September 2018 Beauty Favorites

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Hi all!¬† Can you believe it’s the end of September?¬† Tomorrow is October and I am so ready for fall and the holidays!

I’ve had a fun month trying and reviewing some new products, and products that are new to me:

Too Faced¬†Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette ($49 USD) — I purchased this during the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty (haul post to come this week).¬† This is an older palette, but I haven’t tried it yet.¬† This smells like sweet chocolate — it’s so nice! The eye shadows are pigmented with pure, antioxidant-rich cocoa powder and includes 16 matte and shimmer shades of browns, pinks and plums. I’ve really been liking this!

Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence ($23 USD) — This is another product I need to review!¬† Klairs is a Korean beauty brand and I was excited to receive this for review! This is light and creamy SPF essence! It has SPF 50 and is formulated for sensitive skin. It has a water-based it gel texture and sinks right into the skin once applied.

YourGoodSkin Balancing Skin Concentrate ($19.99 USD) — This is YourGoodSkin’s hero product. I use this as a serum under my Klairs essence or my night cream.¬† It it so light and absorbs into my skin so quickly.¬† The claim is that it restores and maintains skin’s natural balance for clinically proven visibly healthier skin in just 28 days.¬†For all skin types.¬†Designed to improve the 5 key signs of visibly healthy skin:

Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Face Primer¬†($30 USD) —¬† I received a tiny sample of this in this month’s Ipsy bag and I LOVE it!¬† I have been hoarding it by using a little at a time. It is a creamy pore filler and looks amazing under all of my foundations!

Buxom Cosmetics Full-On Plumping Lip Cream in Hot Toddy ($21 USD) —¬†This is such a beautiful product.¬† This one doesn’t have a shimmer and it is very glossy. It’s plumping, hydrating and so shiny at the same time!¬† And it has a beauty color payoff.¬†

Buxom Cosmetics Lash Volumizing Mascara¬†($22 USD) I have been wearing this mascara for a couple of weeks and am loving it. It’s a¬† volumizing mascara that dramatically defines, lengthens, and instantly lifts for fuller looking, ultra-black lashes minus any clumps. I love it for an every day look, but it can be built up for more drama!

Last but not least is the¬†Natasha Denona¬†Super Glow Highlighter ($38 USD) —¬†This super-soft, lightweight formula melts into the skin. It gives a glass-like strobing effect thanks to its high concentration of crushed and milled chroma crystals mixed with crushed pearls.

I have this in the fair shade, Icy Ivory.¬† It’s so gorgeous!¬† But, it’s not really an every day glow.¬† But I want to use it everyday because the glow looks healthy as well as booming!¬† So I like to brush a little translucent powder on top to tone it down. I kind of want this in¬†Light Medium¬†– nude champagne next.

What products have you been loving this month?

 

Ipsy Glam Bag Subsription Box Review – September 2018

Hi All!¬† I’m back with another subscription box review — Ipsy Glam Bag.¬† I subscribed to Ipsy years ago, but stopped.¬† I decided I wanted to try it again to try new products. They also have a larger box available starting next month, the Ipsy Glam Bag Plus.¬† I just got on the waiting list for that, so I’m not sure when I will receive it.

Ipsy Glam Bag is $10 a month for 5 deluxe and sometimes full-sized items.  It used to be only makeup, but it seems to now be skincare and makeup. You can sign up for it here.

If you do sign up with my link, I’ll get pushed higher up on the waiting list for the Ipsy Glam Bag Plus and that would be amazing! And then you would be eligible for the Glam Bag Plus waitlist! The Glam Bag Plus is $25 a month and looks to be 5 full-sized items.

Here are the products I received in my first bag:

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The bag is super cute!¬† It’s nice quality, too.¬† I was pleasantly surprised!

These are the products with the descriptions from the Ipsy website:

Elizabeth Mott Face Primer — The silky, lightweight formula also shuts down shine and helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and pores (it‚Äôs like a real-life Insta-filter!).It‚Äôs waterproof, so there‚Äôs no chance of your makeup sliding off if you get caught in the rain.

APTO¬†Healing Turmeric Mask — This lightweight mask is packed with natural, skin-healing ingredients. Turmeric and neem travel deep into your skin‚Äôs pores to draw out impurities. They also have strong antibacterial properties and help reduce redness and inflammation, making them great acne-fighters. Azelaic acid gently sloughs away dead skin cells (no scrubbing needed) to reveal the fresh skin beneath and help restore your glow. Colloidal sulfur helps removes blackheads, deeply cleanses pores, and absorbs excess oil.

The Creme Shop¬†2-in-1 Facial Foam Cleanser — Packed with ingredients your skin loves‚ÄĒlike green tea, rice water and white lily‚ÄĒthis gentle, foamy formula is actually fun to use. Green tea is super rich in antioxidants and vitamins that help firm up and rejuvenate skin. Rice water and white lily help calm redness and treat acne scars.

MPrincess¬†Loose Eyeshadow in Pretty Petal — This loose pigment shadow builds and blends really easily, so you can go for a lowkey or amped up eye look depending on your mood. It‚Äôs *so* fun to experiment with and plays well with your other shadows. (You can create endless looks by mixing and matching.) We love the dusty rose shade, which makes all eye colors really pop.

Luxie Beauty¬†Wonder Woman Detail Tapered Blender 140 — LUXIE BEAUTY teamed up with Warner Brothers to bring us this limited-edition, Wonder Woman-inspired makeup brush. The synthetic bristles are soft and light yet pick up just the right amount of product with ease. The pointed brush head is great for targeting small areas (like applying concealer to your undereyes and inner corners of your nose).

When I first saw what I was getting, I wasn’t very excited.¬† From what I remember, Ipsy was a makeup subscription.¬† But it seems like now they include skincare.¬† Which I really don’t need as I have tons of skincare (and tons of makeup to be honest).¬† But I am excited to try the mask, it sound sounds like it will work well with my skin.¬† I don’t need a cleanser, but I like K-Beauty and I will keep it for travel. I have already tried the primer and it is pore filling.¬† And that brush!¬† I love Luxie and it’s really soft.¬† The shadow is a shimmery pink.¬† I don’t know if I will keep it or give it away, but it looks pretty!

I am happy with this bag!  Do you get Ipsy Glam Bag?  What did you get this month?