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Rimmell London Kate Sculpting Palette (contour, ladies)!

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The invention of contour has reallllllyy enriched our lives.  Don’t cha think? Admit it!  Whether it’s because you silently giggle at the girl that looks like Halloween or you admire the woman who has a flawless, perfect glow, and you wonder how you can achieve the look…

While I’m still a rookie in the contour game, as I don’t truly feel like I need it or that it’s necessary, I like to dabble in it some.  Rimmell London’s Kate Moss Collection has pretty much been FIRE to me (see my previous post regarding her nude lipstick collection) and she did not disappoint with this sculpting palette–so pretty!

 

I received both 001 Golden Sands  and 003 Golden Bronze complimentary in exchange for my honest review.

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Obviously, Golden Sands would not work for darker skin tones such as mine unless you love clowns.  However, the color combination is great and I think it could work well for someone of fair to medium complexion.  My photo doesn’t do it justice really!  It is really not that chalky in person, it just doesn’t work well with my chocolate!

Now, Golden Bronze I was impressed with.  I had a difficult time getting it to show up in a picture, and had to put it on my arm like 3 times!  That’s a win in my book, because your contour game shouldn’t stick out like a sore thumb.  When I’ve used this for contouring, the colors provided just enough shimmer!  The sculpter could be a little darker in my opinion, but I was still pleased in my overall look when using this product.

Another plus is the price point (runs about $6-$7) and the availability!  It’s sold at many of our favorite retailers such as Target, Walmart and more!

 

CLICK HERE FOR KATE MOSS SCULPTING PALETTE

Introducing Rimmel London Kate Sculpting Kit–Rimmel’s first sculpting and highlighting kit by Kate Moss. Long-lasting colour seamlessly blends with natural skin tone for a radiant healthy glow.

Rimmel London Kate Sculpting Kit:

  • Rimmel’s first sculpting and highlighting kit by Kate Moss
  • Long-lasting colour seamlessly blends with natural skin tone for a radiant healthy glow
  • Contouring now complete with a touch of blush

 

So what do you think folks?  Have you tried the Kate Sculpting Palette?  Will you give it a go?  I think it’s worth it for sure!

Happy Sculpting,

Fashionably Meek

Another Win for Taliah Waajid (Natural Hair) + a BOMB Lippie from a Small Company!

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A few months ago, we talked about Taliah Waajid (read more here). To sum it up, I was new to the world of Ms. Waajid, but boy does she have some GREAT products!  Her Curly Hair Souffle is a staple in my son’s daily hair care regimen, and her Monoi Oil  is my main squeeze.

I alternate between Co-Washes, but the Creamy Curly Co-Wash is one of my regulars.  It smells amazing, and also has great slip which is a must during the detangling process.  It leaves my hair very shiny and well-moisturized!  The price tag is also good for a large amount!

Taliah Waajid’s Creamy Curly Co-wash is your all natural go to product when co-washing. The creamy curly co-wash gently cleanses the hair while also keeping the hair conditioned and hydrated. With Coconut and Aloe Vera as the highlight ingredients creamy curly co-wash is sure to get the job done

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Another win for Taliah Waajid is the Curly Curl Cream!  I have to be honest, I think some of the other products from her line smell better-this one has a little more of a perfumey smell.  However, it does what it says it does, and for me, it worked very well with a twist out!  I have yet to try it with a wash-n-go, but I’m optimistic, as she can truly do no wrong at this point 🙂 !

Non-greasy cream that easily shampoos out with no build up

  • Helps to define curls and eliminate frizz
  • Conditions and nourishes hair by providing moisture and shine

CLICK HERE FOR TALIAH WAAJID PRODUCTS

 

new lipstick

 

Girrrrrrrrrrrl, look!  I have a new lippie that I want to tell you about.?!?!?!   This company gives Melt Cosmetics a run for their money for a fraction of the price (no shade), and you KNOW how I feel about my beloved Melt!  It’s a small company by the name of Kerry Kosmetics…you’re welcome!

