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ipsy December 2018 Glam Bag

Ho, ho, ho! How are y’all doing with your holiday shopping? I hope you all find what you’re looking for with ease. I got this in a few days ago but didn’t get around to posting until now. Here’s what I got in my ipsy December 2018 Glam Bag.

ipsy December 2018 Glam Bag

I actually like the bag for this month eve though I feel overall it’s a little flimsy. It’s perfect for the holiday season and I do love shiny things. First item that caught my eye is the Murad Renewing Eye Cream. I am familiar with this brand and I’ve been running low on eye creams so this is a good one for me to try soon. Next we have the Lottie London AM to PM Kohl Eyeliner Pencil. The shade I got this in is Black. Some other ipsters got Mocha. Then we have the F.A.R.A.H Brushes Tapered Blending Brush 35E. I have to retake the quiz again as I keep getting these makeup brushes when I have no use for them since I already have enough. The good news is my niece will benefit from this predicament as she’s really into makeup now, so I tossed this into a makeup bag filled with makeup extra goodies for her. Next up is the Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional Primer. I don’t use makeup primers much but have been stashing some over the years to test with to compare quality and effectiveness. Then we have The Beauty Crop Lip Brulee. The shade everyone got is called Rhubarb Custard. I thought this has a matte velvet finish but I looked it up and saw that it actually has a shine to it. Still, it looks like more of a lip stain than a lip gloss to me. Last up is the Hey Honey Relax! Propolis & Honey Soothing Cream. It says it’s good for sensitive skin so I anticipate no problems when trying this out as soon as I run out of my current facial moisturizer.

Murad Renewing Eye Cream

Lottie London AM to PM Kohl Eyeliner Pencil

F.A.R.A.H Brushes Tapered Blending Brush 35E

Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional Primer

The Beauty Crop Lip Brulee

Hey Honey Relax! Propolis & Honey Soothing Cream

I liked most of what I got so here’s to hoping the bags in 2019 will keep up this trend!


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.


ipsy July 2017 Glam Bag

Hey guys! I’m so excited about this month’s bag! I get this excited when the bag itself is something I’m in love with. Here’s my take on the ipsy July 2017 Glam Bag.

ipsy July 2017 Glam Bag

Eeeeeeeeeeeee! It’s so freaking cute!!! I’ve always liked Sanrio stuff and some characters more than others. I would be lying if I said I didn’t know who this little guy is. I’ve seen him become quite popular in the last year or so. Now onto the products! First up is 111SKIN Space Defence Bright Eye Gel. Quite a unique product name and I’m curious to see how it performs. Stay tuned in a few months to see what my thoughts are on this. Next up is Trifle Cosmetics Raspberry Ripple Ombré Radiance Blush Palette. The shades look promising and I’m actually tempted to use this but I think I will pass this on to one of my nieces. The theme and packaging are really cute and nice. Then we have the Ciaté Wonderwand Gel-Kohl Hybrid Liner. The shade I got this in is black. This seems to be in the formula that I like most for eyeliners where it’s a pencil but with some moisture to it that you can make sharp lines. Next we have the Tarte Rainforest of the Seaâ„¢ Deep Dive Cleansing Gel. This is good to use for waterproof makeup so I’m quite eager to put it to the test. Last up is Beau Gâchis Illuminator Brush. I made sure I did the review on ipsy for this month as I mentioned before when I retook the quiz that I don’t want any more makeup brushes. The only ones I use (if at all) are big fluffly ones like my IT Cosmetic ones.

111SKIN Space Defence Bright Eye Gel

Trifle Cosmetics Raspberry Ripple Ombré Radiance Blush Palette

Ciaté Wonderwand Gel-Kohl Hybrid Liner

Tarte Rainforest of the Seaâ„¢ Deep Dive Cleansing Gel

Beau Gâchis Illuminator Brush

Bag aside, I do like most of what I got this month. I already gave myself the expectation that next month’s bag will be nothing compared to this one due to my excitement over Gudetama! Haha!


ipsy March 2017 Glam Bag

Hey y’all! I just got this in the mail 2 days ago and am about to start using some of what I got. Here’s my take on the ipsy March 2017 Glam Bag.

ipsy March 2017 Glam Bag

The bag looks quite cute — like a beehive pattern! And it’s bigger than past ipsy bags, which I like a lot. But the material is prone to snagging for me so we’ll see if I’m going to actually use it or not. First item that caught my eye is the theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer. I LOVE the cute packaging they always have! This is a keeper for me. Next up is the So Susan Blush & Glow. I will look up for reviews and swatches on this before I open it. The shade I got this in is called Rose Rust. Then we have Marc Anthony True Professional Deep Repair Aloe Vera & Jasmine Oil Deep Repairing Conditioning Treatment. I generally haven’t found anything from this brand that I dislike so I’ll be trying this out shortly and post my review on it. Next we have the JeNu High Tech Beauty Marine Collagen Mineral Gel. This is the type of product I’m looking for these days. I already started using it today. I put it on before I apply moisturizer. Last up is The Skone Cosmetics Luxe Pro Blending Brush. I retook the quiz again on ipsy as I thought I’ve said before that I didn’t want more makeup brushes yet I keep getting them still. This one goes into my extra random gifting pile.

theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer

So Susan Blush & Glow

Marc Anthony True Professional Deep Repair Aloe Vera & Jasmine Oil Deep Repairing Conditioning Treatment

JeNu High Tech Beauty Marine Collagen Mineral Gel

Skone Cosmetics Luxe Pro Blending Brush

Overall, much better than last month!


ipsy November 2016 Glam Bag

Okay, so it has been a quiet month for me here. I took time to just focus on my life outside of the blog and I’m finally back — refreshed and all. A few sales I took advantage of helped with that too. What did you guys get on Black Friday? I only did minimal online shopping for Christmas. In fact, I have a good amount already wrapped up! Haha! Anyway, before I let November slip away…here’s my post on the ipsy November 2016 Glam Bag.

ipsy November 2016 Glam Bag

The bag has a cute pattern and the material makes me think it’s neoprene or something like that. Not my favorite kind of material, but cute still. First item that caught my eye is the ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream. I’m trying this out next week as I am running out of my current moisturizer. Next up is the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. I love mascaras. In fact, I have about 7 open ones currently. I just have to get myself to use them more these days. Next we have Absolute New York Matte Stick. The shade I got it in is Dark Red. I thought about keeping this but I already have a few red matte lip colors that I think my nieces would enjoy it more than I would. Then we have the Starlooks Cream Eye Shadow. The shade I got it in is Rose Gold. I honestly don’t care much for cream eye shadows so this will go in my bonus gifting pile. I’m sure one of my nieces would enjoy playing with it. Last up is Luxie Beauty Rose Gold Small Duo Fiber Brush. I don’t use makeup brushes that much and I already have a ton. Off this goes to the gifting pile! In all fairness though, the brush is super soft to the touch.

ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Absolute New York Matte Stick

Starlooks Cream Eye Shadow

Luxie Beauty Rose Gold Small Duo Fiber Brush

I took the test again to eliminate from getting makeup brushes but I’m still getting them about once every 2 months?! But I’ve read complaints on their quiz and how inaccurate it can be. Even so, I can’t wait to see what next month’s bag is like!


ipsy October 2016 Glam Bag

I got this in a few days ago. I’m keeping almost everything I got in this bag. A lot of times I would keep only one or 2 items and have the others as stocking stuffers or extras in a gift, but this time I’m keeping and using 4 of them! Here’s what I got with my ipsy October 2016 Glam Bag.

ipsy October 2016 Glam Bag

The bag is quite cute and the material strikes me as being waterproof or water-repellent at least. First up is the Elizabeth Grant Green Power C Hydrating Cleanser. The green colored tube stuck out like a sore thumb to me in the group. I’m dying to try out a new cleanser as I’ve been using the same one for about 2 months now and I don’t think I really like it. Next item that caught my eye is the MeMeMe Blush Brush. It has a nice handle and is fluffy but this is the one item I definitely won’t be using so off to the gifting pile it goes. Then we have the noyah Lipstick. The shade I got is in Smoke. I would’ve preferred the other shade available, Currant News, as that one is more “red” than Smoke (which is more “nude”). But I’m still keeping it as my hubby generally likes these kind of shades on me. Next we have Ciate Fierce Flicks Eyeliner. I’m keeping this as I don’t have that many eye liners with the felt tip. Last up is theBalm Cabana BoyBlush. I love, LOVE, L-O-V-E this shade! Definitely my favorite item from this month’s bag!

Elizabeth Grant Green Power C Hydrating Cleanser

MeMeMe Blush Brush

noyah Lipstick

Ciate Fierce Flicks Eyeliner

theBalm Cabana Boy Blush

I can’t wait now for next month’s bag!


Walmart Fall 2016 Beauty Box

I got my Walmart Fall 2016 Beauty Box in about 2 weeks ago. I was fairly pleased with what I got for $5 (yet again!).

Walmart Fall 2016 Beauty Box

The boxes vary in terms of worth to me each time but what it boils down to is it’s just $5 and looking at everything I got, that’s not a bad price for it at all.

Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream

Clean & Clear Deep Action 60-Second Shower Mask

Dove Purely Pampering Nourishing Body Wash

Batiste Dry Shampoo

Village Naturals Therapy Aches & Pains Muscle Relief Concentrated Mineral Bath Soak

Hello Extra Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste

EcoTools Makeup Brush Cleansing Cloths

Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies

I see a few things already here that I can use immediately. This is a great way to try some stuff out before committing to a full-sized product!


ipsy July 2016 Glam Bag

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.

