Monday, September 22, 2014

September's ipsy Glam Bag: "Street Style"

My September ipsy Glam Bag arrived this past Saturday, September 13th! This month's theme is "Street Style". ipsy is about inspiring women around the world to express their unique beauty. This month's bag theme embraces that same idea. Every day, women, especially those in the ipsy community, express themselves through their personal style. Using this month's amazing Glam Bag goodies, ipsters can enhance their personal "Street Style"!

September's "Street Style" Glam Bag & postcard, featuring ipsy Stylists: Desi Perkins, Christen Dominique, Chrisspy, & LustreLux

Pacifica Natural Water-Proof Eye Pencil - Fringe

The first item I received was the Pacifica Natural Water-Proof Eye Pencil in Fringe. The pencil glides on my waterline and tight line effortlessly, without any tugging, which you may know is known to cause those tiny wrinkles on your eyelids or around your eye area. I love brown eye liner for every day eye looks. It's a great alternative to black. It makes your eyes look bright and awake without looking too intense or smokey like some black eye liners do. 

Cailyn Art Touch Tinted Lip Gloss - Basic Instinct

The next item I received was the Cailyn Art Touch Tinted Lip Gloss in Basic Instinct. As you can see in the picture above, it is a very light, nude yet almost baby pink shade. Although this color is a bit too light for my particular skin tone, I plan on layering this with other lip colors I have in my collection, by dabbing a tiny bit of this on the center of my bottom lip. If you don't know, placing gloss on the center of your bottom lip creates a look of fullness and more dimension for a gorgeous pucker. 

Be a Bombshell Smooth Criminal Powder

Next, I have the Be a Bomshell Smooth Criminal Powder. This light-weight silica powder is perfect for finishing your face. If you have a light to medium skintone, you can lightly dust this all over your face to set your face makeup for a flawless finish. If you're more tan, you can still use this powder by lightly dusting it over your T-zones where you get oiliest. Your T-zones include the center of your forehead, nose, sides of nose, upper lip, and chin. 

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel - Pretty Piggy

Now, for the item I was most excited about receiving this month, here's the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Pretty Piggy. Typing on a computer all day and washing dishes, usually wreck havoc on a regular mani, so I was very eager to get this. I love gel polish, since they last so much longer than standard polishes. Unlike other gel manicures I've gotten at a nail salon, this particular polish doesn't need a UV light to set itself. I can't wait to stat saving money by doing my own gel manicures at home! :)

Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask

The last item I got this month was the Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask. In case you guys don't already know, I like to use a deep conditioning mask on my hair once a week, to keep my hair looking, strong, shiny, and healthy overall. A small tub like this is perfect for when I'm traveling. I never like to skip a deep conditioning day. 

Bellapierre Cheek and Lip Stain & Illuminating Mineral Bronzer

Lastly, I redeemed 1,000 ipsyPoints last month to get the Bellapierre Cheek and Lip Stain & Illuminating Mineral Bronzer. The Cheek and Lip Stain was a very pretty pink. With my particular skin tone, I think the cheek and lip stain will give a great natural looking flush to my cheeks or a great pinkish nude tint to my lips without making look too pale or zombie-ish.  The bronzer is too light for me, but I think it'll work great as a golden highlighter when dusted on my cheekbones. Check out the swatches below! 

Swatches(Left to Right) : Bellapierre Illuminating Mineral Bronzer, Bellapierre Cheek and Lip Stain, Cailyn Art Touch Tinted Lip Gloss - Basic Instinct, & Pacifica Natural Water-Proof Eye Pencil - Fringe

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised with my items. Even though some shades may have not been the perfect macth for my skin tone, I'm sure to still try them out and worst-case scenario, if they don't work out, I have plenty of friends and family who would gladly take the goodies off my hands! ;)

Denise Joyce