Subscription Satelite: Glam Bag Plus May 2020

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Ipsy Glam Bag Plus May 2020!

It is time for my Glam Bag Plus guys! I got this with my Glam Bag which is a first. As you know last month it traveled away from home but this month it came early even with an add-on. This tier is $25 and you get more full-size products to try out and it’s a good way of replenishing some of the items you’re running out and trust me I’m happy for this subscription since there are times when some of my skin care items are running low. You get from indie brands to luxury and it’s good to try those through this when you only pay the $25 versus the retail price. Let’s see what I got!

Beauty For Real High Def Mascara in Black: First is a product from Beauty For Real and that is their High Def Mascara in black. I love getting to try mascaras from brands I already have tried through subscriptions or from newer brands. I’ve tried a few items from Beauty For Real and I think they’re okay but when I saw this in my box I hope it’s good since mascaras can be hit or miss. It claims to be long-wearing and smear proof and also fast way of getting your lashes voluminized, long, and curled and the wand fits any lash length even really short ones. I can’t wait to see how those claims come true. This retails for $19!
MOTD I Got It Five Piece Brush Set: I almost chose this when it was Choice Day but glad I got it in the box anyways. This is a five piece brush set that is both matte black and rose gold, you know I am a sucker for rose gold since it’s my favorite metallic color, and it has the brush name engraved on each handle to tell you how to use it. I did my video on a brand yesterday and I admit I wished the brushes had a better way of telling what these are for since I can’t see them, I think I used one of them for my crease and another one for my brow due to how small they are. I think these are more of detailed brushes rather than full on brushes. I think I should contact this brand and ask about a Braille letter which would be kind of cool. Anyways, these are pretty soft brushes and not going to lie and the set is small enough to travel with so if you’re going for a business trip or a convention these would be a great companion! These retail for $34.
Colored Rain Cosmetics Vineyard Soiree Pallet: Next is a pallet from Colored Rain and this was almost my choice item but then chose the other item. I had a feeling this would be chosen for my bag this month if I hadn’t chosen it. I like how sometimes they put in items you haven’t chosen in the box since there are a few items in this box over the regular Glam Bag. This is a GB Plus exclusive and its limited edition which almost had me choose it but you will see why I chose the item when I did. This is a six shadow pallet with four mattes and two shimmers and it is a gray and berry pallet for that smoky look and you know you have me at hello with smoky! Even though I do the neutral looks but I do love my smoky looks and that has been a favorite since I started wearing makeup. Plus it is an easy to go to look for me. This brand will be on my MakeUp Meteor list which is my newest series over on the channel since some brands aren’t always on the radar and so far after trying out their liquid lipstick I am starting to like this brand! I know someone talked about the Chinese dupes thing but FYI a lot of brands do manufacture in China and I believe this is one of them. Anyways, this pallet retails for $22.
Sugar Rush Sugar Coated Velvet Liquid Lipstick in Sprinkle: Finally get to try a product from Tarte’s sister brand Sugar Rush with this liquid lipstick! I am even playing the song from Wreck It Ralph! Couldn’t help it because it popped in my head. This claims to be a matte drying liquid lipstick that doesn’t crack and it has sunflower seed and rose hemp oils to help with fine lines in the lips to help them be softer and only need one coat. Plus it’s a berry shade too. I smelled this and man it smells like cake frosting! I love cake and can’t help it. I have to try this out and see how I like it and I know they’re available through Ulta. This retails for $15.
Nomad Cosmetics Sidney Bathers Pallet: Finally my choice item is of course from Nomad Cosmetics! I just did a video on this brand and I have been loving them! When I saw this on the choice list for this box I had a hard time choosing between this, the brush set, and the shadow pallet but when I read the shades in this pallet it got my choice since it features two highlighters, one warm bronzer, and one cooler bronzer/contour shade. It also smells really good and it’s due to the macadamia oil used with the milled pigments for this pallet. If you’re vegan and want to find a new brand to try out Nomad is perfect because they are a vegan brand and use naturally sourced ingredients and oils for their shadows and face products. I want a lip product from these guys because trying out their items I want to see a liquid lipstick from them, I even said that in my video. That will come soon to the channel but in the mean time you can use highlighter30 for 30% off your highlighter pallet purchase from this brand and this pallet retails for $27.

Add-On: In Beauty Project Glaze #1 Lip Oil in Candy Apple: This is being replaced by Ipsy because it came moldy and I am not the only one who had it happen to either. Just_Ann talked about it in her Glam Bag Plus video where she got hers with mold and it got me worried since other people were commenting on her pinned comment that she got a response from Ipsy about it and they will be contacting the brand. I think it’s due to it not using any artificial ingredients since it uses all natural oils. This can happen with some ingredients where they can congeal which happened with mine along with the mold, thank you fiancée, and hoping with my replacement it doesn’t come moldy either. I want to try out more colored lip oils since my buddy Rayne has since our trip to Riley Rose two years ago. And of course during work my lips do feel parched when I talk or wear a lot of lip items. This retails for $15.

Well guys that is it for my GB Plus for May! Good bag with nothing but makeup! I do love my skin care but with this pandemic it has been what I’ve been buying the most especially my usual items. I can’t wait what is up for Choice for June since the choices for GB Plus are better than the regular bag in my opinion but there are times where it’s hard to choose if they’re really good! I will see how it goes when the 24th comes around! Next up will be my BoxyCharm!
In Beauty Project Lip Oil
Beauty For Real High Def Mascara
MOTD I Got It Brush Set
Colored Rain Cosmetics
Sugar Rush Glaze Liquid Lipstick
Nomad Cosmetics Sidney Bathers

Subscription Satelite: Ipsy Glam Bag May 2020

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Ipsy Glam Bag May 2020

It’s that time again and it’s time for Ipsy! I got my Glam Bag and GB Plus early this month and still waiting for my BoxyCharm to arrive. Anyways, Ipsy GB is $12 a month and you get sample to deluxe to full size items from skin care to beauty tools to makeup. You get a range from indie brands all the way to luxury brands! Let’s see what I got!

