Subscription Satelite: Glam Bag Plus August 2020

Hello to all of you nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast nerd universe! I am back with a new post!

 

Glam Bag Plus August 2020

 

I am back with a new post and it is with my Glam Bag Plus for August! It arrived early this month and was glad to get it in time for my birthday. They have changed it up besides the price which is $25 a month and you get full size items from prestige and luxury brands. They are now having people choose three out of the five items in their bag and get a bigger bag to fit everything in. I am happy about the bigger bag because for months they have been smaller than the regular Glam Bag when the Ultimate bag was bigger. I don’t get why they had to make them smaller when the Glam Bags are already small. I did like how it was a draw string bag which made it a little bit more padded during the travel and no one can break into the envelope as easily since it came in one. While the selecting items, I think they should have saved it for Ultimate because I have seen people’s videos where they don’t like the Ultimate as much due to the selection being not as great. They should keep the one item selection and how it works with GB Plus is that on the first of every month they show you your first two items they’ve selected and then you get to choose from three groups of items and only one in that group and once that’s done they allow you to do add-ons and move on from there and then they put your bag together and ship it. Let’s see what I got!

 

Huda Beauty Demi Matte Cream Lipstick in Lady Boss: First item that was chosen for me is from Huda Beauty and it is her Cream Lipstick in Lady Boss. It’s been a while since I have received any Huda products in my Glam Bags and glad to get this one this month. I have been having major dryness with my lips lately and trying to treat them with a Vaseline Lip Treatment. This is a vivid berry color that lasts a long time. I test to that because I do have shades from Huda Beauty, and they last a long time even while I’m teaching someone it stays. I am happy to try something new from this brand and hoping to continue in doing so.

Beauty for Real Shadow STX 24/7 Shadow Duo in Midnight Marathon + Ever Star Struck: Next is anew item from Beauty for Real and it’s their Shadow STX. I find these interesting because I remembered getting a Trestique shadow crayon years ago except it broke all the time so hoping this doesn’t happen since it is one of those self-sharpening ones.MidMidnight Marathon is a reflective topaz while Ever Star Struck is a champagne shade and these glide on without any brushes or techniques. I have to give these a try and see how they go and glad Ipsy chose these for me to try.

Love Craft Beauty Highlighter Duo in Aurora + Borealis: Next is my first-choice item and that is from Love Craft Beauty. I have tried a few products from this brand enjoyed them so far and when I saw this as a choice I decided to choose since it spoke out to me. This is a subtle highlighting duo for anyone who doesn’t want to sparkle so much. You have one that is golden and the other pinker which you can wear either one or together to get that subtle glow and it’s finely milled to give off that subtlety. I do love my high impact highlighters but other times I do enjoy the subtle ones to give me that slight glow even in my pictures when I have my bright lights glowing. I will be trying this out at some point to see how it looks.

Murad Renewing Eye Cream: Next is my second choice and that is from Murad. You already know that I am a fan of this brand and getting them from the subscriptions is better since I can try them to see how I feel and then see if the item will be in 21 Days of Beauty which with this brand is better going that route than paying full price. In the second group with this item, however, I felt that they were not good choices besides this one and that got me to choose this eye cream and feel like it’s a good choice due to my early mornings since my eyes can be puffy. This product is made for that since it can soothe and moisturize around the eye area and uses really good ingredients to do so. You have to watch out since this does cost $82 normally. Ow! I may wait for the 21 Days of Beauty for this if it does work out for me.

Laura Gellar Kajal Long Wearing Eyeliner in Gilded Bronze: Final item is an eyeliner and I was happy to see this among my choices! As you know I have been bored with black eyeliners and wanted something different and when I saw this it answered my complaints! It is from Laura Gellar and it’s a bronze eyeliner which I was wanting for a long time! This is a long wearing cream formula that has a bronze sparkle and of course has Vitamin E in this formula too. I am glad that this is long wearing since there are times where my eyes do water due to allergies and sometimes, I worry my liner would run even during a rainstorm if I am wearing makeup. This also has a sharp point which also has a sharpener built into it. I can’t wait to use this with my bronze shadows since I have a ton of them, heck my shadow in my No Make No Life box came in bronze and can’t wait to pair this with that.

 

Add-Ons: I did get two add-ons this month and they are the Tony Moley Aloe Soothing Eye Serum and the Laruce Face Set! I love Tony Moley and I did almost get their Panda Dream Eye item during the Fabulous sale at Ulta, but this caught my ear more because of how much aloe has been helping my skin in the moisture department. Plus, this would help with my puffiness underneath my eyes since I do wake up early during the week when I went into the office and glad, I picked this up for $3. I loved the Laruce brush set I’ve gotten in my GB Plus I think a few months ago or was it last year but these brushes are amazing and glad to see they had a set of face brushes up for one of the groups in the choice area but I did redeem myself by buying this as an add-on. That is a bonus to buy the item you didn’t get if it’s choice or not.

