Ipsy Glam Bag July 2020 | Take a Break

The basic ipsy glam bag retails for $12 a month. You get 5 sample or full sized beauty products.

To start with. We have another cute bag! It’s well made and has the same cute airplane decal on the zipper. This is definitely a bag I’ll be using.

Ariul Fresh Herb Hand Cream

I’m not big on hand creams, though I have been using them more lately with the constant hand washing and sanitizing. The scent is really fresh and a bit floral. It’s smells beautiful and sinks in very well.

Skin Regimen Cleansing Cream

Next we have a nice little sample of a face wash. This cleansing cream is meant to have anti pollution properties, which is fantastic.

Naked Cosmetics Loose pigment “Naturally Nude”

I really enjoy the naked cosmetics pigments. They are all beautiful and pack a punch. I can’t wait to put this one to good use.

The Balm Will Powder Blush “Perseverance”

This blush is full of glitter, so I may end up just using it as a shadow, but we will see. The packaging says this is a clean beauty products with recyclable packaging. Which is fantastic!

Thrive Causemetics Lip Liner “Ghizlan”

The shade is a beautiful plum mauve. I really enjoy Thrive. So, I was very excited to see this in my bag.

For $12 I’m very happy with everything I got. I have sense resubscribing cancelled this version of the Glam bag, just because I am trying out different subscriptions now.

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Ipsy Plus July 2020 | Take a Break

*Ipsy plus is $25 a month. You will receive 5 full sized beauty products.

This is a little different than my regular Ipsy posting. I have down graded from Ultimate to plus. I was just accumulating too much skincare, and from past boxes it appears Plus contains more makeup. And it’s $25 cheaper.

The bag is cute. It’s a silicon like material, with cute palm trees on the front and a cute little airplane zipper.

Tula Protect and Glow Daily Sunscreen $36

To start us off, we have a sunscreen. It is 30 SPF and also protects against pollution and blue light. Pretty nice! (Cruelty Free and relatively clean)

Mid flower Hyaluronic Sheet masks $3.80 x3

Next we have some sheet masks that I’m actually going to pass along to my sister. I just have so many, and my skin isn’t really dry. So, she will benefit more from them. (CF status unknown to me)

Real Her Eye Am Amazing Eyeliner “Black” $16

We have a basic twist up black liner. This one claims to be waterproof and long wearing, I am hoping it’ll stay put in my waterline! (Cruelty and Paraben Free)

Tarte Surfer Curl Mascara “Black” $23

I love Tarte mascaras for the most part, so I am excited to try this newer one. I was actually going to purchase this myself. So this works out great! (Cruelty Free)

Il Makiage Color Boss Shadow “Eyes on the Prize” $29

Firstly, the packaging for this eyeshadow is spectacular. Very heavy and well made. The shade itself is a pretty copper, which is a shade I tend to reach for. (Cruelty Free)

Over all, I am happy with this box! I won’t use the sheet masks, but I love passing things like that on to my sisters.

The total value of my box was $99.40. Not bad for $25! I basically paid the price of the mascara I was going to buy any way, then for four more products for $2. Great box!

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Ipsy Ultimate June 2020 | Make Waves

Back to our regularly scheduled programming.

Today, I am going to Un-box my Ipsy Ultimate for June 2020 and give y’all my thoughts.

Ipsy ultimate is $50 a month. You get a larger makeup bag, 8 full sized products, and 4 deluxe sample sized products.

My Add Ons

This month I was a day late for add ons, so a lot of the cool stuff was gone. But I did get a few things I wanted!

Hanalie Full Face Sheet Masks pineapple, pear, lychee, and papaya

These masks came in a set of two, I bought both. They address a variety of skin concerns, and I’m sure I’m going to love them.

Luxie 640 Pro Precision Tapered

I already have one of these and love it for highlight. These was either $4 or $6 add on and I just couldn’t pass it up.

