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Beauty & Makeup

Ipsy May Glam Bag

May 22, 2020

This month's theme is getting the perfect glow. The makeup bag design is like a sunset style. I like the Way of will lotion scent and it makes my hands soft. The Tarte lipgloss is great for on the go touch up through out the day. They did an ok job for the selection. I hope next month is better!

Ipsy April Glam Bag

April 16, 2020

Ipsy's April bag is in full bloom with everything for Spring. I love the design of the makeup bag. So excited to try out the Glossier priming moisturizer and the sample is a good size. It will last me a while and I will use it everyday. The Seraphine botanicals lip gel has a pretty pink tint shade. Ipsy has cheered me up while being at home this whole month.

Ipsy March Glam Bag

March 16, 2020

This month's glam bag is the 100th bag that Ipsy has produced. In honor of it, they dedicated March glam bag to celebrate you. We got six products and a credit for an additional add on item. I am so excited to use all these amazing products that was picked out. The sample sizes are good and will last a while which is nice. I'm a happy subscriber!

Ipsy February Glam Bag

February 12, 2020

February is all about self love this month with it's Rose-tinted bag. It is pretty and girly for Valentine's Day. I like all of the products I received and excited to use them. The Tarte Sex Kitten liner is so cute with the packaging. The Feel Rose petal mask smells so good and makes the skin feel soft. The Illamasqua lipstick shade is perfect for a natural look. Ipsy nailed it this time and can't wait to see the next month's bag.

Ipsy January Glam Bag

January 15, 2020

This month's theme is starting new with Clean Slate. The makeup bag design is so cute with the pink and marble! The makeup products are packaged in pretty pink and pastel colors. I love my makeup bag! I love the products like pink lip balm and pretty blush tones. They did a great job selecting the items and I am happy to use them!

Ipsy December Glam Bag

December 10, 2019

December is all about Shine On theme. All the products help to give a nice shine and glow to the skin. I love Tarte's Amazonian clay blushes. I used it all the time and they have different shades that compliment every skin tone. The TPSY lip oil is fun when you want to add some shine to your lips. I like the scent of the Avette coconut cleanser. They did a great job with this month's selection and finished off the year strong.

Ipsy November Glam Bag

November 10, 2019

The theme is discover your wild side with this cute cheetah print makeup bag. The Pixi natural eyeshadow duo is perfect for every day use. I can use the Skone eyeliner together with the eyeshadow. The Hola Neon lip balm is great for adding some color on the go. I like this month's selection and excited to try new products.

Sephora October Play Box

October 22, 2019

This month's theme is Joy of Complexion and how to have radiant skin. The makeup selection in this box is lacking new products. I have received the Smashbox primer a few times and the sample size is pretty small. The products were not that impressive compared to the other past boxes. Due to the lack of better samples, I had to cancel this subscription. I felt I got a better deal with Ipsy and the samples were almost full size. Hopefully they work on the product sampling section and improve on this part.

Ipsy October Glam Bag

October 16, 2019

This month's theme is Flaunt it and Betty Boop is on the makeup bag. I used to collect Betty Boop stuff when I was younger. She is still an icon after all these years. I am excited to try the Seraphine botanicals primer. This product got good reviews and comes in a cute package. The Betty Boop lipgloss is fun for some shine to your lips. I like the Murad cleanser cause their products are made with good ingredients. I think Ipsy did a great job with my selection and I am going to use them daily.

Sephora September Play Box

September 16, 2019

The selection this month was not that great. I feel I get the same makeup samples a lot like the Briogeo hair mask and First aid beauty lotion. I hope the next month they have more new brands I have not yet tried.

Ipsy September Glam Bag

September 13, 2019

This month's bag is celestially inspired by the universe. The pink makeup bag with a crystal charm is so cute! I love all the makeup items I received. The blush is full size and will last a long time. The beauty crop eyeshadow is a nice plum shade. I am excited to try the Glow recipe watermelon glow sleeping mask. It got really good reviews and smells great. Ipsy did a great job this month with the selection. Can't wait to see next month bag!

Sephora August Play Box

August 17, 2019

This month has different products to act as a beauty sidekick. The Buxom lip gloss provides all day wear without the sticky mess. I like Bobbi Brown products that keep my makeup in place. I think the selection was ok for the month. I hope next month has more better brands and new products.

Ipsy August Glam Bag

August 14, 2019

This month is all about bare yourself and having products for all skin concerns. I like getting new K-beauty products that I have not yet used before. It is fun to try out the latest makeup and skincare items in the market today. I like the Honey cleansing foam which leaves my skin so soft and smell great. The Adesse lip creme shade is perfect and looks amazing! Pixi blush products are my favorite and give my skin a nice glow everyday. Ipsy did a great job with the picks this month.

Sephora July Play Box

July 23, 2019

Sephora July Play Box theme is about Isle of Beauty. Trying new products to have a clean face. I like that Sephora introduces the members to new brands that I never heard of. I like the Bite and Caudalie brand products. The Bite makes pretty lip crayons. Caudalie is good in facial creams and serums. The selection is ok this month and I am looking forward to what comes in next month.

