Beauty, Empties, My Life, Reviews

The Final Verdict: NickAk

For NickAk Shimmer Eyeliner in Green

Shimmer EyelinerGreen Nicka KSwatches

What It Is: A metallic, shimmery green eyeliner with angled, pointed rubber tip for easy cat-eyes.

Key Ingredients: This eyeliner doesn’t contain anything irritating, just a ton of dyes which is normal for eye makeup.

How It Feels/Smells/Looks: This eyeliner smells like apple cider vinegar and it is a metallic, shimmery green eyeliner like I stated earlier. It is very opaque. My eyelid hurt after applying this. Because it has a rubber tip, it drags along the lid, creating pain and a bumpy line. This is not a smooth or comfortable application.

Why I Like It: I liked the color, which is about all I liked about this eyeliner. Not only is this a literal pain to apply, but the formula is chunky and flaky. You cannot build it up and as soon as you touch it, it starts to flake apart. I applied this yesterday and about two hours later, I noticed it flaking just from BLINKING. This eyeliner is unbelievably crappy quality and I am just throwing it out. I wouldn’t give it away, because it freaking hurts to apply and it was near my eyeballs. It ain’t sanitary to give away. I am happy to have tried it from Ipsy, but this is going straight into the trash.

With Love,


Beauty, Empties, Evening skincare routine, Morning Skincare Routine, My Life

Empties: The January Edit

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

It is that time once again to go over all of the empties of this past month. I didn’t use up too many products at all this month. I have so much stuff that it is going to take a while to go through it all. I am pretty happy with the five things that I did manage to use up though. Any amount is a good amount to me and I have a few things that are almost out. So, I think that February is going to be a heavy empties up, just because I am nearing the end of about half a dozen things. It makes me feel good to get rid of a lot of clutter in my life and few things I actually do repurchase. It has to really impress me by the time the last drop is used up. Not many things really impress me that much to repurchase. And some things that do? Well, they no longer make or it is really hard to find. My favorites post will go up tomorrow, so look for it then. I am also uploading the impressions from the February Birchbox Man post later today as well. You can look for that at around 5 to 7 pm Eastern Time.

Avon Moisture Therapy Hand Cream, 1.5 fl oz.


Impressed? No, not really.

Just Because Daily Essentials Everyday Facial Wipes, 20 ct

Face Wipes

Impressed? No, but they are decent for wiping off my base makeup before cleansing. It also helps that they are very cheap at 1 USD a packet.

Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Optimizing Skin Serum, 0.07 fl oz

[sample foil packet. Not worth a picture really.]

Mai Tai Floral Dress

Cannot Wait until Summer to wear this again!

Impressed? No, nothing special. It felt nice, but I am not really worried about wrinkles yet. Maybe when I’m 30.

Nickak Shimmer Eyeliner in Green, 0.1 oz

Shimmer EyelinerGreen Nicka K

Impressed? NO!!!!! This physically HURT my eyelid every time I tried to apply it and the formula wasn’t worth saving. DO NOT RECOMMEND!

OleHenriksen The Clean Truth Brightening Cleansing Cloths, 10 ct


Impressed! Totally! I loved every single one! They are really expensive though at 18 USD for 40 cts. I would love this as a gift or if I wanted to treat myself and use some of my Birchbox points to make the price more reasonable [that’s IF they sell this product]. If I had a 10 USD Sephora gift card, I would pay the extra 8 bucks which is comparable with drugstore versions at 8 USD for around 30 cts.

That is all of my empties from this month and I was only impressed by one product. I would buy the dollars wipes again, just because they are a bargain. If my Kmart doesn’t have any of those in stock, I might get the ELF 3 USD ones instead. Well, that’s it for now!

With Love,


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Pretty In Paradise: June Ipsy

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

I know it is kind of late to be taking about June, but I just am now getting to it and I didn’t want to skip the month either. Since I am already late with my review, I will get to what I thought about everything now with this short intro.

The Theme:

Pretty In ParadiseJune 2014

I really like the theme for June, because many people go to the beach or go on vacation. So, it makes sense for Ipsy to compile products for the beach: easy, waterproof, effortless, and scented like a vacation if you are having a staycation.

The Bag:

Rebecca Minkoff

I am so excited to finally say that I have a Rebecca Minkoff bag! I love her as a designer and now I have one of her signature designer makeup bags. It has cute little pineapples on it. The feel of the bag is very luxurious. As I write this, I am switching out my makeup bag, so I have this one in my purse instead. Love, love, love it so much and I cannot say it more. Seriously worth all of my Ipsy subscription money.

The Contents:

  • Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray, 1.52 oz for about 3.50 USD:

Beach Spray 

This little bottle is perfect for traveling and for throwing into your beach bag. It smells like sweet coconut, reminding me of my beloved Hawaiian Tropics Sunscreen. I am so in love with the scent! I estimate that this little bottle would give you a good dozen uses, since it was filled to the top. I would buy this for the scent alone.

  • DERMAdoctor DD Cream 15-Benefits-In-1, 0.3 fl oz for 9.50 USD:

DD Cream

 The sample seems pretty full, so I would say that you would get six or so uses out of this one as well. The color seems a tad too dark on the back of my hand, but I think it would give my face the prettiest glow. It also smells like a vacation in a tube, which I quite enjoy in case you haven’t noticed yet. On a different note, what on earth is a white sapphire complex?

  • NYX Butter Gloss in BlGO2 Eclair, 0.27 fl oz for 5 USD: 

Butter glossEclair

This tube is actually a bit bigger than the normal size, which is very nice of NYX. The website says that these are 0.23 fl oz, but mine is labeled 0.27. This is a full sized product that is half of the total cost of the bag, which I think is a great value. This buttery gloss smells like candy floss! I was the most excited to receive this talked about NYX product and I have to say that it is raved about for a reason. The pale pink nude is the perfect neutral gloss to use on its own or over lipstick to create a glossy finish and to tone down a bright lip. I love the feel and look of this on my lips. It is the most comfortable gloss I own. It is not sticky in the least, but very buttery and nourishing.

  • Nicka K New York Shimmer Eyeliner in Green, 0.1 oz for 4.99 USD: 

Shimmer EyelinerGreen Nicka K

This was another full-sized product, which made me very happy. Both of my full-sized products made up the value of this bag. The shimmery green is so pretty and not too blingy. I was hoping for blue, but I do not mind getting the green. It is supposed to be waterproof, so I am planning to use this on my waterline. UPDATE: This stuff burns when applied to the waterline. DO NOT APPLY THERE. The angled felt tip brush makes application a breeze, following the contour of the eyelid. I don’t like this as much on my top eyelid though.

  • Be A Bombshell Mascara in Lash Out, 0.25 oz for 15 USD: 

mascaraBe a bombshellWand
Wow. I did not realize that the most expensive product in my bag would be a mascara that I will have to toss out in three months or less. This mascara has a horrid smell, but it is great for setting my long lashes. I use mascara to set my lashes, so they do not curl into my eyeballs, which is very much a problem for me. This stuff really flakes, which isn’t good. It darkens my lashes a bit, so they are more doll-like. Otherwise, I notice no difference between my eye with the mascara and the eye without it. I also just feel really sexy with mascara on.


Overall, I would give this bag 2 stars based on having used the products all month long. The value of this bag was 37.99 USD! That is an amazing value! It is almost four times what I paid for it. I cannot wait for what July will bring!

With Love,

Selena Hannah xoxoxo