June 2013 Ipsy: On the Wild Side

The theme of this month’s Ipsy bag is “On the Wild Side”.  I think the leopard print bag is the cutest one yet! This month there were five items in the bag and I got a bonus item for referring two friends. Overall, I am happy with this bag, there are a few things I don’t like though.

June Ipsy

Starlooks Lip Pencil in Bare- The color is a little too brown for me but I will find a way to make it work.

J.cat Sparkling Cream Palette- Not a fan, I guess I can use this for Halloween

J.cat Eyelashes + Eyelash Glue- I HATE false lashes! Also, am I the only one that thinks it is gross that these are made out of human hair?

NYX Mosaic Powder in Silk- I love this! I was hoping for one of the Mosaic Powders and I love the color!

Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil- This is pretty decent, I like it!

Bonus Item: BaubleBar O-Ring Stud Wrap- I was a little sad that I didn’t get the Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow that they offered last month but this bracelet is adorable! It is much better quality than I expected!

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Ipsy June 2013 Sneak Peeks

Spoiler Alert!

I know I’m a little late on this post but it has been a crazy week! The last weeks of school have been extremely busy for this Kindergarten Teacher. Five more days!!!

Ipsy announced on their website that there will be five products in this month’s bag. The theme is  “Wild” this month. I can’t wait to get my bag!

If you haven’t subscribed to Ipsy yet, you need to! $10 per month for 4-5 amazing products in a super cute cosmetic bag!

I’d love it if you checked out my referral link!

Happy (almost) Friday!


Review: Too Faced Amazing Face SPF 15 Foundation Powder + Mini Haul

I went to Sephora over the weekend to repurchase this truly amazing powder and I decided to share a little review about it with you. I discovered this foundation powder my mistake when I ordered the Amazing Face Oil Free … Continue reading

Mani Monday: Julep’s Nan

This week’s manicure is Nan from Julep. I got this polish as an add-on with my June Maven Box. Nan is a gorgeous Nantucket Red Creme. This polish applied like a dream and I only needed one coat! It also … Continue reading

Julep Maven June 2013

I went back and forth for days trying to decide on which box to choose this month. At one point I was settled on ordering the complete collection but at the last minute I decided to go with the Modern … Continue reading

My May 2013 Glossybox and June Glossybox Spoilers

This is my second Glossybox and I am feeling pretty Glossy-blah about it. I don’t really care for any of the items that came in this box but I will probably still give each of them a try.

Here is what I got:


I guess I’m kind of excited to try this since I do get a little shiny from time to time…



It’s a mask, yipee…



The scent I got smells alright, it’s not my favorite but it isn’t gross.



This would be exciting if it matched my skin tone…


I’ll use this, I am always looking for new volumizing hair products. Still not that exciting…



I am not a fan of waxing and I think that’s what these are meant to help with. I might use them… might not… I will probably give the waxing coupon to my sister because she gets her eyebrows done. Mine are nicely shaped and I only need to tweeze a few hairs here and there so I don’t think a wax would really be worth it for me.


Well, this was not the greatest Glossybox. I think I might try one more month because I really like the spoilers I have seen for the June box.

According to Dujour “The June box will include one of six nail colors from Bondi New York, a Tarte Complexion Enhancing lipstick and a sample from Oscar de la Renta’s Essential Luxuries fragrance collection—along with a few surprise products that haven’t yet been announced. Each product is manufactured in the United States, fitting with the “American Beauty” theme of the June box.”

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I Love Sephora!

Happy Tuesday! I got my Sephora order today! I ordered the Sephora Sun Safety Kit and the Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee in Pink Escape. I also got a few free samples.

The goods

The goods

I can’t wait to try all of the products in the Sun Safety Kit. As a fair-skinned person, I am all about Skin Cancer prevention. My mom has had two melanomas removed so I’m not messing around with my skin! This set is sold out online but check your local Sephora!

