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October Ipsy Glam Bag

“Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.”

My loves,

I’m very late with this months Ipsy Glam bag so I do apologize! I was trying to get out as many Halloween posts as I could! I just love the bag that my products came in this month! Such a cute little saying! Ipsy really provides the best makeup bags, they are always so well packaged!

IMG_9501 IMG_9504“Get ready for a month of masterful makeup tricks and delightful beauty treats. Whether you’re headed to a fancy Fall ball or impressing the crowd with a jaw-dropping avant-garde costume, this month’s brand partners have something to help perfect your Look! Using the products from your October Glam Bag, create a “Art of Beauty” video to add to your October Glam Bag Look.”

IMG_9516truth creme advanced hydration|$45.00

“The Ole Henriksen truth crème™ advanced hydration is a light-textured luxurious crème that glides onto skin and absorbs quickly to leave you with a beautiful, radiant glow. Contains vitamin C, which calms, heals, brightens, and boosts collagen.”

I wasn’t overly impressed with this cream to be perfectly honest. I always love trying out new creams. But i really couldn’t get past the smell of this product. It is way to strong for me, in the bottle it smells okay but once on the skin it is just way too over powering. The texture isn’t great and I didn’t find that it absorbed right away.

IMG_9508Sexyhair Spray Clay Texturizing Spray Clay|$18.95

“The Sexy Hair Spray Clay Texturizing Spray Clay creates and allover textured look with a matte finish. This spray allows for a fine and even product distrbution and is great for all hair types.”

To use:
Spray into hair for pliable hold and texture to finish desired style.

Now I’m going to be perfectly honest I wouldn’t take my opinion of this product too seriously because I very rarely put hair product in my hair! I have really thick curly hair so achieving texture is really not a problem for me. It is not a great product for people who have curly hair. It would probably be better suited with someone who needs volume and a little lift.

IMG_9518COASTAL SCENTS Medium Shadow Brush|$2.49

“The Coastal Scents Shadow Brush is a medium sized brush made out of natural fibers that is wide in shape and condensed to allow an even distribution of eyeshadow on the lid. This professional cosmetic brush can be used for shading the crease and highlighting the brow bone with complete precision.”

For a makeup brush that only would cost you roughly $2.00 I have to say it’s pretty damn good. I was actually surprised to find out how cheap it actually would be to purchase. It applies shadow quite nicely and is super soft to the touch. Not sure what the life span of this brush would be, but it works quite nicely.

IMG_9511IMG_9514BELLA TERRA Mineral Shimmers|$14.99

“It’s easy to create a variety of looks with Bella Terra Mineral Cosmetics Mineral Shimmers! As an 8-in-1 product, the Mineral Shimmers are a creamy eye shadow, matte eyeshadow, eyeliner, lip color, nail polish, mascara, body glitter, and hair color for fun hair streaks! Available for purchase in 60 luminous and luxurious shades.”

Now I’m not going to lie when I first saw this product I wasn’t overly impressed, especially by the colour. I keep receiving blue shadow which is extremely odd to me. However, this blue shimmer and the blue frosty shadow I received last month from NYX came in handy when creating my comic book makeup look! So I have to say I’m happy I received this shimmer!

These shimmers are actually quite impressive. You can use them for multiple things! Eyeshadow, Eyeliner, Lip Colour, Nail Polish, Body Glitter etc.! Isn’t that great? It’s pretty awesome and they come in many different colours. It applied quite nicely when creating my makeup look as well.

IMG_9510IMG_9523ZOYA Nail Polish in Giovanna|$8.00

“Part of the Fall 2013 CASHMERES & SATINS Collection, these shades are created to work together with this season’s most stylish runway designs and luxurious fabric blends. These ultra long-wearing, glossy nail lacquers by Zoya are BIG5FREE – free of toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate (DBP).”

I absolutely love ZOYA nail polish! They have so many awesome colours, I just love the shape of the bottles. I was so happy to receive this lovely nail polish in this month’s Ipsy Glam Bag! Love love love it! Don’t mind my swatch, I had to do it over my manicure that I had on because I’m wearing gel polish and can’t just take it off. But you get the general idea of what the colour looks like, it’s pretty true to bottle.

I have to say I really enjoyed this month’s glam bag. Not particularly because I loved every product. But it was fun trying out different products! The nail polish is probably my favorite and I loved trying out Bella Terra’s Mineral shimmers, I think it’s such a cool concept. And I have a new makeup brush to add to my collection!

To sign up for your own Ipsy Glam Bag’s monthly visit:!

Laurelle, xo


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