My June Ipsy Glam Bag

Hey everyone! I am very excited to get back to blogging after my two weeks away! I came back from my vacation on June 22nd, posted about the entire trip on my blog, and now I’m ready to come back with some fresh content for you all. Since it is the final day of June, I thought I would get this blog up today, and that is my June ipsy glam bag! I will be going over each product I received and sharing my honest thoughts and opinions on them as well.

This month, the glam bags are inspired by sunshine and rainbows! Ipsy wanted their members to feel positivity all around, and to feel encouraged to be themselves. They hoped to achieve this with new beauty and the playful design of the bags! I personally am not a big fan of the bags this month. I prefer bags that have more feminine and chic designs, and this one feels a bit young to me. Other than that, I really like the color and the multicolored zipper is really fun!

Inside the glam bag:

  • Dermatologists Choice Skincare – pH Balanced Cleanser

I am always looking for new cleansers to try! I use a cleanser in the morning, at night, and when I remove my makeup. I was really glad that this product did not have a scent and that it simply felt like a true moisturizer. The texture was smooth (though a tiny bit sticky). This product claims to remove dirt and excess oil, while still being gentle on the skin. It is meant to cleanse the pores and exfoliate the skin (though there are no rough pieces or ingredients that you can see or feel in the cleanser).  This product is cruelty free and is made with all natural ingredients. Overall, I really like this cleanser! It removed my makeup really well, and made my skin feel clean after using it. I will continue incorporating this cleanser into my daily routine, and I think that it is absolutely worth a try! I rated this cleanser 4/5 stars. I would need to use it a bit more to really test it out over time.

  • F.A.R.A.H – Lilac Z-Tweeze Dual-Ended Tweezers

I really did not want or need a new pair of tweezers, however I thought it could be great that this one is dual-ended. Sadly, this did not work out for me. I have some tweezers that I already own and love, so I struggle when using new ones. I tried both ends, but it was not easy to pluck any of the hairs. I’m not sure why; maybe I just need to get used to this tweezer, however it seems somewhat pointless when I have a perfectly fine pair already. I rated this 2/5 stars (but I will try to use it again).

  • Glamglow – SUPERMUD INSTANT CLEARING TREATMENT MASK

This is a best-selling mask from this brand, and I was glad to see that it was in my bag. This mask is great for anyone with normal, combination, or acne-prone skin, so many people can feel and see the benefits from this product! The ingredients in the mask include charcoal (meant to absorb any dirt and build-up), exfoliating acids (to get rid of dead skin cells), and eucalyptus leaf extract (meant to balance oil on the skin). When I began applying this mask, I immediately noticed the strong scent. It smelled very similar to black licorice, which I am not a fan of. I think I could get past the scent, but I don’t prefer it. After applying a thin layer to the skin, you leave it on until it is fully dry. Then you will simply remove it with warm water. I really like that it is a wash-off mask rather than a peel-off. I don’t feel like I have used this enough to really have a say on if it is worth it or not, however I will be using it again. From what I did, I do think this may be a great product! I will hold off on rating it for now.

  • Tanaïs – Lip Oil in Mahina Moon

I have only tried one other lip oil before, but I have to say, I’ve really fallen in love with them! I always apply chapstick before putting on any lipstick, gloss, or oil (but with this product, it is not necessary). It is infused with coconut oil and pomegranate seed oil, and this helps to plump and hydrate the lips. I liked that this is clear, but that it had gold shimmer in it. The only complaint I have is that at times, the shimmer can be just a bit too much. Maybe there is a time and a place for this, but if you don’t go overboard, it can look really beautiful with a clean and natural makeup look! Or, if you’re wanting to go glam, you can always apply a little extra! I like that this lip oil made my lips feel soft and hydrated. I rated this product 4/5 stars.

  • YC Collection – Liquid Blush in Papaya (my pick)

This is the product I chose to receive this month, and I am so glad I did! I had never tried a liquid blush previously, but I think I’ve just found my new obsession!  I fell head over heels for this liquid blush! I think that the coral/orange color is gorgeous for summer, and I like the application brush; it looks like a lip gloss. When I first applied this product, I put three dots right along my cheekbones. I immediately thought to myself that I definitely overdid it! The color is extremely pigmented, so I was nervous to blend it out. It took a very little bit of work, but I was able to blend it out with a beauty blender, and it ended up looking so stunning! I would say that a little goes a long way with this, so you don’t have to use too much. This is my new favorite beauty find, and I am so excited to use it more often over the summer. I highly recommend checking this out! I rated this liquid blush 5/5 stars.

