Thursday, August 22, 2013

August 2013 Ipsy Bag

Hey everyone! Today I'm sharing this month's Ipsy bag with you. Since it's back to school time, this month's bag was "Glamour Academy" themed. The bag is purple and has a repeating pattern of a makeup themed coat of arms with the Ipsy logo and "Glamour Academy" on it.

NOYA Lip Balm. It's vanilla scented, all-natural, and kosher. Cool, but I have about 938 lip balms already. I REALLY wanted the Urban Decay lipstick sample, so receiving this instead bummed me out. Promo offer: 20% off at with code.

MICA BEAUTY Eye Shadow. The shade I received is "bronze." I'm not a fan of loose shadow, so this one will probably go in the donate pile. Promo offer: 25% off at with code.

PIXI BEAUTY Lash Booster Mascara. Black mascara. I love hoarding mascaras (seriously, it's like my 2nd job), so I'm pretty excited about this one.. but I haven't used it yet to see what I think about it. I like the  brush, though. The bristles are very stiff! Promo offer: 20% off at with code.

CHELLA Eye Brow Pencil. The color I received is "Dazzling Dark Brown" which is actually the appropriate color. Way to go, Ipsy! I generally prefer powder over pencils because I already have decently thick eyebrows on my own and pencils tend to make them overpower the rest of my face. Occasionally I use a NYX brow pencil, so I'll give this one a try as well.  Promo offer: 20% off at with code.

MICHAEL TODD TRUE ORGANICS Jojoba Charcoal Exfoliating Facial Scrub. So along with mascaras, I also enjoy hoarding face scrubs and I've been wanting to try one with charcoal. I'm super excited to use this! I can't quite place the smell of it, but it's not unpleasant. This is a good size sample, too: 1 fl oz. Promo offer: 30% off at with code.

Overall, not a bad bag. I am really bummed that I didn't get the Urban Decay lipstick, though. Or the Smashbox PhotoFinish Primer sample. I love me some Smashbox primer, and it would have been nice not to have to go out and buy another mini. Oh well.

I'm giving this bag 4 out of 5 stars. Obviously, the UD would have made it a 5 star bag. And I promise I'll stop whining about the lipstick now, haha.

RATING: 4.0 out of 5 STARS


  1. I with you on the loose eyeshadows - too messy and I usually get too much on the brush. The bag is cute and the scrub sounds interesting.

    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one! Ipsy is awesome. I was hesitant about getting another subscription "box" at first, but I'm glad that I did!