Wednesday, July 16, 2014

July Lip Monthly Box

Since I heard about a new subscription service called Lip Monthly I have loved the concept.....a beauty subscription service with all lip products, with a range from drug store to high end? Yes please! So I was more then excited to see my July Lip Monthly Box in the mail today.

These boxes did not have themes like most beauty boxes, I said did because that is all about to change next month. Not only will boxes have themes but they are getting ready to open up and online shop.

The items I received for the month of July are:

Outside of the box:
  • City Color Cosmetics Lip Lush Luscious Lip Crayon in Wine ($2.99)- This is such a gorgeous purple shade. The texture is that of a moisturizing matte lipstick. I love the shade!
  • Revlon Color Burst Lip Gloss in Sun Baked ($6.99)- This is a great Fall time lip gloss. It is on the deeper side of Pink. I actually own this already so I will be handing this beauty off to someone else.
  • MONTHLY MIXUP super cute concept this is when they throw in a non lip items to shake things up a bit. This month it is the John Frieda Straight Fixation Smoothing Crème 1.5 ounces of product is around $3.50 worth of product.

In the box:
  • City Color Cosmetics Lip Balm in Bright Red ($2.99)- This is unbelievably pigmented for a Lip Balm it is a gorgeous Pinky Red shade. I am sure I will get use out of this.
  • Appeal Cosmetics Lipstick in Red Light District ($22.00)- This shade is a magnificent Scarlet Red shade. It is mind boggling pigmented and the texture is supple and it cocoons your lips in this shade.
Swatches (1 swipe only L-R): City Color Cosmetics Wine, City Color Cosmetics Bright Red, Appeal Cosmetics Red Light District

Total for this months box:

That is a great box and nothing I got is discontinued or unavailable. If you guys have not checked out Lip Monthly here and use the code SUMMERLIPS to get your first box for $5.00

Also, if you would like to see live swatched check out my unboxing video on YouTube here

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Monday, July 14, 2014

July Ipsy Glam Bag: Sensationally Sunkissed

I love this time of month because my subscription bags are rolling in and this first one for the month has to be my favorite subscription service. Ipsy has been hands down trend setting with its ability to include a vast array of beauty products. I started receiving my bags back in April and have not been disappointed once.  So with that said, lets jump right in to my bag for the month of July.

I was so excited when I opened my bag for the month because I got in essence products to almost complete a full face of makeup. I love when that happens.
The items in my July Ipsy bag consisted of:
  • Bare Minerals Ready Eyeshadow 2.0 in The Inspiration: which contains the shades Muse & Passion in the cutest mini I have ever seen in my beauty existence. I love the duo they sent, the name of the shades screams Michelle Phan's mission statement about empowering women to realize their own inner power and strength and strive to be the best versions of themselves that they can be and that no dream is unattainable...yes I got that all from one shadow duo name.

  • Pop Beauty Sunkissed Bronzer in Secret Sunshine: This bronzer is a satin finish and can easily be worn lightly or full on bronze goddess. It is very velvety in texture and even with my light skin tone can be worn easily. It reminds me of  MAC Superb when built up.

  • Derma E BB Cream: A very nicely textured BB Cream. You all know I am about texture when it comes to testing any sort of BB cream, Tinted Moisturizer, or Foundation. I have dry skin and I know right down to the touch if I will like a product on my skin. Right off I loved the texture of this product. So high hopes for this. I will update you all on my final verdict.

  • Pur Lisse Pur-Protect Essential Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30: The texture of this is slightly thicker for a day cream, but I love that. I have dry skin so a good daily moisturizer is a must have in my beauty bag. So I will for sure be using this.

  • Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm in Unique Pink: I believe this is a self adjusting lip balm when I swatched it on my arm not to much happened. Then I swatched it on my lips and it had a vibrancy that was not present on my arm. It has a very nice slight mint scent. Great for day to day wear.
 Top lip no product, Bottom lip Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm
I loved everything in my bag this month. I am always pleased with my bags from Ipsy and this is another home run for them. My video will be up shortly on my YouTube channel here, so keep an eye out. Let me know what you received in your bags this month in the comment section below, or leave me links to your blog post or videos.


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Friday, July 11, 2014

First Impressions: Tarte Rainforest After Dark Colored Clay Eye & Cheek Palette

Today my new palette arrived in the mail and I thought you guys would like a first impressions of it. I am talking about the new Limited Edition palette from Tarte, the RainForest After Dark Colored Clay Eye & Cheek Palette.

I passed on the Aqualillies palette and after seeing it in a lot of favorites videos I was a bit put out because it was so gorgeous. But, I am almost glad I did. I am a neutral girl at heart so when I saw this on Sephora's website I jumped for joy. Everything from the packaging to the color selections inside this palette scream STEPHANIE!

First, off the packaging is a heavy faux wood texture on the cover with a gorgeous gold snake embossed on the packaging with a beautiful purple gem as the eye. Even the box it came in is outstanding. The snake pattern in the gorgeous ombre purple box is just hypnotizing.

Then you open it and all your neutral dreams come true!

Clockwise from top: Park Ave Princess, Don't Turn a-Brown, Tan-gled up in you, Up to no gold, Plum away with me, Make a Mauve, Bare to Explore, Champagne, & Unleashed in the center.
  (L-R) Bare to explore, Make A Mauve, Plum away with me, Up to no gold, Tan-gled up in you, Don't turn a-brown, Unleashed blush, Champagne, Park Ave Princess 
The shades are all so beautiful and there is a range from matte, to shimmer. I love that everything is in one palette. So simple but so elegant and exotic. Such a gorgeous palette. So far my first impressions are all positive. I will make sure to do an update on my YouTube Channel Here

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