Double Ipsy Unboxing 

Last month I didn’t do an Ipsy unboxing because I was taking a little break, but when I came back around, I figured I’d wait to do a double. So today, I will be showing you two separate packages I received from my Ipsy subscription, one from last month and the one for this month. I’m not sure if I have a favorite out of the two, but I do know I got a LOAD of good stuff. And I got a little surprise for y’all at the end. 


Last month:

As always I’ll start with the bag. When I reached in and discovered this bag I instantly smiled. I think it’s really cute, the glitter is adorable, and I love the colors. I think the shape of this bag is really unique and although there is no use for it right now, I believe I will definitely find a way to utilize it. 

The first product I looked at was this facial cleanser. Y’all know how I am about my face. However, everything I’ve gotten from Ipsy that was skin care related as so far been a success. I’m excited to try this out because it’s an exfoliating cleanser, so I hope it will help me get rid of a few trouble spots. Also, it smells like honey. I don’t know if I told you this but over the summer my scent was vanilla. Perfume, lotion, leave in conditioner, everything smelled like vanilla. For the fall though, I’ve slowly been changing it to honey. Ipsy reads my mind every time. 

Recently, I’ve revamped my love affair with eyeliner. Eyeliner is like an occasional thing for me. It mostly has to do with how much work goes into it. Personally, for one eyeliner look, I use 3 completely different types of eyeliners. 3! I have a gel pencil for my waterline, a stiff pen for my lids, and a brush for my wings. Writing this now I’m realizing how insane it sounds. Anyways, I’m hoping this Steve Laurant eyeliner will come through for me. 

All my Ipsy items have the cutest packaging ever. I can never tell what it is though. 

Here we are with another nail polish. Just like eyeliner, I’ve also recently gotten back into doing my nails. Although I love this cloudy purple, it is not fall-enough so unfortunately I will not be wearing this any time soon. It will be beautiful in the winter and spring time, but for right now, it will remain untouched. 

How adorable is this? It’s like a tiny little matchbook. 

But surprise!! It’s just the same old champagne color as per usual. “Shadow/luminator” yeah, yeah we know. I have soooooo many of these exact shades, I just don’t bother anymore. 

Now THIS though. I pulled this out and was blown away. I’ve heard of Make Up Forever, but never had a chance to buy any products. So finding this was a nice surprise. I love how sleek the bottle is. I could keep this with me all the time. 

This month:

Studs? Really, studs? I may be totally grunge. I may be into vintage. But I am NOT reviving gothic stud culture. I just can’t. I mean it is pretty cute I love the black. OKAY, I’LL USE IT!!

I assume this is a face mask. It says mask on it and that’s what it seems like to me. I like face masks, wait let me rephrase that: I like the IDEA of face masks. Face masks give the sense of “I have nothing more important to do than sit here and take care of my skin”. I ventured down the Pore Minimizing mask route a few times, which if you go deep enough in my archives you’ll find it. I wish I had that sense of relaxation. I’m getting there. Slowly. Maybe I can use this while I do other things. Hopefully, this and the exfoliating cream I got will work well together. Maybe soon I’ll have a full new skincare routine to show you. 

Brushes!!!! I love brushes!!! This brush is perfect. I need all the eyeshadow brushes I can get. Building up my makeup brush collection has been really fun. I feel like I have one from nearly every brand now. This little pink and copper one will fit in my collection just fine. 

Poppable, portable eyeshadow. That’s something I could get behind. I like the thought of this product, however, I hate single shadows. I could totally recommend this to someone else, but for me, I love palettes. 

COLOURPOP! This is not a drill. COLOURPOP PRODUCT HERE GUYS. I have been dying to get something from Colourpop foreverrrrrrrr. And here it is. In my hands. 

I bought a little eyebrow duo like this from Revlon I think, not too long ago. These little nifty guys are my favorite way to do my eyebrows by far. I’m glad I got this one because once my Revlon one is all gone, I can easily just switch over. Definitely excited to try this bad boy out. 

