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 



🌟 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.


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


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:

Tom Ford Beauty
Moon Juice

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


ColourPop Is Stepping It UP


Now anyone who knows me or has read here for a second knows that ColourPop is one of my all-time favorite makeup brands, and they’ve endeared themselves to me even more, if possible. This week, they announced their first ever first into the face makeup game with the launch of a concealer:


It’s called the No Filter Concealer, and I believe will be priced at 6$. SIX DOLLARS. No word on a release date, but you know I’ll be watching.

They’ve also started their first ever nail polish line:



The polishes were released back in late Jun/early July, and sell for 6$ a bottle. I’m dying to try them out, y’all know me and my nail polish.

ColourPop for me, is such a fantastic brand because it is SO affordable but not garbage. Yes-some of the Ultra Matte lippies are really drying, I admit. Not all though, but the Ultra Satin and Ultra Gloss are some bomb formulas. My first ever highlighter was Flexitarian from them and it’s still a favorite.

Another exciting release is a highlighter palette:


It’s their first pressed powder highlighting palette-it comes with 6 shades, and retails for 18$.

Swatches from


So there you go, some kinda neat news from all that glitters-

Talk soon Lovelies


Full July Boxycharm Spoilers!


I just love this damn box. All full sizes and the value is unbeatable. So here we go-I’ll start with the ones we know about.
Everyone will receive the following:

Boxycharm x Blinc Electric Eye Palette

Retails for 45$.
You’ll get either the bareMinerals Prep Step Broad Spectrum SPF 50 (a primer/sunblock) retailing for 30$
OR bareMinerals Invisible Light Translucent Powder Duo, retailing for 32$.

A ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in one of these 6 colors. Retails for 6$.

A Winky-lux Uni-brow Universal Eyebrow Pencil. It says it works on 95% of eyebrow colors, and has a spoolie on one end. Retails for 12$.


And last, but definitely not least-Project Beauty Spray Set Go Setting Spray. It’s hot wild chamomile, rosehip, and green tea extracts and claims to set your makeup while moisturizing. Retails for 32$.

So that’s July, folks! It gives you a value of 125$!!!! For 21$? You can’t beat that. Don’t forget next month includes a Tarte eyeshadow palette, and the rumor is that the boxes will have a different eyeshadow palette every month through December. That’s bomb.


Thank you to My Subscription Addiction for spoiler info!

Talk soon Lovelies

Too Faced Collab, Beauty News

Too Faced has done a collab with MUA/YouTuber Kandee Johnson-an eyeshadow palette that smells like candy, a face brightening powder that smells like Banana Pudding, 4 new Melted liquid lips in the shades Melted Ice Cream, Freshly Baked, Tropical Punch, and Sweet N Sour. Also a highlighter stick and Black Licorice liquid eyeliner. Launches September 3rd-I’m looking forward to that!!

It's Sunday….Surprise, REVEALED 🚨🍬 *swipe to the left for all pictures FIRST L👀K 🙌🏼🙀🙌🏼 NEW! Sweet Collaboration! New FULL!! #COLLECTION #IWantKandee @toofaced X @kandeejohnson 🍭🍬 Includes: NEW 🍬#EyeshadowPalette *smells like Candy! NEW 🍌#BananaPudding – a brighten face powder *smells like banana pudding NEW ✨#CandyGlow Luminizer -highlighter stick NEW💄 #MeltedMatte 4 shades: Melted Ice Cream / Freshly Baked / Tropical Punch / Sweet n Sour NEW 🖤 #BlackLicorice – #LiquidEyeliner with a unique tip Will be available ➡️ SEPTEMBER 3RD online @ultabeauty and @toofaced So happy for my Boo #KandeeJohnson u go girl! Who is as excited as I am????🙋🏼 can't wait to see a closer look!!! XO #Trendmood #toofaced pic: @allure THANK U for this FABULOUS update: @hanna.016 @mallorycollette @melys_beauty @cparker1226 🙌🏼😘 U Rock! #makeuplover #ilovemakeup #makeupobsessed #makeupaddict #instabeauty #beautyblog #beautyblogger #instamakeup #makeup #makeuptalk

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Rumor has it that Colourpop is coming out with a concealer and/or foundation. The affordable brand needs that, it’d be amaze.

Let’s Talk About The Weekend And New Makeup

Good morning everyone! The Oscars are Sunday night and you KNOW I’ll be doing a best and worst dressed. I can’t wait. I’ll probably have a page on each because I plan on going deep.

I’ve got some more dupe posts up my sleeve-some Kylie lip kit Dupes are coming up-as well as a ton more color dupes.

I’m looking for a new-ish foundation and I found one but you can only get it in the UK. It’s called Bourjois, and I could get it on Amazon but it’s way more pricey. Plus I want to have something that no one else around me has-because, shallow.  I’m definitely getting some dupes as well, but this is the palette coming home to me next week:

The Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette-its SO PRETTY!! And it’s going to look perfect in my makeup box. And only 26$.

I love this, it’s intriguing to me, but I’ve got no idea where or how I’d wear it:

Too Faced Unicorn Tears Lipstick-here it is swatched:

I love it but not sure where I’d ever wear it. I’m sure I could wear it over a pink color?

And Colourpop came out with Highlighter Trios which are coming home to me next week a well. I LOVE their highlighters, y’all know that. There are 3 sets for different skin shades: 

The Waffle Trio:

The colors are: Scrumptious which is a pearlized baby pink, Glazed, a pearlized Ivory Gold, and Flexitarian (my fave) which is a pearlized white champagne. This is best for lighter skin tones.

The Cannoli Trio

We’ve got Frosted:  Satin soft true gold. Whipped is a tie-dye warm silvery gold and Wisp which is a pearlized golden champagne with gold pearls. For medium skin tones

The Shortcake Trio

This trio is recommended for deeper skin tones. The shades are Soft Serve, a true satin copper; Iced, a tie dyed rosy gold, and Candyman-a pearlized metallic rich gold.

They run for 22$, which in true Colourpop tradition is fairly inexpensive.

Talk soon, Lovelies


Makeup Score

I’ve been wanting to buy from Beauty Bakerie for months and finally bit the bullet. Well-hubs did. This is what’s coming:

I had a coupon code so that eased the pain a tiny bit-plus Valentines Day is upon us so hubs told me to shop. Far be it for me to refuse.

I hit Morphe again as well:

I’ve been wanting to try Jeffree Star’s lipstick for a while as well, I’ve heard good things. Y’all know I’ll let you know.

I’ve hidden my shoe addiction from you guys fairly well-I’ve mentioned it here and there but for the most part kept it close to the vest. Not anymore!

I’m happy Valentines Day is soon and happy that hubs loves me-for way more reasons than he buys me makeup and shoes.

I’ll review all of the makeup when it gets here, and Hannah is going to send pics of her Colourpop prizes when they find their way into her mailbox 😘

Talk soon, Lovelies 



So anyone can peruse the colors they offer:

As you may or may not know, they have 4 finishes: Ultra Matte, Ultra Satin, Ultra Metallic,  and Ultra Gloss. I’ve got mattes, a gloss and 2 metallics. I love them all especially the metallics. It’s not a matte finish in the sense that it’s not long-wearing like the mattes but they go on so smoothly and they’re so pretty. Like I mentioned before, you can always put a gloss on over the matte, it works beautifully.

I’m excited for the giveaway-the winner will have the product shipped to them directly from Colourpop-the order will be placed once the winner selects their shades. 

Talk soon, Lovelies!