SL Miss Glam SS57 Brush: First up is a brush from SL Miss Glam. I am glad I finally got a product from this brand in my Glam Bag and I love these brushes! This is a gorgeous brush and this can be used for blending or in the crease. These brushes are made with synthetic bristles and a plastic handle. These handles are pretty weighted and the bristles are really soft. I’ve purchased sets from Ipsy from this brand and they are great face and eye brushes. This brush retails for $18.50.
Nails Incorporated Nail Polish in Camilia Drive: Next is another nail polish and from Nails incorporated this time! I’ve gotten polishes from this brand in this bag for months and it’s a pretty good company but my nails do get wrecked easily due to my typing and washing. This shade is a deep raspberry and glad to get this since I do like purple shades since this is a red violet. Right now I’m trying out press on for my first time, I know “GASP!” but I will try this polish after letting my nails breathe when I finish the week with these nails. I think this polish retails around $15.
Space Case Eye Shadow in Intense Stargasm: Next is an eye shadow from Space Case Cosmetics. Since I already love these guys I do enjoy their formula, especially the shadows which are very soft and do have a bit of a cream-like feel to them. This shade is a silvery shade and glad to try out this one since I almost bought this when I first got into them. This item retails for $9.
Way of Will Hand & Body Lotion in Sweet Orange & & EEleni: Next is a hand and body lotion from Way of Will. I never heard of these guys until this bag which I do love trying new brands I never heard of. This lotion contains shea butter, cacao seed butter, and avocado oil, and almond oil, also orange oil for the scent. Plus it is great for using after the gym because it gets rid of bacteria and the It does claim the Elemis Essential Oil helps to boost circulation and acts as an antiseptic. I did start using this and what I have an issue with is getting the product out. Plus it is best to use it on hands due to the small size you get. This retails for $28.
Tarte Sea Jelly Glaze Anytime Lip Mask in Strawberry: Final item is my choice this month and wishing it wasn’t due to the size of it. It’s from Tarte and it’s their Sea Day Anytime Lip Mask and which I wished it was in a pot after seeing how tiny it was. I don’t get why brands have to make their samples so tiny for Ipsy when they can just make a deluxe size in a pot than a tube. You can apply this as thin product during the day or thick at night for an all-night treatment. This retails for $14 which I should just get it from them for a bigger size.

That is it guys for this month’s bag which was meh! I wished the lotion was a squeeze bottle which is hard to do and the Tarte item was tiny. I did like the nail polish which I can’t wait to try and of course glad that I got the eye shadow from Space Case. I am also glad for the SL Miss Glam Brush which I am a fan of their brushes! I am not sure if I want to do Choice for June because the items in GB Plus are better for that but I will see what they offer before I choose Surprise Me! Speaking of GB Plus, I will have that up after I do the new book review on the next Oh Hell No Series from Mimi Jean Pamfiloff. So stay tuned!

Tarte Sea Anytime Lip Mask
Way of Will Lotion
Nails Inc. Website
Space Case Shadow in Intense Stargasm

SL Miss Glam Website

Subscription Satelite: March & April 2020 Review Round Up

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Subscription Review Round Up: March & April 2020

It is time for my subscription round up for March and April and man I feel like GB Plus has kind of lost its mark these two months which I will get into once I get to it. Let me start with BoxyCharm!

Disclaimer: This Review Round Up is based on thoughts on the items I received in my boxes and how I feel about them. I am very honest with my experiences so please don’t get mad if you enjoyed these products. Thank you!

BoxyCharm: I feel like Boxy has done very well for itself for March and April but I did have one pet peeve item arrive during this month. I did set aside my Murad Ultra Moisture for Eyes which I will not say the entire name, don’t get why skin care brands have extended names for items, since I am still using my E. L. F. one at the moment and have another eye item in rotation once that’s done. I haven’t used my Hank & Henry pallet as of yet, I did contact them for a pallet description and no answer yet which I may have to contact them again. Farmacy is still unopened since I still have a pack of makeup wipes unopened but will get to this when I am done with those. The Vintage by Jessica lip gloss was good but I did not like the brush. It kept on folding in on itself and I had a hard time putting the wand back into its tube. I prefer doe foot applicators over brush ones any day. And finally the Project Beauty Hair Yogurt Mask did feel good on my hair and it did smell very good. I wished there was more product since my hair was growing a bit slightly and of course it was pretty thick and had to put a lot on to use this product. Hey, at least I got to use it!

April was good until one item and that is that they sent me lashes! You know my stance on them and here is the thing with getting these. If BoxyCharm was looking at people’s profiles and what they marked for certain products, for instance when they looked for people’s skin type for the Benefit Porefessional this month, they should have paid attention to what everyone else has marked or not. I did double check my quiz and on the tools question I marked everything EXCEPT lashes. I know everyone will say that they make your look pretty but wearing them over time damages your actual lashes due to pulling them off every night and also I did not know this but they do block out your eye look and if I went through the hassle of trying a new pallet and blended to my heart’s content and put lashes what’s the point? And another thing is that we have mascaras that do the length, do the volume, and some of them even help with lash growth. So that is one step I don’t do. I was happy with the Benefit Porefessional which is the hydrating one which they did pay attention to me marking dry skin which I do have. I am using my newer E. L. F. Putty Face Primer which I do enjoy due to how creamy it is and I will start using the Benefit one when I am done with that one. The brushes I did enjoy which I prefer using these for more of the smaller areas of my eyes rather than going all over. They are nice but they are small in comparison to the brushes I use in my brush pouch. I will still use these though but for mainly a precise crease and my brow bone. I did enjoy the Zoeva pallet I’ve also received and it was perfect for my complexion. So many people over in What’s Up in Make Up loved my looks that I did with it. Also using the Iconic London Illuminator was pretty good since it was really easy to blend after spreading it with my finger. I just dabbed a little bit and used my highlighting brush from Alamar and there I go!

