NYC New York Color Midnight Beauty Collection

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Hi everyone and HAPPY WEDNESDAY!!! Let's all celebrate making it past the middle of the week. We are on the downward slide!!!!

Today I have a large part of the Midnight Beauty collection from NYC New York Color.  This is a dark vampy collection perfect for Halloween and these lovely cooler days.   I am honestly so impressed with all of these products.  It's a full range of super affordable products that you can find at your local drug store or mass merchandiser.  I generally see a lot of NYC New York Color stuff at my Rite Aid.

I have a little bit of everything to show you, so let's just dig in.

First up is the nail polishes.  There were four in total, three regular polishes and a top coat.  I have the regular polishes to show you. The polishes retail for $1.99.  The company says that these are infused with magnesium, iron, copper, and calcium to strengthen nails.

This is Animal Instict, a bright orange polish with amazing shimmer to it.  It doesn't translate well in pictures (it never does).  This is two coats topped with Glossy Glam.





This is I am not affRED, a gorgeous oxblood jelly polish.  It's so squishy looking!  I used two coats here also topped with Glossy Glam.




The last polish I got was Black Elixir, another jelly!  I love jelly polishes and I only needed two coats for this one as well.  The one thing I don't like about jellies is that you need more coats for opacity.




There are three lipsticks from the Expert Last Lip Color line in this collection and I have two of them.  These retail for $1.99. These seemed to have a nice faint sweet smell to them.

This is Immortal Vixen, a glossy black lipstick.  I am not sure when or where I would wear this but it is a nice formula.




The other shade I got was Dark Rebirth and it is AMAZING.  This is so on trend even for after Halloween.  It's a beautiful wine shade.  I have worn this one at work already.  



See!!! Look how pretty!!!!!



I also received one of two eyeshadow palettes.  The Individual Eyes Custom Compact retails for $4.99.  Let me just say now that if the rest of their eyeshadows are this good I am going to be buying more.  A lot more.  When I see new ones come out.

This is the Vampiress set and as you can see it is a mainly purple collection.  The two things on the right side are an eyeshadow base and an illuminator. I have used this at least five times by now and I just can't get over how well it looks and holds up.  At the end of the day my eyes still look like I just did them.  I am a convert.  Plus these shades are so pigmented and go on easily.  I am able to blend them with no issues.  I highly suggest picking this one up!




The eyeshadow base and illuminator


Swatches of the colors! See how pigmented they are!



The last thing I got (I mentioned this in my Ipsy post the other day) is a tube of the new Big Bold Curl mascara.  This retails for $4.99 and I also recommend getting this one as well.  This has a really fat curved brush on it and the formula is not too wet or dry.  It really does make my lashes long, they keep hitting my glasses!  Drives me bananas, in a good way.  I mean it's a good problem to have!

I am so happy that I have two tubes of this now because I can see this being a regular in my makeup bag.




That's it for my Midnight Beauty collection post and I hope that you found some things to go get.  I highly recommend grabbing what you want as soon as you see it because these are limited edition and you don't want to miss out!

If I was better at taking pictures I would show you my makeup on my face.  If anyone is interested I can see what I can do.

What will you grab if you see them?



****Product sent for review, all opinions ar 100% my own****

Ipsy October 2014

Hi everyone!!!!


Happy Monday!!!  We had a nice and busy weekend, got right back in the groove of things today.  Hope your week started off good.  A bad Monday really just sets the week off on the wrong foot.  I am hoping for good Mondays for everyone.


I am making it my goal to review all my subscription boxes before the month ends.  I don't think I am going to make it, perhaps within the first week of the new month.  That may be more doable.  I have this one and two more.  I have my Wantable box and also my Birchbox.  I can do it!!!!


So let's just go ahead and get my Ipsy bag for October out of the way shall we?
For those who aren't aware, Ipsy is a subscription service that is $10 a month.  Each month you get a makeup bag with 4-5 deluxe sized and/or full sized items in it.  They are semi customizable and you can retake a quiz to try to alter the contents of your bag.

This months theme was Beauty Candy.  I never really see where the items in the bag match the theme, but that doesn't bother me one bit.  

I received 5 items in this months bag and I was very happy with it.

Here is a shot of all the products with the bag. The bag is a nice rectangular shape with a square quilted pattern. 


I received a tube of Rose Berry hand cream from the brand Figs & Rouge.  You could have gotten this scent or Mango Mandarin.  This one is a nice not too sweet floral scent.  I love hand creams so this is a win for me.   I also received a mini lipgloss from Starlooks.  This is in the shade Guilty Pleasure.  This color is perfect for me, completely wearable.  The size is actually nice as well, even if it is teeny tiny.  I never finish a gloss, so it's a winner for me.


SO pretty!


I also got a Skyn Iceland travel pack of their Glacial Cleansing Cloths.  It is a pack of 10 and I usually loves these things.  However, I have read so many reviews where people said their face felt awful after using them that I may pass on these.  I don't want burning skin!  I will post likely do a patch test and go from there.

I also got a nice sized sample of ECRU New York Acacia Protein BB Cream for hair.  This is supposed to be an all over hair booster.  You know the type, it does like five million things at once.  I have used this a couple times and it is nice.  I still go back to my Agave oil, but I will use this too.



Last up is a full sized NYC mascara.  It's their newest formula called Big Bold Curl.  I have been using this for the past few days and I have to say that I am so impressed.  For a drugstore mascara it's pretty kick ass.  Not to mention it is one of the more affordable lines from the drugstore.  I have two tubes of this right now (keep an eye out for another NYC post!) and can see myself going through both of them. It really does make my eyelashes long and curled!




I would say that this months bag was another win for me.  However, I am easy to please.  As long as it's not a bog full of foil packets and perfume tubes I am a happy happy woman.

What did you get in your bag?