Ipsy Glam bag unboxing! Oct/17


Hey guys! So today I’ll be unboxing this month’s ipsy bag! I’m not a huge fan of the theme since I feel most October themed things are mostly Halloween related. The products were amazing though.

Let’s start off with the bag it’s very pretty but I will probably never use it. The bat detail is really cute and The crimson red color is great for autumn.


Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion


These eyeliners are amazing they seriously don’t budge! This should be a staple in your makeup bag plus they have so many colors! I really enjoyed getting this in my bag.

Cute Balms Lip Balm in Vanilla



I have always thought the cute macaroon packaging is adorable, now I finally have one of my own! It is a vanilla scented lip balm which is much needed now that we are going into the colder months! On the down side, I don’t really like lip products you have to stick your finger into so we’ll see. 

tarte deluxe lifted sweatproof mascara


Tarte is just amazing being cruelty free, and vegan, pretty much anyone can use it. The packaging is so girly and did I mention it’s sweatproof! My eyelashes are pretty straight so I’m excited to see the lift this mascara will give my lashes!

MEECH AND MIA Loose Eyeshadow in Purple 


I’m not a huge fan of dark colors and loose eyeshadows but it’s very pretty and the smoky purple eyeshadow goes great with this months theme. It’s not tested on animals, and I have to say I appreciate the packaging as well very nice and clean.

Pretty Woman Nail Polish in Wine With Ice, Garçon

I was introduced to these nail polishes through ipsy and I LOVE them! I’m always looking for dark colors for fall and this one is great. It is “crack and chip-resistant” and the packaging is so adorable! Like I said I’m a sucker for cute packaging. 

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Thank you so much for reading! If you guys have questions, comments or suggestions please leave them below!

BareMinerals Voxbox!

Hey guys! I’m here to review the BareMinerals BarePRO foundation given to me from influenster !


Is it possible that a foundation looks better the longer you have it on? I would say YES! I love the formula a little goes a long way! My dad who never notices actually commented on how smooth my face looked? He even told me I should keep buying it… I think that’s a VERY good sign. It’s comfortable, I forgot I had it on and it just seemed to look better and better the longer I had it on!


The one problem I do have is my skin has been So dry, nothing seems to not highlight my dry patches! I did feel like after this foundation settled it looked better. 


I wish the brush they recommend came with it. For some reason I feel like the application would have been better with the brush. 

For the purpose of just trying it out, I just used my hands.



It does a great job at evening the skin tone, has SPF and as I said before it does look better once it’s settled in. I personally would say use a primer before.

Overall I would recommend, if you want to know where you can get this foundation I’ll link it below, Also if wanna join influenster I will also have a link below. Thank you for reading to the end! 

Get BareMinerals BarePRO here

Sign up for Influenster here 

Disclaimer: I received this product complementary for testing. All opinions are my own.

Ipsy Glam bag September 2017

Hey guys I know I’m posting this on the last days of September! Sorry, I have been struggling with mental health lately, but I’m getting the help I need so everything should be better soon. 

I finally have something ready for you guys so I hope you enjoy!

Can we simply take a moment to admire the simplicity and beauty of this bag! I love it, the inside is like a dark royal blue. The small studding all over gives just the correct amount of detail. It’s perfect. 

This months theme is Like a boss! So if you want to see what’s inside just keep scrolling!

P.R.M.I.T Beauty – GELlusion  shade January (Capricorn)


When I saw this nail polish it was screaming autumn. I put it on immediately. 

I loved it and so did my mom,  she snatched it up real quick! Another great thing is it is PETA certified, vegan and cruelty free! I will definitely use the heck out of this nail polish.

Ciaté London – Wonderwand Mascara in Black Magic


Next is this mascara right here, again how cute is the packaging! I love how the product seems magical.

This is a good mascara, the brush definitely gives volume and covers every eyelash. I also felt the wand gave me control over where and how much mascara I wanted to brush on.


I have straight eyelashes, but it definitely made a difference. I did not curl my lashes, prime them nothing. If you go all out with just the curling of the lashes It would look even better! It didn’t get too hard when it dried and it did not smudge- well since I was having an emotional day I had to put the mascara to the test ( had a crying session) and it did smudge off. Then again it never claimed to be waterproof. Definitely a mascara I like.

