Ipsy Glambag for October!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!

Hi friends and ghouls! Halloween is my favorite holiday and my treat for you guys is my review of my Glambag for October. 👻👻👻 The bag is adorable and the products in it are great. There was an awesome variety. Let’s get started!

The bag is this really subtle lace design with almost a suede-like feel. It’s pretty glam for Halloween.

My favorite little detail on this bag is the adorable little Ipsy bat. I love subtle decoration so I thought this was perfect.

Here’s a quick preview of the products from my Glambag this month. There’s an Urban Decay eyeliner, peach hand lotion, Tarte mascara, nail polish, and a Korean face wash. Win!

I loved the front of this card that came with the products. Because hey, witches, werewolves, vampires, mummies, etc… are not responsible for the full moon happenings.

The back of the card explains why they chose the items they did and how it relates to fall.

Okay, I’m going to start reviewing products now. The only swatches I could do this month were for the eyeliner and a nail swatch of the shade of nail polish. Enjoy!

I never use eye pencil liners because my eyes are crazy wet and it bleeds out of the ends of my eyes. I haven’t tried this new pencil at all so I was willing to give it a shot.

The back of the box shows us that we can make this smudgey smoky eye look with this pencil.

There are 41 different colors in this collection! How?! Why?! What?! I had the same reaction when they released all their Vice lipsticks too… It kind of comes off as a sensory overload and I can’t deal with all the options.

This the pen out of the sample card. It has a nice size and the cap is made of metal.

I have the darkest shade. It has a nice look to it. I will have a swatch below.

This is the Water Luminous Jelly Cleanser by JMsolution. It has Hyaluronic Acid in it for deep cleaning and is a Korean skincare product.

This cleaner does turn into a foam and then you just massage it onto your face. Rinse it off of course. 🙂

Next is the Lifted mascara by Tarte. I’m pretty sure this is part of their active makeup line so you can wear it to the gym. I’m not about that life so, I just use it. I’m not a supporter of Tarte after all the security breaches and lack of communication with their fans the last couple of months.

This is just a shot of some quick distribution information and proof that it is “sweatproof” mascara.

The shade is brown. It does look more natural but I prefer black. The formula isn’t stinky either.

This is my favorite lotion scent by Tony Moly. They use actual peach juice and extracts for a fresh peach scent.

This side shows the volume, directions and ingredient list. Wheee!

Also the U.S. official Tony Moly page shared yours truly using their painting therapy masks! ❤❤❤

My last product is a charcoal infused nail polish by Nail Medic. It protects against toxins and restores nail health.

This side of the box shows all the social media platforms that they’re on.

This brand has over 1,000 different colors and textures. It also resists chipping, fading and cracking for 10 days. This product is cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, phthalate-free, petrochemical-free, GMO-free, triclosan-free, and VEGAN! 💣💣

You can tag your mani for a chance to win a free nail polish!!!!

Here’s the bottle out of the packaging. It’s a pretty gray color and has 9.33 fluid ounces.

This is flammable so be careful!

Okay this last picture has the swatches of the nail polish and eyeliner!

There they are! I labeled them for you. The eyeliner applied smoothly and stayed on my hand for quite a while. The nail polish dried quickly and stayed on very nicely.

Do you like Halloween? What’s your favorite horror movie or tradition?! Xo

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Nomakenolife September Box!

Hi friends! Happy October! I didn’t get the chance to blog about this in September but I wanted to show you all the items I received in my September Nomakenolife box!

Here are all the adorable items! :)

Here’s a photo of all the cute items! There was a solid variety this month! Eyeliner, eyeshadow, eyelashes, lip gloss, a face and neck mask, and a hair treatment! Whoo! For this review, I’ll be explaining the items and packaging since they’re all in Japanese! Enjoy!

The first item is Delicious Lip Cream. The two scents that were offered in September were chocolate mint or ramune soda. This is the ramune soda scent.

