August Glam Bag Review

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The theme for August’s Glam Bag was “Good Vibes Only”. Subscribers were sent one of three different bag styles and the one I received was my favorite!

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1. Crown Brush SS035 Medium Face Contour Brush: This brush costs $6.99. I have received Crown brushes a few times and I have become a fan. I am not that picky about brushes but I love how sleek this one looks.

2. theBalm Cosmetics theBalm Voyage Vol. 2 Eyeshadow in Kuwakaribisha: This is only available in a palette which costs $39.50. I really like theBalm Cosmetics especially their packaging–they have the cutest names for their products! This shade will be good to use as a highlighter since it is super light on my skin and has a touch of shimmer.

3. Seraphine Botanicals Liquid Coal Waterproof Liquid Liner: This liner costs $22. I have never heard of this brand before but their website really draws me in and makes me want to shop around. Seraphine Botanicals is 100% vegan and cruelty free. This liner is ok; I am more of a fan of pencils right now but it did stay on all day which is a plus!

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4. Vitamasques Yoghurt Mask in Strawberry and Kiwi: These come from London, England and they cost $3.58 each. I have never heard of this brand either but these are so cute! I prefer liquid masks over sheet masks and I loved the way my face felt after the Kiwi mask. There isn’t any other info regarding this company on their website but they do sell a variety of different face masks.

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5. sundays Nail Polish in No. 7: This costs $18. This is another brand that I have never heard of but am already in love with! I love nail polish and this went on so smoothly; I am already looking at the different shades on their website to buy in the future. These polishes are cruelty free and vegan. sundays is more than just a nail polish company–they are located in New York and have a full service nail salon complete with manis, pedis, and massages!

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This was a great month of Ipsy– I will use every single product in my bag and use the bag itself!

What did you all think of this month’s Ipsy Bag? Be sure to let me know in the comments below what you loved and hated or if we received any of the same items!

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July Glam Bag Review

The theme for July’s Ipsy Glam Bag was “Over Easy” with an egg on the cover. The bag was definitely not everyone’s favorite and I myself was not a fan either.

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1. Beau Gachis Illiuminator Brush: This brush costs $9.95. I’ve had this brand before but I honestly don’t remember what I received or if I liked it. This brush is good; I love getting brushes in my sub boxes so I have no complaints.

2. Ciate London Wonderland Gel-Kohl Hybrid Liner in Black: This costs $18 and comes in a variety of colors. It is two-sided with a pencil on one end and a smudger on the other. I really like the shade of this pencil and how easily it applies but I don’t have a need for the smudger. Ciate London is a brand I love receiving because of their quality of products. They are also cruelty free and PETA certified.

3. mPrincess Pressed Eye Shadow in Biscuit:  A full size of this costs $15. I assume that I received a sample size but the picture on their website did not look much different than mine. When I first got this it took me forever to figure out how to open it…FYI it slides out! I also wasn’t sure if it was a shadow or some sort of highlighter. I think it’s a nice neutral shade but I am so fair skinned that it doesn’t show up that well. I don’t recall ever receiving this brand and I can’t find much info regarding the company and if it tests on animals or not.

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4. Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel: A full size of this costs $25 and comes with a pump. I haven’t tried this yet because I’m trying to use up a few other cleansers first but I am really excited that I received this. Tarte is one of my all time favorite brands and I will try anything of theirs at least once!

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5. Jersey Shore Cosmetics Mongongo Lip Conditioner in Mandarin Green Orange & Ginger: This item costs $10 and comes in a few different flavors. I received a different flavor in my very first Ipsy Glam Bag and since then I have fallen in love with this product along with the brand itself! The lip conditioners are 100% natural and paraben free and they also don’t test on animals.

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This was a decent month for Ipsy. This post was short since it is the last day of the month and I didn’t give myself much time to do it but I will definitely be using all of the products that I received! This month I also had a pamphlet introducing Ipsy Cash and what that is all about as well.

What did you all think of this month’s Ipsy Bag? Be sure to let me know in the comments below what you loved and hated or if we received any of the same items!

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June Glam Bag Review

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June’s Ipsy theme was Volume Up which I expected to be more about hair care. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad it wasn’t! I was perfectly happy with receiving no hair care items. The bag was pretty cute with a pair of bright red lips similar to the lips they use as their zipper pulls every once in awhile.

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1. Dr. Lili Fan Probiotic Recovery Cream: A full size of this costs $68. I have never had this brand before but I really actually like this cream. I’ve been using it after I shower since it’s been so dry out and it has been helping a lot. There wasn’t a whole lot of info on this brand that I could find other than their products seem to be backed by science and created by a totally bad-a$$ woman.

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2. Beauty For Real I-Line 24-7 Eyeliner in “Chocolate Fix”: This products costs $14. I don’t think I have had this brand before which is kind of a bummer because it seems like they carry awesome products. I love this liner—it glides on so nice and the color is perfect for my skin tone. This product is paraben and cruelty free.

