Wednesday, March 30, 2016

April Ipsy Sneak Peek

Hey fishies! Here is your first look at what might be featured in your April Ipsy bag.

  • Tarte LipSurgence natural lip tint 
  • Benefit "They're Real" tinted lash primer
  • Buxom lip cream/lip polish (I can't tell from the photo which one this is)
So what do you think guys? Which one are you hoping for? Nothing really wows me so far...fingers crossed some of the other items are better for me! 

-Sami Fish

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Fortune Cookie Soap "Pack Your Bags" Review

Travel to Mythical Places
"Pack Your Bags"

Cupboard Under the Stairs body wash
I am told this scent is a new version of Polyjuice Potion. It smells JUST like Hawaiian Punch's lemon lime splash-SO good. I can't wait to smell like this.

Bikini Top and Bikini Bottom LIQUID shampoo and conditioner
To my knowledge, this is the first time Fortune Cookie Soap has ever made a liquid shampoo or conditioner. FCS freaks are going to LOVE it. The scents are a nod at that sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea! Bikini Top is a really beautiful Hawaiian floral. Bikini Bottom is sophisticated pineapple. These two will mix so well together.

Lost City crystal infused perfume oil
(Atlantis) To me, this smells a lot like "Iron Islands" from the Winter Has Come collection-which is one of my favorite scents EVER! If you liked it in an OCD, you'll love it as a perfume!

Storybrooke shower oil
Shannon describes this scent as "a darker version of Belle." (Here's looking at you Allison Ann-queen of Belle! haha) Surprisingly, this is my favorite scent of the collection. It smells like the fruitiness of Belle mixed with coconut cream. Seriously, YUMMY.

Ice Palace aloe me body whip
I'm guessing this one was inspired by Frozen. It is so pretty...light blue with clear aloe infused with micro-glitter. I can't make up my mind on what scents might play into this one, but I'm thinking very berry!

Emerald City deodorant
Obviously, from "The Wizard of Oz," this product is a fan favorite. It is a semi-masculine scent which is very natural and woodsy, described by Fortune Cookie Soap as a summery version of The Shiz.

Fortune Cookie Soap absolutely knocked it out of the park with this collection, both with the product choices and re-vamping of FCS favorite fragrances. The "Pack Your Bags" collection will be available to purchase tomorrow, Friday March 25th, at 6pm on the Fortune Cookie Soap site. Don't miss out on this one!

-Sami Fish

--I received this collection free of charge for my unbiased, honest review. I wanted to say a special THANK YOU to Shannon (and all the wonderful FCS employees) for giving me this opportunity--

Friday, March 18, 2016

March Ipsy Review

March Ipsy Bag Review

  • Beau Gachis Paris eye shadow brush [$12] FULL SIZE
I just bought a whole set of makeup brushes, so I'll probably just trade this one, but brushes are never a bad thing to get in your bag! [Use code BeautifulIpster for 20% off any purchase]

  • Marc Anthony argan oil of Morocco smoothing cream [Appx. $2] SAMPLE
I'm really excited to try this one. A couple months back I got the coconut oil conditioning treatment and LOVED IT, so I hope this one is as good. 

  • Skone Cosmetics Tattooed Eyeliner [$20] FULL SIZE
This stuff is no joke. When they say tattooed they mean it, I've scrubbed and it isn't budging. Plus it applies so smooth and rich. Color me impressed. [Use code IpsyMarch2016 for 10% off] 

  • NudeStix lip & cheek pencil [Appx $10] SAMPLE
I will admit-I was 100% ready to hate this one, but I actually like it a lot! The color is a gorgeous nude and although it's a pencil, it applies like a color rich gloss/satin liquid lipstick. 

  • NYX Cosmetics liquid suede cream lipstick [$7] FULL SIZE
Another product I love! It's a beautiful red that even my husband commented on. I can't wait to pair this and the tattooed liner. [Use code NYXBEGONE for 40% off the purchase of one NYX lip color remover]

Total bag value: $54 (with $3 figured in for the bag, which is what they normally sell for.)

This was definitely one of the best months I've had with Ipsy in awhile. It did exactly what Ipsy is meant to do-open my eyes to colors...shades..and products I would not have tried on my own. What was your favorite thing in your Ipsy this month?

