Beauty, cosmetics, Skincare

Ipsy Glam Bag Plus Review — October 2018

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Hi all!  I’m so excited that I received my first Ipsy Glam Bag Plus ($25 USD) –October is the first month for the Glam Bag Plus.  It is a box that will always include 5 full-sized items. The first month has six items but I believe each month after that will have 5.

I had looked in my Ipsy account and saw what I was getting.  At first I wasn’t that excited, but the more I looked, the more I got excited for it!  For $25 a month, this is such a good bag!

Here is what I received:

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Each quarter, Ipsy Glam Bag plus subscribers will get a premium makeup bag in addition to their 5 items. (That means you’ll receive a box of 5 beauty items every month, but a glam bag only once every 3 boxes.) This one is a soft pink color and has burgundy accents.  It’s really nice quality.

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I don’t wear liquid liner or do wings.  If I wear a liner I like to smudge a brown or plum liner on my lash line.  I don’t wear black because it’s too harsh on me.  So I’ll probably be giving this to my daughter.

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I enjoy tarte mascaras, but I haven’t tried this one yet.  It claims to define lashes without clumps.  And you can build up to lengthen and volumize. I’m looking forward to trying it!

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This is one of the products I was really excited about!  This is an exfoliating mask that is supposed to be gentle.  I do have sensitive skin and hope it works well for me.

I have never tried Morphe makeup before, and have just one brush from the brand. So I was very excited to try this.  I’ve tried it a couple of times and am trying to figure out if I like it. It’s very metallic and shows texture.  I do like the color, though.

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This was another item I was looking forward to trying.  I haven’t tried anything from this brand either.  This is so hydrating and the shade is beautiful! This is a total win!

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This is an item I wasn’t really excited for and i was thinking of giving it away — and then I saw Andrea Matillano swatch this on You Tube.  And I changed my mind!  It is gorgeous.  I am hoping to review it and I will swatch it if I do.

So, maybe I wasn’t as excited when I first saw what I was getting, but I really liked this box! I will keep the eye shadow, mascara, mask, and lip butter.  I might keep the highlighter, or give it away and I will giveaway the eyeliner.  And I will keep the pretty bag!

Did you get Ipsy Glam Bag Plus this month?  What did you think and what did you get?

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Product Round-Up — My Fave Beauty Things Week of August 18th!

It was so hot in Kansas City this week!  I didn’t even want to go outside, but as a busy woman, I had errands to run.  At least my makeup stayed put!

This week, I have been loving waterproof eye liners and mascara, a new powder foundation, a fresh body scrub, a cute new headband, and a rich body lotion.

Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner ($19 USD) — Tears are inevitable, but liner dripping down your face isn’t. Eyeko Visual Eyes is a waterproof liquid eyeliner that creates everything from a thin kitten eye to a sultry, sexy wing. Plus, you can play up your eye color with ebony, mocha and marine shades!
Sport Mascara ($$24 USD) — Who says dancing isn’t a sport? Eyeko’s newest mascara can withstand the test of time, tears and sweat with its triple coating gel formulation. Designed to prevent smudging, flaking, and running, this fiber based mascara is creates lashes that look long, plush and beautiful for up to 12 hours!
What I think:  I am so impressed with both of these products! The liners work very well, and it’s easy to get a thick line and cat’s eye.  I especially love the mocha and marine liners.  They will be great for fall! The mascara is perfect for this hot weather, as it doesn’t run or smear after dry.
VMV Hypoallergenics Illuminants Brilliant Finish 25 Powder Foundation
VMV Hypoallergenics Illuminants Brilliant Finish 25 Powder Foundation
VMV Hypoallergenics Illuminants Brilliant Finish 25 Powder Foundation ($45 USD) — This brightening, protective powder-foundation for all skin types works as an SPF 25 physical barrier against skin-darkening light while masking subtle hyperpigmentations and other imperfections.  Smooth, light, and pore-friendly. Provides both a silky-sheer powder finish (applied dry), or a rich, creamy texture and flawlessly-full coverage (applied with wet sponge).
What I think: Right now, I have been using this in Chantilly (fair) dry as a light foundation.  It works great in the heat.  When it gets cooler, I will probably use it wet for more coverage.  It lasts all day and doesn’t stick in my pores. I also love the case that it comes in.
Available at www/vmvhypoallergenics.com
Laura Mercier Eau Fraiche Verbena Infusion Gel Body Scrub
Laura Mercier Eau Fraiche Verbena Infusion Gel Body Scrub

Laura Mercier Eau Fraiche Verbena Infusion Gel Body Scrub ($40 USD) — Refresh and revive with this invigorating gel cleanser that gently exfoliates while removing impurities without drying or stripping skin of its natural oils. A multi-vitamin complex soothes and nourishes skin while natural Coconut water drenches skin in moisture.  Skin is left soft, smooth and rejuvenated.

What I think: This smells fantastic!  So fresh!  I also love the gel consistency of this.  I have never tried a gel scrub and I like how gentle it is on my skin.

Available at http://www.lauramercier.com

Mia Beauty Denim Bow Headband
Mia Beauty Denim Bow Headband

Mia Beauty Denim Bow Headband ($8 USD) — add a cute finishing touch to any hairstyle, from loose waves to a trendy topknot.

What I think: This bow is so cute!  I love the dark denim look. It is great to keep my hair off of my face and will be perfect for fall outfits!

Available at online via www.miabeauty.com, CVS pharmacies, ULTA, Harmon/Bed Bath and Beyond and other retailers online and nationwide.

LaVanila Vanilla Grapefruit Body Butter
LaVanila Vanilla Grapefruit Body Butter

LaVanila Vanilla Grapefruit Body Butter ($19 USD) —  Instant Hydration. This velvety smooth body butter absorbs instantly for deeply hydrated, luxuriously soft skin. 100% pure Shea & Cocoa Butters blend with powerful antioxidants and essential oils for long-lasting hydration.

What I think: I have been enjoying the Vanilla Grapefruit body butter.  It has a crisp blend of sparkling grapefruit and the rich scent of vanilla softly scents skin.  And it is so moisturizing!

Available at http://www.lavanila.com

What products have you been loving this week!