What I received in my Ipsy Glam Bag/// April 2018

Welcome back to my blog lovelies! I apologize for not posting last week, I have been incredibly busy, working on my online classes and thank goodness I finished one this week, I am a quarter done with my last one so hopefully by next week I will be done. Anyways, it’s already the mid of April which is pretty bizarre, but you know what that means, it’s time to unbox my Ipsy Glam Bag!

This month’s Glam bag is so spring, with a theme of being a “Social Butterfly”, hence all the unique butterflies on the bag. This month is all about saying “yes!” to all plans coming your way and to enjoy the stuff happening now. Off of a first impression, I am very pleased with this bag and I’m so excited to try everything!


Filorga Meso-Mask

This is a brand that is completely new to me, known as Filorga; is a French beauty brand based out of Paris. The “smoothing radiance mask” I received, happens to be more of a cream than an actual mask itself. I will have to check the site’s website on how to use this product since it does not state anything on the package, however it seems very good and is lightweight. I’m definitely curious to see how it works as an illuminator.


Hempz Ultra Moisturizing Herbal Lip Balm

I was probably most excited to try this from my glam bag this month, I had heard some good feedback about the product and wanted to give it a shot! Not only is the brand Hempz cruelty-free, but it’s also 100% vegan! This balm comes in a squeeze tube with a slanted edge applicator, making it easy and compact! The lip balm instantly smoothed my lips, giving them a natural glow. I love the way it smells, it has a Citrus natural blend of different oils. It moisturizes your lips keeping them hydrated with the 100% natural hemp seed oil.



Ofra Cosmetics Blush in Chameleon

This coral pop blush comes in a full size pan, giving you a lot of product. I did swatch it on my hand and found that the blush is very smooth and glides very easily onto the skin. I am in love with the color, it’s a peachy blush, that will be perfect for the upcoming warm months. I am looking forward to wearing this blush, I have had good impressions so far with Ofra Cosmetics.


Meech And Mia Eyeshadow in Copper

This loose pigment eyeshadow reflects a coppery golden magical color. The eyeshadow gives full pigment to the eyes, with this lustrous hue . The shade most definitely calls out my attention, however I have been receiving a copper/bronze shimmer eyeshadows and highlights in almost all of my previous bags. I really wished there were more matte shades given out in the glam bags, because I wear mattes way more than shimmery shades.


Beau Gâchis Tapered Blending Eyeshadow Brush

This sleek brush is simple yet elegant, and perfect to use while blending in your transition shade. The site claims that their bristles are a mix of natural animal hair and synthetic hair, but their products are cruelty-free (which is a little confusing). However, the brush itself is pretty thin and very soft, I am willing to do more research on the brand and give this brush a try.  Fun fact, Beau Gâchis is actually  French for “Beautiful Mess”.


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Spring Break Ideas To Do if You’re not Traveling | 2018

Hello everyone, I hope that you are all doing well. Spring break season is near, or you may be currently on spring break, whichever it is , I decided to tell you all a list of activities to do throughout your break. Spring break can still be a blast even if you’re not traveling. I will give you guys a guide to adventure and bursts of fun to do this spring break!

Spring Break Guide:

  • Head out to your Local Mall:Treat yo self, girl!” Go out and treat yourself to something you really have been wanting, whether it’s a new pair of shoes, a highlighter, or a bath bomb. Head out with some friends or family members to make the most of your time there, and even go out to eat! Do not worry if you cannot shop, window shopping is always fun, then take some funny mall pictures with your friends. I also recommend checking out your local shopping mall website to find out what events are happening that weekend!
  • Movies, Popcorn, & Movies: Have a Movie day with your besties or family members! It can either be at home or at the theatres, just binge watch on some rom-coms or horror movies while eating some buttery popcorn. Movies are just a great way to take an easy and be comfortable.
  • Spa day/pamper yourself: This was bound to be on the list, a spa day can include of going out to get a massage, getting mani-pedis, or even taking a bubble bath with a face mask on! Make sure to also take advantage of this time, to rest and sleep in as long as you want, have a relaxing day either at home or out, this is an independent activity that gives you time to be with yourself, and perhaps end the night off with meditation or mindful journaling.


  • Day out in the city: Go out an adventure and head to downtown for a whole entire day, go with some friends or family, and act like a tourist in your own city! I live in the Chicagoland area, therefore I go to my beautiful city of Chicago. Go out to dinner down there, take some artsy photos, possibly go shop, and stop at some touristy attractions, (The Bean, Navy Pier, etc.) or even venture out with no plan and look for hidden gems throughout the city!
  • Embrace/Explore Nature: Like the Passion Pit song “Take a Walk”, out in nature, go explore your local forest preserves, go out on a hike, have a picnic, or even just go to a park to lie down and gaze at the clouds. Getting out in nature is good for you, not only by getting vitamin D, but by releasing some stressful thoughts that have been on your mind lately.

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  • DIY or Create Art: Let’s say there’s been this project that you’ve been wanting to make for a while now and you were always busy before, now is the absolute perfect time to get started especially since you have no excuse! There are so many DIY projects out on pinterest, blogs, and YouTube! They can be for your living space, for someone else, or just for fun. On top of that perhaps finish an art project that you started a while back, that being a drawing or painting, unleash your creativity and just go all out!

Hopefully these gave you some ideas for throughout your Spring Break to have fun. Thank you for reading, I am sorry I have been off my blogging game recently, I’ve been so busy, but I am hoping to post on Friday and actually post twice a week from now on. I felt that this post was mediocre compared to others, please comment down any blog posts you’d like to see on here, I have some ideas, although it will take a bit of time to complete some of them. So if you have any requests then please leave them down below!

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International Women’s Day | 2018

Happy International Women’s Day, everyone! This is for sure one of my favorite days of the year. March 8th is known as International Women’s Day, celebrating all types of women all around the world, their contributions/progress in society, and the fight for women’s rights and equality. This year’s theme for IWD is “Press for Progress”, a demand for change this year. With movements such as #TimesUp and #Metoo, women are seeking to make a progressive change in society, by receiving justice for assault survivors in the music and film industry, electing more women into office, and having women realize their ambitions.  The Women’s March Association, theme for this year is “marching to the polls”, having women run for office whether it’s federal, state, or local. Encouraging women that we have power to seek change and lead.

International Women’s Day to me means; empowering woman and supporting one another, celebrating the actions and contributions that women  have made to our society, and to continue fighting for equality and women’s rights. On a more personal note, I want to honor the amazing women in my life that have impacted me, my mother, my therapist, and my aunt, who have all made into the person I am today.


Although we’ve had progress made for marginalized groups, there is still a long way to go, that being said, change will happen, although it is up to us to demand it and go out to achieve it, always remember that “The Future is Female”, The Future is Inclusive”, and “The Future is Change”.D5C88C62-370A-4D72-AC13-49F0FCF59200

Who are you empowering and celebrating today? Comment down below, a woman who has inspired you in your life!

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