Ipsy July Glam Bag

July 17, 2019

This month's theme is Dive in to summer parties. The makeup bag is designed with palm trees and in pink which is so cute! I am excited to receive the Hempz pineapple lotion to try out. I have seen this product in many stores. It smells so good and is lightweight. Benefit cosmetics lash curling mascara works very good, I have tried this product before. It stays on all day and doesn't make the eyelashes clump up. They did a great job with this month's selection and can't wait for next month bag.

Sephora June Play Box

June 18, 2019

Play box is all about destination beauty and travel. This month's selection is full of mutli-tasking makeup to last all day. I am happy to receive Laneige lip sleeping mask cause I want to try this out. Laneige makes great water cream products that helps the skin get moisture. The Tarte Foundcealer is great for setting my makeup in place and helps protect it from the Sun. This month has some great products and I will add it to my daily routine.

Ipsy June Glam Bag

June 14, 2019

The Iconic video game Tetris turned 35 this year so Ipsy created a fun makeup line for the theme. The makeup is bright and cool for carrying all the essentials for summer. I really love this month's selection! I like Tonymoly cleanser, Farmacy face masks and excited for the Realher lipstick. The Tetris eyeshadow package is cute and playful. Looking forward to using these products on a daily basis.

Sephora May Play Box

May 20, 2019

Sephora May box is all about Beauty Bffs. This month's products are selected to impress everyone. I have received a Sol De Janeiro Brazilian bum cream from another subscription box. Their products works well and smells good! I'm excited to receive a different cream to try out with the CoCo Cabana cream. The Benefit Cosmetics mascara products works well and stay on all day. The May box is ok and I hope the next one will be better.

Ipsy May Glam Bag

May 12, 2019

I like this month's theme is to "Live out your daydreams." The makeup bag is fun in a rainbow glitter design. I'm excited to try out all the products I received. The eyeshadow is awesome cause I can bring it everywhere in a small compact. I like Pixi products and the eye liner is pretty. On a daily basis I use facial cleaners and moisturizers. This is a great bag!

Sephora April Play Box

April 21, 2019

Sephora Play box is all about Winning Beauty Products. I like Fresh lip products so I was happy to receive the lip treatment sample. Clinique makes great mascara that last all day without the mess. Glamglow is good with mud masks and facial creams. This month was ok and I hope the May box has better products.

Ipsy April Glam Bag

April 19, 2019

This month is all about Fresh New Spring Beauty trends. I like the makeup bag, it's so cute with lemons. I am excited to use all the products I received. Purlisse is a good brand, I decided to add on the Watermelon Energizing Aqua balm product to the bag. Since I had a lot of reward points I redeemed it for the Coconude lip gloss by Seraphine. They did a great job with the selection!

Sephora March Play Box

March 16, 2019

Spring is here and Sephora has products to refresh the beauty routine. It is all about skincare and hair care. They added Supergoop Sunscreen in my bag which I have been wanting to try out. Everyone needs to put sunscreen before they go out or you will see sun spots on your skin. I am bad at not putting on sunscreen and protecting my face. I like using dry shampoo in the morning to make the hair smell great! It is easier to style the hair and feels fresh. The items this month is products I have used before so it is good to stock up.

Ipsy March Glam Bag

March 12, 2019

This month, Ipsy is dedicating the glam bag to strong women everywhere. The bag has a good message to inspire us all. I am glad to receive the Realher liquid lipstick and the Tarte mascara. I like the bold lip color look with the attention to the eyes that pop. I look forward to trying the other new products and experiment. The picks this month are great!

Spring Offer @ L'Occitane

March 10, 2019

L'Occitane sent their weekly newsletter and had a offer for a free gift with purchase. If you spend $10 or more you can get the Almond collection set. They also give you three travel sample packets. I bought the Solidarity balm and the Flash moisture mask. Their products smell really good and do make my skin more soft. So excited to get all these goodies!

Sephora February Play Box

February 17, 2019

This month's theme is Lovestruck beauty and how to give our routine some love. The products I would like to try is the Caudalie radiance serum and the Wander beauty eye mask. The rest of the items are ok. I hope next month has more good samples.

Spring Essentials @ Target

February 15, 2019

We all know when we have a trip to Target, we end up getting other things not on the list. I walked by the Dollar Bins area and saw a bunch of cute spring stuff. I picked up a few things from lip balms, oils, plates, candles and a wooden tray. They cost from $1-5 which is such a great deal! I like to add some color to home decor and excited to use these items.

Ipsy February Glam Bag

February 12, 2019

The February makeup bag is so pretty and fun with lip stains. It is great for carrying all the makeup essentials for date night. I am excited to try the Pixi Glow Tonic. This product got good reviews. I like the Belle lip gloss in red. They did a great job selecting the products this month. I am in love with everything!

Sephora January Play Box

January 18, 2019

This month's theme is Beauty Scope according to your sign. I'm a Taurus, so it's all about finding calmness into my beauty routine with a tea or latte infused with skin loving ingredients. I like Laneige products, it makes my skin so soft after using them at night. The Hum three day sample is nice to try out supplement to improve skin and get vitamins. The Origins charcoal mask works great. They did a great job with the selection this month.

Ipsy January Glam Bag

January 14, 2019

It is a new year and Ipsy designed a cute striped bag for all the winter essentials. There is a lot of new brands that I have never tried before. I like trying new makeup products to see if it works with my skin tone. I like the Rose natural color nail polish and the Ahava mineral hand cream. I need to take care of my hands more and keep it moisturized. I hope for the next bag I get more bright colored makeup.

