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Ipsy - Glam Bag February 2014: The Look of Love

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By cristalena56 · February 20, 2014

Every Ipsy bag is shipped in a shiny pink envelope.

This month's theme is fitting for the month of valentine's day, "The Look of Love".

There's a postcard in every bag showing what brands were featured in that month's bag. Some of the brands this month included Zoya, Pop Beauty, City Color, Phyto, NuMe, and Mally.

The bag part of every "Glam Bag" is a makeup bag. Every month is a different one fitting the theme of that month's bag. 

This is how i found the items in the bag. :)

Product: City Color Be Matte Blush in Fresh Melon
Description: Available in 4 shades, this silky-smooth, highly pigmented matte blush compliments and blends evenly with your skin's natural glow. Extremely buildable to create a subtle or dramatic look. Ipsy subscribers who receive this product will receive Fresh Melon, Blackberry, Dragonfruit, or Toasted Coconut. 
Size: Full Size (8.9 grams)
Where to Buy: City Color Beauty
My Thoughts: Its super pigmented and a little goes a long way. To some this color might look scary at first but blends on smoothly giving your cheeks a nice coralish tint to the cheeks. This is a nice color for the summer month's. I live in phoenix, so it seems like summer almost all year round. :) This product is super amazing being how cheap it is to buy. I highly recommend this. I've been wearing it everyday since I received my bag last week. :)
Value
: $2.99
Promo: 20% off purchase at citycolorbeauty.com with code 14IPSY20



Product: Tini Beauty Eyetini Cordial Cream Shadow + Base In One in Spiced Rum
Description: Say goodbye to creasing and fading with Eyetini Eye Cordial Shadow Tint & Base. Eye Cordial's revolutionary formula glides on beguiling creamy color and sets to a transfer-resistant finish that doubles as a wear-extending base under powder shadow. ipsy subscribers who receive this product will receive Spiced Rum, Violette (an ipsy exclusive!), or Ambrosia.
Size: Full Size (0.14 oz)
Where to BuyTini Beauty
My Thoughts: I was kind of on the fence with the color, since gold's don't always look the best on me. Also, I'm not really a fan of cream shadows. They can be hard to work with and crease easily. This shade is super pigmented, and applied easily with the felt applicator. It was very opaque. I however have to say to my fellow sensitive eye gals(guys) this stung my eye a lot. However, when I applied a powder shadow over, the stinging subsided. I'm not sure for the wear, since I only had it on for a short time. I was just testing a eye look out using it.
Value: $18.00
Promo: 50% off $12+ purchase at tinibeauty.com and free nail polish with code: IPSYLOVE




Product: Pop Beauty Plump Pout Mini in Peony Petal
Description: This plumping pout perfector combines the high-shine of a lacquered gloss with the long wear of a stain and is packed full of lip-plumping peptides and avocado and jojoba oils. Lightweight, creamy texture immediately merges with lips & delivers intense glossy color for an extremely long-lasting finish! ipsy subscribers who receive this product will receive Peony Petal or Fuschia Freesia
Size: 4 grams (Full Size 8 grams)
Where to BuyPop Beauty or Ulta
My Thoughts: I thought this was a nice everyday shade. This gave my lips a rasberry pink tint to it. This doesn't have the stickyness like a lot of other lip glosses have. Nor does it stain the lips like a lip stain. It applied easily with the felt tip wand. I also like how flat the packaging is and can be easily slipped into your pocket of jeans or a pocket in your purse. I didn't notice any plumping, so maybe mine was a dud in that department. :p I noticed on the ipsy website people complaining of an odor, but mine had no odor that i'm aware of. 
Value: $8.00 (full Size $16.00)
Promo: Save 25% with code PoppingPout at popbeauty.com


I didn't realize the product's name didn't show up in my picture..

