This has been added to my must-have-at-all-times list. If you aren't familiar with color correcting, you should be. Basically, color correcting uses color theory to help balance out unwanted tones in your skin. I have discoloration around one of my eyes and using this product before my concealer has made a world of difference for me. It helps the concealer to cover, and doesn't look casket or patchy.
This is one of my favorite money saving apps. If you're a target-aholic like me, you know it's impossible to keep up with all of Targets great deals... unless you have Cartwheel! With Cartwheel, you can scan barcodes on products in store to see if there is a coupon for the item. If there is, you just add it to your app as have the cashier scan the app at checkout!
Whatever you need, you'll find it in Forever 21... well, if you can locate it, that is. The stores are large and cluttered, but they have everything. The quality of the clothes is subpar, and generally gets dingy/filled with holes after a couple wears. However, the prices can't be beat, so if you're looking for something as part of a costume or just need a cheap pair of leggings, the price is good. Basically, you get what you pay for.
I've been subscribed to ipsy for about 2 years now. First off, the bags are adorable! Every once in a while, there might be a not so cute bag, but for the most part they are good. Ipsy select 5 personalized products for you to try each month, and allows you to review products to let them get to know you better - I've found that the more products I review, the better suited the bags are for me in the future.
It is important to be honest in the initial quiz about what you like as well. Initially, I had checked off interest in nail polish, but ended up receiving tons of nail polish each month that I didn't use - so I went back and removed it from my interests, and now no more wasted polish! If you don't let ipsy know you don't like something, you'll probably keep getting it.
I've found ipsy has a good mix of high end and drug store brand items, so you really get a taste of everything. There is a mix of makeup, skincare, and hair care products, and you're bound to get at least one makeup and one skincare product in each bag.
I tried HelloFresh after cancelling my BlueApron subscription. I found with blue apron, we were getting 1 meal we loved, 1 meal we liked, and 1 that would sit in the fridge uneaten. With hellofresh, we had more options that we liked and ended up eating every meal we received. It is a bit pricey, but for someone without a lot of time to search for recipes, shop, and cook, this can be a game changer.
A nice moisturizing essence lotion. This should be used after a toner but before a serum. Basically, it helps your skin to hold on to moisturizers and serums better to get the full effect throughout the day. For someone with dry skin, this will make your serums and lotions go further and keep you hydrated.
One of my favorite face masks. Order off, it smells so good I wanted to eat it (please don't though!). There's a hint of vanilla, mixed with banana that makes it smells like a cupcake. The oats give a light exfoliation, which is great if you have sensitive skin. This product is particularly made for dry skin, and I will say my skin felt so soft and hydrated after using this mask.
I got a trial size of this product in my ipsy bag. The packaging states that the product should be used on damp hair, brushed through, and left in. My hair was dry when I opened my ipsy bag and I couldn’t resist trying it right away so I didn’t follow the rules. First off, my hair smells amazing right now, and it’s super soft. That being said, I don’t notice too much difference from any off brand drug store leave-in conditioners I’ve used. I've since used it on damp hair and it leaves my hair feeling hydrated and super soft.
Okay, I’m in love. I received the trial size version of this on my ipsy bag in May - In my experience, the mascaras I’ve gotten in my ipsy bags have been really hit or miss. This is a definite hit. Super easy application, my lashes didn’t stick together or clump, and not a lash was missed. My lashes look long and beautiful, but not fake. Removing the product was fairly easy as well - no raccoon eyes or red eyes from rubbing to remove it, just super simple! I will definitely be buying the full size of this.
Let me say this is my first time using a colored brow gel. It definitely added color and definition to my brows, but if you have super light brows it may be too dark (or not dark enough if you have black hair). However, I wasn’t able to shape/define my brows in the way that I wanted because the brush works by adding product onto your existing brow hairs. My brows are fairly short and I usually draw on small strokes of hair past the ends to elongate them, because I pierced my eyebrow when my mom told me not to and it scarred and hair doesn’t grow there anymore. I had difficulty placing the product where I wanted it to go. Without using another product such as a brow pencil, my brows don’t look terrible but they don’t look stellar either.