Target January Beauty Box

January 4, 2019

The Target January beauty box is all about flawless products. The box is $7 with free shipping and comes with 7 items. I am excited to try the Love Beauty deodorant and the Garnier micellar water. For the beauty products you get in this box is worth the price! Looking forward to getting more beauty boxes from Target.

Sephora December Play Box

December 18, 2018

For December, the theme is Cheers to Beauty. This month's selection is to get you ready to ring in the New Year. I am excited to try out the Too Faced Peachy primer. I like Too Faced cosmetics and use them everyday. I like the Caudalie serum, it helps to add some moisture to my skin. It is nice they added a sixth deluxe sample. I like this month's bag!

Ipsy December Glam Bag

December 12, 2018

This month's Ipsy bag came with 6 products instead the normal 5 items. I like getting an extra beauty product! The makeup bag is so cute with gold and glitter. It is great for carrying all the essentials for the holiday parties. I am looking forward to using the Murad eye cream and the Ciate lipstick. The other beauty items are ok. I would like to get more lotions, bb creams and moisturizers. Maybe on the next bag.

Sephora November Play Box

November 21, 2018

The November play box is all beauty products for the party season. I am excited for the holiday events coming up! This month has great beauty items that work for specific areas. I like Purity line of cleansers. They smell great and make my skin feel soft afterwards. Laura Mercier loose setting powder works to help even out the skin complexion. It feels like you have no makeup on. I am looking froward to trying the Lancome moisturizing face cream. During the cold weather, my skin gets dry. I use moisturizing creams every day which helps a lot. They did a good job with this month's selection.

November Ipsy Glam Bag

November 15, 2018

Ipsy November glam bag is all about getting you ready for Thanksgiving dinner. The makeup bag is designed with hearts and full of love. I like the Purlisse brand, they make great moisturizers. So happy to get the BB cream which I will use. The peppermint balm wakes me up in the morning which is nice. The Peripera ink velvet is a deep red color which can be used as a lip stain. This month selection was ok with the products.

Sephora October Play Box

October 25, 2018

Sephora October Play box theme is a Scary Good Beauty. It is everything you need to get your costume ready with makeup. I am excited to try the Anastasia stick foundation. I like having a flawless look and hide the imperfections. The Urban Decay makeup spray works well to keep the makeup in place all night. I like First Aid beauty coconut cream cause it smells so good and makes my skin feel soft. They did a good job selecting the items in my play box.

Ipsy October Glam Bag

October 15, 2018

This month the makeup is in red like a masquerade mask. It has the essentials to get ready for any party. I like the Aurora liquid eyeliner, it is easy to put on. The Half caked makeup lip fondant smells like cake and the color is pretty pink. The nail polish is perfect natural pink tone that goes with everything. They did a good job selecting the products for my glam bag this month.

Ipsy September Glam Bag

September 25, 2018

This month's theme is all about making a statement with bold makeup. The makeup bag is so cute and glammed out. I like getting sheet mask to pamper my face after a long day of wearing makeup. They did a great job picking out different and bold colors that compliment each other. I am excited to try out the products and change it up!

Sephora September Play Box

September 21, 2018

Sephora focused on Next-Gen Beauty trending products for this month. It is all about true creams and truth serums to moisturize the skin. I like getting Marc Jacobs matte gel eye crayon. It goes well with the Sephora volume mascara. My usual makeup routine is basically moisturier, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara and lipgloss. I like to keep it simple and still put together. I'm excited to try out new products that I have never used before.

Free Gift @ L'occitane

September 8, 2018

If you sign up for L'occitane newsletter, they let you know the latest offers by email. I stopped by and picked up my free gift with the Aqua products. I am looking forward to trying out their new line and it's fun to test out the freebies!

Sephora August Play Box

August 24, 2018

This month is back to Back to Beauty School. All the products have high ratings and do different things. I like Origins products, they smell good and work well with every skin type. The Rose clay smell so good and makes the skin feel so soft. The Make Up For Ever lipstick are good to bring every way and great for touch ups. I liked Anastasia brow gel, it helps keeps the hair together. The selection is not bad this month.

Ipsy August Glam Bag

August 13, 2018

This month's theme is all about getting a perfect selfie. I like the bright orange makeup bag, it gives a fun pop of color. I like the picks in this bag. I use Pixi blushes a lot and they are great. Happy to get a Smashbox concealer to use on a daily basis. The Macy & Mia lipgloss is in a cute shade. Overall, good choice of products.

Sephora July Play Box

July 24, 2018

For July, the theme is all about beauty routine focused on feel good ingredients. I absolutely love this month's selections! I'm a big fan of Tarte cosmetics and they included two products. Their Amazonian clay blush lasts all day and the Color splash lipstick is a favorite. Looking forward to trying the Korres Wild Rose oil. I will use all these products in my beauty routine everyday.

Nordstrom Beauty Event

July 22, 2018

Nordstrom held their morning beauty event today. I like attending to learn more about how to use makeup products. As a attendee, you get a free sample bag. They serve coffee and breakfast as well. I got lucky this time and won the Drybar raffle giveaway. I can use the tote bag and the hair products. Had so much fun with girl time and can't to try out the samples!