 

Well guys that completes this post! The three-item choice is not too bad but wishing they had it for Ultimate since that bag seems to have a few issues, but it does give me an idea of what I would like. I am not going to lie with the eyeliner since that was a breath of fresh air but if I hadn’t chosen that they would have given me black again. I hope they keep getting more colors in eyeliners as time goes on. I am still going through other under eye treatments at the moment but glad to get the one from Murad to try out since they’re really pricey! I’m happy with the make up items since I want to see how well the shadow sticks would work, the highlighter duo as well, and glad to get more Huda Beauty. I can’t wait to see what September holds in choices once the first arrives. I am waiting on my BoxyCharm and Ipsy for this month so stay tuned!

Subscription Satelite: Ipsy Glam Bag Plus June 2020

Hello to all of you beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast nerd universe. I am back with another subscription!

Ipsy Glam Bag Plus June 2020!

Finally my GB Plus arrived! I am not sure why it always gets delayed like this but glad I got this in time for Ipsy Choice! This bag is the second tier where you pay $25 a month and you get more full size items from more prestige and luxury brands also even more independent brands in skin care, lifestyle, and makeup. Plus you still get a bag in this which is slightly bigger or smaller than the Glam Bag. Anyways, I did get some pretty sweet items this month since it does balance with what I got in my Glam Bag. Let’s see what I got!

Huda Beauty Basic B Sponge
Dr. Brandt Pores No More Luminizer Primer
Araceli Beauty Ojos Perfectos Eyeliner

Huda Beauty Basic B Sponge: First up is an item from Huda Beauty and it’s something I didn’t know they had and that is a blending sponge! When I got it I thought it was from Juno & Co. since the sponge looks similar but the butt is rounder than flat like the Juno sponge. This sponge lets you have streak free application where the flat side can be used to tap foundation and CC Cream all over while the smaller side is used for concealer. This sponge retails for $17.
Dr. Brandt Pores No More Luminizer Primer: Next up is a product from Dr. Brandt and this time it’s the Pores No More Luminizer Primer. I remembered trying a mask from these guys and glad to try another item from these guys. This primer helps skin defuse pores and help them become minimized with tea tree oil and lentil seed extract to create a perfect canvas. Can’t wait to see how this works since I’m still using my E. L. F. Pore Putty and now using the sample of the First Aid Beauty primer I got in my Glam Bag. This item retails for $38.
Araceli Beauty Ojos Perfectos Eyeliner in Coffee: Finally an eyeliner that is not the color black! I love black eyeliners but getting them all the time was getting boring and glad to get this as a change. This is a pen liner that is supposed to be long lasting and can create major wings with. I hope to get more colored liners like this because that was a breath of fresh air. This retails for $16.
Purlisse Blue Lotus 4~in~1 Cleansing Milk: Next up is another item from Purlisse and that is their 4~in~1 Cleansing Milk. I think I remembered trying a similar one from these guys back in January 2015 and man that was really gentle! This is a sulfate and soap free multi-tasking cleanser that cleanses, tones skin, removes make up, and soothes the skin all at once. This uses soy milk, soy protein, and white tea in this formula to help people with dry and sensitive skin. I really want to use this! Screw what I’ve been doing to clean my makeup right now because this sounds really good right now. (Sponge Bob Voice) Five Minutes Later! I am back! Okay, I tried this and I felt I had to still use the cleansing water to help get any remnants off since I felt some of the mascara primer on my lashes and I did feel clean afterward. I have to keep using this to see how it goes since I still felt slightly dry but skin care does take time to work not just in one day. This product retails for $36.
Laura Gellar Urban Garden Pallet in Central Park: Final item is my choice item for June. The only thing I tried from this brand was their Whipped Gelato highlighters and this is a first to try more of their items. This product is inspired by the hidden gardens of New York and it features a blush, a bronze highlighter and four neutral shadows, three mattes and one shimmer. This pallet has their items made with Vitamin E and grape seed oil to nourish the skin. I can’t wait to use this pallet since it is a good all-in-one pallet and would be nice to travel with. This retails for $14.

Add-On: Hanalei Sheet Mask Duo: Now onto the add-ons or shall I say the only add-on I purchased this month. I saw these among the add-ons and decided why not try more items from Hanalei and it’s their Face Sheet Mask Duo. This set has masks that are made with Hawaiian Noni Fruit Extract that helps skin become its full and plump self and also uses pineapple extracts. It even helps with dark spots you may have. I tried one and man it felt so good! My skin did feel really hydrated afterwards since the serum was also cooling after spreading it. I do have one more and will save it since I have enjoyed one mask so far. I wished they put their value though.

Well that is it for this post guys! I am really happy for this month’s box! Yes, it sucked that it took a bit to get to me but what can you do since it is still the quarantine and some areas are not all the way opened yet and some mail services are still feeling it. I have to keep using the Cleansing Milk since I did have to use my cleansing water to get any residue off my lashes or my face and so on. I can’t wait to use the shadow pallet and the primer since those got me really excited about the box. I know I will be loving the sponge once I start using it. I did make my choice for July’s box and can’t wait to see what else they choose for me since there were really good items but the one I got is something I was meaning to try so stay tuned for July! Next will be my May & June Box Round Up since I have tried most of the items and will let you know what I think! Until next time!

Purlisse Blue Lotus 4~in~1 Cleansing Milk
Note: Can’t really find a link for the Laura Gellar pallet! I think it was discontinued on Laura Gellar’s site.