Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Glam Bag Review from a Un-Glam Girl

I have never been much of a "girly girl". I like makeup fine, but I am pretty simple. I don't want to spend a ton of time applying it. I also really hate the idea of spending a ton of money on a a product that I may not end up being a big fan of. When it came time to replace the bulk of my makeup and I just wasn't sure where to start a friend recommended a subscription service! For an affordable $10 a month I get fun new products to try in my Ipsy Bag & I look forward to finding my surprises in the mailbox each month!

I'm reviewing my November Ipsy bag today. Not only can I never seem to blog in a reasonable time frame, some of these products I'm just now really getting a chance to use regularly so I can only give an honest review now. 

Nuxe Nuxellence Detox night cream
This just isn't really my kind of thing. I'm pleased if I can manage to wash my face before bed I'm almost never going to manage to also use a cream. I've used it a couple of times just so I can review it and I can't really tell a difference in my skin tone etc.

I love this!! It works so well and I will definitely be buying a full size bottle of this! I've never used a face primer before, but this has been a game changer for me! I have some large pores on my cheeks (would probably benefit from more regular face washing and care, but alas I don't have time for that) and some old acne scars. It really dramatically reduces their appearance and you really can't feel it on your skin it's so silky and light! 

The Balm - Mad Lash Mascarea
This was another favorite for the month! 

I love the coverage that this mascara provides. I feel like it gives me great volume and great length. I'm a fan of mascara in general and will wear some on days when I don't wear anything else to make me look more "awake" since my blonde eyelashes don't help define my eyes at all. 

Well, this one wasn't a favorite of mine. I'm pretty sure that it's just me and I'm not a good liquid eyeliner girl. I couldn't ever get it on straight and it isn't forgiving at all. 

Adesse New York - Brightening Base Coat
I'm not normally a base coat kind of gal. I don't have time to add another step to painting my nails when I'm barely squeezing time that I don't have to be touching something or wrangling kids so the polish has time to dry. 

I was surprised by this one though. It drys very quickly and it really does brighten the nail. I've worn it as a quick stand alone polish a couple of times when I've been in a hurry. It looks nice like that, but it chips easily so not really a long-term solution. Over all, I'm pleased with it though I don't think I would go out and buy my own.

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