Ipsy Glam Bag October 2014 Review

Ipsy October Glam Bag

I look forward to receive my Ipsy Glam Bag each month because I get new products to play around with. Ipsy is a beauty subscription service where you get 4-5 products each month for the low price of $10. The theme for October Ipsy bag is Beauty Candy. I received 5 items neatly packed in a green glam bag. If you are not familiar with Ipsy and wish to subscribe, then you can sign up here using my referral link: http://www.ipsy.com/r/192n?sid=ipsypoints&cid=general

Epice Purifying Exfoliant (Full size Price: $32.00 3.3fl oz)
I would normally use exfoliators only on rough areas of my skin. This Epice Purifying Exfoliant is gentle on the skin, it has a pleasant scent and it can be use on the entire body. This exfoliant will help to remove dirt and dead skin cells from the skin making it look more fresh and hydrating.

Epice Purifying Exfoliant is also recommended to be used once or twice weekly and improvement in the look and feel of skin will be visible.

Epice Purifying Exfoliant

Figs & Rouge Hand Cream (Price: US$6.37)
The slim tube packaging of Figs & Rouge Hand Cream is very cute and unique unlike any other hand cream. This product claims to soften, smooth, nourish and thoroughly pamper hands throughout the day, while it quickly absorbs to provide super soft hands.

  • great for hand bag, desk and travel
Figs & Rouge Hand Cream

Starlooks - Guilty Pleasure LG46 (Full size Price: US$13.00)
This lipgloss can be worn alone or in combination with other Starlooks lip products for a truly customizable finish. The gloss comes in a translucent tube with a doe foot applicator that is great for application. This gloss is creamy and long lasting.

Starlooks Lipgloss Guilty Pleasure

Mica Beauty Cosmetics Shimmer Powder 93 Reluctance
This shimmer powder claims to be extremely gentle, free of preservatives, chemicals, dyes, talc, oil and other fillers. Mica Beauty Cosmetics Shimmer Powder eyeshadow will look ultra smooth and will stay put for hours, it does not crease and it is delicate around the eye area.

Mica Beauty Cosmetics Shimmer Powder 

Doll 10 H2Glo Highlighter (Full size price: US$30 10g/0.35oz)
The H2Glo Highlighter is very compact, it has a sweet lingering scent and a mirror big enough to fix your face in. The formula is very lightweight and creamy. It glides onto skin easily and blends evenly to achieve a dewy complexion.

To achieve a healthy hint of highlighting sheen apply H2Glo to the cheeks, brows, decollete or wherever impulse strikes. It can also be used on any skin type.

H2Glo should be used in the final step of makeup application.

How to use?

  • Very lightly dab a clean sponge or simply use your finger tips into H2Glo (do not press into the compact)
  • Gently pat onto the desired area ( remember less is more)
If you have to blend then you've applied too much.

Where to apply?
  • Apply to the top of cheekbones
  • and above and below the brow area
Doll 10 H2Glo Highlighter

Doll 10 H2Glo Highlighter

Lip Monthly October 2014 Review

Lip Monthly October 2014

1. Starlooks Lip Scrub
This is an all natural lip scrub that can be used to exfoliate and soften dry cracked lips. Prepping lips before applying lipstick allows the lipstick to apply more smoother unto lips. The container is very small and it does not have much information on the packaging for eg. directions on how to use and the ingredients it was made from. It smells alot like sugar and I know for sure that sugar is a main ingredient used to exfoliate lips.

Starlooks Lip Scrub
How to use?
a. Wet lips with water                                
b. Apply a generous amount of Starlooks Lip       Sugar to wet lips
c. Massage the lip sugar over lips gently
d. Use a damp cotton to remove the product       from lip

Doing this will leave your lips feeling smooth, follow up with a lip balm or lip gloss.

Noyah Vanilla Lip Balm
2. Noyah Balm (Price: $3.99)
This is an all natural lip balm that will help to moisturize, smooth and soften lips. If you are looking for that flawless lipstick application:
a. apply lip balm
b. allow it to sink into lips
c. remove it prior lipstick application

This lip balm is available in 4 different flavours, namely: vanilla, cherry, classic and spearmint.

3. JCat Nude Lipstick - Honeycrisp FL107 (Price: $2.99)
This lipstick is ultra creamy and it glides on smoothly to lips. it has a very pleasant sweet smell and it contains vitamin E which will help to protect the lips and keep it moisturized. This lipstick is cruelty free, hypoallergenic and lead free.
JCat Honeycrisp FL107

JCat Lipstick is available in 48 different shades.

Devine Lip Shimmer
4. Devine lip shimmer with benefits from wine
  This is a lip balm that contains tint      and shimmer. It will moisten     your lips while adding a bit of colour.

5. L.A. Girl Eyeliner
This is a brown black eyeliner, it glides on smoothly to eyelids and it does not tug. It can also be sharpened and it is highly pigmented.

LA Girl Eyeliner

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resource Natural Spring Water Review

resource Natural Spring Water

The key to staying hydrated is drinking a lot of water. It is also recommended that we drink eight cups of water daily. resource Natural Spring Water has a clean crisp taste, the water does not taste hard, dirty or salty. What this water does is keep your body hydrated, while it nourishes your mind and sustain your soul.  The naturally occurring electrolytes in this water brings out the taste of this water. resource Natural Spring Water is also available to be ordered online, get yours here: Natural Spring Water

The bottle is being made from 50% recycled plastic.

