Saturday, October 24, 2015

Fall Favorites Tag

Hey guys! It's been awhile. My laptop met it's match in the form of my 4lb kitten, RIP laptop. You are missed. But anyways, my favorite Youtuber of all time ever, Shan Shortcake did a "fall favorites tag" created by Jacylyn Hill and I couldn't resist. So here it goes!

Favorite fall candle: I don't actually use candles, I burn wax cubes in my Scentsy warmer so I'll share with you my favorite wax cube scent right now. My favorite smell for fall is Mainway's "Mulled Cider" found at Walmart. It smells non-traditionally fall. I love it.

Favorite lip color: Color Pop's Ultra Matte in the shade "Midi." I adore this shade. It's a perfect nude and for only $6...get out of my face right now. Amazing.

Favorite drink: This one is kind of boring since I'm enduring a "healthy life style change" but I've been drinking a lot of cranberry grape juice. It has a fall vibe to me without the thousands of calories I would tack on with my normal fall favorites.

Favorite fall blush: Another Colour Pop's in the shade "Prenup". I haven't worn anything else since in about a month. It's a plum pink, perfect for us pale girls! (Say that three times fast)

Favorite clothing item: Hands down, my light wash denim shirt. The first time I feel a cool breeze, my denim shirt, black leggings, and boots come out and are a staple in my fall wardrobe. 

Favorite fall movie: Hocus Pocus! This movie is my childhood. "Another glorious morning...makes me SICK!" Winifred is my spirit animal. 

Favorite fall tv show: A thousand times...WALKING DEAD. Darryl Dixon...motorcycle...I'm just saying. YES. 

Favorite Thanksgiving food: My Mom's dressing. No one makes it like Mom. 

Favorite Halloween Costume: A couple years ago, my husband and I dressed up as "Zombie Scene Kids" (a nod to "The scene is dead") It was pretty awesome, if I do say so myself.

So that's it for the fall favorites tag. Comment below your fall favorites in the format listed (AND make sure you are following the blog) and I will choose a winner November 1st to get a surprise package of some of my fall favorites! Good luck cupcakes and happy fall yall!

Favorite fall candle:
Favorite lip color:
Favorite drink:
Favorite fall blush:
Favorite clothing item:
Favorite fall movie:
Favorite fall tv show:
Favorite Thanksgiving food:
Favorite Halloween costume:

-Sammi Cupcake

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

October Ipsy Review

Another unimpressive month for Ipsy. This is the third or fourth bag in a row that was just kind of..."meh." The only product I was super stoked about in this bag legitimately says "Free sample-not for sale" on the back of it. Not cool, Ipsy. Not cool.

First off, the theme this month was "Alter Ego" and shows an image of a woman in conservative makeup and style, and then another image of the same woman rocking a bold blue lip with matching blue eye shadow in a furry coat and pink hair. Thing is...Ipsy didn't even offer any "different" makeup products that would be outside the norm for most people. I got a non-colored lip gloss and a black eye liner...but some of the other products offered were bronze eye shadow, brown brow pencil, a "pinky nude" lip gloss. Whoa there, Ipsy. Don't get too crazy now. (Can you just taste the sarcasm?)

Here is my bag for the month:

  • Mary-Lou Manizer [Technically a free sample, but appx retail value, $1.60] SAMPLE
    • So this is the one product in my bag I was really looking forward to and it is small guys. I mean like, SMALL. The entire sample could be hidden by a dime. Not to mention it says free sample, not for sale on the back-which is kind of shady of Ipsy if you ask me.

    • Ayres hand cream [$1.35] SAMPLE
    • It smells nice and all, but seriously...who do I need to pay off to get Ipsy to stop sending me lotions??

      • Nourish Organic argan face serum [$14.80] SAMPLE
      See statement above but for skincare.

      • Tarte Lipsurgence lipgloss in "Energy" [$3.56] SAMPLE
      The gloss is thick and sticky and colorless. Not a fan.

      • Coastal Scents Xpress liner [$4.95] FULL SIZE
      Not even going to open this one, but I'll share the code I got with you guys. Go to and use the code PENCIL25OFF for 25% off through December 8th.
      Total bag value: $29.26 (with $3 figured in for the bag, which is what they normally sell for)

      Fall Ipsy bags are usually my favorite but these fast few bags have just been dreadful. Not to mention my bag value has gone from $66 in August and steadily declined to $29 now. Tell me what you got this month and how you felt about your Ipsy bag as a whole. I love hearing from you guys, and I hope you had a way better Ipsy month than I did.

    Wednesday, October 7, 2015

    Fortune Cookie Soap fall items

    Hey cupcakes! I've got items from three of Fortune Cookie Soap's fall collections AND a couple extras not currently available for purchase. The items we will be taking a peek at today are from the following collections: Basic Pumpkin, Zombie Survival, and Third Times The Charm. Let's jump right in!

