New Blog Start…

When I started this blog, I just wanted to write. I felt like I needed a place to (anonymously) write my feelings. I wanted to write about travel (even if I’m only dreaming about it), my daily activities, if I found something neat while shopping, etc. I ended up writing almost exclusively about my subscription boxes and while I definitely love them, I want to get back on track for me.

There is a lot I will write about eventually. I’m an introvert, a mom, an animal lover. I love coffee and traveling, I’m obsessed with Scotland and Ireland. I’m religious but not overly, I’m a prude but then not, I… I… I… There is so much I feel like I need to get off of my chest at times and since I’m not a talker and don’t typically care for in person socialization, I will probably write it here.

There is so much running through my head like ADD on overdrive (although I’m not diagnosed with this). I have a child with ADHD and Dyslexia so I know how it works.

What are some topics I would like to cover at some point? Some things I am just interested in while others personally affect my family. Topics: grammar (affect vs effect), overthinking (Did I use the correct form of affect as opposed to effect?), mental health issues, my own anxiety, learning differences such as Dyslexia, traveling to Scotland & Ireland, being comfortable with me, being cozy, animals, memes, my favorite YouTube channels, products I love, kindness, recycling, history, being unique, raising a family, etc.

I’m not a tech person so I will try to add pictures in when I can. I know it adds interest and makes a story but… I’m overthinking, over explaining again. You know what though? I’m not apologizing. It’s time to be me, no apologies necessary. Now, time to relax and love on my fur babies.

Ipsy Glam Bag – Review #3

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Ipsy is a monthly beauty bag subscription that costs $10 (plus tax) per month. You receive an exclusive makeup bag and five travel-size items every month. Ipsy offers products such as perfume, hair care products, and make-up.

You can read the first two reviews here.
https://esoterictartan.com/2019/02/16/ipsy-review-1-ipsy-ipsy/
https://esoterictartan.com/2019/03/17/ipsy-review-2/

Each month has a theme and April’s is Fresh Spring Beauty.

Here is a look at the five items plus the bag (the two masks were considered one item).

I adore the bag this month! It is so adorable with the lemon pattern.

Item 1: Tarte – Double Duty Beauty Base Tape Hydrating Primer – This hydrating primer is made to moisturize and smooth your skin for 12 hours. It is vegan and cruelty-free.

Item 2: Laura Sanchez – Moods Eyeshadow in Rose Gold Woman – We received a full palette from Laura Sanchez in our Glam Bag Plus and my teens love these shades (see here: https://esoterictartan.com/2019/04/13/ipsy-glam-bag-plus-review-1/).

Item 3: Sugar Cosmetics – Kohl of Honour INtense Kajal in Black Out – This is a nice eyeliner that goes on smoothly. It is transfer-resistant , smudge-proof, & waterproof.

Item 4: Billion Dollar Brushes – Fan Brush – This brush has “charcoal-infused bristles with antimicrobial powers.” The brush is super soft.

Item 5 (Part 1 of 2): Huangjisoo – Broccoli Plumping Mask – I’ve not had a chance to try these vegan masks. This mask is packed with vitamin C, beta carotene, and broccoli extracts for plumping and hydrating the skin.

Item 5 (Part 1 of 2): Huangjisoo – Red Fruits Brightening Mask – This vegan mask is made with acerola and redlove apple to brighten and even out dull skin.

My kids and I still love the Ipsy bags. We have the Ipsy profile geared more towards what they love with the more adventurous make-up and colors.

Ipsy has their own app so you can preview the items you are going to receive and purchase items directly from the app. They also offer a points system to earn free sample size products. You can earn points by reviewing your items every month and also earn points for referrals. They have products for purchase on their website as well. points for referrals. They have products for purchase on their website as well.

If this is something you would be interested in trying, please use my link below. If you have any questions about Ipsy, please leave them below.

As always, if you have any questions regarding a post or products, please leave them in the comments below. I would be more than happy to help!