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.
Hey guys! 2016 is almost here! Are you setting any goals for yourselves next year? I used to do that but I find it not enjoyable at all, so instead I just strive to do better overall and take life one day at a time. Today’s post is on an item I got from the Target Spring 2015 Beauty Box. Here’s Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream.
What I love about this product? The gel formula barely has any scent at all, which is great for people who are more sensitive to that such like my husband. I took this with me on our trip to Vegas in September. When a few areas on his face was starting to dry out, I handed him this. It certainly does the trick in moisturizing well. I heard no complaints from him at all about it during the entire trip. I gave him this one to use over the Nourish Organic Lightweight Moisturizing Face Lotion as that one had more of a scent than the Neutrogena one. It absorbs really fast into the skin with no oily residue at all. It’s like a drink of water for your skin — literally!
What I don’t like about this product? If I have to be picky, the price. But I won’t hesitate picking this up when it goes on sale or if it’s a good deal with coupons.
More information on this item is available on their website here. Products from this brand is carried by drugstores and mass retailers such as CVS, Walgreens, Target, and Walmart.
Hey guys! I was very surprised how fast I got this month’s bag. It was in the mailbox yesterday when my husband checked. Here’s what I got in my ipsy October 2015 Glam Bag.
First off, while I’m not in love with the bag….I still like it. I love the fact that it’s gold. The other side is in black patent. First item that caught my eye is the Emité Make Up Professional Slant Tweezer. I’ve been due for a new one so this might be a good contender. Next up is Nourish Organic Pure Hydrating Argan Face Serum. I’ve used a product from this brand before so I’m open to trying this one out. I hope the scent isn’t the same as even though the product I did try said it’s unscented….the scent made me gag slightly. Then we have the AURORA Gel Effect Nail Polish. The shade everyone who got this is their bag is Inky Dinky. I’m not sure if I’m keeping this yet but I may just to compare how it fares to other brands. Next is the Beauty Without Cruelty Fragrance Free Hand and Body Lotion. Last thing I need right now is more hand and body lotion since I have a ton from Bath & Body Works. I’ll probably have this as an additional gift to someone eventually. Last item is theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick. The shade that everyone who got this item in their bag is Committed.
Overall, I’m most excited about the item from theBalm and I actually laughed at the name of the product (they’re pretty good and cute at naming their stuff!).
Hey guys! I got this in the mailbox when I was away on a short trip so I was wary about it since it was mildy hot here but everything seems to be okay. Here’s what I got in my ipsy September 2015 Glam Bag.
First off, the bag. I actually love it! I’m very excited since I really liked last month’s bag as well. Before that it was a series of pretty much mehs for me. First item that caught my eye is the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair® Cream. I *think* I have this somewhere stashed from some Thanksgiving sale last year but I never got around to using it. Now I will have a travel sized one to use! This will ensure I actually get to try the product sooner. Next up is Formula X Nail Color. The shade I got is called Ignite. I have too many polishes to go through at the moment so I might just pass this on as a stocking stuffer to one of my nieces later on. Then we have the NYX Cosmetics ipsy Eye Shadow Trio. It looks to be a pretty nice trio and the colors seem like it will work for most eye colors. Next is tre’StiQue Mini Matte Lip Crayon. I have too many lip items so off to the stocking stuffer stash it goes. Last item is the ACURE Argan Oil Cleansing Towelettes. Being that this is unscented, I’m keeping this baby for use when my husband and I go on one of our hikes.
Overall, the products are not bad but I do love the bag more. I was going to cancel but the auto-renewal kicked in and at the moment I’m okay with that. Haha, let’s see if I still feel that way next month (I hope so!).
Hey guys! It’s almost the end of the week once again. I look forward to getting more chores done and then catching up on some movies before the new week begins. I got the chance to use this most of the time for the past 2 – 3 months. Here’s my take on the Reviva Labs Sun Protective Moisturizer.
This moisturizer comes in a small white screw top plastic tub container. This is described on their website with the following: “Beautifully sheer, greaseless facial cream moisturizer that’s also a beautifully effective SPF #25 protection against sun’s damaging rays, wind, heat or cold. When you are outdoors, although you are not sun bathing, your skin still needs protection. But the usual suntan cream is either too heavy or it’s not a beautifying moisturizer. So, here’s a superb moisturizer that softens, makes skin look dewy fresh, leaves no oily residue and has a special sunscreen. Ideal daily use for the outdoor type, male or female. Light Cream Sun Protective Moisturizer provides many hours of protection.”
The back of the tub states the following directions: “Use daily — even when not sunbathing, apply 15 minutes prior to sun exposure.”
What I love about this product? It’s a very light formula with barely any scent. The product is white in color and not greasy at all. The 1.5 oz / 42 g container will last a long time for me as I only use it during the day. It is very easy to apply and I use it on my face right after I shower every morning. It absorbs quickly into the skin to keep it moisturized all day long. I don’t feel it on my face at all, which is one of the most important thing to me in a face cream or moisturizer.
What I don’t like about this product? My usual complaint on reviews is the pricing being on the high side but this time it’s the SPF. SPF 25 is the bare minimum for a face moisturizer in my regular skincare regimen for sun protection. I hope they’re looking into making the same product but upping the SPF protection. I’d definitely buy it again when they do that.
This item retails for about $13 and is available on their website as well as on other retailers.
*Products in this review have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*