I personally love this mild soda scent. This lip cream contains olive oil, beeswax, she’s butter, jojoba seed, and macadamia nut oil for extra moisturizing qualities.

This lip gloss shows that it was made in Japan and has the company phone number.

The design has two little ramune sodas on the label and is the same size as the usual lip glosses.

Here’s a quick shot of the actual gloss. It doesn’t have a colored tint to it and goes on very smooth.

Look.At.How.Cute.This.Is! I adore this eyeshadow duo! The two colors offered were green (kiwi) and blue (blueberry). Yes, they are scented!

The back states that this product was made in China. It most likely means that it was tested on animals. 😦

Out of the packaging, this is so cute. It’s a hard plastic that has a locking clasp on it.

The bottom of the bean has that it was made in China and that Jelly Belly actually regulated this product.

The little bean has a nice mirror on the lid and has two shimmery shadows. You could actually make a subtle smoky look with this guy. I do have swatches of these two shades at the end of the post!

Holy lashes!! These are from the popular Japanese brand, Rosy Rosa. These eyelashes are a mix of black and brown nylon hairs and are okay for daily wear. It states that you shouldn’t use mascara or an eyelash curler if you intend to re-wear them. #bacteriaawareness.

How-to apply these beauties: remove the lashes from their casing and re-size them to fit your eyes. Next, apply lash glue to the eyelash strip and place the strip to your eyelid, making sure it goes toward the outer corners. Finally, let the glue dry.

This is the S-Labo Face and Neck Care Mask. The mask claims to reverse sagging skin. It is a lifting mask that helps moisturize. The mask has Hyaluronic Acid, Ceramide and a handful of plant extracts.

The steps are shown in pictures at the top. First, make sure to clean your face. Apply the mask to your face and neck. This mask has ear loops! You wanna hook the loops on the face and neck section over your ears! Woah! And then keep this on for 15 minutes and then remove.

This next product… I’m so in love with. This is the Ayurbio Damaged Hair Mask! This mask promises to fix your damaged hair and leaves behind a subtle apple scent. The mask is sulfate-free, has over 38 botanical extracts (apple stem cells), raw keratin, 16 types of amino acids, collagen, Ceramide, and honey!

After washing your hair, make sure to wring out the excess water. Next, take some of mask and coat your hair in it. After two minutes or so, rinse out the mask with warm water. Please try this. My hair has been so much healthier!

The last product is Cezanne Easy Eyeliner. It has a subtle and simple packaging.

The back states that this eyeliner is brown, has a batch code and the barcode.

This eyeliner is super tiny. And easy to lose. Trust me on that one haha.

This eyeliner has an elliptical shape so you can control the size and width of their lines. It is also retractable.

The next shot is a picture of all the swatchable items! There’s the eyeliner and the eyeshadow! Enjoy!

The eyeliner is a dark brown shade and very creamy. The eyeshadows are a light shimmery green and a shimmery olive green that both smell like kiwi.

That’s all for last month’s box! Get ready for more updates in October! Xo!

Nomakenolife August 2017 Box!

Hi readers! I apologize for my lack of updates this week. School starts for the little and I had a lot of things to prepare and get ready for. I also have another job other than running this blog so I’ve been loving on this pink cloud of happiness because I love it.

Kinda feeling like Lakitu. Nerdy yet happily floating by with waves of anxiety. 😂😂😂

Also, I’m not sure if you all heard but Beautycon no longer offers their subscription box service so I no longer will be posting about those :/ I always enjoyed those boxes and thought it was worth the money. Anyways, this month’s Nomakenolife subscription box features skin-nourishing soap, awesome smelling lotion, a toothbrush(???), purple eyeliner, and Rune Naito sheet masks. I’ll never complain about receiving too many skincare items because I have sensitive skin and I love keeping my skin clear and healthy. As usual, I have a front and back description of each item and any swatches that are necessary. Enjoy!

I set up all the items from this month in the box for you all! As you can see, all the items are full-size 🙂

And here they are all spread out on my body pillow. I added the booklet that comes with each box to give some detail on the products you received this month.

