My first Influenster VoxBox from Colgate

Colgate Slim Soft VoxBox

I know, it sounds totally crazy to get excited over a box filled with oral hygiene products, but guys, when I got the email saying “You’re IN!” I kind of freaked out a little. This is my very first VoxBox from Influenster!

If you haven’t heard of Influenster, I recommend checking it out! To take a few lines directly from their website:

Influenster [in-floo-uhn-ster]
noun
An exclusive online community where tastemakers and trendsetters (such as yourself) come to share the latest and greatest news, places, products, and reviews with each other. 2. The hotspot you just bookmarked on your web browser that turns your social influence into sweet rewards.
Basically, Influenster is a place for culture junkies to come together and share their unique opinions of products and experiences. Active members of Influenster get exclusive access to deals, promotions, and swag from brands that thrive off the input (the good, the bad, and the ugly — they just want to know what’s up).

Cool, right? That is how I got this box! I linked all of my social accounts to Influenster including Facebook, twitter, pinterest, instagram, as well as my WordPress blog, In addition to linking my accounts, I posted product reviews and answered questions that other users posted regarding different products. This included anything from retail stores, beauty products, and activewear. One of the cool perks is that you can qualify for different VoxBoxes for FREE.

because seriously….free is better.

If you like trying new products (like me…I’m a total product junkie) but don’t want to spend the cash, this is a great way to do it! If you’re interested in learning more, request an invite here.

Colgate SlimSoft VoxBox

Who doesn’t love travel size toothpaste? This stuff from Colgate is no joke. It is the cat’s pajamas, and as much as I love my natural toothpaste from The Honest Company, I may be reaching for this at Target next time. My teeth felt clean and my entire mouth was fresh!

Colgate SlimSoft VoxBox

AND travel size mouthwash? I honestly don’t use mouthwash daily, but hey, why not? The Colgate Total Advanced Pro-Shield (phew…mouth full!) mouthwash promises to kill 99% of germs and provide 12 hours of protection even after eating and drinking. I honestly don’t know about that, but it did make my breath smell nice and mouth feel clean.

Colgate SlimSoft VoxBox

The crowned jewel of this box was the SlimSoft toothbrush. This toothbrush looks very basic, but it is amazing! The bristles are 17 times slimmer and they are extra-soft. Apparently the softness + amount of bristles sweeps your gum line getting rid of all of the garbage you’d rather not have floating about your oral cavity. Think about the different between combing your hair vs. using a baby brush. It is a huge difference!

I mean, come on. Look at those.

I mean, come on. Look at those.

This is for sure my go-to toothbrush from now on…and not just because my dog stole my other one from the bathroom counter. I’ve converted!

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Oh, Ellie.

Ellie Fitness wear Review

Oh Ellie. You had me at hello.

Well, you had me at “Look at me! Reasonably priced, fashion forward activewear!”

I’ve purchased 4 pairs of pants and 4 tops from Ellie (plus 1 free!) and I love every single piece. They’ve stood up through spinning, circuit training, and hot yoga sessions. multiple washes, plus a 65 pound pit bull jumping on them. Gotta say, Ellie, I’m impressed.

My latest pieces were shipped in two separate orders:

  1. Two pieces from their Bon Voyage collection
  2. Two pieces from their sale (almost everything was $24.95!)

If you’d like to learn a bit more about Ellie before reading the rest of the post, see my first post here. Seriously, if you love fashionable workout wear, consider signing up for their “Fit Fashionista” club to get two items per month at a discounted rate ($49.95). You can skip a month (which is an option I just took advantage of) in case you aren’t interested in any new items, or if the extra fifty bucks just isn’t in your budget. Their customer service is amazingly responsive  which is a plus to the inexpensive, high-quality gear.

Ellie Virgin Islands Top

Ellie Virgin Islands Top

The first piece from their Bon Voyage collection that I chose was the Virgin Islands Top, Built to allow free movement without restriction, this top is lightweight, flowy and rather flattering. It has a built-in sports bra with blue stripes, and a more open construction mesh tank top.

Ellie Virgin Islands Top

Ellie Virgin Islands Top

How cute is this?!

Ellie Virgin Islands Top

Ellie Virgin Islands Top

Sorry, not the most awesome picture, but you get the point, right? ADORABLE.

