Medusa’s Makeup Bag March 2017

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Hey lovelies,

Long time no chat. Quick life update: I feel like I’m still adjusting to having 3 kids. There are some days where I feel like I have things handled, and other days where I’m sitting in the floor wondering, “Will this ever get easier?” So, that’s why I randomly pop in and out of here.

I do have a quick unbagging that I want to do. I’ve been subscribed to Medusa’s Makeup for several months now, and if you’re not new to my blog you probably already know that. Their subscription is still relatively new though. It’s a vegan/cruelty free option and costs $15.95 per month. I usually receive 3-4 full sized products. Typically, I’ve received a good mixture of eye and face products every month and a lip product. This has quickly become one of my favorite subscriptions!

Okay, let’s go over what I received in March.

  1. Stick it eye primer- At first I thought this was a previous item I received, but I mistook it for the glitter primer which comes in the exact same packaging. I love the glitter primer and I can’t wait to try the stick it eye primer! I prefer tacky primers when applying loose shadows on my lid.
  2. Lipstick in “Lydia”- this is a GORGEOUS lavender shade that’s perfect for Spring. I really love Medusa’s Makeup lipsticks and the packaging, so I’m happy to add another to my growing collection.
  3. Loose eye pigment in “Wasabi”- Green! Because of March! Okay, I truly do love shades of green eyeshadow so I know this one will get used. I love these loose shadows, especially under a dark base like Nyx’s jumbo eye pencil in black bean.
  4. Lip paint in “Get Lucky”- This is a new item to Medusa’s Makeup! I was so excited to try out their liquid lipsticks….but this one is bright pink. We all know how I feel about bright pink lipstick. However, I am curious about this formula so I will likely try it out one day when I’m at home doing nothing to see how it wears.

Overall thoughts: This bag was almost a total winner for me other than the bright pink shade of lipstick. I always feel that I get a good variety of products from this subscription, and I have not gotten bored yet with it all being the same brand. If you’re subscribed to this bag, what are your thoughts on it? I would love to hear them! If you want to sign up yourself, just go to medusasmakeup.com

They even take paypal, which is another plus for me and for anyone else that dislikes putting credit card info on sites.

Anyway, I hope you all enjoyed this short and sweet little unbagging. Feel free to chat with me about anything in the comments.

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Lip Monthly August 2016

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Hey lovelies,

I have another subscription unbagging today! I’ve been subscribed to Lip Monthly for awhile now, over a year or so. I’ve mentioned my thoughts on them numerous times. but I do highly enjoy their monthly subscription service.

For $12.95 a month (also ships international), you get four normally full sized products. There’s usually three lip products and one “makeup mix up” which can be about anything. Sometimes it’s hair/skin care and other months it’s eyeshadow or blush. I always look forward to this bag and I find myself actually trying the items in my bag since they’re full sized. Tiny samples can get lost in a deep abyss of “try later” stashes hidden around my vanity. Full sized products are just easier to see, in my opinion.

If you want to save 55% on your first bag, enter the code Kayla55!

Anyway, this month I was sent four products. Two of which can be used on the cheeks and lips! Anyone else love multifuncitonal products? I do. I like to stick them in my bag if I’m running errands all day or if I’m super busy. It saves room in my purse and I cut down on the “hand to purse” time looking for products to quickly freshen up my face. Okay, enough, rambling, let’s get on to what was in my bag:

1. Hikari Cosmetics Dual Color Stick $15– This is one of the multitasking products I mentioned before. This can be used on the lips or on the cheeks as a cream stain. There were a couple of different shades sent out, and I received the orange one. I’m not too sure how I feel about the shade. I know I’m shaped like a pumpkin right now, but I don’t want to relive the “pumpkin face” days from my childhood with orange cheeks. The shade would definetely work on someone with a deeper skin tone though!

2. Manna Kadar Lip Crayon $24– This is the second Manna Kadar product I’ve gotten through Lip Monthly, and I’m not complaining. The last item was a gloss and I ended up liking it so much I took it to the beach with me and wore it everyday as a quick nude. I love the shade of this crayon and it’s totally one I can see myself wearing while running errands or for everyday wear around the house.

