The Beauty Quadrant: Ipsy September 2019!

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Ipsy September 2019!

It is here and it arrived in time and just after BoxyCharm since it did appear in my complex’s leasing office. Seriously? I thought it was small enough for the mail box. Oh well! This month was pretty good since it was one tool and rest was makeup. For your info, this subscription was $10 but it’s going up to $12 since they are adding more things to the subscription like picking out your fifth item and better customization with a new quiz. They are adding Glam Bag Ultimate but that is a bit pricey when I can just enjoy this bag and the Glam Bag Plus which was delivered but have to wait until Monday for the office to open up. Now onto the items!

F. A. R. A. H. Brushes Contour 210M in Midnight Blue: First up is a brush from F. A. R. A. H. and it’s a single and it’s a Contour brush! I was hoping to get a contour brush at some point since I do love to contour my outer cheeks with bronzer and this would do the trick. I do love the feel of it and the size of it since it is pretty nice and not too wide. Plus the brushes are really soft and it came in blue! Yay!
L. A. Beaute Fatale Matte Liquid Lipstick in Tough Love: A new brand to me that appeared in my Glam Bag and they are known as L. A. Beaute Fatale. This liquid lipstick coats your lips in a nice and airy formula and is it’s one of those click pens where you turn a dial which I have not gotten a lip product in that format in so long. I remembered getting a Milani lipstick in that format and I think CVS stopped selling it. I know they still sell certain lip products like this. This is a deep mauve shade and interestingly enough I have seen so many brands have products with the name “Tough Love” that maybe it fits with a mauve shade more than any other. I have to try this out and see how I feel.
Breogeo Don’t Despair Repair Leave In Hair Mask: Next is a product from Breogeo and it’s a spray leave in form of their famous Don’t Despair Repair Hair Mask. I did love the one spray I got in BoxyCharm but lost it I think but hey at least I get to use a new product from them. This item is supposed to help fix up dry and damaged hair, even over processed hair like if you colored it way too much and so on. Regular use of this product also helps with strengthening hair between washing and heat styling. I do straighten my hair on certain occasions and I remembered the right side of my hair sizzling when my new flat iron touched it even with the heat protectant in. I was surprised by that and it did feel dryer still than the rest of my hair. I can’t wait to use this since I do have dry hair due to my curls.
Phase Zero MakeUp Satin Eye Shadow in Velvet: Another brand I haven’t heard of and that’s Phase Zero. This shadow is a soft and easy to blend shadow and the pigment increases with fingers or you can go subtle with a brush and build it up easily. This is a plum shade to help with smoky looks too. I have to try this out and it has a pretty good amount in the pan you get in this one. Apparently there are either one or two other shades for this bag and glad to get one of these!
Ofra X Madison Blush in Sweet Stuff: Final item is a pick one item where I got to choose from the newer collection from Ofra which they collaborated with Madison Miller. I picked her blush in Sweet Stuff since I have not tried an Ofra blush before and figured it would be nice. This blush is supposed to be very blendable, easy to build up, and doesn’t streak. It claims to be a dusty pink but it doesn’t look dusty, it looked dark in the pan. I guess it has a sheer wash when you apply and then you build it up? Maybe I have to see it. Also another thing is that you can use this blush as an eye shadow if you want to. This will be a fun item for me to try.

Well guys that is it for this month’s bag. It was a pretty good selection and glad to get to pick my fifth item. It looks like the item picks will go every month and I feel like it’s a nice little customization since I remembered so long ago and it still goes on that people complain about what they’re getting. I am grateful for what I get picked and do change up my profile to make it more interesting, heck I changed my eye color to blue since I do have some slate blue in my eyes. I can’t wait to see what Ipsy has in store for everyone in October since they are raising their price and things are changing for the subscription. I still remembered just getting the Glam Bag alone and now they have three bags to get and can’t wait to see what it’s in store for October!

Now stay tuned for my Glam Bag Plus post and of course my Allure Beauty Box is on its way at the moment! Until next time!

The Beauty Quadrant: BoxyCharm September 2019

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BoxyCharm September 2019!

My BoxyCharm arrived and man it’s better than last month! As you guys know that this is a $21 box and you get four to five full size items ranging from indie to high end to luxury brands! It also ranges from skin care to hair and even tools. Let’s see what I got shall we?

Violet Voss Essentials Shadow Pallet: First is a product from Violet Voss and it’s their Essentials Eye Shadow Pallet. I have gotten the Holy Grail mini pallet through Ipsy as an add-n and liked it so far. While this one is a full-size pallet featuring eight shadows ranging from warm to cool tone and matte and shimmer. I am glad to try this item out since it was one of the three pallets you would get which you would either get this one, the Tarte Clay Play Vol. 1, and the Too Faced Natural Love Face Pallet. I wanted the Tarte one since I got Vol. 2 but I am happy either way. Even Just_Ann got this pallet and described the shades which I will type out on my vast document of pallets when I’m done here. This pallet retails for $29.99!
Dr. Brandt Hydrobiotic Sleeping Mask: Next is a skin care product by Dr. Brandt. I heard of these guys through YouTube and of course Ulta and Sephora sell their products and heard many good things. This is my first time trying them and did start using the mask right away last night. This helps the skin hydrate and get rid of redness and irritation. That is all it says and I did read while looking for how to use this item that it does help all skin types including mine. So far so good it has and I didn’t break out either or have any irritation. When I put it on last night it felt very cooling to the skin like my Up & Up Moisturizer I have been using before makeup. I have to keep on using this and see how it goes. Retail price is $52.
Moda Five Piece Eye Brush Set: Next is a brush set from Royal & Langnickle’s Moda line and happy to get these. As you know I used to draw and paint and used this companies brushes and now that they do makeup it makes them even more fun. I remembered a long time ago I got a brush set of three from this brand in a box all about eye products while this one features five brushes. They include a blender, a definer, a crease, a brow bone, and an eyebrow brush that can also double as an eyeliner brush. Which is perfect for me when it comes to eye looks on a daily basis and this set retails for $27.95 which is not bad!
Hank & Henry Blickety Black Eyeliner: Next is a brand I am glad to try out and that is Hank & Henry! I heard of this brand through What’s Up In MakeUp and they are an indie brand that is both cruelty free and vegan and this eyeliner is a pen that is long-lasting and dries down to a satin finish and perfect for hooded eyelids. Not sure if I should put this in my work kit or my weekend kit. Actually work since I can use these pens more. This retails for $20.00.
Billion Dollar Brow Micro Blading Effect: Final item is something from Billion Dollar Brows and it is an eyebrow pen. I took a try all thanks to how people are getting this in their box and I hope it comes in a different color since so far I heard people got taupe. This pen can be used as a way to go either bold or natural and the pen acts as if you’re getting the micro blade effect that people always go for. It looked like a wavy brush to me but it did tickle and did make my brows stay in place for far like a gel would do. I have to keep playing with this since it is an interesting product to me. This item retails for $18.00.