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).

theBalm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Eyeshadow

SHRAY Face Mask

Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer

Vasanti Cosmetics Contour Eyeshadow Brush

Not Soap, Radio joy inducing hand/body lotion

With the exception of the makeup brush, I’m loving everything I got! Can’t wait for next month now!


ipsy May 2016 Glam Bag

Hey guys! I got my ipsy bag in 2 days ago but didn’t get around to posting about it until today. I opened my package in a dimly lighted restaurant that I thought my makeup bag is actually blue but it’s purplish pink as shown. Here’s what I got in my ipsy May 2016 Glam Bag.

ipsy May 2016 Glam Bag

This month’s makeup bag is in the envelope style, which is different from what they usually offer. It’s interesting and while I don’t care for the print much I will say I do like the color. The first item that caught my eye is the Épicé Hydrating Mask. I LOVE face masks and this one has kaolin clay and bentonite listed so I’m very excited to try this one soon. Next item that caught my eye is the Smashbox Cosmetics X-Rated Mascara. The packaging looks so familiar that I’m pretty sure I already have this in my makeup drawer (and if so, I’ll be throwing this one in as an extra in a gift bag). Then we have The Organic Pharmacy Antioxidant Lip Balm. I already tried this and I like it! It’s a thick liquid in consistency just like the Neosporin Lip Health Daily Hydration Therapy. Next item in my bag is the Hikari Cosmetics Shimmer Bronzer. The shade I got is called Radiate. While this looks very pretty and I’m tempted to keep it….it’s going into the extra gifts pile for when I put together gift bags. I already own too many bronzers I don’t use. Last up is the Slmissglam Small Contour W07 Brush. I don’t need any more makeup brushes so this goes to the gifting pile as well.

Épicé Hydrating Mask

Smashbox Cosmetics X-Rated Mascara

The Organic Pharmacy Antioxidant Lip Balm

Hikari Shimmer Bronzer

Slmissglam Small Contour W07 Brush

I like the envelope style makeup bag and there’s enough for me to play around this month. I can’t wait for next month’s bag!


ipsy April 2016 Glam Bag

Hey guys! We got some good rain the past few days with a warm Spring this year. I’ve been very busy with stuff related to my 2 best girlfriends that I consider as my sisters so it’s been relatively slow here. But I do intend to pick things up soon! This arrived in my mailbox a few days ago and I was going to blog about it yesterday but I had to go to one of their birthday parties. It’s a special one cause her parents, brother and aunt flew in from India for her upcoming wedding in a few days. She hasn’t been with them for any of her birthdays in a good number of years. They’re the absolute sweetest people ever! I can’t wait to see them again in a few days. Anyway, here’s what I got in my ipsy April 2016 Glam Bag.

ipsy April 2016 Glam Bag

I knew after getting last month’s bag, this one most likely isn’t going to be as great. Last month’s makeup bag was just so, so pretty! This one’s not bad but it certainly didn’t have the wow factor that I got from last month’s makeup bag. Anyway, first item that caught my eye is the pur~lisse Beauty Blue Lotus + White Tea Sheet Mask and Blue Lotus + Seaweed Sheet Mask. I originally thought that I got 2 of the same thing but it’s actually 2 different ones. I LOVE face masks and actually have a ton of them that I’ll be blogging about eventually — so naturally I can’t wait to try these out. I have tried an item or 2 from this brand and while it didn’t blow me away it performed as expected. Next up is the City Color Cosmetics Highlight Trio. While I think this is an awesome palette, I’ll be giving this away as an extra gift item to one of my nieces probably. I have enough highlighters AND I don’t even use any of them! Then we have my favorite item from this month’s bag: Tarte LipSurgenceâ„¢ Lip Crème. The shade I got is called Wonder. I don’t have this shade and I’m definitely keeping this one. I love Tarte products — their products are of good quality in my opinion. I have to retake the quiz again cause I keep getting makeup brushes and I don’t really need more. I don’t even use anything that requires a makeup brush really. I got the Luxie Beauty Dreamcatcher Tapered Highlighter Brush 522. The bristles are so soft though and I’ve read that people love it. I’ll set it aside as an extra item in a beauty gift bag for someone. Last up is the Adesse New York Organic Infused Gel Effect Nail Lacquer. The shade I got is called Irina. It’s a gel polish, no need for base coat it says and it won’t stain your nails. I might keep this but it’s not really a shade I usually go for, so we’ll see.

pur~lisse Beauty Blue Lotus Sheet Mask

City Color Cosmetics Highlight Trio

Tarte LipSurgence™ Lip Crème

Luxie Beauty Dreamcatcher Tapered Highlighter Brush 522

Adesse New York Organic Infused Gel Effect Nail Lacquer

Overall, not bad but I hope next month’s makeup bag is cuter than this. I do like the shape and size of it though as it holds my phone and cards in it. I find that very handy.


ipsy February 2016 Glam Bag

Hey guys! It’s a beautiful day today here in sunny Oklahoma! Guess what arrived in my mailbox? It’s a little later than usual this month but it could be worse. Here’s what I got in my ipsy February 2016 Glam Bag.

ipsy February 2016 Glam Bag

I like the bag a lot but it already has some damage right by the zipper (the makeup brush is covering it in the above pic). Not sure if it’s the nature of the material or what but that’s a bummer. I emailed ipsyCare about it with a clear pic of the damage so we’ll see what they say. First item that caught my eye is the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye® Anti-Aging Concealer. I love this brand and I LOVE this product. I have used a slightly different version of concealer from them before (IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye® Waterproof Anti-Aging Concealer) but this should perform on the same level as that. Next up is Luxie Beauty Flat Definer Brush 221. I don’t use makeup brushes much and have a ton already so this will go in a gifting pile. Then we have Dr. Brandt PoreDermabrasion. I love microdermabrasions so I’ll be trying this out very soon. Next is the Promise Organic Ultra Moisturizing Argan Creme Facial Lotion. I just began a new facial skincare regimen so I’ll just save this up for when I travel. It’s the perfect size for it. Last item is the tre’StiQue Baby Blush Stick. The shade I got is called Bora Bora Coral. I already have too many blushes that I don’t use so I think I’ll just save this for part of a goody bag for someone later on.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye® Anti-Aging Concealer

