Esqido The Unisyn Collection

March 26, 2018 | Beauty, Esqido | 12 Comments »

PR Sample

Esqido The Unisyn Collection

Esqido The Unisyn Collection

Esqido The Unisyn Collection

Esqido The Unisyn Collection

In the beginning of the year I talked about my experience with Esqido Lashes. I was really impressed with the quality of their lashes. I loved how they looked and felt. Even the packaging was all kinds of elegant and just so well thought out. I didn’t think I could love another pair of lashes as much as I loved Night Bouquet. And then the most beautiful package landed on my doorstep and I suddenly had another favorite.

Feast your eyes on the Unisyn Collection by Esqido! Esqido’s Unisyn lashes are handcrafted with an ultra-fine synthetic blend with a soft cotton band. It is said to redefine the meaning of the perfect union; weightless, beautiful, and natural looking. At the moment there are 10 beautiful styles to choose from.

  • Bread & Butter
  • PB & J
  • Peaches & Cream
  • Peace & Love
  • Heart & Soul
  • X & O
  • Day & Night
  • Gin & Tonic
  • Naughty & Nice
  • Smoke & Fire

Esqido The Unisyn Collection

Smoke & Fire

Esqido The Unisyn Collection

Love & Peace

Esqido The Unisyn Collection

Bread & Butter

Aside from these 10 styles you can also purchase a kit. The Unisyn Lash Kit includes 3 pairs of Unisyn lashes. The styles I received are Bread & Butter, Love & Peace, and Smoke & Fire. This nifty kit covers all of your bases. The Bread & Butter lashes are great every day lashes. These are the ones I tried first. They were so incredibly lightweight! I didn’t even notice them throughout the day. They’re so natural looking too! Smoke & Fire is more bold and glamorous. I feel like Love & Peace is a nice middle ground. Which is why I said this kit covers all of your bases.

Esqido The Unisyn Collection

Companion Eyelash Glue

The Unisyn Lash Kit also contains Esqido’s Companion Eyelash Glue. I love that their eyelash glue contains a wand for easy application. It’s nice and thin and applies the perfect amount of glue without making a mess. It’s also latex free and I didn’t detect a scent.

Esqido The Unisyn Collection

The Bread & Butter lashes are my favorite. I can definitely see myself reaching for this style often. You can see the Bread & Butter lashes in action below.

Esqido The Unisyn Collection
Esqido The Unisyn Collection

Overall, I’d have to say that this is a beautiful lash kit! If you’re a fan of false lashes, I highly suggest checking it out. The lashes are of great quality. They were easy to apply and felt and looked natural. I’m also loving the packaging. The back of the package contains a small tab that you pull back so that the lashes slide right out. I have to say that I love this packaging more than the last. This way I can easily see the name and style of the lashes. They’re too pretty so it makes sense to put them on display.

Esqido The Unisyn Collection

The Esqido Unisyn Collection will be available on March 28th at 12:00 AM EST. The lashes retail at $22.00. Esqido will be running a special where you buy one pair of Unisyn lashes and you get the second pair 50% off (limit 1 per order)! The Unisyn Lash Kit will retail for $50.00 (a $76.00 value)! You can also use the promo code lisag for an extra 15% off (this is an affiliate code)!

Have you tried Esqido lashes? What lashes are you loving at the moment?

*I received these products complimentary. I was not paid or compensated in any way to write this review. All opinions are completely my own.


Product: Esqido Unisyn Lash Kit
Price: $50.00
Promo: Use Code lisag For 15% Off

Product: Esqido Companion Eyelash Glue
Price: $10.00

The Ordinary Serum Foundation

March 22, 2018 | Beauty, The Ordinary | 8 Comments »

Purchased By Me

The Ordinary Serum Foundation

The Ordinary Serum Foundation

The Ordinary Serum Foundation


I feel like every time I review a foundation I mention how I don’t have many in rotation. It’s true though. I usually find what works and stick with it. Sometimes I’ll hear about a new and exciting foundation and will run out to get it only to be left disappointed. Due to my very sensitive and very picky skin, foundation is more miss than hit for me. So when I find a good one I just stick with it. However, sometimes I just can’t help myself. So when everyone started talking about The Ordinary Serum Foundation I just had to try it for myself.

It took me a while to get my hands on this foundation. Actually, it took me a while to get my hands on any of The Ordinary products. They always seem to be out of stock on the very few websites that carry the products. Probably due to the super low price. I finally got lucky and saw that my shade was in stock. I hate buying new foundation online because I never know what shade I’m going to need. I ended up using Temptalia’s Foundation Matrix and got a fairly decent match.

