My fave new accessory is this boxed water. Aside from being amazingly cute and totally totable the water tastes great. Its leak proof, I love the font, its cardboard and perfectly purse sized. This has totally found a permanent place in my bag. More reason to drink water which awesome because it is so feakin’ good for you!
While, these posts get OLD super fast I am so surprised by IPSY this month that I just had to share my haul from this month. Ipsy can be hit or miss, this month is exception, it was just awesome.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil
Mai Couture Highlighter Papier
Mirabella Primer for Face & Eyes
NYX Loose Pearl Shadow
and the standout this month is Be a Bombshell Hot Mess Lip Gloss this is the perfect shade of cherry apple red. Super clear, super glossy, not so much moisturizing but definitely not drying. It provides a deep wash of red that is both bold and understated, its not a deeply saturated pigment its definitely a gloss so you avoid that overdone red lip look one can accidentally get. With this gloss you just get a deep wash of sheer color. I was totally about to purchase some red lip gloss and this came just in time.
These wipes are perfect, because they provide the right kind of clean without leaving a residue. With one swipe your face feels super clean and never tight. If you have to at the end of a long day be somewhere else and need to freshen up these are great, the which hazel is a fantastic pick me up the effect on your face is super cooling. The best part is that they are individually wrapped so your not carrying around a huge pack of something, just one little wipe.
I also use these when I travel for the end of my flight to freshen up, because seriously what is with that gross post flight feeling? I have been traveling a lot lately and I just can’t handle it. Well these wipes take care of that. You can probably use them anywhere not just your face, so they double as hand an body wipes if you are really in a pinch. As an added bonus these wipes are 100% natural and contain no nasty stuff. Pretty awesome.
This is one of the best balms I have ever used. That is quite a statement considering that I have about 100, no joke. But this one is so awesome, that I immediately purchased a new one, not even before it was out, but when it was running low. When I was studying for the bar, I compulsively put this on (being indoors, the AC really took its toll, that and well malnutrition. Sorry Mom!). Super moisturizing, and not addictive it really delivers just pure moisture and leaves a nice sheen on your lips perfect for a low maintenance look.
In my last ‘What’s in my bag Wednesday’ I posted about hand sanitizer. I really do go through a ton. I like this one because it so slim and takes up little room in my bag, I carry a lot so this is huge selling point. What gets me with this one is the scent though. Its lavender, I use L’Occitane hand crem sometimes, and the scent is pretty much a dead ringer for L’Occitane but without the huge price tag. The scent is great to use whenever a gross situation on the Subway is happening, one little spray, and whatever weird smell is happening is instantly forgotten and I am instantly calmed, or at least, all I smell is this, which sometimes is exactly what you need on a crowded rush hour train.
So, while this is decidedly not so green, its the perfect color, the perfect red. Its super bright, and lasts a while and leaves no unsightly marks on your glass or a weird red ring on your lips. The color is great and makes me look instantly like I have put effort into my appearance which is not always the case, but nevertheless its nice to look pulled together. I always have a red lipstick or gloss in my purse, and right now this is my go to. I tried my friend’s Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lip Stick in Fiery, and this one by Maybelline is a very close match in color, texture and function, for a fraction of the Stila price, even more reason to love this super dope stain gloss.