ipsy Glam Bag – August Review

ipsy Glam Bag – August Review

Man I get so excited when I get an email from ispy with my tracking number. This month I did check out a few spoilers, but it in no way bothered me. It doesn’t mean that I’ll get that product, because we all know every Glam Bag is different depending on your beauty profile. After seeing that they were giving out the Urban Decay lipstick I was so hoping I’d get it.

This month’s theme was “Glamour Academy”. When I saw the bag I wasn't too excited over it, but I liked more than last month’s bag. I don’t care about the bag too much anyway, it’s what's inside that matters!

For those of you that don’t know ipsy is $10 / month + $4.95 shipping to Canada. It’s really a great subscription box/bag and it rarely disappoints.

So on to the Glam Bag:

Lash Booster Mascara in Blackest Black
$17 / 7g

Lash Booster Mascara in Blackest Black

This unique mascara truly boosts your lashes, giving them a "push-up" effect that lasts all day. The dense, rich formula coats lashes with maximum pigment, for long-lasting full color and the cone-shaped brush coats each lash evenly. Long lasting, smudge-free and waterproof.

So no UD lipstick for me *tear*. However, I’m not unhappy about getting this. I’m always up for trying a new mascara and if this one really gives me a push-up effect then it’s all good. I have heard from other reviews that this doesn't do much for your lashes, so we'll see.

Noya Lip Balm (Cherry)
$3.99

Noya Lip Balm (Cherry)

The noya Lip Balm is a lightweight, all-natural formula that moisturizes, smoothes, softens your lips and packs a full punch of flavor. And because it’s natural, you can lick your lips as much as you want – and trust us, you’ll want to often.

You can’t go wrong with a good lip balm and it’s full size! I like that I got cherry, the other flavour they gave out was vanilla.

MicaBeauty Eye Shadow (Bronze)
$14.95 / 2.5 g

MicaBeauty Eye Shadow (Bronze)

MicaBeauty Mineral Eyeshadows are extremely gentle, free of preservatives, chemicals, dyes, talc, oils, and other fillers. With this unique formula, the eyeshadows will look ultra smooth and stay put for hours without creasing or pulling the delicate eye area. Can be mixed with clear lip-gloss, clear mascara, and clear nail polish to add pigment to lips, eyelashes and nails!

Although this product is full size, eye shadow is something I don’t want or need. I have far too many and will never use them all up in my lifetime. I think it's cool they recommend mixing it with lip gloss, clear mascara, and clear nail polish. I would’ve never thought to do that, so I guess I can find another use for it.

Pacifica Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream
$16 - 30ml/1 fl oz

Pacifica Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream

The Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream hydrates, primes, illuminates, and perfects leaving a sheer bare skin finish. Specialized mineral pigments instantly adjusts to your skin shade allows one color to work for many and can be built up for just the right amount of coverage. Your skin will look natural, dewy, youthful and radiant without looking like you are wearing heavy make-up.

Shade-matching technology? I am fair-skinned, but I have gotten some colour over the summer, not much, but enough to say I’m not ghost white anymore. I tried a bit on my hand and I have to say it was slightly too dark for my skin. It blends pretty well, so I’ll still use it.

Michael Todd Pumpkin Nutrient-Rich Facial Mask
$34 - 30ml/1 fl oz

Michael Todd Pumpkin Nutrient-Rich Facial Mask

The Pumpkin Nutrient-Rich Facial Mask is a nutrient rich mask that is blended with Pumpkin and Glycolic Acid. This rejuvenating facial treatment removes dead skin, impurities and toxins, moisturizes and firms, improves elasticity and pliability of the skin, unclogs pores allowing skin to breathe and facilitates movement of skin oils. Adds brightness and radiance to the skin and significantly improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

I hardly ever use masks. I’m just not into putting something on my face, leaving it on for who knows how long, washing it off and then on to my usual skin routine. Just too many steps and it’s the waiting I don’t like. I just don’t have time for it. This is a good size sample though and I’ll have to make an effort to use it.

Lime Crime Nail Polish (Crema de Limon)
$8

Lime Crime Nail Polish (Crema de Limon)

I received this bonus for referring two people. Thanks for using my referral link so I can get an extra item! I love this colour and yes, I’ve even used it. It is really thick and I didn’t like the brush. It didn’t make for the best application. Haha listen to me talking about applying nail polish!

All in all another great Glam Bag. I didn’t know which products I was going to receive and in the end was happy with the products I got. ipsy is such a fun subscription with a great variety of products. I didn’t calculate the value of each product if it was sample size. I listed all the prices if you bought them full size. Considering a few items were full size, it’s a great value. Personally I hate having to do the math and do you guys even care about that stuff? Really please let me know, because I just can’t be bothered to break it down each month. I don’t pay much attention to that anyway. Do you?

So what did you think of ipsy this month? Were you happy with your Glam Bag? If you haven’t subscribed yet, please go check it out here.

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