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So this color is called Rum Punch, and oh what an accurate name it ’tis!  It packs a mighty color punch and it is at the TOP of the highly pigmented ladder!  Additionally, it’s very matte, and Kerry Kosmetics has found the perfect combo of lipstick ingredients to make this lipstick very creamy!  It didn’t bleed, it lasted for hours and my lips never dried out.  It is seriously one of my favorite lipsticks to date!  You know how I feel about my bolds and my mattes!

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It was seriously love upon first application!  It’s so bright that it almost looks fluorescent.  You only need a tad…

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I loved it so much that I had a photoshoot off of one lippie!  LOL!  The collage above was just taken in various lighting around the house, no actual filters.  I’m sold.  And that price though….

Intense, vibrant, matte color. My full-coverage formula glides on smoothly for mouth-watering, long-lasting, beautiful lips. Even though its a matte it will not dry your lips out.
(None of my lipsticks are tested on animals and the manufacturer is listed on the PETA safe list)

CLICK HERE FOR KERRY KOSMETICS

 

**I received these products complimentary in exchange for my honest review

So what do you ladies think?  I’m a fan for life of both companies, and I really hope I have the opportunity to show you more Kerry Kosmetic lippies!  It can only get better and better!

XO,

Fashionably Meek

 

New Beauty Items of Interest!

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I really only listed this one because I love the name…Perversion Mascara by Urban Decay.  Okay, so the description sounds interesting too!  Who doesn’t want the “biggest, blackest, baddest lashes ever?”  Sign me up!

Because I’m a part of the short, stubby, eyelash crew, I’m constantly on the lookout for a mascara that’s going to do me some justice! As we’ve discussed, I’m really a fake lash girl, but sometimes I just don’t have time to put them on!  To date, I’m still making love to Benefit They’re Real mascara (see my previous post regarding the dirty deetz) but it may be time to spice things up with some perversion!

Get bigger, blacker, badder lashes with our ultra-creamy, lengthening and volumizing mascara. So intense you might need a safe word, Perversion glides on and gets you sexy in one stroke. (Yet it won’t quit until you say when.) It’s insane how black it is…the purest, deepest, most intense black color imaginable.

Perversion has a creamy, full-bodied texture that’s not too dry, not too wet. This allows just the right amount of “pull” so it glides through lashes. The result: incredible control for insane lashes. Go ahead and pile on coat after coat. Want to apply more before you go out at night? No problem. Even if it’s been all day since you applied, more Perversion always means more beautiful lashes. Our formula NEVER gets brittle or clumpy. 

 

 

Wet-N-Wild

What are nail salons doing these days now that everyone can just buy their own cheaper gel nail polish without the hassle? Sally Hansen has a line out, learn about it here.  Wet n Wild also has some great shades in their new line called 1-Step Wondergel Nail Color (18 shades), have you tried one?  Do these really last an entire 2 weeks?

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Wonder Gel! The first gel formula that doesn’t require a top coat and cures without a lamp, this nail color breakthrough is about to become your nail superhero. Provides up to 2 weeks of color and shine in 1 easy step.

 

magnifeyes

This was sent to me recently in exchange for my honest review, are you hip?  Magnif’eyes Double Ended Shadow Liner is very much ‘the business’ in my book!  Admittedly, I have not yet used the eyeshadow portion as of yet (but I will report back once I do)!

I was in a super quick hurry and wanted to jazz up my eyes with a thick, bright winged-eye  paired with a lippie from the Kate Nude Collection that I showed you previously (view colors here).  This blue was absolutely perfect, the color was soooooo bright and pretty, very noticeable in the royal/cobalt family.  Check out this swatch!

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Last but not least……

thigh chain

This makes my life right here!  My thighs are of ji-goon-dus capacity and I still want one, and plan to cop it…the infamous thigh-chain!  Yassssssss!