Thank you so much for reading today’s blog post! I really appreciate your time and support! If you are an ipsy member, leave a comment and let me know what you received for the month of June!

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My May Ipsy Glam Bag

This month, Ipsy wanted their members to be inspired by Mother Nature and May flowers! I think that this month’s bag is simple yet very pretty, and it goes so well with the theme! I love the pink, and the custom peony design is perfect for spring. I rated my overall glam bag 3/5 stars. There are a couple products that I loved and others that simply did not work for me.

  • Hanalei Company – Kona Peptide Eye Cream

When it comes to trying new eye creams, I am never extremely thrilled. I was looking forward to testing this one out, however it is difficult for me to review eye creams due to the fact that seeing results can take some time. I don’t think I have been using it long enough to say that it works or it doesn’t. This eye cream has many beneficial ingredients such as peptides (reducing fine lines), caffeine (reducing puffiness), oat extract (soothes and smooths), hyaluronic acid (boosts moisture), as well as Hawaiian super-botanicals used to restore delicate skin. This product has a thick consistency, which is different from other eye creams I have tried previously. I found it just a tad bit difficult to blend in gently. I normally like using eye creams that are lighter and more hydrating, however I still plan on using this regularly to see if it ends up working well! I will hold off on rating this product for now!

  • PYT Beauty – Upcycle Eyeshadow Palette / Warm Lit Nude Mini in Sand Dune, Slow Burn, Bonfire, and Golden Hour  (my choice)

This is the product that I chose to receive for my May glam bag! I love trying out new eyeshadows, and I ended up really liking this quad. I frequently go for more neutral eye makeup, and the colors in this quad are exactly what I like to wear! There are two mattes and two shimmers. The shades go so well together; I created an entire eye look using each color in the quad, and they blended so beautifully together. You can create many different looks using just this product! The shades are very pigmented, and each one is infused with vitamin E to keep the skin on the eyes hydrated. There may be some fallout when applying, but definitely not an extreme amount at all. I rated this eyeshadow quad 4/5 stars.

  • Skin&Co Roma – Citrus Amaro Hand Cream

I did not exactly need another hand cream, so I wasn’t all that pleased when receiving this, however I wanted to try it out.  This product is made with shea butter and sweet almond oil and it has a citrus scent. I normally really enjoy fruity scents, however I do not really care for this one; it didn’t smell like citrus to me. I love how soft hand creams make my hands, however I will not be reaching for this one all that often. Besides the scent, I think it is a decent hand cream and worth trying out for yourself. I rated this product 3/5 stars.

  • Undone Beauty – Unfoundation Mattetint in Cream Light

I rarely receive foundations in my glam bags so I was excited to test this one out! I did not change my skin tone in my beauty quiz after winter since my skin hasn’t really changed, however this foundation was sadly way too light for me. I have since updated my beauty quiz, however I understand that Ipsy may not always get it 100% right when it comes to products like this. This foundation can be great for those with oil skin because it gives you a matte finish. It is infused with tea tree oil and it is a lightweight formula which is perfect for summer. I wish this product worked out for me, however due to the shade, I don’t see myself wearing it, even in the winter. I do not believe that I can properly rate this product.

  • NARS Cosmetics – Lipstick in Tolede

I am the biggest fan of lipsticks, and I have recently tried another lip product from Nars, so I was really eager to try this one out! When I first opened it up, I thought that the color might be a bit darker than what I typically like to go for, however I ended up really loving it (never judge a lipstick by the bullet)! It may seem like a dark pink but it is actually a beautiful rosy pink color, which is stunning for this time of year! It is satiny, creamy, and easy to apply. My lips felt hydrated and smooth while wearing this lipstick due to the moringa and passion fruit seed oils. The color is stunning and very flattering! This is the perfect lipstick to throw in your bag and you can reach for it any day! I may have found a new favorite to add to the collection! I rated this product 5/5 stars.

Thank you all so much for reading today’s post! What was in your May glam bag? I would love to know!

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My March Ipsy Glam Bag

Hey beauty lovers! I am very excited to share yet another glam bag with you all! I will be sharing and reviewing each product I received from Ipsy for the month of March.

This month, Ipsy wanted their members to celebrate Women’s History Month with some new beauty products that would make us feel strong and empowered. I absolutely loved the theme and bag! I really like that Ipsy recognizes the importance of equality among genders, and that they always focus on important events/issues all while giving members a chance to try new beauty products! The bag is a nude color with four different women holding hands on it, which I think is a powerful design choice. The lining of the bag is a bright red, and on the inside, there is an important message: “Confidence comes from within”. My overall rating for this month’s bag would be 3/5 stars because I felt that I was given a couple products that I really did not want or need.