The Ordinary Serum Foundation is a medium coverage foundation with the lightweight feel of a serum. It offers buildable, natural looking coverage with a semi-matte finish. It’s oil free and cruelty free. It comes in a nice looking plastic bottle with a pump. The pump can be a bit tricky to operate. It doesn’t always dispense the right amount. Most of my other pumps can easily pump out a bit without making a mess. It’s very difficult getting just a bit to pump out. And sometimes it’ll just spurt out making a bit of a mess. Not sure if it’s a thing or maybe I just got a faulty pump. But I figured it was worth mentioning.

The Ordinary Serum Foundation

I went with the shade 1.2P which is suitable for light skin with pink undertones. I’d like to note that Temptalia’s Foundation Matrix suggested 2.0P, but after looking at swatches I felt that might be a tad too dark for me since it’s Winter and I haven’t seen the sun in months. I posted swatches of The Ordinary Serum Foundation in the shade 1.2P alongside a few of the other foundations I use in rotation. This isn’t all of them, but it’s the few I reach for the most.

As you can tell it’s a little watery, but not overly so. I did my usual routine of moisturizer, primer, etc. I applied it with my BeautyBlender. It applied and blended nicely. It did a great job at covering up all of my redness. Aside from the redness I don’t have much that needs to be covered up so I can’t comment on how well it does at covering imperfections. I was pleasantly surprised at how well it evened out my redness though. It built up nicely. I didn’t detect a scent. And it truly does feel lightweight! It held up pretty good throughout the day. After about 4-5 hours I could see it start to break up around my nose a bit. But none of the redness was poking through and my cheeks can get very rosy. By the time I went to wash it off it was still looking pretty good. You can see The Ordinary Serum Foundation in action below.

The Ordinary Serum Foundation

Overall, I’d have to say that this is a great foundation. It did a great job at evening out my redness and it didn’t irritate my sensitive skin. It’s not the most lasting foundation, but it holds up surprisingly well. I’d say this is a great going out foundation. Not so sure I’d say it was a great 9-5 foundation. I’d definitely opt for something more long lasting for those of you who work or have oily skin. But seeing as how I wear makeup to run a few errands, daily coffee runs and the occasional shopping trip, it’s perfect for me. I’ll definitely be adding this to the rotation.

Have you tried anything from The Ordinary? What foundation are you loving right now?


Product: The Ordinary Serum Foundation
Price: $6.70

Empties: 1

March 19, 2018 | Beauty, Empties | 12 Comments »

Purchased By Me/PR Sample


Today I’m starting a new series on the blog. The concept itself isn’t new as I’m probably one of the only bloggers who doesn’t participate. But it’s new for my blog. I’m going to start sharing my empties, but with a bit of a twist. Part of the reason I never did my own empties posts in the past is because aside from my essentials I don’t really use up a lot of products. It would be boring to keep seeing the same old empty bottles of Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief Moisturizer. Then I thought about all of the empty sample containers I’ve tossed. Right now the only subscription box I’m subscribed to is Play! by Sephora. I actually do use my samples, but I never really follow up. So that’s my twist. I’m going to include empty samples and give my final thoughts along with whether or not I’d be purchasing a full size. I’m also going to talk about some of the bath bombs from my monthly Sky Organics Bubble Boxes. And of course if I ever do finish a full sized product I’ll share that here too. Aside from my essentials of course.

For this first post I’ll be listing a few items I have previously reviewed. I won’t go too far into detail. I’d only be repeating myself. However, I will link back to the review in case you missed it. I’m doing this because while I do take the time to thoroughly test products, sometimes I change my mind. Or maybe I did like the product, but just not enough to repurchase it after all.

I won’t have a certain day set up for these posts. I have a small basket set beside my vanity. Once it contains 5 empties I’ll write up my post. I have so many tiny samples so I’m hoping I can try and get in at least 1 post per month. But no promises. Ok let’s get started!

Blaq Dual Sided Wipes

Blaq Dual Sided Wipes $12.95
I reviewed these wipes in the beginning of the year. I didn’t realize just how much I relied on them until I went to reach for one and the package was empty! I love how quickly I can remove my makeup (all of it even the most stubborn mascara) AND gently exfoliate within minutes. I never experienced any irritation and that’s a huge plus for someone with such sensitive skin.

Repurchase: Yes. I have already ordered a few packages and am anxiously awaiting them.

