one. Probably a great one. Yes, definitely a great one. I wore it several times last week and it gives my teeny tiny baby lashes this amazing volume. Reviews from others agree with me, so unless you wanna exclude yourself from a very smart group of people, then by all means don’t buy this mascara. If you hate beautiful, fluttery, fanned-out lashes, then don’t buy this mascara. I mean, after all it is your choice. The wrong choice, but still.

Last product in the box is the Dr. Brandt Pores No More primer, which was featured in my last Buying Stuff post. I loved it then and I love it now. You see, when you truly enjoy a product it’s perfectly fine to receive a duplicate. More is more, I always say. Go ahead and send me another one. I don’t mind a bit.

Just in case you haven’t read my previous review on the Pores No More, first I ask you what are you doing with your life? And then second, I say the texture of this primer melts right into your skin, soft and silky and highly addictive. It does minimize the appearance of pores although it’s not a miracle eraser or anything. It will yield a temporary blurring effect, and honestly that’s good enough for me. But for those of you without the cavern-like pores that I have, this product may be your holy grail. So lucky you. How blessed you must feel.


That’s all for today. My birthday is less than a week away. I’m gearing up for an onslaught of Sephora gift cards, so please accept this as your gentle reminder.

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