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Dupes for the ‘Stroke of Midnight’ palette by Mac-left to right: dupe, Venus, Chinchilla, Vintage Violet, Darkside, Blackheart

I have been ecstatic for the Mac Cinderella Collection, since I first heard about it on Instagram. However, on the day of the Mac online launch I wasn’t able to purchase. I did still stay up all night just to see the prices posted, but I fell asleep at six a.m. and didn’t see the prices until 2 p.m. that day. Since I missed out on the Mac launch, I was determined to grab them Sunday, March 1st, 2015 when Macy’s posts them online or Thursday, March 5th, 2015 when Mac and Macy’s stores stock them!! Today, as I was poring over Instagram pictures of the Mac Collection I realized not many people had uploaded makeup tutorials on the Cinderella products. Also, I hadn’t seen a single dupe instagram photo, blog post, or youtube video. I know the collection is brand new and dupes aren’t usually searched for until the makeup is completely sold out and extinct, but since this Cinderella collection is selling out so quickly and so unique; I thought a dupes blog was in order! Through my research, I reached an astounding conclusion-there are Many, Very affordable dupes for the most popular items in this collection!! I had a perfect dupe for all listed below items already in my collection. Now I understand the draw of the packaging, but if you are buying for the product; read on and find out which item’s dupe is just $3!!!

So, if you missed out, on the release, or aren’t going to be purchasing this collection; or maybe you just want to make sure you aren’t purchasing multiples of the same color, keep reading 🙂

I did a full look based on the most popular items in this collection. I used my dupes for: Cinderella Iridescent powder, Cinderella Mystery Princess beauty powder, Royal Ball lipstick, Happily Ever After lipglass, and Stroke of Midnight eye shadow palette; to create this look.

 

Below I list the official Mac products and description of the Cinderella Collection. Under which, I list what products are an acceptable dupe and put them in order of similarity.

  • Stroke of Midnight eye shadow paletteImportant!!-5 out of these 6 shades are permanent eye shadows in the Mac Collection. So if you already own: Vapour, Phloof, Omega, Quarry and Satin Taupe; there really is no reason the buy the palette (other than packaging-swoon). Mac price: $44
  • Stroke of Midnight, is the only limited edition shade!

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  1. Vapour– Peach pink with violet pearl (velvet) Permanent collection: single $16 re-fill $10

This was the hardest shadow to dupe. I ended up mixing three shadows to create the dupe.

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Dupe-Lay down Urban Decay’s Broken from Oz the Great and Powerful, Theodora palette, then place the pink shade, ’Fresh Linen’ from Too Faced’s Matte Eye palette and end with Urban Decay’s Aura (white side) from Oz the Great and Powerful, Glinda palette.

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2. Phloof– Frosted off white (frost) Permanent collection: single $16 re-fill $10

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Perfect dupe: Urban Decay’s Naked Basics palette-Venus

 

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3. Omega– Soft muted beige taupe (matte) Permanent collection: single $16 re-fill $10

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Left to right: Chinchilla, Tan-gled up in you, and Naked 2 with Faint.

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Dupe:(From best dupe to similar) Too Faced Matte Eye palette-Chinchilla, Tarte Rainforest After Dark palette-2nd from right shade (tan-gled up in you), UD Naked Basics-Naked 2 mixed with just a touch of Faint.

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4. Quarry– Soft, muted plum brown (matte) Permanent collection: single $16 re-fill $10

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Left to right: ‘Vintage Violet’, ‘Nooner’

Perfect dupe: Too Faced Matte Eye ‘Vintage Violet’ or ‘Nooner’ in UD Naked 3 palette.

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5. Satin Taupe– Taupe with silver shimmer (frost) Permanent collection: single $16 re-fill $10

Appears like a brown, metallic shadow in the pan, but swatched it looks gold; so I included dupes for how it looks in the pan and swatched.

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Pan dupe: UD Naked 3 palette-Darkside (In my opinion the perfect dupe), Elf Cruella palette-Sewage.

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Left to right: Darkside, Sewage, Up to no gold, Mugshot, Maniac

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Swatch dupe: Tarte Rainforest After Dark palette-3rd from right (Up to no gold), UD Naked 3 palette-Mugshot, Elf Cruella palette-Maniac.

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6. Stroke of Midnight-Black-plum with sparkle pearl (velvet) Limited Edition

Some say ‘Stroke of Midnight’ is so close to the pigment, ‘Evil Stepmother’, that the first two dupes would work for both. However, the shades look very different to me.

