Tuesday, October 16, 2012

My First Ipsy Bag!!!

Hey lovelies!
Sorry I didn't put this up last night as promised, I actually went to bed a bit early :-)
So, I was looking around for a good monthly beauty box/bag to order. I want to get more into make-up and other health and beauty products. I'm not very good at make-up and don't know what I'm doing when it comes to buying it. I opted for two companies, Birchbox, and this one Ipsy (formerly My Glam). They are both $10 a month with free shipping.
My Ipsy bag is the first to arrive and below is what the packaging looked like. It came in a pretty hot pink foil/bubble wrap. I liked the color, but not the bag too much, but hey, what does it really matter right?
Inside the package was this cute little black and white pouch. This is nice to carry make-up or other small items in. There were five items inside.
The first is a Lip Bomb Glossy Lacquer Stain by Mirenesse. It is a pretty red color, but wait, the surprise is that it is mint scented!  It's a full sized one too which is cool because on the Mirenesse site this is a whoping $39!!! I haven't yet tried it because I don't wear red lips, not sure how that would look on me. So, I don't want to play with it in case I want to give it away :-)
The second item is this lovely eyeliner by Be A Bombshell Cosmetics. This little baby is called Onyx and it's pretty neat. The applicator is like a marker, with a nice point. This is gonna make a nice cat eye! The price of this on their site is $14, yay!!!. I like this a lot!
Next up is The Balm What's Your Type? black mascara in the Body Builder. They have on their site that this is supposed to be a long-lasting, smudge proof formula that won't clump. When I pulled it out the tube it was already kind of clumpy, but that's cool, its a really good value too. This goes for $19 on the Balm's website.
The fourth item I received is Pequi Oil by Couture Colour. This seems like another CHI, Morrocan, or Biosilk oil. I've tried all of them and they all seem to work the same for me, I put it on my wet hair and blow dry. Right now I'm using the Morrocan Oil. I'm gonna see what this is like. This is the .5 oz size and it sells for $12 at Sephora.
The last item is this Coastal Scents set of four eyeshadow sample. There colors are, Virbrant Red, Frosty Taupe, Vanilla Sky,and Raisen Berry. I'm not too sure about these either, so I'm not gonna play in them just yet. These are pretty cheap though. Right now they are having sale on eye palettes, you can get a 252 ultimate palette for $19.95.
Overall, my first Ipsy experience was a very good one.Yay!!!! The lip balm itself is worth well over the $10 cost for the monthly subscription. Also, I got some things that I would never think of buying, maybe the price, maybe the colors. I think this is a good way for me to try some new things and experiment. Plus, I got a cool little bag too. So, I'll see what happens next month and share with you all!

Are you an Ipsy subscriber? Do you have any of these products? I'd love to hear what you think and any tips or tricks you can share!

Lots of love!!!


  1. I love the "marker" eyeliners. We have a similar product here in South Africa, and because I'm a quick, foundation, mascara eyeliner kinda gal, I found it quick and easy..... high five!

    until it smudged so badly! I gave racoon eyes a new meaning... not cute

  2. High five!!! Aww, my niece is almost two and she's always saying that, :-). I'm a very quick make-up person too! I love it, its so easy!!!!