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

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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.

Subscription Satelite: Ipsy Glam Bag July 2020

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Ipsy Glam Bag July 2020

it’s time for my Ipsy Glam Bag and it was the last to arrive. Even though I didn’t get any add-ons this month but didn’t get shipped until after my GB Plus did. This bag is $12 a month and you get sample sizes of brands ranging from drugstore, indie, prestige, and luxury. You also get a makeup bag like with GB Plus! Let’s see what I got this month!

Ciate London Hempz Citron & Quartz Body Lotion: First is another item from Hempz and it’s also another body lotion but I will be using this for my hands. I’m happy to get another one of these but the issue I have is that towards the end it gets harder to squeeze with how thick the product is. Not only this has the usual hemp seed oil that helps with hydration but it also has citrus oils  and extracts to help protect the skin from aging and apparently it’s good for applying after you shave your legs. I have to try that since I tend to use our blades from Dollar Shave Club and yes the shave butter is really cooling but I still have my dry patches. This also has quartz crystal particles to light up the skin with some shimmer. I hope it is not too harsh since my skin has something that is glitter. I hope it doesn’t break me out!
Luxie 205 Tapered Blending Brush: Next up is another brush from Luxie and it’s their tapered blending brush. I do love their brushes and have gotten a few sets from them over time and I recommend these over Morphe due to how well they do the job. I will be using this to apply shadows or blend them after I apply my shadow look. It is so soft and it does fit my eye lid very well. Let’s see how this goes!
Space Case Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Space Food: Another eye shadow from these guys and this time it’s called Space Food. This is a shimmery silver and still has the same soft formula I know and love. I can’t wait to wear this on my eyes with a silver liner! I highly recommend this brand too!
The Balm Cosmetics Will Powdered Blush in Worth the Wait: Another product from the Balm and this time it’s a blush. There are times where I rarely get blushes in this bag. I mention on my profile I love blush and bronzer and it gets ignored sometimes. I understand so many items so little time. I am glad to get this in my bag this month but the thing is I wish they didn’t put it in smaller books because it’s hard to get a face brush in any face related samples. It’s best to do it with shadows but not face items. Please Balm Cosmetics put it in a compact like how Ofra does it for their samples for Ipsy. Anyways, this is a natural tone blush that is supposed to help wake up the skin with a trio of plant extracts and not made with any harmful ingredients. Also, it’s very easy to blend. I will have to try this out since I have tried the blushes in the Rock 1 and 2 pallets I have in my makeup collection and have enjoyed what I’ve tried so far.
Ciate London Watermelon Burst Hydrating Lip Oil: Finally my choice product is a lip oil from Ciate London! I have been into lip oils because my lips do get dry even while teaching or not being able to re-apply my lip product either after a nap or after eating. I was surprised that this came in a small tube but not hating it though. Apparently watermelon extract is also supposed to be good for hydration on the lips. I have seen a lot of watermelon skin care from different brands and glad to try this out from Ciate since I have been a fan of their products for a few years now.

Well guys that is it for this month’s Glam Bag! I wish the Balm would give bigger compacts for their samples when it comes to face products because there are times where I use a big blush brush myself. I may get the item full size if I do enjoy it. I can’t wait to try out the eye shadow I got from Space Case this time since I have enjoyed their products for years as well. I will have to see how the Hempz lotion will go since my skin can get a little sensitive on the body to some sparkle. Let’s see what happens in the Review Round Up next month! Also, can’t wait to see what my birthday month holds for all my subscriptions!

