On the very day, it decides to snow, I went to the grand opening event of the new NYX Professional Makeup Store at Chinook Center. They were giving out gift cards worth $5-$300 to the first 300 customers. I arrived at 9:30 in the morning, when the stores aren’t normally open until 10 am, and there was already a lineup. It wasn’t very long, probably less than 30 people. I could have gotten a free makeover, but I didn’t want one. Although I wasn’t the lucky one to receive $150 gift card, I got a $10 gift card and was able to check out the new store, and buy a few things.
Here is my NYX haul. UPDATE: Did you see that? Look closely at the Perfect Filter eyeshadow palette for a moment…what do you see? Y’all I just noticed it myself. IT’S THE TESTER! OMG! It looks like I’ll be returning to the store this week because I can also see someone’s fingerprints in there. O, brother. Why do I always do that? and why does the store allow product testers to be sold?
These are the beauty product samples that I got in my Ipsy bag this month…
A makeup brush
C141 Small Chisel Brush
Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo
ORIBE HAIR CARE
Gold Lust Dry Shampoo
It Cosmetics CC+ cream
Your Skin But Better™ CC+™ Cream with SPF 50+
Colour Pop ultra satin lipstick
Ultra Satin Lip in Calypso
Naked cosmetic eyeshadow
Mother Nature #06
Each month Ipsy sends me 5 beauty product samples (sometimes full sized) in a cute themed makeup bag. It costs $14.95. They know what to send you because of a questionnaire you are made to fill out when you join. Telling them what color eyes you have, skin conditions you are most concerned about, your hair color and skin tone. They customize your bag specifically to your liking in that you tell them what you want to see in your makeup bag. If you don’t like nail polish than don’t check it. If you prefer skincare to the foundation than let them know.
“Sometimes it is hard to be 100% yourself in a world that constantly tells us to be like everybody else”
I bought the new Morphe 35o2 Second Nature palette that everyone was raving about. I couldn’t help myself, so I bought the Color Taupe(35T) and Fall Into Frost(35F) ones as well because they looked so beautiful and so affordable. The number 35 signifies how many eyeshadows are in the palette. 35o2 simply means the second version and the letter T for Taupe and F for fall into frost.
So when they came in the mail, they were all damaged! I was so disappointed. I waited so long for my Morphe Palettes!
trying to capture the black messy powder all over the box opening
Morphe 3502 Second Nature Palette
color Taupe Palette
fall into frost palette
3 damaged Morphe palettes
color Taupe palette
fall into frost many damaged pans and powder everywhere
the black powder was everywhere
more eyeshadows ruined
I decided I would contact customer service to see what could be done about it.
This was the third time I’d received something that was broken in shipping. The first time was with Wet’n’Wild and the second time was with OneTwoLash.
Anyway, thank God customer care responded favorably every time! I mean…they sent me 3 new palettes! And the best part is I didn’t have to return the damaged ones and the new ones WEREN’T BROKEN! NOT A SINGLE EYESHADOW PAN WAS BROKEN! I LOVE THEM!
Look how beautiful! None are broken
I love the 3502 second nature palette and the names !
This is an unbroken Taupe Palette
3 New Morphe Palettes
The best of Morphe
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This month’s Ipsy bag was full of beauty products that I loved.
October Glam Bag 2017
I had never heard of JMSolution, but I got a water luminous jelly cleanser. A Hydrating Cleanser! I love getting skincare, and it feels fabulous, and it works great on my skin.
It’s made with hyaluronic acid (lots of it) which helps keep your skin hydrated even after you wash it off. It deep cleans, but it’s way gentle so you can use it all the time—perfect if you have sensitive skin.
The cost is $25
The second product is a brown eyeshadow with shimmery gold flakes. I always love an eyeshadow. This is a perfect shade for the fall. I was excited to try this new brand dls aka Dirty Little Secret
It Cosmetics may work well for a lot of people, but not for me, unfortunately. Regardless, I was super excited and happy to see a Bye Bye Pores pressed powder in my bag! I am not a fan of the bye bye undereye or the pressed foundation though. Those products do nothing but accentuate my fine lines and wrinkles. Perhaps this will perform differently. I wish I had perfect skin, but I don’t so cya.
It cost $38
The next superlative product came in the form of a concealer. Hey Honey Trick AND Treat ACTIVE PROPOLIS CREAM CONCEALER. I had never heard of this brand, but it is good! I feel Ipsy does an excellent job at researching top quality products and I appreciate getting to try new stuff.
This product cost $36
Last but not least is the ‘Me’ Nail Polish from Dermelect Cosmeceuticals in the shade “what-a-gem.” It’s a weird name, and I am not crazy about it, but the brand has a lot of beautiful colors that I do like, including the ‘verdure’ hunter green.
