Ipsy Glam Bag Unbagged|January


Hey beauties,

Another month of Ipsy Bag for the New Year! This month Ipsy decided to send subscribers with a Fresh Start. In my opinion, this bag fit the occasion of a brand new year with a fresh start. I’m excited to share with you what I got in my January bag.

ipsy glam bag

Alrighty! All these samples from this month’s ipsy bag are completely new to me. I’ve heard of Pacifica but the rest are pretty new. So, let’s get started. Fresh Start ipsy glam bag comes in a soft plastic white and blue color bag which I personally don’t mind getting  Anyways, inside are all these cute goodies which I’m excited to try them on and do a review later on.

ipsy bag

1) J. Cat Beauty Fantabulous Gel Eyeliner in 102F Blue Black (Value at $5.99 for net wt: 0.12 oz)  A cat eye with a jar of eyeliner. J. Cat Beauty is a new cosmetic company were launched in 2012. Another thing I notice on this brand is that they’re cruelty free.

j cats gel liner

2) Manna Kadar Cosmetics Sheer Glo Shimmer Lotion (Value at $20.30 on special discount for regular size bottle). I got my little sample in tube format for the net wt: 0.27 oz in this bag. It’s an amazing shimmer lotion for mature and dry skin. I applied it on my cheeks and it gives a dewy and pretty soft glow finish which I liked.

sheer glo

3) Nourish Organic Renewing Eye Cream (Value at $19.99 on regular size with net wt: 0.5 fl oz) in Avocado and Argan. I’m a big fan of eye cream product for my dark circle under my eyes and let’s say this is my first time with organic product and excited at the same time to definitely try out this organic eye cream and share my opinion on how well it works on me. It claims on its website that it’s to revive tired eyes with their rich nutrients and absorbing ingredients. Check out this link for 30%

eye cream

4) Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow in Ethereal (net wt: 0.08 oz). There are two shades for ipsters and the other shade is Treasure which is much darker color than this Ethereal. It has a lovely smell and it blends well. On top of that, it gives a natural finish look leaving eyes creaseless. Pacifica is a perfect stop-over to pick up your 100% vegan and cruelty free makeup products.

pacifica eyeshadow

5) Real Techniques Fine Liner Brush (Value at $6.00) is a soft brush especially useful for this J Cat gel eye liner.

real liner brush

This Ipsy Glam bag is a perfect gift for yourself without breaking your bank. It’s a $10.00 monthly subscription delivered right to your door step. Free shipping for US subscribers less than $5.00 shipping for Canadian. The best part is that you can cancel anytime.

Please leave comment if you like any of these makeup products. I love to hear from you  🙂

Thank you for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo




Instain Blush by the Balm – My First Impression!

Hey guys!

Today I have a blush review that I love to share it with you all. It’s the up and coming brand called The Balm. Most of you may have heard of this company as they are creating and coming up with new and exciting products. Bear in mind that this blushes are not new to their lineup but worth sharing.

So, are you as excited as I am now before I reveal what I’m going to do on my first impression?


Instain blushes

I ordered these Instain blushes by thebalm and I fell head over heels on these ones. I received them in my mail a couple of days ago and inside the package are two beautiful matte finish blushes and an amazing satin finish blush. I ordered 3 different color shades for this review. They’re available in six lovely shades for all seasons and skin tones. You can order online at the balm or also check out at Amazon, ebay and nordstrom.

Two are of matte finishing and the other are satin finish. These blushes comes with a sturdy cardboard packaging that’s not bulky at all and a good size mirror. Each blush has a unique photo of a retro/vintage woman in front. I’m sucker for cute packaging and I just love how cute they are. Inside in the pan are these beautiful blushes.

instain the balm

closed up instain

Pinstripe is of plum toned and the texture is soft and blend-able. Net wt: 0.20 oz for $22.00 at thebalm. Beautiful satin finish for medium to dark skin. It gives pretty coverage and a little goes along way.

argyle blush

color shade

Spring color (Argyle) is of soft petal pink with a matte finish. It’s a little bit lighter in shade that I expected and a little powdery. The texture is soft and smooth. Once you’ve blended it well, this blush will look dashing. If you have pale skin, this shade will look pretty on fair skin toned.

lace blush

lace shade

Lace is of bright pink with a matte finish. The shade does popped out better for me on swatches than the argyle which is a paler pink in my opinion. All three blushes are intensely pigmented and they’re blend-able. Since they’re so pigmented, it’s better to gradually built up the color. If you’re looking for some shade to look fresh and cheerful, Lace is the perfect choice.

color swatches pic

I highly recommend these blushes for its high pigmentation, color pay-off and long wear time. Overall, I love these Instain Blushes and I know they’re going to keep me busy for awhile dolling up!

What do you think of this Instain blush by theBalm? Will you pick them up?

Thank you for reading.

Sharon xoxo