Hempz Body Lotion: https://hempz.com/products/fresh-fusions-citrine-crystal-quartz-herbal-body-moisturizer?_pos=2&_sid=852ce9b37&_ss=r
Luxie Beauty Tapered Blending Brush: https://www.luxiebeauty.com/products/luxie-205-tapered-blending-rose-gold
Space Case Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Space Food: https://spacecasecosmetics.com/products/space-food
The Balm COsmetics Blush: https://thebalm.com/search?type=product%2Carticle&q=Will+Powder+Blush+in+shade+Worth+the+Wait
Ciate London Watermelon Burst Lip Oil: https://www.sephora.com/product/watermelon-burst-hydrating-lip-oil-P446307

Subscription Satelite: Glam Bag Plus July 2020

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Glam Bag Plus July 2020

It’s time for Glam Bag Plus again! It arrived earlier than it has been which I guess it’s due to not getting any add-ons this month since nothing really caught my eye. I almost got the Jackie Eina pallet from Anastasia but that brand has not intrigued me because I have so many similar color schemes. I do want to support Jackie but not Anastasia. She does give good tips with press on nails which I will take some of that to heart. Anyways, this bag is $25 a month and you get more full-size items alongside a cute makeup bag. All I have to say is that this month was more makeup and one skin care item which I will tell you what they are!
Midflower Hyyarolonicc Acid Sheet Mask Set of Three: First is something from Midflower. I have loved their sheet masks since I bought sets of these from the Ipsy Offers page and they have helped my skin. When I found out I was getting these I was so excited and I did try one out for my sheet mask night. Hyaluronic Acid is very hydrating for the skin and it holds a thousand times its weight in water and this helps with keeping the skin dewy which I agree. I didn’t know this was thirty minutes for a mask but it did help with twenty. I would say if you haven’t tried anything with this acid try twenty first and then move up because you never know with what your skin can react and how it reacts. A full size pack of these are $15.
Il Makage Color Boss Multi-Dimension Eye Color in Eyes on the Prize: With this month’s choice items you could choose one of these babies but I didn’t choose any of them because I had a feeling I would get one anyways and I was right. I would have chosen the color I wanted but wanted to have more fun with what they chose me and that was Eyes on the Prize. This is a shadow that glides on like a cream, blends like a liquid, and finishes like a powder and the color is a light, metallic gold shade which I don’t mind at all since my eyes sometimes have a gold hue in the center. You can also use this wet or dry depending on the intensity you want. I have to try this out then and see how I like it! This retails for $29!
Tula Protect Plus Glow Daily SPF 30 Gel: Next is the skin care item and it’s also SPF related. Perfect timing too since we are in the middle of summer and I’ve been using a Glow Recipe sleeping mask with retinol in it. I heard of Tula all thanks to BoxyCharm and didn’t get that product in my box last month but got this in my GB Plus instead. This is a lightweight gel that gives a sheen and protects against the harmful rays of the sun. Not only this has probiotics and pineapple and papaya extracts to help with moisture but also has wild butterfly ginger root to help protect from UV Rays. Interesting on that ingredient which I will research now! Actually it’s also known as white ginger which grows in summer and fall and gives a white lily flower with a slight aroma. Interesting! Full size tube will cost $36 retail!
Real Her I Am Amazing Eyeliner in Black: Really Ipsy? You gave me a brown eyeliner and gave me another black one this month. You Okay besides the usual won’t budge and will stay on for twenty-four hours, this one is more of a cream formula that will glide on like butter! I have to put that to the test whenever I start using these liners again because my work makeup kit is being filled up with these pens. At least I don’t have to buy eyeliner pens for a while now. This retails for $16.
Tarte Surfer Curl Mascara: Finally my choice item and happy I chose this one because I wanted to try this one for a while now. When I heard Surfer Curl I was curious since I used to love surfing as in a fan of it. This mascara is supposed to make your eyes wider with the making lashes curled and also it contains Vitamin E and Sea Algae. Perfect name for this since this is good with its vegan formula. I have to put this to the test since I do have the Stage One Primer but still using my E. L. F. Lash Primer at the moment. I am glad to try this out so I didn’t have to purchase it at the moment and will come back for my Review Round Up on this. This retails for $23.

