This months bag was perfect touch on summer nights. The aspect that impressed me the most as a Canadian Subscriber is all the products are available in CANADA! Below you will read my review and first impressions of the following products. All prices are in Canadian dollars 🇨🇦
Avene Eau Thermale Spring Water 50ml I have purchased the full size in the past of this product. It's a perfect mist to soothe and soften sensitive skin. The use is all day long, after washing my face, over my makeup to add dewiness, to refreshing after being in the hot sun. The possibliities are endless. Additional uses can be on wounds and post procedures. It's made up of pure rainwater mixed with mineral salts straight from the Cevennes Mountains in Avene, France. Full size 500 ml = $24.00 CAN. Size in IPSY bag is close to $2.40 CAN.
Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer 5g/ 0.16oz - This face primer is infused with coconut water to hydrate the face, while Preforming the duty of keeping makeup on the skin longer. This product has a fantastic light smell of coconut, nothing too over powering. The formula is made without silicone, making it lighter texture and not slick on the skin. An added bonus is its cruelty free and vegan friendly. Full size 40g =$40.00 CAN size in IPSY Bag was 5g = $5.00 CAN
Delectable Hand Cream Ultra Nourishing Lemon & Cream 60ml - this super nourishing blend consists of Shea butter, coconut oil, and aloe vera. This formula is light weight and quickly absorbs onto the skin, without leaving an oily residue. The smell is exactly like a lemon meraigne pie. Made in Canada it's formulated without the use of parabens, GMOs, sodium chloride, sodium laurel sulfate, triclosan, gluten, mineral oil or petrolatum. The packaging was a decent size and adorable in appearance. Full size $12.00 CAN 110ml. The size in the bag was roughly $6.00 CAN.
The Balm- meet matt(e) trimony eyeshadow single pan in shade "Matt Moskowitz". This dark brown is a nice crease shade and is blendable to create a smoked out look. IPSY made a good choice for a matte neutral colour that can transition many looks. This is just one shade of the 9 colour pallet that's $54.40 CAN making this single shadow worth $6.00 CAN. In Canada The Balm products are sold at Rexall
Vasanti - contour eyeshadow 4 brush - this brush is the perfect complement to the balm eyeshadow in the IPSY bag. Made with synthetic hairs, it easily shades the eye. The blending result with this brush is very smooth. $21.00 CAN at Canadian Rexall stores
July's total Canadian Retail value was $40.40 the bag with shipping included only cost 20.00 CAN
I can not believe we are already at the last tail end of summer! Let's jump right into this month bag. Below you will read my review and thoughts on these products. All prices are based on current USD and CAN exchange.
IT Haircare 12 in one Leave in Treatment 100ml - infused with Abyssinian oil this product helps add shine, repairs damaged hair, while preventing future breakage. Calms fizz with silk amino acids. Protects hair colour and adds heat protection. I used this the other morning after the shower. My hair felt smooth and manageable like I had done a hair mask. You need very little to distribute evenly. Threw out the day my hair did not oil up or feel like it had product build up. This is a dupe for the miracle 10 hair treatment . This travel size is $5.99 USD = $ 7.75 CAN. It's a lot more affordable than its competition miracle 10.
