November Ipsy Glam Bag Review

November Ipsy Glam Bag

As I have mentioned in previous blog posts, the last several months have been kind of “meh” for me on the Ipsy front. Out of the fifteen items I received in my August-October glam bags, there were maybe two (three tops) items that caught my attention. I absolutely fell in love with the Urban Decay Perversion mascara I received in my August bag but that is about the only thing that stands out. November’s bag would decide whether or not I stuck with it.

I am happy to report that November’s bag was awesome and I will definitely be sticking with it a little while longer!

November’s theme was Girl Meets Glitter (you can’t go wrong with glitter!) and these are the goodies I found in this month’s adorable silver bag:

November Ipsy Glam Bag

Left to Right:

Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Volume Shine Hairspray: I’m always up for trying out new hairsprays and was excited to try this one out as in addition to styling your hair, it is also nourishing. Since I put my hair through the wringer with bleaching and coloring and since I am trying to grow it out, I try to do whatever I can to keep it as healthy as possible. This hairspray provided flexible hold and shine so I would definitely purchase this in the full size.

Starlooks Gem Eye Pencil in Ultra Orchid: I have really enjoyed this eye pencil! The pencil is very creamy and can be used as a liner or an eye base. The color is beautiful and has micro-glitter for just the right amount of sparkle. At the retail price of $17, the price would definitely keep me from repurchasing but if I could find it on sale, I would definitely like to add other colors to my collection.

Be A Bombshell Cosmetics Eye Base in Submissive: I love using cream shadows to build intensity and this color is gorgeous. It is a bronze shade with a gold shimmer and is perfect for the holidays. It can be worn alone or as a base under powder eyeshadow for more intense looks. I would definitely like to check out the other shades!
November Ipsy Glam Bag

 

J. Cat Beauty Wonder Lip Paint in Red Potion: I cannot describe how much I love this lip paint! I have always wanted to try the OCC Lip Tars but they have always been out of my price range so I was really excited to discover this product! I received mine in the shade Red Potion which is a dark, vampy red which is right up my alley for fall and winter! These lip paints are now being sold at Ulta so I am definitely going to be ordering other shades!

TEMPTU S/B Highlighter in Pink Heart: I have definitely become obsessed with highlighters but have not tried that many liquid/cream products. This color is very pretty, a little goes a long way, and applies well with a stipple brush! I think I still prefer powders but this is a nice product and will definitely get a lot of use out of!

SWATCHES (from left to right): Eye Pencil in Ultra Orchid, Eye Base in Submissive, Lip Paint in Red Potion, and Highlighter in Pink Heart

 

There is my quick my November Ipsy Glam Bag review! From looking at all of the difference products for the month, it looks like there were a lot of great options across the board! I would have loved to have received the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye, Tarte Deluxe Maracuja Oil, or Laura Gellar Invisible Loose Setting Powder to try but all-in-all, I was very pleased with my bag this month! Hopefully next month’s bag will be just as exciting!

Do you subscribe to Ipsy or any other subscription bag? What kind of goodies have you received lately?

Happy Birthday Charlie!

It is unbelievable to look back at my first Dear Charlie post and know that we were celebrating her 10th birthday when that post went live and now she is 14. FOURTEEN!! How does time go so quickly?

To be 14, Charlie remains fairly active and healthy! Arthritis is definitely starting to set in so there are some days she is more stiff than others so we may need to help her up the back steps. Her vision is starting to get a little cloudy but her hearing is sharp. She doesn’t play with toys like she used to but she still wrestles and plays with Chloe on a daily basis. She is still very much my shadow and follows me from room to room. She is still very much a big part of our family and still our very special girl!

Since 14 is a pretty big milestone is dog years, Abby wanted to make sure that we threw her a birthday party. Not just any birthday party, it had to be a Frozen birthday party so we went to work planning. Since Abby had a Frozen theme party this year, decorating was easy and I was able to pull out of of the leftover party supplies.

There was, however, one special item we needed to shop for online. I was trying to decide if I wanted to get something like a doggy t-shirt or something along those lines for the party and then I discovered the adorable doggy tutus made by Sweet Cheeks on Etsy. She made a custom Frozen-inspired tutu for Charlie and I almost died from the cuteness when it came in. I highly recommend checking this shop out.

Once we had the decorations and attire ready to go, I took Abby shopping at PetSmart to find her a special gift. Since Charlie really isn’t into playing with toys anymore, she decided she wanted to get her a new collar and some special treats. It didn’t take long to pick out a collar after she found one that was had a bow on it and was named the Abby collar.

Friday was finally party night! We made Charlie’s favorite meal (hot dogs), donned party hats, and sang “Happy Birthday.” Charlie has always gotten excited over new collars or bandanas so she was happy to model her new collar. Charlie and Chloe enjoyed Frosty Paws while we munched on decorated sugar cookies.

Happy Birthday Charlie

Happy Birthday Charlie

 

It was a very, very fun family night and hopefully we will be enjoying #15 next year!

 

P.S. Don’t forget to check out and enter my beauty favorites giveaway! Winner will be drawn Friday, November 28, 2014!