Luxie Beauty Flat Definer Brush 221

Dr. Brandt PoreDermabrasion

Promise Organic Ultra Moisturizing Argan Creme Facial Lotion

tre’StiQue Baby Blush Stick

Overall, the IT Cosmetics item made it worth it for me. I can’t stop raving about their concealers.


ipsy January 2016 Glam Bag

Hey guys! I’ll try to keep this short as I’m looking at a super busy weekend. Here’s what I got in my ipsy January 2016 Glam Bag.

ipsy January 2016 Glam Bag

I think the bag is very cute! The print makes me think of all things retro and Austin Powers. First item that caught my eye is the Mitchell and Peach English Leaf Body Cream. I have received a hand cream of the same brand in a previous glam bag and remembered liking it. I’ll keep this to try out as soon as my current body lotion runs out. Next up is Beau Gâchis Paris Smudge Brush. I don’t wear makeup a lot and already have a lot of makeup brushes so I’ll keep this in my stocking stuffer stash. Then we have theBalm Mr. Write (Now). This eye liner has a catchy name and a built-in sharpener. The shade I got is in Jack B. Bronze, which is a rich bronze. I can’t wait to try this out as I’m curious to how their eye liners are. Next is the pur~lisse Blue Lotus 4-in-1 Eye Adore Serum. I’m about to switch my eye cream and this seems to be a good one to try out. Last item is the Hikari Cream Metallic Pigment Shadow. The shade I got is called Mink. Eye shadow is one kind of product I have too much of already so I’ll save this for someone else.

Mitchell and Peach English Leaf Body Cream

Beau Gâchis® Paris Smudge Brush

theBalm Mr. Write (Now)

pur~lisse Blue Lotus 4-in-1 Eye Adore Serum

Overall, pretty good! I’m looking forward to next month’s bag already.


ipsy May 2015 Glam Bag

Hey guys! This month’s been crazy so far and that’s why my posts have been sporadic. But today’s post is on the latest I have from ipsy. I think I got this in on Friday — the day we got caught in a bad hailstorm. The car is sad with tons of hail damage but my husband and I came out okay. We were bracing for the windows to break but it didn’t (that’s how bad it was). Anyway, here’s what I got in my ipsy May 2015 Glam Bag.

ipsy May 2015 Glam Bag

I liked the print on this month’s bag. I thought it was cute! I’ve been using a few of my ipsy bags lately and I can see this in my regular rotation. The first thing that caught my eye is the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil. The shade I got is Ozone, which looks like it will apply on clear to me. I can’t wait to test this out and see how it stacks against others I have. Next item I see is the CoTZ FACE. Formulation I got is in Natural SPF 40. It’s summer time and I usually up the SPF on what I use on my face. This will be tested thoroughly in the next few weeks so watch out for a post on it! Then we have BelláPierre Cosmetics Waterproof Mineral Gel Eyeliner Pencil. I think I’ll be passing on this one to someone else although I am intrigued as it’s a gel liner. I love the look and effect gel liners give but there’s usually a problem with them in my experience (either they dry out or just aren’t that great overall after a few uses, with the drying out part contributing to that of course). I will be passing on the Luxie Beauty Tapered Blending Eye Brush 205 as well as I have too many makeup brushes already and I usually use 0 on a weekly basis. Last item is the St. Tropez One Night Only Instant Glow Body Lotion. I am very interested in trying this out as I want to see just how effective it really is.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil

CoTZ FACE

BelláPierre Cosmetics Waterproof Mineral Gel Eyeliner Pencil

Luxie Beauty Tapered Blending Eye Brush 205

St. Tropez One Night Only Instant Glow Body Lotion

Overall, this turned out better than last month and I’m excited now about the next one!


Doll 10 Beauty blendSMARTâ„¢

This news came fresh from my inbox. Automatic makeup brush?! Color me intrigued! I’ll be trying this out shortly and will provide a full review on this. I’ve always wanted to try one of these as I’ve heard a good deal about it.

blendSMARTâ„¢ Rotating Makeup Brush System

Scheduled to be available on QVC beginning April 28

(New York, NY) (April 28, 2015) – Introducing blendSMART™ for Doll 10 Beauty (QVC Item #A269463), scheduled to launch on QVC® April 28 at 9 PM (ET). The product will be offered exclusively through the multimedia retailer until October 20, 2015.

Doll 10 Beauty blendSMARTâ„¢

One of the first automatic makeup brushes that offers a flawlessly, even makeup application, Doll 10 blendSMART rotates 360 degrees to deliver 190 revolutions per minute for complete, even and natural-looking coverage in a snap. With its patent pending design, this revolutionary makeup brush is an easy-to-use tool perfect for beginners and professional artists alike.

The Doll 10 blendSMART is designed with an ergonomic handle for maximum comfort and control, and offers interchangeable brush heads made of high quality soft hair for guaranteed performance and longevity. Offering better results than traditional brushes, Doll 10 blendSMART is the only tool a makeup doll needs!