Little Black Capri

Little Black Capri

The pants that I ordered are similar to a previous order of the Little Black Legging. These are the Little Black Capri. I actually sized up on these, and I like the fit better. They are form-fitting and moisture wicking and have worked well with all different activities, from yoga to cycling to Target.

Onto my random sale pieces!

It Takes Two Top

It Takes Two Top

I typically don’t purchase long sleeves or anything with sleeves for the gym, but I thought this shirt was adorable and couldn’t pass up a great deal. I love how the coral tank underneath is form fitting, and the dolman style white sheer part flows lightly over the top. The straps are cute too! So far, I’ve only worn this lounging around and running errands, but I can see it being great for a slow flow yoga class. It is soft and not restricting.

Electric Love Capri

Electric Love Capri

Non-dark (think black or dark gray) pants are certainly out of my comfort zone, but again, these were too cute to pass up! These capris fit slightly differently than all of the other Ellie pants that I have. They are almost more like a thick tight rather than pants. They aren’t see through, but dark undies are definitely a no-no with these bold blue capris. They were a little itchy when I first wore them, but that quickly went away. These may actually be my new favorites!

While I managed to resist this month because I’m saving for a vacation, there are some REALLY great fall pieces in their new collection including cozy jackets. SO tempting. I think I may cave next month!

Activewear is one of my new favorite things to buy. I feel like having cute clothes to sport to the gym make me enjoy being there that much more. Do you indulge in any trendy activewear? Where do you buy your favorite items?

All views in this post are the opinion of the author. C&C will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a subscription at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Click here to read the entire C&C disclaimer.

September 2013 Ipsy Glam Bag Review

September 2013 Ipsy Glam Bag

Can I just say how much I ADORE the faux lace on the September Ipsy Glam Bag? ADORABLE and in this season’s hottest color: cobalt blue. Not to mention, are you seeing the TWO full size products, and generous samples? Love love love.

If you’d like to learn more about the basics of the Ipsy Glam Bag, see my previous post here. It is an excellent subscription service for those looking to build their existing makeup collection.

Elizabeth Mott It's So Big Volumizing Mascara

Elizabeth Mott It’s So Big Volumizing Mascara

I’m obsessed with mascara. It’s one of the makeup items I can’t imagine living without. There is something about beautiful thick lashes that scream femininity to me, and I LOVE trying new products so I was excited to get this in my box. Compared to other volumizing mascaras, this fell in the middle for me. It works…it gave me volume, some definition, and it darkened my lashes, but I expected a bit more drama.

NYX Single Eye Shadow in Velvet Suede

NYX Single Eye Shadow in Velvet Suede

This was the first of two full size products in my glam bag this month. Woohoo! The NYX products that I’ve tried so far have been excellent quality, and they are known for their well-made dupes at low prices. They even sell them at certain Target stores now, and I was thrilled to see a display at my local store! This eyeshadow, while not in a color I typically wear, is very smooth and pigmented for a lovely wash of color. I will definitely look into their single eye shadows when I run out of my favorite shades in my Urban Decay palettes.

Starlooks Obsidian Kohl Eye Pencil

Starlooks Obsidian Kohl Eye Pencil

While I don’t wear eyeliner on a daily basis, I like sampling new ones and was pleased to see a full size kohl eye pencil in my bag this month. When it comes to kohl pencils, I tend to find that the Maybelline one that I use as well as the Rimmel London one run a bit toward the end of the day. With this pencil, I noticed that it strayed less than the others that I have, so this is now my go-to kohl pencil liner. It is bold, black, and goes on smoothly.

 

John Freida Full Repair Full Body Shampoo & Conditioner

John Freida Full Repair Full Body Shampoo & Conditioner

I haven’t tried these samples yet because I have 2 bottles of shampoo and 2 of conditioner sitting in my shower. I think these will be great for traveling though! As a note, these products have fantastic (mostly 5 star) reviews on amazon.

I’m continuing to love my Ipsy Glam Bag subscription and it wows me every month. While my husband is probably getting sick of my boxes piling up on his desk, I don’t think I’ll eliminate this one anytime soon! If you’re interested in learning more about the Ipsy Glam Bag subscription, check it out here!

If you are a Glam Bag subscriber, what did you receive this month? 

