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    May 2016 Ipsy Bag Unboxing

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    This month’s Ipsy bag theme is “Destination Chic” and it is filled with a great variety of products perfect for summer whether you have a destination trip coming up or just a day at the beach!

    If you’re unfamiliar with Ipsy, it’s a beauty subscription service that sends you a cute little “glam bag” filled with 5-6 full or deluxe-sized products each month for just $10. The bags are catered towards your preferences (through a “beauty quiz” you take when you sign up and later through how you “rate” the products you receive) so the products in the bags vary from person to person. I have been an Ipsy subscriber pretty much since it started and have been very happy with the various products I have received from them. If you would like to sign up for your own Ipsy bag, click HERE (referral link). Read more

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    April 2016 Ipsy Bag Unboxing

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    Time for another Ipsy bag Unboxing/First Impressions post! This month’s theme is “Dreamers“.

    If you’re unfamiliar with Ipsy, it’s a beauty subscription service that sends you a cute little “glam bag” filled with 5-6 full or deluxe-sized products each month for just $10. The bags are catered towards your preferences (through a “beauty quiz” you take when you sign up and later through how you “rate” the products you receive) so the products in the bags vary from person to person. I have been an Ipsy subscriber for several years and have been very happy with the various items I have received. If you would like to sign up for your own Ipsy bag, you can sign up HERE.

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    December 2015 Ipsy Bag Unboxing

     
    I haven’t done an Ipsy unboxing/unbagging post in a while and this December bag was just too good not to write about! I’m definitely going to use each and every product in this month’s amazing bag!
     
    If you’re unfamiliar with Ipsy, it’s a beauty subscription service that sends you a cute little “glam bag” filled with 5-6 full or deluxe-sized products each month for $10. The bags are catered towards your preferences (through a “beauty quiz” you take when you sign up) so the products in the bags vary from person to person. I have been an Ipsy subscriber pretty much since it started and have been very happy with the various products I have received from them. If you would like to sign up for your own Ipsy bag, click HERE (referral link).
     
     
    I like the idea of a quilted bag and the red is nice and appropriate for the holidays, but I wish it was executed a bit better. Ipsy can be hit or miss with the quality of their actual bags and this month was a miss as it felt pretty cheap, but fortunately they more than made up for it with the awesome products inside!
     
     
    Inside the Bag
     
     
    Pacifica Power of Love Natural Lipstick
    The super cute packaging immediately caught my eye! The red lip color is perfect for the holidays. The 100% vegan and cruelty-free formula is super creamy and moisturizing made with coconut oil, shea butter, and Vitamen E – just what you need on those cold days that dry up your lips. Use code POWEROFLOVE at pacificbeauty.com for 20% off any purchase.
     
    Lather honey moisture mask with propolis extract
    This paraben-free, super-hydrating mask smells lovely, goes on smooth and feels wonderful on the skin. It’s specifically made to revitalize stressed skin with propolis extract, natural honey, and other nutrients nourishing to the skin. Use code IPSYHONEY at lather.com for 20% off any purchase + free gift.

     

     
    Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eye Shadow Primer
    I don’t wear eyeshadow too often anymore but the holidays is definitely a time I do, and I certainly would use a primer! I haven’t tried this product yet but it claims to dry transparent, smooth and prep your lids, and keep your eyeshadow bold and crease-free all day! Also love the classy packaging. Use code THANKIPSY at elizabethmott.com for 30% off any purchase.
     
     
    RickyCare by Ricky’s NYC Classic 3D Blender
    Yes, yes, yes!! I was so happy when I saw this in my bag! Beauty blenders are my preferred method of applying foundation – I already have two and love them both but am more than happy to add another to my collection, especially one in such a pretty soft blue color. Like other beauty blenders, it is reusable and can be used wet or dry (I recommend using it wet though). Unlike other beauty blenders, it’s supposed to have a denser texture to give it a longer life cycle and to fit the contours of the face. Use code IPSY at rickysnyc.com for 10% off this product.
     