Dupes: 1st and 2nd shades listed are almost identical to swatches, 3rd option is basically just mixing a black and purple shimmer shade together-(if you don’t want to buy this shade, most people have one purple and one black shadow in their arsenal).

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Left to right: Blackheart, Ipsy, Poison Apple with Potion on top

Dupes: UD Naked 3 palette-Blackheart(perfect dupe, in my opinion), Ipsy subscription single pan eyeshadow-unfortunately I’ve lost the packaging, but I believe it could be by Coastal Scents, Elf Evil Queen palette-mix Poison Apple with Potion.

Overall, if you already own or buy the following palettes, you will have the best dupe shades: Urban Decay Naked 3 palette, Urban Decay Basics palette, Too Faced Matte Eyes, and Vapour-$10 (the dupes I used are limited edition, if you don’t have the glinda and Theodora palettes you will have to buy this shade)

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  • Cinderella Iridescent powder-Coupe D’Chic Light golden peach with solid shimmer (Iridescent)

Used as a blush. Mac price: $28

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Left to right: Comparison swatches, left, the dupe for Cinderella Mystery Princess Beauty Powder, right, the dupe for Cinderella Iridescent powder

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Dupe: Nars Super Orgasm $30

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  • Cinderella Mystery Princess beauty powder-Pinky beige with silver shimmer (matte-must be a typo, as this powder is very glittery)

Said to be similar to Mac’s Mineralize Skinfinish in ‘Soft and Gentle’ which is so popular, but the consensus is this powder is too sparkly to be used all over like Mac’s Skinfinish. Used as a highlighter. Mac price: $28

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Left to right: Benefit’s ‘Thrrrob’, e.l.f.’s blush in ‘Pinktastic’

Aren’t these gorgeous?! (I admit, I’m a blush junkie!)

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Left to right: ‘Pinktastic’ layered over ‘Thrrrob’, ‘Thrrrob’, ‘Pinktastic’

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Dupe: Elf baked blush in Pinktastic ($3!!!) with or w/out Benefit’s Thrrrob-Discontinued

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  • Royal Ball lipstick-Fleshy pink (luster) Mac price: $17.50

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Left to right: swatch of L’Oreal 171 ‘Pink Cashmere, swatch of 171 with Rimmel lipcolour on top

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Dupe: Loreal 171 lipstick ‘Pink Cashmere’ $7.99 with Rimmel Provacalips 16 hour lipcolour on top- $6.99 (14.98)

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  • Free as a Butterfly lipstick– Semi-sheer golden nude Mac price: $17.50

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Left to right: L’Oreal privee lipstick in JLo, JLo with Victoria’s Secret Sunglossed on top

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Dupe: Loreal Collection Privee JLo Nude $5.99 to 7.99 depending on where you buy it

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  • Glass Slipper lipglass– light milky pink with pinkish pearl Mac price: $16.50

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Dupe: Victoria’s Secret in –Discontinued but basically any clear or nude gloss with glitter will work J

 

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  • Happily Ever After lipglass– Cool milky pink with bluish pearl (Seems slightly darker and more pigmented than Glass slipper) Mac price: $16.50

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Left to right: Revlon lipgloss in ‘Snow Pink’, e.l.f. pout perfecter in ‘Light Beige’

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Dupe: Revlon lipgloss in Snow Pink. If you like more glitter (like me J) add Elf pout perfecter in ‘light beige’ on top. Price: $6.84, $3.00 ($9.84)

I hope you enjoyed my dupes of the Mac Cinderella collection! Please comment below if you have any questions or comments 🙂

Disclaimer: The images of the Mac Cinderella collection and swatches were obtained from www.maccosmetics.com. All images of dupes-swatches or product photos are by me. Some of the Mac images may look slightly different than swatches on instagram; that could be due to instagram filters. All dupes were picked based on youtube videos and instagram swatches, as I do not currently own this collection.