Available: QVC, the QVC apps and QVC.com, while supplies last.

Get to know Doll 10 Beauty

Get Dolled up with the frontrunner in timeless beauty. Dr. Doris Dalton, the leader in cosmetics and scientific infusion, founded Doll 10 Beauty after years of immersing herself in the cosmetic industry. Inspired by her personal experience and belief that every woman should feel confident and comfortable in her own skin, Dr. Dalton created a chic cosmetic line with a focus on hi-tech, anti-aging essentials to empower women to look and feel their best while wearing makeup they love. Made with innovative skin-loving ingredients, Doll 10 Beauty offers a full range of products in complexion, cheeks, eyes, lips, brushes and tools to enhance every woman’s natural beauty while helping to erase the past, perfect the present and protect the future.


ipsy February 2015 Glam Bag

Hey guys! It’s that time of the month again thanks to ipsy! I got this month’s bag a few days ago and it didn’t wow me intially, but I did like it better than last month’s bag shown here. Here’s what I got in my ipsy February 2015 Glam Bag.

ipsy February 2015 Glam Bag

I like the color and print of the bag this month. The material isn’t close to giving any protection from water and the likes though like some of their past bags. But that’s okay. It suited the theme of Valentine’s for this month. The first item that caught my eye was the Eva NYC Up All Night Volumizing Spray. I’ve been trying to refocus on taking better care of my hair for almost 2 months now. I had my husband chop a good amount off to get rid of the dead ends and unhealthy bits. In my current rotation to use after I wash my hair are Sexy Hair Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner and Rejuveniqe Oil Intensive. I can’t wait to try this out since I’ve had a good experience with this brand so far in the past (see Curtain Call: Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask). Next item that caught my eye is the CARGO Cosmetics Mini Lip Gloss. The shade I got is called Anguilla. I’ve seen a lot of beauty bloggers talk about Cargo Cosmetics, but it’s not a brand that I’ve went out of my way to search for and stuff. I did get a deluxe sample of their blush from an ULTA bag freebie last year but I haven’t gotten around to try it. It looks to be a pretty pink color. I think I’ll keep it sealed to add to someone’s goody bag as an extra in a gift or for a giveaway. I have too many lip glosses open as it is right now. The most intriguing item to me is the “Pencil Me In” Cosmetics Natural Eye Liner Pencil. It’s because this product comes with a built in sharpener on the cap. It looked differently than usual eye pencils, so it stuck out like a sore thumb to me. I have too many eye liner items out already, so this will go into the same pile as the lip gloss. Next item up is ModelCo BLUSH Cheek Powder. The shade I got is in Peach Bellini. It looks to be a very wearable pretty coral shade. I’ll hold off on opening it for a while though. I have to check my stash to make sure I don’t already have something very similar to it. The lighting of the picture below is just horrible, so you can’t see the real color of the blush. The group shot above is more color accurate for that. Last item is the one that didn’t quite fit into the bag. It’s the Luxie Beauty Large Angled Face Brush 504. I’ve never heard of this brand and if I didn’t have the makeup brushes I do right now — I’d actually use it. The handle is light pink in color and the brush bristles is very light and fluffy.

Eva NYC Up All Night Volumizing Spray

CARGO Cosmetics Mini Lip Gloss

“Pencil Me In” Cosmetics Natural Eye Liner Pencil

ModelCo BLUSH Cheek Powder

Luxie Beauty Large Angled Face Brush 504

This month is not bad really. I’m excited now about next month’s bag! 🙂


IT Cosmetics New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin! 5pc Collection

Hey guys! If you’re an IT Cosmetics fan then today’s your lucky day! IT Cosmetics has this neat set that is on TSV on QVC all day today while supplies last. All of the products in this kit is new. It’s definitely worth checking it! I really liked their last TSV set on QVC Your Most Radiant You!. The ombre blush is just too pretty! Here’s the breakdown of what you’ll be getting in this IT Cosmetics New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin! 5pc Collection.

IT Cosmetics New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin! 5pc Collection

IT Cosmetics New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin! 5pc Collection (box contents)

IT Cosmetics New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin! 5pc Collection (with instructional booklet)

The item I am most excited about in this set is actually the lipstick. I haven’t tried any lip products from this brand and I’m a huge lipstick fan. The shade I got is in Love. The brush is another item I’m eager to have to add to my stash. The bristles are so soft — just as I would expect from an IT Cosmetics makeup brush. The one item I am most intrigued about is the CC+® Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Compact. In the press release here, it speaks of it as a dispensing compact where it releases the product with the push of a button. I look forward to seeing that in action. I’m curious to find out if the CC+® Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream is better than their product I already own, their Bye Bye Under Eye® Waterproof Anti-Aging Concealer. The description seems to be that they’re similar in purpose of concealing at least. The newer one sounds fancier though based on the description.

IT Cosmetics CC+® Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream

IT Cosmetics CC+® Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Compact

IT Cosmetics Blurred Linesâ„¢ Smooth-Fill Lipstick

IT Cosmetics CC+® Airbrush Perfecting Powder

IT Cosmetics CC+® Angled Buffing Foundation Brush

They’re packaged pretty nicely in a sturdy casing that holds everything just like the previous kits I’ve received. I LOVE the packaging of this kit from the individual boxes to the actual items. They all have a hint of holographic goodness that makes me giddy.

