Subscription Satelite: Glam Bag January 2021

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Glam Bag January 2021

It’s time for my Glam Bag for the first month of the new year! This is the original bag that Ipsy has been known for and put together. You get five samples or deluxe sized items in this bag ranging from indie to drugstore to luxury brands. I love the idea to try new items in sample sizes because it gives you an idea of what to expect when buying the full-size item. This bag is $12 plus tax a month and you also get a monthly makeup bag. Let’s see what I got!

Ahaba Sea Kissed Mineral Hand Cream: First item is a hand cream and glad to get it since it’s been cold in my area for a few weeks now. This hand cream from Ahaba is made with dead sea minerals, also it is made with witch hazel and other essential minerals. This will be perfect for having at the office for the size of the sample that I got in this month’s bag. Soap can cry out your hands even with a high alcohol content which most places have and that’s not good, even for people with sensitive skin. That was the reason for my skin on my hands looked awful when I was a student. I will be taking with this me.

Catherine Malandrino Special Moments Au De Parfum: Next up is a product from a brand I remembered being in BoxyCharm and that is Catherine Malandrino. I have gotten two perfumes from these guys and glad to see these guys again but in the Glam Bag. This perfume can be used for special occasions since it has a mix of peach, orange, and plum for top notes, rose water and jasmine for a middle ground note, and vanilla, musk and amber for the base to stay on the skin. I will definitely be using this since I do love perfumes!

Jules Smith Beauty Power Slick Gloss in Bling Berry: Next up is a lip gloss from Jules Smith This gloss is based on rubies but it is sheer and gives off the shine without the stickiness. The last gloss duo I got from these guys did deliver the non-sticky feel that most glosses gave but hoping I have more product since I felt there was less of it in one of them. I can’t wait to try this. Pretty Woman Nail Polish in Ice Queen: Next up is a nail polish from Prety Woman. This is a shimmery white color which makes sense for winter. Wishing it was in my December bag due to the idea of having Christmas nails but some people do enjoy white nails year round. I remembered having a polish from Sinful called Ice Touch so hoping this is like that.

Uoma Beauty Drama Bomb Mascara: Final item is from Uoma Beauty. I have heard of this brand all over YouTube and when I saw this available for choice I decided why not try it out and see what the brand is like. This mascara is supposed to make your lashes fuller and fluttery with good ingredients such as avocado and caster oils. I have to see how well my lashes would feel like with this mascara on then. Hoping it will help make my lashes grow.

Add-Ons This month’s add-on with my Glam Bag is from Purlisse and it’s their Blue Lotus Balancing Moisturizer. I was trying not to get any more moisturizers since this was a GB Plus choice and I had so many moisturizers but like with GB Plus, Ipsy won’t let me go from not purchasing any add-ons. This is a moisturizer that is smooth and lightweight and it is made with blue lotus, white tea, and French marine plants. It also deeply mouisturizes the skin and smooth out imperfections. Okay, I’m interested in using this since my skin does get dry and do use moisturizers before makeup and will have to use this before makeup. Let’s see how this goes!

That’s it for this month’s Glam Bag. Yet another great mixture of products since I didn’t get any eye shadows nor liners since I got the mascara as my only eye product. I will definitely be taking the hand cream with me to the office and can’t wait to use my moisturizer. I’m still waiting on my No Make No Life since that’s still in shipment so hoping to get that this week. Stay tuned!

Subscription Satelite: Glam Bag Plus January 2021

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Glam Bag Plus January 2021

Time for GB Plus and the first one of the new year’s. This bag has more full-size items and you get a draw string bag with your stuff to fit into and you get to choose three of the items in your bag for more customization. This bag is $25 a month plus tax. Let’s see what I got this month!

Cela Crème Violette: First up is a body cream! I thought it was a liquid lipstick but it’s a body cream. This is a cream that can be used both on hands and body with a velvety texture. This is made with antioxidants, Cukapusu Butter and Abyssinian Oil to bring intense moisture. I will definitely try this out since I do have some dry patches and do have the bad habit of not putting any body cream. I will make sure I do. Ofra Cosmetics Highlighter in Retro Grade: Next is a highlighter from Ofra Cosmetics. These highlighters are amazing and have enjoyed them so far. I was happy to get this since it’s a full-size one since I have tried the samples and I still have highlighter in those, oh yeah, they will last you a long time, this will last me even further. This one is a duo chrome highlighter with ivory and lavender in it and of course is used to highlight the high points of your face. I can’t wait to use this since they are amazing! Thank you Ipsy for choosing this for me!