Product: NuMe Intense Renewal Mask
DescriptionUnleash levels of moisture that make hair more resistant to breakage from future styling and color treatments with the protective properties of NuMe’s Intense Renewal Mask. Your hair will show drastic improvement and superior results after the first treatment. With a special blend of powerful ingredients, the restorative and rejuvenating effects of the Intense Renewal Mask will leave hair feeling replenished, and alive. 
Size: 20 mL (Full Size 177 mL)
Where to Buy: NuMe
My Thoughts: I don't usually use the hair products sent to me, so i'm not sure about this product. Since I work in a stock room, I usually brush my hair and then clip it or put in a ponytail. The only hair products i really use is shampoo and conditioner. I have oily hair, and most hair products make my hair even oilier. If I do test this out, I will add a review at a later date.
Value: $3.39 (Full Size $29.99)
Promo: Receive 50% off plus free shipping and free curling wand with $75+ purchase using code: nipsyparty50



 
Product: Zoya Nail Polish in Odette
Description: This season's Zoya Nail polish are full of pure pigment, intense color and modern complexity that are a perfect transition into Spring. ipsy subscribers who receive this product will receive Odette or Dot.
Size: Full Size 0.5 oz
Where to Buy: Zoya
My Thoughts: I love zoya polishes. They are long lasting and for the most part they apply smoothly. This one applied smoothly and dried quickly. It was opaque with one coat but i like to do at least 2 like shown above in my swatch picture. I'm not a big fan of earthy muted colors. This was a earthy plum color. Its from zoya's new Natural Collection. It might not be a color i would be reaching for, but will use when im feeling like a more muted manicure then my usual colorful or glittery manicures. :p
Value: $9.00
Promo: Buy 2 get 1 Free along with a Free Nail Polish remover at zoya.com using code: IPSYZP4
Indoor Lighting
Indoor Lighting
Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor Lighting

Price of Bag: $10.00
Value of Bag: $41.38
Where to Subscribe: Ipsy
Thoughts on Bag:  I enjoyed this bag for the most part. My favorite items are the blush, lip gloss, and nail polish. This is one of the better bag i have gotten in the last few months. The color selection for me was better, then it has been in the past. 

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

Ipsy December Bag Makeup Look

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By cristalena56 · January 17, 2014

I decided to make a separate post for the makeup look I did using the products from the December Bag. I quickly did this look after i unpacked and took pics for the bag.

Products Used:
*Pop Beauty Smokin' Hot Trio
*Be a Bombshell Girl Crush
*NYX Round Lipstick Celine
*Elf Liquid Black Liner
*Benefit Real Lashes Mascara



*Started with Primer.
*Applied silver shade to lid and inner tearduct.
*Applied the gray to the crease.
*Then blended in the black to the crease.
*Smudged gray on to lower lashline.
*Wing liner with Elf Liquid Liner.
*Applied Benefit They're Real Mascara to lashes.
*Filled in waterline with Cover Girl Last Blast Pencil Liner
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I tried out different lip shades for this look. This one is the EM Michelle Phan Sheer Lipstick in Showstopper. (November 2013 Glam Bag)

I used the Mirenesse Lip Bomb #2. (November 2012 Bag)

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Ipsy - Glam Bag December 2013 Celebration

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By cristalena56 · December 17, 2013
Contents of Bag. (Forgot the Envelope Picture.)

The theme of this month is "Celebration!".

These are the brands featured in this month's bag.

The goodies!! :D


Product Name: Be a Bombshell The One Stick Girl Crush
Description: An all-in-one multiple stick with a smooth texture. Apply to eyelids, cheeks or lips for the perfect pop of color anywhere! 
Size: Full Size (2.5g)
Where to Buy: Be a Bombshell Cosmetics
Value: $16.00


Product Name: NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in Celene
Description: A classic lipstick for all occasions that has a mineral-based emollient formula, beautiful velvet texture, saturated color, and resists wear and smudging. 
Size: Full Size (0.14 oz)
Where to Buy: NYX
Value: $4.00

I had a swatch for this but it looks gross on my lips so i'm not going to bother posting it. This is not a good looking shade at all upclose.

Product Name: Nicka K New York Nail Color in Classic Taupe
Description: The Nicka K New York is specially designed to glide across fingernails with minimal effort for vibrancy that is dazzling and long lasting. Formula is free of DBP, Toublene, and formaldehyde. Ripe Apple was also featured in this month's bag.
Size: Full Size (0.15 oz)
Where to Buy: Nicka
Value: $4.99

I loved the polish itself. Applied smoothly, dried quickly, and shiny with no top coat. I just didn't care for the color.

