PDP Exclusives by Rebecca

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

October Ipsy Bag

I got my Ipsy bag a few days ago! This is my second bag since signing back up and I have to say............ I LOVE IT! If you do not know what Ipsy is, let me tell you!

Ipsy is a beauty based monthly subscription program. Each month you will be sent a makeup bag containing 4-5 beauty related products. These products will be sample size, deluxe sample size or full size! Subscriptions cost $10 per month or $110 annually. Ipsy was started by the You Tube sensation Michelle Phan originally under the name Glam Bag but later changed the company name to Ipsy which is a form of a Latin word meaning sense of self. Once you get your glam bag you can review products on the Ipsy website and earn points that are redeemable for products. You can also earn points by referring friends! If you would like to know more about Ipsy you can do so here. If you would like to sign up for Ipsy check and see if any of your friends have a referral link or feel free to use mine! To sign up using my referral link click here. One thing that I dislike about Ipsy compared to Birchbox is that you can not purchase the full size version of the products that come in your glam bag on their website. You have to quick through their website to the product website but Ipsy does offer a discount code good on full size versions of your samples.

First thing I noticed is another gold bag. I would have preferred something a bit more Fall or themed towards the month but whatever. I save mine to use as gift bags anyway.

This ultra nourishing hand cream is miracle material. Packed full of goodness with shea butter, coconut and aloe vera, the cream's rich but never greasy formula nourishes and rejuvenates hands and cuticles. Enjoy the super smooth, soft and perfectly pretty results.
  • Quick absorbing
  • Softens & conditions
  • All natural ingredients: Paraben & gluten-free
I loved this hand cream. I am a sucker for anything coconut and the scent of this cream is Coconut and Cream! Yummmmmm! It is a very nice hand cream that absorbs into the skin quickly. The sample size is 2 oz. which is quite large for a sample size product!

This beauty balm glides on like tinted moisturizer and has all the age-defying, coverage, sunscreen benefits of a foundation and BB cream! It’s formula will soothe your skin while locking in moisture to create a gorgeous, glowing complexion. Featuring pur~lisse’s exclusive asian herb extracts complex, Chamomile & Artemisia soothes the skin while sugar maple improves skin’s appearance and retains moisture to create a gorgeous & glowing complexion.
I liked this BB Cream. It had nice coverage and is good for quick, daily wear. I liked the way it felt on my skin. A lot of BB creams tend to feel heavy or thick to me but this one felt quite light and absorbed into my skin nicely.

dr. brandt microdermabrasion is a revolutionary formula designed to mimic the transformative brightening, smoothing effects of the popular in-office microdermabrasion treatment, at home.

I have used this once so far and liked the immediate feeling of my skin. As with any new product your skin goes through an adjustment phase. For me my skin has gotten a lot more oily to compensate for the heavy exfoliation that comes with this product. I will keep up using it once a week and see how my skin looks!

DOSE® Color Pills are remedies for the blues, blacks, reds, & everything in between. Conceived with a tongue in cheek approach to color arousing whimsy via spot-on sized doses of saturated color. No product overload, no commitment, no insurance needed. Warning: mind blowingly addictive.
This color was formulated exclusively for Ipsy. I did not know Dose of Colors even made nail polish so this was a nice surprise. I love nail polish and this was a gorgeous color and formula. I will have a manicure picture up on my Instagram soon!

theBalm introduces a truly loyal long-lasting liquid lipstick—Meet Matt(e) Hughes. This long-wearing formula has a comfortable matte finish with no commitment issues. This matte vanilla mint liquid lipstick is stuck on you without feeling clingy!

OMG YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! I love the balm! They are an awesome company and I was so happy that I got this in my bag!! I got the shade Committed and it is a pinky-nude. If you know me, Nudes are my thing. This product honestly, by far, like leaps and bounds and miles and....you get the picture, has the BEST scent that I have ever smelled on a liquid to matte lipstick. It is a minty vanilla scent which I love! The actually formula was really opaque and applied well. It stayed fairly tacky but did end up drying down after a few hours. I wore this comfortably and it looked beautiful for over 6 hours. I just posted a lipswatch on my Instagram so check it out in action there! ConfessionsOfaGlitterholic

