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April 2017 Ipsy Unboxing and Product Reviews {Monthly Subscription}

April 2017 Ipsy Unboxing and Product Reviews {Monthly Subscription}

My favorite time of the month, April 2017 Ipsy Unboxing! For those of you who have never heard of Ipsy, it is a monthly subscription. It costs $10 per month and in return you receive a makeup bag with 4-5 samples. I love it and it is almost always worth the $10! When you sign up they have you take a little quiz to give you products that you will like. Then each month you can review everything you’ve received so they can adjust what they send you. I highly recommend this monthly subscription!

*Disclaimer: This post is NOT sponsored. All opinions are my own.

April 2017 Ipsy Unboxing

April 2017 Ipsy Unboxing

This month’s bag is quite different from past bags, but I really like it. It’s probably just the film obsessed part of me that likes it so much. My mom gave her bag away as soon as she received it, haha. I’m not sure if I will use it as a bag or just decoration, but part of me really likes it.

April 2017 Ipsy Unboxing

OFRA Cosmetics Rendezvous Blush

Blush is one of my favorite products to use so I always get a little excited when I receive a new one. This blush is a very natural tone and has a slight brown tone (the picture does not show true color). I normally go for more pink and red tones for blush, but I am excited to try something new. I’ve also never used this brand which is always very exciting. However, it is a very small size and comes without a compact, which is kind of annoying.

WHEN I TRIED IT

Like I said this is a very natural looking blush, but I really like it. This will be perfect for my minimal makeup days. It blends out very smoothly and lasts all day long.

April 2017 Ipsy Unboxing

MintPear Vitamin C Serum

This product is very interesting to me and I’m not sure how to feel about it. It is a Vitamin C Serum that is supposed to “lighten, tighten, and brighten” your skin. The bottle is a very small size (like everything else in this month’s bag) but I should be able to get a decent amount of uses out of it. It doesn’t have a very strong smell, but the scent that it does have is not very good.

WHEN I TRIED IT

I used this every night for a week and was SO impressed with the results. Even the first morning I noticed a difference in the color of my face! I deal with redness in my face and this lighten the red color so much. I will definitely be repurchasing this product and continuing to use it to see if it will continue to improve my skin.

April 2017 Ipsy Unboxing

Elizabeth Mott Show Me Your Glow Shimmer Shadow & Highlighter

A BEAUTIFUL shadow AND highlighter from Elizabeth Mott. I am very excited for this product! It is also a small size, but as a shadow/highlighter it will last a long time. It is a gorgeous color, but it is a little more natural looking than most of my highlighters. However it will be GORGEOUS on the inner corner of my eyes! Overall I am happy and very excited about this product.

WHEN I TRIED IT

This product is SO GORGEOUS and lasts all day long! I absolutely love it and I hope it lasts me a long time! Elizabeth Mott never fails me.

April 2017 Ipsy Unboxing

EM Cosmetics Illustrative Eyeliner Brush Tip

I LOVE receiving new eyeliners because I have yet to find the “perfect” one. Trying different types of formula and applicators is always good because it helps me know what I like and don’t like. This liner has a very nice pigment and goes on easily. I am excited to give it a try to see how long it lasts on my oily eyelids!

WHEN I TRIED IT

It isn’t my favorite applicator for liquid eyeliner but the product is so nice. It lasts all day even on my oily eyelids! I’m going to play around with it a little more and hopefully I will start to like the brush tip more.

April 2017 Ipsy Unboxing

Josie Maran Cosmetics Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter

I always enjoy trying new skin care products so I was pretty excited about this product. It is a very small size, once again, but I should be able to get a few uses from it.

WHEN I TRIED IT

After using this for a few days, I was neither impressed nor disappointed. It’s a decent face butter, but it doesn’t do anything extra special for me. If I had a bigger size and was able to use it for longer, maybe I would like it better.

April 2017 Ipsy Unboxing

April 2017 Ipsy Unboxing Overall Review:

I wasn’t very impressed with my April Ipsy. All of the products are something new to me (which is awesome), but they are also all very small sizes. The bag is different, but I like it. Also most of the brands are new to me so that is great as well. I have nothing to really complain about, except the sizes of the products, but I also don’t have anything I am super excited about. It wasn’t a terrible bag, but it wasn’t great either.

