I forgot I was subscribed to this! So it was a nice little surprise today. It’s $5 a season and you get a random assortment of beauty and makeup samples. Sometimes you’ll even get a full sized product! I really want to sub to the cheap beauty boxes from other stores, lately I have an obsession with samples and deluxe sample sized products. Probably because I am doing a turn and burn project pan. Which is just making a point to use up samples, deluxe samples, and products that are almost empty.
I’m not going to go into any detail with these. Here is just an assortment of one use packets. The L’Oréal Revitalift Hyaluronic Acid Serum, Liquid IV flavor packet, and Not Your Mother’s Smooth Moves Anti-Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner.
Daily Concepts Exfoliating Dual Texture Scrubber
I am a bit iffy about this. It just makes me a bit nervous to use wipe something so textured all around my face. I am afraid of tears. I might try this, but I also might just give it to a friend to try.
Cera Ve Daily Moisturizing Lotion
I have heard really good things about this lotion so I am interested in trying it out. I think it will work really nicely on my legs which are much more sensitive than the rest of my body. This will be a nice way to see if I like it or not.
Chap Stick Total Hydration With Hemp Seed Oil
I am always happy to try a new lip balm. This one feels really hydrating on the lips and has a nice fresh scent. Into my purse it goes!
Lottie London Slay All Day Liquid Lipstick “Fleek”
I have not been big into liquid lips lately like I use to be. I just find them to be too drying on my lips and I don’t like how they just flake off. However, I do really like the shade of this one so I may make an exception.
It’s a brown-red shade. I just really enjoy it and think it will really complement some looks. I don’t think it screams spring by any means, but who cares. It’s not like I’m into bright springy colors.
What did you think of this Walmart beauty box? Not a bad little assortment for $5! Comment your thoughts below! What is your favorite product or brand from the drugstore?
I have been curious about the Benefit Boi-ing concealer in the past, so I’m excited to see it included in my Ipsy. I’m particularly interested to see how it will wear under my eyes. I think the shade I got will be a good match. I’m currently trying to use up a deluxe sample size of a Tarte concealer, but once that one is gone, this one will be in rotation.
Kokie Cosmetics Eyebrow Pencil and Brush “Blonde” $8
I have been wanting to try more from Kokie, but I never see their products in stores near me! I have used a concealer from them in the past ( also from Ipsy) and I used that sucker up I loved it so much. I really do just need to make an order from their site. I have high hopes for this brow product. It seems like it will be pretty precise and a good shade match.
MAAPILIM Exfoliating Solution $63 full size
“It’s formulated with AHAs and BHAs to help dissolve dead skin cells, degunk pores, and leave your skin super soft and smooth.” It’s always exciting to get to try out expensive skincare. I will have to throw this in my skincare rotation to see if it makes any difference.
SOROCI Low-Hyaluronic Tangerine Booster Serum $29 full size
This is meant to have the hydrating benefits of Hyaluronic Acid as well as the brightening and firming benefits of tangerine extract. Apparently if you put this on before the rest of your skincare routine it will boost absorption.
COSRX Inc. Master Patch Intensive $12
I have some of these from other brands that I need to go through. I have tried the mighty patch brand and didn’t think they worked, hopefully these will perform better.
The Balm The Balm and the Beautiful Vol 1
I am not sure why this was included in my bag. It isn’t in my card, I didn’t order any add ons and I don’t recall ordering anything separately. But this is a happy accident! Ever since I saw Emily Noel use it in a video I have wanted to try the palette for myself.
The colors seem right up my alley. They are pigmented and the color story itself is very nice.
I am really excited to give it a go on my eyes!
That is it for my April Ipsy! I really enjoyed this bag! I think it’s the best one I have gotten in a while. What was in your Ipsy? What is your favorite Kokie products? Comment below!
I picked up the shade 20 Fair. The balm is infused with a firming serum.
At first I thought it was going to be too orange on me.
But I think it actually ended up being a pretty decent color match for my face.
The texture of the balm is extremely creamy and does remind me of how it feels if you run your fingers over a cleansing balm.
The claims are:
1. Skin looks firmer
2. Smooths Lines
3. Conceals imperfections
4. Evens tones
Upon initial application I really enjoyed how the balm looked on my skin. I looked glowy and fresh. I can’t say my face looks firmer though. But I’m assuming that is more so going to happen after frequent use.