Laruce Beauty Eye & Cheek Denim Set: First in my round of choices is a brush set from Laruce Beauty. I have enjoyed this brand’s brushes and when I saw this, I was like, “mine!” This brush set can be used with cream and powder products and comes with five brushes. This is a combination of face and eye brushes. It also easily fit in your hands with the textured handles. I do have to say is that with the $150 value for this set it was worth the choice!

Item Beauty Cheek Money Duo in Mood Bibez: Next up is an item from Item Beauty and it’s a bronzer and contour duo. What got me is that this is meant for light to medium skin tones which I do have and it’s used for warming up the skin for a glowing effect. You use the contour to define your features and the bronzer for warmth. I do use bronzer for contour which is my sort of thing and easiest to use but can’t wait to try this out and glad I chose it.

YC Collection Let Me First Primer: Final item I chose is from YC Collection and it’s their Let Me First Primer. This is a blurring primer that laches onto makeup. It is made with ingredients that help with imperfections and last all day. Can use a pea sized amount on the face after moisturizing which is a good thing. I did see some good reviews since this is a new brand I never heard of and can’t wait to try this.

Add-Ons: This month I felt that I couldn’t move on without purchasing add-on items. The item I chose is from Morphe. I know I am not a fan of this brand but saw this. Boom, Lit, and R36 Set. This is a highlighting and brush set. I will be probably be using the highlighters with a different brush because the brush feels more like a blending brush for the eyes. Not kidding, even though they say highlighting, I can use it for the eyes after applying my shadows. These highlighters are supposed to be zero gravity defying so I will have to see how it goes.

Well guys that’s it for this bag. I do have to say it was a nice change from getting eye shadows like every month. I did notice some shadow items but having different products make it different. A face primer is a must, having a body moisturizer during winter is also a plus and getting a brush set, a highlighter and contouring duo makes it even better. I think I prefer having some face items over eye items due to having so many shadow pallets and this was a nice change. I can’t wait to see what February brings. Next up is my Glam Bag!

Review Round Up: November & December 2020

Hello to all of you beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast nerd universe! I am back with another post and on the first day of the new year!

Review Round Up: November & December 2020

I would like to say first is that I am really sorry for not doing a Review Round Up for September and October. Things were really busy with school and of course the move was going on so didn’t really have much time to do one so I am making up for lost time.

November: The order did get switched alongside with December since my No Make No Life didn’t arrive until close to Thanksgiving. I did manage to get all of my boxes in even my Ipsy ended up at my old address due to it not being updated yet. I didn’t use any of the eye products due to recovering from my sty and blepharitis and didn’t want my eyes to get any more irritated and did not help with the dust flying either while packing and unpacking. I hadn’t used any of my November BoxyCharm items due to packing them in one of the many boxes but when I do find it, I will definitely start using them. I did use the sheet masks, the lip color, and lip mask from my Glam Bag Plus though. The Honey Jaret masks did feel good. I felt that the one I used to give me pretty good moisture for my skin and felt pretty light too while wearing it. The lip mask was pretty moisturizing as well and the lip color from Complex Culture was not too bad. It was interesting packaging though since most lip products I get are in square shaped tuibes while this is more of a flattened rectangle. Also, I didn’t k now that the post did not publish. I’m really sorry about that as well. I’ve been using the Commodity perfume time to time and man it smells so good! I did finish the Banana Souffle moisturizer by Glow Recipe and it did feel really good on my skin. It was not too heavy on the skin and the sample size was really good as well. I don’t think I will pay the price though since Glow Recipe is pretty pricey. I may have to wait and see if it will be on the Ipsy Offers or on the BoxyCharm shop. With No Make No Life, I did try out the mask with the Eucalyptus Cream and it felt pretty good. I did use the multi-tasking stick which was pretty greasy after trying it out. The Miloko mascara felt good on my lashes though and made them curl up like the claims said. I will keep on using this mascara. The Dolly Wink eye pencil did feel good on my eyes. I hardly felt it bothering my eyes since I was till recovering from my eye infections. I don’t know how I feel about the brow pencil from Etude though. I wished I got a chocolate brown instead since that’s my shade in the NYX Brow Pomade that I have enjoyed for a few years. I will have to keep on using it.

