Thursday, May 16, 2013

Is This Heaven? No...It's Summertime and Ipsy!


Hey Darlings!

We’re halfway through May and have finally reached our favorite time of the year here in Wyoming…it’s summer!  We are addicted to sunshine and soft breezes and all the colors that summer brings; in other words, we’re two very happy Sparkles over here!

Speaking of happy…the only thing that could have made this warm and breezy week better for us was the arrival of our May Ipsy bags…and since they did, in fact, arrive…we’re all smiles!!

Let’s see what we got, between the two of us:




First off, we have to say that we are a little bit of chevron-aholics over here, so the bag is totally one of our favorites, ever!  So freaking cute!

And...for a close up look at the insides:

We usually kind of like it when we get different items in our bags, because then we get more things to mix and match and play with…but we weren’t too heart broken that we both got the “Neely” polish from Zoya.  We’re totally digging on this fun mint shade!



We each got the same rollerball perfume from Pacifica, as well...the Tahitian Gardenia.  K likes it, to be sure, but J is almost ready to break all of her non-commitment rules and propose marriage to this scent; it’s light…it’s girly…it’s perfect for summer….she can’t get enough!!



Two concealers from Yaby…both in “Buff.”  Always excited to try new products to perfect our ever changing (especially with season mandated product/application changes) routines in the morning.


Juice Beauty lip glosses for both of us, as well…both in “Pink.”  We were bummed that neither of us got a lipstick…but gloss is always welcome…just ask our 94 pound lip gloss bags!



From Macadamia Natural Oil, we got the Healing Oil Treatment, which we’ve actually tried before and enjoyed.  Excited to give our locks some TLC with this one!



Also from Pacifica, we got a tube of the Coconut Crushed Pearl Luminating Body Butter, and did almost too exuberant of a victory dance upon discovering it.  Ever since ipsy introduced us to Pacifica lotions several bags back, we have grown more and more obsessed with them, and have both added several to our collections.  K is a founding member of Coconut Cravers Anonymous…so this was at the very top of her wish list.  Woohoo!



In addition to all of these goodies, we each got a code for $110 off at Nume…which we’ve already been trying to figure out how to use.  Curling wands?  Extensions?  Hair Care products?  Our minds are reeling at the possibilities… :)

All in all, we couldn’t be in a better mood this week.  The sky is blue…the snow is gone…the grass is green…and we’ve got all new fun things to use/try from ipsy.  Is this Heaven?  I think so….

Did you love your May ipsy bag like we did?  What product are you most excited about??


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

EXTRA! EXTRA! Read All About Our April Favorites!!



If you're like us, you love to hear the latest news on products that people love, which is why "Favorites" posts are some of our...well...favorites!  :)

We're excited to share the scoop on our favorite products for April...so here we go!

K's Favorites:



  • K is in LOVE with the Keratin Smooth line from TRESemme.  After hunting forEVER for the perfect hair line (without costing an arm and a leg!) to get super strong and smooth hair...she's found it with this shampoo and conditioner.  Addicted!!
  • Rock Your Hair Miracle Leave In Conditioner.  You might have noticed that we dedicated a lot of blog space to the Rock Your Hair line over the past month...and while we honestly loved everything that we tried from them...this conditioning spray is K's FAVE.  It's name is "Miracle" for a reason...her hair has never felt better!
  • With the worst of our dry winter behind us, K's lips are getting back to prime soft form, with the help of Baby Lips lip balm from Maybelline.  K's got several flavors, but the peppermint is getting all of her attention lately!
  • The Naked Basics palette from Urban Decay will probably be an all-time favorite for K...she's loves creating perfect "naked" eyes...and this palette has been her go-to all month!
  • Creating those perfect eye looks is one million times easier when using Too Faced Shadow Insurance...a long time favorite primer for K...which really deserves a shout-out every month!
  • OCC Lip Tar in Interlace.  What better to go with a perfect naked eye than a perfect nude lip?  This pretty pale peach does the trick!
  • Of course nude lips aren't always her choice...and K has found herself glossing up many of her favorite lip shades with MAC's Summer Sweetheart lipglass from the Archie's Girls collection.

J's Favorites:


  • Voluminous Mascara from L'Oreal, in Carbon Black...Every once in a while, J feels an urge and cheats on this, her favorite mascara of all time.  Once she gets her kicks and her roll in the hay out of the way, she's always THRILLED to come back to her truest lash love.  It is just the best.  That's all.
  • J's favorite product from her April ipsy bag made the cut this month...she wears her Sweet Cheeks blush by Be a Bombshell almost every day!  It's the perfect pink to compliment almost every look!
  • J also uses Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer daily...her contouring has never looking better!  The fact that it smells like sweet hot chocolate every morning doesn't hurt, either!
  • And...to complete her face routine, J has found herself unable to live without MAC's pearl matte face powder in In For a Treat, which provides the perfect highlight shade! 
  • We all know that J's love is, and always will be, with creating eye looks, so it's no surprise to find two palettes on her list.  First, she's still in love with the Spoiled Rich palette from MAC's Archie's Girls!  Bold purple looks made several appearances this month...thanks to this beauty of a little palette.
  • J also found herself reaching for her Kat Von D Starstruck palette several times throughout the month.  KVD shadows are super velvety...have tons of pigment...and blend flawlessly.  J can't imagine life without them!
  • Bold eye looks sometimes come with bold fallout...but thankfully J avoids major makeup malfunctions with her Shadow Shields.  If you've ever battled fallout, try these...you'll never ever regret it.  They're great for creating sharp lines, as well!
  • Finally, J picked up the Real Techniques Eye Set this month, and she has NEVER been happier with a set of eye brushes in her life.  RT brushes have always been J's favorite for the face...so it makes sense that these brushes are making her eyes so very very happy.

That's it...we're so excited about all of these products...we don't know if we'll get new favorites for May or not!  ; )

What were your "must have" products for April...do we have any favorites in common?




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