Ipsy Glam Bag: March

Glam Bag March

Glam Bag March


I must say, Ipsy has been on a roll these past two months. I’ve been very happy with what’s coming every month. Granted, this month, I got another Be A Bombshell product and nail polish, both of which I’ve gotten a lot of lately. But you know what, I don’t mind because I’ve been impressed with the Be A Bombshell products and you know, I can always give the nail polishes to a friend. Anyway, here’s what’s up with this month’s bag.

The bag itself is interesting. Ipsy has started a collaboration with artists to design their bags. This one was designed by a San Francisco artist named Klari Reis and is supposed to mimic the city layout of San Francisco. To me, it looks like when you look through a microscope at onion peels…in technicolor. I kind of like it.

Be A Bombshell Eyeshadow Quad in Bora Bora – I’m really impressed with the quality of these shadows! They are smooth and easily blended. While you’d have to add some extra shadows to get a full look from the palette, the colors are gorgeous! I especially love the vivid blue-green color.

Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer – A primer that adds glow and hydrates? Sign me up! For me and my dry skin, this primer gives a great luminosity for under my more matte foundations. I really like it.

Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Get Ready – First off, I love anything nugget size so the cute little mini lipstick had me at first sight. I love the Marvelous Moxie glosses but had not tried the lipsticks yet. They are really a great, creamy formula. I’ll have to look into what other colors they have in the line.

Nicole by OPI Roughles Nail Polish in On What Grounds? – This color reminds me of Robin’s Eggs! Perfect for Spring. I’m not entirely sold on the ‘rough’ texture, though. I’m not sure if I love it or hate it. The jury’s still out.

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Ipsy Glam Bag: February

Glam Bag February

Glam Bag February

Hey there Ipsters. I’m going to cut to the chase and go ahead and say that this is my favorite Ipsy bag that I’ve received thus far. The only thing that was remotely disappointing was the bag which was just plain pink . But I don’t subscribe to Ipsy for the bag, I subscribe to try new products and these ones are really exciting.

NUME Intense Renewal Hair Mask – I have never tried anything from NUME but I’ve heard good things about their products. I’ve been making an effort to take better care of my hair so this was right up my alley. It made my hair feel like silk and I can’t be mad at that.

POP Beauty Plump Pout Mini in Peony Petal – I was a little hesitant after not loving the lip crayon from POP in a previous box. This, totally made up for it! First off, the packaging is precious…I love anything tiny. The formula is very creamy and full color but not overly sticky. The color Peony Petal is a very pretty rosy pink that would look good with a ton of different looks. I’m interested in trying out some more of these

Tini Beauty Eyetini Cream Shadow in Spiced Rum – This beautiful bronzey cream shadow was a pleasant surprise. Cream shadows can either go on patchy or crease and this one does neither. It goes on super opaque and metallic and blends out just enough so that you don’t have any harsh lines.

City Color Be Matte Blush in Fresh Melon – What a GORGEOUS color for Spring. I couldn’t get the color to show up right on camera but it’s a bright melon…as the name suggests. It doesn’t go on powdery or patchy and I’m excited to wear it come Spring. Not to mention, it’s huge so it’ll last forever.

Zoya Polish in Odette – This color is right on trend for Spring. Orchid is were it’s at! I love the formula of Zoya polish and this color is a great addition to my growing collection.

So yeah, I’m pretty much in love with all of the products this month. Way to go Ipsy!

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Ipsy Glam Bag: November

November Glam Bag

November Glam Bag


It’s that Ipsy time of the month again. I’m on the fence on whether or not I’m happy with this month’s bag. On one hand, the bag itself is great and I’m not mad at any of the products but it seems like I’ve gotten a few of these things before. Let’s dive in, shall we?

Starlooks Gem Pencil in Topaz – In my 7 months with Ipsy, this has been my 3rd Starlooks Pencil. I mean, there are worse pencils, but there are certainly better. This one in Topaz is a SUPER glittery silver. In a lot of glitter eye pencils, the glitter gets clumpy and the pencil is hard to apply but this one applys pretty smooth. So that’s good, but I’m just not sure how often I’ll wear a super glittery pencil like this. It could be a fun accent on the bottom lash line or good as a super sparkly base for a Holiday look.

BH Cosmetics Baked Galaxy Chic Eyeshadow in Aphrodite – Again, this is the 2nd time I’ve gotten a BH shadow sample in my bag…but this one, I’m not complaining about. I’m a big fan of BH Cosmetics and had been eyeballing the Galaxy Chic Baked Shadow Palette for a while but I’m just not generally a fan of baked shadows. This one, is gorgeous. It’s a beautiful shimmery rusty color that is perfect for the season and the color payoff is fab. Ok BH, I’ll buy your palette!

