Sunday, November 4, 2012

Ipsy Glam Bag - October 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

MyGlam is now ipsy!

Hello lovies!

So as you know, I am a huge fan of the MyGlam beauty subscription service that was started by fellow YouTuber, Michelle Phan. So when I woke up today to check my email I saw some big news...

MyGlam has changed to The glam bags stay the same, so no worries with the current subscription holders. However, there are some massive changes to the website and company structure!

I'll admit, I am afraid of change... however, I was able to peruse the website for a while today and I think it's great! I was a little taken aback by the name change, but after finding out the meaning behind it, I can dig it. :)

From the ispy/MyGlam Facebook page:

Why ipsy…beauty by you? When our founder Michelle Phan started myglam last year, she envisioned a vibrant community where women would be inspired to express their unique beauty. myglam was a great starting point, but as we launched a home f
or our community, we wanted a name that had a deeper meaning. ipsy comes from the latin word ipse, which means “sense of self”.

At ipsy, we believe the following:
1. Beauty is personal. There is no prescribed view of what is beautiful.
2. Beauty is a way for women to express their creativity and to connect with like-minded women.
3. Forging connections makes women feel more confident, valued and inspired.

The name ipsy is perfectly suited to reflect these core beliefs. And, the first thing you do when you join ipsy is customize your own logo and make your mark on the community.

What do you believe about beauty and what do you think of ipsy?
So, change is good! AND they have open subscriptions, so I definitely suggest heading over and taking their style quiz. The same as before... they have glam bags every month for $10.00.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Birchbox Review for August 2012

Here is my Birchbox review for August!

I'm so sorry I waited until the end of the month to post. It has been crazy since I got back in town and ready for the new semester. I really hope I'll be back to a regular routine from here on out.

This month's theme was "Beauty School"

- Whish Shaving Cream Deluxe Sample
- Shick Hydro Silk Razor (FIVE BLADES!!!)
- Stila Stay All Day Foundation Sampler (Light and All Skin Tones)
- Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream Sample
- Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy "La Fleur" Perfume Sample Vial

Birchbox is $10.00/month with free shipping!

To Sign Up:

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Get Ready with Me!

Here is a list (in order) of what I used!

- Likewise Moisturizer with SPF (from Birchbox)
- Philosophy Take a Deep Breath (from MyGlam)
- Benefit The Porefessional (from Ulta)
- Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation in Naked
- Sheercover Concealer in Light/Medium
- Wet N Wild Bronzer
- Elf Cream Blush
- Wet N Wild Natural Blend Powder
- Elf Eye Primer
- Avon Brow Pencil in Blonde (
- Sedona Lace Metallic Palette (
- Avon Quad (Limited Edition)
- Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner (Browns)
- Cover Girl Remarkable Mascara (Black)
- NYX Lip Liner in Rose
- NYX Lipstick in Vitamin
- Avon Lipgloss in Clear 

Cheers! Let me know if you like these videos! They are easy for me to make

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Influenster Summer VoxBox!!!

My Summer VoxBox from Influenster was awesome!!! Sorry it has taken me so long to post on this but here are some photos and initial thoughts, plus the video above:

Check it out:

4th of July Looks

Hey ya'll!! Here is the look I did for the 4th of July! I figure this look would be great throughout the summer because of the light eye shadow. I'd probably tone down the lip for a picnic and perhaps pick a pretty peach or baby pink. :) But the red is sexy! Subscribe if you're new!!! xoxo


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Dove Hair Care Review

Style + Care Thermal Replenishment Spray

Style + Care Dry Shampoo

Refresh + Care Hair Spray

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Updated Skincare Routine with Acne.Org

My Glam Review for June

 My Glam - June 2012

 I wanted to send out a big THANK YOU to My Glam for working with me when my first bag got lost. Great customer service!


Living Proof Nourishing Styling Cream
NYX Lip Smacking Fun Colors Lipstick (Full size)
Marbella Permanent Eyeliner Pen (Full size)
Philosophy Take a Deep Breath Oil-Free Oxygen Gel Moisturizer
Gold glitter clutch with snap closure (see photos)

$10.00/month + free shipping


Friday, June 15, 2012

Birchbox Review - June 2012

Birchbox Review for June!

This Month's Theme: Jet Set
~Birchbox Man Fragrance Sample
~Eyeko London Fat Eye Stick - Old Gold
~TheBalm Stainiac - Beauty Queen
~Tili Bag - Travel
~Comodynes - Self Tanning Towelettes 
~Likewise Moisturizer and Sun Protectant

If you want to subscribe to Birchbox, it is only $10.00/month flat rate! Click the link below to sing up:


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Julep Maven Box - June 2012

Hello lovelies!

It's that time again! All my beauty subscriptions are coming in the mail which is seriously like Christmas every month. Someone asked me what I am subscribed to so here is the list: Julep Nails, Birchbox, MyGlam and now Influenster (which is made for reviewers).

