Ipsy Bag Review – May 2017

Hi everyone! It’s been so long since I’ve blogged that everything looks completely different and I don’t know what I’m doing! ūüėČ

After a very long hiatus from subscribing to Ipsy, I decided to renew my subscription. Having extremely sensitive eyes can be a bummer when it comes to makeup bag subscriptions since they generally include at least one product for eyes. I’m not sure if Ipsy has upped their game or if I was just lucky this month, but I didn’t get one eye product and I was extremely happy with the contents of my bag!

Let’s dive in!

Ipsy May 2017 Contents

First of all, the bag is adorable. The theme this month is Summer Friday and the picks are supposed to “help make all your warm weather dreams come true”. I love the ice cream and popsicle print. Now let’s get into the contents!

Urban Decay Afterglow in Sin¬†– I am all about highlighters lately, and I think I will end up getting the full size of this product once I’m done with the sample. It’s lightweight and I love the champagne color. It’s really sparkly and glowy without being over the top.

Adesse New York¬†Organic Infused Gel Effect Nail Lacquer in Surfer Girl – I haven’t painted my nails with this yet, but right off the bat I like that it is vegan, cruelty-free, and non-toxic. I normally wear pretty dark nail polish in the fall and winter months, but this pastel blue shade is a nice contrast for the summer months.

Ipsy May 2017 Nail Polish

tr√®StiQue¬†Mini Matte Lip Crayon in Tuscan Wine – This is the only product I was hesitant about from this month’s bag because I remember getting the same product in a different shade awhile back when I was subscribed and I did not like it at all. I don’t know if I just got a dud last time, but I really like this lip crayon. It feels moisturizing and smooth, but is matte. The wine shade seems a bit more fall/winter for me, but definitely something I will be using a lot because I love a good wine-colored lip.

Hey Honey¬†B√©same Mucho – I think this might be my new favorite lip product. I don’t get super chapped lips, but they definitely get dry and I’ve been having a hard time finding the perfect solution. This lip balm is light, creamy, and super hydrating. It doesn’t feel sticky or gloppy, which I really appreciate.

Ipsy May 2017 Lip Balm

Luxie Beauty¬†Dreamcatcher Precision Foundation Brush 660 – Is it bad that most of the brushes I own I’ve gotten from makeup subscription bags? Probably, but I think it’s a nice way to build up a collection. I started out applying my foundation with a brush and have since moved to a beauty blender, but I’m happy to have this on hand to give a try. It seems like it is a nice quality and feels really soft.

Ipsy May 2017 Brush

That’s it for my glam bag this month! Do you subscribe to Ipsy? What was your favorite product this month?


May 2015 Ipsy Bag Review

My Ipsy bag arrived nice and early yesterday. Can we first talk about how cute the bag itself is? There were apparently a few different designs going around this time, which was fun, and I think the one I received is so cute. Now let’s dive into the contents of the bag!

May 2015 Ipsy

The one item I was really excited to receive was the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Lip Pencil. I’ve wanted a clear lip liner for ages, so now I don’t have to go searching for one to try. The lip liner also came with two samples of Revolution High-Color Lipgloss, which are super bold and fun colors (Bittersweet and Failbait). I also received a Bell√°Pierre Cosmetics Waterproof Mineral Gel Eyeliner Pencil. It applies nice and smooth and seems to live up to its name, because when I swatched it on my hand, soap and water didn’t make it budge very easily when I washed my hands later.

Urban decay collage

Another product I was excited to receive was the Beauty Bronzer from Pixi by Petra. I’ve received another Pixi item from Ipsy in the past (Tinted Brilliance Balm) and liked it, so I’m always happy to try other products from the brand. The bronzer is pretty standard, but has a nice shimmer and I’m sure I’ll get good use out of it.

Pixi bronzer collage

I also received two products I haven’t heard much about before. One of them is the Bare Republic Naturals SPF 30 Mineral Face Sunscreen Lotion. It seems pretty standard too, but I’m all about protecting my skin, so this will come in handy. The last item I received was the Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing All Over Toner. I don’t really have any breakouts at the moment, nor have I used the product long enough to see how my skin reacts to it, but it felt nice when I spritzed it on, so we shall see!

Face goods

Did you receive an Ipsy bag this month? Which item was your favorite?

December Favorites

December seemed to fly by so quickly! With holiday plans and prep, I didn’t have much time to relax. However,¬†I did find some time to unwind and added a few new favorites to my collection.

December favorites

Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette – I have pretty pale skin, so finding products for highlighting and contouring can be a challenge. This palette is perfect! The colors are light enough and shimmery and add a nice soft glow to my skin.

Naked palette swatches

Lush D’Fluff Shaving Soap – This product is sweet smelling and moisturizing and is so much more pleasant to use than other shaving creams or a bar of soap.

Revlon Parfumerie Nail Enamel in Pink Pineapple – I remember having scented nail polish as a kid and thinking it was the coolest thing ever. As an adult, I was a bit skeptical. With a bit of nudging from my husband, I decided to give it a go and I’m glad I did. Not only is it a very sweet pink color, the scent is exactly how you would imagine pink pineapple would smell. It’s light and sweet and not overpowering.

Zoya MatteVelvet Red Lipstick – This item was quite a surprise. I ordered Zoya’s mystery box on Cyber Monday, having never tried their polishes before but always wanting to. I thought it was a perfect way to get to try some. I had no idea they made lipstick, but this easily became a new favorite shade. It’s a nice cool-toned red and lasts a long time.

Zoya swatch

This is my first post of the new year, so I’d just like to say Happy New Year to everyone. I’m excited to see where this year takes us.