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My name is Christen, I'm 30 years old and a stay-at-home mom to my three beautiful girls, Lauren, Hailey, and Farrah. My husband David and I live on scenic Long Island and we love it. Our party of 5 keeps pretty busy, but I try to set aside as much time as I can to blog (which isn't as often as I'd like these days).


Thursday, May 09, 2013

Ipsy (MyGlam) - April 2013 "Pretty in Pink"

How excited was I about Ipsy's "Pretty in Pink" theme in April? My husband had never seen Pretty in Pink before (whhhhattt...right?) so we watched it together before I received my Glam Bag. Now, if only I could pull off red hair like Molly Ringwald! And trust me, it isn't from lack of trying. And failing. Not exactly my best look.

I'd be brooding too if I picked Blaine.

Clockwise from Left: MicaBeauty Mineral Eyeshadow Shimmer Powder in EarthSation Nail Lacquer in Love At First Byte,  Big Sexy Hair Powder Play, and Be A Bombshell Blush in Sweet Cheeks

April's Glam Bag is made out of a thick white canvas material with a pink patent leather stripe near the zipper. The inside design is pink and white stripes with scattered Ipsy logos. The bag is very study and of surprisingly great quality! A handful of subscribers did not receive the bag shown because apparently Ipsy's inventory was not up to standards. Those subscribers were sent a the bag from last year's "Repair & Restore" theme to temporarily hold the products sent this month. Ipsy will be sending out the correct bag separately. I'm glad I got the bag everyone was supposed to get to begin with and I wasn't left confused.
I will most likely use all of the products completely. As a woman with fair skin, the color variations I received will compliment my skin tone and are light and neutral enough for the upcoming summer season. Perhaps Pretty in Peach would be a better description though - because when I think pink, I imagine a bubblegum shade. I'm anxious to try the Big Sexy Hair Powder Play so that I can compare it to the Got2Be POWDER'ful that I'm currently testing for BzzAgent. I will be posting a separate blog post about it though as soon as I've used both. The only thing I didn't like this month was the quality of packaging for the blush. When I hold the blush compact, the plastic is VERY lightweight and feels like it'll break easily if dropped or opened improperly. All in all though, I really liked April's Glam Bag.

Now I can say I'm ready to channel my inner Andy, don myself in pink, and wind up with the hot guy I always wanted.

Oh, wait, I already did that. ;-)

Ipsy (formerly MyGlam) is a monthly subscription service that sends a different Glam Bag each month filled with 4-5 deluxe samples and/or full-sized beauty products. The cost is $10.00 a month. Click HERE* to sign up today!

*Referral link included.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Ipsy (MyGlam) - March 2013 "The Great Escape"

I'm back from my home renovation hiatus, and I finally have the time to update my blog again. I'm pretty far behind in my posts and quite frankly, I'm feeling lazy and I don't want to catch up...

Ipsy's theme for March was "The Great Escape". I saw spoilers posted elsewhere before Ipsy revealed them on Facebook and I was really excited to receive this bag! It's definitely my favorite so far.

The bag print is adorable. I absolutely love anything nautical.

Clockwise from Left: Juice Beauty Hydrating Mist, GlamRX Mini Freestyle Palette, Yaby Eyeshadow Refill in So Vein and Sand Dune, La Fresh Travel Lite Makeup Remover Wipes

I'm not sure what kind of material the bag is made out of, but it looks like a thin PVC and is it quite soft. It's lightly padded and the inside is lined in white. I didn't take a picture of the Ipsy logo inside like I usually do, but it's there. The quality of the bag is good.

I really appreciated the variety in products in March. I never owned a magnetic palette before, so the GlamRX Mini is my first and the size is perfect for what I'd use it for. I do wonder why "The Great Escape" was sent so early in the year before it's officially warm out - I'd expect to see these products in the summer. When it really heats up outside I'll be storing the bag and all of the products in a summer tote and use them to touch up my makeup and stay fresh.

Ipsy (formerly MyGlam) is a monthly subscription service that sends a different Glam Bag each month filled with 4-5 deluxe samples and/or full-sized beauty products. The cost is $10.00 a month. Click HERE* to sign up today!

*Referral link included.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

*NEW* Beauty Box by Target

Hello Ladies! If you've recently cut back on your monthly beauty subscriptions but would still like to try out some samples occasionally, Target's new Beauty Box is for you!

The Beauty Box contains five beauty product samples from Target. It only costs $5.00 shipped, and takes 4-6 weeks to arrive. Let's hope for deluxe-sized samples!

To order your own Beauty Box, click HERE.

What do you think of Target's launch of the Beauty Box? Did you order it?