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ipsy March 2018 Glam Bag

The last day of March! Spring is here to stay and tomorrow is both Easter Sunday and April Fool’s Day. The temperature here will take a slight dip and everyone’s over it already. They are ready for warm weather to stay. But most will eat their words in a few months, as they do every year, as summer can get very hot here in Tornado Alley. Anyway, here’s what I got in my ipsy March 2018 Glam Bag.

ipsy March 2018 Glam Bag

I didn’t care much for the bag really. I can see that they want to foster creativity with this month’s bag, but I didn’t care for it really. The first item that caught my eye is the Benefit Cosmetics BADGal Bang Mascara. Everything about the packaging is eye-catching to me. The shade it comes in is called Pitch Black. Next is the BRTC Jasmine Waterful Foaming Cleanser. I’ve never heard of this brand before but I looked it up really quick and I think it’s a Korean beauty brand. I’m going to give this a whirl soon! Then we have the Tarte Sex Kitten Eyeliner. I love the brand Tarte and I am in need of a small eye liner like this that I can easily stash in a wristlet, clutch or even a wallet. Next we have the AHAVA Purifying Mud Mask. I use face masks a few times a month or more and am excited to try this out. Last up is a Finding Ferdinand Lipstick. The shade I got this in is Rose Gold. I’ve never heard of this brand before but the shade is right up my alley to try.

Benefit Cosmetics BADGal Bang Mascara

BRTC Jasmine Waterful Foaming Cleanser

Tarte Sex Kitten Eyeliner

AHAVA Purifying Mud Mask

Finding Ferdinand Lipstick

The contents of this bag is much better than many of the ones I got recently. I hope next month’s bag continues this trend!


Befine Exfoliating Cleanser

Hey guys! We’re on the last few days of March! Time sure flies by fast this month. Today’s post is on a product I got from my ipsy January 2018 Glam Bag. Here’s my thoughts on the Befine Exfoliating Cleanser.

Befine Exfoliating Cleanser

What I love about this product? It comes in a standard tube that most facial cleansers and scrubs come in. The scent is pleasant and not overpowering. You can tell it’s sweet but not too artificial. The consistency is thick and I had a little bit of a hard time to squeeze some of it out onto my fingers. Instead of following the directions of applying the product onto wet skin, I chose to apply the product onto my face by patting it on and then adding water by wetting my hands. I find this way of applying it easier to use. Once a little bit of water comes into contact with the cleanser, it is much easier to spread over skin and use it to exfoliate. It does a pretty good job doing that really. Be careful not to add too much water when exfoliating as you will end up just washing it off. Just a little bit of water to help with making it easier to massage the product over your skin is key. Some may find this too abrasive so steer clear or test this on you hand first to gauge if this is too harsh for your skin.

What I don’t like about this product? Honestly, nothing really. It is carried by many retailers and the price, while a bit on the high side for an exfoliating cleanser, won’t break the bank.

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

ipsy February 2018 Glam Bag

February was such a busy month for me. I co-hosted a baby shower a few weeks ago and February was the month where we did everything that is needed for it. Venue search was a little frantic in the beginning but it all worked out. Invitations were sent out with 3 weeks to RSVP and I was busy DIY-ing stuff for it in all of my free time last month. All in all, everything went smoothly on the day of and I now have more time for the blog. 🙂 Since I missed blogging last month, here’s what I got in my ipsy February 2018 Glam Bag.

ipsy February 2018 Glam Bag

The bag is okay. I can see the romantic aspect of it but I thought it would scream more Valentine’s to me than this. But moving on, first item that caught my eye is the BLAQ Meteor Shower. I’m currently saving it for a day or night out or something — it’s sitting in my shower. I read a few reviews on it and like what I’m hearing so far. Next item that caught my eye is the Sand&Sky Brilliant Skin Purifying Pink Clay Mask. The bright-colored tube caught my eye and I noticed a trend here….BLAQ is an Australian brand and so is Sand&Sky! Then we have the MARSK Mineral Eyeshadow. The shade I got this in is called Foiled Again. I don’t use this kind of beauty product much so it will be a good stocking stuffer for someone. Next we have the Luxie Beauty Blending and Shading Eye Brush. I think I retook the quiz after I got this in my bag again. One of the things I don’t need more of is makeup brushes. Last up is Seraphine Botanicals Lychee + Gold – Healthy Glow Rose-Gold Blush. The packaging of this product is simply elegant and stunning! I’m in love with the packaging for sure.