Lord & Berry Maxi Matte Crayon Lipstick. Intimacy lip colour - This Italian fashion house is now producing stylish makeup. The pigment is matte dusted rose, with a buttery formula. The pencil design makes application precise and easy. I wore it for an afternoon and it did not dry out my lips. $17.50 USD = $22.65 CAN
IT Cosmetics No Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliner.- Along with 9 other shades this liner applies a flawless application with maximum pigment. The liner is infused with hydrolyzed silk,collagen peptides and anti oxidants. It's always interesting to see what's new and advanced on the market. I love this concept of tug proof. For years I have applied eyeliner, always at the back of my mind I worried about the eye wrinkles that would forum from the drag pull of the liner. This liner was developed with leading plastic surgeons and infused with vitamins C and E. Out with the rough crayon type liner, in with the easy application gel liners. Full size 0.50g is $28.46 CAN. Size in bag was around $9.95 CAN
Winky Lux diamond powder in Light - I used this under my eyes and along my t zone as a setting powder. It did work as a mattifier and those areas did appear brighter. Apparently this powder has a blurring effect. I did notice it set my concealer and foundation without caking in my fine lines. The product itself is light and super blendable. The full size is $ 20.00 USD = $25.88 CAN. My estimate is the IPSY size was worth $6.50 CAN
Sallys Box Camellia Oil Ampoule & Olive Oil Mask- the masks ingredients listed are beneficial for the skin. My only concern is the two step process. . I feel this mask is a bit messier and more time consuming with the extra step of applying the serum first. They did not skimp when it came to product the sheet was soaked in it. Felt very moisturizing on the skin. The morning after use my skin feels soft and moisutrized I did not have any sign of a breakout or irritated skin. Each mask is $5.00
The Canadian full Retail Value of these products was $56.85. I'm lost on how these products matched the theme of Sugar and Candy. It was a cute photoshoot non the less for the stylist. Final thoughts it's not the best IPSY I have received but the products have preformed well. Until next month.... Keep sweet
Seraphine Botanicals blush in shade Happy Hibiscus. The blush is a nice rosey nude with a hint of sheen to it. This blush has no fall out but is packed with pigment. The blush is 99% natural, gluten free, Gmo free and vegan. Formulates without the use of parabens or mineral oil. Made with kaolin clay. The shade choice is perfect for all skin tones and last for 8 hours of wear. I really find this product gives a natural flush on medium skintones. The packaging is super portable and even contains a mirror on the lid compact. $18.00 USD = $23.54 CAN
Urban Decay - Fireball eyeshadow This was the product I was most excited to receive. The colour is described as a peach with a pink shift. I personally find the shift to be purple, either way it's absolutely beautiful. The formula is very soft and easy to blend out. This colour would best suit blue or green eyes with the peachy base. I love the name fireball for this because it accurately mimics fire when it changes shades as it moves. $22.00 CAN for 0.05 oz = $4.40 CAN per 0.01oz size in bag was 0.03oz = roughly around $13.00 CAN
Royal & Longnickel crease and smudge brush - This brush line is 100% vegan with synthetic domes. The handle is waterproof and has grip like texture to it for presicion. I do love this turquoise blue colour but it does not match my classic black set. I will be giving this to a friend. The double ended design makes it hard to store in my brush jars. I was not in need of a brush this month. This brand is sold in the US and the U.K. $5.99 USD = $9.16 CAN
Formula X Nailpolish in shade Wing Woman - This colour is bright red, close to the shade of red you see around the holidays. It takes a couple layers to get the true colour and a flawless application because the brush is so small. 12ml $13.00 CAN size in bag was $4.32 CAN
BioRepublic Fiber Mask in soothing cucumber breeze and illuminating pomegranate crush made with vitamin E suitable for all skin types. I love these types of masks because they are mess free and easy to wear around the house. Each mask had 1/2 bottle of revitalizing skin serum in it . POMEGRANATE- brightens and energizes skin tone while helping even and smooth your complexion - leave on for 15-20 mins . CUCUMBER - tightens pores and reduces fine lines, soothes stressed skin. All masks are free from animal testing. Set of three are $ 14.95 USD = 19.55 CAN. Price of ones in IPSY bag are $13.02 CAN
$63.54 CANADIAN was the total retail value of this months IPSY Bag. Tyla Carmela
This months theme was destination chic, packed with travel size products ready to take aboard. It included a face mask, lip liner, lip balm, mascara and a small contour brush. This months bag was $20.00 CAN shipping included. For information on the products, first impression and price breakdown in Canadian Dollars keep reading below. All prices are based on current exchange rates on posting date unless sold in Canada.
Formula 10.0.6- Pores be pure skin clarifying mud mask Strawberry and Yarrow. 1.0fl oz 30ml Aids in the elimination of dirt and oil to keep the pores clean. The Rosemary in the mask is used as an disinfectant on the skin, keeping acne bacteria at bay. The smell is okay, nothing amazing as it does not smell like pure Rosemary or delicious strawberrys. When looking at the ingredient list those catch me products were listed further down the list, making it a less used ingredient. For that reason I'm not overly ecstatic about this product. I personally feel there is better on the market that have a higher concentration of the ingredients you want. You can find this mask at Walmart $8.97 CAN 3.4 fl oz 100ml. We received 1.0fl oz 30 ml making this $2.64 CAN.