Nailtini Nail Polish in Champagne – My second Nailtini polish in 7 months. (Are we seeing a pattern here?) The color is a beautiful rose gold. I’ll wear it and if the formula is like the last Nailtini polish I got, I’ll like it.

Pixi Beauty Bronzer in Subtly Suntouched – I have very fair skin, and this hardly shows up on ME so for them to call it a bronzer is a bit of a stretch. It has a nice satin finish, so I apply it heavily, could probably use it as a nice natural blush. If i just dust it all over my face, it could probably be good to just warm up my complexion. The moral of this is, it will work for me, because I’m so fair, but on people with darker skin tones, this will probably be a bust product.

Be A Bombshell Lip Crayon in Hot Damn – I love this. That’s it. I love the color, (a pretty pinky red). I love the formula. I love the name. I love the lip crayon form. Love and Win!

Em Cosmetics Lipstick in Don’t Tell Mom – Em is the new cosmetic line from Michelle Phan who is a popular YouTube Beauty Guru. I’ve heard mixed reviews of her line on the internets so I was happy to get something to try out for myself. The color I got is a BRIGHT hot pink and something that I have a lot of already in my collection. There is no lack of color payoff with this bad boy. You put it on your lips and BAM! It feels good on the lips and the wear is average but I’m not going: WOW! I’m going to go pay $16.50 for another one of these lipsticks. Yeah, a bit pricey. But in my $10 Ipsy bag, I’ll take it!

(Top to Bottom) Be a Bombshell, Em Lipstick, Starlooks Pencil, BH Shadow

(Top to Bottom) Be a Bombshell, Em Lipstick, Starlooks Pencil, BH Shadow

So overall, not a bad $10 investment for, if nothing else, a super cute bag and a LOVE lip crayon.

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Ipsy Glam Bag: July

July Glam Bag

July Glam Bag


Happy Ipsy Time! This month’s theme for the Glam Bag was Beach Beauty and the contents reflected all things summer. From hot pink lips, to bright nails to facial sunscreen, the bag had everything for a fun summer day. After last month’s SUPER fab leopard/neon bag, the clear, plastic bag was a bit of a disappointment. I don’t hate it, but I’ve liked the previous two more. I guess the plastic neon does go along with the summer ‘being around water’ theme. Anyway, here’s what was inside:

Nailtini Polish in Mai Tai: Pretty bright Orange polish that I think I’m going to put on my toes next. I think that this color would look especially fierce if you had a tan going on.

Coola Mineral Facial Sunscreen SPF 20: I used this on Saturday when I spent some time at the pool and I didn’t burn. So that’s good for me. Because I always burn. It also didn’t irritate my skin and didn’t have a really strong smell. I love the smell of sunscreen but not when I’m going to be putting it on my face. I’ll probably be investing in a full size for our upcoming trip to Vegas.

POP Beauty Pouty Pop Crayon in Fuchsia Flirt: First, I love the color of this. But unfortunately, that’s the only thing I like about it. It applies patchy to my lips whether or not I apply a balm under it or not. I feel like it really settles into the lines on my lips and doesn’t wear off evenly. It’s a bummer because I really do love the color. This is my first POP Beauty experience and unfortunately it’s a bit of a disappointment.

BH Cosmetics California Palette Sampler: This cute little eyeshadow sample has one color from each of the BH California themed pallets: Hollywood, Malibu, and San Francisco. I’ve read people not liking the shadows but I say: Use a primer and life is good. I have all three of the California Palettes already so I’ll be giving this away. Seeing as that I have the Palettes already means that I obviously like the products.

Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Beach Spray: Truth be told, I haven’t used this yet. BUT, I like the Sexy Hair line and have been wanting to try out a Beach Spray so bring it on! The bottle says it’s ‘Beach look conditioning and texturizing spray with Argan oil.’ Hopefully I’ll like it. It’s a pretty good size so I’ll be able to get a good feel for the product.

Overall, I’m again happy with my Ipsy Bag. You have to realize that with these subscription services, you are not always going to LOVE everything that you get. The fun is in getting to try out new products. As always, I can’t wait to see what I get next Month!

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Ipsy Glam Bag: June

Hey everyone! We are back from our UK Vacay and back to the disgusting heat of Texas in the summer. We had an awesome time and I picked up quite a few beauty items on the trip that I’ll share with you guys in a future post. BUT FIRST! Waiting patiently in the mail when we returned was my Ipsy Glam Bag for June and it did not disappoint at all.

Ipsy Glam Bag: June

Ipsy Glam Bag: June


Here’s the breakdown:

Let’s first start with the bag itself. Animal print and neon? Duh! Super cute and it feels more durable than the bag last month. (Not that I’ve had a problem with the bag from last month, just an observation!).

