While digging through my purse I found a gem that I’ve been using on and off randomly that I got from my ipsy June 2014 Glam Bag. Here’s what I think of NYX Butter Gloss Éclair.
What I love about this product? Oooh! Yum, yum! The scent of this product is light with a touch of sweetness. It’s almost like strawberry vanilla or something. It makes me think of strawberries and cream and cupcakes. The shade itself is pretty light when applied on as a gloss with the doe foot applicator. Éclair is a pale pink shade that makes me think of words like “dusty rose” and “vintage”. It is not sticky like some lip glosses, so that’s a huge relief for me. I don’t expect much staying power from this being that it’s a gloss so the wear is normal to me compared to other lip glosses. Applying it a little thicker makes the color of the product more prominent but it’s not opaque by any means. Swatches shown above are one swipe and two swipes from left to right. The shot taken under the shade isn’t as accurate as the under direct sunlight one and the one with flash due to change in lighting.
What I don’t like about this product? Nothing at all! This brand is fairly easy to find and purchase and the quality is pretty good for the price.
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!
Hey guys! Today’s post is on something I got from my ipsy March 2016 Glam Bag. Here’s my take on the NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick.
What I love about this product? I’ve been testing this for a few days now. This is the first lip product that’s not a lip balm from ipsy that I opened immediately after taking product shots for the blog. It comes in a tube packaging with the soft foam-tip applicator. The first thing I noticed is the texture. The best way I can describe it is it’s “cushion-y”. It applied so smoothly and nicely like a dream. It makes me think of a soft, cushion feeling. It feels like a soft, buttery cream being spread lovingly on my lips. It is very pigmented and the shade I got is a red called Kitten Heels. It’s bold and I love it. It dries matte but not as matte as most matte lipsticks. It is a little bit drying but not quite compared to other matte lipsticks I’ve tried so far. So far, it sounds like the best matte lipstick I’ve ever tried, eh? I will say yes. But (and a big BUT) I don’t own a huge collection of matte lip colors because most of them are drying and I avoid that. So…this means that my opinion is definitely something that you should treat as a tiny voice among many other louder ones — especially popular beauty bloggers. They have gone through probably 100 times more matte lip products than I have. I’m impressed with the lasting power too. It stayed through eating and drinking. The color does fade off over time but it’s more like a lip stain really. It’s still very pigmented on my lips and stays on pretty well. Make no mistake though — color does come off when my lips are rubbed up against other things such as a tissue paper. The color on my lips though remains but it’s just a tad lighter maybe.
What I don’t like about this product? Nothing really. It’s the least drying matte lipstick I’ve ever tried so I can’t wait to get more!
More information on this item and other products from this brand is available on their website. Products from this brand is carried by drugstores and mass retailers such as CVS, Walgreens, Target, ULTA, and Walmart.
Hey guys! It’s another beautiful day today here in Oklahoma! This arrived in my mailbox a few days ago but I was so caught up with my latest Etsy order (which I’ll blog about soon!) that I didn’t get around to taking pictures until today. Here’s what I got in my ipsy March 2016 Glam Bag.
I knew that the bags this month was going to come in 3 different color schemes. I was hoping for the blue one but I ended up loving the mint green one that I got. It is so, so cute! I am in love with it more than I thought I would be! And for those that remember what happened to my bag from last month — ipsy saved the day and sent me a new one that did NOT have the damage. YAY to ipsy! Anyway, first item that caught my eye is the NUDESTIX Lip + Cheek Pencil. The shade I got this in is called Mystic. I have heard a lot about this brand fairly recently and am glad to have the chance to try it out! Next up is the Marc Anthony Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco 3 Day Smooth Perfect Blow Dry Cream. I loved what I got from this brand a few months ago, which I reviewed here, that I can’t wait to try this out! Then we have the OFRA Cosmetics Eyeliner Pencil. The shade I got is called Green Go. I might gift this one as I have too many of this type of item out already that I barely even use. The unassuming packaging of NoTS 28 Remedy Balancing Toner made it almost go unnoticed for me. I’ve actually been a fan of Korean brand skincare for a while now that this is probably the most exciting item out of everything I got in my bag this month. It just didn’t catch my eye due to the very simple, plain packaging. Last up is the NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick. The shade I got this in is called Kitten Heels. It’s a very pretty matte red that applies on oh so softly! I am VERY impressed with this one so far.
Overall, a great bag! I can’t wait to get next month’s bag now!
Hey guys! I got this in the mailbox when I was away on a short trip so I was wary about it since it was mildy hot here but everything seems to be okay. Here’s what I got in my ipsy September 2015 Glam Bag.
First off, the bag. I actually love it! I’m very excited since I really liked last month’s bag as well. Before that it was a series of pretty much mehs for me. First item that caught my eye is the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair® Cream. I *think* I have this somewhere stashed from some Thanksgiving sale last year but I never got around to using it. Now I will have a travel sized one to use! This will ensure I actually get to try the product sooner. Next up is Formula X Nail Color. The shade I got is called Ignite. I have too many polishes to go through at the moment so I might just pass this on as a stocking stuffer to one of my nieces later on. Then we have the NYX Cosmetics ipsy Eye Shadow Trio. It looks to be a pretty nice trio and the colors seem like it will work for most eye colors. Next is tre’StiQue Mini Matte Lip Crayon. I have too many lip items so off to the stocking stuffer stash it goes. Last item is the ACURE Argan Oil Cleansing Towelettes. Being that this is unscented, I’m keeping this baby for use when my husband and I go on one of our hikes.
Overall, the products are not bad but I do love the bag more. I was going to cancel but the auto-renewal kicked in and at the moment I’m okay with that. Haha, let’s see if I still feel that way next month (I hope so!).