Eva NYC – Zero Gravity Volume Powder


You guys, packaging is everything! I will literally buy something I don’t even need because of cute packaging! In my opinion, this brand is killing it with their pink, fun, hair products! This product promises to give you volume and texture all with a sprinkle of this weightless, moisturizing powder.

Smashbox Cosmetics– PHOTO FINISH RADIANCE PRIMER

So this Is a primer from smashbox, a brand I really like, I guess I wasn’t all that excited with it becuase I try to stay away from shiny things on my skin ( I’m really not even a huge fan of highlighter)  but I’m excited to try. SmashBox primers haven’t let me down before, It has multi usage, you can you use under make up and on top as a highlighter. 

NEOGEN Dermalogy– Real Flower Cleansing Water – Rose


Let me just start by saying if you buy a full bottle of this it has actual rose petals in it! Can you say fancy? I really love my simple micellar water, but when I wanna feel extra pampered why not reach for this! It smells So Good!! I would use it as perfume if I could! 

Extra goodies:

Lime CrimeUnicorn Hair Duo in Blue Smoke

Common Labs – Mild Peeling Finger Pad

The above products were just extras I got with my points!

Thank you so much for reading! Sorry I have been so bad at writing lately! Please tell me what you think?! Any suggestions, comments welcome!

Also if you want an ipsy bag click here

-Katye

August Ipsy Glam bag!

Hey guys! My August ipsy bag is here and I wanna share it with you guys! 


The bag is super cute! Love the tassel and the ombré thing going on the products were awesome as well.

The bag included:

First Aid Beauty: Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay


Crown Brush: SS035 – Medium Face Contour Brush


theBalm Cosmetics: theBalm Voyage Vol. 2 Eyeshadow in Willkommen

 

Marc Anthony True Professional: Strictly Curls Curl Envy Perfect Curl Cream


Steve Laurant: Precision Tip Liner in Black

Well, that’s it guys! I thought to make this post nice and short if you have any questions, want to know more about a certain product or just want to chat leave a comment below! Btw I’m curious, what did you get in your ipsy bag? And if you are not signed up yet what are you waiting for? Click here to subscribe to ipsy!

Thank you for reading!

-Katye

Ipsy Glam bag! July/17


Hello everyone here I am again showing you what I got in my July Ipsy Glam bag!

If you wanna see what was in my bag this month keep scrolling.


This months bag features Gudetama, a Japanese cartoon also known as “The Lazy Egg”. The theme was overeasy/Lazy beauty because we all need to take a step back from life and chill. 


Jersey Shore Cosmetics      Mandarin Green Orange & Ginger Mongongo Lip Conditioner

So let’s talk about this, I was SO EXCITED for this product. The packaging looked adorable and It was described as a citrus scented balm and you know I love anything citrus scented….I WAS FOOLED! I’m sorry this was awful, I didn’t like it at all! I immediately took it off my lips it was that bad in MY opinion. 


tarte                                         Rainforest of the Sea™ deep dive cleansing gel

I’m happy to see this product in my ipsy bag, I needed a new cleanser. My sister has it and she likes it. Plus it smells really nice and fresh!

OFRA Cosmetics                            Gold Rush Eyeshadow

I really like OFRA eye shadows, they have awesome pigmentation. I already have a BUNCH of eye shadows around the same color scheme so this is something that I like, but don’t really need.


Seraphine Botanicals               Lychee + Gold

Never tried this brand, but I’m excited for more! Their packaging is beautiful, this blush is girly! I’m kind of thinking I could use this maybe as an eyeshadow as well!


COUGAR Beauty Products              24 Hour Liquid Lipstick in Mulberry

New brand, very light weight on the lips. I am not a fan of pink tones, I tend to like more darkish, nude lip colors. This was really nice for a change. It’s a “24 hour” liquid lipstick and I had ice cream, Let’s just say my ice cream had some pink in it!


Well I wanted to end this blog with showing you the back of the ipsy bag! It’s adorable ( look at his little butt haha) Thank you for reading and please tell me what did you get in your ipsy bag? What was your fav. Product? Dislikes? Are you not an ipster yet? Become an Ipsy member by clicking here!

