Ipsy Review – August 2013

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August Ipsy Glam Bag came today!!  I had a pile of 5 boxes but I ran to the mailbox to see if Ipsy was here too. For whatever reason my mail carrier makes me get Ipsy & Birchbox out of the box. (Speaking of… don’t forget to check out my beauty box beatdown!).

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I didn’t do a totally full unboxing spread of Ipsy this month, because I stuck it on Youtube. I’m mildly obsessed with it this week. I have no good idea why, but I am. You can find my August Ipsy video at the bottom of this post!

Ipsy Glam Bag: August 2013 – Glamour Academy

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The back of the card lists all of the brands in all the Ipsy bag variations for August, and the discounts you can access in your Ipsy Glam Room! IMG_9002

In my August Ipsy Glam Bag I received:

  • Chella Dark Brown Eyebrow Pencil – Full size, retails for $18. I thought it struck just the right balance between dry & smooth for brows. See a swatch in my Ipsy/Birchbox Matchup.
  • Michael Todd Jojoba Charcoal Facial Scrub – $5. This was a refreshing change of pace for a scrub. Looking forward to trying it to see how special it is!
  • noya cherry lip balm – $4. Love that it’s sweetened with stevia!! Felt great on my lips too.
  • Pacifica Alight BB Cream – We’ve been using a crazy amount of Pacifica. It’s my new Bath & Body Works replacement. I love smelly stuff, but it’s gotta be natural. They have a great color cosmetics line and this BB Cream is brand new. It is quite shimmery so I think it’s best as an accent if you have a day job. It has the consistency and coverage of a tinted moisturizer. I’ll buy more if I love it. $5.33.
  • Pixi Lash Booster Mascara – This is a pretty wet mascara. I’ll use it! We can always use fresh mascara! The full size of this is $17 but this is sample size, so let’s call it $5.

I thought these were all great products, but I did think the noya vs. Urban Decay was a bit weird. Then again, I got the Demeter last month, so whatever, I’m totally happy with Ipsy this month!  The value of my Ipsy bag is $37.33, plus I got my cute Ipsy pouch and I use these pouches everywhere. You actually can’t have enough pouches. Why pay for them when you get them with Ipsy?! Ipsy is just $10 per month and you can sign up with my link. Thanks!

Plus, I got the Lime Crime polish. Thank you so much those of you who used my link. This polish was beautiful. Awesome coverage, beautiful color. I think I’m going to rock yellow tomorrow! Swatch below!IMG_9001

Ok, it’s kind of the worst but kind of the best swatch photo in the world 🙂 Video below this!IMG_9003

I’m such a mom in this video!

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  • amberdawnwhitlock@gmail.com'
    Amber Writes

    Lime Crime looks great!