Ipsy Review – November 2014

Hi guys!

It’s time for my Ipsy review!

DSCN3493Gotta love that festive pink envelope!

DSCN3498I’m not a huge fan of the glittery bag this month.  It just looks cheap!

There are ways to do classy glitter, and this is not one of them!


The November theme is “Girl Meets Glitter.”  I think the theme is really cute, but I wish they would’ve executed it better!


Bag contents:

  • Marc Anthony – Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Volume Shine Hairspray
  • Tarte – Deluxe Maracuja Oil
  • Be A Bombshell Cosmetics – Eye Base
  • Wet n Wild – MegaSlicks Balm Stain
  • Elizabeth Mott – You’re So FINE Eyeliner

DSCN3535Marc Anthony – Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Volume Shine Hairspray

The only hairspray I own is for crafting, so I’m glad to get this one in my bag!

I probably won’t use it often, but that’s okay!

DSCN3526Tarte – Deluxe Maracuja Oil

I LOVE Tarte products! I’m a huge fan of their Amazonian Butter Lipsticks!

I wish the November bag featured a different Tarte product.  I’m not really sure what to do with this oil.

I will say that the packaging is beautiful! I’m a sucker for pretty packaging!!

DSCN3513Be A Bombshell Cosmetics – Eye Base – Submissive

The only other Be A Bombshell product I’ve received is the questionable mascara from over the summer.  Because of that, I was a little skeptical of this product, but it actually seems pretty nice!

The color is a nice, shimmery taupe.  I haven’t tried it on my eyes yet, so I’m interested to see how it looks under my eyeshadow!

DSCN3518Wet n Wild – MegaSlicks Balm Stain – Lady and the Vamp

I love lip products like this one, but I’m not a fan of the color.  It’s way darker than anything I’d ever wear.

My best friend loves darker lip colors, so I gave it to her!

DSCN3519Elizabeth Mott – You’re So FINE Eyeliner – Glitterati

The applicator on this eyeliner is great.  It creates a nice, fine line.

I was looking forward to this eyeliner until I realized that it has huge, silver glitter pieces in it.  WHAT?!

I don’t see myself ever wearing black and silver glitter eyeliner.

DSCN3539November was an okay month for Ipsy.

It was much better than October, but I’m hoping for even better in December!

What did you get in your November bag?!

Bow signature pink


Julep Maven Review & Coupon – November 2014

Hi everyone!

It’s time for my monthly Julep Maven review!

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DSCN3467My November box came in two shipments.

Julep had some trouble with the Go Big mascara, so they sent it separately and added 950 Jules to my account!

DSCN3471Box contents:

  • Devon – Classic with a Twist – Slate Gray with Fuchsia Microshimmer
  • Shari – Classic with a Twist – Delicate Sweet Pea Crème
  • Go Big Volumizing Mascara
  • Coupon
  • Vanilla Caramel Cream Candies

DSCN3479November featured “The Friendsgiving Collection.”  I like the name, but I’m not sure what these colors have to do with Thanksgiving.

When I think Thanksgiving, I think orange, yellow, and pumpkins.  None of those characteristics are present here!

DSCN3477Shari – Classic with a Twist – Delicate Sweet Pea Crème

I don’t like this polish color at all.  It’s a very dull pink that would look horrible with my fair skin.  I try to stay away from white-based polishes.  I prefer brighter, richer colors.

Devon – Classic with a Twist – Slate Gray with Fuchsia Microshimmer

This polish is very pretty.  It looks a lot different when it’s applied to your nails than it does in the bottle.

I used it several days ago, and it dried a dark, pretty gray.  I didn’t notice any shimmer on my nails though.  Maybe I wasn’t in the right lighting?

DSCN3484Go Big Volumizing Mascara

I’m always willing to try a new mascara!

DSCN3491I’ve never used a mascara with such a small brush before. It was a little weird at first, but it seems to work nicely!

I’ll have to use it a few more times before I make a final decision on it!


I love that Julep now includes a coupon in every box!

What did you get in your November Maven box?!

Bow signature pink