Monday, August 22, 2016

A Year In Beauty: August Glam bag Review

"A Year In Beauty"
August Glam Bag Review
Emily Doll TVD

August Bag Theme "Sugar Highness"

Lets all eat cake together while we dive into our August Glam Bags!! This month's beauty bag screams glammed girlie goodness! With its pretty princess pastels and Marie Antoinette vibes you can't help but feel like a decadent lady with this months Ipsy!
If you are a new reader, feel free to visit my first Glam Bag blog to learn more about Ipsy, the Glam Bag, how to get your own and what my blog series is all about! Read Here!

Lets start with the Bag Review!!!
This months bag was packaged so pretty and girlie, I was excited to see what was inside. Pretty low key this month. Mostly skin care products with a touch of beauty. Slightly dissapointed this month. Not going to lie. I have been working really hard on my skin and keeping it clear so using new skin care products is really scary right now. I am a positive person and decided to take on the challenge of creating a look with the few cosmetic products I did get! Keep reading to find out more about my August products, how I feel about them, how I used them and more!

My Glam Bag Brought Me...
Organic Surge Daily Care Perfecting Face Polish 
This British, award winning company is turning out 100% organic skin care products that are not only affordable, completely legit, but are also cruelty free and Vegan friendly! Creator Alan Mackenzie was tired of looking for organic products that didn't break the bank so he just skipped all the trouble and created his own line. With over a million users and numerous awards, Organic Surge is a skin care line to be loved. I received their Daily Care Perfecting Face Polish in my Glam Bag this month. This face polish is made out of finely ground olive stone to gently remove dirt and dead skin cells. Packed with amazing things like Rosemary and lemon oils to purify your complexion along with Chamomile and Ginkgo Biloba to soothe and soften, and finishes with Almond Oil for extra hydration, this is a sensitive light facial polish that will give your skin a healthy glow without being to harsh on your skin. I enjoyed it. Its much lighter than my coffee scrub but could be a great alternative for those with super sensitive skin. 
*The brand and product is Cruelty Free & Vegan Friendly

NYX Professional Makeup Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator in ''Beam''
I've used NYX products for a long time. Way before they were as popular as they are now. While their products continue to grow, their quality always has been amazing. NYX keeps up with all the latest beauty trends and provides every product you could ever need. This liquid illuminator was pretty serious. It claims to be a lightweight but it was more on the heavy side. I can see this being great for body use. Legs, collar bones, not face. Out of the two shades sent out in the Glam Bag I received the darker of the two, Gleam, which was too deep of a bronze for my skin. I made it work but would not purchase this color for myself. I would recommend body use or on naked skin at the pool or beach for a nice glow. Not my favorite highlighter. 
*This Brand is Cruelty Free. Not Listed As vegan Friendly

Lord & Berry 20100 Maximatte Crayon Lipstick in "Intimacy"
I love a good chunky lipstick crayon. Lord & Berry Maximatte Crayon Lipstick is a moisturizing, highly pigmented and long lasting lip color. While most matte lip products are always drying which caters to their longer lasting ability, the Lord & Berry lip crayon is much softer in feel. I loved the light subtle pink shade. It gives you a pouty set of pink lips that can match just about any outfit or season. This is a great bag essential. 
*This Product Is Cruelty Free but not  Vegan Friendly Listed Brand

Rodial Smokey Eye Pen in "Black" 
Having a smudgy black eye liner in your makeup bag is a must. Its great for everything and can take your look from girl next door to bedroom eyed sex kitten in just a few strokes. I was never into wearing black eye pencil around my rims, but there are times now that I am older that I make my look more extreme with this product. Rodial Smokey Eye Pen is a very smooth and bendable eye pencil. This is a gel liner pen that is high in pigment and quality. It's a bendable formula that can intensify any look that will stay put from morning until night.
*This Brand is Cruelty Free with Almost All Vegan Friendly Products Minus A Few

Sally's Box Secret Garden Ampoule Masks in "Olive Oil"  "Camellia Oil"
Super fun packaging on these babies for sure! I love pampering products. Although I don't care for sheet masks due to I feel suffocated by them and they tend to give me anxiety instead of relax me lol. Yes I'm a weird one. Although I had to give these cuties a chance. They come with a pre serum to use before you put the mask on to deliver an extra punch of hydration. The Oil Oil mask is to help hydrate while demolishing fine lines, which at 27 years old I better start now. While the Camellia Oil mask is to assist your skin with a radiant glow. These are great masks and I didn't wake up the next day broke out which is always a possibility when using new face care products. If your skin needs a good drink these are the masks to use!
*I am not sure the status on this brand being either cruelty free or vegan friendly

The August Ipsy Glam Bag!!
Lastly we have the Sugar Highness themed Glam Bag make up bag featuring a beautiful lavender haired princess with a cosmetic adorned crown! Super cute and girlie with a Kawaii type energy to it. This is an adorable bag that feeds my feminine nature!

This months bag was kind of hit or miss. Mostly skin care products I was nervous to use due to working so hard on keeping my skin clear and a highlighter that was way too dark! Like always Ipsy sent me new products to test out that I hadn't before and now I know what I would buy in the future for myself and what I can skip over and not waste my money on! 
This month I was able to find out about all but one brand on who was and wasn't both Cruelty free and Vegan friendly. I'm still trying to replace all my current cosmetics with new brands that are all cruelty free. It's a lot of work but totally worth it.

Check out my Bedroom Smokey Eyes and subtle Pink Pillow Lips Created With my Glam Bag this Month a a Few of My Personal Products. Find a quick tutorial on this look on my YouTube Channel!

I want to thank Ipsy for always introducing me to amazing new brands to love and grow my passion for beauty with. It's great being able to learn and try new products every month. It allows me to be open with my experimenting and have fun in a positive way! I will see you all next month!

Ipsy Glam Bags are a great way to learn, grow, experiment and feed your passion in all things beauty. I love being an Ipsy girl and I cant wait to see what comes in my June Glam Bag! 

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I hope you enjoyed this month's installment of "A Year In Beauty" I will see you next month with new goodies!

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