3. Seraphine Lip/Cheek Gel $20– This brand is a vegan and cruelty free brand and I highly enjoyed the lip stain we received from them a few months ago. I love the packaging, and the gel consistency of this product blends out really well, so I know I can wear it on my cheeks and on my lips if I need a quick wash of color. The shade of this one is one I can wear as well. It’s a deeper pink, but I think this will look lovely in Fall. Flushed cheeks, anyone?

4. Lord & Berry Lip Liner $10– I have received quite a few products from Lord & Berry, and I really love their lip products! This lip liner is a rose shade, and it pairs perfectly with the lip crayon this month! I’ve already used this liner, and it applies so smooth, but not too smooth like the Colourpop ones, so your lipstick is going to stay in place and not feather out throughout the day.

Overall Bag Value- $69

This month’s bag was very high value! I am excited for every product in this bag, and I will even try the Hikari one out just to see if I’m wrong and I can find a use for it. I’m most excited for the lip crayon and pencil though. I’ve been able to try several brands through Lip Monthly that I had never thought to try myself, which is one of the biggest reasons why I’ve remained subscribed.

I hope you all enjoyed this unbagging. If you’re subscribed to lip monthly, let me know your thoughts in the comments! I have more posts regarding this subscription if you type “lip monthly” into the search bar on my blog page. It will show you previous bags and reviews from over the course of a year.

As always, thank you for stopping by and reading this post. I hope you’re all having wonderful days.

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June Lip Monthly Review

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Hey beauties,

I know this is July and I’m reviewing a June bag, but it arrived in my mailbox close to the end of the month, and then birthdays and holidays happened. Better late than never, right?

I’ve been subscribed to Lip Monthly for a little over a year now. I think I signed up close to when they first started sending bags out. Ipsy is my only other beauty subscription besides this one.

If you’re unfamiliar with Lip Monthly, they’re a lip product focused subscription that costs $12.95 per month. They will even ship internationally, and I believe it’s at an affordable rate! However, I do have a coupon code that will make your first bag close to $6. My code is Kayla55.

Yes, it’s an affiliate code. However, I was subscribed to Lip Monthly way before I was offered a code with them. I stand by my opinions and will link more posts at the end.

Most months I’m sent bags with 3 lip products and one “makeup mix up” product. However, this month I was sent 2 non lip oriented products! Let’s go over what was in the bag:

Jelly Pong Pong Lip Butter– This retails at $18.95. Jelly Pong Pong is such a weirdly named cosmetic brand, but I have enjoyed quite a few items I’ve gotten from this brand from both Lip Monthly and Ipsy. This lip butter has the most adorable packaging! I love hot air balloons! This is also very reminiscent of the Tarte lip butters. I think if you enjoy more hydrating lip formulas, this one would be up your alley! I love the texture and think it’s nice everyday shade and formula for me.

Be a Bombshell Lip/Cheek Stick– This retails at $16. I’ve actually gotten one of these sticks in a past Ipsy bag and loved it! I enjoy cream products on my cheeks in the Summer, they tend to look better throughout the day in humid weather compared to using all powder products. The shade I received is a gorgeous rose gold shade! I’m excited to use this on my cheeks. I don’t know about my lips unless I use a brush, but I think this would make a pretty blush on fair skin!

Chrislie Lip Crayon- This retails at $13. I love this shade! Because it’s a lip crayon it’s a bit on the sheerer side, but it’s still deep enough in color where even I will wear it. The formula feels very hydrating as well.

Peony Cosmetics Highlighter– This was technically the makeup mix up product, and I love it! I hoard highlighters, and this is a gorgeous pinky shade that I can’t wait to pair with other highlighters in my collection. This retails at $22.

Bag total: $69.95

Overall thoughts: I love this bag overall way more than I did last month. Last month had a couple of goodies, but was overall not as spectacular as June’s bag. I will definitely be trying out all of these products!

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As always, thank you for reading! I hope you all enjoyed this post. If you’re subscribed to lip monthly, tell me your thoughts in the comments!

 

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May Lip Monthly 2016

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Hey beauties,

How’s everyone’s Spring been treating them? I feel like Spring is one of the shortest months, next month will be Summer and I will be celebrating three birthdays! My fiancé, and both of my daughters have birthdays next month.

