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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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!

Sephora Play! July Subscription

Hi friends! Today I have the Sephora Play! July Subscription! Yay! So I recently saw that Sephora points expire after 18 months. Basically, that means no more stocking up. That’s going to make it harder to save for those large ticket rewards. :/ I’m not in an uproar about it but it still stinks. Let’s get started with the review!

Here’s the cute bag that all my items came in. They also had the product description pamphlet.
Here is the first side of the fold out pamphlet. This features fun ways to relax and pamper yourself while at home and on vacation. 
The second side features all the products that I received in my bag. I was pretty happy this month. I either got products I love or products that I wanted to try. Score!
Here is a quick shot of all the items from this month.

Let’s breakdown the items… 

This is the VineActive serum by Caudalie. This is a glow activating anti-wrinkle treatment. Caudalie has a patented Anti-Cell Burn-out Complex that helps skin damage caused by pollution, stress and other problems caused by, well, life.
The back of this serum has instructions on how much product to apply. After cleaning and toning, apply to your face and neck. You can use it under you makeup also. 🙂 
This is seriously one of my favorite face masks. I always make sure I have some on hand when travelling or just to use at home. This gel mask hydrates and tones and has a nice addition of rosewater and rose petals.
The pack of the canister has the how to directions, distribution information, and the 0.5 fluid ounces. I love that you can use this mask daily. Apply all over your face, watch your eyes and mouth, and rinse clean in five to ten minutes.
Here is a close-up shot of the rose face mask. You can see all the textures in there and the small pieces of rose petals. The smell is so lovely and not overpowering. This reminds me of how hot and sour soup looks but all rosy. 
The third item is Briogeo’s Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-in Conditioner Treatment. Phew. That was a lot to say. This product isn’t greasy thank the stars. I’m so picky with leave-in treatments and this I liked. This milk spray is a mix of coconut, rose, and argan oil.
The back of the bottle has an ingredient list and a quick reading about their product. This treatment is sulfate-free, paraben-free, silicone-free, phthalate-free, has no artificial colors and No DEA. Yay! All you have to do to use this spray it onto clean, wet hair and either blow dry or air dry your hair.
This is a lipstick from Tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea line in shade ‘Set Sail’. I really liked the color of the tube and the lipstick shade.
The bottom of the tube has the shade name in the middle and the distribution information. This product is 0.035 ounces. Did you know that all the Rainforest of the Sea products contain algae and marine flowers to help soften and smooth areas that you apply makeup to?
The shade ‘Set Sail’ is a pretty dark rose shade that has a mild scent and a buttery texture. You can apply this by using a lip brush or applying directly. Start in the middle over to the corners of your lips.
Here is an arm swatch of Set Sail. I love this color. For the most part, this shade is pretty long-lasting and is full-coverage.
The fifth product is a Bobbi Brown’s Eye Opening mascara. This formula is supposed to thicken, curl and lift your lashes. This product also boasts how easy it is to remove after application.
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The other side of the tube just has the name of the mascara and a barcode.
Here is a shot of the applicator. The instructions say to remove this mascara, just use warm water. I liked this mascara but I hated how the product didn’t fully coat the applicator brush.
The fragrance of the month is from Clean and is the scent ‘Sueded Oud’. I adore Clean perfumes because of how the packaging is recyclable and everything is cruelty-free. 
The back of the sample has the ingredients and the ounces (0.05) it is flammable. 
The inside of the tester has a sustainable mission statement and information about the perfume. The Fragrance Family is described as Earthy and Woody. The top notes are: Honeysuckle, blue cypress, and bitch wood. The middle notes are: Temple oud and night blooming Jasmine. The base notes are: Soft suede, gold patchouli, and black amber.

That’s it for the July Sephora Play! Subscription. How do you all feel about the upgraded membership for the one-time only black box? What about the points? Xo