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ipsy September 2016 Glam Bag

I got this in yesterday and am very excited to share it with you guys. Here’s what I got with my ipsy September 2016 Glam Bag.

ipsy September 2016 Glam Bag

The bag is made out of a denim type of material I think. It’s actually very neat looking and has an edgy look for Fall. The first item up is the Onomie Powerful Priming Serum. The shade I got is called Truth. I ran out of the serum I was using a few months ago so I switched my facial skincare regimen a bit. Now I think it’s time to reintroduce it back!🙂 Next up is the Eva NYC Forget Me Knot Dry Conditioner. This one strikes me both as interesting and gimmicky. I am familiar with dry shampoos but dry conditioner? Really? I’ll definitely be trying this out and reviewing this so keep your eyes peeled for it. Then we have the Rodial Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Tonic. This brand is on the higher end of what I usually go for and after using Korean skincare products I am more open to using items such as this tonic. I’ll put this to the test for the added moisture part since I don’t really use makeup and can’t test it to set makeup. Then we have BelláPierre Cosmetics Mineral Blush. The shade I got is in Autumn Glow. I have too many blushes open already that I don’t even use so I’ll be throwing this in as an extra gift come holiday season. Lastly, we have Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme. This caught my eye immediately due to the pretty packaging. I don’t really have any use for this, but I’ve used lip plumpers before so you bet I’m trying this out and will be sharing with y’all my thoughts on it.

Onomie Powerful Priming Serum

Eva NYC Forget Me Knot Dry Conditioner

Rodial Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Tonic

BelláPierre Cosmetics Mineral Blush in Autumn Glow

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme

Overall, not bad. More keepers this time around it seems!


Curtain Call: Freeman Feeling Beautiful Apricot Creamy Scrub

Short work week? Alright! I’m doing a happy dance inside. While we just had a long weekend, it felt short to me still. Hopefully this weekend I’ll get a chance to really relax and sleep in some. I started using this a few weeks ago as I’m trying out several items from Freeman that I got a few months ago. I finally finished this one up yesterday. Here’s my take on the Freeman Feeling Beautiful Apricot Creamy Scrub.

Freeman Feeling Beautiful Apricot Creamy Scrub

What I love about this product? Again, I enjoy the tube packaging a lot. It’s easy to dispense the product and control how much of it I want to use. I find the formula for this to be really nice. I love body scrubs and this one did not disappoint. It wasn’t watery at all so it had good “body” I would say. The scrubby bits aren’t too abrasive for me. I believe it’s finely ground up walnut shell powder in a creamy base. I just apply a good amount into my hands then rub it onto my damp skin in circular massaging motions. The scent is refreshing and fruity. I find that using my shower mitt also helps me with using less product than I would without it just like the Freeman Feeling Beautiful Guava Salt Body Scrub. Between the two, if I were to just use my bare hands I would definitely prefer the Apricot Creamy Scrub. I feel like this functions better on its own as a scrub than the Guava one. I just rinse off after I’m done and my skin is so soft from the exfoliating treatment!

What I don’t like about this product? Other than I think this is being discontinued, nothing really. It’s very affordable and you can grab this now on their site on clearance. I’m actually going to grab more if I manage to get a full cart together on their site.

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 as seen listed here.


Finger Paints Umber-Ella

Hey guys! How was your long weekend? it sure went by pretty fast for me. I was able to squeeze in a stop at Bath & Body Works to get 2 candle scents I’ve wanted a few of to keep and give away. Today I have another shade from Finger Paints. It’s one of the new shades they released earlier this year as part of their core collection. Here’s Finger Paints Umber-Ella.

Finger Paints Umber-Ella

Umber-Ella is a glitter shade made up of gold holographic glitter. The glitter is pretty packed and you can get this to be opaque with a few coats. It is very pretty and struck me as a “princess-y” gold. Shown is one with no top coat.

Finger Paints Umber-Ella (in shade)

Finger Paints Umber-Ella (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Umber-Ella (close-up)

I actually prefer to wear packed glitter shades like this alone. How about you?

These should be available in Sally Beauty Supply stores and online for around $4.99 each or less if it’s on sale.

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


Freeman Feeling Beautiful Guava Salt Body Scrub

Hey guys! It’s almost the long weekend. I’m looking forward to it as I might get a chance to see a few of my favorite people! And my husband is flying home tomorrow! YAY! I miss him when he’s not around even though we’re together almost all of the time. Anyway, I’ve been trying something new to me out for a few weeks now. Here’s my take on the Freeman Feeling Beautiful Guava Salt Body Scrub.

Freeman Feeling Beautiful Guava Salt Body Scrub

What I love about this product? It comes in a nice tube packaging so I can squeeze out how much I want to use very easily. I noticed immediately that the salt in this is not the finer grain like table salt but more of the chunky sea salt type. I was afraid that it’d be too rough on my body so I tried it on my feet first. That confirmed the chunkier size of the salt particles and it worked really well on my feet. Aside from the salt, the formula looks almost like marmalade. Visually, the color of it is not completely clear or translucent — kinda like the color and opacity of petroleum jelly but clearer and glossy. It is not greasy at all and it actually feels warm when it comes into contact with my skin. I very carefully tried it in the shower on my body and found that it wasn’t as scratchy as I thought it would be. Now please note that just because I found it okay to use on my body doesn’t mean that you won’t find it too abrasive and maybe even painful. I used it with my hands at first and found this to be very wasteful than if I used a shower mitt to apply it onto my body. It produces zero lather but it does leave my skin squeaky clean. I found that the salt dissolves pretty fast when it comes into contact with water so I would apply it onto wet skin on an area not directly being hit by water at the moment. It doesn’t leave my skin dry at all. And let us please talk about the scent. The scent is sweet and fruity. It’s not an authentic guava scent by any means but it’s not super artificial or too sweet like candy.

What I don’t like about this product? Other than I think this is being discontinued, nothing really. It’s very affordable and you can grab this now on their site on clearance.

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 as seen listed here.


ipsy August 2016 Glam Bag

I got this in a few days ago. While I knew I’d like the bag, I didn’t know that I’d like it this much! It’s quite beautiful really and I appreciate it even though it’s not my typical style. Here’s what I got with my ipsy August 2016 Glam Bag.

ipsy August 2016 Glam Bag

The bag is much, much prettier in person. The first item that caught my eye is the Global Beauty Care Dead Sea Wash Off Mask. I love face masks especially mud type ones. I haven’t been using any lately though as I introduced the use of the PMD in my skin care regimen so I pretty much kept my facial routine very simple while my skin gets adjusted to it. Next item that caught my eye is the Pacifica Sundreams Lotus Infused Bronzer. The shade I got this in is called Sunkissed. The packaging is so cute but I have too many bronzers open already and I don’t even use them so I’ll be tucking this into my extra gifting pile. Then we have Ciaté Paint Pot. The shade I got is in Dangerous Affair. It’s not really my type of shade so I’ll be throwing this in as an extra gift as well. Next we have OFRA x @DupeThat “You Glow Girl” Highlighter. Another item that I don’t really use as is so to the same pile it goes. Last up is the Beauty For Real I-LINE 24-7 Eyeliner. The shade I got is called Black Magic.

Global Beauty Care Dead Sea Wash Off Mask

Pacifica Sundreams Lotus Infused Bronzer

Ciaté Paint Pot

OFRA x @DupeThat “You Glow Girl” Highlighter

Beauty For Real I-LINE 24-7 Eyeliner

The bag wowed me more than the contents but that’s alright. I hope next month’s bag is better!