Ipsy August 2017 Glam Bag Review

*Spoiler Alert! I’m showcasing the August 2017 Ipsy (my points referral code) Glam Bag today. I also created a video unboxing for the August Ipsy Bag.

The bag this month is a cool pink and mauve and says Wild & Free.

Here’s what I got in my August 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag.

Make Up For Ever Excessive Lash – I love trying new mascara and this one looks nice. Full-Sized Price: $25

Formula 10.0.06 Pores Be Pure Skin-Clarifying Mud Mask – I totally remember Ten O Six when I was a teen. This new Strawberry + Yarrow mud mask looks so cool! Full-Sized Price: $6.99

Hikari Shimmer Bronzer Flush – This is a neat 4 shade blush/bronzer.

The Balm Voyage Kuwakaribisha Shadow Luminizer – This shade is so pretty and shimmery.

Aurora Pro Cover-Up – I have the Pale Ecru shade of this creamy cover-up.

I loved this months bag and am giving it a 9/10.

Ipsy Glam Bag vs. Birchbox

Ipsy Glam Bag vs. Birchbox

First up I have to say that I am a big fan of both beauty boxes but a lot of people have been asking me which one they should try. With both boxes you get to fill out a beauty profile about your skin type and hair color so that the products you get are a better match for you.

Here’s the scoop on both.

Ipsy Glambag

Each month Ipsy give you a customized bag with 5 beauty products. I absolutely love getting the bag and I also like Ipsy’s creativity. I feel like they put a little art into each month and their selections are great. I’ve had Ipsy for over a year now and I’ve loved 12 out of 15 bags. Occasionally I get products that I can’t use so I gift them to a friend.

If you love trying new things and bag you should try Ipsy.

Cost: $10/month

Some of the brands I’ve gotten from Ipsy: Dirty Little Secret, Tarte, Purlisse, Ciate, NYX, theBalm, Too Faced, Josie Maran, Lord & Berry, Dr. G, TONY MOLY, NudeStix, Trifle Cosmetics.

Birchbox

Birchbox comes in a colorful box each month and if you collect pretty boxes you’ll love them. Birchbox is more hit or miss for me. I usually really love their box or it’s kind of Meh. I have however gotten some high-end  products like GlamGlow, MAC and Bumble and bumble which is nice. I also tend to get a lot of hair products from Brichbox.

If you love a nice box and high-end brand names you should try Birchbox.

Cost: $10/month

Some of the brands I’ve gotten from Birchbox: Coola, MAC, GlamGlow, MannaKadar Cosmetics, Stila, Skin Food, R+Co., Benefit, Dr. Brandt, Bumble and bumble, Vasanti, Beauty Protector.

Ipsy July 2017 Glam Bag Review

*Spoiler Alert! I’m showcasing the July 2017 Ipsy (my points referral code) Glam Bag today.

Once again I think Ipsy is just getting better and better. This month is called Over Easy and the bag is an adorable cartoon egg! Below is my unbagging video and there’s a product list too.

My July Ipsy Glam Bag had…

I’m giving this month a 10/10 for the cool bag, the NudeStix and the Tony Moly masks!

Ipsy June 2017 Glam Bag Review

*Spoiler Alert! I’m showcasing the June 2017 Ipsy (my points referral code) Glam Bag today.

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I love the “Lips” bag this month and the Volume Up theme and the products are pretty good although I am getting a lot of Vasanti lately, I really need to try this brand.

Here’s what I got in my June Ipsy Bag.

City Color Cosmetics Shimmer Shadow – I got the Cheers to Life bronze shimmer shade and “wow” is this one pigmented and pretty. Price: $4.99

theBalm Cosmetics Balm Springs Blush – I like theBalm products and this blush is so Summery. Full-Sized Price: $21

Skone Cosmetics Insanely Intense Tattooed Waterproof Eyeliner – This black liquid eyeliner IS  really intense! Full-Sized Price: $20

VASANTI COSMETICS Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator – Exfoliating Cleanser – I really need to start using my Vasanti products. They look nice. It’s also:

  • Cruelty-free
  • Vegan-friendly
  • Gluten-free
  • 99% natural
  • Paraben free
  • Sulfate free
  • No Plastic beads
  • Made in Canada

Full-Sized Price: $34

NYX Professional Makeup Whipped Lip & Cheek Soufflé – I also like trying the NYX products. I got the Pink Cloud shade. Which is so pretty.  Full-Sized Price: $6

I’m giving this month a 9/10. Yay for Summer.