1. J. Cat Eyelashes and Glue Style EL99. These look really nice for a super glam look. The are long and a little flared at the ends, which will be great for a cat eye look. The band doesn’t look bulky or thick so I have high hopes that they will go on nicely. They also say they are 100% human hair….which I can’t lie, kind of creeps me out…are all lashes human hair? I don’t know. Anyway, I’ll try to remember to do a post when I wear them…maybe that false eyelash post that I’ve been meaning to do forever!

2. J. Cat Sparkling Cream Palette in Volta. Another J. Cat product. I’ve never heard of the brand but I’m going to go check out the line for sure. I’m not sure what to think about this glitter palette. It says to use caution around the eye area and I can see why since the glitter comes out super chunky. I’ll stick to my eye-safe Eye Kandy glitters for eye looks. So I guess it’s supposed to be a body glitter product? I’m not quite sure what I’ll use it for but I’ll put it in my professional kit and see if I can come up with a use for it there.

3. Cailyn Line Fix Gel Eyeliner in Iron. I actually have heard super good things about the Cailyn liners and had wanted to purchase one myself. So thanks Ipsy! I got the color Iron which is a pretty gunmetal grey. This stuff lasts for sure. I swatched it on my hand and literally had to scrub to get it off! The only thing to take into consideration is that it dries super fast so you have to work quick. Other than that, I love it and will have to invest in some more colors for super long wear.

4. Starlooks Tickle Me Pink Lip Pencil. I have heard of the Starlooks brand and had been cruising their site not to long ago so I was happy to see something from the brand in my bag. Lip pencils are something that are seriously lacking in my collection. I don’t really wear them as often as I should and never find myself gravitating to them at the store. So many more exciting things than lip liner. Tickle Me Pink is a really pretty true pink color and the pencil glides on very smooth. Not much other to say than it’s a lip pencil, and I like it.

5. NYX Mosaic Powder in Dare. Loves me some NYX and I don’t have any of their blushes so holler again to Ipsy! The Mosaic Powder is a powder blush comprised of 5 colors that you swirl together. The color that Dare comes out being is quite lovely. Not sparkly or matte but a nice satin finish that turns out peachy pink. Savy Likes!

So again, my Ipsy experience is a win! I also got a bonus Bauble Bar Bracelet for having 2 people sign up for the service! Shout out to Monica and Kymberli! If you want to join in on the fun too, click the link below! I’m happy to be back in the blogging groove…even if not happy to be back in America.

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Ipsy Glam Bag: May

I’ve been wanting to try a beauty subscription service for a while now. (I do get the Beauty Test Tube from QVC but it only comes 4 times a year) I went and did some research and after coming across one too many unfavorable reviews on BirchBox, I decided to go with Ipsy! Ipsy was started by beauty bloggers and YouTube beauty Gurus so of course, I had to throw my support their way. They have partnerships with some great brands that include Urban Decay, NYX, Josie Maran, and The Balm, just to name a few. And as an extra bonus, your items come in a different cute little cosmetic bag and you get special discounts on full sizes of products featured that month. I just received my first bag and I am not disappointed.

Ipsy May Glam Bag

Ipsy May Glam Bag


Here’s what I got in my first “Glam Bag”:
Pacifica: Island Vanilla Perfume Roll-on:
This smells amazing. I used to have a Blood Orange Body Butter from the brand that I loved so I’m excited to try something else from the brand. Plus it’s not just a little, teeny sample, but an actual roll-on size product.
Anastasia: Travel Size Clear Brow Gel:
I’ve heard great things about the Anastasia line’s brow products. Brow Gel is not something I would spend a lot of money on so it’s nice to have a small ‘fancy’ one.
Mirabella: Colour Sheers Lipstick in Posy
A full size lipstick ya’ll! This has the consistancy of a lip butter and feels very good on the lips. I love the color too! It comes off pretty sheer and says it has a mango butter base to nourish your lips. Oh La La! I’ve never heard of the brand but that’s why I do this, to try new things!
Yaby: Concealer Refill in Honey:
Let me start off by saying that the actual product seems awesome. I swatched it on my hand, and the consistancy and coverage is amazing. I’m only disappointed because they sent me totally the wrong color. Like, I had to go back to my profile to make sure I didn’t screw something up….but it definitely says FAIR. Honey is the brand’s second to darkest color. NOT for a fair skinned person. Oh well, I’ll put in in my kit and I’m sure it will work great on someone with the right skintone. I’ll probably end up purchasing it in my color though, maybe even a range of colors to put in my professional kit. I liked it that much.
Zoya: Nail Polish in Gie Gie:
Again, I’ve heard great things about this brand of polish and was so excited to see another full size product in my bag! It’s a precious baby pink color with silver sparkle. Perfect for the season and I can’t wait to try it out!

All in all, I’m thrilled with my first Ipsy experience! Super cute bag, (because who can’t have enough cosmetics bags), a couple full size products and some new brands to try. Everything I was hoping for. Use the link below if you want to try out Ipsy for yourself. For only $10 a month, you can’t go wrong!!!!

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