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.
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.
I liked most of what I got so here’s to hoping the bags in 2019 will keep up this trend!
Happy Sunday! As the cooler weather is here to stay, I spent this weekend breaking out my Fall and Winter footwear. I can’t wait for the cooler season to decrease the fly and mosquito population around here. I’ve also recently revisited my skincare regimen as cooler weather does bring about huge changes to my skin. Today’s post is on a product I’ve been using for about 2 months now. I got it from my ipsy June 2018 Glam Bag. Here’s my take on the Dr. Lili Fan Probiotic Eye Repair Cream.
What I love about this product? This little green tub holds enough product to last for a long time. A little goes a long way. The product itself is opaque and white in color — as what is expected from a typical eye cream product. The texture is light and not greasy at all. There is a tingling sensation when I gently pat it on my under eye area after washing my face both morning and night. It absorbs quickly and keeps that area hydrated. The price point isn’t that bad based on how much I use it. At $54 for 0.5 fl oz / 15 ml on their webpage, it seems a lot when you’re trying to compare it to similar products from other brands but a little goes a long way and this is the second Dr. Lili Fan product I’ve tried and I’ve been impressed with both products so far.
What I don’t like about this product? Nothing really. I’m looking into purchasing this when I’m out and after I’ve used all other eye creams I have in my stash. For me, this is the eye cream I like most to date.
More information on other products the brand carries is available on their website here.
A little late again but better late than never! Ever since I started Pokemon Go from scratch last week, all my free time has been devoted to it. I finished with the Articuno raid with my co-worker friend Lohan and a bunch of his friends. I used all raid passes and I realized I have to get used to being in raids more (I forgot to use the golden razz!!!). Anyway, here’s what I got in my ipsy June 2018 Glam Bag.
The bag I got is nice (ignore the fly on one of the products — the picture above was the best products group shot). It’s a material that will repel drops of water when it comes in contact. Very good to have those on hand. First item that caught my eye is the FORMULA 10.0.6 Three Times Sublime. I love face masks and this one is described on ipsy as “a cleanser, exfoliant, and face mask (yup, all three) that treats blemishes, removes blackheads, unclogs pores, and controls oil.” Next item that caught my eye is the MAKE UP FOR EVER STEP1 Skin Equalizer Primer. I’ll try it out to see how it smoothes out my large pores. Then we have the Dr. Lili Fan Probiotic Eye Repair Cream. I’ve has great experience using the Dr. Lili Fan Probiotic Recovery Cream so I have high hopes for this. Next we have the Kaleido Cosmetics Skin Blush. ipsy subscribers got this in either Prom Queen or Primadonna, which is what I got. Last up is the Estate Cosmetics Lip Icing. The shade I got is called Goodie.
Not bad again! Next month’s bag should be out in transit to me shortly and I can’t wait cause I saw what the makeup bag looks like and it looks really nice. I hope the material is nice too.
Hey y’all! Today’s post is on a product I got from my ipsy February 2016 Glam Bag. Here’s my thoughts on the The Organic Pharmacy Lip & Eye Cream.
Verdict? No beuno both as a lip and eye cream for me. As a lip cream, I didn’t like the scent or feel of it on my lips. It feels like a slightly thick, waxy layer coating my lips. I think that’s the perfect word to describe what I feel on my lips with this — “coated on”. The feeling does subside eventually but it’s so undesirable to me that I didn’t want to use it on my lips after a few tries. The scent isn’t appealing to me as a lip cream either. As an eye cream, it fared slightly better but not by a lot. The formula is white in color and is quite tacky in consistency compared to other eye creams I’ve used in the past. I was apprehensive to apply this on my eye area, especially the under eye area. It does seem to help the area I applied to plump up more slightly after a week’s use so far, but here’s what works best for me — either applying it to the eye area with a lot of tapping motions to thin it out over that area or thinning the cream out with something else suitable for under eye application. The skin around the eyes is quite delicate and this would prevent the tugging I experienced the first time when using this in that area. Scent does not bother me as an eye cream. Taking all this into consideration and the price it goes for, I won’t be purchasing this after I run out unless there’s a good sale or deal going on.
More information on this item and other products the brand carries is available on their website here.
What a month it’s been! Time sure flies by fast. It felt like the holidays were just here. I got this in earlier but I wasn’t too excited about it so I took my time in posting about it. Here’s my take on the ipsy February 2017 Glam Bag.
The bag is made of denim — not really my cup of tea but seems to be built pretty good even though it’s thin. First item that caught my eye is the NYX Butter Lipstick. The shade I got this in is called Ripe Berry. I LOVE this shade and have high hopes that it translates the same onto my lips. Next up is the True Botanicals Resurfacing Moisture Mask. I will be trying this out shortly so stay tuned for a blog post on my thoughts on it. The directions on how to use this seems pretty straightforward: “Massage on dry skin (yep, dry), leave on for two to five minutes, then just wipe off with a damp washcloth (no need to rinse). We like using it twice a week before bedtime.” Then we have Lord & Berry Eye Pencil. The shade I got this in is Black. This is a nice small-sized eye pencil that I can take with me even when I’m only carrying the bare minimum. I can’t wait to try this out! Next we have MARSK Mineral Eyeshadow. The shade I got this in is called You’re Toast. It looks to be a pretty gold shade. Last up is The Organic Pharmacy Lip & Eye Cream. This item made me think about it a lot. The skin around the eye and the lips are quite different so I’m having a hard time seeing how a product can effectively affect both areas BUT I’ll try it out and share my thoughts on it here later on.
Overall, eh….I ended up liking it more than I thought I would. I was expecting more out of the makeup bag itself as February is Valentine’s Day but I think they just didn’t go with the Valentine’s theme this time around. That’s cool….I can’t wait to see next month’s bag now! I actually see it on the website right now and it looks so cute and chic!