Ipsy Glam Bag Review - August 2013 - Beauty Subscription Bag

What is it? Ipsy Glam Bag
How Much? $10 per month, plus $4.95 shipping to Canada
What’s in it?  4-5 beauty products every month
I've been so busy this month, I didn't peek at ANY spoilers for the August Ipsy. I didn't even peek on the website to see the bag design.

This is what greeted me when I opened the bubble mailer today. The theme for August is "Glamour Academy" and the Glam Bag is "full of beauty essentials that are perfect for stashing in your school bag".

I LOVE the bag! It reminds me of Hogwarts. I'd totally be a Gryffindor.

Once again I received a free gift for referring two new Ipsters! This month I received a nail polish from Lime Crime in Crema de Limon. The colour is quite fun but I don't love the formula. It's a finicky one. Took a few very precise coats to get good coverage.

Noya Lip Balm  in Cherry (Full size, $3.99)

Our cherry flavored lip balm is a lightweight, all-natural formula that moisturizes your lips while at the same time packs a full punch of flavor. And because it’s natural, you can lick your lips as much as you want - and trust us, you’ll want to often.

I can never have enough lip balm. I have one in every purse and tote bag!

 Michael Todd True Organics - Pumpkin Nutrient-Rich Facial Mask (1oz/30ml, $10.20)
This mask smells so much like fresh pumpkin you will think it's Thanksgiving. And exfoliant lovers will give Thanks! That tingle is the pumpkin enzyme combining with glycolic acid to go to town on your skin’s flaws dissolving impurities like dead skin and clogged pores. Adds brightness and radiance to the skin and significantly improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles after a single use. Full size is 100ml for $34.

I received a scrub from Michael Todd organics in a previous Topbox and I loved it. I would have bought a full size already except it's expensive! I might buy one with my Ipsy discount. This Pumpkin Mask is very well reviewed so I can't wait to try it.

Pacifica Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream (0.34oz/10ml, $5.33)
The Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream hydrates, primes, illuminates, and perfects leaving a sheer bare skin finish. Specialized mineral pigments instantly adjusts to your skin shade allows one color to work for many and can be built up for just the right amount of coverage. Your skin will look natural, dewy, youthful and radiant without looking like you are wearing heavy make-up. Full size is 30ml for $16.

I already have one of these samples, which I received free when I placed an order with Pacifica. I haven't used it yet, but I tried a swatch on my hand. It looks dark but blends in easily and feels great on the skin.

Pixi  Beauty Lash Booster Mascara in Blackest Black (3g, $7.29)
This unique mascara truly boosts your lashes, giving them a "push-up" effect that lasts all day. The dense, rich formula coats lashes with maximum pigment, for long-lasting full color and the cone-shaped brush coats each lash evenly. Long lasting, smudge-free and waterproof. Full size is 7g for $17.

I used to love getting mascara samples but now I have so many, there is no possible way I can use them all in the next decade! I am curious about the claims in this one though so I may bump it up the list of tubes to try.

Mica Beauty Cosmetics  Shimmer Eye Shadow in Bronze (Full size 2.5g, $14.95)
MicaBeauty Mineral Eyeshadows are extremely gentle, free of preservatives, chemicals, dyes, talc, oils, and other fillers. With this unique formula, the eyeshadows will look ultra smooth and stay put for hours without creasing or pulling the delicate eye area. Can be mixed with clear lip-gloss, clear mascara, and clear nail polish to add pigment to lips, eyelashes and nails! 

I'm getting sick of mineral eye shadows. I blame BB5. This one is described as a mid-toned shimmery brown. I will give it a try on my next night out.

I received 5 products in my August Ipsy Glam Bag, valued at just under $42. Two of the products are full sized! In addition to this, I received a full sized nail polish worth $8. I love the Glamour Academy beauty pouch and I will most definitely use the lip balm, BB cream and face mask. Another great month from Ipsy!

What did you get in your August Ipsy Glam Bag?

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  1. this looks like a great bag, especially the pumpkin mask! yum! I love the bag design as well. I am thinking of subscribing to ipsy in september or october :)


    1. I'm not sure if they currently have a wait list, but you can sign up for Ipsy without subscribing, just to get e-mails to see when subscriptions are open.

    2. they have a wait list i saW PEOPLE complaining on their facebook page.

  2. I wanted to try the face mask, but got the facial scrub instead. No complaints though, the whole box (bag?) looks awesome.

  3. Loved my August 2013 bag too! Here's what I received - http://missyinthemirror101.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-unboxing-ipsy-glam-bag-august-2013.html

  4. I received all the same products that you did. I guess we can't trade anything lol.


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