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Sometime last week, I was on youtube looking at new videos and I saw all these Lush hauls for Valentine’s Day. I immediately was irritated because I always forget to check Lush’s website before holidays for their special holiday items; and inevitably everything I like is sold out. I was watching Gravyard3girl’s haul and fell in love with the Lush lip scrub, “The Kiss”. When I checked the website, it was sold out. (However, I think it has now been re-stocked) So I decided to make it myself! I took a look at Lush’s website and took note of what ingredients they have in their lip scrub. Then I changed a few things and added some extra oils and ingredients. So if you missed out like me, just didn’t have time to order anything or if you don’t want to spend $10 on a lip scrub; then keep reading!!
Here are the ingredients that Lush uses in layman terms:
caster sugar, mandarin flavor, sea salt, edible hearts, safflower oil, sugar sprinkles, mandarin oil, almond extract, corn flour, red 7, and soft pink lustre.
My recipe:
• Sugar 5 tbsp. ( I used regular sugar, but if you have it use caster sugar)
• Sweet Orange Essential Oil 10 drops
• Himalayan Pink Sea Salt 1 tbsp
• Edible Sugar Hearts by Wilton Confetti Hearts Sprinkles 1 tbsp or just sprinkle on top
• Sweet Almond Oil 1 tbsp
• Sugar Sprinkles by Festival Valentine Nonpareils 1-2 tbsp
• Organic Cocoa Butter ½ tbsp
• Organic Coconut Oil 1 tbsp
• Walnut Oil ½ tsp
• Vanilla or Almond Extract 1 tsp
• Red food coloring-I used liquid soap dye and Wilton’s gel food dye to desired color
• Pink shimmer (skin safe) by L.A. Colors shimmering loose eyeshadow 1 tsp
• Glycerin 1 tsp (helps your skin absorb and retain moisture)
• Josie Maran Argon Oil 10 drops
• Vitamin E Oil 5 drops

If you want your lip scrub to be edible like Lush’s is then you can use this recipe:
• Sugar 5 tbsp
• Orange juice to flavor or lemon/lime 1-3 tsp
• Himalayan Pink Sea Salt ½ tbsp
• Edible hearts 1 tbsp or just sprinkle on top
• Sugar Sprinkles 1-2 tbsp
• Organic coconut oil 3-4 tbsp
• Vanilla or almond extract 1 tsp
• Red food coloring to desired color
In this recipe I only put ingredients that I was sure are perfectly safe to be consumed. I did not include Vitamin E in this recipe, so be warned it will spoil more quickly.
Directions:
1. First, put the coconut oil and the cocoa butter in a microwave safe bowl and put them in the microwave until melted.
2. Carefully remove bowl from microwave with oven mitts and add all other oils into bowl.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients, excepting the salt, sugar and food dye.
4. Add in the sugar and salt. If you want a more dry or wet consistency, add or remove sugar as desired.
5. Lastly, I stirred in the sugar sprinkles. Once I had placed my scrub into a plastic jar, I put the edible sugar hearts on top. Screw on the lid and you’re done!

If you want to put labels on your jar like I did, just email me at wannabedancer_15@yahoo.com and I will send you the document. You can print the document in color or print in black and white and color it in(as I did). The document has pictures of the lid and label art of the Lush lip scrub as well as ingredient lists for all 3 lip scrubs, in it. Just adjust the print and labels to the size of jar you’re using and print. Cut them out and glue on your container. (I used rubber cement, to glue them on)

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Here is what my, Lush inspired, lip scrub looks like when finished 
Enjoy! And Happy Valentine’s Day!!

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     Throughout life I have always wanted to beautify things, whether it was painting makeup on my Barbie dolls face with acrylic paint or offering to do someone’s hair and makeup when they were struggling. Growing up I loved watching my mother put on her makeup in front of her large bathroom mirror; she wasn’t interested in it much though. She had a set routine and only put on makeup on Sunday mornings for church.  She never offered instruction past having a Mary Kay or Avon woman come over to show me samples or giving me old makeup of hers to play with. I started with Noxema as my first face cream and only cleanser until basically high school and smudging my eye makeup on with my fingers. In eighth grade I would sneak makeup into my backpack and smear it on while my brother drove me haphazardly to school…

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Ipsy May bag

Just today I received my monthly Ipsy bag and I thought I would share it with you and review the products wherein. You may have heard it mentioned that beauty subscriptions are the new trend. They are all quite different and range from 10 to +30 dollars and come in bags, boxes, or tubes. I have sampled many of these subscriptions, however the subscription service I am most loyal to is Ipsy. Ipsy is a monthly subscription service that costs only ten dollars a month and each month you receive a different bag with four to five products in it. I have been with Ipsy for many months now and the May Ipsy bag was so great I wanted to share it with you.
The bag this month was May’s bag and the theme of the bag was ‘Spring Fling.’ Inside the bag was two cards, one with a redemption code for 110…

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First of all a disclaimer: All these products were bought with my own money. No company is paying me for this review, and these are my true opinions of these products. I am not trying to brag about what I have. I’m just sharing my information of these products with you; to better help inform you on products.