Oh, and if you missed my update on Instagram, we’re having another daughter this September! We already have a name picked out, and we’re excited to welcome Lyrik into our family as our first Fall baby, ha!

Anyway, I have an unbagging to share today. I need to be consistent with my Lip Monthly bags, so what better time to start than now, right?

For May, I received the usual 4 full sized products, 3 lip products and 1 “makeup mix up.” We also got these adorable little bags with tulips on them and the card is really cute as well!

If you’re unfamiliar with Lip Monthly, they’re a beauty subscription that arrives monthly and costs $12.95 per month. Every product is usually full sized and most of them are lip related. Perfect for lipstick lovers like myself! I will have a code and link down below if anyone’s interested in signing up, but I have a lot of posts about Lip Monthly, so if you want to see what else I get, just search “Lip Monthly” on the right hand side of my site 🙂

Okay, now on to the products:

  1. Manna Kadar 3 in 1 Gloss: $24 Wow! I love getting high value lip products. Lip glosses are not my thing, but when I swatched this one quickly on my hand it didn’t feel too sticky, and it was very pigmented. Also, the shade is gorgeous! Definitely a shade I tend to gravitate towards all year round.
  2. So Susan Lip and Cheek Stain: $24.95 So Susan is a brand that I’ve gotten often in beauty subscriptions, and I think they have some cute and innovative products! This jelly stain is a little bit of a weird texture, and I will admit the orange shade kind of intimidated me. However, I did put this on my hand and blended it out, and it actually a nice peachy shade. If you’re fair skinned you might need to use a light  hand with it, but I think this would look gorgeous on anyone with a medium or deeper skin tone! I can’t wait to try this one out, I love blush products!
  3. Dirty Little Secret Lipstick: $10 The packaging of this is so cute! However, this is the shade of pink I do not wear. I am not into bright pinks. I do think this is a really love Spring and Summer shade though, so I can’t hate on it completely. It might be one that ends up being passed on to a friend though. Anyone else have shades that they are just not okay with? I can wear blues, greens, and black, but pink? No. I can’t wear pink.
  4. Jor’el Parker Face Mask: $10. I don’t believe this product is full sized, but I am pretty excited to try it nonetheless! This face mask is vegan and smells really fancy. What I mean by that is that it smells more like higher end masks…kind of perfume-y but not too much so.

Overall value of bag: $68.95

This month’s bag was one of the highest value bags I’ve gotten in the past few months! I’m really happy with this bag! I might not like the bright pink shade, but the value and awesomeness of the other products this month made up for it.

If you’re interested in this subscription, the code “50off” will help you get your first bag at half the price!

Also, this is a my referral link: https://lipmonthly.com//referral/VOTA7OjQCCz1

You don’t have to use it if you don’t want to, but it does help and I will appreciate it!

What do you think about this beauty subscription? If you are also subscribed, what are your thoughts on this month’s bag? Let me know in the comments section!

 

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February Ipsy 2016

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Hey beauties,

Ah, February, that time of the year with that one holiday where some people gag from an overload of love and others gag watching it unfold. There’s always makeup though, right?

If you’re new to my blog, I have been subscribed to Ipsy for a little over 2 years now. They’re a monthly beauty subscription service that costs $10 per month, and they send out 4-5 full sized or deluxe sample sized beauty related items. These can be makeup, skincare, and even hair care items.

First off, I am head over heels in love with the bag this month. It’s my favorite yet. Usually, I kinda forget about my bags or just use them as toddler snack holders, but this one will actually be used for lipsticks in my purse. It’s just too cute.

Okay, now on to what I actually received this month.

1. Luxie Beauty small tapered brush– I was SO HAPPY to see this in my glam room sneak peak. I ordered the bigger Luxie blending brush awhile back thanks to an Ipsy deal, and it’s  one of my most used eye brushes. These brushes are cruelty free, and the pink handles speak to my girly side. I highly recommend these brushes. I’ve already used this one several times, and it’s love at first stroke. This works really well if you’re wanting to put a darker shade more concentrated in the crease…which is something I do constantly.