Well guys that is it! This was a really good box for what they gave this month. I am glad they have done more variations this month since last month it felt like everyone almost got the same items but I felt that my box was not that great. This one was way better since I can use all the products. The brow pen is pretty interesting since it does have a nice tip to use and of course I would use the crap out of the brushes since it is by a favorite brand of mine. I am going to keep using the sleeping mask since it was pretty good with what it does. I can’t wait to use the shadow pallet since it gives me more of the Violet Voss brand as time goes on. I did hear that next month there will probably be a Dose of Colors shadow pallet which I have been getting into that brand more all thanks to those liquid lipsticks which I cannot wait for the day during 21 Days where I can try more colors which some have caught my eye when I saved them to my favorites for that day. I did get my Ipsy so stay tuned!

The Tag Quadrant: The Boujee Beauty Youtuber/Blogger Tag!

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The Boujee Beauty YouTuber/Blogger Tag!

Disclaimer: What I am about to talk about in this tag is based on my opinion! I don’t have the same thoughts and opinions as everyone else so please respect!

Well, time for another tag! I saw this on Spooky Lips and Fat Hips’ channel through my subscription feed. I learned about her through Angelica Nyquist and thought I would check her out and even Karen Harris also mentioned her. She is a gothic YouTuber that loves makeup and when I watched her video since other people did it too she tagged everyone who was watching. I figured it would be fun to do a post since I am not only on YouTube but also here on Word Press! So enjoy what I have to say!

Would you rather buy one expensive/luxury or a group of items for the same kind of money? Hmmm! I would say there are times where I do get one expensive item and then get a lower priced item unless I have a coupon while other times I do buy one or two or maybe many items for a certain amount since I do love my drugstore items more than a luxury or expensive item. I do pay my bills so I do think about what I will be spending even with the upcoming 21 Days of Beauty where I am just focusing on three items at the moment.
When you’re buying products do you believe in the phrase “You get what you paid for?” Sometimes yes while other times no. There are the everyday YouTuber that reviews items honestly and that makes me think about purchasing the item since that’s important because if you buy something that is extremely expensive and it turns out crappy then it’s not worth it. Plus, there are items I have gotten that either aren’t reviewed really high that work out for me and times where that product was not that great in the end. It can be a win type situation depending on what you get. Plus, there are times when I do buy items I really love and continue purchasing because it did work out in the end.
What’s the most expensive item you have purchased with your own money? I would say my Jeffree Starr Blue Blood Bundle! As you know that I love the color blue and it is our color aesthetic for this blog and this past spring Jeffree Starr released his Blue Blood pallet and it became the Hunger Games over on his site, Beautylish, and Beauty Bay! I got the bundle with the pallet and the mini liquid lipsticks for $100 because I wanted to try his lipstick formula and oh man it was worth it! I wore Abused to my friends’ birthday party this year and they thought it looked amazing on me and I do love the root beer scent that Jeffree puts in his lipsticks and they are more moisturizing than others. While the pallet, on the other hand, I have to keep it from being used so much because the colors are so amazing in pigmentation! I wished I tried his stuff earlier but glad to do it now!
Are you willing to buy products at full price or at a discount? Both! Because there are times that a product is really new and I must have my paws on it that I wait for the release like for instance the Urban Decay Naked Honey pallet coming out in September since I do love the Naked series and have been collecting the pallets and do use them time to time. While other times they do go on sale and I do love the coupons and the discounts places give out like E. L. F., Colour Pop and even Ulta! I love Ulta’s point system and even their sales like 21 Days of Beauty where they do a day for certain products from 25% off to half price. I can’t wait for this coming one since I have my eye on Tarte’s blushes, the Dose of Colors lipsticks, and the Urban Decay eye pencils. And I did love my birthday discount which as Platinum I get $10 off and since I am close to Diamond I think I get something different. I will see how that goes. I do save my points like I did this past birthday so I am saving my points for the Naked Honey.
Where do you shop beauty products the most? I would say both Ulta and Target! Reason being is that Target tends to have their beauty items cheaper than most places like CVS, Walgreens, even Walmart when they say they have the lowest prices but I am asking again, do you guys feel like Walmart is raising their prices? I feel it. Anyways, I do use Shipt and Target is my number one place for food and beauty products when I need them in a pinch especially skin care. I am loving the Up & Up brand since I am trying their moisturizer which I am going to say is that it’s better get drugstore items for skin care since they are stepping up. While Ulta, like everyone else, they have an amazing points system which you can save them for money off a higher end to luxury item. Remembered when I mentioned my birthday? I saved up to $20 in points to buy myself my new flat iron, the new Urban Decay foundation, and a bottle of my favorite Wet N Wild foundation and added my birthday coupon. Plus, there are times where they do really good sales on different departments like around Christmas they do a certain percentage on hair tools, they do that 21 Days of Beauty sale twice a year, even 20% off at random times with the different tiers of membership where you can also use it on prestige brands. Not only is that BoGO also good too! For instance, I got half off on one Maybelline mascara recently when I bought another tube of the Angel Falsies mascara.
How often do you get your nails and/or hair done? Normally I do those things at home! I remembered getting a French manicure and it broke on me in two days because my nails get abused due to my typing and also washing dishes. I also rather buy my own nail polish, top coat, and base coat, and of course nail polish remover which would cost you the same as a manicure at a salon or beauty school. While hair, the last time I had it done professionally was highlights at a beauty school in town which I may not go to again since they made my hair go twiggy after blow drying it and putting hair spray. That is a bad thing and I had to put so much of my R&B to get it back to normal, oh right Shine So Bright too! I am not sure who teaches the hair coloring department but hair spray and hair drying after getting it done is bad since you hair can get damaged after chemicals touch it or it’s depending on the type of hair you do it on. Besides, when I get my hair flat ironed it is my own flat iron which I did get a new one from Con Air and using the Marc Anthony Hair Dryer cream as my protectant. I also rather trust my tools over the professional ones and plus sometimes you are paying a lot for a hair stylist to do it too. I think the next time I will have my hair done professionally is my wedding.
Do you prefer long or short nails? Short! I do love the ease of long nails for scratching that annoying itch but I hate it when they break so often so I clip them and plus I do read Braille so one false scratch there it goes!
Which makeup brush brand is your favorite? Like Lacey in her video I get my brushes from so many brands it is not even funny. I mainly get them through my boxes every month like Ipsy, Glam Bag Plus, heck BoxyCharm got some during July, and I think I got one or two in Allure so far. Plus, I do buy them on special from Ipsy and of course from Amazon because you can get really good brush sets for good prices. Oh right, even Coastal Scents have good brushes and you hardly hear about them on YouTube anymore.
High end or drugstore mascara? I admit both! I tend to have my mascaras last more than three months. I know it’s a hygiene issue but if it’s still liquidy then I am good or if my eyes hurt slightly or water then it has to go! My all-time favorite high end mascara has to be the Urban Decay Perversion mascara because of how great it curls my lashes and even lengthens them. I remembered getting my first sample of it in my Ipsy bag and then more samples followed suit until Ulta put it on sale for the 21 Days of Beauty and this mascara stays liquidy even past its expiration date and it took me so long to finish it before it dried too. While my favorite drugstore one goes to Rimmel London because the Super Curl is better than the Roller Lash from Benefit in my opinion because it does the same as that one! And of course I do enjoy the ones from Maybelline like the Colossal Cat Eye, the Angel Push Up, and now added Lash Discovery which is holding up pretty well so far.
Think of your favorite makeup brand, is it drugstore, high end, luxury, or indie? I would say my favorite drugstore brands are of course Wet N Wild and NYX Professional Makeup because those two were my starts in makeup. I still remember how my first lip gloss came from Wet N Wild and it was from a Kmart that used to be open up the street from my parents’ place which is now an Ulta. While NYX had more of the items I liked to use and even with the packaging since I prefer using concealers in jars over wands, even have eye primers in jars, heck I prefer the Hydro Touch primer the most since my skin is so dry. When it comes to high end, Urban Decay was my gateway into that side since my first item from them, full size by the way, was their Naked Basics pallet. I have grown a lot when it came to my makeup choices.
Considering your answers do you think you’re boujee? Nope! The thing is you don’t have to spend a lot to love makeup. Yes, I do like getting some of the higher end stuff but I do love going back to my drugstore roots when it comes to skin care, hair care, and of course the makeup staples. It’s not like I spend a lot on Chanel clothes and always buy Natasha Denona makeup pallets, you mainly see me using a BH Cosmetics pallet or a Wet N Wild trio time to time when most of my other high end stuff come from subscriptions or just get them from sales if I can. One good example is the Sephora birthday gift a few years ago when I got the Marc Jacobs gift. It was not worth it because the lipstick felt like I was wearing Cream Cup from Mac when their Spooky Lips and Fat Hips aka Lacey’s Channellipsticks around $17 each while Marc Jacobs is up in the $50 range. I even remembered how Gondras’ mom got mad at a seasonal worker at Lush who treated me badly and even caused my skin rash had a schpeel about how I could just go into Sephora for my skin care needs when I just go to Target instead and plus with Lush I can get way more than just shopping from Sephora, just saying.

