SEPTEMBER: A LOOK BACK

Another month has come to an end, but with much excitement. Why, you ask? IT’S OFFICIALLY FALL! This is by far my favourite time of the year. As much as I enjoyed the summer, I’m ready for the cooler weather and all the wonderful things it brings – the leaves changing colours, fall fairs, and Halloween.

This month brought with it the return of my favourite Starbucks drink, the Pumpkin Spice Latte, some much needed time for some apartment décor projects, and one last summer inspired style shoot. Here’s to spooky October and another memorable month for all of you lovely Peaches, too!

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IPSY’S NOVEMBER GLAM BAG

“Your November Glam Bag is a universe of brilliant beauties. Twinkle, twinkle, darling. It’s time to light up the sky.”

This month’s “Beauty Blast” ipsy Glam Bag is out of this world! I mean, just look at this rad galaxy print – who wouldn’t love the watercolour-esque purples of this bag?!

Below you will find all of this month’s products along with my reviews. Did you receive a glam bag this month? Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know what your favourite product was!

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Jessie’s Girl Cosmetics: Eye Shadow Primer
I find that my eye shadows tend to crease by the end of the day, but I’ve never thought to invest in an eye shadow primer. That’s going to have to change now that I’ve tried this Jessie’s Girl Eye Shadow Primer. It goes on silky smooth, not adding any extra weight to my lids, and my shadow looked great all day long!

Crown Brush: Deluxe Pointed Crease Brush
I’m always happy to add a new makeup brush to my collection, especially one as soft as this one. The Deluxe Pointed Crease Brush by Crown Brush makes applying my eye shadow a cinch, and it blended the colour with ease.

Beaute Basics: Gel Eyeliner with Eyeliner Brush
I don’t often use coloured eyeliners (black is my go-to), but I was excited to try this navy liner for some of my holiday looks. This gel eyeliner went on with ease, giving me a smooth, even, winged look. My only caution is to let this liner dry before you move on to your next step – it does not dry instantly, and it’s easy to smudge.

LeeAnnie Eco: Go Away Gloomy Day Serum
This serum helps to soothe and hydrate tired skin, using natural honey, aloe, and vitamin E. I’ve started to add it to my morning skin care routine, and have noticed that, despite the colder weather, my skin has remained soft and happy.

Smashbox Cosmetics: Full Exposure Mascara
I have fairly long eyelashes, so finding a mascara that gives my lashes them “oomph” I like is not easy. Although the Full Exposure Mascara doesn’t deliver a dramatic look, I love that their no clumps, no flakes formula leaves my lashes with a clean, polished look.

For more information on these products, or where to buy, visit the links above.
To start receiving a monthly ipsy glam bag of your own, click here.

IPSY’S OCTOBER GLAM BAG

“This October, transform into whoever you want to be. A little imagination and your Glam Bag are all you need. Infinite possibilities, infinite ways to express yourself.”

This month’s “Alter Ego” ipsy bag marks #6 for me, and has easily been one of my favourites. I enjoyed every product that was sent to me (which isn’t always the case), and the shimmering gold bag they came in has put me in the mood for the glitz and glamour of the holiday season. I’ve shared reviews of my October goodies below, and will continue each month as I get a new bag.

Did you receive a glam bag this month? Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know what your favourite product was!

Eau Thernale Avene: Soothing Moisture Mask
With the cold fall weather officially here, my skin has been in need of a little tlc. So I threw this mask on, read a magazine for 15 minutes, and then removed it with some warm water and cotton pads. My skin felt soft and refreshed, and I appreciated the fact that it had a very light scent. Overly perfumed facial care products are not welcomed by my sensitive skin!

La Vanila: The Healthy Mini Roller-Ball Pure Vanilla
This is not your kid sister’s vanilla! The mix of Madagascar vanilla, freesia, and tonka bean, give this scent a very grown-up, luxurious feel. And the small roll-on applicator means you don’t have to go through your day smelling like you bathed in vanilla sugar cookies. This has become my new go-to scent for the office.

Mica Beauty: Cream Shadow in Bronze
I am not a huge fan of cream eye shadows or the colour bronze. Instead of using this on my entire lid, as cream shadows often crease over the course of the day, I completed an evening look with brown powdered shadows and then dabbed a bit of the bronze on the inner corners of my eyes. It gave the overall look a nice sparkle, and helped to open up my eyes. Bonus – no worries about creasing!

Skone Cosmetics: Pretty Eyes in Plum
Purple shades of eye makeup are great for enhancing brown eyes, so ipsy chose well with this product. The plum hue will be great for my fall makeup looks, and the application is (as the website says) effortlessly smooth! I really like that I can get a defined line with the tip, or a blended, smokey look if I use the rounded side of the stick.

The Balm Cosmetics: Meet Matt(e) Hughes in Commited
Nice to meet you, Matt. I think I’m in love! In every ipsy bag I’ve received thus far, there has been some sort of lip colour, and this one has by far been my favourite. Not only did it surprise me with its fresh, minty scent, but the staying power of this colour was amazing! If I can eat a meal and still have beautifully coloured lips at the end of it, I’m a happy gal.

For more information on these products, or where to buy, visit the links above.
To start receiving a monthly ipsy glam bag of your own, click here.