October 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 get this blog started!

20151013_152520

October’s theme was Alter Ego.

20151013_152550

20151013_152600

Two sides of the same bag! ❤

FIRST is IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes Clinically Proven 5-in-1 Mascara (say that 10 times fast!). It has a really interesting bulb like tip on the end, but I really like how …dramatic?… it makes my eyelashes look! 5/5!!! Full size is 0.33oz for $24, making this 0.16oz sample worth about $11.64! WHAT!? *sigh* Why is make up so expensive…? Anyways, you can get 20% off any purchase over $25 & free standard shipping using the code: ITLOVESIPSY HERE.

20151013_152647

SECOND is the Coastal Scents Xpress Line Cosmetic Pencil. This is an eyeliner pencil in black. It is creamy and sharpens well – makes me happy! 5/5! Good news, you can get 5 pencils for $2.95! So that means this 1 pencil is worth $0.59! WOOT! A good pencil for cheap! You can get 25% off any purchase with the code: pencil25off HERE.

20151013_152808

This one is LAVANILA LABORATORIES PURE VANILLA DELUXE MINI ROLLER BALL. To me, this smells like a floral vanilla! I love it! I love it! I love it!!!! 5/5!!! The full size bottle is 0.32oz for $19 making this 0.16oz baby worth $9.50! WOW! Not bad. You can get 15% off any purchase with the code: IPSYLAV15 HERE.

20151013_152840

This next one is AYRES ipsy EXCLUSIVE Pampas Sunrise Hand Cream. It smells like lemongrass, and it feels moisturizing to my hands. Definitely a 5/5! The full size is $12.50 for 1.4oz (not to shabby) making this 0.7oz sample worth $6.25. So with that said, you can get 25% off and FREE shipping on orders of $40 or more with the code: IPSY25 HERE.

20151013_152946

Finally – theBalm Cosmetics Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Committed (pinky nude). Wow… another tongue twister. At first, I wasn’t too sure about this one, it’s a very natural color, but once I put it on and saw how long it really lasted… I fell in love! 5/5! It also smells like a minty vanilla! LOVE! Full size is $17 for 0.25oz, making this 0.04oz sample worth $2.72. If you like, you can get 20% off any purchase with the code: IPSY20 HERE.

20151013_153102

So that’s that… The total cost of these samples comes to….. $33.06! Worth it? I would say YES! Since I got this bag a week or two ago, I have used every single item in it, every single day! This is probably one of the BEST bags I’ve gotten!

20151013_153248

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.


Don’t forget – You can click HERE to visit the Pura Vida Bracelets website and use the code: VICTORIAPIERCE10 to get a 10% discount on your orders! PLUS, you get FREE SHIPPING on all U.S orders!


Also, check out my AWKWARD first impress video of what I received in my ipsy bag HERE. If you like it, hit LIKE & SUBSCRIBE!


That’s all I have for now! ❤

*Etsy* — *Facebook* — *Tumblr* — *Twitter* — *Ipsy*

*Influenster* — *Youtube* — *Pura Vida*

October Ipsy Subscription Review

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!

01

September’s theme was Face Fashion!

02

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.

05

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.

08

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.

09

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.

07

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.

06

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.

04

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.

03

I guess that is all I have for Ipsy.

10

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.

1440026151762_Symphony Charity4.800w1432256988122_Symphony Style Packs6.800w

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

*Etsy* — *Facebook* — *Tumblr* — *Twitter* — *Ipsy* — *Influenster* — *Youtube* — *Pura Vida*

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!!!

08 01

August’s theme was Prep School!

08 02

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.

08 03

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.

08 04

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.

08 05

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.

08 06

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.

08 07

That is all that we have for ipsy!

08 08

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!

*Etsy* — *Facebook* — *Tumblr* — *Twitter* — *Ipsy* — *Influenster*

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”

06 2

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.

06 7

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)

06 5

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.

06 3

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.

06 4

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.

06 6

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

06 8




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

07 2

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.

07 3

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.

07 6

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.

07 5

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.

07 4

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.

07 7

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!!

07 8

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!

*Etsy* — *Facebook* — *Tumblr* — *Twitter* — *Ipsy* — *Influenster*

June & July Ipsy Subscription Review

Influenster Voxbox “I Do Voxbox”

Today has been a glorious day for me! I was lucky enough to receive Influenster’s Voxbox! The “I Do Voxbox” to be exact! With my bestie’s wedding coming around, it’s nice to have a few of these on hand!

idovoxbox

idovoxbox 2

The “I Do Voxbox” included:

  1. Covergirl Outlast Stay Luminous in Classic Ivory worth $11.30
    • I just have to say, I never wear foundation, but after using this – I love, love, love it! It doesn’t even feel like I’m wearing anything! 5 STARS!
  2. Covergirl Outlast Longwear Lipstick in Red Siren worth $9.80
    • The color is very pretty. It seems to almost have an orange-ish tint to it, but I love how it looks on my lips!!! 5 STARS!
  3. Neutrogena Hand Cream Fragrance Free worth $4.99
    • I will absolutely purchase this when mine runs out! It’s very smooth and silky! LOVE! 5 STARS!
  4. Urgent RX Ache & Pain Relief To-Go worth $0.59
    • The taste is horrible! I would rather use pills to relieve pain than use this powder stuff! The only thing going for it is it’s effectiveness. 3 STARS.
  5. Skinnygirl Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Proten Bar worth $1.25
    • YUMMM! That is all I need to say about this bad girl! 5 STARS!
  6. Indeed Laboratories Nanoblur worth $13.99
    • Definitely different. I think I need to use it a few more times to know if I like it or not. So for now… __ STARS.
  7. Sahale Snacks Classic Fruit & Nut worth $1.64
    • Really good! I like the different flavors. A lot of variety of fruit & nuts. 5 STARS!

