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

October Boxycharm Spoilers!

Already they’re coming!

I mentioned this one already-


Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Prosecco Pop. You’ll either get the pressed powder or the liquid, the pressed powder retails for 38$, the liquid for 41$. 

Next is Dr Brandt Poredermabrasion:


Love dr brandt products!! They’re pricey, high end, and work. At least for me. This retails for 58$. I’m not sure what the different is between this and the microdermabrasion that came in a previous Boxycharm box-except that one retailed for 80$, still I’ll use it and love it.

I thought I’d heard that the coverFX setting spray was going to be in October’s box as well but I’ll have to recheck that. With just the 2 items, the value is almost 100$!!!

You already know I’ll keep you updated.
Talk soon, Lovelies

-Allie

Boxycharm Brand Spoilers!

Here are some brands that will be in Boxycharm subscriptions in September thru December 2017!!

-MAC

-Becca

-CoverFX

-more tarte

-Dr Brandt

The last Dr Brandt was the microdermabrasion that retails for 80$-I love it and use it 3x a week, faithfully.

CoverFX is one of my favorite brands, they have the most amazing setting powder.

What do you think about these brands being in your Boxycharm?

Talk soon Lovelies

-Allie

August Ipsy Glam Bag

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As you can see, I got a gold bag instead of the usual pink bag this month….interesting….

It’s a new program Ipsy is launching-its called Ipsy Cash, and it’s a beauty rewards program where you get literal cash back for every purchase you make, either in a paper check or to your PayPal. There’s a catalogue type thing with all sorts of beauty products, and it explains how the rewards program works. I’m sure everyone will eventually get it.

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So any way, the theme for the month is “Good Vibes Only”. There are 3 different Glam bag styles this month, this is the one I got:

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It’s cute-it’s a faux leather feel, the inside is lined with a purple fabric.

My first item this month:
A True Spring Green Tea Watery Calming Cream

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It’s got a nice light scent, and isn’t heavy or great. The bottle says “Heritage in France, Rediscovered in Korea”. I’m not sure what that means.

Next we have Derma E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum with Hyaluronic Acid:

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It’s got sort of an orange-y scent, and I’ve never used a Serum so I’ll let you know 😉

Next, an SL MissGlam x Ipsy precise blending brush. This was the item I had requested for the month as well-

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It’s cute! Nice teal color, the bristles are soft-seems like a nice little brush, plus I am always down for some new brushes.

I’ve got the Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara in Big Is The New Black

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Sorry about the flash-dumb iPhone decided it was very necessary. What sucks is that my lashes suck so bad that even the best mascara on the planet does not help them. I can’t really tell a fabulous one from a shitty one because my lashes are just that puny, thin, and sparse. My lower lashes dont exist. Life is hard, y’all.

Last but not least, Seraphine Botanicals Liquid Coal Waterproof Liquid Liner in black, obvie-

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This is full size and retails for 22$. It’s actually a really nice pen liner. I find these much easier than the wand liners.

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It’s got a great fine line, easy to maneuver.

And there you have it! I’m pleased with this month’s bag. I’ve been subscribing to Ipsy since January and in the past 6 months, they have REALLY stepped it up. Love them.

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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

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

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