Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Ipsy Bag

I received my first Ipsy Bag this month and I am going to review it for you. Ipsy is a once a month subscription service that offers 5-6 beauty products in a cute bag for only $10.  The theme this month was Glam it Up. 

em Cosmetics Lash Gallery Dramatic Volume Waterproof Mascara
OMG. I love this mascara for two reasons. First, the brush is so soft and lightweight. I can hardly tell if I am actually touching my lashes because its so featherweight and gentle on my lashed. The second is the payoff. One coat does what 3 coats of my mascara does. And I thought the one I was using was great. This one is even better. It doesn't look to heavy or clumpy and applies so easily. One coat is all you need.  Dramatic Volume indeed.

Nailtini Straight up Color Nail Lacquer in Caviar Cocktail
I am a picky nail polish person. A good polish has to have a great formula. It needs to apply smoothly, need only one coat, and have the right consistency. This product passes my test.  It has all of those features, so it wins.  I am not huge on the color but its a good one for the upcoming holiday season.

 Pixi Beauty Bronzer in Subtly Sun Touched
This bronzer couldn't have come at a better time. My previous had recently cracked into a million pieces and was in the trash. I was using nothing for a about a week but I actually liked it. The bronzer I had been using was too harsh and orange. The color of this one is perfect. The title subtly sun touched is the perfect description. Its not too harsh, and it gives the perfect subtle glow. 

Starlooks Gem Eye Pencil in Topaz
I am in complete amazement of this product! The pigment is unreal. I have had sparkled different coloured eye pencils in the past and they sucked. You would have to push hard and do many many coats to even get a bit of color to show, and forget about using it on the water line. This one is incredible. The color glides on so easily, so pigmented and perfect. It even sparkles. AND it works great on the water line too. I want these in all the colors. I have been using it non stop since I got it. 

Bh Cosmetics Galaxy Chic Baked Eye Shadow in Asteroid
Very cool looking eye shadow shade with the marbled effect. I was really hoping it would come off that way on my lid but it just created a deep blue/brown looking color :(  The glimmer is awesome though and the product looks pretty! They sell single color shades too so those might be something worth having.

Be A Bombshell Lip Crayon in Hot Damn
Before this product arrived, I was never into lip products other than glosses and chap stick. Lip sticks used to dry out my lips more than they are now and I thought I would look funny with a bold lip color. Well, I thought I would give it a try. Turns out I love it. This shade is a vibrant red and doesn't dry me out. I love the look of a pop of color with bright lips. Funny how your style will change over time. This has  got me in the mood to build my lip stick collection.

If you are interested in joining Ipsy like I did, click HERE to get started! You can cancel at any time too!

Take a look at the video I made featuring an un-boxing, review and look using the products I received!  

Xoxo D

Sunday, 3 November 2013

October Bookshelf

I sort of slacked in the reading department this month. I am on a challenge of 20 books by the end of the year, I am at 14. So 6 more to go. As long as I read at least 3 each month I will be good!

Book #1: Slumdog Millionaire - Vikas Swarup
I read a lot of negative reviews before starting this book and was worried I wouldn't enjoy it. By the end of the book I was satisfied. The story line was new and not something I've read 100 times. And I like the style it was written in. The ending of the story was just the best( the coin thing -no spoilers here) The only thing I had issues with was some of the language and all the names because I am not familiar with it, but the book was still enjoyable.  P.S. I have not seen the movie.

Book # 2: Wanted - Sara Shepard
**spoiler alert** It doesn't matter how ridiculous these books get, they are still my favorite  The first major twist in this book was Ali having a twin sister Courtney that they introduced to the book. I mean, it makes perfect sense to explain whats happening but I thought she was written in rather abruptly with no work up or climax building. Just BAM, then all is well. It sort of seemed like a book I wrote when I was in third grade...everyone is fabulous and your best friend becomes your sister all in one second and no one questions anything. Anyways, the rest of the book went well and everything made sense as to why Courtney was written in, I just think it could have gone better. I can sort of picture the tv show version going this way too. The ending of the book makes everything seem solved and happily ever after, but we all know that's never the case. Can't wait for the next one.

Book # 3: Twisted - Sara Shepard
The plot just gets thicker and thicker with each book. How can these girls lives be so complicated? That's what makes it so fun to read. Everything that happens is just ridiculous and for unfortunate. This series still continues to keep me interested and is always surprising me. Once I get in the groove, I can't put the book down. On too the next one..

What books have you read this month? Anything worth sharing or recommending?

xoxo D

*reviews linked with my goodreads.com account