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ipsy January 2017 Glam Bag

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.

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!

-417 Hand Moisturizer

Pretty Woman Nail Polish

Smashbox Cosmetics Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35

Trust Fund Beauty Lip Gloss

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Rose Gold Tweezers

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!


Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme

Hey guys! I’m off to a great start so far for this weekend but I wanted to share my thoughts on something I’ve tried a few times recently. Today’s post is on something I got from my ipsy September 2016 Glam Bag. Here’s Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme.

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme (in box)

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme

What I love about this product? I love that the packaging is easy to carry around and stash it in my purse. This is basically an iridescent lip gloss that gives you slight plumping that’s of a more natural look. I love how glossy the finish is on the lips. It’s slightly sticky on the lips — definitely not as sticky as other glosses I’ve used. The first time I used this product, I tested it on the right side of my lips to compare if it really does anything. It immediately started tingling and it’s not just a minty type of tingle. It actually has a pain level to it but nothing I couldn’t endure. What is surprising is that sensation lasted for about 7 minutes on me. It didn’t show much plumping really in my opinion but my right side of the lips are definitely redder (from the stinging I imagine). I guess the effect is really subtle. Everyone’s pain threshold is different so what is stinging to me might be really painful or not at all to others. I think this is what I commonly read on what people have to say about it. Be careful not to get it anywhere else as it does sting too when it comes into contact with your skin (I went over my lip line once and that area reddened immediately). I personally like the smell, which is strawberry-ish with a hit of vanilla or something.

What I don’t like about this product? I wish that it would last longer on the lips. The formula is the kind that wears off easily and fast. The science behind it to me is that the stinging is basically the reason why the lip plumps up with use. I personally don’t care for that. Plus, this one stings more than others I’ve sampled in the past with less visible results. I’ll use this one I have until it’s all gone but I personally won’t be purchasing it.

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.


Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse ColorGlass Lip Gloss

Hey guys! Happy Tuesday! I hope you’re all doing great today! I’ve taken a short break away from posting due to real life stuff but I’m back now in the swing of things. I have a lot to share in such a short amount of time so I’ll get right on it. I was sent the Borghese 9-piece Skincare + Color Collection Set for review a few months back and here’s my take on the Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse ColorGlass Lip Gloss.

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse ColorGlass Lip Glosses

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse ColorGlass Lip Glosses (lighting changed)

What I love about this product? It comes beautifully packaged in a standard type of tube container with a doe foot applicator that lip glosses come in. The lids are a beautiful ombre shade. I love it. The formula for this is surprisingly not as sticky as I thought it would be. There is a slight tackiness to it but definitely not much compared to lip glosses from other brands that comes in a similar tube packaging. I personally don’t find the shades too sparkly but I enjoy quite a bit of sparkle more than anyone I know. The shades I got are Simmer and Spark. Both are light in color so it’s a true gloss per se. See swatches below in different lighting (I apologize in advance for the in shade shot….it’s the only clear shot I was able to get in that lighting and it leans very red). These lasted on me for hours even when sipping water quite often.

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse ColorGlass Lip Gloss Simmer and Spark (in shade)

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse ColorGlass Lip Gloss Simmer and Spark (lighting changed)

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse ColorGlass Lip Gloss Simmer and Spark (with flash)

What I don’t like about this product? If I have to be really picky….maybe how much shimmer it has? I mean, I don’t care — I use this at work and stuff but I know my friends and co-workers shy away from any sign of shimmer — especially when at work. It’s not very subtle compared to some other lip glosses I’ve tried that has some shimmer. I personally find the shimmer nice as it “brightens” up my face sort of.

More information on this item and other things the brand offers is available on their website here.


Borghese 9-piece Skincare + Color Collection Set

Hey guys! This week was super hectic. I even worked some today and it’s a Saturday! Hopefully it’ll be over soon. It just makes me look forward to my upcoming staycation even more. I was sent this recently. It was a total surprise really! I just got the package one day — so thank you Borghese! There will be detailed reviews on each product as time goes on but for now, here’s what you get with the Borghese 9-piece Skincare + Color Collection Set.

Borghese 9-piece Skincare + Color Collection Set

This set is currently available still on their website and is on sale! The sale price is actually a very good deal that I would’ve taken advantage of if the set I have wasn’t sent to me. The item I am most excited about in this set is surprisingly the palette. The only makeup item I’ve used from Borghese is their nail polish and I love their formula and colors. But other than that, I know the brand more for their skin care products. The lipcolor is in the shade Grappa while the lip glosses are in shades Spark and Simmer. The eye liner is in the shade Pitch Black. Enough yappin’ here and let’s get to the goods.

Borghese Primo Viso Face Primer

Borghese Fango Purificante Purifying Clay Cleanser

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse ColorEdge Eye Liner

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse ColorGlass Lip Glosses

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse ColorGlass Lip Glosses (lighting changed)

Borghese Superiore Mascara

Borghese B Moisture Advanced Care Lipcolour

Borghese B Moisture Advanced Care Lipcolour (better lighting)

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Shadow & Light Luminous Eye Palette

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Shadow & Light Luminous Eye Palette (outer box logo)

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Shadow & Light Luminous Eye Palette (close-up of logo clasp)

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Shadow & Light Luminous Eye Palette (sleek palette)

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Shadow & Light Luminous Eye Palette (in shade)

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Shadow & Light Luminous Eye Palette (direct sunlight)

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Shadow & Light Luminous Eye Palette (angle changed)

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Shadow & Light Luminous Eye Palette (close-up of first 6 shades)

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Shadow & Light Luminous Eye Palette (close-up of last 6 shades)

Borghese Eclissare Color Eclipse Shadow & Light Luminous Eye Palette (close-up of middle shades with flash)

Direct link to this set is located here. Honestly, I would’ve asked for this for Christmas or treated myself to it if I wasn’t sent this set.

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


Target Honor Roll 2015 Beauty Box

While I I loved most of the items from the Target Head Of The Class 2015 Beauty Box, I couldn’t resist getting this one as well. Here’s the Target Honor Roll 2015 Beauty Box.

Target Honor Roll 2015 Beauty Box

Everything came in a black reusable sturdy cardboard box. For $5, again, you really can’t go wrong. I almost didn’t get it (just like the Head Of The Class beauty box released at the same time) and I’m glad that I did.

John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7 Day Volume In-Shower Treatment

CoverGirl Outlast All-Day Primer

NYX Butter Gloss

The Bathery Delicate Bath Sponge

Olay Fresh Outlast® Cooling White Strawberry & Mint Body Wash

Goody Ouchless Elastics

Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes

I gave the elastics from the other box away so I’m keeping this one of myself. The item I am most excited to try is the John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7 Day Volume In-Shower Treatment. The first item I opened and used is the NYX Butter Gloss. The shade I got is Strawberry Parfait. I’ve been using a bath mitt for a while now so a bath pouf (they call it sponge but I call those things poufs) would be nice for a change. I actually think I’ll be using every single thing in this box. All in all, I like this beauty box better and as usual it does come with a $3 off $15 coupon on beauty items to use at Target.