Product Name: Ardell Natural Lash 120 Demi
Description: Ardell’s Natural lashes are perfect for enhancing your eyes for an everyday look. These are the most popular lashes as they give the desired, natural look of full, beautiful lashes. Lightweight and reusable, these lashes are permanently curled, waterproof, comfortable to wear and easy to apply. 
Size: 1 Pair
Where to Buy: Ulta
Value: $3.99


Product Name: Pop Beauty Bright Up Your Life Smokin' Hot Eyeshadow Trio
Description: This palette of hues adds definition & intensity to lids, creating a broad range of looks that complements all eye colours. From brightening bare to sultry smoke, these hues blend smoothly onto the lid, adding a veil of silky luster that will outlive the day or night! Ipsy subscribers who receive this product will receive Naturally Bare or Smokin Hot.
Size: 0.15 oz
Where to Buy: Pop Beauty
Value: $7.20 (Full Palette 10 shadows $24.00)


Swatches of the 3 makeup products. Lipstick swatched better then it applied to my lips. 

Price of Bag: $10.00
Value of Bag: $36.18
Where to Subscribe: Ipsy
Thoughts on Bag: I liked my bag for the most part. I love my lashes!! I wore them on christmas!! :) The trio is good but can find better shades of these. The nail polish was awesome but the color. The all in one stick didn't really show up on my cheeks or lips. The lipstick shade I recieved was horrid. I would never buy this color or recommend it. They had all sorts of shades being sent out and i think i got the worse one for my complexion.

These are the other products featured in this month's bag:
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*Mirabella Eye Blender Brush $27.00
*English Laundry Signature Fragrances (5 mL) $4.50 (Full Size: 100 mL $90.00)
*Andrea Strip Lash (1 pair) $2.98
*Salon Perfect Perfectly Natural Strip Lashes
*Demeter Snow Perfume Oil Roll On (.29 oz) $10.00
*J.Cat Beauty Big Lip Pencil (Full Szie: 0.3 oz) $3.99
*Jesse's Girl JulieG Holiday Frosted Gum Drops in Sugar Plum Fairy (.35 oz) $3.99
*Starrily Nail Polish in Bzzz Bzzz (.17 oz) $5.00 (Full Size: $12.00)

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Ipsy - July 2013 Beach Beauty

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By cristalena56 · August 9, 2013
My next bag has already been sent off to me. Can't wait to see what I get. I think some might be having Deluxe samples of the new Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks. Anyways...</p>

Every month's Pink Envelope

What I pulled out when I first opened the envelope.

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</a>Theme of July's Bag is Beach Beauty

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<strong><span style="font-size: large;">The post card shows the brands that are featured in that month's bag. Also tells you the deals you can partake in for being a Ipsy subscriber. You get a percentage off at the participating brand's website. 

Product: Pop Beauy Pouty Pop Crayon in Rose Romance
Description: POP's Pouty Pop Crayon nourishes, treats, and adds that perfectly-plumped pop to lips. These extra-nourishing balms gently bounce onto lips creating a plumped & pillowy pout leaving them with luscious, long-lasting colour with a super-smooth texture. Available in six shades.
Size: Full Size
Value: $4.16 (Comes in a pack of 6 for $25.00)
Where to Buy: Pop Beauty


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<strong><span style="font-size: large;"> Swatches of Pop Beauty Rose Romance

Product: BH Cosmetics California Collection Sample
Description: This BH Cosmetics makeup palette includes a shade from each of the California Collection palettes: Hollywood, San Francisco, and Malibu. 
The San Francisco palette was inspired by the classic California city and style of San Francisco! This new magnetic paper palette brings together a beautiful mix of coppery golds and skyline blues reminiscent of the bridges and bay breeze.
The Hollywood palette has you covered with red-carpet reds to limelight greens that are sure to take your look from ordinary to extraordinary! 
Be a beach babe year-round with the Malibu makeup palette. Get that sun-kissed glow with 16 warm and cool-toned eyeshadows. Select from deep blue and aqua to sandy browns and sunset oranges. 
Size: 3 Full Size Palette Shadows
Value: $2.94 (Whole palette cost $7.00)
Where to Buy: BH Cosmetics


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S</a>watches: Hollywood, San Francisco, and Malibu


Product: Benefit Benetint
Description: Benefit's original rose-tinted stain is kiss-proof, see-through color for lips & cheeks that lasts for hours. Naturally sheer & sexy on all complexions...it’s innocent yet provocative. It's loved by celebs, makeup artists and gals around the world. It's the sexiest flush you can get from a bottle! 
Size: 0.08oz/2.5 ml (Full Size 12.5 ml/0.40oz)
Value:  $6.00 ( Full Size $30.00)
Where to Buy: Benefit Cosmetics

