Ipsy/ November Unboxing

Hey everyone welcome to the Ipsy November unboxing. The months are just flying by aren’t they?

I actually have a love/hate relationship with this subscription. One month will be awesome and then the next is blah and its happened so many times where I had a really good month and then a bad a month. This means I am almost on the verge of stopping my subscription but then they start to post sneak peeks on their facebook page which honestly sucks you in.

When I saw some sneak peeks for this bag I was excited.

 Lets get into this months bag shall we. I am not a big fan of the cosmetic bag. I will probably pass this on to a friend and use it in a swap.

 The first thing I take out of the bag is this Pixie Bronzer. This bronzing powder gives your complexion the warmth and luminosity of naturally sunkissed skin. Hydrating, silky-smooth & long-wearing, it also protects against free radicals. Contains Vitamin E to protect the skin and mica, which provides dense natural pigment.

ipsy subscribers who receive this product will receive Subtly Suntouched or Summertime.

Size: 0.11 oz
I got the Subtly Suntouched. As you can see from the above swatch and the one below it is very subtle. I think this will be something I will use as its very light and buildable in my opinion.

 For some reason I thought I took individual pictures of the be a bombshell lip crayon but I didn’t so you will only get to see the swatch. Its in the shade Hot Damn.

A glossy lip crayon with a smooth texture that is perfect for travel and touch-ups on the go.

To use: Apply to top and bottom lips for full coverage. For sheer coverage, apply to lower lip only and blot lips together. For more color, apply several coats until you receive desired results.

ipsy subscribers who receive this product will receive Hot Damn or Shameless.

Size: 0.09 oz
I was kind of hoping for the Shameless one but I will try and play with this and hopefully I can lighten the color up because that is too bright for me to wear.

The swatch below that is the Starlooks gem pencil in the shade Amethyst. I love it.

The Starlooks Gem Eye Pencils provide a magnificent metallic finish and are so versatile, soft, and creamy that they can be used as a liner or eyeshadow base! Each highly-pigmented, unique pencil has a gorgeous, micro-glitter finish.

ipsy subscribers who receive this product will receive the shades Amethyst or Topaz.

Size: 0.64 oz

 lash gallery dramatic volume mascara by Michelle PhanInspired by the girl who wants to rock out with her lashes. Amp it up and create instant lash drama with a single coat. Uniquely-designed spoon brush “cups” and quickly builds lashes with rich color and volume.

Available in Black or Brown. I got mine in black.
Size: 0.236 oz

I am excited to try this because its something we can’t get here in Canada and I don’t know if we can. If you know please let me know or at least where I could buy this in the US.

I am so excited for the Nailtini. Its in the shade Caviar Cocktail.

Glamour is an attitude as much as a look, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look the part…all the way down to your fingertips! Just in time for the year’s most glamorous season, nailtini is serving ipsters gorgeous nails in two shimmering shades – icy golden Champagne and molten pewter Caviar Cocktail. The perfect finishing touch to glam it up head to toe!

Just one of Nailtini’s top-shelf, 3-free nail lacquer, available in dozens of shades, textures and finishes. Wear them alone or layered to create custom looks and effects, each one a cocktail unto itself. Cheers to beauty, and as always, apply responsibly!

ipsy subscribers who will receive this product will receive Champagne or Caviar Cocktail.

Size: 0.5 fl oz
I really like the color and the above picture is just with one coat. It went on really nice and smooth with no streaking. Its the perfect holiday nail polish.

Finally the last item was a sample size of Glam Glow. I can’t use it because it gave me an reaction the last time I tried it so its being passed onto a friend who loves it.

So that is my ipsy bag for November, what do you think?

So since next month is my Birthday I haven’t cancelled my subscription for this yet so we will have to see what that bag brings but overall I am impressed with what they send so maybe its to be expected you get a good bag and then a blah bag.

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Ipsy Bag March Edition

I think I am coming to the realization that I might have to cut my ties with Ipsy and cancel my subscription.

This was another month that I wasn’t wowed by the contents in my bag. Even though this is one of the cheaper subscriptions out there, I think I could use the money else where.

