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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Hey lovelies, in today’s post I will be showing you my what I received in my March Ipsy Glam bag! I received my bag this past Monday, and I was so eager to share it with you all. Okay, my first impression of the bag was that this is the best bag so far, The bag is very creative and different from others, not to mention, all the products that I received this month are all new products I have never tried, and mostly from brands I’m unfamiliar with.

This month’s Glam bag theme is “Create”, turning yourself and your world into a work of art. It is all about embracing creativity, changing things up a bit, and adding a little pop into your life. The bag comes with two markers, a lime green and a hot pink, for you to color the heads on your bag and make it uniquely yours. Now onto my Glam bag, shall we!

BRTC Jasmine Waterful Foaming Cleanser

I am very excited that I received a skin care product in my bag, I feel that I have not gotten any skin care products in my Ipsy bag within the past few months. This cleanser happens to come from a Korean Beauty brand, that smells just like the beautiful flower of Jasmine. I find the consistency of the cleanser very similar to the, Jeju Volcanic Cleanser, which I like for a more soothing cleanse to the skin.

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AHAVA Time To Clear Purifying Mud Mask

This happened to be my second skin care product I received this month, from a new brand that I’m very eager to try. The mask contains mud from the Dead Sea in Israel, and you know it’s going to be good. The instructions state that the mask is only on for about two minutes, then should be rinsed off.

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Doucce Freematic Eyeshadow in “LOLA”

I have heard great things about the Doucce eyeshadows and I was very excited when I received a shade in this plumberry color. When I first applied this to my skin, the color picked up very well, although it was a little lighter than it appeared in the pan, which is fine with me because the color is still gorgeous. I feel that this color would work very well with coppers/oranges/tan hues. (Swatch will be shown with the next product).

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City Color Glow Duo: Cream | Powder

The powder color stood out to me a lot because it is this pretty iridescent bronze that stands out and for the cream, I was excited to pretty much try another cream highlighter, however I was very disappointed when I took a swatch of the shade. I went to apply the cream highlighter three times and hardly any shimmer showed up, it is very shear and not at all pigmented which was a huge downer. On the *bright side* (highlighter is bright, get it, haha), the bronze shade won my favor, much more than a lot of similar shades I have come across, simply because the color is a bronzed shimmer with a subtle pink tint! This color and the Lola Doucce shade, would be absolutely stunning together in an eye look!

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(Please excuse my hairy arm, I was too lazy to shave my arms) I used flash to capture the best lighting.

Tarte Sex Kitten Eyeliner

Lastly, I received a black gel eyeliner and I’m glad I received this over a liquid liner since I do not really wear eyeliner. Although, since the application is a bit easier with this, I am willing to try using this the next time I do an eye look. Fingers crossed that this works out, because I need something to make my eyes pop!

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Okay everyone, that completes my March Ipsy Glam bag post! I will let you know my opinion of these products at a later time. Do not forget to please like and Comment down below what you received in your Ipsy Glam Bag this month!  If you enjoyed this post then do not forget to like it and please subscribe with your email in the sidebar, to be notified of new posts through your email, (be sure to confirm subscription in email) also make sure to follow me on my social media pages, down below!

*I also wanted to give you guys the heads up, that I am sorry I have not been posting as much, I have been trying to work on my online classes and I’ve been busy with some other things, however I will be posting twice a week now!*

Until next time, Ari. 

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What’s in my Ipsy Glam Bag for February 2018?

Hello everyone, it is officially Friday, so happy weekend! I am back with another Ipsy post, of what I received in my Glam bag for the month of February! Personally, off of a first impression, both my January and February glam bags are neck and neck, however I do prefer this month’s theme and bag itself more than January’s. (See What’s in my Ipsy Glam Bag for January 2018?).

This month’s theme is “Unzipped”, about embracing everything you are. It is about redefining sexy, and that you are not limited to a specific size, shape, or age. I think this is a great theme especially for February, practicing self-love and celebrating the beauty everyone holds.

It cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Waterproof Concealer in Medium Tan

I am a huge fan of It Cosmetics, I love their CC+ cream, it’s my go-to! I have tried the concealer once before, and I will say I was not a huge fan. I felt that it was very heavy, and although it is full-coverage, it creased for me. I am willing to try this product again, because before the shade was actually too light for me, so fingers crossed for this one!

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LUXIE 249 Double-Sided Eyeshadow Brush

I absolutely love LUXIE eyeshadow brushes, they are my all-time favorite, so when I received this brush, I was so excited! This brush is double-sided, one side it is similar to my Tapered Blending brush, in between the sizes of 205 and 229. On the other side, it is a dense precision eyeshadow brush, I also think it can work for concealer, so I will definitely try it out for that.

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Pacifica Beach Crystals Natural Mineral Eye Shadows

I love Pacifica skin care products, so when I heard they have a makeup line, I was very eager to try it. The colors are very unique shimmery colors, that come in cute crystal holographic packaging. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the brand Pacifica, they are 100% vegan and cruelty-free! I will also be doing some swatches down below!

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From the swatches down below, I did go over the color twice to try to give it the most pigmented color. I really like “Spaced Out”, however the colors are unfortunately not that pigmented, but I will try to make them work, and let you guys know in a later post!

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Please excuse my hairy arm!

Biobelle Perfecting primer Sheet Mask

Okay so this product is a sheet mask that you use as a primer before makeup application, it claims that it “enhances radiance, minimizes pores, and evens skin tone”. The concept itself seems very intriguing, and the mask also says that it is, free of parabens, gluten-free, and non-gmos. However, something that I am upset about is the fact that no where on the package does it claim to be cruelty-free, and granted that not all products mention their animal-testing policies, I could not even find it on their site, so if anyone knows if Biobelle is cruelty-free please comment down below, it would be a big bummer if they are not. 😦 Processed with VSCO with t1 preset

PUR Cosmetics Fully Charged Mascara

Last but not least, is this mascara by PUR Cosmetics. I have not really had the opportunity to try PUR Cosmetics, but I do know that they are cruelty-free and are mostly vegan. Also I have been loving the mascaras I’ve receiving in my Ipsy bags!

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The wand is perfect to separate your lashes and give them a longer look! 

Thank you for reading! I hope you liked seeing what I received in my February 2018 Ipsy Glam Bag! Hopefully, I will be doing an overall review of my products sometime early March. Comment down below what you received in your Ipsy Glam Bag this month! If you enjoyed this post then do not forget to like it and please subscribe with your email in the sidebar, to be notified of new posts through your email, (be sure to confirm subscription in email) also make sure to follow me on my social media pages, down below!

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