Review Now! Global Beauty care- Charcoal wash off mask

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This charcoal wash off mask digs deep into your skin to remove all the icky from your skin. This charcoal mask does not leave your skin feeling dry. This face mask takes only 15 minutes and then your face will feel clean, smooth, and soft. If you are looking for a nice charcoal wash off mask that will not break the bank I recommend that you try this product.

 

How to use:

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  • Apply to clean dry skin
  • Make sure to avoid your eyes and lips
  • Let the mask sit for 15 minutes
  • Rinse the product off your face using warm water

 

Reasons I LOVE this product:

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  • Its affordable
  • Does not dry my skin out
  • Clears up any acne that I have
  • Leaves my skin feel clean and soft
  • It has a screw off cap

Ingredients:

aqua (water), maris limus, dimethicone, cyclohexasiloxane, propylene glycol, peg-400, caprylic/capric triglyceride, polyquaternium-39, isononyl isononanoate, methyl glucose sesquistearate, trehalose, charcoal powder, betaine, cetearyl alcohol, squalane, malt extract, sodium pca, tocopherol (vitamin e), xanthan gum, hydroxyethyl cellulose, sodium hyaluronate, ethylhexylglycerin, phenoxyethanol, parfum

 

Personal Opinion:

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I received this product in my January 2018 Ipsy glam bag. This is the first time that I have used a Charcoal wash off mask. I was a bit skeptical when I first seen this product because I have used a charcoal face wash a few years ago and it burned my whole face. However, this product did not! This product left my skin feeling amazing!! One thing that I really liked about this product is that it started to clear up my acne, and this surprised me. I rate Global Beauty care- Charcoal wash off mask five of five stars!! I highly recommend this product to you.

 

Where to purchase?

https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/global-beauty-care-5-oz-wash-off-mask-in-charcoal/1020340193

 

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Review Now! Glamglow super cleanse clearing cream to foam cleanser

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This facial cleanser is used with 3 different charcoals which is great for your skin! This cleanser is detoxifying to your skin and removes dirt from your pores. Plus, it smells really amazing! I feel like it kind of smells like peppermint.

 

3 charcoals used for this product:

  • Coconut
  • Ubame white oak
  • Gray bamboo

 

Pros and cons:

 

Pros;

  • It smells amazing
  • Leaves my face feeling very clean
  • Not drying
  • Removes my makeup
  • Leaves my face with a glow

 

Cons;

  • Pricey for a facial cleanser
  • Not very foaming

 

 

How to use this product:

Squeeze product into dry hands and add water to get the foam effect. Run onto face in circular motion, rinse face and pat dry.

 

Solutions for:

  • Acne and blemishes
  • Oiliness
  • Pores

 

This product is formulated without:

  • Parabens
  • Sulfates
  • Phthalates

 

Ingredients: 

-K17 and Mediterranean Clay: Absorb oil to mattify skin. -Triple Charcoal Complex: Detoxes skin and remove pore-clogging debris. -Teaoxi® Eucalyptus Leaf, Licorice Root, and Cumin Seed: Provide gentle exfoliation and cleansing. Water, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Charcoal Powder, Propanediol, Kaolin, Carbon, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Powder, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Nigella Sativa Seed Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Chloride, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

 

Personal opinion:

So, I received a sample of this product in my January 2018 Play! By Sephora box. I have to say I was not to happy when I seen a skin care product in my box however, this facial cleanser leaves my skin feeling really soft! This facial cleanser removed my make up very well and I must mention I LOVE the smell of this product. Usually charcoal facial cleansers dry my skin out, this one did not! I rate Glamglow super cleanse clearing cream to foam cleanser four out of five stars! I recommend that you try this product if you are looking for a nice charcoal facial cleanser.

 

Where to purchase?

https://www.sephora.com/product/supercleanse-tm-clearing-cream-to-foam-cleanser-P421948

 

Review Now! Play! By Sephora January 2018 box

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So, I received my box a few days ago, this month seems to be focusing on skincare items. I am not super excited about that I would much rather get makeup items. However, the items I received I am excited to try!