 

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September 2013 Birchbox Review

September 2013 Birchbox Review

Oh…my….gosh…

If every there was a doubt in my mind about birchbox, this month totally solved that problem! I recently adjusted my birchbox profile as I realized I am not nearly as much of a risk taker with my beauty routine as I like to think. I was getting items like teal eyeliner which is so not me, and I found this month’s box to be my perfect match.

If you’d like to learn the basics birchbox, check out my first review here.

My September box included:

  • RUFFIAN Nail Lacquer in Fox Hunt
  • Yes to Blueberries Cleansing Facial
  • Mèreadesso All-In-One Moisturizer
  • Yes to Grapefruit CC cream
  • Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Sugarbomb

Let’s get down to the details because I’m so excited to share these with you that I can hardly contain myself.

RUFFIAN Nail Lacquer

RUFFIAN Nail Lacquer

I haven’t had the chance to test the durability of this lovely shade yet, but the color is gorgeous! The handle is designed to allow the applier to have a solid grip (and it also looks totally adorable) so it is easier to apply. This shade was a beautiful orangey red that is great for the summer to fall transition.

Yes to Blueberries Cleansing Facial Towelettes

Yes to Blueberries Cleansing Facial Towelettes

Cleansing towelettes and makeup removing towelettes are my absolute must have for busy days. I like to keep these around to remove my makeup pre-workout if I’m going directly from work, post-workout for freshening up, or just removing makeup before bed. I’ve passed these wipes a few times in my local drugstore and I must admit, the cheaper, store brand always wins. These towelettes may be enough to change my mind for good! Formulated with blueberry and apple extracts, these wipes smell sweet, cleanse away dirt, and moisturize delicately.

Mèreadesso All-In-One Moisturizer

Mèreadesso All-In-One Moisturizer

All-in-one is always a touchy subject with me. Shampoo + conditioner? No. Moisturizer + primer? Please. Historically, all-in-ones are really nothing special and despite the convenience of an all-in-one product, I’d still rather layer my products on separately. This product may be the game changer. It boasts that it is an eye cream, toner, primer, and moisturizer in one. Ridiculous, I know, but it seriously works. I mainly judged it based on the ability to prime and moisturize, as I really can’t tell much of a difference with the use of a toner anyway. I wore it under my makeup with no additional primer and my makeup stayed put all day. Definitely impressive! I also used a bit extra under my eyes and it helped de-puff them in the morning as well. What I also enjoyed was the unique dispenser on the foil packet.

Check out this dispenser!

Check out this dispenser!

Despite how much I liked this product, $120 is insanely steep. Yikes…

Yes to Grapefruit CC cream

Yes to Grapefruit CC cream

If you’ve been reading for a while, you’ll understand my love of and constant search for an awesome BB or CC cream. I love that they offer sheer coverage, while still correcting imperfections, evening tone, and improving the quality of my skin. This sample came with two side by side packs of CC cream (pictured in the box photo at the top), one in light and one in light-medium. The cream was thick like my Rimmel BB cream, but it smelled lovely. The coverage was pretty sheer, but still helped even out my skin tone. Not amazing enough to make me switch, but I liked the sample.

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Sugarbomb

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Sugarbomb

Onto the pièce de résistance…Benefit NEVER disappoints, and this lip gloss is no exception. I recently sauntered into Bare Minerals in search of the perfect pinky nude gloss and was so disappointed to not find one that looked good on me (however I did pick up a lovely berry shade). The sugarbomb gloss is beautiful and this was my favorite item in my September birchbox. It is so pretty, sheer, slightly shimmery and looks effortless. Definitely my new go-to gloss.

Overall, this month’s birchbox was a home run. I liked everything that I received and it suited me better than some of my previous boxes. This goes to show how important filling out the profile can be. If you’re interested in signing up (heads up: they have a waitlist), check them out here!

Did you receive a birchbox in September? What were the contents and what did you think?

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August 2013 Birchbox Review

August 2013 Birchbox Review

While this box may not look all too thrilling, it was the type of box where one product really wowed me and the rest took the back seat, making the $10/month subscription totally worth it. I have a plethora of lip products, but I don’t think I’ll ever have too many and was ecstatic to see a generous sample from stila in my box. The rest…well, I’ll share that below.