Ipsy July Glam Bag

July 17, 2018

For July, the theme is summer treats. I like the blue makeup bag, it gives a beachy feel. I am excited to get Pacifica coconut blush and the Josie Maran face butter. These two brands have great products that last all day. All the products in my bag will be used daily. Ipsy did a great job at picking the items this month!

Sephora June Play Box

June 30, 2018

For this month's theme, is all about picture perfect complexion for the summer. I like getting the Verb sea spray to give my hair that nice beachy waves. The Cover FX works well to smooth out the face for a flawless look. Clinique makeup remover helps to clean up your face after a long day out in the heat. I like the selection this month and excited to use them everyday.

Ipsy June Glam Bag

June 14, 2018

This month's theme is Flying Colors. Each makeup bag is created with different shades of bright colors to be unique. I am happy with getting the blue shade bag cause blue is my favorite color! I think this month's selection is ok. I will use the Finding Ferdinand lipstick and the MAC prep & prime skin. The other products I will probably give to my friends. I hope next month picks will be beter.

Sephora May Play Box

May 21, 2018

This month's theme is Beauty goals to provide products with great reviews. I like the cute makeup bag with the red shoelace. I am impressed with the selections picked out. Kat Von D tatto liner is easy to apply and stays on all day. I like Bumble and Bumble products. It makes my hair smell good and gives me volume. The Becca highlighter is good for the face and as an eyeshadow base. I will use all the products on a daily basis.

Ipsy May Glam Bag

May 16, 2018

Ipsy created a passport stamped themed makeup bag this month. The selections help get you ready for your next big trip. I liked the lavender moisturizer and matte blur stick. The rest of the products were not for me. I hope the next month's bag will be better.

Hermes Master Class

May 11, 2018

Bernnedette Bran from Hermes had a master class tonight at Nordstrom. She knows everything about all the fragrance department. They started everyone off with some tea and snacks. For attending, the staff gave out Hermes gift bags with fragrance samples. So excited to receive one! I traveled to Paris with my hubby and we got to check out their store. It was unbelievable huge and they had every single product on shelf. Their store was it's own shopping mall. Hermes is very well known and everyone wants a piece of it. Bernnedette showed us each type of fragrance along with the history of it's production. It is nice to be able to test each scent and find your favorite. My go to is the Un Jardin Sur Le Toit. It is like a secret garden but in a perfume form. I like the fresh floral smell and it was perfect! I'm looking forward to using the samples I received today!

Jo Malone Master Class

May 10, 2018

The branding experts from Jo Malone came in to teach a master class at Nordstrom tonight. The two ladies offered champagne and snacks to start off. I do love lighting up candles and make my place smell nice. Jo Malone is a London based company featuring perfume and candles. They now have more new products in hand soaps and lotions. It was fun trying on new scents and mixing a few together. My new favorite is the Sakura Cherry Blossom cologne. It's a floral but sweet scent. I will be picking up some of their candles to freshen up my home.

Anastasia Master Class

May 9, 2018

Nordstrom had a master class tonight for Anastasia Beverly Hills makeup. The makeup artist showed us how to use the products to get a soft glam look. I'm really bad at doing my eyebrows so I could use any advice I can to make it perfect. She used several makeup palettes to show a day and night time look. I like how these classes really brings people out and engage in the tutorials. I need to pick up the Glow kit for the summer looks!

Nordstrom Morning Beauty Event

May 6, 2018

It is beauty week at Nordstrom from May 6th to May 12th. This morning Nordstrom had their beauty event to showcase the latest beauty trends. They have several brand ambassadors come in and reveal the new products. The beauty companies were Lancome, Cartier, Hum Nutrition, Voluspa, Hourglass, Too Cool for School and more. It's great that they have this event every couple of months for each season. Sometimes it's better to have the experts show us how to use these beauty products. As an attendee, you get a goodie bag full of samples from different brands. They serve coffee and breakfast too! I had fun checking out this event and can't wait for the next one.

Sephora April Play Box

April 27, 2018

The theme for April's box is Insta Beauty. The products are tailored to get you camera ready and selfies. I love the Fresh lotus face mask. It smells good and makes my skin soft afterwards. The Urban Decay lipgloss is perfect for on the go shimmer. You can wear it alone or with a favorite lipstick. The Make up for ever HD perfector gives an airbrush look and hides imperfections. It's light weight which I like and last all day. They did a good job with this month's selections.

Ipsy April Glam Bag

April 20, 2018

Ipsy created a spring social butterfly themed makeup bag. I love the design and it's perfect for on the go. I liked the products this month. The purlisse scrub works well to make my skin feel clean and soft. The blush matches my skin tone and it is light weight. The smashbox red liquid lipstick is my favorite. Ipsy did a great job and I am satisfied with the picks.

Target beauty box

April 9, 2018

Target rolled out 4 new beauty boxes catered to different themes. I picked the wakeup and makeup box. This target box is definitely worth $7. I got more than $20 worth of products. I liked the e.l.f bare face palette and brush set. It is perfect to add some color to my face during the day. The covergirl mascara will be put in to good use. I started liking Dove dry shampoo. It's nice to refresh my hair in the morning and make it feel soft. They did a good job with the selections.

