Category: Ipsy Glam Bag Review

Ipsy Unbagging | April 2015

I haven’t done this in a couple of months because I just haven’t felt like it. Also I’ve been having computer issues.

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IPSY GLAM BAG is a $10 a month subscription of beauty products – https://www.ipsy.com/r/5dks

for more info, check the blog- www.theharrislife.com

JuleG Nail Color – Damsel
Pandora’s Makeup Box – Pink Carnation Blush
the Balm Cosmetics Eye Shadow – Nude Dude Fit
Olive Natural Beauty – Olive Lip Balm
MICA Beauty – eye primer

Sorry this video is longer- next time I will do a quick one. I just had some catching up to do this month! Let me know if you like these videos and please subscribe!

 

February Ipsy Glam Bag 2015 (and notes on my psychological state)

I’m just going to let y’all know that the events of the last 18 hours have BLOWN MY DANG MIND.

The dress. THAT DANG DRESS. I cannot understand how it is black and blue in that picture. I CANNOT UNDERSTAND.

While I was DEEP into discussion and disbelief over that dang dress, I was watching How To Get Away With Murder ….. ……. ……. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone but OH MY GOSH I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING!!!! (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

And then Rory woke up and got dressed for school this morning and when I saw her I nearly fainted. She had on sweat pants, a t-shirt, and tennis shoes. SWEAT PANTS AND TENNIS SHOES. The child hasn’t ever worn sweat pants and for about 6 months has REFUSED to wear anything but cowgirl boots.

I’m telling you.

EVERYTHING IS NOW IN QUESTION. My psychological state is in need of help right now.

One thing NOT in question though? I still love my Ipsy Bag.

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Did you like that transition? I’ll be here all day.

A whole lot of people have been canceling and hating on Ipsy and OF COURSE I did too back with the December Bag.

But I’ve had two good bags in a row and have forgiven them for the hand creams.

Of course, I recorded a video reviewing the bag AND NOW THERE IS PROOF THAT IS WHAT I WAS RECORDING. Hope you enjoy!


IPSY GLAM BAG is a $10 a month subscription of beauty products – https://www.ipsy.com/r/5dks

Cargo Cosmetics Mini Lip Gloss in Anguilla

Hey Honey – Take It Off! Exfoliating Honey Peel Off Mask

Rob Scheppy for ‘Tini Beauty Eyeshadow in Pearl Fizz

Mitchell and Peach Fine Radiance Face Oil

ModelCo BLUSH Cheek Powder in Peach Bellini

 Happy Weekend!

January Ipsy Glam Bag 2015

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Sorry for the technical difficulties in the video- hopefully my new camera will be coming in soon!
Join me on ipsy and subscribe to the Glam Bag! You get 4-5 beauty products every month delivered to your door, for just $10. Check it out here:
 http://www.ipsy.com/r/5dks?sid=ipsypoints&cid=email
January 2015 Ipsy Glam Bag
    • Elizabeth Mott All Over Shadow Brush $9.99
    • Hikari Cosmetics Mechanical Eye Liner $13
    • Juice Beauty STEM CELLULAR™ Moisturizer (sample) $65 !!!!!!
    • Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow in Ethereal – couldn’t find the price, sorry!
    • Probelle Into The Blue Nail Lacquer $6

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Ipsy December 2014

So. I decided to vlog.

I don’t even know, y’all.

Here are some notes: next time I will not be so zoomed in; next time I won’t use a new face cream and be so broken out; next time I won’t be so much of a debbie downer; MAYBE THERE WON’T EVEN BE A NEXT TIME, OK?!

I hope y’all like the video- let me know what you think!

Things mentioned:
Ipsy Subscription- http://www.ipsy.com/look/l-i361m5p0lp…
CAILYN Just Mineral Eye Polish
Coolway Boost Repair Treatment
NYX Butter Lip Balm in stupid Marshmallow
Nourish Organic Renewing Eye Cream
Tarte Deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 mascara

Be sure to subscribe to my channel- I’m hoping to do more of this in the future. I also have a bunch of AH-DORABLE videos of the kids on there. And by adorable I mean a bunch of them are of Ryder saying potty words, of course.

September Ipsy Glam Bag

It is that time again!

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVED my September Ipsy Glam Bag. LIKE LOVED x2982393. It was so fall-ish and had so many things that I loved.

And the bag is SO CUTE too. I’m throwing it in my purse with all my lipsticks in it. It is probably my favorite bag I’ve gotten.

