Subscription Satelitef: Ipsy Glam Bag January 2022

Hello to all of you beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the bvast nerd universe. I am back with the first subscription box of the year!

Ipsy Glam Bag January 2022

It’s 2022 and with the new year is another year of Ipsy Glam Bags! This first bag is a good one and glad it’s more makeup except for one item which I will share in this post. This bag is $13 a month where you get products ranging from drugstore to luxury and they are either deluxe or full size. Let’s see what I got!

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

First item is from First Aid Beauty.n I love this brand since it’s sensitive skin friendly. This is a whipped moisturizer that helps dry skin, even eczema prone skin to be moisturized with shea butter and white tea extracts and more. I’m glad to start this year with this product since it does get really cold here on the Florida coast and my skin gets really dry around winter time. I will be using this product whenever I get to it since I have so many moisturizers in my arsenal. I’m glad to get moisturizers in my subscriptions since I don’t have to worry about buying some but I do like getting some on sale through Ulta or Ipsy. I can’t wait to use this. I am currently using the one I got in Allure last month.

Even though this says it is a moisturizer but it is body butter according to the Product Review I just now. I just did a search on the Ulta app and it’s used for face and body. I am happy that they had the answer on the jumbo size product page of the jumbo size. I hope this works out since I have enjoyed what I used from First Aid so far.

Lottie London AM to PM Eyeliner in Velvet

Here we go! This is the product that irritated my eyes and it’s from Lottie London and I had to toss. I love eyeliners to add an accent to my eyeshadow look. When I go to work I tend to wear shadow and liner with mascara on top of a lash primer but Thursday was when this happened. I just wore eyeliner with mascara to go with what I was wearing and for the first part of the day while in my office I felt my eyes water and sting. I was rubbing to see if it helps and it didn’t so I had to fast walk to the bathroom to clean my eyes. I did have to put in medicated eye drops when I got home because of it. I did post about it in Makeup Awesomeness and someone commented saying that some people have received old products in some subscriptions. I remembered in some Birchbox videos where people had gotten things with mold on them and I was surprised since this was a new eyeliner, as in no mold from what I can notice if I did see it with my peripherals, not even feeling it on the outside packaging, it was new! So, I decided to try it again while writing this post except I found it did irritate my eyes since I felt my left eye sting all thanks to it. I tossed it. I thought the Beautinique Blush Serum was bad, this felt worse because it really stung my eyes. It felt like I was getting a sty again but without one. I was afraid of Blepharitis again since I got that as I was packing for my move at the end of 2020. I will be giving this a bad review. I’m sorry, I don’t like this product since no other eyeliner has done this from Ulta, Urban Decay, Ariceli, and more.

Love+Craft Beauty GlitterGloss in Cyber

Next up is Love+Craft Beauty. It’s been a while since I got an item from this brand. It’s a lip gloss from them this time. It’s a clear gloss with a little bit of shimmer that is not supposed to be sticky. You can wear this alone or put it on top of other lip items. I do like a good clear gloss if I want to give my lip item an extra bit of oomph! I will be definitely using this on top of my lipsticks and see how it goes.

Complex Culture Holiday Shadow Pallet

Next up is my choice for this month and it’s from Complex Culture and it’s their Holiday Shadow Quad. I find it weird that they had this in choice when it should have been in choice for December, as in being able to choose this in November for the December bag, unless this was a leftover item. It happens and I need to push the product out. I’m glad to choose this though since I can travel with this or just be lazy and pick it up to do a look. THis is a quad that contains berry shades which makes sense for a winter themed pallet but for anyone who wants a nice purple look. I will try this out since I did enjoy this brand’s brushes.

MOTD Tap and Dab MakeUp Sponge

Final item is a makeup sponge from MOTD. I haven’t gotten a makeup sponge for years in Ipsy and I admit back then I was not into sponges but when I started using them they changed my mind over time. I have tried brushes from MOTD and it’s good to have a change from getting brushes by getting a sponge. THis sponge is made from latex-free foam that can be used with powder, liquid, and cream products when dampened by water. I will definitely be using this in my makeup routine!

Well, that’s all I received this month. Even though the eyeliner sucked, the rest of the items were really good choices! I will definitely be using the sponge and moisturizer in my routines since it is a nice change with the sponge. I did just receive my Glam Bag Plus and will do that post next!

The Subscription Satelite: Ipsy Glam Bag Plus March 2020

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast nerd universe! I got one more subscription box!

Ipsy Glam Bag Plus March 2020!

This box was disappointing and I will get into it once I start writing about each item! This box is the next one up from the regular Glam Bag and its $25 a month and you get full-size items from many high end and luxury brands and even independent ones while you’re at it! Let’s see what I got and what I need to say!