Inside the bag:

  • Belle En Argent – 8 Free Nail Polish in Like A Grape

In my beauty quiz, I stated that I would rarely like to receive nail polishes, and I haven’t gotten one in a bag in a long time. I do not really like receiving nail polishes because I don’t typically paint my own fingernails (I either leave them natural or go get them done at a salon). I do however, paint my toenails, so I will be using this for that! I think that the color is really beautiful  for the spring time and the packaging is very sleek. It is a very pigmented nail polish, and I would only need a couple coats. I would rate this nail polish 4/5 stars, but I prefer to receive other beauty products!

  • Ciate London – Fruit Burst Lip Oil in Lychee & Acai

I have tried multiple products by this brand, and I really like the ones I own! I had never tried a lip oil before, so I was curious as to how it would help and if I would like it. This product is made with acai oil, avocado oil, and lychee extract, and it is meant to deeply hydrate the lips. This is the perfect combination of a lip oil and a gloss because it will hydrate your lips while giving them a glossy and pink tinted finish. I really liked the scent and the subtle and natural sheen that it added to my lips. It also was not sticky, and it has a nice, subtle scent! I do wish it lasted a tiny bit longer before drying though! I would rate this product 4/5 stars.

  • Clearly Balanced Days – Its the (Lip) Blam with CBD in Peppermint

I was sort of surprised that I received two lip products this month; both picked by Ipsy. I did not need a chapstick, so I was not too pleased to see this. I have been using it multiple times, and I was actually surprised to find that I really liked it! I would have preferred a scent that was more sweet or fruity rather than peppermint, however this chapstick keeps my lips smooth for long periods of time, and it is exactly what my lips needed after winter! This product is infused with essential oils, and it leaves my lips feeling smooth and hydrated. I always like to apply chapstick underneath my lipsticks/glosses, so I will be reaching for this one quite often. I would rate this product 5/5 stars.

  • Lottie London – Ombre blush in Serene (my pick)

This was the product that I chose to receive for this month. Although I haven’t been wearing a ton makeup lately, one thing that can completely change up any makeup look is blush! It just adds some color to your face, and I think it completes a look beautifully. I fell in love with the color of this blush. It is a peach/pink shade with some glitter in there as well. I think it is perfect for the spring time, and it is pretty and pigmented. While applying it, I did find that it was slightly difficult to blend out, so this is a product that you should try to build up, rather than applying too much all at once. I would rate this blush 4/5 stars.

  • Purlisse Beauty – Matcha Green Tea Antioxidant Priming Moisturizer

I really did not need another face primer, however I wanted to try this one out. I liked that the consistency was smooth and that it was lightweight on my skin. It is oil-free, and it is made with antioxidant-rich matcha green tea, soothing white tea, and vitamin E to nourish the skin. I do feel that it hydrated my skin, and I also really liked the scent; it wasn’t too powerful. Overall, I would rate this product 4/5 stars.

  • Naked Cosmetics – Pressed Pigments Eye Shadow in Desert Sunset (extra product)

Since I had enough points (due to rating my bags and products for months), I decided to get an extra item for free! I always enjoy receiving new eyeshadows, and this one looked absolutely gorgeous! I couldn’t have picked a better name for this shadow because it describes the color perfectly. It is a champagne/dusky pink shade, and I think it would look great for any spring or summer makeup looks. You can center an entire look around it or you can add some finishing touches with it. While this product is very pigmented, I noticed that it almost applied like a cream shadow, which I thought was a bit strange. It was a little blotchy in a couple areas, so I had to continue applying and making sure that I covered my entire lid and crease. For the most part, I really loved how it looked in the end. The rose gold was absolutely stunning, and this is a color that I adore wearing during the warmer months and when I am tan!

That is all for my March Ipsy glam bag! I really hope that you enjoyed this post! I am very excited for the content that I plan to share in April! I am hoping to stick with my blogging schedule, however April is my last month of college, and I will be graduating in May, so life is a bit stressful at the moment. I will do my absolute best to continue posting for you all. Thank you for reading!

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My February Ipsy Glam Bag

Hey everyone! I hope you are all having a fabulous day! Any time the end of the month comes around, I begin to write my ipsy blog posts! I typically receive my glam bags in the mail early in the month, but I like to have some time to test out the products I receive. This way, I can truly review the items and give my honest opinion on them!

For almost a year now, I really haven’t been out and about too much, so I haven’t been wearing much makeup (unless it’s for a blog and sometimes for photos). It’s actually been very nice to give my skin time to breathe, and wearing makeup every day is probably not the best thing you could do for your skin. However, once in a while, it is very fun for me to apply! It gives me confidence, and I always enjoy creating new makeup looks!