December: The only thing about December’s boxes was that I felt that I got Ipsy leftovers in my BoxyCharm. How so? Well, I got the Mac Matte lipstick in Russian Red which I did buy from Ipsy a while back. I also got the Tarte Man Eater Mascara which was really good since it did bring a curl to my lashes and the Ofra Banana Powder, I believe that was a sample size some people have gotten in the past but not hating it since I have been using it to set my under-eye concealer. The only things that didn’t feel like leftovers were the Artist Coutur pallet which people did love the look with and the Eloise Liquid Shadow which I used as an eye base. It worked well as an eye base and didn’t budge at all. I am not sure if I will keep BoxyCharm since this box seemed a bit meh, I will give it a few more months. My Glam Bag and Glam Bag Plus were really good though. The Feel Cleanser was really nice! It didn’t feel too harsh on my skin on nights that I was using a sheet mask and it did help with the mask absorption. I hope to get more stuff from this brand. I am not sure what had happened to the powder I got though, it may have fallen out of my Caboodle, I will search for it and find it as usual. The brush did get mixed into my brush pouch since I am using the makeup bag, I got from the Kuromie and My Melody collection. I haven’t touched the Laura MakeUp lip gloss either but I have been using the Use Me Hair Curling Cream. I have to say is that it has helped my hair and I am going to purchase a full size of this since it is so good! The only thing I used from my GB Plus happened to be the Ofra lip gloss. I find it just okay; I think the lip gloss was not sticky but just okay. I may use it over other lip products down the line. As said before, I am using another exfoliating scrub, which the Feel one was just a trial size to try it out and then go back to my Hempz one. I haven’t used the QMS cream yet nor the Complex Culture powder either. The Alter Ego shadow from Il Maki age, I am going to use it at some point too. When it comes to the No Make No Life box, so far, I used the hair mask, which was weird. I feel like it did not do much for my hair. It would make sense if it was in a pot since to me with a hair mask you need to use it more than once for effects to take place rather than a one item type thing. I did like the MediHeal sheet mask and it did moisturize my face very well. It did fit my face pretty well too. I also have been using the hand cream since my hands do get dry due to the use of hand sanitizer and soap every day. I like the scent since it’s not too heavy and the cream is very creamy and smooth. And I also have been using the UR Glam lip oil too since I do love using glosses that are an oil and gloss hybrid. I haven’t used the hair clips much because they’re a bit too big for my liking but do they do hold my hair pretty well. The eye shadow pallet will be used at some point. Verdict: Ipsy! Reason being is that for these two months, I have  been enjoying what I’ve gotten in my Glam Bag. Even though the BoxyCharm for November had a good balance, I packed it before moving and didn’t get to use anything. I feel that Ipsy is beating BoxyCharm out of the water and No Make No Life is a close second due to how I was able to use some of the things except the hair mask was kind of weird. Hoping BoxyCharm steps it up for January!

Well guys that is it for this Review Round Up! So, now it’s a new year and hoping that these boxes keeping going well. Like I said I am thinking of cancelling BoxyCharm because they aren’t going so well for me, I am willing to give them a few more months before letting them go since I have gotten some good products except I felt that I got leftovers for December. In February, Ipsy is going to start Glam Bag X which is like Boxy Lux where instead of getting the regular Glam Bag you get more of a luxury based bag with seven to eight full-size items which I’m excited about. I almost thought about doing either Boxy Lux or Premium except I feel that the items aren’t my cup of tea and I feel happier with the regular base box. No Make No Life, on the other hand, I was mad that they falsely advertised the DHL thing during December because they used a different service from them and I didn’t get my box until this past Monday. Some four to five day shipping. I will keep them for a few more months too. So, next up is my Third Quarter Favorites so stay tuned for that!

Subscription Satelite: Glam Bag Plus December 2020

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Glam Bag Plus December 2020

It’s that time again and it is for GB Plus this time. Glad I got this before the holiday mail rush took place, that is why my No Make No Life is taking a bit so don’t worry that is still coming. This bag, on the other hand, is $25 a month and it has full-size items ranging from indie to luxury. You also get to pick three out of the five items you will be getting. What came in this month’s bag? Let’s see!

Il Maki age Color Boss Multi-Dimension Eye Shadow in Alter Ego: First up is an eye shadow from Il Maki age. I did get this in another month but this time it’s a purple color! I’m glad to receive this one since purple does look good on my eyes after all and I do enjoy the formulation on this shadow. It’s kind of wet when it’s in the small compact but does dry down once on the eyes. I will be definitely using this one! I am surprised that Ipsy would give me another shadow from this range when there are new pallets, I haven’t tried yet that were offered but hey, what can I do?

Tula Skin Care So Polished Exfoliating Sugar Scrub: Next up is an item from Tula and this time it’s an exfoliating scrub. This is another face scrub but it’s a full-size item that I got in this bag. This has not only papaya and pineapple extracts but also has natural sugar to help with buffing dead skin off without stripping the skin. This one is supposed to be used twice a week which I will use it that much since I do use these scrubs before sheet masks so the stuff can sink in better into my skin. I will have to try this out.