Smashbox X- rated Mascara - This mascara focuses on volume for the lashes. The brush is designed to separate the lashes while costing them with a fiber loaded formula for the most lifted volume lashes. The formula is flake and smudge proof, perfect for flights or events. As you layer it on, you can change the look from subtle day to dramatic night lashes. Retails for $25.00 CAN 0.30 oz. Unfourtunatly the packaging did not show how many ounces we received. I ball park this around $8.00 CAN
Bellapierre - Gel lip liner N.o.02 Nude Before I broke the tip off of it, the liner glided on very smooth and did not drag on the lips. While I was trying to do a arm swatch I pressed too hard resulting in it breaking :( The colour has a dusted rose base, not a beige nude. I have pretty pigmented lips naturally, this just enhanced my natural colour. I feel this colour may not suit everyone, some will find it too dark. The gel formula is decently smudge proof, also water resistant. With that formula it makes it a great addition to the beach bag. $18.00 USD full size. $23.22 CAN. We received the full size in our bag.
Jersey Shore Spa Moisture Rich Hydrating Balm - The first thing I will say is this smells amazing. The smell of the essential oils they put on you at a spa is what it reminds me of. Made with organic non Gmo ingredients sunflower oil, coconut oil, beeswax. Cocoa butter, lavender oil and vitamin E. The feeling is richly smooth and light on the lips. Cruelty free and paraben free. IPSY has sent this brand before and it's a balm I'm constantly grabbing for. My other lip balm from them is running low, I appreciate this being in the bag to get me threw the summer. $10.00 USD = $12.90 CAN
Slmissglam W07 Small Contour Brush - For this exact brush I can only see it available for retail as a set of 25 for $325.00 USD on their website. Making it. $419.30 CAN for the kit. The brush hairs are extremely soft and gentle, and are the perfect size for contouring small areas on the face. The only down fall for me with this brush is the colour. My personal opinion is it looks like a brush from a princess makeup kit for a 6 year old. With the hot pink tip and rhinestones it's a little much. I prefer professional black classic brushes. It does preform well, so I will over look the design. On its own $13.00 USD = $16.77 CAN.
The total retail value this month is $63.53 CAN. This summer I will be packing these up on trips to make for an easy beauty regimen. TYLA CARMELA
Aprils theme was Dreamers, for me this is the best bag I have received so far in 2016. It contained Morroccan oil, Tarte lip creme, Starlooks Rose gold eye cream, Skinn nude eye pencil and Luxie Highlighter brush. Now for the break down drill. Keep reading below for my review and the reveal of the total retail value in Canadian. All prices are based on current exchange rates unless sold in Canada. Sign up or learn more at www.ipsy.com
Tarte Lip Surgence Creme - shade " Wonder" The ingredients in this are all the things your lips are craving for. It's made with maracuja which is full of vitamin C and fatty acids to nourish the lips. Jojoba seed oil to smooth the lips and make them hydrated. Shea butter to keep the elasticity to the skin. Vitamin E is in the lip creme to add the benefits of an antioxidant. The shade is poppy hue, I find to be very bright and bold.
The lip creme is transferable and does not last threw a meal. It does stay threw an afternoon or evening when not indulging in food or drink. I quick touch up fixes it if eatting. The ultimate feel of it is very hydrating on the lips. Full size $29.00 CAN/ 3g/0.1oz Size in bag 1.6g/0.056oz. Making this roughly around $11.00 CAN
Luxie Beauty - Dreamcatcher Tapered Highlighter Brush 522 The light periwinkle handle makes this super easy to find in my brush collection. Luxie brushes are 100% cruelty free made with synthetic hairs. 100% vegan made with bristles that are coated with antibacterial solution, to keep them more hygenic for solo face use. If using on multiple clients I still advise to cleanse throughly between each use. This brush in peticular is an extremely versitile highlighting brush used with wet or dry highlighters. From baking to contours, setting the t zone area and under eye this brush can do it all. You can buy the entire brush collection for $150.00 USD = $192.25 CAN This individual brush is $32.00 USD = $41.00 CAN. Luxie was founded in 2014 by Tammy Huynh, it's worth checking out her beauty products as well that are infused with vitamins to benefit the skin .
