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Ipsy December 2014 Glam Bag - Creative Genius Bag 1

By cristalena56 · December 16, 2014

This month's makeup bag is just a shiny black case. 

Theme of December is Creative Genius.

They used to include the brands featured but not anymore i guess.

Teaser Picture... :)

I didnt take a teaser inside the bag pic.. oh well.. Here's this month's goodies.


Product: Beauty Without Cruelty A.H.A. 3% Facial Cleanser
Description: Beauty Without Cruelty 3% A.H.A. Facial Cleanser is a lightly-foaming, soap-free cleanser that removes dead surface skin cells, daily impurities, and excess oil without over-cleaning your skin. Nature's own alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) gently and deeply clean and actively clarify your skin without disturbing it's natural balance. Pure premium Oshadhi aroma-therapeutic essential oils tone, condition, and calm, leaving your skin clean, clear, and refreshed.
Sample Size: TravelSize 2 oz (Fullsize 8.5oz)
Value: $2.99 (Fullsize $11.95)
Where to buy: Beauty Without Cruelty Ts or FS

Product: Sexy Hair 450° Blow Out Heat Defense Blow Dry Spray Mini
Description: Protect those tresses! Sexy Hair's 450° Blow Out Heat Defense Blow Dry Spray protects hair from heat damage up to 450°F. In addition to outstanding thermal protection, it also conditions for smooth, sleek styles, detangles for improved manageability and strengthens hair. Helps to decrease blow dry time and adds weightless shine. 
Sample Size: 1.7oz (Fullsize 4.2oz)
Value: $7.67 ((Fullsize $18.95)
Where to Buy: Ulta

Product: CAILYN Cosmetics Just Mineral Eye Polish in Orchid. 
Description: Made with 100% raw mineral powder, this highly pigmented satiny powder not only colors your eyes with shimmery, gorgeous hues, but is also safe to wear long hours.
The easy to use built-in sponge tip allows smooth application and seamless blending of colors. Whether you want to give a subtle wash of color or go for dramatic smokey makeup, CAILYN Just Mineral Eye Polish will be a girl's best friend.
ipsters who sample the Just Mineral Eye Polish will receive the Orchid shade.
Size: FS 0.09oz
Value: $15.00
Where to Buy: Cailyn Cosmetics

The applicator is totally useless....

Applicator, Dry Swatch with brush, and Over primer

Product: Tarte Deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes™ 4-in-1 Mascara
Description: Like a pushup bra for your lashes, tarte's best-selling mascara lengthens, curls, volumizes and conditions to deliver a 330% increase in lash volume instantly. The high-performance formula is also infused with naturally-derived olive esters to help nourish and protect lashes.
Size: 3 mL / 0.10 oz. (FS .24oz)
Value: $8.33 (FS $20.00)
<span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>Where to Buy: Tarte

</strong>Product: NYX Cosmetics Butter Lip Balm in Marshmellow
</span>Description: Dip your lips in a sheer wash of color with NYX Butter Lip Balm. One swipe leaves dry lips feeling supple and hydrated.
This Buttery Lip Balm is addictively soft and scrumptious and perfect for adding a subtle hint of color for a naturally flirtatious pout. Apply directly to bare lips or apply it over lip liner for more intense color. 
ipsters who sample NYX Butter Lip Balm will either receive: Red Velvet (pure red), Parfait (fuchsia with blue undertones), Marshmallow (pure nude) or Lady Fingers (mauve). 
Size: FS 0.14oz
Value: $4.00 
<strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Where to Buy: NYX

This looks totally ugly on fair skin...

I don't know who would look good in this color. It looks like i put concealer on my lips..

This will never be worn by me.. ick...

Price of Bag: $10
Where to Subscribe: Ipsy
Value of Bag: $37.99
Thoughts on Bag: The only item I will be using in this whole bag is the mascara. It's one of my top 5 mascaras. The lip balm was totally ugly and looked like i had applied concealer on my lips. It was not attractive at all. I remember showing my hubby and he gave me a "what the heck" is on your lips look. lol I might try out the cleanser but my face is really picky with cleansers and also many of them dry out my already very dry skin. The eyeshadow was some dull sheer bronze shade. That shade is totally not worth it's price. I also don't use hair products, so the spray won't be used either. I decided im just going to put all my hair products in a basket in the guest bathroom when we get a house. Maybe then if someone stays/comes over and needs a hair product to use i will have plenty. :p I could though go the route of others and just sell them on ebay. I have at least 30 hair samples from my ipsy bags that have never been used.


