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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.

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ipsy June 2015 Glam Bag

Hey guys! The weather got dreary again with the rain. It’s nice after the short but very hot few days we have here in Oklahoma. I’ve got a chance to sneak in some pictures though before this rainy weather started. Here’s what I got in my ipsy June 2015 Glam Bag.

ipsy June 2015 Glam Bag

I didn’t really care for the bag this month but I do find the material interesting. First item that caught my eye is the bulkiest one of the 5: SheaMoisture Shea Butter Lip Crayon. The shade I got is Sarah, which looks bright fuchsia to me right off the bat. I was thinking of giving this away just because I have so many lip products open at the moment but we’ll see. Next item I fished out is the tre’StiQue Mini Shadow Crayon. I got this shade in Aspen Pine. I’m definitely passing this one on as I am trying to trim down my current makeup stash. Then we have dr. brandt® pores no more® vacuum cleaner. I’m eager to try this product out as it deals with pores and I have pretty large pores. Next I got Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer. I’m debating on keeping this one because I’m always searching for a good makeup primer just for my own reference really. I’m curious which brand of makeup primer will perform the best at a good price point. Last item is the Pure Brazilian Miracle Leave-In Conditioner. Hair conditioning item? Sign me up. I’ll be putting this to the test the next few weeks.

SheaMoisture Shea Butter Lip Crayon

tre’StiQue Mini Shadow Crayon

dr. brandt® pores no more® vacuum cleaner

Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Pure Brazilian Miracle Leave-In Conditioner

Overall, last month’s was better unfortunately. I hope it picks up again because I’m debating on signing up for another subscription service instead of this one actually. Any recommendations?


ipsy March 2015 Glam Bag

Hey guys! I got this month’s offerings from ipsy a few days ago and I’m happy to say things are looking up! I had a great run with ipsy for a long time and then the stuff I got from the last few bags just didn’t really do it for me. The bags itself were more misses than hits lately too although I tried to stay positive about them all. This month’s a whole different story! Here’s what I got in my ipsy March 2015 Glam Bag.

ipsy March 2015 Glam Bag

While I ‘m not a huge fan of floral prints, I absolutely adore this month’s bag! The colors are so pretty and soothing. It’s refreshing and I think I’m going to pass this cute number along to one of my nieces. The colors in this just reminds me of her. I’ve never heard of the brand Chella so I was curious as to what the product could be. I thought it was an eye shadow pencil initially, but it’s actually a highlighter. I don’t highlight at all, so I’ll save this to pass it on to someone who does. Next item is from a brand I am very familiar with. I’ve never tried anything from Sexy Hair before until I got one of my favorite hair care items to date (Sexy Hair Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner) in my ipsy January 2014 Glam Bag. With that said, I’ve been looking for another leave-in hair treatment and the Sexy Hair Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Creme Oil fits the bill. The NYX Butter Lipstick shade I got is called Little Susie. It’s a very pretty shade that I actually like — I’m keeping this one. I heard the formula is quite lovely, so I’m looking forward to providing a full review here soon. I also got the MARSK Mineral Eyeshadow this month and like most eye shadows I get from my past ipsy glam bags….I’ll be passing this one to someone else who can use it. The last item I got is the dr. brandt® pores no more anti-aging mattifying lotion. This item intrigues me and I’ll be trying it out starting tomorrow. I don’t wear any makeup at all usually (just moisturize and go!) and I’d like to see if this actually works. I have pretty big pores that I detest, but I like the ease of not wearing much makeup at all (aka moisturizer only).

Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter

Sexy Hair Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Creme Oil

NYX Butter Lipstick

MARSK Mineral Eyeshadow

dr. brandt® pores no more anti-aging mattifying lotion

Now that this bag got me all excited about ipsy again, I can’t wait for the next month’s bag! 🙂


dr. brandt® Microdermabrasion

I’ve been trying to cycle through more of the trial and deluxe size beauty items I have in my stash to avoid having to accumulate a lot of things that are new and untried (and also to find out if some of them will be introduced into my beauty regimen). I started using this item from my ipsy April 2014 Glam Bag a few weeks ago in the shower. I’ve been using it up to twice a week and can now provide my feedback on this. Here’s dr. brandt® Microdermabrasion.

