25 Days of Christmas – Blogmas, maybe?

I love the Christmas season! As in I watch holiday movies all year, start playing Christmas music in May, and dig out my Christmas jewelry and sweaters the day after Halloween. The best part of the holiday season has to be the giving though. I love the Santas collecting money for kids outside of department stores, food bins collecting for various shelters, all that jazz – I love it. I love seeing all of these people come together to help others. It truly is amazing and heart warming.

I decided to share my love for this season with all of you guys by posting twenty five holiday themed posts!

Crazy, right?

Maybe…

Probably…

Whatever, it seems fun, ya know? So many people do blogmas and I have always enjoyed reading them, so I thought I’d try my hand.

So, pretty please join me over the next twenty five days!

 

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And let me know what your favorite part of the holiday season is! Or if you have any favorite holiday posts you like to see….

 

Rockstarlet :: IPSY November Glam Bag

I wish IPSY had an app. Wouldn’t that be cool? You could check your information, review the products, and see all the videos in one handy pace….but we shall just have to be content with what we have – for now.

But, I am more than content with this month’s glam bag! You know how some months they just kill it and provide beyond awesome products? It’s like that this month. I’m blown away.

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The theme this month is super cute – Rockstarlet. The products in my bag support that theme 100%, giving a full face rockstarlet look. I love the direction they took with the bag, too. It plays off the star part of Rockstarlet and is so fun.

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The product I am head over heels in love with this month (and it was the product I was most excited about) is the vanilla powder by Bésame Cosmetics. I fell in love with this brand last year when I purchased a travel sized red lipstick by them from Sephora. Super pigmented, super creamy, and luxuriously high quality. So I was over the moon to try this vanilla powder. I use vanilla powder or banana powder to set my under eye concealer – usually the yellow powder from the Kat Von D Shade Light palette mixed with some of the Hourglass Cosmetics Dim Light powder. This powder is by far the best I’ve ever used. It blends like a dream and leaves an almost Instagram worthy airbrushed finish with a velvety texture. I already know I’m going to be purchasing a full size long before I run out of this one.

IPSY originally introduced me to the Hey Honey brand and I’ve been a huge fan ever since, so I was hyped to see their Good Morning Honey Silk Facial Serum included this month. Seriously, it’s killer. It’s a super light serum that dries quickly, leaving you with glowing, hydrated, and soft skin. It has a super, super light scent and the best part – drum roll please – it doesn’t leave your skin oily and won’t have negative side effects for your make up.

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The Blam – an IPSY favorite – included their Mad Lash mascara. Wands like this are my favorite because I have abnormally short lashes and these types of wands grab every single lash and lengthen them while separating and preventing clumps. I like to apply a super thin coat, followed by the Dior DiorShow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum, and then a few more thin coats. My lashes literally triple in length. This mascara is fantastic.

The Dark Red lipstick by Absolute New York is the perfect shade of red for the Rockstarlet theme. Pair it with a decent lip liner and boom – you have the perfect red lip. The lipstick isn’t super creamy because it is a matte formula, but it applies easily and evenly. I’m pretty sure this shade would look bangin’ on most people. I don’t remember ever using any Absolute New York products before, but I would be willing to try pretty much anything after this good experience.

The last product included this month is by Doucce. I’ve never heard of this brand before, but this Freematic Blush in the shade Zen Orange 49 is pretty rad.  It is extremely creamy, smooth, and blends (well, I’ve already used the term ‘like a dream’ so…) like fresh butter. The color is not exactly orange, more like a peony tinted orange with a slight shimmer. It’s perfect for pairing with a fresh faced look. I can’t wait to add it into my rotation.

So now that you’ve sat there and read me gushing about how much I freaking love all of these products, how about you take the plunge and sign up for IPSY (if you haven’t already) so you can be super stoked about your bag next month. Kay?

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If you have signed up, what products was your favorite this month?