BLAQ Meteor Shower

Sand&Sky Brilliant Skin Purifying Pink Clay Mask

MARSK Mineral Eyeshadow

Seraphine Botanicals Lychee + Gold – Healthy Glow Rose-Gold Blush

Luxie Beauty Blending and Shading Eye Brush

With the weather warming up, I can see myself using up half of these items I got in this month’s bag.

Mont Bleu Glass Foot File – Foot Scraper & Callus Remover

Hey y’all! Today’s post is on a product I was sent for review about a year ago. It is shameful that while I’ve used the other items I’ve received, I never bothered to touch this one until a few days ago. The results were so astounding that I just have to write about it here now. Here’s my thoughts on the Mont Bleu Glass Foot File – Foot Scraper & Callus Remover.

Mont Bleu Foot Scraper & Callus Remover

Verdict? WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE?! It looks so unassuming and I thought it’s a product that’s nice to have but there’s no real need for it. I was so, SO wrong. I have some rough, dry spots on my feet especially on the heels. I wash them clean and moisturize everyday but I still have a few rough, dry bits just hanging around. I resorted to using a pumice stone and while it did help….my trouser socks still snag on them. When I run my hands over my heels, I can feel the prickle of the small, dry bits of skin sticking out. As I reached for a glass nail file to smooth my nails, I saw this next to them and thought to myself “Hey, I haven’t tried that yet! I wonder how well it works?!” The foot file boasts to be an “all in one Glass Foot File” on their website. The glass file itself is thicker and bigger in size than most glass nail files, which makes sense. Our feet are bigger after all. One side has a rougher (yet smooth) texture and the other side is fine and velvety like most glass nail files. I started with the rougher side and gently worked on my heels. I didn’t think much of it as I was doing this while catching up on one of my Investigation Discovery shows. When I looked down, I saw the powdery filing and oh my goodness! My heel was so soft! No rough spots! No snagging on delicate fabric like silk! I finished up the other heel and then both feet with the finer side of this glass file. That side is just like what you would expect from a glass nail file. It’s a few days after I used it and my heels don’t snag on my trouser socks anymore. I hope to be able to keep them this way as long as I can but it’s good to know that I have this glass foot file to turn to when the tough gets going. I’m actually eager to pick up a few to give as gifts to friends and family. It comes in a protective plastic sleeve and costs 16,00 € or $19 – $20 depending on the exchange rate.

Mont Bleu Foot Scraper & Callus Remover (in case)

I’ve heard that Czech glass files are the best in the world and so far it’s living up to its reputation. Cleaning this is very easy, I just wash it under warm water with my fingers. They have many different products with different colors and designs to choose from that there’s something for everyone! The one I got has the “Silver Cracks” design in Black. More information on this item and other products the brand carries is available on their website here. You can also shop for some of their products on Amazon here. For their wholesale website on partnering with them, information is available on this website here.

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

ipsy January 2018 Glam Bag

I know it’s been a while…but hey! I’m back even if it’s just for a few posts here and there. When I started this blog, it has always been something that I put my energy towards to on my free time as I like nail polish and beauty products. Free time has been harder to come by since the year started. Don’t get me wrong, I do have free time but I choose to spend it doing other things than blogging. If I had more free time then I would’ve eventually put in more posts than I currently do, but this will have to do for now. Thanks for sticking with me still! Anyway, in playing catch up with some posts here, here’s what I got in my ipsy January 2018 Glam Bag.

ipsy January 2018 Glam Bag

I like the bag more than I thought I would. In fact, it’s my favorite one for this year so far (since I’ve gotten my February and March one as well). First item that caught my eye is the Befine Exfoliating Cleanser. I’ve actually used this item before I believe. I’m currently using it in my facial cleanser rotation. Next item that caught my eye is the Vasanti Kajal Waterline Eyeliner Pencil. The shade I got this in is called Intense Black. I’ve heard that this product is awesome so I’m definitely keeping it to try it out. Then we have theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer. I’ve been collecting these theBalm minis cause I thought they were so cute! Next we have the BellĂĄpierre Cosmetics StayPut Brow Gel in Licorice. I thought this was a liquid eyeliner or something like that. Not sure if I will keep it as I don’t really do anything with my brows. Last up is the NYX Faux Blacks Eyeliner. I’m actually excited to try this out. The packaging makes me think of unicorns!

Befine Exfoliating Cleanser

Vasanti Kajal Waterline Eyeliner Pencil

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

BellĂĄpierre Cosmetics StayPut Brow Gel

Alterna Haircare Caviar CC Cream

Not bad at all and a colorful start to the New Year I say!