Ipsy: August

A couple years ago my mom got me a subscription to Ipsy Makeup Bags for Christmas and I fell in love with it! It's only 10 dollars a month, and each month they send you a little makeup bag full of samples to try different beauty products. I really enjoy it because if you try the sample and end up loving it, you can go out and purchase it on your own! Way more convenient than buying a product blind, without knowing if you like it. So I decided to subscribe again on my own!

Here's what I got for the month of August...

Beaute Basics - 3 Tone Bronzer

Tarte Cosmetics - Tartest Mascara

Ciate London - Dangerous Affair Nail Polish

Beauty For Real - Black Magic Eyeliner

Marc Anthony - Argan Oil Treatment


Soon I'll post a fun new look using some of these products and giving you the 411 on what I think of them! I'm excited to see what I can come up with. I love trying new things! What beauty subscriptions do you keep up with? 

Lily and Maggie.

Lily and Maggie are two high school students that live here in the Charlotte area. Through church I connected with these sweet ladies and asked if I could work up a little makeup magic with them as my models. We had so much fun!


With Lily I went for a natural look with subtle pink lips, a daytime brown smokey eye and a golden, dewy glow. For Maggie I focused on pinks - deep pink lips, light pink shadow, and smudged liner. For their hair I added some tousled texture by curling different sections with a straightener and teasing the roots. I didn't want anything over the top for young girls on-the-go, and these looks turned out perfect! Thanks for the help ladies!