Rating: 2/5

 

I would love to hear about what products you got in this month’s Ipsy and what you thought of it! Also let me know if you did a April 2017 Ipsy Unboxing!

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IPSY UNBOXING && REVIEW {MARCH 2017}

IPSY UNBOXING && REVIEW {MARCH 2017}

My favorite time of the month, March 2017 Ipsy Unboxing! For those of you who have never heard of Ipsy, it is a monthly subscription. It costs $10 per month and in return you receive a makeup bag with 4-5 samples. I love it and it is almost always worth the $10! When you sign up they have you take a little quiz to give you products that you will like. Then each month you can review everything you’ve received so they can adjust what they send you. I highly recommend this monthly subscription!

*Disclaimer: This post is NOT sponsored. All opinions are my own.

This month’s bag is so adorable! It is a gorgeous rose gold color with a gold zipper and black detailing. The top folds over slightly giving it a super chic look!

March 2017 Ipsy Unboxing and Product Review

mPRINCESS PRESSED EYE SHADOW IN CHESTNUT

I always enjoy receiving new eye shadows so I can try out new looks regularly. This mPrincess eye shadow is super gorgeous. The chestnut color is a coppery brown shade and I love the shimmer that it gives off. The consistency is very creamy and it seems to blend well.

I would like to receive more colorful shadows in Ipsy that I can play around with more rather than just neutral colors. However, it is still nice to discover new brands and their formulas.

WHEN I TRIED IT

I decided to try out this eye shadow in my crease and I LOVE it! It blends so well and is such a beautiful color. The pigment is amazing and it lasted throughout the day (even on my oily lids)! Very happy with this product!

March 2017 Ipsy Unboxing and Product Review

BEAU GACHIS TAPERED BLENDING BRUSH

Every time I get a new brush from Ipsy, I get super excited. I love trying new brands of brushes without having to pay an outrageous price. This brush feels super soft yet a good firmness. I have high hopes.

WHEN I TRIED IT

As amazing as I had hoped it to be. It applied my eye shadow so nicely and it works so well for blending. I will definitely be using this brush often!

March 2017 Ipsy Unboxing and Product Review

AIR REPAIR SKINCARE COMPLEXION-BOOSTING MOISTURIZER

It is kind of a small amount at only .34 FL OZ, but besides that I am happy. I love having travel size moisturizers for nights away from home. I use them all the time and it’s so much easier than bringing my huge bottles. This one has a very ‘clean’ smell to it. I’m sure I will like it.

WHEN I TRIED IT

Regardless of the small size, I love the product! The moisturizer went on so smoothly and dried very quickly. I hate when I have to wait for my moisturizer to dry before applying makeup. It is a quite thick moisturizer, but I love how smooth it leaves my skin feeling and it doesn’t feel heavy once it is on my face. Overall loving this moisturizer!

March 2017 Ipsy Unboxing and Product Review

MARC ANTHONY ALOE VERA & JASMINE OIL DEEP REPAIRING CONDITIONING TREATMENT

I always love getting a new conditioning treatment! Usually I use one twice a week so I am always looking for new ones that I love. I’m extra excited about this Marc Anthony one because it is a deep repair, it has aloe vera in it, and it has an amazing jasmine smell.

WHEN I TRIED IT

I LOVE how this left my hair feeling and smelling! After one use my hair feels so soft and strong. It smells absolutely amazing and I will definitely be using this again.

March 2017 Ipsy Unboxing and Product Review

TARTE COSMETICS TARTEIST QUICK DRY MATTE LIP PAINT IN ROSE

YEEESSSS! I LOVE TARTE. If you know me then you know I get excited any time I get a Tarte product. I always end up loving them! (Just yesterday I reviewed the Tarte Maracuja Oil!) Plus I LOVE having small lippies to throw in my purse and for traveling!

WHEN I TRIED IT

I’m not entirely in love with this lippie, but I do like it. I LOVE the color! It is perfect for this time of year as we are transitioning from winter to spring. Also it dries very quickly, but doesn’t leave your lips feeling too dry. They do feel a little more dry than I like, but it’s hardly noticeable. It lasted a good amount of time before I had to reapply, but I would’ve liked it to last even longer.

Overall I like the lippie and will be using it, but I’m not sure if I will buy any other colors in this formula.