Ipsy: March and April were also really good for Ipsy Glam Bag and March was the hundredth bag celebration and we got six items and went back to five in April!

I did enjoy the Hanalei lip balm in peppermint and all I have to say is that despite the mint in this product it did moisturize my lips! It’s a lot better than the Suzanne Somers lip balm my soon=to=be-mother-in-law gave me which was also mint but the issue I had with that one is that it never went on my lips unlike this one it went very well on my lips since it was in a stick. Its interesting know that mint is not the best ingredient in lip balms but hey at least this was a good one. With the Girlactic liner I just put it with my work makeup and sorry to say I am getting tired of getting black eyeliner in my boxes. I do love a good black liner but I do like to use colorful ones to match my eye looks time to time and wondering what had happened. I mean Boxy got two colorful liners and wishing I got those instead and they were in pink and blue and wondering what is going on Ipsy! I know black is a universal color that can be worn with any look but you need to get back into the variety game since years ago you gave out other colors. I did enjoy the Hey Honey Propalus Moisturizer since I didn’t go to Omni due to what is going on in the world. It felt really cooling on my skin and I did trade my points in for another tube which I will talk about that with GB Plus and wishing it was not so pricey. Hoping it does go on the 21 Days of Beauty in September! I also enjoyed the Complex Culture All Over Eye Brush when packing on shadow all over my lids. It is very soft for a brush and it does help with blending as I go. But I do feel that it is too big for the crease so that is why it’s a lid brush. The Naked Cosmetics Mother Nature Pigment was okay in my book. I think I felt that I had to dip in twice since it did say it’s best to apply with fingers but with our current situation I needed a brush for this thing. I do have some of the loose pigments around in my room so I will be using those! And finally for this bag is the Sugar Cosmetics Uptown Curl mascara and man this knows how to curl my lashes! I do have this with my work mascaras because I do enjoy a nice curl time to time and it does separate my lashes very well. I hope to try more mascaras from Sugar Cosmetics since they are a pretty good brand and have been enjoying what I’ve tried so far by them.

April is back to five items and man I felt that this was a really exciting bag with what I got! First is the Nomad Cosmetics Tuscany Intense Eye Shadow in Aperitivo was something I was excited about since it was my choice item. I have been enjoying this brand and they are the nicest people on the planet! I’ve been talking with one of the founders since I have been tagging them on Instagram with any looks with their items even with the Berlin Underground pallet and they do love to travel and I can see why the brand is known for being named after destinations. This shadow is from their Tuscany Intense nine shadow pallet which I did purchase for a video I want to do spotlighting this brand since my next choice for May in GB Plus is from this brand too. I won’t reveal it until that arrives. I love how this shadow did go on really smoothly and I do love how they use oils in their shadows as well which I think this was made with grape seed oil but it was a smooth shadow. I am glad I did purchase the pallet and I did get two face items since they did release a new New York Collection to donate to charities helping with the world situation right now. They even have done donations towards the Australian Bush Fires this past year in their summer in Australia. Anyways, glad to get this! I got another item from murad which is their Nutrient Charged Water Gel which feels really good on the skin! I use this on my face before makeup so it would soak in while I put on my eye shadow and gives it time to settle in as I go. I hope this will be on the next 21 Days of Beauty because with what I’ve been trying out from Murad I’ve been liking a lot and I find it better to purchase it half-off rather than full price during the sales at Ulta because you feel that you’re getting good skin care even with sensitive skin and you’re not going into the territory of Sunday Riley prices either. Plus this sample is lasting me pretty well because I don’t need too much for an application. I have enjoyed the LoveCraft lipstick in Fausta because it does go on smooth and I feel like it stays put on my lips and it is just so comfortable to wear! I wish most lipsticks were like this one because I feel how drying most of them can be and it feels so uncomfortable after applying some of them. Next is a brush from Ariceli which I feel like it was really scratchy. When I use a blending brush I expect it being soft as I put shadow on my eyes but this one it felt like straw as I put on the Nomad shadow. I think they should improve this brush and hoping if I get more brushes from these guys that they aren’t as scratchy either. And finally I am really happy that I got a bronzer and it’s from Space Case Cosmetics and I loved this bronzer and how well it applies. It almost feels like a Super Shock item from Colour Pop but it is more on the powder side. It is pretty compact in its packaging and glad that I got to get this and hoping I get more bronzers in my Glam Bag because this is the only one I got so far ever since I got back into Ipsy in 2018. So don’t stop sending bronzers! I put “Love It!” For the do you like bronzer’s question.

Glam Bag Plus: March was disappointing and April was a huge road trip for it. March was the same as the Glam Bag where I got six items as well and here was the weird thing about it. Three of the items I got were right and the other three were switched out for some reason for different products and got replacements. The items that were right were the Glam Glow Tropical Cleanser, which I just started using and it smells nice, the Phase Zero Liquid Lipstick which ran out pretty fast, and the Complex Culture Concealer Brush which was a huge triangle shaped brush head that felt like it wouldn’t fit anywhere. I used it for my under eye powder because I felt it was better to do that than just trying to put concealer. Speaking of which, the items that were wrong happened to be the Hey Honey Concealer in Light to Medium which is not so bad, the Balm Girl Powder Blush Pallet which was good even though I chose the eye shadow pallet not this, and the HEMPZ Body Moisturizer in Pineapple which I always notice when it gets to a certain level in the travel size it is hard to squeeze. I did end up getting the items I was supposed to get and the Coffee Scrub which was messy but it was effective in what it did which helped with some of my dry patches. The Pic Perf pallet was really good where the shadows were really pigmented and the primer was better than that crappy E. L. F. Putty Eye Primer and of course god got another eyeliner. I don’t get why they didn’t say, “Wait a minute!” When they were putting together my box. When I sent the email I explained what was missing and even shown screen shots and was asked what I was missing and had to tell them again.

