Ipsy Glam Bag | May 2019 Un-Bagging

I think this is my first Ipsy post in three months!

I definitely got the last two bags, just my motivation to post, much less play with makeup, was non-existent.

But, my motivation is starting to come back, so we are starting with unboxing, hopefully soon I can get back into reviews!

In this months bag I got…

First! Let me start by saying, the bag is super cute, but the glitter does come off.

Benefit Bad Gal Bang Mascara, deluxe sample

This is the size you can buy for like $12 at Sephora and Ulta. I honestly prefer the little mascara sizes. You can use them up before they go bad.

However, Benefit is not cruelty free. But, I am going to throw this in a gift for a friend, so not a total loss.

SL Miss Glam SS 57 Blending Brush

This Brush is super cute and soft. I have already used it and it helped to blend the shadows I used nicely.

Naisture Charcoal 3 Step Nose Pack

So, if any one knows anything about this brands cruelty free status PLEASE let me know! Their products are paraben and silicon free, which is awesome!

I got two in the bag, and I used one. I really liked it! It was a longer process than just a normal nose strip, but it was worth it! My nose looked much more clear!

INMO Velveteen Dream Eyeshadow in Super Bass

This shadow is a pretty pink shade. I have a Zpalette on the way to me, so it will be deported and placed in there.

I think Super Bass will make a really pretty all over lid shade.

Pixi By Petra Endless Silky Eyepen in Copper Glow

I love Brown and Copper eye liner, it really makes my hazel eyes pop.

The formula is super soft! I have used it and it does not tug on the eyes at all.

That is all for my Ipsy bag! Not too bad for only $10! Definitely will use, and have used, everything but the mascara.

What was in your Ipsy bag?

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Allure Beauty Box February 2019

On a whim, I signed up for the Allure beauty box. It is $15 a month. Is it worth it? Let’s find out!

Wander Beauty Mile High Club Mascara $26

I have tried one other mascara from Wander that I liked. The little blurb that the allure beauty assistant wrote makes this mascara sound really promising.

Model Co Eyeshadow Trio “Mykonos” $15

I think this is the first product I have gotten from Model Co. The shadows are pretty, but nothing new to my collection. I am probably going to give this to a friend.

Moda Metallics Triad Eye Brush $4.99

I am always up for eye brushes in subscription services! I do like Moda brushes, they are soft, sturdy, and affordable.

Momonde Petal Spa Oil to Foam Cleanser $21

I have been obsessed with K-beauty lately. I am excited to try any and all of it. You guys will see a review of this in a empties post soon!

Mamonde Flower Lab Essence Mask $7

I got the variation in Hibiscus.

If you read my blog then you know that I really enjoy Sheet Masks. They are cleaner and much more convenient than typical face masks.

The Brow Gal Instatint Brow Gel $22

I actually already own this product and I love it. In fact, the one I am currently using is almost empty, this came at the perfect time!

Mally High Shine Liquid Lip “Starburst” $21

I wish I would have gotten one of the other product options, but I am willing to give this a try. The shade is pretty, but the product seems sticky. I guess we will have to try it and find out if it works out for me.

As of right now, I am not sure if the box is worth the price to me. I am going to have to try it for another month and give you a concise opinion. Out of the 7 products, only two I won’t use. There was also a Mally shadow stick in a pretty dark bronze shade that wasn’t in the pamphlet, which is neat.

Have you ever tried Allure Beauty Box? What are your thoughts?

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Boxy Charm February 2019 | UnBoxing

Happy Hallmark card holiday everyone!

To celebrate this day that prompts spending, we are going to unboxing something I probably shouldn’t spend the money on every month.

Boxy Charm.

Boxy is $21 a month and includes 5 full sized or deluxe sample sized beauty items.

Let’s open her up shall we?

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara $24

This is a Mascara I know I enjoy, so I am glad to receive it. Already paid for the box plus a few $ and I don’t have to purchase a Mascara when mine runs out.

Pretty Vulgar Bronzed B. Bronzer “Sun kissed Snitch” $32

I have a strange bronzer obsession, I will never turn one down. The formula on this bronzer feels super creamy. I hope it is light enough for me though.

Touch In Sol No Poreblem Primer $18

This is actually one of my favorite primers! I use it almost daily to fill my pores on my t zone. Now I have a back up! It fills well, doesn’t ball up, doesn’t have a sent, and looks nice on its own as well as under makeup.

Sol De Janeiro Coco Cabana Cream $20

The cream smells like those buttered popcorn jelly beans. I really don’t like the sent. PASS.

