Ipsy | October 2014

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Hi gang.  It’s Friday and hubby and I are headed to Little Rock for the weekend.  I swear, I have never been so on-the-go in all my life.  I’m like a little world traveler, what with Vegas a couple weeks ago; Springfield, Missouri last weekend; and now Little Rock.  I’m no mathemetician, but I’m pretty sure that’s three separate times I’ve packed and unpacked my suitcase.

Before I go, here’s my Ipsy:

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Well, the teal bag is cute.

Alright, so it’s not the worst box I’ve ever gotten.  But out of everything, I kind of only mediocrely like about half.  Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think those are very good odds.  I’m probably wrong.  I’m sure in Vegas, 50/50 is a no brainer.  But I just have terrible luck.

So let’s get started then.  First thing is an exfoliating cleanser by Epice.  I don’t use exfoliators very often, even though I know I should.  It’s just, I take baths and after exfoliating I spend the rest of my time sitting on the microbeads that have sank to the bottom of the tub.  It does not feel pleasant.  However, nothing makes my face feel as smooth quite like a good exfoliation treatment.  Roughly twice a month I’ll get in there and suffer for it as I know it’s a necessary evil.

I have not used this yet, just so you know.  Reading the description, it says it will activate collagen production, and collagen is the thing that holds your face together.  In other words, this is most likely a medical necessity.  If I feel like spending $32 on the full-size, it should probably be tax deductible.

Received a cream highlighter by Doll 10 Beauty, a company I have never heard of.  That is the joy of beauty boxes, getting to try out products from new-to-you companies.  So even though I’m not a huge fan of cream highlighters, it was still cool giving it a go anyway.  The color I got was this very light pearl.  And swatching it, I was like woah, pretty.  It truly was pearly, unlike any other highlighter I’ve owned.  So it has that going for it.  The instructions say to pat it on your skin, not blend it.  If you have to blend it, then you’ve applied too much.  You literally tap it where you want it then leave it alone.  It’s a no frills highlighter for lazy people (like me!), and now I’m totally fine with it.

Got my one millionth mineral eyeshadow from MicaBeauty.  It seems some box is always sending me one of these.  Too bad I don’t like loose eyeshadow even though they sent me a pretty olive green shade.  I dunno.  Do people even use loose eyeshadows?  What is the benefit?  If someone out there has any words of wisdom, please share.  At this point, they are just a mess waiting to happen for me.  Regifted! Nexxxxxxt.

Y’all know how much I love adorable packaging.  This Figs & Rouge hand cream is definitely that.  I probably would have bought it all on my own if someone would have been clever enough to sit a display of it right next to the credit card swiper.  I’ll admit to buying hoards of unnecessary products because they were in close proximity.  Like toe rings or unscented chapstick (borrrrring).  And if your packaging is cute, well that makes it even worse.  This particular hand cream says it is Mango Mandarin scented, but unless that combo smells like a tube of Lil Smarties, then I believe they got the smell wrong.  However, it still smells pretty good, the lotion is nice and cool, and then it sinks in pretty much immediately so you can go about your business without sticky lotion hands.  I approve.  Put it in your basket.

Last item is the one that I thought I would like the best.  It’s a Starlooks lipgloss in the shade Guilty Pleasure.  I have nothing against a rosy pink shade, but this one did not show up well on my lips, FOR ONE.  For two, it was sticky and gross.  Just did not like.  As in, no thank you.  Otherwise known as ewwwww.  Aka, simply NO.

But you might like it so go ahead.

That’s it loverlies.  I’m leaving town now.  If I can sneak out of whatever party my husband has conned me into going to, I might be able to jump back in for another post over the weekend.  However, he’s already informed me that that is RUDE and highly looked down upon.  Pfffft.

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