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 July Glambag! 

Hi friends! Today I’m going to show you all what I got in my Ipsy Glambag for July! This month’s bag is too cute. It features Sanrio character Gudetama.

He is such lazy. So cute. ❤
For this month’s Glambag, they focused on items and products that help you take it easy. Mine also included an extra item because I redeemed points. I’ve included it in my review 🙂 let’s get started!

This bag is too adorable! I’m probably going to keep this forever! My ultimate favorite was from last year’s October bag. Spooky.
This is the back of the bag. It features Gudetama’s eggy butt cheeks! Like… how awkwardly adorable!
Here is a quick photo of everything that was included in my Glambag. There was a nice variation of products this month. 

I’m going to start breaking this down right now.

This first item was my bonus item that I redeemed with points. This is Lancome’s Definicils mascara. This mascara’s formula is a lengthening and defining mix. Your eyelashes are supposed to be natural, yet noticeable. 
This is the back of the Lancome package. It has the ingredient list and this mascara features Cils Booster XL to condition and boost your lashes. This also has a warning that says not to dilute your mascara with saliva? Like, why would somebody do that. The audacity. 
Inside the Lancome sample pack it shows a before and after use picture. It also states that this mascara brand has been #1 for eight years. 
This is the mascara wand. The packaging is a tube that reminds me of a toothpaste tube.
This is a sample of Ofra Cosmetics eyeshadow. The website is on the bottom of the package.
This eyeshadow is called ‘Victory’. You can put this eyeshadow in a Z Palette or any magnetic palette. I know Z Palette was very problematic and I understand why people no longer support them. This side of the package has the ingredient list.
Here is what the eyeshadow looks like out of the package. It has a pretty copper gold shimmer to it when swatched.
The third item is this Illuminator brush. Apparently this brush can be used for almost everything. In the forums, a lot of people use it for highlighter, eyeshadow or concealer.
This is a close-up of the bristles. It is densely packed and so fluffy 🙂 fluuufffyyyy.
This is the concealer by Trèstique. First, I love this pencil for applying concealer in nice small dots for blending. The bad news is that this completely is not my shade.
The shade that this concealer came in was called ‘Bisque’. When swatched in my skin, it was bright orange and I wasn’t a fan. 😦
The next item is Tarte’s Deep Dive cleansing gel. It tried this last night in the shower and I loved it. The smell is very earthy and organic. It wasn’t harsh on my face and left it feeling super clean.
This is the back of the Tarte cleaner bottle. There is a barcode and just some copyright information on the product. Tarte’s website is also on the bottom of the bottle.
This hand cream is by Ahava. There is water from the dead sea formulated inside. For a sample, this is a decent size and fits nicely in a purse. You get 1.3 fluid ounces of product in this guy. 
This hand lotion is vegan and cruelty-free! Yes! This product is also approved for sensitive skin! It was allergen tested and is Paraben free! The ingredient list and company information is also here. 🙂

I have two swatches for you all. I did an applicator swatch of the concealer and a finger swatch of Ofra’s ‘Victory’. I’m sorry there’s no brush swatch… I forgot. 😭 I’m begging for ultimate forgiveness!

Here are the two swatches of the products that I received this month. As you can see, the concealer is a bit too orange. It had a nice texture and wasn’t too thick, just the wrong shade. ‘Victory’ is a beautiful shimmery copper shade. This texture is soft and buttery. 

There you all have it! I was overall very happy with this month’s bag. I like when I get other products to try other than the usual makeup items. Xo

Ipsy Bag (March!)

Hey! I’m so excited to review my glam bag this month! I don’t know if its just me but ipsy has really upped their game in the past few months! I’ve had this for about two years and I adore this subscription! Let’s get started with the cute bag this month.

Ipsy March Bag
I love how big this bag is this month! The pink is subtle and really screams spring 🙂

There were five items that I have this month to photo dump for you!

and most importantly, the bag came with this little card that says,

Never forget that we are all beautiful.