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ipsy July 2015 Glam Bag

Hey guys! The month is almost over and this month’s ipsy was so-so that I almost didn’t want to blog about it. It’s not the worst bag I’ve ever got from them but none of the items excite me as much as it used to. At least I think this month’s bag is better than last month’s. The print is colorful and very unlike last month’s black bag with a weird texture. Here’s what I got in my ipsy July 2015 Glam Bag.

ipsy July 2015 Glam Bag

First item that caught my eye is the Octavio Molina Hair La Playa Salt Spray. I can’t wait to play around with this more as there are times that I need more oomph. Next item is the Be A Bombshell Lip Balm. The shade I got is French Kiss, which is a light pink. I’m trying to trim down my lip products so I’ll probably pass this on to my nieces. Next up is Vasanti Brighten Up! Exfoliating Cleanser. I’m eager to try this out but I’m finishing something up at the moment so it will have to wait. Then we have OFRA Bliss Eyeshadow. I wasn’t eager to try this product out for 2 main reasons: the packaging and it’s another eye shadow. I am trying to use up what I currently own in terms of lots of kinds of products and eye shadow is one of them. Now the packaging doesn’t make it easy to pass this on in terms of presentation so I may just try it out. Last item is the Tarte Deluxe Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer. I already own this from a mini set last year. This shade is called park ave princess. I may gift this to someone else since I don’t think I’ll hit the pan on the one I already have anytime soon.

Octavio Molina Hair La Playa Salt Spray

Be A Bombshell Lip Balm

OFRA Bliss Eyeshadow

Vasanti Brighten Up! Exfoliating Cleanser

Tarte Deluxe Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer

Overall, some items are better than last month. I hope next month’s is much better though because I’m honestly thinking about canceling this. I think I already have too much stuff around to use up.

Sinful Colors Green Ocean

Hey guys! I’m knee-deep in Season 3 already of Heroes. I thought my attention would wane but the series managed to grip my attention once again. I will say it’s still nothing like the first season. I guess it’s a mix of the discovery of new characters and them finding out their abilities along with them that contributes to the specialness (is that even a word?) of that season. Anyway, today’s post is on Sinful Colors Green Ocean.

Sinful Colors Green Ocean

Described as “glitter-flecked emerald”, this is one of the 7 shades from their Having A Blast Collection for this past July 4th. Of all the shades in that collection, I find this one sticking out like a sore thumb. I don’t feel like this shade meshes with the rest in the red, blue and white theme. I know for a fact that this shade is brought back over and over again every year for their St. Patrick’s Day collection. Green Ocean is made up of iridescent green shards along with hex shaped glitter in a clear base. This is what I would call a flakie shade than just a plan glitter. On its own it’s really just a hint of flashing shine when the light hits the iridescent flakie and glitter pieces. As always, I feel that they’re best seen over darker shades. It went on great and dries fast. Shown is one coat with no top coat.

Sinful Colors Green Ocean (in shade)

Sinful Colors Green Ocean (direct sunlight)

Sinful Colors Green Ocean (close-up)

Sinful Colors Green Ocean (another shot)

And here it is over Sinful Colors Blue By You that I featured earlier in this blog post.

Sinful Colors Green Ocean over Blue By You (in shade)

Sinful Colors Green Ocean over Blue By You (angle changed)

Sinful Colors Green Ocean over Blue By You (with peeking sunlight)

Sinful Colors Green Ocean over Blue By You (direct sunlight)

Sinful Colors Green Ocean over Blue By You (close-up)

Sinful Colors is available at various retailers and drugstores such as Walmart, Target, CVS, and Walgreens. They have a list of retailers up on their website here. They’re usually priced at $1.99 but you can score some for as low as $0.99 each when there is a BOGO promo or some special pricing on these.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*

Target Head Of The Class 2015 Beauty Box

While I still have most of the items from the Target Summer 2015 Beauty Box untouched still, I couldn’t resist when they rolled out 2 more beauty boxes recently. Here’s the Target Head Of The Class 2015 Beauty Box.

Target Head Of The Class 2015 Beauty Box

Everything came in a black reusable sturdy cardboard box. For $5, you really can’t go wrong. I almost didn’t get it and am so glad that I did. I see myself using most of these items.