April was a road trip! When it got to Orlando it was close to drop off date and saw that tracking took it to opposite of my part of the state and caused them to send it back to Daytona and then Jacksonville and then to me! I’ve been living at the same address for close to two years and this happens. Apparently was an error on DHL’s half and my post office according to Ipsy. I did get everything right and have been enjoying the items. I used the eyeliner from Tarte and no bleeding! I did enjoy the blush and highlighter pallet which was easy to use where the blushes were on the bottom and the highlighters were on top. The Ciate mascara did feel good but need to have a habit of putting the lash primer, my lashes did look and feel full with it on though! The Crème Rose did feel good on my legs and slightly helping with the dryness even though the scales are kind of there. I do admit when I squeeze I get too much product and wishing it was in a tub rather than a tube because I think I would need more than just a big dollop with how much dryness I am going through to this day. Hoping to get more lotions as time goes on because having lotions time to time in these boxes does help and give an idea of what’s out there. And of course the lipstick! It looks amazing on me from what so many people have said. I did post a picture yesterday of me who did a look with the blush and highlighter pallet, the lipstick, the eyeliner, and the Zephyr pallet from Eleman and everyone liked it and someone said that Brick should be my signature color due to how it looks with my skin tone. When I was job searching and starting to work I did wear a Rimmel lip gloss close to the color of this shade. I will be definitely keep this in my makeup bag and do love the comfort of this lipstick! I did put a sticker to mark this tube to show what which one it is whenever I need to get another one.

That is it for the review on the products. I would have to say that the Glam Bag kind of beat the other two in my opinion. How so? Well, I feel like that the items were catered to my profile very well for both months even with the choices in how they were built around them. Also, I got to try another Murad product and another Hey Honey product on top of it. Also, I feel like they didn’t throw an item I didn’t like like with the lashes in Boxy this month or screw up the items like with my March GB Plus. I know not all brands are perfect but I feel that should have done better. Now hoping next month I won’t get any lashes nor have any of my subscriptions take a road trip across the state before I get it and get squished on top of that. Next post will be a new Accessibility post! Stay tuned!

The Subscription Satelite: Ipsy Glam Bag April 2020

Hello to all of you beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe and Happy Easter! I have a new post and happy about it!

Ipsy Glam Bag April 2020

Got my Glam Bag yesterday in the mail and thought I would get it earlier but due to how everyone’s shopping online it’s taking a bit to get my items in. I’m even waiting for my Glam Bag Plus to ship and my BoxyCharm didn’t ship until around last Thursday or Friday. This bag is $12 a month and you get deluxe and sometimes full-size items ranging from prestige brands to skin care! You also get to customize one item, buy add-ons, and a makeup bag! Let’s see what I got!

Nomad Cosmetics Tuscany Intense Eye Shadow in Aperitivo: First is my choice item and it’s from Nomad Cosmetics. I am loving this brand so far and glad to choose this because the color caught my interest over the other choices. It’s a shimmery rose quartz shade that I can wear from day to night. I definitely want to wear this shade since I do love their eye shadows due to how pigmented they are and they are made with grape seed oil in a few of them. I can’t wait to try this out!
Murad Nutrient Charged Water Gel: Next is another product from Murad and it’s their Nutrient Charged Water Gel. I’m so glad to try another product from them since I’ve gotten two items during Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty and it’s best to buy these guys during that time because this brand is not cheap! When I got my bag yesterday I decided to try this before I shot a video since I do moisturize before putting on makeup and they are right on the description about being lightweight! It wasn’t greasy and it just felt cooling to my skin. It claims to have five minerals, five five vitamins, and five peptids that help balance skin and retain moisture. Also, it’s gentle on all skin types without causing irritation which it didn’t actually. You can also wear this under SPF Actually. I hope to see this on the 21 Days of Beauty sale for Fall because this is $60 and would like to get it for half off, just saying!
LoveCraft Beauty Lipstick in Fausta: Next is a lipstick from LoveCraft Beauty! I remembered my first item I got through add-ons from these guys was a blush pallet and they are pretty good. The color I got this month is in Fausta which is a warm beige nude. This has a satin finish that give a matte and comfortable wear which I’m hoping it does. I can’t wait to try this out
Araceli Beauty Chiquita Blending Brush: Next is a brand I never heard of before and that Araceli Beauty and I received a blending brush from them known as the Chiquita Blending Brush and they’re not kidding. It is pretty small. This brush is a Do-It-All brush with a small oval head to blend color into the eyes. The bristles are made with nano-synthetic fibers and this brand was started by Mexican born Araceli and she does fun and innovative tutorials in Spanish. With her brand she is bringing two things to attention which are her culture and her love for beauty. Which is what we need more of and I could see why the Spanish word for small was used for this brush. I can’t wait to try this brush and hoping to see more of her brand in this subscription.
Space Case Cosmetics Fakecation Bronzer: Final item is from Space Case Cosmetics! Finally a bronzer in my bag since I was wondering about getting these in my bag and not only that in the right shade. I am lighter to medium and need a lighter bronzer not a dark one. I’ve tried this brand before and even have a few shadows and nail polishes from them. I used a lavender polish and it went on pretty smooth and their shadows are smooth, also their highlighters are pretty good. This is a smooth, powder bronzer would give the right kind of radiance to the skin. These products actually feel more like a cream and they dry to a powder but they are smooth. You can wear it all over for the subtle glow it gives but I do only contour the sides of my cheeks rather than my face. Plus it’s not streaky either. I will definitely put this to the test to see how it goes. Hoping it does look good!