Skinn Cosmetics - Bright Eyes Eye Enhancing Eyeliner Nude eyeliner to rim the waterline to help create a wide awake look. This has been a fun secret tip of mine for awhile. In comparasion I do like this liner a lot more than the Rimmel Scandal Eyes Nude liner. It has a longer staying power in the water line. For us in Canada you can buy this on the Shopping Channel Canada. $18.00 USD 0.01oz (0.3g) we received the full size in this months IPSY bag. $23.10 CAN
StarLooks Cream Eyeshadow in Rose Gold This packaging comes with a Dom applicator, you can also apply with a flat synthetic concealer brush or your fingers. The colour is absolutely stunning with such shimmer. My favourite technique has been applying it in the inner part of the eye for luminosity. $ 12.00 USD for full size $15.40 CAN . The website did not list the size I'm going to estimate the size we got is half size. Making this $7.70 CAN
Moroccan Oil Treatment Oil By this point we have all heard of Moroccan oil that started a haircare revolution. This Argan oil and vitamins hair product helps condition your hair keeping the follicles damage free and added high shine. This is my favourite product to use to smooth the Friz out of my hair. Applying it to damp hair, it smooths and detangles before I use heat styling tools. Apply it on dry hair as an finishing oil to add extra shine. Suitable for all hair types. Smallest size available for retail is $6.50 USD .85fl oz/ 25 ml the size we received in the bag was 0.34fl oz/ 10ml $3.30 CAN
This months bag added up has a retail value of $86.00 CAN!! The bag is $10.00 plus shipping to Canada total is $20.00 a month. These bags are such a steal and a perfect way to try new products
March's glam bag features a NYX Lipstick, Temptu Liquid Bronzer, Essence Brow tint, Beau Gachis Paris eyeshadow brush and Dead Sea elements mud mask. In this review I will give my first impressions, Canadian Price breakdown. All prices are based on the current exchange rate unless sold in Canada. To sign up for Ipsy or for more information go to www.ipsy.com
NYX Liquid Suede - Shade "Soft Spoken" . This lipstick glides on very smooth, and has a matte finish. There is absolutely no gloss or sheen to the finished application. The shade Soft Spoken is a muted rose, there are 11 other shades to choose from in the collection. Soft spoken is in the same shade range as M.A.C "Whirl" with just a bit more of a muted rose pigment. It's a fairly close dupe if you were looking for more affordable. I did put it to the test of eatting and drinking, it did not last threw the meal unfourtunatly. The long lasting effect is true if you don't eat. In total this is not a lip stain, but does have amazing colour pay off. NYX is 100% cruelty free brand, they have been certified. Full Size $10.00 CAN we received the full size in bag.
Temptu Warm Glow Bronzer - The bronzer has a very natural colour, that contains shimmer in it for the glowy effect. This is not a matte bronzer for contouring, more of a finishing bronzer for all over. I have been applying this with my fingers and blending it out with a beauty blender. The original packaging is a pod to put inside an airbrush applicator. That application will give a different effect and finish than how I'm applying it. My skin does look refreshed after applying this where the sun naturally hits. On the website you can buy this bronzer and a highlighter duo pods for $65.00 CAN 8ml each. This shade is versatile on all skintones, and does not strike or create patches. The colour is transfer resistant , though I did notice the shimmer transferred. The bronzer is perfect for summer due to it being sweat resistant. The liquid is very light weight, non comedogenic and hypoallergenic. Temptu has a very impressive history in the beauty industry. It has been used on movies, tv, runways, and photoshoots with some of Hollywoods elite. Some of their work includes " The Voice", Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Nicole Kidman, Italian Vouge, Givenchy and Jean Paul Gauitier runways. Over the years they have created and enhanced makeup applications. I could not see on the website myself about cruelty free. Threw the research of others they state their finished products are not tested on animals. The formulas are not certified vegan. Full size $32.50 CAN 8ml. We received 7.5 ml in our bag.
Essence Make Me Brow - eyebrow gel mascara "Browny Brows 02" This is a perfect dupe for benefits give me brow, the tint is very pigmented. The formula contains fibers to fill in any spare hairs on the natural brow, to achieve a full natural looking brow. I did not find the brush hard to work with. It was a clean and simple application with no transfer past the brow hairs. The wand applicator is a bit longer than the Benefit gimme brow. It holds more product in one application, eliminating the double dip. I will be using this back and forth with Benefits gimme brow, because I'm still such a fan of that one as well. Though I dislike using it everyday because of the price. This product will help balance out the use. Essence is free of animal testing and IS AVALIABLE at CANADIAN SHOPPERS DRUGMARTS. $2.99USD 0.12fl oz Roughly $4.00 CAN. We received the full size product.
