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April ipsy Glam Bag Review 2015

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Beautifully Bohemian April Glambag


  • Redken WIND BLOWN 05 Dry-finishing spray
  • Julie G Nail color in Damsel
  • Pandora’s Makeup box blush in Pink Carnation
  • theBalm Cosmetics NUDE Dude Eyeshadow Single in Fit
  • Mullein & Sparrow Mini Lip/cheek tint

POSITIVES: BAG: This month’s bag has got to be the CUTEST and MOST useful one in the past 12+ months! its big and adorable! Definitely condensing my 3 smaller makeup bags for this one! LOVE IT!! NAIL POLISH: You gotta know this is a major + for me! The color choice is average, but a really nice opaque and bright berry pink. TINT: The scent is the only positive for me here, it smells of cocoa or a bakery and I’m normally a sucker cute packaging, but for a lip product, no thanks. I’ll be re-purposing this tin, eventually…


Nail Polish Swatch: Lovely rich pink shade. The brush is decent, I will never let go of the Wet N Wild Megalast brush width, Its Numba One! Although I know I have millions of these mid-toned pink shades, but you won’t catch me saying no to more!!


Eyeshadow Swatch: This is a nice bronzey brown shade, although when I blend the color out on my lid, it gives off this great tan ~slightly peachy~ feel and it works for blending into the crease.

NEGATIVES: BLUSH: The color is great, wonderfully pigmented, BUT~ the fallout was ridiculous! I barely touched my blush brush, which is pretty soft people, and it GOT all over me! I lost so much product from having to shake out the fallout 😦 TINT: color and case, the shade does nothing but look like a shiny lip balm and I can’t get over how unsanitary tins are for long term use! I HATE putting my fingers in products, this would have been way better in chap-stick form.

Lip Stain Cheat Code: Since I’ve taken to only using this for my mouth, who wants shiny sticky cheeks?! (You Go Glen CoCo if its you, cuz it AIN’T me)

Application Fix: open tin, make “duck face”, put lips in tin. TADA!! Yes this is cheating and still not the cleanest but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do!

OVERALL: Loving the theme, the products and the bag itself! Too bad we didn’t get a jewelry sample since the sneak peeks were filled with them Eh??, maybe we’ll get discount code when they send the rest. Still SO pleased with this month’s stash! The eye shadow is a great neutral but not boring shade, and I’ve never had a Dry-finishing spray, gonna have to play around with this one.


I hope everyone is having/had a fun “festival season” Is this over yet? I only care about Crawfish season LOL Although I seriously LOVE every crochet top I see on these flower-crown wearing babes! BUT~ I can’t help but picture this ever time i think of it>>>>>>>

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 with a unique bag to boot!!. Michelle Phan curates the bags!

Check it out here: http://www.ipsy.com/r/3lov

Thanks for the lookie loos lovelies!


Author: L.G. McCrafty

While I have ODC tendencies towards neatness and order, I am a total creative basket case! (in a good way!) I have the every pressing urge to make EVERYTHING and put my own spin on something plain to make it PIZAZZ!

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