November Ipsy Bag Review

Hey friends!

So I have mentioned before that I am a huge Ipsy advocate. I have been ordering bags for over a year now & continue to be impressed.

That being said, after over a year, Ipsy has really learned what I like and don’t like base don my reviews on the site, but I figured I would share them here too since these are products you can also purchase seperatley!

This month, I got 6 products since i redeemed some points for an extra item that I got to select (you earn points by reviewing products on their wesbsite).


  1. Youth to the People Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream 

What is it?

  • It’s a moisturizer!
  • It’s made out of kale leaf extract which is rick in vitamins C,E, and K, so it’s supposed to “nourish, brighten, protect, and soften your skin”
  • also made out of spinach leaf to “help rejuvenate skin and imrpove radiance.”
  • It’s supposed to look good under makeup too

My Review:

  • So don’t get me wrong, my DRY DRY skin LOVES moisturizers, so it loved this one! I have been using it right after I get out of the shower to lock in moisture.
  • It feels nice when I first put it on, BUT after a couple minutes it feels like the moisture is gone and my skin gets dry again. So i go back to my holy-grail moisturizer CeraVe.
  • It definetly makes me skin feel nourished and healthy, but I really hate having dry skin, so I don’t love it.

My overall rating: 3/5 

2.   Pixi by Petra LipLift Max in Honey Sheen



  • 04 oz
  • Formula: not sticky, smooth, actually plumps lift
    • It’s made with aloe (to heal), jojoba (to moisturize), and chamomile (to soothe).
    • Tingly peppermint feeling on the lips
    • Lips feel very refreshed
  • Packaging: cute signature pastel green
  • Applicator: not my favorite. Super stiff and straight.
  • Champagne gloss color.
  • It’s been my go to lip gloss this past week

This brand in general:

  • I don’t use it very often, but I might splurge and get another one of these LipLift Max glosses since it really is wonderful. I know it’s available at Target. I’ve used eyeshadows from this brand & I would give those a 3/5.

Overall Rating: I gave it a 5/5


3.  DERMADELI Pumpkin Seed Serum

100% cruelty-free & vegan!


  • 7 ml
  • Ingredients: Organic extra virgin pumpkin seed oil, Pomegranate (Punica granatum) seed oil, Tocotrienols, Tocopherol (Alpha-D-Tocopherol, Vitamin E), Astaxanthin, Lycopene, Xanthophyll (Lutein), Alpha Lipoic Acid [R-(+)-], Beta Carotene.
  • Packaging: super nifty and easy to use.
  • I have really dry skin, so beauty oils are my BFF especially during the cold months.
    • This one I put on before bed and when I wake up or I mix it in with my foundation.
    • It feels very smooth and sinks into skin immediately which is super effective.
  • Pumpkin seed extract is supposed to help with reducing inflammation and fight acne.
    • I can do a review on it later to let you know if it actually does those things after a couple weeks if you want! Let me know!

This brand in general: I have never used it, but I am very excited about it!

Overall Rating: 5/5

4. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in Quirky 


  • It’s made out of natural clay harvested from the banks of the Amazon River.
  • I LOVE this blush
  • My preffered shade of blush for my skin type (natural light-medium) is peach-toned. & this blush is so beautiful.
  • The size of the blush is actually a very hefty amount.
  • I also LOVE Tarte cosmetics, so I was very excited about this one.
  • It’s also very easy to build which is very great for every person.

Overall Rating: 5/5 

5. Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Leave-in mask


  • it’s supposed to strengthen and moisturize the hair.
  • I’ve used it only twice to be completely honest, and I was extremely impressed with it. I have pretty dry hair becasue ofmy history of coloring it, and usually when I use leave in conditoners or masks, I notice a difference, but not with this one.
  • It smells good for those who are particualar smells!
  • I’ll give it another chance, but for now

Overall Rating: 1/5 

6. Caitè London Mini Translucent Setting Powder in Hideout 


  • It is super light-weight and really does keep my make-up in place for a long time!
  • It also doesn’t give me any flashback!
  • Ipsy says it can double as a dry-shampoo too, but I haven’t tried that yet because…..
  • So that being said, the product itself is effective and great, but because it was so small, I have to give it an

Overall Rating: 4/5 


Rating of Whole Bag


The products were all that I wanted and would use, so I was very satisfied with it!

I did not like the bag itself because personally I am not a hearts person.

The products that I love, I LOVE, and the others were just mediocre, but I am not gonna lie, I will continue using becuase they are effective except for the moisturizer.


