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January Ipsy Glam Bag Review #IpsyGameFace

Every month I look forward to receiving my Ipsy Glam Bag in the mail. I subscribed about two years ago, and I'm hooked! I tell everyone that it is the best $10 I spend. You get a cute bag, 5 beauty products, and FREE shipping for ten bucks! I can easily spend $10 on dumb stuff, so this makes good sense. Also, makeup. Over time I have received products from some of my favorite brands like: Tarte, Smashbox, Urban Decay, Bare Minerals, Caked Makeup, and Doucce to name a few. 

My glam bag subscription has become a part of my self-care routine, and it's nice to look forward to something that is just for me. My older daughter has her own subscription and often gets different products than I do. We have so much fun sorting through our goodies and sometimes trade items. I am digging the January "Game Face" themed bag. The bag itself it so cute. It has a sporty, retro feel. 

Inside the bag: 

  • NYX Professional Lip Lingerie in Beauty Mark- goes on creamy with a matte finish. I do love the color, but it has a slight sticky feel initially. Once it wears in, it feels a whole lot better. 
  • CIATÉ LONDO Fierce Flicks Liquid Eyeliner- I actually gave this to my younger daughter because I have tons of liquid liners already. This one is supposed to dry quickly and not smudge. Perfect for the cat eye look. 
  • BellaPierre Cosmetics StayPut Brow Gel in Licorice- I love the way it is packaged. The brush is on the top of handle and the product is in a jar on the bottom. I tried it and don't really care for it. The gel didn't apply as well as my normal brow makeup. I gave it to my older daughter and she seems to really like it. 
  • BeFine Skin Care Exfoliating Cleanser- made with all-natural ingredients brown sugar, almond, and oats. It leaves your skin crazy smooth, and soft. It also moisturizes. I will definitely be buying this in a full-size tube. 
  • BioRepublic Skincare Sheet Masks- I got two: Aloe Rescue & Pomegranate Crush. I haven't tried them yet, but the product description makes them sound promising. Here are the details: These eco-friendly masks are 100% biodegradable. Aloe Rescue has phytocollagen, aloe vera extract, and Vitamin E to soothe and moisturize dry skin. Pomegranate Crush is loaded with antioxidant-packed pomegranate extract and vitamin E to hydrate, brighten, and smooth *all* skin types.

I am happy with my January glam bag overall. Even though I couldn't use all of the products myself, my daughters were able to. It makes it worth it. I can't wait to see what I get in February. If you are interested in receiving your own monthly Ipsy Glam Bag, you can use my sign-up link. I will get 250 points for every sign-up I receive to use towards products. If you become a subscriber, you can refer friends and get points too! They add up quickly since you get more points if you do a quick review on the Ipsy site. So far I have cashed in so many points that gave me around 6 freebies. 

Ipsy is a great way to try products out before you consider buying the full size. Do you have a favorite monthly beauty subscription? I'd love to know! 
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Tips on making your shower more inviting with Mira Showers

Whether it is how you start your day or end it, a shower is a very important part of the day. There is nothing like the peace and tranquility you get from a shower. It is also a great place to think and relax. Honestly, without my daily shower (or two) I might never get time to relax. It is my escape and probably the only real "me time" I get each day. Picking the right shower fixture is important. Showers from Mira Showers offers a great range of shower fixtures that are sure to suit your needs and price range. I have my eye on the Mira Adept BRD below.
It combines a stylish, integrated look with great performance to deliver a perfect showering experience from two showerheads -ideal for your bathroom. Did someone say two showerheads? I am totally into that idea! 

Additional features of this showerhead include:

- Thermostatic temperature stability keeps showering safe for all the family
- Separate temperature and flow controls to fine tune your perfect shower
- Magni-flo™ gives up to 3 times more flow than similar mixer showers even at low pressure
- Divert between the overhead and hand held shower or have both heads on at once, even at low pressure
- Single mode 90mm showerhead with a 200mm deluge head for an unbeatable showering experience – both with rub clean nozzles for easy limescale removal
- Compatible with patented Mira Adept plug-in accessories for ultimate flexibility – a world first!
- Works on all systems and pressures

I think this model from Mira Showers sounds like what I would want in my bathroom shower! The website has many great features to help with selecting the right fixture for your shower. I can't believe how many choices they have listed. I think the hardest part would be deciding on just one! My husband took a peek at the shower enclosures and is currently measuring our bathroom! Looks like a future bathroom makeover is in the works. 

I noticed they have Digital Showers. I honestly never knew there was such a thing! The shower control and the water mixer have digital intelligence built-in. Digital mixer showers take water from both the hot and cold water supplies. They mix the hot and cold water to accurately reach the desired temperature. You can choose a pumped or high pressure version. Digital showers are ideal for homes with a plentiful supply of hot water. 

Okay, that's it, I am ready for a new shower makeover! 
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