March 2017 Ipsy Unboxing

March 2017 Ipsy Unboxing Overall Review:

I am super happy with my Ipsy this month! Generally there are 1 or 2 products I’m not too happy with, but I will be using all of the products and the bag is one of the cutest I have received so far (which is A LOT of bags).

 

I would love to hear about what products you got in this month’s Ipsy and what you thought of it! Also let me know if you did a March 2017 Ipsy Unboxing!

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Tarte Cosmetics Product Review: Maracuja Deluxe Oil

Tarte Cosmetics Product Review: Maracuja Deluxe Oil

I recently received the Tarte Cosmetics Maracuja Deluxe Oil in an Ipsy bag. I talked about it a little bit in my December Ipsy Unboxing and again in my January Monthly Favorites. Since December, when I received the Tarte Cosmetics Maracuja Deluxe Oil, I have fallen in love with this product and all the things it can do. I know that this product has been out for years, but I stayed away from it because oils and I don’t always get along. However, I am now kicking myself for not giving it a try sooner.

*Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored and all opinions are my own.

I hope you read that disclaimer because I know the way I talk about this product makes it seem like it’s sponsored. So let me say it again for the people in the back… THIS POST IS NOT SPONSORED all though I wish it was ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN.


Tarte Cosmetics Maracuja Deluxe Oil {Product Review}

My First Thoughts:

Number one: “Oh my goodness, this packaging is adorable!” Seriously though I love the packaging it came in and the product bottle itself. Tarte always does such  good job so I wasn’t surprised.

Next thought was a little less positive. I am not always a huge fan of new oils, especially for my face, because I tend to have pretty oily skin. However, this product is NOT just for your face (I love it on my face anyways though).

Overall I was very excited to try this, but little did I know how much I would LOVE this product.

Full Product Review:

Tarte you did a really good job with this product! At first I only used it on my hands and face. I loved it! It left my face and hands feeling soft and looking so smooth and dewy, but not shiny at all. I didn’t really like the smell that much, but the results are so worth it!

After a little while I began mixing it with my foundation and OH MY GOODNESS, this is AMAZING! I love the glow that this mixture creates on my skin, it is gorgeous. Plus my face doesn’t get too dry or oily throughout the day.

The next use is for your hair. Similar to any other oil, you rub a little bit (2-3 drops) into the ends of your hair. I use an oil in my hair everyday to help with dry and split ends. This maracuja oil worked really well, but left my hair feeling a little more greasy than I wanted. I use it at night if I know I will be taking a shower in the morning. I still really love it!

Now if you didn’t think all of that was enough then this incredible oil can also be used to soften your cuticles.

Will I Repurchase?

I looked at Tarte to find the price and it is $48 for a 1.7 oz. bottle. This bottle would literally last me over a year. I also saw that it is on sale at Ulta right now for $25 so I ordered myself one for when mine runs out. I’m not sure how long the sale lasts.

So this means that Yes I will repurchase because I already did.

Overall Rating:

4.3/5

It would be higher if it smelt good and if it didn’t make my hair so oily. Otherwise I love the product!

 

If you’ve tried the Tarte Maracuja Deluxe Oil, let me know what you thought! If you swear by a different oil, let me know what it is and why you love it!

Tarte Cosmetics Maracuja Deluxe Oil

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My 2017 Spring Wish List

My 2017 Spring Wish List

Never did I think that my 2017 Spring Wish List would be on my mind in February?!?! Living in Wisconsin, we NEVER get this nice of weather this early in the year! Granted it is supposed to cool down again and some more snow is expected, but I have hope for a shorter winter! I’m so ready to bring out my bright colors again, but this mud can go away anytime.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post and it does not contain any affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

For the Spring Time I love all things tiffany blue, light pink, and floral! I love off the shoulder tops and open shoulder tops. Bright pants are a must, but neutral pants are too. Sandals are my best friend in the spring along with some ankle booties.

Forever 21, PacSun, and OldNavy are a few of my favorite stores for spring time clothing and accessories!

My 2017 Spring Wish List: Full Outfits

2017 Spring Wish List 1

I love everything about this dress. The gorgeous floral print, the adorable shoulder cut outs, and the perfect length!

I have a ton of full Spring outfit ideas and inspiration on my Spring Fashion Pinterest Board!

