Ipsy Ultimate Un-Boxing | May 2020

It’s time for my longest post of the month! Ipsy Ultimate. It is $50 a month. Ipsy also has a $25 and a $12 option.

Let’s jump right into the products!

We will begin with the add-ons. Yes, I actually remembered the add-ons this month!

Nomad Kiss of Sun Palette

This palette was a $12 add on. It’s a highlighting and bronzer palette. I thought it was super cute. I also love supporting Indie brands, which Nomad is.

I should be able to use a few of these shades. I can’t wait to give them a try.

MOTD Eye Brush Set

I also believe that this was a $12 add on. I have wanted to try MOTF brushes for a while now, so there was no way I was passing up on this offer.

Wander Beauty Nude Illusion Foundation “Fair Light” & Yensa BC Concealer “Light Neutral “

These add-ons were either $6 or $3 dollars. Either way, I thought it would be a fun little way to test a new foundation and concealer.

They both seem like they will be pretty good matches.

Please be aware, that Ipsy did not include a pricing card this month.

Innbeauty Project Lip Oil “Candy Apple”

This lip oil taste and smells amazing. It is a bit more like a gloss than I am use to in an oil. It gives a slight little tint of color.

Hey Honey Look into My Eyes Eye Mask

I have never tried an eye mask. I am interested to see if this product is helpful or not. My under eye are has been dry.

Invigorating Hand And Body Lotion “Sweet Orange & Elemi

This lotion is slightly thick, so it feels amazing. The citrusy scent is magnificent. It is a little hard to get out of the bottle though.

KISMET Buff Sugar Scrub

I do believe I got a Kisment primer in my last Ipsy box. I am currently using a different lip scrub, but I will not have a back up!

The Beautiful Factr. Water Jam Cleansing Gel Balm

I love balm cleansers! I really love trying out new ones as well. I have never tried a gel balm, so this should be fun to try.

PureHeals Pore Clear Black Charcoal Peel Off Mask

I just finished a toner from this brand! I just had to throw away my yes to tomatoes charcoal peel off mask because I neglected it and it tried out. This couldn’t have arrived at a better time.

Murad Resurgence Renewing Eyecream

Strange, on my profile I said I rarely wanted eye treatment products. Yet this month I got two. However, I do enjoy Murad, so I will give this product a go.

Dermedicine Weightless Face Moisturizer SPF 25

A moisturizer and an SPF. I am all for being able to skip a step in my routine. With this I can knock out moisturizer and SPF.

Araceil Ojos Perfectos Liquid Liner “Black” and “Brown”

I could do with out another black liquid liner. But, I have really been wanting a brown one. Now I’ve got it! I will probably pass the black one along to someone else.

Dr. Huang Beauty Lab Shea Butter Nourishing Mask & British Rose Hydrating Mask

I love sheet masks. I use one basically every night. These two seem like they will both work well for my current, crazy dry skin, concerns.

Huda Beauty Golden Sands Highlighter Palette

I am not sure if these shades will work for my skin tone or not. But, I sure am going to try it. The formulas in the palette are nice, and the shades are very pretty.

Smashbox Cover Shot Ablaze Eye Palette

I chose this palette this month. Yes! I actually remembered to make my choice as well.

I love the Cover Shot palettes and have wanted this one for a while. I am excited to have it, Ablaze will be a great, easy, go to palette.

That was all that I got in Ipsy this month! I really enjoyed this box. Not so much all the eye creams, but I loved everything else! And will use the eye creams regardless.

What was in your Ipsy bag or box this month?

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A full face of makeup I am panning | I let the music guide the look

I have started following a lot of panning groups on Reddit ( u/mrsmandreedus) and decided to start my own project pan.

I will not solely use these products, but for work, and when I need a quick look. These are the products I will be reaching for.

I decided it would be fun to do a full face for y’all with the products, but I decided to add a twist. I listened to the “Sad Covers” play list on Spotify, and let the music help guide the look! Let’s just say, it turned out grungy.

Base products

For my primer I am using up the last little bit of my last Smashbox Photo Finish Primer. I love this primer, I just have so many and need to use them up.

For my concealer I am scraping out the last bits of my Tarte Shape Tape in Fair. This is my favorite concealer and I will repurchase it once this one is gone.

For my foundation I am trying to finish the Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation in F1. I am not 100% on how I really feel about this foundation. Some days I love how it looks, but othersI HATE it.