That is it for this post! This month’s box was pretty good because its summer and we need a good SPF even when trying out Glow Recipe for my first time and my skin has been holding up with SPF products so far so good. Been using my SPF Moisturizer from DSC. Also, when I look at it with summer you don’t want to wear heavy makeup while being outside in the hot sun. Some people said that this box sucked on one YouTube video but I think the choices were fine. I like the idea of a hybrid shadow , also sheet masks to moisturize after cleaning off the makeup and the skin being dry, of course I get to try a new mascara I wanted to try for a while from Tarte and see how it works. I am really happy with what I got and glad that the bag is not too tiny either because I have noticed that some of the bags for GB Plus have been a little small for a few months and the Glam Bag was bigger. I am using the bag with all of my items I carry in it. Apparently my BoxyCharm is close and see if it comes sooner than the tracking says. You will see the post soon! Until next time!

Midflower Hyarolonic Acid Sheet Mask
Il Makiage Color Boss Eye Shadow
Tula Protect Plus Glow SPF 30 Gel
Real Her I Am Amazing Eyliner
Tarte Surfer Curl Mascara

Subscription Satelite Round Up: May & June 2020

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Subscription Round Up: May & June 2020

Another two months passed for subscriptions and things have gotten more interesting for them! Let’s see what I thought of each one for each month!

BoxyCharm: May’s box saw items I would be using as backups except I only used the Appeal lipstick and the Studio Makeup pallet. The Appeal lipstick was really nice. It was not too drying since most lipsticks in liquid form are drying and too uncomfortable but this felt good on my lips. The eye shadow pallet I packed it on pretty well because I saw Jen Luv’s Reviews get this in her box and she had a hard time to get this pallet to show up since it had more subtle ways when it comes to the shadows. I did pack on hard since this did feel soft and did have it show up on my lids. It did have the smell of the Tarte pallets I’ve bought in the past since it had a vanilla smell. It’s not too bad but wished I got a different pallet. While the other items are back up items when I’m done with my First Aid Facial Radiance Pads, the Micellar Water I’ve been using, and any of the shadow bases I have backups of.
June’s box was an okay box because I felt they threw stuff together and sent it off. I did choose the Lily Lashes mascara and that was really good for what I have chosen and can see why their lash products are really good. The Purlisse CC Cream is too dark for me because I saw that they do have a Light Medium and wishing that they matched me with my actual shade not one that I would self-tan to. I haven’t used the CAB lip duo as of yet since I do have my Ipsy bag filled to the brim with lip products already but will use it in time. I’m glad for the Smashbox spray since I am doing a video on that brand down the road and that ticked off one items I needed and the Kiley Skin cleanser will be up next after I run out of my current cleanser.

Ipsy: Ipsy has been getting good products for their Glam Bags and it is sometimes hard to choose though. With the May Bag I only used four out of the five which happened to be the brush, the Nails Inc. Polish, the Hand of Will lotion, and the Tart Lip Jelly. I had to toss the Way of Will lotion because it was so hard to squeeze out of the bottle they sent me. I don’t know why they didn’t send me the tube rather than bottle or made an easier to squeeze bottle. The brush from SL Miss Glam is amazing as always and good for blending the lid shades on or after you put on shadows and blend them together. The nail polish stayed on very well. I thought my index finger on my right hand was going to chip first like always but all thanks to smoothing my nails out before I do anything it kept my polish on even while being in the hospital when they put on the vital clip on my finger. The Tarte Lip Jelly did go first due to how tiny the tube was. I wished Tarte put it in a pot so it would last a month and give us more to review about but it did feel good my lips and kept them moist.
The June Bag did have a good balance with my GB Plus because it did have more skin care while the GB Plus had more makeup to it. I was able to use the Dewy Tree cleanser and the Sur.Medic Soothing Cream up and pretty fast too since they were pretty small since they are samples. The Dewy Tree Cleanser I had to use it in the shower rather than the sink because my sink somehow doesn’t produce hot water like it used to but my shower does and it did a slight foaming effect but I prefer the action with my Tony Moley Cleanser. The Soothing Cream was used before my serum each night and it felt pretty well as in it did cool my skin before I put my serum on. Not sure if I will buy the full size I will see about that. I did use the First Aid Beauty primer sample which did keep my makeup on during the day. It tingled on my skin slightly but didn’t cause any adverse effects as I wore it which is a good thing. I have been enjoying the lip crayon from Sugar Cosmetics though! I haven’t really used the brush since I have so many of them in my brush pouch on my vanity. I will use it at some point! Good bags the past two months!

