September Ipsy Glam Bag Review!!

Well, Lovelies-Ipsy is really really upping their game and becoming a subscription to be reckoned with. When I compare my glam bags from February to now? Exponentially better. Let’s begin, shall we? 😘

The bag itself is gorgeous-one of my all time favorites so far. It’s black with a raised stud-type pattern. Really simple and classy. Sometimes less is most.


And here we go with the amazing contents! First-a Luxie angled eyeshadow brush-


I’ve got a number of Luxie brushes in my collection and I’ve got zero complaints. They’re well-made, don’t shed, and perform wonderfully.  The approximate retail value of this brush is 12$.

Next-Adesse NY Gel Effect nail polish in the shade Deception-

It’s actually more brown than it looks in this photo, it almost looks green here-but it’s definitely a brownish-gray. I’ve received a number of this brand’s polishes, I do like them, a lot. They retail for 18$ though, which is a bit pricey for my 1.99$ nail polish-spending self.

I was really looking forward to this-


And oh emm gee. I LOVE this. It’s Skinfood Egg White Pore Control Cleansing foam. I tried it last nigh and it’s FABULOUS. The foam/lather is rich and thick but not too thick so it feels mask-y, it rinses easily and smells SO EFFIN GOOD. I’ll actually purchase this once it’s gone. Love love love. This is a sample, so no retail price, however it sells for 11$ at Ulta. I am soooo buying this, and checking out the rest of the line.

I got a Pixie by Petra Beauty Blush Duo in Peach Honey-



It’s pretty-light peachy pink with a slight shimmer. Swatched-


It swatches light with my finger, I’m sure performs differently with a brush on the face. Either way it’s really light and pretty.  Retail price 12$.

Lastly is the item I requested for the month, Colourpop Ultra Glossy Lip in Ipsy VIP-


I love Colourpop’s gloss formula-not sticky or goopy. This is a rather opaque berry pink-


I love that it’s so opaque. Can definitely wear it alone or as a topper on another shade. Can’t go wrong with Colourpop. This retails for 6$. That said, I’d love to see subscription boxes including other Colourpop products such as their shadows, highlighters, and nail polish. They’re so much more than lipstick.

So there you have it-out of 5 items, 4 are full sized, bringing the value of this glam bag to approx 40$, for 10$ monthly? Incredible value. 


What was in your September Glam Bag???

Talk soon, Lovelies 

-Allie

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🌟 September Boxycharm Review 🌟


Boxycharm pulled some trickery on me this month-I never got an email with shipping notification so yes, I was griping-but she just showed up unannounced in my mailbox today and could not have been more welcome.


This month’s theme is “Boxy Baddie” and there are 6 items instead of the usual 5.

First, we have the MAC eyebrow pencil in Lingering-


It twists to get the product out, FYI (some people had a hard time) and here’s a swatch-


MAC describes it as self-propelling and self-sharpening, so there’s that. Retails for 18$. That’s kind of a lot for an eyebrow pencil with no spoolie, right? But, MAC.

I also received the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask-


It smells REALLY good-sort of coconut-y. It’s full size at 2 ounces and retails for 20$. I’ll be trying it today.

Next? Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in Strip-


The Ultra Satin Lip formula is nice-the Ultra Matte, in my opinion is very unforgiving and tends to be super drying and flaky. It depends on the color as to just how flaky and drying-but this formula is more moisturizing, softer, and applies more smoothly. It dries down to a semi-matte.  These retail for 6$.


I got the bareMinerals Perfecting Face brush-yay, I wanted this one-


It’s got a little reservoir in the middle to put your foundation, and the bristles are nice and soft-


The reservoir is not as deep as it looks in this photo though. This brush retails for 28$.

Also, I got the Studio Makeup Loose Blush. I don’t see a shade name though-but you get A LOT of product. 7 grams-that’s a ton.



Swatched:


You know-it did not seem that pigmented-to get that payoff I had to do around 8 finger swatches. That said, it’s very possible that it performs better on the face with a brush. This retails for 35$.

Last but never least, the star of the box-the pür Soirée Diaries Eyeshadow Palette-


Nice, large mirror, y’all.  You’ve got 8 mattes and 4 shimmers-


Like my fingernail divot in the last pan? Neither do I 😩 when I pulled off the plastic protective cover, boom.

Next is the matte swatches. The first row shades are crazy light, so you won’t see much.



The mattes swatched sort of meh-but again, probably will be different applied. 

But the shimmers swatched so beautifully, pigmented AF and gorgeous-


Love. This palette retails for 34$.


All told the retail value of this box is 141$. Amazing, for 21$- seriously. 

Hope you enjoyed!

Talk soon Lovelies

-Allie

Coming Soon To A Sephora, Ulta, or Walgreens Near You

This fall is bringing a TON of new brands to various stores, and they are mighty exciting, Lovelies.

First, new at Sephora this fall you will see:

ColourPop
Volution
Tom Ford Beauty
Moon Juice
Antonym

And the highly anticipated makeup line from Rihanna, Fenty Beauty, hits Sephora shelves Sept. 18.

I am THRILLED to see ColourPop in Sephora. Y’all know how I feel about ColourPop.

Ulta will be bringing you:

Frank Body
Dose of Colors

And Memebox, makers of Disco Kitten Diamond Peel-off Mask, which is so sold out, its nearly impossible to get. They have several other must have products, but Disco Kitten is probably the most recognized.

And lastly, the brands you’ll be seeing on Walgreens shelves this fall:

Sleek MakeUP-usually found in the U.K., this affordable and pretty awesome brand has been slowly creeping over to our shores. They have to die for highlighting palettes.

NYX- I thought NYX was at Walgreens but it’s definitely not. But not for long!

There you have it, Lovelies. It’s going to be an amazing fall.

Talk soon, Lovelies

Allie

I’m In Love With Benefit.

It came-finally. My new favorite thing-I can’t stop looking at it.

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The Benefit Cheek Parade Palette.
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This is the one I told you about-you get 5 full size pans of Benefit’s most popular bronzer and blush shades: Hoola, Hoola Lite, Galifornia, Dandelion, and Rockateur. This limited edition palette is $58 which sounds like a lot-but when you take in to consideration that purchasing each one of these beauties would cost $29 each, for a total of $145, it’s actually a bargain.
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I swatched them, but they apply on your face MUCH better than a hand swatch.
The bottom color is Hoola light, a light powder bronzer. The top is Hoola, Matte powder bronzer.
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Bottom is Galifornia-a sunny, golden, pink blush.
Top is Dandelion-a baby-pink brightening face powder (these are the descriptions off of the box, obvie)
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Last one is Rockateur, which Benefit describes as a famously provocative cheek powder.

I love this palette. Aside from having all you could ever want and need for great Cheek products all in one, awesome packaging and even better price point, the whole concept is so cool. I recommend.❤️

Talk Soon Lovelies

-Allie