This past weekend I did some shopping and grabbed some things I was running out of and also some new items to try. This haul is mostly E.L.F. with some NYC items. Yes, they are cheap drugstore products. Nothing wrong with inexpensive products if the quality is there.

This first E.L.F. product is an ELF studio blush in ‘twinkle pink’. I’ve been wanting to try a softer pink blush from ELF forever. I already own Pink Passion and Fuscia Fusion. Both are very vibrant pinks; however despite their vibrant color they work well on my fair skin. I would suggest hot pink, dark red or bright coral blushes for dark skin. Some examples are: Pink Passion, Fuscia Fusion, Blushing Rose, Berry Merry, or Giddy Gold and Candid Coral. Twinkle Pink doesn’t look like much in the package but once opened up it is a beautiful pinky /peach color with soft shimmers throughout. Its texture is soft, not chalky, and spreads evenly. Applied with a blusher brush it looks very natural but can be built up. On my fair but tanned skin it is barely noticeable pink with soft shimmer. I really like this blush and I can already see myself using it more than my other ELF blushes.

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Next is the Elf Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder in St. Lucia. The packaging on this product isn’t see through like the single blushes; so you can’t see the product other than a picture on the box.  Trust me though, this product is worth buying! Inside the compact is easily twice the size of the single blushes. The compact is a matte black with a matte texture and quite heavy. The compact has a huge mirror inside which I love because I don’t like having to bring a single mirror with me to apply my makeup in the car or for traveling. The blush and bronzer are quite pretty. The blush is more coral than Twinkle Pink but has the same slight shimmer. I think the two blushes are at the same opacity level. The bronzer does have shimmer and at first swatch I thought it would be too light for my skin but when I applied it with a brush for the first time I actually had to tone it down a little. It works great for me for contouring. It gives the slightest shimmer but much less than the blush. I think this product would be good for fair to medium tanned individuals. If you have darker skin I wouldn’t suggest this color. The duo comes in two other colors much more suited for dark skin; they are Antigua and Turks and Caicos  The pans are much larger than the single sizes however I did have trouble getting the blush all over my brush so that is a small minus. But for $3, you can’t beat the color, texture, pigmentation and quality packaging.

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As much as I liked the last product, this next one gave it a run for its money! The golden bronzer in Golden, is the same size and of the same great packaging as the contouring blush and bronzing powder. However, inside, instead of separate pans the colors are four different shades in the same pan. Going from the top left and moving clockwise; the top left shadow is a warm golden bronze, the top right shadow is a softer honey gold and appears as a shimmery sheer highlighter when applied alone, the bottom right also goes on sheer with shimmer but appears more iridescent and the last tone is a beautiful silvery highlighter with silver shimmer. Swirled together they appear quite shimmery for a bronzer and I actually prefer the bronzer of St. Lucia better in that regard. However for a day when your skin isn’t glowing or you may be going out, it is an amazing highlighter. You could use it to highlight down the bridge of your nose and around the eye and temple area. It has bronzer in it so it will blend with whatever bronzer or shade of skin you have and it really gives a natural glow. My husband quite preferred this to any other highlighter I’ve used before, remarking it was much more natural looking. Since the shadows are in one pan, you can use as big a brush as you want on this product. Also I’m thinking of using the separate shades as eyeshadows. It reminds me of the Urban Decay Naked palette.

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Three more products to go! The last ELF product is a Pout Perfecter in the color Glow(light beige). I think this shade is perfect for the fall with its mix of pink, mauve and gold shimmer. It also looks nice on medium to dark tanned skin.  Also I love the brush! Which is an actual brush similar to ones from nail polish jars. They suggest using a drop of this in the center of your lip to make them appear fuller but I applied it as a gloss and loved the color. It’s comparable in packaging, texture, smell and color to NYC’s lipglosses. If you apply it and rub your lips together you can feel the glitter, but it doesn’t seem sticky at all to me.

