Tuesday, December 27, 2016

A Year In Beauty - Ipsy November Glam Bag

"A Year In Beauty"
November Ipsy Glam Bag Review
Emily Doll TVD

November Bag Theme: RockStarlet 

I'm back with another installment of my "A Year In Beauty" blog featuring my monthly Ipsy bag! 
So I have been working really hard to find balance in all of my routines since last months horrific house fire, which also includes my beauty routine. It has been really chaotic, So much so that even trying to do my make up has been hard. Digging through the numerous bags I had my makeup in made doing my face in the morning ten times harder than it should be. Now, we are making ourselves at home in our new apartment and I have my own bathroom again where I have organized all of my makeup! 

Last month's Ipsy was a little challenging to do but I got it done. This months bag was a really exciting one and I was able to experiment and play in my own environment and truly enjoy my bag. Before we get into it, like always remember that you can click on photos to be taken to websites and more to learn about each item in my bag. You can also click this little pink bag to be taken right away to the Ipsy site and sign up to become an Ipsy girl today! Start enjoying the world of Glam Bags right away!


Settling into my new apartment after the fire has allowed me to organize and make my beauty self at home. I was excited for this months bag because I knew I had my own space to play and really enjoy my Glam Bag. We are coming into the cold months and my beauty style has continued to grow and play. 

Lets Get Started!

Remember to click the photos to be taken to the Ipsy site
 as well as the product home sites.
Girly yet mature and well structured was the feeling this bag gave me. The constellation beauty bag kind of was a sign that I am following my stars no matter where they take me in life. I wanted to really play and have fun with this bag and I was really excited about what I pulled out this month. Lets look inside!


bh Cosmetics Foil Eyes To Go 
6 Color Eyeshadow Pallete 
This being my first shadow pallete in my Glam Bag, I was really excited. It's a great size along with a perfect combo for fun holiday looks this season. For warm golden looks and frosty cool smokey looks, this baby has what I need. The foils had great pigment and lasted all day without creasing as well as blended really well. The colors in this kit look similar to their Bronze Paradise pallete. I am not a huge fan of blue shadow unless I am doing a really retro blue lid but this bright pop was fun to add to my look. I loved the range of both warm bronzes as well as the cool grey black shimmer. This little compact really packs a punch in both quality and possibilities. I am now really interested in trying more bh Cosmetics.
*bh Cosmetics is a cruelty free brand. Not sure if its Vegan cleared.

Ciate' Liquid Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick In Diva
Holly matte amazingness! This blew my mind. This is the second Ciate' product I have used and it keeps blowing me away. I am really picky about my liquid matte lipsticks. So many dry and crack and are not comfortable to wear, This is not the case with this beauty. So smooth and creamy. The color is extremely pigmented and just glides right on. Once dried its almost like a stain. There is no thick cakey feel. It lasted all day and only small transfers but not noticeable to my lips only what they touched. Its packed with Hyaluronic acid to cut down on that dry flaky feel and also smooths and plumps lips. The color is not a classic red in my opinion, its very bright, almost neon red so its not for your classic looks but for your bold looks. I loved the applicator which is designed to allow you to line your lips for perfect application. This liquid matte lip is one for the books ladies! I need more colors!
*Ciate' is a cruelty free brand but not listed as Vegan

Tart Cosmetics Deluxe Maracuja Oil 
So my Glam Bag must be trying to slick me up because face oils seem to be something they send me a lot. I have to admit that I have had my eye on this product for a long time and was excited to test it out. Facial oil anything scares me. My skin is very sensitive and new products make me break out but y'all know me, I am always here to sacrifice myself to tell you if something works. This is a multitasking beauty oil. Its not just great for your skin with its Vitamin C packed brighteners and repairing fatty acids but it can be used to give your dry cuticles a drink and tame that middle part frizz. I loved the bottle and it smelled nice. I put it everywhere and surprisingly it went well. No grease spills in the hair or pimples the next morning. Where it says that it leaves your skin dewy and not oily I would still tell anyone with oily skin or hair to be careful, this can only add to your problem sadly and probably isn't the product for you but if you have acne issues it is said to help with that. I can see me using this product this winter. My skin gets so dry and thirsty in all of the heat and cold temps and me cranking up my heater. So facial oil I say welcome to you, please don't turn on me!
*Tarte is a cruelty free brand but not listed as Vegan

