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Ipsy Glam Bag September 2015 Review + Photos

Ipsy Glam Bag September 2015 subscription box review and photos. Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Ipsy is a “personalized” monthly beauty subscription that sends out items based on your style profile (which you fill out upon first subscribing) and your reviews of the products that you receive each month. I think the review process is great and I always notice products that I like more and more after reviewing the previous month’s Glam Bag.

With that being said, I have been seriously slacking this summer and I haven’t reviewed any Glam Bags in months. SO … I was pleasantly surprised to open up such an awesome Glam Bag for September! I really like all of the products I received and I will definitely be putting them to good use.

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The Ipsy “Glam Bag” makeup case for September

Every month the Ipsy subscription is sent out along with a brand-new makeup bag to hold all of your new goodies. This month’s bag was a gold case that was a little longer than most of the other bags sent out in recent months, so it can easily hold lots of makeup items like eyeliner pencils, brushes and even small eyeshadow palettes. It also easily fits into my handbag, so that’s always a plus!

tre'StiQue Mini Matte Lip Crayon in "Nantucket Nude" review and photos. Ipsy Glam Bag September 2015 subscription box review and photos. Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

tre’StiQue Mini Matte Lip Crayon in “Nantucket Nude”

I really liked this matte lip crayon and I was especially happy that I received it in this very perfect nude color. I have soooo many different lip products, but I absolutely love trying new ones so I really never get bored of them.

tre’StiQue Lip Crayon ($28; trestique.com): The full-sized version of this product is actually two products in one — each crayon comes with one matte shade, plus a shiny “BB Lip Balm” shade that you can layer together. What I also like about this lip crayon is that it can act as your lip liner as well — this product makes it super easy to draw a line around your lips and then fill it in with either the matte or shiny shade (or both). This lip crayon is also Infused with Vitamin E and Monoi Tahiti Butter which provide moisturization and antioxidant benefits.

Formula X Nail Color in "Ignite" review and photos. Ipsy Glam Bag September 2015 subscription box review and photos. Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Formula X Nail Color in “Ignite”

I now have a gigantic nail polish collection thanks to my monthly Julep subscription, so I’m really never that excited when I get new nail colors in other beauty boxes. I was, however, happy to see Sephora’s own Formula X nail brand in my September Glam Bag. This color is very perfect for the fall and it comes in a rather adorable little bottle (so it won’t take up too much room in my collection!).

Formula X Nail Color ($10.50 for 0.4 oz.; sephora.com): A three-free nail polish formula infused with “ShineXcel™” for “enhanced color and overall brilliance,” plus a custom brush design that’s engineered to “complement the polish’s highly pigmented formula with precise lacquer application.” I received the color “Ignite,” which is a wonderful autumn red-brown. It looks like this particular color is only available in an exclusive set of four Formula X shades that you can buy at Sephora for $16.

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NYX Cosmetics Ipsy Eye Shadow Trio

I was super excited to see this NYX eyeshadow palette in my September Glam Bag. I love NYX eyeshadows and this palette has two perfect shimmery browns plus an awesome dark brown/light black matte color to contour or line the lashes. I took a few photos yesterday of an eyeshadow look with this palette and I’m going to take a few more tomorrow and then post them to my Instagram. The colors also stayed on all night long — even through serious headbanging at the rock festival this weekend.

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NYX Cosmetics Ipsy Eye Shadow Trio

NYX Cosmetics Ipsy Eye Shadow Trio (nyxcosmetics.com): This eyeshadow trio was designed exclusively for Ipsy by NYX. They contain three complimenting eye colors that can be worn together or separately, each with a “silky texture for seamless application.”

ACURE Brightening Facial Scrub and Crown Brush Oval Concealer Brush review and photos. Ipsy Glam Bag September 2015 subscription box review and photos. Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

ACURE Brightening Facial Scrub and Crown Brush Oval Concealer Brush (C224)

ACURE Brightening Facial Scrub ($9.99 for 4 oz.; acureorganics.com): I haven’t really tried out this facial scrub yet, but I really like the fact that Ipsy sent out such a great deluxe-sized sample of this stuff, so I will definitely be getting a good amount of uses out of it. This scrub contains natural exfoliators plus organic chlorella growth factor and argan stem cells to stimulate new cell growth and repair. It is also formulated with madonna lily stem cells to help brighten skin. It is vegan, gluten- and cruelty-free.

Crown Brush Oval Concealer Brush ($2.98 for one brush; crownbrush.us): I am usually all set when it comes to brushes — I try to invest in really good ones for each type of makeup and makeup application. A concealer brush is actually the one brush that I don’t have a set favorite, so I’m going to try out this one and see how I like it. This concealer brush is made of 100% Flexible Japanese Torray Taklon Bristles (which are synthetic) and it can be used for application and blending of any type of concealer formula or for applying cream eyeshadows.

 

Subscription Box Breakdown:

I was very happy with my Ipsy Glam Bag this month. I love the NYX eyeshadow trio, the nude matte lip pencil and even the Formula X nail color, which, again, is absolutely perfect for the fall. I think the face scrub and concealer brush round out the Glam Bag very nicely and this was definitely one of the better Glam Bags I have received in recent months.

