Sunday, April 24, 2016

MAKE Beauty Products Review

Hello!! Hope everyone is having a good day. Today, I wanted to sit down and chat a little bit about MAKE Beauty and their story. Also I wanted to share my 100% opinion on two samples I received from them via BrandBacker.

Every time I am trying out a new product or trying a product from a brand I have never tried before, I like to read more about the brand. I like to know what they stand for, where it all began and what’s the motivation behind it. You see everyone has a vision, a dream and honestly it’s a dream that turned reality. Everything starts with thoughts and ideas and it’s up to us to take the risk and make those thoughts happen, even if it seems impossible.

MAKE Beauty believes there are no beauty rules and I pretty much agree because at the end of the day it’s your face and it’s your skin and you can pretty much do what you want to it. You are free to express your individuality. They also believe that everyone has their own artistic approach to their own personality, which is also true. We all like different things, some of us share similar taste in colors and makeup and clothes but we express it according to who we are, our personality and that’s what makes us unique. MAKE is “dedicated to creative self-expression, collaboration, and a commitment to creating a more beautiful world. Its proudly made in NYC, their pieces are hypoallergenic, manufactured without parabens and never tested on animals. The spirit of collaboration illuminates their social mission. 10% of every MAKE Beauty sale supports women-led, worker owned businesses in at-need communities through their non-profit partner, We See Beauty Foundation.” For more information about Make Beauty you are welcome to check out their website (click here).

After reading about them, I decided to apply for their BrandBacker Campaign. After getting accepted I received two samples; their matte finish eyeshadow in Alabaster and their silk cream lipstick in Taffy, in exchange for a review with my honest opinion. So below are my thoughts about these two products:

Their matte finish eyeshadow in Alabaster is a soft peachy nude color that can be used as an all over lid base or on your brow bone. Sadly, it doesn’t really show on my skin and I applied a few coats of it with an eyeshadow brush. I even wet the brush to see if that would make a difference but it didn’t. I was surprised because when you first look at the color in the packaging it looks so pigmented and its super soft and glides on smoothly, but it just doesn’t show on my skin (see picture). I do use it as an eyeshadow base all over my lid. Then apply other eyeshadows over it which helps bring out the color more, so I ended up putting it to good use anyway.

I absolutely loved their Silk Cream Lipstick in Taffy, the color is so pretty (I tend to gravitate towards dusty rose lip colors like this) and the formula is really smooth, very pigmented and It is also really moisturizing. This lipstick goes on your lips really smoothly and it last quite a while (if you eat or drink it will fade off a bit and you might have to re-apply). I loved this sample so much that I am definitely purchasing the full size.

I definitely had fun trying out these samples and creating looks and testing them out, but then what makeup lover doesn’t. It's a great brand, I am glad I got the opportunity to learn more about them and what they stand for and in the process try and test out some of their products.

Also Make Beauty is giving me and all off my blog readers a special discount, 20% off site-wide on with the code MAKEYOURSELF, valid through 3/1-4/31. I'm taking advantage and getting the full size Silk Cream Lipstick in Taffy and some other goodies.

Have you ever tried any MAKE Beauty products? What were your thoughts?

Leslie xoxo

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Hello Spring!! (Ipsy Bag March 2016)

Happy Tuesday Loves!!! Hope your week is going good so far. Today I wanted to talk about my March 2016 Ipsy bag that I received last week, a little late but better late than never right. So this month’s theme was Hello Spring, as we welcomed spring this month. Spring is one of my favorite seasons, I just love the weather not too cold not too hot just perfect. So my Ipsy bag was curated with products that are perfect for warmer weather.

So for those of you who don’t know about Ipsy, it’s a $10 (plus tax) monthly subscription. You get a pretty makeup bag every month with five deluxe samples in it, sometimes you do get full size products. To sign up all you have to do is go to their website and fill out a few questions and based on those questions they select products that would benefit you or just products they think you would like to try.

So here is what I received for the month of March:

1. A pretty makeup bag as seen in picture above.

2. Marc Anthony Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco 3 Day Smooth Perfect Blow Dry Cream

3. NoTS 28 Remedy Balancing Toner

4. ILLAMASQUA Precision Ink in Abyss

5. TEMPTU Warm Glow Bronzer

6. Essence cosmetics make me brow eyebrow gel mascara

I haven’t really gotten a chance to try these out yet but I will definitely be using them.

What did you get in your March 2016 Ipsy bag?

Leslie xoxo…

*Note this post may contain a referral link from ipsy, but I am not getting paid to post about my Ipsy bags all my thoughts and opinion are 100% my own. I do get points if any of you sign up through that Ipsy link.