Beau Gachis Paris Eyeshadow Brush. Made from high grade animal hair and synthetic hair, natural wood and cooper . The brush can be used with loose or cream eyeshadows. The hairs are extremely soft on the lid and looks sophisicated and professional with the black and silver colouring. This is a family owned business that was inspired by their daughters. Founded by Bill & Robin Guess in 2013. Their story is inspiring and can be found on their website. $12.00 USD = $15.61 CAN
Dead Sea wash off mud mask My skin felt extremely good after using this mud mask. Sea salts and mud masks have been my favourite since learning body mud treatments in college. I use masks on a weekly routine to improve my skins texture. I love the packaging of this with a cap, that way you don't feel pressured to use it all at one time so it doesn't dry out. This mask can be used on the face and body. The salts and minerals come from the Dead Sea in Isresl. People travel from all over to bath in the mud found there. The mud from the Dead Sea is so high in minerals it can be traced back thousands of years for its healing properties on the skin. I was not disappointed to receive this product in my IPSY bag. $10.00 USD for 5oz = $13.00 CAN Best $13.00 spent on Mud . We received 1oz in our bag $2.60 CAN
This months bag was worth $64.71 CAN!! Very excited to continue using these products 🤗
This months bag contained The Balms Mary Lou Manizer highlighter, Best Face Forever exfoliating face wash , Perfect Formula Pink GEL coat, treSique baby Blush stick and Vintage by Jessica Liebeskind lipgloss. Below I have listed a short review and the cost in Canadian Dollars. All prices are accurate exchange rates on day posted.
Perfect Formula Pink GEL Coat - this nail polish is very resistant to everyday wear. I have put it on my normal nails as directed, and it has not chipped off in 4 days. The shine pay off is really nice, my nails look healthy. The kertin formula helps strengthen the nails and leaves them a rosy pink taking out any yellow stains. Full size is $30.00 USD/ 18ml = $41.37 CAN. Size in bag 5ml = $8.30 CAN
Best Face Forever - Exfoliating Daily Facewash. This scrub claims to have peppermint, grapefruit oil and aloe Vera. To be honest this scrub would not be for me. I have very sensitive skin and peppermint and grapefruit are huge irritants. For that reason I will not be using this, also Micro beads will soon be banned due to it slipping threw filtration systems. The one positive is it does smell amazing Unfourtunatly my bio with ipsy should have shown my skin type being sentisive, fragrance is not a plus for me personally. Full size $21.00 USD / 118 ml = $28.96 CAN . Size in bag 29ml = 4.93 USD = $6.80 CAN
The Balm 'Mary Lou Manizer highlighter. This is the product I was most excited to get. The glow on this product is beautiful golden shade. Very easy to blend, using a little goes a long way. Below I put a swatch of the highlighter on my skin.
Full size - 8.5g / $24.00 USD = $33.09 CAN size in bag 0.57g = approx $2.00 USD = $2.76 CAN
treSique Baby Blush Stick in shade Bora Bora Coral. This blush is creamy in texture, with a nice pigment pay off. The only negative is if you over blend it, it pretty much disappears. In the summer this will add a nice flush that is buildable. The colour is really nice against my skin tone which is light/medium. Below in a swatch done on my hand
Full size is $34.00 USD = $46.88 CAN. Unfourtunatly the site does not show the size of it, so I do not know if this was the full size or not. I feel this is the half size so I will list is as $23.44 CAN
Vintage by Jessica LiebeskinD - the gloss is a full on shimmer mixed with actual glitter flecks. The result is extreme shine. The formula is sticky which makes me give this a lower rating. Full size is $21.00 USD = $28.96 CAN only a picture was shown on the website for size. By comparison the one in the ipsy bag looks about half the size. Making it roughly $14.48 CAN
$55.78 CAN is the total value of this months Ipsy bag. The bag is $10.00 a month plus shipping. Works out to be about $21.00 For Canadians with shipping included. To sign up or learn more information on Ispy visit www.ipsy.com
January's bag was true to it's name. All the focus was on eye products besides the lip balm. This months bag contained Hey Honey eye gel, HIKARI eye pigment cream, The balm eyeliner, lasting smiles lip balm and BEAU GACHIE - smudge tache brush. All prices are based on the exchange rate at the time this was posted.
