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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Ipsy Glam Bag - August 2016

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. 

Check out other Ipsy reviews here.

MERMAID BAG. This is not a drill, yes that's a mermaid on the bag.

Loving the mermaid bag. It's perfect to keep your necessities for touch-ups during the day or night.

Theme card. Anyone else thinks she reminds them of a princess version of Kat Von D?

It Haircare 12-in-1 Leave In Treatment ($5.99) - My hair is dry, really dry now, so using this works for me. If your hair is oily, test it first on the ends. I didn't notice a ton of different when using this but I'm not sure if it's something you are supposed to use before styling rather than just put it in and go. I usually don't straighten or curl my hair, it's actually up in a half bun 85% of the time when I'm home with the rest of the time in a full bun, so styling treatments aren't something I worry about using or keeping on hand.

Dermelect ME Nail Polish (Unscripted) ($14.00) - Goodness, no. Please, if you are wanting to pay this much for a polish, let me introduce you to any of the indie polishes that I review. There is nothing special about this polish, the color is basic and the bottle size is quite small, please just buy indie.

Lord & Berry Maximatte Limited Edition (Intimacy) ($20.00) - Oh yes, this lip pencil is such an amazing color. It's slightly darker than my natural lips, a little deeper of a pinky mauve, and it's lovely. Because it's a matte it is very drying so be prepared for that or do what I did and dab on just a slight bit of lip balm to moisturize without losing the matte effect. It does transfer some but it also leaves a bit of stain in a slightly lighter shade, which is a great way for it to wear if you don't want to do touchups!

It Cosmetics No-Tug Eyeliner ($15.29) - I have to admit, a gel pencil eyeliner slightly bothers me. If I want the gel effect of a liner, I want a true gel that I can get a crisp line. I tried this and I ended up with more of a smudge and that's just not what I want. Liners are cool, black liners are tried at this point.

Josie Maran Whipped Mud Mask (Vanilla Apricot) ($3.39) - Wow, really small sample of a mask. Masks have been all the rage recently and I just bought a ton of them during a Black Friday sale (be on the lookout for that soon) so of course this was interesting to try. I like vanilla and apricot scented things so this was going to be a hit. Without a lot to try, I can only attest to it not breaking me out.

This bag was valued at $58.67 which is awesome! I really loved the lip pencil so that won the month but the mask was a cool addition as well. No lie, though, the bag was the big hit of the month (possibly the year for the bags).

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

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