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June Ipsy Glam Bag Review

June Ipsy bag 2016

Another month and another Ipsy bag! I have to be honest I do not like the design of the bag this month. I love the purple zipper but that’s about it. However, what matters is on the inside, right? Lets get into the great and the not so great items I got this month!

Hey Honey 27Seven: Day and Night Revitalizing Cream


Okay you guys. When I got this product I was a bit disappointed because I subscribed to Ipsy for new makeup products. However, after using this cream for the first time I immediately ate my words… I am SO happy I received this little lotion sample! Not only does it smell just like honey ( which I love over the chemically smell of other lotions) but it keeps my skin feeling hydrated ALL day long! It isn’t too thick for the summer and lays nicely under makeup. I do sweat a lot in the summer (it has been in the 90’s every day here recently!) but have never had any problems with it beading off my face. I will definitely be repurchasing this cream and I cannot wait to check out more from this brand! If anyone has any suggestions please leave them in the comments below!

Full sized: $38 for 1.7 fluid ounces

Deluxe Sample: $11.18 for 0.5 fluid ounces (This pays for the whole bag right here!!)

Check out Hey Honey here

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Fireball



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See the pink/orange duo chrome? So beautiful!

I am very happy I got this eyeshadow in this month’s bag! I wish the sample was larger (seriously, this is the smallest shadow sample I think I’ve ever received) but I can’t complain too much. Overall, I love the formula and the peachy/pink duo chrome that lasted all day long. I love using this shadow just above my crease as the pink peeks out just slightly adding a fun dimension to any look!

Full sized: $19 for 1.5 grams

Sample sized: $2.53 for 0.2 grams (This is seriously disappointing in my opinion. Urban Decay is a large company and they could afford to offer a better sized sample.)

Check out Urban Decay here

Seraphine Botanicals Happy Hibiscus Blush




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P.S. The nail polish I’m wearing is from Color Club!

I am a blush junkie so this one was a welcome addition to my collection. I like that it isn’t a typical bright summer blush but more subdued. The website states that the blush can appear as a soft suede to a dusky rose on different skin tones. It pulled more suede (orangey-brown) on me which I really loved. For all of you wondering, this blush is also vegan!

Full sized: $18 for 2 grams (I couldn’t believe it but this blush was full sized!! Take note Urban Decay, this is great customer service!!)

Check out Seraphine Botanicals here

Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray


Why has Ipsy been sending me so many hair products recently!? My hair is pin straight and this beach spray did absolutely nothing for me. I put it in my hair when it was damp and then left it in a bun to dry and within a hour of letting it down my hair was completely straight. If your hair has natural body and wave to it, this product may work for you but for all your ladies with straight hair, save your money!

*Side note – This beach spray does have a nice floral scent (not beachy like other salt sprays) and is very affordable! It may be worth trying if you like these types of texturing products.

Full sized: $8.99 for 4.2 fluid ounces

Sample size: $3.21 for 1.5 fluid ounces (Still a better value than the Urban Decay Eyeshadow… can you tell that is still bothering me? LOL!)

Check out Marc Anthony’s products at Ulta here

Formula X Nail polish in Wingwoman



 After a week of wear! Rudy is photobombing in the background! 😛

Ever since receiving a Formula X nail polish in a previous Ipsy bag, I’ve been obsessed with their formula. This gorgeous red is no different. It applies easily, the color was opaque in one coat and it lasted me about a week before I had to repaint my nails. Definitely another great product!

Full sized: $10.50 for 0.4 fluid ounces

Sample size: $3.56 for 4 mL

Check out Formula X at Sephora here

Total price I paid for the bag: $10

Total value of the bag this month: $38.48 –> This is the lowest value of products that I’ve ever gotten in my Ipsy bag!

