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January Ipsy 2015 Glam Bag - Fresh Start Bag 2

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By cristalena56 · January 15, 2015

Same bag as in my other. 

Theme is Fresh Start since it's the first bag of the year.

a teaser :p

sometimes when you get multiple bags you get the same products like the moisturizer. Every bag this month got a pacifica shadow.

Product: (MALIN+GOETZ) Mojito Lip Balm 
Description: (MALIN+GOETZ) Mojito Lip Balm is as soothing to the lips as it is to the senses. Flavored with (MALIN+GOETZ) Mojito, this lip balm is scientifically blended to restore and replenish. This hydrating lip gel easily integrates for daily maintenance, prevention and treatment of dry, irritated lips. Color and paraben free. 
Sample Size: .2oz/7g (Fullsize 11g)
Where to Buy: Malin+Goetz
Value: $8.40 (Fullsize $12.00)

Product: La Fresh Eco-Beauty Be Good. Good Day. Day Moisturizer
Description: This highly natural day moisturizer provides ample hydration and helps bring back a fresher & happier looking skin appearance. Made with collagen-producing peptides, super-hydrating hyaluronic acid, natural cucumber, aloe, antioxidant panthenol (Vitamin B), Vitamin C & E and a natural anti-aging botanical complex of maqui berry, licorice root, ginko leaf, grape seed and hickory bark.
Sample Size: .5oz (Fullsize 1.7oz)
Where to Buy: La Fresh
Value: $11.76

Product: Manna Kadar Cosmetics Sheer Glo 
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Desciption: Sheer Glo is an incandescent liquid that lights up skin with all over radiance. Mix with foundation or wear alone to provide a luminous glow for all skin types. An especially amazing product for mature or dry skin. Sheer Glo provides a youthful glow and dewy finish. Use on face and/or body and get glowing.
Key Benefits:
• Universal Shade
• Mix with foundation for a dewy glow
• Use as highlighter on cheeks
• Mix with lotion for an all over body glow
Sample Size: .27 oz (Fullsize 1oz)
Where to Buy: Manna Kadar Cosmetics
Value $7.83 (Fullsize $29.00 )

my picture for the bottle is way off. the swatches however are more like the color in real life. 

Product: Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow in Treasure.
Description: 
An incredibly innovative formula that pushes natural makeup and mineral color to new bounds. Rich, lasting, creaseless eye shadows are infused with coconut water for a velvety, cream-like finish. 
Formulated without: Phthalates, parabens, carmine, beeswax, lanolin, mineral oils, propylene glycol, petroleum and FD& C colors (along with other nasties you do not want on your skin). No animal testing. Gluten-free, 100% vegan and cruelty-free. 
ipsters who sample Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow will either receive the shade Ethereal or Treasure.
Size: 0.08 oz (these shades are sold in palettes not individual)
Where to Buy: Pacifica
Value: $5 (im going off by the value of the stellar eye trio set)


It has a little more pigmentation then the ethereal shade. Not a special color or anything though. 

Product: Hikari Cosmetics Mechanical Eye Liner in Storm.
Description: What it is: Mechanical eyeliner with a smooth formula for easy application.
What it does: The perfect mechanical eyeliner that you can smudge for a smoky look or use to define your eyes. 
<strong style="font-size: medium;">ipsters who sample Mechanical Eye Liner will receive the shade Storm (Slate Grey).
Sample Size: Fullsize .2g
Where to Buy: Hikari Cosmetics
Value: $13.00


It's a grayish silver shade.

Bag Price: $10 for a monthly subscription
Number of Items: 5
Value of Bag: $45.89
Thoughts on bag: I love my lip balm. It's moisutrizing and i use it with some of my matte lipsticks to give them a more glossy finish. I'm hoping i like the moisturizer and that it doesn't effect my picky sensitive skin because i really need to find a good one since my skin is also dry. I probably won't ever use the bronze shadow since i already have plenty of those. I'm on the fence of the liner because i mainly wear black liner. I have another one of the sheer glo things from a past bag and yet to even use that one. There was a few misses but that lip balm is awesome!! 


These were the other products sent out this month.
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*Lash Food Phyto Medic Lash Enhancer $40 .5oz (FS $80.00 1oz)
*Astrida Orange Mint Lip Balm $4.00 .15oz
*Coastal Scents Liquid Eye Liner $2.95 .2oz/6ml
*Hey Honey Take It Off Exfoliating Mask $7.00 10ml (FS $35.00 50 ml)
*J.cat Beauty Fantabulous Gel Liner Blue Black FS $5.99 .12oz
*Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Moisturizer $9.94 0.26oz (FS $65.00 1.7oz)
*Jouer Essential Lip Enhancer $7.27 .15oz (FS $16.00 .33oz)
*Laura Mercier Foundation Primer $9.71 .5oz (FS $33.00 1.7oz)
*Real Techniques Finer Liner Brush $6.00
*Nourish Organic Renewing Eye Cream .5oz (not available yet for pricing)
*Teadora Rainforest at Dusk Body Cream TS $8 2oz (FS $26.00 8oz)
*Swissco Electroplated Eyelash curler $5.00
<strong><span style="font-size: medium;">*Velvet 59 Velvet Rose Lipgloss Noisette $4.56 1.2ml (FS $19.00 5ml)

