Subscription Satelite: Glam Bag February 2021

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Ipsy Glam Bag February 2021

Sorry for the bit of a wait on this but now it’s time for my Glam Bag for this month! This bag is $12 a month with deluxe to full-size items ranging from independent brands to luxury. You also get a makeup bag to go with it! Let’s see what I got!

Eyeko Galactic Lid Gloss in Zodiac: First up is an item from Eyeko. This is known as a lid gloss which is in a warm copper color with a shimmer finish. Perfect color since I do enjoy cooper colors. I will try this out since I enjoy the Eyeko mascara I purchased from Ipsy a while back.

F. A. H. R. A. Brushes Flat Foundation Brush: Next up is a brush from F. A. H. R. A. I have enjoyed this brush company so far and glad to get another brush to try from them. This brush is densely packed to be able to apply cream and liquid foundations smoothly without streaking. I’m using the Wet N Wild Dewy Foundation and will see how well this blends that whenever I apply it. Let’s see how it goes!

Kenzy So Beautiful Body Lotion: next up is a lotion from Kenzy. This lotion can be used as either a perfume or can be used on dry spots and all over the body. With sizes like I get in Ipsy I would use these as hand lotions. This contains apple, citrus, and florals. I will definitely use this for my hands.

Marc Anthony Strictly Curls Hair Mask: Next up is a product from Marc Anthony Hair Care. This is a hair mask that helps with curls by strengthening and moisturizing them with coconut cream, shea butter and marula oil. I have tried many hair masks in the past and Marc Anthony is one of them and glad to try another mask from these guys!

Pixie Beauty Endless Silky Eye Pen in Plum: Final item is from Pixie and it’s an eyeliner in plum. Glad it was plum. This is a silky eye pencil that goes on smooth and the plum color is striking. I will have to give this a try since I never tried an eyeliner from Pixie. I do enjoy purple liners and glad to try one from this brand.

That is, it for this bag! I didn’t get to choose this month but it’s okay that I didn’t. I will definitely enjoy what I got this month since it felt different from what I get in my bag each month. I can’t wait to use the brush the most since I do use a liquid foundation that I blend after placing it on my face. Next up is an anime review as a nice break from beauty products.

Subscription Satelite: Glam Bag X February 2021

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Glam Bag X February 2021

So, Ipsy has added a new bag to their line up and that is Glam Bag X. They did away with the GB Ultimate due to how people were not liking it. Even though you got twelve items in Ultimate but four out of the twelve were deluxe size and the rest were full-size. Not only that, but I also seen people not liking what they were getting in their Ultimate every month and said it was not worth the $49.99. I am glad I didn’t go for it but I went for this one since it called out more. So, every three months your GB Plus gets upgraded to this bag and you get seven to eight full-size items and they are luxury brands for the most part. You get to choose four of them which makes more sense. It costs $55 every three months. I think this is worth it even more than Boxy Lux since I felt like the brands from that are already in my Base Box anyways. This month’s items were amazing for a start so let us see what I got this month!

Patrick Ta Monochromatic Moment Blush in She’s So Adorable: First up is a product from a brand I have heard of and was happy to get. This first bag was curated by Patrick Ta who is a celebrity makeup artist. This is the Monochrome Moment Blush from his own line and it is a golden peach blush that is supposed to give you that lit from within glow. This blush is made with plant-based moisturizers to help with that glow and this can also be doubled as an eye shadow too. I will be trying this out since it’s my first time trying out this brand! This item retails for $32.

Huda Beauty Rose Gold Remastered Shadow Pallet: Next up is a shadow pallet from Huda Beauty and it is her Rose Gold Remastered pallet! When I saw this in my bag this month, I was really excited! I heard so many people enjoy this and the original pallet and I cannot wait to try this out. This is an eighteen-shade pallet with four different finishes, which when I was getting the shade descriptions I only saw matte and metallic unless they talk about warm-toned and dark-toned as finishes. You can go neutral or bold with these shadows. I know I can make a various amount of looks with these shadows and I cannot wait to play with my brushes! This retails for $65.