My 2017 Spring Wish List: Tops

My 2017 Spring Wish List 2

Mascara & Coffee, the two necessities in life. <3

My 2017 Spring Wish List 4

I love the cute sleeves and the beautiful color of this shirt. Perfect for Spring!

My 2017 Spring Wish List 3

Again this color is so beautiful! && you can never go wrong with a cute hoodie.

My 2017 Spring Wish List 6

This color is more for the fall time, but I love it so much. Plus the cute “I Don’t Care” is perfect.

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My 2017 Spring Wish List: Bottoms

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My 2017 Spring Wish List: Accessories 

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My 2017 Spring Wish List: Shoes

2017 Spring Wish List

2017 Spring Wish List

Along with this Wish List, I am also wanting a pair of white converse, nude pumps, a light-colored blazer, tops with 3/4 length sleeves, and anything tiffany blue colored!

What items do you have on your Spring Wish List?

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Winter Health && Beauty Tips: My Top 5

Winter Health && Beauty Tips: My Top 5

Winter time takes a huge toll on our mental and physical health! I came up with my top 5 winter health and beauty tips that I use to survive and thrive during the long winter months.

*Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored in any way and all opinions are my own.

Winter Health and Beauty Tips #1: Moisturizers are your Best Friend

Seriously use lotion on everything, every.single.day! Due to the dry winter air, your skin and hair will be dryer than normal. Moisturize your legs, face, arms, hands, lips, hair, feet, and anything else you can!

My Favorite Products to Use:

Winter Health and Beauty Tips #2: Sore throats? Natural Remedies!

Sore throats are so common in the winter time and they are so annoying. However, there are so many different foods to eat to help soothe and make your sore throat, well, not sore. In addition to fixing your sore throat, they are all very healthy for you to eat anyways. It’s really a win-win!

  • Tea (Lemon is my favorite)
  • Honey (put it in your tea)
  • Ice Cream (as if we need an excuse to eat some)
  • Bananas! (You should eat these everyday no matter what)
  • Cooked Carrots (I don’t like my carrots cooked, but this really does work)
  • Cooked Cabbage (I know it doesn’t taste the best, but it is worth it)

Winter Health and Beauty Tips #3: Watch your water!

  • First of all ALWAYS: Hydrate! I’m sure you hear this all the time, but it’s for a good reason! Water does miracles for your hair, skin, health, and body. Just drink it, all day long! Get yourself a good water bottle (my favorite) and take it with you everywhere!
  • Avoid hot water on your skin and hair! I literally suck at this and I always will. I LOVE steaming hot showers and I’m not giving them up. As a result, I have dry hair and skin. However, I try to end my shower with cold water, for a short time. If you can, avoid hot water. It dries out your skin and hair which we definitely don’t want!

Winter Health and Beauty Tips #4: Stay social and active!

Once again, I suck at this one in the winter time. It’s cold out and I just want to stay inside with my robe and slippers where it is cozy and warm. Don’t do this though. You need to continue to do activities with friends and family so you don’t fall into a slump. It is very common in Winter and sometimes uncontrollable, but planning weekly activities is a great way to try to avoid the winter blues.

  • Plan a girls/guys night
  • Go out for coffee or a meal with friends
  • Join a weekly activity in your community
  • Volunteer your time
  • Meet up with a friend once a week to try to learn a new hobby
  • Have dinner at your (parents, grandparents, friends, etc.) house once a week

Winter Health and Beauty Tips #5: Set weekly or daily goals

Finally, the last of my winter health and beauty tips. I recently started doing this one and it makes a huge difference on my overall mental health! Having a goal that you are working towards daily and weekly helps you stay motivated and stay on task. It helps my mind feel less distracted and stressed. Instead of thinking about every little thing that I need to do, I write it all down, and focus on my overall goal of the day and week. I also have larger goals for the month, year, and next 5 years. These goals may change and that’s okay! Most of all just make sure you are working towards something bigger, one day at a time!

 

What tips do you have for surviving and thriving in the Winter Time? I love trying new winter health and beauty tips! Also let me know if you try out any of the above tips and what you thought!

Winter Health and Beauty Tips

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Ipsy Unboxing && Review {January 2017}

Ipsy Unboxing && Review {January 2017}

My favorite time of the month, January 2017 Ipsy Unboxing! For those of you who have never heard of Ipsy, it is a monthly subscription. It costs $10 per month and in return you receive a makeup bag with 4-5 samples. I love it and it is almost always worth the $10! When you sign up they have you take a little quiz to give you products that you will like. Then each month you can review everything you’ve received so they can adjust what they send you. I highly recommend this monthly subscription!

