March 2017: What’s in your Ipsy bag?

A few months ago, I joined Ipsy after months (maybe even years) of listening to people talk about it. Before April of 2015, I only dabbled with make-up and went every where bare faced 99% of the time.

Now, a couple years later, I absolutely love Ipsy and it has actually saved me quite a bit of money, as I am no longer spending as much money on cosmetics. I do my best to start using the products as soon as I receive them, but sometimes it can be even a little much make up to keep up with!

With that said, here is what I received in my $10 glam bag this month:

Ipsy Bag March 2017

Eyeko Fat Brow Liquid Liner: Right now, I have about 4 different brow pencils/liners, so it may be a few weeks before I even get a chance to use it. The shade is a little dark, but overall this is a high quality product. I received a liquid eyeliner from them a few months ago and was very pleased with its performance.

Milk to Foam Coconut Milk Cleanser: Smells great, and will serve as a good change of pace from my Walmart face cleanser! Haha. You can never get enough face cleanser.

City Color Dark Spot Corrector: The reddish hue is effective for covering dark eye circles and eye bags, if applied in a triangular shape under each eye. I used to a apply these correctors in gobs under each eye and sometimes it made my eye bags look worse!

Tarte Quick Dry Matte Liquid Lipstick: I’m not a lipstick fan, but this is probably my favorite product I received in this bag. It really does dry quickly and doesn’t rub off on anything! I’ve been eating and drinking quite a bit this morning, and the color has stayed put quite nicely.

Chella Tweezers: Just like the cleansers, I can never get enough tweezers. I tend to lose mine very easily, so it’s nice to keep one in every room of the house. These tweezers are definitely on par with the Tweezerman tweezers I received as a gift a few years ago.


If you’re not already an Ipsy member and want to try it out, go for it! Use my special link and get me some bonus points! I wouldn’t recommend this service if I didn’t feel that it was a very good deal for the money spent.

What was in your Ipsy bag this month?



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Hello, AT&T… Goodbye, Sprint!

Hola y buenos tardes, mis amigos– spring break has finally arrived! I can’t believe it’s already Tuesday and I am so overdue for a post. So much for March goal-setting, right? Hah! Just kidding. I’m definitely killing it on a couple goals but seriously slacking in others. Spring break is still young!

Here’s what I have been up to lately, in list format:

  1. Celebrated Justin’s Birthday! Yesterday, he turned 35 and we traded in his iPhone 4S for a beautiful iPhone 7. I can hardly believe that 4S lasted him as long as it did, without even a screen cracking. That phone was nearly as old as our relationship!


I also got a new phone and officially switched over cell phone carriers. I had been a long-time customer of Spring and their service just wasn’t making the cut anymore.

2. Practiced plenty of Spanish. This weekend I downloaded the 3rd grade Spanish STAAR test for reading. For those of you not in Texas, STAAR is the official state assessment here. Reading the different kinds of passages (informational, fiction, poetry, etc) and answering the accompanying questions was a great comprehension exercise. I plan to complete the rest of the 3rd grade tests, then work my way up to 4th and 5th grade.

3. Deep cleaned the house. Bathrooms, living room, kitchen, master bedroom, etc… now I need to work on the mess that is my make-up desk:


4. Played with my doggies, Sansa and Theon. They have been loving this spring break most of all. Plenty of time to run, play, and cuddle with these two furbabies!


Later today I am off for my first language exchange date with a Mexican woman I met through Houston Language Exchange. I plan to work with her on her English in exchange for her helping me wish Spanish… wish me luck!



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