The powder I am trying to pan is the Elf Tone Correcting Powder in Cool. I enjoy this powder, but it doesn’t do enough color correction for me to repurchase it. It does set well though.

Face color products

For my blush and bronzer I am using up the ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzer in Fiji Matte. I have gone through a few of these over the years. As you can see the bronzer is pretty much done for. I will probably be repurchasing this guy.

The highlighter I am trying to pan is Citrine from Jouer. I love this highlight and don’t want to see it go. But, I dropped it once and keep having to repress it. So I want to use it to get it out of the way. I probably won’t repurchase because I do have so many similar highlighters.

Brows

The pencil I am trying to use up is from Winky Luxe. I have had it so long that the packing design has rubbed away. It is a decent pencil, but nothing special.

For my brow gel, I am using up The Brow Gal Instant tinted brow gel in Brown 02. I actually really like this product. It really helps to make my brows look full and natural. I have another one to use up after this one. Then I will probably repurchase.

Eyeshadow

The primer I am trying to pan is the MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ocher. This stuff last forever. It works great, but it isn’t something I would spend the money on again.

The eyeshadow palette I am hoping to pan is the ABH Modern Renaissance palette. This is my all time favorite eyeshadow palette. If I pan a decent amount of it I will repurchase.

Eyeliner

For my water and tight line, I am trying to finish is the Covergirl Liquiline Blast in Black. I love this liner. I won’t repurchase it though, because I have so many black liners.

For liquid liner, I am trying to pan the never ending Revolution Renaissance Flick liner in Black. I really love this liner and will be repurchasing it. Even though I have like 15 black liquid liners, but whatever.

Mascara

I always use two mascaras at a time. It’s a weird habit, but I have always done it.

The first one I am trying to use up is Maybelline The Falsies Volume Express in Black. It’s an okay mascara, but nothing I would repurchase.

The second mascara I am trying to use up is the Tarte Big Ego mascara. To be honest, I was let down by this mascara. I usually love the Mascaras from Tarte, but this one is leaving much to be desired.

Lips

I have almost panned the KVD Liquid Lip and Lip Liner in Lolita. This is my go to lip shade and I will be repurchasing.

Setting Spray

For setting spray I am almost done with my second to last Mac Fix Plus. I actually do really like this stuff. However, I have others sprays that work just as well, for a lower price. As of right now, I probably will not repurchase.

The Look

What is a product you are trying to use up?

Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed it! 🐤

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Ipsy Ultimate | March 2020

Guess who is unboxing another box of beauty products? Me! It’s me.

Ipsy Ultimate is $50 a month. You get 8 full sized, and 4 deluxe sample sized beauty products.

This is going to be a long one, so let’s jump in!

111 Skin Celestial Black Diamond Eye Mask and Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask

I was just looking for a new eye mask to try, so this worked out well. As far as the rose gold mask goes, I have tried this one. It didn’t do much for my skin, so I am going to pass it along to a friend or my mom.

Hey Honey Show Your Glow Colloidal Gold and Honey Beauty Mask

I’ve said it a hundred times, but I am always up to try a new mask. I actually planned on using a mask tonight, so I am going to give this little guy a try!

Go To Face Hero Facial Oil

This oil is supposed to be your all in one skin hero and best friend. It is made with super oils and antioxidants to hydrate, calm and revive skin.

Hempz Sweet Pineapple and Honey Melon Body Moisturizer

I love this brand! Their body lotions are all fantastic. This one smells very sweet and will be perfect for the spring and summer months.

Library of Flowers Honey Comb Hans Cream

I am not usually one for hand creams, but this one just smells so great. It left my hands feeling extremely soft. And the packaging! Look how cute it is!

Pixi Glow Mist

Do I have to say much about this product? I love it to death. I have never met someone who doesn’t. Super excited to see such a well loved item in my box.

Moon By Kendall Jenner Teeth Whitening Pen

This is neat! I have seen this line and Ulta and contemplated trying it. A teeth whitening pen is such a cool product to get in a box like this, and I can’t wait to try it.

Illamasqua Hydra Veil

Yay!! I have a sample of this product and love it as a primer. I am excited to have my hands on the full size. It came at the perfect time too, I am scraping the last bits out of my sample.

Complex Culture Angled Foundation

I have another brush from this brand, and it is spectacular. I am in need of a holy grail foundation brush, this one may end up being it. Who knows! It’s soft and very well made.

