March smells like promise and new beginnings to me. I found a few quotes today that reminded me about how lovely spring can be.
“No winter lasts forever. No spring skips its turn.” (found on picturequotes.com)
“Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.” — Lewis Grizzard
I’m so impressed with this month’s bag design. It features such a creative and unique design by talented LA-based artist Priscilla Witte.
Read more about her inspiring story and the unexpected life turn that landed her gigs with Taylor Swift X Keds, illustrations all over LA cafés, and and Ipsy. It is Ipsy’s first-ever coloring-book style glam bag. I’m here for it as I’m still as much a fan of coloring as I was in preschool.
On her inspiration for the design Priscilla said,
“I wanted this Glam Bag design to reflect unique beauty. To me that meant hip hair, lots of different styles, shapes, and interesting people.” Love it.
What I Got:
Dirty Little Secrets Baked Highlighter in Bellini
This month I also have received my favorite highlighter out of all the highlighters I’ve received so far by Ipsy. I honestly use it more as a blush though, or blush topper. It’s too pink and pigmented to use as a highlighter but it’s gorgeous on the cheeks. It gives a soft, healthy, rosy glow.
If you received this item you got in either Prosecco, Bellini, or Soda Pop. Bellini is the one I got, and it is described on the website/app as a “… light pink that’s totally intoxicating. (Get it?!)”
I was hoping I’d get Prosecco, as I’m partial to peachy highlighters and blushes, but I was not at all disappointed by Bellini.
Contour Cosmetics Lip Kit Pencil in Juju
This nudey pinky lip pencil is perfect paired with any nude lipstick. I received the pencil in Juju, though some of you may have received it in Stud. I love both, as I wear both nudes and browns quite often. I usually don’t line my lips or wear liquid lipstick, so I end up having to re-apply my lip balm and lipstick about ten times a day if I’m at work or out at an event, etc.
I don’t mind, but I’ve been dipping into lip liners to see if they’ll help make my lipstick last a bit longer. You can totally use them sans lipstick too. I love this one because the color is gorgeous, it’s a twist up, and it’s super creamy. I tend to avoid pencil liners because I’m lazy and don’t want to sharpen them and because some formulas can be drying.
Glossier’s Balm Dotcom in Coconut
If you got this product you recieved it in either Original, Rose, Mint, or Coconut. I received it in Coconut, which I love.
Coconut is a delicious smell and flavor. I would’ve preferred to get something a little more interesting than a lip balm, but this is a high quality balm and it has five uses according to Ipsy. (use it as regular lip balm, apply it with lipstick to sheer it out like a tint, apply it over a matte lip to create a glossy lip, rub it on cuticles, and rub it on rough patches on the body).
As I mentioned, I’d rather get something I’d never think to try, but since this is a high quality lip balm, I’m not totally disappointed by it.
SL41 Blusher Brush by SLMissGlam
This brush is totally my cup of tea. Glittery cute things make me happy. Not only did I need a blush brush and highlighter brush, but the brush’s design is gorgeous and so whimsical and fun. It makes me feel like a Disney princess, which I’m totally here for. As soon as I laid eyes on it, I fell in love. I looked up the creator and she has so many adorable brush sets that look intriguing.SLMissGlambeauty.com.
I was really hoping it’d perform as good as it looked, so I’m so happy it did. The Ipsy site claims it’s a blush brush, as does awesome creator SLMissGlam’s, but it worked better as a highlight brush for me. Either way, I’m in love. 💞💞💥💥 Check out SLMissGlambeauty.com for more fairytale vibes. 😊
Sex Kitten Eyeliner by Tarte
I won’t lie to you. I was stoked to get a Tarte product but wasn’t too thrilled to get an eyeliner again in my bag, as I’ve gotten several before. It’s not that I’m not into them, it’s just that I find myself using eyeshadow to line the eyes more and more and rarely use eyeliner. That’s funny considering there was a time I wore eyeliner every day.
Since the name is so cute and it’s by Tarte, I’ll give this one a go though. I haven’t used it yet but it swatched super creamy and pigmented. I’ll keep you posted on what my thoughts are.
I haven’t stopped using the highlight, brush, and lip balm. I will include the other two in my routine as I try and give everything a fair shot.
Thanks so much for reading! Love you all and I wish you a lovely weekend