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1- Nourish Organic Moisturizing Cream Face Cleanser, 2- Mitchell and Peach Luxury Hand Cream, 3- Pacifica 7 Free Nail Color in Red Red Wine, 4- Smooth Criminal Powder by Be A Bombshell, 5- Lipstick by Hikari in Cabernet , 6- Art Touch Tinted Lip Gloss by CAILYN in Love Affair, 7- Natural Water-Proof Eye Pencil by Pacifica in Gun Metal 

1- I have been on a hunt for a good face cream/cleanser. But I’m also sometimes timid to use new things because sometimes my skin can be sensitive. This hit the nail on the head though- I absolutely love this cleanser and it has done wonders for my skin- I’ve been using it for 5 days and the blemishes on my face have cleared right up. I’m so excited about this product!

2- Eh. This hand cream is fine, but not something I love. I’m not a huge fan of the scent (which isn’t peach it is more grandma).

3- Y’ALLLLLLLLLLL. I am so in love with this nail color I can’t even tell you. IT IS DELICIOUS. I’ve been on the hunt for a deep wine/maroon color for fall (I mean it is THE COLOR for fall and all of us MS State Bulldogs have known this for a lifetime) and this nail color is exactly what I’ve been wanting. And who doesn’t LOVE a full size nail polish in their bag?!  I’m simply giddy about it.

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4- I am really liking this finishing powder! I’ve recently switched my base and needed a good powder to finish it off and this seems to be a great fit!

5- I like this lipstick- the color is okay. I have pink undertones in my skin so it is a bit pink when I know it is supposed to be closer to red. It wears well though!

6- This lip gloss is EXACTLY what I needed. I’ve been looking for a wine lip color but didn’t want anything too matte. This is such a great color and it wears SO WELL. Lip glosses tend to wear off quickly but this one stays on great.

Pictured: I put the lipstick on and topped it off with the gloss- this is why it is a tad pinky. The gloss is definitely a true wine.

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7- I haven’t had the chance to wear this eye pencil but I’m excited about it. I will probably put it on my tear line to brighten up a smokey eye. I’ll post about it once I wear it!

 

Like I said, I LOVED this month’s bag!

July Ipsy Glam Bag and other makeup obsessions.

Y’all. I have a problem.

I may or may not… or okay yes I most certainly do… have an addiction to makeup.

My whole life I have bought drug-store/Walmart brand make up and never had any complaints.

Then I started dabbling here and there into name brand, therefore more expensive, makeup.

And now I can never go back into my hole of no makeup knowledge. I am in love, y’all. In love with makeup.

ME! Low maintenance Tiffany! And the best part is my makeup still only takes 5 minutes to apply (no for real only 5 minutes) but it looks so much better.

I really liked this month’s Ipsy Glam Bag. I especially loved the actual little bag- it has been my favorite one so far.

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1- 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow by BareMinerals : okay, so I am not always a fan of the cream eyeshadow because it tends to smudge and not stay put. BUT I will say that I’m kind of in love with this eyeshadow. It stays on so well and is very lightweight for such good coverage. I’m really impressed with this product. I also love the color- but the package didn’t specify what it was and that has me a bit puzzled. I think it is Divine Wine but could be Barely Nude?

2- Tints & Sass Cheek and Lip Stain in Cherry by Elizabeth Moss : First I would just like to say maybe I am a prude or whatever but I’m not a fan of the name. I know I should get over it but seriously when I say it even in my head I say something different and y’all can figure that out. ANYWAYS. I do so love this product. I lurve the color on my lips. I haven’t tried it on my cheeks, but maybe I will get out of my comfort zone and give it a try. I love that the lip stain is buildable. So I can put just a dab on for some color that looks natural or I can apply it generously for a bright pink color. Also, it smells like cherry and well, who doesn’t love a good smellin’ lip stain?! Lip stain is kinda my thing (I will do a whole blog post on my addiction soon) so I was really excited to try out this brand and it is definitely a good product even though I HATE THE NAME.

3- Vanished Clear Spot Treatment by Clear Clinic Laboratories : I am excited to try this out and see how it does. I have only put it on once on one little blemish but don’t have anything to report yet. But I did like that it didn’t burn at all on contact.

4- Straight Up Color nail Lacquer in Mango Rita by Nailtini : I pretty much jump in complete joy when I see a full size bottle of nail polish in these bags. I mean- COME ON! So, naturally, I was just so excited to try this out. I love the nail polish, but I’m not a huge fan of this particular color. I feel like it isn’t right for my skin tone. But it has a nice little glimmer in it and the girls LOVED it on their fingernails so it is a win for them! I think it applies great, but just not a fan of this color on me.

