Product Reviews

Ipsy Bag #2 (June 2014)

June 11, 2014

Hey Everyone!

I’m back with my second Ipsy bag ‘unboxing’. It’s pretty hard to believe that it’s already been a whole month since I received my last bag. I am loving this subscription so far, I love having something to look forward to. It’s a little present each month. Onto the Glam Bag!

The Bag

The bag this month was designed by Rebecca Minkoff, who is a handbag designer. The bag is definitely unique and bold, which I love. It’s fairly tiny, but would work well for a little school emergency kit (bobby pins, band aids, tampon etc.) It makes sense to have a smaller back because even though there were 5 items this month, they were smaller things. Overall, no complaints on the bag!

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The Goodies

Now onto the good stuff. This bag was mainly makeup, which of course made me really happy. I have no problems with getting skincare, but I do tend to stick to a main routine so I get much more use out of makeup.

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Ofra Universal Eyebrow Pencil

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The first thing I got in my bag is an eyebrow pencil. It claims to be suited to all skin tones and water resistant. I haven’t used this yet, but when I swatched it I think it has a pretty good chance at matching my brow colour fairly well. I’m currently using the Anastasia Brow Whiz in Soft Brown, so if this works it would be a cheaper option for me.

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When I was swatching it, it definitely felt very creamy and blendable, so I’m excited to try this.

Carol’s Daughter Sacred Tiare Anti-Breakage and Anti-Frizz Styling Cream

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The second item in my June bag was a protective styling cream from Carol’s Daughter. I have heard great things about this brand so I’m excited to try this. I don’t deal with frizz, but I do try and make an effort to protect my hair since it’s pretty dry. From first glance it seems thick so I probably won’t need that much and it smells really good!

RealTree for Her Fragarance

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The third item in my bag was a fragrance by RealTree, who apparently founded their business by designing a camo pattern. How random is that?! After delving in camouflage gear, they decided fragrance was a great next step. Once again, how random. This is the one thing I’m slightly disappointed in, I’m not a huge fragrance fan. I have my perfumes that I like and I stick to those when I wear perfume. It smells okay, but probably not something I’ll reach for. I did get a fragrance last month as well, so hopefully that’s it for a bit.

Nicka K New York Shimmer Eyeliner

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The second last thing that was in my Ipsy bag was a blue glitter eyeliner. I’ll admit that this is out of my comfort zone, yet I’m so excited to try this. I usually stick to fairly neutral makeup and especially now because I’m back to working in an office environment. I’m a little nervous to experiment with my makeup for work. I will definitely not be wearing this to work, but I’m so wearing it any other chance I get. I picture this right above black winged liner with minimal eyeshadow and a soft lip.

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I think this is the perfect blue shade. Not too crazy and not massively glittery, just the perfect amount of shimmer. I can already tell that this will have great staying power because after it set on my hand, it did not budge. I’m really impressed with this product. I can’t wait to use it!

NYX Butter Gloss

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Okay so when I saw the sneak peek a couple weeks ago that these were in the June Ipsy bag, I actually gasped out loud. I already have 3 of these and I love them. They are my go-to gloss. My only hope was that out of the 3 shade options, I didn’t get the shade I already have which is Apple Strudel an orangey-coral colour. And I’m happy to say that I didn’t get a repeat shade!! I actually got the shade I really wanted and was going to buy anyway which is Eclair.

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The shade is a soft, muted pink that would look absolutely perfect over a nude lipstick or a soft pink shade. My brain automatically went to MAC Creme Cup lipstick, I think it would look amazing over that.

Well there you have it! Overall I’m pretty impressed with Ipsy and this month’s bag! Let me know in the comments what you got in your Ipsy bag!

Bye for now!

Chelsey

 

 

 

 

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18 Comments

  • Reply loveleavelaura June 11, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    I’m still waiting to get off the waitlist!

    • Reply Chelsey June 11, 2014 at 11:28 pm

      Oh that sucks! I’m pretty sure they just offered a promotion to get off. Do you follow their Facebook page?

  • Reply jasmincharlotte June 12, 2014 at 3:11 am

    I really like that they do a bag instead of a box, makes it an extra treat! Looks like a good one 🙂 xx
    http://www.jasmincharlotte.com

    • Reply Chelsey June 12, 2014 at 5:27 am

      Ya and the bags are so cute and useful!

  • Reply beautyjunkiezz June 12, 2014 at 10:45 am

    I’m getting the same bag as you 🙂

    • Reply Chelsey June 12, 2014 at 10:49 am

      Awesome! It was a good month for Ipsy 🙂

  • Reply V June 13, 2014 at 12:01 am

    So now that you have eclair and apple strudel, which do you prefer?

  • Reply blondebeauty13 June 13, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    I’ve nominated you for The Sunshine Award – check out my post here http://blondebeauty13.com/2014/06/13/the-sunshine-award%E2%99%A5/

  • Reply beautyreviewsbykim June 14, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    I received the exact same goodies!! Lol

    • Reply Chelsey June 14, 2014 at 3:15 pm

      Awesome! What did you think of this bag?

      • Reply beautyreviewsbykim June 14, 2014 at 3:21 pm

        I wasn’t too find of the eyebrow pencil or the perfume. I really have one perfume that I always stick to. The eyebrows pencil I don’t use, I really don’t do anything to my eye brows. The eyeliner is definitely out of my comfort zone but with a neutral eye I think it will look great!

        • Reply Chelsey June 14, 2014 at 3:28 pm

          Ya I do fill in my brows, but it’s a bit dark now that I’ve tried it. I’m going to keep playing with it to see if I can make it work. The perfume I definitely could have skipped.

  • Reply beautyreviewsbykim June 14, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    I love how the bags are actually slightly different. Some have all pineapples some have pineapples and flowers and others just flowers. Mine for example has a mix of both but the placement of them is different than yours!

    • Reply Chelsey June 14, 2014 at 3:27 pm

      I didn’t even notice that! Good eye!

  • Reply aefarris89 June 14, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    The eyebrow pencil did not work for me at all, but it does blend well. I got the gloss too and love it! I wish I had gotten that hair product, I got the beach waves stuff and my hair is way too straight for it!

    • Reply Chelsey June 14, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      Ya I agree about the pencil, it’s a bit dark but it is creamy. My hair probably wouldn’t have done well with the beach spray as much as I wanted it. It is really thick and doesn’t hold curl or good waves without a lot of product. The gloss is my favourite part of the bag!

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