Beauty Box Reviews, Ipsy

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!

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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!

 

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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!

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Which Beauty Box Subscription Is Right For You?

I’ve been getting Beauty Box Subscriptions for about a year now and I wanted to give some insight into the benefits of each box so you can decide which one is best for you.

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Beauty Subscription Boxes are pretty simple. You pay a monthly or quarterly payment for a box of beauty products. Often times your box is a “mystery” but there are times when you can select a product that you want from a list. Many companies also have you fill out a survey about your skin type, hair color, etc. so that they can match you up with better products.

All of my Beauty Box review are right here and I’ve done some video unboxings too.

Here are the subscription boxes I get from low to high in price.

Monthly Subscribtions

Ipsy Glambag

I’m listing Ipsy first because I think it’s a great place to start if you’ve never tried a beauty subscription box.

Not only do you get 5 products every month you also get a unique “bag”. I find the bag to be of excellent quality, I love collecting them. The samples I’ve gotten are a good mix of make-up and facial products and I love that I get a brush once in awhile.

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.

Birchbox

Birchbox has been kind of hit or miss for me and I did stop them for a few months. However now that I’m back I’ve been pretty happy. They do tend to give a lot of facial products. This past month (May 2017) was a 10/10 for me.

You get 5 samples every month in a pretty box with a unique design.

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.

Sephora Play

You have to wait to get the Sephora Play Box but I got in fairly quickly. You also get a card that you can bring to Sephora to get 50 VIP points added to your total. You do have to make a purchase to get the points.

Each month you get a cute “bag” of 5 goodies from Sephora and I like what I get from them. It’s a nice variety of make-up and skincare products. Sephora also likes to give perfume samples.

Cost: $10/month

Some of the brands I’ve gotten from Sephora: Sephora, Make Up Forever, Smashbox, GlamGlow, Josie Maran, Urban Decay, Too Faced, Clinique, Origins, Bite, Lancome.

Allure

The Allure Beauty Box is a bit pricier and $15/month but you do get some higher-end products.

Most of the high-end products are skincare like the La Mer ‘The Moisturizing Soft Cream’. You also get a nice glossy booklet that describes each product. I’ve also gotten Luxie brushes which is nice.

Cost: $15/month

Some of the brands I’ve gotten from Allure: La Mer, Smashbox, Clinique, Estee Lauder, GlamGlow, Drunk Elephant, Luxie, Skinfix, Skin & Co., The BrowGal, SuperGoop, Orly.

Glossybox

I’m fairly new to Glossybox but I am loving it! They also have limited-edition boxes that you can get in addition to your monthly subscription. I got the Glossybox Limited Edition Pink Diamond Box for $35.

The products are unique and some brands are from the UK which I love.

Cost: $21/month (less if you purchase more months)

Some of the brands I’ve gotten from Glossybox: ColourPop, Jafra, Gilchrist & Soames, Tarte, Catrice, Rodial, Emma Hardie, Spa To You.

Target

You have to order the Target Beauty Box online, they are usually $7 to $10 and sometimes you can order 2 different ones each month.

You get a lot of great drugstore brands and the samples are on the larger side, you just have to be fast as sometimes they sell out.

Cost: $7 to $10/month (this is not a subscription, you have to order every month from Target online)

Some of the brands I’ve gotten from Target: Wet N Wild, Soap & Glory, Nexxus, Vichy, Burt’s Bees, Yes To, Raw Sugar, Rimmel, eb5, Banana Boat, Dr. Teal’s, L’Oreal.

More Beauty Box Subscriptions!

I also just subscribed to BoxyCharm and Julep!

Quarterly Subscriptions

Walmart

The Walmart Box is actually free, you just pay $5 for shipping.

I’ve gotten a lot of great drugstore brands and samples and I like getting this box every 3 months. You also get stuff like toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant and masks.

Cost: $5/quarter

Some of the brands I’ve gotten from Walmart: Gliss, Colgate, Jergens, Ban, ICE Nail Polish, Covergirl, Ponds, Dove, Aveeno, SOO AE.

Beautycon

Beautycon was one of the first boxes I ever subscribed to and it’s amazing!

The box is curated by a beauty influencers like Grav3yardgirl and the products you get are full-sized. You get make-up, skincare products, haircare products and brushes.

Cost: $29/quarter (plus you pay for shipping. I pay $5.95)

Some of the brands I’ve gotten from Beautycon: Too Faced, NYXDirty Little Secrets, Redkin, OFRA, Milani, Luxie, OGX, The BrowGal, Cargo, IBY.

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Meg Twin Nail Lovey Dovey (Ipsy Limited Edition) Review

I am serioulsy loving the new Meg Twin Nail Lovey Dovey (Ipsy Limited Edition) from my April Ipsy Bag.

What’s to love?

First up the packaging is so cute and original . You can two bottles under one cap. The colors are a Gray Creme (although it looks a bit purple to me) and Nude Creme and I have to say that the formula is amazing.

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The polish goes on super smooth and has a high shine. It looks beautiful! I really want to try more products from Meg now.

The Twin Nail comes in 21 duos including some really pretty glitter shades and they cost $10.

Check out the Meg Twin Nail in my Ipsy April 2017 unbagging video!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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Ipsy November 2016 Glam Bag Review

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

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I am thrilled with the November Ipsy bag which is called Rockstarlet. The bag is a beautiful dark blue cloth with a gold cosmetics design and gold liner. I love it!

Here’s what I got in the November bag!

Benefit The POREfessional Face Primer – I’ve been wanting to try out this oil-free formula before I buy so I am so happy to get a sample. Full-Sized Price: $31.00

theBalm Mad Lash Black Mascara – I am always excited to get a new mascara and this one has a curved wand for extra volume. I’ll be reviewing this one soon! Full-Sized Price: $18.00

Absolute Matte Stick Lipstick – I have never heard of this brand but I’m always happy to try a new lipstick. This one is called Dark Red. Full-Sized Price: $5.99

Hey Honey Good Morning Honey Silk Facial Serum –  This high-end product is “A light and luxurious moisturizing serum and under makeup primer.” Full-Sized Price: $41.00

LAQA & CO. B’lighter in Peacher’s Daughter – This is another product that I really want to try out and I love the name…too cute. According to the website “It’s a Blush….It’s a Highlighter….It’s a B’lighter!!!” Sounds good to me! Full-Sized Price: $19.00

I’m on a roll this month with beauty boxes and I give this one a 10/10 because I am excited to try all five products. The value on this bag is excellent too! I love when I get high-end samples to play with.