Now onto add-ons! I did buy another Space Case item and that is their Seen from Space Highlighter in 1A! I do have one other highlighter and loved the formula which I’m glad to try more from this brand and I should use my eye shadows from them too. And the other item is from IBY and that is their Enlighten Eye Shadow Pallet. This is a colorful pastel pallet with twenty shades which caught my eye and this was in their Ultimate box. I don’t get Ultimate because I’ve heard bad reviews about it and that it was just okay so I just stick with Glam Bag and GB Plus. I have to get the shade names and colors to be able to use this pallet!

Well that completes this post and happy with what I got! I’m happy to try out more Murad since I’ve been having good luck with their products so far Nomad Cosmetics Tuscanny Intense Eye Shadow PalletMurad Nutrient Charged Water GelLovecraft Beauty Lipstick in FaustaAraceli Beauty Chiquita Blending Brushand can’t wait to see if the Nutrient Water Gel will be on sale during the next 21 Days of Beauty
Space Case Cosmetics Items
IBY Beauty Enlighten Palletlike with the AHA & BHA Cleanser and the Essential C Moisturizer. Glad to try more items from Space Case and now a new brand with a brush. I’m waiting for my GB Plus to be shipped which should be this week but I am waiting on BoxyCharm to arrive to see what I got in there and they do have their choice coming up this week. Hope you all are all safe like I am since Florida’s under lock down and don’t forget to check out Nerdy SHique Transmissions while you’re at it! Until next time! Stay beautiful!

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

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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

The Subscription Satelite: January & February 2020 Review Round Up!

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January & February Subscription Round Up!

I know I was going to do my review on a book but have been running a little behind with posts so bear with me! I decided to do this first since this is the end of the month after all! I did say I was going to start doing this with telling you guys what are my thoughts on each box for every two months!

BoxyCharm: First starting off with BoxyCharm and I have to say that the first month of the year it came off strong with the makeup items. I was able to create a full face with the Ace pallet, the Wonder Beauty Blush and Bronzer Duo, and the Too Faced Highlighter, and the Mana Kadar lip gloss, even though that ran out pretty quickly since it felt like there was not enough product in the tube. I felt it dried a bit too much and that I felt it was not that great and threw it out. The sleeping mask from Advent was okay, I felt like I didn’t get too much moisture and it kind of stung while I put it on. I am not sure if it’s due to the amount of skin care I use or my skin is not ready for a product like it but it did make my skin sting a lot while putting it on every night and was okay for the rest of the night. I think skin care that costs over a hundred dollars is not as cracked up to be when people keep on saying the most money you should be spending is on skin care alone. I’m sorry but I spend drugstore prices and $25 for one moisturizer and I’m good all around! Plus, all the sheet mask packs I get from Ipsy are around $15 so I don’t have to spend so much. I did enjoy the other three items though, people did like the look I create with the Vintage Dawn pallet from Ace since I was doing a pretty neutral look with it alongside the Trip for Two Duo from Wonder and the Too Faced Highlighter. I hope that they keep doing the same idea for more boxes like this because it works!
February, on the other hand, I got more skin care products than makeup which I’m not too mad but the only thing that sucked were the hemp wipes I got in the box. Those did not clean off my makeup like they were supposed to since I notice my mascara, even my Lash Princess Waterproof, stay behind and yes I do go in with the First Aid Beauty Pads but I needed more cleansing when it came to my makeup afterwards. The brand Evio should make these better as in make them moister or make the hemp stronger to make them able to clean off makeup. So, I have used them to wipe my brushes while using them. The First Aid Facial Pads are pretty good in case if you’re wondering. I do use them after cleaning my makeup off and then shower. I may have to start buying these! I did start using the Ciate London powder since I finished up another and man it smells good and it does set the face really well! I feel great after blending my powder and it does stay well all day even after spraying it with the setting spray. I haven’t used the Becca foundation yet but will eventually! I do have to talk about the Alomar brushes because I have found that people on what’s up in Makeup group had issues using these actually. According to some people they aren’t able to blend their makeup very well but I’ve been having really good luck with mine. I’m not sure if it’s due to products other people have been using or it’s what they’re using them for but I had no issue controlling my makeup application. I guess I have to keep on using these!

Next up is Ipsy since it would be easier to talk about the base bag. I didn’t use the nail polish I got in January’s bag yet because I didn’t have any time to do my nails. January and February have been busy months for me so it was hard to find a night to do my nails. I did use the other items though! I used up the Hempz Moisturizer but what I found off about it is that it’s so thick it’s hard to squeeze out even towards the end of the bottle. I have the Sensitive Skin one since Ulta does sell their products and still had the dry patches and wanted to try that formula it was hard to pump out at first since it came with a pump. I don’t think I will re-purchase because they make it so thick that it’s hard to get out of any container they put it in even with a pump so not spending my money again on their stuff even if it’s travel size. I did enjoy the Nomad shadow and the Ofra highlighter and of course I do use the Finding Ferdinand lipstick sample since it’s always in my makeup bag whenever I wear it at work and need to touch up.
February had it strong though with the Colored Rain lipstick! This is a great lipstick and now see why people liked this one because all I have to do is dab it on and go on with my day! I just put a little sometimes and just go with it because it just goes on smoothly. I did find it annoying is that it was seen as a Chinese dupe. If you’re not in the know but recently Not So Evil Stepmother talked about how BoxyCharm had a Chinese dupe of the Fairy Tale Cosmetics pallet in their December box and it had “Made in the PRC” which means the People’s Republic of China. She went on to say that these items were made in BoxyCharm’s labs in China to make the surplus of product they need but wrong! Sometimes a brand has their products made in China to meet demand even if made in the U. S. She mentioned how this lipstick was one of those and she mentioned how these products did not perform as their original counterparts. This product stayed on my lips and did have to apply again after eating something but that’s normal with any lipstick out there. I will buy another tube of this product and see what happens when I do since these aren’t really expensive. I haven’t used the hand cream though since I’ve still have some tubes of it being used, I have used the powder brush though and enjoying it. While the shadow, I felt it was a little dry but it did go on well pretty well since I did use it in my inner corners. While the face primer from IT Cosmetics, it was nice but I feel that it needed to be a bigger product because it was so tiny that I was done in two uses! I had more uses with the Tarte Shape Tape Primer when I had that sample though. I think I gave it a lower score than usual.

