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: Ipsy Glam Bag May 2020

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Ipsy Glam Bag May 2020

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

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

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

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

SL Miss Glam Website

The Subscription Satelite: Ipsy Glam Bag April 2020

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Ipsy Glam Bag April 2020

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

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

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

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