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September Glam Bag from Ipsy

Septembers Glam Bag was a good one! The bag itself was cute and I really loved most the products that came in it. Let’s hope future bags stick with that ratio of amazing vs meh products!

Pixi by Petra Mattelustre Lipstick in Rose Naturelle – I love Pixi by Petra, so I was excited to receive this in my bag. This is a great neutral shade for me. It’s like my lips, but better. It’s comfortable and lasts a decent amount of time.

IT Cosmetics Superhero™ Mascara in Super Black – This mascara is amazing! It stays put! Even if you sleep in it (I know, you shouldn’t, but shit happens), it stays. And no flakes. It’s great.

BeFine Food Skin Care Exfoliating Cleanser – Never heard of BeFine, but I love this product! It smells amazing, like brown sugar, when you put it on. As you message into your face, the scrub turns into a rich lather.

tre’StiQue Mini Highlight Stick in Maldives Luminescent – This is a nifty little thing! It’s great by itself or to layer under a powder highlighter for extra staying power. I just apply then blend with my finger.

NUXE Moisturizing Mask Crème Fraîche de Beauté – This was okay for me. I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it either. It seemed to moisturized, like it claimed, but I didn’t notice my skin looking or feeling extra amazing, ya know?

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August Glam Bag from Ipsy

How cute is August’s ipsy bag?! I feel like I’m usually pretty ‘meh’ about the bags, but this one is adorable. Here’s what all came with it:

Rodial Smokey Eye Pen in Black – You can’t go wrong with a black eyeliner. I don’t use stick eyeliners too often anymore, but this one goes on very smooth and I haven reached for it a few times since trying it out.

Lord & Berry 20100 maximatte crayon lipstick in Intimacy – This is basically a large lip liner. The color is pretty, but I found it drying and uncomfortable to put on my lips. I probably won’t be reaching for this as actual lipstick, but lip liner – maybe.

Organic Surge Perfecting Face Polish – Ipsy always knows when I need some more exfoliator, I swear! This one is good, the exfoliants are quite fine. Almost too fine, but I’m starting to think that it’s just me.

NYX Professional Makeup BORN TO GLOW LIQUID ILLUMINATOR in Gleam – Oh my gosh, this is the best of the bag, my friends. I love this! It’s a great stand alone highlighter OR I sometimes use it to give my powder highlighter something more to stick to. I feel like highlighter can disappear off your face after wearing it for a while.

Sally’s Box Secret Garden Ampoule Masks – The masks themselves are awesome, but the packaging is huge! I had to find a new place for these masks, because they’re so much bigger than my other ones.

July Glam Bag from Ipsy


Another month, another glam bag! July was a good bag! Well the contents, at least. I wasn’t thrilled for the bag itself, but it could be worse! I’m considering doing unboxing videos for these, should I? It’d take a lot for me not to peak, I’m so bad at that!

Here’s what was in this months bag:

Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in No Filter – Love this color! It’s a very subtle pinky-grey color. I love bold looks, but I also love subtle manicures, too. They can make your fingers look extra long and elegant.
Mellow Cosmetics Baked Eyeshadow in Coco – First off, I’m SO sad I didn’t get the other color. It was this rusty color and just SO pretty! I feel like I have enough brown eyeshadows, ya know?
BeFine Food Skin Care Night Cream
Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer – This isn’t new to me, but I’m glad I got some more! This stuff is great! Sometimes I think my skin gets used to certain products, so it’s nice to have some options for face primers.
ML Cosmetics Felt Tip Eyeliner in Emerald Isle – I was excited to get this in my bag! Brown eyes really pop with dark colored liners and I totally didn’t have green, so this is perfect!

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June Glam Bag from Ipsy


The June glam bag is here! I love the graffiti pattern on this bag, very cute! It seems that I’m finally starting to get bags that are more my taste. 

