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ipsy February 2017 Glam Bag

What a month it’s been! Time sure flies by fast. It felt like the holidays were just here. I got this in earlier but I wasn’t too excited about it so I took my time in posting about it. Here’s my take on the ipsy February 2017 Glam Bag.

ipsy February 2017 Glam Bag

The bag is made of denim — not really my cup of tea but seems to be built pretty good even though it’s thin. First item that caught my eye is the NYX Butter Lipstick. The shade I got this in is called Ripe Berry. I LOVE this shade and have high hopes that it translates the same onto my lips. Next up is the True Botanicals Resurfacing Moisture Mask. I will be trying this out shortly so stay tuned for a blog post on my thoughts on it. The directions on how to use this seems pretty straightforward: “Massage on dry skin (yep, dry), leave on for two to five minutes, then just wipe off with a damp washcloth (no need to rinse). We like using it twice a week before bedtime.” Then we have Lord & Berry Eye Pencil. The shade I got this in is Black. This is a nice small-sized eye pencil that I can take with me even when I’m only carrying the bare minimum. I can’t wait to try this out! Next we have MARSK Mineral Eyeshadow. The shade I got this in is called You’re Toast. It looks to be a pretty gold shade. Last up is The Organic Pharmacy Lip & Eye Cream. This item made me think about it a lot. The skin around the eye and the lips are quite different so I’m having a hard time seeing how a product can effectively affect both areas BUT I’ll try it out and share my thoughts on it here later on.

NYX Butter Lipstick

True Botanicals Resurfacing Moisture Mask

Lord & Berry Eye Pencil

MARSK Mineral Eyeshadow

The Organic Pharmacy Lip & Eye Cream

Overall, eh….I ended up liking it more than I thought I would. I was expecting more out of the makeup bag itself as February is Valentine’s Day but I think they just didn’t go with the Valentine’s theme this time around. That’s cool….I can’t wait to see next month’s bag now! I actually see it on the website right now and it looks so cute and chic!


Rachael Ray Nutrish Treats

Hey guys! I was given the opportunity to participate in a dog-themed Vox Box from Influenster and I’m ready to share my thoughts on it. Here’s my take on Rachael Ray Nutrish Dog Treats.

Rachael Ray Nutrish Dog Treats

The Influenster insert states the following about the product:

CONGRATULATIONS! You have been selected to try a sneak peek of new Rachael Ray Nurtish treats. Inspired by real recipes from Rachael’s kitchen — like meatloaf, burgers, roasted chicken, even pasta — these treats look and taste like the real thing. Real U.S. farm-raised beef or chicken is always the #1 ingredient. Dogs everywhere crave the meaty deliciousness in these Nutrish treats. Look for them where you shop for your family’s groceries.

TREATING TIPS: Rachael Ray Nutrish Treats are intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only. Please watch your dog to ensure Nutrish treats are thoroughly chewed before swallowing. Break into smaller pieces for smaller dogs.

What I love about this product? I got the treats Deli Cuts and Burger Bites. I followed the instructions and had to break them into smaller pieces for my Brittany Spaniel as although he borders on the high end of a medium sized dog, the pieces are a little big for him since he tends to inhale his food and treats. I didn’t do that the first time and if it’s still relatively soft (definitely utilize the resealable bag!) then he’s okay with it still, but the Deli Cuts one hardened over time when I failed to reseal the bag completely once. My dog LOVES these! Both are made with US farm raised beef. There is no corn or wheat in it and has no artificial flavors or meat by-products. It is a cooked product and is a great treat for my dog. Beef is the main ingredient in the listing and that’s a relief as a lot of “meat” treats out there doesn’t actually have meat as the main ingredient. When I smell it, it actually smells like beef jerky to me, which my dog would love to have but we don’t feed him that as it’s not made for dogs. But he can definitely have these! 🙂 It actually smells like something I’d eat! The packaging is vibrant and attractive — very pleasing to the eye really. The product itself looks like pepperoni slices and tiny burger patties — right down to the grill marks!

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing really except maybe for the price. They are pretty pricey compared to a lot of dog treats out there even though the ingredients in these are top notch.

More information on this item and other products the brand carries is available on their website here. Products from this brand is carried at other retailers too both online and in-store.

*Products featured here are received complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program.* #Nutrish #NutrishPets #NutrishTREATS


The Vintage Cosmetic Company Rose Gold Tweezers

Hey guys! I finally got around to using this beauty tool from my ipsy January 2017 Glam Bag but I was left so disappointed! Here’s my take on the The Vintage Cosmetic Company Rose Gold Tweezers.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Rose Gold Tweezers

What I love about this product? The color is beautiful. The packaging it comes in is pretty and different for a tweezer. It seems to exude a lot of promise. Using this is pretty straightforward and easy.

What I don’t like about this product? It fell really short of my expectations! I’ve used many brands of tweezers before from Tweezerman to Revlon to Avon and even one from Solingen just to name a few. This reminded me a bit of the one I had from AVON but ten times worse! It seemed more eager to “cut” the hairs I wanted to tweeze than pull it. I’m not quite sure too if there’s a problem with the grip of these tweezers or what but when compared side by side (quite literally) against Tweezerman and Solingen tweezers, there was more pain with the ones from The Vintage Cosmetic Company (when it actually pulls the hair out and not cut it). No bueno! This will just be an extra pair I have in the drawer — definitely not a replacement for my regular tweezers quality. I’ve tried this many times to make sure what I’m seeing (and feeling) is consistent.

More information on this item and other products the brand carries is available on their website here.


Curtain Call: Hey Honey 24Seven: Day & Night Moisturizing Cream

Hey y’all! I haven’t done a Curtain Call post in a while so here goes. This post is on a product I got from my ipsy June 2016 Glam Bag. Here’s Hey Honey 24Seven: Day & Night Moisturizing Cream.

The closest thing to this I found on their website is the 24Seven Honey Day & Night Cream. At 50 ml / 1.7 oz, this retails for $38 at their website. Did they rename this? I got the name from the ips. The back of the tube reads the following:

“24/7 is a rich cream that is neither greasy nor sticky and is ideal for use on face, neck and even the eye contour areas. Use on delicate areas that are commonly the first to demonstrate signs of aging to prevent dryness that causes wrinkles.”

Hey Honey 24Seven: Day & Night Moisturizing Cream

Verdict? I actually love it. The texture is very pleasant to apply onto my skin. It is what it promised — neither greasy nor sticky. The texture is of a light cream and is white in color. Being able to use this on delicate areas such as around the eyes is a huge bonus. I’ve always use specific eye creams for the eye area. The scent is quite pleasant, something floral almost but not quite. It’s a little strong initially but it dissipates quickly and there’s no trace of it minutes after application. One thing I will say about the scent is that while I find the scent pleasant, others may not. It also kind of changes if I keep smelling it. It eventually smells of something that reminds me of a nurses office when I was young in school or something.

More information on this product and others they carry can be found on their website here.