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Posh voxbox!

Hey everyone how are you today!? I’m excited to share I was chosen to receive this AMAZING POSH VOXBOX From Influenster! 

The word Posh means “elegant or stylishly luxurious.”  So I was really excited to get this baby, with a definition like that, you can only imagine what products are included. So if you are ready to see whats inside? Keep scrolling down!


The brands in this Voxbox include:

Lets start off with the first thing I was excited about:

This AQUIS hair turban! These hair towels are made with ultralight  “Aquitex” drying technology. This means it cuts down the hair drying time and doesn’t damage your hair. You are also suppose to see and feel less frizz (I mean with the humidity we’ve had, I say YES PLEASE!).


The exact one I got is the AQUIS WAFFLE luxe hair turban. It retails for $30-$45. I kind of fell in love with it, if it were my choice I’d wear it on my head all the time. It’s comfortable and if you are like me, nothing stays on your head, this didn’t slip, held up all my hair up and it secures in the back. I love it & I reccomend it. Makes my life a tad bit easier being chronically Ill. 

Next is : Julep boost your radiance rosehip seed facial oil


The price for this miracle oil is $36. Leaves skin radiant and  hydrated. It repaires appearance of fine lines and hyperpigmentation, Also known as “wonder booster” contains Vit. E, rosehip seed oil and bergamot oil. 

But why is this beneficial? Don’t worry I gotchu! I did some research.

Vitamin E protects against free radicals. This is important because they play a big part in aging so good bye wrinkles! It also helps absorb the other oils better.

Rosehip seed oil regulates oil production, is full of vitamins, antioxidants, and fatty acids that correct hyperpigmentation (including scars).

Bergamot oil is a citrus and has a purifying effect. It unclogs pores and contains brightening benefits.

First let’s just say a little goes a long way! I put it on at night and the next morning no lie my skin looked radiant, clean and moisturized! My skin felt soft and I really enjoy the packaging! I love that it has a dropper, the product is visible and the white box it comes in gives it a simple and clean look.

Next is : Dermalogica stress positive eye lift  

 I was surprised at the price of this it’s the most expensive product costing $65! 


This cooling cream gel energizes skin to reduce visible signs of stress. It minimizes puffiness, dark circles, and increases skin luminosity, lifts eye area and helps restore skin barrier. Woah, try saying that in one breath!

It has a metal applicator tip that feels nice, plus the cooling effect is very nice. This was perfect as I have had a really stressful month so far. I could honestly immediately feel the difference, it doesn’t irritate my eye nor has a strong fragrance. Usually with products around my eyes I get teary eyed very easily. I look more awake and it absorbs wonderfully. I also appreciate it brings a little tube slider so you squeeze out every last drop. I’m not sure I would buy it on my own…. it IS pricey! 

Next is: BROWFOOD Aqua brow powder + pencil duo

This product sells at $25.

Now, I personally don’t need eyebrow products, I was blessed with frida thick eyebrows. I just have to keep them groomed but once in a while I’ll use a thing or two.

What caught my attention was that it’s a powder to cream eyebrow powder. They say that if you don’t want such a dramatic eyebrow, or if you are more of a natural eyebrow gal, to go with an eyebrow powder. So the fact that this turned to a cream was cool. And it’s not a lie it really does!

This product is: 

  • Drug free
  • Chemical free
  • Sulfate free
  • Paraben free 
  • Phthalate free
  • Synthetic- fragrance free
  • Plant based

Works ok, not really for me.  I did not like the packaging, it can get messy with the powder and the applicator isn’t the best for those who like precise brows. I like that they really strive to make natural, skin loving products and they give back. Now would I buy it? Probably not. 

Next up: Sigma Beauty Aura Powder & Sigma Beauty F40 Large angled contour brush 

The powder sells for $19

And the brush sells for $23


First I have never had, bought or used anything from Sigma so this was very exciting! 

The Aura powder looked too light to me at first and I thought it wasn’t going to look good. Well, let me tell you! They describe it as an all over face powder that can be used as blush, bronzer or all over to warm up the skin. I used it as a blush with the brush. Woah it was creamy, color pay off was incredible, and we cannot forget about that brush! So soft! The black and gold was GORGEOUS, and they are cruelty free WHAT! Amazing, in love with it and will be purchasing more sigma makeup and brushes.

