Ipsy Glambag September!

Hi friends! Sorry I’ve been MIA for a bit. With school starting and work, I’ve been kind of swamped but didn’t forget about you all! On Saturday I got my Ipsy bag and looked at all the awesome items that were in it. I was seriously impressed! Ready?

I loved this bag. It is black and studded. The zipper is gold and has two tassels with the “Ipsy” logo written on it.

This is a quick preview of all the items included in my bag this month. I think I made out pretty awesome this month with variety and quality of items 🙂

Here’s the front of the Boss Lady info card. It has a nice photo of Charlotte Cho of Soko Glam on it.

The back of the card has a bit of info about Charlotte Cho and how she included one of her favorite K-beauty products in this month’s Glambag.

I’m going to move on to the product pictures right now. There are also swatches included of the Colourpop shade and the Elizabeth Mott eyeshadow.

This is the front of Elizabeth Mott’s ‘Pop Goes the Shadow’ in shade ‘Gunmetal’. It has this really cute pop art feel to it and has the distribution information on there.

Here’s the inside of the eyeshadow casing. This shade is a pretty gray shimmer that is pretty nice in texture.

The second item is this organic nail polish by Adesse. This is my second one of their polishes and they apply great.

This side of the box has their website, distribution information, and states that they do not test on animals.

This side has the ingredient list and shows that this product is recyclable and flammable. Be careful!

This side states that this nail polish is free from DBP, Taluene, Camphor, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Petrochemicals, GMOs, Triclosan, and Triphenyl Phosphates.

The nail polish comes in a pretty bottle with their lotus design and a black top.

The back of the bottle actually has everything summarized that was on the box. Which is completely awesome!

This shade is called, ‘Deception’ and is a pretty beige-gray shade. It also features the ingredient list.

I wanted to show you guys what the brush looked like and the consistency of the nail polish. It is a bit thinner than other polishes but gets the job done in two coats.

This product is the skin care product that Charlotte Cho included in this bag. Skin Food’s Egg White Perfect Pore cleansing foam. I’m so curious about this. I enjoy K-beauty products a lot and hope this one loves up to the hype.

This product states that it completely removes makeup and leaves a smooth and clear complexion.

Yay! I know a lot of the Ipsy users complain about getting brushes. You can send them all to me. Brushes can be expensive and I’m so happy to get some in my Glambag. Xo.

This is Luxie’s 207 Medium Angled Shading brush. This brush is cute and fluffy. 🙂

Here’s a shot of the bristles with the flash on so you can see the gradient of colors and how packed the brushes are.

The last product is this Lippie Stix by Colourpop. This is an exclusive shade that Ipsy subscribers voted on. Yay!

This side of the box has the distribution information, says it is recyclable and is a cruelty-free product.

The bottom side of the box shows a preview of the shade and it is a super-matte shade.

I love how simple the packaging is for their products.

This lip product applied very smooth and evenly. I love this shade so much. 🙂

The last picture for you all are my swatches of the eyeshadow and lip product! Enjoy!

The eyeshadow looks completely different based on the finger (F) and brush (B) swatch. The finger swatch is more shimmery where the brush swatch is more matte and blended out. The Colourpop shade is a bright coral pink shade that has no odor and applies very smooth.

I’m curious, what did you all get in your bags this month? Xo.

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Beautycon Summer Box!

Hi loves! The Beautycon box comes every three months and I completely forgot about it! The box curators for this season are Kim Thai and Aidette Cancino. To be honest, I have no idea who Aidette is but I do love Kim. She has a great moisturizer out with Ofra Cosmetics and false eyelashes with Cake Face Cosmetics and she’s great with body positivity and a good outlook.

This box costs $35 (cost with shipping included) a bit pricey but the products inside exceed the cost by a bunch. To be honest, I wasn’t super stoked to have anything in this box but I can’t complain about anything given.

 

This is how the box looks when it comes. It does have a holographic band that went around it but that had my address and I want to keep that private 😂

 

 

Here is a quick preview of what the box looks like this Summer. It seems a bit lackluster. I eyeballed those face masks though!