The Balm Cosmetics Auto Balm Shadow Pallet in Pic Perf: Let me say this in why my box was disappointing. This month with it being the hundredth bag for the regular bag I did get six items but half of them were the wrong item and this was one of them since it was my choice item. As you know I get to choose one of my products every month and I chose this eye shadow pallet. It has seven shades including a black eye primer to darken the shadows to make them smoky. I did not get this because they sent me the other Auto Balm pallet which was a blush pallet called Cheeks to Go. I knew something was up because I looked at the description for the shadow pallet. I was mad even with how Seeing A. I. told me each item that was wrong. I am waiting for the replacement for this shadow pallet so I can try it. This shadow pallet retails for $26.50!
Phase Zero Makeup Liquid Lipstick in Under Cover: Next up is one of my products I did get and it’s from Phase Zero. I got these guys in a bundle and of course as Add-Ons and glad to get one of their liquid lipsticks in this box. This is a mauve rose color that claims to stay in place once it dries down and doesn’t smear all over even while drinking. I am putting it to the test with today with friends visiting and it was pretty smooth to apply and very lightweight which I was surprised. Let’s see how it goes and I will let you know in my Review Roundup! This retails for $16!
Glam Glow Tropical Exfoliating Daily Cleanser: Next up is another item from Glam Glow and don’t worry me did get this in my box too! This is a 2-in-1 cleanser made with tropical fruit particles like pomegranate seeds, tropical fruit enzymes, and fruit extracts. Also purple clay is used to help with deep cleaning the pores too. This is also paraben and silicon free. I do need another exfoliating cleanser since my Murad one is my only other one left that I got in my big haul box from Ipsy during November and can’t wait to see what this does with my face since I do use it twice a week. This retails for $34.
The Coffee Scrub Coconut Scrub in Coconut: Next is an item they screwed up on and that is the Coconut Body Scrub from Coffee Scrub! I started getting into body scrubs all thanks to this one since it is supposed to help with getting the moisture in your skin by scrubbing off the dead skin and even dry patches which I got the new HEMPZ Sandalwood & Herb Scrub from Ulta. Guess what they gave instead? The HEMPZ Body Moisturizer in Pineapple! I know this sucks which one thing that annoys me about the body moisturizers from HEMPZ is that they are really thick, I had a hard time pumping the sensitive skin one when I first got it which I think they should be in large tubes like the scrubs in my opinion or in tubs. Anyways, I am waiting on my replacement since I heard the packaging is supposed to be an envelope and that is what I didn’t get. I also heard this scrub is famous for clogging the drain which we have one of those drain sifters to catch hair and other things so I will see if it will catch the scrub which the HEMPZ one dissolves pretty well. This retails for $21!
Complex Culture Precision Concealer Brush: Next is another brush from Complex Culture and glad they sent this to me too. It is a precision concealer brush and I find this interesting because it looks like a triangular paint brush! Not kidding! You can create stamps with this but you can use it under your eyes, the side of your nose and the corners of your face! I will be using this to blend my concealer or just use powder on my under eyes since I tend to do that before my entire face with a big powder brush and do like the feel of these bristles! This brush retails for $26.
Seraphine Botanicals Luna Liner: Final item that is also screwed up in shipping out my box is the Seraphine Luna Liner in black. What did they send me instead? The Hey Honey Concealer for Under Eyes in Light Medium! I love Hey Honey since I did enjoy the moisturizer from my Glam Bag but this was a big oops on Ipsy’s part because they know I was supposed to get another black liner with claims of being smudge proof. They said it’s a liquid but I have to see how the packaging is like since I tend not to use liquid liners due to how bad they run back in my ye olden days of makeup. I do use the precision liner brushes to put liquid liner on which I did with the Wet N Wild Midnight Mermaid liners as an example. I will use the concealer though since I want to try more Hey Honey items. This liner does retail for $18.

When it comes to add-ons, I did pick up another Violet Voss Fun Size Pallet and it’s the Crème Broulle one and it is due to how I like the other two I picked up this way and glad to see another one available. I did get the Illumasqua Hydro Veil Primer because I also enjoyed it and how moisturizing it felt. And the final one is the Maulle Beauty Essential Brush Set as well since it’s something I do enjoy which is brush sets. This is a five brush set. Glad that they sent these as well. My overall review though after this box I felt that I can’t believe after having it for almost a year that this happened which half of the items were wrong. Hoping with next month going forward this doesn’t happen again. I am not the only one who had this done to them because I saw someone on YouTube having their BoxyCharm items switched out for other things too which I don’t get how that happens. Ipsy, if you’re reading this, pay attention to people’s profiles with the items they get each month. I think it was someone who packed mine and got everything mixed and thought I was getting these three items instead of the ones I am supposed to get. Again hoping April is better.

That is it guys for this post! Next up will be my review on RWBY Volume 7! Stay tuned!
The Balm AutoBalm Pic Perf Pallet
Phase Zero Matte Liquid Lipstick
Glam Glow Tropical Cleanse
The Official Coffee Scrub Website
Complex Culture Precision Concealer Brush
Seraphine Botannicles Luna Liner

The Subscription Satelite: Ipsy Glam Bag March 2020

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe! Business is going as usual so let’s get started!

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2020!

