September Ipsy Subscription Review

For those of you who do not know what Ipsy is, it’s a monthly beauty subscription service that is about $10/month. Each month, you will receive 4-5 full size or deluxe samples inside a cute makeup bag. If you want to check it out, or subscribe, I have a link to Ipsy below this post.

Don’t we just love getting mail!

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September’s theme was Face Fashion!

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First off, we have NYX Cosmetics ipsy Eye Shadow Trio! This is an exclusive pallete designed by NYX. There are other colors, of course, right now on sale for $3.00 (originally $6.00). I would give this beauty 4/5 because I have noticed some creasing on my eyelids. You can get 50% off eyeshadow primer & base by using the code: NYXBASESCVRD HERE.

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Evelyn Iona Cosmetics Cream Blush in ASH, is the next item I’m not a fan of blush, but I have used it as an eyeshadow base. I guess I don’t like throwing out anything. So this appears to be full size, and if it is, it costs $18.75 for 0.06oz. Good news, though, $1.00 from this product is donated to YWCA Canada! As a blush, 0/5. As a base, 3/5 because it’s not intended to be a base. 😀 Right now, you can get 20% off by using the code: IPSY2015 HERE.

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Next up is the tre’StiQue Mini Matte Lip Crayon. This is only half the product, the full size includes a BB Lip Balm on the other end. I do not like this color. It is too close to my skin color, and it looks like I don’t have lips. This color is getting 0/5! The full size is $28.00, making this worth $14.00. So, if you want to try this, or others like it, you can get 20% off $50.00 or more & free shipping by using the code: IPSYINSIDER20 HERE.

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The Bayberry Naturals Rosehip & Hibiscus Moisturizer is the next item. This is only 0.5oz, the full size is 4.6oz for $17.95, making this worth $1.95. I like how it feels on my face, but I hate how watery it is. I tried to squeeze out a little blob, and a whole river flowed out of the tube! Because of this, I am giving this moisturizer a 3.5/5. If you would like to try this, you can get 20% off by using the code: IPSY20 HERE.

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Last in the bag was Vasanti Cosmetics Brighten Up! Exfoliating Cleanser. This is 0.7oz (technically travel size which is priced at $10.00), whereas the full size is 4.23oz for $34.00. Based off the full size, this would be worth about $5.63 (way to go doubling the price…). I wouldn’t pay $10 for this little size, but I would pay $5 for it. I really liked the micro scrubbies! They are the perfect size & amount, and I feel like they are doing their job! 5/5!!! If you wish to try this, you can get 30% off by using the code: IPSY30 HERE.

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WAIT! THERE’S MORE! I used my Ipsy points to get 2 additional items!!!

First off, I spent 500 points on IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil. This is a full size item, I just saw it yesterday in Ulta(beauty store), worth $24.00. One side colors, or gives the appearance of fuller eyebrows, while the other is a eyebrow brush. I really like how layering the pencil makes the color darker. I really think this could work for almost any eyebrow color! I am very happy with my point purchase, 5/5! You can check out their site HERE.

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The other item, I spent 250 points on, is Oleum Natural Glow Cleansing Oil for Average Skin. Based off of Ipsy, this is 0.5oz, and the full is 1oz(I doubt… but I don’t know for a fact). If this is the case, the full size is worth $45.00, making this worth $22.50 (see why I doubt this). However, you can get a sample size for $5.99, but I don’t know how much product you will get. I am really happy with this point purchase as well, I really like how it smells, and how it feels on my face… 5/5! You can check out the site HERE.

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I guess that is all I have for Ipsy.

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Based off my calculations, the five items in this month’s bag is worth about $43.33! I would call that a win, especially since I really like about half of what I received! If you want, I have a link down below to clicky- clicky! 😀

Just keep in mind, I am not a makeup professional, nor do I claim to be. I don’t know everything there is to know, heck, I don’t really know a lot. However, I do like learning new things, and I do like sharing what little information I know. Is this makeup subscription right for you? Maybe, maybe not. There are tons other subscription services out there, this is just one that I chose to subscribe to.


Last thing I want to talk about, is Pura Vida Bracelets! I have officially become a representative for the company, which means, I have a coupon code to give out! You can click HERE to visit the website and use the code: VICTORIAPIERCE10. With this code, you get a 10% discount on your orders! PLUS, you get FREE SHIPPING on all U.S orders!

The great thing about this, is that with every bracelet purchase, it HELPS provide full time jobs for local artisans in Costa Rica! You can find some really cute bracelets, anklets, or even baby bracelets! They start at $4.00 (on sale), and go up from there. The more “complex” the bracelet, the more it will cost. They have awareness bracelets, which donates to whatever foundation/association that bracelet is giving awareness to.