4 hours later I noticed my skin started to look more greasy, but not to the point it bothered me. I also noticed that the balm did transfer to my face mask. I also noticed the slightest oxidation.
At the end of the day 11 hours later, as you can see, everything has pretty much broken down and my face turned into an oil slick. I did not do any powdering through out the day, just to see how the balm held up on its own.
I think if I powder through out the day or only wear my makeup for 4-6 hours I would be in love with this balm. It is comfortable on the skin, I actually forgot I was wearing face product! I think this will be a go to product once the weather warms up. I am excited to see how my feelings about this balm evolve. I will be sure to do an update post when that happens.
What is your favorite base product? Leave a comment!
I have a lot of bronzer. No, I didn’t count them, I didn’t want to be confronted with that number. But, I am running out of room for bronzer, so I figured it was time to get rid of a few I don’t use. Compared to how many bronzers I own, I barely got rid of any.
As you can see, at this point I’m my decluttering journey, I only got rid of five bronzers. All of these bronzers I am getting rid of because I never reach for them. All decluttered products will be passed onto someone who will hopefully use them.
Covergirl Cheekers Cinnamon Toast
I’m pretty positive this is actually a blush. When it was with my blush it looked more like a bronzer to me. Then I never used it as a bronzer. I did contemplate using it as an eyeshadow, but I have enough brown eyeshadow this just needs to go.
ColourPop Sculpt Stix “Dove”
I bought this forever ago and only used it a handful of times. It is so so old. I think I should probably just toss this one.
The Balm Auto-Balm Grl Power Cheeks On The Go “Bleeker”
Looking at this now I see that it is actually definitely a blush. However I have so many blushes that I also need to declutter so I am just going to pass this along.
Kylie Pressed Bronzing Powder “Khaki”
I never use any of my Kylie products anymore. I just don’t support the brand so it’s time for this to go.
Love Craft Beauty Bronzer Trio
I got this is a subscription box ages ago and I don’t think I’ve ever actually used it. It’s time to stop taking up space. Goood bye.
This is a new to me box and I am pretty excited about it! It is $35 and it seems to include multiple products from one brand each month.
This month is Jason Wu. I have wanted to try this newer drugstore brand since I saw it featured in some YouTube videos. This box is a great way to try out a good assortment of products.
Jason Wu Magic Matte Oil $16
This product I am really looking forward to trying. I have pretty oily skin and I am interested to see how much of a difference this oil makes on my skin. Apparently it is supposed to be oily to matte instantly. It can be worn alone or as a primer. I’ll probably use it in both ways.
Jason Wu Saved By The Patch $12
I have some acne patches from another brand that I have been using and liking. I am glad to have more and hope they work just as well as the others.
Jason Wu The Bush $14
This is a vegan formula brow soap. I have been toying with the idea of giving soap brows a try and I guess this is my sign to take the plunge.
Jason Wu Stay In Line “Parisian Chic” and “Royal” $10
The Stay in Line lipliners are incredibly creamy pencil liners. The shades are pretty nice go to shades for me and I can see myself just wearing these all over the lips.
Jason Wu Flora 9 “Matte Agave” $15
I love the look of this little palette. I do t have a matte palette that is set up in quite the same way. The shadows are buttery and pigmented and seem like they will blend nicely. I will probably be doing a dedicated post for this palette (and many of the other products featured here) so keep an eye out for that!
Jason Wu Hot Fluff “Jelly Roll” and “Éclair” $12
These are both creamy matte lipsticks. They remind me a lot of the Milani Fetish Matte lipsticks formula wise. I will probably wear the more almost terracotta shade more than the bolder berry, but if I’m going to wear a berry now it will probably be this one.
As far as my first American Influencer Beauty Bundle goes this one was great to start off with! I got some great products from a brand I had really wanted to try. I am excited to see what the coming months bring.
I apologize for taking so long to get this post up. A lot of stuff has been going on in my personal life that has me extremely depressed. Doing anything right now is difficult and I just haven’t had the energy to write anything. I am trying to pull myself out of this and I’m hoping messing with some makeup will help to do so.