  1. ColourPop Cosmetics Crème Gel Liner in Get Paid or Swerve – I’ve never tried a ColourPop eyeliner before! This is a fun color, especially for summer! I was pleasantly surprised how creamy and easy to apply they were!
  2. theBalm Cosmetics Meet Matt(e) Trimony Eyeshadow in Matt Kumar or Matt Moskowitz – This is a great matte, plum shade! I love purple shadows and I love the fact that this one is matte. I’ve been using it to smoke up my look a bit by using it in the crease with browns and purples on the lid.
  3. oo-Boo Cover-Up Baby Boo-Boo Cover-Up
  4. A little goes a long way with this stuff! It’s a little too light for me right now with it being summer. It was easy to apply and remained smooth – no settling into fine lines, though.

  5. BioRepublic SkinCare Fiber Mask Set – I love masks, so I was very excited to receive these in my glam bag this month! These were fun! I love the smell and my skin felt refreshed after using them.
  6. Liptini Cream Lip Color in Pinktini – This was okay. The color is pretty, but I don’t like taking the time to use a brush to put on lip products, so I don’t like how this is packaged.

May Glam Bag from Ipsy

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Another cute bag! I’m pretty excited for this bag and I wish it came sooner for my vacation since the theme this month is “Destination Chic” and I would’ve totally used all these products while in Florida. Guess I’ll have to use them all summer long instead.

Caribbean Sun Bronzer Duo by Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics – I was a bit skeptical when I saw the blush color, but wow this is so pretty on! I really like this product and it’s something I totally would’ve passed over otherwise. This was definitely the MVP of this month’s Glam Bag.

Hungry Hair Oil Treatment by Eva NYC – I actually have a hair straightener and blow dryer from Eva NYC (read the review here), but I’ve never tried any of their hair care products.

Gel Effect Nail Polish by Aurora in Safety Orange – I have to admit, I would never by this color for myself, but I’m glad I have it in my collection. I don’t normally like orange, but this is neon orange, so I can get down with it.

No-Tug Waterproof Mini Gel Eyeliner by IT Cosmetics – This rules! It truly is no tug. I can’t do wings with it, because it just isn’t as precise as a brush, but this was great for lining my lash line and it stayed! I haven’t really tested the water proof-ness yet.

Lavender Moisture Rich Balm by Jersey Shore Cosmetics – LOVE the lavender! I use lavender in my nighttime routine, so I put this baby on my night stand. It’s great! Feels nice on the lips and isn’t too greasy.

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.

December Glam Bag from Ipsy

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It seemed like my December Glam Bag took longer to arrive than usual. I’m blaming the holidays, which is totally fine. Not really into the look of this bag, but I did enjoy the products quite a bit.

  1. Clark’s Botanicals Deep Moisture Mask. This was nice. My dry-combination skin soaked this up. I used it once as just moisturizer, which felt nice on my skin. I finished it off with a mask while I took a bath. This made my skin super soft and it felt very moisturized.
  2. ModelCo LIP ENHANCER Illusion Lip Liner. This was very close to my natural lip colors, which I liked a lot. I’ve been needing a new nude lip pencil. Other than that, this was your standard lip pencil. Nothing amazing, but nothing bad either. It is exactly what you’d expect.
  3. Marc Anthony Hair Care Coconut Oil & Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Treatment. Alright, this stuff smells AMAZING! It makes my hair very soft. I haven’t noticed anything different than my other super moisturizing conditioners, but the scent is so great, I’d get this again.
  4. Pacifica Power Of Love Natural Lipstick. This was okay. It felt very drying when I put it on and was super noticeable while wearing it to me. I added some balm and that helped tremendously. It lasted an hour or so. I probably wouldn’t purchase myself, but it was alright to try.
  5. tarte cosmetics smooth operator™ Amazonian clay finishing powder. I know this stuff basically had a cult following, so I had high expectations – and it lived up to them! I love this powder. I’m finding that finishing and foundation powders can be super noticeable on my dry skin, especially in the winter. I’ve been having a hard time lately, because my go to powder from the summer isn’t really working anymore. This sets my makeup but does not make my skin look all flaky and dry. I think I’m going to have to get some of this after my sample runs out.

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