2. Smashbox Primer Oil– This is another sample I was happy to see in my bag this month. I’ve seen several mention this product already on Youtube and Instagram, but I don’t always like the thought of dropping a lot of money on a hyped up product. This sample size isn’t very big, but I can make it work for a few foundation applications. I have incredibly dry skin, so I’m hoping that this primer oil will be perfect for me. I’ll probably be updating you all on this in a later post or video,

3. Seraphine Botanicals Carrot + Rose Moisturizer– I’ll be honest, I think carrots and roses sound like an odd scent combination. However, I love trying out new moisturizers, and this one is vegan and works on the face and body. I’ve been wanting to find a more organic and cruelty free facial moisturizer, and now I can try one without spending $50. Let’s be real, skincare can get really expensive. I don’t mind skincare samples at all.

4. Naked Cosmetics Mica Pigment– This product was a full size I believe, and I love eyeshadows! This shadow is pretty neat and has a super long ingredient list of 3 things. This is supposed to be a non-allergenic pigment. I will say that when I opened this pigment up it was very finely milled, almost too finely milled. It was pretty messy. However, the shade is really pretty. I received the shade Sierra Nevada 2 which is a light champagne type of shade. I don’t know how great this would do alone, but I do feel this is going to look stunning over other shades this Spring and Summer.

5. Chella Lipstick Pencil in Passionate Pink– Right off the bat, I don’t like pink lipstick.  There are very few shades of pink I will wear. I do think this pink shade leans more towards the orange side, which definitely means I won’t wear it. This lip pencil is pretty though and did swatch smoothly and has a nice pigment to it. I just don’t foresee myself using it. I do think my mom will like this shade, so I’ll probably gift it to her.

Overall thoughts– I am happy happy with mostly everything I received this month! The only thing I feel “meh” about is the lip pencil, but I understand that Ipsy put in there in the spirit of Valentine’s Day this month. I’m already in love with the brush, and I am itching to try the primer oil and eye pigment.

If you’re not subscribed to Ipsy, I do have a referral code. Of course, don’t click on it if you don’t want me to get points for it. Sign up here: https://www.ipsy.com/new?refer=1qkf

If you are subscribed to Ipsy, I would love to hear about what you got in the comments section!

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January Lip Monthly

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Hey lovelies,

I’m here today with another unbagging! Last week, I unbagged my January Ipsy bag, and soon after, my Lip Monthly bag arrived.

If you’re unfamiliar with Lip Monthly, they’re a beauty subscription that arrives monthly at $12 per month. Their bags have been very high value the past few months, and most items included are lip products. So, this is the ideal subscription for someone that wants all the lippies…like me.

I’ve discovered a few brands thanks to Lip Monthly!

This month, there were 4 full sized products. Three lip products and a “makeup mix up” which was actually a hair product this month.

  1. Starlooks Lip Liner $6- This lip liner is a darker pink shade, which is really lovely! It’s a retractable liner, and when I swatched it, it felt smooth and was pigmented. I’m impressed considering I have despised a few Starlooks products sent to me in the past.
  2. Coastal Scents Lipstick $5.95 (shade 15)- I have never tried a Coastal Scents lipstick before! This shade is a lovely deeper red though, and we all know I love red lipstick. The packaging is pretty cute as well.
  3. City Colour Be Matte Lipstick “Latte” $4.99- I’ve reviewed the City Color lipsticks before if you want to read it click here. In a nutshell, I love this formula. Very comparable to Melt Cosmetics, and Latte is a really lovely nude shade! I think I might have to pair it with a darker liner so it won’t wash me out, but it’s a nice cool toned nude.
  4. Oscar Blandi Hair Masque $25+– This was a full sized deep hair conditioner! Mine was a bit busted at the bottom, but it’s no big deal. I was actually in need of some deep conditioner, so it’s as if Lip Monthly read my mind this month.

Total Value of the bag- 41.94+

Overall thoughts- I love that there were two lipsticks in this month’s bag. Sometimes I’ll get lip balms and chapstick, and I don’t personally use those often. I like being able to try out lipsticks and lip liners for less than going to individual sites. I do love Lip Monthly as a whole, and I have personally never had an issue with them. I think that they have grown a lot in terms of products over the past year, though I can tell on social media that their customer service might need a bit more developing.

