Monday, October 15, 2012

October Ipsy Bag // Glam Bag Reveal!

October was the first month of my new Ipsy (previously known as Glam Bag) beauty subscription! It is a great, fun subscription. For only $10 a month, you receive a mix of beauty and body related products, some full sized and some sample sized. You create a basic profile and you will get items based on that. I must say, for my first bag, I am thoroughly impressed!!! I can't say the same for my Birchbox,... but that is for another post this week, ahem.

Let me just get right to the good stuff! It arrived in a hot pink/magenta bubble wrap envelop which of course immediately caught my eye! I tear into it, to see a bag filled with goodies waiting for me!

This bag is so cute, and perfect to fit some basics in for traveling, an over night stay, or just to keep in your purse!
I was also pleasantly surprised to find a full sized lip gloss/ lip stain by Mirenesse! It does not have a formal name on the container itself, only a number (#9) but as you can see by the package, and confirmed online, it is called "Mirror Me." I took these photos at work, so in the photo it might look a bit more mauve, but it is actually a lighter pinky coral, leaning towards the nude side. 
On the Mirenesse website these are described as:
"A Revolutionary colour that combines gloss, stain and lacquer all in one! A satisfying NEW INNOVATION in lip colour; beyond gloss, stain or lip lacquer. Colour that drenches your lips for a juicy high impact colour that's feather-light and super-moist with a velvety finish. Power packed with non-smearing pigment that lasts and lasts."
 This is a quick stroke on my hand, by cloudy skies (I swear, it's been raining for a week straight) :

Unfortunately for me, the color is something that unless I pair it with a slightly darker gloss on top, it is too pale. Or, maybe better suited for summer weather. But with fall coming, I like berry colors more. Still a win, because the formula is wonderful, and it does last quite a while as they claim. Not too sticky like some glosses either! At retail price, these are $35.10 and can be found HERE.

The rest of the bag contained these goodies:
Be A Bombshell eye liner in Onyx black. It looks, and applies like a felt tip marker. Very easy to control, long lasting wear, very bold color. This came just in time, as I was just thinking about how I needed a new eyeliner!! Retail found HERE for $14 USD.
Below that, is a mini mascara. What's Your Type? "The Body Builder" in black. This is made by The Balm cosmetics and can be found HERE for retail price of $19 USD.
Bottom left is a sample size of Pequi Oil Treatment for your hair, made by Couture Colour It is meant to restore softness and shine. My hair takes a beating with heat styling and random coloring, so I am always on the lookout for something nice to treat it with! According to instructions, it can be used on wet or dry hair too! For a full 4oz size, retail from Couture Colour directly is $50 USD. They also offer my same sample size for $12 USD, or a middle 2oz size for $32 USD. (HERE)

**Edit** Sunday afternoon I took a shower, and used a small amount of the Pequi Oil and rubbed it in wet hair, then styled like normal with hair dryer and brush. I have never had softer or more luxurious feeling hair, ever! Even my boyfriend complimented how shiny and pretty it looked, and how soft it felt. I will definitely treat myself to this again!!
Last but not least, a sample eye shadow quad from Coastal Scents! Eyeshadow Sample "Set 4" according to the back. Colors from top left, going clockwise are: Rosy Pink, Gunmetal, Light Pink, and Elven Silver. These shadows applied so easily, and with such bold colors! I have already surfed their website and ogled the palettes they offer for AMAZING prices, with SO MANY different combinations. Great deal for those on a budget, or want more bang for their buck!

Based on this month's first Ipsy bag, I will definitely be sticking with my subscription to see what next month brings!


  1. myglam is definitely stepping it up :) i love all of the eye shadow sets that everyone is getting.. i got the eyeshadow set in #2 and lip bomb in #4.. i think that i'm in love :D

    1. I had hoped for #4 after seeing all of them! Lucky duck! I am very happy with the Ipsy/My Glam bags and will definitely be sticking with it! :D

  2. This great review that let me know exactly what was in AND how well you liked them helped me make the decision of switching from Birchbox to Ipsy. I just placed my order for my first box!


    P.S. I'm also a new follower :)

    1. Cassie, thanks so much for becoming a new follower! :D I am so glad I was able to help your decision- I try to break things down quite simply, as I am a simple gal myself :) I can't wait to hear how you like it!