IT Cosmetics New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin! 5pc Collection (holo packaging)

This deal will run until 11:59 PM PT today while supplies last.

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


IT Cosmetics New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin! TSV on QVC

Hey guys! Here are details for another TSV on QVC for IT Cosmetics. TSV deals are always a nice treat that IT Cosmetics fans look forward to! Read on for more.

IT Cosmetics New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin! TSV on QVC

“IT Cosmetics® New Year, Your Most Beautiful Skin! Five-Piece Collection goes beyond beauty. This Today’s Special Value® is scheduled to debut on QVC® Monday, January 19, 2015, at midnight (ET) for one day only! QVC features one item each day as a Today’s Special Value, which is offered at an exceptionally low price beginning midnight (ET) until 11:59 PM (PT) that day.

This new five-piece collection is the perfect way to start the new year, taking the power of skin care and coverage innovation to a whole new level! Be one of the first to experience all five brand new worldwide launches, including CC+ Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream, CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Compact, CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder, Blurred Lines Smooth-Fill Lipstick, and the CC+ Angled Buffing Foundation Brush. Together, it’s your anti-aging skincare, SPF 50+ and full coverage for your most beautiful skin!

About Each Product:

New! CC+® Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream instantly helps to conceal skin discoloration from view, hydrates your under-eye area and features a unique Cold Spoon Technology™ cooling tip. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, peptides, hydrolyzed collagen, silk and grape seed oil, this full coverage color-correcting cream is formulated to nourish the most delicate skin on your face.

New! CC+® Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream Compact is your award-winning, cult-favorite CC+ Cream in an innovative airless dispensing compact! With one push of a button, this compact releases a precise amount of CC+ cream, giving you skin care, sun protection and full coverage with each application. A multitasking beauty miracle, the CC+ compact is your full coverage foundation, SPF 50+ UVA/UVB physical-only sunscreen, brightening color corrector, anti-aging serum, pore minimizing primer, dark spot corrector and moisturizing day cream all in one step!

New! CC+® Airbrush Perfecting Powder is your lightweight, hydrating powder that is formulated to help erase the look of fine lines and pores, leaving your skin with the look of airbrushed perfection! Formulated talc-free and infused with hydrolyzed silk, hydrolyzed collagen, niacin and peptides, you can wear this skin-loving powder over your makeup or clean skin.

New! Blurred Linesâ„¢ Smooth-Fill Lipstick smooths the look of lip lines and adds color to your lips, giving you a natural-looking, pretty pop of color to revitalize your entire complexion! This lip-loving lipstick is formulated with nourishing ingredients including shea butter, jojoba, grape seed extract, cherry oil and hyaluronic acid.

New! CC+® Angled Buffing Foundation Brush is an ultra-luxe, plush makeup brush that does the work for you, making application simple and effortless. Custom-cut by hand and made with over 80,000 hairs, this brush flawlessly buffs makeup to help visually erase the look of pores and fine lines, airbrushing your skin to perfection. Use this cruelty-free, skin-loving brush with your foundation to create the look of your skin but better every time!”

I got their TSV on QVC kits the last 2 times: IT Cosmetics IT’s All About You 5pc Customer Favorites Collection and IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! 5pc Collection. I can say for a fact that this brand’s products are top notch and the awards they got for 2014 only backs up that claim (and hype as well!).


IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! 5pc Collection

Hey guys! If you’re an IT Cosmetics fan then get ready to open your wallets tomorrow as this set will be on QVC Today’s Special Value starting tomorrow October 14, 2014 at midnight ET. It will run until 11:59 PM PT while supplies last. I’m not sure how much this will go for, but it’s their Today’s Special Value and these are usually great deals that go fast. It’s definitely worth checking it out in my opinion since I almost bought another backup set of their last TSV set on QVC It’s All About You!. Here’s the breakdown of what you’ll be getting in this IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! 5pc Collection.

IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! 5pc Collection

IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! 5pc Collection (box contents)

IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! 5pc Collection (with instructional booklet)

If you’ve been following this brand, you would’ve known that they recently nabbed 6 coveted QVC Customer Choice Beauty Award! Huge congrats to them for that achievement! And I personally can vouch for their concealer. It’s hands down the best I have ever tried. You can read my review on that here. The item I am most excited about in this set is actually their blush. It looks so pretty with the ombre and the shade name is Je Ne Sais Quoi. The name makes it twice as easy for me to remember because last time I was watching IT Cosmetics on QVC they had this lip product that I was really tempted to get that has the same name. I didn’t end up getting it but as soon as I saw this blush’s name it just burned into my mind. I have used other makeup brushes from IT Cosmetics and they’re good in my opinion. The bristles are soft and they stay that way even after my basic brush cleaning regimen. I tried another brand’s makeup brushes recently and was so disappointed at the state of the bristles after just one wash. The IT Cosmetics one fared so much better, so I’m definitely happy that this came with the set. I expect the foundation to be of the same caliber or better than their older formula per se. This one is the newer version of their foundation I believe. I’ve seen the mascara being sold in a set of 3 on QVC before but didn’t want to commit to getting that much in one shot. What if it doesn’t work for me? This is a newer and different version of their mascara. I can’t wait to try it to see what it’s all about and if getting them in a bundle of 3 isn’t crazy after all. One of their eye liners won an award too and this makes me quite eager to try this one out.

IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation® Illumination

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe® Double Airbrush Foundation Brush

IT Cosmetics NEW CC+® Radiance Ombré Blush

IT Cosmetics NEW CC+® Radiance Ombré Blush (close-up)

IT Cosmetics NEW Hello Lashes® Extensions 24HR Mascara

IT Cosmetics No-Tug® Waterproof Gel Eyeliner

And in case you’re worried about how it’s packaged and all that, again, just like their other sets it’s pretty solid in that aspect. See below what it looks just from opening the box it came in:

IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! 5pc Collection (solid packaging)

The hard plastic hold the products in place (molded to the shape of the products) and have enough space or gap around so that the sides of the boxes aren’t touching the products at all. Well done once again!

Again, this will be available on QVC Today’s Special Value starting at October 14, 2014 at midnight ET. and it will run until 11:59 PM PT while supplies last.

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


IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! TSV on QVC

Hey guys! I’m excited to share this news wit y’all! If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know that I have recently gotten the chance to try products from IT Cosmetics and so far they have all been good (and one completely blew me away!). I’m happy to tell you that IT Cosmetics has a kit that’s going to be TSV on QVC soon. For those of you that aren’t familiar with TSV on QVC….this offer is what is known as Today’s Special Value. It’s usually a really nicely priced deal and it’s IT Cosmetic’s turn again in a few days! Read on for more.

IT Cosmetics Your Most Radiant You! TSV on QVC

“Your Most Radiant You! Five-Piece Collection goes beyond beauty. This Today’s Special Value® is scheduled to debut on QVC® Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at midnight (ET). QVC features one item each day as a Today’s Special Value, which is offered at an exceptionally low price beginning midnight (ET) until 11:59 PM (PT) that day.

The five-piece collection includes Celebration Foundation Illumination and the brand new CC+ Radiance Ombré Blush to help you achieve your most luminous skin. Be one of the first to experience the worldwide launch of Hello Lashes Extensions that will give your lashes a reason to wink! It comes paired with the No-Tug Gel Eyeliner to give your eyes the attention they deserve. Help transform your complexion and eyes with makeup that looks and feels like your skin but better for your most radiant you!

About Each Product:

Celebration Foundation® Illumination Full Coverage Anti-Aging Foundation provides full coverage and illumination to your skin. Infused with peptides, hydrolyzed collagen, antioxidants and skin-loving ingredients to nourish your skin and to help skin appear younger-looking, Celebration Foundation Illumination will never crease or crack and is also infused with Drops of Light Technology®.

New! CC+® Radiance Ombré Blush is the perfect balance of color and luminosity, blending from matte to pearlized radiance – it’s a blush and highlighter in one compact. Formulated to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines, this anti-aging, color correcting formula in the perfect pink shade of Je Ne Sais Quoi® is beautiful on all skin tones.

New! Hello Lashes® Extensions 24HR Mascara helps you achieve the look of false lashes. This five-in-one, clinically proven 24-hour wear mascara features the blackest black melted nylon fibers infused into our volumizing and lash-loving Hello Lashes Mascara to help you achieve long, thick and dramatic lashes in one quick coat application! Infused with lash-enhancing and conditioning ingredients, including vitamin B5, peptides, collagen, proteins and green tea.

No-Tug® Waterproof Gel Eyeliner is clinically proven to remain waterproof for up to 12 hours without tugging the delicate eyelids. Highly pigmented and anti-aging in both its application and its ingredients, this eyeliner is formulated with skin-loving hydrolyzed collagen, silk, rose and antioxidants.

Heavenly Luxe® Double Airbrush Foundation Brush features dual fiber brush hairs that flawlessly work to blend foundation onto your skin and help blur away imperfections. You don’t need to be an expert – IT does the work for you!”

I got their TSV on QVC kit last time, IT Cosmetics IT’s All About You 5pc Customer Favorites Collection, and I was seriously impressed by it. I’m being honest here when I tell you that I tuned in to watch IT Cosmetics on QVC and I almost bought another set. I’m not kidding at all. It would be interesting to see if I like this kit better. I’m hoping the products included are all great so at least it comes close to the set I got last time. That was pretty hard to beat (and a darn good deal too!).


ipsy September 2014 Glam Bag

Hey guys! I got my goodies from ipsy Glam Bag a little later this month, but it was worth the wait. I love, love, love the bag. I can’t stress that enough. I can’t decide if this is my favorite or second favorite makeup bag from ipsy. So, I was slightly disappointed of course that I noticed there is surface damage on the studded side of the makeup bag. The cardboard insert is placed outside of the bag and on that side so it poked the holes in the material. That was in fact what I saw when I opened the pretty metallic pink padded envelope it came in. The corner of the cardboard insert was right on the largest of the holes. 😦 I can live with that though. What bothered me more was the damage caused by the corner of the cardboard insert to the first stud. I could only guess that during shipping, just like how it poked holes into the material of the surface of the makeup bag…..the cardboard insert got into a nook at the first stud and kinda pried it around a little bit — stretching the material. I did end up emailing ipsyCare about it and they were quick to respond and resolve my issue. I asked if there was any way I could get another makeup bag because mine was damaged and sent a picture with it. They’re going to ship one out to me. But anyway, here’s everything that I got from my ipsy September 2014 Glam Bag.

