Luke’s Debut on My Channel
Give it a watch. Tell him he’s pretty.
Give it a watch. Tell him he’s pretty.
This video was fun to make. I expected it to be shorter than my last Glam Bag review because I wasn’t doing a whole look but apparently all of my videos are going to be around 12 minutes now.
As I said in the video, I love the bag itself. The idea of coloring it yourself and making it your own is fabulous to me.
I’m super impressed with everything that I received too. The Hikari eye shadow is amazingly creamy and super pigmented. The Tarte Sex Kitten eyeliner is great for tightlining and doing a wing, as long as it doesn’t break on you. You can always sharpen it again though. The Benefit BADGal Bang is obviously a favorite of mine. I love the small deluxe size too because it’s great for travel. I’ve always been curious about the brand Glossier and with this balm, I have a pretty good first impression. The Contour Cosmetics lip pencil is a great color. Somehow, I have a million and one liquid lipsticks in similar dusty mauve colors, but no pencils. This will make them stay longer and look better.
Hikari Cream Pigment Eyeshadow in Shine
Received: 2g | On sale: 2g for $13 at hikaricosmetics.com | Approx. value: $13
Benefit Cosmetics BADGal Bang Mascara in Pitch Black
Received: 3g | On sale: .3oz for $24 or .14oz for $12 at ulta.com | Approx. value: $8.47
Tarte Cosmetics Sex Kitten Eyeliner
Received: 1g | On sale: 2g for $20 at ulta.com | Approx. value: $10
Glossier Balm dot Com in Coconut
Received: 7ml | On sale: 15ml for $12 at glossier.com | Approx. value: $5.60
Contour Cosmetics Lip Kit Pencil in Stud
Received: lip kit pencil | On sale: lip pencil and liquid lip for £22 at contouring.com | Approx. value: £11 or $15.58
Approx. overall Glam Bag value: $52.65 | Current Glam Bag price: $10 | Approx. savings: $42.65, 81%
I can’t wait for next month’s bag! And I promise, Luke will be in a video soon.
Here’s my second video. It’s another make-up video even though I don’t want my entire channel to be make-up. This time I’m swatching the Morphe 35O palette and using it to make a St. Patrick’s Day look along with the bhCosmetics 120 Color Eyeshadow Palette 1st Edition.
This video was super fun to make because the swatches came out really well and creating the look was a ton of fun. The lip was something I was debating back and forth on doing. I kept thinking of getting a green lipstick at work and just going with that but I knew I would never wear it again and couldn’t bring myself to spend money on one so I decided to use eyeshadow instead. I think it makes for a bolder, more trendy lip anyway. It’s probably not safe to eat, but it’s probably not super safe to eat any make-up anyways.
If/When I do future swatches, I’ll be sure to have a better set-up so that you can actually see me swatch the shades out. I’ll also be sure to turn on my external light again so that you can just see better in general. I’m still learning so bear with me. Please feel free to leave me constructive criticism.
Luke may or may not be in the next video.
It’s here, it’s live, it’s pretty awkward and cringeworthy.
Like I say in the video, I’m trying out video format for ipsy reviews because it’s easier to get a feel for the products when you can see them in action. I know I don’t do a great job of that here, but I’m working on it. This is 100% a work in progress. Please feel free to leave me feedback for improvement!
A bit of a breakdown of the Glam Bag and prices:
OFRA Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in ipsy Unzipped
Received: 5g | On sale: 5g for $17 at ulta.com, $20 at ofracosmetics.com | Approx. value: $17
Seraphine Botanicals Lychee + Gold Healthy Glow Rose Gold Blush
Received: 3g | On sale: 3g for $14 at seraphinebotanicals.com | Approx. value: $14
Marc Anthony Strengthening Grow Long Leave-In Conditioner
Received: 1.65 oz | On sale: 6.8 oz for $5.99 at ulta.com | Approx. value: $1.45
Biobelle Perfecting Primer Facial Mask
Received: 2 sheet masks | On sale: 1 sheet mask for $4.99 at biobellecosmetics.com | Approx. value: $9.98
Luxie Beauty Blending and Shading Eye Brush 249
Received: 1 dual-ended brush | On sale: single ended brushes for $12 each at luxiebeauty.com | Approx. value: $24
Approx. overall Glam Bag value: $66.43 | Current Glam Bag price: $10 | Approx. savings: $56.43, 85%
Have a full 25 seconds of me being an idiot and a goof. This is the first video I have uploaded to my YouTube channel in four years. The last one was in June of 2014 and was a 14-minute Let’s Play of Fez. I was not good at the game and it was not a good video.
This video is out of focus. It is grainy. It is weirdly low-res. And I’m got something on TV in the background. It’s not good. But it’s a 25 second test video that I am choosing to share anyways because I like you guys and I like being transparent and if I don’t put it out there now I never will. I’m taking steps forward in my life right now and this is one of them.
I don’t know what the rest of my videos are going to look like. I don’t know if they’re going to continue to look this bad, if I’ll continue to be as goofy, or if I’ll ever decide on what my channel is “all about.” What I do know is I’m done being afraid to do what I want and this is that. Welcome back to my YouTube channel, friends. Feel free to go watch all of my older, cringier content too. It’ll make you laugh (or cry).