*Disclaimer: This post is NOT sponsored. All opinions are my own.

January 2017 Ipsy Unboxing and Review

I really like this month’s bag. I saw that so many people didn’t, but I think it is adorable and I LOVEEE the color! The material, I must admit, is quite weird and easily unlikable. It just doesn’t bother me that much and the cuteness makes up for it. I will be using this bag!

January 2017 Ipsy Unboxing 2

I received a beautiful blush from Mannakadar Beauty. It is a gorgeous pink/red color. I normally wouldn’t go for a color this dark, but I was very excited to give it a try!

When I Tried It:

First off, it may just be me, but I had a really hard time opening this packaging! Once I finally did, it has a very smooth consistency and was super easy to blend. The color isn’t my favorite, but it lasts all day. I’m excited to step out of my comfort zone and use this more often.

January 2017 Ipsy Unboxing 3

Next in my January 2017 Ipsy bag, I pulled out a Blue Lotus Seed Mud Mask and Exfoliant by Pur-lisse! I am always excited to try a new skin product especially face masks! I use them really often so having a big variety is super nice!

When I Tried It:

 I didn’t have a chance to try this yet, but plan to soon. Check back soon to see my thoughts!

January 2017 Ipsy Unboxing 4

I received the “Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination™ Anti-Aging Concealer” by IT Cosmetics in the shade light. I was really excited when I pulled this out of the bag. I love IT Cosmetics and always love a new concealer! It was a pretty small size, but I will get a good amount of uses out of it.

When I Tried It: 

Sadly I’m very disappointed with this product. It is extremely sticky and quite hard to blend. There is barely any coverage and it isn’t very easy to build. I do however LOVE the color. It is very illuminating and gorgeous! I plan to use it as a natural looking highlighter rather than a concealer.

January 2017 Ipsy Unboxing 5

When I pulled the next item out of the bag I for sure thought it was an eye shadow. It is actually a bronzer by the Balm Cosmetics in the shade Bahama Mama. I love this color and may end up using it as an eye shadow anyways! I’m not a huge bronzer user, but it is also hard to find a shade I love so I’m excited to give this product a try.

When I Tried It:

 I love the color and it is so easy to blend! I used it on both my eyes and as a bronzer. It worked great for both! Very happy with this product!

January 2017 Ipsy Unboxing 6

Lately I have been obsessed with finding better face products to use. I received a face primer by Temptu and am so excited to try it out! I have pretty oily skin so finding the perfect primer is a struggle for me.

When I Tried It:

I love it! It smells amazing and it goes on feeling very light. It lasts throughout the day and keeps everything from sliding around! It didn’t quite work as an eye primer for me, but that’s not what its made for anyways. I will definitely be using and possibly repurchasing this item!

January 2017 Ipsy Unboxing 7

Overall I was very happy with this month’s Ipsy bag! I felt like the products were all pretty small compared to usual. However, I like the majority of the products and will be using most! I’ve definitely had better months, but I’ve also had worse!

 

Let me know if you did a January 2017 Ipsy Unboxing or what products you got  and your thoughts on them!

 

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Beating the Dry Winter Air: DIY Lip Scrub

Beating the Dry Winter Air: DIY Lip Scrub

I personally live where the winter air is very very dry right now and this easy and cheap DIY lip scrub has been a life saver (or a lip saver). My lips become chapped so quickly no matter how much chap stick I use. I have used a few different lip scrubs in the past, but none of them compare to this easy and cheap homemade lip scrub. You can make it any flavor or color so it is perfect for gifts too! I’d love to know if you give this a try and what you thought!

*Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored in any way and all opinions are my own.

Ingredients You Need for a DIY Lip Scrub

  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Olive Oil
  • Vanilla Extract (Optional)
  • Food Coloring (Optional)
  • Small Jar or Container
  • Tarte Maracuja Oil (Optional)

The vanilla extract is for flavor so you do not need to add this. You can also use different kinds of extracts to get different flavors.

DIY Lip Scrub food coloring

The food coloring is only to make our DIY lip scrub prettier, but it is not necessary. I used neon food coloring and was a little disappointed with the end colors.

