Birchbox Unboxing: August 2018

Birchbox Unboxing: August 2018

There are few things more validating than getting Birchbox in the mail. Every box comes with a special pick-me-up in the address box. I've gotten boxes addressed to the "magnificent Jamie M." And this month's box came for "We ❤ Jamie M."-- not quite as grand as "magnificent," but validating all the same. It's a [...]

Ipsy Glam Bag Unboxing & Review: August 2018

Ipsy Glam Bag Unboxing & Review: August 2018

This month's glam bag is all about confidence. It's August, which means that we should all be at the height of our summer glows making it the perfect time of year to take that "selfie with no filter," to quote the insert that came in my bag. And Ipsy is here this month to put [...]

Ipsy Glam Bag Unboxing: July 2018

Ipsy Glam Bag Unboxing: July 2018

Mermaids are everywhere this summer-- from Tarte's line of mermaid palettes, brushes, and eyelash curlers to this month's Ipsy glam bag, this summer everyone is celebrating the iridescence of the sea and its most mythical creature, the mermaid. Technically this month's theme is not quite mermaid inspired but rather more about the "pool-ready makeup bag"-- [...]

Ipsy Glam Bag Unboxing: May 2018

Ipsy Glam Bag Unboxing: May 2018

May is technically over, but it was a good month-- a month that I spent travelling, visiting family, and snuggling puppies.  So, I may be one of the last people on all the Internet to formally unbox my May Glam Bag, but let's just chalk that up to me internalizing this month's theme: "Go There." [...]

Review: Masque Bar Luminizing Charcoal Peel-Off Mask

Review: Masque Bar Luminizing Charcoal Peel-Off Mask

Let me start off by saying that I am not a mask person.  Every once in a while, I might get the urge to try out one of the many masks that have come to me in various Ipsy bags over the years. I do recall buying Glamglow as a birthday gift to myself after [...]