IPSY’S MAY GLAM BAG

“Ready for an adventure, gorgeous? Whether you’re hitting the road or enjoying a staycation, we want to hear all about it!”

This month’s “Destination Chic” Ipsy Glam Bag is all about having fun and choosing your own adventure. 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!

mayglambag20rockford20peachy_zpsfkl4tjf1

Peek Nom Nom Natural Plumping Balm in Miracle
I was skeptical at first, but this little container of lip balm packs a powerful tingle! Infused with chili pepper and ginger, my lips started warming up within minutes, and with that warmth came a nice, healthy glow – think of how your cheeks look when they’re flushed after working out. Did my lips plump up a-la Kylie Jenner? No. But this balm sure left them looking kissable.

Pacifica Shadow Trio in Skinny Dip/Crush/Lovely
Enriched with coconut, this shadow goes on with a shimmery, and velvety finish that lasts beautifully when paired with my favourite primer. This trio has become my go-to combo for work, as its neutral tones are perfect for a natural and professional look. Although I was hoping to get some brighter, summer colours in my Ipsy bag, it’s great to have a shadow handy that I can add to my morning routine and know that I will leave the house looking fabulous.

Bellapierre Gel Lip Liner in Nude
To be honest, I rarely use lip liner. And when I do, it’s always the drier, pencil style that pulls and tugs on my lips as I apply it. I was excited to  try a gel style liner and see if I preferred they way it felt over liners I’ve used in the past. The verdict: I did! I loved the way this liner glided effortlessly over my lips.

Smashbox X-Rated Mascara
I have received mascaras in my previous Ipsy bags, including Smashbox’s Full Exposure Mascara, and have always been underwhelmed. This one was no different. Because I already have long lashes, I often don’t notice a dramatic difference that many mascaras promise. But I will say that I always enjoy the high quality of Smashbox’s products and will definitely keep this mascara handy.

Epice Hydrating Face Mask
Rich in antioxidants and aloe, this mask left my skin feeling super soft and hydrated, just as the name suggests. I threw it on while I painted my toes, and enjoyed the soft scent of apples radiating from my face.This was the perfect pick-me-up for my skin during these record breaking warm spring days.

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 FEBRUARY GLAM BAG

“This February we’re taking our favourite shade from dainty to daring with rule-breaking looks for all beauty lovers!”

This month’s “Pretty In Ipsy Pink” ipsy Glam Bag is all about embracing the colour pink (one of my faves). 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!

rockford20peachy20february20ipsy20glam20bag20final_zpsl5wtv272

Jersey Shore Spa Anti Aging Lip & Hand Polish
This polish couldn’t have come at a better time! My hands have been suffering from the harsh, cold, winter weather, and these product has done a wonderful job at revitalizing my sad skin. The brown sugar crystals gently exfoliate your skin, while coconut oil moisturizes and leaves your hands feeling super soft. Bonus – it’s all natural, so if you use it on your lips, too, it tastes great (you can see me giving it a try in my video below)!

Chella Lip Pencil in Passionate Pink
Chella: hello, beautiful! This soft, reddish-pink colour glides on smoothly and leaves your lips looking perfectly kissable. This product lasted far longer than your average moisturizing lip colour, and the colour is the perfect shade for a daytime look.

Naked Cosmetics Mica Pigment Powder in Sierra Nevada
This soft, pigmented powder is the perfect addition to finish off your eye shadow look. It can be used sparingly for just a hint of shimmer during the day, or amped-up for a glamourous evening look. I love adding it when I use my neutral brown and bronze shadows.

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil
I was very weary of trying this product when I read the word ‘oil’ in the name. I hate (yes, I know that is a strong word) applying greasy or oily products to my face, so I applied this product with caution. But before I even had a chance to complain, it had completely absorbed into my skin, and my foundation glided on with ease. I am a newly converted believer in primer oils!

Luxie Flat Definer Brush
I am always thrilled to see a new makeup brush in my ipsy bag – a brush alone is usually worth the cost of the entire bag! This vegan, cruelty-free brush is super soft and is perfect for applying my gel eyeliner. And if you head over to their site and sign up for their email list, you will receive a coupon code for 20% your order. Score!

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.