May Ipsy Glam Bag!

My Ipsy Glam Bag for May has arrived and it smells so good!  Here’s a group shot of what was included:

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Now, for the breakdown.

I received:

-Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask. This is what is making the bag smell so good.  Can’t wait to use it!

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-Hang Ten Classic Sport Sunscreen in SPF 50.  Awesome!  It’s got to be at least SPF 50 to do anything for me so I’m really excited about this little tube.  Perfect for travel!

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– Derma E Microdermabrasion Scrub.  Smells like lemons!  Yum!

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-Pacifica Natural Beauty Eye Shadow Duo #1.  A pinky champagne & a browny bronze.  I have Pacifica lotion, I had no idea they make eye shadow too!

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-Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Elusive.  A rosy, melony, nude.

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Ipsy Glam Bag March 2014

My March Ipsy Glam Bag arrived today and I love it!

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Here’s what I got:

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Be A Bombshell Eyeshadow Quad in Bora Bora.  Gorgeous colors!

IMG_5022Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar Body Butter.  I seriously wish you could smell this!  Amazing!

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BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Get Ready.  Really pretty color.  I’m not a lipstick girl.  I’m a HUGE fan of BareMinerals Buxom lip gloss.  But my mom will love this.

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Nicole by OPI Roughles Nail Polish in “On What Grounds”.  A very pretty, Springy blue shade with tiny pebbles that create texture.  I like my fingernails to be smooth but I love this for a fun pedicure!

IMG_5018 Got this awesome palette for turning in 1000 tipsy points.  It’s from NYX- Bronze Smokey Look Kit.  Lip color and eyeshadow with mirror.  SO cute!

And of course all of this came in a super cute little zip bag.  You can never have too many of those!

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July Ipsy Glam Bag- Beach Beauty

photoMy July Ipsy Glam Bag came!  The theme this month is Beach Beauty.  Click the pic to enlarge and see all my goodies!  Included this month:

  • Coola Mineral Sunscreen for face spf 20
  • Pop Beauty Pouty Pop Crayon in Rose Romance (appears to be full size)
  • Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Beach Spray with Argan Oil  (smells amazing)
  • Benefit Cosmetics Benetint lip and cheek stain
  • BH Cosmetics California Collection Eye Shadow Sampler
  • All arrived in a cute hot pink bag

Another fabulous Glam Bag from Ipsy!  If you want to start getting your own Glam Bags, click below!  Join me on ipsy and subscribe to the Glam Bag! You get 4-5 beauty products every month delivered to your door, for just $10. Michelle Phan curates the bags! Check it out here: http://www.ipsy.com/?refer=u-hef0eg6f9k0xqbq

Ipsy Glam Bag June 2013

My June Ipsy Glam Bag is here!  I love it so much! http://www.flickr.com/photos/heyshanny/9088352983/  Here’s what was included this month:

  • J. Cat Beauty Sparkling Cream Palette in Suzie (I’m assuming this is full size)
  • Psssst! Instant Dry Shampoo (travel size)
  • NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Boho Chic (full size)
  • Cailyn Line Fix Gel Eyeliner with brush in Iron (full size)
  • Starlooks Lip Pencil in Tipsy (full size)
  • super cute Leopard print bag

I can’t believe all the fabulous full size products!  I’m all about that glittery cream eyeshadow and the gel liner too.  And I’ve always wanted to try dry shampoo.  Can’t wait for next month!

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Beauty Sample Showdown

My May Birchbox has arrived!  And so has my May Ipsy Glam Bag!  What the what?  What’s an Ipsy Glam Bag you ask?  Well, I recently found out about a service very similar to Birchbox called Ipsy.  They also send out monthly fun mail full of beauty samples. So I thought I’d get both and compare and decide which one I’d like to stick with.

First let’s look at my Birchbox.  photo 2This month’s box included:

  • amika Obliphica Nourishing Mask for hair.
  • COOLA Classic Face SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer for Face
  • Isaac Mizrahi FABULOUS Isaac Mizrahi Eau de Parfum
  • Marvis Classic Mint Toothpaste
  • Sumita Color Contrast Eyeliner (in black)
  • Purple Pilot Acroball Gel Ink Pen

A great box for sure!   Now let’s look at this month’s Ipsy Glam Bag.

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This month’s bag included:

  • Chevron striped cosmetic bag (each month you get a little cosmetic bag)
  • Zoya Nail Polish in Neely -a pale mint  (full size)
  • yaby Concealer Refill in buff
  • Nume Finishing Serum (for hair)
  • Pacifica Bronzing Body Butter in Coconut Crushed Pearl/ Sun kissed
  • Juice Beauty Reflecting Gloss in Pink (full size)

By the way, I do know how to use my shift key but some of these beauty brands are non capitalized.

So…the details.  Each subscription is $10 a month.  Birchboxes come in a little brown cardboard box with hot pink tissue.  They get a point because I can recycle the box when I’m finished with it.  But Ipsy sends you a little cosmetic bag each month.  I’m pretty full up on bags, this is true, but I can always find a use for a little bag.  Mostly I give them away as little gift bags.  In the 7 months or so that I’ve been receiving Birchboxes I’ve only gotten one or two full size products.  My Ipsy bag had 2 full sized products right off the bat!  Now, who knows, they may be trying to butter me up with my first bag.  One other cool thing about Ipsy is that once the Glam Bags have been sent out you can go online to Ipsy.com and check out what everyone got in their bags, plus all past bags.  Another cool thing is that you take a beauty quiz on Ipsy and they choose colors for you based on your skin tone, coloring etc.

The verdict…Sorry Birchbox, we’ve had a great run, and I may come back to you at some point.  But for right now Ipsy has won me over!