May Ipsy Glam Bag

Have you heard of the deluxe makeup sample subscription service called Ipsy? I hadn’t until a few months ago when a former coworker from my banking days told me about it. To get started, you fill out a survey on about your preferences, skin, eye and hair color, and what brands you frequently buy and where you buy them from. Then, you pay $11 per month and get five deluxe samples. Each month has a theme, with the bag to match (you get to keep the bags, by the way).

I loved what came in my April glam bag, so when I was able to get a sneak peek of my May glam bag, I did. Here’s what I got:

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  1. Slmissglam contour brush. I don’t normally contour, but this brush is great for adding a thin line of blush to your cheeks.
  2. Smashbox x-rated mascara. I am finishing up my They’re Real mascara by Benefit right now, so when that’s done I’m excited to try this Smashbox mascara. I’ve heard great things about it.
  3. Hanalei lip treatment. I am always looking for a product to keep my lips hydrated. Excited to try this Hawaiian product.
  4. Eva NYC hungry hair oil treatment. I don’t normally like to put oil-based product in my hair as my hair can get pretty oily, but I am looking to grow out my hair even longer, so I’ll give this a try.
  5. Hikari Cosmetics shimmer bronzer. Just like contouring, I don’t really bronze, but maybe I should start. I am digging the shimmer in this palette.

I have been thoroughly pleased with my first two glam bags and can’t wait for my June bag. If you’re interested in trying out ipsy, click here.


Professional Glam Look

Today I am heading back to my alma mater, San Francisco State University, to help judge magazine ideas for a contemporary magazines class (my full time job is the digital media manager for Marin Magazine in Sausalito, CA). That being said, I decided to do a full face of makeup today since I will be out representing the magazine. Why do I call it “professional glam”? Because the gold layer of eyeshadow has glitter galore in it. Subtle enough for the workplace, but glamorous enough to up your every day makeup game. I used a variety of products that I will list below. Here are a couple snaps of my look:

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So that’s my look! I received my latest Too Faced order yesterday and will be writing a post about those products soon, as well as my before and after series with the solid beautycleanser I purchased from Sephora.

I hope you like this look!