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

October Boxycharm Spoiler #3!!!


Man, they’re really cranking these spoilers out!

Spoiler numero tres is tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Lip Paint. There’s an 8 shade variation, I’ve got a few shown below:


From top to bottom they are:

Delish-a rosy mauve 

Bestie- a deep nude

Salty- a pinky nude

Get It- an apricot nude 

Homeslice- a peachy nude 

The other 3 are as follows:

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I’m surprised they’d send a red, I guess I just expect nudes or neutrals. But it’s nice!

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These liquid lips retail for 20$, and tarte is a great brand.

October’s Boxycharm is shaping up to be pretty damn spectacular.

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

September Boxycharm Spoiler & Aug Update

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As I think I mentioned before, Boxycharm subs will include Eyeshadow palettes in all boxes thru December. The September box will have the Pür Cosmetics Soirée Diaries Eyeshadow Palette retailing for 34$.

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It looks gorgeous-a really pretty neutral/nude palette that any skin shade can use. Sorta reminds me of the Carli Bybel one.

August boxes do have some variations. While all boxes include the tarte palette, the royal and langnickle brushes, and the pür cosmetics lashes, these are some of the variants you may receive.

BellaPierre Gel Eyeliner in Ebony

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Gel eyeliner, who can’t use a new eyeliner, right? This retails for 15$.

The Beauty Crop GRLPWR Liquid Lip in Date Night-

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Another nice nude. Can I just say that I own a Beauty Crop liquid lip and they smell SO GOOD. Retails for 15$.

And there you have it!!

Thank you to My Subscription Addiction for the info.

Talk soon Lovelies

-Allie

Boxycharm July 2017 Review

Well, that was a nice surprise-my box came pretty darn early this month-and it’s a good one. Let’s start:

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The theme for this month is “Cutie Pie”. Okay. First thing I grabbed:

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The Ofra Body Illuminizer. It looks like it may be some sort of collab between Ofra and Boxycharm-it’s lightly scented if at all, and comes out sort of dark:

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But it blends out to a very very light shimmery glow. The lighting in this picture is poor, but trust me, in person it’s there.

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It’s really pretty-not at all like a tanning lotion and doesn’t really alter your skin tone. I likey. This retails for 39.95$. Dayum.
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Next, the blinc x Boxycharm Electric Eyes Palette:

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It’s got a mirror, cute-but guys. O.M.G.-look at this:

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That is ONE swipe each. These are SO beautifully pigmented, creamy, buttery, and gorgeous. The cranberry color is giving me life-you obviously couldn’t do an entire look from this with no mattes, but when you do? Wow. This retails for 45$.
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So I got the primer, and after sort of wanting the powder at first I’m glad I got this. It feels like a good primer-that kind of soft, silky primer feel? Very lightly scented, and a good SPF to boot.

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This bareMinerals Mineral Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Daily Prep Lotion retails for 30$.
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WinkyLux Uni-Brow Universal Eyebrow Pencil:

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It’s allegedly universal so will work on most brows. It’s got a spoolie on one end and a triangular pencil at the other.

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This retails for 12$.
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Last but never least-ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lip in the shade Thursday:

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It’s the usual ColourPop formula, and it’s a nice berry shade. Good for summer and fall, actually.

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And that’s it! This month’s box is worth 130.00$. That’s excellent for a 21$ box, y’all.

How was your Boxycharm for July?

Talk soon Lovelies
-Allie

Full July Boxycharm Spoilers!

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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

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

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

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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$.

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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.

Thoughts?

Thank you to My Subscription Addiction for spoiler info!

Talk soon Lovelies
-Allie

Massive Ricky’s NYC Sale!!

I gotta share with you guys-Ricky’s NYC is having a huge 4th of July sale in products including Dose Of Colors, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Gerard Cosmetics, LA Girl, NYX, Coloured Raine, and more. I’m talking huge. Also, Kristen Taekman’s Pop Of Color nail polish is on sale for 2$. Two. Dollars. Regularly 8$. I’d be going ham but I don’t get paid til Mon.