Glam Bag Plus: Finally is the Glam Bag Plus! These two months were also really good because May was all about makeup while June had some skin care items with some makeup mixed in. May had hard choices with the items on Choice Day but landed on the Nomad Cosmetics Sydney Bathers Pallet that features two bronzers and two highlighters and man this was really good! I did make a video but hoping it will be up soon since it needs to be edited. I almost chose the Colored Rain Vineyard Soiree pallet and the M. O. T. D. Brush Set which I still got in my box. I also enjoyed the Sugar Rush liquid lipstick and the Beauty For Real mascara. This was a really good box and the products were selected very well.
Like I mentioned with the original Glam Bag, this did balance with that one since I got another primer but it was from Dr. Brandt and it’s perfect for my dry skin since it deals with being luminous. I also got a blending sponge from Huda Beauty which I have added that to my brush pouch. I also chose the Laura Gela Central Park pallet since it sounded like I would go for and will use soon. I finally was happy to get an eyeliner that was a different shade since I remembered how Ipsy used to get liners in different colors and they should continue with that. And of course, I did get another Purlisse product which is their Cleansing Milk which I have to keep on using to see how much it works in removing my makeup.

Victor: Ipsy! Reason being is that they have been getting products that are really good and have been fitting my profile a lot better than BoxyCharm has been doing lately. I know what you’re thinking, “Why are you still subscribed to BoxyCharm?” There are some products I do enjoy and I do get luxury items in it without paying the luxury price and I can try them to see if I can find a dupe for them like how the ELEMIS Facial Pads have been duped for the First Aid Beauty ones so far. When I look at the items I got these past two months from Ipsy and the GB Plus I feel like they have done a good job with my profile and can’t wait to see what July brings. With Boxy, I say step it up with the profile attention because with the Purlisse CC Cream they didn’t match properly.

That is it for this post! I can’t wait to see what July holds for these boxes and hoping that July picks up with BoxyCharm! I will try to get my book review up next!

Subscription Satelite: Ipsy Glam Bag Plus June 2020

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Ipsy Glam Bag Plus June 2020!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Subscription Satelite: Ipsy Glam Bag June 2020

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Ipsy Glam Bag June 2020

It’s time for Ipsy since it arrived today to my mailbox. It was supposed to be here Saturday but it got delayed. What else is new? Anyways, this month’s bag is interesting but it does balance out with my GB Plus which I am waiting for that to come in since I got really good products in that one but let’s see what I got here first. I did forget to mention in my Boxy post the price of that box but if you go back to my past posts on that you would find the price of the base box that way. This bag is $12 a month and you get sample to deluxe size and sometimes full size items from brands you may have not heard and want to try or may have heard and want to try new products by them. It’s a good way of experimenting especially with their bundles in Ipsy Offers.

