Makeup Monday Brushes Rule

I ❤️ my makeup brushes. All of them. When one finally wears out and I have to get a replacement it makes me a little sad because I’m losing a brush and then I get excited because I have a new one to love! 

Here are my brushes! 



I store them in that mug I decorated myself so they all have plenty of room. Yes that was a toothbrush you saw in there I prefer a soft toothbrush to handle my eye brows then the expensive brow brushes you buy in the store which always feel too rough for me. 

My brushes need a good cleaning and I’m not as good about it as I should be. But I thought I would share with you what I do when I do clean them properly. 

For a daily quick clean especially for my eye shadow brushes (use lots of different colors and shades and need the same brush) I use ELF brush cleaner. 


The smell is wonderful. It works great and I think has helped to make my brushes last longer. This is a basic spray on and work out the makeup on a papertowel type effort. Not hard and definitely quick enough I can do in the morning. I just put them back in my cup to dry. 

For a major cleaning I use whatever face wash I’m currently using. My thinking behind this is that it’s gentle enough for my face it should definitely take away any oils that may remain on the brushes and I know it’s not going to break me out or cause me any problems. Currently this is what I’m using for face wash and to clean my brushes. 


What girl doesn’t have this face wash around? I have an abundance of sample size beauty items right now so I’m trying to use them all up before I go and buy full size stuff again. Does anyone else do this? 

If anyone is interested I could always do a video or photo shoot for cleaning my brushes. I can show you how fun and easy it really is! Let me know if you would be interested. 

How do you clean your makeup tools? 

Until next time stay beautiful! 

Love 

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July Ipsy Review 

I truly am just a huge fan of Ipsy! It’s been a fabulous experience and I’m glad that I get to continue with the service. 


The value this month is no exception! Full size products and of course makeup tools are always a win! I’m very excited to try this small angle brush! 


And how did they know I needed a waterproof eyeliner for the wedding? So excited to try it on my eyes. The color is perfect for my usual look! 


The Balm always provides a great product and this gorgeous color is something I’m very excited to use. I’m thinking an amazing lining color as well as potential blended out crease color. The options are endless! 


I’m very excited to try the next two products as I haven’t heard of them before and wasn’t quite sure what to expect. To start the Lait-Creme concentre smells wonderful and fresh which is one of my requirements. Smells are a big deal to me. If the smell is too strong I just can’t use a product. Anywho I put some on the tops of my hands and now I just can’t stop rubbing my hands. I can’t wait to use this on my face! 


Lastly is the thermal spring water. And this is something I have heard of sorta. I mean I know of the existence of this water type sprays but wasn’t really sure what they were for. Apparently there are a lot of uses including after shaving to help/prevent razor burn and just general use for when hot in the summer this would probably be my use of choice lol! We shall see! 


Overall I’m really happy with my bag this month and I’m super excited about trying all of these products. 

Oh and as a side note Happy Monday my loves! 

Love 

Becky 

Pacifica Shadow Review 

Happy Monday all! Oh it’s makeup Monday time and I wanted to share with you my review of the Pacifica eyeshadow trio I received in my ipsy bag this month. You can find that post here

Swatches for colors skinny dip, crush and lovely. Skinny dip is the perfect ivory shade. I really like it and the gold and bronze for a perfect sunkissed effect. 


The pigment was pretty true and lasted really well. I liked the look and I think the shades were great for summer or fall. Sun kissed for summer and warm for fall. A win win in my book. Probably not wedding shades (which is honestly all that’s on my mind these days) but lovely. Do you get ipsy? Are you enjoying your products this month? And how do you style your bronze eye shadow? You pull out the gold cardigan like I do? 

Love 

Becky 

May 2016 Ipsy Review

So Ipsy is probably my favorite subscription. It’s affordable. You get at least 1 regular size item or makeup tool each month and it really is geared to you! So here’s my May bag! 


Yep I got the pink one! 


All my goodies!

This scent is very pleasant with my crazy headaches I haven’t been wearing fragrance for a while but this may be gentle enough to try this week. And the packaging was pretty cool! 

I tried this lip balm as soon as I opened the bag. The scent was great. It was very soft and smooth on my lips. I have some cracked lips right now and I need something to help me heal them. Hoping this works. 

So I haven’t heard of this brand before but I’m excited to try. And who doesn’t love a nude lip pencil? The look is here to stay people! I’ll give a review of this in a future post. 

Oh Smashbox you never disappoint. I haven’t tried this particular formula but I’m glad I got it and can’t wait to try it. 


And lastly Pacifica has just great eye shadows. I have received them in previous bags and these colors are looking right for spring. I’m excited to try them and review for you. 

So that’s my ipsy bag! Hope you enjoy! Please ignore my horrible nails. I haven’t gotten them done in a week. But soon I assure you! 

Love 

Becky 

Mask review 

This makeup Monday is going to be a review of this mask. 
I was a little nervous trying this mask as I usually only use masks that are for exfoliation. This was definitely different. Not sure when I realized that I had to start worrying about anti-aging products but yeah I’m getting old so it’s happened. I pulled the mask out. Carefully unfolded it and plopped it on my face! 


