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My October ipsy Glam Bag came in the mail yesterday and I’m absolutely loving everything in it.  Sign up to get your own Glam Bag HERE!!!

Products I received:

1. LA Fresh Oil-Free Face Cleanser Wipes

2. Buxom Lips in Dolly

3.  Zoya Nail Polish in Giovanna

4.  Big Sexy Hair Blow Dry Volumizing Gel

5.  be Delectable from cake beauty coconut and cream hand cream

6.  ipsy Makeup Bag

and a product I redeemed with points - NYX Bronze Smokey Look Kit

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A big thank you to Allison at Sapphire Soul for sending me this August Balance Box. Sapphire Soul is a holistic beauty subscription box for your body, mind & soul.  Gift your spirit exactly what it needs: Self-care, Inspiration and Love.  I am very excited because I could use some stress relief, creativity vibes, and positive energy around me.  I’ve never tried anything like this but I’m always open to trying new things!

There are 2 subscriptions you can purchase at Sapphire Soul a small balance box that is $28 a month or a large balance box that is $48 a month.  Check out a little about the subscription boxes here

Sapphire Soul is also on:
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For those interested I also have a special code for you to get your own Sapphire Soul Box!  Purchase a box (small or large) by 9/15 and use code: BLESSINGS to receive a FREE Bells of Blessings bracelet (a $60 value!) and a free signature Sapphire Soul item. (The signature item will be an essential oil, essential oil spray or apothecary item) an additional $12 value. 

What did I get in my Sapphire Soul Balance Box?  See below!

1. Soul Candy Spirit Jewel - use jewels for positivity. They’re also pretty on the outside and intention and focus for the inside.

2. Creativity Candle - focus on your intentions and energy you want to bring in while its lit. The candle also smells amazing!

3. Blue Apatite Stones - enhances aura and boosts self esteem. Eases headaches, helps heal addictions, bad habits and homesickness.

4. LA Fresh Eco Beauty Sample Makeup Wipe

5. Third Eye Chakra Essential Oil Spray - use to enhance your focus and create a clear, peaceful environment before bed. This spray is safe to use on the skin.

6. Guanabana Herbal Tea for Imagination and Insight

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October Birchbox
1. Joie Perfume Sample
2. Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser and Pure Muslin Cloth
3. Miss Jessie’s Original Creme De La Creme Conditioner
4. POP Beauty Aqua Lacquer
5. Chapstick Hydration Lock for Lips

Get your own Birchbox here!!!

October ipsy Glam Bag
1.
LA Fresh Oil-Free Face Cleanser Wipes
2. Buxom Lips in Dolly
3.  Zoya Nail Polish in Giovanna
4.  Big Sexy Hair Blow Dry Volumizing Gel
5.  be Delectable from cake beauty coconut and cream hand cream
6.  ipsy Makeup Bag

and a product I redeemed with points - NYX Bronze Smokey Look Kit

Sign up to get your own Glam Bag HERE!!!

In my personal opinion I think ipsy glam bag won this month!  I am in love with the Buxom lips, Zoya nail polish and be delectable coconut and cream hand cream!!!

May Birchbox Review: LA FRESH Eco-Beauty Waterproof Makeup Remover

May Birchbox Review: LA FRESH Eco-Beauty Waterproof Makeup Remover

Waterproof makeup: with all the sweating and swimming we do, it’s an essential for the summertime. It’s also an essential for parties/clubbing/any activity where a normal mascara is going to run. But it is a pain to get off!

Enter LA FRESH‘s makeup remover pads, biodegradable and anti-oxidant rich. These things smell AMAZING! They’re a lavender scent, and it’s a true lavender to me – no fake…

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Birchbox is running a 20% off promo all this week! 

I got the Perlier Revitalizing Body Butter from my January bag and LA Fresh Facial Cleansing Wipes (to push me to $35), and only ended up paying $19.16! I don’t think you have to be subscribed to the boxes (although they’re fabulous and this month’s editor boxes are with Mad Men!) to shop their store, so why not get your brow wiz for $16.80 vs. $21? The code is TAKE20OFF.

Ipsy Bag Review - January 2015

Ipsy is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription service that costs $10. You take a beauty quiz when you first subscribe, and each month, you will receive 4-5 sample or full-sized products that match your quiz results, as well as a cute makeup pouch that corresponds to that month’s theme.

If you want to try it out, you can subscribe here!

This month’s theme is Fresh Start, and it’s my first Ipsy bag! How fitting. :)

The bag is sophisticated yet simple, ocean blue on one side and white on the other with a coral zipper and inner lining. It’s pretty sturdy, and it’s one of the cuter designs that Ipsy has come out with.

Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow in Ethereal (full-sized $5) Ethereal is a shimmery nude color. The color doesn’t really show up on my lids, but the shimmer does. It could be a wonderful highlighter or blush-topper! Everyone got this product, and you could have either gotten it in the color I have or in Treasure, which is a metallic copper color. The packaging is cheap and squeaks when I close it.

Elizabeth Mott All Over Shadow Blush (full-sized $10) I love this brush! It’s flat and really soft, without being overly fluffy. I pulled at the bristles, and the brush doesn’t shed!

La Fresh Group Eco-Beauty Good Day. Day Moisturizer (sample-sized $12) This is an expensive moisturizer! Even the sample-sized one costs more than I paid for the Ipsy bag. I appreciate that it is natural, biodegradable, cruelty-free, and produced in California. The formula is thin, and my skin also likes how moisturizing it is. However, it does have a scent that I’m not too crazy about, kind of like old cucumber. This sample will last me quite a long time actually.

Velvet 59 Velvet Rose Lipgloss in Noisette (full-sized $18) Online in my Glam Room, it said that the lipgloss would be a sample-sized version, so I was pleasantly surprised when I received the full-sized one! The color looks like a dusty mauve, but it just looks like a gloss on my lips. The applicator is not a doe-foot applicator, but a lip brush, which I don’t mind. However, I’m not a fan of lipglosses, and this one is particularly sticky. The packaging feels luxurious.

Coastal Scents Liquid Eyeliner in Jet (full-sized $4) Honestly, I was pretty bummed when I saw this in my Glam Room. It looked cheap, and cost only $4. However, I looked up reviews, and everybody rated it 5 stars! The eyeliner is really black, and it draws really precise lines. It dries immediately, and it doesn’t smudge! The only improvement I can think of is to make the packaging prettier and to make a waterproof version!

Verdict I was initially wary of subscribing because many people claimed that Ipsy products weren’t worth the $10, but I was pleased with everything in this bag. The total value comes to $49, excluding the adorable makeup bag, which is worth the $10 I paid. I don’t think I will be repurchasing anything except the Coastal Scents eyeliner, but they are nice to try out and have in my makeup garden!

LA FRESH IS ON HAUTELOOK! If you’re an Ipsy girl than you got La Fresh wipes in your last Ipsy bag but if you have no idea who La fresh is they are the best beauty wipes in the biz. Nail polish remover, makeup remover, sunscreen and even bug repellant all in wipe form! Great for traveling and overnight bags! Wonderful stocking stuffers too.

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