Sunday, June 16, 2013

June Ipsy Glam Bag 2013

It's I-I-I-Ipsy time!

My bag arrived yesterday in the tell tale pink metallic envelope.

This months theme is 'on the wild side'.  So of course the bag was neon green and leopard print!  This bag varied from others in that it had the zipper around the front of the bag instead of along the top.

Ipsy is really shaking up the bags now and personalizing them more to individuals.  My items fit me really well!  I got Psssst! Instant Dry Shampoo, a BaubleBar Bracelete, a Chella Highlighter Pencil in Ivory Lace, a Starlooks Lip Pencil in Tipsy, NYX Cream Blush in Natural and J Cat Beauty Sparkling Cream Palette in Suzie.  

BaubleBar O-ring Stud Wrap: $18

My bracelete from BaubleBar is an extra add on from the usual five items for referring friends to join Ipsy!  I got a gold bracelete with a peachy-pink woven wrap and stud accents.  I really like it and it looks like it will be fun to stack with other I just need to get some other braceletes. ;) 

Psssst! Insant Dry Shampoo: $2.99 Travel Size (1.7 oz.)

Dry Shampoo has seemed to be coming into popularity lately!  I enjoy it for days my hair needs a break and still needs to be de-oiled. This dry shampoo has powder that absorbs excess oil, eliminates odor and product build up while boosting volume.  I really enjoy the smell of this powder.  Dry shampoos I have tried in the past usually aren't scented.  This smells like light coconut wafting across an island.  Yes, you read this right.  Pssst! Dry Shampoo has transported me to a tropical island of light, airy, bouncy hair.  Receive the Super Hero Hair Duo for set $13.98 from Freeman Beauty plus free shipping when you enter the code IPSY33.

Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter: $18 Full Size (1.4 g)

Chella Highlighter in Ivory Lace is the absolute perfect shade for my skin tone.  FINALLY,  a subscription service that actually reads your profile and gives you cosmetics that match!  Thank you Ipsy!  This highlighter is meant to be used on the cheekbones and under the eyes to hide dark circles and bring some brightness to your eye area.  You can also use it over red spots to give yourself a more evenly toned face.  This stuff is amazing.  I usually use concealer for under my eye area but this gives me better coverage and matches better than my Tarte Amazonian Clay Concealer.  I will be buying six of these to stock up on and take advantage of Ipsy's discount coupon.  Use the code GLAMBAG at checkout on Chella to get 20% off your order!  Ipsy has really turned me on to Chella.  I had never tried it before Ipsy.

On the right is the Chella highlighter unblended and on the left is a line blended in.  You can't even see it it matches so well!

Starlooks Lip Pencil in Tipsy: $12 Full Size (2.4 g)

This lip pencil is a pink with peachy undertones.  pink-nude combos always look slamin' on me!  Not to mention the NYX Cream Blush I got in this bag matches this lip pencil so perfectly.  Applied heavy onto the skin in a straight line it comes across pretty vividly.

On the lips I got a little bit more of a diffused pink.  The pencil glided on smoothly and there was really a wallop of color.  It was very opaque.  I haven't used lip pencils in the past but it is something I could definitely experiment with.  Receive 35% off your entire order on Starlooks using the code IPSY at checkout.  

NYX Cream Blush in Natural: $6 Full Size (3.5 g)

What I love about the NYX brand is that they continually create great products that are trendy and in style and they're sooooo cheap!  This is a full size cream blush in Natural, a light pink and it retails for only $6.  

I prefer cream blushes over powder.  I think it's just easier for me to blend into my liquid foundation but, it always looks better than my powered blushes.  

This is a color that looks fantastic on my skin!  I'm excited to use it. Receive 15% off site wide at NYX using the code IPSY15 or get 40% off Tango with Bronzing Powder when you use the code IPSYCHEEKS.

J. Cats Cream Shadow Palette in Suzie: $4.99 Full Size (3 g)

This product is the only bummer from my bag.  This says shadow on it, even in the palette title but it expressly says on the Ipsy site not to use this glitter packed palette on your eyes. I assume because you'll get glitter shards in your eyes as big as the glacier that sunk the Titanic.  So, I guess we should all apply this stuff as body glitter right before crashing the 8th grade dance at our local middle schools!  I really can't see myself ever using this, ever.  I'm not even going to swatch it because I'm going to give it away. But, it was a nice idea.  I could see young girls who get Ipsy liking this.  Ooh! Idea!  I can give this to my 14 year old sister, she'll probably love it.  If you want to check out some other J. Cat Beauty stuff and possibly order use the code LOVEIPSY to get 25% off your entire order.  

Overall this bag was pretty sweet,  four full size products and one travel size.  I got over a $60 value worth of products this month!  You don't see that every day in subscriptions (take that Birchbox and Glossybox) and especially not for $10 a month.  I loved the Psssst! Dry Shampoo, Chella Highlighter, Starlooks Lip Pencil and NYX Cream Blush, leaving the only dud as the J. Cats Cream Shadow Palette.  Of course the bracelete was an added lovely bonus!  I continue to love Ipsy and it is my favorite makeup subscription!

You can sign up now and still get the 'on the wild side' bag!  Just click here and hit 'become a member'.  They'll walk you through signing up and your style quiz so that they can match products to your tastes and preferences.  You can cancel your subscription at any time without penalty.  I find my Ipsy bag has just been getting better and better!  Who knows, maybe I'll sign up for a second bag I love it so much.


  1. Really like the colour of that lip pencil!

  2. That nyx blush is amazing, it's my go-to. The scent of the dry shampoo sounds delicious!

  3. Love it! And I'm totally obsessed with the leopard print neon bag

  4. I was on the waiting list for Ipsy and I got an email yesterday saying that I'm in, yay! I can't wait for next month to get my first bag!