Friday, April 24, 2015

Ipsy Glam Bag #1 - April 2015

Ipsy is a monthly subscription priced at $10/month that sends 4-5 products plus a different (mini) makeup bag each month. They also have a referral program where you earn points for referring people to joining. Those points can also be earned for sharing your bag on Facebook and reviewing the products you receive. The nice part is they offer online coupons for most of their monthly items and you can get the coupons for all offered products in all bags that month, just not yours. They have updated the rewards you get for using points and now will offer rewards for 500, 1000, and 1500 points. They still are terrible about updating what is offered and currently, not too much is in stock. Be sure to use your points within a year of earning them, though, because they do expire.

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I love the look of this bag. It definitely fits in with the Beautiful Bohemian theme for the month.


Theme Card.


Theorie Ultimate Reform Hair Serum ($4.20) - This is an argan oil hair serum, which we all know is the very popular thing right now. I love using argan oil products and this will be added to my pile that I swap out regularly. Argan oil makes my hair so smooth and takes the frizz away that I get so easily in the spring and summer.

Mullein & Sparrow Tinted Lip & Cheek Balm ($5.50) - There wasn't much color with this when applied normally, but there's enough to give me a nice touch of color in my cheeks and lips. It goes on so smoothly and the bit of color that I did get stayed on for hours before fading.

Starlooks Lip Gloss
 (Guilty Pleasure) ($3.27) - I can't find this particular shade on their website, and I'm not sure how comfortable I am with this sample since it's the same thing that was sampled by Ipsy in October, and everything is exactly the same down to the packaging and shade. It's a nice brown-pink shade that isn't super sticky, but it's not as great as some other glosses I've received. The shade works on so many skin tones, though, that it's a great win for Ipsy to include.


Hikari Cosmetics Blush (Tango) ($15.00) - Wow at how pink this blush is. The color it is in the packaging is the same as it comes out on the cheeks. It's very pink and very bright. It's something that I could never see myself using, so it will be thrown in the giveaway pile.

theBalm Nude Dude (Fit) ($3.75) - I love theBalm shadows and I've had their palettes in the past. This one goes along with the other ones, and applies so smoothly. The entire palette is amazing and I am looking forward to getting it soon.


This bag is valued at $36.22, and considering I only paid $10, I love it! The lip gloss and blush aren't the best, but the other three more than make up for it! If you got Ipsy this month, let me know what you thought about it in the comments!