Ipsy Glam Bag Review - May 2014 - Beauty Subscription Bag

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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 

The May Ipsy bag arrived earlier this week and this time, I had no idea what to expect. I didn't seek out or come across a single spoiler this month.


My Ipsy Points bonus this month is a full size bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Light it Up. In the tube the colour looks nice and I was pumped when I saw it. On my lips, it's orange. Bright tangerine orange. It's bad. I had to blot it down with a ton of tissue to make it even moderately wearable. (value $18 US)


The May theme is "Fresh Picks"  and comes with a super cute canvas makeup pouch.
It's a month of crisp air, vibrant flowers, and fresh Glam Bag products! Getting your beauty to bloom all month long will be as easy as lying in the warm grass and basking in the sunshine.
There were 26 different products available this month, with an endless amount of Glam Bag combinations. Here are the 5 products Ipsy Match picked for me, based on my preferences:


derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub (1oz, $16.25)
Improve the appearance of your skin with this gentle yet effective Microdermabrasion Scrub, only from derma e®. This formula buffs away dull surface cells, diminshes the appearance of wrinkles and acne scars, and absorbs excess skin oils with an exclusive crystal blend including Dead Sea Salt and Volcanic Sand (rich in Silica). Enriched with natural astringents Lime and Lemon Peel plus antioxidants Grapeseed and Vitamin E, this pro-grade treatment retexturizes skin, leaving it soft, smooth and younger-looking.

I love facial scrubs so this is a great sample for me, and it smells like lemons!

Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask (60ml, $12)
The Therapy Session Hair Mask deeply conditions, repairs and strengthens dry and damaged hair. Argan Oil nourishes and revitalizes, while Keravis Protein drastically increases hair’s strength and elasticity. The results are hydrated, soft and manageable hair.


Hang Ten Classic Sport SPF50 (30ml, $2.16)
Protect and nourish your skin with our clear, lightweight, naturally scented sunscreen. Provides maximum water resistance and full body coverage against harmful UVA/UVB rays. 

This sunscreen is made by Coola, a brand I really like. Anything SPF related is a win for me since I go through so much sunscreen.

Olive Natural Beauty - The Olive Lip Balm in Refreshing Rosemary ($5.95)
The Olive Lip Balm is packed with Olive Natural Beauty’s organic jojoba and extra virgin olive oil for light enduring moisture with no added synthetics or chemicals so your lips are always ready for that spontaneous kiss. We use animal cruelty-free beeswax that is cultivated at a higher altitude to produce the most pure and unprocessed wax, protecting your lips from the elements while allowing them to breathe and stay plump.  

This seems good in theory but it smells pretty awful. It does feel good on my lips though.

Pacifica Mineral Eyeshadow Duo #2 in Moonbeam & Unicorn (2g, $4)
The Pacifica Mineral Eyeshadow Duo are coconut infused mineral eye shadows that are a perfect addition to any makeup collection. Packaged in a beautiful travel ready recyclable container, these exclusive duos are customized just for ipsy! These shades can be found in the Pacifica Mystical and Charmed Palette. Smooth application with gorgeous color pay-off.  

This duo is a sample created especially for Ipsy. Moonbeam is from the Mythical Palette and Unicorn is from the Charmed Palette. I already own the Enlighten Palette and I love it.


The May Ipsy Glam bag included five "Fresh Picks" valued at $40.36 (or $58.36 value if you include the Ipsy points bonus). It's a pretty decent value considering this bag cost me $14.95 US (including shipping). I'm pretty happy with this bag. The sample sizes are all very generous and I like pretty well everything I received. I will probably pass on the lip balm and lipstick, but everything else will be used.

What did you receive in your May Ipsy Glam Bag?


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