Month: April 2022


April 2022 Ipsy Bag – Keep Growing

April’s bag is the cutest in a long while – covered with delicate daisies, it’s also made out of recycled materials. Way to keep plastic out of landfills, ipsy!

I have been SO busy this month that I’ve barely gotten to try any of the products in this month’s bag. I HAVE tried the Complex Culture Fresh Start Eyeshadow Palette – it’s a perfect neutral shadow quad, but with a little sparkle. The shadows are very blendable and vivid – highly recommend. I also tried out the fragrance – Nanette Le0ore “Enchanted Flora” and it is STRONG. My husband said it was old lady smelling, but not bad. I feel like this is what I would use to hide the fact that I was sneaking a cigarette behind the school, if indeed I did that type of thing…which I don’t.

Also in this month’s bag: Context Skin Nude Balm in “Back for More” (Why haven’t I tried this? I’ve been balming it up lately); Dionis Goat Milk Body Lotion in “White Jasmine & Shea”; and Honey Jarret Rose Clay Purifying Mask (this was my product choice this month and I haven’t even had a chance to try it).

Nice bag this month!

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April’s Fool

I was feeling a little spendy, so I splurged on Sucrebeille’s April Fool’s Collection. The set was only available April 1st through 3rd and was $65 for 6 oil drams. The scents sounded so compelling that I couldn’t resist.

“Cheese Hangover” isn’t a cheesy scent, thankfully…it’s a charcuterie board smell: figs and nuts maybe? I also caught a hint of wine.

“Citrus Ass Bitch” smells like a stripper – it’s Bath & Body Works Cucumber Melon, with a citrus-y musky undertone. (I’m wearing it right now and it’s sexier than it sounds.)

“Feral as Fuck” is VERY similar to “Goth as Fuck”, but the added hint of musk makes it more wearable to me, which is absolutely shocking to me, since I am not a big fan of musk.

“Da Mensies” smells exactly how you’d think it smells…but not in a bad way? I don’t think just anyone could get away with wearing this one…I think I could.

The last two scents are absolutely unwearable. “Chicken Witch” smells like a chicken pot pie. “Meat Lilith” smells like cinnamon and ground round – a delectable aroma of raw hamburger meat. Do you want your cats to eat you in your sleep? Because this is how you get your cats to eat you in your sleep.

There were also a few samples in my order. “#BAWDYGOTMELAID” is not my bag – it reminds me of this pheromone perfume that I got at a Sex Toy party. It just smells weird and chemically. “Heavy Heart” is supposed to a Black Forest Cake scent, but it comes across as a blood accord to me. It almost feel like it belong in the “Blood Drunk” set?

Unfortunately, this may not have been the best impulse buy…unless I can trick one of the kids into wearing the meaty fragrance and then sit back and wait for the attacks to begin…


Kissed by Rose Gold

Lakur “Kissed by Rose Gold” was a freebie from an Ulta gift with purchase. Why not take it out for a little spin?

This is two coats of “Kissed by Rose Gold” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat. I wanted to see what the polish looked like matte, so I used Glisten & Glow Matte Top COat on my pinky…but I screwed up and coated it with the glossy top coat, too. Then I coated it with ANOTHER coat of the matte top coat. Let me tell you, that nail was PROTECTED.

I am not familiar with the “lakur” brand. Ulta still carries it though…and it’s $16 a bottle. Oh lawdy, I need to lay down! That’s some pricey polish!


Buzz Off

Sinful Colors “Buzz Off” is a sister polish to “Save the Bees!”. Instead of honey gold with gold flecks, this is a black polish with gold flecks. It is spectacular!

This is two coats of “Buzz Off” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat…EXCEPT for the pinkies. I did a reverse of how I did “Save the Bees” and did glossy pinkies with Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

I wonder what these two beauties would look like together…hmmm…


Material Girl!

I am IN LOVE with Funky Fingers “Material Girl”. If you know, you know.

This is two coats of “Material Girl” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. Since “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend,” I used China Glaze “Bring on the Bubbly” on my accent nails. I did NOT forget the Glisten & Glow Glitter Grabber this time.

Even though “Material Girl” is already matte, I wanted my diamonds to be matte as well, so I topped them all with Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat.

“Material Girl” was a tiny bit streaky, but the top coat even it out for the most part.

This is a MUCH better “Material Girl” than the other “Material Girl” I own.


TikTok Hair

I did a thing.

I saw an Instagram ad for this hair thingie that has supposedly gone viral on TikTok and I thought, why not? Even though I just bought a $550 hair vacuum, I went ahead and spent $16 on a Kitsch Satin Heatless Curling Set. I tried it fresh out of the shower and left it in for about 5 hours while I puttered around the house…but my hair is too long and thick and had not fully dried. It was still fairly wavy though. I need to try it overnight, on dry hair. I’m concerned I might strangle myself though, since I sleep on my side and flip 20 or 30 times a night…more to come. I don’t feel as bad about buying the stupid tghing since I had a $3 off $15 coupon.

I usually don’t get too excited about Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty Event, most of the products aren’t my cup of tea…but…on one of the final days…I saw Kate Somerville EradiKate Daily Foaming Cleanser for half off ($22 instead of $44), I snagged two tubes – one for me and one for my son. He said it smells like a rosy fart – it’s the sulfur!

I also picked up a tube of NYX Lip Lingerie XXL Long-Lasting Matte Liquid Lipstick in “Bust Ed” ($9.50). It was very soft on my lips and VERY dark and vibrant. It is more purple than I was expecting, but it looks good on me.

$698 to Platinum in 2023.


March 2022 Sucreabeille Mini Subscription Bag

How is it April already? Didn’t I just get this bag the other day?

I don’t mind a delay in posting my Sucreabeille sub. It takes me a while to work through all the scents and sometimes I even have to wear them multiple times to really understand a scent.

March’s unreleased scent is called “Agent of Chaos”. It mostly just smells like patchouli to me, but there’s a note of something in there that I cannot quite explain.

BY FAR, the best scent of the month is “Brienne the Beauty”, which I believe is a Game of Thrones themed scent. It’s a masculine citrus scent, which I LOVE. It reminds of the Atelier Cologne scents I tend towards. I’m glad I found a possible substitution since I recently learned that Atelier is no longer being sold in the US. Tragic!

Also in the January bag: “Assbutt” (a marshmallow-y scent from the Supernatural themed collection); “Crafty Witch” (which I’ve already tried); “Infamy” (this one has a heavy tuberose vibe, reminding me of B&BW’s “Velvet Tuberose”); and “Forest Witch” (just smells like the Garden Center at Lowe’s to me).

I am not loving this month’s bag as much as previous ones, but I am not quite ready to call it quits yet.

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Save the Bees!

No, for real – SAVE THE BEES!

Also, this nail polish is Sinful Colors “Save the Bees” from their new Honey Flake collection. I am not the biggest fan of yellow nail polish – they make me feel like Marge Simpson – but this one is different. It’s got FLAKIES. I love flakies.

I started with Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat, then painted two coats of “Save the Bees.” It has amazingly full coverage for a jelly-flaky polish. I finished with Glisten & Glow Top Coat on all of my nails, except the pinkies. My pinkies were topped with Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat. I LOVE matte flakies even more than glossy flakies.

I snagged “Save the Bees” and her sister “Buzz Off” at HEB – I think they were $2.98 each…and they were worth every penny.