This mask was actually very soothing. It felt a little weird and I couldn’t figure out how to hold my face just right to make sure it was staying put. In the words of Julia Roberts it was a slippery little sucker. But I managed to leave it on the whole twenty minutes. Here’s how it looked after 20 minutes. 


Yep still kinda slippery. I took it off and rubbed the remaining serum into my skin. It felt great. The next morning I woke up and my skin felt much softer than normal. I can’t say I felt a glow or anything but for the mere ease of use I will use this again. I mean good serum is good serum right? 

So all in all I would say the collagen mask was a good try. I got it from ipsy but I have researched and found it on amazon for $12.99 for five masks. That’s not too bad something you should do at least a couple of times a month. So if you need a new serum type mask or feel like a boost of absorbed and not injected collagen is right for you I say go for it! 

Have you tried any new beauty products lately? 

Love 

Becky 

December Ipsy Reveal/Review 

Oh Ipsy! My heart literally skips a beat when I see the pink package in the mail every month. 

  
My nutcracker was standing guard as I checked out all my goodies. 

 
Vegan lipstick. Not something I make a priority. But Pacifica is a good brand so I was excited. 
  

I have not tried this primer yet. But I am a big fan of eye shadow primer. Can’t wait to try this. 
  

My fiancé has been telling me the benefits of chlorella for quite some time. I have not used this mask yet. But the health of my skin is of course really important and I can’t wait to try it. 

I have tried this  makeup remover and it’s great. The smell is fresh and clean. One of the things I don’t like about eye makeup remover is that they usually seep into my eye and my eyes itch or burn for quite some time after I remove the eye makeup. However this did not give me any such problem. I’m actually very pleased and will be considering purchasing this when I run out.   
    

I don’t where lipstick or lip liner often. But I did try this and liked it very much. It did not make my lips feel dry which some liners do. And it stayed put for quite some time. It smelled nice and was a great nude color which was perfect for me. 

  
Nude red is an awesome color for me. My lips were  moist and felt good. I am very very happy with the Pacifica lip stick. 

   

 It survived my starbucks and all! 

Ipsy you have done it again! Tell me what you guys are using new. Have you ever had similar experience with eye makeup remover? Maybe that’s just me. Happy makeup Monday! 

Love 

Becky 

 

MakeUp Monday Take 1

With all of the things that I love and that I love to talk about, I have decided to try and focus a little bit more! I’m going to start having different days for different types of posts. So this is our first MakeUp Monday. I’m going to highlight my latest Ipsy bag.

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The bag of course as always is adorable. I just love this for November! Not quite the fall look I would normally think about but it is so super cute and I can’t wait to use this for my makeup bag in my purse.

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Here’s a little shot of all the goodies. If you aren’t familiar with Ipsy you get 5 different items each month. Some of them are full size and some of them are trial size. One of the things I really love is when I get beauty tools like this month. I got this:

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This is a slanted crease brush and I can’t wait to use it. I am always in need of a crease brush. I use them not only for the crease of my shadow but sometimes because of the shape of my nose they are the best tool for using a little highlighter on my nose or concealer/bronzer on the sides of my nose or underneath my eyes. Speaking of eyes:

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Smashbox Full Exposure mascara is really great. I love that I have received this before and now again. It is one of those items that is just great to have. I have one in my purse makeup bag, my home makeup bag, and yes ladies and gents, I have a work makeup bag. You just never know when you might need the basics. If you haven’t tried it and you can get a sample size of this please do. I have never purchased a full size and I don’t know that I would I’m pretty loyal to my L’Oreal but I will tell you that this is a great backup and if you can some high quality products for your emergency makeup bags, then that is what you should do. Speaking of some basics for your bag:

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Who doesn’t need an amazing neutral eye shadow? I think we all do, personally! Of course, I might be a little biased, because it’s the best color on me. I have a great time playing with all the different and new neutrals that I can get my little hands on. So I’m very excited to try this out and I will definitely give you a review. I have not tried this brand before, but I have heard good things. Speaking of good things:

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Leeanni is a good brand. I have not purchased this brand but I have received different products from this brand in previous bags. The moisturizer was fabulous. Now I’m not completely sure what this product is but I am going to research and give it a shot. Speaking if not sure what to do with something:

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I also received this highlighting trio. I’m assuming this is a traditional creamy highlighter trio. I am looking forward to giving it a shot. Of course some of the colors are not quite right for me but that may be why they went with a trio. The black eyeliner that I received from Model co. in a previous bag was such a great product. I’m actually currently using it as my daily eyeliner because it was a full size product. Oh how I love full size products!

So that is my Ipsy bag for the month of November. I will add some updates with my personal reviews laters. But I assure you this as most of my bags is another favorite. They do a great job every month and it is so worth the $10 per month, I don’t know that I could ever cancel this subscription. It’s like Christmas every month when it arrives.

Until Next Time!

Love,

Becky