Glam Bag Plus: Now finally Glam Bag Plus! January’s bag was really good since I’ve enjoyed using every single product! I was surprised with the sheet masks from Duft & Doft because I thought I got two but they were two packs of three in each so I got six! Man Ipsy you spoiled me with these! I did use two so far and they have been working out with my face and not too harsh of an ingredient mix either. I have also been enjoying the Brow Kit from Billion Dollar Brows and no it’s not as bad as the Brow Bar Pallet I got in my December BoxyCharm. My brows feel like my brows with this one. It’s an easy to use kit and the brush is even really soft once I get the gel in to set everything. I did notice more items to choose from from this in March’s box but I didn’t select the pomades because I want to see if they give me one anyways. Let’s see how that goes. The eyeliner from Sugar was really good as well. I’ve been using it for work and I’ve had an easy time applying the liner when I use it. And the Huda pallet in Ruby is pigmented as the others I’ve used from her shadow pallets. I hope they keep giving these out since they are a great product and it’s a great brand!
Like with January, I did get more sheet masks in my February GB Plus. This time it’s from Avette and I felt like it did sting a little when I wore one of the masks since I got four of them. I notice some of my masks do sting a little because they’re working into my skin as the timer is running but I do leave these on a bit longer than expected since my skin’s so dry and needs that extra hydration. I do use sheet masks twice a week where I do it on Tuesday and at the end of the week to heal my skin after a long work week. I will have to keep using these and hoping to get more masks in this bag or my regular one. I did put the Inkliner from Il Makiage in my rotation to see how well it works on my eyes while I got to use my Sweater Weather pallet yesterday and those were really good shadows. The Laruce brushes have been working out pretty well with what I’ve been using them with. And with the Murad moisturizer I have to say it’s been working out for me very well. How so? Well, after my GB Plus post I decided to try it out without makeup and then with it on top to see how my skin reacts. Without makeup it didn’t get irritated at all which was a good sign. It didn’t get irritated either when I put makeup on and set it with my setting spray and even went outside to get the sun which worked out really well. So far so good my skin is liking this product but the price point is not making me want to buy it but I will try others if they’re meant for my skin type. And oh right, forgot about the Jules Smith lip glosses from January! So far I have finished one and enjoyed it but wishing there was more product in the tube since I’ve been liking it.

Well guys that is my round up on the boxes for January and February! So far so good the first two months for all three have been going great. I feel like with Ipsy in the choices for March though were kind of lacking so had to choose something that I would like. I will see what they picked for the rest of my bag since GB Plus was a quick one for me. I am looking at the BoxyCharm website for now on because since I don’t get the emails but I do watch it like a hawk so I won’t miss choosing something. I did get something since one item was a curling iron but I only go for flat irons since my hair is already curly. If I have to give it to one box for these two months I would say GB Plus because I felt their products were really good with what they’ve given me and I was almost skeptical with the Murad Moisturizer but it did work out in the end. I will have to see what March and April bring for these three! I will have the book review next! Sorry for being behind but things did happen over time. Until next time!

The Subscription Satelite: Ipsy Glam Bag February 2020!

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast nerd universe! Time for my last subscription post for this month!

Ipsy Glam Bag February 2020!

So, this bag came the day after my previous two boxes did and like with GB Plus, you get five deluxe and sometimes full size products in this bag and it’s also from prestige to luxury and sometimes indie and drugstore for $12 a month!

Colored Rain Liquid Lipstick in 24/7: First up is a product from Colored Rain Cosmetics and it’s their liquid lipstick in 24/7. I remembered how Nikkie Tutorials said that these lipsticks are amazing and agree with her! These lipsticks hardly budge and they stay on for a long time. This is a rosy nude color which is perfect shade for work and I don’t have to worry about re-applying since I do teach and it would stay on even when I have water. I’m glad to try this formula since I wanted to after seeing them at Riley Rose when they existed a little while back. Oh well! Hope to get more of these in future bags!
IT Cosmetics: Primer + Oil: I am going to stop at this since it has a long name. Why do brands give items really long names I don’t know! Anyways, this is the first item I finished in my bag because this tube was TINY! I am not kidding. I thought this was the hand cream which I will talk about later but had Seeing A. I. tell me with the Short Text Channel that this tiny tube was the primer. I wish it was bigger because the bag was the same size as the GB Plus Bag and would be perfect to get a primer the same size as the hand cream. I did use it and found it pretty tacky not going to lie and had to wet my sponge to blend my foundation. I found it did keep my makeup on but didn’t feel anything else special with this one. Not my favorite item to try but it did help in keeping my makeup on.
The Beauty Crop Fine apple Powder Brush: Next up is a powder brush by Beauty Crop! I’m glad to get a powder brush from these guys since there are times I need a quick powder brush in front of me without leaving my vanity. It’s really nice and soft and decently sized for what they’ve sent me. Nice change from all the eye brushes I’ve received.
Petal to the Metal in Shift to Overdrive, Turbo: Next is my choice item in this bag and that’s The Balm’s Petal to the Metal shadow in Shift to Overdrive, Turbo. It’s a cream shadow in a rose gold with silver sparkle and you know I love rose gold and when I saw this as a choice I snatched it! When I got it it looked different from what I imagined. When I think cream shadow I think to a small screw topped container but nope! This came in the signature Balm sampler packaging as in those tiny books! It’s decently size but I feel it is a bit dry. I wished they put it in a container because cream products even shadows do dry up. I’m sorry if I sound negative but that’s my only issue with this. I will try and use it as usual.
Merci Handy Hand Cream in Hello Sunshine: Final item is a new brand I never heard of called Merci Handy and glad to try these guys and it’s a hand cream which is a bonus. My hands do get dry even due to the hand soap at work so this will be great to use. This hand cream has almond oil and it contains little emollient beads to help with the extra moisture which I can’t wait to try this out. Apparently it also has a citrus smell. I will have to see how it goes!

