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ipsy May 2016 Glam Bag

Hey guys! I got my ipsy bag in 2 days ago but didn’t get around to posting about it until today. I opened my package in a dimly lighted restaurant that I thought my makeup bag is actually blue but it’s purplish pink as shown. Here’s what I got in my ipsy May 2016 Glam Bag.

ipsy May 2016 Glam Bag

This month’s makeup bag is in the envelope style, which is different from what they usually offer. It’s interesting and while I don’t care for the print much I will say I do like the color. The first item that caught my eye is the Épicé Hydrating Mask. I LOVE face masks and this one has kaolin clay and bentonite listed so I’m very excited to try this one soon. Next item that caught my eye is the Smashbox Cosmetics X-Rated Mascara. The packaging looks so familiar that I’m pretty sure I already have this in my makeup drawer (and if so, I’ll be throwing this one in as an extra in a gift bag). Then we have The Organic Pharmacy Antioxidant Lip Balm. I already tried this and I like it! It’s a thick liquid in consistency just like the Neosporin Lip Health Daily Hydration Therapy. Next item in my bag is the Hikari Cosmetics Shimmer Bronzer. The shade I got is called Radiate. While this looks very pretty and I’m tempted to keep it….it’s going into the extra gifts pile for when I put together gift bags. I already own too many bronzers I don’t use. Last up is the Slmissglam Small Contour W07 Brush. I don’t need any more makeup brushes so this goes to the gifting pile as well.

Épicé Hydrating Mask

Smashbox Cosmetics X-Rated Mascara

The Organic Pharmacy Antioxidant Lip Balm

Hikari Shimmer Bronzer

Slmissglam Small Contour W07 Brush

I like the envelope style makeup bag and there’s enough for me to play around this month. I can’t wait for next month’s bag!


ipsy January 2016 Glam Bag

Hey guys! I’ll try to keep this short as I’m looking at a super busy weekend. Here’s what I got in my ipsy January 2016 Glam Bag.

ipsy January 2016 Glam Bag

I think the bag is very cute! The print makes me think of all things retro and Austin Powers. First item that caught my eye is the Mitchell and Peach English Leaf Body Cream. I have received a hand cream of the same brand in a previous glam bag and remembered liking it. I’ll keep this to try out as soon as my current body lotion runs out. Next up is Beau Gâchis Paris Smudge Brush. I don’t wear makeup a lot and already have a lot of makeup brushes so I’ll keep this in my stocking stuffer stash. Then we have theBalm Mr. Write (Now). This eye liner has a catchy name and a built-in sharpener. The shade I got is in Jack B. Bronze, which is a rich bronze. I can’t wait to try this out as I’m curious to how their eye liners are. Next is the pur~lisse Blue Lotus 4-in-1 Eye Adore Serum. I’m about to switch my eye cream and this seems to be a good one to try out. Last item is the Hikari Cream Metallic Pigment Shadow. The shade I got is called Mink. Eye shadow is one kind of product I have too much of already so I’ll save this for someone else.

Mitchell and Peach English Leaf Body Cream

Beau Gâchis® Paris Smudge Brush

theBalm Mr. Write (Now)

pur~lisse Blue Lotus 4-in-1 Eye Adore Serum

Overall, pretty good! I’m looking forward to next month’s bag already.


ipsy January 2015 Glam Bag

Hey guys! It’s been a while! I do apologize but life gets in the way and it always comes before the blog. Aside from general life stuff, I have been going candle crazy lately at Bath & Body Works’ semi-annual sale that ended recently. I LOVE candles, but have refrained from really getting into them until I saw stuff about their Sweet Shop line released last year. I was bummed that I missed out on them but I found out that some stores still had some of those scents! It’s basically me playing catch up with a year’s worth of released candle scents that I like. I even got my co-worker sis Renu to pick some up for me when she was in Dallas. Some are White Barn (candle brand and sister company of BBW) exclusives and that’s the closest one to us. Her brother is in the Dallas area so she picked some up for me when she happened to stop by. I didn’t realize she was a huge fan of candles too until recently. I remember her stating she likes candles but I thought it was more like just liking something in general. I’m so happy to have someone around me that appreciates the joy a scented candle brings! I got this in the mail a few days ago and I’ll be honest….I just left it on my kitchen counter for a few days. I did open it but nothing wowed me (versus shipments of scented candles, that is). I got the chance to go through it 2 days ago and wow….I am unexpectedly surprised by the most unexpected item I got. Here’s what I got in my ipsy January 2015 Glam Bag.

ipsy January 2015 Glam Bag

My first thoughts are on the bag….not bad. I like this one much better than a few of their recent ones. I do love the material it is made out of. It will provide some protection from stuff like water droplets on a rainy day. The first item that caught my eye was the Hikari Cosmetics Mechanical Eye Liner. I do have a decent amount of this kind of product on hand from other brands, but there’s something about this that makes me want to try it out. I’m hoping it’s a winner since eye liners can be hit or miss really. I tend to like the ones that have a creamier formula in stick form like from Milani. The shade I got is in Storm, which is described as slate grey. The next item I looked at made me scratch my head for a moment because of the product packaging. I’m cycling though my facial moisturizer soon, so I’ll give this a try I think. My only concern is with the scent of this product. I read some reviews from fellow ipsy subscribers and they mentioned a cucumber type of smell. I don’t tolerate cucumber type scents well in beauty products especially on my face. I don’t know….I may just pass this on for someone else to try. The Manna Kadar Cosmetics Sheer Glo made me think of the Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer I have. It’s a product that I’d use in a similar manner. I’m not sure if I’ll get to try this as I have several of this type of product open at the moment from various brands. Next item is the Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow. The shade I got is in Treasure. It looks to be a nice shade but I’ll be passing it on to one of my nieces since I have too many of this type of product (yet again) open already. This is the first time I actually thought about canceling my subscription. I keep getting stuff that I already have a ton of! The last item is my favorite from this month’s bag. That actually surprised me because I overlooked it due to its super simple packaging. It’s the gem in my bag this month. I already tried it and I love it! It’s slightly minty and fresh. It goes on clear and reminds me of Neosporin Lip Health Daily Hydration Therapy but a little more viscous.

Hikari Cosmetics Mechanical Eye Liner

La Fresh Eco-Beauty Be Good. Good Day. Day Moisturizer

Manna Kadar Cosmetics Sheer Glo

Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow

(MALIN+GOETZ) Mojito Lip Balm

Lesson learned for this month is to not judge a product solely by its packaging! I’m ready for next month’s bag now. 🙂