July Lip Monthly!
Lip Monthly is a new subscription box that is geared toward lip product lovers. You get 2-3 full size lip products and 1-2 sample size products that don’t have to be lip related. The box is $10 a month but YouTube bloggers have a code for $5 off your first box.
In this months box I received Revlon ColorBurst lipgloss in Sunbaked, City Color Lip Lush lip crayon in Wine, City Color Lip Balm in Bright Red, Appeal Cosmetics lipstick in Red Light District, and John Frieda Frizz-Ease Straight Crême.
Please read my review for this company and other reviews that you can find before purchasing this box. Many people feel that they are being sold products that are discontinued, like the Appeal Cosmetics lipstick.
Lip Monthly Subscription Review
There’s a new subscription box in town and it a Lip Monthly. I found out about them through a YouTube video and there was a discount code that made the box $5. I don’t know about you but $5 won me over. However, I should’ve looked at the comments and reviews for the company before I even want to the sit and paid for the subscription.
First off, I paid for the subscription and the it wouldn’t allows me to log in. It consistently said I didn’t have an account. I thought that it might’ve been crashed from high traffic. I visited the site a few hours later and still had the same problem, not to mention I didn’t receive a confirmation e-mail right after paying. Those emails are sent out automatically after purchases so I was a bit worried when I didn’t get mine. I waited about a week before I emailed the company tying to cancel my subscription and get a refund. They sent the confirmation email so fast it was ridiculous.
I received the shipping email and got my box on time. I’m going to wait another month and see if I get I have any more problems. Overall, I wouldn’t recommend anyone else subscribing to Lip Monthly. Even though I did receive my box, I had to contact the company to even get a confirmation email. If I have to do all of that just for and email it’s not worth it. The website still will not let me sign in or send an email letting me change the pass word. I’ll post what I got in tomorrow’s post. Some YouTube bloggers have a code for $5 off the $10 box but don’t waste your time. I’m happy with the box but not the company.
July Ipsy Bag is here!
This months theme is Sensationally Sunkissed and I’d have to say they nailed it pretty good. The two products I’m most excited to try are the Benefit They’re Real Mascara and Bare Minerals 5 in 1 BB cream eyeshadow. I’m going to do individual posts on the two once I try them and let you know if they’re worth the price. The Tints & Sass lip and cheek stain seems like an interesting product. This tint is in the shade cherry and smells just like a cherry lollipop. I’ll more than likely pass the Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil to a friend because I don’t tan.
Lately I’ve been all about skin care and the Jojoba Skin Soother Gel Cream will definitely get put to use. That’s all that came in this month’s Ipsy bag! stay tuned to see how these products work!
Oh my lord your brows are killer. You are a total goddess.
Thank you so muccchhhhh!!
I love your makeup and I love how you write about makeup! You have such a quality blog
Thank you so much! I try I make sure I’m not just posting pictures of my makeup but actually talking about it too. I’m glad I could help and thanks for reading my posts!
#kabuki brush set
I feel like I’m always finding something that’s worth trying for a great price on Instagram.
This set of 4 Kabuki brushes were $6.46 on Amazon. I found out about them through a comparison post with the Sigmax Kabuki Kit that’s $97. The Sigma set comes with 5 brushes: flat, rounded, angled, tapered, and flat angled. The Amazon set is only missing flat angled kabuki brush.
I don’t have the Sigma set so this will not be a comparison between the two. The synthetic hairs on each brush are dense and soft to the touch. They aren’t hard too move around on the face and will be great for lightly buffing in product. The aluminum ferrule and black wooden handle give the brushes a simple and clean look, also making them easy to pair in a kit or with other brushes. Crazycity is the company that is selling the brushes on Amazon and they are shipped from china. It took about 3 weeks to get mine. I’ll be trying them out this week and will let you know how I feel about them.
Here’s a link to the brushes if your interested and you can check out the reviews of the product there too. I hope this frugal find was helpful!
As you guys can tell from all of my posts, I keep my blog strictly makeup related. However, I don’t think you guys get a good sense of who I am as a person and outside of my love for makeup. I want to film an about me video or something like that but I’m not really sure what you would like to know.
I think it’s time that we become better friends, don’t you? If there’s anything you would like to know about me about of makeup or why I started, shoot me a question. I’ll post a video answering the questions you ask. Thanks for all your support so far!
Am I the only person that has a slight obsession with drag makeup?
This look started out as a pretty basic pink look but the lashes and liner gave me a new road to go down. I want to play with it a bit more and try some different lashes on the bottom. From a distance they seem ok but up close is questionable.
I hope you guys like this look! Let me know if there’s anything you want to see me create or have questions about!
Okay so I just dyed my hair with Adore's African Violet. How long does it typical last if I wash my hair like twice a week?
I washed my hair once a week and touched it up about once a month but it can last longer than that and still look good. I think it should last a month for you. Adding some of the color to you conditioner will help revive it if it looses some of it’s color.
#real techniques miracle complexion sponge
#beauty blender dupe
Something you’ve been missing.
I’m pretty late to the Beauty Blender craze and honestly didn’t want to pay that much for a sponge. I’ve tried the fake sponges from the beauty supply but those were just horrible. They soak up all the product and don’t leave you with a smooth flawless finish. This baby does the exact opposite!
The Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is soft, easy to use, and $5.99 at Ulta. I had no expectations for this sponge when I bought it but it has become a favorite already.
You can use it wet or dry and it has 3 different sides for different areas of the face. It doesn’t soak up all if the product, it simply places product where you want it and blends it out. I haven’t used a brush for my foundation in about a week and I don’t miss it. The Miracle Sponge is super easy to clean as well.
You’ll be seeing it in future tutorials! I hope this product share was helpful if you were looking into trying a sponge for your foundation. There are so many out there that it can get a little hard to just chose one.
#la girl cosmetics
Look at what I’ve got!
If you would have seen my reaction when I found these in 5 Below you would have thought I just won the lottery. It seems like the beauty supply store that I normally go to isn’t up to date with the new makeup but 5 Below is.
Anyways, these lovely Glazed Lip Paints by L.A. Girl were $2.99 each. They come with .4 fluid ounces of product and your standard plastic lipgloss applicator tip. The packaging is very similar to Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick. Some people say that these are dupes for them. I got them in Pin-Up (red), Hot Mess (orange), and Coy (lavender).
These lip paints come out very opaque, especially Pin-Up. They have a menthol smell and a slight tingle to the touch. The formula isn’t sticky or too thick. It’s like a very pigmented gloss. It adds shine to your lips and the glossiness does fade a bit a couple of minutes after the application. I struggled the most with Hot Mess. It didn’t want to apply smoothly and the color sheers out as you can tell from the swatch to the lip. I was a bit disappointed with the applicator of Hot Mess but for $2.99 I can’t expect it to answer all of my wishes.
Overall I definitely think you should try them out for yourself. I’ll probably end up getting the rest of the colors to see how they pan out as a collection. I would really recommend Hot Mess unless you are looking for a not so bright orange. When you go to apply these, it’s best to do so on lips that don’t have any product on them. Anything underneath the lip paints will make them move around and become streaky.
I hope this first impression and swatches were helpful for you! I hope you have better luck at finding them than I did.
A couple pictures from a fashion show I got the pleasure of doing the makeup for. I’m so excited about the future and where my passion for it can take me! Thank you guys for your support!
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Your last makeup pic is absolutely STUNNING! So so creative and gorgeous!
Thank you so much!!!