Makeup, Skincare

Recent Purchases

Hi guys! I’m back with a post about the purchases I’ve made in the past weeks.  First, I want to share with you my new adventure (if it can be called that way).  I’m now having a YouTube channel (which is in Spanish but I put English subtitles) where I will be sharing makeup, beading and life-related stuff.  So if you can’t wait for me to try the products in this post, go to YouTube on Friday and watch me try a few of these products on my face.  Now back to the post!

I bought makeup and a few makeup tools. Here I’ll just tell you what I bought, my thoughts on the products will come later (when I give them a fair shot).  So let’s get started.

For the Charlotte Russe makeup, I bought a Lid Love Eyeshadow Stick in Violet Smoke and a Velvet Lip Dip Matte Liquid Lipstick in Fearless (both are a purple shade).

Then I made a Colourpop order to try a few things.  Got a Creme Gel Liner in the shade Show Me, a Brow Boss pencil in Dark Brown, and a Super Shock Highlighter in Flexitarian.  The whole idea of the order was to get the new BFF Mascaras, so I got two: Black on Black and Blue Ya Mind.  Because I purchased two mascaras, I got a deluxe sample of Fourth Ray’s Come Clean Cleansing Duo.

I went to a beauty supply and bought three products for which I couldn’t find links for these products (sorry).  The sponge is from the brand Lukasi, and it already ripped in the middle when I was washing it.  An eye brush (kind of pencil brush) from the brand FakeFace Cosmetics, and a s.f.r. color eyeshadow palette with 6 shimmer shades.

Sorry for the dirty brush and stained sponge

Then I went to Walgreens to get a moisturizer because I’m running low on my current one.  But as everytime I go there, I got out with a lot more stuff.  From Garnier SkinActive, I got the Moisture Bomb Antioxidant Moisturizer.  Bought some face masks from Neutrogena, Hydro Boost Hydrating Hydrogel mask (sheet mask) and the Deep Clean Purifying wash-off clay mask.  Got the NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop foundation in the shade Medium Buff and a Walgreens Beauty Charcoal Infused sponge.  Finally got my hands on the new Maybelline Snapscara in Pitch Black, but also got two Wet ‘n Wild mascaras: Mega Volume waterproof in Very Black and MegaSlim Skinny waterproof in Black.

So that was everything I have bought in the past weeks, will definitely keep you updated on my thoughts in next posts.  Don’t forget to comment and share with your frineds, support is appreciated.

Ipsy, Makeup, Skincare

Ipsy Glam Bag Review-August 2018

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Hey there! Welcome back to yet another Ipsy Glam Bag post.  For those of you that don’t know what’s Ipsy, it is a monthly $10 subscription of 5 samples (makeup, skin care, hair care).  The samples come inside a beautiful makeup bag that varies in style and color according to the theme of the month.  The samples are chosen to cater your preferences as stated in a quiz taken when you subscribe.  Want to know what I got?  Well, keep reading then.

The first thing was the Cryo Activating Hydra Gel from 111SKIN.  This moisturizer says to protect your skin, plump it up and look “lit-from-within”.  Its gel formula is quickly absorbed by the skin and left my face feeling somewhat tacky.  Have used it a few times and this moisturizer didn’t impressed me.  I mean, it felt good on my skin, but it wasn’t out of this world.

Next, I got a Mineral Face SPF 30 Rosilliance BB+ Cream from COOLA in the shade Golden.  This product is supposed to even out the skin tone and “brighten up dark spots”.  Its formula is so sheer that it didn’t cover or even out anything.  Also, left my skin feeling extra sticky and looking like an oil mess at the end of the day.  As for helping with dark spots, I can’t really say if it does because I haven’t noticed anything.

BB cream

Another makeup product was the Glow-To Highlighter from Ciaté London in Moondust.  In the pan looks pinker than in the face (looks more silvery-white).  It’s blendable and very shimmery.  But has a lot of fallout (it’s powdery), it always leaves shimmery particles all over my face.