Joanna Vargas Daily Serum

Joanna Vargas Daily Serum $85.00
I was really impressed with this serum. It was nice and lightweight. It took a little while before I noticed any changes, but I did notice them. I love how it helped with my redness. While a little on the pricey side I must say that it is worth every penny.

Repurchase: Yes, but not immediately. I’m testing another serum at the moment and I’d like to see how it goes before I go ahead and purchase another.

Mario Badescu Facial Spray

Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herb and Rosewater $7.00
I purchased this on a whim one day while wandering around Ulta. I purchased the smaller bottle just to test it out. That small bottle lasted months! I’ve actually been using it as a setting spray and prefer it over all of my other setting sprays. I love Mario Badescu’s products and this beauty is at the top of that list! Plus it smells like roses!

Repurchase: Yes. I have already purchased the larger bottle. I hear that you can now purchase all 3 varieties in a nifty little 3-pack. I’ll have to pick that up next time I’m at Ulta.

Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer

Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer $29.50
I actually received this sample in my February 2017 Play! by Sephora box. I finished it up some time toward the end of the year. The sample was very tiny, but a little goes a long way so I got quite a few uses out of it. I really liked it. But not as a moisturizer. It felt more like a balm than a traditional moisturizer, but it worked beautifully under my makeup. I didn’t experience any irritation and didn’t detect any scent. I wouldn’t say that it felt lightweight, but it didn’t feel heavy either.

Repurchase: Probably not. While I did like it as a primer, I didn’t think that it was moisturizing enough to be used as a moisturizer. I used it when I ran out of my go-to moisturizer and while it did the job, I was left wanting and needing more.

Sky Organics February 2018 Bubble Box

Sky Organics February 2018 Bubble Box (Love Is In The Air) $19.25
Have I mentioned how much I love Sky Organics? Because I do! Their products never let me down! They’re simple yet make such a statement. I’m always left wondering how they do it. Their monthly Bubble Box subscription is a must have for anyone who enjoys bath bombs and bubbles. It even contains a shower steamer which I usually pop in the shower for my son. He loves them!

Let me break down the February Bubble Box (Love Is In The Air).

Roses Are Red Heart Bath Bomb

Roses Are Red Heart Bath Bomb – I never knew I could love a bath bomb so much! It was almost too pretty to use. But use I did. It left the water a vibrant red/pink. I couldn’t decide if it was more romantic or more horror scene-like. Either way I was digging it. It smelled like roses, but it wasn’t overly perfumey. It was really really nice. And despite the vibrant color it didn’t stain one bit.

Also, I really wish Sky Organics allowed you to purchase single bath bombs. Because I would LOVE a box full of these wonderful rose bath bombs. I need more of these in my life!

Madly In Love Bath Bomb

Madly In Love Bath Bomb – I was equally excited to use this one. This left the water a nice vibrant color as well. I felt it gave off some fairy vibes the way the blue and pink swirled together. There was even a bit of shimmer in the water. It smelled wonderful and looked all kinds of magical. Then it was time to get out of the tub and my fingernails and toenails were dyed pink! And the last thing I want to do after a nice relaxing soak in the tub is scrub it down afterward. But that’s what I had to do because boy was this one messy bath bomb. I’ve used many of their bath bombs and never experienced anything like this. It’s such a shame because if it hadn’t dyed everything pink I would have loved a box full of these as well.

Cupid’s Kiss Mini Bath Cake – I loved the bath cake! It smelled wonderful! It creates a nice amount of bubbles. Not too little and not too much. What I like about the bath cakes is that you don’t have to use the whole thing immediately. I used half for one bath and used the other half later on. Obviously this leaves you with fewer bubbles, but it was just as nice.

Repurchase: Yes. While Sky Organics kindly sends me a Bubble Box every month, I’m planning to buy a box of some of their other bath bombs. I’m curious about the Charcoal Bath Bomb Gift Set. The Aromatherapy Spa Bath Bombs Gift Set also looks pretty nice. Maybe I’ll just get both? You can never have too many bath goodies.

A little side note: I almost always post videos of the bath bombs in action on my Instagram stories as well as Snapchat. So make sure you’re following me so that you can see them in action.

Now that I have reached the end I’m wondering if 5 is too much. Maybe I’ll cut it back to 3 empties per post. I feel like this post took me weeks to write up.


Welcome to Midwest Glam! My name is Lisa Marie and this is where I blog about all things beauty, food, and photography. While I mainly focus on beauty topics, I do weekly photography posts as well as the occasional recipe. Thank you so much for visiting!

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