Sold yet?  These appear to be available just about everywhere, but the easiest for me will be my beloved Amazon!  For all you Etsy girls, there’s a wide array of styles on there too.  Super cute with a swimsuit, shorts or a skirt!  Ooooh Weeeee!

 

So what have you tried from this list?  Or, what are you planning to try?  Is a thigh-chain for you this spring?

Fashionably Meek

XO

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brows, Demi Lovato & NYC Plus Kate Moss Nude Lippies

Hello Makeup Junkies! 

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Let’s face it…we’ve all seen some crazy brows these last couple of years!  We discussed our love-hate relationship in my previous post Eyebrows, Are You Frowning Upon Them?  I just misssssssssss seeing actual hair for eyebrows–I’m not a fan of the overuse of putty resulting in dark, thick, madness on your face.  Fail.  However, I am indeed a fan of a very well-groomed, arched look.  So, our quest to find a happy medium continues, and I’ve got my hands on something that I LOVE!

Did you know that Demi Lovato is an Ambassador of New York Color?  Have you heard of Lovatics by Demi Eyebrow Pencil?  OMG, love love love!

lovatics pencilIt comes in 2 colors, Dark Brown and Medium Brown.  I received Dark Brown and the color blended so well with my brows (which are black).  The pencil is very smooth which allowed me to apply without making my eyebrows too dark, there was no tugging on the skin, and no bleeding of color.  The blending brush on the end is super hard, it almost hurt my skin, but I will use my own spoolie to blend in the future. 

A+, I cannot sing the praises of this product enough!  It’s going to be one of my makeup staples…we are now married with no divorce in sight.  The best?  FANTASTIC availability and price.  Snag one for about 2 bucks at Walmart, Target, Kmart or Family Dollar

GROOM AND DEFINE BROWS LIKE YOUR FAVORITE STAR!

Want that little detail that changes it all? With the new Lovatics by Demi Eyebrow Pencil, complete your look like your favorite stylishly cool star and create a work of art with long wear color that easily defines natural brows in high definition. The pencil easily glides for color application while the built in brush enables you to groom and shape your brows for a masterpiece only suitable for the Met. Make the difference in one of the below shades at a must-have price point.

 

Here is a quick look I achieved using Lovatics by Demi Eyebrow Pencil.  Picture is showing one as the other brow is disrespectful due to childhood injury…

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kate moss

Model Kate Moss has embarked on something fantastic with her new Kate Moss Lasting Finish Nude Collection.  Here is a swatch of colors received:

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I have to say, I was SUPRISED.  When I first glanced at each color before applying, I thought this would be geared towards lighter skin tones.  Well, untrue!  Each color (with the exception of #46 which I still loved) looked great on my skin.  And, I’ll still use #46, I’ll just likely mix it with another color to give it some depth.  These lipsticks were very well-pigmented, smooth, rich and didn’t bleed.  They also had some pretty good lasting power!  Additionally, these lippies had great moisture–I didn’t even prep my lips before applying! 

If you’re of chocolate persuasion like myself, don’t be scared!  Give it a whirl, it’s a great buy!  Also available at some of our favorite retailers…Target, Walmart, etc. for around $6-$8 bucks!

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Dare to go bare! New Nude collection from Kate Moss

• Embrace the new nude trend…. chic, stylish and sophisticated …like Kate!
• Up to 8 hours of long lasting nude colour.
• There is a nude for every girl! Find your perfect nude.