5 – Dark Tanning Oil by Hang Ten : Well considering it is July and I have a pool I am excited about this. Except that it is July and COOL. Yes. In the south. I wish I had a jacket right now kind of cool. I don’t even know where I live anymore. I’m hoping it warms up fast so we can enjoy our pool a little longer before we move and so I can test out this tanning oil!

So there you have it for the Ipsy Glam Back for July.

But wait! There is more!

I went into Ultra yesterday to get my foundation (Tarte Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundaton) and noticed they had a BROW BAR.

BROW BAR, PEOPLE!

Now, y’all know I have man brows FOR DAYS, so when I saw this I was intrigued. So I got my brows done right there in Ulta and THEY LOOK BETTER THAN THEY HAVE IN YEARS. YEARS, I tell you! It didn’t hurt and they left them full and lovely. I am so impressed I can’t even tell you.

Well the Brow Bar is sponsored by Benefit cosmetics so I started browsing around their display….

when I found it…

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They’re Real Mascara by Benefit Cosmetics

This is the kind of mascara that will change your life. CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

Okay. So I put it on this morning and thought I might fly away because my lashes were so out of this world long. I can’t stop batting them either. Even just to myself. I can just tell they look so much longer and fuller.

My coworker said they looked like fake lashes they are so long, and I was all “THEY’RE REAL”!

GET IT?!!!!!!!!

I also go the They’re Real Push Up Liner and I’m kinda obsessed with it too because I can make a mean cat eye with it. It is liquid without being too liquidy. Does that make sense? It goes on smoothly and easily. I think I’m in love.

So, naturally, I took some selfies and am a total goober but whatever! I had to show you!

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In these pictures I have on the lip stain and eyeshadow from the Ipsy bag. My liner and mascara is the They’re Real Mascara and Liner by Benefit.

Blush is my other new obsession (I TOLD YOU I AM ADDICTED NOW TO MAKEUP) Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Blissful. This blush is AMAZE. I mean. It lasts ALL DAY LONG but it isn’t too loud. It is subtle and soft. Oh how I love it.

Now. Let me go back to where I say that I’ve been buying more expensive makeup. I’m not talking about grossly expensive, just about $10-$15 more on a product than I used to pay at drugstores/walmart. These products last so much longer and don’t need to be reapplied throughout the day and OH MY MERCY my skin has changed so much and is clearer than ever. I’ve never had serious acne, but I would have the occasional breakout. Now it is rare to get any and all I did was start using better quality makeup! Who would’ve thought?!

So – question, dear readers – do you like seeing these beauty/makeup reviews? Is this something you would like me to keep up? I am loving giving them to you, but just wondered what y’all thought. Let me know!

June Ipsy Glam Bag Review

So I haven’t done an Ipsy review since my first one probably because I am the worst blogger on the face of the planet right now.

I got my Ipsy bag in the other day and I really liked it! None have been as good as the first one, but I still am really enjoying this subscription.

June Ipsy Glam Bag

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1- Dream Waves Beach Spray by Marc Anthony : I’ve used this twice. I can’t decide. It gives me big hair, which we all know I love, but the ends look fried by the end of the day. I think if I mixed it with my favorite it’s a 10 spray (review below) it would work better for me. It definitely gives you big beachy waves though!

2- For Her by Realtree : If you know me, you know I am not one on scents. I tend to get migraines with even the slightest perfumes. I will say, though, this scent is not strong and is a nice scent. I’m not sure if I could wear it or not because of the migraines, but I do know that Andy liked it and so did my coworker!

3- Butter Gloss by NYX : I love love love the feel of this “butter gloss”. It goes on so smooth and not thick or heavy. My only complaint is that it needs a bit more pigment. Nude lips aren’t my thing, ha!

4- Universal Eyebrow Pencil by OFRA : Lord knows I need some brow help around here, and I am really liking this eyebrow pencil! So far it is doing the trick of filling in and making them more shapely. Now if only I could learn to pluck regularly or have the money to go get them waxed every week because MERCY THE MANBROWS ARE ALWAYS OUT OF CONTROL.

5 – Lash Out Mascara by Be A Bombshell : Y’all. I am in love. This mascara is marvelous. My lashes look so long and IT DOES NOT CLUMP AT ALL which is my biggest pet peeve. I do wish it gave a tad more volume, but I can live without just because of how much I love the way this mascara goes on. It is A DREAM.

I really wanted to take a picture to show you all how wonderful this mascara looked. Well. Obviously I ended up looking like a big ol’ goober. But whatever! Look past the imperfections and wet hair and LOOK AT MY LASHES! (I also have the eyebrow pencil and butter gloss on!)

selfieNothing like a selfie to make you conscious of ALL THE WRINKLES and scars and moles and LORD THAT NOSE. whatever.