The total value of this box was …. $43.56! I paid $0.00! YES! I paid NOTHING for this box! With Influenster, all you need to do is review products, and you have the chance of receiving a Voxbox! If you would like to join (FOR FREE), I have a link down below!!! Just clicky-clicky!

PLEASE NOTE: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

*Etsy* — *Facebook* — *Tumblr* — *Twitter* — *Ipsy* — *Influenster*

Influenster Voxbox “I Do Voxbox”

May 2015 Ipsy Subscription Review

IPSY HAS ARRIVED!!!

05ipsy01

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!

05ipsy02

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

05ipsy03

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

05ipsy06

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

05ipsy04

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.

05ipsy08

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

05ipsy07

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

05ipsy05

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!

05ipsy09

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!

*Etsy* — *Facebook* — *Tumblr* — *Twitter* — *Ipsy* — *Influenster*

May 2015 Ipsy Subscription Review

April 2015 Ipsy Subscription Review PLUS MORE

I received my April 2015 Ipsy Bag.

04ipsy1

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 Beautifully Bohemian.

  04ipsy2

Before I forget, Ipsy will be having a Convention in L.A. California.You can buy your ticket before May 1st and save 50% by using code GB2015.

04ipsy3 04ipsy4

So the first thing I pulled out was Hikari Cosmetics Blush in Tango. It smells like the standard makeup smell. I don’t like blushes, so I will be giving this to someone, or throwing it away. This was a full size product at .21oz for $15.00. If you like this, you can get 30%off + FREE eyeshadow with any purchase by using code hikari30 – visit this link

04ipsy5 04ipsy6

The next item was JulieG Nail Color in Damsel. This is a pretty pink color that dries very quickly. I just put it on, and one coat did the job almost perfectly! It is a full size product for $3.99. If you like this, you can get 20%off any purchase by using code IPSY2015APR – visit this link

04ipsy7

Next was theBalm Cosmetics NUDE Dude Eyeshadow Single in Fit. This is a semi-shimmery shadow. It is a more natural looking color, and I like it. The full size is a set of 12 for $36.00, making this single worth $3.00. If you like this, you can get 20%off by using code IPSY20 – visit this link

04ipsy8 04ipsy9

This next one was Mullein & Sparrow Mini Lip & Cheek Tint Vegan. There is a slight scent to it, but unless you are trying to smell it, you won’t notice it. There really isn’t a tint either. I tried it on my lips, and didn’t notice anything. It is moisturizing though. The full size is 1oz for $22.00 making this .25oz worth $5.50. If you like this, you can get 20%off all purchases by using code IPSY2015 – visit this link

04ipsy10

Last, but not least, was Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk. This smells good, and seems like it works, at least better than ones I’ve tried. The full size is 3.2oz for $19.50. This is a travel size that they sell (1.06oz) for $9.00. If you like this, you can get 20%off any purchase by using code IPSY20 visit this link

04ipsy11

I liked most of the products, and if you add up their values, you are getting $36.49 worth for only $10! Sure, I’m throwing away $15 worth of blush, so with what I liked, I’m still getting $21.49 worth for only $10!

04ipsy12

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.

So I said PLUS MORE in my title. Here is the MORE! Since this month was my birthday, I decided to try Julep. They had a deal where you got your birthday month box free, just pay shipping ($2.99). Inside my box, I was given four products – three nail polishes, and one lip product. The lip product is a “conditioning treatment” in the color Sheer Pink. Julep calls this a Luxe Lip. It smells nice, and has a nice glossy finish to it. The three polishes I received were London: classic with a twist which is a nice purple shade, Zelda: bombshell which is a shimmery gold color, and Leona: diamond for April which is a diamond like glitter.

april julep free

Overall, I liked the products, but I’m not likely to subscribe to Julep. However, if you want to purchase something from them, you can visit their site and get 50%off your next purchase by using code NEWUZO3BNAFJ. *Offer excludes Julep Box, Savvy Deals, and Secret Store catalogs. Not valid for purchase of julep.com gift cards, gift boxes, Gift of Maven, Sweet Steals, or Mystery Boxes. Promo code expires 12/31/2015. One use per customer.* You can also get a free gift in your first montly box by visiting this link.

That’s all I have for now. Thank you!

*Etsy* — *Facebook* — *Tumblr* — *Twitter* — *Ipsy* — *Influenster*

April 2015 Ipsy Subscription Review PLUS MORE