Next up: OUIDAD Advanced climate control defrizz shampoo & conditioner


A 8.5oz bottle of shampoo sells at $22 and the 8.5oz bottle of conditioner sells at $24.

This is a sulfate free shampoo that cleanses your hair without taking all the moisture out of it. The conditioner adds back moisture your hair (curls) NEED. 

Why does frizz occur? Glad you asked, frizz happens when your cuticle layer is raised making ur hair seem…. well a frizzy, dry mess. In other words your hair is dehydrated! 

If you wanna learn more about frizzy hair ( especially if you have curly hair) and what products you should use click HERE

I cannot say enough good things about this shampoo and conditioner. This product plus the Aquis hair turban, equal a magnificent duo for girls with frizzy hair! 

Thank you for reading till the end! I really took my time to try, review and research as much as I could and I hope you enjoyed!

-Katye  

DISCLAIMER:

* I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes but all opinions are my own*


Ipsy bag review June 2017

Hey everyone, How’s “summer” treating you guys? Over here in Massachusetts the weather gets a bit crazy but we are feeling the heat.

Today I have our monthly Ipsy bag review! Do you guys like this? If there is anything you guys would want me to write about and/or if you have any suggestions please let me know!


I was a little dissapointed with the bag. Yes, it’s cute but I feel like they have had better ones in the past. I also feel it should be more about summer, Or is it just me? We have some intresting products here including a black primer? Excited to try some of these out though.


NYX Professional Makeup 

Whipped Lip & Cheek Soufflé

At last I have found the perfect nude for me! I love this, it’s almost like a lipgloss. It did come off fairly fast, so I would need to keep reapplying.

PEEK Beauty 

Multiuse Black Primers

Now this primer I was really curious about and a bit excited! First thing,  I did not enjoy the packaging I have #sausagefingers so it was EXTREMELY hard to get this little tin open. Not going to lie it looked really weird and felt like lip balm. I tried it… I was impressed. It really made my eyeshadow pop! You can even use it by itself as a smoky eye. Would I ever buy it? Eh, I don’t think so, but it does the job.


City Color Cosmetics           

Shimmer Shadow

The eye shadow is in the shade Beach Cottage. I like this eyeshadow brand, I have used it before. This color is beautiful. You know what pops into my head when I see this eyeshadow? Mermaid. I actually used this eye shadow with the black primer. With and without it, it is a very pigmented, beautiful color. It did go on smoother with the primer, then again I just used my fingers. It is sparkly, bold and screams summer to me.

Beauty For Real 

I-LINE 24-7 Eyeliner

I get so many eyeliners from ipsy! I’m not mad though. This eyeliner…. I wasn’t really digging it. First, I could not get the eyeliner out of the tube! Then I guess I turned (rotated) it waaay to much and so much came out it broke! I could not get it to go back into the tube. That alone got me mad. There website says to roatate 25+ times…. I really wish it was on the packaging, so I really did not bother try it on my eyes. I swatched it on my hand it was pigmented, smooth, but I didn’t like the color for myself. 


Trissola 

Chia 5-in-1 Defining Curl Cream

I am super excited about this product. My hair grew back curlier then it was, and with that comes ALOT OF FRIZZ! So the first thing that popped right out was frizz control! It promises to define curls and add shine to hair. I’m really excited to try this out!

So that was this months ipsy bag please tell me what you guys think, and if you want to try ipsy out it is only $10 dollars a month! Use my link here 

Until next time, bye!

Katye

Ipsy Glam bag may/17

Hey you guys, Now this month is a bit extra special to me because- ITS MY BIRTHDAY MONTH, and Mother’s Day, hello? Well with that said let’s check out this months glam bag!


This months theme was Summer Friday! I think the bag is cute, not my favorite though. When you think of summer what is the first thing to pop into your head? Ice cream? Pools? Fun in the sun! (Ok now it’s getting corny) This water proof baggy is super cute to have by your side with your summer essentials! 


Mellow Cosmetics, Creamy Matte Lipstick

First off I was so excited for this one, the packaging was great and the lipstick was gorgeous but, not on me! 