Here's the other products featured in this month's bag:

*Bumble and bumble. Straight Blow Dry $3.00 .5oz (FS $30.00 5oz or TS $14.00 for 2oz)
*Bumble and bumble. Repair Blow Dry $3.00 .5oz (FS $30.00 5oz or TS $14.00 for 2oz)
*Coolway Boost Repair Treatment $4.87 1.3oz (FS $29.95 8oz)
*Pixi by Petra Fairy Dust 0.02oz FS $10.00
<span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>*Swissco Electroplated Eyelash curler $5.00

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



Ipsy - Glam Bag January 2014 19 Reasons

By cristalena56 · January 19, 2014

I always love to see this shiny pink envelope in my mailbox.

Every month the goodies come in a different makeup bag.

</p> <p>Postcard showing all of this month's featured brands.

The Goodies!!

Product Name: Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner 
Description: The Sexy Hair Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner is a powerful combination of Soy and Cocoa work synergistically to perfectly care for your hair! A conditioner that is both a nourishing moisturizer and mild protein reconstructor and safe to use on color-treated hair. This truly amazing conditioner reconstructs, moisturizes and combats environmental stress on all types of hair. 
Size: Travel Size 50 mL
Where to Buy: Ulta
Value: $5.00

Product Name: Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow 
Description: The ultimate gel pencil that’s smooth like butter and packed with deliciously creamy colors. These velvety pencils glide on with ease, and contain just enough shimmer. They’re also waterproof and perfect to wear all day and night, a must have for all color lovers! ipsy subscribers who receive this product will receive Penny or Pearl. 
Size: 0.7 g
Where to Buy: Elizabeth Mott
Value: $6.99 (Full Size: 1.5g 14.99)

Product Name: Faith Aromatherapy Tahitian Monoi Anti-Aging Sugar Scrub 
Description: Part of Faith Aromatherapy’s Tahitian Monoi Collection, this anti-aging sugar scrub uses fine granules to exfoliate cells, while Monoi Oil increases collagen production, locks in moisture and fights free radical damage for smoother, brighter skin. The intoxicating citrus-floral fragrance awakens the senses and uplifts the spirit. 
Size: 1 oz/29.5 mL
Where to Buy: Faith Aromatherapy
$2.16 (Full Size: 350 mL $17.99 or sampler set $12.99)

Product Name: Nourish Organic Lightweight Moisturizing Face Lotion
Description: Nourish Organic's Lightweight Moisturizing Face Lotion provides continuous moisture throughout the day while replenishing essential skin nutrients. The advanced, non-greasy formula is also rich in vitamins and antioxidants to boost skin's defenses and leave skin healthier and younger-looking every day. 100% Natural. USDA-Certified Organic. Fragrance-Free. Alcohol-Free. Ultra gentle for sensitive skin.
Size: 0.5 oz
Where to Buy: Nourish Organic
$6.47 (Full Size: 1.7 oz $21.99)

Product Name: MicaBeauty Tinted Lip Balm in Natural
Description: MicaBeauty's 24 hour Tinted Lip Balm conditions your lips without smudge while delivering sophisticated finish. For a sheer wash of color, one swipe is all you need. For a bolder pout, simply apply another swipe and this lip balm will create lips every woman covets. Kiss-proof and smudge-proof! ipsy subscribers who receive this product will receive Fiesta or Natural. 
Size: 2.5g
Where to Buy: Mica Beauty
Value: $18.75 (Full Size: 4g $30.00)
No Flash


Price of Bag: $10.00
Value of Bag: $40.37
Where to Subscribe: Ipsy
Thoughts on Bag: The tinted balm you need chapstick first since its on the drying side. I don't see myself using the leave in conditioner since I have oily hair. I look forward to trying out the moisturizer. It says its gentle enough for sensitive skin (which i have) and my face has been drier lately. The scrub doesn't have the greatest smell but i'll probably use it as a foot scrub. I like the color of the smooth shadow but don't know if i will wear it since most warm colors don't look good on me. 

These are the other products featured in this month's bag:

