The whole month of December happened and I didn’t write one single thing.
Sure, I was busy. I started a part time job at the end of November and I really like it. Also, this thing called Christmas (maybe you’ve heard of it). We went to FIVE Christmas celebrations this year. I’m not complaining, but that’s a lot of super family together fun time.
All excuses aside, though, I kind of just didn’t feel like writing. Not even my Glam bag post…though, really, December’s bag wasn’t really that great. What was even in it? I don’t remember.
I’m not sure I’m totally out of my funk yet, but I’m slowly trying to baby step my way out of it.
Baby steps out of the elevator… Name that movie!
I was actually thinking of doing a YouTube video for this month’s bag, since I never really use my channel… and I also thought about broadcasting it on Periscope (do you have Periscope? We should be pals! Look up @Ashlee_Mae)…but I was feeling way too lazy to put makeup on. SO here we are.
Anyway, this month’s Glam bag was all eye products…which is nice, because I love, love eye stuff.
Except, I guess, for the wipes…
OFRA Universal Eyebrow Pencil
This is a pretty standard eyebrow pencil. It’s fine. I don’t know what else to say?
The Balm MR. WRITE (NOW) Eyeliner Pencil in Jac
I expected to hate this after trying that awful liquid matte lip gunk from The Balm. SURPRISINGLY, I really like this eyeliner. The color actually looks nice on lazy makeup days (just liner and mascara) and with eyeshadow. Plus, it isn’t black eyeliner. Because Ipsy LOVES TO SEND ME BLACK EYELINER. I don’t know why.
jelly pong pong Fairy Lashes Curl mascara
That name, tho.
Anyway, I think I like this. It can be a little messy…
…but overall I like how it looks. Does it curl my lashes? I have no idea. But it does have some kind of crazy staying power, because it lasted through an evening face wash, a night of sleep, and a morning shower.
J. Cat Beauty blinkle shimmer eyeshadow in Tangerine Light
Dammit, this one was a little disappointing. I’ve been wanting a really good shimmery shadow for a while, and I actually squealed a little when I found this in my bag…but upon application I really didn’t see any shimmer (you can see it in the poorly lit photo above and in the swatch below, btw).
I still like the color, but I do wish it were more sparkly.
skyn Iceland Glacial Cleansing Cloths
These are pretty great, actually. As you can see in the (again, horribly lit) photo above, they definitely removed makeup from my face. I’m not sure if it ALL came off, but I was being super lazy about it and possibly missed a spot or two.
Overall, this was a pretty good bag!
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Did you miss me? I missed you!
Have y’all recovered from your food comas yet? I know I probably ate enough to feed a small village yesterday. At least I managed to look good doing it, largely thanks to this month’s Ipsy Glam Bag.
My goodies arrived in a super cute bag this month. As usual, 4 items were great and one was kind of a klunker.
Figs&Rouge HA+ HYALURONIC ACID 3 IN 1 HYDRA ACTIV HERO CREAM
This stuff smells great! It’s a pretty well-rounded, light moisturizer…But I’m not sure if it’s quite enough for my dry winter skin.
Smashbox FULL EXPOSURE Mascara
I’m super picky about mascara…my eyelashes are pretty long, and tend to look clumpy if I’m not careful. I really lke this formula, but Im not sure about the brush. It might just be that I’m used to the more comb-like brushes.
Jesse’s Girl Eye Shadow Primer
I didn’t have super high hopes for this one, but it ended up being tied for my favorite thing this month. It feels a little greasy when you first apply it, but once it’s dry you can’t feel it at all. It has kept my eyeshadow streak-free all day, every day that I use it. I tried it with the Mica cream shadow and that stuff didn’t totally come off for a couple of days.
trèStique Mini Matte Lip Crayon in Chile Red
This was my other favorite… Which surprised me a bit because I’m not a RED person. This is a fun, bright, definitely RED red, but the matte formula makes it quite wearable. I had to get used to the look of the cap, but before I did I probably had a few minor heart attacks thinking the cap had come off in my bag.
be a bombshell Eye Liner in Wild Child
It’s a black eyeliner. Fine, I suppose, but it seemed a little dry…probably why it skipped a little when I applied it. There really isn’t anything spectacular about it.
I’m wearing allof my glam bag goodies in this photo…I had also just left the salon, so hooray freshly cut hair!
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I’m extending the giveaway to the end of November…I never expected October to be so incredibly busy for me, and I did a pretty bad job of promoting the fundraiser.
We’re about halfway to the goal, with ten donations. I’d like to think we can do better, so I’m going to start counting each donation as two entries. Share this post (comment to let me know) on social media and you get one entry. Also, if you would rather donate an amount other than 5.00, please send me an email at willfullydisobedientblog (at) gmail (dot) com.
Every donation of at least $1.00 will count as two giveaway entries. Every share of this post will count as one entry.
I added my donation already, and I may throw some more in at the end of the giveaway.
Come on, guys…’Tis the season to give, right? Help me send a holiday message to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation that will help them continue to do their wonderful work.
Another fun glam bag arrived at my house this month! As usual, I was pretty happy with my goodies except for one product that I just didn’t like.