In case you’re new, let’s review the basics:

  • Birchbox costs $10/month
  • Cancel at any time
  • Get points for reviewing your box contents
  • Redeem points in their store (1 review=10 points; 100 points=$10)

Pretty awesome, right?

My August box contained:

  • stila stay all day liquid lipstick in beso
  • Whish Deodorant Swipes with hair inhibitor
  • Whish exfoliating body wash
  • KMS California freeshape HOTFLEX spray
  • OC8 Professional Mattifying Gel
stila stay all day liquid lipstick in beso

stila stay all day liquid lipstick in beso

This liquid lipstick was definitely the most exciting thing in my box. If you’ve read my recent posts, you know I’ve been experimenting with a bold lip and this product is no joke! It is bright, bold, a RED. I love it because it takes me from “no make-up” to “effortlessly glam” in 1 minute. stila stay all day liquid lipstick in beso

See? Bright, bold, and fabulous! This lipstick stays on for hours and doesn’t budge or creep outside of where you apply it. That being said, you have to maintain a steady hand to make sure you don’t come out looking like a clown. If you can manage that, you’ll be all set!

Whish Deodorant Swipes with hair inhibitor

Whish Deodorant Swipes with hair inhibitor

I’ve stated this before: not a fan of the foil packets. In this case, this is just how they are packaged so I suppose it’s okay. While I probably won’t purchase these, they’re fantastic to keep on hand when you need to freshen up after the gym, or just to have in your purse! They smell absolutely delightful, but they’re a little spendy compared to typical deodorant, so I certainly wouldn’t use them everyday.

Whish exfoliating body wash

Whish exfoliating body wash

My box had TWO Whish products in it this month. My first experience was with their shaving cream (it smelled like blueberries!), and this body wash didn’t disappoint. It smelled like summer with a fresh coconut milk scent. The exfoliating factor was there, but it was rather gentle. I liked mine so much that I used the whole sample within the first week!

KMS California freeshape HOTFLEX spray

KMS California freeshape HOTFLEX spray

I just cut my hair and am relying more on blow outs these days since I can’t put it into a bun. If this product worked miracles, I would totally buy it…buuuut….meh. I wasn’t that impressed. I sprayed it over my entire head liberally then dried/curled my hair and it definitely fell a bit flat within a few hours. The other option is to spray each piece prior to styling, but I can’t see the advantage of doing that versus using normal hairspray.

OC8 Professional Mattifying Gel

OC8 Professional Mattifying Gel

Foil packets! Ugh! Still, I can’t deny the effectiveness of the OC8 mattifying gel. I got about 4 uses out of the packets total, and I wished I had more! I used this in place of my typical primer (find out more about my routine here), and I was impressed! This kept my make-up in place and kept shine at bay even after a 75 minute Vinyasa yoga class. Bravo, OC8. Now please knock $25 off the price so I can even consider adding you to my expanding make-up collection. If you have seriously oily skin or just have an extra $41 lying around, this may be worth considering! For now, I’ll stick to the Monistat anti-chafing gel as a primer.

Birchbox is a fabulous monthly subscription, and I’m so excited that more of my friends are signing up for it. One of my favorite parts is comparing box contents with all of my friends and blog subscribers and swapping! What did you receive in your birchbox this month? Do you ever swap items with your friends or coworkers?

August 2013 Pop Sugar Must Have Box

August 2013 Pop Sugar Must Have Box

August 2013 Pop Sugar Must Have Box

Words can’t express how passionately I adore this subscription box. It has things in it that I didn’t know I needed until I received them, and then I began wondering “Where have you been all my life?” An apple jewelry catch-all? An adorable weekly planner? Wanted before? No. Need now? Yes.

If it really came down to it and I had to choose ONE…

I know…

The thought kills me too.

The Pop Sugar Must Have box would be it.

Hands down.

Not kidding.

For two months in a row, this box has wowed me and left me utterly fascinated with the curated picks for each box. Everything seems so thoughtful, interesting, and perfectly picked for any 20-40 something woman.

If you’d like to catch up on the basics of this fabulous box, you can see my first review here.