Pricing & Availability:

Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription service that costs $10 per month, plus a small tax to a few states (here in New York my monthly Glam Bag comes to $11 and change). To subscribe click here, or head over to Ipsy.com for more information.

 

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Ipsy Glam Bag February 2015 Review + Photos

Ipsy Glam Bag February 2015 Review + Photos. Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Ipsy Glam Bag — February 2015

I love the middle of the month — when pretty much all of my subscription boxes arrive right around the same time. I’m also loving the pink/red/love/hearts/girly Valentine’s-themed boxes I’ve been seeing, so this month I’m a little more excited than usual for my subscription boxes to show up at my doorstep.

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Ipsy Glam Bag May 2014 Review + Photos

Ipsy Glam Bag May 2014 Review + Photos. Monthly beauty subscription box review. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

My Ipsy Glam Bag for May

This month’s Ipsy Glam Bag was pretty awesome. I usually like my Ipsy subscriptions a lot because they always send out such great product sizes and, at only $10 per month, the bag is way more than worth it as far as the value goes. I also usually really like the products themselves, and this month I was pretty impressed with both the sizes and quality of the items.

This month I also thought that the actual “Glam Bag” (the mini makeup case that comes with every Ipsy subscription) was the highest quality bag yet. Usually the bags are a bit flimsy, kind of cheap-y looking, and even though I still use all of the bags anyway (they are the perfect size for all of my purses), I think that this month’s bag was just better looking and way more durable than all of the other Ipsy Glam Bags I have received since first subscribing over a year ago.

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Ipsy Glam Bag for May 2014

This month’s Glam Bag theme was “Fresh Picks”, so I’m pretty sure the bag is made out of an eco-friendly material, and the products featured all contain natural ingredients (not sure if they’re “all-natural”, though).

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I just wanted to take another shot since the bag is so nice this month (especially compared to other months)

Ipsy is a personalized service, so they send out items based on your hair/skin color, as well as some other personal preferences. There are different products/brands featured each month that make up a few different Glam Bag combinations. Ipsy doesn’t feature as many items as Birchbox does every month, and there really aren’t that many different bag combinations, so a lot of people end up with the same bag (I don’t mind this at all). But anyway … I was pretty impressed by my Glam Bag this month the minute I opened it.

Boo-Boo Cover-Up review and photos. Ipsy Glam Bag May 2014 Review + Photos. Monthly beauty subscription box review. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Boo-Boo Cover-Up

I haven’t used this cover-up yet but it’s an awesomely-sized tube (0.34 oz.), so that’s a plus … no complaints so far. The color matches my skin (I received the medium shade), and it seemed to blend well when I swatched it on my hand. I don’t have any boo-boos to cover up right now, but I think this stuff will work just as well for dark circles under the eyes, and the healing ingredients definitely can’t hurt, either.

Boo-Boo Cover-Up ($19.99 for 0.34 oz.; booboocoverup.com) is described as an “innovative formula” that is designed to provide coverage for skin imperfections while actually healing your boo-boos, thanks to “ingredients known in nature to promote healing.” This cover-up contains aloe, chamomile, green tea, tea tree oil and vitamin E.

Avène Thermal Spring Water and Hang Ten Classic Sport SPF50 Sunscreen review and photos. Ipsy Glam Bag May 2014 Review + Photos. Monthly beauty subscription box review. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Avène Thermal Spring Water and Hang Ten Classic Sport SPF50 Sunscreen

This pure thermal spring water mist spray is awesome and I loveeee products like this. This is the kind of product that I normally wouldn’t buy for myself so it’s definitely unique to me, it’s good for a bunch of different uses, and it’s also perfect for the upcoming summer months.

Avène Thermal Spring Water ($18 for 10.58 oz.; drugstore.com) is the only thermal spring water bottled directly from the source and packaged in a sterile environment “to guarantee purity and maximum skin benefits.” This thermal spring water is known for its “long history in treating atopic dermatitis” and has a unique composition that is “proven to soothe inflammation, itching, redness, general sensitivity, and post-medical and aesthetic procedure irritation as it softens, protects and purifies the skin.”

This product is apparently recommended by dermatologists worldwide and it is a bestseller on Drugstore.com. To use, you spray a fine mist onto the skin, leave on for 2-3 minutes and then pat dry. “Ideal” uses include: after cleansing, shaving, exercise, sun, to soothe diaper rash, and even to set makeup to help keep it fresher looking longer (I can’t wait to try it out for this last one).

The next product was a basic sunscreen that I’ll be trying out on one of my upcoming beach trips for the summer. I have been receiving a bunch of different SPF lotions in subscription boxes all year long, and, since I don’t usually wear a heavy SPF every day, I’m going to be putting all of these lotions to use within the next few months. Hang Ten is a COOLA brand, and I have a bunch of regular COOLA lotions I’m going to finally be using this summer, too.

Hang Ten Classic Sport SPF50 ($12.99 for full size; hangtensunscreen.com) is described as a “clear, lightweight, naturally-scented sunscreen,” that “provides maximum water resistance” and “full body coverage against harmful UVA/UVB rays.” It is paraben-free, non-greasy, and synthetic fragrance-free.