For the month of February, Ipsy wanted their members to show themselves some love and indulge in some new beauty products! Also, Ipsy celebrated Black History Month by highlighting some black owned beauty brands! This month, glam bag members could have received one of two bags! I was hoping to receive a specific one and luckily I got the one I wanted! I think this bag is just so adorable! It is a gorgeous shade of red; perfect for the month of love! On one side, it has a design that looks as if the bag itself is a letter in the mail, and on the other side, it is “sealed with a kiss”! I rated the overall bag 4/5 stars! It wasn’t my absolute favorite bag ever, but for the most part, I really liked what I received.

Inside the bag:

  • Balance Me – Wonder Eye Cream

This eye cream is meant to brighten and hydrate the under-eye area, while relieving puffiness. It is made with aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, chamomile, and cucumber. These are all great ingredients, and I was hopeful that it could help me. I’ve had dark under-eye circles for the longest time (partially because I don’t think I get enough sleep, but I also feel that my big eyes play role in making them look dark). When using this eye cream, I immediately knew that I did not care for the smell. I am not sure why or what it is exactly, but I typically prefer skincare that is unscented or very mild. While it does say that this product is lightweight, it was very watery. This made it very easy to apply and blend in, but I am not sure I like the consistency for an eye cream. This is the kind of product that I need to be using for a while to see a difference, so I really can’t say too much about it! I will continue to use it, and maybe it will work for me. I will hold off on rating it for now.

  • F.A.R.A.H – Eye Contour Brush 635E

When asked if I like receiving makeup brushes on my beauty quiz, I have always said “rarely”, so I am never too pleased to see a makeup brush in my bag. I already have quite a few, and I did not need another. I did use it a couple times to create different makeup looks, and it is a very nice brush. I own another by this brand, and I enjoy that one as well. Although I did not need this brush, I think it could be a very nice option for those of you looking for an eye contour brush! I rated it 3/5 stars.

  • Love You First – Stunning Eyeshadow Duo – Lilac & Blackberry

I was excited when I saw that this was in my glam bag this month, because I thought it was perfect for Valentine’s Day! However, I would have preferred the duo with neutral colors. I do not typically wear colorful shadows because I enjoy more natural makeup looks most of the time. I do find that purple looks great on brown eyes, so I was not super unhappy. The colors are very beautiful, and in this duo, there is a shimmer shade and a matte shade. The shadows are very pigmented, and I was impressed (especially with the shimmer shade, because these tend to be less pigmented). I felt that they were pretty easy to blend as well. There is a greater chance that I will use these colors within a neutral makeup look, rather than creating an entire purple look, so I will not be reaching for this compact all that often. I do really like the product as a whole, but I would have preferred different colors such as browns, golds, taupes, champagnes etc. I rated this duo 4/5 stars.

  • Maëlle Beauty – Sunkissed Blush Single in Sun Down

When I first got into makeup, I would wear blush all the time. Well, I do have acne-prone skin, so for this reason, there were quite a few years when I did not care to wear blush. When my skin is clear, I absolutely love how blush can add color to my face and make me look like I’m glowing. I love this rose color, and I think it is perfect for the spring and summer time! It is a matte shade, which is nice, but I really enjoy a little bit of sparkle. I would say that this blush is mostly easy to blend out, and it is very flattering on my skin tone. I would rate this 4/5 stars.

  • NARS Cosmetics – Powermatte Lip Pigment in Starwoman (my pick)

When I saw that this was one of the products that I could pick for this month’s glam bag, I was thrilled! I had never tried any NARS items before, and this matte lip pigment just looked stunning! I also thought that it was very fitting for Valentine’s Day! Apparently, this is an award-winning liquid lipstick, so I was eager to test it out for myself! A classic red lip always looks beautiful, and it is something that anyone can pull off! The packaging is super cute as well! It has blue undertones rather than orange, making it a deeper shade of red. It is a very pigmented full-coverage liquid lipstick. The formula is made to be moisturizing, and it is said to be weightless, long-lasting, and smudge-proof. It does take a few minutes for it to fully dry (and in that time, it may bleed a bit), but once it dried down, it looked beautiful! I found that it was actually a bit easy to smudge, at least soon after putting it on. I would have to do an all day test to see how long-lasting it really is! I would rate this product 4/5 stars!

That is all for my February Ipsy glam bag! I hope you enjoyed today’s beauty post! If you are an Ipsy member, leave me a comment and tell me what you received in your glam bag! Thank you so much for reading! Be sure to check out my Instagram, @sacchere14 to see a video I created using each of these products!

