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Ipsy Glam Bag Ultimate Reveal October 2019

Ipsy Glam Bag Ultimate
October 2019

This very first Glam Bag Ultimate was AMAZING!!!! There were some great products and some newbies I loved trying so I’m definitely continuing my subscription to this subscription box. This month included these products:

  • Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette in Warm Brown – This was on my wishlist so when I had the chance to select it for my box, I jumped all over it. This palette is an immediate must have for me. It has rich, warm colors that have very little fallout and transition from day to night easily, with just a little building. I’m becoming a huge fan of Huda!
  • Kaleido Cosmetics Obsidian Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner – I really like this liner. It was easy to use and glided on flawlessly and did not smear. It lasted all evening in a very humid Florida climate and a surprise summer storm and it didn’t run at all!
  • L.O.C.K. Unicorn Glow Hydrating Primer – This primer was great. It went on smooth and made foundation application flawless. No creasing or uneven lines. I might look into a larger bottle of this product, I was so impressed.
  • Betty Boop x Ipsy Cheek to Cheek Blush Palette – Ipsy’s theme this month….I adore Betty Boop so I had to have all the things! This blush was superb. It had just the right colors for my light skin tone, without making me look overly made up.
  • Biorace L’eau Hydrating Treatment Serum – This serum was a pleasant surprise. I’m always nervous using new facial products on my skin because it’s so sensitive but this was really nice. It felt light and greaseless and my skin felt moisturized afterwards, not oily. It had no overwhelming odor and the biggest plus….it caused no breakouts!
  • F.A.R.A.H. Brushes Midnight Pro Trio – These brushes are now a staple in my makeup application. The are firm but soft and made application of my foundation, blush, and highlighter a dream!!!
  • Nanette Lepore Beautiful Times fragrance – This fragrance was gorgeous. Not heavy or overly sweet, it was subtle and citrusy…a favorite combination of mine.
  • The Saem Natural Avocado and Shea Butter Mask Sheet Set – I have to admit, I have not tried these masks yet, due to the fact I’m in the middle of a Bubble Sheet Mask Challenge but as soon as it’s done, I’m looking forward to these!
  • Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser – I’ve been dying to try this product so I did a happy dance when I saw it in my box. I incorporated it into my facial cleansing routine and there is no going back for me. It’s a keeper and I will be purchasing it again for continued use. It has helped hold back breakouts, kept my face super clean, and has not dried my face out in the least. It’s an awesome product!
  • C’est Moi Beauty Reflect Lip Gloss in Opulence – I love my lip glosses and this one is no exception. It’s very pretty and neutral and makes my lips look rosy and natural. It’s not super-sticky, either, which is a huge advantage!
  • Coloured Raine Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Glamour – Mine arrived broken so I’m waiting for a replacement.
  • Ibom Lemon Verbena Clay Mast – I have used this mask in the past and I love it. This will be great to throw in my travel bag so I can continue my facial care while traveling! This mask is both brightening and hydrating and I highly recommend it for mid-week face refreshing!
  • Trestique Good Vibes Mascara – This mascara is patiently waiting for it’s time in the spotlight, as I have not tried it yet. There is also no information on it with my enclosed pamphlet. It’s neat though, because it has a curler included at the end of the mascara tube. It’s just very strange that Ipsy included no information of this product in the box.

I had two complaints about this new subscription. The pamphlet that was included in the box broke down each product but….one item was not listed and none of the items had a value. This subscription is $50 per month. I like tangible, visible proof of the value of each product to validate the cost I’m paying. I had to look up all the product costs myself. My suggestion to them is to rectify that as soon as possible. Also, some of us subscribed to both the Ipsy Glam Bag Plus and Ultimate. Two different subscriptions but they gave me the same bag in each box. That should not be happening. You should check for dual subscriptions and make sure that different bags are provided for each. Now I have two of the same bags, which I don’t like. Otherwise, so far, I’d say this subscription is worth it.

GlossyBox October Reveal

GlossyBox October 2019

This is my very first subscription box from GlossyBox. This month I received a few products I’ve never heard of but was excited to try and a few I have heard of and already like. GlossyBox does not feature full size products, more like deluxe travel size. So you can get a good “try” out of each product. This month included:

  • John Masters Organics Geranium & Grapefruit Body Wash and Body Milk. They smell really good…light and citrusy.
  • BellaPierre Pro Concealer Palette – This concealer palette is actually full size and it’s quite wonderful. There are three different color correcting concealers that go on smooth and work quite well. They did not cake and smoothed out some uneven areas on my face from scarring. This was a new brand and I’m looking forward to trying more products from BellaPierre.
  • Minus 417 Firming Radiant Mud Mask – I’ve never heard of this brand before either, but this mask is delicious! It smells amazing and made my skin super soft and moisturized. I will be investing in a full size bottle of this mask.
  • Skin & Co Roma Truffle Therapy Polishing Micro-Exfoliating Truffle Face Gommage – It’s a MOUTHFUL of a product name but it’s luxurious in it’s exfoliating power. I can’t believe how wonderful my face felt afterwards! I didn’t want to finish my nighttime routine because this product made my skin feel like I just came home from a spa treatment! Definitely investing in a full size of this product!
  • Illamasqua Mini Hydra Veil – I’ve heard of this brand and so far, it hasn’t worked out for me but this product is a holy grail of primers. Not only does it moisturize my skin, it primed my face so well my make-up went on like melted butter and looked so luminous and evenly toned afterwards. Again, another product I’m going to invest in a full size of.

Honestly, I was pleasantly surprised by this month’s finds. I’ve only signed up for a 3 month run of GlossyBox so I have to see how the next 2 months pan out before I commit any further. But so far, I’m liking this subscription!!! If you can, I suggest you give it a try. Maybe you will find some unknown gems like I did!

Allure Beauty Box October Reveal

Allure Beauty Box October 2019

I am in love with this month’s Allure Beauty Box. Sure, they are not full size products but I look at is as an opportunity to try new things without the excessive cost AND to stock up my travel bag!!! This month Allure featured some things I already loved and some things I was dying to try that were on my wish list! It was a total WIN!!!

  • Sunday Riley Ice Ceramide Moisturizing Cream (wish list item)
  • M-61 PowerGlow Peel (wish list item)
  • Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream (LOVE IT!!! Now I have a small tub for travel)!
  • ModelCo Metallic Eyeshadow Trio in St. Tropez AND Eyelites in Granite (an eyeshadow and a liquid cream shadow)
  • Kneipp Mineral Bath Salt in Dream Away (Awesome! Smells fantastic and makes your skin silky smooth and is so relaxing).
  • Lumify Eye drops (the best eye drops that exist).

If you don’t subscribe to Allure Beauty Box, you are truly missing out on some great finds each month! It’s one of my favorite subscriptions because of variety and volume and the price is just right!

October Boxy Charm Reveal

Boxy Charm October 2019

I was not impressed by my Boxy Charm box this month. Here is what was included:

  • Dose of Colors Eyeshadow Palette in Blushing Berries
  • Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Glassy Skin Balm
  • Iconic London Lip Plumping Gloss
  • Skin&Co Truffle Therapy Radiant Dew Mist
  • Luna by Luna Eyeliner in Baby Blue

The only thing in this box that I was impressed with was the Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Glassy Skin Balm.

I LOVED this skin balm. Matter-of-fact, when my back-up product reviewer came to pick up the rest of the items in this box so she could review them, she was amazed at how good this balm made my skin look! This is a product I would rate 5 stars and would buy again! It smells delicious and made my skin glow and feel extra soft! This is the 2nd product I have tried by this brand and both times I was extremely impressed.