First Aid Beauty Pores be Gone Matte Primer

This is something else I have already tried and loved. This was a $4 add on. Just couldn’t pass it up!

Murad Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30

A perfect day cream for the summer, can’t be mad about that!

Biorace Pore Tightening Pearl Clay Mask

The other day I noticed how bad the pores around my nose are looking. I am definitely going to use this mask to spot mask the area around my nose and cheeks.

Sunday Riley UFO Ultra Clarifying Acne Treatment Facial Oil

I have never tired an acne treatment in an oil form, I’m excited to give it a go. I hope it works. Lord knows I need it.

H2O+ Hydration Oasis Nourishing Gel Cream

And we have another face cream. I am probably going to pass this little one on to a friend. I have one that really likes gel creams and always asks if I have any I want to pass on.

Dr.Brandt Pores no More Luminizer Primer

I have one of these primers currently in my rotation and it’s almost empty, but I love it! This was the item I picked for my box this month.

Yensa Super 8 Lip Oil “Pink Shine”

I enjoy lip oils. They feel soooo nice. I’m excited to try a new one out. I just hope the color doesn’t show up much on the lips.

Verb Hydrating Mask

This is a hair mask I have already tried and love. It works very well and smells great. I am happy to have another sample of it. I get about two uses out of this sample size.

Pixi Fresh Face Blush “Beach Rose”

The formula of this blush is really buttery and nice. It’s a rosy brown, which is a color I have been leaning to a lot lately for blush. So this is perfect!

Ciaté London Dewy Stick Highlighting Balm “Glow”

I have had one of these before from boxy charm, and I hate it. It broke me out really badly. I am going to pass this along to one of my sisters.

Wander Beauty Frame your Face Precise Brow Gel “Clear”

I wish I would have gotten this in a tint so that it could be a one and done brow product. But, whatever, I can always use a clear brow gel- I fly through them.

Tarte Tarteist Double Take Eyeliner “Black”

I have been wanting to try this liner out of curiosity, but I can never justify purchasing eyeliner, because I get so much in sub-boxes. I am happy I get to try this one out!

The Balm Auto Balm Pic Perfect

At first glance and swatch, I am not too excited about this palette. It just isn’t one I think I will use. I am going to test it on my eyes before I make a decision. However; I’m pretty sure this is another product I am going to pass on to one of my sisters.

LaRuce Brush Set

I couldn’t find this specific set online to link. The set name isn’t on the packaging and ipsys included card is useless. I wish I could have found it through! The brushes are very soft and seem very sturdy and well made.

The set includes a flat foundation, angled contoured, small kabuki, tapered blending, and shadow brushes.

That is it for my Ipsy this month! It isn’t my favorite box of all time, but I definitely will use all but like two of the products, which isn’t bad for a subscription box to be honest.

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What was inside my Ipsy “Golden Hour” Mystery Bag? | An Un-Bagging

For a limited time Ipsy had a “Golden Hour” Mystery Bundle for $14. I was able to get my hands on it. I figured I would show you all what I received, so you can have a bit of a glimpse of what Ipsy tends to include in these bundles.

Skylar Hydrating Body Lotion “Capri”

I may be incorrect, but don’t two sister own this brand who used to be really big on YouTube?

The scent is beautiful. It is very sweet and citrusy. The formula feels amazing and sinks nicely into the skin.

If they have this scent in a perfume, I may have to purchase it. It is delightful.

Ahava Time to Hydrate Essential Day Moisturizer

I don’t like this moisturizer as much as the previous. The scent is very cosmetic, and the formula is a bit more greasy. It is not stated if this product is meant for face or body. It is supposed to work well for sensitive skin.

Glow Recipe Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser

This is a sample that I have been hoping I’d eventually receive. I have heard great things about this cleaners. I love that it is meant to remove makeup and deep clean the skin.

Now for the makeup!