If not, let’s dive into what the August 2013 Pop Sugar Must Have ANNIVERSARY box (yes, they started 1 year ago) contained. I’ll include prices so you can see just the amazing value:

  • Gorjana Open Circle Necklace ($60)
  • Lunares Apple Bowl ($45)
  • Lulah Body Wash in Citron ($11.25)
  • Weekly To-Dos book from May Designs ($15)
  • Dermalogica Pre Cleanse ($7.40)
  • Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel ($7)
  • Bentgo Bento Box ($19.99)
  • Nature Box Granny Smith dried apples ($4)

Yep. That’s right. For $35, I received nearly $170 worth of awesome. Things I didn’t know I was lacking in my life until they were delivered to my doorstep.

Gorjana Open Circle Necklace

Gorjana Open Circle Necklace

This necklace is my new go-to everyday necklace. It suits many different necklines and falls directly below my collarbone. I LOVE it.

Lunares Apple Bowl

Lunares Apple Bowl

I currently use a small Crate & Barrel snack bowl as my jewelry catch-all in the bathroom, so this beauty took a spot at my desk. I’ve definitely freaked out before after removing my wedding rings to apply hand lotion, then thinking I lost them because I didn’t stick them in a safe place. Enter apple catch-all bowl. I also think this would make an adorable gift for teacher friends or a super cute candy dish.

Lulah Body Wash in Citron

Lulah Body Wash in Citron

I’ll be totally honest, I haven’t used this yet! I have an excess of body wash due to some obsessive couponing a few months ago, and I still need to use up what remains in my shower prior to breaking out this delightful smelling gel. I can say that it smells lovely!

Weekly To-Dos book from May Designs

Weekly To-Dos book from May Designs

I first heard of May Designs (then called May Books) a few years ago after my BFF purchased an absolutely adorable customized planner from them. If you haven’t checked them out, I seriously recommend stopping by their website. Their booked are totally customizable with your name, monogram, and gorgeous pattern and color combinations! You can even choose wedding planners, bump diaries, or blank books. Just look at the inside of this cutie:

May Design Weekly Planner

May Design Weekly Planner

Cute, right?

Dermalogica Pre Cleanse and Special Cleansing Gel

Dermalogica Pre Cleanse and Special Cleansing Gel

Who knew there was such a thing as “pre-cleansing?” This interesting duo boasts the ability to break up oils and make-up with ease, leaving your skin soft and clean. Their website describes this process much better than I do:

This plant-based cleansing oil, fortified with Olive and Kukui oils, thoroughly melts layers of excess sebum (oil), sunscreen, waterproof make-up, environmental pollutants and residual skin products that build-up during the day. When water is added it transforms this hydrophilic (water-loving) formula into a milky emulsion, easily rinsing away oil-based debris from the skin’s surface and allowing your recommended Dermalogica Cleanser to penetrate even further for professional cleansing results. Formulated with conditioning Rice Bran and Vitamin E oils, this gentle blend can be used around the eye area to even remove waterproof mascara. Offers a deep cleansing ideal for even the most oily skin conditions.

Fascinating skincare stuff. I really enjoyed this duo of skincare products. They left my skin feeling soft, clean, and not stripped like some of their soapy competitors. I may even like this better than my current cleanser!

Bentgo Bento Box

Bentgo Bento Box

I think bento boxes are completely adorable and practical, and all of the bento box lunches circulating on pinterest are so cool! This bento box is stackable and contains a few compartments, as well as flatware:

Bentgo Bento Box Interior

Bentgo Bento Box Interior

Regardless, I gifted this item. I rarely bring my lunch to work since I live 5 miles away and usually just meet the hubby for a quick bite.

 

Nature Box Granny Smith dried apples

Nature Box Granny Smith dried apples

These apples were delicious and the perfect snack for my last-minute Michigan flight. They kept me from buying the more unhealthy airport food options, and were sweet and satisfying. They were from Nature Box (yet another subscription box…*sigh*) and compared to other dried, chewy apple rings, the price was pretty similar to what I see in stores. Definitely a welcome surprise in the Pop Sugar Must Have Box.

So, do you guys get it now? Why I need this box in my life? Why I rave about it and say it is the one I can’t live without? If you’re interested in learning more, check out their website and as always, feel free to ask me any questions! If you do end up signing up, be sure to use the code “REFER5″ on your first order to save $5! (hey, every little bit helps)

 

All views in this post are the opinion of the author. C&C will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a subscription at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Click here to read the entire C&C disclaimer.