Anyways, that is it for this post! I know it was a lot and I feel like it was easy for me to say this stuff in blog format. I will link you guys to Lacey’s channel since she is a really good YouTuber and I enjoyed what she had to say in her video. I will have the next book review up since I am re-reading The Librarian’s Vampire Assistant Book 3. Stay tuned!

The Favorites Quadrant: July & August 2019

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July and August 2019 Favorites!

August is ending and you know what that means! It is time for another bi-monthly favorites. This year has gone by fast and soon I will be celebrating a year moving away on my own from Orlando. I still remember how I was looking for places, packing, and so on. Even though that may happen again but now I am still at my place. Anyways, I do have a quite a few favorites but let’s start with my subscription review!

Subscriptions: BoxyCharm was great last month but not so great this month. I felt like that July had better products since I felt more at ease using what I got in there. I love the Butter London pallet because the colors are up my alley and they are so pigmented and easy to blend. I did use this in my No Brand Tag video due to how easy it is to navigate. I do use my Appeal pencil for work whenever I have a green eye look and did like the brushes but the foundation brush got gunked up easily after blending my foundation in. I do still have the other two where I sometimes use the smaller one to use on my under eyes and the crease one as a blending brush. I did finish the lip gloss because I felt that it was not much in the container but it did feel good on my lips and the mask was okay, not my cup of tea since I prefer the ones from Lush in Rosy Cheeks, Cup O Coffee, and Oat Fix. While August, I didn’t like it as much as July’s. I was happy to get a Becca product since that is the setting powder. I am using my NYX Translucent Pressed all over my face since I want to finish that up before I use my Wet N Wild one and the Becca one and I saw that Allure sneak peeked one from Laura Mercie in September so can’t wait for that one. I am glad to get powders in boxes because it saves me money at the store. I am using the Wonder Beauty Glow Ahead Oil every night to help with moisture and it’s not bad of a product either. The Tarte Big Ego Mascara is pretty good so far, I don’t have bad flakes like most other ones out there and did not touch my Pur Cosmetics mask due to the one I got from July. I did not use the false lashes since I don’t use them ever since I am using mascara and my lashes look fine on their own. I am hoping September is better since the sneak peeks have not revealed much so hoping it will be better.

Allure Beauty Box: I feel like I am enjoying this one as time goes on despite one month being a meh month so far which Gondras did make a good point that these boxes are like Loot Boxes since you don’t know what you’re getting or what everyone is getting. July’s was pretty good since it was a collaboration with Huda Katan who owns Huda Beauty. I love the liquid lipstick as always and still using the hair product to this day. I remembered the hair product samples running out so quickly but not this one and that’s a good thing. I will still give the lashes away. I did try using the Tony Moley mask but it was hard to get out of the packaging so I threw it out and just used a snail mask I already had and did put the eye pencil from Urban Decay into my liner bag. While this month’s box, I am enjoying the water cream since I do love using moisturizers. I am also using the eye cream before I put down any concealer and enjoying the Cargo lipstick. I think I lost the topaz glitter and did put my Benefit mascara in my big Caboodle. I can’t wait for September’s box to see how the products will go for me.

Ipsy: July and August were pretty good because I was able to get another eyeliner pen for work and of course enjoyed the curl cream from Twisted Sister. I did get a full size tube. I find it better than the Marc Anthony one and my curls just become more bouncy with this one. The Benefit Mascara is in my big Caboodle and did wear the Balm eye shadow with my Space Case shadow that is also lavender. I do like how they blended together. I may have to try out the full on Tea pallets from the Balm. I did put the Ciate London highlight I got in my Z Pallet with a magnet since I have one pallet for any face products I get. This did blend like a dream and very easy to apply. While August was also pretty good with the selection. I got two lip products, one which is a lip balm from Inc.redible and Adesse. I found the lip balm okay wished it was in a pot since it says “Jelly Shot” and I think an item in a pot over a stick. While the lip item from Adesse I need to try out still. I am enjoying the Coco Cabana cream which I’m using it on my hands since the soap at work is very drying and it helps with the moisture out. It does smell like coconut which is a good thing.

Glam Bag Plus: Glam Bag Plus for July and August was amazing and these two months I was able to get something I wanted and that was the Purlisse Green Tea Moisturizer which I have not opened yet since I still have primers to use and of course getting to try out more Wonder Beauty items, got the Mauve Obsessions pallet from Huda, and so much more. I was happy the most when it came to another Suva Beauty item which is the Hydrating Drops which I am planning to try out soon. I am also excited with the Balm pallet that I got this month due to it containing major hit products. I am going to be super excited about getting makeup bags with this subscription starting in October since Ipsy is growing and glad to be back with them since last year.