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That ends the Elf products. The other gloss I bought was by NYC and is a plumping lip gloss in …well apparently I ripped off the sticker with the color on it. Sorry girls, I believe it was the pinkest shade they had; ‘Pleasantly Plump Pink’. This gloss has a doufla applicator which if you don’t speak beauty tongue means it has a sponge tip. The second you apply this it begins to tingle on your lips. It isn’t sticky per say but it does seem thicker than the ELF formula. The color is more sheer than ELF and the glitter is this one is undetectable in the texture. I think it does a fair job of plumping the lips but not as well as say Buxom or Hard Candy.  The flavor is odd too, it is slightly vanilla but at the same time something chemical? Hard to describe but definantly an odd smell. It doesn’t bother me once applied, but it is a factor.

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Lastly, I bought an NYC two sided liner pencil in 885 Islands in the Stream. I’ve been dying to try out the emerald liner craze and I figured this was a safe and cost efficient way to do it. By the way, if you want to try out a trend this is how I suggest you do it. Now to be fair in this review I usually use either crème liner pens or gel liner simply because I hate sharpening pencils but both NYC and Wet and Wild were out of crème liners at my Walmart; so I bought the pencil. Now I haven’t sharpened this pencil yet, but the black side seems much softer to me than the emerald side. The black went on smooth and was a fairly dark black. The emerald was slightly less malleable but not bad for a 98 cent pencil. I did a black cat eye on my top lid with emerald under my bottom lashes and tight lined my bottom lashes with black. I loved the look after I was done and it really brought out the color in my grayish blue eyes. The only minus on this product is that even with a primer it rubs off if you touch your eyes. However, I still love this pencil because of the price and the color. I’m also thinking of buying the deep blue and purple pencils from NYC as well!

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Let me know in the comments below if you would like me to do a haul on the clothing and accessories I bought or/and a haul on the Milani makeup I’ve been finding at the $ store! If you have questions or comments please share them below ❤ Have a great day!

Ipsy May bag

Just today I received my monthly Ipsy bag and I thought I would share it with you and review the products wherein. You may have heard it mentioned that beauty subscriptions are the new trend. They are all quite different and range from 10 to +30 dollars and come in bags, boxes, or tubes. I have sampled many of these subscriptions, however the subscription service I am most loyal to is Ipsy. Ipsy is a monthly subscription service that costs only ten dollars a month and each month you receive a different bag with four to five products in it. I have been with Ipsy for many months now and the May Ipsy bag was so great I wanted to share it with you.
The bag this month was May’s bag and the theme of the bag was ‘Spring Fling.’ Inside the bag was two cards, one with a redemption code for 110 dollars off a purchase of NUMe hair styling tools or extensions and another card listing the products for this month and the discounts if we want to purchase the products. I have included a picture of the cards below.

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The items inside the bag included products from brands such as: Zoya, Pacifica, juice BEAUTY and yaby. Not everyone received the same items this month, as this month Ipsy used the answers from our profile quiz to customize our bags. Now to dig into the products!

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The first item I pulled out is the Zoya nail polish. Zoya is a brand I have always wanted to try. On the box it states that the polish is free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, dibutyl phthalate or camphor. The polish I got is in the color, BLU and is a soft bluish white color. I immediately swatched it on my thumb. The color goes on the nail the same as in the bottle and dried quickly. It has only chipped once since I painted it on and I didn’t seal it with a top coat; so I’m impressed with the quality.

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The next item is a lip gloss by juice BEAUTY which is an organic brand and Ipsy regularly features their products in the bags. The gloss I got was in the shade ‘pink’ and has the exact same smell as the Blood Orange Pacifica lotion we received in a recent bag. It smells like fruity candy; candy necklaces or Starburst. The tube has a sponge applicator and the gloss applies smoothly with no rough glitter in it. Ever since I put it on hours ago my lips have been incredibly soft and it has not dried them out. The gloss is a beautiful purplish mauve with a metallic silver shimmer in it.

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The third item is a Pacifica lotion. The lotion is in a squeeze tube which reads: “coconut crushed pearl, luminizing body butter, shimmer and glow with coconut oil, pearls, and sea minerals.” The lotion is a beautiful white with pearly shimmer in it. When I put it on my arm it blended in well and left silver glitter on my skin. It smells like coconut mixed with a suntanning oil. I love the scent, but I’m not fond of lotions with shimmer in them unless I’m dressing for a big event. I probably wont use this unless I’m getting dressed up. It would work well as a highlighter lotion on spots such as your clavicle, cleavage, and on your upper cheek bones, or on your cupid’s bow.

yaby concealer yaby concealer

The Yaby concealer wasn’t the product I was most looking forward too. Concealers seem to always disappoint me. However, I was impressed with how creamy the concealer was when I swatched it. My concealer was in shade ‘cc062 pecan.’ It looks much too dark for my fair skin, but I am tanning currently or I can always use it for contouring. I would be interested in purchasing this concealer in the full size once I’ve finished this sample. I think in the correct shade it would be great for my under eye area which is always dry.