The Cost: $30 ($20 of the purchase goes to the Skin Cancer Foundation)

The contents:

  • 0.03 oz bareMinerals® Original Mineral Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 25
  • bareMinerals® Mini Flawless Application Brush
  • 0.5 oz Boscia® Self-Defense Antioxidant Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30
  • 0.3 oz Clarins UV Plus HP Sunscreen Multi-Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 40
  • 0.25 oz Dr. Brandt® Signature Flexitone® BB Cream SPF 30
  • 1 Towelette Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare™ Alpha Beta® Glow Pad™
  • 0.5 oz Josie Maran Cosmetics Argan Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 40
  • 0.5 oz Lancôme Bienfait Multi-Vital SPF 30 Cream
  • 0.5 oz L’Occitane Immortelle Brightening Hand Care SPF 20
  • 0.16 oz Miracle Skin Transformer Miracle Skin Transformer Face SPF 20
  • 0.5 oz Ole Henriksen Protect the Truth SPF 50+
  • 0.5 oz Origins A Perfect World™ SPF 25 Age-Defense Moisturizer with White Tea
  • 0.5 oz Peter Thomas Roth Clinical Skincare Max Sheer Day Moisture Defense® Lotion SPF 30
  • 0.169 oz Sephora Collection Age Defy Moisture Cream SPF 15 Sunscreen
  • 0.64 oz Ultimate Protection Cream+ Broad Spectrum SPF 50+
  • 0.25 oz Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 with Dermaxyl™ Complex
  • 1.69 oz St. Tropez One Night Only Instant Glow Body Lotion
  • 0.5 oz Tarte Brazilliance Skin Rejuvenating Maracuja Self Tanner
  • 0.14 oz Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder with Real Cocoa
  • Cosmetic bag

I am super excited about all of these products. I plan to do mini reviews on all of them as I use them this Summer.

Next, I have the Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee in Pink Escape. I have been really into cheek products lately and this looked unique and unlike anything I have in my collection so I had to try it. I really like the color and my first impression is that I am going to love it. I tried it out and it looks very natural on my cheeks. I plan to do a review on some of my non-powder blushes soon and I will definitely include this one.

What have you ordered lately? I’d love to see your latest beauty haul (link below). Have you used any of these products?

Special K Nail Mail

What’s better than nail mail? Free nail mail!!!

A couple of weeks ago I was at Target and I noticed that the Special K that I was buying said that you could get a free Nicole by OPI nail polish by using codes from specially marked boxes. For 3 codes you can get the red polish that I got and for 8 codes you can get all three of the special colors (red, pink, and blue).

This color is called Challenge Red-Y,  it is a very pretty classic red.

Nicole by OPI: Challenge Red-Y

Nicole by OPI: Challenge Red-Y

More information here:


Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow

I recently discovered the Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadows and I have become slightly obsessed. My eyelids can get somewhat oily so regular eyeshadow never really lasts all day. For the most part these eyeshadows do not budge and they look … Continue reading

NYX Lip Gloss

I was at Ulta last weekend and I decided I would give these glosses a try after seeing them on a few blogs and YouTube videos. I am fairly new to the NYX brand so I had fun picking these out. I ended up deciding on the Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Beige and the Butter Gloss in Strawberry Parfait.

Mega Shine Lip Gloss: Beige

The name of this color is deceiving. In my opinion it is not beige at all but a nice soft pink. I really like the way this gloss applied and the way it felt on my lips. It is very moisturizing and smooth. I also really like that it smells like cherries! I will most likely purchase more colors in the future.

Butter Gloss: Strawberry Parfait

I recently discovered that any lip product that has strawberry in its name or color description is probably the perfect product for me. I love this shade of pink because it complements my skin tone and it is fun to wear everyday. This gloss far exceeded my expectations. It is amazingly buttery and smooth on my lips and the color payoff is great! I especially like the scent of this gloss, it is buttery and sweet but not overwhelming. The color of this gloss reminds me of my favorite gloss that I wrote a post about not too long ago. You can check out my Chihuahua Bite post here to read about how much I love the Too Faced Glamour Glosses. The feel and look of this gloss is different than the Too Faced one but I think the colors are similar. I will definitely purchase more of these awesome NYX Butter Glosses ASAP!

Overall, I liked the Butter Gloss more than the Mega Shine. Both are great products but I liked the feel of the Butter Gloss more.

What do you think of these glosses? Any color recommendations?