To ipsy or not to ipsy. . . that is the question, now isn’t it?

Where to begin?

This month I am, again, patiently awaiting the arrival of my ipsy glam bag. My gal pal who also is subscribed does the sneak peak in the app because she wants to know what she’s getting, but I’m that weirdo who loves surprises!

Back up! It’s like $10/month, right? Well that adds up and a girl has bills. So I tried to cancel, I think, in February, and they said “hey – what about skipping this month to help with your budget?” Sure. Why not? Maybe I’ll feel better about it next month. But I didn’t so I again, tried to cancel, and they said “HEY – what about a free bag?” So I said sure. I love free stuff. And then I cancelled. But did I? I know I went through the motions, yet I still received a charge to my bank account from ipsy this month. So here I am waiting.

You know? I do like ipsy. . . but sometimes I feel like it’s junk. (No – no. It’s good product, but generally stuff I won’t use or don’t use? Even when I update my profile.)

If I put it in this perspective for myself – I simply haven’t bought any make-up since I joined aside from the eyebrow pencil and mascara that I use regularly. So $10/month to not buy any more make-up? That’s a plus. The bags I sometimes love and sometimes detest.

I dunno. I haven’t decided.

Perhaps what I’ll do is an “un-boxing” when I get my bag? Do people still do that?

MAYBE I’ll put together a look using just what’s in the bag (and of course I’ll add anything vital that may or may not come with?) And an honest review of the products?

What do you think? Tell me in the comments below what you want me to do with this stuff when I get it!

Oh yeah. Hashtag-Not-A-Sponsor.

BUT! ipsy if you want to sponsor me, hit me up! heh. heh. hehhhhh.

xoxo

-S

P.S. – I have SO stinking much make-up I need to do something with it for organization, and Pinterest, Google, Instagram, et CETERA, are not providing me with the proper inspiration. WHICH MEANS – I will have to come up with something my damned self and make you a blog. Which I will also pin. Hekka good.

Must Have Beauty Product; the Perfect Face Step 1

image by enywater.com

Water is so SO important for your everyday health and beauty. It’s funny to think that there are still people out there in this day and age that don’t understand the importance of h2o!… but there are!

So… Now I’m here to sread the word! Listen up folks, you DO need drink at least 8 glasses of water per day! Water allows your body to absorb nutrients from food and vitamins, keeps your body lubricated, and your skin hydrated! You can’t live much more than three days without water!

Bottled water is growing ever more popular and has been for years. Yes, admittedly I am one of those girls who drink water from a bottle. I can’t stand the swimming pool taste of tap water… yick! Bottled water, that is filtered, is better for you because the filtration removes all of the contaminants.

One concerning thing, however, is the amount of garbage that is created by drinking bottled water. I try to reuse my bottles and fill them with filtered water from my tap water filter, or filtered pitcher. If not, I make an effort to recyle! Why not go green?

Did I mention skin hydration?

If you want to have that picture perfect face, the first thing you should make sure you do is keep your skin properly hydrated.

Of course drinking water is a great first step! The next step is to pick a great skin care regime. The biggest problem I’m facing currently is that my skin cannot decide what category it fits into; dry, oily, or combination.

I have two pieces of advice to give you: whatever brand you decided to use avoid products that contain a lot of alcohol and make sure you do your research on the product before you slab it on your pretty face.

Also… try something organic!

Good luck to you all! I’d love to hear about your favorite products/product lines or regimines!

– Olio ❤