QMS ACE Day Night Vitamin Cream: Now into the items I chose for this month. First up is this ACE Vitamin Cream from QMS. So, this is a two-in-one moisturizer that can be used during the day and night. This contains Vitamins C and E to help with protecting the skin from UV rays during the day and does help with refreshing at night. I decided to get this because I have less day moisturizers and have been getting used to using SPF due to my skin not liking it before. I do enjoy sitting outside for some fresh air and do check the mail so does help with keeping my skin protected. I’m using a moisturizer from HEMPZ during the day so I will be using this after finishing that.

Ofra Truffle Lip Gloss: Next up is a product from Ofra! I haven’t gotten anything from this brand in my bags for a while, I think last time I did was the Madison Miller collection that they did a year ago. I haven’t tried out the lip gloss formula yet since I do love the liquid lipstick formula, except for Havana Nights which bled on me like crazy that I had to get rid of it. This is a sheer, nude gloss that hydrates and conditions the lips with antioxidants and jojoba oil. I only wore this once and it was hard to apply, not sure if it’s due to the applicator or not wearing anything on my lips. I have to keep on trying it out to see if it will work out for me and also not bleed all over my lips.

Complex Culture Set Go Setting Powder in Clarity: Next is a product from Complex Culture. In the last group of items, I’ve been noticing that they aren’t as good as the last two groups. As in, Group 1 are really good and hard to choose from, Group 2, I feel I have to think about it, while Group 3, I am like why does this group suck? I felt this setting powder by them was the best out of the group since I don’t mind getting them and it does help keep my stash going in my face needs. Not only this powder does the blurring bit but it does help hydrate the skin with ceramides and botanicals to keep the skin from drying it out. I could wear this alone if I wanted but I do like putting it on top of makeup. I can’t wait to try this powder out!

Add-On: I only got one add-on this month and that is the Micro Derma Needle Roller Set from Grace & Stella. When I read about this, I had to get it because it is supposed to help with any acne scarring since I do have some marks around my face that don’t want to go away. When I got it, I tried it out and it was pretty prickly but the serum did feel good though. I am glad to pick this up since I need some extra skin help sometimes and glad to get this when I did.

Well guys that is it for this post! Next is BoxyCharm since I got that yesterday and it did take a bit to get here due to the holiday rush. I hope to get my No Make No Life so make sure you follow us on Twitter for that post! Stay tuned for the BoxyCharm post!

Subscription Satelite: Ipsy Glam Bag December 2020

Hello to all of you beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe! It’s that time again and that is beauty subscription time! Which one are we starting with this time?

Ipsy Glam Bag December 2020

It’s the Ipsy Glam Bag first! This was shipped out earlier than usual but glad it did come before Christmas. This bag is $12 a month and you get four to five sample to deluxe size and even full-size items in this bag ranging from drugstore to indie and even luxury. What did I get this month? Let’s find out!

Beau Gachis Limited Edition Powder Brush: First is a brush from Beau Gachis. I think I got a brush from this brand before in past bags or not. Plus, this is my choice item for this month. This is a powder brush that can also be used for blush and highlighter. The bristles are loosely packed so it won’t cause any streaks after powder is applied. I didn’t read the description until now since this did catch my ear on the choice items more than the other items since I rarely get a powder brush. I know I got an under eye concealing brush but I used that to set me under eyes due to how big of a brush that was. I’m glad to choose this since I did get one product I wasn’t expecting.

Feel Enzymatic Exfoliating Cleanser: Next up is a product from Feel! I think I have gotten a product from these guys in the past but in Glam Bag Plus. This is an exfoliating cleanser that is made with extracts from pineapples and papayas alongside pumpkin seed oil. This helps with getting rid of any build up on the skin in order to clear it and even softens the skin, plus it’s gentle on the skin. I do love exfoliating scrubs since I do use these when I am about to put a sheet mask on to help the moisture sink into it. I can’t wait to use this item!

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder: Next up is a product I was not expecting but goes well with my new powder brush and it’s the Bye Bye Pores Powder from IT Cosmetics. This is a mattifying and translucent powder that has antioxidants, peptides, and collagen are in this powder to give a blurring effect. My skin’s dry but I will give this a try since I do wear a dewy foundation that doesn’t need much of an application due to how easy it blends and hoping this doesn’t irritate my skin since there are times some mattifying products can do that. I will see how this goes and glad to try it as a trial size instead of a full-size.