Sephora March Play Box

March 19, 2018

Sephora March theme is Festival Beauty Vibe. All the products in this month helps get you ready for music festivals. I am totally loving the blue tie-dyed makeup bag. It is trendy and so fun! I am excited to get more Briogeo hair products. I liked using their conditioning sprays to help my hair become more soft. Dr.Jart+ beauty balm products are great for concealing red spots and imperfections. The beauty balms are easy to blend and match every skin tone. I like purple Sephora collection eyeliner and lip stain. It just says Spring time with the purple hues. I am looking forward to using the products and need to book a ticket for a music festival soon!

Ipsy March Glam Bag

March 11, 2018

Ipsy created a makeup bag this month where you can use markers and decorate it yourself. It's so cool and fun! The theme is all about being creative in March. I liked using the Glossier balm in Mint. I use lip balm every day to keep my lips moisturized throughout the day. The Tarte eyeliner is perfect for the cat eye look. I liked the makeup bag this month cause it is fun decorating and making it unique.

L'Occitane Free Gift

March 10, 2018

L'Occitane will send great offers through email when you subscribe to their newsletter. When you purchase anything in the store, the sales clerk will enter all your info including email offers. I received a free gift email and I was able to send some to my friends. Went to the nearest store and picked up my gift. It comes in a cute box with three small deluxe samples of their best sellers. While browsing their products, they have good skincare and cleansers. Some of the products won beauty awards which makes it popular. I bought a Solidarity Balm with a apricot scent that smells so good. It's nice to help out with charity and give back to others. I'm excited to try out these products and use them every day!

Sephora February Play Box

February 19, 2018

Sephora February play box focuses on love and being loved with products. I love Fresh sugar lip in Rose, it makes my lips soft and gives a nice pink glow. Farmacy cleansing balm works well to get rid of makeup and does make my skin feel smooth. The Belif eye bomb helps to depuff the tired eyes and feels so cool. This is my favorite play box!

Ipsy February Glam Bag

February 13, 2018

Excited to find my Ipsy february glam bag in the mail. Just in time for Valentine's Day! I love the makeup bag with the lace details. I liked all the products in my picks. The Bubble T lip balm smells so good and feels nice on the lips. The Clinique love pop shade really fits my skin tone and looks so pretty on. The loose eyeshadow and brush made the look complete. It's nice that I had a facial mask to moisturize my skin at home. Ipsy did a great job with the selections this month. Can't wait for the next bag!

Bath & Body works purchase

February 5, 2018

If you signed up your email with Bath & Body works, they send you coupons and specials every month. I received some coupons so I went to check out their new products. I picked up a yoga mat mist which is perfect to use for cleaning my mat during class. You can also spray it on the body to refresh. The cool off gel lotion is good for the face and feeling clean after a workout. I used the free small travel size lotion coupon and added that to my bag. The best part is the new workout line was buy one get one free. So I got a really get deal this time for everything.

Sephora January Play Box

January 19, 2018

Sephora play box focused their theme on hydration and to a new Year in beauty routine. The Fresh rose floral toner smells like a bouquet of roses. It's nice to smell so lovely in the morning! I love using the Clinique Pep start eye cream. I put it on in the morning and evenings to soothe my tired eyes. They did a good job with the selections this month!

Ipsy January Glam Bag

January 14, 2018

Ipsy created a sporty themed bag this month for on the go. The bag is cute and looks like a sneaker. I liked the Oribe Hair dry shampoo, it's a good product to use in the morning to add volume. And I like how it makes my hair smell nice. The City Color contour palette is useful cause I can add some color to my face any time. The shades match my skin tone and stays on all day. They did a good job with the theme this month and I love the bag!

Sephora December Play Box

December 29, 2017

Sephora December play box focused their theme on Glam and using the products for holiday looks. This is my favorite box cause I use all the products on a daily basis. Laura Mercier eye basics works well on the lids and keeps my eyeshadow on all day. I like the Anastasia lip gloss, the color goes well on my skin tone. The Drybar triple sec is great for adding volume to your hair in the morning. Sephora did a great job with this month selection.

Ipsy December Glam Bag

December 25, 2017

This month's bag focused on winter essentials for the cold weather. I love getting beauty sheet masks, it's a great product and makes a spa day at home easy. The Son & Park beauty water goes on great after cleansing the face. My favorite product is the Ofra liquid lipstick. The pink color is perfect for my skin tone and keeps my lips moisturized all day. It's great for on the go and to add some color to my lips. I enjoyed using the products and look forward to next month's picks.

Nordstrom Fall Beauty Event

December 2, 2017

Nordstrom had their Morning beauty event for Fall. Different brands came out to showcase the latest Fall trends. They gave out a great sized makeup samples to all the attendees. I use most of the brands in the sample bag. I got lucky this time and won a Cartier perfume sampler bag. It has their most popular scents in small bottles and littles card samples. It's great to have so many different perfume scents to try. Such a great morning!

Sephora November Play Box

November 15, 2017

November Play box focuses on products that help us relax and sleep well. I use Origins products before and it's always good on sensitive skin. The Charcoal mask helps to clear my pores. The Perricone MD hydrating cloud cream hydrates my skin and makes it feels soft in the morning. I love this product and plan on buying a bigger size. The Marc Jacobs mascara is amazing and makes the lashes more fuller. I think they did a good job on the selection this month.