Favorite Pallet: Tarte Be Naturally You: I did get this item in a BoxyCharm but it seems like I am reaching it a lot more than usual. I feel as though that Tarte doesn’t get out of their neutral comfort zone but at the same time they have amazing eye shadows with the Amazonian Clay formula. I did get the Clay Play Vol. 2 recently since Ulta had a sale this month and since I am getting back into Tarte they seem to grab my money the most with pallets. I tend to use this pallet more for work related looks for any clothing that may have brown in the color mix or something that would match and yes there are the shimmer shadows but not everyone that is able to see at work notices. They are very blendable and glad to get this and will keep on using it.
Butter London Natural Goddess Pallet: Another favorite pallet is the Butter London Natural Goddess and also got this in BoxyCharm. This is my first Butter London item and glad to try them out this way and it is a pretty summery pallet due to the green and the teal in this pallet. I do use this for work if I need a pop of green and brown mix and a neutral teal look without going crazy for work. I did use this in my No Brand Tag video which is on YouTube and used the teal side for it. This is a pretty to use pallet where the shadows just line up who they are supposed to and glad to get some use out of this. I think I have dents already in these. Way to go Butter London!

Fave Hair Product: Twisted Sister Curl Activator Cream: Next is fave hair products and I have to give it to the Twisted Sister Curl Activator since this is better than the Marc Anthony Curl Cream that I tried from Ipsy. This was up for grabs as an Ipsy Shopper item and decided to get it after loving the sample I received. This does not make my curls feel sticky at all and the smell is good and glad it is not in a squeezy packet like the Marc Anthony. I prefer a squeeze tube so I can control it and for sanitation as well as product control. This was not even that expensive which I was worried about since it is a UK based brand. I am glad it is a drugstore priced brand and will be buying this.
Marc Anthony Bye Bye Frizz Hair Dryer Cream: I use this item as a heat protectant even with my straightening iron and it does help from damaging my hair even further. I am glad to use this more as a heat protectant since that one heat protectant cream I tried is a spray which I wish they kept it as a cream since you have more control with a cream over a spray. I do love the scent of this product and it does help keep my hair smooth.

Fave Lip Product: Maybelline Lip Ink Color: Next is a drugstore lip stick and that is the Maybelline Lip Ink Lip Colors. I got into these all thanks to Allure mentioning the one in Pioneer and had to get it. I picked it up through Shipt and worn it around work and got compliments. I do have one in Inspirer but this one is more drying. I think the City line is more drying or it’s just this one? I have to keep using it to see how well it goes but I think Pioneer is my favorite one.
Dose of Colors Liquid Lipsticks: I am enjoying the liquid lipsticks from Dose of Colors which I remembered starting getting one through BoxyCharm and then got it in their Charm Shop and now got one of the minis from Ulta. It looks like I will be getting more of these since they will be an item in the 21 Days of Beauty this time around and the reason why I like these is that they aren’t too heavy, smooth in application, and they smell great! I can’t wait to see what shades I can get my paws on this time!

Fave Blush: E. L. F. Primer Infused Blush in Always Rosy: Next is a blush since it’s been forever ago I have mentioned one and I give it to the E. L. F. Primer Infused Blush in Always Rosy. I heard so many good things about these blushes and had to try them out and found a Free Shipping sale and got one of them. I decided to go with Always Rosy since it is my go to blush shade and man this is such an easy to apply shade and you don’t have to go wild on it either for pigmentation. I know E. L. F. can be hit or miss but this product is a hit in my book!
Alomar Blush Pallet: I got one of these in BoxyCharm and there are times it’s hard to resist grabbing it to use. This is a great product for the price if you bought it for retail price since it is around $13 for three shades. You can mix and match but I like to use the middle shade in Perdicio I think that it’s called. Glad to enjoy this item.

Fave Brow Product: Mellow Brow Pencil in Dark Brown: I know it sounds weird but all thanks to getting this in BoxyCharm I have been loving it! I have been using this to set my brows after using my Control Freak brow gel and my Tame & Frame in Chocolate on the weekends. I like how the tip makes the product go on smoothly and it is not too hard nor pull the brows. I hope to try more items since I did get an eyeliner pen by these guys in Ipsy I believe?

Fave Sponge: Juno & Co.: I heard about these guys through Hot Mess Mama MD on YouTube and when Ipsy das doing an Ipsy Offer with a set of sponges and a cleaner I had to try this out and man tried and using a sponge from them currently and oh man! It was not a regret! This blends my foundation so well and even the solid cleanser is pretty good too! This sponge is very well made and porous and easy to make the foundation glide with the flat side, the butt side and now using the opposite side from the flat one to blend my shadow more. I have to keep on using this one and also try the other two.

Fave Book: Break the Day by. Lara Adrian: Yes, Lara Adrian finally released book 16 of the Midnight Breed series! I was waiting for this one and even happier since it was following Rafe this time due to the end of the last one, Claimed in Shadows, shown how he got hurt and almost cost the lives of the Breed and their mates alongside the new baby that Rinata and Nikolai brought into the world. Not only that we get to see another Breed female by the name of Devani and I find her pretty awesome since she wanted to go for music but a tragedy caused her to go after Opus Nostrim to avenge her family’s death. I think I prefer how the Breed Males and Females work with each other like this like how Chase and Tavia did adoring the final book of the first ten books and wishing they keep bringing more Breed females since of course Tavia is looking for more of them. Who knows what they will uncover next. Apparently 17 is coming out next year and can’t wait for that one either. I may read the Dark Hunters since that expands on the Hunter Breed where Hunter came from and we already had two novellas that dealt with two of them and of course we did get how Hunter hooked up with Corinne in Book 9.

Well, that’s it for now guys! I will have another book review up for you next1
Until next time!

The Beauty Quadrant: Ipsy August 2019!

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe! Time for my last subscription for August!

Ipsy Glam Bag August 2019!

It’s finally here guys and glad to get it! It was in Transport Limbo at FedEx until it finally shipped out recently. I understand that add-ons can cause it to delay except it sucks that it’s close to the twenty-fifth. Enough of that! This subscription is $10 until October because it’s going up by $12 due to some new perks like picking one item and getting five add-ons. I can’t wait for October! Watch, September will fly before I know it. Anyways, let’s get into the bag!

Add-Ons: I didn’t mean to buy any but Ipsy would not shut up even when you press the VO+Spacebar on No Thanks! Anyways, I did get a few items from the add-ons and they are two brushes and a shadow. First is the Royal & Langnickle Cheek Blush Brush in Rose Gold. You all know I love me some rose gold and this brush caught my ears. This is a nice fluffy brush and meant for blush. I will be trying this out! I also got a brush from SL Miss Glam and it’s their E66 Angled Eye Brush! I want these brushes in my Glam Bag since they are amazing even with eh quality. I have some sets and man they are so soft. Glad to find this item along with the Suva Beauty eye shadow in Barbecue. It’s weird to hear shadows named after condiments but hey it’s their idea so not complaining. It claims to be water-resistant and very opaque. This is also supposed to be easy to apply which Madison Miller said that it’s best to apply these with your fingers. I think I will apply with a brush which you can. This is a plum foil color so can’t wait to try it!