 

This month’s theme:

Each month there is a cute theme for the box, this month’s theme is “Happy you year”. It says “When resolutions look this good, they’re easy to keep. Kick off 2018 with a new beauty routine that puts hydration first.” So, I like the fact that these products are focusing on hydration as many of you know I struggle with dry skin especially in the winter with all this cold weather here in Ohio. Honestly, I need to focus more on skincare then what I currently do I feel like I neglect skincare.

 

About this month’s bag:

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The bag is little draw string pouch that feels like a cotton material, it has a cute baby blue draw string. On the front of the bag is a picture of a girl who is wearing a crown that says 2018 and there is a banner that says happy you year. This is a really cute little pouch.

 

The products that I received:

  • GlamGlow super cleanse clearing cream-to-foam cleanser
  • Smashbox photo finish primerizer
  • Lancome CILS booster XL super-enhancing mascara base
  • Clinique pep-start eye cream
  • Fresh rose floral toner
  • Alterna haircare caviar moisture shampoo and conditioner

 

What is Play! By Sephora?

Play! By Sephora is a $10 a month beauty subscription box where you get 5 trial size sample and bonus item which is usually perfume. In each box you also get a play bass which you can use to get 50 beauty insider points.

You can subscribe to Play! By Sephora at this link https://www.sephora.com/play

Personal Opinion:

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I got box #028, I am disappointed by this month’s box. This is only my second box from Play! By Sephora but I was expecting more. I was expecting more makeup products which is why I am subscribed in the first place to build up my makeup collection and to try things before I purchase them. I am happy though that the skincare items are focusing on hydration y’all know I need that. I am excited to try all the products that I received this month. I rate Play! By Sephora January 2018 box #028 a 3 out of 5 stars. This is only because I am not too impressed with the items that I got in my box.

 

Review Now! Makeup forever Artist rouge lipstick in fuchsia pink

This is a very creamy lipstick that goes on very smoothly, this lipstick is not drying at all. It is very comfortable to wear on your lips, and feels hydrating. The makeup forever artists rouge collection provides 20 matte finish shades and 34 satin finish shades, which will allow you to create a beautiful and bold look for your lips. If you are looking for a long lasting and non-drying lipstick, then I highly recommend that you try this product.

 

How to wear this product:

So, you would just apply this product on your lips like you would any other lipstick there is no special way that this product needs to be applied. This product will glide right onto your lips very smoothly and it feels amazing.

 

Pros and Cons:

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Pros;

  • Very pigmented
  • Long lasting
  • Goes on very smoothly
  • Not drying
  • Big color selection

 

Cons;

  • Takes it awhile to dry
  • Does transfer

 

About this brand:

“For more than 25 years, MAKE UP FOR EVER has been the go-to color brand for beauty professionals and make up enthusiasts around the world. Created by renowned Parisian makeup artist Dany Sanz, who was originally a painter and sculptor, MAKE UP FOR EVER is at the forefront of high-performance, innovative makeup with vibrant shades and truly long-lasting formulas. Sanz sought to develop an all-encompassing make up line for fashion and show-business professionals that contained every kind of product, texture and color needed to achieve any effect a makeup artist could desire.”

 

Ingredients:

So, looking online I could not seem to find a list of ingredients or I would I have listed them here.

 

Things this product is formulated without:

  • Parabens
  • Sulfates
  • Phthalates

 

Personal Opinion:

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I got a sample of this product in my December 2017 Play! By Sephora box, when I first seen the color of this lipstick I have to say that I was NOT happy with the color choice. However, when I used it the color was not that bad. I feel like this would be a good color for spring/summer just not for the winter. This is my first time using a product from makeup forever and I have to say that I was impressed with the fact that it lasted awhile and that it was not drying. Let’s get into the formula, the formula of this product is amazing! It goes on very smoothly, and is not drying at all.  I like this product I just wish it would have been a different shade. I may go buy a different shade here soon! I LOVE the color selection of this product there are so many beautiful colors to choose from and I really love that aspect of this product. This product is long lasting, it lasts a lot longer then some other lipsticks that I own.  I rate Makeup Forever Artist rouge lipstick in the color fuchsia pink a 5 out of 5 stars.

