Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Subscription Box Review: Ipsy's September Glam Bag

Welcome to a new monthly feature- Subscription Box Review! I plan on posting reviews of all the subscription package services I have started trying out (thanks to my hubs for ordering me a bunch to try for our Wedding Anniversary present!).

(So far I am continuing this subscription) 
When I got my first Ipsy package, I already was super excited to get it- I had been following along online/facebook/instagram with their style gals, as well as chatting about it with a friend of mine who has been an avid subscriber of theirs. I was excited to open my hot pink padded envelope to discover some awesome products.

The one thing I adore about Ipsy as opposed to some other makeup subscription companies, is you get a cute little bag with it. September’s glam bag was shiny silver with silver studs- love it! It is perfect to change up the bags of makeup on the go or when traveling. 

Now onto the other products in the package:
-       Avon Big & Daring Mascara (original price $9, on sale currently for $7): I just adore this mascara. I’ve always been a MaryKay girl (if I had to chose between MK and Avon) but this was a lovely mascara. It certain does what it says- makes your eyelashes BIG and daring. Lol. I used it a few times already, such as when I needed to do promo shots for the upcoming show I'm in.

Look at those lashes! Used it for my 1950s school girl look for the next show.

-       7 Free Pacifica Nail polish in Red Wine (original price $9)- I like the color. Haven’t used it yet, though I plan to dress up my toenails for fall with this dark cranberry color. It's very dark, but perfect for fall!

  Be a…Bombshell Smooth Criminal powder (original price $12)- Honestly, I had no clue how to uses this when I got it, let alone what it was used for. I did find this great makeup tutorial on youtube by xxx where she uses it (among other products), so I might have to go out of my comfort zone and try it out next time I put makeup on with foundation (I'm not really a big foundation/makeup person. I love the more natural/on the go routine).

-       Cailyn Art Touch tinted Lip gloss in Basic Instinct (original price $19)- Nice simple lip gloss- the shade was a little light for my skin tone, but overall a good gloss over my usual Dusty Rose MaryKay lipstick.

-       Mitchell and Peach Luxury Hand cream (original price $17 euro, Roughly $21.50 US dollars for 60 ml bottle)- Loved the scent. I’m not a huge hand cream fan, but this smelled lovely. This is a travel version, so I'm not sure if the price is correct for that size, FYI. It is perfect to stick in your purse when you need a little love for your hands. ;)

Overall, it was a great first bag from Ipsy. Now I know others got a slightly different bag (2 of my castmates and my mom all got slightly different bags), so I find it interesting what the company personalizes, according to the quiz they have you take. ;)

I’m looking forward to seeing what I get in my next bag from them!  
Have a great day!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Favorites Friday: Getting back to groove of my Diet

Happy Friday all!
It's been a while since I did a Favorites Friday, so you're in luck for today- I have some things I just HAVE to share with you as my current favs.

1. Tribe Spicy Chipotle Hummus: In my goal to get back into the groove of Weight Watchers, I discovered the wonderfulness that is Hummus. Hummus with carrots have become my go-to mid-afternoon snack. This particular flavor is SUPER SPICY, (though I love the taste). Such a great snack!

2. Minus 5 Ice Bar: We went to one of these in the Monte Carlo while on vacation in Vegas. The prices were a little steep for the packages, but it was worth it for such a fun experience. It even gave us some great ideas for next year (we are planning our join b-day party already!)

3. Arbor Mist Mango Strawberry Moscato: So, I usually avoid Arbor Mist, as I often find them to taste cheap, but a co-worker gave this to me as a thank you present and I was pleasantly surprised. I adore mango and moscato, so the two worked great together in this refreshingly sweet wine.

4. Dibz Critter Case for iPhone: My hubs gave me the penguin case for my phone for Christmas last year, and it is my favorite. But recently I upgraded and got a new phone through work that is a iPhone 5s, so I needed a new case. They had a version of the Penguin for that phone size too, but I decided to go with the blue cow for my new phone (as I'm keeping my old phone as an ipod, therefore keeping the peguin case too). So adorable and only $5 at Five Below. I get so many comments on how cute it is.

5. Wendy's Kids' Meal- Chicken Wrap with apple slices: As I'm back on my Weight Watchers plan diet after getting back from Vegas, I was looking for a quick small lunch one day after shopping. I noticed Wendy's Kids' Meal had a chicken wrap with apple slices on the side as an option. It was the PERFECT size and super low in points (and on your wallet too). Woo! You just have to get over the fact that you're an adult (with no kids in sight of your vehicle) ordering a kids meal. lol

Hope you're having a fantastic day. I have so much planned for the weekend, that I just can't wait for it to start!
Have a Great Friday!