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My January Ipsy Glam Bag

Hey everyone! I normally start out my ipsy posts by saying “I can’t believe how fast the month flew by” but honestly, January always seems to go by so slowly! It’s safe to say that I am ready for February, but first, I have to share this month’s ipsy glam bag with you all! If you are familiar with my ipsy posts, you already know what’s ahead, but if not, today I will be sharing and reviewing the products I received!

This month, Ipsy encouraged its members to dream, and to dream big! I like that this was the theme to start off the new year because it is a positive and uplifting message! Although I liked the theme, I did not really care for the design on the bag. It is see-through and it has the word “dream” all over it. When rating my overall bag, I gave it 3/5 stars. I only cared for a couple of the products I received, but for the most part, it wasn’t my favorite bag.

Inside the bag:

  • Foxybae – 12-in-1 Magic Daily Leave In Hair Mask (my pick)

I love using different hair masks, and I have actually tried one by this brand before and loved it! The mask smells so good, and I used it after washing my hair a few times. This product is meant to strengthen hair, prevent breakage, fight frizz, and make your hair shine. I wouldn’t say I noticed any major differences, but I do think that it made my hair a bit softer. I also felt that my hair was not as frizzy as it normally is. I am going to continue using this hair mask, but for now I will rate it 3/5 stars.

  • Glow on 5th – HYDRATE + RENEW Replenishing Night Cream

I am always a bit hesitant to try new skincare products because of my acne prone skin. I used this product a few nights in a row to see how I liked it. The cream is actually pretty thick on the skin. I did not like this because when I apply skincare, I like it to feel light and almost weightless. This product didn’t have much of a scent, which was good, but overall this night cream didn’t impress me. I would say that my skin did feel hydrated, but because of the consistency of the cream, I didn’t think it would work for me. Maybe I can try it out a few more times, but I don’t think I will be reaching for it very often. I would rate this 2/5 stars.

  • Sugar Cosmetics – Matte As Hell Lip Crayon in Stephanie Plum

I own another lip crayon by Sugar Cosmetics and I love it! I was pleased to see that this was in my bag, however the color is not something I would go for very often. It is the perfect shade for fall and winter, and while it is very bold and beautiful, I enjoy wearing pinks and nudes more. The product is very creamy and so easy to apply! I would say that although it is matte, it doesn’t dry out my lips, however it is quite easy to smudge. I would rate this 4/5 stars.

  • Uoma – Drama Bomb Extreme Volume Mascara in Black

I absolutely love trying out new mascaras, and I had never heard of this brand before, so I was hopeful. The shape of the wand is not exactly my favorite, but I went along and applied a couple coats of this mascara. The product is meant to make your lashes full and fluttery. It did not do the best job of separating or lengthening my lashes. It was just so-so. It is a decent mascara for very casual makeup looks, but I love the look of long and voluminous lashes. I rated this 3/5 stars.

  • YC Collection – Let Me First Primer – Mini

I didn’t really need another primer, but I tried it out anyway. This product felt light and hydrating, and it seemed like a very nice base for my foundation. I like having a few different primers so that there is something for my foundation to stick to, and so that my makeup is long-lasting. I only used this product a couple times this month, but I would rate it 4/5 stars.

Thank you all so much for reading today’s beauty blog post! I would love to know what you received in your January glam bag in a comment below! Check out my Instagram @sacchere14, to see a video I created using each product I received!

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My December Ipsy Glam Bag

Hey everyone! This will be my final beauty post for the year, and I’m sharing and reviewing my December Ipsy glam bag with you all! 

This month, Ipsy wanted their members to get all of the warm and fuzzy feels with the teddy inspired glam bag! While I like the cozy feel of the bag, it isn’t my favorite. I wish it was a bit more festive! I rated my overall bag 3/5 stars because I felt that I received a couple products I didn’t really need/like.

Inside the bag:

  • Benefit Cosmetics – Precisely, My Brow Warm Light Brown 3 Eyebrow Pencil

 I’ve tried a few products by Benefit Cosmetics and I love the brand! I have heard some great things about their brow products, but I never tried any until now. My eyebrows have always been pretty full, so I never cared to do anything to them (other than brushing through them). When using this product, I felt that the lines were not too harsh, and it seemed easy to blend. The color is a bit light for me though. I’ve always heard that you should go one shade darker when it comes to brow products, so if I were to purchase this, that is what I would do. I don’t see myself using this often, however that’s not to say it is a bad product, it just isn’t for me! It could be helpful to fill in some sparse areas! I rated this 3/5 stars.