 

Where to purchase:

https://www.sephora.com/product/artist-rouge-lipstick-P410516?skuId=1850577

 

 

 

 

Review Now! Clinique pretty easy eye lining pen

This eye lining pen lasts 24 hours and gives you a precise line which allows you to create the perfect look! It glides super easy and creates a super pigmented line. The color of this eye lining pen is black, and it works amazing to create the perfect wing, cat eye, or whatever it is that you are trying to create. If you are looking for an eye lining pen that creates perfect lines, then I recommend that you try this product.

 

How to use this product:

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Just glide this eye lining pen on top of your eye lid where you lash line is and bring it out to create a beautiful look. You can even use this on your water line. This pen creates prefect lines, you can create thick or thin lines when using this pen.

 

Ingredients:

Water / Aqua / Eau, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol, Ammonium Acrylates Copolymer, Acrylates Copolymer, 1,2-Hexanediol, Beheneth-30, Ethylhexylglycerin, Simethicone, Tocopherol, Sorbitan Palmitate, Sorbitan Laurate, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Aminomethyl Propanol, Sorbitan Trioleate, Sucrose Palmitate, Phenoxyethanol.

May Contain: Black 2 (CI 77266), Mica, Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Iron Oxides (CI 77492).

Pros and cons;

Pros;

  • Its smudge proof
  • 24-hour wear
  • Mistake proof liquid eye liner pen
  • Creates perfect lines

 

Cons;

  • There is only one shade available at Sephora and only 2 shades available on the Clinique website.
  • The price is $21.00 at Sephora so that is kind of pricey
  • I’m not a huge fan of eye lining pens

About the brand:

“Founded on the belief that “great skin can be created,” Clinique is the first dermatologist-tested cosmetics brand. Simple routines and clinically proven formulas are allergy tested, fragrance free, and bring visible results. From the latest treatment innovations to the freshest new makeup shades, everything Clinique is customized by Skin Type and concern.”

 

Things to know about this product:

  • Made without Parabens
  • It is ophthalmologist tested
  • Allergy tested
  • Safe for sensitive eyes
  • Safe for contact lens wearers
  • 100% Fragrance free

 

Personal Opinion:

So, I got this product in my December 2017 Play! By Sephora box, and I like the product it provides great lines. I’m not a huge fan of liquid eye liner pens. I am still trying to perfect my wing/cat eye look. I mean I don’t really have anything against this product it works really well it is very pigmented and provides bold lines. I rate Clinique pretty easy eye lining pen five of five stars. If you like eye lining pens, then you will probably fall in love with this product.

 

Where to purchase?

https://www.sephora.com/product/pretty-easy-liquid-eyelining-pen-P398415

 

 

Review Now! Cover FX custom enhancing drops in the shade moonlight

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This is an ultra-concentrated illuminize and bronzing drops. That is sure to give you a beautiful glow. These drops are super pigmented and a little goes a long way. There are several ways that you can use this product to create an illuminating look.

 

How to use this product:

  • Shake well before use
  • Dab a few drops where you would apply your highlight and blend
  • Mix the product in with your foundation to get an all over glow
  • Apply to your eyelids so add shimmer

Different Shades:

  • Halo
  • Celestial
  • Moonlight
  • Blossom
  • Rose Gold
  • Sunkissed
  • Sunlight
  • Candlelight
  • Sunset

About the brand:

“Great beauty begins with a great foundation. Cover FX has created healthy, innovative beauty products in a global shade palette that covers every skintone and skin type. Developed for even the most sensitive skin, Cover FX formulas contain ingredients rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and essential skin emollients, yet still provide weightless full coverage. Everything you need and nothing you don’t—Cover FX is free of the Inflammatory 5: mineral oil, fragrance, gluten, parabens, and talc. Celebrate the freedom to be simply incredible, yet always incredibly you.”

 

Things to know about this product:

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  • This product is Vegan
  • This product is clinically tested
  • This product is formulated without parabens
  • This product is free of fragrance, gluten, mineral oil, and talc.