Also be sure to check out my June 2017 Ipsy Bag video reveal!

 

Ipsy May 2017 Glam Bag Review

My May Ipsy bag was so late this month but entirely worth it, I even got a $23 LUXIE brush.

The theme this month is “Your Summer Story Starts Here” and the clear ice cream treat bag is just so cute.

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What I got in the May 2017 Ipsy Bag!

South Mane Macadamia Hair Oil – I love a good hair oil and this one looks really nice. It supposed to hydrate frizzy hair and I’m all about that! Full-Sized Price: $16.99

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter – I love the Urban Decay Highlighters and this one is so soft and pretty. Full-Sized Price: $26

trèStiQue Mini Matte Lip Crayon – I got this crayon in Tuscan Wine and it’s so pretty and soft. The packaging is so cool too! Full-Sized Price: $28

pur~lisse BB Tinted Moist Cream SPF30 in Medium – I am a huge fan of BB creams so I’m excited to test this one out. According to pur~lisse “Chamomile & Artemisia soothes the skin while sugar maple improves skin’s appearance” Full-Sized Price: $35

LUXIE 660 Precision Foundation Brush – LUXIE has some of my favorite brushes and this one is amazing! Full-Sized Price: $23

Also check out my May 2017 Ipsy Bag Reveal on YouTube too!

Ipsy April 2017 Glam Bag Review (plus an upcycle craft!)

I am so excited to share my April 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag. This month the bag is so adorable, it’s an orange ticket with a really nice zipper and 5 unique products that were curated by Bailey & Gabriel! My mom also created 2 cute craft projects with the pink foil Ipsy bags, how fun is that?

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Here’s what I got this month…

  • OFRA Cosmetics Rendezvous Blush – This shade is so pretty!
  • Elizabeth Mott Show Me Your Glow Shimmer Shadow & Highlighter – A very light glowy shadow that’s so smooth.
  • Hanalei Aloe Soothing Gel – I love the smell of this Aloe gel, it’s smell like fresh cucumbers.
  • Meg Twin Nail Polish in Lovey Dovey – This twinsy nail duo is so cute and unusual and I love the purple shade.
  • TONYMOLY Liptone LipCare Stick in Rose Blossom – I kind of wish I got the mint variety of this lip balm but it’s very moisturizing.

Check out my video for my April 2017 Ipsy Bag and the upcycle crafts we made!

Ipsy March 2017 Glam Bag Review

I was pretty impressed with the March 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag which includes a new style of bag which was super cute. Here’s what I got.

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Dirty Little Secret Cosmetics Blush in Kitty Pink – This is a nice pink/coral blush from Dirty Little Secret. It is Made in China, I still have mixed feeling about products from China. It is a pretty color. Full-Sized Price: $14

Chella Eyebrow Highlighter Pencil in Ivory Lace – I love this highlighter pencil from Chella. It’s a pretty ivory shade and goes on very smoothly. Full-Sized Price: $18

Neogen Coconut Milk Pure Mild Cleanser – I actually goofed in my video. The company who makes this product is Neogen and it’s a coconut milk-to-foam cleanser and I’m interested in trying it out. Full-Sized Price: $19

Skone Cosmetics Luxe Pro Blending Brush – I love getting a brush in the beauty boxes and this one is really nice. Price: $15

Tarte Tartiest Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint In Rosé – I love anything from Tarte and this lip paint is such a pretty color. Full-Sized Price: $20

I’m giving this month a 10/10 for the highlighter pencil and the brush. It’s a great bag!