I really like this. I love the packaging and to me, the colors of this blush are great for fall. There’s a more maroon pink and an orangish warm highlight. I’m impressed. You could easily swirl these two colors together, swipe it on your cheek, and Wah-Bam! Fall glam. And check it out:

Peach honey. Honey, honey, honey. It’s like it was destined to be. Super excited to get try this out. 

And for that surprise:

I wanted to put a few of these to the test and show y’all the look I came up with. For this look I used the LUXIE brush, and it worked like a dream. It made it so easy to work with the All Star (purple) shade from my ABH Subculture palette. I also tried out the Colourpop Boss Brow, and I must say the spoolie doesn’t play around. It kind of hurt lol, but nothing to complain about. I love how it filled my brows in. I definitely need to get them shaped up. Next I used the Laurant eyeliner pen and it was much more stiff than I had anticipated. It is a very durable matte black, and it would be perfect for people who like to do tiny wings. I wouldn’t recommend it for someone who is new at doing makeup because I had a pretty hard time with it. However, I think with some more use, I can really get the hang of it, which will make it perfect for everyday looks. Lastly, I tried out the Make Up Forever mascara. If you love natural looking lashes, this is the mascara for you. If you’re someone who prefers falsies, stay far far away. I put it on, and on any other given day when I wear my nuetrals, it would’ve been great. But since I was being adventurous with these colors, it just didn’t do enough for me. So I went back in with my Better Than Sex mascara to finish off this look. The lip is my Kat Von D liquid matte lipstick in the shade Lolita  (thanks Hailey). 

I hope you all enjoyed this post! I love Ipsy so much. Give them a try if you haven’t already. 

Until next time,

Emma Katy

July Ipsy Unboxing

It’s that time of the month again y’all. Ipsy Unboxing time!!! I am pretty late reviewing my bag for you guys, but I wanted to make sure I did. I like this month a lot, and am really surprised at how excited I am to try some of these things out. If you haven’t subscribed to Ipsy yet, you are CRA-ZAY. Okay, let’s get started. 

Makeup Bag:

Isn’t this the cutest little egg you ever did see?? Apparently this little guy is a huge figure in Japan. He represents me, in my daily life. But wait, check out the back. 

It has a little booty. That’s so funny! When I first got this bag I was like “huhhhhh????” But it really has grown on me since I first opened my Ipsy package. It’s just so relatable. I think I’m gonna use this as a pencil bag.

Eyebrow cream: 

In a previous Ipsy package I received an eyebrow product that was a powder and wax, that I basically already had. But this one is different. I watched a Kathleen Lights video where she reviewed her Ipsy bag, and she had receives this eyebrow cream as well. She said the color was too dark for her, and the application was difficult. I trust her opinion, but I am still excited to try this out. I feel like this little guy would be great to just throw in my purse so I could do my eyebrows in the bathroom before class. 

Blush triplet:

This box is the cutest. I absolutely love the design. It seems so French, or Italian, it’s just an adorable little cartoon. But wait. 

The inside packaging is so cool. Raspberry Ripple, how memorable is that?! I love the dark pink. But hang on. It just keeps getting better and better. 

Can we just take a minute? A moment of silence? An appreciation for this trio? LOOK AT THESE COLORS!!! AHHHH!! These are so pretty and I feel like they would read well on many different skin tones. I’m super excited about the peach in the middle, and the dark red on the right. These are going to be perfect for fall. And then the bright pink would be great in the Winter. I want to try these out but it’s just so pretty, I don’t want to mess it up, you know? It looks like somebody melted crayons into perfect squares. I’m so excited for these. 

Bronzer:

I love Tarte. I feel like anyone who has ever tried Tarte loves them. So when I pulled this out I was stunned. The shimmering gold packaging isn’t even the best part. Wait for it.

