The bag is a cute little wristlet too! The contents of my December ipsy Bag are:
- Hikari Cosmetics Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner in Iris
- NYX Professional Makeup Prismatic Shadow in Jaded
- Cake Beauty Heavy Cream Intensive Hand Repair Balm
- REN Clean Skincare Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask
- Tarte Cosmetics Deluxe Maracuja Oil
Hikari Cosmetics Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner in Iris
NYX Professional Makeup Prismatic Shadow in Jaded
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I’m really liking the new box Birchbox is using to ship their boxes. The contents of my December Birchbox are:
- Leaders 7 Wonders Himalayan Camellia Pore Minimizing Mask
- Marcelle CC Cream SPF 35 Complete Correction – Golden Glow
- Ardency Inn MODSTER Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner – Black
- Hey Honey Walk the Walk Propolis Foot Cream
- Saphira Hair Mineral Mud Mask
Ardency Inn MODSTER Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner – Black
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Here are the complete contents of the NYX Box of Goodies Advent Calendar. This was a great way for me to try the Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks and decide which shades to buy in the full sizes.
(L-R) Ruffle Trim, Baby Doll, Corset, Exotic, Push-Up, Embellishment, Beauty Mark, Bedtime Flirt, Lace Detail, Teddy, Honeymoon, Satin Ribbon
Limited Edition Eye Shadow
(L-R top row) Exotic, Embellishment, Corset, Push-Up, Ruffle Trim, Baby Doll
(L-R bottom row) Satin Ribbon, Lace Detail, Beauty Mark, Bedtime Flirt, Teddy, Honeymoon
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I received a $25.00 Sephora Gift Card from my Secret Santa at work. I’ve had my eye on the Urban Decay Ultimate Basics Eyeshadow Palette since its release. It made sense for me to use the gift card in purchasing this palette.
This is one eyeshadow palette I know I will use every shade. I was blown away when I swatched the shade Lethal. Blackout is the perfect black. All of the eyeshadows in this palette work great together. If you need to splurge on an eyeshadow palette in 2017, the Naked Ultimate Basics Eyeshadow Palette is my pick. This palette is definitely worth the $54.00 price.
When I saw Urban Decay release the Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette last Fall I knew this was going to be my Holiday treat. I waited for the Sephora email that comes during the Holiday season with the $15.oo off coupon. I visited my local Sephora soon after.
This palette is absolutely beautiful. Pictures do not do it justice.
The Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette is currently marked down to $39.00 on the Urban Decay website as well as Sephora and ULTA.
I will admit this purchase was an impulse buy. I was at ULTA getting a few last minute gifts for my youngest. ULTA had marked down NYX gift boxes by 40%. When I saw the NYX Box of Goodies Advent Calendar I had to have it. I didn’t want to go home and regret not buying it.
The Advent Calendar contains 12 Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks and 12 Limited Edition Eye Shadows. These are deluxe sizes.
The regular price of the NYX Box of Goodies Advent Calendar was $49.99. With the 40% off NYX and 20% off coupon from ULTA, this purchase was $23.99.
Swatch of the Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Ruffle Trim and Limited Edition Eyeshadow in Exotic.
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I decided to renew my beauty subscriptions with Birchbox and ipsy. To be honest I haven’t felt the need to shop at Sephora and ULTA as much. There have been times I almost bought eyeliner only to receive one in either ipsy or Birchbox. I have had a very positive experience overall. I renewed with ipsy because they are very generous with full sized beauty products. Receiving makeup brushes has definitely won me over. I renewed with Birchbox because of the wide variety of beauty brands I’ve been exposed to. I have made purchases on the Birchbox website in the past. I like to ease of placing an order.
Whether I take on other beauty subscriptions that remains to be seen. 😉
This is what I received from the May Birchbox and ipsy Bag.
The contents of my May Birchbox are:
- COOLA Classic Face Sport SPF 50 White Tea
- ModelCo Lip Lacquer – Morocco
- Davroe Ends Repair
- Goldfaden MD Doctor’s Scrub
- Juliette Has a Gun Another Oud
ModelCo Lip Lacquer – Morocco
The contents of my May ipsy Bag are:
- Smashbox Cosmetics X-Rated Mascara
- Crazy Rumors Hibiskiss Natural Lip Color – Coral
- Hikari Cosmetics Shimmer Bronzer – Radiate
- Vasanti Cosmetics Brighton Up! Exfoliating Cleanser
- Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow Trio – Crush (beige), Skinny (deep copper), Lovely (brown)
Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow Trio – Crush (beige), Skinny (deep copper), Lovely (brown)
Hikari Cosmetics Shimmer Bronzer – Radiate
Crazy Rumors Hibiskiss Natural Lip Color – Coral
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It’s common knowledge that I am always tempted to order from Crown Brush when featured on HauteLook. I have seriously been making the effort to order items I actually need. The brush sets always catch my attention though.
Here is a previous Crown Brush Order I placed on HauteLook.
I needed more of the HD Effect Foundation Primer and HD Effect Under Eye Primer. The foundation primer does help the foundation go on more smoothly and last longer. The under eye primer minimizes fine lines. My under eye concealer doesn’t crease either.
I have used the Make-up Brush Cleaner in the past. It left my brushes cleansed and conditioned. I bought a bigger bottle this time around.
I ordered the Professional Makeup Wipes just to try out.
By the way, Crown Brush is currently on HauteLook. I wonder if my youngest Naomi needs anything. 😉
I just wanted to touch base with you all. The past couple of months have been really busy for me. A lot of my time was spent with my youngest as her final year of high school came to a close. Between college visits and her high school musical, life got pretty hectic. In the meantime I have some catching up to do.
Speaking of school, Naomi was awarded the Green Garner Scholarship. #proudmommy
Catching up starts now with the April’s Birchbox and ipsy Bag I never posted.
Contents of my April Birchbox are:
- Au Naturale Mini Face Palette
- amika Silken up Dry Conditioner
- (MALIN + GOETZ) grapefruit face cleanser
- rms beauty the ultimate makeup remover wipes
- Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask
Au Naturale Mini Face Palette
The contents of my April ipsy Bag are:
- Luxie Beauty Dream Catcher Highlighter Brush 522
- pur~lisse Beauty Blue Lotus + White Tea Sheet Mask & Blue Lotus + Seaweed Sheet Mask
- Starlooks Luxe Longwear Eye Pencil in Jet
- City Color Cosmetics Highlight Trio
- Tarte Cosmetics LipSurgence lip crème in Wonder
Starlooks Luxe Longwear Eye Pencil in Jet
Tarte Cosmetics LipSurgence lip crème in Wonder
City Color Cosmetics Highlight Trio
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It’s safe to say Crown Brush has a new fan. My youngest Naomi was already familiar with Crown Brush. She has used several of mine. I bough the 12 Piece Pro Brush Set from HauteLook as a belated birthday gift. She also needed a pencil sharpener.
I could barely get close enough to take pictures. LOL! The set includes the most commonly used makeup brushes and fits nicely into her purse. The 12 Piece Pro Brush Set is a great starter set for beginners.
Looks like I’ll have to place another order the next time Crown Brush is on HauteLook. Naomi is extremely happy with this purchase.