March Ipsy bag!

IMG_20140313_091546_791Ipsy landed too!

After a whirlwind weekend – finally the blog. 🙂

I LOVE the bag this month – it’s all modern arty and I may keep it in my own stash instead of integrating it into the work stuff.

AND – this month I was able to do a little swappage with a client/Facebook friend (Hi, Jen!), and I handed off my NYX palette and she sent me her Be a Bombshell shadow quad and Nicole Roughies nailpolish – which was awesome! IMG_20140325_095951_428

I do love that Be a Bombshell line (and everything I’ve gotten from them is from Ipsy bags!) from sheer lipgloss to an awesome felt tipped liner, and the eyeshadow is pretty cool!  I love the color combo, and the shadows have a great sheen.

The Nicole polish is currently on my nails – wearing chip-free the morning after a hardcore crafting afternoon.   I’m a little conflicted about the rough texture – it’s kind of like asphalt.  I can’t decide if I think it’s super cool, or if it just looks like I smudged my nails.  I do know that I LOVE the robin egg blue color for spring!

Okay, so the bag I was officially sent had a slightly shimmery, neutral-toned NYX palette.  While I like NYX shadows just fine, I’ve had it with neutral for the moment – hence, swappage.  Pretty colors, though.

Those of you who read this who are clients or regular readers know that, in my estimation, Bare Minerals has a special place in hell – uh, not my favorite.  So while I’d like to automatically discount everything from the brand, I found this Marvelous Moxie lipstick to be, you know, just fine.  And plus one because I love tiny tubes of lipstick.  In the interest of full disclosure, I actually do love the Buxom lip glosses they’ve put out – they’re minty and tingly and sheer and have girly names and I’m into it.

Next up was a tinted Pixi primer, which, is, you know, okay.

The one thing I absolutely LOVED was the Chella Indigo blue eyeliner.  It’s a great felt tipped liner pen in a royally/cobalt color.  It’s long wearing and smudge/water resistant which is a necessity, but it’s all about the color for me.  I love it!

Now, the lead-up to this weekend was a great haul from Ulta.IMG_20140322_142153

I’ve been wanting those new grabby hair clips for updos and they’re awesome – my bridesmaids on Sunday had tons of hair and they kept it all in order.  That salty spray I purchased on recommendation from the fabulous – a new blog run by one of my favorite hairstylists and a great friend who has rescued my hair from many a near-fatal tragedy (always by my own hand).

The Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette was a purchase prompted by Sunday’s bride who kept sending me different Instagram photos over the last few months – I’m glad she did!  That palette will sit alongside my Nakeds as a staple for sure!

How was your weekend, friends?





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