Items:

Sol de Janiero Coco Cabana Cream: First is an item I was a curious kitten about ever since BoxyCharm had it and that’s the Coco Cabana Cream from Sol de Janiero. This brand is famous for the Bum Bum Cream and glad to try their newer cream. It’s been a while since I got anything lotion related in my bag and glad to get this. This smells like coconut cream pie! People say it smells like popcorn but I smell coconut. This cream contains coconut oil and acai oil alongside ceven coconut sugar and one ingredient that is hard to spell to help with hydration even for dry skin types over time. I am glad to get this!
Inc.redible Jelly Shot Lip Quencher in X Revenge: Next is another item from Inc.redible and that is their Jelly Shot Lip Quencher which is a lip balm. I thought it was going to be in a pot but it’s a stick. This lip balm contains avocado oil, rice bran oil, and Vitamin E to help with moisture. I did run this across my lips and didn’t feel it so I have to try it further. Glad to get a lip balm again.
Adesse All Day Lip Crayon in Beverly Boulevard: Next is a product by Adesse and glad it’s full-size. This is also a lip moisturizing product that has Vitamin E and many other oils blended to keep the lips moisturized from work to night with a high impact color. The shade is a deep rose and glad to try this out!
Luxie Beauty 237 Dream Catcher Blending Brush: Next is a brush from Luxie Beauty. I love this brand oh so much! I am glad to get another brush but surprised by how small it is! I think this is more of a detailed blending brush for your crease. Wait, it is meant for the crease! Okay, makes sense! I did get the highlighter brush from this same line in an Ipsy bundle from Offers and love how it feels. I can’t wait to use this on my eyes. Keep the Luxie brushes coming guys!
Nails Inc. Nail Polish in Weekend Super Heroes: Finally is another nail polish from Nails Inc. This time it’s a green color! I remembered redoing my quiz and it asked about nail colors and I checked off green so that is how I got green in both boxes. This is a cool khaki color which I can’t wait to try. I wished I had it earlier because it could have gone well with my khaki pants this week. Anyways, it is supposed to be glossy and long lasting so I will see how that goes. I am so glad for nail polishes appearing in both this bag and my Glam Bag Plus!

Now onto items I finished:

I Am Trash Perfume: I am not going to write in French since it can be butchered so I am using the English name here. This was the smallest sample I have ever gotten and it did smell good but faded too quickly. When I wore it to work it faded by lunch time and that sucked. I also notice that it is pretty pricey for what you get even in a set which Ipsy had as an offer but it was over $100. Sorry but I get perfumes cheaper than that and last longer, one good example is my Harley Quin perfume from Hot Topic. It is a nice and musky smell that lasts all day!

So, that is it for this month’s bag! All I have to say this was pretty good for what I got. I can’t wait for the new updated bag in October where I can pick one item on both sides which will be fun. I did get to pick one item in this bag once and it was great. I can’t wait for what September may bring and crossing my fingers that no hurricanes take place since it’s the peak of the season. So, until next time stay beautiful while traveling the universe!

The Beauty Quadrant: Glam Bag Plus August 2019!

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Ipsy Glam Bag Plus August 2019!

It’s that time of the month where I get my Glam Bag Plus! This is the upgraded version of the regular Glam Bag but you get full size items and it is only $25 a month. A new bit of news that starting in October there will be a makeup bag included. Wasn’t there one in every other box when they started? At least it will be showing up again. I will talk about the changes to the regular Glam Bag when I get it in a few days. Let’s see what I got!

Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Face Cleanser: First product is from Murad and it’s an exfoliator. I wanted to try this brand for a long time now ever since Bunny has mentioned them but the price got me. This cleanser helps refine the skin to help with it to absorb other skin care and it contains glycolic and lactic acids that help with breaking down any dead skin cells to improve turnover. It also has salicylic acid to help clean the pores of any excess sebum and the hahoba beads are able to help with cleaning the skin. When I found out I was getting this in my box this month I was happy about it since I am going through a too much skin care phase at the moment and my Three Times Sublime is helping me with that. When I run out I am going to use this and man it’s a huge tube of cleanser! I think it will last me a good while!
The Balm of Your Hand Greatest Hits Vol. 2 Pallet: Man that’s a long title but I did get a full on The Balm pallet this month! I love this brand and what I have tried in the fun size form whehther its lip items or face items, I loved it! This pallet contains shadows, blushes, a bronzer, and highlighter for an all-in-one travel friendly pallet. This also includes crowd pleasing shades that mix and match very well. I can’t wait to use this pallet since I have loved the shadows I have tried from the pallets they have released, heck I finally got the Nude Beach Pallet in a bundle last month. If you haven’t tried these guys I suggest doing so!
Suva Beauty Liquid Illuminating Drops in Trust Fund: Yay! Another Suva product! I loved the Hydro Liner from these guys after getting it in my first Glam Bag Plus and glad to try out another item. These drops are a face highlighter which are supposed to be waterproof, which is a good thing since it does rain a lot here in Florida, it also contains pomegranate extract, Vitamin E, and natural emollients to give that everlasting glow. I can’t wait to give these ago since they are supposed to be waterproof and of course having friends visit this weekend and the weather says rain then I will put these to the test!
F. A. R. A. H. Show Me Now Brush Set: Next is a five brush set from F. A. R. A. H. Brushes! I love this brand among the others when it comes to brushes! Some people have complained these brushes feel cheap but I think they feel lightweight and great since it’s better to have that than a heavy handled brush even if it’s $50 for the set. Not kidding guys, that is how much it retails for. I remembered getting a similar set in a similar size as an add-on before I joined this side of Ipsy and have gotten other brushes in the Glam Bag as well, I think the last one from these guys was a double ended brush and that was great! I would say give these guys a chance!
Sundays Nail Polish in #44: Last product is a nail polish by Sundays! I never got to try these guys in the regular Glam Bag since for months I didn’t get any nail polishes until a few months ago. These polishes are supposed to be very pigmented, very shiny, and claim to be long lasting which that will be put to the test on my nails since I do wash my hands and type at the speed of light. Also, this brand has polishes that are 10-Free which means they are free from the harmful chemicals that are found in other nail polishes. The shade with this one is a cool, minty green which excited me since I do love wearing green polishes. I will so wear this one next!

Well guys that is it for this post! Wait! I do have to mention one thing I did finish from my Glam Bag Plus!