Past Months Bags:
*March 2014 *February 2014 *January 2014 *December 2013 *November 2013 *October 2013 *September 2013 *August 2013 *July 2013 *June 2013 *May 2013 *April 2013 *March 2013 *February 2013 *January 2013 *December 2012 *November 2012 *October 2012 *September 2012 *August 2012 *July 2012 *June 2012 *May 2012 *April 2012

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January Ipsy 2015 Glam Bag - Fresh Start Bag 1

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By cristalena56 · January 15, 2015

This month our makeup bag is blue on one side, white on the other, and with a pink ipsy tag/zipper. The theme for this month is Fresh Start (it's the first month of the year after all).

I never read these but I noticed that they were giving out a free year subscription and alll you had to do is post your bag on instagram, tag them and a couple hashtags. That's cool. 


a little teaser.. :p


Ipsy Bag number 1

Product: La Fresh Eco-Beauty Be Good. Good Day. Day Moisturizer
Description: This highly natural day moisturizer provides ample hydration and helps bring back a fresher & happier looking skin appearance. Made with collagen-producing peptides, super-hydrating hyaluronic acid, natural cucumber, aloe, antioxidant panthenol (Vitamin B), Vitamin C & E and a natural anti-aging botanical complex of maqui berry, licorice root, ginko leaf, grape seed and hickory bark.
Sample Size: .5oz (Fullsize 1.7oz)
Where to Buy: La Fresh
Value: $11.76

Product: Probelle Into The Blue Nail Lacquer
Description: Top quality, high gloss, long lasting nail lacquer in Into the Blue, a cool blue cream shade. DBP, Toluene, and Formaldehyde Free. 
Size: .5oz (Full Size)
Where to Buy:  Pro Belle
Value: $6.00

My nails have been yucky from work so i just swatched it on a nail wheel.

When I first saw this i thought it was going to be a similar color to Zoya Yummy but yummy is darker. 

Product: Bella Pierre Shimmer Powder in Celebration
Description: 
Using 100% pure Mineral powder, these beautiful shimmer powders will provide long lasting, vibrant color without any additional filler that can often smear, crease, fade and even cause allergic reaction. Recommended by make-up artists and dermatologists, BelláPierre shimmer powders are 100% Hypoallergenic and are suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive. </p>

ipsters who sample BelláPierre will receive one of the following shades: Celebration, Excite, Whesek.
Sample Size: 2.3g (Fullsize)
Where to Buy: Bella Pierre
Value: $14.99


It's an ordinary bronze shade, not a unique shade of any kind. 

Product: Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow in Ethereal
Description: 
An incredibly innovative formula that pushes natural makeup and mineral color to new bounds. Rich, lasting, creaseless eye shadows are infused with coconut water for a velvety, cream-like finish. 
Formulated without: Phthalates, parabens, carmine, beeswax, lanolin, mineral oils, propylene glycol, petroleum and FD& C colors (along with other nasties you do not want on your skin). No animal testing. Gluten-free, 100% vegan and cruelty-free. 
ipsters who sample Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow will either receive the shade Ethereal or Treasure.
Size: 0.08 oz (these shades are sold in palettes not individual)
Where to Buy: Pacifica
Value: $5 (im going off by the value of the stellar eye trio set)


This shade can either be used as a inner corner highlight or brow bone shade.

Product: Elizabeth Mott All Over Shadow Brush 
Description: Don't miss a spot with this ridiculously soft shadow brush. This brush with its 100% synthetic bristles is the perfect multitasker. Use it to highlight your brow bone and place the right amount of color for perfect and even application! Your lids will thank you later!
Size: Fullsize
Where to Buy: Elizabeth Mott
Value: $9.99

Bag Cost: $10 for a monthly sibscription
Number of items: 5
Value: $47.64
Thoughts on Bag: I will get use out of the moisturizer, polish, and makeup brush but the shadows not so much. I have plenty of bronze shades and inner highlights i use on a daily basis. 