  • Hey Honey – 24Seven Honey Day & Night Cream

I am currently trying out something new to help with my acne, and it is drying out my skin a bit. Plus, the cold weather isn’t helping, so I was in need of a new moisturizer! This one is nice because it does not have a strong scent, and it feels smooth on the skin. I wouldn’t say it is a favorite of mine, but I do plan on using it frequently. It is a nice everyday moisturizer. I rated this 4/5 stars.

  • Maëlle Beauty – Dawn to Dusk Eyeshadow Collection Single in Sunkissed 

When I first saw this shade, I was somewhat disappointed. It is a nice matte brown shade, however I felt that it was a bit boring for me. I really like golds, champagnes, and taupes. I also enjoy wearing shimmer shades. When trying out this shadow, I was pleasantly surprised! This is a great base shade for most eye looks, and I actually liked that the color is matte. I don’t think that this is a shadow that I would reach for too often, but I have been going for natural makeup looks lately, so maybe it will become my go-to! It is very pigmented, and perfect for an everyday look! I would rate this 3/5 stars.

  • Purlisse Beauty – BLUE LOTUS 4-IN-1 Eye Adore Serum

I am always excited to try eye serums and creams because I have dark under eye circles. I try to be very careful about the skin around my eyes because I know that it is sensitive and I would like to avoid premature wrinkles and bags. I’m not sure why, but applying this product feels luxurious. The consistency feels a bit thicker than I would have expected for a serum, but I actually really like it! I haven’t used it long enough to see results though, so I don’t think I can give it a fair rating right now! 

  • Sunday Riley – A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum (my pick)

I only started using retinol serums in my skincare routine this year, but I’ve really noticed a difference in my skin when I do! This is the product I chose for this month, and I am not quite sure how I feel about it just yet. As soon as I opened the product, it began leaking all over the cap. This was upsetting because it is already a small sample.  I really dislike the scent of this serum as well. Other than that, I can’t tell if it has been helping my skin. Retinol is known to help reduce wrinkles, lines, and acne, so I’m going to continue using it. I’m hoping for the best! For now, I’ll rate this 2/5 stars, but this may change as I continue to use it.

Thank you all so much for reading today’s blog post! Let me know what you received in your December glam bag in a comment below! I also created a video using each of these products, and you can check it out on my Instagram, @sacchere14. I have one last post I would like to share with you before the year comes to a close! It is personal and honest, and I hope that you will take the time to read it at the end of the month!

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My October Ipsy Glam Bag

Hey everyone! Today I am sharing what was in my October Ipsy glam bag! As usual, I am going to be discussing each of the products I received and reviewing them for you.

This month, Ipsy wanted their members to find their magic and cast a spell using some new beauty! The theme for this month is very fitting for Halloween, and I absolutely love the bag! The black and gold is such a cool combination and I really like the design, as well as the detail on the zipper. I rated my overall bag 4/5 stars because I was mostly happy with the products I received.

Inside the bag:

  • Briogeo Hair Care – Farewell Frizz Rosarco Milk Leave-In Conditioner (my pick)

This is the product I chose to receive this month. I sometimes struggle with frizzy hair, especially in the warmer months. I have naturally wavy/curly hair, so I was hopeful that this leave-in conditioner would work for me. I sprayed this on my damp hair and ran a comb through to evenly distribute the product (though it’s important to focus on the mid-length to ends of your hair). You can also spray it into your hand to flatten any flyaways you may have! This product is clean, vegan, and cruelty free. It has a great scent that is not overpowering, and I even feel that it enhanced my natural curls a bit! I rated this 4/5 stars.

  • IBY Beauty – Radiant Glow Highlighter in 24k Magic

I own a couple highlighters by this brand, so I knew I would not be disappointed in this product. I love a nice champagne colored highlighter, and this one is perfect! It is very pigmented and gives me that glow that I am always after. This product would also look stunning on the eyes, and it is the perfect shade for any makeup look! Although I really did not need another highlighter, I rated this 5/5 stars.

  • Illuminati Cosmetics – Quad Palette in Enlightened

When I first saw this palette, I honestly was not too excited. The shades are more orange and pink, and I do not typically go for these colors. They are a bit more bold, and most of the time I like to go for neutrals. The colors may not have thrilled me at first, however, after trying them, I fell in love. The shimmer shades are not incredibly pigmented, but they add a nice sparkle. The matte shades are very pigmented and blendable. I think that these colors would look gorgeous if you have dark eyes like me, but of course, anyone can rock them if they choose to! I rated this palette 4/5 stars.