So for the month of June I was in LOVE with the Julep colors for my "style," American Beauty. Below are photos of the box as well as the nail colors.


I also was able to purchase an "add on" for $4.95 (sorry I kept saying $4 in the video). So I picked up Rose, which is this super sweet watermelon pinkish red. :)

The box this month also came with chapstick (God bless Julep) and sunscreen SPF 30 for hands and face. Just in time for summer! And did I mention Pixi Stix!? :)


If you'd like to join Julep, you can get your first month for ONE PENNY! Just click on the link below and after you take the style quiz use discount code PENNY at checkout. You can always skip next month if you're low on funds! Plus if you refer 2 friends you get a free month!



Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tag! $20.00 Makeup Challenge!

I gave this my best effort! The rules of the tag that you have to get a full face of makeup for $20.00 or less. I ended up spending $20.13 because I miscalculated the price of the lip gloss *DAMN YOU MATH CLASS!!!*

Anyway here are the products I bought from CVS:

-Revlon Age Defying Foundation (Fresh Ivory)
-Wet N Wild Natural Blend Pressed Powder (Natural)
- Wet N Wild Color Icon Bronzer (Princess)
-Revlon Custom Eyes Palette (Metallic Chic)
-Rimmel Glam Eyes Day to Night Mascara (Black)
-Maybelline Color Sensation Lip Gloss (Pink Perfection)

Enjoy!!! If you have a YouTube channel or vlog I TAG YOU!!!! :)


Sunday, June 3, 2012

How I do my Hair

 Products Used:

Suave Professionals Heat Protectant Spray
Suave Professionals Touchable Finish Hairspray (Extra Hold)
Conair 1/2" Flat Iron

Thursday, May 24, 2012

DIY "Z-Palette" for Eyeshadows

Do-It-Yourself: Making an Eyeshadow "Z-Palette" out of a gift card holder

What a fun project this was! Kristen and I decided a while back that 1. We have too many eye shadows, 2. They take up a ton of space, and 3. We could make our own Z-Palettes for much cheaper!

So here is a DIY project you can try out for any eyeshadows. For me, I depotted and made my Urban Decay Book of Shadows Palette for this project.

I am calling this a "homemade Z-Palette" because it works the same way. However, a large Z-Palette is $20.00 on Amazon, and the small Z-Palette (around the same size as this holder) is $15.00. I spent around $6.00 for the materials I used here. :) 

What you will need:
- Scissors
- Magnetic strips or dots (I got my dots from a craft store)
- A metal gift card holder
- Tweezers or something flat and sharp like a metal nail file
- Time and patience.

I'll say this... deconstructing the BoS Palette was a chore. It took a very long time due to the thick cardboard that is used on the box. However, when I got it down to the thin top layer of cardboard, I was able to pry most of the shadows off with a nail file. The remaining ones, I cut around the cardboard (it doesn't matter if there are pieces left on the back, they're getting a magnet anyway!).

Affix the magnets to the back of each shadow and carefully place in the tin.

This is such an easy project, but it does take time and patience. If you rush to get the shadows out, you may crack or break them! So be careful and give your hands a rest when you need it. :)

The final project should look like this...


CVS Gift Card Tin - $2.99
Magnetic Dots - $3.00
Book of Shadows - $35.00 (from HauteLook)

 Good luck and have fun!


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Birchbox Review: April 2012

Birchbox is $10.00 flat rate per month with free shipping! If you want to sign up here is the link:

Friday, April 27, 2012

Foundation and Ulta Palette

Foundation and Ulta Palette Palette Price: $14.95 (they have a new Spring/Summer palette out now for the same price) Sedona Lace Brush: $14.95 (great investment) Foundation: Around $7.00 Cheers, Meg

Monday, April 23, 2012

Maybelline XXL Pro Extension Mascara How-To

So after much hemming and hauling, I decided to try out the Maybelline XXL Pro Extensions Mascara that I have heard so much about! A YouTube guru I love, Sam Schuerman, has talked about these for months and her lashes always look fantastic! So on a random trip out to Ulta, I picked up the Extensions Waterproof in the color Very Black. So far I love them! Watch the video for the how-to and I'll write more instructions below...
1. Curl your lashes. I have a cheap LaCrosse curler I used in the video, but I prefer my Elf eyelash curler my sis got me a while back. :)

2. Apply the white treatment gel labeled Step 1 on the tube. I put on two coats.

3. Chill a sec. Let them dry!

 4. Then I applied two coats of the black mascara (Step 2 on the tube).  
I didn't notice much clumping overall, but if any lashes stuck together then I just used my finger to wiggle them apart.

5. Look awesome.

You can pick up this mascara at any drugstore. I've seen it at Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens, Ulta, Bed Bath and Beyond and Rite Aid.

It retails for around $6.00 depending on where you get it.