These were the other products sent out this month:
*Lash Food Phyto Medic Lash Enhancer $40 .5oz (FS $80.00 1oz)
*Astrida Orange Mint Lip Balm $4.00 .15oz
*Coastal Scents Liquid Eye Liner $2.95 .2oz/6ml
*Hey Honey Take It Off Exfoliating Mask $7.00 10ml (FS $35.00 50 ml)
*J.cat Beauty Fantabulous Gel Liner Blue Black FS $5.99 .12oz
*Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Moisturizer $9.94 0.26oz (FS $65.00 1.7oz)
*Jouer Essential Lip Enhancer $7.27 .15oz (FS $16.00 .33oz)
*Laura Mercier Foundation Primer $9.71 .5oz (FS $33.00 1.7oz)
*Real Techniques Finer Liner Brush $6.00
*Nourish Organic Renewing Eye Cream .5oz (not available yet for pricing)
*Teadora Rainforest at Dusk Body Cream TS $8 2oz (FS $26.00 8oz)
*Swissco Electroplated Eyelash curler $5.00
<strong style="font-size: medium;">*Velvet 59 Velvet Rose Lipgloss Noisette $4.56 1.2ml (FS $19.00 5ml)

Past Months Bags:
*March 2014 *February 2014 *January 2014 *December 2013 *November 2013 *October 2013 *September 2013 *August 2013 *July 2013 *June 2013 *May 2013 *April 2013 *March 2013 *February 2013 *January 2013 *December 2012 *November 2012 *October 2012 *September 2012 *August 2012 *July 2012 *June 2012 *May 2012 *April 2012

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Ipsy - Glam Bag March 2014 Destination Beauty

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By cristalena56 · March 11, 2014

Every Month's bag arrives in the mail in a pink shiny envelope.

This is how the contents came inside the bag.

The "Glam Bag" is a cosmetic bag full of goodies. Every month's makeup bag is different. They usually have a bag that matches that month's theme.


This month's bag was designed by Klari Reis (www.klariart.com).

This month's theme is "Destination Beauty".

Every bag has a card showing that month's featured brands. This month they had a product from brands like Nicole By Opi, Be a Bombshell Cosmetics, NYX, Bare Minerals, Pacifica, Pixi, and a few others..

Every month's bag has 4-5 products. We have been having 5 but this month it was only 4.

Product: Pacifica Body Butter in Indian Coconut Nectar
Description: Smell incredible with our nourishing and anti-oxidant rich ingredients. The Pacifica Body Butter helps fight signs of aging while adding deep moisture and protection. Made with nature's best moisturizers - shea butter, almond oil and safflower oil - Pacifica's paraben-free Body Butter is a skin must-have. Now available in tubes in our best-selling fragrances, making them easy to take with you anywhere.
Size: Mini Size 2.5 oz (Full Size 8 oz)
Where to Buy: Pacifica Perfume or Ulta
Value: $7.00 (Full Size $15.00)
Ipsy Subscriber Discount: Save 20% at www.pacificaperfume.com with code IPSYGIRL

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Product: Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Get Ready.
Description: Creamy, super-saturated, ultra-pigmented color glides on like butter for full coverage in a rich satin finish. Lips look fuller and more voluptuous. An infusion of minerals revitalizes lips for a healthy-looking pout, while a moisture-loaded hydrating complex helps to nourish and condition with Abyssinian Oil and Omega Fatty Acids for supple, baby-soft smoothness. All the while, an encapsulated vitamin A, C and E complex helps to deliver antioxidant defense.
Size: 1.5g(Full Size 3.4g)
Where to Buy: Bare Minerals
Value: $7.94 (Full Size $18.00)
Ipsy Subscriber Discount: Free 10 in 1 Volumizing Mascara sample plus free shipping at bareminerals.com with unique code included in bag.


swatch with flash (indoor lighting)


Product: Be a Bombshell Bora Bora Eye Shadow Quad
Description: The Bora Bora Eyeshadow Quad contains a highly pigmented long lasting formula for all day wear. To use as an eyeliner, wet the tip of your brush and dip end into the shadow and apply on lash line. For base colors, blend shadow from lash line to brow bone with a wide shadow brush using gentle upward strokes. For accent colors, blend shade in the outer crease of your eye gently working inward. Gently blend base and accent colors together using light, feathery strokes. For highlighting, gently brush under brow bone.
Size: Full Size
Where to Buy: BeABombshell
Value: $16.00
Ipsy Subscriber Discount: 40% off any purchase plus Free Fuschia Lip Crayon at beabombshellcosmetics.com.

Dry Swatches


Product: Nicole By Opi Roughies Nail Polish in On What Grounds
Description: Nicole by OPI launches Roughles ("ruffles") - 4 new textured nail lacquers featuring speckled, pastel shades of purple, pink, turquoise and yellow. When the lacquer dries, Roughles lacquers reveal a unique pebbled finish. For the perfect matte effect, skip the top coat!
Size: Full Size (0.5 oz)
Where to Buy: Ulta, CVS, Walmart, Kmart (i've yet to see these in stores)
Value: $7.99

These only need 1 to 2 coats and dry quickly when used alone. I used OTD top coat on my middle nail and 15 minutes later it still wasn't completely dry.. This polish is long lasting.