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Lorac Megapro 2

When the rumors and sneak peak pictures started floating around the internet about the possibility of a Lorac Mega Pro 2 I started freaking out. Over the last year my love of neutrals has grown immensely. So has my love for Lorac Pro eye shadow palettes. They are freaking AMAZING. I love the colors, formulas, textures and how easy they are to work with. I was not that into neutrals or Lorac when the original Mega Pro palette came out so I missed that one. Months later after acquiring both the Pro Palettes I started REALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLY getting sad that I missed on the Mega Pro. Lucky for me I have quite a few makeup addict friends and one of them was super kind and sold me her brand new one for less than retail price! I was so jazzed. Between the pro palettes, summer palettes and the Unzipped palettes I have been in neutral Heaven!
The Mega Pro 2 is an Ulta exclusive. I had heard horror stories about the original Mega Pro and it's release as a Sephora exclusive. Apparently they did not make or stock enough and it sold out within minutes. People were going nuts. Ulta was scheduled to have the Mega Pro 2 stock on October 4th. I called the Ulta customer service line on the 3rd to ask what time and what time zone would the palette be stocking. I was informed it would be available at midnight central time zone which was 10pm on the 3rd for me in California. I was sitting at my computer ready to click and check out. I was able to purchase it easily, checked out quickly and was quite pleased with my ninja buying skills. I guess I did not have to be such an eager beaver because here we are on the 12th and the Mega Pro 2 is still in stock online at Ulta! I am happy because hopefully everyone who wanted this palette will have a chance to get it!
I got my palette 6 days later and am freaking overjoyed at the beauty of this palette. I am pretty sure it is my favorite out of all the Lorac palettes and is my second favorite palette of all time ( Sugarpill Burning Heart palette will forever be my favorite) I have done quite a few looks so far which I will be posting soon. I also plan on swatching the whole palette and doing some comparison swatches for colors that appear similar from all the other Lorac Pro Palettes.

Face details are
NYX Pore Filler Face Primer
Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse foundation in Light Beige
the Balm Mart LouManizer highligher.
MAC Honey Jasmine blush
MAC Smoked Purple lipstick
Colourpop Tootsi lippie stix
I did this look using:
Lorac Eye Primer
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
Forest on the lid
Saddle and Tangerine in the Crease
Melon, Burlap and Tawney to blend
Porcelain as a highlight and to set underneath my eyes
Jordana Fabuliner liquid liner
elf gel liner on the tightline
Lorac Multiplex 3D Lashes mascara

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Melt DGAF and Blitzed

I did a quick face today. A little liner and a lot of lips! I used Melt Costmetics Blitzed and DGAF.

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Sugarpill Edward Scissorhands Palette

 If you have been reading this blog since it's creation you know that I ABSOLUTELY adore Sugarpill's pressed shadows. I own every one and when they announced that a new palette was coming out I knew I had to get it no matter what. There was little to no hype or news about this palette coming out, they announced it and within a week or so it was released. I found that to be bad and good. Bad for the people who live on tight budgets (me) because they usually have to plan for makeup splurges. Good because I feel like less people had time to find out about this palette and it did not sell out within minutes so it was easy to be able to purchase. I had to get creative financially to be able to order this palette because I already was planning on dropping $$ for the Lorac Megapro only around a week later.

It was available on Monday the 28th of September. I was ready, logged in and bought mine within a minute of it becoming available. After knowing I bought mine I was able to relax. The palette did not end up selling out for almost two days after it released which was either because it lacked interest or they stocked enough. Either way I am sure that all the customers who were excited for this were happy because there was ample time for everyone to snag their palette! I have read on Instagram that Sugarpill will be restocking this palette again ( only once I believe).
 I live in California so I got my palette within a week which was awesome! Packaging is adorable! Sugarpill never disappoints with their cute palettes. The shadows were bigger than I expected from the product pictures online which was great.
 I swatched these shadows over NYX jumbo pencil in milk.  Heart Shaped Cookie without a base is my EXACT skin tone color so it blends in and is invisible on me. That sounds like a bad thing but actually it is nice for blending out shadows. Ice Angel is the best out of this palette. It is very shimmery and duo chrome like. It looks amazing in the tear duct area or applied over other shadows to give them a shimmery finish. Suburbia was one of the shadows I was most excited about but overall it did not perform how I envisioned. I thought it would be a beautiful color to use to smoke out a dark eye and give it that "grungy" look. I tried doing that in the look below but without having much base or packing the color on it tended to just blend away into nothing. I am going to try using it packed on as a lid color to see how if it performs that way. Home Sweet Home is the second best in this palette in my opinion. It is a beautiful pastel blue. Very opaque and easy to work with. Castle on the Hill was super pretty and exciting to me but it ended up being similar to Suburbia with the color blending away. I tried really packing it into the crease but every time I tried blending it would disappear. The Inventor is great color. I feel that the finish (frosted sheen) makes it easier to work with.
Overall I can say I am disappointed in this palette. While the shades in this palette are gorgeous I found that certain ones were too dusty and did not adhere well or were not really able to be blended. The look below I really had to pack on and keep adding more color and not blend very much. It was a pretty look when I was finished but it was hard to achieve. I also did a smoky eye just using Castle on the Hill and it did perform somewhat better over a thicker base of NYX Jumbo pencil but I still had similar issues blending it out. I know that this palette is described as a neutral which obviously the colors are going to be different than Sugarpill's usual bold and bright colors but it is the formula, finish and texture that I feel are way below in standards compared to the other pressed shadows in Sugarpill's line.
Am I upset about this purchase? Nope. If I did not end up buying this palette I would have regretted it forever. The what ifs would have driven me insane. I will probably use a few of the shadows in this palette and if after a couple months I end up not using it enough I have daughters who are slowly getting into makeup and because the colors are so muted this would probably be good for them.

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