Monday, November 18, 2013

November Ipsy Bag

Happy Monday everyone!  Did you all have a good weekend?  I mostly relaxed but I did have a fun shopping day yesterday and I was very very bad!  You'll see it in an upcoming post.  :)

One highlight of the weekend was that I got my November Ipsy bag.  In case you haven't heard, Ipsy is a monthly beauty box subscription service.  For $10 a month you get 4-5 beauty samples and often 1 or 2 full size items, all in a cute little makeup bag.  It's such a fun service, I love seeing that shiny pink bag in my mailbox and ripping into it to see all my goodies!

This month the bag's theme was "Glam It Up" which is appropriate with the holidays coming up.  Also this month I think we all got 6 items in our bags which has never happened before!  Here's what I got in my bag.

The gold makeup bag is super cute.  I love the that the zipper is bright pink.  I wouldn't even be opposed to using this as a wristlet on a night out.

Ok, now onto the items in my bag.

Nailtini Nail Polish in Champagne
This is a full size item and it sells for $13.  
We've gotten Nailtini before and I'm a fan.  I enjoy receiving nail polish, who doesn't!  This is a coppery/pinky color.  Very pretty and I'll be doing a NOTD with it very soon.

Pixi Beauty Bronzer in Summertime
This is a sample size.  The full size comes with a kabuki brush and it sells for $18.
Sorry, I don't have a swatch for this because I actually didn't open this bronzer.   From what I saw from other beauty blogger reviews, it looks this shade is light and probably wouldn't show up on my skin.  I'll definitely be gifting this.

 em Michelle Phan Clean Mascara 
This is another full size item and it retails for $20.
em Cosmetics is a new makeup line from Michelle Phan who is actually the creator of Ipsy.  I don't think that this mascara is supposed to be that dramatic seeing as how it's called "clean mascara" and it certainly isn't.  I tried it last night and it uncurled my lashes right away but my lashes did look darker.  I'd say this mascara is mediocre.

Starlooks Gem Pencil in Topaz
This is another full size item and it retails for $14.
I haven't tried this on my eyes yet but the color is a gorgeous silver.  I will be wearing this in my inner eye area for sure and perhaps layering with black on the upper lashline for a fun shimmery smoky eye.

Be a Bombshell Lip Crayon in Shameless
Another full size item and it retails for $14. 
This lip crazyon is really soft and feels good on.  It's a very pretty dark pink color, not unlike my UD Revolution Lipstick in Manic.  Again, on me it doesn't last long at all.  My friend got the same crayon and it lasted perfectly on her for more than 4 hours! 

GlamGlow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment
This 0.5oz tube looks like a sample size but there is a 0.5oz size in a jar available at Sephora for $19.  So I guess you can say that this is a small full size??
Last night I was watching Youtube beauty blogger videos and Dani from Coffee Break with Dani had JUST reviewed and loved this!  I feel lucky to have gotten this in my Ipsy bag because I haven't seen it in any of the other November Ipsy bag reviews I've seen.  This is a mud mask that is supposed to tingle and leave your skin "radiant and glowing" (according to Sephora).  I'm really excited to try this!

Overall this was an amazing Ipsy bag!  I got 4 full size items and the small GlamGlow is just the icing on the cake!  Also, do the math...this bag is worth WAY more than the $10 I paid!

If you would like to sign up for Ipsy you can use my referral link HERE.  I'm not affiliated with them but if you use my link I do get a little goodie which of course I'd review for you!  :)

Have a great day everyone!


  1. I wanted the Glam Glow. So you're going to have to tell me how it is so that I can live vicariously through your blog. I've not heard good things about the em mascara. Bummer. Tip: use your referral link every time you use the word Ipsy in your blog. That way readers don't have to look for it. It's worked well for me. Summertime is not the light bronzer Subtly Suntouched is. That's the one I got which is the lighter one. Summertime is the darker bronzer. Thanks for sharing dear!(◕‿◕✿)

    1. Oh, I'll have to take another look at that bronzer then.
      And thanks for the tip about putting my Ipsy link everywhere I have "Ipsy"! That's pretty genius! :)

  2. We got a lot of the same things! Oooh, I haven't tried the mascara yet...I don't have high expectations from it...but after reading this, I don't think it's going to work for me. LOL!!

    I agree with Shalunya's comment love! I've gotten quite a few people sign up under my link and we get points in return. :)


    1. Let me know what you think of the mascara. And thank you also for the tip about the Ipsy link, I'll go in and change that now!

  3. I really like the Bombshell Lip Crayon! It looks great on! :)

    1. Yeah, it's really pretty! Stopped by your blog, I love it, and am now a follower! :)

  4. My bombshell lip crayon is hot stuff (red) and I'm not a red person but my husband loved it...and it lasted through dinner, 2 glasses of water, and desert.

    1. It looked really pretty on you! You are so lucky lippies last so long for you.

  5. You got great items love! I agree with you about EM... It's mediocre... No need for such luxe price tags! Smh. I'm so jelly about the GlamGlow!!! I wish I got that instead of hair spray lol! Thank you for sharing this with us love! xoxo

    1. I just had to google SMH haha! :)

      I did hear/read that the eM waterliner is really good. Who knows though, I'm certainly not going to be paying full price for an item when I already dislike the mascara!

  6. Our bags were pretty similar:) I loved my bag this month! Ipsy has really been stepping it up:) now I'm craving that Be a Bombshell crayon in Shameless..I got it in Hot Damn

    1. Oh my gosh, I just saw this comment sorry for the late reply!
      I know, it was such a great bag! I wonder how December's will stack up. I def. love the Shameless shade of the lip crayon, I have a feeling the Hot Damn may have been a bit much for me. Thanks for stopping by! :)


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