The first item this month is a toothbrush. I was curious yet confused as to why this was included in the box. Also, I just recently bought a toothbrush so my enthusiasm was a bit low. This is the Candy Faceline Massage Toothbrush.

This toothbrush was created with dentists to not only clean your teeth but massages your mouth with the ball on the other side of the toothbrush. The ball massages your laugh lines and you can use it to massage your lips.

The second item are the Rune Naito Rune Girl Face Masks. Rune Naito is considered one of the fathers of the modern “kawaii” movement. His artwork is inspired by looks from the 1960s.

These masks were assembled in Japan but made in Korea. To use these masks, you first clean your face and apply toner. Next, use a warm cloth to open your pores. After that, take a mask out of the package and leave on your face for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes pass, press the serum on your face and neck.

You get two masks in this pack. Both masks are a moisturizing masks that aid dry skin.

The third item is a tofu soap by Hada Bijin. This soap contains soybean extract and bittern which will help moisturize skin. The addition of apricot seed, yuzu fruit extract, and polyglutamic acid aid in additional moisture.

The soap comes in a basket that makes the perfect soap dish and it includes a foaming net that helps create lather. I’m really interested in this item. 🙂

Next, we have the Lassic Creamy Mint Body Massage Milk. I’ve been using this since my box arrived. I love the fresh scent and how light this milk is. This product has caffiene and orange, lemon, and bilberry fruit extracts to tighten the skin.

This body milk also has Hyaluronic Acid for its nourishing properties. This is a non-sticky and lightweight formula that makes you… tingly.

The last item is a Coupy-Design Gel Eyeliner by Decora Girl. This company is known throughout Japan as a colored plastic pencil maker that has stylish packaging and gorgeous colors.

This eyeliner has a waterproof formula, that is soft and precise in application. The eyeliner has ten moisturizing ingredients to make your looks look fresh throughout the day.

Please note that this eyeliner is non-retractable so only twist a small amount at a time.

Here is a swatch of the eyeliner for you all. I love how pigmented this shade of purple is and the description was correct in saying that it is smooth and very easy to apply.

Okay friends! There is my small summary of all the items I received in my Nomakenolife August box! I hope you enjoyed it! Xo

Ipsy August Glambag!

Hi friends! I received my Glambag over the weekend and wanted to share it with you all! The theme this month was Good Vibes. As with the current events happening, I wish you all safety and good vibes to get you through. I know it doesn’t mean much, but positivity and love are everything.

Okay, soooo Ipsy has a new money back program. I’ll go into it as much as I can.

To be honest, I did not want to get up and take pictures at my table so my fox blanket will be the background today. This was one of the bag designs out of three. The big pamphlet behind the bag details the new reward program.

This is the front cover of the reward program booklet. It has Gabriel Zamora and a pink poodle on it. It also says Lavish Life on the side. To be honest, I don’t know much about Gabriel, I don’t pine and obsess over people on Instagram so I have no clue as to what he does or has done. Sorry.

These pages describe the Ipsy Cash and how it works. Basically, you earn cash back when you purchase from your favorite makeup brands and you can get the rebate in the mail or through PayPal.

I included these pages as examples of which brands are available in this program. MAC, Smashbox, and Bobbi Brown are three major brands included in this new service.

Next, I have my five products for the month and I included swatches of the eyeliner and the eyeshadow. Enjoy!

I was pretty happy with the variety this month, there was a Glamour Dolls brush, green tea moisturizer, The Balm eyeshadow, a new brand eyeliner, and a First Aid Beauty face cleaner. I love that cleaner! I think I first tried it before I started blogging and missed it dearly! Welcome home, cleaner!

The first item is the First Aid Beauty Deep Cleanser with red clay. This is safe for sensitive skin, removes excess oils, unclog pores, and purified skin. This sample is one ounce of product.