Sunday Riley C. E. O. Moisturizer: Yes, I finally finished this this past week and glad I did. I normally don’t do Vitamin C moisturizers but wanted to see how this went. It didn’t irritate my skin at first but when I added the Pixie Glow Tonic and the facial pads I picked up from Ipsy’s Offers page that was when it started irritating a bit. I think it’s due to the ingredients not meshing well and trying to finish up the Pixie stuff since I am now using a Target Up & Up Moisturizer for sensitive skin of course! It did smell good and it did last me two to three months with how big the jar was. I won’t purchase this product even though they do carry sensitive skin friendly items but they are so overpriced! This item is $65 alone! I can buy three to four containers of Celestial from Lush for that price and one container lasts me even longer despite it being a smaller size than this product. Sorry Sunday Riley I prefer my drugstore moisturizers and if I wanted to go back, Celestial is also my favorite.

Now that completes this post! I am glad that Ipsy is getting a major upgrade and glad to hear that new makeup bags will come with this box. I am so happy with what I got this month and can’t wait to try everything out! Next will be a book review so stay tuned!

The Beauty Quadrant: Allure Beauty Box August 2019!

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Allure Beauty Box August 2019!

It’s that time again and that is my Allure Beauty Box! This box is created by Allure Magazine and its $15 a month while new subscribers get it for $10 for their first month and some gifts on top of it. You get from five to seven items ranging from skin care to tools and even hair care items that have been mentioned in articles in their magazine or if you read it online through emails like I do. Last month was a collaboration with Huda Katan and man I loved that lipstick but let’s see what this month had in its pouch.

Benefit They’re Real Mascara: First up is a mascara from Benefit. I have tried their Roller Lash and I find it is okay since the Rimmel Super Curl is an exact dupe and glad to see what other mascaras Benefit has and that is the they’re Real Mascara. The claims are that they take the lashes and make them longer without using false lashes and that it doesn’t smudge even on a hot summer day. I will definitely put this to the test since we are really in a heat wave at the moment with a mix of rain since we are heading into the peak of Hurricane Season. This is a deluxe size which is a decent size for one and it values for $10.
Nuria Triple Defend Eye Cream: Next is another eye cream which is pretty interesting in packaging and it’s a full-size item this month. This has a disk applicator and it doesn’t give a lot of pressure so it won’t hurt the under eyes and also it doesn’t crease concealer when worn under makeup which I will try this out since I do put on my concealer before foundation. The last eye cream I tried was pretty good and did help with application so hoping this will also help. This values for $40.
Erno Lazlo Multi-Task Serum Eye Mask: Next is an eye mask from Erno Lazlo and you get one set in this box. These patches contain allantoine which is a moisturizing agent that helps under eyes look more awake even when you have long days. I think these will be handy since being a teacher and always waking up SUPER EARLY for my rides every day I do look exhausted by the end of the day once the final bell rings. I was surprised that is a drugstore valued product and I wonder how these will work since they do fit the under eyes. This values at $6.
The Makeup Eraser Mini in Black: Next is a product from Makeup Eraser and well it is just a towel. I know I am not that surprised by it since I do love my makeup wipes. This claims that you wet this and you wipe it all over your face and it takes off everything even waterproof mascara. I doubt it since I have seen Bunny’s video on it too and I am a little skeptical since I have been using coconut oil and that gets a lot of stuff off but my lashes still feel oily while my Formula 10.06 takes off a lot of stuff but this is a little skeptical and not sure if I will use it myself. This values for $12.
Primera Alpine Berry Water Cream: Next is a water cream from Primera. When I opened this it reminded me of the Belief moisturizer I got in a Ipsy skin care bag but this smells a lot more woodsy than that and it reminds of the scent Juniper Breeze from Bath & Body Works. Jenny Bailey, the Executive Beauty Director, visited the Primera shop while in Sol, Korea which this is a Korean Beauty brand and Korean beauty has been on the rise for many years and found that the shop had plants and a lot of products. This cream is made with not only seeds but also Glycerin and Cocoa Seed Butter. It does absorb very fast so I will have to see how this goes and hoping it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. Also, this product is now available here in the U. S. and it does value for $4.Cargo Cosmetics Essential Lip Color: I am familiar with the brand Cargo since I remembered many years ago with Ipsy I got a lip item from them and never got them again. I know they sell at Ulta and this is supposed to be a lip color that stays all day and makes your lips look plump. We do get a full size item and shades may vary. I am not sure which one I got but I can’t wait to use it since I do love trying new lip products. This values for $22.
Laritzy Liquid Beam in Topaz: Final item is another product from Laritzy and if you’re wondering, yes I got my lip gloss finally that was missing and enjoying it! This item is a highlighting eye shadow in a bronze shade. This can be worn all over the lid or just in the inner corners. It did go on pretty well since I am wearing the Tarte Clay Play Vo. 2 on my face right now. This product values for $22.

Well guys that is it for this month’s box! I am very excited about the items since it does make up for the getting false lashes last month as an item in it and glad to get to try another Cargo lip item. I have to see how the Primera Cream works out since I have tried other Korean products and even have a few in my collection of sheet masks and glad you can get Korean products in the states since Asian Beauty has been a big subject. I will also have to give those eye patches a try since I do wake up really early in the morning during the week and the Benefit Mascara will be fun to use!

The Beauty Quadrant: BoxyCharm August 2019!

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BoxyCharm August 2019!

I got my BoxyCharm pretty early this month and it is in time for my birthday and well this felt kind of a bust. I will tell you now! Yay! I heard so many people rave about this brand, especially their highlighter in Champagne Pop, but I never bought anything from them. This is a nice way of getting into these guys for me since I am new to the brand. This setting powder is Becca Hydromist and Refresh Powder: First is my official Becca product! This product is basically a powder made with water as part of the powder which I did feel it and it does. I did get the light shade from what I could see and I can’t wait to try this out since my Wet N Wild powders are hitting pan this time and I have been wanting to use more of translucent powders. I still have my NYX one and did get the Wet N Wild translucent powder from the Photo Focus line. Let’s see what happens!
Wonder Beauty Glow Ahead Oil: Next is a product from Wonder again and it’s an oil this time. This is an oil that restores the complexion with whatever skin type you have which I did watch a sneak peek video saying it is only for dry and other skin types except sensitive. Here is the thing though if this is meant for all skin types then do the research into it first because I do like this brand so far and they haven’t really broken me out from what I’ve tried nor irritate my eyes either. I will try this item since I do have dry and sensitive skin and will have to see.
Tarte Big Ego Mascara: Next is a full-size Tarte mascara and that is their Big Ego mascara. I am glad to try a full size Tarte mascara especially this one. Apparently it has an hourglass shape and supposed to help with make lashes longer and bigger so hoping it does follow through.
Pur Complexion Authority Pink Glitter Mask: Next product is from Pur and apparently they have skin care. This is one of the other products you could get and it sounds interesting. This $26 mask is supposed to give an everlasting glow and hoping it does. I hope my skin doesn’t break out due to the glitter since my arms can’t handle it.
False Lashes: Don’t know the name but as you know I am not into wearing false lashes so I will give these to one of my friends.

Yes, you can see this was a bit of a bust this month. I was hoping to get the shadow duo from Ace but didn’t and or course the Steve Lorent lip liner which I am sad. I did not put false lashes on my profile because I don’t wear them due to wanting to keep my natural lashes thank you very much! I hope with September it will be better since I do love this subscription but I am glad to try out something from Becca and another skin product from Wonder Beauty. Let’s see how it goes next month!