Ipsy November Glam Bag

November 13, 2017

This month is focused on fall essentials and the bags were designed in two colors. I received the gold and yellow bag. Ipsy did a good job with my selection. I use all the products for everyday use. I love Tarte Amazonian clay and have a few shades. It goes on well with my skin tone and stays on all day. I like the Naked Cosmetics loose eyeshadow, it gives a nice shimmer and easy to apply. The IT cosmetics CC+ cosmetics is a favorite and makes my skin look flawless. I really enjoyed using the products.

Victoria Secret's Private Event

November 5, 2017

Victoria Secret had a private shopping event today at 6pm. The first 50 people in line receives a complimentary gift bag. I was in the area so I stopped by to check it out. There was a lot of people in line. I got lucky and was able to stand in line early. They gave out a complimentary tote bag with a bath bomb, facial mask and a coupon for 20% off. The event was to allow customers access to their new Pink Line and get first dibs. Excited to try out these beauty products!

Sephora October Play Box

October 23, 2017

The Play box this month focused on "Complexion Companions". There are steps for making our skin clear and smooth. I like the Urban Decay complexion primer. It's helps to prep the face for makeup application. Plus the color tint blends in well with my skin tone. I'm looking forward to using the Tarte setting mist every day. It keeps my skin moisturized and helps the makeup stay on all day. The mist is very refreshing especially in this hot weather. They did a great job with the product selections. I use all the brands in my box and love their products.

Nordstrom Morning Beauty Event

October 15, 2017

At Nordstrom, October 15-21 is the Fall Beauty Event week. During this week, each day there is a beauty event featuring different makeup lines. The makeup artists are on hand to show the latest tips and tricks to mastering the fall look. I attended the morning beauty event to check out the latest products. I received my goodie bag and some coffee. The presenters were from Kate Sommerville, Anastasia, Nars, Laura Mercier, Diptyque, Hermes, Burberry, Trish McEvoy, Mac and more. I didn't win any of the raffle this time, but it's still fun to go and have girl time. Looking forward to their next beauty event.

Ipsy October Glam Bag Reveal

October 14, 2017

This month for Halloween, Ipsy created a red laced bat makeup bag. It's very sexy and dracula like theme. I love using the Urban decay 24/7 glide on eye pencil. It goes on smooth and stays on all day without smearing. The DLS bronzed eyeshadow works well for evening looks for that natural smokey look. The Hey Honey concealer is something I will use everyday to cover up redness and dry skin. They did a good job this month with the products. I love the makeup bag!

L'occitane Gift

October 7, 2017

If you sign up to L'occitane stores with an account, they send you special offers. I received a special offer by mail to pick up a complimentary shea butter gift at the store. Free gifts is always nice! I went to the Glendale Galleria location to pick it up. Since I was there, I also bought a soap which donates to charity. The free gift is in a cute package designed by Rifle paper. It includes two of their best selling products with hand and body creams. I love the set and can use the box to hold other things. L'occitane has great products and it smells so divine. It's a treat to myself!

Sephora Great Buy

September 27, 2017

Sephora is a great place to checkout new beauty products. They have everything you can ever think of. I like the fact you can try out the products and ask for a small sample for free. I came across the skin care aisle and I found my favorite face lotion. Laniege used to be sold at target but they didn't have no more. I was so glad to find it at Sephora. Best part is they have great value sets. I purchased the Laneige Slumber Party set which is $28 per box. It comes with three different products: Water sleeping mask, water bank essence and water bank moisture cream. The Water Sleeping Mask is the best selling face lotion. I put it on every night before I go to bed. In the morning, my face feels soft and refreshed. It's a great brand!

Nordstrom Morning Beauty Event

September 24, 2017

Nordstrom puts on a "Morning Beauty Event" every few months to showcase the lastest beauty trends. The event is held in the morning around 9am, they provide coffee and yogurt parfaits for breakfast. It's a free event to everyone, you have to sign up to their newsletter to rsvp. Each person receives a free goodie bag full of samples. This is my third time going and it's always fun to checkout all the brands. This season brands: Bobbi Brown, Hermes, Charlotte Tillbury, Kate Somerville, Mac, Drybar, Laura Mercier and more. I got lucky this time and I won the first raffle by Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. It's a gift set with a rose gold makeup bag with their top selling products. I'm so excited to try them out and use the makeup bag every day! Throughout the show, each brand explains in detail of their best products and how to use them. Then they each raffle out a prize which is awesome. I love going to these beauty events cause the professional makeup artists gives us great advice on everything.

Dior makeup class w/Ricky Wilson

September 22, 2017

Yay, it's friday! So glad to be off from work and ready for the weekend. I was walking around the Americana and decided to check out Nordstrom. A lady from the Dior makeup counter told me there was a complimentary free class today at 5pm. I signed up to see what it's about. The makeup class was taught by "Ricky Wilson", a celebrity makeup artist. He showed us how to put on makeup step by step with Dior products. It's great that they offer these classes cause I need tips to do my makeup better. And it's nice to have champagne while I watch the class. Everyone got to try out their top selling items and test it on themselves. These classes are a great way to try out new products and see if you like them. All of the makeup artists were helpful and so awesome!

