Ipsy does it again! I’m totally in love with their service. This month’s Glam Bag has awesome products. For only $10!
First, we got a GlamRX case that is magnetic on the bottom. Perfect for storing the two Yaby eyeshadows we received in addition to some eyeshadows received in previous bags! :)
A pack of LA Fresh Makeup Remover Wipes. This is a must in any girl’s emergency makeup kit! I’m very happy to have received these.
Finally, we got Juice Beauty Hydrating Mist. Perfect timing since the warm summer days are just around the corner!
ManGlaze is one of my favorite polish brands. All of their colors are amazing. They are all meant to dry matte but they also are awesome with a glossy top coat. Here is ManGlaze Cabron in both its natural matte form and with a shiny topcoat. It’s a deep purple with microshimmers and it’s gorgeous!
Julep Debra is the second polish I received in the March 2013 Classic with a Twist Maven Box. I wasn’t very excited about this one. It’s just a creme gray, of which I have three or four already. So nothing special to report but here is how it looks:
Julep Simone was in the March 2013 Classic with a Twist Maven Box. It’s a pastel lilac. It looks pearlescent in the bottle but I do not see the effect on my nails. A little disappointing!
I picked this guy up at the grocery store over a year ago! It’s a great color-changing polish. It goes from green to purple with flashes of gray in between. Hard to capture on camera!
This month’s Julep Maven box theme was pastels. I almost skipped because I only liked one of the colors in each of the boxes. But, I wanted the hand creme! :) So, I went with the Classic with a Twist box which had a beautiful light violet color that is pearlescent. The other color is a gray. I’m “meh” on grays.
A nice surprise is that they included a free strawberry mint lip balm. Yummy!
This manicure is one from my archives. I did it forever ago! Time has been getting away from me (that nasty little bugger!) and my nails have been neglected.
This mani is Sally Hansen The Real Teal and the Silver Sally Hansen Crackle. I also used Orly Dazzle to do the silver tips.
I can’t remember the name of the crackle because I gave it away to a little girl that came through one of my dog training classes. Every week, she complimented me on my nails so at the end, I gave her about 10 bottles from my stash!
This little beauty is OPI My Chihuahua Bites. It’s a great creme orange/red that goes with almost any outfit.
I wanted a fun, girly manicure for today so I picked Julep Lily which is a neon pink/purple and then Julep Vanessa which is a great white glitter.
Julep Evangeline is a copper color with little gold shimmers. I only needed one coat and it was love at first sight!
Starbox is the only makeup subscription service (that I know of) that puts exclusively cosmetics items in their boxes…and I love it!
Here’s the February 2013 box:
First, Fluid Blush in “barbie”. This blush is quite thick and a little goes a long way!
This swatch used a teeny tiny itty bitty drop and it went all over my hand. This tube will last me forever!
Lip Liner in Tipsy. This is a very pinkish coral that looks very nice and innocent on the lips (see below).
Eyeliner in Princess Diaries. This is very bright pink. I’m not sure exactly how I’m going to use a pink eyeliner yet. :)
Lip Gloss in Pink Oasis. In the bottle and in the pics it looks quite purple. but the color on my lips is much more pink and I love it!
Lip liner with the gloss.
As always, I’m quite happy with Starlooks!
So I split my ring finger nail. :( It was too far down to simply file it, so I pulled out my nail bandages. These are tiny clear sticky ovals that you put on your nail tear. The package says it lasts for days, even under water, which is not true in my experience. I found they last about one day. They are great for preventing that tear from ripping off and creating a jagged nail or, even worse, an exposed nail bed.
If you see the bumps on my ring finger nail, that’s the clear bandage underneath my nail polish.
Nailtini Admiral Perry is the last one I have from the Garden Party collection and it is well worth the wait! This is the only “straight up” color that I liked from this collection. It’s a great cobalt blue and Garden Jubilee is fantastic over it!
Julep Kelly is a wonderful neutral for a lot of manis–especially a french. Today, I decided to put a layer of Nailtini Millionaire as a fun bling-y look.
Here is a swatch of Revlon Sublime Strawberry. When dry, this girl is strawberry scented! So fun!
Then, to make it less plain, I added a pop of Sally Hansen Strobe Light on my ring fingers.