    FORMULA X Nail Polish in Revved Up
    Absolutely gorgeous rose gold metallic color that’s great for the holidays! Super cute packaging and the mini size is perfect for travel.

     

     
    Em Cosmetics by Michelle Phan Shade Play Artistic Eye Color Palette *BONUS GIFT*
    As excited as I was about the beauty blender, I was even more excited about this awesome bonus gift! It came with a note saying these were sent to subscribers of over 3 years and like I mentioned earlier, I’ve been with Ipsy since they started (whoo, go me!). I thought it was incredibly thoughtful to show their appreciation and make their long-time subscribers feel special. Plus, it’s an awesome palette! The colors are beautiful and I LOVE that they’re neutrals and can be worn everyday. It’s also the perfect size for your purse, feels high quality, and comes with a handy mirror and two little eye brushes. Boom.
     
    Well done, Ipsy. I’m looking forward to another year of great service and products!
     
    Are you subscribed to Ipsy? If so, what did you get in your December bag?
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    July 2015 Ipsy Glam Bag Unboxing

     


    THE BAG

    How cute is this bag?? I love the trendy tribal print! It’s perfect for summer which is appropriate since this bag’s theme is Summer Lovin’! Sidenote: Where can I get myself an inflatable swan?

    If you are unfamiliar with Ipsy, it is a $10 beauty subscription service where you receive 4-6 deluxe sample and full-sized products inside a cute makeup bag each month. Upon signing up, you take a “beauty quiz” that helps determine what kinds of products you’ll receive. To learn more about Ipsy and/or sign up for your own bag, click HERE.


    INSIDE THE BAG

    Eau Thermale Avene Cleanance Gel Soapless Cleanser
     I’ve never tried a gel cleanser before so I was curious to try this! It claims to be soap-free, paraben-free, and deep-penetrating while being good for sensitive skin eliminating impurities and excess sebum. It has a subtle smell and left my skin feeling super soft, refreshed, and clean! I liked it! 15% off entire Eau Thermale purchase at drugstore.com with the code IPSYAVENE.

    City Color Cosmetics HD Powder
    I was just thinking about how I need to get myself some loose translucent powder! I’ve been using pressed for the last couple of years and wouldn’t mind changing it up every now and then. Haven’t tried this out yet, but the product claims that the finely-milled, 100% silica powder will set your foundation for a smooth, matte finish preventing shine and softening fine lines imperfections, and pores.
     
    Octavio Molina Hair La Playa Salt Spray
    It’s summer so a texturing spray (with sea salt!) for beachy hair is the perfect hair product for this bag! This 100% cruelty-free spray is infused with algae extract for added moisture. I’ve only tried it on dry hair so far, but I love the smell and how it makes my wavy hair look! 30% off any purchase and free shipping at octaviomolinahair.com with code ipsy&octavio.

     
    Be A Bombshell Cosmetics Lip Balm in “Fresh Kiss”
    This lip balm goes on smooth and is ultra moisturizing! The light pink color is super sheer on my lips but still give a nice subtle hint of color. 30% off any purchase at beabombshellcosmetics.com with code IPSY30.

    tarte deluxe Amazonian clay waterproof bronzer in “park ave princess”
    By far my favorite product in this month’s bag! I love tarte as they make amazing products and this bronzer was no exception! The waterproof formula contains natural preservative Vitamin E and Amazonian clay to help improve skin clarity, tone, and texture. My go to bronzer is NARS Laguna, but I am definitely very impressed with this! The texture is amazing and goes on super smooth. The color gives my skin that perfect “sun-kissed” radiant look that’s not orange at all and has just the perfect hint of subtle shimmer. I also love it’s cute packaging – so easy to carry around with you! Definitely an all-around win- I would definitely purchase this full-size in the future! 20% off purchase at tartecosmetics.com with code IPSYJULY (here’s my chance!).
    CONCLUSION
    Another great bag from Ipsy! As I already stated, my favorite product is the tarte bronzer – I just absolutely love it and can see it becoming part of my daily makeup routine. It’s been great for contouring too. I really like the other products as well and will certainly use everything up. I definitely think I got my money’s worth in this bag!

     


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