Positive note, it feels great on the skin. I am sure I have a friend that will love it

Nude Stix Magnetic Luminous Eye Color “Copper Foil” $24

I am not the biggest fan of shadow crayons, but I am willing to give this one a go. It seems creamy and like it will blend well.

That is it for my Boxy Charm. It isn’t the worst, but also isn’t the best that I have gotten.

What was in your Boxy Charm?

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Ipsy January 2019| First impressions!

With it being the beginning of the new year, I feel that I am hold my Subscriptions to higher standards. I am hoping the quality of them this month will set the standard for their quality for the rest of 2019.

Let’s get into Ipsy and see what kind of year it is going to be.

Ipsy is $10 a month. You receive 5 deluxe sample-full sized beauty products or makeup. It is supposed to be geared to your likes, based on their quiz.

The bag itself

The bag is cute, reminds me of spring. It is not something I will use though, passing it on to a friend. That is no big deal tough.

So Susan Dream Maker Light Shifting Highlighting Cream “POP Star”

I have wanted to play with cream products more, so I was pleased to receive this high light.

1st Impression: Blinding! Blends out best with your fingers or a beauty blender.

Illamasqua Coloring Pencil “Honour”

This is the first Illamasqua product I have ever tried! I am actually really excited about this, which is silly because it is just a brown eye liner.

1st impression: The product is creamy and lasted a long time in my water line. I think this is my new go to liner!

Hola Neon Velvet Liquid Lipstick “DF”

I have never heard of this brand. But, it was nice to receive a full sized liquid lip. I do love trying new to me brands.

1st Impression: The color is really pretty. It last quite a while, then I decided to drink some water. Then it came off patchy. So, don’t expected it to last through drinking or eating. But, what does last through it?

Akar Mini Care Lip Butter

I feel like I have heard of this brand before. Anyway, I have been in the market for a product to repair my winter worn lips.

1st Impression: The lip butter is super creamy. My lips actually felt really nice the rest of the day. I can see myself going through this rather quickly.

Jeju:en Sheet Masks

I will be honest, when I read the names I actually laughed out loud. I’m so mature.

I haven’t tried these masks yet, but I am anxious to see how well they work. Keep yours eyes out for an empties post, they may be in there with a mini review!

Ipsy Add Ons.

I took the opportunity this month to purchase two add ons. I really enjoy this new program!

Luxie Small Contour Brush added on for $3

I have said it a million times. I LOVE Luxie brushes.

1st Impression: I used the Wet n’ Wild contour duo and it blended out seamlessly extremely quickly. Great brush from Luxie as always.

Tarte Double Duty Beaty Make Every Moment Count Cheek Palette added on for $12

What a steal!!

I love Tarte blushes, so I jumped on this as soon as I saw it.

1st Impression: I used the shade “Love”. Must I say more besides Tarte Blush? They have my favorite blush formula. Love this palette, I am so glad I added it to my bag!

Here are all the products that I tried on my face! Please ignore my too bold brows.

Over all?

I am super happy with this bag! I am really looking forward to what Ipsy has to bring for 2019.

What was in your Ipsy bag?

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BoxyCharm January 2019 |Boxy and Chill

It is time for the first subscription box cycle of the year. 2018 had a really good run, besides my December Ipsy. Let’s see if the boxes will live up to my expectations this year.

Let’s see what is inside my Boxy and Chill box. I think the popcorn on the card looks like faceless bunny heads. Weird.

Briogeo Don’t Despair, repair! Strength and moisture Leave in Mask 2OZ. $16

I have never not loved a Briogeo product. The winter makes my hair really dry and gross so this came at the perfect time. It smells so good too.

Tarte LE Rainforest of the Sea Vol 3 Highlighting EyeShadow Palette $36

I haven’t used many eyeshadows from Tarte, none of their palettes have really drawn me in. The packaging is always cute, but the shade selection never speaks to me.

There is a basic matte nude and 7 shimmers. All are really pigmented.

I would not have bought this my self. But, it is neat to get in a subscription. I can get a lot of highlighting/lid shade use from this palette. Cannot do much else with it.

Star Looks Luxe Long Wear Eye Pencil “Aurora” $19

I opened this and it was broke in the cap. What is left swatches as rough glitter.

Next ❌

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Face Masks (2 Pack) $24

I have to be honest. This is what I’m most excited for. I have wanted to try more from Tatcha and you have to start some where! Lord knows my fluy, crusty skin could use some moisture.