The Balm Auto Balm Blush “Houston”

I love the shade of this blush. I think it is going to be perfect for the spring. The Balms blush formula is fantastic, I highly recommend them.

Il Makiage Eyeliner “Black”

This is a liner I already own and love. I am happy to have a back up of it!

That is all for my mystery bundle. Over all I was pretty happy with it. Some nice products in a cute little bag. A $14 well spent.

Have you purchased any Ipsy bundles?

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Ipsy Mystery Bag | I believe this is March?

Of course I couldn’t get just one $14 mystery bag. And yes, there is one more on the way!

If my memory serves me correctly this is the March Mystery bag. The bag itself is super cute, let’s just start with that.

In the mystery bags ( the $14 version) you get five random products that were featured in that certain months glam bag. (The one that has a $12 subscription fee.)

Hanhoo Bubble Up Peeling Pads

I have never heard of a bubble up peeling pad, so we are already starting out on a great note. These bubble pads are meant to cleanse the skin of surface oil, dirt, makeup, and dead skin cells. While brightening and smoothing the skins appearance. There are five in the pack and they recommend you use it once to twice a week.

Beauty For Real Lip Balm “Hannah”

I really love products like this for the summer time. It gets very humid where I live, so I tend to do the minimal makeup thing. Tinted balms like this are perfect for that routine. It doesn’t hurt that the shade is really pretty either.

Defy & Inspire Nail Polish “Pinky Swear”

First of all, how is this polish only sold at Target, but I got it through Ipsy? Weird. Not sure how I feel about it. I guess Target teamed up with Ipsy?

As for the color itself. I usually don’t go for pink nails, but I really like this shade! It’s a really like pink and I think it will look fantastic.

H2O+ Oasis Ultra Hydrating Cream

As I have mentioned in my last few posts, my skin has been crazy dry lately. So, this little tube will come in handy. I also really like gel moisturizer formulas. I am thinking I am going to really end up liking oasis.

Real Her Eyeshadow “Victorious”

I have had a few of the Real Her palettes, and always pass them along because I just didn’t love the formula.

But this single shadow, I love it. It’s creamy and pigmented and looks beautiful on the eyes. Why can’t their palettes be this good!?

That is everything I got in my mystery bag, including a super cute keychain. I just enjoy surprises, so I think these bags are a super fun way to experience products from past months. I only get Ultimate, so the stuff in the regular glam bags are new to me, and it’s neat. I may also purchase some of the Glam Bag Plus mystery bags, they retail for $32.

What do you think of the Mystery bags? What is your favorite product I received?

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Ipsy Ultimate Un-Boxing | May 2020

It’s time for my longest post of the month! Ipsy Ultimate. It is $50 a month. Ipsy also has a $25 and a $12 option.

Let’s jump right into the products!

We will begin with the add-ons. Yes, I actually remembered the add-ons this month!

Nomad Kiss of Sun Palette

This palette was a $12 add on. It’s a highlighting and bronzer palette. I thought it was super cute. I also love supporting Indie brands, which Nomad is.

I should be able to use a few of these shades. I can’t wait to give them a try.

MOTD Eye Brush Set

I also believe that this was a $12 add on. I have wanted to try MOTF brushes for a while now, so there was no way I was passing up on this offer.

Wander Beauty Nude Illusion Foundation “Fair Light” & Yensa BC Concealer “Light Neutral “

These add-ons were either $6 or $3 dollars. Either way, I thought it would be a fun little way to test a new foundation and concealer.

They both seem like they will be pretty good matches.

Please be aware, that Ipsy did not include a pricing card this month.

Innbeauty Project Lip Oil “Candy Apple”

This lip oil taste and smells amazing. It is a bit more like a gloss than I am use to in an oil. It gives a slight little tint of color.

Hey Honey Look into My Eyes Eye Mask

I have never tried an eye mask. I am interested to see if this product is helpful or not. My under eye are has been dry.