You all know I try to keep it as honest as possible, and I’m just being honest. Do your research and ask questions, especially if you’re thinking about signing up for anything that could be long term.

However, if you’re wanting to subscribe, I do have a referral link: https://lipmonthly.com//referral/VOTA7OjQCCz1

You can use the code “LipLover” to get your first bag for $5 as well!

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Ipsy January 2016 “All Eyes on You”

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Hey beauties,

It’s time to see what’s in the first Ipsy bag of the year, woooo! This month’s theme is “All Eyes on You” and I’m not too sure why the bag is so bright. It’s still Winter…sometimes. It’s not always Winter in Tennessee right now. It’s cold one day and chilly the next. I have a feeling this season will be easy or we’re going to be buried in snow next month.

Anyway, if you’re unfamiliar with Ipsy they’re a monthly beauty subscription that costs $10 per month. Typically everyone receives 4-5 full sized or sample sized items. Some are drugstore items and some are high end. I have personally been subscribed for over 2 years now, but I had a 1 month break. Yeah, I’m weak when it comes to beauty subscriptions. If you’re interested in seeing what I got and my thoughts for this month, just keep reading.

  1. Hanalei Sugar Lip Scrub: I went to the Hanalei brand site, and this retails for $20, but I’m not sure if the one in my Ipsy bag is a full sized or deluxe sample size. Either way, this has a lot of product in it! I love lip scrubs, and I use the frequently. This one feels really soothing and tastes great. I’m also happy to say that this brand is cruelty and paraben free!
  2. Burt’s Bees cleansing oil: I love Burt’s Bees to begin with, and I’m pretty excited to try this cleansing oils. I personally like using oils on my skin because I feel it hydrates my face, and Burt’s Bees is a brand that I already trust to be on my face. Wait…you know what I mean.
  3. Skone Cosmetics Smudger Brush: I feel like I’ve gotten a few things from this brand before that I didn’t like, but I can’t recall off the top of my head. This brush retails at $15, and is pretty small. Skone is also cruelty free. I still haven’t decided what exactly I will use this brush for, but it is really small and seems like it would make a great precision brush for cut crease looks or for blending shades on the outer part of the eye.
  4. The Balm Mr. Write Now Eyeliner “Bourdeaux:” This is the one thing I was so excited for this month. You all know how much I love The Balm and their eye products. This liner retails for $17, and I’m stoked I got the plummy brown shade and not the gold shade that was also being sent out. Gold just isn’t my shade, but this one is. I can’t wait to include this in some future looks!
  5. Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Duo ‘Lavender Bloom:” This cute little duo retails at $6. Pixi is one of my favorite cruelty free drugstore brands, but they can be on the pricier side so getting samples from them through Ipsy is always fun. I am so impressed with this duo. I haven’t worn them on my eyes yet, but they felt so nice when I swatched them. They felt very smooth and promising.

 

Overall thoughts: I am very pleased with this month’s bag! I feel it was a high value bag filled with brands and products that I love and will use. Personally, I love getting brushes and lip care products because it’s one less thing I need to to buy, which means more money for lipstick. Or coffee. It’s been coffee lately.

If you’re interested in signing up I do have a referral link: https://www.ipsy.com/new?refer=1qkf

If you’re subscribed to Ipsy, what were your thoughts on this month’s bag? I’ve seen a lot of love, and I’ve seen some negative thoughts, but I’m interested in all of your thoughts. Or just comment with whatever you’re feeling. I just like to talk.

I hope you all enjoyed this post. I should be getting my Lip Monthly bag soon, so be on the lookout for that post! If you’re not signed up for emails or following me, make sure to do so if you want! It’s free 🙂

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RocksBox Review!

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I have something a teensy bit different today for my blog! I was contacted by Rocksbox and asked if I would be interested in reviewing their subscription service for a few months. I happily agreed after realizing this is the same jewelry service Thataylaaa raved about awhile back. I know I’ve said this before, but she’s one of the few big vloggers I trust, and after browsing through their site for a bit, I was stoked to get my first box! Yes, I did receive this for free, but my thoughts and opinions are my own, as usual.