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3. Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in “What’s a Budget?”: This costs $15. I have received Trust Fund polishes quite a few times and they never fail to disappoint. However, this is the third month in a row that I have received the exact same shade of polish from Ipsy and I am beyond fed up! This is probably the most annoyed I have ever been with them and it takes a lot to fire me up.

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4. Doucce Maxlash Volumizer Mascara: A full size of this costs $22. I had this brand back in my March Ipsy Bag and seemed to like it. This mascara is really nice–the brush is massive and thick. I definitely feel like it reaches all of my lashes. I definitely would order this. Doucce does not test on animals.

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5. NYX Whipped Lip and Cheek Souffle in Plush: Right now this is on sale for $4.20! That is one reason I love NYX–always so affordable and you can find some products at Target! I have received NYX multiple times and consider them to be a fun brand to play around with.

OK everyone! What did you all think of this month’s Ipsy Bag? As much as I loved 4/5 of the products, the nail polish really aggravated me. My heart just was not into writing this review because of it. Fingers crossed for a perfect bag next month!

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May Glam Bag Review

Well everyone, there are less than 3 days left in the month of May and my blog posting plans were an epic fail—I will have to push them to June. Fingers crossed!

The theme for this month’s Ipsy Glam Bag was Summer Friday and the bag itself was clear with little ice cream cones on it!

 

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1. Cailyn Cosmetics Pure Lust Extreme Matte Tint + Velvet in #32 Practicable: I have never heard of this brand before but I love trying new things! This gloss costs $19 and comes in over 20 different shades. The smell of this is not the best but the shade is very nice–almost a nude/pink tone which I always enjoy wearing. This brand is certified with Leaping Bunny and I would LOVE to try their other products (their Star Wave Glitter Tint looks amazing!!!).

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2. Adesse New York Organic Infused Nail Lacquer in Surfer Girl: This polish is $18. I have been wanting to try this brand for months–I’ve seen a ton of Ipsy bags with this brand in them and I was always so jealous! The only downside with this product is that this shade looks almost exactly the same as the shade of polish I received last month. This polish is cruelty free and 5-Free and their organic ingredients include bamboo extract and argon and shea oils. I hope this brand is included in my future Ipsy bags because they have so many shades that I would love to have!

My photo on the left looks much darker (almost pink) than the photo on the right. It is the same product but the right photo is in a magnetic palette that I will be storing it in; the left photo is just to show the sample once it is removed from the packaging.

3. Urban Decay Afterglow in Sin: A full size of this costs $26 and comes in 3 shades. I have 100% fallen in love with Urban Decay products. This highlighter really adds a nice glow to my skin and I apply it after my foundation and bronzer. It is super lightweight and lasts all day. Urban Decay is vegan and cruelty free.

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4. IT Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara in Black: A full size of this mascara is $24. I have received IT Cosmetics products multiple times and I have never been disappointed. This mascara really looks good on my lashes and makes them look longer than other mascaras that I have tried. There are a few reviews that say it’s too clumpy but I don’t see that at all! IT Cosmetics is cruelty free.

5. Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics Supercharged Super Intense Eyeshadow Duo in Electric: This product costs $22.95 and comes in 2 different duos. I really enjoy getting to try Jelly Pong Pong products; they are always packaged really cute and I have never not liked their samples. The shades in this duo are sparkly and creamy. I kid you not, I have been wearing the shit out of this almost every day since I received it! It lasts all day and goes so well with my skin tone; it can also be easily paired with other shades from my other palettes. Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics is cruelty free.

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What did you think of this month’s Glam Bag? Leave me a comment down below with what your fave item was!

The bag will come in handy for days by the pool or the beach; you can put your cosmetics inside and easily see what is in there or toss in your wet bikini to transport it home! I will for sure be using every item that I received and I cannot wait to see what comes next month!

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What’s Your Sign? ✌🏻♉️


I truly had high hopes for getting out more posts this month but I can’t believe that the month is over halfway gone and this is my first post! My birthday is tomorrow so I thought I’d write about my zodiac animal if my sign matches my personality.

I am a Taurus! The Taurus is the “bull” which generally means that most Taureans can be stubborn, hot headed, and sometimes lazy. I am very stubborn-once my mind is made up, it’s hard to change it. I can definitely be impatient and I can have a hot head at times but for the most part I think before I speak and try to shrug off or ignore conflict. 

Taureans supposedly like the finer things in life. I agree with that for sure! I love indulging in designer products and if I’m super in love with something I spare no expense. I can be materialistic but I also enjoy the simple things in life as well. 

I think I am definitely a Taurus in more ways than one! I am proud of my sign and love learning more about myself through Astrology.


Fun Facts:

•My sister is a Taurus as well! 

•My mom is a Scorpio which is said to have strong compatibility with the Taurus.

•Q bought me a star for Christmas a couple years ago in the Taurus constellation.