So now that you’ve seen my Ipsy Bag what do you think? I would like to invite you to Join Ipsy. Every month you will receive products like these, and by using my referral link, I will earn 250 points for every subscriber that clicks and joins
The Ghouls Are All Here Advent Calendar for October 31st final reveal is…
A mini size No-Face Zombie.
To be completely honest, I don’t know what it is! It comes in a small 3ml dropper. I tried using the liquid product as a highlighter, and my guess is, that is what it is. A liquid highlighter, in a light shimmery pink. It feels alright, and the smell is okay. I also tried it on my lips, but it didn’t do anything. It just seeped into my skin and disappeared.
One thing I didn’t like about this whole experience is there was no product description in any of the makeup, which really isn’t fair. Did I also mention how awful Notoriously Morbid product delivery presentation was? I expected more for what I paid. It cost $50 for the mini version, plus $10 shipping. Instead, I got a small cardboard box with individually wrapped items inside. I mean, the box needs to improve.
Here are all the 13 items in The Ghouls Are All Here Advent Calendar.
The quality of the products is very good.
“they pride themselves in creating unique cosmetics that are perfect for those who are a little morbid at heart and those who aren’t.”
Uh ya, I think there is some room for improvement however, and I also think their website needs a professional makeover. It is a ghastly morbid mess.
Today in the Notoriously Morbid Advent Calendar reveal for October 30th, I got Mummy Slumber Salve!
Slumber Salve is an incredibly moisturizing nightly lip mask formulated to repair and moisturize your lips overnight or throughout the day. Apply a small amount to your lips using your finger. Each Slumber Salve holds .23oz of product, is lightly scented, and comes in a mushroom-shaped jar with a flat top mouth. It tastes like vanilla and honey but I could be wrong.
Notoriously Morbid Halloween Advent Calendar 2017
Today in the NM Halloween Calendar October 29th reveal, I received Creeper Blush. I don’t know what it’s made of but it says it is Vegan and not lip safe. Ok. On the Notoriously Morbid Cosmetic website, they have a collection of blushes they named Dear Boss inspired by the events of Jack The Ripper. It could be made from the same stuff.
Notoriously Morbid Halloween Advent Calendar 2017
The Walking Dead All Out War
SUNDAY! The Walking Dead
— norman reedus (@wwwbigbaldhead) October 21, 2017
In season 8 of The Walking Dead, Rick and his allies are going to war. The alliances include the Hilltop with Jesus, The Kingdom with King Ezekiel, and hopefully, we will see either the garbage people aka The Scavengers with Jadis and the Island people aka Oceanside join forces with Rick.
Or maybe not.
The time has come for Rick Grimes to make good on his promise to kill Negan. It has taken an entire season, and probably two if you count this one, to kill one man. Why ? I’ve watched characters get pulverized to death, and what makes it incredible is the fact that Negan gets away with it! And don’t say the reason he gets away with it is that he’s got the numbers. It only takes one shot. Sasha and/or Rosita wouldn’t have failed if they stuck with their original plans. A sniper is what they require, not a fucking war! I am almost certain that Negan’s followers will scatter if you take out their leader.
Finally, there will be vengeance for plunderers because it sucks to see Rick and his followers get everything taken away from them like a bunch of pussies. It’s about time for
the lousy big mouth Negan to stop terrorizing people and ruling others with fear. Ugh! I’m appalled that he is even still alive.
Thinking back in the not so distant past, what I miss the most is Carl’s right eye. I also wish the Wolf character didn’t die so soon. He was detained in a prison cell! He could’ve unintentionally saved everyone by killing Negan’s entire army. It would’ve been interesting if he had allied with Alexandria and Denise, except he was on a mission to destroy the living and did a bang-up job! The Wolves, and the Walkers, almost wiped everybody out in Alexandria!
The only good thing about Negan is that he didn’t tolerate rape. The rest is all about himself. Nobody needs a guy like that. I would love to see him starve to death in the prison cell that Morgan built. That would be justice.
Today in the NM Halloween Advent Calendar, I got a mini-sized highlighter in the shade Snow Ghost and it is Vegan and lip safe. It is a scintillating iridescent green with a touch of blue, so if you are into highlights this will surely finish the perfect look.
Each mini highlighter comes in a black mirror compact, which is pretty cool and the pan is 36mm. NM has reformulated their pressed formula to be a little firmer but still highly pigmented and buttery.
Today in the NM Halloween Advent Calendar, I got a semi-loose eyeshadow pigment in the color purple. Headless Spector is a shimmer shade and feels very soft and creamy.
Our super semi loose shadow pigments were formulated to give you an incredibly creamy pigmented shadow with staying power! Arriving in a semi-loose state, the shadow can be applied with your finger or a flat shader brush in a patting motion. The creaminess of the shadow assists with easy blending and is formulated to look spectacular over primer or over a sticky base.
Check out Ambers youtube channel @ Makeup Is My Art where you will find her doing many of the product swatches that are displayed on the Notoriously Morbids website.
Notoriously Morbid Halloween Advent Calendar 2017