 

Every time Beautycon has a box, they give a card in it that tells you what products are in it. This is just the front. I think it is a close-up of broken CDs.

Here is the back of the card. It has a list of all the products and the company instagram names. They also have all the platforms you can find Beautycon on.

Now that we have the box and the card explained, let’s move on to the products!

Our first product is from Colourpop. This is their Ultra Satin Lip in shade, London Fog. To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of Colourpop and tend to shy away because of all the drama with their shipping department but I liked this. It did stay pretty sticky on my lips but it didn’t wear off easily.

Here is a quick shot of the applicator. It is a doe foot that doesn’t flex too much and picks up a decent amount of product.

Here is a lip swatch of the London Fog shade. This was taken about three hours after the first application. It still looked pretty nice after all that time. I did make an arm swatch of everything found in this box but I will include it at the end!

Product two is a Lush Lip Gloss by Doucce. I don’t wear lip glosses just because I like my lip products to dry down. This is a super high gloss with a pretty pink sparkle hue.

Here is a quick shot of the applicator. It is the same doe foot as the Colourpop one.

The third product is a eyeshadow crayon by Dirty Little Secret Cosmetics in shade Gold Plated. I really liked this and it reminds me of the eye caviar by Laura Mercier. It goes on smoothly and has a nice sparkle to it.

The top of the crayon is where all your pigment is. You just apply it to your eyelid and dab it with your finger to blend. This is also a twist bottom so if the eyeshadow gets low, you can twist to get a better tip.

Item four is a Makeupdrop×Beautycon collaboration for a silicone makeup applicator. This one says it is the original when Molly Cosmetics did come out with it first. I swear, sometimes saying, ‘The Original’ reminds me of a place having the ‘World’s Best Pizza/Coffee’. This is cruelty-free, paraben free, and non-toxic.

This is a shot of the back of the box. It has directions and how to clean it. They have their email just in case there’s an issue and their Instagram handle. Their website is also available to you.

This is what the silicone applicator looks like. It has a stamp with the collaboration on it and is shaped like a droplet of water. The one disappointing thing is that this applicator stunk really bad. I’m hoping washing it and keeping it with my things will make it better.

The fifth product is by Manna Kadar Beauty. This Flutter Mascara in Jet Black is Leaping Bunny approved and smells nice and floral.  This retails for $29 so for the price of the box, it was a steal!

Here is a shot of the mascara wand. It looks like an hourglass and this one can coat every lash. The formula is unique because it comes off in strings in the shower and doesn’t smudge all over your face instead! I love it.

Product six is an eyeliner pencil by Jontéblu in shade Electric Bleu. I don’t use pencil eyeliner but it has a nice feel to it. The liner didn’t catch on my skin and was pretty pigmented.

Product seven and eight are both by Deco Miami. The nail file is made of frosted glass and is a nice pink to white ombre. The cuticle oil is vegan, cruelty-free and all natural. It has a nice lemon scent and made my nails looks pretty.

This oil helped brush the cuticles back and added a really nice shine to my nails.

Product nine is a peel-off gel mask by Freeman. I used to use these masks when I was a kid because I love to peel them off. I’m having a nostalgic moment! This is a cucumber mask that is used to refresh skin.

Here is the back of the package. It has directions on how to use it and take it off, their website and symbols that show they’re on Facebook and Instagram. This is also cruelty-free.

The last item are two bamboo charcoal sheet masks by Feel. The front says these are powerful detoxifiers. I’m hoping they work like the Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding!

The best part is finding out that this is a Korean skincare mask! Yes! They have the ingredients listed, a how to use, and what main ingredients are in the mask and their properties.

Here are those arm swatches that I promised you!

Here they all are! The blue eyeliner is so vibrant and fun. The Colourpop shade is a bright red that is nicely pigmented. I loved the shade for the lip gloss but it was so sticky. The eyeshadow is beautiful and subtle.

There you have my review of the products included in this summer box! I hope you enjoy and if you have any questions, please let me know! Xo