I will say though, I look EXACTLY like my mother. I sent this picture to a friend and she said “holy cow! you look just like your mother!” Which is pretty much the best compliment ever, by the way.

Okay, before I go- One more review!

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it’s a 10 miracle leave in product

This has been a game changer in my hair. Especially my straight hair.

My hair has been looking amazing between cuts (meaning… it has been A LONG TIME since I’ve cut it) because of this. My hair has been revived, y’all!

Okay, okay. One more weird selfie for the road. This would be my “I PUT TOO MUCH ON MY EYES” face. Because seriously. I was going to work, NOT THE CLUB. Oops! haha!unnamed[1] (2)

 

February Ipsy Glam Bag

I got a surprise in the mail today and could not have been more excited about it!

Today I got my first ever Ipsy Glam Bag!

Y’all, I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this or not. I did  A LOT of research though and compared a lot of monthly box subscriptions (in the makeup/beauty products category) and decided for the price and based on reviews that the Ipsy bag would be the best one for me.

For just TEN DOLLARS a month you get a bag of beauty products. Here is my first bag – the February Ipsy Glam Bag:ipsybagfebproducts

1) Zoya Nail Polish in Odette, 2) Plump Pout Mini by POP Beauty in Fuschia Freesia, 3) J.Cat Beauty Eyelashes and Glue, 4) Be Matte Blush by City Color in Fresh Melon, 5) Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner

I seriously cannot even tell you how impressed and how please I am with this Glam Bag! First of all, it comes in a super cute bag- and y’all know how much I love a bag! Secondly, the sizes are AWESOME. I never expected to get such great full-sized products! The only “mini” thing is the lip gloss, but honestly it is the perfect size!

I got home tonight and immediately painted my nails. I’ve been in a huge my-nails-have-to-be-painted kick lately and I couldn’t wait to try out this purple color. I have some darker purples but nothing this “light”. It actually isn’t light, but definitely not blackish purple like I already have.photo(Please excuse my terrible painting skills. y’all know i’m a failure at such things. BUT I am trying really hard to get it together in the nail painting department.)

The nail polish went on like a dream. My only complaint is the brush size is smaller than I like it. But I LOVE the color and 24 hrs later- no chips!

So after I painted my nails I decided to try out the makeup. Then I decided if I wanted this to be official, I needed a selfie with the make up on. Well. I’m not-so-good with the selfie situation. In fact, I had no idea what to do with myself. If I smiled you couldn’t see the lipgloss. But I am a smiley person so not smiling seemed so unnatural and I looked MEAN. HA! So here is my attempt at a selfie….febipsybag

Gag. Whatever. You can see the makeup I guess even though now I feel like the light is terrible and you can’t even tell the colors.

WHATEVER, I TRIED, OKAY?!febipsybag3I’m more of a lip stain kinda gal lately, but I have been highly impressed with this lipgloss. It stays on well, isn’t TOO shiny and has so much pigment. I absolutely love it. The size is great. You don’t need a lot so even though it is small I will be able to use it for a long while.

Then I tried out the blush. Now y’all know I’m a sucker for some blush and when I saw this HUGE not sample size blush I was SO EXCITED. The hue is exactly what I’ve been wanting and needing- it is a pinky coral. Not too hot pink, not too orangey. A little definitely goes a long way with this blush but so far I have found it to stay on great. So A+ for the blush!

You can’t really tell in that picture, but I do have the eyeliner on. It is a silvery hue and I wondered where in the world I’d ever wear it and I also had MAJOR FLASHBACKS/nightmares of the 90s where we wore some serious white eye shadow and eyeliner. You know what I’m talking about 90’s girls?!!!!! BUT! I put it just on my waterline and it really brightened my eyes up so much! I honestly ended up loving it.

The only thing left in the bag that I haven’t tried are the eyelashes. I’m hoping to wear them on the cruise maybe? I can’t come up with a place worth going through the effort quite yet. My eyelashes are already pretty huge so this would have to be a major glam night for me to wear them.

I am just so thrilled with my Ipsy Glam Bag, y’all! I can’t wait to get another one! I’m sure I won’t always love them as much as this one but I am highly impressed based off my first month.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free in the comments section! Under the picture of the bag I put in links to the products so feel free to click on those and look for yourself at them on the website!

*I am not being compensated to review this product. Ipsy has no idea who I am and the opinions are completely my own. Though if Ipsy were to send me free products I would LOVE IT. haha!