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April Ipsy Bag Review – Biltmore Edition!


This month, I decided it would be fun to take pictures of my Ipsy bag at the Biltmore in Asheville, NC!  I will have many blog posts up showing what I wore while we were there and showing the inside of this massive mansion. Make sure to subscribe below so you don’t miss those posts!! Now on to the bag… I don’t love the design of the bag this month. For some reason it looks cheaper than bags from previous months. I’ll probably pass it on or donate it because I have quite a large collection now! However, just because the bag was a dud doesn’t mean that I didn’t absolutely love my bag this month!!



I’m wearing the nail polish, Lip Surgence and eyeshadow that I received in these pictures!

Tarte Cosmetics – LipSurgence lip crème in Wonder


I am a big fan of Tarte lip products and was happy to get this in my bag. It is creamy and the color is perfect for summer! However, with the matte and liquid lip trend it is quite odd wearing a lipstick that is creamy and will actually wear off after eating! I definitely have been reaching for it often though and am thinking about purchasing another LipSurgence lip creme!

Sample size – 0.05 ounces $12

Full size – 0.1 ounces for $24

Check out this lip creme here

Luxie Beauty – Dreamcatcher Tapered Highlighter Brush 522


I almost screamed when I saw I would be receiving this brush!! I fell head over heels in love with Luxie brushes when I got one in a previous Ipsy bag and I can’t believe I was lucky enough to get this highlighting brush! Once again, it is super soft, blends like a dream and I can’t wait to use it every day!

Full size- $24

Check out this highlighter brush in rose gold here

Probelle – Nail Lacquer in “In Or Out”


leah with flowers edit

This color is really beautiful (it is also my favorite color so I may be a bit biased :P). I was very impressed with how the polish applied and lasted on my nails. I have been wearing it for about two weeks to see how well it would last and while they are chipped, a lot of color still remains on my nails! I already have a large nail polish collection but for those of you looking for a good quality nail polish on a budget, I’d suggest checking out Probelle.

Full size – $6

Check out this polish here

Nomad Cosmetics – NOMAD X Marrakesh Intense Eyeshadow in Desert Sands



I was quite skeptical when I saw this product because it was much smaller in person than I expected. However, that being said, I am so in love with this eyeshadow!! You HAVE to use it wet and it is amazingly gorgeous! I put it all over my lid and blended it into my crease and there was so much dimension in that one shadow that I just used this one color. I cannot wait to purchase more of their shadows in the future and watch their brand grow!

Sample size – 0.05 ounces ~$3.72

This product comes in a palette with six other eyeshadows, travel size mascara, kohl eyeliner and a dual-ended brush sold for $47. The eyeshadows in the palette are 0.07 ounces

Check out Nomad cosmetic’s collaboration with Marrakesh here

Moroccanoil – Moroccanoil Treatment


This product just didn’t work for me. Adding extra oil to my already naturally oily hair just made it look worse. I used it a few times on the ends of my hair and every time I felt as if I needed to wash my hair by the end of the night. I could see this product being great for someone that has dry or heat damaged hair but I would advise skipping it otherwise.

Sample size – 0.33 ounces $4.27

Full size – 3.4 ounces $44

Check out Moroccanoil here

This isn’t my favorite bag that I’ve ever received, since I can’t use one of the products, but I still got my money’s worth! The total worth of products that I got was almost five times the amount that I payed which makes me very happy. 🙂 This would honestly have been the best Ipsy bag ever if I could have just swapped out that hair oil!!

Total price I paid for the bag: $10

Total value of the bag: $49.99

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About learningtoloveleah

I am a 20 year old college student and nursing assistant. I love make up, fashion, dogs, nature and blogging! I plan to post at least once a week and am working on updating this website! Thank you for keeping up with my life! Business Inquiries : LearningtoLoveLeah@gmail.com

2 thoughts on “April Ipsy Bag Review – Biltmore Edition!

    1. Thank you so much!! 😀 I love meeting new bloggers as well, we have such a fabulous community! I am posting another blog tonight that actually features more pictures of the Biltmore so stay tuned! 🙂

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