Is January’s Ipsy bag worth all the hype?

Is January’s Ipsy bag worth all the hype?

January Ipsy US

My January Ipsy bag finally landed in my mailbox today!
Keep in mind that Ipsy bags are $10 a month with free shipping to the US.

Let’s get into what all they selected for me this month.

Mica Beauty cosmetics – Tinted lip balm in #6 Fiesta
Briogeo – Don’t Despair, Repair! deep conditioning mask
Proactive+ – Mark Fading Pads
Nourish Organic – Lightweight Moisturizing Face Lotion
Elizabeth Mott – Smooth Shadow in Pearl

Mica Beauty cosmetics
We’ve received several different products from this brand and so far, I haven’t been enticed to use any of them.  This lip balm included.  I’m not a potted lip balm type of person, but if you are then you may like this one.
It’s not like any other tinted lip balm that I’ve seen because this one is SUPER pigmented.  It’s mauve in color and it’s semi matte to me.  I’ll most likely give this to my daughter or put it in my box of goodies that I don’t use and may do a giveaway with all the items in there.  I don’t want all of it just collecting dusk.
I couldn’t find this exact product on their website but the other lip balms are $14.95

Ipsy January's

Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow
Also included in this months bag is a Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow in the color Pearl.
Finally something out of this bag that I’ll use.  This is a very nice shimmery pearl color that glides on smooth.  For me, I had to swipe it twice to get the pigmentation that I like.  It’s a gel pencil that stays in place!
The cost is $14.99.
With that cost, I don’t think I would repurchase.  I’ll use it up until it’s gone though.

proactiv +
This is the 1st time that I’ve seen proactiv in an Ipsy bag.  I don’t care for proactiv products because when I thought my little monthly breakouts were bad, (They seriously weren’t) I used the proactiv set and of course the purging of all things nasty came about!  Then I totally freaked!  Stopped that mess!  Regardless what they say, “It always gets worse before it gets better.” this chic was not having that!
They included four (4) proactiv + Mark Fading Pads.
A pack of 15 pads is $41!!!
What! Are they mad? They done lost their minds!
Nope, not me, I wouldn’t pay that much money for that!

Don’t Despair, Repair! deep conditioning mask 10z
This is another item that I’ll try!  I’ll try about anything when it comes to a good hair conditioning mask.  I’ve put my hair through some serious dye jobs throughout my life.  I need to make sure I always have it nourished.
It has a light pleasant scent to it.
A full size jar is 5.25 oz’s for $26.
So, this 1 oz jar equals to $4.95 and I can see this being a good 3-4 applications.  I have super long hair.

Nourish Organic
Nourish Organic Lightweight Moisturizing Face Lotion 0.5 oz’s is the last product in the bag.
As you can imagine, if you’ve been following my posts, is that I’ve been in search of a good face moisturizer.  So, this will be in with the rest of the face moisturizers that I’m going to try.
Cost: $6.51
We shall see if it’s really deserves that price.

Well, for all 5 products the cost of this whole bag is:

Not bad for a monthly cost of $10.

Until next time Dolls

What did you get in your bags this month?
Do share!



Target Beauty Haul ~ 1st Haul of the Year

My 1st lil Beauty Haul of the Year from Target

Target Beauty Haul

It’s a new day, new year, and it’s Saturday!

So when I woke up I decided to check out some local ads from Target, Wal-Mart,  and some other places while I was drinking my coffee.

My intentions weren’t beauty related at all.  I was searching for a laptop because my desktop took the plunge!
The one I wanted, was of course out of stock.  Go figure!  But I did end up getting a laptop from Wal-Mart.   I just forgot to add it to this picture.

I’m stoked though!  Now I can post a little faster.  I have to use a keyboard to type faster.

But anyways!!!

While I was at Target I did grab a few things.

If you’ve kept up with me, y’all know I love eos lip balms.  I grabbed one for me and my daughter grabbed one for her.  The one she picked isn’t in the picture.  She chose the Blueberry Acai.   I picked up the Pomegranate Raspberry.   LOVE IT!

I also needed some round cotton pads for my nail polish remover.   I have to use these and not cotton balls.   Cotton balls just don’t do it for me as quick as these round cotton pads.

When I tried to use cotton balls, the nail polish remover would just drip and the balls would just be wasted because it really only does one nail for a ball.  With the pads, a good two will do one hand and that’s with several coats on my nails.  It works best for me, but I know people love the cotton balls instead.  To each their own.

I also needed some makeup remover wipes.   I always grab some when I’m out shopping.  This is the first time that I’ll be using elf’s cosmetics brand wipes, so I’ll let you know if I like them.  I usually just use them if I’m too lazy to give my face a good cleansing after a night out and I use them to wipe off the extra eyeliner gel from my brush.

