Thursday, May 26, 2016

Ipsy Glam Bag - May 2016

Disclosure: This review contains referral links.

What is Ipsy?: Ipsy is a monthly subscription that sends 4-5 beauty/makeup products plus a different makeup bag each month. They also have a referral program where you earn points. Be sure to use your points within a year of earning them, though, because they do expire. They have expanded the points program to give you additional points by sharing your bag and following their content creators on social media accounts!

How Much is Ipsy?: Ipsy is only $10 per month shipped to the United States or $10 plus shipping ($4.95) to Canada. 

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New bag type? Yes!



It's not my favorite bag, but I love the idea behind it. Instead of zipper ones that are more likely to bust, these are a simple button enclosure. I liked other colors, but it's cool nonetheless.


Interesting info card. The theme is Destination Chic, and the card is actually a post card!


Formula 10.0.6 Pores Be Pure ($2.06) - Yay for more masks! This one has strawberry, which is so yum! I love trying out all of the different masks and I can definitely use my pores to be cleaner.

Pacifica Eye Shadow Trio (Skinny Dip, Crush, Lovely) ($12.00) - I actually cannot find where this particular trio is for sale. It appears to be three shadows from other palettes, so this is a really fun addition to a makeup bag. I like neutrals, but I fee like that's all that I've been getting recently and I want more fun colors again!

Smashbox X-Rated ($10.27) - I LOVE Smashbox Mascaras, and this is no exception. I tried it and it will definitely be put into rotation. This one adds a good amount of volume/length without the goopy mess forming.


Aurora Cosmetics Gel Effect Nail Lacquer (Old School Pink) ($8.99) - First off, the pink isn't nearly as blue as it is in their stock photo. If I bought this polish based on that picture, I would be mad. Second, I will never be able to fully appreciate a gel polish because I never have the same polish on for two weeks to test it (nor do I have the time to do such with all of the polishes I swatch). I like the color, but I don't do polishes that are purposely harder to remove.

Hanalei Lip Treatment ($8.33) - Uhm, they call this a 'lip treatment' but it's just a lip balm type thing. It feels nice on and does a good job moisturizing, but it's not $25/tube nice.  


The May bag from Ipsy is valued at $41.65, which isn't as high as past bags have been. I liked most of the products, so that's always a super positive. I would love to see more Pacifica trios in Ipsy bags, maybe with more fun colors?

As always, let me know what you thought of this bag in the comments!