Check out my March 2017 Ipsy Bag Reveal on YouTube too!

Ipsy February 2017 Glam Bag Review (with video)

I’m showcasing the February 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag today and I also decided to do a video! I really want to start doing more YouTube demos and reveals (here’s my channel) so do subscribe if you’d like!

What’s in the February 2017 Ipsy Bag?

This month is called # Ipsy Much love and the bag is denim with an orange border.

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The Organic Pharmacy Lip & Eye Cream –  I have never heard of an eye and lip cream and didn’t quite know where to put it! In the video I applied it below my lip in the video…ooops. But it’s nice.

NYX Professional Makeup Butter™ Lipstick in Ripe Berry or LifeguardI love the NYX Butter line and this color is so pretty! It’s a perfect dark berry.

True Botanicals Resurfacing Moisture Mask – While this looks like a nice mask it was way to mango-y for me. Nice mask, but I’m personally not crazy about the fruit smell.

Hikari Cosmetics Cream Pigment Eye Shadow in Latte – This was my favorite product in the bunch! It’s so pigmented and shimmery with a beautiful coffee shade. I love this product.

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Royal & Langnickel Royal & Langnickel MODA Fan Brush – I love this super soft fan brush, I don’t have one so it’s a welcome addition to the mix.

Overall I give this month a 10/10. The NYX lipstick and the Hikari eyeshadows are my favorites and the other 3 products are very nice.

Ipsy January 2017 Glam Bag Review

*Spoiler Alert! I’m showcasing the January 2017 Ipsy (my points referral code) Glam Bag today.

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The January Ipsy 2017 bag has a Metropolis theme and the is an interesting slate silvery blue with cut-out holes so that you can see the inner silver lining. It’s a nice stylish design.

Inside you get…

Naked Cosmetics Desert Sun Eyeshadow Powder – The most interesting product this month comes from Naked Cosmetics which was founded in 2005 and it was designed for professional use and the products are mostly sold in salons and studios.

The super pigmented copper powder is super fine and so beautiful. I can’t wait to wear this shade. Full-Sized Price – $14.99

Purlisse Blue Lotus Seed Mud Mask + Exfoliant – This white mud mask is supposed to give you brighter more radiant skin. I may just try this today! Full-Sized Price – $52

Temptu Base Smooth & Matte Primer – I had no clue what this little bottle was until I looked it up. At first it I thought it was for hair! Turns out it’s a shine-free matte make-up primer! Full-Sized Price – $35

Mannakadar Blush in Paradise – This pretty shimmery blush is nice but I have to say I had a heck of a time opening the compact and it’s Made in China. Full-Sized Price – $19

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the Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer  – This pretty bronzer shade reminds me of the outside of a coconut! Full-Sized Price – $20

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Overall I’m giving this month a 9/10. I love the Naked Cosmetics selection and I can’t wait to try the mud mask!

Ipsy December 2016 Glam Bag Review

*Spoiler Alert! I’m showcasing the December 2016 Ipsy (my points referral code) Glam Bag today.

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This months Ipsy Bag is called carpe p.m. and it’s the neatest bad I’ve got all year. The bag itself is a red and furry with a gold lining. I absolutely love it! It’s got a holiday flair which is really fun.

Inside I got 5 great products including…

Tarte Maracuja Oil – I’m really excited about this versatile oil and can’t wait to try it on my skin and hair. Full-Sized Price: $48

Ren Clean Skin Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask – I’m always up for trying a new mask and this one looks amazing. Full-Sized Price: $55

Clearista Retexturizing Gel – This face gel is supposed to reduce the signs of aging! I’m all in for that. Full-Sized Price: $52

Ciate London Liquid Velvet in Pin-Up – I’m up for testing another liquid matte. This one is really pretty too. Full-Sized Price: $19

NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow in Jaded – This is a metallic dark green eye shadow from the NYX Prismatic collection and it’s so shimmery and pigmented. Full-Sized Price: $48

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Overall I’m giving the December Ipsy bag a 10/10. I feel like I got 5 great products and I can’t wait to test them out.