Indie Lee CoQ-10 Toner
I haven't seen anything packaged like this since I was given free hand sanitizer by a guy hocking coupons at my work. Lets just say I love this! I have always hated using toner on a cotton ball so this is amazing, although a full size bottle you would need one because it isn't a cool spray. This toner is a 100% mega antioxidant toner that helps balance your skins PH levels with the perfect amount of oils and acids. This toner does super cool things like keep all those nasty free radicals off your skin as well as keep things like irritation and dryness to a low so your skin has to fight off wrinkles and acne less. This little bottle basically is a skin super hero constantly fighting off the bad things our skin goes through and keeps you balanced and calm. I really love this toner. I am excited about adding it to my daily routine. We all need balance and Indie Lee can give it to your skin so you can ficus on the rest of your life.
*Indie Lee is a cruelty free brand but not listed as Vegan

Too Faced Cosmetics Better Than Sex Mascara 
Yes! Yes! Yes! oh... sorry I got excited. I love this mascara. I recently just finished the tube I had bought myself so I was happy to get this. The hourglass wand really applies this mascara effortlessly. It coats every lash plumping them while curling them upward. I constantly try new mascara looking for a go to and this has easily become my go to. It's collagen infused and long lasting so don't worry about mid day raccoon eyes. Too Faced cosmetics does it again with their amazing quality and performance in beauty products. I don't do false lashes especially since I wear glasses and with this product I don't have to worry about it. I also love how black the color is. I find that a lot of mascaras have a more grey tint to them which lowers the impact of your lashes. Not this baby! Dark, full lashes with the perfect amount of curl! 
*Too Faced is a cruelty free brand but not listed as Vegan 


I love the little beauty product constellations on this bag and the star zipper pull. So adorable. This will be my purse lipstick bag now. Be your own star and rock to your own beat! This bag is super adorable and really felt like its design fits my life right now. We should all follow our own stars in everything that we do. Be yourself. Express yourself. Love yourself.. Never be afraid to reach for your own stars. 

I loved this months Glam Bag. It had a little bit of everything and I like being able to test a wide variety of things when it comes to make up. This month I was introduced to two new beauty products and lines I will want to be buying more of and exploring more of what they have to offer as well as reminding me about one of my all time favorites. I really loved the items I received and it inspired me to really be open and have fun with my look. Our image is ours and we get to play and change and experiment as much as we want with it and I love all of the fun new things I get to try with my Glam Bag!

I am hoping to have my mini tutorials back up soon now that we are in our own apartment. I need to find a good set up and I will be good to go! Until then here are some photos of the fun Rocker Kawaii look I created with my Glam Bag Goodies! 
I used my bh Cosmetics foil eye pallete and blended the bronzes with the black to give me a warmer smokey eye. Then, I used the blue and pearl white to give my eyes some POW! I finished them off with the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara! After plumping my lips with my Fullips plumper I swiped on my Ciate' Velvet matte Lipstick to take this whole look to the next level!


I want to thank Ipsy for always introducing me to new products and brands that feed my love for beauty. Every month I learn more about my passion and others in this industry and all of the amazing products out there. Beauty is and always has been a huge passion of mine and Glam Bag's are such a fun thing for me to receive every month. I am so happy to be an Ipsy girl.
Don't forget to check past blogs to see more amazing products I have tried with Ipsy and to stay tuned for Octobers Glam Bag review coming next month! Remember to share your beauty finds with other girls out there and help keep the love of beauty positive!
You can find all of the products in my Ipsy bag and more by visiting the Ipsy website. Click the pink bags to be taken there now! 

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

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