The Beauty Quadrant: The Bad & Boring Tag!

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The Bad & Boring MakeUp Tag!

This is a new tag flying around on YouTube and that is the Bad & Boring MakeUp Tag where people get to talk about what’s bad or boring to them. A little disclaimer, not all products are so amazing that the angels will be singing their praises even Jacklyn Hill would tell you to buy it like she always does. There are duds within makeup and I will be talking about those and they are based on my own opinion so please respect.

Makeup finish you don’t like? Okay, first question up is this one! It’s hard to choose because I only really stick to one foundation and that is the Phot Focus line from Wet N Wild and I can’t really say if I don’t like the finish. I do love it because it doesn’t break me out but I would say having a foundation with SPF so I would put it under Protection Finish. I can’t really do anything with SPF in it even though I live in a coastal town right now and I do go outside to get some fresh air during morning break and well SPF makeup breaks me out. For instance, I tried a moisturizer from Paula’s Choice I got back in my Ipsy August 2014 bag and that broke me out and when I got the IT Cosmetics CC Cream with SPF 20 I think and used it in Miami I came back with a big zit on my face. So I can’t do that finish at all. Heck, I gave a co-worker my Yensa foundation sample I got in my Ipsy bag due to the SPF in it.
The Worst Mascara You’ve Ever Tried? I would say the L’Oréal Feline Noir would be the worst one I have ever tried. The thing is that Miss Manga was discontinued and you all know that is my Ride or Die especially with cosplaying and when I saw that they discontinued it I was really sad and even sadder when I had to toss my final tube after it drying out but had one last good use. Before it was discontinued, at the same time they released the Feline Noir and I loved and still use the Colossal Cat Eye from Maybelline and thought that this would be similar but it did NOTHING to my lashes. It felt like my lashes had nothing on them when I wore it. I know when I have mascara on when my lashes are curled and separated like no other and that my natural length is being shown! This one nope! I felt like I just have my shadow and liner and nothing else. Oh yes, it was supposed to be the next Miss Manga but this is not it! Please L’Oréal bring back my beloved Miss Manga!
One Thing You’ve Tried Once and Threw Away: I would have to give it to Ribbon from COlour Pop. If you remembered that Colour Pop did a Hello Kitty collection and you know me with Sanrio items that I must have almost all of them. When I saw this collection was on sale, I saw the lipstick Ribbon on sale and it was a Matte Liquid Lipstick I think? I know they have various formulas and I was excited to get this one since it was in the iconic Hello Kitty red ribbon color that you see on her. This one turned me into Suicide Squad live-action Harley Quin! As in, it smudged all over my face! It did not stay in one place it just went all over and I had to toss it. I could not salvage it with lip liner or even my beloved E. L. F. Lip Primer would save it. I had to throw it out even if it was limited edition. I also admit another product but it took me a few tries before throwing it away and that is or they were the Girlactic Lip Balm pencils I got in my Glam Bag Plus a month ago. These were very drying and hard to sharpen! IT would be one thing if they put these in a chubby stick form or made it more of those automatic pencil type ones since it can be easier to bring up rather than sharpen a pencil because I could hardly fit these in my E. L. F. cosmetic pencil sharpener. I had to toss them.
Most Boring Shadow Pallets You Own? Hmm…that is hard! If I were to pick I would have to give it to the shadow pallet from one of the Ulta sets I got in 2017 which I got in a mint case? I forgot the name of it but that was a pretty boring eye shadow pallet because it had colors that were hard for me to work with. I am not sure who made up the color scheme for it but they should have added more silvers or a few more greys to it in my opinion. Another one would be the unicorn shaped pallet I got from Hot Topic last year. I love unicorns and that pallet did not scream unicorns at all because it had mainly brown shades, it was mainly a smoky pallet with two blues. I think they were going with the trend of neutral with a blue and even though it’s nice but that pallet did not scream unicorns even though I did like the blush and highlighter. I think I make better shadow pallet decisions based on colors I like. I think the Midnight Unicorn was better despite having a red in there.
A MakeUp Trend You Find Boring? Hmmm! This sound interesting since there are so many things out there but I would have to say is neutral pallets even with one pop of color. I think this has been a done to death trend lately and I think a lot of brands are starting to break away but some have been still doing it. It started with a neutral pallet with a pop of blue or purple or even green but a lot of people have been yelling for more colors to show up and agree that should be done more to make it more interesting. I am glad that a lot of brands have been coming out with some blue pallets even green, heck now neons are coming back since Urban Decay had discontinued the Electric Pallet a while back and giving other colors a chance is helping break away from it. Still some brands are still doing the neutral pallets. I do love my neutrals but sometimes I do love my colors in the color wheel.
What Color Do You Find Boring? Hmmm! I would have to say black! There are so many pallets with at least one black but they keep on adding to it. As in sparkle or making it more of a black brown, etc. It may be my favorite color but it seems like it’s almost in every shadow pallet I’ve seen or hear. Heck, I used my Flawless Ultra 32 and the last two columns sport different shades or variations of black. You can play with more shades than that.
What Brand Do You Think Have the Most Boring Releases? I give it to Morphe! I admit I tried one brush kit and that was the vegan one, I was tempted to get the Jeffree Starr one but to me they come out with the most boring stuff ever. Doesn’t help when people love to shove this brand into your face by saying it has the best eye shadows, sponges, and brushes. To tell you the truth, I’ve tried really good brushes from the brands in Ipsy and BoxyCharm like Luxie, IBY, SL Miss Glam, and so many more. Heck, a good portion of my brushes came from Amazon! I even enjoy the blending eggs from Beauty Bakerie since I just got those and have tried the sponges from Juno & Company all thanks to Hot Mess Mama MD! Not only that, with their shadow pallets they come out with pallets based on that color like one just purples, another oranges, and so on. That’s nice but some of them are pretty pricey and you can get really cheap pallets not only in that color scheme like Colour Pop now but you can get more variety, also I heard some of the shadow pallets don’t perform as they are claimed and you can get pigmented shadows from other brands. Another brand, even though I love some of their products and most of my items come from it is NYX Professional MakeUP. Some of their pallets that do come out don’t excite me to buy them as much as they used to. I do still have all three Dream Catcher pallets and making major dents but some of the new ones have not excited me as much as their lip items, some of their face items, and so on. I think it’s because of trying so hard to fit the trend but some of the trends have been changing as time goes on. The only pallet I did get was the Swear by It Pallet since that contains the shadows I would need in one look. The Steam Punk Collection was nice but they did have two shades in the pallet I got that didn’t really fit since Steam Punk is known for just being earth tones and neutral tones. Wishing I got one of the other pallets though but hey I do learn. And of course, agreeing with a lot of them, Tarte! Even though I have been getting back into them but they need to really step out of the neutral zone! The only pallet I have seen them do that was the Tartiste Pro Remix because of the colors they put in there and you are wondering where those in other pallets are? They should keep going with that because the more colorful shadows they bring out are so good, especially the Swamp Queen pallet a few years back. Tarte you need to really get up your game.
Which Is the Most Boring In Your MakeUp Routine? Hmmm, like everyone else is brows! I do have a nice arch but doing the brows even for work with my clear gel from E. L. F. is boring because you’re pretty much putting on certain products in a straight or almost straight horizontal line on both sides and you’re done! I know there were new eyebrow trends around 2015 or was it 2016 where people on Instagram were doing really different things with their brows? Still a boring step. I also give it to lips since nowadays everyone is coming out with lip glosses due to the trend changing. But lip gloss, lip sticks, and even lip liners have been around for many, many, MANY years and they have kind of stayed the same. I think Maybelline was the one that stepped out and made newer things for their Color Sensational Brand but I rarely hear much of them anymore.
If You Were to Choose Between a Good Base and a Bad Eye Look or a Bad Base With a Good Eye Look, Which One Would You Choose? Oh man, I would say the Bad Base because there are times where I did make poor eye shadow base decisions and did not like how they performed. For instance the shadow bases that come with brush applicators. They are nice but you run out product so quickly, especially the E. L. F. ones where I feel like there’s nothing in there and when I put my shadow on my shadow sometimes goes to crap or it comes out totally amazing. That is why I prefer the potted bases like the Mac Paint Pots and the ones from NYX that are in little jars because those are easier to apply and I can make really good looks with. Plus, we do have bad eye shadow days anyways, there was one day at work where I went ham on my Coastal Scents shadow with the blues and I smudged it all over my face. Not kidding!