Disclosure: I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

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Make Up by One Direction Review + Swatches

Harry, Zayn and Liam
Calling All Directioners!!! One Direction has once again released a new limited makeup tin collection. This line was officially launched on the 15th of November. These new sets are available at:
Sears USA
Target and
Walmart Canada

If you are a big fan of One Direction then go ahead and pick up your limited edition tin with your favorite band member image embedded and signature. This limited makeup tin houses 6 eye shadows that are named after One Direction tracks, 4 lip gloss, 2 nail varnishes, 1 eye pencil and 1 lip gloss top coat.

Make Up by One Direction was created for and inspired by fans of the world's biggest band, this limited edition beauty collection is fun, bold and tad mischievous, just like ONE DIRECTION.

There are five limited edition tins available for sale, each tin has the same products, the only differences are the colour scheme used, the cute doodles and thoughts of each band member and diagrams showing directions on where to apply the eyeshadows, lip gloss etc.

Interior of Harry tin and products included

Interior of Liam Tin
Interior of Zayn tin

This limited edition is of a blue colour and it features Liam, his picture is on the front and his signature is on the inside. He has some really cute girly doodles drawn on the inside. The idea of these doodles will draw any girls attention. If you are new to applying makeup, as most young girls are a diagram of an eye will lead you unto applying these products that are in the tin. Have fun while using them.

This limited edition tin that features Zayn is of reddish pink colour that has some really cute doodles for eg. a rainbow, heart, bird, rose  etc. It also instructs on how to use the products from the tin. The diagram of the eye shows where you can apply the Tell Me A Lie to your brow bone, the rose is also made from a colour swatch of the Irressitible Lip Gloss.

Eye shadows
Eye shadows: I WOULD - Smokey brown shimmer
NOBODY COMPARES - Metallic silver
SUMMER LOVE - Smokey purple haze
TELL ME A LIE - Metallic nude pink
Everything about YOU - Smokey black shimmer
SAME MISTAKES - Metallic mint

From L-R with NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk: I Would, Nobody Compares, Summer Love, Tell Me A Lie, Everything About You and Some Mistakes

To get the best uses out of these eyeshadows I would recommend for it to be used with a primer or NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils.

From L-R without NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk or primer: I Would, Nobody Compares, Summer Love, Tell Me A Lie, Everything About You and Some Mistakes
The lip glosses are very soft and smooth, not cakey and hard, easy to apply, creamy, moisturizing and a mixture of vibrant and pale colours.
Loved You first  is a bubblegum pink shade that is highly pigmented in the palette you might want to apply more than once to get the pigmentation on your lips, it also have a satin finish and it is moisturizing.
One Thing can be described as a frosted pink ice, it kinda looks white on my lips with a bit of shimmer.
Irresistable is a shimmered rose pearl that glides on perfectly to lips, it's like a tinted lip balm with a satin finish.
Heart Attack is being described as creamy rose shine but it look slightly champagne/pearl/nude somewhere along those colours.

Lip Gloss: LOVED YOU FIRST - Bubble Gum Pink, ONE THING - Frosted Pink Ice, IRRESISTABLE - Shimmered Pearl, HEART ATTACK - Creamy Rose Shine

Lip Gloss Swatch: LOVED YOU FIRST - Bubble Gum Pink, ONE THING - Frosted Pink Ice, IRRESISTABLE - Shimmered Pearl, HEART ATTACK - Creamy Rose Shine & Lip Gloss Top Coat: OVER AGAIN - Silver Glitter

Nail Varnish: ALIVE - Multi-coloured glitter flakes & STOLE MY HEART - Magenta pink shimmer
The nail varnish brush cover which is a square shape made application of the nail polish felt a little awkward, it covered all my nail and I could hardly see exactly what I am doing. The nail varnish dries fast and it can get a little lumpy through applications. To get a full coverage 2 coats is needed, the colour is a true magenta pink shimmer that looks cute on my nails. I would suggest to use ALIVE - Multi coloured glitter flakes as a top coat even though it looks cute alone, only thing is the brush hardly picks up enough of the glitter. The nail varnish dries to a soft sheen, so it may or might not be good to use as a top coat if you are looking for that extra sheen. These colours are cute I definitely will wear them....

Nails done with ALIVE & STOLE MY HEART

Lip Gloss Top Coat: OVER AGAIN - Silver glitter sparkle
I have never seen or heard of a lip gloss top coat, so this is kinda new to me. This lip gloss top coat appears clear with silver glitter sparkles. It can be use to add sheen to your lip gloss after applying. It can also be used after applying lipsticks to get that glossy lip pout with added shimmer.

Eye Pencil: I WANT - True Matte Black

Accessories: Lip Brush and Sponge Applicator

This limited edition kit by One Direction is easy to carry around, very compact only thing missing is a mascara. This keepsake tin with your favorite band member can also be used as a collectible for storing your small items. The eye shadows and lip gloss pans are also retractable, so that it can be use or stored in a magnetic makeup palette.

This is a sponsored post complimentary of Brandbacker. 
Opinions expressed are my honest review of the product.

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Ipsy December 2014 Glam Bag Early Access Sneak Peek

Ipsy Early Access Sneak Peek

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