*Benefit The Porefessional (3 mL) $4.09 (Full Size:22 mL $30.00)
*Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask (1 oz) $4.95
(Full Size: 5.25 oz $26.00)
*(MALIN+GOETZ) Mojito Lip Balm Full Size (.35 oz) $12.00
*ALTERNA Caviar Anti-Aging Dry Shampoo (.1 oz) $0.88 (Full Size: 2.65 oz $22.00)
*Coastal Scents Small Foundation Brush $4.95
*Apothederm Bright Skin Serum (4.1 mL) $9.23 (Full Size: 30 mL $67.50)
*Balanced Guru Balm Me Up Organic Sweet Cocoa and Tangy Body Balm (1 oz) $3.00
(Full Size: 4 oz $12.00)
*Epice Purifying Exfoliant Facial Cleanser (1 oz) (Full Size: 3.3oz $32.00)
*LeeAnni Eco 3-in-1 Revolotion (.35 oz) $2.62 ($29.98 4 oz)
*Marula Pure Marula Facial Oil (2 mL) $3.12 (Full Size: 50 mL $78.00)
*Absolute! Makeup Cleansing Tissue (10 ct) $2.49
*Proactiv Mark Fading Pads (4 ct) n/a (5 pc kit $39.95)
*Skiin Soothing and Smoothing Eye Cream (.25 oz) $14.98 (Full Size: 0.5 oz $29.95)
*Willa On The Go Face Towelettes (10 ct) $4.50
*Yaby Liquid Foundation Full Size (15.4g) $13.99



Ipsy - Glam Bag October 2013 The Art of Beauty

By cristalena56 · October 17, 2013

Every bag is shipped in a shiny pink envelope every month.

How the contents came inside the bag.

The theme of October's bag is "The Art of Beauty".

They always include a postcard showing the brands featured in that month's bag as well as the discount you can get shopping for those brands during that particular month.

Every month has a different makeup bag. This particular bag Ipsy's Facebook page asked for everyone to decorate the backside of the bag and post it on their wall. I never took the time to do mine. :p

Now what you have been waiting for.. The Goodies!! Every bag includes most usually 5-6 products a month. They are usually deluxe samples but they also include from time to time Full Size products.

Up first a yummy smelling hand lotion that is found at kohls.

Product Name: be Delectable Hand Cream in Strawberries and Cream 
Description: Indulge your hands with a well-deserved treat. This ultra nourishing hand cream is enriched with shea butter, coconut oil, and aloe vera to smooth, nourish and rejuvenate hands and cuticles. Rich, and never greasy, this beautiful blend is kissed with a delectable scent. Available in four delectable scents, coconut & cream, strawberry & cream, vanilla & cream and lemon & cream.  
Size: 2 oz/60 mL
Where to Buy: Kohl's
Value: $5.00 (Full Size: 4 oz/118 ml $10.00)

Product Name: Sexy Hair Blow Dry Gel
Description: The Sexy Hair Blow Gel is an alcohol-free gel that thickens hair while adding volume. It also helps retain moisture so your hair never feels dry. Delivers a light to medium hold. 
Size: 1.7 oz/50 mL
Where to Buy: Ulta
Value: $5.00 (Full Size: 8.5 oz $16.95)

Product Name: H20 Face Oasis Hydrating Treatment
Description: The H2O Plus Face Oasis Hydrating Treatment is a clinically proven oil-free moisture gel that delivers deep hydration. Marine botanicals rapidly replenish depleted skin and fills surface lines with a surge of moisture. Vitamins A and E helps fight against environmental damage and phospholipid microspheres deliver time-released hydration to keep skin looking revitalized all day.
Size: 0.34 oz/10mL
Where to Buy: H20
Value: $7.20 (Full Size 1.7 oz/50mL $36.00)

Product Name: Buxom  Full On Lip Polish in Dolly 
Description: Tingle, plump & shine your pout to super-sexy proportions with sheer, shimmering Full-On™ Lip Polish in Dolly. This bestselling dusty mauve gloss creates the look of fuller, more voluptuous lips while Vitamins A & E help keep them soft, smooth and protected.
Size: 0.07oz/2mL
Where to Buy: Sephora
Value: $8.87 (Full Size: 0.15 oz $19.00)

Product Name: Zoya Nail Polish in Mason
Description: Part of the Fall 2013 CASHMERES & SATINS Collection, these shades are created to work together with this season's most stylish runway designs and luxurious fabric blends. These ultra long-wearing, glossy nail lacquers by Zoya are BIG5FREE - free of toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate (DBP). </p>

ipsy subscribers will receive Neve, Giovanna, or Mason
Size: Full Size
Where to Buy: Zoya
Value: $9.00

A Blurry picture so you could see the sparkles in it. I had a hard time capturing them. 

Price of Bag: $10.00
Value of Bag: $35.07
Where to Subscribe: Ipsy
Thoughts on Bag: I loved everything but the blow dry gel. The lotion smells so yummy that you want to eat your hand. Makes me think of strawberries and cream oatmeal. I also love the zoya color I got even though i was hoping for the emerald shade Giovanna. I've been using the h20 and my face seems more moisturized then it had been. I just damped my face first with some water and the dot it on my face. A little goes along way. The lip gloss tingles and has a butterscotch flavor. The blow dry gel just made my hair oily and tangled more then anything. I have fine hair, so i can't recommend it for this hairtype. 