It’s that time again and its subscription time! I just got all three of my subscriptions this weekend and starting off with the Glam Bag! This bag is $12 a month and this month is the hundredth bag that Ipsy has sent to people and we get six items this month in this bag. Let’s see what I got this month!

Hanalei Company Kukui Lip Balm in Island Mint: First up is a lip balm from a brand I have seen on Ipsy for a while and that is Hanalei. This brand uses ingredients from Hawaii and this lip balm contains kukui oil and coconut oil and of course has mint. I have tried this lip balm once already and the thing is mint is very drying for the lips apparently and even Jen Luv’s Reviews talked about lip balms last winter and mentioned mint being a drying ingredient. I was a bit worried because before getting this item in my mail box with my bag I did have a Peppermint lip balm from Suzanne Somers that my fiancé’s mom gave me and that was so drying even putting it on was hard since it was so dry in the pan and even drying on my lips. I did not find this item too bad but I have to keep wearing it and will tell you guys in my Subscription Round Up next month!
Girlactic Ink Liner in Black: Next is a pen eyeliner from Girlactic this time and now I am getting tired of getting black eyeliner. I do like getting these pen liners in my bag don’t get me wrong but I want to try other colors too so I went into my quiz on the day I got my spoilers and changed the Black option for liners to “Sometimes” and hoping it would work for next month. This like with others do have a matte finish when this brand is known for glittery products. I will see how this goes!
Hey Honey: Relax Propalus and Honey Smoothing Moisturizer: Next is another product from Hey Honey and this time it’s a moisturizer. I did get their eye cream with propalus extract in December I think and this time I got a moisturizer with this ingredient. I am using it in my daily makeup routine since I do moisturize before I put on makeup and well I was going to take this with me to Omni since it is a nice travel size and fits nicely in my new makeup case for travel but due to what happened with postponing the convention why not try it out since I have to give a review for points and help with matching items in next month’s bag. So far I did like how well it went on since of course honey is mainly sticky but it wasn’t that sticky and of course you have propalus. I bet you’re wondering what this ingredient is. It’s basically made from bee saliva to help build the hives and Cleopatra did use this when she was queen to keep her skin glowing when this ingredient is used to help with soothing skin alongside honey to help with acne and other irritation with the skin. Also, this moisturizer does have aloe for added moisture. I will have to update you guys with how this moisturizer goes since my skin lately has been having small break outs but not as bad as before so let’s see how it goes!
Complex Culture All Over Shadow Brush: Next is an eye shadow brush and my choice item from Complex Culture. I had a hard time choosing a product from the list and decided on this due to how much I love brushes! This is a densely packed brush that fits any eye shape and size which I can feel it does have the right size to be used. It also can be used to put shadow all over the lid, putting it in the crease even highlight inner corners. I have to try this brush out since I do put on makeup before work and see how well it applies.
Naked Cosmetics Mica Pigment in Mother Nature #05: Next is my first product from Naked Cosmetics in my Glam Bag! I was eyeing this brand for a while and remembered getting add-ons from this brand. I did try the shadow I got once and it is much pigmented and normally they are known for doing loose shadows but this one is a pressed one. This is a champagne shade that can be worn day to night and even for work. This can be put on with a finger but I prefer a brush since my fingers can be too big for the eye area. This brand is known for all natural ingredients and no harsh ones like talc. I guess I have to keep using this brand and see how this shadow goes!
Sugar Cosmetics Uptown Curl Curling and Lengthening Mascara: Final item is a mascara from Sugar Cosmetics! I love this brand since I did get their eyeliner and just finished it not too long ago. This. This has a creamy and ultra-fiber formula and the brush is supposed to be able to reach the hard to reach lashes to make them fluttery, long and thick. I have to try this mascara out and then let you know in April!

Well guys that is it for this Glam Bag! So far so good it’s been a great month for this bag since Ipsy is celebrating its hundredth bag. I didn’t know about Ipsy until Eleventh Gorgeous talked about them and I wanted to join so badly and did and used my dad’s bank account to get this subscription service but now after getting back into since I missed it so much I decided to get back into it and used my own funds to do so and glad I have a job to get this again. I have tried so many products and brands through it and what I like about it is that they give new brands that haven’t been tried before and even independent brands we can find online. I remembered that every month so many people complained about their profile not being matched with what they marked and that the colors didn’t suit them. I did get some misses but I did swap with someone I knew on Facebook and enjoyed my stuff even more since they have gotten better when I re-subscribed. I can’t wait what April brings since so far they’ve been hitting out of the park. I am waiting on news from Ipsy now since well I got my GB Plus and I got wrong items in it so may have to wait until they replace my items with my correct items. So next will be BoxyCharm! Until next time!
Hanalei Kukui Lip Balm in Island Mint

Girlactic Precise Marker Liner

Hey Honey Relax Propalus and Honey Soothing Cream

https://complexculturebeauty.com/collections/shop-all/products/all-over-shadow

Naked Cosmetics Mica Pigment in Mother Nature #05

https://www.amazon.com/SUGAR-Cosmetics-Uptown-Lengthening-Mascara/dp/B07PDH5Z2Z