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So check it out, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed! 😀

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September Ipsy Subscription Review

August Ipsy Subscription Review

For those of you who do not know what Ipsy is, it’s a monthly beauty subscription service that is about $10/month. Each month, you will receive 4-5 full size or deluxe samples inside a cute makeup bag. If you want to check it out, or subscribe, I have a link to Ipsy below this post.

It’s that time of month again!!!

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August’s theme was Prep School!

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Let’s get started!!!


First thing out of the bag is this noyah Natural Lipstick in Desert Rose. It came in a 0.04oz size (full size is 0.16oz for $18) making this little guy worth $4.50. Personally, I think this shade is a little to soft of a pink for me, but with a light coat, it does look natural. I would give this bad boy 4/5. If you like this item, you can get 15% off with the code IPSYnoyahGIFT HERE.

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Next up is Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in Elegantly Wasted. This came in a 15mL size (full size is 17mL for $15) making this baby worth about $13.24. This nail polish needs two coats for it to look good. The shade is beautiful, so I will give this 5/5! If you like this, you can get 35% off with the code IPSYGIRL HERE.

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Next we have JUARA Skincare Turmeric Antioxidant Radiance Facial Mask. This came in a 0.34oz (full size is 3oz for $35) making this worth about $3.97. I don’t feel like it does anything. It is suppose to “detoxify, brighten and strengthen stressed, tired, dull-looking skin in one single application.” My skin still looks the same (I think). I will give this a 2/5. I’ll try it a few more times and see if anything changes, but I’m not holding my breath. If you want to try this, you can get 20% off with the code IPSY2015 HERE.

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Next is Briogeo Blossom & Bloom ™ Ginseng + Biotin Volumizer. It came in a 1oz bottle (full size is 5.1oz for $18) making this beauty worth about $3.53. I love how this spray makes my hair feel after I shower. It’s a silky smooth feeling! 5/5! If you want this, or others like it, you can get 20% off with the code IPSY20 HERE.

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Finally we have Skone Cosmetics Luxe Doubler Eye/Lip Pencil in Wine. This is a full size item (I’m pretty sure) worth $12. I don’t like it as a lip liner, but I love it as an eye liner! (I don’t like how I look with lip liners) So this baby will be getting 4/5! If you want this, you can get 10% off with the code ipsy HERE.

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That is all that we have for ipsy!

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The items in this month’s bag equal out to be about $37.24! With how happy I am with the products, and the value, I would recommend you try ipsy at least once. I have a link down below if you want to clicky-clicky! 😀

Just keep in mind, I am not a makeup professional, nor do I claim to be. I don’t know everything there is to know, heck, I don’t really know a lot. However, I do like learning new things, and I do like sharing what little information I know. Is this makeup subscription right for you? Maybe, maybe not. There are tons other subscription services out there, this is just one that I chose to subscribe to.


That’s all I have for now! Thank you!

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August Ipsy Subscription Review

June & July Ipsy Subscription Review

For those of you who do not know what Ipsy is, it’s a monthly beauty subscription service that is about $10/month. Each month, you will receive 4-5 full size or deluxe samples inside a cute makeup bag. If you want to check it out, or subscribe, I have a link to Ipsy below this post.

Let’s do June quick & dirty…

June’s theme was “Swim into Beauty”

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First was the J. Cat Beauty Liptitude Hydrating Lip Stain. It is a full size product worth $5.99. It is one of my fave lip products right now! You can get it HERE & 25% off using code IPSY615.

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Next was Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer. It is only 0.25oz (full size is 1oz worth $36.00) making this worth $8.50. I like how sheer it feels! You can get it HERE (sorry, no discount)

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Next was BioRepublic SkinCare Sheet Mask Trio. The masks have a nice cooling effect. Right now, you can get the 8 mask skin kit for $30.00 & free shipping with the code IPSYBIOREPUBLIC HERE, otherwise, one mask is worth $4.99, making this set worth $14.97.

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Next was Glamierre Flat Top Concealer Brush. It’s a small brush and right now, I have no use for it. If you want one, you can get 15% off using the code IPSY15 HERE. This is worth $5.95.

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Last was the tre’StiQue Mini Shadow Crayon. This is only one side of the product. The full product has the smudger on the other end. With that in mind, the full is worth $26.00, and I figured half that price would make sense ($13.00). I really like how nicely it glides on. If you want one, you can get 15% off $35.00 or more & free shipping with the code IPSYINSIDER15 HERE.

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This makes June’s bag worth a total of $48.41! I would call that a WIN!

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July is next!!! The theme is “Summer Lovin”

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Let’s get the ball rolling with the Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics 2-in-1 Shadow/Liner. Right out of the bag, I would say this pencil is too sharp/hard for my eyes, but with a little work on the tip, it actually looks and feels nice! I’m not sure if this is a full size product yet because according to the website HERE, it’s not yet available for purchase. However, when it does become available, it will be worth $16.00.

