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.
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.
With the weather warming up, I can see myself using up half of these items I got in this month’s bag.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Well, well, well. The heat has become slightly (HAHA! says everyone else but I like being warm and warmer weather) oppressive now since it’s the middle of summer. I decided to give something I got this from my ipsy June 2016 Glam Bag a try. Here’s my take on the frank body Original Coffee Scrub.
What I love about this product? I love the scent. Unless you hate coffee scent, this smells so good to me. I’m not a coffee drinker but I LOVE the scent of coffee and this makes the whole experience lovely. Using this the best way possible is to get your body wet then turn off the shower and then rubbing a little bit of the product onto your body. I decided to go wild and wanted it to feel luxurious so I used the entire bag in 2 showers. I like the scrubbiness although if you have sensitive skin this is probably not for you. My body feels clean and refreshed with the lingering scent of coffee that fades eventually. Ingredient list is as natural and you can get for a coffee scrub.
What I don’t like about this product? Honestly, I do find the leftover residue a little more oily than I’d like. You can definitely skip the lotion when using this.
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Hey guys! I got my ipsy bag a few days ago but didn’t get around to posting about it until today. I’ve been very busy with work and with snail mailing these days that I had to put some things off. Here’s what I got in my ipsy June 2016 Glam Bag.
This month’s makeup bag is actually in a print that I don’t really care for but I’m drawn to it a lot. And when I say a lot, I mean A LOT. Like….I actually LOVE this print. Go figure. It’s bright, bold and cute that I surprisingly fell in love with it. The first item that caught my eye is the ColourPop Cosmetics Crème Gel Liner. The shade I got this in is called Swerve. It looks to be a black shade. I’m toying with the idea of keeping it but we’ll see. I don’t use makeup that much to begin with and I use it even less now than compared to a year ago. Next item that caught my eye is the Elizabeth Mott Show Me Your Cheeks Blush. While I like these sample size makeup items, I already own too many blushes for my own good so I’m looking to passing this onto someone else that will put it to good use. The nice tube packaging item turned out to be Hey Honey 24Seven: Day & Night Moisturizing Cream. I’m excited about this one as I’m constantly trying to find something better than what I’m currently using for a facial cream/moisturizer. Next up is the Urban Decay Eyeshadow. The shade I got is called Lounge. Lounge is one of the prettiest duochrome eye shadow shades I’ve ever owned. I think this one’s a keeper even when I don’t wear eyeshadow at all. I’ll use it randomly when I feel like it. Last up is the frank body Original Coffee Scrub. I find this product interesting and can’t wait to try it out. I just have concerns with clogging up the shower plumbing. I’ll definitely blog about this one later on.
I love this month’s bag that I can’t wait to see the design for next month! They’ve been churning out good ones lately.