Pacifica Mineral Eyeshadow Duo review and photos. Ipsy Glam Bag May 2014 Review + Photos. Monthly beauty subscription box review. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Pacifica Mineral Eyeshadow Duo in Duo #2 (Moonbeam & Unicorn)

Okay I couldn’t really get the best photo of this eyeshadow duo (above), so I took two pictures to give a better idea of how it really looks. I’m a fan of Pacifica products; I haven’t really used that many, but what I have used I have definitely liked. I’m also always a fan of getting a full-sized eyeshadow and this smoky gray-purple (“Moonbeam”) is a shade I don’t already own — I might have a similar shade in one of my palettes, but if I do I never really use it.

The shimmery white (appropriately called “Unicorn”) has a little hint of cream/white gold in it, and it blends well, so it’s a great color to use with pretty much any other shade. Ipsy sent out two different Pacifica shadow duos, the other duo (Duo #1), contains two more neutral shades (“Celestial” and “Opal”), a cream color and a light bronze-y tan shade.

Pacifica Mineral Eyeshadow Duo review and photos. Ipsy Glam Bag May 2014 Review + Photos. Monthly beauty subscription box review. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Pacifica Duo #2: Moonbeam (left) and Unicorn (right)

Pacifica Mineral Eyeshadow Duos ($14 to $32 for Pacifica’s regular shadow sets and palettes; pacificaperfume.com) were exclusively made for Ipsy subscribers, but these shades are available in Pacifica’s other eyeshadow sets/palettes. Pacifica’s mineral eyeshadows are infused with coconut and have a smooth application with “gorgeous color pay-off.” I’m obsessed with Pacifica’s packaging and the whole mystical theme they’ve got going on, so I think I’m going to order some items to review because, like I said before, I like the brand, but never really tried out enough products to make a real judgment on how well they work. All Pacifica items are 100% vegan and cruelty-free.

Balanced Guru No Frizz Organic Sesame and Lemongrass Balancing Oil review and photos. Ipsy Glam Bag May 2014 Review + Photos. Monthly beauty subscription box review. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Balanced Guru No Frizz Organic Sesame and Lemongrass Balancing Oil

Alright I would say I saved the best for last, but all of the products this month were pretty awesome. This last product is a frizz-fighting, all-natural hair oil with the deliciously fresh scent of Lemongrass. I know some people don’t really like this scent (one person on Ipsy said it smelled too much like “Thai food”), but I am absolutely obsessed with this scent. I actually have a review coming up of three different Lemongrass-scented products that I bought from a local beauty company in Brooklyn called Lime Green. Seriously awesome stuff. But anyway, back to this hair oil …

I found that this oil seriously cut down on my frizz and, even though I’ve only used it once so far, I noticed instant results. My hair gets extremely dry (it’s also in need of a cut right now), so any hair product that actually works is amazing for me. I also love how Ipsy sent out such an awesomely-sized bottle (0.5 oz.) and the full-sized bottle (1 oz.) is relatively cheap for an all-natural oil at just $25 a pop.

Balanced Guru No Frizz Organic Sesame and Lemongrass Balancing Oil ($25 for 1 oz.; balancedguru.com) is a hair oil that balances frizzy hair “without the need to weigh it down with silicones.” It controls flyaways with a blend of Sesame, Grapeseed, Jojoba, and Tamanu Oils and provides control even in super humid and tropical weather. This oil also provides “incredible shine and manageability” and is certified USDA Organic and cruelty-free.

 

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Going over all of these products again for this post made me realize even more how awesome this month’s Ipsy Glam Bag was. The bag itself is definitely the best one I have received since subscribing, and I really like all of the products this month. It seems as though all of them are made with all-natural ingredients (not 100% sure about this), and it’s just such an amazing mix of products — makeup, skincare, and hair care.

The only thing that wasn’t so exciting for me was the SPF50 sunscreen, especially since I am so stocked up on sunscreens already (and beach weather hasn’t even really hit yet), but I’m sure I will put it to use. Kudos to Ipsy for an amazing Glam Bag (that only cost 10 bucks).

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Ipsy Glam Bag is a monthly beauty subscription service that costs $10 per month and sends out 4-6 different full- and deluxe-sized beauty products each month, all packed up inside of a mini makeup bag. To subscribe, click here, or visit Ipsy.com for more information!

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Ipsy April 2014 Review + Photos: "Beauty Rocks!". Monthly beauty subscription box review. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Ipsy April 2014 Review + Photos: “Beauty Rocks!”

Ipsy April 2014 Review + Photos: "Beauty Rocks!". Monthly beauty subscription box review. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

I got my Ipsy Glam Bag over a week ago, so I’m prettyyy late with this post … thanks to Easter/my birthday weekend. I try to get subscription box reviews up as soon as possible, especially since they get kinda old and boring after, like, a week, especially since there are so many subscriptions now, and as soon as you receive one the next one arrives … but I wanted to get the post up anyway … better late than never, of course. And with this post I am all caught up with my subscription boxes for the month, until my Glossybox arrives (hopefully in the next few days!).

I really love my Ipsy Glam Bag every month because you are always guaranteed at least one full-sized item (usually more than one), and the other items are always a great deluxe sample size, plus you get a little mini makeup bag each month so, all in all, I really think that the whole package is extremely worth it, especially since it only costs $10/month.