This month the theme was The Great Escape. I like the make up bag and it will come in handy during the summer in our pool bag for sun screen, change, keys etc

The contents in the bag are:

-Juice Beauty Hydrating Mist. Juice Beauty Hydrating Mist tones, hydrates, and refreshes your face and hair while on the go, anytime of the day. Hydrate with the refreshing blends of organic juices for a fresh, radiant complexion. I got a sample of  1 floz and the full size is 6.75 for $22

-LA Fresh travel lite Make Up Remover Wipes. La Fresh® Travel Lite® portable towlette wipes are perfect for jetsetters, go-getters, outdoor enthusiasts and multi-taskers everywhere. Towlette packets are small in size, designed for practicality and are easy to apply discreetly. Each item is carry-on friendly and slim enough to slip into a pocket, purse or wallet. Perfectly portable, La Fresh® makes beauty a breeze when you’re on-the-go. For a refreshing getaway, grab any Travel Lite® and Live. Life. La Fresh.™

Travel Lite™ personal amenities are made in sunny Southern California with clean renewable solar energy! These makeup remover wipes feature biodegradable and compostable materials. This will actually be perfect when I go to NYC in May. The pack contains 8 wipes and the full size is actually this 8 pack for $1.99.

-The GlamRX Mini Freestyle Palette was made exclusively for ipsy Glam Bag subscribers. The magnetic base is the perfect spot to store pan-only eyeshadows (2 of which are included in this Glam Bag!), blushes & bronzers, or whatever you need for perfect for quick touch ups on the go! Whether you are headed off to spring break or just need a cute & clever way to store products in your bag, you can create the perfect makeup look and take it with you with your exclusive GlamRX Mini Freestyle Palette.

Dimensions: About the same size as a credit card, except thicker. 3.5″ x 2.5″ x 0.75″
I wasn’t sure about this at first but honestly I think this will be something I will be using. I mean if you are going out for an evening you can pop a couple of eye shadows,  blushes etc in there to do touch ups.

Finally the last item which you can see is two mini eye shadows from Yaby. One thing I love about them is they are vegan. I have been wanting to incorporate more of this into my routine. The eye shadows can be used wet or dry. I got the shades azalea petal (this is a satin color and it ranges from a matte to a light sheen) and I really like the color. The other shade is seashell (high shine : reflective finish great for accents and highlights) this is another great color. These two colors will work really nice together and I am sure they can mixed with other shades. The pots are super tiny as you can see.

I know there are items I will be using but just not sure. I am hoping that they next bag will wow me.

What do you think?

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Ipsy Bag February Edition

  I have to admit that I am on the fence with Ipsy this month. I wasn’t blown away by them this month and you will find out shortly why and you can tell me what you think.

Ipsy is still one of the cheapest subscriptions and you can subscribe to them for $10 a month. They are US based but ship to Canada.

Lets get into this month’s bag shall we.

As you can see from the picture there is nothing really special about this months bag (the bag itself is a black shiny one with an Ipsy label sewn inside it) in my own opinion. I just don’t feel the WOW factor with this perhaps its because they were giving out spoilers before getting the bag and that has made be just like it, I don’t know.

There are a few items I am excited to try out and those are:

  • Pop Beauty Smokey Lash Kapow Mascara. I got it in the shade Smokey Black
  • Pixi Flawless & Poreless face primer.
  • Coastal Scents shadow sample palette. This was the cutest thing. The four shades are smaller then a dime. I think there was two different sets that were sent out and I got the shades Dark Goldenrod, Sunbeam, Golden Globe and Dark Golden Olive. I think there is alot you can do with this little palette.
  • Finally Mica Beauty Cosmetics eye liner in a black shade. I have never used an eye liner like this before so this should be fun.

Finally the one item I am no thrilled about is the Lash Card. We have gotten this in a previous subscription service.

So what do you think?

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ipsy November Edition

You might have remember in October I mentioned that ipsy was coming to Canada and I managed to jump on and get my very first bag this month. Through out the month before gettng the bag we got to see sneak peeks and I was so thrilled.