Shipping was very quick. I had my box two days after my tracking code was sent.

Rocksbox is a monthly jewelry subscription that costs $19 a month, but you get close to or over $200 worth in loaner jewelry. You can also send back the set you have for a new set at any time! Shipping is free both ways for the subscriber, and there is no committment. You can cancel at any point. In the box you get a shipping label, and the envelope it comes in is also the one you send everything back in! I thought that was pretty neat. Little things entertain me.

Each month that you are subscribed, you receive $10 in “shine spend” which allows you to potentially buy a favorite piece of yours and keep it forever! You go through a quiz, much like with Ipsy, in order to figure out which styles you love and don’t love so they can cater your jewelry to you.

So, how did my “stylist” do with mine? Awesome! It’s no secret that I love bold makeup and necklaces. When I opened up my box and saw that necklace, I legitimately gasped.

What was in my box?

Urban Gem Aubrey Necklace– This necklace retails at $80, and isn’t it so stunning? It’s everything I want in a statement necklace. Bold, yet dark and it’s very lightweight. I love this piece and may end up buying it for myself eventually.

Kendra Scott Earrings- These earrings are also some that I can see myself wearing often. I can’t wear super large and heavy earrings because that’s a disaster waiting to happen with two toddlers. I do love pretty earrings that aren’t studs from time to time. These retail at $65.

Jill Michael Delicate double chain bracelet- This is the one thing I’m kind of “meh” about. I’m not really into delicate jewelry. Have I mentioned before that I’m an all or nothing type of person? I’m either tacky or completely bland, there’s rarely an in between with me. This is a really pretty bracelet for anyone that does like more delicate styles though, and retails at $45.

Of course, if you sign up and you’re an insider, the prices to buy most pieces are dropped pretty significantly.

I think this would be a cute “treat yoself” type of subscription since it’s not makeup related, but is still relatively affordable. It would also be a cute gift to someone else!

All in all, I’m really happy with this so far. I’m excited to send a few pieces back and see what’s in store for me next!

If you’re interested in getting your first month with Rocksbox free, I do have a coupon code. Just enter lunafayebeautyxoxo to try this out for free, and you can cancel if it ends up not being for you!

What are your thoughts on subscriptions like this? I would love to hear about them!

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December Ipsy Bag

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Another month, another Ipsy bag. Okay, I know that’s not a thing at all, but just go with it. 2015 is coming to a close and I have no idea where this hell this year went, but I’m trying to cheer myself up with makeup. Alright, I do that in a lot of situations.

Anyway, before this turns into some weird Makeup Addicts Anonymous post, let’s get into why I’m really sitting here today. I received my Ipsy glam bag in the mail at last! Usually I get my Ipsy bag a week before now, but I think with all the holiday stuff going on everything has been slowed down a wee bit.

First off, the bag is very festive. It’s just a shiny red bag, but I actually dig it. I think red is such a classic shade, and the material is the kind that will make this bag toddler proof so I can put it in my purse.

So, what’s in my last Ipsy bag of 2015? Continue reading if you want to find out…

First off, if you’re unfamiliar with Ipsy, they’re a beauty subscription that arrives every month and costs $10. Typically, there’s a mixture of high end and indie brand makeup, some full sized and some deluxe sample sized. My biggest tip is to review your products every month. It does make a difference in your bags. I’ve been getting more high end samples the past few months, and I think it’s because I consistently review all products. I’ve personally been subscribed for a little over 2 years now.

Clark’s Botanicals deep moisture mask- This is a pretty decent sized sample for a mask. I know I have mentioned my skin type before, but my skin gets dryer than a snake’s in Winter. I can’t wait to try this mask out!

Peter Lama’s Hand Cream- Not gonna lie, Peter Lama sounds like a former celebrity name that I should be seeing in weird late night infomercials. This hand cream smells nice, but I already have so many hand creams to use up. However, I will probably end up using this one. Have you ever felt your hands in the winter after washing dishes for 30 mins straight? It’s awful, and I feel uncomfortable thinking about it.

