February 2016 IPSY

I’m sure most of you, if not all, know what IPSY is.  But, nothing excites me more than getting that pretty pink package in the mail!  Does anyone remember back in the beginning when sometimes the packaging was purple, or is that just me?

I did a really crappy job with taking pictures of my bag and it’s items this month.  Sorry about that folks! Anyway, here it is…. (To the tune of Here Comes Miss America in my head.)


Item #1 – It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer

This is what I was the most excited about!  I’ve been wanting to try this for a while and I was so excited to get it!  It Cosmetics is quickly becoming one of my favorite brands.  I love their Bye Bye Pours Powder, No Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliner, and their brush line for Ulta. This concealer will be added to my favorites list too!  Let me warn you, a little goes a LONGGGGGGGG way!  You will give yourself some massive white circles under your eyes if you are not careful! I got the shade Neutral Medium, which is the most popular.  I personally think it is slightly too light for me, but the next shade is tan and that is too dark!  So I need something in the middle between Medium and Tan!  Do you hear that IT?!  I’m going to need you to make more than just 4 shades! If you don’t already have this concealer, I would highly recommend it!

This product costs $24.  You can get it on the It Cosmetics website and Ulta.


Item #2 – My Amazing Leave In Secret – My Amazing Leave In Secret Conditioner

First off, that title is a mouth full in itself! Second off, the 2 times I used this it made my hair extremely greasy so I wouldn’t say it was that amazing after all…  I don’t know if I applied too much, if it can’t be used with other products, or maybe my hair just hates this.  But, as of now, this is something that I will not be purchasing. On the website it says it’s An Ultra, All-in One Coconut Oil Infused Leave-in Conditioner that Helps Repair Dry, Damaged Hair Depleted by Chronological Aging, Styling, Chemical and/or Environmental Damage. Well my hair is definitely damaged!  I just think my hair is too naturally oily for a product like this.  Anyway, a 3.4oz bottle will cost you $14, 6.78oz will cost you $22, and 12oz bottle will cost $37. If you think this is something you would be interested in, definitely check out their website.


Item #3 – BellaPierre Cosmetics Mineral Blush

I received the color Desert Rose, which I’m pretty sure is the only color IPSY had. So far I have loved everything by BellaPierre, until this.  I don’t dislike this blush, it just really doesn’t show up on me. I think if you were more fair skin or pale, it would be a perfect blush.  It’s the lightest color out of the 4 they have available, and I think I needed one of the darker shades.  Also, I love my cheeks to pretty much look like clown cheeks.  I have found myself using this blush as more of a highlighter or I will wear it on my cheeks on a “no makeup,” makeup day. Online it says this blush is a creamy, non-comedogenic Mineral Blushe that gives you a beautiful, healthy flush that looks natural. Recommended by make-up artists and dermatologists, these award-winning blushes are talc free, paraben free, and suitable for all skin types and conditions. It will run you $45, which is really EXPENSIVE for a blush! You can get it on their website.



Item #4 – Luxie Beauty Small Tapered Blending Eye Brush 231

First things first, I have to copy you what the company says about this brush. “Our Luxie small tapered blending brush is held by a luscious pink handle and enticing rose gold ferrule. Soft synthetic bristles of a cruelty-free blend make it a vegan makeup brush. Antibacterial coating adds further protection to the blending brush before makeup use.  Chiseled to the perfect size, this eyeshadow brush is ideal for precise and blended makeup application.” People, it’s true!  This brush is the perfect blending brush!!! I have had a blending brush that I have used for well over a year, I thought nothing would replace it, but this has! When I first got this brush I thought it was way too long and loosely packed to blend out anything, but it does.  I love to use it to blend out my crease especially.  I would highly recommend it! Also, this brush is 100% cruelty free!  I don’t know about you, but that makes me happy. This brush is $12 and you can get it on their website.


Item #5 – Dr. Brandt Pore Dermabrasion

I would love to give you an honest review on this product, but I have somehow misplaced it.  So I have yet to try it out.  I have read awesome reviews on this product, but I know it’s expensive!  So I want to personally try it before I start recommending it to people! If you are dying to try it you can get it on their website or at Sephora.  It will run you $58.


That’s it for my February IPSY, overall I was extremely happy with this bag!  I didn’t like the leave in conditioner and the blush wasn’t my favorite, but I really loved the blending brush and concealer!  If you are interested in IPSY just check out their website! Remember it’s only $10 a month!