-Sami Fish

Thursday, March 17, 2016

St. Patricks Day

Happy St Paddys Day, pretty ladies! I just had a couple things I wanted to show you guys today. First, baking is one of my great loves, behind writing. My daughter and I made some green St Patricks Day cupcakes and I just had to show you all.

Also, I had to show you guys these super affordable synthetic extensions I just got. They were $21 and are ombre from black to honey blonde.The amount of hair for the price is insane. In the photo below, I'm barley wearing half of the clip ins. They come curled but are very easy to straighten (at a low temperature). If you are looking to play with new colors, look into it! CLICK HERE TO GET YOURS

-Sami Fish

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

FCS Pure Imagination box review

Fortune Cookie Soap "Pure Imagination" Soap Box review


  • "Everything's Eatable" lip scrub (Candy, fruity, juicy, sweet) This scent is IDENTICAL to Juicy Fruit gum. Like spot on. 
  • "FCS Land" OCD (Tart citrus candy, berries, vanilla) This scent is pretty mild. I'd say the berry and candy smells are the most present. 
  • "Fizzy Lifting" bubble bath (Yummy gummy goodness) I get a mostly citrus vibe from this one.
  • "You're turning violet, Violet!" aloe me (Blueberry bubblegum, violet) I can't stop smelling this one. It's such an interesting, complex scent. It smells like a sophisticated bubble gum scent. I really like it, and you can pick up all the notes mentioned in the scent description.
  • "Invitation Only" bar soap (creamy chocolate, marshmallow, buttercream) One of the cuter products in the box, it looks and smells just like a yummy chocolate bar!
  • "Grandpa Joe" incense cones (Tobacco, brown sugar, tonka bean) I really like this one. It's very reminiscent of "American Royalty."
  • "Everlasting" solid bubble bath (lollipops, lemon lime soda) Fresh lemon is the top note in this scent for me. It's definitely very spring and very fresh.
  • "I Want It Now" shower steamer (Toffee caramel, brat meringue, sea salt, nuts) This is a very different scent than I've seen FCS do in shower steamers. It smells like a coffee shop. Very yummy.
  • "Sugar Pits" deodorant (watermelon, strawberry, cherry, peaches, pink bubblegum) This smells like watermelon bubble gum to me. It's a very cute scent and my daughter will LOVE IT.
  • "Liquor is Quicker" shower oil (pulled taffy, sea salt) I wasn't sure what to expect with this one, but it's a mild lemon lime scent with a hint of candy. I think this one will be pretty universally liked. 
  • "Lifetime Supply" eau de parfum (candied melons, jasmine, vanilla) Melon is the top kind of reminds me of scent your shampoo would be in. This will be a fan favorite for sure. 

This box is seriously THE CUTEST. It's Willy Wonka themed, if you didn't catch that. The collection is very wearable together which I love. It's perfect for spring and it came with this super cute surprise! 

Way to go, Fortune Cookie Soap, another big hit! If you got this box, let me know what you think! Until next time...

-Sami Fish

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Buxom CYO palette

As a beauty blogger and overall makeup addict, one of my dreams is to create my own makeup palette. That dream is still far off, but putting together this customizable palette was a lot of fun!

At the time of my purchase, Ulta was running a special for the empty customizable eye shadow palette and six eye shadows for $40, which would save you $45 considering these items bought individually are valued at $85. 

I chose neutral shades for my palette, shades that I could create several every day wearable looks that could be matte or metallic. I have two matte shades, three metallic shades, and a "luster" shade. I love how it turned out. I told my husband had this been a palette I created, I would name it "Sami Nude," haha. 

  • Satin Seduction [bisque luster]
  • Designer or Die [matte beige]
  • Jetsetter [matte gray beige] 
  • Style Icon [metallic taupe]
  • Mink Magnet [metallic bronze]
  • Haute Couture [metallic java]

Well that's all I have for you today. Happy daylight savings time day. I hope you all got more sleep than I did! Check out Ulta if you want to make your own palette, and if you do be sure to send me a photo of your palette and what you would call it! 

-Sami Fish

Thursday, March 3, 2016


Hey guys...I announced the give away winner for my 20,000 give away contest a couple days ago and I haven't heard back from the winner yet! :( I am giving her until midnight tonight to respond before I draw another number and another winner.


Please send me an email to with your mailing info by midnight tonight to claim your prize.