August 2013 :: Ipsy :: Glamour Academy

August 2013 Ipsy Glam Bag :: Glamour Academy


Ipsy’s back-to-school theme fell short of an A. Not my favorite Glam Bag but not the worst. Here goes:

  • Pixi Beauty Lash Booster Mascara

Who can’t use another mascara, right? But I can do without this one. It leaves black raccoon eyes after a short time of wearing and as much as I will always put a free mascara to use, I’m getting sick of receiving them every month.

  • MicaBeauty Shimmer Powder, Bronze

Having been a fan of MicaBeauty for several years now, I have plenty of these color powders and shimmers. It’s good quality product though and for that, I can’t complain.

  • Michael Todd Pumpkin Nutrient Rich Facial Mask

I like this mask! And I found out the company is headquartered in my “little” town. I’ll be contacting them about possibly receiving some hometown love and will of course share my findings with you all.

  • Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

I have too much Smashbox primer. I really didn’t need another. Their photo finish primer isn’t new; I want to be exposed to new products!

  • – BONUS: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in 69

Love this lipstick! I hadn’t tried any of Urban Decays Revolution Lipsticks yet but can’t wait to pick up a few full sized tubes in the near future!

Overall? August’s bag wasn’t too shabby but I could sure use a really stellar bag in the future, Ipsy.

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Thanks for reading!

Love, GK


Smashbox Freebies

The day I purchased my Smashbox Complexion Kit from Ulta, I received this bag of Smashbox freebies!


More Smashbox Photo Finish Primer


Smashbox Lipgloss


Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara


I just love pre-mo feebies!

Thanks for reading! Love, GK

Smashbox Complexion Kit & Ulta buys

Recently, I did some work on my wallet at Ulta. Here’s the haul:


Tomorrow, I’ll feature the NYX products I snagged in their BOGO 1/2 off sale but for today, I want to share my new Complexion Kit from Smashbox.


This complexion kit is a great introduction to Smashbox foundation and such if you’ve never used them before like me. The kit includes:


Smashbox Photo Finish Face Primer


Smashbox High Definition Liquid Foundation


Smashbox High Definition Spot Concealer


Smashbox Foundation Powder



I also scored some additional freebies at checkout:


oooooh! I just love new beauty buys!! Please check back tomorrow to see the rest of my Ulta haul! ALSO: As if this isn’t enough, because of my Smashbox purchase, I scored some additional Smashbox freebies! (Will post soon!)

Thanks for reading! Love, GK