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ipsy June 2018 Glam Bag

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.

ipsy June 2018 Glam Bag

The bag I got is nice. 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.

FORMULA 10.0.6 Three Times Sublime

MAKE UP FOR EVER STEP1 Skin Equalizer Primer

Dr. Lili Fan Probiotic Eye Repair Cream

Kaleido Cosmetics Skin Blush

Estate Cosmetics Lip Icing

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.

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Befine Exfoliating Cleanser

Hey guys! We’re on the last few days of March! Time sure flies by fast this month. Today’s post is on a product I got from my ipsy January 2018 Glam Bag. Here’s my thoughts on the Befine Exfoliating Cleanser.

Befine Exfoliating Cleanser

What I love about this product? It comes in a standard tube that most facial cleansers and scrubs come in. The scent is pleasant and not overpowering. You can tell it’s sweet but not too artificial. The consistency is thick and I had a little bit of a hard time to squeeze some of it out onto my fingers. Instead of following the directions of applying the product onto wet skin, I chose to apply the product onto my face by patting it on and then adding water by wetting my hands. I find this way of applying it easier to use. Once a little bit of water comes into contact with the cleanser, it is much easier to spread over skin and use it to exfoliate. It does a pretty good job doing that really. Be careful not to add too much water when exfoliating as you will end up just washing it off. Just a little bit of water to help with making it easier to massage the product over your skin is key. Some may find this too abrasive so steer clear or test this on you hand first to gauge if this is too harsh for your skin.

What I don’t like about this product? Honestly, nothing really. It is carried by many retailers and the price, while a bit on the high side for an exfoliating cleanser, won’t break the bank.

More information on this item and other products the brand carries is available on their website here.


ipsy January 2018 Glam Bag

I know it’s been a while…but hey! I’m back even if it’s just for a few posts here and there. When I started this blog, it has always been something that I put my energy towards to on my free time as I like nail polish and beauty products. Free time has been harder to come by since the year started. Don’t get me wrong, I do have free time but I choose to spend it doing other things than blogging. If I had more free time then I would’ve eventually put in more posts than I currently do, but this will have to do for now. Thanks for sticking with me still! Anyway, in playing catch up with some posts here, here’s what I got in my ipsy January 2018 Glam Bag.

ipsy January 2018 Glam Bag

I like the bag more than I thought I would. In fact, it’s my favorite one for this year so far (since I’ve gotten my February and March one as well). First item that caught my eye is the Befine Exfoliating Cleanser. I’ve actually used this item before I believe. I’m currently using it in my facial cleanser rotation. Next item that caught my eye is the Vasanti Kajal Waterline Eyeliner Pencil. The shade I got this in is called Intense Black. I’ve heard that this product is awesome so I’m definitely keeping it to try it out. Then we have theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer. I’ve been collecting these theBalm minis cause I thought they were so cute! Next we have the Bellápierre Cosmetics StayPut Brow Gel in Licorice. I thought this was a liquid eyeliner or something like that. Not sure if I will keep it as I don’t really do anything with my brows. Last up is the NYX Faux Blacks Eyeliner. I’m actually excited to try this out. The packaging makes me think of unicorns!

Befine Exfoliating Cleanser

Vasanti Kajal Waterline Eyeliner Pencil

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

Bellápierre Cosmetics StayPut Brow Gel

Alterna Haircare Caviar CC Cream

Not bad at all and a colorful start to the New Year I say!


Curtain Call: Hey Honey Come Clean: Propolis & Minerals Facial Scrub

Hey guys! It’s been a while. I caught the flu but am recovering from it finally. I think this might be the first time I’ve ever gotten it in my life! Today’s post is another edition of Curtain Call. I got this product from my ipsy August 2017 Glam Bag. I didn’t get a chance to try it until recently. Here’s my take on the Lierac Paris Mesolift Serum.

Hey Honey Come Clean: Propolis & Minerals Facial Scrub

Stated from their website:

    WHAT IS IT:
    A rich, cleansing and exfoliating scrub that is gentle enough for sensitive skin. Deep cleans the skin, dissolving residue in large pores to make pores less apparent. Leaves the skin clearer, smoother, and brighter.

    WHY USE IT:
    The non-abrasive, crystalline beads help to clear away blackheads and dead skin cells, while the infused Propolis extract works to provide moisture to the skin.

    WHO IS IT FOR:
    All skin types.

    HOW TO USE:
    Gently spread over face and cheeks. Gradually add water with fingertips until all mineral crystals are dissolved. Massage the resulting lotion into the skin for 1 minute. Rinse with cool water.

What I love about this product? I like facial scrubs in general so I was excited to try this one. I followed the instructions the best that I could and sometimes not all of the “mineral crystals” dissolve. And water will start running down my hands and arms when I try to do the adding water to it part onto my face. It did leave my skin soft but I didn’t get that squeaky clean feeling like with some other facial scrubs. It’s good for those that prefer their skin left moisturized after use. It smells really, really good…..like pineapple and whipped cream.

What I don’t like about this product? It’s a personal preference for me, but I like facial scrubs to be more on the cleansing side (leaning more on the squeaky clean rather than moisturizing). Also, it costs at least twice as much as other facial scrubs I’ve used that I like.

More information on this item and other products the brand carries is available on their website here.


ipsy August 2017 Glam Bag

Better late than never! Here’s my take on the ipsy August 2017 Glam Bag.

ipsy August 2017 Glam Bag

While the bag is cute, I am more interested in the makeup items I got. First item that caught my eye is the Formula 10.0.6 Pores Be Pure Skin-Clarifying Mud Mask. They can attribute that to the bright eye-catching packaging color. I use face masks at least twice a week now so there will be a post on this in 2 months or so. Next is SUGAR Cosmetics Stroke Of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl. The shade I got is 01 Back to Black. I think this is the only shade this particular product item comes in for now though. Then we have the Hey Honey Come Clean: Propolis & Minerals Facial Scrub. I’ve been using this about thrice a week and will be posting about it in the next few days. Next we have the MAKE UP FOR EVER EXCESSIVE LASH Arresting Volume Mascara. I have used products from this brand with fairly good results so I’m keeping this one to try out later. Last up is theBalm Voyage Vol. 2 Eyeshadow. The shade I got this in is Kuwakaribisha. It’s a nice, light shimmery shade that is quite versatile as it can also be used as a highlighter.

Formula 10.0.6 Pores Be Pure Skin-Clarifying Mud Mask

SUGAR Cosmetics Stroke Of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl

Hey Honey Come Clean: Propolis & Minerals Facial Scrub

MAKE UP FOR EVER EXCESSIVE LASH Arresting Volume Mascara

theBalm Voyage Vol. 2 Eyeshadow

Overall, very nice. My next bag should be coming soon and I can’t wait to see what I get!