Ipsy December bag Is it worth it?

December Ipsy beauty bag

December Ipsy bag

Ipsy • December bag

Is it worth the $10.

If you haven’t heard of Ipsy, it’s a monthly customized beauty bag with 5 deluxe samples or full-sized beauty products.

Once you go to Ipsy.com,  you will answer a series of questions.

The Ipsy beauty bags could contain:

• eyeshadow •lipstick •lipgloss •nail polish •hair products •blush •makeup brushes •highlighters •creams •face washes •face masks

I could go on and on.

So onto this months Ipsy bag products.

be a bombshell The One Stick

Be a bombshell

It’s described as:

Formula: An all-in-one multiple stick with a smooth texture.

Bombshell Application: Apply to eyelids, cheeks or lips for the perfect pop of color anywhere!

Bombshell Tip: Apply as you would regular eyeshadow, blush or lip gloss

Bombshell one stick swatch

It’s a coral type in color and once blended in it looks like this.

Lipcreme swatch

It’s a multi use blendable cream.

Cost: $16

J.Cat Beauty• The Big Lip Pencil

The big lip pencil j cat

It’s described as :

The Big Lip Pencil is another staple in our bigger and better collection! Versatile as a hydrating and vibrant lipstick as well as a sculpting lip liner.  It’s destined to be in your makeup collection!

The swatch is the one on the left.

Lipcreme swatch

It’s smooth and moisturizing.  The color is bold and popping.

Cost: $3.99

pop beauty

Pop trio  shadow

pop beauty eyeshadow trio in Smoking Hot

It’s described as :

This palette of hues adds definition & intensity to lids, creating a broad range of looks that complements all eye colours. From brightening bare to sultry smoke, these hues blend smoothly onto the lid, adding a veil of silky luster that will outlive the day or night!

I haven’t worn this out yet so I don’t know about the longevity of it yet.

I went on their website but couldn’t find this product on there to see what the cost is so I’ll just put it down as $3.99.

pop trio

The white and darkish silver is vibrant but the greyish black is a little chalky to me.

Mirabella Beauty eye blending brush

Mirabeila eye blender

It’s described as :

Fluffy eye blender brush perfectly fuses eyeshadow to create a naturally sculpted eye. Tapered domed shape provides flawless and easy application. Mirabella hand-sculpted brushes are made with the finest quality materials and feature exclusive brushed aluminum ferrules and handles.

Cost: $27

The last item is from Salon Perfect • Perfectly Natural eyelashes #53

Salon perfect perfectly natural lashes

It’s described as :

Salon Perfect Strip Lashes allow every woman to have gorgeous lashes beyond what mascara can offer. Perfectly Natural Strip Lashes give a more natural “daytime” look.

Cost : $ 2.98

So the total of this months Ipsy beauty bag is: $53.96!

So is it worth it?

To me, yes!

I know that I won’t use all the products that I receive monthly but the ones I don’t, I can always gift out, give to my daughter, or use as giveaways.

If you use the monthly Ipsy beauty bag service, what are your thoughts? 

Until next time Dolls,





beautyblender review

Beautyblender FilipinaMacBarbie

beautyblender is a beautiful miracle!

I finally took the plunge and purchased the award-winning beautyblender.   I have been on the fence for a while because of the price of a sponge.

I’ve bought the lookalikes before and didn’t like them so I didn’t give them much thought because of the cost and I already have my MAC and Sigma brushes.

I was in Sephora last weekend and took the plunge.  It’s an early Christmas present for me.

Well well well…..

It is so worth the $20!

I put my foundation on a flat glass container and put a little water on my beautyblender and dabbed the foundation with the bigger side of my beautyblender and dabbed away at my face. It is a flawless look.  Then with the tip of the beautyblender I dabbed my MAC concealer under my eyes to hide my dark circles and highlight.  So excuse the next picture because it does have some products on it.

Beautyblender juvy

The beautyblender website describes it as:

The original beautyblender® is a revolutionary makeup sponge applicator with 360 degrees of usable surface for creating absolute complexion perfection. This five-time Allure Best of Beauty Award-winner is ergonomically designed to meet your makeup needs. beautyblender® is the first high definition, neon pink sponge application tool that gives you everything from amazingly sheer coverage to a buildable full coverage.

Would I purchase this again?

Most definitely YES!!!!

I think my brushes are going to be just a little jealous for a while.

Until next time Dolls….

What are your thoughts and experience with the beautyblender??





MAC Heroine Lipstick

MAC Heroine lipstick is back!!

The powerful purple of Heroine Lipstick is back – so you can now get the breakout fan favourite from M∙A∙C Fashion Sets any time you like. This vibrant matte is now available exclusively online. In stores permanently this January.



Until next time, who’s ordering yours now??



KORRES Wild Rose 24-hour Moisturising & Brightening cream First Impression

Korres Wild Rose moisturising cream

KORRES Wild Rose 24-hour Moisturising & Brightening Cream

My 1st, First Impression review of many to come.

I went to Sephora yesterday to get some much-needed products.

During the Spring/Summer time, I have combination and sometimes, super oily skin.  During the Fall/Winter, my skin does a complete 180º and is dry.

While I was at Sephora,  I looked at the moisturizers and started comparing.

  • Packaging
  • Scent
  • Size
  • Price
  • Skin benefits

Out of all of them, I chose the KORRES Wild Rose 24-hour Moisturising & Brightening Cream.

Packaging: amber-colored glass jar with a white twist top.

Scent: very light rose scent. Not overpowering like the others that I tested.

Size: 1.35 fl. oz (40 ml). This will last quite a while.

Price: $35

Skin Benefits: moisturizes,  repairs the look of fine lines and skin discolorations.

The cream itself is a pretty thick white cream.  I dabbled some on each of my check, forehead,  and chin then spread it all over my face to include my nose.  It dissolved quickly and feels great on my face.  Not greasy or oily at all.

Don’t let the Wild Rose name scare you off with the scent.  I can barely smell it.

So far I’ve used it yesterday evening and again this morning after I washed my face.

I plan to continue using it twice a day.  Once after I wash my face in the morning and then again before bed.

I will give my full review in 30 days.

Until next time…..

What face moisturizer do you use?