Now that we are into the Fall Season, (even though it still feels like summer), I was excited when my three monthly beauty box subscriptions arrived; from Allure, Birchbox and the Glam Bag from Ipsy . These subscriptions have revolutionized the way we buy our makeup. Each month I receive an Allure Box, Birch Box and Glam Ipsy Bag , each curated with five products. Some products are from new brands, brands I’ve never heard of before. Other products are oldies, but goodies.
I love receiving these curated monthly subscriptions because they give me the chance to try out new products, and get reintroduced to some tried and true products. The Ipsy Bag comes with five products, mostly deluxe sized samples, although usually at least one product is full-sized. Ipsy Bag also comes with a new, cute bag every month. Last October, the Ipsy Bag was Halloween inspired, with witches and ghosts designed on the bag. This year, I was disappointed with the bag, itself.
It is a lack-luster pink with a subtly embossed lace design. Not too cute at all! I am thinking, since it is pink, it is a wink to October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is, after all, a wonderful thought. I just think it could have been done where it was more interesting, or cute.
Unboxing October 2017 Ipsy Bag
Fab First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
Ultra Repair Cream is a hydrating moisturizer that leaves skin feeling smooth, hydrated and comfortable after only one use. It is clinically proven to increase skin hydration instantly by 169%. Use it when your skin is dry and flakey (for me that means all winter!) The whipped texture of the cream absorbs into the skin instantaneously. My skin felt smooth, hydrated, and comfortable after only one use.
The formula includes; colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, ceramide 3, and The First aid Beauty Antioxidant Booster that soothes, moisturizes and conditions the skin.
Photo Finish Smashbox Lid Primer
An eyelid primer is always a good thing to have in your beauty arsenal. It primes your lid so your eyeshadow goes on smoothly, and evenly. Eyeshadow won’t crease, flake, fade or smudge when you wear the Smashbox lid primer. This Photo Finish Primer will keep your eyeshadow locked in place for up to 8 hours.
The Photo Finish Lid Primer in Light will also color correct your eyelids prior to applying an eyeshadow so the color stays true to the shade in the pan.
Meech N Mia Loose Eyeshadow Pigment in Beige
Meech N Mia Beige Loose Eyeshadow Pigment is a blend of minerals that are pigment-rich therefore the color payoff is exceptional. The eyeshadow is a multipurpose formula, because you can use the pigments wet, or dry.
The loose pigments are blendable.
Beige is the name of the shade of loose pigments, however, they look anything but beige to me. Sprinkled on my hand, and in the container, the pigments look orangey-peachy-yellow.
The shade, beige, is difficult for me to see in my swatches. I see a duochrome, a flash of peachy-orange, and a bright yellow-gold shade. These pigments are gorgeous in the swatches, however, they do not resemble beige.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil In Perversion
Perversion is the blackest black matte shade. It is a waterproof liner, yet it is creamy when first applied to the eye. You have 30 seconds to play with the liner before it dries down. Once the liner dries, it will not budge. This is an award-winning eyeliner that comes in approximately 41 shades.
50% of the formula contains moisturizing ingredients; jojoba oil, Vitamin E, and Cotton Seed Oil. These ingredients are suspended in a waterproof formula.
I’m always in the need of a great black eye lining pencil. I have come to depend on the waterproof liners because my eyes tend to tear, especially in cold weather. There is nothing worse than when my eyeliner smudges, and I look like I have raccoon eyes. This pencil is a goodie!
DerMElect Peptide-Infused Nail Lacquer In What A Gem
What A Gem is a Shimmery Pale Quartz Shade.
The high performance formula strengthens weak, brittle nails and restores nail flexibility. It also helps nails resist chipping and splitting.
- richly pigmented color
- ergonomically shaped brush
- bristles are intentionally shorter
- artist brush gives an even coat, full coverage application, and effortless painting
- UV protected
- cruelty free
Ingredients include alpha hydroxy acids, dimethicone, and titanium dioxide. It is a 5 Free Formula.
A nail polish without formaldehyde, that is good for your nails is like getting a treatment from the polish itself! Sound good to me!
What do you think of the October 2017 Ipsy Bag? Talk to me in the comments below!