 

Click here to view the colors in this collection, available in 10 shades

 

So what do you think, ladies?  Have you tried anything from Demi Lovato’s collection or Kate Moss’?  What colors are your favorites from those shown above?  I am a sucker for great products without breaking the bank! $$$$$$$$

XO,

Fashionably Meek

 

**I received these products for free in exchange for my honest review

 

Chella Lippie & DIY Makeup Storage

So, if you’re anything like me, your makeup situation is dire!  I mean, I feel like it’s falling out of every crevice in my household, and I’m constantly looking for cute ways to store it!  For now, I settled for some storage bins from Lowes that look a little like this:

 

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The Stack-On 22 Drawer Blue Plastic Storage Cabinet is economical at a mere $16.97, it was already put together (sometimes it’s hard to find time to do mini-projects) and I simply don’t have the time or patience to create makeup storage just yet–although my makeup collection continues to grow and I’m changing my house up–so that remains to be seen….

Additionally, it’s the perfect size for eyeshadows, brushes, eyeliners, mascaras and more!  To this I’ve added one of the clear simple lipstick and lipgloss holders…works famously!  Okay, I know, not the cutest…but it works! 😉

In my quest to make my beauty items organized, displayed and easily accessible, I ran across the following ideas online!  Some cute, some ugly (in my opinion) but unique nonetheless!  #goals

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This Bundt Cake Pan storage idea wins the award for homely!  No shade to those of you that love this, but it’s not my cup of tea.  However, I will say, it’s super unique, and could be oober cute in the right setting.  Almost everyone has a Bundt Cake pan laying around the house, will you use yours for your Urban Decay?

 

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Now this, is bombtastic!  Do you know what this is?  Stumped?  It’s ice-cube trays!  A+!  If only all of my makeup came in little small circular containers like this lucky girl!  Certainly a great idea to slip these inside of your drawers, and so cheap!  Yassss!

 

 

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This was also super cute!  I think you could find these little holder/pail thingys at any el-cheapo store for a great price!  Maybe a fancy curtain rod, towel rack or something similar, some gadgets to hang it and…..

 

 

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What do you think about this one?  I don’t have tons of brushes, but this would also be cute for your eyeliners, mascaras and even lipglosses!

 

 

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Have you heard of Chella I hadn’t.  The fun thing about Ipsy is the opportunity to try many brands at an affordable price.  At some time or another, I received the Chella Moisturizing Lip Pencil in Passionate Pink, and I recently had the opportunity to wear it…love!

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First of all, the packaging of the item is deceiving!  I thought the color was orange (yes, I could’ve red the name but what would I do that for?!) and so I sort of pushed it aside as I hadn’t been in the mood for orange.  On a whim, I decided to open it, swatch it, and it’s like a hot, rich fuchsia…SUPRISSSSSE! Additionally, this is no ordinary lip pencil, it feels like a rich and creamy like a lipstick!  It also lasted relatively well too!

The Chella MOISTURIZING Lipstick Pencil, available in 2 shades- Marvelous Mauve and Passionate Pink is shiny, keeping your lips soft and moist!

Click here for Chella Lip Pencil!

 

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Let’s hear it…how is your makeup organized?  Did you buy an organizer, or did you create one yourself?  What’s your favorite from Ipsy as of late?

 

Fashionably Meek

 

 

Spring Lookout: Beauty Items of Interest

The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the snow is blowing…**record skips**.  Or, at least that’s what it was like in Kansas City, Missouri on Easter Sunday.  And yes, all of the above in one day!  Gotta love the Midwest! Hopefully, the weather will make up its mind and stick to the concept of spring!

Here are some beauty items of interest amuse you, entice you or to get your mojo up and running…

 

 

 

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These soft pastels are screaming for some willing tootsies!  I normally like a bit of a bolder color on my toes, but these are light enough to work well with many outfits!  What do you think?

like the sun, fashion burns hotter in Florida. the six shades in essie’s newest collection reflect the spirit of Spring in chic retreats like Palm Beach. striking the perfect balance between fashion forward and retro-glamour, this collection is bold, bright and up for anything.

**Essie is available in most drugstores, nail salons and favorites like Target.

 

 

Insert amusement here: Has anyone heard of Period Panteez?