Well, that’s it! I had fun with this one because it does make you think of what is bad or boring and you do have your thoughts about it. I want to do the MakeUp Purchases Tag that Danielle Schmidt also did but will wait for another day to do it. And if I were to tag anyone, Vivi you’re it! So, until then! Stay beautiful while traveling the nerd universe!

The Beauty Quadrant: Glam Bag Plus July 2019!

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Glam Bag Plus July 2019!

Another great month for Glam Bag Plus and I was really excited with what I got especially! This bag is $25 and in order to get it you have to be an Ipsy member as in getting the regular Glam Bag that is $10 a month. You can just get this after signing up and usually it is through invite or keep both like I have. This one features more prestige and luxury brands and they are full-size on top of it. Let’s see what I got!

Purlisse Matcha Green Tea Antioxidant Priming Moisturizer: When I heard about this product being in this month’s box I was crossing my fingers in getting it and glad I did! As you know as a Power Rangers fan I never thought that someone who played on one of the many seasons would create a brand all thanks to heavy stage makeup back in the late 1990s early 2000s and it did happen. This primer is oil free and is made with green tea alongside white tea, Vitamin E, and marine plants help with wrinkles and fine lines from forming and of course retain moisture. Plus, it is very lightweight in keeping the skin nice and Dewey even during stressful days at work. And the sent is supposed to be calming. I do have other face primers to use but this was something that excited me the most in this month’s box since being someone with sensitive and dry skin I have to keep up with keeping it moisturized. Thanks Jennifer Yen for making this product!
Wonder Beauty Catch the Light Highlighter and Glowtion in Celestial: Next is a product that was pretty interesting from Wonder Beauty. I was hoping that this would have a compact of having the regular highlighter and then the lotion one underneath in its own section but it was a tube of the glow lotion and then a stick part for the regular highlighter which is pretty interesting. Warning on the lotion part don’t squeeze too much! This product not only gives you shine but also contains aloe leaf, Vitamin E, and Hyrolonic Acid to help with hydration and added protection. I did try this product out and it did give some hydration to my cheeks and nice glow, which you should blend very well so it won’t be so stark.
Thrive Liquid Extensions Mascara: Next is a mascara and this time by Thrive! I have heard good things about this brand and wanted to try and well Ipsy delivered with giving me their mascara this month. It will also be in next month’s Glam Bag Plus so hoping no repeats which is weird in my book. This mascara curls and lengthens lashes to make it look like you have lash extensions without the fuss and of course the comb-like brush you get in this product helps with that process by separating each lash. I did wear it yesterday since GOndras and I finally saw the new SpiderMan flick and man my lashes were curled! I hope to get more mascaras like this because this gave me and idea of what lash extensions would feel like and glad to have it in a formula like this so I won’t go through that option of doing that to my own lashes. Great thing about Thrive they do donate to different causes to help women with Cancer, gone through domestic abuse, and other challenges so if you were to purchase this and other items your money will go to a great cause.
Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions Pallet: This month you could have gotten a pallet from Huda Beauty whether it’s one of her highlighter ones or an eye one and I got the Mauve Obsessions one. Before I subscribed to this one I did buy the Smoky Obsessions pallet that came in a previous box and they were selling the leftovers with the Ipsy Glam Bag and glad I got this one this time since I almost bought it. This pallet features nine shades and big mirror on the inside and of course this color story is mauve which you can create a lot of looks with it. I can’t wait to use this since I did enjoy the Smoky Obsessions pallet I have purchased.
Pixie by Petra Glow Mist: Another item I was hoping to get and that was by Pixie with their Glow Mist. I have heard good things about Pixie’s Glow line on YouTube and wanted to try it out for a little while now. All thanks to the Offers Page I did pick up the duo with the Glow Tonic and the Glow Pads and glad to get the Glow Mist in my Glam Bag Plus. This is basically a setting spray that contains oils like rose and lavender alongside aloe Vera and fruit extracts along with nine other oils this spray helps keep you hydrated and helps keep the makeup set throughout the day. Glad to get this since it is very hot here in Florida that we definitely need this, especially me where I am at. I have not opened it yet since I am in the middle of my NYX Dewey spray and that has lasted longer than the Wet N Wild setting sprays and could not find the Maybelline one I have used for a good bit recently on SHipt in Target. I can’t wait to try the skin care duo I ordered from Ipsy with Pixie’s stuff.

Add-On: Naked Cosmetics Shadow Quad: As you know I love my add-ons and I only got one this month and that is from Naked Cosmetics. I remembered how one sneak peek shown you could have gotten this too or instead of another item and when I saw this as an add-on I decided to purchase it. I have swatched the one I bought before and it was a blue color and man its pigmented! I will have to wear one or two of these at some point to get a good feel of them!

Now onto what I have finished:

Illumasqua Lip Liner: I managed to finish one of the lip liners from Illumasqua! I liked the feeling of this pencil and can’t wait to break into the other one.
Girlactic Lip Balm Pencils: I had to toss these actually guys. My issue with these were that they weren’t moisturizing enough for my lips and they were hard to sharpen. I think they would work better as a lip crayon in my opinion rather than a pencil.

Well that completes my July subscriptions! Not another bad month! Can’t wait for what August will bring! What is next? Just stay tuned!