It is perfection! 

 
Just…. not on me! I already have problems with my oxygen running low and let’s just say, while I had this color on my sister asked me if I felt ok! My mom disliked it as well. I couldn’t agree more.


Pacifica, Island Life Eyeshadow Palette


Love the packaging again! Wasn’t really feeling the colors, for myself. I noticed some colors were really creamy and others more on the dry side. I really loved the peachy pink though.


Pixi by Petra, Endless Silky Eye Pen in OpalOvercoat  


Very pretty, shimmery and glides on with very little pressure! This one was a keeper! By the way it’s water proof as well.


Beauty & Pin-Ups, Fearless Hair Rescue Masque

I love the simple, black packaging. I have not tried this, yet, but I love hair masques or any deep conditioner. Really excited to try it out.


Adesse New York, Organic Infused Gel Effect Nail Lacquer in Surfer Girl

Love the brand not so much the color, I feel like it’s to bright for me.

Overall I think this bag had a good mix of things, you can do almost a whole look with these products. There were a few products I did not like, so my sister and I actually switched with eachother (she’s subscribed to ipsy as well). 

When we switched she gave me something I have been wanting! And it was the Starlooks  Pro NEW Artist Edition – Luxe Longwear Eye Liner Pen… the best part is it’s dual sided. On one side it’s your liquid eyeliner and the other side is a little stamp! I have not stopped wearing it! I actually had to go and buy two more!

Well thank you for taking the time to read this!  If you want to subscribe to ipsy I’ll link how to below!

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If you have any questions or comments please leave them down below! 

-Katye 

Maybelline Great lash Royal Blue voxbox 

Hey guys! I can not believe it has taken me so long to make this post. I am finally reviewing the Maybelline great lash royal blue voxbox! I was pretty excited getting chosen for this box, This would be second voxbox I get and the fact that it’s makeup makes me Happy.

First, let me show you the cute box and the products.

 


I love the colors of the packaging, very bright. Reminded me of a watermelon, well, enough about the packaging let’s get to the actual product. I got really excited for this blue mascara, One because blue is my fav. Color, Two because this mascara used to be my holy grail when I first got into makeup (except it was in black), and Three last time I used blue mascara was in high school!

Overall I like it, don’t expect to get a bold, bright, blue. I have pretty dark hair so for me it was really hard to notice it; I put on some blue eyeliner to bring attention to my lashes (which I think works). If you have lighter hair I imagine it would be more noticeable or maybe using a white primer could work to make the color more intense, if you just want to try something new but subtle I think it’s perfect and fun. 

The eyeliner was super thin, perfect  for tight linning.

I hope you enjoyed this review and thanks to influenster and maybelline for these product! If you have any questions or comments please leave them below! 

-Katye

*I received Maybelline free/complimentary for testing purposes, but all opinions are my own. *

April Ipsy Glam bag unboxing! 

Hello everybody, I am super excited to share with you what I got in this months SUPER cute Glam bag. Ever since they shared a preview of what the bag looked like I was excited and looking forward to receiving it. This month it came surprisingly early, and of course I am not mad about that!  

So this is the bag…… ISN’T IT SO CUTE! I love how different it is! Now to see what’s inside. 

 
I feel like this was a big month for Ipsy, apart from the cute Glam bag, some of the bags had the Lisa Frank brush which is still on pre-order so that was a treat. My sister got the Lisa frank unicorn Angle blush brush in her bag. I’ll post a picture  below.

 Really cute, girly brush! Be on the lookout for the collab with Lisa Frank and Glamour Dolls. Now for the things I got.

Luxie Beauty

Luxie Dreamcatcher Precision Foundation Brush 660

 



defy & Inspire 

Wear Resistant Nail Lacquer in Paradise Island


 

Hikari Cosmetics

Cream Pigment Eyeshadow in Honey Dew




The White Company

Seychelles Hand & Nail Cream




ColourPop Cosmetics

Crème Gel Pencil in Best O

I am very happy with everything I got. I’m super excited to see next months bag because  “clears throat” it’s my birthday month! Thank you so much for reading until the end and if you have any questions or comments just tell me below! 

Bye, Katye❤️