Subscription Satelite: Glam Bag Plus August 2020

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Glam Bag Plus August 2020

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

The Subscription Satelite: Ipsy Glam Bag Plus February 2020!

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Ipsy Glam Bag Plus February 2020!

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

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

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