November 2017 Empties

Hello, hello!

I’m slowly working my way through my stash and using up various bits and pieces. I didn’t finish up as many products as I had hoped, but progress is progress.

Nov 2017 Empties

Lets take a closer look at what I finished, and whether or not I would re-purchase.


Nov 2017 Empties

Eyeko Black Magic Mascara – This came in an Ipsy GlamBag, originally reviewed here. I had mixed feelings about this mascara when I first got it because despite it being fairly smudge proof, it didn’t hold a curl very well for me. This is not the mascara for me.

Beaute Basics Travel Face Blender – Another Ipsy GlamBag item, reviewed here. This sponge is too hard. I had hoped that I could make this little blending sponge work but I’ve tried washing it a million times and it just never softened up. Way too hard for facial use, not for me.

Bath and Body:

Nov 2017 Empties

Joik Luxurious Rose Bathmilk – I bought this in August when we were visiting Estonia, the original review is here. I’m sad that this one is finished, as I absolutely loved this bath milk – it is skin softening and gloriously rose scented! I would re-purchase this one again – but until I clear out more of my stash, it will go on my wishlist.


Nov 2017 Empties

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Incredible Pumpkin Peel* – Another one that I’m sad to have finished, review is here. This was a great pumpkin based facial mask / peel. If you like pumpkin, then this one is for you. If you have sensitive skin like me, it will probably tingle when you apply it (always do a patch test to make sure it is a pleasant tingle and not a melt your face off tingle). I’m currently using another pumpkin based facial mask, so I don’t need to re-purchase this right away, but again, it is on my wishlist.

Consonant DHE Mask – This was a gift from Stashy, and it just might be the best clay based mask that I’ve ever used, original review is here. It detoxifies, hydrates and exfoliates. I’ll be purchasing this facial mask very soon since I can’t imagine life without it!

Nov 2017 Empties

Cougar Beauty Snake Superfood Booster Serum* – Original review is here. I never did do a long term check in review of this serum after using it for 8 weeks, but I think that this works similar to the way that a lip plumper works – giving a temporary topical effect on the skin. I have other products in my stash that seem to have a longer lasting effect on fine lines so I won’t be purchasing a replacement.

Hylamide High-Efficiency Face Cleaner – This super gentle cleanser is somewhere between a oil cleanser and a micellar water, originally reviewed here. It is great at removing makeup, and even put a good dent in my super waterproof mascara! I plan buy this one again once I use up another cleanser in my stash.

Have you finished up many products this month?

Disclosure: Products marked with an * are PR samples. The rest have either been purchased by me, or gifted from a friend. My opinion is my own, as always!

Ipsy Glam Bag Unboxing and First Impressions August 2017

Hello, hello!

Today I’m unboxing my Ipsy Glam Bag for August – it arrived on the 17th, the same day that I returned home from my vacation. All info in italics is taken from the Ipsy website.

Here’s what was in this month’s bag:

The Balm Voyage Vol. 2 Shadow in Kuwakaribisha

  • Our fave new way to get glowing: this pale peachy powder is super pigmented, shimmery but not sparkly, and is totally buildable (in case you want your highlight to be extra extra).
  • We apply this underneath our brow bones and at the inner corners of our eyes whenever we need to wake things up a lil bit (AKA every day).
  • Looking for a neutral eyeshadow to balance out cat eyes, cut creases, and all that fun stuff? Look no further.

Ipsy Glam Bag Aug 2017

This is a really pretty shadow / luminizer, so I’m happy to add it to my single shadow collection! *Cruelty free*

Naked Cosmetics HD Finishing Transluscent Powder

  • This finely milled powder is super lightweight so you’ll never look chalky or cakey.
  • We dusted it on before heading to ipsy HQ in the AM and our foundation looked mysteriously good all day. It definitely helps lengthen the wear of other makeup.
  • You can also wear it alone (just dust allover, no foundation needed) to quickly even things out, brighten, and tone down shine.
Eyeko Black Magic Mascara
  • This water-resistant, cruelty-free mascara manages to help curl even the straightest lashes. And if you apply after using a lash curler, it’s even crazier!
  • The curvy brush grabs onto every last lash coating it in jet black pigment.
  • It’s got Keratin and shea butter, which conditions your lashes.
  • The unique squeezy tube packaging means less waste!
This mascara is actually pretty good for a non-waterproof formulation, it doesn’t leave me with racoon eyes. The water resistant claim is true. It is a super dark black mascara (always my fave) and doesn’t make my eyelashes feel dry. However, I don’t think that it holds a curl very well for my stubborn long yet stick straight lashes. I have to curl my lashes, apply the mascara and then re-curl my lashes once the mascara dries.
Vitamasques Face Food Yoghurt Mask Duo
Ipsy Glam Bag Aug 2017

  • Call the crew over for a spa night in because these amazing masks are too good not to share.
  • The Strawberry Yoghurt Mask has (you guessed it) strawberry and yoghurt extract to smooth and illuminate.  
  • The Kiwi Yoghurt Mask works to soften and revitalize thanks to (mhm) kiwi and yoghurt extracts.
Crown Brush SS035 Medium Face Contour Brush
Ipsy Glam Bag Aug 2017
  • The synthetic bristles are insanely soft. Like, cuddling with puppies soft.
  • It really holds onto product which makes application way more precise and way less messy. (No need to clean up your vanity after!)
  • The versatile size works great for blush, contour, highlight, foundation, setting, and more.

Brushes are one of my fave things to receive from Ipsy, so I was super happy with this super soft synthetic brush. *Cruelty free*

Ipsy Glam Bag Aug 2017

This month’s bag was way better than last month! I’m happy that I received mostly cruelty free products.

Were you happy with your GlamBag this month? Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

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