Nature Republic

September 20, 2017

Nature Republic is a Korean beauty store with all kinds of natural products. They have one in the Glendale Galleria. My hubby likes the Olive Hydro Shampoo a lot! He uses it everyday and his hair smells great. When you buy a product, they give you samples of other products in your bag. I tried a sample of the Jeju sparkling mud foam cleanser. It made my skin feel so clean and smooth afterwards. I loved it so much that I came back and picked one up in the full size. I'm running low on my body wash so I decided to try the Apple Mango body wash. It smells fruity and amazing! This beauty store has some great finds and the prices are not bad.

Sephora September Play Box

September 19, 2017

Sephora's theme is fall into beauty. The products this month feautured top selling items. I like the Benefit cosmetics brow volumizing, it give the eye brows more thicker and dark. The Belif aqua bomb feels so good on the skin. It moisturized and makes the skin feel soft. And my new favorite item is Algenist night pressed serum. It recharges the skin at night while I sleep. When I wake up, my skin feels refresh. Overall, I liked the products in this month selection.

Ipsy September Glam Bag Reveal

September 13, 2017

"Like a boss" is the theme for September Ipsy bag feauturing Charlotte Cho of Soko Glam. She created k-beauty skin routines and showed people how to get amazing skin. I love the black bag and the products! I'm excited to try the Skinfood black sugar mask. I've tried different products from skinfood before and they smell great. I use the Colourpop lip gloss daily for a pop of color. The Ciate mascara stays on all day and doesn't smudge which is good. I like this month's pick and the theme. Gotta be a GirlBoss!!!

Ipsy August Glam Bag Reveal

August 22, 2017

For August, I'm Wild & Free according to my bag. I'm excited to have the Aurora pro color corrector. I use concealer to hide my redness on my face in the mornings. This works well and feels light. It's nice to have face masks to treat yourself after a long week. I put it on for 15-20 minutes and feel so refresh. This month's pick is ok.

Sephora August Play Box

August 15, 2017

Sephora August theme is Makeup Geek. I love this month's picks! I use the Caviar volume mist on my hair before I blow dry. It makes my hair soft and full of volume. Plus, my hair smells good. The Clinique masacara & primer duo works like a charm. The primer side helps to set up the lashes and the mascara finishes the look. Mascara primers are a big thing now a days. It helps make lashes look fuller and longer. One of my favorite product! Burberry's My Burberry Black perfume smells so good. It's a great pick me up in the morning. Sephora did an awesome job with this month selections.

Sephora July Play Box

July 18, 2017

This month's theme is Glamping out. I really liked the products and selection. I use Bare Minerals matte liquid lipstick before in mauve and got a lot of compliments. I was excited to see another sample of this lipstick and use it all the time. It stays on all day and doesn't dry out my lips. Definitely a great liquid lipstick brand. I use the Briogeo conditioning spray everyday after I shower. It keeps my hair very soft which is nice. Boscia charcoal pore treatment is like a spa day at home. They gave a big sized sample and it's great for reducing pores. Overall, I really enjoyed this month box.

Ipsy July Glam Bag Reveal

July 11, 2017

The ipsy bag is so cute this month cause they designed it with a mascot Gudetama! It's a popular character at the Sanrio Store. It is totally a great bag for on the go in the morning. I do love my eggs every day! :) My picks are on point this month. They did an awesome job with the variety of well known products. I tried the tarte deep dive cleanser, it feels clean afterwards. Then I put a dap of the Caudalie moisturizing lotion to make my skin feel soft. For my makeup routine, I used the black liner. Added some of the Lychee + gold blush to add a glow. Then finish off with some matte liquid lipstick. The products gives a natural blush glow which is perfect!

Walmart Summer Box

June 28, 2017

The summer box is full of products which is great for a road trip. I'm planning to head down to Vegas at the end of July. I will definitely be putting these in my makeup bag. I like that it's products that you can use everyday. I've used these products before so I know it works well. Not a bad job Walmart!

Sephora June Play Box

June 16, 2017

Sephora did a great job with this month's box. I'm excited to try all the products in my bag! The Kat Von D lipstick color is perfect for the night out. I like the Ouai rose oil, it gives a nice floral smell to refresh my hair. The First Aid beauty coconut skin moisturizer smells like summer. I will be using these products often.

Birchbox June box

June 15, 2017

I'm not a big fan of this month's selection from Birchbox. I got a repeat of 2 items: amika Perk up dry shampoo and the Smashbox photo primer. These products are ok but not for me. I can use the Coola Organic BB cream for everyday wear. I will probably give some of the samples to my friends to use. I hope Birchbox has more variety in their beauty samples.

Ipsy June Glam Bag Reveal

June 8, 2017

For this month's glam bag, I'm glad they gave me a variety of bright colored makeup. Usually they will pick out natural looking colors. But this month, I'm excited to try some new looks. I can always use a spa day at home with these BioRepublic fiber masks. It makes my skin feel smooth and refreshed. I like the NYX lip and cheek whipped color. It's great cause you can use in two different ways. Less makeup products you got to bring in your bag. The City color is a perfect shade of Teal. It will make my eyes pop with that beach like tint. They did a great job with the selection this month. Time to check out some more music festivals!