Mannakadar Blush Bali Babe

Great brand! I am excited to see more from them in Ipsy. This blush is a beautiful shade, very soft and blend-able. Unfortunately, the packaging broke at the hinges as soon as I opened it. That’s okay though, it can go into a Z palette.

SmashBox Gloss Angeles in Michelda

Before searching it, I didn’t think this gloss would be for me. Once I swatched it though? I think this gloss will add a beautiful and effortless wash of color to the lips.

Chella La Vie Neutral Palette

First off, I really thought Chella only made brow products. You learn something new every day.

This is the perfect neutral quad! The mattes are pigmented and buttery, the Metallica are stunning. I cannot wait to dig into it!

Benefit Brow Contour Pro in Blonde

This is a cool product to get, it’s interesting and gives me a bit of a nostalgic feel.

However, this is a benefit product, and I know they are not Cruelty free, so I will be giving this to a friend who I know will love the heck out of it.

Over all, I am really happy with this mo this box! I got some cool things, and somethings I already know I love.

What was in your Ipsy this month?

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My First Ipsy Glam Bag Plus!

Hitting you with double Ipsy un-boxing’s to makeup for my missed months!

I finally was able to subscribe to glam bag plus!!!!

It is $25 a month and you get 5-6 full size beauty and makeup items.

First, my add ons!

I love that Ipsy does add ons now! You can find some really awesome things for much less than retail value. They have even had those mini Huda palettes for like $12!

This months I picked…

Smashbox Cover Shot Major Metals

This one was $12, again much less than retail value. I have wanted to try Smashbox Shadows for ages, but never picked any up. I decided to take the chance, while I could get one for a cheaper price. This one is all metallic, and primarily warm toned. I am excited to give it a go!

Lovecraft Beauty Bronzer Palette

Another $12 add on! I have a weird bronzer addiction lately, so I couldn’t pass up a trio in such cute packaging. Love craft beauty is also cruelty free! The formula is really soft, and with three different shades, this palette can be used all year long.

Now to the actually box…

IL Makiage Icon High Volume and Intense Curl Mascara “Black” $25

One product down and the box is already paid for!

I have heard a ton about IL Makiage as a brand, so it is exciting to see something from them in an Ipsy Box. Hopefully the Mascara lives up to its “Iconic” name.

Is this brand CF?

GlamGlow Bubble Sheet Masks 3 for $27

This Mask is meant to be deep cleaning, so I am for it. But, Glam Glow is not CF to my knowledge, so I may end up passing these a long.

Illamasqua Lip Coloring Pencil Duo “Media and Lust” $21 each

Media is a more pink shade and Lust is a more red shade.

I have been getting a lot of Illamasqua in boxes lately!

Wander Beauty Wandress Seascape Escape Palette $25

I have a few things for Wander Beauty that I really enjoy, so I am excited to try this palette. I do believe that this is a newer product for them as well.

The formula is a little strange, so I am curious to see how it wears. The color scheme definitely reminds me of the beach! There is not a true matte shade. The one that appears matte has shimmer in it.

Yensa Tone Up Primer Essential Glow $35

I am really curious about this primer. It is full of good ingredients, and missing a lot of bad ones. It is also cruelty free.

My first Glam Bag Plus’s was definitely a good one and I am excited to see what the coming months bring!

Would you like to see any of these products reviewed?!

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BoxyCharm Aug 2018 |Life of the Party

This has been the longest week of my life. I swear it has been Thursday for three days.

But, thankfully tomorrow is Friday! Unthankfully, I work in the morning-per usual. However, I can not sleep, so I am finally going to unbox my Boxy Charm!

Laura Lee Los Angels Party Animal Palette $19

I was very excited to see that this palette would be included in this months Box. I love Laura and have wanted to buy her products badly, but tend to forget about products that aren’t at Sephora or Ulta. I am going to make it a point to purchase from Indie brands, not that this is completely an indie brand..but, you get what I mean.

If you love playing with color you will love this palette! There is an assortment of mattes, shimmer, and Even a metallic shade.

Upon swatching the shadows I promptly went on her site and ordered Cats Pajamas and Boss Babe, Nudie Patootie was sold out other wise I would have purchased it also.

Use code LLACHARM25 for 25% off her site until 9/15/18 I legit save like $17!

House of Lashes “Siren” $9-12

I am not sure why the past month has been a month full of falsies for me. I have found some I really love, and learned what styles I like.