•Some famous Taureans include Adele, Tina Fey, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Taurus Sisters! 💓

 
What sign are you? Do you think it fits your personality? Let me know in the comments below! 

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April Glam Bag Review

Hi All! I have been away from this blog for far too long–I have some new ideas for posts coming up in May so stay with me!

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The theme for April’s Glam Bag is Side Show and the bag is so different from any of the others I have ever received–it’s different material with a screen print like an old school “Admission Ticket”–really cool! I think it would be really awesome as a wristlet so that I could take it out and about with me.

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1. The White Company Seychelles Hand & Nail Cream: A full size of this costs $25 which isn’t too pricey considering everything else on their website. This smells really good–I don’t think I’ll use it every day but I think as more of a night cream/after bath cream will be when I use it most. The style of the website is pretty intriguing to me; very clean and chic. I have never heard of this company before but I wouldn’t mind seeing more from them. There isn’t a whole lot of info available about them but they also sell home items and clothing.

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2. Defy & Inspire Wear Resistant Nail Lacquer in Paradise Island: This item is $7.49 and is exclusively a Target brand! As much as I love high-end and designer products, I also love that I can find a product like this at Target. This nail polish is definitely wear resistant–I applied it on Sunday and it’s still on almost a week later with almost no chips. The color is perfect for Spring and I am definitely planning on buying other shades. This brand is made in the USA and is made without harmful ingredients.

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3. Luxie Beauty Dreamcatcher Precision Foundation Brush 660: I love fluffy brushes! This brush costs $23. I last received this brand in my February Glam Bag and so far have been a fan. This is best used for liquid or cream foundation. Luxie is cruelty free and does not support animal testing.

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4. Hikari Cosmetics Cream Pigment Eye Shadow in Honey Dew: A full size of this is $13. I have received this product in different shades a couple of times from Ipsy and I have really fallen in love with it. This shade is great to use as a highlighter and a shadow. The colors are perfect for what I like to wear, the products are affordable, they last all day, and layer really well.  Hikari is cruelty free and PETA certified.

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5. ColourPop Creme Gel Liner in Best O: This costs $5! I received this in my June Glam Bag and I honestly don’t know why I haven’t purchased more of their products–the reviews are always really good, their products are super appealing to me and affordable! Ipsy subscribers that were given this product could have received one of five colors; I really like how smoothly this applies and it’s a great color–almost a deep purple/brown shade. Almost all of ColourPop’s products are vegan, gluten free, and as far as I can find they also don’t test on animals.

What did you think of this month’s Glam Bag? The bag itself was pretty neat but definitely not my favorite. I will 100% be using all of these products and cannot wait to see what I will be getting next month. Ipsy has been so on-point lately!

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March Glam Bag Review

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The theme for this month’s Glam Bag was Trés Jolie which is french for very pretty.  I thought the bag for this month was super cute and I am already using it! This bag also came with an insert that said “You Are Beautiful (pass it on)” which is different than their usual insert with their models and Ipsy creators.

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1. Beau Gachis Tapered Blending Brush: I thought I had received this brand in the past but maybe not…? This brush is $12 and works really well for blending especially in my crease. It is made with synthetic fibers. I couldn’t find a whole lot of info regarding this brand other than they’re family owned and operated.

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2. Doucce Freematic Eyeshadow in Marisa: This piece costs $10. I have never heard of this brand before but I am already in love! This shade is super pretty and although it’s super small, I like that you can easily create your own palette with the shades of your own choosing. The website says you can apply this wet or dry so let me know down below which look you prefer!  I really hope to see more from this brand in my sub boxes in the future. Doucce does not test on animals.

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3. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer: A full size of this costs $24. I have received this brand a few times and am always really happy with it. I have sensitive skin and I have never had irritation from any of their products. This moisturizer is great and doesn’t feel too heavy or sticky. This moisturizer is gluten free and vegan and First Aid Beauty does not test on animals.

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4. ModelCo Eye Define Retractable Crayon Liner in Black: This liner costs $14. This is another brand that sounds familiar to me but I don’t think I’ve ever tried anything from it. I really like that this is retractable but when I received it it was pushed up almost all the way and I had trouble getting it to wind back down–I’m afraid it’s going to just break apart. Unfortunately, this liner did not apply easily for me at all; I felt like it took a lot of tugging to get it on my eye. ModelCo is vegan and cruelty-free and I would be willing to give this brand another try but maybe with their lip products instead.

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5. Tarte Cosmetics Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Rosé: A full size of this costs $20. You all know that I LOVE Tarte so of course I love this product especially since it’s matte and an almost nude/natural color. I didn’t find this lip paint to be drying at all. Tarte is a cruelty and gluten free brand.

What did you think of this month’s Glam Bag? The bag itself was probably one of my favorite that I have ever received from Ipsy and I can easily incorporate all of these products (minus the liner) into my weekly makeup routine.

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