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Each Ipsy Glam Bag arrives in a hot pink mailer, which I love.

Ipsy features both high-end brands and more inexpensive, drugstore brands, and I’m not always thrilled with each product, but I usually love the majority of the items in my bag each month. The only complaint I have really is that I have seen the same brands appear in Glam Bags a lot, over the last six months or so, so I would definitely like to see a little more variety.

Like almost all of the other subscription boxes Ipsy has a “theme” each month and this month’s theme was “Beauty Rocks” I don’t really see how all of these products were very rock-n-roll, but the black Urban Decay eyeliner would certainly fit into this category, along with the shimmery white gold shadow/highlight mousse by City Color (which was a really fun product that was also new to me, and I love finding new products through subscriptions like this). Ipsy also includes a mini makeup case every month to hold all of your goodies.

Ipsy April 2014 Review + Photos: "Beauty Rocks!". Monthly beauty subscription box review. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Here’s the actual “Glam Bag” cosmetics case that was featured this month

I loves me some edgy makeup and rock music, but the cosmetics bag this month was kinda ehhh … I think they could have embodied “Beauty Rocks!” a lot better than this. Again, at just $10 per month, I really never expect the makeup bag to blow me away, and even if I don’t like the actual design or print that’s on the bag, the bags are usually the perfect size to carry whatever makeup you need for the day and then throw it in your purse. The bag this month was slightly larger than it has been in previous months and, again, I wasn’t a huge fan of the design, but it’s great for travel and on-the-go makeup carrying, so I’ll probably use it anyway.

24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil in Black Velvet review and photos. Ipsy April 2014 Review + Photos: "Beauty Rocks!". Monthly beauty subscription box review. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil

I was super excited to see a (rather large) travel-sized version of Urban Decay’s new Velvet eyeliner formula in my April Glam Bag. This pencil is a new, “ultra velvety, plush version” of UD’s original creamy, waterproof 24/7 liner formula. As excited as I was to receive it, I honestly haven’t even tried it out yet. I just got another UD double-ended liner as a free sample so I’ve been using that, and I’ve been going more for a natural look the last couple of weeks since I’ve been lazy and haven’t really had the time to do my makeup.

Also, it seems that UD’s new Velvet formula is only available in this one shade (Black Velvet) right now, which I find a little strange. I haven’t really done any reading up on this liner formula yet, so I’m a little out of the loop, but just based off of what I see on UD’s website I don’t really get why they would come out with a new eyeliner formula and only have one color. I’m hoping they at least release a few more smoky-color options in this Velvet formula soon (as long as it’s a good formula, of course. Haven’t tried it yet).

Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil in Black Velvet review and photos. Ipsy April 2014 Review + Photos: "Beauty Rocks!". Monthly beauty subscription box review. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil in Black Velvet

Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil ($20 for 0.04 oz.; urbandecay.com) is described as an “ultra-velvety, plus version” of UD’s “legendary” 24/7 Eye Pencil. The Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil is the “ultimate tool for smudging” and it has the same long-lasting benefits as the regular 24/7 pencils. The Velvet pencil is more powdery than the original liners, it blends easier “to create soft, smoky edges,” it contains moisturizing jojoba oils and it’s paraben-free.

City Color White Gold Shadow & Highlight Mousse review and photos. Ipsy April 2014 Review + Photos: "Beauty Rocks!". Monthly beauty subscription box review. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

City Color White Gold Shadow & Highlight Mousse

I love receiving new eyeshadows in my subscription boxes that are different than your average eyeshadow and this one is definitely one of them, especially because it doubles as a highlighter. I’m not sure exactly how long this shadow formula lasts, or how it applies on the eyelids, for that matter (I just tried it out as a swatch on my hand so far), but I loved the smooth, mousse-y consistency and I LOVE the color. It’s a pretty shimmery white with hints of light gold.

City Color White Gold Shadow & Highlighter ($3.99 for 0.092 oz.; citycolorcosmetics.com) is a smooth and creamy multi-tasker used to brighten eyes and cheekbones, “enriched with luminosity, providing a beautiful gold sheen finish.” This product can be used as an eyeshadow base (or alone as a shadow), as well as a highlighter. I can’t wait to try this out as a  base tomorrow!

dr. brandt microdermabrasion and Mary Kay At Play Jelly Lip Gloss review and photos. Ipsy April 2014 Review + Photos: "Beauty Rocks!". Monthly beauty subscription box review. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion (left) and Mary Kay At Play Jelly Lip Gloss (right)

I love Dr. Brandt products and I am loving this gentle microdermabrasion exfoliator; I’m surprised I have never used this one before. The weather is finally getting nicer and my skin is finally clearing up and balancing out (after the super dry winter), and, after just using this twice so far, I swear the product has made a difference in my skin. I love it when I see noticeable results, too, because I feel like that rarely happens in most skincare products I ever try (well, the ones that do have noticeable results are the ones that I buy and use).

Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant ($78 for 2 oz.; drbrandtskincare.com) is described as a “revolutionary formula designed to mimic the transformative brightening, smoothing effects of the popular in-office microdermabrasion treatment at home.” This skin exfoliant is formulated with pharmaceutical-grade crystals to gently polish away dead skin cells, leaving skin smooth and radiant-looking. It is an at-home alternative to professional treatments that helps diminish the appearance of fine lines, acne marks and skin discolorations and it received the 2012 Allure Best of Beauty Award for Best Scrub. Love this stuff. LOVE Dr. Brandt.

Mary Kay At Play Jelly Lip Gloss review and photos. Ipsy April 2014 Review + Photos: "Beauty Rocks!". Monthly beauty subscription box review. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Mary Kay At Play Jelly Lip Gloss

I’m really not a fan of Mary Kay’s business practices or products, so I wasn’t too excited about this lipgloss appearing in my Glam Bag. I think that the company exploits and manipulates women into becoming “businesswomen” when, in reality, these women are recruited just to become customers and buy the products. But, I digress. This post is about the beauty products, not a shady pyramid scheme.

I usually love trying out new lipgloss but this one just plain sucked. It’s going in the garbage. I won’t even pass it along to a friend because it’s super sticky and nearly impossible to work with and it felt so strange (for lack of a better word) on my lips. I guess that’s not entirely fair because I’m sure there are some girls out there who might like it, but I really think the product is crap and I’m not a fan of the business, either. Fellow Ipsters over at this product’s review page on Ipsy.com tend to agree.

Mary Kay At Play Jelly Lipgloss ($10 for 0.32 oz.; marykay.com) is described as a “comfortable-wearing formula that delivers a sheer wash of color with a brilliant, intense shine.” It’s supposed to give off a “wet” look and leave lips feeling “soft, smooth and quenched with moisture.” Again, this is the stickiest lipgloss I have ever used. I couldn’t even tell how smooth or moisturized my lips would feel because all I felt was this weird ultra-stickiness. It was so sticky and weird-feeling that it was uncomfortable. I can’t even explain it properly.

A few minutes after applying this stuff it was STILL sticky and it was just irritating me so I took it off less than five minutes after applying it. And then I tried it AGAIN just to see if maybe it would feel better with my regular lip balm underneath it and it didn’t. So, yeah. Just not my kind of product I guess.

Demeter Jasmine Perfume Oil Roll-On review and photos. Ipsy April 2014 Review + Photos: "Beauty Rocks!". Monthly beauty subscription box review. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Demeter Jasmine Perfume Oil Roll-On

I love Demeter fragrances and I haven’t used any in a few years now, so I was really excited to see one in my April Glam Bag. This Jasmine-scented roll-on perfume smells wonderful and it’s perfect to carry along with you throughout the day or wherever your travels may take you.

Demeter Jasmine Roll On Perfume Oil ($10 for 0.29 oz.; demeterfragrance.com) is described as “an exotic, sweet, warm floral bouquet” that is also “captivating and seductive.” Jasmine is one of the flowers “most valued by perfumers” and it has a “mood-inducing scent.” The Demeter Fragrance Library consists of “more than 250 different fragrances inspired by everyday objects and experiences” and 95% of Demeter’s ingredients are derived from natural or renewable resources.

 

To sum up, I really loved four out of five items this month … well, I haven’t really tried out the UD liner or the white gold shadow “mousse” to their full potential just yet, but I can’t wait to try them out tomorrow. The Dr. Brandt microdermabrasion is A+++, and I fell in love with Demeter fragrances all over again. I could have gone without the Mary Kay lipgloss, but with four awesome products and one not-so-great product this was definitely one of the better Glam Bags I have received recently, and I usually really like my Glam Bags a lot, too, so this one was extra awesome for me.

 

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Ipsy Glam Bag is a monthly beauty subscription service that sends out 4-5 deluxe- and full-sized beauty products every month. It costs $10 per month, with a small tax to New York and I think to California as well (the tax is, like, less than $2). To subscribe click here or visit Ipsy.com for more information.

 

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Ipsy Glam Bag February 2014 Review, Photos & Swatches

Ipsy Glam Bag February 2014 Review, Swatches & Photos. Monthly beauty subscription service. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

I received this month’s Ipsy Glam Bag a few days ago but it took me a little while to get the post up because I finally wanted to start incorporating some photos of myself/real swatches of how products look the way they are intended to be applied into the post. I still haven’t really gotten the taking-photos-of-myself-for-my-blog thing down just yet … but I’m working on it. I did end up trying out the liquid/cream eyeshadow in this month’s Glam Bag and I was able to post photos of how I wore the shadow on my eyes 🙂

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Each Glam Bag is shipped in a cute, hot pink mailer

The Glam Bag for February 2014 was, of course, themed around “The Look of Love.” I was pretty happy with most of the products, like I usually am with most of the Ipsy Glam Bags I receive. Ipsy’s service is $10 per month for four to six beauty items that come packed in a cute little makeup case. I think a huge plus about the Ipsy service is that they send out a lot of full-sized items. For a service that costs a mere $10/month, that’s pretty awesome, and they definitely stand out for the range in makeup items (both drugstore and higher-end brands), and the size of the products selected.