Invigorating Hand And Body Lotion “Sweet Orange & Elemi

This lotion is slightly thick, so it feels amazing. The citrusy scent is magnificent. It is a little hard to get out of the bottle though.

KISMET Buff Sugar Scrub

I do believe I got a Kisment primer in my last Ipsy box. I am currently using a different lip scrub, but I will not have a back up!

The Beautiful Factr. Water Jam Cleansing Gel Balm

I love balm cleansers! I really love trying out new ones as well. I have never tried a gel balm, so this should be fun to try.

PureHeals Pore Clear Black Charcoal Peel Off Mask

I just finished a toner from this brand! I just had to throw away my yes to tomatoes charcoal peel off mask because I neglected it and it tried out. This couldn’t have arrived at a better time.

Murad Resurgence Renewing Eyecream

Strange, on my profile I said I rarely wanted eye treatment products. Yet this month I got two. However, I do enjoy Murad, so I will give this product a go.

Dermedicine Weightless Face Moisturizer SPF 25

A moisturizer and an SPF. I am all for being able to skip a step in my routine. With this I can knock out moisturizer and SPF.

Araceil Ojos Perfectos Liquid Liner “Black” and “Brown”

I could do with out another black liquid liner. But, I have really been wanting a brown one. Now I’ve got it! I will probably pass the black one along to someone else.

Dr. Huang Beauty Lab Shea Butter Nourishing Mask & British Rose Hydrating Mask

I love sheet masks. I use one basically every night. These two seem like they will both work well for my current, crazy dry skin, concerns.

Huda Beauty Golden Sands Highlighter Palette

I am not sure if these shades will work for my skin tone or not. But, I sure am going to try it. The formulas in the palette are nice, and the shades are very pretty.

Smashbox Cover Shot Ablaze Eye Palette

I chose this palette this month. Yes! I actually remembered to make my choice as well.

I love the Cover Shot palettes and have wanted this one for a while. I am excited to have it, Ablaze will be a great, easy, go to palette.

That was all that I got in Ipsy this month! I really enjoyed this box. Not so much all the eye creams, but I loved everything else! And will use the eye creams regardless.

What was in your Ipsy bag or box this month?

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Ipsy October Mystery Glam Bag | Unbagging

Ipsy has this thing now where you can purchase mystery bundles from past months. The regular glam bag bundles are $14, GBP is $32, and GBU is, I believe, $60.

Today, we are unbagging the October 2019 Glam Bag Mystery bundle.

Soo AE Panda Eye Brightening Mask x2

I have tried these masks before and do really enjoy them. My under eyes have been really dry recently, so these came at a great time.

Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser

This is a product that I have been wanting to try out, but wasn’t sure if it would be worth the price tag. Now, I have a pretty nice sized deluxe sample to test out!

Ipsy x Betty Boop Lipstick “Mauve it Baby”

Bullet lipsticks aren’t really my thing, but this is a really pretty color. The packaging is also pretty cute too.

Space Case Highlighter 1-E

This is a product I do already own, so I will be passing this along. It’s a very pretty highlighter and I love how it looks on the skin.

Kaleido Cosmetics eyeshadow “Sizzle”

This is a really metallic silver. I love everything about it. My the formula and pigmentation, down to the embossing on the product. I can’t wait to use this on the eyes.

That was everything I got in my mystery bag. Not too shabby! Really, the only thing I won’t be using is the highlighter. And that is just because I already own it.

What do you think of these mystery ipsy bags?

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Ipsy October Mystery Glam Bag | Unbagging

Ipsy has this thing now where you can purchase mystery bundles from past months. The regular glam bag bundles are $14, GBP is $32, and GBU is, I believe, $60.

Today, we are unbagging the October 2019 Glam Bag Mystery bundle.

Soo AE Panda Eye Brightening Mask x2

I have tried these masks before and do really enjoy them. My under eyes have been really dry recently, so these came at a great time.

Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser

This is a product that I have been wanting to try out, but wasn’t sure if it would be worth the price tag. Now, I have a pretty nice sized deluxe sample to test out!

Ipsy x Betty Boop Lipstick “Mauve it Baby”

Bullet lipsticks aren’t really my thing, but this is a really pretty color. The packaging is also pretty cute too.

Space Case Highlighter 1-E

This is a product I do already own, so I will be passing this along. It’s a very pretty highlighter and I love how it looks on the skin.

Kaleido Cosmetics eyeshadow “Sizzle”

This is a really metallic silver. I love everything about it. My the formula and pigmentation, down to the embossing on the product. I can’t wait to use this on the eyes.

That was everything I got in my mystery bag. Not too shabby! Really, the only thing I won’t be using is the highlighter. And that is just because I already own it.

What do you think of these mystery ipsy bags?

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Ipsy Platinum | April 2020

Is this bag not the cutest? It typically wouldn’t be my type. But, as I have learned more about myself during lock down. I am in love with this makeup case!

How is lock down treating everyone? I hope you are all doing well mentally! As someone who is immunocompromised, I have been stuck in side. I have really been working on my mental health, and processing things I refused to before. I’m stuck in the environment where i feel safest, so I figured now was the right time for self improvement and discovery.

How have you all been handling this lock down? Need anyone to talk to during all of this, for any reason? PLEASE snap chat me @manda_janette. Or DM me on Insta @_notan_alien

I have had this box for a few days now, but have put off posting. I want to enjoy doing this, I don’t want to feel like I have to. So no more attempts at schedules. We are going back to the good old, I want to do what makes me happy, fueled posts!

Now, let’s actually get into the Unboxing! BTW, we have the info card back this month!

Jules Smith Beauty Power 5 Shadow Palette $28

This is a brand I have never heard of, so I am very intrigued.

Each shadow is inspired by different powers and properties of different genres stones.

I haven’t fully researched the brand, so I cannot speak of them as a whole. Just this palette. This palette is gluten free, cruelty free, and vegan.

I could not use this palette on its own, but the shadow quality is really nice, I think it will make a great companion palette.

YENSA CBD Superfood Dual Cleansing Oil $38

I do have a primer from YENSA that I really enjoy, so I am excited to try another product from them. This is an oil to milk emulsion that removes, face and eye makeup, as well as other impurities on the skin.

I am excited to give this a try. I don’t have much experience with cleansing oils, and I think this is a good place to start.

CIATÉ London Triple Shot XXL Mascara in Black XXL $22

I have some friends who love this mascara, so I am excited to try it for myself! Lately, I have just been doing my mascara and brows for a makeup routine.

I am a little apprehensive about the wand itself. I prefer wands that are fuller, fluffier.

Trèstique Mini Lip Glaze Set $48

This is a nice little set, with a nice variety of colors. But, there is no way I would pay almost $50 for this. I do however, enjoy all of the shades, and the texture feels very nice. I think I will actually get a lot of use out of these minis!

Il Makiage Long Wear Eye Pencil in Batman $17

I have already used this a liner and I really enjoy it. It goes on smooth and stays on. I have pretty watery eyes and it did not budge from my water line.

Céla Seed to Skin Scrub Natural Grain Polish $34

I love body scrubs. It’ll be exciting to try a new one. Especially one so pricey.

Real Her Ultimate Glow Getter Cheek Trio $28

The formula of all three products is buttery and pigmented. I also think all three shades will work great on my fair skin. I can rarely use every shade in palettes like this. So that’s fun.

Kaleido Cosmetics Skin Blush in Primadonna $8

I actually really enjoy this blush. It gives my cheeks and flush, healthy glow.

Lavido 2-in-1 Purifying Facial Mask and Exfoliator $36

My skin has been horrible lately. This mask and exfoliator is meant to increase cell turnover and nix clogged pores and breakouts. Hopefully it does it’s job, because I really need it.