I wanted to try out a new face exfoliator scrub since the last one I bought was the hugest mistake I’ve ever made.  If you haven’t already read that post, just go HERE to read that review.

This time I picked up a drug store brand so I’m praying that this doesn’t make me want to stay home for a week!  I picked up the Neutrogena  Oil Free Acne Stress Control exfoliating scrub.

Wish me luck!!

Everyone that does their hair always needs some hairspray and L’Oréal’s Elnett Satin hairspray is my GO-TO spray.  It never disappoints!  I think it’s quite expensive for a drug store brand but it’s so worth it.

I needed a new hair clip so I grabbed this little baby in brown.  It holds my thick long hair perfectly.

Also in my New Years Beauty Bloggers Goals post, I posted that I wanted a pretty planner so I can get a lil bit more organized with my blogging and everyday things.  I also wanted it in pink, and I found this pretty lil number and snatched it up!  So, I did good today because I grabbed two of the three things that I wanted for this year!

Y’all know I love me some Hello Kitty and I saw the multi-color Hello Kitty pen in the $1 bins at the front of the Target store.  I just had to get it.  I’m such a sucker for Hello Kitty.

I needed some more Q Tips so I saw this pack that also included a deluxe sample size (56 ml’s) of the Simple Replenishing Rich Moisturizer.
I’ll let y’all know what my thoughts are about this product when I’ve used it some.

I picked up the Sally Hansen’s cuticle moisturizing cream to keep my nails in shape and fresh looking.
Again, this is the first time that I’ve used this product.  I did already put some on and it smells amazing!  It has almond oil in it.

Last but not least, I saw these super cute fluffy socks.  Our weather has a bipolar attitude so sometimes it’s cold, sunny, sunny and raining, storming, whatever Florida weather decides to do on any given minute of the day.
But lately, it’s been a little chilly so I love wearing long fluffy socks in the house.

Well, that’s my 1st beauty haul of the year.

Now I have to do a little admin work and write-up some things.
I actually have to write a bio and a resume for my blogging.  I’m going to have to look at some examples because I’ve always only have had my military bio, so this will be interesting.

If you have any clue to what I’m suppose to add in it, please contact me!

Until next time Dolls

What have you snatched up today while shopping?


Filipina Mac Barbie


Must Have Makeup


If one of your friends busted in your house and rushed you out and you could only pick one thing of makeup to put on, what would it be?

My answer: Lipstick

Now it’s your turn.

What would you grab?

Until next time Dolls



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eos The most addicting lip balm

eos lip balm

We all have our daily routine when we wake up. First thing  I do is make my coffee, grab my tablet, and sit outside to mentally prepare myself for the day. So as I sit here sipping my coffee, I’m wondering what I should write about today.  Then I thought about how cold it is.  My coffee cup as I sip my coffee is keeping my lips warm. So I’ll write about lips.  Until a few months ago, I used to only use my MAC lip balm,  it really is overrated.

I wake up, drink my coffee, brush my teeth, wash my face, grab my face moisturizer,  put my MAC lip balm on, and start putting on my foundation and the rest of my makeup.

I’ve seen EOS everywhere.   While checking out of the grocery stores,  watching YouTube videos, Walgreens,  Walmart,  Sephora, Ulta, etc, etc.

I wondered why these egg shaped things were EVERYWHERE.  So finally I just grabbed one and took it home for a try.

I instantly fell in love!  They are so addicting!  They smell so good and taste so good.  Even when I don’t need them, I just pull it out of my pocket to put it on.  I didn’t even realize that I was doing it so much.  It’s almost relaxing for me to just put it on.  Like a calming feeling just for my lips.

Every time I see one at the stores, it’s like they call out my name to grab my and put it in my cart.

They’re so good that I’ve heard that people are making fake ones on Amazon and EBAY and selling them.

EOS has definitely taken the spot over my MAC lip balm and I’m saving money at the same time.  I can buy a good  four to five EOS lip balms compared to my one tube of MAC.  Which means that I can have the EOSs available pretty much everywhere around my house, car, and desk.  Even my two kiddos loves them.  My 7 year old son and 13 year old daughter are always taking one with them where ever they go.

They make several different flavors.

My favorite and the first one that I purchased is Pomegranate Raspberry.

Here’s what the EOS website says about them.

eos lip balm in Pomegranate Raspberry is 95% organic, 100% natural, and paraben and petrolatum free. Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, eos keeps your lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth.

•Long-lasting moisture

•Shea butter & vitamin E

•Smoothes on clear

•Precisely glides on lips

•Twist-off top





•0.25 oz

So yeah, with all that said, all I really care about is how it makes my lips feel and look.  Which is delicious, smooth, moist, and plump as they should.

Next time you see one, grab one for a try and if you’re with your sweetie,  give them a kiss and see if they fancy them too.


What is your favorite eos flavor?

Until tomorrow,