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The next item up, is the Jersey Shore Cosmetics Mongongo Vanilla Coconut Cream Lip Conditioner. It does smell like vanilla/coconut, but I can’t say it does anything more than any other chapstick I use. If you like this product, you can get it HERE and 50% off lip conditioners with the code IPSY50. This product is worth $10.00.

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These Crown Brush Professional Tweezers is one thing I am happy for! I was in need of new tweezers, so I’m glad to have gotten these in my bag! They are a hit & miss when it comes to pulling out hair, but I think it works well enough for me. If you like this, you can get 30% off with the code IPSYTWZR30 HERE. These are worth $6.99.

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Next up is the City Color Cosmetics HD Powder. This is only 4g worth of product, compared to 7g for full size ($5.99). This product is suppose to ‘set your foundation for a smooth, matte finish.’ I think it feels soft, and it leaves my face shine free. If you like this, you can get a free contour effects pallet with purchase of $30 or more with the code IPSY30HD HERE. This size is worth $3.42.

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Last is the Coolway Beachy Salt Spray. It is meant to leave you hair looking wavy and beachy. I don’t think it does that to my hair, but then again, my hair is already wavy. The full size is 3.3oz worth $12.95 making my 0.5oz product worth $1.96. If you want this, you can get 35% off & a free knotty girl brush with the code IPSY4U HERE.

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So it looks like this bag is worth a grand total of $38.37! I call that another WIN! I am very happy with the products I received in both of these bags! I use them all almost everyday!!

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Just keep in mind, I am not a makeup professional, nor do I claim to be. I don’t know everything there is to know, heck, I don’t really know a lot. However, I do like learning new things, and I do like sharing what little information I know. Is this makeup subscription right for you? Maybe, maybe not. There are tons other subscription services out there, this is just one that I chose to subscribe to.

That’s all I have for now! Thank you!

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June & July Ipsy Subscription Review

May 2015 Ipsy Subscription Review

IPSY HAS ARRIVED!!!

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For those of you who do not know what Ipsy is, it’s a monthly beauty subscription service that is about $10/month. Each month, you will receive 4-5 full size or deluxe samples inside a cute makeup bag. If you want to check it out, or subscribe, I have a link to Ipsy below this post.

This month’s theme is Jetsetter!

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The bag is a nice canvas with a lime green liner. Apparently, not everyone received the same exact printed bag.

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The first item I grabbed out of this lovely bag was Bare Republic Naturals SPF 30 Mineral Face Sunscreen Lotion. It kind of smells like coconut or something like it. It is runny, but rubs in nicely. I am very happy with this sunscreen! This is just a sample size of 0.5oz, and the full size is 1.7oz for $14.99, making this worth about $4.41. If you like this, you can get free shipping by using code IPSY2015 – visit this link

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Next, I pulled out Pixi by Petra Beauty Bronzer in Summertime. I don’t like using bronzers, but I thought this made a nice eyeshadow! (yeah, yeah – call me weird) This is a sample size of 0.16oz, and the full size is 0.36oz for $18.00, making this worth $8.00. If you like this, you can get 20% off by using code IPSYMAY15 – visit this link

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Afterwards, I grabbed Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Lip Pencil + BONUS Revolution High-Color Lipgloss in Failbait & in Bittersweet. The pencil is suppose to help make lip color stay on longer. It does feel smooth, but I see no difference in the lasting of my lipsticks. This is a sample size of 0.8g, and the full size pencil is 1.2g for $20, making this worth about $13.33. If you like this, you can visit their website for various colors available with this link.

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Next up was BelláPierre Cosmetics Waterproof Mineral Gel Eyeliner Pencil in Ebony. The tip of my pencil was broken off, but after sharpening it, I can tell you that this is going to be my favorite pencil! It is creamy, making it go on nicely, and it tends to stay on. The only downside: if I rub my eyes too much, it will smear. This is a full size product worth $14.99. If you like this, you can get 15% off by using code IPSYMAY2015 – visit this link

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Last, but not least, was NUXE Rêve de Miel® Facial Cleansing and Make-Up Removing Gel. It smells nice, and seems to do the job well enough. I’ll have to use it more to know if this is a must have (don’t want it to dry my skin out). This is a sample size of 0.5oz, and the full size is 6.7oz for $19.00, making this worth about $1.42. If you like this, you can get 20% off by using code PARIS2015 – visit this link

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I liked what I received, and if you add up their values, you are getting about $42.15 worth of product for only $10! What a deal! This month was much better than last!

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Just keep in mind, I am not a makeup professional, nor do I claim to be. I don’t know everything there is to know, heck, I don’t really know a lot. However, I do like learning new things, and I do like sharing what little information I know. Is this makeup subscription right for you? Maybe, maybe not. There are tons other subscription services out there, this is just one that I chose to subscribe to.

That’s all I have for now! Thank you!

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May 2015 Ipsy Subscription Review