Happy Sunday! I got this in about a week ago but didn’t get around to taking pictures until this weekend. It’s not a bad start of the year with ipsy! Here’s my take on the ipsy January 2017 Glam Bag.
The bag is something out of the box for me. It grew on me though and I can’t wait to use it. It’s the material mostly but it grew on me more by now and it kinda looks sporty! First item that caught my eye is the -417 Hand Moisturizer. I haven’t used it yet but I’m a sucker for hand creams and moisturizers especially at this time of the year. Next up is the Pretty Woman Nail Polish. The shade I got this in is called I Can’t Deal. It looks to me like a greige type of shade, not really my thing but I know someone who would look good with this shade. Then we have the Smashbox Cosmetics Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35. The shade I got this in is LIGHT/MEDIUM, which I think it the right one for me. I don’t use this type of product much but BB creams can be worn alone like a moisturizer, if I remember right, so I’ll give it a shot as such. Next we have the Trust Fund Beauty Lip Gloss. The shade I got this in is called Method To The Madness. It looks to be a pretty coral shade but I’m not sure if I’m going to keep this or not. As I said many times in my past ipsy Glam Bag posts, I have too many lip products open already. Last up is The Vintage Cosmetic Company Rose Gold Tweezers. I’m glad that I got this in my bag as everything about the product caught my eye — the packaging, the color, the item itself and more. I found out that it’s a brand that didn’t originate in the US, so I’m glad for the opportunity to try something from them. I will be putting these to the test tonight!
Overall, not bad! Next month is Valentine’s Day month and I think they usually do something around that theme for the bag. I’m really excited to see what it may be!
This popped in my mailbox recently and for $5 (still!), I’m keeping the subscription. Here’s what I got in my Walmart Winter 2016 Beauty Box.
This box is more exciting than the others I’ve gotten in the past mostly because of the Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream.
I’m looking forward to trying some of these out so watch out for reviews to come!
Hey there! How is everyone? I really thought that I’d be catching up with my posts this time of the year but what can I say — I am in vacation mode, indeed. I did get more stuff in for review but just haven’t gotten around to posting them just yet. It’s been a crazy, fun past few days that I’ve spent with my husband and his side of the family mostly. I hope y’all had a nice break and are ready to ring in the new year! I got this in about a week ago so without further delay here’s my take on the ipsy December 2016 Glam Bag.
I’ll admit — I’m not a huge fan of the bag. It’s the material mostly but it grew on me more by now. First item that caught my eye is the Tarte Maracuja Oil. I love the brand Tarte and I do have a bottle or 2 of these already from previous gift sets I’ve purchased, but I haven’t gotten around to use it yet. I’m definitely keeping this and will be trying it out soon especially with this dry winter weather conditions. Next up is the Ciaté London Liquid Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick. The shade I got this in is called Pin Up. While I like the brand and all, I think I will pass it on to one of my nieces to try it out. I can’t really keep everything I get….I have no time to use them up or the space to allot for them! Then we have the Barefoot Venus Ginger Snap Instant Hand Repair. I thought about keeping this but I’m trying to use up some hand creams I have currently in rotation. I’m tossing this as an extra gift item for my MIL as I know she likes trying out new things and recently got interested in the hand creams I’ve been using. Next we have the theBalm Cosmetics Mad Lash Mascara. I haven’t kept any mascaras for myself recently that I’ve decided I’m going to try this out. Last up is the MintPear Beauty Blending Sponge. I don’t use makeup brushes that much already and I’ve never used a makeup sponge before. I don’t know. I have mixed feelings about this one. I’m not sure whether I should keep it to try it out or toss it into the extra gifts pile. The use of a sponge has never appealed to me before so I guess I’ll hang onto it until at least after I read up on it.
So retaking the ipsy test eliminated makeup brushes for me this time but I got a makeup sponge in its place. LOL! We’ll see what next month’s bag brings!