I was a little bummed because one of the products (which was a lip balm) wasn’t being shipped to Canada because its not available here so they replaced it with another product which I will talk about below.

Just in case you are wondering what ipsy is, here is the info:

-You can expect to receive 4 to 5 (full size or deluxe size) beauty samples in a collectable make up bag.

-The subscription is $10 a month and as Canadians we will be paying an extra $4.95 for shipping ($14.95/month).
-This is a recurring monthly charge
-You can cancel at anytime.

I love the outside packaging, its this hot pink envelope. Its a nice pop of color to a plain ole mail box.

Each month your products come in make up bags. Now you know how I feel about make up bags but I think if the bag is one that will stand out I will keep it other wise I will be sharing the make up bags with friends and putting my own little goodies in them.

This is a new item for be as I have never heard of this company before.

Here is what I found online about it:

Matt Batali is just one of the nine shadows found in theBalm’s Meet Matte(e) compact palette (named after their favorite Matthews next door) which can be combined to create a multitude of soft and wearable looks. Matt Batali leaves a dark, matte finish, perfect for creating a smokey eye. Meet Matt(e) is formulated without: Parabens Sulfates Phthalates

As you can see its a darker brown, I haven’t used it yet.

I was thrilled to get this Benefits they’re Real mascara. I got this in a previous beauty box and loved it. There is no clumping and my lashes looked fuller. Which was nice. This is one of my favorites.
In the bag this month we were suppose to get a Bare Minerals lipgloss but for some reason they were unable to ship it so in its place we got this Eclos Anti-Aging Regenerative Cream. I have never heard of this before but will try it out. The only downside is I’m sure you can see it, its not a full sample. The container is not even half filled.
I love getting nail polish in the beauty boxes especially ones I have never heard of before and ones that are suited for a holiday and honestly I think that these would be perfect for the holiday. This is called Nailtini. I love the packaging and what was written on it “Apply responsibly” Its in the shade Millionaire.

Not sure if I would wear it alone as you can see its  hard to see it but I am sure it would look fantastic on top of a darker color. The above picture is taken in normal lighting and the box is next to the window.

Introducing Millionaire nail lacquer from the new Nailtini “Speakeasy” Collection chosen specifically for the ipsy community. Millionaire spikes a base of rose gold micro-glitter with iridescent gold and teal tinsels for statement-making nails, whether worn alone or as a dazzling special-effect topcoat. The only line of lacquer developed to maximize the creativity of the user by “cocktailing” different shades, Nailtini serves up endless color possibilities with amazing performance, hip sensibility and tongue-in-cheek attitude. Always 3-free, made in the USA and never tested on animals.

Another new brand is Starlet. I got the shade Chocolate. It went on really easy and was surprised because most eye pencils are hard but this was really smooth.
I love the look of the pencil and the pink design at the end really makes this pencil pop. “All I want is peace, love and chocolate”
This was the bonus item for us Canadians who subscribed to the first bag. Its this pink brush bag with my glam embossed on it and a brush. I can see me using this bag to put a few brush in when I travel. This way the brushes will stay in tact.
Also in the bag was so cards, one was just a little welcome card, one was a you’re invited card that had promos on the back for discounts when you order from ipsy and the last one was a coupon for Justfab.com for $20 off.

I have to say that I really like the bag this month. I am going to try and avoid spoilers for next month if I can. I would like to be totally surprised. I am excited to try the new items and add them to my collection.

Did you subscribe? What did you think?

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Ipsy (MyGlam Bag) is coming to Canada

I just got an email today telling me that ipsy (formly known as MyGlam Bag) is now shipping to Canada. If you subscribe now you will qualify for the November bag. Which they are saying is their best bag ever.

If the above picture is what the November bag is, I am in.

Just like all the beauty boxes you will fill in a beauty profile when you begin so that they get to know you.

-You can expect to receive 4 to 5  (full size or deluxe size) beauty samples in a collectable make up bag.
-The subscription is $10 a month and as Canadians we will be paying an extra $4.95 for shipping ($14.95/month).
-This is a recurring monthly charge
-You can cancel at anytime.

As a Canadian does this interest you? Will it be something you will subscribe to?

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