The back of the product has the ingredient list and you need to avoid contact with your eyes. This is allergy tested and hypoallergenic. It says to use this only twice a day, and to use it just lather it together and gently rub onto your face. After you cover your face, just rinse. Ta T’s!

This is a moisturizer from A-True Spring Green Tea Watery Calming Cream. That isb a mouthful but smells amazing. This cream is 70% Black Tea water and it states that this heritage is from France and rediscovered in Korea. Sounds epic.

The back of the sample has the ingredient list and the directions. After you clean your face, massage this on your face and neck. This sample is 1.5 ounces and is made in Korea.

The third product is this rosy blending eyeshadow brush. I love these brushes and they’re so affordable. I snagged one of the Lisa Frank angled brushes before and wow. Such fluffy. So blend.

Here’s a pretty close-up shot of the bristles. This brush reminds me of the blending brush from Sugarpill. Or maybe I just like white and pink synthetic bristles. 🙂

This is a new precision tip eyeliner by Steve Laurant. This is waterproof and does not fade to grey. Yay!!!

There’s the tip of the eyeliner. It glides and applies easily and does not run or smear. I enjoyed this.

This is a sample shadow from The Balm Voyage Volume Two. I love the design for the sample shadow.

This eyeshadow has a 12 month shelf-life and has a lot number of 16L1. This side of the sample has the website, distribution information and the ingredients.

The shade I received was Willkommen. This is a buttery and shimmery brown shade. It is super pigmented.

Next, I have a finger swatch and a test of the new eyeliner for you all! Check these out!

I seriously love this liner. I have such problems finding actual waterproof eyeliners that last. I’m so happy I got the opportunity to test this one out! You can see how pigmented the eyeshadow is also. I’m impressed. However, it is nothing new to the eyeshadow game.

There you all have it! Next post will be about Sephora Play and their August bag! Xo!

Pretty Vulgar On Point Liquid Eyeliner Review!

Hi friends! Today I’m going to review the Pretty Vulgar On Point liquid eyeliner. I got this eyeliner that usually retails for around $22 for $6. This was part of their 20K giveaway. The site was glitchy and was a terrible experience. The eyeliner came yesterday and this is the second time I’m using it and it seems like the pen is already dried out. I’m not too happy but I can’t always review things that I like and things don’t go as planned. 

I’m going to show you the box, the pen, and my waterproof test.

Here is the front of the package. The packaging is cute. It is 0.034 fluid ounces.

The back of the box states this is not to be applied on your waterline or your contact lenses. Wtf? It has the ingredient list and that this is shade #26, or Top Secret. This has the distribution information and that it is cruelty-free.

This is the top of the box. It describes the formula as a quick drying, smudge proof, and color rich formula. The website is located at the bottom of the paragraph.

This is the eyeliner pen. It has a pretty ink pen quality to it and the gold top comes off. This pen is all hard plastic and feels durable. 

This is the pen applicator. It is very flexible and has a nice felt quality. Be careful with how much this flexes because it can be problematic if you are just starting out with liquid eyeliner.

This is how the pen handles on my hand. It does have a nice color but as you can see, it isn’t a consistent pigment with the lines. There were also some hiccups and drag. 

The next thing up with this was the question of this being waterproof. It never stated it was but as a personal criteria, I need things to be waterproof! Below, is my waterproof test.

I took the eyeliner swatch from before and ran it under my sink. It didn’t fall apart under the water which was a good sign. 

After I took my hand out of the water and rubbed it with my finger…

This was the end result. As you can see, this just isn’t waterproof. It made me so sad. 

Okay readers, this eyeliner does the job. However, I feel this product could be so much better. It could have less drag, consistency in the pigment could be better. If this was waterproof, that would have made me a happier customer. Xo

Yanqina Doll Eyeliner Review! 

Hi friends! I had a post up earlier before about my internet being down which makes posting hard from my phone because of all the data that it eats. Good news is that it is temporarily working for now. In the meantime I was preparing a post about a cute eyeliner that was being shown on Instagram. A cute little liquid eyeliner that looks like a geisha doll. 

