November 2021 IPSY Glam Bag Plus Unboxing

Hey hey, it’s MJ, 

            I am literally and legitimately writing this a few hours after writing my last Glam Bag post, I just felt like writing it now because why not. Get it out of the way and then I can work on another post later. I honestly have no idea what my other post will be, but here we are. 

            I don’t really feel like I have much to say before I start going through what was in the bag so I might as well just get into it. 

The Bag: 

            I like this one better than the regular Glam Bag, I like the color and the tiny golden designs that are printed on it, this bag does feel a little bit more regal. I really do like the drawstring bags that we have been getting with the GB+. 

The Products:

Best Face Forward Balancing Serum: 

            I am currently using their face wash and it is amazing, I am really enjoying it and I am hoping that this one is just a good. I love a good serum even though I have only been using a serum with any sort of regularity for about the last year or so. I moisturize every time I wash my face, but I am less regular when it comes to everything else like serum, eye cream, and toner. I try really hard to have those in my routine frequently but sometimes I just don’t feel like doing a million steps after I get out of the shower. 

Il Makiage Dirty Talk Matte Lip Color in Elwa:

            I really like this lipstick; I need to see it on to know if it is a shade that I can actually wear. I love the detail on the lipstick itself, it’s super cool. I do like the shade in the tube, but that doesn’t really mean much to me if I don’t know what it looks like on. I would have swatched it while I was writing this part, but alas, I am not home at the moment so as soon as I get home I will swatch it and give my final verdict on whether or not it’s a shade for me. The tube itself is also magnetic which is amazing, I do like the shade with the right rest of the face, I would call it a little terracotta which I like. 

Mintbiology Rejuvenating Face Masks (5):

            I love sheet masks, I have not been using them as much as I did in the past so I have a small crate full of them in my fridge because that’s where I store a lot of my skin care that I am not currently using or have unopened because I want to use them, I just can’t find the inner peace to actually lay on my bed and meditate with a face mask on. I just can’t find that sen space that I used to be really good at finding. I probably should go looking for it again. 

Uvé Beauty Makeup Blending Trio:

            Who doesn’t love beauty sponges? I do not throw mine away as often as I should, which is a problem but I now have plenty of them to keep me in beauty sponges for at least another several months if not a full year or more. I like having extras and backups because I do go through them and I don’t want to pay $20 per like you would with a brand name Beauty Blender. I also feel the desperate need to have a beauty sponge washer, they are so cute and so kitschy but they look like they actually do a pretty good job cleaning the sponges because I am terrible at it.

Danessa Myricks Beauty Vision Flush in Tiara: 

            I had to go on the website to remember if this was a highlighter or not, I chose this one as well as the last two and I love a good highlighter. I need to swatch this one as well because usually I use a powder highlighter not a liquid highlighter but I am all for change and trying new products. Also, it is no secret that I have a vast collection of highlighters that I don’t use enough. I am currently hitting pan on an Ofra highlighter at the moment and I am loving it. 

            Well, there it is, my November Glam Bag Plus. I am excited to see what December will bring because this one, like the Glam Bag, was very middle of the road for me. I still feel like the choices I am getting when it comes to the personalization are not really things that I want. I have been reaching for straws lately for things that I actually really want when I am given the choice, I don’t feel like the choices fit me all that well and while that’s fine, it’s also kind of annoying because I pay for this every month. 

            If you want to know what else I’ve gotten this year, you totally can! January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, and October

            Alright, that’s it for me for this post, I will be back later in the week with another post so until then I hope that everyone stays safe, happy, and healthy. 

            -MJ 

What was in My November 2021 IPSY Glam Bag

Hey hey, it’s MJ,

            Sorry I took a week off, I got a cold and I got a job, well full time instead of subbing anymore, so here we are. I am officially in a district and I am so thankful and happy. I am also sick with a cold though so my whole body is just hating me at the moment. I should be over it soon, you know just in time for a week off of school. 

            I got my Glam Bag and my GB+ both in a few days and that was well over a week ago, I should have written these posts last weekend but I was not feeling well at all and I just couldn’t bring myself to write them. I have to allow myself time to recharge and make sure that I can function like a person at work. 

            Onto the post though because I need to get it all out there and just be done with this and the GB+ here soon. 

The Bag:

            I know the theme this month is “Royal Treatment” and I like the green velet feeling bag, it’s nice and basic. 

The Products: 

Belle An Argent The Secret Power Concealer Brush:

            I rarely use a brush to do concealer, I usually just use my beauty sponge and so this one will just become am eye brush or maybe I will try and figure out how to use it as a concealer brush. I love a good brush and this one seems pretty good, it’s vegan and cruelty free which are both wins in my book. 

Dito Extra Sculpt Volume Mascara in Black:

            Okay so I don’t actually know how the brand name is pronounced but my entire thought when I read it was Ditto, you know the Pokémon, because that is where my brain goes. You want weird references, come find me and I will dazzle you with my obscure pop culture references. I love mascara, I have so many and I love all of them. I am using the Beauty for Real one at the moment and there was for sure a learning curve with it because it doesn’t dry as fast as a lot of the others I have used. So, I am really excited to give this one a try after fighting with the one I am currently using. It’s got a curved brush and for the most part I have found those are usually really amazing, so here’s hoping. 

Naturecan Restore CBD Hand Cream:

            Well, I can tell you that I will use this because tis the season for dry hands all the time. Plus, all the hand sanitizer that we use in school my hands get super dry this time of year. The lotion I have on my desk at the moment is Hempz so it has hemp seed oil in it as well and I love how it makes my hands feel. I am really looking forward to trying this hand cream because it has cocoa butter and hemp seed oil in it is as well. 

Origins Cheeks and Balances Frothy Face Wash:

            I love Origins, it’s one of those brands that I see all the time but never buy. I also like that this is clean beauty; I love clean beauty because usually it doesn’t seem to affect my skin like other products do. I am hoping that this one doesn’t have an adverse effect on my skin because it does have mint essential oil in it and that can be touch and go for me when it comes to facial wash. 

Unicorn Glow Long Wear Primer: 

            I like the mane of the brand, that’s really fun. I don’t really wear primers though, I should more often but I have a really strict makeup routine every day and this looks to be a tinted primer, I am hoping that it really isn’t because I cannot use tinted primer, they are usually too warm toned for me. I am hoping that it works out for me because maybe I should add a primer to my daily makeup routine. 

            Well, that is it for my Glam Bag this month, it was a lot of skin care, which I am totally okay with but there wasn’t any stand out winner in this bag. Really run of the mill for me, which is totally fine. 

If you want to see what else I’ve gotten this year, you totally can! January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, and October!

            I will be back later in the week with another post so until then I hope that everyone stays safe, happy, and heathy! 

            -MJ