Ipsy Glam Bag ~ January Edition ~

Good Afternoon All!
So I’m not sure what happened
in regards to sending this months
Ipsy but it was hella late! Considering
I am down to two monthly subscriptions,
it sure felt like a gap between them.
This month’s bag theme has a sporty flair to it.
It’s great for the gym to keep hair elastics,
bobby pins, makeup wipes etc.

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Seraphine Botanicals – Raisin & Cream Lip Stain ~ Retail Price: $24.00
Lip crayons are by far my absolute favourite form of lip product.
I love how creamy they are and how they glide on your lips with ease.
This one also claims to be super hydrating which is perfect for these cold
winter months. It also claims to blend nicely on your cheeks so you can
match up your makeup look!

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Dermelect – Microfacial Exfoliating Masque – Retail Price: $38.00 @ Full Size
As mentioned 1,000 times over, I love masks! I do however, become a little
nervous when it comes to exfoliating masks. My skin is super sensitive so
I need to be very careful with the products I use or else my skin gets all
red and blotchy and takes a long time to calm down. This product claims
to be gentle for sensitive skin and also purifies pores and absorbs excess oils.
I think I’ll give this one a go tonight!

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Dirty Little Secret Cosmetics – Eyeshadow in “Sangria” – Retail Price: $12.00
I am super happy I received the shade “Sangria” instead of “Bikini”
as I have so many different shades of Gold and not many shades of Red.
It is very pigmented and buildable which are great assets. If you want to
create a more dramatic look, you can always dip your makeup brush in water
to really make the colour pop!

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TheBalm Cosmetics – Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter – Retail Price: $30.00 @ Full Size
I must say the packaging for this company is very creative and fun. Considering
the products they have had featured in Ipsy are all sample size, I usually give them
away unless its a highlighter. I don’t use it for above my cheeks but I do use it to enhance
my brow bone, down my nose, cupids bow and sometimes as an all over eye shadow to
brighten up my eyes under my glasses for a quick look.


Andalou Naturals – Argan & Shea Styling Cream – Retail Price: $11.00
I’m probably the most excited about this item this month. I love trying out
new styling products to see how they work with my crazy curly hair.
The best part about samples is that you don’t pay a bunch of money for
something that may not work for you. It also smells really good which is
an added bonus. Hoping I get some great results from this.

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It’s hard to believe the first month of
the New Year is almost over. Time sure
does fly! Looking forward to what February
has in store for my makeup subscriptions.
I’m guessing there just may be a little love in the air.

Xoxo, Dani Girl

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TOPBOX ~ January Edition ~

Good Afternoon All!
It’s a New Year which means new products are in!
As previously mentioned, I discontinued my
Boxycharm subscription so as to save a bit of money
as I was going makeup overboard. I have always been
on the fence about TOPBOX as I never know what I am
getting. Part of me likes that surprise and the other part
of me doesn’t want to waste money on products I won’t use.
That being said, on countless occasions, I have been more than
happy with my TOPBOX products. So let’s begin!

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Cake ~ Intensely Smoothing Body Butter Balm ~ Retail Price: $22.00
Winter is in full force here in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada!
This is the perfect product for making sure your skin is keeping
hydrated and smooth during those cold pesky months where everything
seems to dry out!

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Benefit Cosmetics ~ They’re Real Tinted Primer ~ Retail Price: $16.00
So I actually got this product previously in an Ipsy subscription before I
had even tried the mascara of the same brand. I actually use to wear just
the tinted primer on its own on my down days and loved that it still gave
me full looking lashes without having to actually use a mascara. Super
happy to have this product again!

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Cougar ~ Perfect Pout Lip Plumper ~ Retail Price: $26.00 CAN
An improvement of the internal and superficial lip texture
with a visible impact on the lip shape: increases the volume of the lips,
Decreases anti-ageing and anti-sagging effect on the lips and
improves hydration and softness of the lips. I tried it out as soon as
I opened up my subscription this afternoon and I must say it sure works!
I have a pretty big bottom lip and a non existent top lip so it was nice to
see the effect it had to even out my top lip. It feels a little stingy and weird
but that is how you know its doing its job!

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Nioxin ~ Instant Fullness Dry Cleanser ~ Retail Price: $19.00
I must say that TOPBOX is well known for the dry shampoo’s.
This is my third one I have received, each having different benefits
which I didn’t think was possible as they all technically do the same thing.
I am familiar with the brand Nioxin as I worked in hair salons and know
that their products are best suited for people with thinning or fine hair.
I have a heap of curly hair but it is quite fine and I like dry shampoo for
my bangs as they seem to be the only part of my hair that gets oily.

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I must say getting four products valued at $83.00 for $13.56 is
a pretty sweet deal! Most often two of the products are full size
so you are really lucking out. Stay tuned for Ipsy coming up next!

Xoxo, Dani Girl

Boxycharm – December Edition –

It is with great sadness that I say goodbye
to this subscription. This was my last month
receiving Boxycharm and although I love the
full size and high end products, my wallet isn’t
much of a fan. I also have several types of the same
product to go through now so I think I need to cut back a bit.
Without further ado, here is my final Boxycharm!

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Real Her – Blush Kit – Retail Price: $32.00
Treat your cheeks to an instant natural glow with three
shimmery tones. I like the fact that there are different tones
to choose from as not all blushes work for me so I can experiment
with these.

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Beaute Basics – Bronze Essentials – Retail Price: $39.95
Use individually or mix together for your ultimate Bronze
and Glow. As previously mentioned, I don’t have much experience
with Bronzers and really don’t want to make myself look like I got
beat up on purpose. This Bronzer specifically is so beautiful in design
and tone that I think I’ll finally take up some Youtube Tutorials to learn
how to do it right!

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Makeup Geek – Showstopper Creme Stain – Retail Price: $12.00
I love the design of this lip stain and the colour could not be more
perfect for an everyday look. With a mix of a chocolate brown and
a soft dusted rose pink, I really think this guy will become a regular
in my collection. ( Note: pic doesn’t do the colour justice! )

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Tarte – Tartiest Lash Paint Mascara – Retail Price: $23.00
I’m sure many people can agree that they have tried various
types of mascaras over the years. There always end up being
the tried and true that you go back to. I love all of Tarte cosmetics
and am really happy to have a full size mascara which is one of the
only products of theirs I have yet to try!

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Vintage Cosmetics – Illuminating Face Highlighter – Retail Price: $32.00
I have recently experimented with various types of highlighters
and even though I have many to choose from, I am quite happy to have
received this. I like the fact that this can be worn alone or as a beautiful
highlight over a pretty blush. The packaging is also stunning! Rose Gold for life!

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So sad to see you go Boxycharm.
We had a solid amazing 6 months
together but alas, all good things come
to an end. I will treasure and use all of the
wonderful products I have received.

Xoxo, Dani Girl