Beauty Without Cruelty premium botanical lotion
This stuff is a dry skin lifesaver! I’m already getting dry, itchy skin on my hands. This stuff has no smell at all and sinks right into my skin without feeling greasy. I’ve been using it after I wash dishes to keep my hands from getting so dry that they crack.
LA Vanilla rollerball perfume
Ten years ago, I would’ve turned my nose up at this scent. I’m not sure how to describe it, but it’s like a warm, spicy vanilla…maybe with some amber or musk hanging around in there? I could Google it, but where’s the fun in that? Anyway, I’ve been wearing it a lot sinch I got it, and I think it makes for a great fall scent. It also layers well with my usual perfume. Bonus!
MICA Beauty cosmetics cream eyeshadow in Bronze
This stuff is SO GOOD, you guys. Dab it over your eyelid primer with your finger and you’re done! It really works with my hazel eyes and boy does it ever stay put. I fell asleep in it and it was still perfect when I woke up the next morning.
Royal & Langnickel medium eye shader
Well…it’s a brush. I honestly haven’t done much with it. The bristles are a bit stiffer than my RealTechniques brush, but I don’t necessary think that’s a bad thing.
the BALM Meet Matt(e) Hughes long lasting liquid lipstick (COMMITTED)
Everyone’s all apeshit over the BALM products and here I am like, nope. I pretty much hated this the second I saw it… First, that color is super wrong on me. Second, I can’t do long wear liquid lipsticks. I feel like they suck the life out of my lips. I will say, however, that the minty, chocolaty smell is pleasant. Other than that, this was not a winner for me. Also, am I missing something? Who is Matt Hughes?
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Also, don’t forget to enter the breast cancer research giveaway! I’m adding the liquid lipstick from my Ipsy bag to the prize. I unscrewed the lid enough to see the color and take a tiny sniff, but that’s it!
This isn’t a real post… mostly just a quickie update.
Good news, guys…as of now we’ve collected ten donations! We’re about halfway to the goal and I’m pretty excited considering I haven’t been able to promote this as much as I should.
Please click here to check out the donation site… Remember, each donation is only 5.00 and gets you an entry to win this awesome scarf and hat combo (lovingly made by me!).
In other news, I got my October glam bag and it’s pretty awesome…so I’ll be reviewing that soon. I’m also making a (hopefully) kick ass zucchini lasagna for supper tonight. If it turns out well I’ll be sharing that recipe soon.
Hey, guys! Did you know that today is #NoBraDay? I just learned about it on Twitter, and it’s pretty self explanatory. We ladies are supposed to skip putting our bras on today in an effort to raise awareness about breast cancer.
I’m totally serious.
The thing is, I think by now we are ALL aware of the fact that breast cancer exists, and everyone knows that it sucks. We don’t need to raise awareness, but we could be trying to raise money. After all, medical research ain’t cheap.
If you haven’t yet, please consider donating to my fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Every donation gets you an entry to my giveaway…and who wouldn’t want to wear this super cute hat and scarf (lovingly made by me, of course)?
Here are the details:
I did some research, and I found the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. After checking out their website and doing a little digging through Charity Navigator, I planned to set aside part of the money I make through various crochet and writing projects this month for a donation.
I’ve set up a Fiverr gig for anyone that would like to add to my donation. The beauty of Fiverr is that you only have to part with five bucks. That’s right, five measly dollars. Sure, you can donate more (as much as you like!) by ordering multiple gigs, but it’s totally ok to stick with one. To check it out, and maybe throw your five bucks in the hat, click here!
At the end of October, I will cash out the money from this gig and send it to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. I’ll keep you updated on the gig’s progress throughout the month, and I’ll even post a screenshot of the donation just so you know where your money went. Fiver does keep 1.00 of every purchase as a processing fee.
So there you go! Donate five bucks and you get a chance to win an awesome hat and scarf combo (plus anything else I decide to throw in your prize), PLUS you get to feel like an awesome person for helping a good cause.
My goal for this fundraiser is to get to at least $100.00. That’s only 25 donations!
Also? We all get to keep our bras on. I can assure you (judging by my last trip to Wal-Mart) that bras are wonderful and should always be worn in public. Because let’s be real… The only thing I’m going to be aware of if you participate in No Bra Day will be your unsupported lady pillows, okay?
So please donate, and share this post with your friends. Every little bit helps!
Last year I had the idea to do a fundraiser during the month of October… I had high hopes, but due to issues with the donation site my fundraiser completely flopped.
I was disappointed, to say the least. Not one of the donations ever actually went through. I didn’t have a way to find out who had tried (save for a couple of people that told me), so I couldn’t even go ahead and do the giveaway.
But, guys, it’s October again. I believe the donation site is actually working now, and I still have the hat and scarf. I’d like to try again. The rules will be the same… Basically, every donation gets you an entry and I will pick a winner at random. My family members won’t be eligible to win (sorry, guys) but they’re welcome to donate!
Click here to go to the donation site. Each donation gig purchase is 5.00, and after Fiverr takes their hosting fee the remaining 4.00 goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Each gig purchased gets you an entry for the giveaway.
Here’s hoping the second time’s a charm.
Please share this post with your friends, and leave me a comment if you donate.
I plan to close the giveaway on November 1st, and announce the winner that week. Make sure to provide an email address when you donate so I have a way to contact you.
Thank you, and good luck!