Ingredients:

Dimethicone, Synthetic Wax, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Silica, Polybutene, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Trimethylsiloxysilicate/Dimethiconol Crosspolymer, Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic Acid/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Silica Silylate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

 

Pros and cons:

Pros;

  • Pigmented
  • Multiuse product
  • Has a good shade selection
  • Blends well
  • A little goes a long way, so you do not need much

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Doesn’t last as long as I would like
  • The color I received is not as illuminating as I would like

 

Personal Opinion:

I got a sample of this product in my December 2017 Play! By Sephora box, I was super excited when I seen the preview that I would be getting this product. I had been wanting to try this product for some time now but could not bring myself to pay such a high price for a highlighter. Once I received this product and was able to try it out I realized that it was not as illuminating as I had expected. I feel like this product was overly hyped up. I mean it’s a good product, don’t get me wrong, but it’s not super blinding which is what I go for with a highlighter. Maybe it’s the shade that I received. It’s possible that it just doesn’t work well with my skin tone. I would not pay such a high price for this product. I love that I got it and a little goes a long way. It works really well for a beautiful natural looking shimmer. I rate Cover FX custom enhancing drops in the shade moonlight a 3 out of 5 stars.

 

Where to purchase this product?

https://www.sephora.com/product/custom-enhancer-drops-P409765?skuId=1826924&icid2=play_currentmonth_coverfx_product_review_image_december

Review Now! January 2018 Ipsy Glam Bag

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So, I received my Ipsy bag on January 11th, I have to say that when I seen the preview I was not all that excited about the bag design. However, once I seen it in person it was better than what I had thought it would be. I am super excited to try the products that I received in this month’s bag.

 

January 2018 Ipsy Glam bag theme:

Each ipsy bag has a theme. This month’s theme is “Game Face” I really like the theme for this month it’s all about starting the new year. I like the fact that on one side of the card it says, “I will conquer ____” which is really fun. Take a moment to read the card that came in your bag for more information on this month’s theme.

 

About the bag:

So, this month’s bag is very athletic. The bag is in a mesh material, which is kind of squishy. The base of the bag is a blue and down the middle of the bag it has a neon yellow/green stripe with a hot pink stripe down the middle of that. The zipper has a neon yellow/green shoelace tassel. The inside of the bag is also neon yellow/green and on the side of the bag there is a plastic tag that says ipsy and it is yellow. This bag is not my favorite bag that I have received but it is a lot cuter than what I had thought. I was not to sure on how I would like the bag when I saw the preview, I am not an athletic type of person however, the bag is alright.

 

The five products that I received:

  • CAKE BY CAKE BEAUTY Heavy Cream Intensive Body Balm
  • GLOBAL BEAUTY CARE Charcoal Wash Off Mask
  • BELLAPIERRE COSMETICS StayPut Brow Gel in Licorice
  • SO SUSAN Liquid Matte in Raisin Flesh
  • THEBALM COSMETICS Mary-Lou Manizer

What is an Ipsy Glam Bag?

“When you join our Glam Bag program, each month we’ll send you 5 deluxe sample or full-sized beauty goodies (including makeup, skincare, hair care, and nail care), packed in a stylish makeup bag. Once you get your Glam Bag, you can follow along with tutorials by our Creators, check out tips and tricks on ipsy.com, and share your own looks and videos with the ipsy community on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. You can also take advantage of special benefits we offer only to ipsters, like daily ipsy Offers (flash sales), Points rewards program, and monthly Giveaways. The Glam Bag is only $10 a month, or $110 for an annual membership*. Shipping is free in the U.S. and USD $4.95 for bags shipped to Canada. *Price may vary slightly depending on specific promotions we’re running.”

Source: http://help.ipsy.com/customer/portal/articles/1465221-what-s-a-glam-bag-

 

Personal Opinion:

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I am excited to try all the products that I received in my January 2018 Ipsy glam bag. I was excited when I seen that I would be receiving the BELLAPIERRE COSMETICS StayPut Brow Gel in Licorice. I have never used brow gel I usually just use eyeshadow on my brows, so I am excited to try this product. I love getting makeup subscriptions because it allows me to build my makeup collection. All in all, I am happy with the products that I received in this month’s bag, I will be conducting separate reviews on each product that I received once I have had some time to try each product out. I give January 2018 Ipsy glam bag five of five stars.

 

Are you interested in subscribing to Ipsy? I will provide a referral code below you can click on and sign up for Ipsy. If you use my referral code it will give me points. https://www.ipsy.com/new?cid=ppage_ref&sid=link&refer=131ca

 

My January 2018 Ipsy Un-bagging youtube video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw5ocDgsj08&t=28s