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Archive for May, 2017

ipsy May 2017 Glam Bag

Hey y’all! How as this month for you guys? It just flew right on by for me. I know I didn’t get to post much but better late than never! Here’s my take on the ipsy May 2017 Glam Bag.

ipsy May 2017 Glam Bag

The bag is very cute and useful for summer! It’s the perfect size to toss in summer essentials like sunscreen, hair ties and lip balm. First item that caught my eye is the Briogeo Rosarco Milk™ Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray. I’m really into leave-in conditioners during the summer season especially if I’m swimming a lot. Next up is the IT Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara. I have a lot of mascaras open right now but I’ll save it for later. The shade I got this in is Black. Then we have Urban Decay Afterglow. The shade I got this in is Sin. While I like this brand, I don’t really have a need for highlighter but I know one of my nieces uses it so I’ll pass this on to her. Next we have the Starlooks Artist Edition – Luxe Longwear Star Stamp + Liner Pen. I wish that they just gave more product instead of putting the cost towards the star stamp end. I don’t really see a use for it except for Halloween or a night out maybe. It’s not something I’d sport everyday (unless I’m Rainbow Brite!). Last up is Caked Makeup Lip Fondant. The shade I got this in is Low Key.

Briogeo Rosarco Milk™ Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray

IT Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara

Urban Decay Afterglow

Starlooks Artist Edition – Luxe Longwear Star Stamp + Liner Pen

Caked Makeup Lip Fondant

Overall, I think taking the quiz again helped. I liked this month’s offerings better than last month (which I didn’t even bother to blog about). I hope they keep it up for next month!

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NYX Butter Gloss Strawberry Parfait

How are you guys doing today? Hope y’all are having a great week. I can’t wait for the weekend already! I stumbled on this item I got from my Target Honor Roll 2015 Beauty Box today and thought I’d give it a review here. Here’s what I think of NYX Butter Gloss Strawberry Parfait.

NYX Butter Gloss Strawberry Parfait

NYX Butter Gloss Strawberry Parfait (in shade)

NYX Butter Gloss Strawberry Parfait (direct sunlight)

NYX Butter Gloss Strawberry Parfait (with flash)

What I love about this product? The scent of this product is on the light side. It’s a hint of vanilla bakery sweetness. The shade is a darker pink bordering fuchsia or magenta but not quite as bright. It is not sticky at all like some other lip glosses, so that gets a thumbs up from me. It goes on nice and smooth with the doe foot applicator. Swatches shown above are one swipe and two swipes from left to right.

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing at all! This brand is fairly easy to find and purchase and the quality is pretty good for the price.

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


Zoya August

Hey guys! I thought I’d feature a shade today that I personally think can be worn year-round. Today’s blog post is on a shade from Zoya’s Fall 2016 Urban Grunge Collection. Here’s Zoya August.

Zoya August

August is a pretty grey crème shade. I am not a huge fan of greys but this is one of my favorites. It is described as “a full coverage gray like a fine, expensive leather with mid-ranged, balanced tone”. Formula is on the thicker side but it is no one coater. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya August (in shade)

Zoya August (direct sunlight)

Zoya August (close-up)

I find this shade light enough to work with pastel-ish summer colors.

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


Nourish Organic Pure Hydrating Argan Face Serum

Hey guys! How are y’all doing today? I hope your Mother’s Day celebrations went well. Today’s post is on a product I got from my ipsy October 2015 Glam Bag. Here’s my thoughts on Nourish Organic Pure Hydrating Argan Face Serum.

Nourish Organic Pure Hydrating Argan Face Serum

What I love about this product? I find the scent quite pleasant — it’s what you would come to expect from an Argan oil product with a hint of orange or something. It’s not heavy for an oil serum really. I did have to get used to dispensing the right amount out of the tube as it’s pretty viscous. It’s easy to apply onto the face and while I did have this oil-sitting-on-my-face feeling right after putting it on….it goes away in a short time. It does keep my face moisturized and hydrated. Not sure if it’s the oil “sealing” the moisture in or what but hey, it works.

What I don’t like about this product? Two things really but it’s all based on personal preference. First, I hate that when my hair gets blown around onto my face it sticks to my face because the oil is still on my face. I just happen to not have that feeling of it on my face but it’s still there. Have you ever set something that hair oil or gel on a surface and leave it for a few days? Dust sticks to it. This is the same thing and living in a windy state like mine….no bueno. The other thing I didn’t like was that my face broke out the first time when trying it out. I was only 2 days in with using this and I stopped using it immediately. I tried again a few months later and I didn’t break out like I did the first time. About 2 small pimples cropped up this time so it wasn’t a complete showstopper. I was actually wary in trying it out again that second time as maybe my skin is telling me I should steer clear from it. I will only consider repurchasing it if this product was on sale for a good price as I did like how it performed overall.

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