Monday, September 29, 2014

September Ipsy Bag

Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription service.  For just $10 a month you get 4-6 full size or deluxe sample sized beauty products from high end to drugstore items.  Everything comes in a cute makeup bag which is different each month.

This month's theme is Street Style.  I actually really love this month's makeup bag, it's a nice pewter color with studs.  I received 5 products this month.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Ten Foods and Drinks that Kill Beauty

Hi beauties!

Today I bring you the very first guest post on The Beauty Isle!  This post will focus on how to stay beautiful starting with what you put into your body.  Today's post is brought to you by health consultant and personal trainer, Ashley Erikson.

Skin problems can be discouraging, but the truth is there’s hope for those who want better skin. It will take a little self discipline, like all great things in life, many of your skin problems can be minimized with a proper diet. A better diet or healthy lifestyle can lead to a happier you, a more positive you, with good skin.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Memebox Special #30 Tea Cosmetics*

Today I'll be sharing with you my second Memebox.  You can read about my first one HERE.  Memeboxes (pronounced "Mi-Mi-box") are Korea's best selling beauty box.  Korean cosmetics and skincare are known to be the best in the world and these boxes are the perfect way to try lots of different products.  Memeboxes include hair, body, and skin products as well as cosmetics.  Each box contains 4-8 deluxe samples and full size products.  There are also special edition and themed boxes.

The box I received is the Special #30 Tea CosmeticsBox.


Monday, September 22, 2014

1 Year Blog Anniversary + Giveaway!

Hi Beauties!

I can't believe that a year ago today I started this blog!  It's easily one of the best decisions I've made in a long time.  I love blogging and the blogging community more than I can explain.  What started as a silly hobby is now something that I take very seriously and something that I'm extremely proud of.  As a thank you to my readers old and new, I'm having a giveaway! 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Frugal Friday - L'Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara

Happy Friday beauties!

Today I'll be talking about the new(ish) L'Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara.  Ever since this mascara was released a couple of months ago, it's gotten mostly great reviews so I knew I had to get my hands on it.  I love me a good volumizing mascara!  I will be talking about the waterproof version of this mascara.

L'Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Influenster Vitality VoxBox*

Hi beauties!

Today I'll be talking about the Influenster Vitality VoxBox.  Influenster is a free program that puts out occasional "VoxBoxes".  These are boxes full of complimentary products sent to you to review the items on your blog and/or social media accounts.  To qualify for a VoxBox, you need a decent Influenster score and you must be in the demographics selected for that particular VoxBox.  In order to raise your Influenster score, you must earn "Expert Badges" by taking surveys in various topics. 

The Vitality VoxBox is health themed.

Friday, September 12, 2014

September Boxycharm Box*

Today I'll be sharing with you the September Boxycharm box.  Boxycharm is a monthly beauty subscription box that features nail, hair, and skin products as well as cosmetics.  Each box includes high end and/or affordable brands that are full size or deluxe sample sizes. You can see my thoughts about my August Boxycharm box HERE.

The theme of the September Boxycharm Box is Fashion Week.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

How To Save Money on Makeup & Other Beauty Products

Today I'd like to share with you the most effective tips that have helped me save money on makeup and other beauty products.  Please keep in mind that I am a newbie at couponing and finding the best deals, but this is what has worked for me.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Too Faced Melted Liquefied Long Wear Lipstick - Review

Hi beauties!

Over the past year Too Faced Cosmetics has quickly become one of my favorite makeup brands.  Their packaging is adorable and most importantly, the quality of their products are amongst the best!  I am obsessed with the wonder that is Chocolate Bar Palette and one of my favorite mascaras for a dramatic took is the Better Than Sex Mascara.

Not too long ago Too Faced released a new liquid lipstick called, Too Faced Melted Liquefied Long Wear Lipsticks.

Too Faced Melted Lipsticks

Friday, September 5, 2014

Frugal Friday - Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain - Review

TGIF beauties!  How was everyone's short week?

Today I'll be discussing the Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains.  These came out a few months ago and I couldn't wait to get my hands on them just because of the name.  I love lip stains and if they're moisturizing, even better!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Beauty Products I Used Up - August Empties

Hi beauties!

It's empties time!  Here's all the beauty products I used up in the month of August.

august empties

Bath & Body Works Caribbean Escape Foaming Hand Soap
These are the only hand soaps I keep in my bathroom and I love them.  This one had a nice scent.  I always have tons of backups of these.

L'oreal Oleo Therapy Oil Infused Conditioner
This sounds like it would be an amazing conditioner, right?  It was decent.  Nothing special at all.  I'd repurchase if it was on a good sale and I had coupons.

Urban Decay De Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray
I loved this setting spray and feel like it really works.  I'm waiting on some sort of a sale to repurchase it.  Though I'm not sure if I should repurchase this one or the Chill one or one of the other ones.  Have you tried these and like one over another??  p.s. I'm keeping this little bottle because if I end up getting the larger bottle, I'll keep this one to fill for travel.

23years old CX Detoxifying Air Therapy
I received this in a Memebox.  This is the syringe in the photo above.  The syringe contained a gel that once you place the sheet mask on top it activated the gel to fizzle on the skin.  It was a very strange feeling and I can't say that I saw any improvement in my skin (though I only got 1 use out of it).

Bath & Body Works Forever Midnight Body Wash
This had a manly cologne-like smell and I'm glad to have finally finished it.  I won't be repurchasing.

Tan Towel
I'm not sure if all Tan Towels are this small but this one was really only big enough for my face and I wiped a little on my arms too.  It gave me an ever so slight color.  Going by this tiny application, I wouldn't repurchase this.

Aveda Botanical Kinetics Gel Face Cleanser
I got talked into buying this after a facial at an Aveda salon.  I really like Aveda products, I just don't like their herbal-like scent.  This was a decent face wash but there are drugstore ones that are just as good and less than half the price.  I wouldn't repurchase.

Aveda Caribbean Therapy Body Creme
I used this as a hand cream and it was fine.  I wouldn't repurchase because there was nothing special about it and as I stated above, I didn't like the scent.

Michael Todd Jojoba Charcoal Facial Scrub
I liked this face scrub but it was a bit too gentle for me.  I prefer my scrubs to be more gritty.  I wouldn't repurchase. 

MAC Lipglass Viva Glam
This gloss took me forever to finish and I'll be saving the container for Back to MAC.  These are my fave glosses and I have more in my makeup stash.

Karora Gradual Tan
I used this on my face and I love the bronzey look it gave me.  I reviewed other products from this line HERE.

Urban Decay Primer Potion
I loved this eye shadow primer.  I have a million other shadow primers to get through so I won't be buying a new one anytime soon.

I truly can't believe that it's September!  I may be the only one but I don't like fall because it just means that winter is coming (hehe accidental Game of Thrones reference).  I do love that fall means I can wear my riding boots again though! :)

Have a great day everyone!

Monday, September 1, 2014

August Boxycharm Box*

I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend!

Today I'll be sharing with you my very first Boxycharm box.  Boxycharm is a monthly beauty subscription box that features nail, hair, and skin products as well as cosmetics.  Each box includes high end and/or affordable brands that are full size or deluxe sample sizes.  Some of the brands they feature are Revlon, Tarte, Tarina Tarantino, and Essie.

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