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This month’s case was hot pink, so I loved it, of course. It is the perfect size to fit makeup necessities that you will need throughout the day and you can carry it in almost any size purse. My Glam Bag also came with almost all full-sized products this month (four out of five were full-sized), so that’s a huge plus, especially for a subscription service that only costs $10/month.

MY FEBRUARY 2014 IPSY GLAM BAG CONTAINED:

  • POP Beauty Plump Pout Mini Lipgloss in Fuchsia Freesia, full-size (reg. $16 for 0.14 oz.; popbeauty.co.uk)
  • ZOYA Nail Polish in Dot, full-size (reg. $9 for 0.5 oz.; zoya.com)
  • Tini Beauty Eyetini Eye Cordial Cream Shadow + Base in Violette, full-size (reg. $18 for 0.14 oz.; tinibeauty.com)
  • skyn ICELAND Fresh Start Mask With Ace Age Mud, single-use packet (reg. $39 for six masks; skyniceland.com)
  • J. Cat Beauty Eyelashes + Eyelash Glue, full-size (reg. $3.99 for set of lashes + glue; jcatbeauty.com)

POP Beauty Plump Pout Mini Lipgloss in Fuchsia Freesia review, photos and swatches. Ipsy Glam Bag February 2014 Review, Swatches & Photos. Monthly beauty subscription service. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

This super cute hot pink lipgloss was definitely great for the Valentine’s Day, love-themed February Glam Bag. Ipsters received this gloss in one of two shades, “Peony Petal” or “Fuchsia Fressia,” I received the latter, a hot pink, which I love. This lipgloss had a huge color payoff when swatched on my hand, but I didn’t really like how it applied to my lips (not so smooth). I then applied it over a lip balm and I liked it a lot more. When applied over a balm, it loses some of the bright pink color, but I kinda like this slightly-muted hot pink a little better.

POP Beauty Plump Pout Mini Lipgloss in Fuchsia Freesia review, photos and swatches. Ipsy Glam Bag February 2014 Review, Swatches & Photos. Monthly beauty subscription service. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

POP Beauty Plump Pout Mini Lipgloss in Fuchsia Freesia (reg. $16 for 0.14 oz.popbeauty.co.uk) is described as a “plumping pout perfector” that “combines the high-shine of a lacquered gloss with the long wear of a stain.” This lipgloss is formulated with “lip-plumping peptides,” as well as avocado and jojoba oils. I haven’t used it enough to really make a final judgment on it, but I always find a way to put new lipglosses to use. I especially love anything that’s pink.

ZOYA Nail Polish in Dot review and photos. Ipsy Glam Bag February 2014 Review, Swatches & Photos. Monthly beauty subscription service. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

It’s funny that this ZOYA color appeared in my February Glam Bag because I have been meaning to paint my nails a perfect light/pastel pink for a few weeks now (every February I go into pink overload), and realized that I really don’t have such a color. Out of the almost 200 nail colors I own, a perfect light pink is not one of them. I have every other pink in the spectrum, but not one like this. I love ZOYA polishes so it was a double plus that I received my perfect light pink from a 5-Free (formaldehyde-, formaldehyde resin-, toluene-, dibutyl phthalate-, and camphor-free) nail polish brand that I love.

ZOYA Nail Polish in Dot (reg. $9 for 0.5 oz.zoya.com) is described as a “full-coverage pink petal cream.” I applied two coats of this polish and it looked great.  ZOYA has a color intensity scale (with 5 being the most opaque, 1 being sheer), and “Dot” is at a 4 on this scale. Love the color, love ZOYA, love full-sized products in beauty subscriptions. Thanks, Ipsy!

Tini Beauty Eyetini Eye Cordial Cream Shadow + Base in Violette review, photos and swatches. Ipsy Glam Bag February 2014 Review, Swatches & Photos. Monthly beauty subscription service. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

The next product was this cream eyeshadow in a super pretty lilac color. The color actually looks a bit lighter in the tube than it does in the above photo, but the color that comes out when applied is closer to what the photo looks like. I want to start taking photos of myself/mini makeup tutorials/photos of me actually wearing the clothing and makeup I blog about, so I just quickly started by trying out this cream eyeshadow.

I only had my iPhone to use as a camera at the time, so I’m not even going to post the full-face photos of myself. For now, I’m just posting the photos of how the shadow looked on my eyes alone, and then how it looked blended together with a regular powder shadow.

Tini Beauty Eyetini Eye Cordial Cream Shadow + Base in Violette review, photos and swatches. Ipsy Glam Bag February 2014 Review, Swatches & Photos. Monthly beauty subscription service. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Tini Beauty Eyetini Cream Shadow in Violette worn alone, over an eyeshadow primer

I wasn’t too disappointed with how these two photos came out. I hope I can just give a general idea of what this product looked like when it was actually applied to my eyelids (I’m still learning!). I think I made a mistake by applying an eyeshadow primer underneath the Tini Beauty cream shadow, especially since this shadow is also considered a “base.” I found that it didn’t blend very well, and all the product kind of hugged the outer corners of my eye and moved away from the middle, as you can see in the above photo (where the shadow is worn by itself, over an eyeshadow primer).