Laura Make Up Labs Glozzing Sparkle Lip Gloss: This is a brand I never heard of before but glad to try these guys here! This is a lightweight and non-sticky formula that also hydrates the lips. I got the shade Mystic which is a sheer peach with gold sparkle. Perfect for Christmas time since gold is a nice color anywhere. I have to try this baby on and see how it goes!

Use Me Hair Curl + Wave Cream: Final item is from another brand I never heard of and that is Use Me Hair. I love trying new hair products since my hair is dry and frizzy most of the time and it loves to tangle with the curls I have. This cream helps hair stay healthy and dreamy even if you chemically process it. You can even use it before heat styling. I have to try this product out and see how it goes!

That is, it for this bag. I find it interesting how Ipsy noticed that I picked the powder brush and threw a powder in as a way of having me try a new powder out. I’m glad to get another exfoliating cleanser since it does help with having my sheet masks sink into my skin. I will have to see how the lip gloss and hair cream goes since they are new to me. What is next? I will be writing a new Cosmetic Controversy post which has been a while since I done one. So stay tuned guys!

Subscription Satelite: Ipsy November 2020

Subscription Satelite: Ipsy November 2020

Subscription Satelite: Ipsy September 2020

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Ipsy September 2020

 

Finally, my Ipsy came for September! I don’t get why this is always the last bag of the month but glad it arrived! This bag is $12 a month and you get five samples of products ranging from drugstore through luxury and even independent brands. I love trying new brands this way and gives me new things to try! Let’s see what I got this month! Juliet Has a Gone Musk Invisible: First up is a perfume! It’s been a while since I received a perfume and wanted to try this brand for a long time. It’s known as Juliet Has a Gun and the scent is Musk Invisible. This perfume stays on and acts like a second skin and it has a mix of floral, woodsy, and musk which is my favorite kind of mix. When I got it and sprayed it, I did smell the woods more than the other two, but I don’t mind. I do love an earthy scent when it comes to my perfumes and I think this will last me a bit since we are moving, and I did pack my perfume bottles so I will use this!

Maelle Clearly Brilliant Lips in Berry: Next up is a lip crayon from Maelle which I never heard of until now. This is a creamy crayon that has a sheer, berry tint and doesn’t need much maintenance. This is also made without the harmful ingredients and it’s very moisturizing. I only used this twice so far, so I need to keep on using it. Glad that I got this though!

Sundays Nail Polish in #18: Next is another nail polish by Sundays and this time the shade is #18. I am not doing my nails at the moment since I am really busy but also packing and don’t want my nails to be messed up due to all the packing. Even though this claims long-lasting wear, but it is clean without the bad stuff and it’s a deep plum shade in time for fall. I don’t know when I will be doing my nails again but glad to try more nail polish!

Tarte Big Ego Mascara in Bi: Next is a mascara by Tarte and it’s their Big Ego one. I do end

enjoy what I’ve tried from them so far and this time it’s the Big Ego one. Wishing this was in Glam Bag Plus but full size. It’s good to try it as a sample to see how it goes. So far, I found it jumped on my lashes yesterday even on top of the Stage One Lash Primer from them, but I have to see how it goes. I need to ask my friend who also got this and see how she felt about it and if it clumped up on her. I might buy the full size at some point to see if the formula is different since sometimes the sample is different from the regular.

P/Y/T Day-to-Night Eye Shadow Cool Quad: Final item is from P/Y/T and it’s their Cool Eye Shadow Quad. I wanted to try these guys for a long time too and glad I got to this way by choosing this item. I love the idea that they give out shadow quads instead of singles since I can do a quick eye look and can also travel with this. This quad has very highly pigmented shadows and made with Vitamin E and do blend with fingers or brushes. I do prefer my brushes and my shadow primer underneath so can’t wait to try this out. I hope to get more from this brand!

Add-On: Space Case Cosmetics Custom Eye Shadow Pallet: Now my only add-on and it’s from Space Case. I did not know this was going to be an item in Glam Bag Plus until after I made the purchase. This is a shadow quad with four of their shadows. The shades include Not Rocket Science, Unicorn Horn, Ghost Entered the Host, and Beatrix. I did like how these apply and I use brushes not fingers even though they said you can do that but for hygiene sake I do brushes. I’m glad I did pick this up when I did and will keep on using it.

 

That is, it for this post guys! I am glad that this bag was great this time around and can’t wait to see what is in store for October’s bag! Until next time!