I hope everyone is having a great beginning to their March!  In the next few weeks I plan to post about several Ulta purchases, a Rodan Fields lip product review, and my very first BoxyCharm.

Remember if you have any questions on comments, feel free to leave them below or email me!



January 2016 Ipsy


How many of you get Ipsy each much?  I feel like 90% of the female population would raise their hands, maybe even more.  Who doesn’t love seeing that pink, shiny package in their mailbox?! I love getting my goodies each and every month.  Some months are great, some months suck, and some are just so so.  BUT, it lets me try out a slew of makeup and beauty products, branch out of my confront zone, and is only $10 a month!

If you haven’t signed up and are interested just go to Ipsy! It’s quick, simple, and easy.

This month my 5 products were:

  1. Trestique Mini Matte Lip Crayon in Florence Fig
  2. The Balm Mr. Write (Now) eyeliner pencil in Jac
  3. Ofra eyebrow pencil in Universal
  4. City Color eyeshadow trio in Falling Leaves
  5. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing lotion



From top to bottom this is the:

  1. Trestique lip crayon
  2. The Balm eyeliner
  3. Ofra eyebrow pencil


Trestique Lip Crayon in Florence Fig

Let me just say, I love this lip crayon! I own another by this brand and I really love it to!  They are easy to apply, stay on the lips, pigmented, and they smell great! I also have 2 of the minis in Chile Red.  (I believe they came in the November 2015 Ipsy.)


Full size this product will run you $28 and comes with a lip balm.  You can get it off of the Trestique website.


The Balm Mr. Write (Now) eyeliner pencil in Jac

I have a few shadows by The Balm, but I have never ventured into their eyeliners.  I’m picky about eyeliners, I love my Urban Decay and I love my Benefit, I do not stray too often from them.  ALSO, I would never typically by a coppery/gold color!  BUT, I will admit this is very pretty.  Will I wear it everyday, probably not.  But, it will get used.  This stuff goes on easy, lasts, doesn’t smudge, but I wouldn’t buy it in this color again. Now if it was black, gray, or brown; I would totally do it!

I won’t lie, I love most of The Balm’s names and packaging.  They are funny and cleaver. I’ve been impressed with their eyeshadow as well! Anyway, you can purchase this eyeliner on The Balm’s website.  They have 8 different colors and it will cost $17.


Ofra Eyebrow Pencil in Universal

I won’t lie, this is what I was the most excited about and the most disappointed in! People rave about their liquid lipsticks, which I haven’t tried out, yet. Sooooo I was super excited to try out something of theirs! Boyyyyyy did this product blow! This pencil is called Universal because it is suppose to be universal for everyone.  The color is great, for me, but I think it would be way too dark on a fair skin, blonde person.  Also, when putting this on all it did was cake up and make a sticky mess. I literally felt like I had rubbed honey all over my eyebrows! I will not be buying this and I would not recommend it!

However, if you want to try it, you can get it at the Ofra website and it will cost you $13 for a stick of brown eyebrow honey.


City Color Eyeshadow Trio in Falling Leaves

I won’t lie, I dislike getting eyeshadow in my Ipsy about 90% of the time.  I love my Urban Decay and they usually just can’t even compare. Anyway, I did not have high hopes or high expectations in this trio and I wasn’t surprised when the pigmentation sucked and it easily brushed off.



The brown was the only decent color in the 3.  The matte, brunt orange color brushed off with one stroke.  The pale nude color lasted maybe 2 minutes.  The brown colors lasted longer, but it also had a lot of fall out and drifted on my eyelids.  I tried these with and without primer.  I would not recommend these and I will not be purchasing them.  However, if you want to give them a whirl (and waste your money) you can get it on the City Colors website for $5.99. But please, don’t waste your money!


Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion

I honestly don’t feel like there is a lot to say about this.  I like Aveeno.  I like lotion.  I love small lotions that I can throw in my purse.  This will definitely get used and it will probably be purchased again in my future.  I’m always buying lotion.  You can get this lotion anywhere! CVS, Wal-Mart, Target, Ulta, Amazon.


So that’s it for my Janaury Ipsy bag!  This post was suppose to be up yesterday, but that just didn’t happen.  Let me know what you get in your Ipsy and if you liked it or not! Also, I would love to hear from you!  Feel free to leave me a comment or email me!

~ Rinny