So, if you’re sick of wearing brands like Tampax, Kotex and the like, and want to be a trendsetter, buy yourself some slick bloomers/biking shorts/period girdles that I quote from their website gives you the hug you need  during your period.  Everyone loves hugs, right?  Just when you think you’ve seen a jogger in jogging shorts….guess what?  They may really be Period Panteez with a crop top!  Period Panteez are said to provide the following:

  • a soft, natural, moisturie wicking inner layer for ultimate comfort
  • an innermost, leak-resistant pad shaped layer for protection
  • a stretchy outer layer that acts as shapwear and helps cramps (bish, wear?!)
  • a plush, extra soft waistband for extra comfort and support
I’m sure you’d rather spend $42.00 (currently on sale for $28) on these sexy numbers instead of boring ole Victoria Secret!
  • The Original, Patented Period Panty
  • Soft, moisture wicking inner layer
  • Innermost, leak-resistant pad-shaped layer for protection
  • Stretchy outer layer that acts as shapewear and helps cramps!
  • Plush, extra soft waistband
  • Provide maximum coverage and support
  • Machine washable, Eco-friendly
  • 100% Money-back Guarantee!
  • Hassle-free exchanges & returns
  • As Seen in Martha Stewart Living
  • As Seen in Health Magazine
  • Prevent pad displacement and no-chafing
  • Engineered to relieve cramps and bloating
  • Breathable, Made in the USA from hand-picked, fine quality fabrics
  • Prevent sleepless nights, costly accidents, and period nightmares
  • Boost confidence and peace of mind
  • Save money and embarrassment
  • Superior quality; Will last for years
  • Don’t settle for cheap imitations
  • Give you just the hug you need
  • As Seen on The Real Talk Show
  • As Seen in Martha Stewart Weddings
elf glow lip tint
I thought E.L.F. Gotta Glow Lip Tint was pretty cool for you pretty in pink girls!
This innovative lip tint reacts with the chemistry of your lips to deliver a personalized, perfect shade of pink! The ethereal hue gives a sheer flush of color that enhances the natural beauty of your lips. The gel based formula glides on smoothly and is infused with Shea Butter to moisturize and nourish.
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Urban Decay has a new Essentials Eye Kit that looks pretty snazzy!

Nail a range of looks with Urban Essentials Eye Kit—loaded with three shades of our iconic Eyeshadow and three creamy, waterproof 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils (all full size). There’s even a deluxe sample of Eyeshadow Primer Potion!

With a set this versatile (in a mix of neutrals and purples), the possibilities are endless. For longer wear, start with Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Where you go from there is up to you. These cult-favorite shades work on any skin tone, so you can’t go wrong. Create neutral daytime looks, smoky nighttime looks and everything in between.

This kit is filled with iconic products that really deliver. Eyeshadow Primer Potion incorporates space-age polymer technology that fills in any imperfections on the skin’s surface, prepping your lids for all-day shadow. Each shade of Eyeshadow features our Pigment Infusion System™, a proprietary blend of ingredients that gives the formula its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability. And the waterproof 24/7 Eye Pencils deliver long-lasting color with a dreamy, creamy feel.

Rather than placing all these products in a boring box, we created a mini version of one of our coveted vault sets. The result? A collector’s set that’s worthy of display on your vanity. The outer sleeve features rich, prismatic artwork in purples, pinks and neutrals. Inside, an elegant black box with an inner tray and a magnetic closure keeps all the products in place.

loreal root cover upAre your gray hairs telling all of your business?  Maybe it’s time to use L’Oréal’s Root Cover Up.  Spray this concoction on your roots in between dye jobs to silence them up!  It comes in 6 different shades to match your crown in all its glory! As of now, I only have about 4 gray hairs (knocks on wood).  However, I’d likely be terrified to use this, remember when I tried Jerome Russell’s Temr’y spray and spent 50 years on the potty?  Click Here for Previous Post
Our New Root Cover Up conceals grays in seconds for flawless roots. Get seamless coverage with a lightweight, no smudging or sticky residue when dry, that’s ammonia and peroxide free. Perfect for in between color or salon visits. Lasts until your next shampoo.
 What do you think, have you tried any of these, or are you interested in doing so?
Fashionably Meek
xo
 

Ipsy: Illamasqua & Manna Kadar Beauty Plus a Skin Win!

