Friday, June 5, 2015


I just started my $10 a month subscription with ipsy yesterday. I can't wait to start receiving free makeup samples!

Every month subscribers receive five beauty products in a super cute makeup bag, or what ipsy calls your 'glam bag.' The majority of the samples are from very good brands like Urban Decay, Elizabeth Arden, OPI, Smashbox, and Mary Kay.

To sign up, you first take a beauty quiz. This allows ipsy to select products specifically for your skin tone, hair color/texture, and your personal style.

You have the ability to earn points by reviewing products on ipsy's website, or by having people subscribe through Facebook and Twitter. The points can be used to purchase beauty products.

I am anticipating my first shipment to arrive at my front door!

ipsy's May 2015 Glam Bag

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

NYX Thalia

Photo of NYX Thalia courtesy of

My search results on Pinterest for the perfect nude lipstick came back with a lot of MAC dupes. Could a $3.99 product really be as good as one that costs $16? 
I had to check it out.

Within hours, I was at my local Ulta. With my phone in hand telling me which shade to pick, I grabbed NYX Thalia. As soon as I got to my car, I applied it...and fell in love!

I had to take a selfie to show off my new lipstick! 

NYX's Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in Thalia is absolutely perfect. My lips felt moisturized and smooth. There was no fragrance or taste either.
I actually went to reapply a few hours later, but it wasn't necessary. The color held up exceptionally well. 

The color is amazing! It is so hip and trendy, I feel like Kylie Jenner when I have it on, lol. I think it is the perfect fall/winter color, and I imagine it would look great on any skin tone. Thalia is a color that is so versatile, it could be worn day or night. 

I am so pleased with NYX's product that I don't want to spend $16 on the MAC version to compare the two. I could use that money to buy four other shades of NYX lipsticks. 

NYX Thalia