Hollywood Fashion Tape®

Goody Ouchless Elastics

The Bathery 2-in-1 Pumice Stone

Wet ‘n’ Wild Max Volume Plus Mascara

Herbal Essences Illuminating Dry Oil Spray

Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Hypoallergenic Facial Towelettes

CoverGirl Colorlicious Lip Gloss

I gave the elastics and the towelettes to my co-worker sis Renu as part of a small thank you gift for all the driving she’s done the past month. She uses both items so it’ll be put to good use. I am most excited to try the dry oil spray. I’ve tried one from another brand and loved it. Moderation is key though when using those. I’m passing on the mascara and the lip gloss to my nieces probably. I have too many of those open already. All in all, not bad at all and it does come with a $3 off $15 coupon on beauty items to use at Target.

I have their other box to feature later on (I got them a day apart). They’re really stepping up their beauty box game I must say!

Sinful Colors Paste-erd

I’m so glad it’s Thursday today! I’m so ready for the weekend already. I wanted to catch up on my household stuff as well as just relax. I managed to finish the entire first season of Heroes just yesterday. I know, I know….I’m like years behind but I enjoy going through series on marathons like this. I hate having to wait until next week to see what happens (and worse, next season!). I love being able to plow through them but I will tell you that I’m at a good stopping point right now. I guess it’s the Law of Diminishing Returns that came into effect at this point. Anyway, today’s post is on Sinful Colors Paste-erd.

Sinful Colors Paste-erd

Described as “night-sky navy with periwinkle glitter”, this is one of the 3 shades from their Graffiti Bomb Glitters Collection for Summer 2015. This shade is made up of sky or light and black hex glitter speckled with black round and smaller hex glitter as well as some black tinsel or bar glitter in a clear base (I see black and not navy….). Just like Writing On The Wall, I did have to fish out the glitters a little bit and intentionally position them with the brush. It dried fast. Shown is one coat with no top coat.

Sinful Colors Paste-erd (in shade)

Sinful Colors Paste-erd (direct sunlight)

Sinful Colors Paste-erd (close-up)

And here it is over Sinful Colors Maroon Fine that I featured earlier in this blog post.

Sinful Colors Paste-erd over Maroon Fine (in shade)

Sinful Colors Paste-erd over Maroon Fine (direct sunlight)

Sinful Colors Paste-erd over Maroon Finey (close-up)

Sinful Colors Paste-erd over Maroon Fine (angle changed)

Sinful Colors is available at various retailers and drugstores such as Walmart, Target, CVS, and Walgreens. They have a list of retailers up on their website here. They’re usually priced at $1.99 but you can score some for as low as $0.99 each when there is a BOGO promo or some special pricing on these.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*

Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Happy Wednesday! This post is very late in the day but I got really busy with stuff in general. It is on something I’ve tested on and off for a while now. Here’s Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel.

Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

This is described on their website with the following:

“The clear winner for everyday grooming, this light to medium-hold gel is paired with a bristle brush that whips brows right in line. The overall effect? A fuller, more polished look. It’s great on its own, or layered over other Milani brow beautifiers.”

As mentioned before in my post on the Milani Brow Shaping Clear Wax, I don’t use anything for my eyebrows usually. I never got into that. I know they’re big right now (I see “eyebrows on fleek” a lot on IG) but mine are tattooed on anyway. This is very simple to use though and it does make a difference on how my brows look. I just apply the product, which is a clear gel, in upward strokes along the same direction of hair growth. I do find the feel of this more pleasant than the brow wax and I also found that I like how this works better as well. I never liked the feel of the brow wax (the tacky feeling makes it feel heavy), so this is the perfect alternative for me. Careful not to apply too much product as it can make your eyebrow hairs feel a little stiff or crunchy even. Think of how hair gel feels when you apply a lot in one spot on your hair and it dries. I’ve only had this problem once when I tried to see what would happen if I loaded up on this. Even then, it’s not as stiff or crunchy as I thought it would be. Still, remember that moderation is key.

This retails for $4.49 each and is available wherever Milani is sold. Otherwise, try nabbing it online on their website.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*

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