Monday, August 25, 2014
Hello, my little stud muffins and cupcakes! After an amazing birthday weekend filled with lots of love from friends and family, it's nice to come back on Monday feeling refreshed (and filled up to the brim with cake - thanks guys! xx). Let's get this week started with my August Ipsy bag! 

This month's theme is: Beauty Schooled - Learn the rules, so that you can break them. This month, you'll discover that you'll never stop learning - especially, when it comes to the world of beauty. With everything from styling skills, application techniques, to channeling your inner confidence and uniqueness... With the help of ipsy and your August Glam Bag, you're about to get "schooled."

The Bag: Alright. Well, where do I start? It's incredibly cheap-y plastic-feeling. The shape's cute; I get it, it's supposed to be a pencil case. Although I think my pencils and pens would rip through this because it's so cheaply made on day one. Unfortunately, It's just tacky and is one bag I'll be throwing out.

Absolute You're The Balm in Grape
Who doesn't love lip balms? Me - when they have full pieces of glitter in them. At this point in the bag, I'm assuming this bag is for middle school girls because seriously? C'mon. 

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer
Yessss! *hands up emoji* I was SO excited to see this in the bag after that lip balm. I'm a huge fan of face primers so it's always nice to try to a new one out. This primer has a nice velvet-y consistency and claims to minimize pores by diffusing lights, mattifies skin, absorbs oil and acts as a protective shield against pore-clogging makeup. I haven't used this that much but I'm pretty impressed so far! It keeps my makeup in place and keeps the shine down.

Lord & Berry Black Silk Kajal Kohl Eye Pencil
-_- Seriously? I'm all for sample sizes but this is a nub, guys! The picture makes it look way bigger than it really is. Take your thumb in pointer, space them out about three inches and that's the size of this. Sigh. Anyway, the pencil itself is actually really nice. It's a brand I've never heard of but I'm happy I tried it out. It's super silky and pitch black. I noticed it didn't transfer on my eyelid nor smudge out by itself during the day.

Coastal Scents Forever Blush
I've heard amazing things about Coastal Scents blushes so I was thrilled to see this. Elegant is on the left and would be described as a baby pink with a whole lot of shimmer. Fresh is on the right and is described as a nice peach. I don't see myself wearing Elegant at all. It's WAY too shimmery for me but I would definitely rock Fresh.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (That's me screaming!) YAY! SO excited to see this even if it is just a sample size because I was dying to try this out. It was sitting in my Sephora bag online for forever. I'm actually going to do a separate review on this mascara but so far, thumbs up!

Swatches: Lord & Berry Black Silk Kajal Kohl Eye Pencil, Coastal Scents Forever Blush Elegant & Fresh

Overall: This bag was a weird mix of disappointment and excitement. The bag itself was a huge let down. I love collecting them to use them and this one will probably be thrown out. I really liked Fresh from the Coastal Scents Forever Blush sample, Dr. Brandt Pores No More Primer and the Urban Decay Perversion Mascara. I also liked the kohl eye pencil BUT hated the size. Like, talk about a tease. 

What did you get in your bag? What would you like to try from this one?

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