Swatch  

Product: Coola Mineral Face SPF 20 Unscented Moisturizer
Description: Keep the sun and environment at bay with this SPF 20 broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen; a clear, Titanium Dioxide based formula (for those who are Zinc sensitive) made with 98% natural ingredients. Organic Acai Oil - high in Omegas-3/6/9, Vitamins B1/2/3, plus antioxidant Vitamins C and E - delivers a powerful defense against aging. Organic Sunflower Seed Extract promotes elasticity while organic Linseed Oil, containing Alpha-Linolenic Acids, reduces redness and irritation. The phyto-protector Plankton Extract rejuvenates, as organic Cucumber Extract calms skin.
Size: 0.23oz/7ml (FS 1.7 oz/50ml)
Value: $5.04 (FS $36.00)
Where to Buy: Coola Suncare

Product: Healthy Hair Soy Renewal Beach Spray
Description: Creates beachy undone texture that looks and feels like you’ve spent a day at the beach. Contains argan oil which helps nourish, protect and heal hair damage. 
Size: 1.7oz/50 ml (FS 5.1oz/150ml)
Value: $6.65 (FS $19.95)
Where to Buy: Ulta

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<p>Total Value of Bag: $24.79
Price of Bag: $10.00
Where to Buy: Ipsy
Thoughts on Bag: I dont really see myself using any of these items except maybe the eye shadows and lip crayon. My friend at work also got the beach spray and she says its awesome!!  
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Ipsy - My Glam Bag February 2013 - On the Red Carpet

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By cristalena56 · May 15, 2013
I'm kind of behind on my glam bag posts. I just got this month's bag in the mail today. I figured i should post the ones from the past months before the latest one.</p>

February's Bag was full of essentials to be Red Carpet Ready.

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</a>Every month there is a postcard showing the brands that are included in that months bag. Many times they will have a code to get a discount at their websites.

Collection Picture

Product: Mica Beauty Gel Eye Liner - Black
Description: MicaBeauty Ultra Smooth Gel Eyeliners are perfect for drawing attention to your eyes without smudging or fading!
Size: not sure
Price: (Full Size $35 for 5 gr)
Where to Buy: Mica Beauty

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</a>Product: Coastal Scents Hot Pots Mini Quad
Description: Coastal Scents Shadow Palette Samples are an ideal way to try these highly pigmented, stunning shadows. These miniature-sized samples contain four hand-selected shades by ipsy, making it easy to create a variety of looks. Wear these pressed powders dry or wet for a more intense, dramatic look.
Size: 2 grams (0.07 Oz)
Value: $3.06 ($1.99 for a full size 1.3 g)
Where to Buy: Coastal Scents

Candlelight, Gunmetal, Incognito, and Ashen

Product: Lash Card
Description: Apply your mascara perfectly with the Lash Card! Say goodbye to smudging, clumping, and messy mascara application. The Lash Card has two curves on each side that fit a variety of eye shapes, making it easy to get those hard-to-reach lashes. Each Lash Card is individually wrapped for on-the-go application.
Size: 4 cards
Value: $2.80 ($6.99 for a pack of 10 cards)
Where to Buy: LashCard

Product: Pixi Poreless and Flawless Primer
Description: The Pixi Flawless & Poreless primer creates a beautiful no-shine finish for flawless, long-lasting makeup application. This shine controlling, oil-free primer smooths out fine lines and hydrates while making pores instantly disappear. It is the perfect skin primer for all complexions and all skin types.
Size: 15 ml
Value: $14.71 ($29 for Full Size 1.1 oz)
Where to Buy: Pixi


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</a>Product: Pop Beauty Smoky Lash Kapow Mascara in Smoky Black
Description:This lash-POP-ing mascara makes lashes plump, long and lusciously flirty! Smudge proof formula adds volume while curling lashes up and out for a look that truly POPs your peepers!
Size: 0.17 oz
Value: $12.58 ($18.50 for Full Size 0.25 oz)
Where to Buy: Pop Beauty

Total Bag Value: Since im not for sure on the size of eyeliner the bag has a total of 
$33.15. This isnt a bad deal since the bag only costs $10 a month. 
Cost of Bag: $10.00
Where to Subscribe: Ipsy
Thoughts on the Bag: Love trying new eyeliners and masaras. So far its been 3 months and I've yet to use any of these products. I actually have a cube full of samplesI need to start trying out.

Past Month's Bags:

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