I found this bag kind of okay because of the primer being okay and the Balm cream shadow being in a different packaging than I hoped. I hope I can use it on my eyes at some point in time. I wasn’t totally disappointed because I did get two add-ons which happened to be the Violet Voss Berry Burst pallet which is the Fun Size ones which made me happy. And of course I got another Pharmacy Green Clean because I loved it and hasn’t broken me out either. Helps with the makeup cleaning a lot! I did enjoy the lipstick though and excited about the hand cream and brush. I think the items in GB Plus had a bit more oomph and hoping March to be better since next month they’re celebrating their hundredth bag which can’t wait to see what’s in store for that one! What’s next for Nerdy Shique Universe? Another RangerStop Panel! Stay tuned for that. Also announcement! I will be reviewing Traverser’s new album on Nerdy Shique Transmissions instead because I feel better if I do that live rather than just writing about it so stay tuned for that! So keep an eye out on all major platforms where you get podcasts! Until then guys, stay beautiful while traveling the vast universe!
Colored Rain Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in 24/7IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better PrimerThe Beauty Crop FineApple Powder BrushThe Balm Petal to the Metal Shadow PalletMerci Handy Hand Cream

The Subscription Satelite: Ipsy Glam Bag Plus February 2020!

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

Ipsy Glam Bag Plus February 2020!

I got my GB Plus the same day as my BoxyCharm and figured to do this one next and save the Glam Bag for last since that came in the next day. This is the second tier in Ipsy where it costs $25 a month and you get more full size items from more high end and luxury brands in beauty and skin care. You also can get some brush sets and tools in this one too. I prefer this one out of the higher tiers because I am able to use items that keep my makeup collection in check on both sides and can try something new whether it’s from a brand I heard of or not. Let’s see what I got!

Murad Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30: Damn that was a long name! Come on brands make it simple with your product names. I don’t get why they have to be this long. Anyways! I have tried out Murad with their AHA BHA Expholiator and loved it and on my second tube that I got through the major holiday box I bought back in last November of so many items including that and with this I am kind of worried. You will see why. This item is a day moisturizer but is also a moisturizer with SPF in it it’s light and perfect for all skin types. I am afraid of the SPF in this product because I tend to break out from anything containing this ingredient. Yes, I know I live in Florida but my skin is sensitive. My very first item I ever tried with this ingredient was when I got my very first Ipsy Glam Bag and it had a Paula’s Choice product with SPF and my skin couldn’t take it and I broke out, even broke out when I got a IT Cosmetics CC Cream and used it in Miami and my skin broke out because of the SPF in that one too. I know skin care has come a long way and Murad is known for being friendly to people with sensitive skin so I will take a try at this once I get through my other moisturizers since I’m almost done with one of them due to accidentally dropping it and got it all over my smock and have one other. So, will have to see how this goes but will mark I don’t like items with SPF in it. This item does retail for $65!
Laruce Essentials Brush Set: Next is my choice item and that is from Laruce and it’s their Essentials Brush Set. I chose this because I kind of felt like I was going to get one of the other products in this month’s box and I do love brushes. This is a five brush set that are made with synthetic bristles and are vegan and cruelty free. This set comes with a contour brush, a blush brush, and three eye brushes which is pretty good and the handles are different from the ones I am used to. This set retails for $154.
Dominique Cosmetics Sweater Weather Pallet: Next is Dominique Cosmetics and it’s the Sweater Weather Pallet! I had a feeling I was going to get this pallet and glad I didn’t choose it. This pallet has six neutral shadows which have pinks, purples, and I think browns which is perfect since I do love to work with these kinds of shades when it comes to some neutral looks. I find it funny in the description how they said that neutrals aren’t just for fall when I do them all year round and everyone else on YouTube also does neutral looks every part of the year. I can’t wait to use this one and this pallet retails for $29.99.
Il Makiage Inkliner in Black: Another eyeliner came and this is also in my work makeup kit! This is a felt tip liner that is smudge proof and lasts up to fourteen hours. I tend to clean my makeup off after I get home from work but knowing my Pharmacy Green Clean can get this off with no problem. I can’t wait to try this though. This does retail for $21.
Avette Daily Squeeze Mask Duo in Grape & Litchi: Final items are sheet masks which made me happy again this month! As you know I love sheet masks and after last month getting six, this month I got four in both Grape and Litchi! These masks are packed with citrus and coconut water which help nourish and hydrate skin after a long night. I did use one of these after coming home from work when I just got my box and well it did kind of sting but it did calm down as I wore it so I think it’s due to being so new and I have to use these even further to see how I like it. I’m so glad to get these in my GB Plus and will be looking forward to any others coming in my box or choose a few! I can’t find a retail price, hold on! Found them online at their official website and they are $4.00 for two! Nice!