I have been loving Tarte Maracuja Oil that I received in my December Ispy and I talk all about it in my January Favorites! You can add your favorite oil as well, I just suggest using a little less olive oil if you do. In the end there should be a total of 1/2 Tsp oil.

DIY Lip Scrub Instructions

First of all you just add all of your ingredients together, stir really well, and place the final result in your jar or container.

Rub the scrub onto your clean, dry lips for about 30 seconds.

Finally you can rinse your lips off and you’re done! In addition to the DIY Lip Scrub, wearing chap stick after and throughout the day will help keep your lips smooth!

 

*Other good ingredients to use in addition or in replacement are brown sugar, honey, or coconut oil.

 

I do this DIY lip scrub about 2-3 times a week depending on how dry my lips are. What are your tips to getting rid of dry lips?

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Ipsy Unboxing & Review {December 2016}

My favorite time of the month, December 2016 Ipsy Unboxing! For those of you who have never heard of Ipsy, it is a monthly subscription. It costs $10 per month and in return you receive a makeup bag with 4-5 samples. I love it and it is always worth the $10! When you sign up they have you take a little quiz to give you products that you will like. Then each month you can review everything you’ve received so they can adjust what they send you. I highly recommend this monthly subscription!

Disclaimer: This post is NOT sponsored. All opinions are my own.

 

December 2016 Ipsy Unboxing

 

I absolutely love this month’s bag! It is a deep pink/red color that is so perfect for the holidays. It also has a very smooth fuzzy feeling that I love. Attached is a shiny pink handle that makes the bag look so nice. Definitely one of my favorite bags from Ipsy!

 

December 2016 Ipsy Unboxing 2

 

The first thing I pulled out of the bag was this Mad Lash black mascara. I love having lots of small mascaras to keep in my purse. I also enjoy trying different types of mascara so I know exactly what I like and don’t like. The wand is very long with a slight curve. It has a lot of bristles, but they are kind of short which worried me.

When I tried it:

At first I loved it a lot! It made my lashes look longer and very dark, which I love. And it lasted all day! The second day I was running late for work and just wanted to put mascara on real quick. I’m not sure if I applied it wrong or what, but my lashes were so clumpy! I decided to try one more day and on my third day it worked great again… I want to continue to use it because when it works, it works great!

 

December 2016 Ipsy Unboxing 3

 

The next thing in my bag was this pink beauty sponge from mint pear. I have never heard of them, but I love discovering new brands. The sponge feels very soft and squishy so I had high hopes for it!

When I tried it:

I really loved this sponge! It is not as good as the beauty blender, but I was very happy with it. While running water over the sponge it got bigger, but remained soft and squishy. It applied my foundation really well. I plan on looking into repurchasing this depending on the price!

 

December 2016 Ipsy Unboxing 4

 

Next I pulled out a snow cream moisturizer from Symphony Beauty. Again I have never heard of this brand, but I love new skin products. It is a very small size and I will only be able to get a few uses from it, but this will be nice to just throw in my purse.

When I tried it: 

This moisturizer made my skin feel so soft! It dried really quickly which I love and it barely had a scent. It is a small size so I plan on keeping it in my purse because I am always needing lotion in this cold, dry winter weather.

 

December 2016 Ipsy Unboxing 6

December 2016 Ipsy Unboxing 5

 

This item is what I was most excited for in this bag. Maracuja oil from Tarte! It is oil for your hands, face and, neck. The oil can also be used for your cuticles or split ends. The packaging is absolutely adorable and I am excited to try it!

When I tried it:

So excited to continue using this oil. It made my skin feel really smooth and did such a good job at moisturizing it! I did not like the smell of it, but it wasn’t strong at all. It also dried really quickly so that’s a huge plus.

 

 

December 2016 Ipsy Unboxing 7

The last thing in this month’s bag is an eye shadow in the shade melting maple from M Princess. It is a beautiful gold sparkly color. I normally don’t like powdered eye shadows as much as pressed ones.

When I tried it:

The color is so beautiful and pigmented! I’m not sure how often I will reach for it just because it is a powdered eye shadow. However, it lasted all day (even on my oily eyelids) and barely transferred at all!

 

Let me know what you thought of the products you received in this month’s Ipsy bag! Also if you did a December 2016 Ipsy Unboxing, send me the link!

 

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