Even though this bag’s design was a dud for me, I still loved most of the products that were picked for me. I’m still waiting on a perfect month where all five are gems… Maybe soon? If you want to sign up for a monthly subscription with Ipsy, please use my referral link here and we both get points toward an extra product in our bags 🙂


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March Ipsy Glam Bag Review

march ipsy bag came edit

I am FINALLY back to blogging. This month has been crazy with traveling, school, family and work but everything is slowly winding down. I thought it would be appropriate to celebrate my return with this month’s Ipsy review as it was one of my most popular blogs and I get so excited to share what I got in my bag! This month Ipsy released three different bags and I received the one that is mint green. I am billed $10 on the 1st of every month and typically receive my bag by the 15th of the month. Below is my review of the 5 products I received!

  • I have linked the websites of the companies and any other products I have talked about in this blog! They are linked through the red “here”. Just click on it and it will take you to the site! 🙂

Living Proof – Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo


When I saw this product was in my bag I was a bit disappointed as I use Ipsy for new makeup products. However, this dry shampoo really surprised me! Unlike most dry shampoos it actually seemed to remove some of the oil from my hair and add a bit of volume. It really did make a difference on my second day hair which I can’t say for any other dry shampoos so this one ended up being a great product!

Full Size: $22 for 4 ounces

Deluxe Sample: $9.90 for 1.8 ounces

Check out this dry shampoo from Living Proof here

Me Me Me – Loose Powder Brush


I am a big fan of trying out new makeup brushes and expanding my collection. I just recently started receiving brushes in my bag so I was excited to get this one. It wasn’t anything special, just a regular powder brush. I would compare it to the e.l.f. mineral powder brush which is only $3 and is available at most drugstores.

Full Size: £14 converted to $19.88

Check out the Me Me Me powder brush here 

Check out the e.l.f. mineral powder brush here

Global Beauty Care – Dead Sea Wash Off Mask


My boyfriend and I had a lot of fun doing this mask together! We both have very sensitive skin but neither of us had any bad reactions (burning, redness, dryness, ect.). It was quite relaxing but I didn’t noticed any difference in my skin after the few uses that I got out of this packet.

Full Size: $9.99 for 5 ounces

Sample Size: $1.99 for 1 ounce

Check out Global Beauty Care’s Dead Sea Mask here

TEMPTU – Warm Glow Bronzer 


This product is made to be used in an airbrushing system for a more flawless makeup application. But, you can also apply this with a brush or beauty blender



Blended out – it left a shimmer which is difficult to see in this picture

I was surprised when I saw that I was going to be getting a bronzer in this month’s bag. I am very pale and most bronzers just look orange on me so I tend to stay away from them. This one is no exception. However, I think it would be good to mix into a foundation that is a shade or two lighter than your skin tone to add a bit of luminosity to your face. If I ever find a foundation that is too light I will be using this!

Full size: $27.50 for 1 fluid ounce

Sample Size: $6.88 for 0.25 fluid ounces

Check out TEMPTU bronzers here

NYX Cosmetics – Liquid Suede Creme Lipstick

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With just one layer of product, this is the color that you get on your lips – so beautiful!


This is the brown color that I got when I layered the lipstick. It is a really pretty color if you like brown lips but it was a totally unexpected color change from the pink!

I’m already a huge fan of NYX, as I’m sure most other makeup lovers are, so this was the item I was most excited about. I received the shade Soft Spoken which is a beautiful mauve rose when applied in one coat and dries pretty matte within 10 minutes (also it doesn’t transfer unless you intentionally rub your lips!). When I tried to layer the color it began to look more brown and did not dry at all. I wish you could layer the color more easily but I have still been using this lip color on the daily.

Full Size: $7

Check out NYX’s Liquid Suede Lipsticks here

Overall, I am happily surprised by this month’s bag. I didn’t think I would like many of these products when I first tried them but after using them for a couple of weeks I find myself reaching for all of the items quite frequently except for the bronzer. 

Total price I paid for the bag: $10

Total value of the bag: $45.65

If you want to sign up for a monthly subscription with Ipsy, please use my referral link here and we both get points toward an extra product in our bags 🙂


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