March 2013 Ipsy MyGlam Glam Bag

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! 

March 2013 Julep Maven Box: Classic with a Twist

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!

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Sally Hansen the Real Teal and Sally Crackle!

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!


February 2013 Starlooks Starbox

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!

Calico Nail Bandages Review

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.