IPSY’S JULY GLAM BAG

“We’ve cranked up the cool on Ipsy.com with new insider how-to tips, tricks and videos – everything you need to know to master your summer beauty.”

The heat is on with this month’s “Hot Summer Nights” glam bag. Below you will find all of this month’s products along with my reviews. Did you receive a glam bag this month? Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know what your favourite product was!

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The Balm Cosmetics Meet Matt(e) Trimony in Matt Kumar
I was thrilled to see another product by The Balm Cosmetics in my bag. I have previously received their lip colour (more here) and absolutely love it! My admiration for this product is no different – it’s a smooth and long wearing eye shadow that, although is a bit too dark for the eye looks I usually apply, makes a killer shade of blush.

Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer
Although this serum leaves my skin feeling smooth and fresh, there wasn’t enough in this sample to use it long enough to notice any major changes in my skin tone. But I will say that my foundation went on much smoother, and it was easier to blend over problem areas (where I have healing blemishes). I would definitely be interested in using this for longer to see the lasting effects.

Avene Thermal Spring Water
With temperatures soaring this month, seeing this thermal spray in my bag was a welcomed refreshment! This spray is made for sensitive skin which means no agitating, strong scents – just refreshing, pure thermal water. This product did wonders for my very thirsty, sunburnt skin.

BeFine Food Skin Care
I’ll be honest with you – I am not a huge fan of night creams even though I know they are great for your skin. Why? A lot of night creams tend to be thick and I don’t like the feeling of something heavy sitting on my face. But this cream was different. It absorbed nicely into my skin and didn’t leave behind a greasy film afterwards.

Vasanti Cosmetics Professional Eyeshadow Brush
What can I say? I love my make up brushes! This brush was a welcome addition to my ever-growing brush collection I have received from Ipsy. The bristles are super soft and my eyeshadow glides on with ease. I especially love the rounded tip – creating pretty eye looks with this brush is a cinch!

For more information on these products, or where to buy, visit the links above. To start receiving a monthly Ipsy glam back of your own, click here.

IPSY’S JUNE GLAM BAG

“Misfits. Rulebreakers. Bad ass babes. The riot starts this June. We’re hitting the streets with serious sizzle and signature looks. Coloring outside the lines is encouraged.Sitting on the side of the lines is not.”

This month’s “Rebel Rebel” Ipsy Glam Bag is all about making your own rules, and sometimes breaking them. Below you will find all of this month’s products along with my reviews. Did you receive a glam bag this month? Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know what your favourite product was!

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Formula X Nail Polish in Wingwoman
I was so excited to see another polish by Formula X in my bag! This was the third time receiving one of their pretty shades, and although I would usually be a bit disappointed in receiving duplicate products from Ipsy, all three have been different colours. This little bottle goes a long way, and the high quality of the polish means you can expect a chip-free manicure for days.

Seraphine Botanicals Happy Hibiscus Blush
I love when my makeup products have dual uses, so I was thrilled to see this cute blush compact also included a mirror! At first, I was worried that the colour would be a bit too dark for me, but it has a sheer quality to it that allows you to layer until you find your desired shade.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Fireball
Finally! Ipsy hooked me up with a bright and fun colour for the summer! This peachy-gold shimmering eyeshadow is absolutely gorgeous, goes on super smooth, and (as a fun bonus) transitions to a pink hue depending on the light. This was the first time every trying an Urban Decay product, even though this brand has been around for years, and it definitely won’t be the last!

Royal & Langnickel MODA Crease/Smudge Brush
If you’ve been following my Ipsy reveiws for a while now, you’ll now how much I love getting brushes. This beautiful brush is a brand new product from Royal & Langnickel and I was instantly drawn to its bold, bright colour. It also makes my morning makeup routine a breeze – one side blends my shadow perfectly, and with a quick flip, the other side fills in my creases.

Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray
I left this review until the very end because I was very disappointed when I pulled this product out of my Ipsy bag. Many months ago, I received a beach spray product by another company, and it did nothing for my hair – my hair is too thin and too short to get good results. So, I rated it poorly in my Ipsy profile thinking I would never receive this product again (isn’t that what their rating function is for??). I was wrong. I should have prefaced this review by saying that I LOVE Marc Anthony products. I have both received them in previous Ipsy bags and bought them on my own. But once again, this particular product just wasn’t for me.

For more information on these products, or where to buy, visit the links above.
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IPSY’S MARCH GLAM BAG

“We’re having a spring fling with flawless! Celebrate the season with a spotlight on radiant, selfie-ready skin, flushed cheeks and a fresh kick of color on eyes or lips.”

This month’s “Hello Spring” Ipsy Glam Bag is all about putting your best ready-for-spring face forward. Below you will find all of this month’s products along with my reviews. Did you receive a glam bag this month? Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know what your favourite product was!

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NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Pink Lust
When I saw this beautiful, pink tube of lip colour in my bag, I nearly had an out-of-body moment. I have been wanting to try NYX’s Suede Cream Lipsticks for a while now, and was thrilled to finally be able to try it. Although the word ‘suede’ made me think this colour would be matte, it was actually quite shiny and glossy. The colour did transfer easily, but left behind a delightful pink stain once most of it rubbed off over the course of the day. I can’t wait to try this lipstick in a different (possibly lighter) shade.

Me Me Me Cosmetics Loose Powder Brush

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I LOVE when I get a makeup brush in my Ipsy bag. They have always been great quality brushes, and I always feel like I am getting my money’s worth with a brush. This loose powder brush by Me Me Me is soft as a feather and glides over my skin so smoothly. It works perfectly with my matte finishing powder and leaves me with even looking skin.

Marc Anthony 3 Day Smooth
I was weary of this product at first, as I prefer smoothing products that you can spray on to your hair rather than having to massage it in with your hands. I find many smoothing products to be very slippery and leave my hands feeling very greasy, but this product was a pleasant surprise. It had a light, floral scent, and did not leave any unwanted residue on my hands. I didn’t notice much difference in the smoothness of my hair, but the real test will come once we start getting more humid and rainy weather.

Pixi by Petra Beauty Blush Duo in Rose Gold
Although Ipsy notes that this product is meant to be layered, I’ve been using it as a blush (the darker shade) and a highlighting powder (the lighter shade) and love it even more than its original function. I’ve also read in the reviews that some people are using the lighter shade as an eyeshadow, and guess what? It looks great on my eyes, too! It just goes to show that with a little experimentation, you can make any product your own and create some fun, new looks!

Vera Mona Lotus Eyeshadow in Clover
This soft, peach eyeshadow was a welcomed pop of colour to the eyeshadows I usually receive in my Ipsy bags. It pairs perfectly with my brown and neutral eyeshadows to give my eyes an extra pop of colour and shimmer.

For more information on these products, or where to buy, visit the links above.
To start receiving a monthly Ipsy glam bag of your own, click here.