Pat McGrath Fetisheyes Mascara in Carbon Black: Next up is a product from Pat McGrath. I always hear about this brand all over YouTube and the MakeUp Awesomeness group and how so many people were debating to buy from this brand due to its high price points. Reason why I do not buy is due to how I can get awesome products for more than half the price but getting it here is awesome so I don’t have to pay that price and glad they put a mascara in this bag. This mascara claims to be a bold and flexible product that lets you have long lasting looks from fluttery lashes to really dramatic ones without the clumps. I will have to see about that since sometimes I do have some clumping if I am not too careful. I will have to see how this goes on top of my Tarte Stage One primer. This retails for $30.

Complex Culture Sonic T-Bar Massager: Next up is a product from Complex Culture and it’s different from what I’m used to too. This is a tool that helps with the skin by making it relax and less puffy. Apparently in someone’s review Patrick recommends that it should be used for serums and creams when it comes to spreading them. I must try this out with that since I do use a thick moisturizing cream at night. This retails for $58.

About-Face Paint It Matte Lip Color in Cautionary Tale: Next is a product from a brand called About-Face. This is a liquid lipstick that has minty matte formula that is long lasting too. This is a plum shade for your lips even though a review said it made her lips look brown. I do have to say is that I do not knock brown lipsticks myself since I sometimes wear one myself. I do love liquid lipsticks and I do use a lip primer first so I will see how this goes. This retails for $22.

IGK Hair First Class Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo: Sorry guys, I made a mistake. You choose three items not four but the choices were good and some of them were hard to choose over! This first choice is from IGK Hair which is a dry shampoo. When I saw this, I had to go for it since I may be running low on both of my dry shampoos and it’s good to try a new one once in a while and glad to see this as a choice. This is a dry shampoo made with charcoal powder to help refresh second, third, and even fourth day hair and gets rid of that greasy feeling that builds up over time. I will be using this and see how it goes! This retails for $27.

Item Beauty One Hit Triple Action Setting Mist: Another item from Item Beauty and this is where I had the most trouble in my choices. Group 2 had awesome items to pick from. I almost went for the press-on nails but realized I got them in a set from Ipsy so I went for this since I do use setting sprays and remembered running low on my Tarte one at the time, which is now done, which I need to do an empties post. You can use this spray as a primer, as a setting mist and a refresher for your makeup. It is made with aloe, tiger grass extracts and lavender oils to help calm skin. Interesting! It also uses sodium hydrolats to help lock in makeup. I will use this as a setting spray and see how well it goes. Right now, I am using one of my Ulta Beauty ones so this will be next! This retails for $18.

Kitch Scrunchies in Mauve & Blush: Final item is more of something I do enjoy and that is a set of scrunchies! I have been going crazy and buying scrunchie sets from Hot Topic but when I saw this set in a choice group, I decided to go for it. You get five scrunchies in this set and are made with a velvet plush material that will not snag nor pull on the hair which is nice! I will be using these! These retail for $12.

Wow! This was an amazing first start for this tier in Ipsy! I think this is a better replacement for Ultimate. I cannot wait to see what May’s bag will come with since that is the next upgrade for GB Plus. There is one thing I wished is that they should use the Glam Bags that came with Ultimate with this one! Come on Ipsy, include a makeup bag with this one like with GB Plus and Ultimate! Maybe they will later like they did with Plus. I am so excited for my products and will be trying out the Huda Beauty shadow pallet and the Pat McGrath mascara and probably switch up my scrunchies with one of the Kitch ones to see how they feel. Thanks, Ipsy! What is next? It says that the NMNL box should be here tonight and I am still waiting on my Glam Bag to arrive since it got to Orlando this past week. Whenever it is in Orlando that’s when shipping is delayed. Let us see on which post is next!

Subscription Satelite: Glam Bag January 2021

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Glam Bag January 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Subscription Satelite: Glam Bag Plus January 2021

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Glam Bag Plus January 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Review Round Up: November & December 2020

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

Review Round Up: November & December 2020

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

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

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

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

Subscription Satelite: Glam Bag Plus December 2020

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Glam Bag Plus December 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Subscription Satelite: Ipsy Glam Bag December 2020

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

Ipsy Glam Bag December 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Subscription Satelite: Ipsy November 2020

Subscription Satelite: Ipsy November 2020

Subscription Satelite: Ipsy September 2020

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

 

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

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

 

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!