    Basic Pumpkin
    • "Ah-mazing" Linen Spray (Spicy pumpkin and violets) This scent is very interesting. A sophisticated floral smell with a hint of pumpkin. I also love this smell as a linen spray. It's a really cozy scent to fall asleep to.
    • "Yoga Booty" Whipped Cream (pumpkin pie, graham cracker crust, whipped cream, and cinnamon) This one is true to description. You can actually smell the graham cracker mixed in with the pumpkin.
    Zombie Survival
    • "Weapons of Choice" OCD (white wine, peaches, and citrus) This is slap you in the face mandarin orange/peach. It actually gives me a headache it's so strong.
    • "Airborn" Shower Steamer. (coffee, caramel, and chocolate) I get straight up espresso from this one. Yummy. 
    Third Times The Charm
    • "Recently Deceased" OCD (candy corn and campfire marshmallows) Another one true to description! It has a smokey candy corn smell. A very "outside of the box" fall scent. I love it.
    • "It's Showtime" bar soap (strawberry, candy, vanilla, and bubble gum) I can't pin point any predominant scents in this one but if I had to describe it in one word-SWEET. 
    • Whipped cream marked "Sample" only. I believe we will see this product in an upcoming collection. I really like it, it's a clean "baby powder" scent. Could be in the same family as "Sally."
    • "Fortune Freak" whipped cream. This one was a fan group exclusive. It's a very muted blue color and smells SUPER fruity. Almost like "Juicy Fruit" gum, or a more citrusy version of their "sugar high."
    I hope you all enjoyed this look at some of the newer Fortune Cookie Soap products available and that you are enjoying the fall so far! Even though it is still in the mid to upper 80's here, I am in full on fall mode. Pumpkin all the Love it. Until next time...Happy fall yall!

    -Sammi Cupcake

    Saturday, October 3, 2015

    Rock this look: fall inspired

    Hey cupcakes! Back with the second edition of "Rock this look." This week, my makeup was inspired by the colors of autumn leaves. Lots of purplish cranberry, golds, browns, and nudes. (SO STOKED that it is officially fall!) So here are the products I used in case you want to recreate this look...

    • Avon eye shadow ink "Always Merlot" (outter eye lid and lower lash line)
    • Colour Pop "Get Lucky" (inner eye lid and lower lash line)
    • Coastal Scents: Revealed 2 matte brown (crease color)
    • It Cosmetics brow powder "Universal taupe"
    • Chella Highlighter "Ivory Lace" (to clean up and lightly highlight the brows)
    • Blush: Colour Pop "Prenup"
    • Highlight: Colour Pop "Lunch Money"
    • Tre'Stique matte lip crayon "Nantucket Nude"
    That's it for this week, dolls. I hope you enjoyed this weeks "Rock this look" and I hope you are enjoying playing with your fall makeup as much as I am! Comment below and tell me what "fall makeup trend/color" you are looking forward to most. 

    -Sammi Cupcake

    Friday, October 2, 2015

    October Avon Review

    Hey cupcakes! In case you weren't aware, October is breast cancer awareness month and that is a cause I absolutely stand behind. As most of you probably know by now, I have partnered up with Avon with the goal of preventing, fighting, and hopefully eventually curing breast cancer. 20% of all purchases made will be donated to breast cancer awareness. During this partnership, I am also reviewing Avon products monthly and you will receive my honest opinion about cosmetics items offered by Avon. Below are the products I received this month.

    Avon Extra Lasting Eyeshadow Ink

    This is a beautiful shade and my favorite Avon product I have received so far! It's a beautiful bronze wine color and they hit the nail on the head with the "extra lasting" part. After allowing it to set for less than a minute, this product won't budge!  These normally retail for $7, but are on sale for $3.99 right now. Definitely check this product out!

    Avon "Silicone Glove" hand cream

    There are things I love and things I dislike about this product. It is described as "a skin-softening formula that helps protect against dryness." The things I like about the product are first off, the scent. It smells really pleasant and clean, without being overwhelming. I also think the product does as it claims, as it is very hydrating. My only complaint about the product is that it makes my hands feel quite wet and/or greasy, but that may be because my hands aren't naturally dry.

    Overall, it was a great month for Avon products! If either of the above items interest you, please feel free to click on the photos of the products and it will take you to the e-store where it can be purchased. Also, click on the image below to check out many of the other great products Avon has to offer while simultaneously donating to breast cancer awareness. Until next time... go pink for October.

    -Sammi Cupcake

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    Ipsy October sneak peek

    #1: Our first look

    The first two items we were shown this month are the Mary-Lou Manizer and Meet Matt(e) Hughes liquid lipstick.

    I'll continue to update this post as we get more sneak peeks for October! It looks to be a good month, so far!