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

August Boxycharm Full Spoilers

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It a good one, guys.

I’ll rehash the ones you know about:

The tarte Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow palette. This one will be in all boxes, retail value 36$.

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Royal and Langnickel brush set. Also in all boxes. I *believe this is the actual set. If it is, it retails for 19.99$.

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Pūr Cosmetics eyelashes. There are 2 variations (no idea if these are them-this is just for examples sake) and will be in all boxes. Retail price 14$.

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Aloette Face Paint Lip and Cheek Tint. This is a possible variant item and retails for 35$.

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Last but not least, Adesse New York nail polish in Suzannemi. This is also a possible variant item-I’ve received this brand a few times in boxes and it’s GREAT. Retails for 18$.

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So that’s that, y’all. I’m excited about the palette and the brushes.

Thoughts?

Talk Soon Lovelies
-Allie

August Boxycharm Spoilers

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Ok y’all, August’s Boxycharm is shaping up to be pretty spectacular. As I told you Lovelies before, you’ll get the tarte Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette:

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It retails for 36$, and I mean-tarte.

The next reveal is:

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Royal and Langnickel Complexion Perfection brush set. I BELIEVE this is the exact brush set you’ll get in your box-I had to do a little digging but I’m 95% sure this is the one. It retails for 19.99$ and I’ve received a few Royal and Langnickel brushes in sub boxes before and they’re really, really nice.

I’ll keep updating as the Spoilers come thru!

Thanks to My Subscription Addiction for the reveals ❤

Talk soon Lovelies
-Allie

Makeup News-Wonder Woman, Wonka, and More…

Some pretty exciting developments, y’all-
First, Storybook Cosmetics, the company that just released the Harry Potter inspired palette and brushes, has a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory palette coming this summer. They were able to get a licensing agreement for it-the actual Harry Potter eye shadow is getting rave reviews for its quality, so there’s that. Photo of the packaging for the Willie Wonka inspired palette below:

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Photo courtesy of trendmood IG

Also, British beauty brand Sleek Cosmetics is finalllllly available at Ulta! I’m so excited. It’s an affordable and popular brand, I’ve heard a lot of good things. Ulta link below:

http://www.ulta.com/brand/sleek-makeup

Finally, Luxie has put out a set of Wonder Woman brushes-I absolutely LOVE them, and would give my left…..foot for a set. But, they’re a pricey 95$. Which isn’t bad for the brand-you get 5 brushes, and a single brush runs you 20-25$, but still. They ARE a great brush brand.

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http://www.luxiebeauty.com

I mean, come on. Those are beautifully badass. Just like Wonder Woman-who incidentally I worshipped when I was like, 6, 7 and 8.

So there you have it!

Talk soon Lovelies
-Allie