Dewy Tree the Clean Lab AC Dew Foam: First up is from a brand I never heard of and that is the Dewy Tree. It’s a K Beauty brand that uses the innate healing to enhance the effects of the natural ingredients in their products which is interesting since the body does heal itself and good that we can use that with these products. Let’s see what this product claims to be. This item has a PH balance of 6.6 which is non-irritating and it will hydrate the skin and clean since it’s a cleanser that is very gentle on the skin for sensitive skin types to use. The addition of Japanese Umbrella Pine Extract and the its anti-microbial properties help get rid of any bacteria that may cause acne and the lather will happen on contact with skin without any harsh rubbing. I have to try this out since this is an interesting product to me. I never heard of Japanese Umbrella Pine before either. Apparently the Umbrella Pine is an expensive and rare conifer tree that grows slowly over time and apparently it’s small too. Also, it’s a sacred tree it is associated with Buddhism in Kyoto. My question is how did this brand get the extract though? Sounds interesting though but can’t wait to see how this works on my sensitive skin and I do feel my pores around my nose kind of clogged since it’s taking me a bit of time to get back into my skin care routine after being injured and now have my scar under my eye. Not kidding, you may see it in future videos and pictures of me.
Sur.Medic Azulene Soothing Cream: Another new brand I never heard of before is known as Sur.Medic. This brand is more of a First Aid type brand that uses solutions that are effective, easy, and accessible. This product has Sica that helps with itchiness and irritation in the skin. Also Azulene is used to help with the protective barrier of the skin to keep hydration in and bad things out. I will definitely try this out since I am getting back into my skin care routine again and it felt good starting it up again due to how bad it was clogging up near my nose. So, will have to see how this goes!
First Aid Beauty Hello Fab Pores Be Gone Matte Primer: Why does this brand have to have a mouthful with their products? Oh well! A new item from First Aid Beauty and it’s a face primer. This is a multi-tasking and oil free primer that helps with keeping makeup on even during sweat. This helps face products that are layered on the skin to be long-lasting and it also helps with skin concerns by smoothing them out. I don’t have oily skin but I am willing to try this out since First Aid Beauty is known for being sensitive skin friendly. I have been using the Facial Radiance Pads by them and it has been helping. I will have to try this out during my Facebook live stream then. Let’s see what happens!
Eddie Funkhouser Dome Blending Brush: I heard of this brand but never got any of the items in my bag until now and that is a domed blending brush. This brand was created by Eddie Funkhouser who is a veteran makeup artist, spokesperson, and an expert product developer which I can see why he created his brand. This is a brush that contains synthetic bristles that can be used with powder and cream products. When I got this I saw that it’s perfect for the creases in my eyes due to how small it is and it’s very lightweight too. I will definitely be enjoying this brush!
Sugar Cosmetics Matte as Hell Lip Crayon in Scarlet O Hara: Final item is my Choice Item for this month and it’s from Sugar Cosmetics! This was offered with other colors but I chose this one. This is a full coverage and highly pigmented lip crayon that doesn’t crease nor dehydrate the lips and stays fresh from morning coffee to evening. I have enjoyed products from this brand since I did get the Purple Rain eyeliner pencil when I got back to Ipsy and loved it and used it all up so now glad to try a lip product by this brand and can’t wait to wear it!

That is it for this bag! I found this bag pretty well balanced especially with what I will be getting in GB Plus. It is close to summer and a lot of people do tend to wear more skin care products since the harsh rays of the sun tends to cause some damage and we need to protect it. Especially here on the coast where we do have a lot of beach lovers and the sun can be really harsh! I’m glad to try two new skin care brands alongside a new item from First Aid Beauty and Sugar Cosmetics and finally getting to check out Eddie Funkhouser as well. Can’t wait to see what July brings for the bag since it is Independence Day and it gets ten times hotter here in Florida during July than June to tell you the truth. Stay tuned for my GB Plus because it’s supposed to be on its way but it hasn’t budged much and I did sign up for tracking updates to be emailed to me because I did order a Purlisse duo last month but never arrived and don’t know what had happened which I did contact DHL about it and nothing has come up yet which I will update you guys about that. Until next time!

Dewy Tree Lave Dewy Foam Cleanser
Sur.Medic Azulene Soothing Cream
First Aid Beauty Hello Fab Pores Be Gone Matte Primer
Eddie Funkhouser Domed Blending Brush
Sugar Cosmetics Matte As Hell Lip Crayon

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