I LOVED that this cleanser was cruelty-free, and that the brand has been cruelty-free since the 1960s! However, it dried my skin out a bit, and didn’t work quite as well as my usual Irish Spring soap!
This brush is amazing! It gets eye shadow thickly on my lids, and the two heads work really well- I love the crease brush. It’s very functional and helps to create subtle but effective differentiations in eyeshadow.
I love that this lip balm has colour and is really hydrating! The colour was a BIT too light for me, but I still loved how simple it was to add colour to my FOTD.
This eyeshadow is a wonderful shade for my skin tone, but it comes in a really weird little tube that I didn’t really like. It wasn’t hard to use my Crown brush with it though, and it looks amazing layered with January’s Pacifica eyeshadow!
I ran out of mascara the morning my box arrived! I love this mascara! It’s not too black, so it looks natural! And it makes my lashes long and full without clumping too much!
I CANNOT SAY HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS EYE LINER. I am not an eyeliner person, I SUCK at it. But this is easy to use, it stays ALL day, and it’s a lovely shade of black perfect for a cat eye!
Another perfect product. Adds a touch of pixie to my makeup routine when I mix it with my BB cream! So simple, and makes for a matte/ dewy finish with a touch of rosy shimmer.
This eye cream is fabulous. It’s not greasy or sticky, it’s light and moisturizing! It somehow firms my eyes and helps eliminate dark circles!
Another perfect product! Amazing when layered with the pixi eyeshadow from December!
An amazing companion to the J. Cat liner! This brush makes a cat eye EASY. Who knew that was possible?
ipsy gives me an excuse to pamper myself. Every month I get a present in the mail with an encouraging note. For less that 15.00 a month, I get to try new products, and the full size ones (and most of the sample sizes) last for AGES! Each box is valued at much more that 15.00, and I rarely buy any additional beauty products in the month! You can subscribe to your own beauty box here (it’s my referral link, so if you sign up, I get free stuff! No pressure, though.)
I just subscribed to Birchbox, a similar beauty box subscription, because their reward system is fabulous and I just love Ipsy so much! You can subscribe here
Next month will be twice the beauty boxes and twice the fun!
BONUS: Here’s a simple look I created with the above products from ipsy:
Step 1: Cleanse with the Beauty without cruelty cleanser.
Step 2: Moisturize and dab Renewing eye cream around eyes
Step 3: Mix your usual BB cream/ foundation with the sheer glow highlighter and smooth over face
Step 4: Apply a light blush to apples of cheeks
Step 5: Using the crown brush, apply pacifica eyeshadow up to brow bone
Step 6: Apply petra pixi dust up to crease
Step 7: Using the fine liner brush, apply J. Cat eyeliner to the top lid and stretch towards the tip of the brow
Step 7: Brush 2 coats of Tarte mascara to lashes
Step 8: Smooth NYX butter lip balm over lips
Step 9: Snap a selfie and head out the door!