  • TheBalm Cosmetics – Will Powder Blush in Stamina

Once again, I judged the color of this product before trying it out. I thought it was a bit too dark for me, because I often prefer light pink and sometimes hot pink on my cheeks. This is more of a mauve color, and it looked a bit intimidating. When I used this product, I realized that a little goes a long way. I didn’t think it was too easy to blend, so make sure to start off using a tiny bit and then add if necessary. This blush would be perfect with more of a neutral eye look. I ended up really liking this product, and I would recommend trying it out! I rated this 4/5 stars.

  • Tarte – Maracuja Tinted Hydrator in Medium Neutral

I do not receive foundations, tinted moisturizers, or concealers from Ipsy very often, so I was excited to see that this was in my bag. I also love the brand Tarte, so I was hopeful! Sadly, the color is a bit too dark for me right now. It may work for me in the summertime, however I am losing my tan at the moment. This was partially my fault because I hadn’t updated my beauty quiz. I think tinted moisturizers are perfect for the warmer months anyway, so maybe next year I can try it again. I definitely prefer foundations (or bb/cc creams if I want something lighter). It did have more of a dewy finish which I do not really love the look of, so even if it was in the right shade, I don’t think I would love it. I rated this 3/5 stars.

Thank you so much for checking out today’s blog post! Leave me a comment and tell me what you received in your October glam bag, and be sure to check out my Instagram @sacchere14 to see a little video I put together using these products!

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What’s In My December Ipsy Glam Bag

Hey everyone! I am so excited to share what is in my December glam bag with you today! I feel like I was waiting forever for this one to arrive! I never peak at what’s inside my glam bags, so I am always surprised to see what I get. Every month, before I review any of the products and share them with you, I like to try them out for myself to see if I like them or not (this is why I typically post these later in the month)!

This month, Ipsy wanted its members to shine on, so Ipsy included products that would help us get our holiday glow on! The bag is silver with a hint of green! The bag is not my favorite, but the colors are perfect for the holidays. I rated my overall bag a 4/5 stars.

Inside the bag:

  • Phase Zero Make Up – Satin Eyeshadow in Banana Beige

I always love receiving new eyeshadows to try and this one didn’t disappoint! I typically use golds, browns, and taupes on my eyes because I feel that they are easier to work with and they are great everyday colors! This shadow is a beautiful shimmery champagne color, and I think that it is perfect for a more natural holiday makeup look! It is pigmented and easy to blend as well. I rated this product a 5/5 stars!

  • Pure Brazilian – Leave-In Conditioner

I do not always receive hair products in my bags, but I was hopeful when I saw this leave-in conditioner! I had actually never tried a leave-in conditioner before this! Since I received this product, I have been using it every time I wash my hair to see if I like it or not! After using it a few times, I feel like I really didn’t notice much of a difference besides the fact that my hair felt a bit softer. I struggle with frizzy hair, and this conditioner didn’t seem to help with that very much. I will continue to use the product once in a while, and if my opinion were to change, I will let you all know! I rated this product a 2/5 stars.

  • Tarte – Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer in Park Ave Princess

I don’t own many bronzers, but I love the fact that this one is a bit more subtle on my skin tone! I am still trying to perfect my contouring and bronzing skills, so I never like to apply too much. This bronzer is perfect for me, and the smell just reminds me of summertime (which is actually making me miss it quite a bit)! It smells like coconut and sunscreen, and I am so in love with it! I rated this product a 5/5 stars!

  • Benefit Cosmetics – The POREfessional Face Primer

I love Benefit Cosmetics, so any time I receive anything from them I am thrilled! This primer may be a new favorite of mine! I have been trying many different primers since I subscribed to Ipsy, but I think this one has impressed me the most. When I first applied it, it felt so incredibly smooth, and it was so light that I felt like I was applying nothing on my face! It made my skin very smooth and it is a perfect base for any foundation! I rated this product a 5/5 stars!

  • Skin Regimen – Night Detox

This is the product that I chose to receive this month! I actually checked the price of this product and found that it is around $85! This is something that is meant to be applied at night before bed, and then washed off in the morning. Apparently, your skin repairs itself best while you are sleeping, so I was hoping that it would clear up my skin a bit and give me healthier looking skin. After using this most nights, I feel that it has helped my skin improve a bit, but I think I need to continue using it to really see if it is worth it or not. I did not love the smell, but after a few seconds it disappears, and so far this is the only negative that came with this night detox. I rated this product a 4/5 stars.

Overall, I really enjoyed this month’s glam bag! If you are subscribed to Ipsy, let me know what you got in your December glam bags in a comment below! Thank you so much for reading!