BAM! Talk about bronze. This bronzer is kind of on the dark side for me, but if I would’ve had this during the summer while I was tanning, I may have been able to pull it off. Even though I won’t be able to use this product, I am still glad I got it. It will make a friend very happy. 

Eyeshadow:

Okay, so I don’t know if Ipsy has a surplus of this exact same shade but by multiple brands because I swear they have sent me this color like 5 times. I love golds and champagne eyeshadows, but how many does a girl need? I thought this was a highlighter at first. So for this product I’m just kind of ehhhh, but again, it will probably make a friend pretty happy. 

Lips:

Last, but never least, Ipsy sent me another lip treatment. I’m not complaining. My lips could always use the extra help. Up until this point I have never had a rose lip treatment. 

I’ve had cherry, mint, bubblegum, candycane, vanilla, pretty much every other kind, but never rose. I love the scent of rose. The taste? Hmmmmm, we’ll see. I’m hopeful for this product. With Winter coming up, my short memory spand, and my clumsy hands, I will need as many chapsticks, lip treatments, lip balms, and lip scrubs as I could possibly get. Keep em coming Ipsy. 

So there you have it. The month of July just got a bit better. I’m super excited for my August bag!!! 

Thanks for reading. I love you guys so much!! 

Peace, 

Emma Katy 

May Ipsy Unboxing

I’ve been sharing with y’all the goodies I get from my monthly subscription to Ipsy. This month was not a disappointment. I received a very nice variety of stuff, and am so excited to try these out. 

The first thing I want to talk about is this absolutely adorable makeup bag. I love love love this bag so much. The first thing everyone usually learns about me is I have a crazy (and perhaps extremely unhealthy) obsession with ice cream. When I pulled this bag out if my Ipsy package, I chuckled. This bag is perfect for summer and summer supplies. I love how it’s transparent also. 

This next thing is ehh. It’s a brow sculpting kit. My very first brow sculpting kit is exactly like this one. Same shape, same colors, same design. Mine is from Rimmel, and it also has a tiny spoily brush. I will not be using this, simply because I pretty much own a better version,  regardless of which came first. 

This next thing is nice. I love the packaging and colors, and I actually forgot to take a picture of the actual eyeshadow colors…..so yeah. Sorry I’m a failure. But basically they’re all neutrals. They aren’t matte, they are like a shimmery type. I haven’t tried the colors out yet, but honestly they look pretty cheap. The colors are great for everyday wear, which is perfect for summer. 

I love the names of the shades as well. You wouldn’t think that matters but it really does. There’s a difference between answering the question of “what are you wearing?” With “oh I’m wearing the shadow skinny dip” versus “color 143”. Much more pizazz. And also who can forget, this palette is vegan and cruelty free!!! I always appreciate that. 

Now we have this lotion. I tried to upload a vertical picture but my phone refused so we are left with this one. I have heard of Hempz lotions before but don’t think I have ever used them. I’m really excited for this lotion because I’m the kind if person that will be in the candle isle, shampoo isle, and yes lotion isle, and stay smelling all of them. Pomegranate is always a win. I don’t use lotions very often, but I love the size and shape of this one. 

Next is this brush. Okay y’all remember that ugly little unicorn brush I got right from my last unboxing? Well I don’t know if Ipsy read my post or what because they sent me a similar brush but a much, much better version. I love the colors of this brush, the bristles are soft and the firmness of them is great. I’m super excited to use this. 

Last but not least we have this Urban Decay highlighter in Sin. It’s a champagne highlight, which is hands down my fav. I know this is sample, but I’m personally offended by how small this is. I love the packaging of this too, as most Urban Decay products, and definitely satsified. I think I will be a sucker, purchasing the actual full size one. Ipsy has gotten me hooked on a few things, and I think this will be another. 

I hope y’all enjoyed this and found some products you may want to try! Thank you for reading. Have a good rest of your Wednesday. I’m thinking about doing a product review soon so let me know if that’s something you’d be interested in. 

Peace, 

Emma Katy