Ipsy Glam Bag ~ March Edition ~

ipsy march bag

Good Afternoon All!
I finally received my Ipsy!
I had redeemed points for an extra
product so it took longer than normal to arrive.
So, let’s dig in! This month’s theme is ” Create. ”
As you can see below, the bag is made to be coloured
and you get a pink and blue marker in your pack to personalize
it any way you want. Love this idea!


NIP+FAB – Glycolic Scrub Fix – Retail Price: $8.76
This 3-in-1 exfoliant is packed with 3% glycolic acid and salicylic acids
to refine, brighten + renew. Glycolic Fix Facial scrub works deep into
pores to cleanse, polish + reduce blemishes from the first use. I am
digging what this product is laying down so long as it doesn’t irritate
my ridiculously sensitive skin.
*Remember folks, only exfoliate once a week MAX!*


EYEKO – Lash Alert Mascara in Carbon Black – Retail Price: $28.40 @ Full Size
This mascara is actually infused with caffeine. Why hasn’t anyone thought
of this before?! I love the shape of the brush as its curvy which helps to reach
every lash! Did I mention it’s cruelty free? This product is also filled with
biotin which helps promote healthy and fuller lashes!


Winky Lux – Powdered Lights In “Charm” Retail Price: $18.00 @ Full Size
As I’m sure some of you have noticed, Ipsy has been sending Highlighters almost
every month for awhile now. Normally I am annoyed but this one is actually quite
different! It refracts light and creates a luminescent glow. The velvety texture and long wear technology creates a delicate radiance that lasts all day. I wore it today for the first
time and really love how it looks! It’s subtle which is nice because I am so pale and so it
doesn’t look like I’ve overdone it.

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HERMINERALS – Blending Sponge – Retail Price: $12.00
I know everyone loves Beauty Blenders! I find because my skin
is so dry and textured that using a sponge beauty blender
(even after dampening it) makes noticeable streaks and lines on my face.
It doesn’t let the makeup settled nicely into my skin.
I have been using a silicone flat Beauty Blender for a few months now
and this thing is like magic! It doesn’t absorb the makeup like the
sponge beauty blenders and it allows for a smooth application. I
do however, normally follow up with a sponge triangle just to set it
after it has been applied and even then, everything is smoothed out
without leaving lines. That being said, I most likely won’t be using this.

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Ahava – Purifying Mud Mask – Retail Price: $42.00 @ Full Size
As previously mentioned I have a HEAP of masks! I don’t however
have a mud mask! It’s made with mud from the Dead Sea and nourishing kaolin and chamomile that help even out your skin tone, smooth your skin’s texture, and boost hydration. Everything I could possibly need is in this mask and as an added
bonus, it can even be used as an overnight spot treatment!

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Last but not least, the item I redeemed with my points!

Purpletale – 5 Steps to Lovely Skin Complete Facial Solution – Retail Price: $4.00
It’s always nice to make time to pamper yourself. When I saw this item
up for grabs, I figured hey! why not! I plan to use it prior to a night out
or special event as I really want to make the most of it. This portable five-step
facial kit comes with (1) foam cleanser, (2) ampoule, (3)bio cellulose sheet mask,
(4) facial cream, and (5) neck cream in one neat packet so that you can enjoy facials whenever and wherever you want!

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That’s it, that’s all!
Stay tuned for April Subscriptions next month!

Xoxo, Dani Girl




TOPOX ~ March Edition ~

Good Afternoon All!
Topbox arrived first this month!
Topbox normally sends you an e-mail
at the end of the month asking you to choose
from a variety of different boxes or to stick with
the original Topbox. Considering I haven’t been receiving
e-mails since the start of the new year, I have been
getting the original Topbox which is always a surprise.
I must say I have been really happy with them.
I guess sometimes its nice to let go of control and
let yourself have a little mystery!


Delectable Ultra Nourishing Hand Cream “Sweet Mint & Cream”
I have received a variety of different moisturizing products from this
company and must say I am pretty happy with their ability to heal
cracked and dry hands with ease. They come in a variety of different
scents as well which are not extremely over powering. I think this
scent in particular will make me quite hungry for Mint Chocolate Chip
Ice Cream!


Laniege Multiberry Yogurt Repairing Mask
Mask Queen over here! I had previously received a
yogurt based moisturizer and loved it! I can imagine
it will be no different with this mask. It smells amazing
and probiotics do wonders for the skin!


Benefit Bad Gal Bang Mascara
Having a few monthly subscriptions on the go
allows you to test a multitude of products. I often
receive mascara which is great because they are
all made differently. This is the first time receiving this
one in particular. I have heard great things and I really
like the design and wand applicator as it allows for seperation
of the lashes with little to no clumping.


Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip
SO happy to have this product! I absolutely adore
Smashbox products and this lippie is no different.
The best part about this shade is that it is not too
bold so it can be worn everyday! It has a lightweight
texture and is rich and saturated with colour creating
a high impact shine.


Stay tuned next week when I unveil my Ipsy Glam Bag
and the product I redeemed with my points!

Xoxo, Dani Girl


Topbox ~ February Edition ~

Good Afternoon All!

I didn’t get the option to choose a
specialty box or stick with the regular
Topbox so they sent me the regular.
I have been in anticipation as I do not
know ahead of time what I am getting with
this specific monthly subscription.
Let’s get right down to it!


Wella Professionals – Oil Reflections Shampoo & Conditioner
Super happy to have received salon quality shampoo and conditioner.
I just got my hair done last week and I really want to keep the colour
lasting so investing in good products for washing and styling make a
big difference. These items are light moisturizing and made with
White Tea Extract!


Fruits & Passion – Ocean Flower Hand Cream
Normally I would be annoyed to receive hand cream
twice in a row but considering its winter and my hands
hate the cold, I am absolutely greatful. This hand cream is
enriched with a blend of coconut oil, mineral water from Canada
and a mineral complex with softening and moisturizing properties.
I like that it isn’t greasy and has a light smell that is not even the
least bit overpowering.

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GLAMGLOW- Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in “Nude Glow”
At first I thought this might be a new GLAMGLOW Mask that I have
yet to try but upon a second glance, I realized it was a moisturizer sample!
I was hoping to receive a moisturizer this month in one of my makeup
subscriptions as I like to experiment and see what works best for my
dry skin. This product is a hydrating, super-charged cream with
iridescent illuminating pearl particles to blur, reflect, and enhance
your complexion for an instant luminous finish. If only their products
weren’t so expensive at full size!


Smashbox – Be Legendary Liquid Metal Mini in “Crimson Chrome”
I don’t wear red lipstick often as I find it quite dramatic and since
I am super pale, I feel it washes me out sometimes. I normally
lean towards Fuscia and Coral in regards to bold lip colours.
I do love Smashbox so I am going to give this lippie a go!


That’s it for this month!
Stay tuned for March subscriptions!
Hoping for some nice spring products/colours.

Xoxo, Dani Girl

Ipsy Glam Bag ~ February Edition ~

Good Afternoon All!

Ipsy arrived early this month so I’m super happy!!!
I also got my co-worker into it so now we both get it
delivered to work. The best part about this is that if
there is something in our bag we aren’t fond of, we
can do trades!


F.A.R.A.H. Brushes – Angled Contour Brush 30F
I may have a million brushes but surprisingly enough, I don’t
have any angled contour brushes so this is a win in my books.
Absolutely in love with the purple of the handle and bristles.
Looking forward to creating some fantastic looks with this bad boy.


Z Skin Cosmetics – Winter Skin Hydrating Spray
This is probably my favourite item in this months bag.
I like to experiment with different products to see what I like
and when it comes to primers, this is a definite plus. I like the
idea that this product can be used to revitalize your look and feel
through out the day. It is very hydrating and smells amazing.
It also helps to treat dark spots over time!


Marc Anthony – Strengthening Grow Long Leave-In Conditioner
All hail Marc Anthony! I have tried quite a few of his products
via Ipsy and LOVE them all. Considering the fact that I have curly
hair, it is always dry and could really use a treatment from time to time.
This leave in conditioner is going to be my new best friend for sure.


IT Cosmetics – Bye Bye Under Eye in Light (Ultra Fair)
So there was a time a few months ago where I was trying
to find a new liquid foundation that had full coverage
and I ended up falling back on to a hey honey under eye
concealer I received from a previous Ipsy. Unfortunately
the tube was small as it is solely meant for your under eye
but it managed to do the trick until I found what I was looking
for. That being said, I have a feeling that this guy could probably
work the same way for me and considering its highly pigmented,
a little will go a long way!

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Marsk – Loose Eye Shadow in “Foiled Again”
So I actually got the Luna baked highlighter but seeing as I
already have about 5 highlighters, my co-worker and I did
a switch. I am really happy to have traded for this product
as I have many eye shadows but I currently do not have a
metallic loose powder type! I know this will pack a punch
with a wet brush and can even be layered over a darker
eye shadow to create a really dramatic eye look. Did I
mention it’s 100% cruelty free!? Score!

So there we are! Topbox is still on its way and
my co-worker also subscribed to that so looking
forward to the surprises that await!

Xoxo, Dani Girl

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.


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!


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!


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.


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

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!


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!


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!


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!


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.


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