Friday, January 29, 2016

February Ipsy Sneak Peek

Hey cupcakes! It's that time again...let's take a look into what February Ipsy promises us.

It looks like the items featured are as follows:

  • IT cosmetics "bye bye under eye" anti-aging concealer
  • Trust Fund beauty nail polish
  • Mary Lou Manizer
  • Smashbox primer oil
  • Mr. Write (Now) eye liner 
I'd love to try the IT cosmetics concealer and although I have received the Manizer before (and the sample is TINY-I mean like, a dime could cover the entire sample) I wouldn't mind getting it again. What are you hoping to see in your bag??

-Sammi Cupcake

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Maybelline "Dream Velvet" review

Hey cupcakes! I found another drug store product I just had to share with you guys. I'm sure I'm not alone in my never ending quest for the "perfect foundation," (especially since I am a member of the pale girls club) so when I heard good reviews on this one AND it's under $10-I had to try it.

Big surprise, the lightest shade is too dark for me, but it's not as bad as most drug store foundations are. I've learned a well placed "translucent" powder on top will usually lighten them up enough to pass for my porcelain skin color.

The formula however is the biggest sell for me. As you could guess from the name, it has a smooth velvety consistency and is so quick and easy to apply. I apply it with my beauty blender and no joke, it's on in less than a minute. Maybelline describes it as a "soft-matte hydrating foundation" and I think they got it just about right.

It's not cakey, but it's thick enough to cover up any dark spots/under eye circles/blemishes you may have. Seriously guys, next time you're out, pick up some of this foundation. I don't think you'll be disappointed!

The proof is in the pudding, as they say. There is me wearing shade "05-Warm Porcelain". Let me know if you have tried this foundation before and what you think, or if you go out and buy it after reading this blog. I love to hear from you guys!

-Sammi Cupcake

Sunday, January 17, 2016

January Ipsy Bag Review

January Ipsy Bag Review



  • Coastal Scents pearl shadow large angle brush [Appx $3] SOLD AS PART OF A SET
  Normally I am always happy to get a makeup brush, but I don't think I'd have a use for this one. [Use code CROWNIPSY25 for 25% off any purchase]

  • Pixi mineral duo "Lavender Bloom" [$6] FULL SIZE
I'm not a fan of the brand, nor the shades I was sent. Bummer. [Use code IPSYJAN for 15% off]

  • The Balm Mr. Write (now) "Scott" [$17] FULL SIZE
Another one that's going in my trade stash. I believe the color is a burgundy plum. [Use code Ipsy20 for 20% off]

  • Peek Beauty brow powder "Expresso" [$5] SAMPLE
This is the one item I will use in my bag and it's by far the smallest sample I got. Geez, this month stinks. [Use code Ipsy15 for 15% off your purchase]

  • Lasting Smiles lip balm [$4.99]FULL SIZE
Another "meh" product. I already have a brand of lip balm I use and I'm not a fan of peppermint.  

Total bag value: $38.99 (with $3 figured in for the bag, which is what they normally sell for.)
As I'm sure you noticed, I was not a fan of this month at all. They didn't even offer 5 things I wanted :/ Here's hoping next month is better. Was your Ipsy bag disappointing this month too? I love hearing from you guys! See you for next month's Ipsy bag review :) Also please let me know if you like that I've started adding promo codes for all the products I got. They are good for 2 weeks at least.

-Sammi Cupcake