Subscription Satelite: Glam Bag Plus September 2020

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Glam Bag Plus September 2020

 

My Glam Bag Plus arrived today and was surprised it was early again. I hope this keeps going because I do enjoy getting it early. This bag is $25 a month and you get to choose three out of you of your items and Ipsy picks the other two based on your profile. You also get a drawstring bag this time instead of a small bag. Let’s see what I got this month!

 

Star Skin Close-Up Coconut Bio-Cellulose Second Skin Mask and Glow Star Foaming Peeling Puff Set: First up is a skin care item and it’s from Star Skin. Never heard of this brand so this is new to me. This is a set of hydrating skin care items that is loved by pros and editors. The Close-Up Mask features glacier water and tripeptides to help the skin hydrate and restore the elasticity in the skin. While the puff, on the other hand, Peeling Puff is soaked in hydroxy acids to help get rid of dead skin cells. Perfect! I can’t wait to use these because I love sheet masks and did enjoy my unicorn one, I got in my No Make No life box yesterday and this will be nice to try this out. While the puff would help with getting some dead skin off and my skin does get dry due to some skin not wanting to cooperate. I will have to use this puff and report back next month!

Trestique Color+Contour Stick in Brazilian Bronze: Next is a product from Trestique. I think I got a mini version of this but glad to get the full-size version of this. This is a pretty smooth product because I have enjoyed this brand due to how you don’t have to fuss with compacts. I do like to blend this with a brush though after blending it. Anyone new to this brand is that this brand does makeup sticks rather than the usual pallets and compacts for their shadows, blushes, lip products and so on. It’s cool that this has a stick on one end and an angled brush on the other. This is a very buildable bronzer where you can build up to your desired color and then blend it with the brush. The product stays put in the makeup bag because of it being a stick. I am glad to get a full-size version of this product and can’t wait to use it!

Yensa Silk Bronzing Base & Brush: Next is an item from Yensa. I have enjoyed the lip oil so far and when I saw this, I had to try it even if it’s another bronzer in my bag! This bronzer has a sun-kissed glow even if you hadn’t made it to the beach. This gives a blendable and silky formula to give that glow. It is also made with super foods, so it won’t harm the skin. I normally don’t use cream products, but this is one exception alongside the Trestique stick above this entry, but I wanted to try it. Also, this brand was created by Jennifer Yen which excites me even more since I do love Purlisse. I can’t wait to try this out and see how it goes.

Item Beauty Lash Snack in Midnight Mood: Next is a mascara and it’s one of my other choices alongside the Yensa bronzer. This one was an interesting one because it is not only a mascara but it’s also a serum since it uses castor seed oil, glycerin, and coconut oil. Plus, it helps give the lashes more volume with the micro wand. I think people who have been using false lashes for a long time should use something like this since it would help with lash growth and with all that glue it does cause the lash follicles to become brittle over time. I have to see how it works on my lashes.

Feel Vitamin E Balm: Final item is from Feel and it’s their Vitamin E Balm. This is a multi-purpose product where you can use it on your lips or anywhere you have a rough spot. Not only this contains Vitamin E, but it also has castor seed oil and sunflower wax. I just put it on my lips, and it feels good but need to keep using it to see any other result since my lips have been really dry lately. Also have been having a bit of a scab lining my upper lip so hoping it can help with that. We will see how well it works and will come back next month!

 

That is, its guys for this month’s bag. It wasn’t too bad since I did get to pick a Yensa item alongside a lash serum and mascara hybrid. I will see how the Star Skin items will work for me since I do enjoy sheet masks and will see how the puff is like. Now to wait for my BoxyCharm and Ipsy!

Subscription Satelite: Box Review Round Up July & August 2020

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Box Review Round Up July & August 2020

 

Another double month have passed and it’s time to review my boxes and see what I think!

 

No Make No Life: First is my first No Make No Life! This is a beauty subscription which has products from Japan and Korea and glad I got to check this out! Even though I saw videos on this box and not many people like it, but I do. I get around eight to nine items and glad to try what I got this month. I did finish the lip gloss and Chupa Chups hand cream. The sheet mask was even good! I haven’t used the shadow yet since I put it in my new Caboodle, I purchased with my birthday coupon. I do have an issue with the heart sponges though. I am always worried that I would rip them apart because of the middle always having a gap but it does blend my foundation pretty well since it’s a dewy formula. I will keep using them though and may travel with them. Will keep on going with this box since I loved it and will cancel if not worth it or bored with it.