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Ipsy has been serving up some real winners lately!  My bag had a sweet hodge-podge of goodies, but I wanted to chat about a couple of items that I’m currently holding near and dear to my heart!

 

 

Fantasy_compactFantasy 3-in-1 Blush Highlighter Eyeshadow is pretty dang sweet!  I won’t be using this as a blush as it won’t match my skin tone, but I used it as an eyeshadow and I LOVED the results.  The sparkle was rich and pigmented, without being cheesy!  It blended with the other colors very easily–I can’t wait to try it as a highlighter.  It’s a little on the pricey side to me if not included with Ipsy, but if you’re game, it’s worth a try!

Our Fantasy 3-in-1 is a pearlized powder blush, highlighter and eyeshadow. It has a special light and velvet-like texture which glides on smoothly and evenly to provide the perfect amount of color for a healthy glow on your eyes, cheeks or desired areas for highlighting. 

  • Available in 1 Shade- Fantasy (Nude Blush Pink) to complement all skin tones
  • Can be used on all skin types
  • Pearlized Powder for a shimmer appearance
  • Lighweight and applies smoothly
  • Pigment-Rich
  • Screw off pot  CLICK HERE FOR FOR FANTASY 3-IN-1
precision ink
Illamasqua Precision Ink in Abyss is quickly becoming one of my new faves.  In my previous post Everyday Makeup Checklist, I told you that Elf’s black eyeliner is at the top of my list.  This still remains true, but what I am enjoying about this eyeliner (also black) is that it isn’t as shiny as Elf’s Another item of note is that the applicator isn’t flexible, and I personally enjoy liquid eyeliners that have a bit of a flexible end–it makes for an easier wing (for me).  This one is a bank-breaker in my opinion–I mean not really, but certainly on the higher end ($28).  Just another reminder how good of a bargain Ipsy truly is (maybe the one on Illamasqua’s site is bigger?)!
Create looks with attitude that no one can ignore with Precision Ink in Abyss. Precision Ink’s fine tip allows for defined application. Long-lasting and waterproof it’s perfect for use anywhere on the face and body to bring out your bold side. You can even use it as an nail art pen; simply seal with Illamasqua Top Coat

 

rise n shine

Time to search back in your memory banks…remember months ago we talked about Rise ‘N Shine Online?  I used their Bentonite Clay on my tootsies!  Softville (see previous post)

Well, I received their Whipped Shea Butter Scented with Lavendar.  One word, impressed!  Okay, so if I’m required to use more than one word, let me just say this…Shea Butter has a unique stinky smell.  I don’t care from which company, it’s just an acquired smell.  I love Shea Butter, it makes my skin fabulous, and the benefits outweigh the funk. Additionally, the scent dissipates fast.  

Rise ‘N Shine did something grand when they added the lavender to this!  I am not even a lavender fan, it’s just not a scent that tickles my britches.  But this is great, light and still feels wonderfully soothing to the skin, providing lasting hydration. 

Side note:  I recently used their Bentonite Clay again mixed with organic Apple Cider Vinegar for some skin issues that I have, and it made a REMARKABLE improvement in simply one use…no lie!  They also have great prices, check out their site for some of their other organic products!

**I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review

CLICK HERE FOR RISE ‘N SHINE’S WHIPPED SHEA & BENTONITE CLAY

 

So what did you receive in your Ipsy this month that you’re in love with?  And, are you a Shea Butter or clay fan?  Will you be trying Rise ‘N Shine Online?

XO,

Fashionably Meek