March 2013 Ipsy My Glam Bag


Darn that Ipsy! Right when I say if the next month’s isn’t good, I’m canceling my subscription. What do they do? They suck me back in with a good bag. Darn you Ipsy! I feel Ipsy did a good job for their March 2013 bag. The theme is “The Great Escape,” and I just love it. Everything came in a navy blue and white striped bag with anchors on it. So cute!

Here’s what came in this month’s Ipsy bag:

LA Fresh Travel Lite Makeup Wipes (I can always use more makeup wipes)

GLAMRX Mini Freestyle Palette (It’s a magnetic palette that is empty. You decide what to put in it)

YABY Eyeshadow (I own a YABY palette and I love their eyeshadows. They are so pigmented and long lasting!)

Juice Beauty Hydrating Mist (I’m not a fan of scented sprays because of my allergies so I don’t know about this one)

Overall, it’s not my favorite Ipsy month because the bag itself is a bit flimsy. It felt thin and cheap, but I do like the cute print. I think I like this month’s Ipsy because the past couple of months have been bad and I was so sick of seeing solid colored bags. I was just so excited to see this month was different, and I can use most of the products.

Check out photos of March’s Ipsy Glam Bag and the products that came with it!



Julep Maven Classic With A Twist: March 2013


If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know that I recently signed up to be a Julep Maven. My Julep style is Classic With A Twist and this is what came in my March Maven box:

Rock Star Hand Creme

Julep Strawberry-Mint Lip Balm

2 nail colors: Simone and Debra

I love the lip balm. It smells delicious! It smells like sweet candy. I haven’t tried the hand creme yet so I can’t comment on that. Julep Simone is described as “Soft pastel lilac opalescent shimmer” and Julep Debra is described as “Smoky taupe crème.”

Check out more photos of the March 2013 Julep Maven Classic With A Twist box along with the swatches!



February 2013 Ipsy Glam Bag


I received my February 2013 Ipsy Glam bag a couple days ago. I was really excited to open it, because I couldn’t wait to see what kind of makeup bag they would offer this month. I was hoping it would be better than last month. When I opened it, I was totally disappointed. I was disappointed with all of it.

First up is the makeup bag. I am so tired of seeing dark, solid colored bags. When is Ipsy going to toss in some color or prints into the mix? This is the 4th month in a row (which is how long I’ve been an Ipsy subscriber). November was a dark brown bag. December was a dark gray/silver. January was a dark navy blue. Now this month, black. And out of all the bags I’ve received thus far, this one stinks. Literally, it stinks. It has that strong plastic-y smell. I also hate the material it’s made out of. It’s like a patent-y, vinyl material. It catches dust and finger prints on the outside like no other.

Here is a list products that came in this month’s Ipsy Glam Bag:

Lash Card

Pixi Flawless & Poreless

Coastal Scents Eyeshadow

MICA Beauty Cosmetics Gel Liner

Pop Beauty mascara

As for the products, none of them I am overly excited for. The only full size product is the MICA Beauty Cosmetics Gel Liner. The rest are sample sizes; small sample sizes. I am so disappointed, I didn’t even want to try out the products. I think after I get over my disappointment, I’ll give the products a try.

Overall, I might cancel my Ipsy subscription. I just feel it’s starting to go downhill. I wasn’t excited about last month’s bag, except for the bag itself. This month, I was disappointed with the whole thing.

Are any of you Ipsy subscriber? Did you like this month’s bag?


January 2013 Ipsy Glam Bag


The theme for January’s bag is “Super Stars.” I’m not sure how the products that came with this month’s Ipsy bag is suppose to help create a super star look but the bag all the products came in falls under the theme. The inside of the bag has a star patterned lining. Out of all the Ipsy bags I’ve received so far, this is my favorite. It’s the biggest one and can hold so much!

Here are the products that came in January Ipsy bag:

  • Josie Moran 100% Pure Argan Oil
  • Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter
  • Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray
  • Nailtini Nail Lacquer in Bloody Mary
  • Soho Concealer Brush

I haven’t tried the Josie Moran 100% and the Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray yet, but I did try the other products. I really liked the Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter. It was so moisturizing, but the scent was so sweet. It smelled like Starburts candy. Nailtini Nail Lacquer in Bloody Mary was a bit too watery for my liking. Also, I didn’t think the color was very special. It was just an ordinary red shade. The Soho concealer brush wasn’t good at all. It wasn’t soft and it was really stiff. Also the handle was weird. It had dents in the handle to help you hold the brush. Sort of like a grip. Overall, the only thing I really liked from this month’s Ipsy was the bag.  I hope next month is better.

Check out photos of January’s Ipsy Glam Bag and the products that came with it!



December Ipsy Glam Bag


This is my second Ipsy bag, and I am still satisfied. For the month of December the products came in a shimmery grey makeup bag. This is what came in this month’s Ipsy makeup bag:

  • Be A Bombshell lipgloss in Hot Mess
  • NYX Ulta Pearl Mania Loose Pearl Eyeshadow in Mink Pearl
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
  • Mirabella Prime for Face and Eyes
  • Mai Couture Highlighter Papier

Check out photos of November’s Ipsy Glam Bag and the products that came with it!


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