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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.

Favorite Liquid Lipsticks For Fall

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Autumn brings bold, dark makeup looks and the easiest place to pull it off is on your lips! For extreme staying-power, I prefer liquid lipstick formulas. I’d like to point out that I wasn’t sent any of these products – I bought them all on my own. Here are some of my favorite liquid lipsticks for fall!

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ColourPop’s Beeper (Warm Taupe) – A great neutral-brown shade. I purged a bunch of my CP liquid lipsticks that I didn’t reach for or if I had a similar color in a better brand. This one, though, has remained a favorite of mine.

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Lime Crime’s Saddle (Brown) – A rusty-brown color. I was a little nervous how this one would look on me, but I actually love it.

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Aromi’s Vamptastic Plum (Dark Plum) – I loooove purple lips. This is probably the shade that I rock the most.

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Makeup Monstor’s Bewitched (Burgundy) – Just got this one, but I love it already! Makeup Monster’s formula is soooo good and their price is unbeatable. Seriously, check them out.

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Aromi’s Red Dahlia (Deep Red) – A nice, vampy red is a must for fall. I love my Red Dahlia shade from Aromi. And the tubes are different, because they upgraded the packaging. This is the newer look.

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Lime Crime’s Pumpkin (Red-Orange) – What would fall be without some pumpkin orange? This is surprisingly wear-able.

What are some of your favorite liquid lipsticks to rock in the fall? I’d love to hear some of yours!

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.

Aromi Liquid Lipstick Review

I was in the search for a very long lasting matte lipstick and saw on r/MakeUpAddiction that there were quite a few vegan, indie options that people had tried and loved. Buying cruelty free is super important to me and I try my best, especially with beauty products. And the aspect of supporting a smaller business as opposed to a huge company definitely interests me, too. Some awesome redditor was kind enough to make a Google spreadsheet with a bunch of liquid lipstick brands and people’s input on them. The holy grail, if you will.

I was particularly interested in the one that lasted the longest. After scrolling through the entire thing and checking out other online reviews, I settled on Aromi. The liquid lipsticks are $17 each, which was reasonable after doing some research. I went with the color “Power Red” as my first purchase. You can’t go wrong with a red!

It arrived VERY promptly- five days, like actual days and not business days! Holy cow! I was eager to try it out. Applying the lipstick wasn’t too hard. I’d never used a liquid lipstick before, so I found going slow and steady was the best way. You really have to be precise, so take your time. It took a few tries to get everything looking even on both sides and I applied a second coat overall for good measure. It took maybe a minute to feel totally dry and I tested it with a kiss to the back of my hand and nothing came off. This was at about 6pm.

It doesn’t feel too drying and is very light weight. At about 9pm, I was ready to go wind down in bed, so I removed the lipstick with some make up remover and a cotton ball. It was very easy to come off, which I wasn’t expecting.

After getting the Power Red, I eagerly waited to add to my collection. Aromi is currently switching their bottle design, so the old style is on sale. This was all it took for me to take the dive. I went with Pink Periwinkle, Vamptastic Plum, Toasted Almond, and Neon Red. As you’ll notice, the Toasted Almond is in the new style.

*Update: For Black Friday/Cyber Monday they had a SUPER great deal and I splurged for 4 more as my Christmas gift for myself.

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Below are all my Aromi lipsticks swatched – one without flash and one with flash inside. I truly love all these shades! My most worn are Red Dahlia, Power Red, Vamptastic Plum, and Toasted Almond.

Overall, I LOVE this product! I’m buying more ASAP! Highly, highly recommend! 10/10

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August Glam Bag from Ipsy

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I received my first Ipsy Glam Bag and I’m super excited! Even the hot pink, metallic packaging was too on point. Here’s my little review of the items included!

 

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  1. Marc Anthony Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco Oil Treatment. This smelled AMAZING and made my hair soft, smooth, and shiny without making it look greasy OR make it look greasier faster. I would buy this product again.

 

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2. noyah Natural Lipstick in Desert Rose. I thought this was fragrance at first from the packaging it came in! I’m much happier knowing it’s lipstick haha. It’s a preppy, pink color in real life. This photo makes it look more like a neutral, but it’s a pale pink. It is a matte finish and lasted pretty long. I was happy with this product. It’s very close to the Mac color Snob.

 

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3. AILA Cosmetics Luxury Nail Lacquer in Mister Pookies. Okay, LOVE this color! It’s a deep, muted, purple and right up my alley. It went on easily and seemed to dry faster than the drugstore brands. I’ll let you know how it holds up!

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4. Skone Cosmetics Luxe Doubler Eye/Lip Pencil in Wine. This is your standard, go-to lip pencil. It did well to define my lips before adding lipstick. It wasn’t too drying on my lips, which i always a plus. I haven’t used it as an eye liner yet, but it could definitely be fun!

 

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5. Juice Beauty Cleansing Milk. I really enjoyed this cleanser. It smells good and looks more like a lotion. It removed my eye makeup in the shower without leaving me with raccoon eyes when I stepped out. That is a feat, my friends. My skin was super soft and not dried out, so I’d buy this again!