Tarte Cosmetics Smooth Operator Powder- I was really happy to see this in my bag! I love Tarte cosmetics, but I don’t always have the money to splurge on their face products. I’ve been wanting to try this baking thing all the kids have been raving about, so I may get to try it now!

Pacifica Power of Love Natural Lipstick- This is a full sized product that everyone received this month, and I got the shade Nudie Red, which is a lovely brownish red color. I haven’t tried many natural lipsticks, but I love Pacifica! The packaging is really freakin’ cute too. I love the hearts all over the tube.

Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eye Primer- I have so many eye primers, but it is something I use everyday. I’ve never been disappointed with any Elizabeth Mott product I’ve received, so I will try this one out as well. Maybe this one can replace my Too Faced one once I use it up. The Too faced primer is raved about, but it dries my eyelids out terribly.

Colourpop Shadow in Stereo- I had some points to redeem, and was able to snag a Colourpop shadow before everyone else got one! I almost always miss out on cool rewards, so I was happy to get this one since I already love Colourpop so much. I also got a Luxie shadow single, but I put that in my z palette and forgot to include it in the photo. Whoops. Stereo is a really shimmery dark burgundy though, which is a shade I wear very often.

Well, that’s everything I got in my bag this month!

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October Lip Monthly Unbagging

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Hey lovelies,

I know I’m doing two unbaggings in a row, but next week is the week of Halloween so I want to save that week for some cute makeup looks and more Fall tutorials! So, today I want to share with you all what I received in my Lip Monthly bag.

Lip Monthly is a monthly beauty subscription that now costs $12.95 per month. You get 4 full sized products, 3 being lip products and there’s always a “makeup mix up” that isn’t a lip product. On average, their bags are high value and most I’ve gotten have been worth $40+. There is almost always a code to get your first bag for $5 floating around as well on Instagram!

Even better, starting in November subscribers will be able to choose the shades they get in their bag, and they’re starting a rewards program! I’m stoked about this new addition to their service. I’m a bit picky when it comes to the shades I wear, and being able to choose will be awesome. Give me all the reds.
Okay, let’s get on to the unbagging:

1. Pencil Me in Eyeliner in One Cent This is a full sized product that retails at $6.99. I’ve received an eyeliner from this brand before, but I wasn’t a fan of the color. However, I really love this color. I like this formula and it doesn’t tug on my eyes at all, and this shade is right up my alley! It’s a shimmery copper shade which is very flattering for green eyes, so I can’t wait to include this in a few fall looks!

2. Lord & Berry Lip Crayon in Sensual This crayon retails at $16, which is a lot for this tiny lip crayon. However, this color, like it’s name, is pretty sensual. It’s a really pretty muted red shade, so if you’re someone that doesn’t like bright reds but enjoys the look of a sultry muted red for Fall, this is a good one! I do have another one from this brand, and now that I have two I might do an official review, what do you all think?

3. Hikari Crayon in Mandarin This chubby lip crayon retails at $14, but I don’t quite understand this shade being in the October bag. It’s orange-y but more in a Summer sense and not in a Fall sense. I don’t really see myself pulling this out until Spring, but it is a lovely shade and it swatched very smoothly, which means it will probably be very hydrating.

4. J.Cat Lipstick in Auburn This is the lowest value item at $2.99, but probably the product I love the most in this bag. Weird, right? I’ve been wanting to try more J.Cat lipsticks ever since the concealer shade Lip Monthly sent everyone (no fiascos like that since then, thankfully) because these seem promising. I adore this shade. It’s so beautiful, and I nearly gasped when I swatched it. Okay, I do that often because I have a serious lipstick addiction and when something swatches smoothly and is a gorgeous shade, my heart flutters. Don’t judge me.

Well, that’s everything I got in my Lip Monthly bag! If you’re curious about past bags, I do have quite a few reviews of their brand that include things about their customer service on my blog as well, just use the search bar on the right hand side of my page and search “Lip Monthly.” I’ve gotten some pretty awesome things in this bag, and some duds. That’s the risk I take with loving beauty subscriptions so much though. This month’s bag retails at $39.98, which is pretty high value, but not as high as usual.

I am really happy overall with this bag. Let me know if there’s anything you all would love to see a lip swatch or short mini review of!

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