Sephora May Play Box

May 21, 2017

I like that Sephora mixes up their makeup bags and do different designs. This month the bag is in a clear envelope style with red 'Play' words all over. I think all these beauty subscriptions keep giving me treStique highlighter in my bag. I don't really want to have so many duplicates of the same product. Plus, this product is ok I'm not a big fan of much. I liked being able to try the Tatcha cleansing oil. The Tatcha line creates cleanser and lotions good for the skin. I like the Tocca perfume line and the packaging is very cute. This month's picks were ok.

Birchbox May Subscription

May 15, 2017

This month I received my 2nd gift Birchbox subscriptiion. I liked all the products in the selection. I received Ouai wave spray from another beauty subscription. I liked it a lot and used it every day for beachy waves. The mascara is so cute in pink with flamingos on the package. The LOC lip pencil is great for adding color to my lips at night. I think they did a great job picking out all the products. I'm looking forward to using them each day.

Nordstrom Beauty Event

May 13, 2017

Nordstrom throws a Morning Beauty Event a few times throughout the year. It's free to the public and you have to rsvp through Eventbrite. I signed up for their newsletter so I get sent an invite to rsvp for their events. They provide coffee and yogurt parfaits to wake you up. This is a time for the Nordstrom beauty department to showcase the new products by different makeup brands. It's fun to see it in person and a demo by the staff. What's cool is they raffle prizes during the whole show. I haven't won anything yet, maybe next time I will be lucky. It's great to have girl time and checkout the latest trends in makeup. I enjoy having time to check it out and relax. They give you a goodie bag full of samples which is awesome!

Ipsy May Glam Bag Reveal

May 11, 2017

Who can say no to ice cream. I love ice cream on a hot day, it just make me feel so much cooler! My favorite new ice cream place is Jeni's Splended Ice Creams in Los Feliz. They carry a varitey of gourmet flavors that are amazing! It's definitely a spot to check out. Ipsy designed an ice cream clear makeup bag for the month of May. It's perfect for on the go to the beach. They did a great job with the selection this month. I like the cute packaging of the Peek beauty blush tin. And the Starlooks liner and stamp is great for that glam look without the work. Looking forward to using my makeup bag and going out to events!

Birchbox May Gift Box Reveal

May 01, 2017

One of my close friend sent me a birthday gift subscription to Birchbox. I was definitely surprised and she wrote a sweet message. This is the first box that's included in the 3 month gift subscription. The products are all about the summer glow. I can use every item to hit the beach with a nice shimmer plus it has SPF in them. The Tocca body scrub smells so nice, I'm excited to use it in the shower. I'm lucky to have such a thoughtful girl friend in my life. Looking forward to the next boxes coming soon!

Sephora April Play box

April 21, 2017

This month's box is ok, I've received the same samples from other subscriptions. I get the smashbox photo finish and philosopy cleanser. I do need the Sephora water proof eye makeup remover since I wear a lot of eyeliners. It really takes off everything without drying your face. The Make up for ever eyeliner goes on smooth and lasts all day. Overall it's ok for the selection. I'm looking for more variety in lipsticks and glosses. That's what I use every day.

Ipsy April Glam Bag Reveal

April 12, 2017

Ipsy did a great job this month with our glam bag design. It's a ticket shape and so cute with the colors. Great for going to music festivals with this bag with my makeup essentials. I love all the items selected! I use the Truffle therapy face toner every night after my cleansing routine. It smells divine and makes my skin feels soft. The Colourpop creme gel liner stays on all day and the color is just perfect brown. I carry this makeup bag every where when I just need to bring a few things. Love the glam bag!

Sephora March Play Box

March 16, 2017

Sephora did a good job with this month's selection. I'm excited to try out the Josie Maran finishing balm. Her products receives good reviews and smells so nice. I use the Urban decay all the time before applying my eyeshadow. It's great to have a small travel size version for my road trips. The Atelier cologne smells like fresh ripe oranges which picks me up in the morning. I'm ready for the day when I smell like oranges. Looking forward to using these products more in my beauty routine.

Ipsy March Glam Bag Reveal

March 15, 2017

This month Ipsy created a cute pink makeup bag that is used 2 ways. It's bigger than their normal glam bags. There is a note 'you are beautiful, pass it on' which is inspiring. I liked the selection cause all the products will be used everyday. The colors are natural for on the go without effort. I like the tarte lip paint and the color is perfect for my skin tone. The first aid moisturizer works well and I use it before I apply any makeup. They did a good job and made it special.

Sephora February Play Box

February 18, 2017

The play box came in a pink satin bag with 'Smitten' on it. It's cute and girly! I love the products this month. I use Origins all the time especially their ginzing line of moisturizers. It makes my skin smooth without that greasy feeling. The Nars rose pink lip glide is perfect for a dab of color without the mess. The packaging is small and you can put in a clutch for the night out. I am excited to try the Too Faced lip injection to give my lips a pop of shine. The Marc Jacobs perfume smells so pretty. If you purchase the full size version it's packaged in a cute clutch like bottle. Overall, they did a great job with my selection.

Ipsy February Glam Bag Reveal

February 13, 2017

The makeup bag this month is so cute in orange and jean material. I can use this to put my stuff in on the go. Love all the products in the bag. I can use a home spa treatment after a long day from work. The green tea really soothes the eyes and skin. It made my skin feel so soft and smooth. I bought different shades of the NYX lip butter. It keeps my lips moisturize with a nice stain of color. Great job Ipsy with the picks!