Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Glam Bag Review from an Un-Glam Girl

I'm trying to play catch up with my Ipsy bag reviews. I've temporarily stopped my Ipsy subscription, mostly because since I'm not a big make up wearing girl, I was beginning to build up an abundance of things - particularly eye shadow that I just won't use. I plan to re-subscribe or pick another subscription box/bag in the summer or fall. I just got my first Stitch Fix box this week in leau of my Ipsy subscription and was super disappointed but I'll wait to review that until I've caught up on make up.

I got so many complements on the actual bag my December makeup came in.
When I originally subscribed to Ipsy I was having very mixed emotions about getting a bag each month, I figured they would just become more clutter in my already cluttered life. So far, I found a job for each bag to better organize my life but if I were still subscribing I think it would eventually become a thing. My other thought was that the bags would be good things to put in boxes for Operation Christmas Child! 

Tarte Maracuja Oil

Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil 0.23 Fl Oz. 7ml

I was pretty on the fence about this product when I first received the bag. I already struggle with somewhat oily skin and even if I didn't, who wants to look oily?! Fortunately Ipsy sent a little video about this oil to those who got it to help us figure it out. I've used it as a bit of a moisturizer on my face when it was cold and windy this winter and it never left my face looking "oily" - just healthy. I've also dabbed a bit in my hair to help control my "angel hairs" - my super curly baby hairs that look frizzy and crazy around my face. I go days between washing my hair (thank you dry shampoo!) and it hasn't ever caused an issue with making my hair oily. 

 I'm not sure I'd buy it when I run out, but I don't hate it either *and* I actually use it sometimes (there are several things in other bags that just get cast aside...). 

Ciate London - Liquid Velvet Matte in Pin Up

I really like this lipstick. It is just enough color to look made up without over doing it. It's become a go-to for me when I'm meeting with clients and want to look nice but not all the way to a glossy obvious lipstick. I also appreciate the price point being reasonable! 

OFRA Bliss Eyeshadow/Highlighter

OFRA Cosmetics Bliss (Champagne) Eyeshadow & Highlighter - Single Refill for Palettes & Kits

I love this shade. It's called "Bliss" but it's a champagne color and has a nice subtle shimmer to it. It's my go-to daily eyeshadow color. It is pretty reasonable in price too. 

So showing my Un-Glam status here... it's a palette refill but I don't know where to buy the palette case thing which would make it much easier to use - so my make up using friends, where would I find one? 

It can supposedly be a highlighter as well, but I've never used highlighter in my life and have no idea where to start... again maybe someone can point me in the right direction here? 

Concealer Brush

So remember when I said that some things just get cast aside and never used? This is one of them. I suppose I will eventually use it, I have powder foundation that I use if I have time to do my makeup at home but I don't use it in the car (because mess...) and here of late my makeup time has been in parking lots or as husband is driving us to church. I have stuck it in my "big" makeup bag that stays home and next time I take a good chunk of time to get made up I'll use it. 

Lip Treatment


This has become an absolute favorite! This lip treatment doesn't taste bad, leaves almost no residue so it doesn't feel waxy on my lips like some chap-sticks do. It hydrates so well and leaves my lips feeling amazing! This product is Hawaii based and has tons of natural ingredients. It is paraben, sulfate and phthalate free! I will for sure be purchasing this when my sample runs out but you use such a small amount each time, my sample tube has lasted a long time! The price is really very reasonable too! 

I was really happy with my December Glam Bag! 

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