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ipsy December 2016 Glam Bag

Hey there! How is everyone? I really thought that I’d be catching up with my posts this time of the year but what can I say — I am in vacation mode, indeed. I did get more stuff in for review but just haven’t gotten around to posting them just yet. It’s been a crazy, fun past few days that I’ve spent with my husband and his side of the family mostly. I hope y’all had a nice break and are ready to ring in the new year! I got this in about a week ago so without further delay here’s my take on the ipsy December 2016 Glam Bag.

ipsy December 2016 Glam Bag

I’ll admit — I’m not a huge fan of the bag. It’s the material mostly but it grew on me more by now. First item that caught my eye is the Tarte Maracuja Oil. I love the brand Tarte and I do have a bottle or 2 of these already from previous gift sets I’ve purchased, but I haven’t gotten around to use it yet. I’m definitely keeping this and will be trying it out soon especially with this dry winter weather conditions. Next up is the Ciaté London Liquid Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick. The shade I got this in is called Pin Up. While I like the brand and all, I think I will pass it on to one of my nieces to try it out. I can’t really keep everything I get….I have no time to use them up or the space to allot for them! Then we have the Barefoot Venus Ginger Snap Instant Hand Repair. I thought about keeping this but I’m trying to use up some hand creams I have currently in rotation. I’m tossing this as an extra gift item for my MIL as I know she likes trying out new things and recently got interested in the hand creams I’ve been using. Next we have the theBalm Cosmetics Mad Lash Mascara. I haven’t kept any mascaras for myself recently that I’ve decided I’m going to try this out. Last up is the MintPear Beauty Blending Sponge. I don’t use makeup brushes that much already and I’ve never used a makeup sponge before. I don’t know. I have mixed feelings about this one. I’m not sure whether I should keep it to try it out or toss it into the extra gifts pile. The use of a sponge has never appealed to me before so I guess I’ll hang onto it until at least after I read up on it.

Tarte Maracuja Oil

Ciaté London Liquid Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick

Barefoot Venus Ginger Snap Instant Hand Repair

theBalm Mad Lash Mascara

MintPear Beauty Blending Sponge

So retaking the ipsy test eliminated makeup brushes for me this time but I got a makeup sponge in its place. LOL! We’ll see what next month’s bag brings!

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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!


Zoya Harlow

Hey guys! Happy Tuesday! Today I have the last shade from Zoya’s matte collection from last year. Here’s Zoya Harlow.

Zoya Harlow

Harlow is a beautiful plum-colored shimmer. It is described as “a rich, saturated rose plum packed with sparkling metallic shimmer in a velvety MATTEVELVET finish” and “a perfect choice for fall or winter that combines rich color with a lush matte finish”. Formula is thicker and more opaque than the rest in this collection. I had to work fast to avoid streaks or bumpiness that’s common with slower application of matte shades. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Harlow (in shade)

Zoya Harlow (direct sunlight)

Zoya Harlow (close-up)

And here it is with top coat.

Zoya Harlow with top coat (in shade)

Zoya Harlow with top coat (direct sunlight)

Zoya Harlow with top coat (close-up)

Zoya Harlow with top coat (closer shot)

This shade makes me think of the pretty color of wine.

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


Zoya Dovima

Hey guys! Happy Tuesday! I have another one of Zoya’s matte shades from last year’s collection. Here’s Zoya Dovima.

Zoya Dovima

Dovima is a charcoal black shimmer. It is described as “a smoky charcoal-black with strong silver shimmer and a velvety MATTEVELVET finish” and “this shine-free black is the must have shade for fall”. I used one more coat than expected as it was still slightly patchy. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Dovima (in shade)

Zoya Dovima (direct sunlight)

Zoya Dovima (close-up)

And here it is with top coat.

Zoya Dovima with top coat (in shade)

Zoya Dovima with top coat (direct sunlight)

Zoya Dovima with top coat (close-up)

It’s a pretty shade perfect for cold Fall nights.

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


Zoya Posh

Hey guys! The weekend is sure flying by fast! I have another one of Zoya’s matte shades from last year’s collection. Here’s Zoya Posh.

Zoya Posh

Posh is a matte berry red shimmer. It is described as “a medium cool-toned wine red with metallic red shimmer and a velvety MATTEVELVET finish” and “impossibly sexy and glamorous, this matte red truly lives up to its name”. This one dried fast like most in this collection. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Zoya Posh (in shade)

Zoya Posh (direct sunlight)

Zoya Posh (close-up)

And here it is with top coat.

Zoya Posh with top coat (in shade)

Zoya Posh with top coat (direct sunlight)

Zoya Posh with top coat (close-up)

Zoya Posh with top coat (with flash)

It’s such a luscious shade and with top coat it’s the perfect red for the holiday season!

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