Monday, September 23, 2013

Ipsy Glam Bag: Sep 2013

It's true, I FINALLY gave in to the beauty mail subscription world. You know what grabbed my attention? When I saw a preview that butter London would be in some of the IPSY bags.
That and fellow fashion blogger Tracy's Notebook of Style reviews were very convincing!

I received my first Ipsy Glam Bag this month just in time for the
September theme: "Classic Beauty."
I was beyond excitement when the hot pink mail envelope arrived. 
I opened it to reveal a cute little blue and lace pattern makeup bag.

While at first I was underwhelmed with the things I saw, after trying some of them on it was absolutely worth my purchase of $10 (about a $50 value) a month for this beauty bag subscription of 4-5 products. Also,  let's be honest, a little bummed I didn't get the butter London polish! 

Here's what I got:

All the bags came with an "em michelle phan"
 Career Life the life palette sampler.
I got "Natural Talent."
Thanks Michelle!

1. Skyn ICELAND: Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels. 
    Valued at $30 for 8 pairs. Ipsy subscribers get 20% off!

I'm looking forward to de-stressing and watching Real Housewives of Miami with these under my eyes! Maybe I'll get the husband involved too!

2. Starlooks: Obsidian Kohl Eye Pencil.
    Valued at $12. Ipsy subscribers get 20% off purchase of $35.
This I tried, you will see swatches and pic below. I was surprised at how soft the pencil was. Usually for something practically free I was expecting poor quality and pulling. But this glided on very smooth and would be great at blending with a brush.
 Rich Pigment too!

 3. NYX Single Eyeshadow: Golden Poppy.
     Valued at $4.50. Ipsy subscribers get 30% off eyeshadow bases.

 I've used NYX cosmetics before. You can pick them up at Nordstrom Rack for cheap. They are very powdery but have a lot of color. Unfortunately this lighter gold tone doesn't really pop on my skin. It's pretty subtle on my eyes, but is fine for a quick makeup application & hint of color for running errands.

4. Elizabet Mott: It's So Big Volumizing Mascara 
    Valued at $19.99. Ipsy subscribers get 50% off any purchase!

 I like the hourglass shape of the brush. Gives a good even coat. I noticed a little more depth, volume and definition. But the mascara was kind of wet, I could feel it on my eyelashes.

5. Pop Beauty: Pouty Pop Crayon in Fuchsia Flirt.
    Valued at $25 for 6 Crayons. Ipsy subscribers get 20%.

 I was pretty stoked to get this one. I previously saw it on other bloggers Ipsy August post, so I was surprised to see it again! I got the color I wanted too. ;)
I like this, sure it's kind of childlike but it's cute!
And my husband liked the color on me, so extra points for him noticing me wear a brand new product.

Here I am wearing the Starlooks Kohl Eye Pencil in Obsidian, It's So Big mascara & Pop Beauty Fuchsia Pouty Pop Crayon. Not the clearest of pics but you get the idea! The crayon is surprisingly not that fuchsia on me. And the eyeliner and mascara gave a little definition to my eyes.

Don't miss out beauty addicts, use my referral link to sign up for your $10 monthly Ipsy Glam Bag subscription here:

I'm looking forward to next month, I'm starting to get used to this surprise factor!

What was your favorite product? What's your favorite beauty subscription?

* I am a subscriber to Ipsy Glam Bag, all opinions are of my own.


  1. Great first review! I was disappointed I didn't receive the Butter polish too (what nail addict wouldn't be right?!). Glad you got the Pop crayon, that's a nice color on you. I still haven't tried the mascara, totes forgot all about it.


    1. Thank you so much Tracy! I knowwww, I think everyone that didn't get a Butter polish went a little cray cray! LOL. I'm happy with the Pop crayon though.

  2. That girl Michelle Pham is everywhere. She's such an inspiration. I like all your stuff. Still thinking about the beauty subscription world, but they are looking tempting.
    Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog -Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Chic Style

    1. I can totally relate to you! I was on the fence about these beauty subscriptions for years. I finally gave in, it's pretty fun and this one is so inexpensive. I've seen some really good Ipsy glam bags in the past, so I'm hoping for a great one next month. xo-Franci