The last makeup product included in this bag is a Lipgasm Lipgloss from Trust Fund Beauty in the shade Text Me.  It’s a peachy shade that look really shimmery, but it doesn’t have a sticky formula.  I don’t use it much because of the glitter.  Also, the smell and taste aren’t great.

Lipgasm lipgloss

Finally, we have the Instant Health Hair Treatment from the brand 12 Benefits.  Is a cream-like product that has a great scent.  This product basically says is going to leave your hair looking A-MA-ZING.  Sadly, I didn’t feel it did that for me, it was fine but nothing miraculous.  The product never made it through the sprayer, I had to unscrew the cap to get it out.  That could be because it is a cream product, or the packaging was defective.

Overall, this month’s bag wasn’t my favorite.  Most products didn’t work for me or they weren’t impressing enough.  Let’s hope September’s bag makes up for it.

What did you guys get in you August bag?  Did you like the products?  Tell me all about it in the comment section.  Talk later!

Ipsy, Makeup, Skincare

Reseña Ipsy Glam Bag-Agosto 2018

¡Hola!  Bienvenidos a otra entrada sobre Ipsy.  Para los que no conocen sobre Ipsy, es una suscripción mensual de $10 que trae 5 muestras de productos de maquillaje, cuidado para la piel o cabello.  Estas muestras vienen en una hermosa bolsa para maquillaje que varía en color y estilo de acuerdo con el tema del mes.  Quieren saber qué obtuve este mes?  Sigan leyendo entonces.

El primer producto fue el gel hidratante Cryo Activating Hydra Gel de la marca 111SKIN.  Este gel hidratante dice proteger la piel, rellenarla y hacer que luzca iluminada desde el interior.  Esta fórmula en gel fue absorbida rápidamente por la piel y la dejó algo pegajosa.  Lo he utilizado varias veces y no me ha impresionado.  O sea, se sintió bien en la piel, pero no fue nada fuera de este mundo.

Luego, lacrema BB Mineral Face Rosilliance con SPF 30 de la marca COOLA en el color Golden.  Este producto se supone que empareje el tono de la piel y “aclare manchas oscuras”.  Su fórmula es tan clara (transparente) que no cubrió ni emparejó nada en mi piel.  Además, dejó mi piel extra pegajosa y luciendo demasiado brillosa al final del día.  No puedo decir si aclara manchas oscuras porque no he notado nada.

BB cream

Otro producto de maquillaje fue el Glow-To Highlighter de Ciaté London en el color Moondust.  Se ve más rosado en el empaque que en la piel (se ve más blanco-plateado).  Es fácil de difuminar y es brilloso, pero siempre deja mi cara con partículas de brillo.


Recibí el Lipgasm Lipgloss de la marca Trust Fund Beauty en el color Text Me.  Es un color amelocotonado que luce brilloso pero su fórmula no es pegajosa.  No lo utilizo mucho debido a la micro-escarcha.  Además, que el sabor y olor que tiene no es agradable.

Lipgasm lipgloss

Por último, tengo el Instant Health Hair Treatment de la marca 12 Benefits.  Es un producto tipo crema que tiene un gran aroma.  Básicamente dice que dejará el cabello luciendo increíble.  Lamentablemente, no sentí que hiciera eso por mí, no es un mal producto, pero no es milagroso.  Para utilizarlo tuve que desenroscar la tapa porque el producto nunca salió por el rociador.  Esto se puede deber a que es una crema o que el empaque estaba defectuoso.

En general, la bolsa de agosto no fue mi favorita.  La mayoría de los productos no fueron impresionantes o no funcionaron para mí.  Espero que la bolsa del mes de septiembre sea mejor.

¿Qué recibieron en su bolsa de agosto?  ¿Les gustaron los productos?  Cuéntenme al respecto en la sección de comentarios.  ¡Hablamos luego!