Pacifica roll-on Pacifica roll-on

I was most excited by the Pacifica Tahitian Gardenia perfume roll-on. I have been dying to try Pacifica’s perfume roll-ons, because their lotion is so fragrant I figured their perfume must be amazing. Let me tell you, I wasn’t disappointed! I had watched some youtube videos, in which the vlogger didn’t like the scent; however I loved this perfume. The box says it contains notes of Gardenia, Jasmine, Orange flowers, and Tea leaves. The box also says it is ‘100% vegan, no animal ingredients, free of parabens, phthalates, and propylnene glycol.’ Also, they do not test their products on animals. I can definitely smell the Gardenia and orange flowers. I put it on this morning and I can still smell it on my wrist. It smells more like orange flowers now than earlier.
There you have the May Ipsy bag. If you find yourself wanting to try a beauty subscription service, I would advise you to try Ipsy because the are the most affordable at $10 a month. Also, they do not charge shipping and customize the products to the purchaser. Let me know what you think of the May Ipsy bag and whether you would like to try these products.
Disclaimer: I bought this bag with my own money and have not been paid to write this review. Also, all the photos used on this blog are my own.

     Throughout life I have always wanted to beautify things, whether it was painting makeup on my Barbie dolls face with acrylic paint or offering to do someone’s hair and makeup when they were struggling. Growing up I loved watching my mother put on her makeup in front of her large bathroom mirror; she wasn’t interested in it much though. She had a set routine and only put on makeup on Sunday mornings for church.  She never offered instruction past having a Mary Kay or Avon woman come over to show me samples or giving me old makeup of hers to play with. I started with Noxema as my first face cream and only cleanser until basically high school and smudging my eye makeup on with my fingers. In eighth grade I would sneak makeup into my backpack and smear it on while my brother drove me haphazardly to school. I wouldn’t be caught dead without mascara in front of my full masked classmates.

     Over the years I’ve seen so many women struggle with makeup and skincare. Whether they just didn’t wear makeup because they hadn’t been taught how or thought it cost a lot of money. Often, these women won’t even let me help them, because they don’t believe me when I say it isn’t hard. Makeup has its own science and rules just like anything. If you can learn to follow a recipe, you can learn to put on makeup.

     When I discovered Youtube my beauty skills expanded rapidly and my wallet deflated. I prescribed to everything and wanted everything I saw. These women amazed me, they were so self assured and beautiful; they confounded me with their terms: beauty blender, elf, makeup palettes, Ulta, beauty box and bag subscriptions and Sephora. As a girl who grew up in a rural country area, I hadn’t been exposed to big department stores and any makeup brands other than drugstore products.I quickly learnt the vocabulary and picked up new tricks.

      I soon found that it wasn’t the products that made these women so glamorous and self-assured, but rather their view of themselves.  I had tubs of makeup but had never considered it anything more than a fun thing to do when I was bored or had an event to go to. As I watched more and more videos I saw these women’s lives changed due to their love of makeup. I saw one become a model with jobs all over the world and another move from a remote area to the hub of Hollywood. But not only did they love makeup they loved making women beautiful and helping them feel beautiful.

     Some say that makeup is a mask and my father says that makeup is war paint. But I think of makeup as a little bit of both. Done correctly makeup covers up the flaws that we think we have and helps us show the world who we really are through our confidence. I want to help every woman feel that confidence and beauty!

     This blog isn’t to make me famous or get me free products, or even so that I can become a celebrity makeup artist, although there is nothing wrong with that and those are great achievements. I simply want to help educate other women on makeup. This blog is for every woman of any age. It is to show you that makeup doesn’t just cover your face it installs a sense of camaraderie between women. Makeup helps us feel confident and beautiful on our hardest day, it is a way for us to express our individuality and a way for us to pass something on and share it between each other. As I have learned from these fearless females on Youtube; so do I hope that I can help someone out there learn from me. I’m no expert but I look forward to sharing what I know and discussing products with you.