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February Ipsy Glam Bag Review

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I have been on the fence about getting an Ipsy glam bag for awhile… I finally decided to try it. I got my first bag last week and let me tell you, I love it!

For $10.00/month you get deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. I figured that I can’t even buy my foundation for $10.00 so it is kind of worth it.

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GlamGlow BrightMud Eye Treament

Price: $69.99 (for 12) — 11.66 for the amount I received.

It helps minimize puffiness and hydrates your eyes. I loved this product. I was kind of disappointed that I got 2, because, who wants to get 2 of the same sample? But, now that I’ve used one, I’m totally okay with it!

Cargo Lip Gloss in Anguilla

Price: $16.00

It’s a really pretty pink color. Lighter than I normally wear but I think I’ll use it a lot this spring. It isn’t like a lot of gloss that just has a sheer color, it’s a full color gloss. I like that.

 

Model Co Blush in Cosmopolitan

Price:  $22.00

I normally don’t wear blush… because I feel like I blush so easily anyway, that I don’t need to add to it. However, I gave this a try and it is a nice light pink blush that worked well with my complexion. I got a ton of compliments when I was wearing it. So, I’m gonna call it a win.

 

Nyx Eye/Eyebrow Pencil in Crystal Shimmer

Price:  $3.50

So, I had to laugh when I read this. I love that it says that it’s an eyebrow pencil. I’ll probably not use it as that… because I don’t want silver eyebrows, but hey, if you can rock that look, let me know! I would love to see the pictures. I’m saving this for cosplay because I pretty much only wear black/brown eyeliner.

 

Luxie Brush 504 Large Angled Brush

Price: $16.00 (currently on sale for $8.00)

I have to say that I love this brush so much! It’s so soft. I am pretty particular about what make up brushes I’ll use and this one is easily one of my favorites!

 

Total: $69.16 – I’m pretty sure that paying $10.00 for about $70.00 worth of product is pretty okay in my book!

 

My *ONLY* complaint is that you have to put on a waitlist to get it. You can get off the waitlist by inviting friends and following a couple of people. It’s not that big of a deal but I don’t necessarily want to harass my friends into joining just so I can get make up. Other than that, I love the glam bag and am probably going to keep my ipsy glam bag subscription for awhile!

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Valentine’s Day Gifts For Her

This week for my Things I Love Thursday, I decided I’d gear it more towards the upcoming holiday of love. I’m not big on super cutesy heart things that are very February oriented, so I put together this list of things that are SUPER cute but not SUPER obviously February/Valentines Day related. If you’re at a loss of what to give – Here are some cute Valentine’s Day Gifts for her!TILT

 

 


The Kiss t-shirt – $18.00

from: Tee Fury LLC

Isn’t this a sweet shirt? I love it.


Fungi House Backpack – $69.99

from: ModCloth

This cute little mushroom backpack is sure to please any girl. (Or maybe just me, but it’s just so cute, I can’t stand it!!)


What Are You Waiting Photo Necklace

from: ModCloth

Is your lady a photography nerd? I bet she’d love this necklace!


Control-Alt-Delight Earring Set – $14.99

from: ModCloth

Sweet little earrings for the computer nerd (or blogger!) in your life!

 


Fox Trot Along Socks – $11.99

from: ModCloth

A Things I Love Thursday post wouldn’t be complete without something fox related. Plus, it looks like they’re booping noses. Aww, presh.


Myth Perfect Jewelry Holder – $59.99

from: ModCloth

I need something like this. I have so many rings and necklaces and NO place to put them! What a lovely gift this would make!


Boho Glam Intro Box

 

Also, if you haven’t tried Julep, you should. I love my julep boxes. I am always getting a new polish and some new make up. I was so unsure at first about whether or not, I enjoyed them but these last two I’ve gotten… I absolutely love! This is a great gift for any girly girl in your life – plus, who doesn’t like getting new nailpolish and/or make up every month? And bonus: it’s delivered right to your front door!

 

 

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5 Tips For Beautiful Curls With KISS InstaWave

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This is my beautiful daughter, Chanel. She volunteered to be my model for this post. 

I received a KISS InstaWave to review and I’m absolutely loving it. While I have short hair, my hair has a bit of a natural wave to it so I haven’t ever had to really deal with curling my hair too much. Chanel, on the other hand, has straight hair. It dries perfectly straight without having to do anything to it.  Sometimes she likes having her hair done in something other than a braid or ponytail.

Chanel’s natural hair

The KISS InstaWave is a fully automatic, tangle-free curler that creates beautiful curls instantly. What does that mean? You know that annoying crease you get when you’re curling your hair from the clip? That’s a thing of the past. I was kind of skeptical at first but it’s REALLY easy to use and there is no creases! Chanel was even able to do a curl or two. She thought it was pretty fabulous that you didn’t have to do anything other than place the hair and push a button. The curl dial can rotate in either direction – which makes it easy to create a natural looking curl.

Here is the easy process of using the InstaWave:

1- Place the hair
2-Push the button to twirl the hair around the wand
It should look something like this


3- After letting the wand heat the hair for about 5-10 seconds pull the KISS InstaWave straight down and you’re left with a beautiful curl. You can hold it longer for tighter curls.

There are two heat settings on the wand – low/high switch with a max temperature of 420 degrees. It automatically shuts off after 90 minutes.  It has a ceramic ionic 1″ barrel and it even works on short hair. Obviously it’s not going to produce cute ringlet curls on short hair, but it does curl my short hair. I’ve been using it to curl my ends under and haven’t had any problem with it.

Some things that I have noticed about the KISS InstaWave are that the mechanism that curls the hair is pretty quiet. The curler itself makes a buzzing noise when it’s plugged in – Chanel kept commenting on the sound that it was making. I hardly noticed it. Overall, it curls your hair pretty quickly, which is nice when you have a 7 year old that doesn’t want to sit still! We both have been loving the curls. It took me a minute to figure it out but once I did, it was a breeze. The hardest part was figuring out how to properly place the hair. (see step 1).

Tips: 

  1. Switch between curling left and right to create a natural curl
  2. Section your hair off and curl the underneath section of hair first. These curls don’t have to be perfect or as tight as the rest of your hair – in fact if you curl it a loosely, it adds some volume to your hair. 
  3. Spray with hair spray after each section – use a flexible hold hairspray to avoid that crunchy look. 
  4. Curl the pieces of hair right by your face away from your face – What I mean is, on the left side curl the piece to the left and the right side to the right. 
  5. Finger comb through the curls to make them look more natural. 

Bonus Cosplay Tips:
***Obviously, only use this with real human hair wigs – synthetic hair will melt!***

    • Due to the fact that this doesn’t PULL your hair like a regular curling iron, makes it ideal for touching up curls on either your clip-ins or wigs! You can do this either while the wig is on your head or on your wig mannequin. It won’t tangle your wig and it won’t leave a crease. Just section the hair and curl, following the same steps as above!

 You can purchase this great product at http://www.kissinstawave.com/

**Full disclosure: I received this product in exchange for a review/product feedback. All opinions expressed are my own.

 

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