Category Archives: Ipsy

Ipsy: November 2013

ipsynov2013It’s been a while since I posted and I apologize! With the end of a semester growing nearer, professors feel the need to dump projects and papers onto us.  I did receive my October Ipsy but I never had the change to post it up.  I will try to get it up soon!

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Ipsy: September 2013

photo 4Hello Spices! My Ipsy came fairly early this month and was quite a surprise.  I didn’t know what I was receiving because I had not checked my Glam Room so it was left a surprise.  This bag isn’t one of my favorites but I always appreciate the things I get.

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Ipsy August 2013

photo(40)It’s that time of the month, spices! My Ipsy arrived about a week ago and I’ve been pushing back this post for quite a while but I know there are a lot of curious people out there who want to know what some people got versus others, so here it goes!

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Ipsy: July 2013


Hello everyone!  This past week and prior week is a little busy but I’ve decided to relax a little and finally get to that Ipsy review! Here it is! Enjoy.

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Ipsy Glam Bag: June 2013


It’s Ipsy time Spice Girls and Guys! Let’s see what I got this month!
image(111)I was hoping I would get some good items and I have to say, I liked most of the items in my bag. I especially loved the blush. I don’t regularly buy myself some so this was a bonus for me.


Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter: I was happy to get this. I put it under my eyebrow arch and above when I contour my face. It glides on and is very useful.  What I find troublesome about this item is the size of it.  It’s rare to find a sharpener that will fit such a size, even if the do sell the bigger ones, they usually don’t fit.  Once I get this to the bottom, I won’t be able to sharpen it.  I won’t be getting much uses out of this, even if I wanted to.

2013-06-20NYX Blush in Desert Rose: I was really happy to see this blush in my bag.  The color is a beautiful rose pink and it goes great with my skin tone.  They really did manage to match the color to my skin tone, I’ve heard a lot of people complaining that many of their items do not go with their skin tone.  I have not had that problem yet. It’s very pigmented and smoothed on easily.  I will be sure to get use out of this.  I’ve never used NYX so this sample allowed me to find an item that I love.


Cailyn Line-Fix Gel Eyeliner in Iron: I have an obsession with eyeliners, even more than should be normal.  When I saw this in my bag I nearly did a back flip.  I’ve tried gel eyeliner and it’s been disaster.  I love how the brush is part of the packaging. It’s convenient and it keeps it clean and right where it should be.  I swatched it on my hand so you can see how the color looks like.  I took a shower and there was still some liner on my hand.  It did not budge at all! That’s great if you really want long-lasting eyeliner.  The brush is easy to use.  I hope to practice a little more with this gem.

2013-06-204J Cat Sparkling Cream Palette Body Glitter in Volta: The moment I saw the palette, I immediately thought it was eyeshadow but upon further investigation, I found out it was body glitter. What..? I know..Body glitter. I didn’t like it because it’s too glittery for my tastes and who wears body glitter? I’m 20..way too old to be painting my body with shimmery shadows. I might pass this over to my younger cousins. If not, I will probably mix it with glue to decorate my cap with when I graduate university.  Not one of my favorites. I do like the colors though.

2013-06-205Starlook lipliner in Bare: Another item that I wasn’t crazy about.  I rarely wear lipstick and if I do, it would be nothing in this color.  I passed this over to my mother who was excited.  She has tons of lipsticks in a hue similar to this so I know she will get get use out of this.  I did like how easily it was to apply with virtually no tugging so I know it will be something she is going to use it like crazy!

Overall, I did like the glam bag.  I wasn’t too crazy with the bag itself, it’s a bit too wild for my taste but I could probably use it to store some old jewelry.  I liked 3/5 of the items so I was pretty happy! I can’t wait to see what next month has in store! Hopefully the bag has a nautical theme!

What did you think of this Ipsy bag? I would love to hear what you got! I know a lot of people were complaining about the shimmer palette, but the whole point is to try something new.  You may not have liked what you got but you could always trade or re purpose it! I was even planning to take the lip liner and use it as an eyeliner! There are always ways to use things, so I don’t really like to complain about it.  They put a lot of thought into making these bags and it’s better to think out of the box for other ways to use your items!

Ipsy: May 2013

2013-05-026I received my first Ipsy a week ago and I was uber excited to see the cute hot pink package in the mail.  I didn’t know what to expect as I am a BirchBox subscriber.

My first thought was how great the glam bag was. I think it’s really cute and will make a great cosmetic bag or pencil case. I love the colors and the design, it’s very cute.

image(81)When I reached in there were 3 cards inside.  The above was in it and it just has some offers on it. I didn’t really came much for it but maybe they will be useful in the future.


Zoya Nail Polish in Gie Gie: As a nail polish addict, this was the product I was most looking forward to receiving. I was silently praying to get the blue or pink one and I got it! I think most of my nail polish collection is blue so I think it’s a good thing that I got this. It’s a really soft pink and I love the Zoya brand. It doesn’t have that strong smell of nail polish.  The only problem is sometimes I think the formula is too sticky and it’s a little messy but I think it’s because I’m more used to liquidy polishes like Essie. I love all their colors and the brand anyways. Did I mention this was full-size?Amazing!

image(83)Anastasia Brow Gel: As a girl who threads her eyebrows, I find it completely transforms how my face looks.  I was thrilled to see this in my bag as I always like to keep my eyebrows tidy. I just can’t get over how this is full-size as well. I’ve used Anastasia’s Brow Pencil and I can’t wait to replace that with this gel. It seems more reliable as I could never sharpen that pencil and ended up with a wasted product.

photo(42)image(86)Mirabella Lipstick in Bellarina: Another full-size sample! I don’t think I can get over all of this full sized madness! I was ecstatic to get some lipstick because I’ve been wanting to test out some lipstick that I could wear in the summer. This is a very sheer color, so sheer it just came out as shimmer on my hand. I was a bit disappointed at the color but maybe I can layer this lipstick on top of another. It was creamy and I know it will probably be used several times.

image(87)Yaby Concealer Refill: This would be great…if it wasn’t some random little sample. This was one of the ones I didn’t like. I am willing to try it but it is so tiny, I think I will end up losing it before I use it. I do need concealer badly, but where will I put this? No idea. Not worth my ten bucks.

photo(43)Pacifica Roll-On Perfume: I don’t wear perfume so I wasn’t really excited about this one. I rolled some onto my wrists and was instantly nauseous.  It was way too strong and floral for my tastes. I will most definitely be giving this away to my cousins, who may appreciate it and use it more than me.  This was a no go for me.

For my first month, I can only say I was uber excited about 3/5 of the items and I will continue my subscription to see what the month of June brings! For all the full-size items, I may even decide if I want to keep Birchbox or not.

Do you subscribe to Ipsy?What are your thoughts and favorite items you’ve gotten from them?



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