 

 

August 2013 Ispy Glam Bag Review

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August 2013 Ipsy Glam Bag

August was my second month with Ipsy and I must admit that I’m totally in love. Not only are their samples BIG (um, are you seeing this full-size eyeshadow and full-size eyebrow pencil?), but the products seem to be more tailored to my preferences than some other boxes.

To learn about the basics of the Ipsy Glam Bag, check out my previous post on my first month with Ipsy.

In August, I received:

  • Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Anarchy
  • Pixi Beauty Lash Booster Mascara in Blackest Black
  • MicaBeauty Eyeshadow in Bronze
  • Michael Todd Jojoba Charcoal Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub
  • Chella Dazzling Dark Brown Eyebrow Color Pencil

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Anarchy

I adore this lipstick. I have been a huge fan of bold lipsticks for a solid 2 years, but I never felt like I could pull it off with confidence. I finally started buying and sampling different shades through my subscription boxes. This shade is definitely in my top 3, and the highly pigmented and creamy formula is amazing! I wore this to the grocery store when I first got it and was complimented by the young man who rang up my groceries.

Him: So, this is going to sound weird, but I really like your lipstick.
Me: Oh, um, thanks. I just got it today.
Him: It looks like it’s really high quality.
Me: *pause*….thanks. *walked out with a bit more pep in my step*

Why yes, the lipstick IS high quality, thanks for noticing, sir. To see what it looks like on (and also to show off my new, shorter hair), please see the shameless selfie below:

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(notice the necklace….it’s from my August pop sugar must have box!)

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Pixi Lash Booster Mascara in Blackest Black

This mascara was a great surprise in my box. I always see Pixi cosmetics at Target, but next to the cheaper drugstore brands, I’ve never tried their products. The lash booster mascara is a great everyday mascara. It provided definition, some length, but was lacking a bit on volume (which I think is fine for a daytime look) and there were no clumps. The mascara stayed on all day and didn’t flake, and it was also waterproof. I normally don’t buy waterproof mascara as I find it difficult to remove, but this came off easily with a makeup removing wipe.

MicaBeauty Eye Shadow in Bronze

MicaBeauty Eye Shadow in Bronze

Hooray for the first of TWO full size samples in the August bag! MicaBeauty eye shadows are mineral based pigments that are gentle, and free of preservatives, dyes, and chemicals. I normally don’t wear mineral makeup, but I really like this pigment! I used it in place of my Urban Decay favorite coppery tone, Chopper, to accent my eye crease and love the way that it makes my eyes pop. It is such a pretty color, and a little bit goes a long way.

MIchael Todd

Michael Todd Jojoba Charcoal Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub

I’ve been getting a lot of exfoliating products in my bags and boxes lately. Maybe they’re trying to tell me something? While I’m a little jealous of some other subscribers and their Michael Todd pumpkin facial mask (I heard it smells like pumpkin pie, and I heart fall) this scrub is wonderful! It has all organic and natural ingredients, and includes activated charcoal to draw out impurities and jojoba wax beads to exfoliate gently without leaving microlacerations on delicate skin. I found this scrub to be very gentle, smooth, and it left my skin feeling super soft and clean. I use some harsher treatments on my face, so this scrub is excellent for my sensitive, dry skin.

Chella Dazzling Dark Brown Eyebrow Color Pencil

Chella Dazzling Dark Brown Eyebrow Color Pencil

My second full size sample was from Chella. I hadn’t heard of this brand until I saw it on another Ipsy review from June. I was excited to receive this in my bag! Bold brows are certainly in, and after realizing that super thin brows tend to make women look older (no bueno), I’ve definitely wanted to fill mine in a bit more in the sparse areas. While I normally use a powder for my brows, I like this pencil! The dark color is a great match for my eyebrows, and by using a light hand, the color blends in with my natural brows well and helps frame my eyes. Ladies: PLEASE don’t forget about your eyebrows. They really do frame the face!

As much as I need to chill on some of these subscription boxes, I don’t think I can handle the thought of parting with my Ipsy Glam Bag. There is currently a wait list, but I think it is seriously worth signing up. This just may be my new favorite $10 beauty box! Do you received the Ipsy Glam Bag? What was your favorite item this month? If you haven’t signed up yet, please feel free to ask questions!

 

All views in this post are the opinion of the author. C&C will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a subscription at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Click here to read the entire C&C disclaimer.