Price of bag: Monthly subscription of $10 (shipping is included).
Value of Bag:  $38.93
Where to subscribe: Ipsy
Thoughts on Bag: I adore my nail polish. I adore it so much i've been looking for the other 3 shades but can't seem to find the collection anwhere. :( My lipstick is in a shade i get periodically in my ipsy bags, so it will probably just be put in my purse when i need some color added to my lips when im out somewhere. I love the colors of the eye shadow palette, but yet to see how they will work with my fair skintone. They look like the perfect shade for like an arabian eye look. Makes me think of Aladdin. I tried the body butter and it wasn't very moisturizing. I also didn't care for the scent. This bag was a toss up for me. The definite stand out product was the nail polish. :)

These were the other products featured in this month's bag. 

 

January 2013 Glam Bag - A True Star Will Always Shine

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By cristalena56 · January 22, 2013
</p> <p><strong>The Infamous Pink Bag...</p>

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I love the inside of the bag. Its a pretty blue with STARS!!! :) Matches the theme of the bag.

Theres always a postcard showing the brands of the products including the bag. Sometimes it states what the product is.

Everything how it was in the bag.

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</a>Product: Soho "Get a Grip" Eyeliner Brush (Also you could have gotten the Crease or Concealer Brush)

Description: Define eyes with the Get a Grip Eyeliner Brush. Starting with the upper lash line, delicately trace the eye from the inside corner working towards the outside. Repeat on bottom lash line. Perfect for wet or dry eyeliner.

Size: Full Size

Where to Buy: Walmart and Walgreens

Price: $7.99

Product: Nailtini Straight Up Color Nail Lacquer in Bloody Mary (some got Frappe. These are their 2 best selling shades.)

Description: No makeup cabinet is complete without an all-star nail lacquer and Nailtini stocks top-shelf, 3-free nail lacquer in dozens of shades, textures and finishes. Wear them alone or layered to create custom looks and effects, each one a cocktail unto itself. Cheers to beauty, and as always, apply responsibly!

Size: Full Size

Where to Buy: www.tinibeauty.com

Price: $13.00

Product: Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil

Description: This 100% Pure Argan Oil is a legendary oil that's rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, and grown organically in Morocco. With its multitasking benefits, Argan Oil can be used for many areas including hydrating and nourishing skin as a daily moisturizer, skin treatment, treating spilt ends, and softening cuticles. It's gentle enough to use on all skin types and is known to help with skin conditions including acne, eczema and rosacea. Argan Oil easily absorbs into skin to give you a youthful, dewy glow, and has astonishing healing, conditioning, and antiaging properties to keep your skin and hair nourished and revitalized and to keep you looking beautiful from head to toe.

Size: 5 ml (.17 oz)

Value:  $4.50

Where to Buy: Josie Maran or <a href="http://www.sephora.com/josie-maran#!&brandName=josie-maran&pageSize=60&sortBy=-1&node=1050092" target="_blank">Sephora

</a>Price: $14 - $96

Product: Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Mini Body Butter

Description: Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter is not only a highly effective antioxidant rich moisturizer that nourishes the driest of skin and helps fight off the signs of aging; it nourishes your other senses as well. The infusion of sparkling, juicy blood oranges that are highlighted with notes of red raspberry and spicy sweet Italian Mandarins take you to the beaches of the Mediterranean. Made with nature’s best moisturizers - Shea butter, almond oil and safflower oil - Pacifica’s vegan, paraben and gluten free Body Butter is a skin must have.

Size:  Full Size (2.5 oz)

Where to Buy: www.pacificaperfume.com

Price: $7.00

Product: Sexy Hair Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray

Description: Your everyday spray for BIG volume! Spray & Play is a humidity resistant, flexible hold hairspray that provides fullness, lift and incredible shine! Perfect for all hair types.

Size: Travel Size (1.5 oz)

Where to Buy: Ulta, Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens

Price:  $5.99

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</a>Thoughts: I think its a good bag overall of the quality of products. Unfortunately Argan Oil makes my hair really greasy since I already have oily hair. I have the same hairspray and I must say it lasts a really long time. Im not much of a red nail polish type girl. The eyeliner brush seems too wide to be an eyeliner brush but I cant dismiss it though since I havent used it yet. I do however like trying out different lotions. So I am excited to try this one out.

Total Value of Products: $38.49

Cost of Bag: $10.00

My Ipsy Profile: cristalena56

Where to Subscribe: <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a href="http://www.ipsy.com/?refer=u-h051fxodme6n10q1" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0000ff;">www.ipsy.com

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</a></span>Past Month's Bags: My Glam Bags</p> <p>What's your favorite product of this month's bag?</strong></span>

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