These are the other items that were featured in this months bag:

*Bella Terra Mineral Cosmetics Mineral Shimmers (2g) $11.99 (Full Size 2.5g $14.99)
*Ole Henrien Truth Serum Collagen Booster (0.25 oz/7 mL) $10.00 (Full Size: 1 oz/30 mL $40.00)
*Coastal Scents Medium Shadow Brush $2.49
*La Fresh Eco-Beauty Oil-Free Cleanser Wipes (15 ct) $5.00 (Full Size: $9.99 30 ct)
*Nourish Organic Deeply Nourishing Coconut & Argan Body Lotion (1 oz) $1.49 (Full Size: 8 oz$9.99
*Ofra Sultry Lipgloss and Plumper (Full Size) $12.95
*Ole Henriksen Truth Creme Advanced Hydration (0.25 oz) $6.62 (Full Size: 1.7 oz $45.00)
*Sexy Hair Spray Clay Texturizing Spray Clay (Travel Size 1.4 oz) $8.00 (Full Size: 4.4 oz $18.95)
*Starlooks Lip Pencil (Full Size 2.4g) $12.00
*Wet n Wild Fergie Photo Op Eyeshadow $4.99

Past Months Bags:
*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


Ipsy - Glam Bag April 2013 - Pretty in Pink

By cristalena56 · May 16, 2013
The theme for last month's bag was Pretty in Pink. </p>

Smooth white bag with pink zipper.

Every bag comes with a post card with the theme on one side and..

The brands that are included in that month's bag. (though you might not get something from every brand listed since sometimes they have you either get this one product or another. Which happened for this bag.)

Some of the packaging screams out MAC but none of the products are from them though. (I wish!!)

Product: Sation Nail Lacquer in "Of Courset I'll Call You" (The other color was "Love and First Byte".)
Description: Sation Nail Lacquer is a contemporary beauty company, infusing a creative direction in nail care through a blend of lifestyle aesthetics. The collection features 120 colors from its seasonal & limited collections.
Size: Full Size (0.5 oz/15 ml)
Value: $5.00
Where to Buy: Miss


</p> <p>Product: Be a Bombshell Blush in Sweet Cheeks. Its a medium rose pink with shimmer. (The other shade given out was Beach Please - a bright matte pink.)
Description: A highly pigmented pressed powder blush that highlights the complexion and provides long lasting color. Can be used both as a blush or a bronzer.
Size: Full Size (5 grams/1.7 oz)
Value: $16.00
Where to Buy: Be A Bombshell Cosmetics</p>

Quick Swatch. I love the color. <3

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</a>Product: Two Cosmetics Duo Eye Shadow in Heartache. (Others received Mica Beauty Mineral Shadow in Earth)
Description: Two Cosmetics blush pink duo eyeshadow in Heartache is suited for all skin tones & complexions in two finishes. The shimmer side is fabulous for highlighting the brow bone, tear duct or cheeks. The matte side is great for blending, or for use as a blush and is amazing for an all over the lid color. Paraben free and not tested on animals!
Size: Full Size (0.98g/0.035 oz)
Value: $6.99
Where to Buy: Two Cosmetics

Some said these were chalky.. I applied over the $1.00 Elf Primer for the swatch and they applied smoothly and with ease. I havent tried wearing it yet though.

Product: Sexy Hair Powder Play (Or Healthy Hair Soy Renewal)
Description: Get ‘POW’ volume in an instant with Sexy Hair's Powder Play! Powder Play adds instant volume to any type of hair style or texture. Weightless, odorless, and colorless! Instantly liquifies when applied and adds volume and texture in seconds. Just sprinkle on dry hair at the root for lift and volume. Apply throughout the hair for extreme volume and texture.
Size: 0.07 oz/2g (Full Size 0.53 oz/15g)
Value: $2.10 (Full Size is $15.95)

Total Value: $30.09
Bag Cost: $10.00
Where to Subscribe: Ipsy
Thoughts on the Bag: Love my blush!!! I would have preferred the Mica Beauty Earth shadow over the one I recieved. I dont see me ever using the polish since I like bright colors and not a Pink French Manicure color. The powder I will never use since I have oily hair.

Past Month's Bags:

Filed in: Sation, Ipsy, Be a Bombshell, My Glam, MyGlam, Sexy hair
Tagged with: pink

January 2013 Glam Bag - A True Star Will Always Shine

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="https://api.shopstyle.com/action/apiVisitRetailer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sephora.com%2Fjosie-maran%23%21%26brandName%3Djosie-maran%26pageSize%3D60%26sortBy%3D-1%26node%3D1050092&pid=popsugar&pdata=860655" 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

</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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