Bite Beauty Lip Stick “Honey Comb” $26

This is a shade I have wanted. But, I can never use these lipsticks up before I think they are bad. They also never have this shade in sample sizes that I have seen.

This is the perfect nude for me. It is a formula I know I already love. I think this will be my new everyday lipstick!

Overall, I don’t hate this box. It isn’t my favorite though. I could do without the broken liner and would have preferred a different palette. But, I am really excited about the masks, hair product and lipstick.

I can’t want to see what 2019 holds for BoxyCharm!

What was in your BoxyCharm?

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Vegan Cuts Beauty Box September 2018

Sad news, this will be my last Vegan Cuts Beauty Box for a while. I have had it for 2 years and I just have wayyyyy to many face creams and little toners and such to go through. I am sad to see it go, but I also don’t want all of the products I have gotten to expire.

However, I am keeping the quarterly makeup box!

Without further ado, let’s see what is in my last VC Beauty Box.

Safe Baron Vulcano Castile Soap $8

This is a little detox body wash. I do love Sade Baron products so I am always happy to try another. This is safe for face and body. It contains activated charcoal.

Manna Kadar Cosmetics Blush and Highlighter “Blossom” $21

This cute little guy is meant to be a blush and highlight. You can use all three shades together or separate.

Here are all three shades swatched separate and then that larger swatch on the side is them all blended together.

I don’t have the patience to try and hit the tiny flowers, but I do think the product looks beautiful all blended together.

Laritzy Gold Eye Pencil $18

This is my first experience with Laritzy, but I have heard good things about the brand. As I said in a previous post, I am always up for a colored liner!

Zuii Organic Flora Mascara “Granite” $29.50

This Mascara is meant to build volume and length. It is also supposed to be smudge resistant!

I will have to do an update post on this Mascara. Honestly, I haven’t had the best lunch with cleaner mascaras. Sigh.

Honestly Phresh Deodorant Stick $5

I have super sensitive under arms, I actually have very bad eczema on them. So I lean towards natural deodorant to keep me fresh, but not aggravate my under arms. I am glad to get to try a brand I have yet to.

Bogavia Exfoliating Facial Scrub $20

This Scrub is fragrance free, works for all skin types, and contains aloe Vera, sea kelp, and avocado oil.

Kind of reminds me of that one scrub, I think by Dr.Jart that everyone hyped up for so long.

That is it for my last Vegan Cuts Beauty Box!

I am very happy with it. This box has never disappointed me and I do plan to resubscribe ones I get through some of the products that I have stocked up.

What products are you curious about from this months Box?

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Vegan Cuts Makeup Box | Summer Dreams

Is everyone else shocked that it is already mid-August!? This year is going by so fast that I feel like a portion of time is missing. It just feels wrong!

But, as Summer is coming to an end, we can still dream of the perfect summer vacations.

This season Vegan Cuts Makeup box is supposed to contain the dream summer products.

(Speaking of seasonal boxes, should I do fab fit fun?)

Au Naturals Satin Matte Lip Stain “Marsala” $25

I have been hearing a ton of awesome things about the brand Au Natural as a whole, and have really been wanting to get my hands on more of their products. Liquid lips seem like a great place to start.

Not only does the formula feel very light weight and comfortable, but the shade is perfect. I have only swatched the product and I already want more.

HoneyBee Gardens Effortless Eyeliner “JetBlack” $9

I will never be mad about a black liner. I thought liner most days, so I can go through some liner.

For some reason I recall a YouTuber really liking the Honey Bee Garden foundation. Has anyone tried it?

Pacifica Stunning Brows Eyebrow Gloss and Set $14

I am always excited to receive a Pacifica product. I don’t believe that I have ever tried one of their brow products, so I am excited to give this a go!

Derme E Sun Protection Mineral Powder SPF 30 $22

I have product just like this from Supergoop that I love, so I have high hope for this one. Derme E is a brand I already know and love, so I do not think I will be disappointed.

Sarah Jean Three Piece Eyelash Kit $55

The kit includes lashes with no style name, but they actually look like lashes I will use. They are not too full or strangely spaced out. There is also lash glue in the shade black and lash applicator tweezers.

What an awesome set to include! The more I am getting lashes the more excited I am getting about them. I think the lash tweezers will help me a ton with application as well.

I would say that I am 100% satisfied with this seasons box! I love everything Vegan Cuts does and highly recommend checking out their different subscriptions.

What products would you like to see reviewed from the box?

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