May 2016 Ipsy Glam Bag!

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Is the May Ipsy Glam Bag worth the $10 price tag?  Of all my beauty subscriptions, Ipsy is usually pretty awesome- and thus far, they’ve all been worth far more than the $10 price tag.  This month, just the mascara… Continue Reading

February Makeup Faves!

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With tonight being the last home basketball game for my beloved alma mater, the Iowa State Cyclones, I almost forgot to post about my favorites for February! After an exciting and bittersweet win over OSU (the seniors’ last home game… Continue Reading

February 2016 Birchbox

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Lately I’ve been kind of meh on Birchbox.  There hasn’t been anything bad, but nothing has really stood out.  As an Ace, I’m supposed to get first dibs on boxes, and they’ve been doing a thing where you can pick… Continue Reading

Starlooks Custom Lip Liner in Sultry Sangria

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Omg, thank you SO much, Beauty Box 5 and Starlooks!  This awesome lip liner was in the February box sent to me by the super-duper folks at Beauty Box 5.  This custom shade, Sultry Sangria (did somebody say “sangria…?”), is… Continue Reading

Beauty Box 5: February 2016

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If you’ve been keeping up with this blog, you know how much I LOVE subscription boxes!  Part of the thrill is the surprise and pleasure of unboxing; and the goodies are almost always worth a lot more than what you… Continue Reading

MUA Troycie: 2 Easy Steps to a Pretty Pout

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  Step 1. Line lip with your choice of lip liner. I’m using Nightmoth by MAC. Step 2. Apply lipstick to lip. You can shade in outer lips with lip liner for an ombre look. I’m using Supermodel lip gloss… Continue Reading

Can’t Get Excited for Fall? Try a Fall Look!

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As I mentioned in another posting, I just cannot get excited for fall.  I know many people are, but not me.  Just can’t get into that mindset!   So, I decided to try a look with some fall colors, hoping this… Continue Reading