Farmacy Filling Good Hyaluronic Acid Plumping Serum $44
I think Farmacy is my favorite skincare brand so I am always happy to try something new from them. I have never tried a Hyaluronic Acid serum so I am interested to see what this does. I did get a Hyaluronic Acid serum from Studio Makeup in a box last month, but I have yet to try it. Honestly my skincare has been lacking with everything going on.
Aesthetica Cream Contour Kit $40
I have some brushes from this brand that I really like, so I am interested to see how well the cream contour performs. I’m not much for contouring, but I can definitely give it a try.
I am really interested in this brand. I have heard a ton of good things about it, but I have never tried it myself. This balm is meant to make your skin look bouncy and dewy. I am excited to see how well it works.
First off, I’m never going to use this. It’s a glittery black liquid/cream shadow. I wish I had gotten a different color because I have heard good things about this product. I am going to be passing this along to someone else.
Dragun Beauty Lip Job Liner and Sharpener “2.0cc” $18
All I know about this brand is that it was founded by a YouTuber who I have never watched. I believe the color corrector from this brand was a big thing for a while. The liner is a good nude color I’m sure I’ll get plenty of use out of and the sharpener seems to be great quality and will probably be replacing my old one that’s in pretty poor condition.
That’s it for my box! I’m pretty happy with everything omitting the cream shadow. I am sorry if this post feels a little rushed through and I’m sorry nothing is swatched. My boyfriend of close to two years left me and I am still trying to figure out how to be without him.
The primer comes out as a blue jelly and feels very cooling and hydrating when you spread it on your face. Once it dries down it does feel a little bit sticky to the touch, but it isn’t bothersome on the face. It reminds me a ton of the Milk Hydrogrip primer. So much so that I do t feel the need to repurchase the Milk Hydrogrip primer now.
This picture was taken right after I applied my makeup. Everything sat very well on my skin. I made sure to use a foundation and concealer that I trusted to give the primer a fair chance.
Here we are four hours later. Everything is still looking good! I did notice my pores looked a bit large, but nothing I had on claimed to be pore filling.
Here we are 8 hours after application. I noticed makeup had rubbed off on my nose and my chin thanks to my mask. I also noticed that there was much less creasing under my eyes and in my smile lines than normal.
I highly recommend this primer. It is a great drugstore alternative to the Milk Hydrogrip Primer and it works wonders. It won’t break the bank and it does it’s job nicely.
I have had a few of these quads just sitting around. I haven’t really been playing with makeup, but this morning I was watching Tati videos and got inspired. So I thought, “ let’s do an inexpensive fall look.”
This quad retails for only $3!!! Here ! Let’s get into swatches and the super quick and easy look.
My first comment is I wish the matte shades had one that was a bit more orange toned, but the mattes are still super pretty.
The mattes don’t swatch the best, but they do work very well. The metallics on the other hand swatch like a dream and work just as well.
I used a fluffy blending brush and used the lightest matte and went all through the crease. I used a more tapered blending brush and used the darker matte on the outer corner. On the outer portion of my lid I used the darker metallic and then the lighter one on the rest of my lid.
I am in love with the look that came out of this quad! Simple easy, so cheap and perfect for fall. Now I want every single one of the bite sized quads and no one will stop me from getting them. I feel an ELF hall coming on!!
Kinder Beauty Box is $25 a month. All products are cruelty free and vegan. You receive 5 products, two of which will be full sized.
Delia Organics Dew Drops Serum $30
This serum is lightweight and meant to balance out your complexion while providing hydration. This is going to be the serum I use bevy after I finish my Kypris one!
Delizioso Watermelon & COQ10 Facial Polish $39.95
Here we have a very fine facial polish that is packed full of skin loving ingredients. Oh, and it smells ahhhmazing!
Glov BioBased Pocket Mirror $10
This is actually an awesome little mirror. Mine is going right into my backpack so I can do makeup touch ups while at work and college.
Eco Tools Lip and Cheek Tint “Pink” $8.99
I am obsessed with cream blush and multi tasking products lately, so I am really excited about this. The shade isn’t too pink, and looks illuminating as well. You will see more of this guy in an upcoming post.
100% Pure Creamy Long Last Liner “Dark Cacao” $26
I already own this eyeliner, and it is by far my favorite liner. It’s long wearing and very pigmented. I’m so happy so have another!
I am really happy with this box! It’s full of amazing products and I’m excited about everything. My box came to a total of $114.94.
What product interests you most from this months box? Comment below!