Walmart Beauty Box : Spring 2016

Here’s another Walmart Beauty Box! They’re “free” ($5 shipping per quarter) and they now let you choose from one of two beauty profiles. They automatically chose “trendsetter” for me, since I was at the time under 30. The millennials, they love trends! I’ve gone on and on about why I love this box, but it really…

Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet : January 2016 : Sicker, Sad World

Notoriously Morbid is an indie beauty brand that gears their goods towards people who are a little on the morbid side. Products are typically titled after horror, fantasy and weird books, movies and TV. The Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet is a (rather hard to get) surprise sample bag that plays on a theme each month. The…

Mini-Haul from Ulta – Drugstore Makeup Brands

I splurged a little on some makeup, so naturally I had to tell the only people in my life who might care. 😉 NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm ($5.99) – So I tried this product in the past from ipsy, and I was really disappointed. The shade was all wrong from their website and…

ColourPop Cosmetics First Purchase

I finally broke down and made a very small order from ColourPop Cosmetics. For the unfamiliar, they’re a makeup brand based in L.A. that doesn’t test products on animals (I’m unclear whether they’re totally “cruelty-free” or not, but they do say that some of their products are vegan.) How cute is it that they handwrite…

Ipsy Review: August 2013

The Overall: Solid! I thought I’d be most excited about the Urban Decay lipstick, but the face mask won me over.  This shipped fast (go DHL and your updated tracking page!)  It came with a mascara, which I didn’t really need, but I was pleased, in general.  As far as I can tell, the nail polish…

Ipsy Bag Review: May 2013

The Bag/Theme: VERY cute, loved that it was blues and orange.  I’m not a fan of pink.  The theme was “Spring Fling”, which I feel is a little late for the season and a very UGH phrase, anyway.  This is the FIRST bag where they’ve confirmed that they chose products based on our website profiles. Under…

Ipsy Bag Review: April 2013

The Bag: This bag is a white textured material with a pink zipper, and a pink striped silk lining.  I don’t think white bags and makeup mix well, so I probably won’t use this.  Cute, though! Two Cosmetics Duo Eyeshadow in Heartache: I think pink eyeshadow is underused.  These were two colours that didn’t seem…

Ipsy March 2013: Anchors Aweigh!

The Bag – Very cute nautical print, but it felt a little flimsy.  Not sure how much I’d use this in my purse.  I prefer slightly more durable bags because I’m pretty rough on my stuff! The Shipping – The tracking reports that they shipped the piece on the 6th, but I didn’t get the…

Ipsy: February 2013

Tracking: I got my tracking number today (2/11), but it had apparently arrived Saturday (2/9).  Uh. Bag: I opened the shipper and was greeted with the delicious smell of plastic.  I love that smell, but i don’t love that smell on a makeup bag.  Eew.  It’s a shiny black patent.  That always looks so cheap…

Ipsy Review: December 2012

So I just realized that I should be getting a tracking number from Ipsy within a day or two, but that I never reviewed my December bag.  Sorry, folks.  The flu took precedent.  I’ll keep this (relatively) brief. The Bag – It’s smaller in height than other bags, but it’s the first I’ve gotten that’s…