Well guys that is it for this post! I will update on the Murad situation once I get to this product since knowing living in a coastal town I do need SPF but at the same time my skin can go haywire so I will have to see how that goes. I am glad I chose the brushes and I did put my eyeliner with my other pen liners I’ve gotten. I wish I got other colors because I did choose the other ones on my quiz. I will use the masks as always and will see how the shadow pallet goes since I did get the Celestial Thunder Pallet in BoxyCharm but haven’t used it yet. I will see how both go! What’s next? My Glam Bag of course!
Avette Daily Squeeze Sheet MasksMurDominique Cosmetics Sweater Weather Pallet (Found on Ipsy)Il Makiage Inklinerad Essential-C Daily MoisturizerLaruce Beauty Essentials Brush Set (Found on Ipsy)

Beauty: Ipsy October 2018

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds traveling all over the universe! Welcome back to another post! Guess what I got in the mail?

Ipsy October 2018!

I finally got it in the mail! Originally my tracking said October 13th that it was supposed to get here and normally I get it on the estimated date of arrival but it came today. I think it’s not only due to Hurricane Michael but Orlando’s main USPS office is not open weekends. I was excited for this month because they changed up some items from my usual lot and it made it interesting.

The bag for this month fits very well for it being Halloween which is an embossed domino mask with flowers! I feel like it reminds me of Tuxedo Mask from Sailor Moon.

Beautiniq Beauty Blush Serum in Sun Rise: First is something interesting me never thought I would get or even try and that is a blush serum from Beautiniq Beauty. I think I remembered this brand showing up in a lot of people’s Glam Bags in the past and never got it. I was curious about them and glad to try them and this is something new to me. I never heard of a blush serum until now and apparently it’s a water based serum that can built up. It contains Vitamin E and Apricot Seed Oil. Perfect for my dry skin but I did see someone test theirs and it was a clown type blush according to her. I understand with cream blushes you have to be careful, even in stick form for instance, you can put a bit much. I have to try this out and see how it goes. I may have to put a little bit on my tea tray or a small dip bowl to try and apply it that way rather than squeeze too much on my hand. So glad they do help in telling the shade on the website because the tube doesn’t have it printed. If you didn’t get Sunrise which is a pink, like I did, you can get Sunset which is a coral shade.
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Liquid Foundation in Y225: Now, if I hadn’t put on makeup then I would’ve worn this or used it as something else. Plus, this is the item I was super excited about and that is the Makeup Forever Ultra HD Liquid Foundation and the shade I was sent was Y225. I never tried Makeup Forever and it’s great to get higher end brands you never tried before in a subscription like this, how else did I try Ofra and other brands? Anyways, people either got R230, which is Ivory, Y225, Marble, or Y335, Dark. I know some people on YouTube got this foundation and I have a feeling this shade is a medium shade even though I’m light to medium in the foundation spectrum. Trust me, it was hard finding a bottle of Buff Bisque this time from Wet N Wild. Let’s see the claims for anyone new to this brand like I am. This foundation is supposed to be natural and evens out the skin without being cakey or heavy. This is medium to full coverage and easy to build up and keep it light. It also supposed to be dewy too. Just swatched on my hand so I would test oxidation since most foundations because some do do that and it happened to me with L’Oréal.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream: Yay for more skin care and it’s from a brand I heard of but never tried! I’ve heard of First Aid Beauty in so many videos on YouTube and haven’t heard much of them again. Apparently, this is a brand meant for people with sensitive skin which I’m all aboard for. I’m glad to finally try this brand with their Ultra Repair Cream which is you can use this product from head to toe and it’s easy to absorb without that greasy feeling. You can use it both day and night which I would try tonight and before makeup. This moisturizer contains soothing ingredients like shea butter, licorice root, and white tea which are great for sensitive skin which caught my ear when I found out this is in my bag. This cream also can be used on kids since their skin can be sensitive and can also be used on exima proned skin. I will see how this goes because I love skin care meant for my skin type and ever since I got into it I have to be careful with most items with certain ingredients.
Sugar Cosmetics its Apout Time in Better Call Salmon: Yay! Another Sugar Cosmetics product and it’s a lipstick and it’s tiny! As you know, I did like the first thing I got from these guys which was the gel liner pencil in Purple Rain. This is a lipstick which is creamy and moisturizing and matte, it’s also highly pigmented and very buildable which I do love to build up my lip colors, and supposed to be long lasting which will be put to the test. This shade, Better Call Salmon, is a rosy mauve shade that is a shade that is like your lips but better. I can’t wait to try this because I do love lip colors by brands I have tried before or never tried before and hoping to get more of. Maybe I should use this during my week long tech training since its matte.
Inc. Readible You Glow Girl Jelly Highlight in Cosmic Blur: Final item is is a jelly highlight from Inc. Readible which is an interesting looking way of a makeup brand. When I saw that I was getting this product I was like, “Finally! A highlighter!” Even though it’s not powder, I thought it would be interesting since it’s a jelly consistency. This is supposed to be a soft and buildable formula that you can pack on as much you want. This is a ultraviolet color with blue flecks and it can be used on your brows, eyes, cheeks, and lips to add more glow. This is very creamy and slippery for what it is. It does meet its claims with that. I can’t wait to try this on my look.

This month’s bag was a nice change from what I’ve been getting. I get to try Makeup Forever which is a first since I have good things about their products and hoping to not have any oxidation on my hand, if it happens then eye primer it goes! I also get to try Beautiniq, Ic. Readible, and First Aid Beauty, which I heard good things about these guys and will have to see how well their moisturizer works on me. And glad to try another item from Sugar Cosmetics which this will be fun to try out their lip stuff. A pretty good bag and a nice change! I can’t wait to see what November brings and well have to change my address next month due to moving out.

That is it for this Ipsy bag and will see how the products work. I know it came slightly later than usual but hey still enjoyed it! What’s next? Well, looks like September and October Favorites! Until next time!