Tini Beauty Eyetini Eye Cordial Cream Shadow + Base in Violette review, photos and swatches. Ipsy Glam Bag February 2014 Review, Swatches & Photos. Monthly beauty subscription service. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Tini Beauty Eyetini Cream Shaodw blended with a silver/gray powder eyeshadow

In the second photo, I quickly blended the Tini Beauty Eyetini Cream Shadow with a silverish/grayish generic Sephora-brand eyeshadow. I found that the Tini Beauty shadow looked a lot better when it was mixed with a powder shadow color. If I was to apply a purple powder shadow over it, then the lilac shade of the cream shadow would really pop.

Tini Beauty Eyetini Eye Cordial Cream Shadow + Base in Violette review, photos and swatches. Ipsy Glam Bag February 2014 Review, Swatches & Photos. Monthly beauty subscription service. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Here is the shadow swatched on the back of my hand

Tini Beauty Eyetini Eye Cordial Cream Shadow + Base in Violette (reg. $18 for 0.14 oz.tinibeauty.com) is described as a “revolutionary formula” that “glides on beguiling creamy color and sets to a transfer-resistant finish that doubles as a wear-extending base under powder shadow.” I’m going to try this product again alone, without a primer (as it is considered a “base” as well as a cream shadow), but I really don’t think this is going to be at the top of my eyeshadow list either way. The consistency, to me, was a little too thin and runny.

skyn ICELAND Fresh Start Mask With Ace Age Mud review and photos. Ipsy Glam Bag February 2014 Review, Swatches & Photos. Monthly beauty subscription service. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

The only product this month that wasn’t full-sized was this face mask sample from Skyn Iceland. I love trying out new facial masks so I’m always happy to find them in beauty subscriptions. I haven’t tried this one out yet, so I can’t really comment on whether or not I like it.

skyn ICELAND Fresh Start Mask With Ace Age Mud (reg. $39 for six masksskyniceland.com) is described as a “10-minute weekly treatment” that “polishes and re-texturizes skin to reveal a luminous, youthful translucence for a fresh start.” This dual-phase, weekly detoxing and brightening treatment contains cooling blue clay blended with an “AHA fruit acid gel complex” to create a warming, oxygenating foam that “clarifies and smoothes stressed, depleted complexions in just 10 minutes.”

J. Cat Beauty Eyelashes + Eyelash Glue review and photos. Ipsy Glam Bag February 2014 Review, Swatches & Photos. Monthly beauty subscription service. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

And the last item in my February Glam Bag was yet another pair of false eyelashes. I never really wear these unless I’m going out for a special occasion or something (even then, I rarely wear them), but I think I should probably start. I used to wear fake eyelashes all the time in high school, but now they just annoy me too much — taking the time to put them on, and then once they’re on I’m always playing around with them. I’ve been building a mini collection of these things since I’ve been finding them a lot in all the beauty boxes I subscribe to as well as a few beauty kits I have purchased recently, so I might as well start wearing them.

J. Cat Beauty Eyelashes + Eyelash Glue (reg. $3.99 for set of lashes + gluejcatbeauty.com) come in 30 different styles, ranging from eyelash pairs to individual flare lashes (these would have been better for me), and they’re pretty cheap, too. I’m not sure how they would compare to the Ardell lashes, but the individual flares look very similar to the individual Ardell lashes. I’m gonna try this false lash pair out this weekend.

 

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Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription that contains full- and deluxe-sized sample items from both high-end, prestige beauty brands as well as drugstore brands. Each month, these products are packed into a new “Glam Bag” makeup case. Ipsy costs $10 per month, plus a very small shipping and handling charge for some states (I think mine is less than $1 to ship to New York). To subscribe click here, or visit Ipsy.com for more information.

 

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ipsy glam bag january 2014 review + photos

ipsy glam bag january 2014 review + photos. Monthly beauty and lifestyle subscription box review. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Ipsy Glam Bag is another monthly beauty service that I subscribe to that also only costs $10 per month (plus a small tax fee). Ipsy sends out a range of different beauty products and brands from high-end department store products to less expensive, drugstore finds.

Besides the 4-5 beauty samples, which are usually great deluxe sizes and often full-sized items, Ipsy sends out a makeup case every month (the bag part of “Glam Bag“) to hold all of your beauty goodies. I’ve received some super cute bags and they are usually always the perfect size to fit in your purse to hold makeup on-the-go. This month’s Glam Bag (above) wasn’t the prettiest choice, but it is a great size to hold makeup or any other small items and I will most definitely put it to good use.

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Early each month (about the first or second week of the month), the Ipsy Glam Bag arrives at your doorstep in this cute pink bubble mailer. I forgot to take a photo of all the products this month side-by-side, so I will just jump into the individual photos and mini-reviews.

Healthy Sexy Hair Leave-In Conditioner. ipsy glam bag january 2014 review + photos. Monthly beauty and lifestyle subscription box review. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.
I love the Healthy Sexy Hair line and I use their Soy Renewal Styling Treatment each time I blow-dry my hair. I actually received the styling treatment for the first time in an Ipsy Glam Bag months and months ago (almost a year ago now, probably) and I was instantly hooked. I was happy to see another Healthy Sexy Hair product in this month’s Glam Bag, especially one that I haven’t used before.

Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave-In Conditioner ($17.95 for 8.5 oz.; ULTA.com) is a leave-in conditioner with the “powerful combination” of Soy and Cocoa that work together to nourish, protect and reconstruct the hair. Soy and Tri-Wheat Proteins penetrate the hair, while moisturizers detangle for softness, and the Cocoa, which has intensive repairing qualities, replenishes moisture levels, provides deep conditioning and strengthening properties, and promotes “soft and manageable hair.”

I haven’t really used this leave-in yet so I can’t really say how well it works. I do find that the Sexy Hair products tend to work very well, especially the Healthy Sexy Hair line, so I am excited to try. This product is sulfate-free, but it does contain parabens.

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The next two items were smaller so I decided to group them together. The lip balm from Malin + Goetz is actually a full-sized item. I was super excited about receiving another item from this brand (after I found the amazing Malin + Goetz Cleansing Mask in my Pop Sugar Must Have January 2014 Box), and I can always use another lip balm, especially if it’s good.

Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm ($12 for 0.35 oz.; malinandgoetz.com) is a mojito-flavored balm that is “scientifically blended to restore and replenish.” This lip balm is in gel-form, so it comes out a little sticky at first, but I found that the stickiness goes away rather quickly. It is a hydrating balm that is formulated for the treatment of dry and irritated lips.

My lips, in particular, are super dry and chapped right now. I kinda sorta bite them a little bit (which is a very bad habit, especially in the winter time) and went a little overboard recently. This is also why I haven’t taken any photos of myself for my blog posts yet … ha. Well, anyway, because of this fact I can’t really judge the power of this lip balm that well just yet.

This balm actually is noticeably helping my overly-chapped lips right now, and it makes my lips feel a LOT smoother and almost plumps them up a bit, but they are so far past the point of “treatment balm” and in the “needs Neosporin to heal” severe wound zone. For me to notice any results at this moment must mean the balm from Malin + Goetz is pretty good, so I look forward to using it once my lips heal a bit and enter the “regular winter chapped lips” zone once again. Bad, very, very bad habit. I am kicking myself for it.

The eye cream featured this month was a smaller, deluxe-sized sample tube. I’m quite happy with the dark-spot eye cream I currently use (Korres Wild Rose Instant Brightening Eye Treatment) so perhaps I will pass this little tube along to my mom to see what she thinks of it.

Skiin Soothing and Smoothing Eye Cream ($29.95 for 0.5 oz.; Skiin online store) is described as a “full spectrum eye cream that instantly improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles while working hard to reduce dark circles and puffiness.” I’ve only tried it once so far since I received my Glam Bag and it did feel nice and smooth, while hydrating my under-eye area fairly well. As I said before, I don’t really have use for a new eye cream, so I probably won’t really be using this tube.

Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow Creamy Eye Pencil. ipsy glam bag january 2014 review + photos. Monthly beauty and lifestyle subscription box review. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.
Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow Creamy Eye Pencil. ipsy glam bag january 2014 review + photos. Monthly beauty and lifestyle subscription box review. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.
A nice surprise in my January Glam Bag was this colored eyeliner pencil that actually works really well. I swatched it on my hand when I first got it and the color pretty much stay put all day long after plenty of hand washes.

Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow Creamy Eye Pencil ($14.99 for 0.05 oz.; elizabethmott.com) is a gel eyeliner pencil that goes on smooth with a creamy consistency (which is great for blending). I received the “Penny” color, which is a shimmery bronze-gold. This liner is waterproof, which is perfect for girls like me with allergies (my eyes tear a lot, especially in the winter) and it can be used on your upper lash line or waterline. I can always use more colored eyeliners so I love receiving them in my beauty subscriptions, especially because I usually just buy black or brown eyeliners for myself.

ProActiv Mark Fading Pads. ipsy glam bag january 2014 review + photos. Monthly beauty and lifestyle subscription box review. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

The last product in my Glam Bag for January were these blemish mark fading pads from ProActiv. I actually received four pads but used two of them within the first two days of getting them so I could only take a photo of the other two. I have been breaking out a lot lately, more than I ever have in my entire 26 years on this planet, actually, so a product like this should be pretty useful for me right now. Ipsy only sent out four samples, and I didn’t really see results from using the first two, but I’m pretty sure this is the type of product that you have to use a bunch of times before seeing actual results, so I’m going to try another one again today and see what happens.

ProActiv Mark Fading Pads (about $19.95 for a pack of five; amazon.com) are single-use, no-rinse peel pads that “can instantly boost your skin’s glow and radiance.” The pads are supposed to help remove dead skin cells to unclog pores and remove dull layers to “reveal newer, smoother, more even-toned skin.”

These pads claim to help fade away dark marks from acne scars and reduce the appearance of lines and enlarged pores. The whole idea behind the ProActiv system kind of annoys me — it’s a really expensive system that you have to buy in its entirety in order to use any of the products, that’s why I put a link to buy the pads on their own from Amazon. I have a few small dark spots from recent blemishes so it would be amazing if these pads actually did clear them up; as I said before, I’m going to try them out again today and see if they make a difference …

 

Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription service that costs $10 per month (plus tax in some areas). To subscribe click here or go to Ipsy.com for more information.

Thanks for reading! 🙂

 

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