Ipsy’s Glamour-tastic August Goodies

This month Ipsy made my beauty heart flutter. I returned home from our family vacay and my August Glam Bag was waiting for me in my giant stack of crummy mail. Bills, more bills and….my Glam Bag.  Ahhhh – I think I heard little beauty angels singing…
I held myself back from ripping open the pretty pink envelope of beauty goodies until I was unpacked and vacation laundry had been started. I wanted to be able to fully enjoy opening my package instead of being rushed.  Wow – I think I may be a Ipsy Geek – don’t judge me…

Here is what was in Ipsy’s August Glamour Academy Glam Bag:

• Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick (I have already sampled and reviewed this little lovely)

• Micabeauty Eyeshadow in Bronze

• Michael Todd Jojoba Charcoal Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub

• Chella Dazzling Dark Brown Eyebrow Color Pencil

•  Pixi Beauty Lash Booster Mascara

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Vegas Style

Modern Mom is back from Las Vegas – suitcase a little heavier (from all the shopping), a few pounds heavier (from all the food and liquor indulging), and with a new appreciation for cool summers.

Las Vegas is one of my favorite destinations to stay and play at. There is something about the trashy meets classy atmosphere in Vegas that appeals to me. I love to people watch and see the ladies with their Louis Vuitton bags and stilettos teetering along the strip and the very next set of ladies behind them will be rocking their spandex leggings, crop tops and flip flops. Mr. Modern and I were discussing what we look for when we people watch in Vegas.  I watch for all the different handbags and shoes and Mr. Modern….well….he is on boob watch. He can’t seem to help himself.

I had a style plan when I was packing for my Vegas vacation.  The plan was this:  cute and classy in the daytime, sweet and sexy in the evening.  The style plan was all good in theory – until I got there – and started to melt.  The first morning in Vegas I whipped out my strapless maxi dress, sandals, applied my make-up and put my hair up in a top knot – ready to shop.  By mid morning I was a hot mess.  My make-up was melting and I was sweating – not a pretty sight.  By the end of our first day I was limping back to our room with my Outlet shopping treasures and looking for a Walgreens along the way – I had to buy some darn blister band-aids for my poor little sweaty feet.

The next day I had to regroup and rethink my daytime style strategy.  Plan B was: no make-up (with the exception of sunscreen, mascara, eyebrow gel and lip gloss).  Hair was always up in a bun, top knot or ponytail and I wore the least amount of clothes possible.  If I could have walked around naked…I would have.  I found that shorts and light flowy tanks worked the best for me – a little bohemian chic for hot Vegas days.  The evenings were no cooler than the daytime but it didn’t matter too much as we spent our evenings at a show and in our favorite lounges and casinos.  Hot housewife heels were not an issue in the evening – as long as Mr. Modern carried me from hotel to hotel.  Who says Vegas has to be practical?

In the end we had a lot of fun and I picked up some ‘trend’ worthy items from the shops which I will share in another blog.  I also spent some time at Walgreens, not only looking for the aforementioned band-aids, but also for some of the beauty products that haven’t yet made it to Canada.  Very pleased with my drugstore finds which I can’t wait to try out and share with you.

Viva Las Vegas Baby!

I found my heel happiness in the Cosmopolitan Hotel.

Heel Happiness

Vegas Fun collage