🖤October Ipsy 2022🎃

Y’all I am absolutely loving my October 2022 ipsy bag!

I honestly didn’t think I was going to love ipsy as much as I do as I’m not super into subscription boxes however.. ipsy gets it right!

October makes my third bag as I received the August glam bag X curated by Alicia Keys. 

Y’all know I love October and it’s not just because of my birthday it’s literally because of everything. The weather changes in Georgia and I feel like I’m at peace for three months out of the entire year… if you live in the south you know what I mean.

Hoodies, bonfires, pumpkins, going outside without a plague of mosquitoes or heat stroke, Halloween, hot chocolate, caramel apples y’all I could go on but it would be a shame not to mention that September and October are literally the only times throughout the whole year that I can buy home decor because I use Halloween decorations as 365-day decorations in my house! 😂

Anyways back to Ipsy…

The October bag is described as

“Spooky yet stylish, this month’s bag possesses everything you need for frightfully flawless skin and ghoulishly glam looks—all in a bewitching design you voted for. Happy Haul-oween!”

This is a black bag donned with a raised spiderweb, A silver spider zipper, and dark purple trim absolutely my aesthetic but then again I have not yet received a bag that I didn’t absolutely love. 

in this month’s bag I received:

Clean beauty brand CHELLA’s Blushing Rose Eyeshadow Palette

E.L.F. COSMETICS Big Mood Mascara in Black

IT COSMETICS Confidence In Your Beauty Sleep Night Cream

SEPHORA COLLECTION Smooth + Blur Primer

FENTY SKIN

Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum with Niacinamide

I love that when you rate products they listen and it helps improve your future bags.

I also really enjoyed the opportunity to give away five free bags to friends this month. 

I love eyeshadows but I’m very particular about which ones I use. The same goes for mascara. 

And I am working diligently currently to find a good skincare routine supplement that works well for me as I’m still really enjoying my Seint beauty skin care said that I’ve featured on the website before. (if you haven’t already seen that review go check it out!)

As all of you probably know I’m not a girl who enjoys being limited so the more options I have available to me the better and with my combination of skin care needs My ipsy subscription has been a huge help. 

I’m loving toners and primers at the moment

And I found these to work really well for my skin. 

I fully support self-care and #TreatYourself even if I haven’t always been the best at holding space for that in my own life. 

I look forward to my ipsy subscription every month now and I can’t wait to see what the November 2022 ipsy glam bag X box curated by Becky G has in store for me. 

Will I continue to receive ipsy bags long-term? I’m not sure. But I do know that some of these products I will be using in preparation for my wedding next year. 

And I haven’t yet decided if I will continue receiving glam bag X or if I will drop my subscription down to the classic glam bags only. I have not had any experience so far with glam bag plus so I may try that in the future just to shake things up some. 

Overall I feel like the traditional glam bags are well worth the subscription price and I’m currently happy with my choice.

If you are interested in signing up or would like to purchase ipsy as a gift use my link: https://www.ipsy.com/oupgliqc

2022 family Halloween costumes reveal

We absolutely love celebrating holidays. Especially Halloween and Christmas and while we always have coordinated Christmas attire this was our first year doing a family-themed costume. 

My kids are 14 months apart at 2 and 3 years old. One of their latest huge obsessions is the live action cat in the hat movie staring Mike Myers that just recently celebrated its 22nd anniversary. 

It is currently streaming on Netflix in the US and is set to leave Netflix on October 31 of 2022. 

So it is only fitting that we dressed our children as “thing 1” and “thing 2” per their request and my husband and I had matching shirts that said “mother and father of all things”

Amazon to the rescue!

Links to the exact products purchased are as follows:

Thing 1&2 Kids Deluxe Costume https://a.co/d/dltd06p

Spirit Halloween Toddler Thing 1 and Thing 2 Dress Costume

Dr. Seuss Mother of all Things Emblem RED T-shirt https://a.co/d/cdxCJGm

Dr. Seuss Father of all Things Emblem RED T-shirt https://a.co/d/fogskf0

These costumes are some of the most well-made ones we’ve ever bought! 

I’m sure as many people know costumes are usually poor quality constructed, they don’t wash or wear well and they attract EVERYTHING from fuzz to mystery glitter and end up looking like you’ve rolled around in a dog bed by the end of the night. 

These however were quite the opposite!

I was pleasantly surprised and extremely pleased by the end product. 

I loved the Mittens on my sons costume and their ease of use and removal. The interchangeable numbers on both costumes were extremely helpful as this prevents you from having to buy specific costumes just because of the number. Both costumes came with a one and a two for use. 

The tights on my daughters costume were very well-made and not see-through at all, 

And I liked the fact that the back of her dress was a zipper closure in theory if she wanted to she could wear this dress without the sticker thing number emblem on the front as a very pretty dress, same with the tights! 

I need my son‘s number Velcro to his outfit however my daughters was held on by a sticky 3M backing. This was the only drawback I found I wish hers were more reusable as his was. 

My husband and I are no stranger to matching as we’ve done it many times however these shirts were extremely cute well-made and easy to purchase directly from Amazon. 

Overall this year‘s costume choice was a great one! I’m very happy with the way things turned out and the durability of it all. 

my daughter loved the headband that came with her costume however my son wanted anyone other than him to wear the hat that came with his for that I blame sensory issues but he still looked absolutely adorable as thing one and I wouldn’t change a thing!

So far my children have lived up to their character inspirations and been ABSOLUTELY WILD In their costumes but they won’t be this little for long so we are soaking it up for as long as we can. I’d say our first family costume experience was a win!

Thanks for the memories, Dr. Seuss!

Unique Baby Amazon children’s Halloween outfit haul 2022

We all know by now that I am the mom who celebrates everything. 

My two favorite holidays are Halloween and Christmas. 

In our family, it is a tradition to dress for every holiday until and unless our children tell us they don’t want to anymore.  Halloween 2022 is no exception. 

(my family often compares me to Beverly Goldberg.. I am not mad about it!)

This year we invested in a casual Halloween outfit for each child as we usually do in addition to a Halloween costume. 

*costume to be revealed later*

These casual outfits came from one of our favorite Amazon small businesses – Unique Baby – that has been featured on our website before and will more than likely continue to be. 

You can purchase these exact items while supplies last at these direct links.

Shirt: Unique Baby Unisex Halloween Pumpkin Shirt https://a.co/d/hGhTmL2

Outfit: Unique Baby Girls Scary Cute Black Cat Halloween Hoodie Outfit https://a.co/d/gQQA7TO

This year we purchased a size 4T in the shirt and a size 2T in the outfit and they fit perfectly. They wear and wash well, and are the perfect attire for any pumpkin patch visit and other fall family fun. 

I’m always very pleased with my purchases from unique baby and it will be a very sad day when my children inevitably outgrow the sizes that they offer. Although I’m sure that will be quite some time beings as they offer matching parent sets as well. 

It’s always a joy to create these special memories with my family. They don’t stay little for long!

Happy spooky season y’all!

Fall is upon us! 🎃🎃


Xx Tator