“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.
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