Have any questions or need recommendations? Let me know! 


Favorite Everyday Make-up Products

First of all, Happy Halloween!

I am a huge make-up person. Ever since my sister-in-law came into my life & I worked at Ulta the summer after high school, I’ve been hooked.

I’m not a guru at all, but I just enjoy it and have been complimented on my skills, so I figured if anyone wanted so simple motivation or tips, that I’d be your make-up SupermANNA.

Like I said, I am no expert, I just dabble. Some days I don’t even wanna touch it. (tbh, I sometimes get lazy and throw some concealer and mascara on and call it a day. BUT when I decide not to be a potato, this is my routine!)

If you’ve never heard of Ipsy, thank goodness you’re reading this, and you’re welcome 😉


I wish I could be like an Ipsy spokesperson because I am a HUGE Ipsy advocate!

Ipsy is one of the best things that ever happened to my wallet, my time, & my face, hair, and skin.

  • Ipsy is $10 a month for easily over $40 of product
  • Comes in a cute lil travel bag that’s different every month.


All you have to do is:

  1. Go to
  2. Take a personalized quiz & it sends you make-up, skincare, haircare, brushes, nail products, etc. all based on that quiz.
  3. Sign up
  4. Get your “glam bags” filled with 5 BOMB products
  5. At the end of the month, rate your products & they will send you stuff with the updated reviews.

I’ll mark everything I received from Ipsy with a star (*) & bold it so you get an idea of how much awesome stuff I got & use literally everyday (and this is just the make-up. No skincare or haircare.)

Let me know if you want me to send you a free Ipsy bag for a test run in the comments below!

I get to send 5 of them. Every Ipsy member does! So I’ll share the love since I think this is an amazing company!



  • L’Oreal Paris Magic Lumi Light Infusing Liquid Facial Primer ($1249 at Walgreens)
  • * Elizabeth Mott Face Primer
    • I’m not too educated on primers, but the L’Oreal is the best drug-store find I have used! 


  • L’oreal True Match Lumi (natural beige) – drugstore ($7.29 at Target)unnamed
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay – neutral light-medium – high-end ($39.00 at Ulta)
    • Honestly, I’ve caught myself going for the L’Oreal more frequently than the Tarte if that tells ya anything! 


  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer (light)– drugstore ($5.29 at Target)
  • * Tarte Shape Tape Concealer (light-medium)– high end
    • both of these are equally as magical

Loose Setting Powder:

  • Dermablend Loose Setting Powder ($27.00 at Ulta)
  • * Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder

If anyone uses the Laura Mercier loose translucent or RCM podwer, lmk

shoppingCompact Powder:

  • Physicians Formula Super BB All-in-1 Beauty Balm Powder (light/medium) ($8.06 at Walmart)
  • * Manna Kadar Cosmetics Flawless Finish Dual Powder in C3 – Flawless Linen


  • *Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer
  • *Elizabeth Mott Whatup Beaches Matte Bronzer


  • *Kaleido Cosmetics in Primadonna  —>   
    • I usually go for peachy, sublet blushesfileAsset


  • *Morphe High Impact Highlighter in Spark
  • *Urban Decay Afterglow In Sin
    • I go for a less blinding look, so if that’s not your jam, sorry 


  • Too Faced Better Then Sex Mascara ($24 at Ulta)
    • If you’ve never used this, save up your pennies and get it. I promise it’s worth it! 
  • L’oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise ($7.49 at Target)
    • such a good dupe for the Better Than Sex


Favorite Lip Products:

  • *Steve Laurent Beauty Lip Gloss in Café
  • Kopari Lip Gloppy (a Chapstick on steroids) ($12.00 at Ulta)
    • literally the most soothing thing that has ever touched my lips


Setting Spray:

  • Morphe Setting Mist ($15 on
    • I live by this stuff. Never going back to any other setting spray! (Thank you, Jaclyn Hill) 

I didn’t cover contour or eyeshadow since I don’t usually do that on days that I do my full everyday makeup.

I love love love make-up, skincare, and haircare, so if that is something you would be interested in reading about, comment below and like this post!



Listening to: Haunt Me by Molly Coleman

( a new and rising artist and friend of mine! Check her out on Spotify!)

Watching: The Resident on Hulu, on NBC

Drinking: water & coffee w/ a lil cream (what I usually drink when I’m teaching)

Excited About: getting to trick or treat w/ my niece after school

Planning: on how to expand this blog! Feel free to leave any suggestions in the comments or message me privately!


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