This is not that. I am sure they will look great on someone but they are way too full for me.

SmashBox Be Legendary Lipstick “Bombtastic” $21-24

I do love smash box, so I was glad to see one of their products in the box.

Then I saw the color…

Holy bubble gum pink. I might wear this, but highly unlikely. The first swatch is it layered a few times, the bottom is one swatch.

Bang Beauty Gel Liner “Chocolate” $22

I don’t have a brown gel liner, and I have been wanting to pick one up! Now I don’t have to.

I apologize for the swatch, I was too lazy to grab a brush, so I tried to use my fat finger.

Anyway, the product feels nice and I like the shade!

Wander Baggae Claim Gold Eye Masks $13

What can I say, I love eye masks. They are so relaxing, this is a win for me.

Adesse Sweet Almond Cuticle Oil $18

I will be honest, I take crap care of my nails. I’m a manager at a vacation rental company, but my nails look like I work with my hands all day.

Now that I have a Cuticle oil that is easy to use, I had one in a pot, I am more likely to start treating them better. I also really like the brand Adesse for nail polish, so that is a plus.

That’s it for the box! I have to say, another $21 well spent! I got something I already wanted, something I needed, something I enjoy, and something I need to use. There are two duds in the box, but they will be easy to pass on, I have friends who will love the lipstick and lashes.

Man, I love BoxyCharm 💜

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Ipsy July 2018

This post will be quick and to the point. I am having one of my bad days, but did want to get a post up.

I need to start doing more than unboxing posts, but my inspiration is little to none.

*Ipsy is $10 a month. It contains 4-5 deluxe to full sized beauty items.

Callyssee Caffeine Sheet Masks x2

I do love Sheet Masks. I have a coffee bean eye cream that I think works well, so I have high hopes for theses.

The brand is cruelty free.

Elizabeth Mott Tapered Blending Brush

The handle is purple, the brush is very soft, and the brand is cruelty free. What is not to love?

I really enjoy getting brushes in my subscriptions.

Ella Eden Eye Shadow “Harmony”

I am probably going to depot this and put it in an empty palette. I do love single shadows though, they can be kind of fun. Just grab one and base a look around it.

The shade is really pretty and I don’t believe I have anything quit like it.

The brand is cruelty free.

Pacifica Coconut Blush

I love Pacifica. It is a fantastic cruelty free and vegan brand with some beautiful products.

Their coconut blushes are great. They are soft and pigmented.

I do like the shades that were in my duo. I could even use one as a bronzer. The shades are Beaming and Tenderheart. There is even a mirror on the back of the duo.

Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip “Stepping Out”

I have never tried one of the Be Legendary Liquid lips, but I have wanted to.

I think the shade I got is the perfect starter shade for me,

I gravitate towards darker pinky or brown nudes.

Smashbox is Cruelty Free.

I am very pleased with my Ipsy bag this month. I look forward to see what next month brings.

What was in your Ipsy bag?

Thank you for reading.

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Ipsy December 2017 | Snow Globe

What it is: A beauty subscription that includes 4-5 deluxe sample and full sized products.

Cost: $10

This months Ipsy is in, and it’s giving me serious winter vibes!

The bag is a cute metallic silver, with silver glitter at the top and accented with Tiffany blue on the zipper and inside the bag. I love it!

Let’s see what’s inside…

Quai Hair Oil

Quai is a pretty pricey hair care brand, I do believe. I love hair oils. I have really dry and frizzy hair, so they always come in handy.

Smashbox Always On Gel Liner “Fishnet”

I love smashbox liners! I can always use another black pencil.

The swatch for this one stayed on for ages and did not smudge. I can’t wait to see how well it lasts on the eyes!

Rodial Glamolash Mascara XXL

I love trying mascaras, and I am pretty sure the babies work better than the fullsizes😂. I believe Rodial is CF, correct me if I am wrong! I will let you know how this one works for me.

Rimmel Stay Matte Primer

Sadly, Rimmel is not CF😖. I will be passing this Primer on to someone else. I think this is the full-size, too bad I won’t be using it.

Luxie 239 Precision Shader Brush

Luxie makes my favorite brushes, so I am always extremely grateful when I receive one in my subscription boxes! This brush is extremely soft, and is going to come in handy when deepening my outer lid and crease.

That is it for my Ipsy bag! What did you get this month? Comment below!

Thank you so much for reading.🌈☃️

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