ipsy September 2014 Glam Bag

The first item I zeroed in is the Nourish Organic Moisturizing Cream Face Cleanser. I got another Nourish Organic product from an earlier ipsy Glam Bag and reviewed it here recently. It’s sitting on my bathroom counter currently as it’s the next thing I use once my current facial cleanser runs out. Next up is the Crown Brush Infinity Shadow/Crease Duet Brush. Crown Brush is a brand I’ve heard about, but I usually like seeing makeup brushes in person before I place a purchase. Also, I already have a decent amount of makeup brushes that I’m not actively looking for more. This is a good way for me to try it out and assess for future makeup brush purchases. Next item I plucked out of the bag is the Pacifica Natural Water-Proof Eye Pencil. The shade I got is called Gunmetal and it looks to be a pretty shade, but I just have too many eye pencils currently so I’m saving this up to pass it on to someone else that will put it to good use. The next item I pulled out is the Cailyn Art Touch Tinted Lip Gloss in Love Affair. As mentioned for months now, I have tons of lip glosses open so I’ll be saving this for my niece Jacey. This shade is right up her alley too. The last item in this month’s Glam Bag is the Mitchell and Peach Luxury Hand Cream. I’ve never heard of this brand and I think this is the first time I’m getting a hand cream from ipsy. This is the item I’m most excited to try out of everything I got. I’ll provide a full review once I’ve used it extensively.

Nourish Organic Moisturizing Cream Face Cleanser

Crown Brush Infinity Shadow/Crease Duet Brush

Pacifica Natural Water-Proof Eye Pencil

Cailyn Art Touch Tinted Lip Gloss

Mitchell and Peach Luxury Hand Cream

Overall, a great Glam Bag but that’s mainly because I am so in love with the makeup bag this month. Just when I thought things were starting to fall into a plateau with my ipsy subscription….this month totally got me excited to see what next month’s bag brings!


IT Cosmetics IT’s All About You! 5pc Customer Favorites Collection

Hey guys! I don’t have complete reviews on these at all, but I had to post this since this will be on QVC Today’s Special Value starting at June 21, 2014 at midnight EST. It will run until 11:59 PM PT while supplies last. I’m not sure how much this will go for, but it’s their Today’s Special Value and these are usually great deals that go fast. It’s worth checking it out in my opinion. Here’s the breakdown of what you’ll be getting in this IT Cosmetics IT’s All About You! 5pc Customer Favorites Collection.

EDIT: IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation® review here, IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye® Waterproof Anti-Aging Concealer review here.

IT Cosmetics IT’s All About You! 5pc Customer Favorites Collection

IT Cosmetics IT’s All About You! 5pc Customer Favorites Collection (box contents)

IT Cosmetics IT’s All About You! 5pc Customer Favorites Collection (out of individual items’ packaging)

IT Cosmetics IT’s All About You! 5pc Customer Favorites Collection (with instructional booklet)

I personally have heard a lot about their concealer and will definitely put that to the test. I haven’t been to ULTA lately, so I haven’t really come into contact with this brand. This is a nice set though and the brush is soft. I immediately liked it, but only time will tell as I use it more if it holds up well or not. I don’t wear foundation because I never got used to the feeling of it on my face. I’ll try this out to see if it’s wearable for my taste as well as test its claim of a “full coverage, lightweight anti-aging foundation rich in skin-loving peptides, hydrolyzed collagen, silk and more, helps you attain a perfect, airbrushed complexion in 30 seconds!” The palette is simply gorgeous and very functional as it consists of a brightening finishing powder, a flush blush and a matte bronzer. These are said to be “anti-aging talc-free powders that include color correcting pigments that enhance and even out the appearance of your natural skin tone, while boosting the warmth and radiance of your skin”. Sounds like my kind of makeup since I don’t do the whole shebang like others do for a full face. I like to keep it simple and quick. The brow pencil might turn out to be a keeper for me. It has the pencil on one end and a spoolie brush on the other. I love that they did that. It’s perfect to just toss it in your purse and it comes with an insert with tips on how to line the brows for the optimal look for your face.

IT Cosmetics IT’s All About You! 5pc Customer Favorites Collection (pretty set!)

IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation®

IT Cosmetics Waterproof Bye Bye Under Eye® Anti-Aging Concealer

IT Cosmetics NEW CC+â„¢ Radiance Palette

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxeâ„¢ Dual-Ended Complexion Perfection Brush

IT Cosmetics Brow Power® Universal Brow Pencil”

And in case you’re worried about how it’s packaged and all that, it’s pretty solid in that aspect I think. See for yourself what it looks just from opening the box it came in:

IT Cosmetics IT’s All About You! 5pc Customer Favorites Collection (solid packaging)”

The hard plastic hold the products in place (molded to the shape of the products) and have enough space or gap around so that the sides of the boxes aren’t touching the products at all. Solid, indeed!

Again, this will be available on QVC Today’s Special Value starting at June 21, 2014 at midnight EST. and it will run until 11:59 PM PT while supplies last.

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