 

BoxyCharm: Okay, July BoxyCharm felt like I didn’t enjoy some of the items. The Hank & Henry lipstick was very drying on my lips due to how rough it was in application. I know the covering on the lipstick was supposed to dissolve but I’m wondering if this caused my chemical burn on my lips or not due to how harsh it felt. I tossed it since it was not that great. I didn’t get to try my Clean Skin Club serum because I didn’t know what had happened to it. I swore I put it in a tote where I had some items waiting to be used but it wasn’t there. Even my fiancé had to help and no dice. We are moving when our lease is up so I might be able to find it while packing. I am still using my Billion Dollar Brows Kit, so I haven’t touched the Hourglass pencil. While the Festival 2.0, I have a nice story to tell and glad my best friend Rayne gave me a video idea. So, I got the original in one box last year and was able to get the original Festival pallet and Ulta had the shade descriptions for that on not for this one and same with the Pur website so I contacted them. I got a response after asking for the shade descriptions and got an answer I never thought I would get and that is take a picture of the back of the box. I told them that other brands have helped me out and didn’t get a 5reply for a little while. I did try posting on What’s Up In Makeups until one of the moderators sent me a message and said they’re willing to help, and she did. Then I got the response from Pur with the shade descriptions. Rayne said I should do a video on responses I’ve gotten responses in getting help on their products which would be a great idea to do! Just stay tuned for that!

August was better though because I was able to use products without having any reaction. The Butter London pallet was good but6 I feel like a slight tug on my eye using some of the shadows, but it did give me a great effect with the top row. I will definitely keep using the Teddy Boy pallet and I may get the Teddy Girl one since that has a mix of warm and cool tones. I did put away the Glam Glow moist6urizer and the Elizabeth Mott primer since I already have enough of both. I also appreciate the bronzer since it is so good so far. The only issue I have with this box and that is the Milk Makeup brow gel. Apparently, they sent me a lighter brown from my dark brown brows. I don’t get why they have a profile that allows you to customize your box with the items they put in they don’t match it. I remembered how the CoverFX pallet had wrong ones placed into boxes when they were supposed to be Light to Medium not Medium to Dark and gave charms to people and replaced the pallets, here that didn’t happen because I contacted BoxyCharm about it and they didn’t give me extra charms like before. I am having it sent by someone on Facebook who got my shade. I did suggest to BoxyCharm that they should put variant items in Choice rather than having it done for us because we tend to get the wrong items. It would help us get what we want and in the correct shade instead of the wrong one. Hoping this does get taken to heart once it is given to the team.

 

Ipsy Glam Bag: July was good except for the Ciate London Lip Oil. I think it caused my chemical burn. I felt that my lips felt dry after putting this on and didn’t know it was going to cause the effects I had. I tossed it and can’t use it. The other items were really good though. The Hempz lotion felt good on my legs after shaving like the claims said. I didn’t use it after my last shave but should next time. I have been using the Luxie brush interchangeably with my other eye brushes. The blush did have room for my blush brush but wishing the Balm gave it a compact feel. And of course, the shadow from Space Case is still a love!

August, on the other hand, was amazing! I finished the Bubble Tea lotion and it smells just like peach tea and I do love me some peach tea whenever I can get my paws on it! The other makeup products were amazing too. The lip balm from Hey Honey didn’t burn since it was also watermelon like the Ciate oil. I wished it was more of a stick not a tube but hey it did feel good!

 

Ipsy Glam Bag Plus: Finally, is Glam Bag Plus! I feel like with these two months it’s been really good even though they changed the format this month. July’s bag had products for every part of the face. I was able to use the Toula Moisturizer and I find it really thick when I put it on. It did smell like sunscreen due to the SPF in it. I am almost out of it since I’ve been using it. I find it funny that I already have been using the Midflower Hyaluronic masks since I have been purchasing them from Ipsy. I even bought more with the Ipsy Offers that appeared not too long ago, one set came with these and rose ones while the other had charcoal so will have to see how they go. The rose ones do feel good! The Il Makiage shadow is pretty good, and the Surfer Curl also was pretty good while the eyeliner, it is in my professional makeup kit.

August was where the changes came and it’s where we get to choose three items in the bag. It was interesting but wishing it was in Ultimate instead. I am looking forward to what will be in nex6t month’s round of choices. I chose for this month the Love Craft Beauty Highlighter pallet in Aurora and Borealis, Murad Renewing Eye Cream, and the Laura Gellar Kajal Eyeliner in bronze. While Ipsy chose the Huda Beauty Demi Matte Liquid Lipstick in Lady Boss and the Beauty For Real Shadow Sticks. This was a great balance for what I got. I did try the eyeliner and one of the shadow sticks and they are better with a primer, the shadow sticks I mean. The liner did go on very well too. I did find the highlighting duo easy to blend on my cheek bones. I haven’t used the eye cream due to having so many at the moment. And the Huda Beauty lipstick was pretty good. It did feel smooth on the lips and was able to dry down after my lip primer goes on top. I can’t wait for what September brings.