Goldfaden MD Hands to heart anti-aging and brightening hand treatment deluxe sample

I am going to be honest. I already gave this to my mom. I have so many hand creams and I would never use this. I’m 24, my hands are still fine for a bit.

PureHeals Propolis Softening Toner Deluxe Sample

I have used this toner some, and I am enjoying it. It is meant to help brighten skin. It also contains anti-inflammatory aloe Vera and propolis.

Kismet Pure Vitamin C Primer Deluxe Sample

I want to give this primer a fair chance. But, it is FULL of silver glitter. It is meant to brighten skin, the vitamin c. Apparently, it is also meant to smooth out pores. We will see about that one.

That is it for my box. I am really pretty happy with it. It was a nice pick me up during this lock down.

What was in your Ipsy this month?

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Ipsy Ultimate | March 2020

Guess who is unboxing another box of beauty products? Me! It’s me.

Ipsy Ultimate is $50 a month. You get 8 full sized, and 4 deluxe sample sized beauty products.

This is going to be a long one, so let’s jump in!

111 Skin Celestial Black Diamond Eye Mask and Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask

I was just looking for a new eye mask to try, so this worked out well. As far as the rose gold mask goes, I have tried this one. It didn’t do much for my skin, so I am going to pass it along to a friend or my mom.

Hey Honey Show Your Glow Colloidal Gold and Honey Beauty Mask

I’ve said it a hundred times, but I am always up to try a new mask. I actually planned on using a mask tonight, so I am going to give this little guy a try!

Go To Face Hero Facial Oil

This oil is supposed to be your all in one skin hero and best friend. It is made with super oils and antioxidants to hydrate, calm and revive skin.

Hempz Sweet Pineapple and Honey Melon Body Moisturizer

I love this brand! Their body lotions are all fantastic. This one smells very sweet and will be perfect for the spring and summer months.

Library of Flowers Honey Comb Hans Cream

I am not usually one for hand creams, but this one just smells so great. It left my hands feeling extremely soft. And the packaging! Look how cute it is!

Pixi Glow Mist

Do I have to say much about this product? I love it to death. I have never met someone who doesn’t. Super excited to see such a well loved item in my box.

Moon By Kendall Jenner Teeth Whitening Pen

This is neat! I have seen this line and Ulta and contemplated trying it. A teeth whitening pen is such a cool product to get in a box like this, and I can’t wait to try it.

Illamasqua Hydra Veil

Yay!! I have a sample of this product and love it as a primer. I am excited to have my hands on the full size. It came at the perfect time too, I am scraping the last bits out of my sample.

Complex Culture Angled Foundation

I have another brush from this brand, and it is spectacular. I am in need of a holy grail foundation brush, this one may end up being it. Who knows! It’s soft and very well made.

Mannakadar Blush Bali Babe

Great brand! I am excited to see more from them in Ipsy. This blush is a beautiful shade, very soft and blend-able. Unfortunately, the packaging broke at the hinges as soon as I opened it. That’s okay though, it can go into a Z palette.

SmashBox Gloss Angeles in Michelda

Before searching it, I didn’t think this gloss would be for me. Once I swatched it though? I think this gloss will add a beautiful and effortless wash of color to the lips.

Chella La Vie Neutral Palette

First off, I really thought Chella only made brow products. You learn something new every day.

This is the perfect neutral quad! The mattes are pigmented and buttery, the Metallica are stunning. I cannot wait to dig into it!

Benefit Brow Contour Pro in Blonde

This is a cool product to get, it’s interesting and gives me a bit of a nostalgic feel.

However, this is a benefit product, and I know they are not Cruelty free, so I will be giving this to a friend who I know will love the heck out of it.

Over all, I am really happy with this mo this box! I got some cool things, and somethings I already know I love.

What was in your Ipsy this month?

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