What’s in My November Ipsy Glam Bag + A Fall Eye Makeup Tutorial

I seriously cannot believe that November is almost over! Every month seems to fly by, but the good news is that I receive my Ipsy bags every month, so I am always looking forward to that! Today I wanted to share what was in my November glam bag and review it for you all. I also wanted to include a fall eye makeup tutorial using the eyeshadow duo that I received in my glam bag this month!

This month, Ipsy wanted its members to embrace their wild side (hence, the print on the bag). I think this month’s bag is adorable and the print is definitely on trend right now! I rated the overall bag a 4/5 stars because there was one item that I felt I did not necessarily need.

Inside the bag:

  • Gigi Gorgeous: Living Lip Balm in Natalia

This lip balm is perfect to throw in your bag as you’re leaving your house, and it smells like vanilla, which is my favorite scent! Although I love lip balms, I really did not need another one! I rated this products a 3/5 stars.

  • Pixi by Petra: Mesmerizing Mineral Duo in Mineral Bronze

I love getting eyeshadows in my glam bags, and when I saw this duo I thought the colors were beautiful and perfect for fall. I really like the brand Pixi by Petra, so I was excited to find that I had gotten this product. While the colors are beautiful, I did find it just a little bit difficult to blend them, but other than that, I love the duo! The colors are perfect for a more dramatic eye look! (This duo is also an exclusive product for Ipsy members!)  I rated this product a 4/5 stars!

  • Vasanti Cosmetics: Power Oils Lip Gloss in Super Mom

I think that when it comes to makeup, for me personally, I can never get enough lip products! I find that lip products (particularly lipsticks and liquid lipsticks) are my favorite things in the world. This lip gloss keeps my lips moisturized while adding a beautiful pop of pink. I rated this product a 4/5 stars!

  • Eva NYC: Freshen Up Dry Shampoo

I loved receiving this product because I was just recently telling a friend of mine how much I love dry shampoos. Dry shampoos can be extraordinarily helpful when you just don’t have the time to wash your hair. If I am up really late one night cramming for a test, and I didn’t exactly have the time to wash my hair the night before, I will get ready for the day and right before I walk out the door I will spray a bit of dry shampoo on my roots and rub it in. This dry shampoo works really well on my hair, and I may or may not have used it a few times already! It just keeps your hair looking fresh rather than greasy! I rated this product a 4/5 stars!

  • IT Cosmetics: Confidence in a Cream

This is the product that I chose to receive in my November glam bag. I don’t use it every night since it is only a sample size, but when I do use it I immediately feel like my skin can breathe. I just put a small amount on my fingers and gently rub it into my skin. I love using this product after washing my face at night, and it leaves my skin feeling light and clean. I also rated this product a 4/5 stars.

Eye Makeup Tutorial:

I created this eye makeup look using my Pixi by Petra eyeshadow duo from my glam bag this month, as well as a couple other products that I will mention below! This eye look is perfect for the fall and winter time, or just a night out with friends. I wasn’t planning on having the look turn out so dramatic, but I ended up really liking it!

  • I started this look off by applying an eyeshadow primer all over my lids.
  • I then took my Pixi by Petra eyeshadow duo in “Mineral Bronze” and applied the lighter brown/taupe color all over my eyelids.
  • Next, I took a single eyeshadow by IBY Beauty in the shade “Headliner” and applied this to the outer “V” of my eyes (don’t get too sloppy with this shade. Keep the color right in the outer “V”. Don’t blend it too much just yet). I also took this same color, and lined my lower lash line.
  • Then I took the darker bronze color in the Pixi eyeshadow duo, and applied this into my crease. The eyeshadow duo is VERY pigmented, so be sure that if you use it, you gradually build the color. Remember it is much easier to apply more of a color than to have to remove it.
  • BLEND. You should always blend your eyeshadows to avoid harsh lines. Blending will make the look come together beautifully, especially when using more than one color or darker eyeshadows. As I mentioned before, these shadows were just a bit difficult to blend, so I had to work on this for a little longer than usual.
  • Once the shadows were well blended, I took my OFRA Cosmetics OFRA x Madison Moondance Highlighter and applied this to my inner corners as well as my brow bones.
  • Next, I curled my lashes and took my favorite mascara, the Thrive Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara in Brynn, and coated my top and bottom lashes.
  • I then applied a small amount of my Benefit Cosmetics: Gimme Brow  + Volumizing Eyebrow Gel in 4.5. After this, I simply brushed my brows up and over.
  • Lastly, I lined my waterline and tightline with a black eyeliner by Essence.

That is the completed eye makeup tutorial! I hope you enjoyed this blog post! My next couple posts will be a bit more fall themed as well, but once December comes I plan on sharing quite a few holiday related posts. I may be posting a little more often next month as well! Thank you so much for reading!