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ipsy may 2016

Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription where each month you receive a Glam Bag with around five samples focusing on makeup and sometimes nails or skin care. The cost is only $110 per year with occasional savings options, and you can purchase full sized items from your bag on your Ipsy account for a discount.

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In this month’s bag:

  • GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment – value $20
  • Eva NYC Hungry Hair Oil Treatment – value $3
  • BelláPierre Cosmetics Nude Gel Lip Liner Pencil – value $18
  • Vera Mona Eye Smudger Brush – value $9
  • Smashbox X-Rated Mascara – value $10?

Total value around $60.

This bag is OK. I like Smashbox mascara and the Vera Mona smudger brush is fine. I could take or leave everything else. I understand the point of a nude lip liner, but it is fussy enough that I am likely not going to bother. The hair oil sample isn’t going to tell me much as to how well it works. I am thinking oil treatment right before my cesarean. As for the GlamGlow Supermud, it is one of those things I find hilariously overpriced for what it is. Girls, crush an aspirin into some Noxema and save some cash!

You can gain points on your Ipsy account for additional discounts and freebies. If you want to sign up, I would if you used my referral link!

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The May Beauty Box 5 is here! (Affiliate links)

beauty box five may 2016

Beauty box 5 is a beauty subscription box with 4-6 sample size (and sometimes full sized) beauty products like makeup and toiletries.
It is $12 a month by the month, $10 a month with a 3-month subscription, or $8.25 a month with an annual subscription. Sometimes the value of the box can be six times what I pay for a subscription!

In May’s box:

  • Briogeo Rosarco Milk reparative leave-in spray – value $2.50
  • Appeal Cosmetics luxurious Lipstick in Crush – value $29.00
  • mystic Tan mocha-kyssed bronzer lotion – value $5
  • Glamour Dolls Mermaid Lashes splash proof mascara – value $4.99
  • Elizabeth Mott Your’e So Fine Liquid liner in glitterati – value $18.00

Total value about $59.49.

I am actually intrigued by this box. It is definitely a beach prep box! self tanner? Water proof makeup? Reparative conditioner? I am going to wear the Elizabeth Mott water proof liner and Glamour Dolls water proof mascara to my baby birthin’ appointment and see if they really will withstand an onslaught of stress and tears. I will either look fabulous in my pictures, or like I was possessed by a demon.It will be memorable either way. I love leave-in sprays, so that one is getting used up. I am a little afraid of bronzer lotions, but this one is actually meant for olive skin, so maybe it will turn out OK. The Appeal Cosmetics luxurious Lipstick in Crush goes on smooth and feels nice with absolutely no stickiness. I am digging it. The color is really orange though. Coral, I suppose. It might look cool with really pale skin. It definitely shows how badly I need to get my teeth whitened, haha. I would actually buy this lipstick, just in a different color.

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