I must admit that for a cute $2 eyeliner off of Amazon, I’m very impressed.

There she is! The design is completely adorable. It is a decent plastic with a screw off top.
Here is the back of the eyeliner. It has some Chinese characters, the name of the brand and how many ounces it is.

I believe this product is from China. There is little or no information about this product but it is waterproof and the black doesn’t fade. Which makes me scared because it is more than likely that it isn’t cruelty-free. 😦

Here is what the pen looks like out of the bottle. It is a screw top to ensure that it doesn’t dry out. The pen is also a strong semi-flexible tip that is good for detail.
I always do a little test with eyeliner to see how well the pen performs. I could write the brand name right out of the bottle in one swipe and not reapplying through it. After it dried, it didn’t budge. 
Next is the waterproof test! I put my hand under the faucet on full blast waiting to see if it would run off.

After the water I rubbed on it a little and…

It actually survived water and rub! Success! 🙂 I wasn’t actually expecting much from this eyeliner so I’m happy with the results.
Yes, the pen is also great with making wings.

I was very impressed with this cute eyeliner. Like I stated before, it concerns me that it was questionable about the ethics of the company but if you’re looking for something affordable, check this out. Xo

Nomakenolife May! 

Hi friends! On Friday after I did my blog posts for the day, the mailman dropped off this! This is the Nomakenolife May crate all the way from Japan! This is one of my favorite subscriptions because for $27 a month, you get five to seven full-size items straight from Japan! I’m a sucker for cute packaging and really fun things that we don’t offer here in America! I accidentally threw out the box but it was just the usual black box that the items get shipped in.

The first item in the box was Menturm petroleum jelly. This is used as a multi-purpose product that spreads easily and creates a barrier to moisturize skin.
The product is mild and hypoallergenic and it doesn’t have any fragrance, dye or parabens so this can be used on everyone. Especially on the face and lips. This is the back of the package.
The second item is a lip tint by Brigitte. The packaging is very tiny yet cute. It is a bright coral shade.
This is the back of the package. This lip color is enriched with fruit extracts, pomegranate, apple, peach, grapefruit and raspberry. They have moisturizing properties.
The third item is a liquid eyeliner by Brigitte. This company has adorable packaging. It has a super slim brush in a brown shade.
Here is the back of the packaging. It has the website for products and I’m going to assume an ingredient list. This is a long lasting formula that will not rub off from sweating and tears. It also has chamomile flower extract. 
This mascara is a new favorite. This is the Love Switch Oil treatment mascara. The box shows a woman at the top with what I can assume promoting how the lashes look. It smells like lavender and is oil based.
Here is the back of the package. It shows you how to properly apply the mascara, what it does for the lashes and what it has ingredient-wise. This is a waterproof mascara but it comes off easily and it gentle. It is water-free and is a black color that has avocado, hazelnut, camellia seed, olive and meadowfoam seed oils in it. They’re high performance beauty oils in Japan.
This brush is the Lucky Wink super cover foundation brush. This is Japan’s number one seller as far as oval-type foundation brushes go. You can use liquid, cream or gel foundation with this brush. It is synthetic so I can be cleaned with mild soap.
Here is the back of the package. It shows a diagram of the bristles. There were illustrated instructions in the package but there are four steps to use this brush accurately. It says to put a pearl size amount of foundation on forehead and both cheeks. Next, you softly tap to spread the foundation in those areas. Using a sweeping motion, spread the foundation to the rest of your face. And for a long lasting effect, press your face gently with a sponge.
The last items were a pretty nice treat from TokyoTreat. This month Ahalo Butter decided to send out samples of their deep cleaning shampoo and deep conditioning hair mask.
This is a popular line in Japan and they recently started selling products to the United States online! They included a coupon for their store for 20% off! Yay!

I seriously always love this box. The Brigitte items were a huge feature this month with adorable packaging and a nice looking product. The brush will come in handy when I don’t want to use the long handle of the Artis brushes. Xo