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April Glam Bag from Ipsy

This bag is adorable! What a fun idea! I was very happy with this month’s glam bag. Do you have ipsy? It’s only $10/month! Sign up here!


Glamour Dolls x Lisa Frank Angle Blush Brush
– How cute is this brush?! Takes me back to my grade school days and being obsessed with Lisa Frank. The bristles are soft and I like the angle of them, as well. Solid, cute brush!

SKIN&CO Roma Truffle Therapy Face Toner – This stuff smells a little strange, but it does wonderful things for my skin. I love toners and they’re essential to my skincare routine, so I love trying new ones out. This doesn’t dry out my skin too much either.

Adesse New York Cupuaçu Butter Lip Balm™ – Wow this makes my lips soft! I’m sort of a lip balm whore, so I’m always excited to try new ones and this did not disappoint! It smells good, feels amazing on, and makes my lips feel super hydrated.

Ciaté London Mini Bamboo Bronzer – I love the Ciate brand, but I was a little disappointed to get another bronzer in my ipsy bag. I just got one last month and a little bronzer truly goes a long way. It’s a pretty color, though.

ColourPop Cosmetics Crème Gel Pencil in Swerve – I was actually needing a new black eyeliner, so this came right in time! I’m a fan of ColourPop! Quality products plus fantastic price points.

November Glam Bag from Ipsy

So, again, Ipsy has been on point with the actual bags lately. This one is SO cute! I was in need of some new mascara, so I was super excited when I saw my sneak peak of my bag. Here’s what I thought about my items:

 

Luxie Beauty’s Rose Gold Small Duo Fiber Brush 524T – This is a cute little brush! Very soft and I love the rose gold color.

FORMULA X’s Nail Polish in Huntress – Love the color! Very subtle sparkles, but a great, dark, fall and winter color.

Verb’s Ghost Oil™ – I love this! I put it on damp hair before I air dry or use the blowdryer. It’s not too greasy, but leaves my hair soft and shiny.

‘Tini Beauty’s Eyetini Eyeshadow in Firestarter – This shade is really pretty, but I’m torn about this eyeshadow. It’s not super pigmented, but it’s very wearable and did look quite pretty on. I was just expecting that exact shade in the pot to be what goes on your eye, but that’s not the case.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara – I’ve had this mascara before, so I was excited to try it out again. I like starting with this mascara and then using my CoverGirl LashBlast mascara to sort of comb and separate my lashes afterwards.

October Glam Bag from Ipsy

Uh, this bag is ADORABLE! I love it! This is right up behind the galaxy bag that I got last November or October, I believe. And I got a lot of good products in this one. I had a little meh spot with ipsy, but it’s been picking up lately!

Ciaté London’s Fierce Flicks Eyeliner – This reminds me of Kat Von D’s tattoo eyeliner. It goes on smooth, it goes on dark, and it goes on evenly. Which is exactly what you want with a felt liquid liner. It’s new, though, so we’ll have to see how it holds up over time.
theBalm Cosmetics’ Hot Mama Blush – Love this! Reminds me of Nars’ Orgasm blush. I think I’m going to stick this in my car for blush touch ups.
noyah’s Natural Lipstick in Smoke – I like the color itself, but it wasn’t quite right on me. It’s a “greige.” The formula is okay – long-lasting, but not the most comfortable or uncomfortable on the lips.
pūr~lisse Daily Lip Nourisher with Mango and Shea Butters – I’m obsessed with lip balm, so I was pretty excited to get this. Makes my lips feel great and smells good. You can never have too many lip balms!
MeMeMe Blush Brush – A simple blush brush. Gets the job done and is soft. I tend to gravitate towards brushes with a little bit more personality, like colors or patterns, but overall this is a good brush.

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Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme VoxBox from Influenster [REVIEW]


I was ever so fortunate to receive the Kat Von D #LockItRevolution VoxBox from Influenster. This is definitely my favorite box yet. I was so excited to be picked for this box, especially because they were FULL-SIZED products. Thank you, Kat Von D and Influenster!

What Came In The Box:

 

First Impressions:

Concealers:

There are 21 concealer shades to choose from, including pure white to mix in with other highlighters and truly create custom shades. I recieved light 5 and 11. The light 5 shade is too light for me right now, but I love that I can mix the two together to customize my shade based on the time of year and what color my skin currently is. Light 11 was perfect for me right now. I’ve been wearing this every day and seeing how it holds up, especially in this heat we’ve had lately. It’s held up so well and goes on so smoothly. You can use a beauty blender or the brush. I mainly use it under my eyes to hide dark circles and just look more awake.

Concealer Brush:

This brush is so soft! It was sent at the perfect time, too, because I totally needed one. This has been great for getting up close to my under eye area and not tugging on the skin. It blends the concealer out effectively and allows me to easily build up coverage.

Setting Powder:

I have dry-combo skin, so I feel like setting powders can be tricky! This has been great so far at setting the makeup, but not making my skin look cakey or gross. There’s no scent or real texture after it’s applied.

Setting Powder Brush:

Holy moly, this thing is so SOFT! I love using this brush. It’s very fluffy and perfect for brushing on the setting powder.

Overall, I’m really impressed with these! They might be my new favorite… Gotta keep using them to be sure, but they’re giving my Clinique concealer a run for it’s money!

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Unboxing the Kat Von D Beauty Lock It Concealer Creme Vox Box from Influenster | Video

Influenster sent me the Kat Von D Beauty #LockItRevolution VoxBox to test out! I’m SO excited to be chosen to receive this VoxBox!

Sign up for Influenster here: https://www.influenster.com/r/313293

What Came In My Box:
– Lock It Concealer in Light 5
– Lock It Concealer in Light 11
– Concealer Brush
– Translucent Powder
– Translucent Powder Setting Brush

All Make Up Products Used:
– Kat Von D Lock It Concealer in Light 11
– NYX Face Primer
– Kat Von D Translucent Powder
– Kat Von D Innerstellar Eyeshadow Pallette
– Benefit Goof Proof Brow Sample
– NARS Blush in Orgasm
– Urban Decay Highlighter in Sin
– CoverGirl Lashblast Pro Mascara
– Dior Mascara Sample
– NYX Setting Spray
– Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Armageddon

April Glam Bag from Ipsy

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So, I’m in love with this tie-dye bag! So cute! Overall this bag had lots of hits and one dud. Nothing I’d consider mediocre, though, which is good.

tarte cosmetics’ LipSurgence™ lip crème in wonder – Love this! It has a minty, tingly feel to it when you apply it. I like the color, too. It’s not super pigmented, but not too sheer either.

Adesse New York’s Organic Infused Gel Effect Nail Lacquer in Irina – Pretty color! I have to admit, I just added this to my collection and did not get a chance to use it yet.

Luxie Beauty’s Dreamcatcher Tapered Highlighter Brush 522 – This is not in the photo, because it was too big for the ipsy bag and I didn’t notice it still in the package. Oops! But, I actually love this brush! It’s perfect for applying highlighter and has a pretty periwinkle handle.

Starlooks’ Cream Eye Shadow in Rose Gold – I love this color, but this stuff sucks. No matter what eyeshadow primer I use (Urban Decay or Too Faced), it does not stay. It creases really bad on me. Disappointed with this one. I might give it one more go as more of a liner than all over shadow and see how it goes.

pur~lisse Beauty’s Blue Lotus + White Tea Sheet Mask & Blue Lotus + Seaweed Sheet Mask – These are great! I love how they smell and they made my skin feel super soft. I put them on while taking a bath and had a nice soak with these on.