Lesson Learned?


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Recently I posted about my affinity for “happy mail” including a make-up subscription.

Will start by saying again that I absolutely love getting these “glam bags”, filled with 5 samples of high end brands.

I love to try high end make-up trying trends I might not otherwise try.

The bags can be customized including selections for those of us young at heart.

My love of youtube unboxings, make finding a more mature unboxing a rare thing.

Have seen some bags that are for the vloggers mother’s comparison to their own.

Many of the products overlap and many are included in my bag that the younger gals are getting.

Cool, my nieces and nephews will think I am on trend, with glittery eye shadow in orange (think fruit) eyeshadow.

So as noted in my earlier post I am not that cool and will not wear orange eyeshadow and other trendy makeup.

Fast forward why the rambling about getting this bag of miscellaneous bag of samples:

I had received a super duper mascara  (the kind promising the thickest lashest you have ever had!) …

Who could resist (my lashes seem nonexistent)?

Last week we went to dinner, in my desire to be fabulous a full face of makeup and new sweater!  Of course it is time to pull out the make-up promising the biggest payoff.

After applying said super lash mascara I had as promised the thickest lashes of my 40 years of wearing makeup.

Awesome! I am looking fab (all a matter of opinion I was trying!)

When we got home I removed my make-up and went back to work.

I noticed that I seemed to have remnants of mascara which despite trying to remove the mascara again, still while I couldn’t see it, my eye lashes were somehow not like my lashes were pre super duper mascara.

A week later and still some remains, with each passing day more and more comes off.  My eyes are seemingly drier then pre super duper mascara.

Blessedy this is the lesson I need and need to share..

Lets vow not to try the latest brands and in sometimes the latest trends…

In thinking about my sensitive skin (still prone to breakout, crazy right?)  I am lucky I have not had more reactions.

My plan is to by full size products of the quality I have always used.  There is something to be said about the old line brands.

In the next week or so I will share what I will be using.

My trash this week will be full of samples.

Of course there are non make-up subscriptions, an excuse to try another one!

Despite the mascara mishap still,

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What’s in Your Bag (Ipsy Edition)


Who doesn’t love to get happy mail?

Remember the days of waiting for the mailman to deliver the latest Seventeen or Tiger-Beat?  I do and rue the days my heart throbs, were replaced with well, grown-up mail.. then I found subscription, boxes and bags, oh my!

My first subscription and currently my only.  Though this week I am going to add to my happy mail and try a few more subscriptions.

The cool thing about the subscriptions, you can cancel after a month.

You can see if it is worth it for you to stick with it or you would be better trying another one.

I have been getting Ipsy for 2 years (?)

For those not familiar with Ipsy, it is:

A monthly subscription service that is $10 per month and provides subscribers with a makeup bag of five cosmetic samples. The products include skincare items, perfumes, nail and skin products, and makeup. via, Wikipedia

This month I received:

Masquerade themed bag (more red then pink.. photographing pink)

Space Case Blush, Cosmic Gangster

III Space Defence Eyelift Gel (OK so I thought it was a hideous color lip gloss.. cracking up! I just read what it was .. when I was listing the products..

Hmm, wonder what that would have felt like?  A fifty fat and fabulous moment.. how funny would that be, tiny print resulting in me rocking eye-lift gel on my lips?  I would have thought the tingling sensation was a little lip plumping action)

I am frightening myself, can’t stop laughing..

Back to the bag, I got:

Tarte, Contouring Tape (sounds like something I would need to watch a YouTube on to figure out how or better yet, why one uses contouring tape?

Glow Pro Stellar Highlighter (yes this one is really practical .. a nice metallic silver highlighter)

The Balm, Take Home the Bronze in Oliver

Will let you know what I think of the products soon.  Not sure anyone will want to be seen with me after I figure this one out.. seems better for a 20 something..

Do you subscribe to Ipsy or any of the other make-up subscription boxes?  If you do.. how many of the products do you use?  What do you do with the things you are not going to try and the bags?

Must admit that I have no use for 12 makeup bags a year, nor 60 samples..

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(not my makeup, drawer .. though similar, :))

Would love to find somewhere to donate the samples that I don’t use.

I am going to save the bags, samples and send them to an organization that helps women get back in the work force etc.?

If you know of an organization to donate them to, let me know.

A  tiny present to myself (part of being fabulous)..  Donating the Samples = Fabulous!

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Happy Mail, is an adorable printable by Illustrator,  Olya Schmidt  

Check-out her Instagram Page some people are so talented!

Make-up Drawer, KC You There