Here’s the link:

http://www.rickysnyc.com/sale.html

I love Ricky’s-Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics has gorgeous loose colors and their Lip Tar is amazeballs. Happy shopping!

Talk soon Lovelies

-Allie

June Boxycharm

My June Boxycharm FINALLY landed in my mailbox today-it shipped on like, June 7. I feel like it stopped every 100 feet! Anyway, it was worth the wait.

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This month’s theme is “Downtown Charm”. Cute, right?

First-the Real Her Palette.

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In the box
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I received the nude collection. It swatches nicely, seems pretty pigmented. The lighter colors actually show up way better in person:

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I think I’ll like playing with this palette and I wanted the nude one. So, that’s a win. This retails for 28$.
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Next, the Luxie Rose Gold Pro Precision Tapered Face Brush

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As usual, I love this brush. It’s great for highlighter or brushing away extra setting powder, and Luxie brushes are bomb. Retails for 24$.
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Diamond Glow Powder by Artist Couture

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This powder is SO PRETTY. It’s intense, so if you use it as highlight be aware if you tend to be heavy handed. You can brush this loose powder on your collarbone, shoulders, wherever you want a little shimmer. It’s beautiful-a gold tone, but not glitter.

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This retails for 26.99$
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Ofra Cosmetics Long Lasting Lipstick

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I received the shade Santa Ana, which is the one I wanted, yay. It’s a berry-wine color, gorgeous.

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This is probably one of the best liquid lip formulas out there. It’s not drying, it’s not thick, nor is it runny. It smells AWESOME, like a light vanilla scent. Not overpowering either. I absolutely love this formula. Retails for 19.90$.
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Last, but not least! 3 Biobelle Cosmetics sheet masks.

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There are 3 different types: one called “I Woke Up Like This” which has wild rose and vitamin C, and enhances skin’s natural glow. The next Mask has pomegranate and hyaluronic acid and is called “#1 Beauty Secret”. This one moisturizers and helps skin appear smooth and firm. The last one has tea tree oil, rosehip extract and vitamin C and is a primer for before you apply your makeup. Sounds neat-I’m definitely trying that. These 3 retail for 14.97$ total.

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And there you have it, June’s Boxycharm! I’m happy with it, the Ofra lip is a great product, the palette and powder are promising. I always love me some Luxie brushes. The value of this box is 114$. That’s on the lower value end of what I’ve received but I’m fine with that-for 21$ a month? Can’t complain.

Talk Soon Lovelies
-Allie

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick Review 


Jeffree Star is a somewhat controversial figure in the makeup world-he and Kat Von D had a falling out last year, had dueling YouTube videos-it got messy. I like him. His YouTube videos are great-he’s hilarious and knows his stuff. I’ve been looking forward to trying his products because I feel like it’s really a passion of his vs someone just slapping their name on a product Kylie Jenner so I just felt like his stuff would be spot on. And it is.

He released his makeup line in 2014 and has had huge success. I’ve been wanting to try his liquid lipstick forever, and forever is TODAY.


The color I got is called “No Tea No Shade” (how appropriate, right?) and it’s a metallic-because I’m loving metallics right now.

Ok guys, I have to say-it does not smell good. A little chemical-ish. I don’t love that. Hopefully the smell doesn’t last. It’s a decent size, 0.19 fl oz. and are 18$ a pop. FYI-the weird chemical smell is not an issue when wearing the lipstick at all.


It’s got the typical doe foot applicator which I don’t mind at all-here it is swatched:


The formula is NICE. It’s creamy, not drying or sticky either. It’s not streaky and nicely opaque. Here it is on:


I don’t have full makeup on-no foundation or concealer so it’s kind of just slapped on-but you get the drift. I likey. I likey A LOT. I’ll absolutely get more of this brand. 

Talk soon, Lovelies!

-Allie