 

Verdict: I would have to give it to No Make No Life, and Glam Bag Plus! I know I only started with one month with No Make No Life but getting to try more Asian beauty brands. While GB Plus had more variety and it is going through a change. I do have to say at least the bags are bigger now since we used to get smaller bags that were smaller than the Glam Bag. Let’s see what I will get in September!

 

That is, it for this post guys! Next up is a new Mimi Jean Pamfiloff review! Stay tuned!

Subscription Satelite: Ipsy Glam Bag August 2020

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

 

Ipsy Glam Bag August 2020

 

Man, my subscriptions are early this month except for one more which I am still waiting for the email about. So, Ipsy is $12 a month and you get sample sizes of products ranging from drugstore to luxury! Sometimes you’re lucky to get full-size items depending on who offers it. You also get a makeup bag to store things in. I like the metallic bag they gave out this month and it’s pretty decently sized. Can’t wait to put my lip products. Let’s see what I got this month!

 

 

 

 

Bubble Tea Cosmetics Peach Iced Tea Body Cream: First up is a new brand I never seen before and that is Bubble Tea Cosmetics. This brand is inspired by bubble tea and brings innovative items in fun packaging. I can’t see it due to being blind, but I did enjoy this cream for my hands. I have been using so many hand creams due to all the hand washing I have to do during the pandemic, and this has helped me some alongside the one I got in No Make No Life. This has a peach smell and I do smell it since I love me some peach tea whenever restaurants have it as an option. I will have to keep using this since it has been made with soothing ingredients to help the skin be more moisturized.

Estate Cosmetics Going Nutty Bronzer in Cocoa: Next up is a product from Estate Cosmetics and glad it’s a bronzer. For over a year I have been waiting for a bronzer to come into my bag and glad more of these are coming since I do have so many blushes and highlighters it’s not even funny. Glad I got this since I am using it now. This is a buildable formula that gives you that Sunkissed glow without being streaky. It is also matte and blendable. I have to keep using this and see how it goes.

Hey Honey Trick & Treat Watermelon Lip Balm With Tint: Next is an item from Hey Honey. I have been enjoying what I’ve been getting from these guys so far and now get to try a lip balm with a tint. Tis has a tint to it and smells like watermelon too and even tastes like it. It did go on pretty smooth but whish that the sample was more of those tubes with a lip applicator or something, but it does keep my lips moist. I know it’s small, but I can deal. I will keep using this as much as I can until it runs out.

Kaleido Cosmetics New Skin Ultra-Fine Illuminator in Goddess: Next is a brand that is my first time trying out. I never tried Kaleido Cosmetics and glad I got this in my bag this month. This highlighter has ultra-fine golden pigments to help with giving off that beyond summer glow and despite it being a powder it also is creamy when it comes to blending on the skin. I can see why since I did notice it felt a little moist in the container. I will have to use this and see how well it looks.

Oryza Camo Shimmer Eye Shadow Pallet: Final item is from Oryza and it was my choice this month. It was hard picking items since it can be an issue with Choice sometimes and I can see where Glam Bag Plus kind of changed into three choices instead of one and did look at some products and saw this. I remembered when I got back to Ipsy I got a tiny shadow quad and used that up and when I saw this I kind of missed getting a quad or trio since I remembered getting an eye shadow trio from NYX years ago. This quad was decently sized for what I picked since it feels like what you would get as a standard quad. This quad is made with soft minerals and clay to help with the color pay off in these shadows and it contains three metallics and one matte for a fall look. I have to see how that goes since this is supposed to also blend very well. I will have to use this and see how it goes.

 

Well guys that completes this post. I know it was fast, but I felt that the descriptions were pretty short on the website too unlike how detailed GB Plus items have more detail. I am enjoying the bronzer so far and can’t wait to use the highlighter and the shadow quad. I’m glad for the lip balm since I did get a bit of a chemical burn from the Ciate lip oil last month which I will be talking about in my Review Round Up, I am glad nothing bad happened to my lips with the Hey Honey balm. The lotion needs more use since I am still using the rose oil, I got in No Make No Life since that is helping with my dry hands. I can’t wait to see what September brings since so far some of the items in this subscription have been really good. The only subscription left now is BoxyCharm and haven’t gotten any news on that one yet. I did choose my product for September which I’m happy about and will see how that box goes but will see what August brings me in that one. So, stay tuned.