Okay, I RARELY post about a product immediately here after trying it only a few times. This is one of those times. It’s either very good that I can’t wait to share about it or very bad and I’m sharing my disappointment with it. I got this from my ipsy July 2016 Glam Bag that I just blogged about yesterday. Here’s my take on the Not Soap, Radio joy inducing hand/body lotion.
What I love about this product? The formula is pretty good. It’s moisturizing without being greasy at all — something I look for in a good lotion. It locks in moisture pretty well from what I can tell during the short time this product was applied onto my hands. My hands were dry from washing dishes and it’s like a drink of water to them. But sadly, I couldn’t test this product fully except maybe if I applied it on my feet or something.
What I don’t like about this product? The scent. I was hoping for a light lemon and sugar scent along the lines of C.O. Bigelow’s Lemon Sugar or even the Sugared Lemons candle from Bath & Body Works a few years ago. To me, it doesn’t smell like real lemons at all nor does it smell like some lemon candy. I make lemon poppy seed loaf cakes every week and I know what real lemons smell like. I love lemon candy so I know how it tastes and this scent doesn’t make me think of it at all. It has a medicine or chemical hint to it and it gave me a headache. Scent is one of the most relative things to people so what bothers me may not bother you at all. In fact, you might actually really like it as a lot of other people do. I’m taking this to work and letting my co-workers use it up as the formula is not bad at all. I had to wash my hands after using it and am just glad I didn’t use this on my body right after I showered before going to work. I would’ve had to endure the scent all day possibly! I say possibly because after trying to see if it gets better for 15 minutes the scent didn’t fade enough for it to not bother me, so I don’t really know how long-lasting the scent is. Upside to this scent aspect is they have a ton of other scents to choose from so maybe another scent would’ve worked better for me (the lavender one perhaps).
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Hey guys! I got my ipsy bag a weeks ago or so but didn’t get around to posting about it until today. I’ve been very busy with work (still) that what time I have left I just go do other things that I enjoy to relax. Here’s what I got in my ipsy July 2016 Glam Bag.
First, the bag — HOLO?! Hell yeah! I LOVE it! I didn’t care for the print much but the holo goodness just stands out so I don’t mind at all. And it’s made out of the thicker material so this is now in rotation as my phone case (yes, I carry my phone in ipsy bags made of thicker material as it doesn’t have an actual real phone case). The first item that caught my eye is the theBalm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Eyeshadow. The shade I got this in is called Matt Kumar and it’s described as a “matte cranberry”. I would’ve probably liked the other shade available sent to other ipsy subscribers called Matt Moskowitz. That one’s described as a “matte plum”. In general, I think plums would look better on me as an Asian than cranberry. But the packaging is so cute, as usual, and the name is catchy that I’m keeping this. I actually realized that I own more of theBalm products than I thought I did. Good brand for a decent price in my opinion. Next items that caught my eye are the SHRAY face masks. The ones I got are Ms. Amazing & Queen Bee. I have been slacking off in using face masks that I was just reminded of that with these. I’m going to make an effort again to use them including these 2. Then we have the Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer. I’m excited to receive this as I’ve been testing different makeup primers for the past few years now and didn’t have one from Too Faced on hand to test. Next up is the Vasanti Contour Eyeshadow Brush. Well, I definitely did NOT need more makeup brushes in general and I’ve retaken the ipsy quiz to indicate that but whatever. The rest of what I got was good so I’ll just put this in the extra gifts makeup pile for others. Last up is the Not Soap, Radio joy inducing hand/body lotion. I looked up this brand as I couldn’t really tell if it had more than one line of products with different scents or not and discovered that the hand and body lotion I got fell under their Be Happy category on the website. I like the scent of lemons and sugar so I think this might be the one to keep an eye on. It brings me back to when I was a huge fan of the C.O. Bigelow Lemon Sugar Body Scrub (discontinued now if I’m not mistaken).
With the exception of the makeup brush, I’m loving everything I got! Can’t wait for next month now!