Wake Up and Make Up with Ipsy

Self-love starts with believing in yourself. For the month of February, Ipsy curated their Unzipped collection with this idea in mind.

“The way we see it, sexiness is authenticity.  It’s real. It’s confidence. It’s about celebrating the magic of your unique beauty. It’s forgetting what you think you’re supposed to be, and embracing everything you are.”

If you’ve heard about Ipsy, you may already know what they’re all about.  They send 5 sample to full-sized name brand beauty products to subscribers for just $10 per month. It’s a great way to learn about new brands you may otherwise never have discovered!

What you may not know is that Ipsy has also a grown into a strong online community of beauty news, inspiring articles and other resources, all the while promoting positive energy and kindness.


Every month, Ipsy comes up with a new theme that carries across their website, social outlets, and in the products they choose to send to subscribers. I really loved this theme, and the mentality they are promoting.

That made me think about little things we can all do  everyday to make ourselves feel happier, healthier, and just a bit more confident!


A great way to do this is to wake up an extra 15 minutes every morning to prepare for your day – whether it be putting a little extra time into your makeup, outfit, or even stopping to grab a coffee! I notice that these little 15 minutes make a huge difference. If you feel more prepared, you’ll feel ready to slay the day.

I received some goodies this month this month from Ipsy that I love incorporating into my everyday beauty routine!


Naked Cosmetics Lip Scrub

Before putting on lipstick (especially if its matte) exfoliation is key! I love this little lip scrub. I’ve used lip scrubs from Lush Cosmetics in the past and I like this one better because it has less of a grainy consistency that makes it possible to both exfoliate and achieve smoothness.

Pur Cosmetics Fully Charged Mascara

I tend to layer different mascaras to achieve a high volume look, so I can never have enough mascaras! This one, however, performs so well on its own!

Mellow Cosmetics Precision Pen Eyeliner

This liquid eyeliner is perfect for creating a winged eye. I love that the pen isn’t too thick – so its easy to get the look you want!

OFRA Cosmetics Long lasting Liquid Lipstick in Ipsy Unzipped  

My favorite item in my bag! I love this matte lipstick – it’s described as a “nude berry” and I think it’s just the perfect color as we transition into the spring. Also, while it’s a matte lipstick, I noticed the formula is significantly less drying than many of my other matte lipsticks – which also happen to be waay more pricey.

English Laundry Perfume Spray  

This mini perfume is perfect to keep in your purse and use throughout the day!  With rose notes, this scent is ultra-light and feminine with a touch of musk . Not a bad scent, but I think now that I already have my favorite perfume, it’s hard for me to gravitate towards a different one.

How do you make yourself feel confident every day?

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