dr. brandt® Microdermabrasion

What I love about this product? First, it has a good scent that’s not overpowering. The lemon scent isn’t very faint, but since this is not a leave-on product then it doesn’t matter as much to me. It cleans my face up well like a face scrub would. The scrubbiness of this is not as aggressive as other microdermabrasion products I’ve tried. I could go with more scrubbiness with a product that’s meant for microdermabrasion. It leaves a tingly sensation like you would expect from a minty or menthol product. It doesn’t stay for long though, which is good since that would annoy me. With just the right amount of time, a tingly sensation equates to being refreshing for me. If the tingly sensation lasts for more than a few minutes — we have a problem.

What I don’t like about this product? The price. For what you get, I don’t think the price is worth it. I can get similar or better products that suits what I’m looking for in a mircrodermabrasion product for a fraction of what they’re selling this for. $78 for 2 oz / 60 g or $125 for 3.5 oz / 100 g is what this product retails for. I don’t doubt that it works for a lot of other people cause it’s a well-known and trusted brand. It’s just not for me for the combination of reasons I mentioned. I am glad I did get the chance to try it out or else I’ll be left wondering. If it goes for a really good sale price, I think I’ll consider grabbing it.

This item is available on their online store here as well as at various retailers such as Sephora, Macy’s and Beauty Brands.


ipsy August 2014 Glam Bag

Hey guys! I got my goodies from ipsy for this month over the weekend and I’m loving the cute theme. The bag does seem to fit it somewhat too and it’s not flat this time around (a completely flat makeup bag doesn’t sit well with me…like last month’s — don’t get me wrong, they have made others that are flat but they’re not completely flat at all…more like envelope style). Here’s everything that I got from my ipsy August 2014 Glam Bag.

ipsy August 2014 Glam Bag

First, about the bag…..as I mentioned above it kind of fits the back-to-school theme. I love that it actually has enough space to hold a decent amount of makeup and maybe even use it as a pencil case instead. The bag did get a little squished up in the metallic pink envelope during shipping but fill it out and it’s good to go. The material makes it good to prevent from spills compared to a cloth makeup bag. Beads of water will just run off on it. The first item that caught my eye is the Urban Decay Perversion Mascara. It caught my eye for 2 main reasons: 1) it didn’t fit in the makeup bag so it was the only product not enclosed in it and 2) it’s something I want to try but not willing to shell out the money since I have a million mascaras already laying around and about half are open. I hemmed and hawed on whether to open it or not to try it out and decided to wait as I go through a few more of the currently open tubes I have. First item I grabbed when I opened the makeup bag is the Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk. I’ve found the hair products I’ve been receiving from my monthly ipsy Glam Bags more appealing lately. I really don’t do much to my hair but I keep thinking I should one of these days, so I guess hair products pique my interest a lot. Next item I plucked out of the bag is the J.Cat Beauty Flying Solo Eye Shadow. The shade I got is called Half Naked and I’ll be passing this along as I’ve been an impulsive shopper lately and have gotten eye shadows in my last beauty purchase (HauteLook takes a while to ship so I’m still waiting). Next item is something I should be more excited about than I was since I have huge pores. I don’t wear makeup to cover pores at all. I usually just have moisturizer on and go. If I wear makeup at all, it’s makeup on top of my moisturized face. Foundation isn’t my thing at all and if I choose to wear any at all, it’s in powder form. But I do have large pores so I will definitely be trying this Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner. Stay tuned for a post on that soon. Last item I got is the Jersey Shore Sun Mongongo Lip Conditioner. The scent and flavor is citrusy from what I gather. Reading reviews on this, it’s seems to be just as good as any other lip balm and I have about 10 of those currently laying around so I’ll be passing this on. Maybe to my father-in-law since he seems to love lip balms and loses them occasionally.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk

J.Cat Beauty Flying Solo Eye Shadow

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner

Jersey Shore Sun Mongongo Lip Conditioner

Overall, not bad still. I’m very glad that the makeup bag isn’t flat this time around (I still have that one, just trying to figure out what to use it for since it’s very flat). I can’t wait to see what next month’s bag brings!