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

No Makeup- Makeup Look

I have been trying to figure out a good makeup look to wear during these simmering summer days. Then, I realized something. I already have a look I put on everyday, to look natural and beautiful without feeling sticky from all this humidity. 

There are a few rules to mastering the no makeup look, and I’m willing to dive into my Pandora’s box of magical secrets to help out my fellow makeup lover. Keep in mind that the goal is to look pretty polished, but not noticably so. The first rule of the famous no-makeup-makeup-look is brows. I know many girls take their brows very seriously, and will not leave the house unless their brows are done. I have fluffy brows by nature, so all I do is brush them out and use a clear gel to hold them in place. There’s something about touched up brows that really makes a person look more put together. 

The next is your highlighter. You can go from tired and drab to “girlllllllllll, you’re GLOWING”. Girl, I know. I totally got 3 hours of sleep last night but I am finnnee. I swear. I don’t know what kind of magic sorcery is held within these little glittery particles, but I’m not complainging. I usually skip blush when going for a natural look because my cheeks tend to have a redness that I can’t tame anyways. For more even toned faces, I would suggest using blush instead of bronzer on an everyday look. You want to look glowing and alive, not contoured. 

Next should be kind of a given, but nude lipstick is absolutely a must for no makeup looks. This color is a Tarte lip paint in the shade rosé that I got out of an Ipsy package not too long ago. Another good route to go, if you’re a lipstick hater or find it isn’t realistic for your adventures this summer, is to use a tinted (or not tinted) lip balm. This is a good choice if you’re going out to eat or something along those lines because it’s only a subtle hint of color and can easily be reapplied. It is much lighter than wearing a lipstick all day. Plus, it keeps your lips hydrated!

Next I want to talk to you a little bit about eyes. For this look on this post, you can obviously tell I’m wearing eyeshadow. You can keep your no makeup looks less eyeshadowy, but for me, No way honey. Eyeshadow is my thing. Lately, I’ve been using a pale pink eyeshadow all over my lids. I find it compliments my skin very well. Today I darkened up my outer corners, just to add a little sum sum. The final tip to looking cute but simple is your eyeliner. In high school, when I first started wearing makeup I didn’t want everyone to notice. So what I did was take a brown eyeliner pencil and just darken up my tight line and the corners of my eyes. The brown is way more subtle than using black, and tightlining makes your eyes look more open. This gives your eyes a little more attention. This is the secret weapon. You ever see a girl and think “wow she looks so beautiful and stunning, and I can’t tell why”? She probably tightlined my friend. 

Following these few steps will get you ready fast and easy, resulting in a put together look that’s natural. I hope you enjoyed this post!!
Peace,

Emma Katy