Lets Start the review - below I list my review, a little information on each product and the full retail value in Canadian.
HIKARI Cream Pigment- shade MINK
This product is very nice and extremely glowy. The colour pigment takes a while to build up on the skin. This eye cream reminds me a lot of the Maybeline eye tattoos in the texture and consistency. I use this as a primer/ base for my other shadows. Happy the colour they chose was neutral. Full Size .14oz $13.00 USD = $18.80 CAN - in the bag we got the full size.
BEAU GACHIS PARIS- SMUDGE EYESHADOW BRUSH
The bristles on this brush are extremely soft and make for a comfortable blending job. This is my first time using this company and let me say, I like it. I get a flawless blend and the design of it is so chic. As the say let the tools do the work for you, this works for me. Full retail $12.00 USD = $17.35 CAN
Lasting Smiles Organic Lip Balm - Peppermint
Wow, this is the smoothest lip balm I have tried. The peppermint scent is very bold and it tingles on the lips. I personally love that feeling, I feel like its plumping my lips. The ingredients are 100% natural and I can actual pronounce the name of them. Made from coconut oil, beeswax, sunflower oil, peppermint oil, vanilla flavour, shea butter, cocoa butter, jojoba oil, and vitamin E oil. These are all the ingredients I try to find in lip care, usually they contain 3 or 4 of these but never all of them. Until now I didn't think it was possible. It's 100% vegetarian and animal testing free. The cause this company has is beautiful for every 1,000 lip balms sold they fund a cleft surgery for a child. Every one sold helps fund this cause. Full size $3.99 USD = $5.77 CAN we received the full size balm.
Hey Honey Open Your Eyes - Eye Contour Lifting Fluid
The gel consistency is really refreshing and absorbs quickly into the skin. The product is used to hydrate, depuff, and tighten the skin. I have been using this the last two mornings, I noticed the puffiness around my eyes go down. I still have dark circles which is a drag, though the product never said it worked on dark circles. Hopeful thinking they will release that product next. Overall I did see results, will continue to use this. I feel I need about a week to really have a final decision on it. Full size 14ml $28.00 USD= $40.49 CAN Size in bag 8ml $16.00 USD = $23.14 CAN
THE BALM - MR. WRITE (NOW) EYELINER PENCIL - Shade JAC
Love this metallic gold bronze shade. Perfect colour to enhance blue eyes and make them pop. The formula glides on super easy without pulling or tugging the skin. It delivers even product with high pigment pay off. The design is retractable which is a bonus you don't need a sharpener. There are seven other colours in this collection and I will be trying them out, creating different eye looks. Full size $17.00 USD = $24.58 CAN
This months total retail value was $89.64 CAN! super impressed by the deals Ipsy is always getting. To subscribe or get more information visit www.ipsy.com - For the next 24Hours they have no wait list to subscribe
♥ Tyla Carmela ♥
Decembers glam bag was full of goodies for the holiday season. Included was a hand polish, eye primer, lip liner, lipstick and hair conditioner. Was excited to receive this early gift to me this month. The bag is $10.00 a month plus shipping to Canada, lets get started reviewing the products! To subscribe or for more information visit www.Ipsy.com
Jersey Shore Spa- Lip and hand Polish
This exfoliation product is amazing, my hands felt so smooth after my first use. The smell is vanilla bean to go with the holiday theme. The key ingredients are Vanilla Bean extracts, Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, and Cocoa Butter. All this ingredients are used to nourish and moisturize the hands and lips that become dry in cold, dry winter weather. Made free of parabens and artificial ingredients its the perfect vegan polish to use. Full Size 1oz $25.00 USD = $35.43 CAN We received the full size in tube forum in bag.
Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later - Eye Shadow Primer
This primer is waterproof formula which is great for summer and winter. Right now I'm using it in winter when its snowing it is keeping my eyeshadow in place. My eyeshadow pigments show up brighter with this on my lids. This company is also cruelty free :) Full size 10g $20.00 USD = $28.34 CAN size in bag 5g $10.00 USD = $14.17 CAN
Marc Anthony Coconut/ Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Treatment
The coconut oil helps to relieve the frizz in my hair smoothing the cuticle to make it smooth. The shea butter is an extra nice touch to moisturize my hair, with it being winter it has been so dry and brittle. The biotin is used to promote hair growth for anyone who is trying to grow it out. I have blonde hair coloured and it did not mess up my colour! Hair becomes sleek and repairs the damage the bleach did to it. Full size 250ml $11.99 CAN size in bag 50ml = $2.39 CAN
MODEL CO- Illusion Lip Liner
The formula of this is really nice, does not feel like a crayon being rubbed on your lips. The outside packaging makes it look like a hot bright pink, its not. The colour is a more natural nude pink. It is nice and more wearable, though they lose points for false advertising, if it was a hot pink you were looking for you would have been disappointed. Made with beeswax, Shea butter and cocoa butter. It really did make my lips look fuller as is states to do. Full size $22.00 AUS = $21.67 CAN we received full size in bag
PACIFICA - Natural Minerals Power of Love Lipstick
A very nice rose nude colour, with a smooth formula. When I tried to rub it off my hand it took awhile, the staying power is pretty great. Made with Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, and Vitamin E. This company is very true to being animal by product free, it does not use beeswax, carmine or lanolin. All the non natural ingredients such as parabens, mineral oil, petroleum are not in this product formulation. I'm a fan of this lipstick because of the colour, the pigmentation is very flattering. For every one Power of love lipstick sold the company donates one lipstick to a woman in need. Full size.07oz $10.00 USD = $14.17 CAN we received the full size in bag.
Decembers Ipsy Glam Bag is worth $87.83 CAN. Huge deal this month, the bag is only $10.00 + Shipping to Canada. All exchange rates are based on the rates at the time this article was posted, as you know they fluctuate over time.
xoxo Merry Christmas <3 xoxox
This months bag was full of cosmetics that I would love. Included was an eyeshadow pan, mascara, highlighter, blending brush and primer. Also can we talk about that bag! It's such a cool makeup bag. I'm getting lots of use with Novembers glam bag. Let's start the break down review of each. To subscribe or for more information about Ipsy go to www.ipsy.com
LUXIE Eyeshadow pan No. 290
I don't know why I haven't heard of this brand before Ipsy. They have defiantly caught my eye. The texture of this eyeshadow is so blendable, and the colour pigment is great. I personally love blending this mauve purple with browns and golds! These eyeshadows are hypoallergenic and do not contain any parabens or mineral oils. Get this though, it contains vitamin C & E to condition your lids while you wear it through out the day. This pan can also be versatile wet or dry and used as a blush. Full size $6.00 USD = $8.31 CAN
Model Co - Highlighting Trio
I'm already a fan of Model Co cosmetics and was super excited to get my hands on this new highlighting trio. This is a cream based compact with three luminizing colours of bronze, rose gold and champagne. They are extremely smooth, blendable and buildable to help achieve strobing to your desired glow. Full size $22.00 AUS = 22.26 CAN - we are pretty much at PAR with Australia.
Figs and Rouge Avance + Flawless Effects Skincare - Primer
Mattifying Emulsion - Anti shine primer helps reduce the look of pores and reduce sebum production to rid the shine on the skins surface. This also helps treat the blemishes that are already on the skin. Active ingredient Sodium Salicylates break down dead skin, allowing new skin cells to reach the surface. For normal to combination sensitive skin. Full Size 30ml = 24.00 EURO = $36.11CAN Size in bag 15ml = $18.05 CAN
Crown Brush - C412 DLX. POINTED CREASE
Soft hairs make application easy, picks up product with medium fall out. I will never say no to more brushes in a collection. They can work wonders for different areas of the eye. Always need to reach for more than more when doing various colours. Full size $7.00 USD = $9.70 CAN
SMASHBOX FULL EXPOSURE MASCARA
I have the full size of this and I'm a fan. I like the bristles, they seem to grab every lash and push them up making my lashes look full and plump. I keep this one as my travel size for whenever I need to fix my lashes. This is a great product to have in your collection. Full size 0.38 oz $22.50 CAN Size in bag Approx. $5.00 CAN
November's Beauty Blast bag has a value of $63.32 CAN. The bag only cost $10.00 + shipping to Canada. This months bag was a steal and I'm using all the products in my beauty routine.
Tyla Carmela x*x*