September ipsy Glam Bag

My September ipsy glam bag has arrived and I’m extra excited to share this months baggie with you all because I included some special add-ons to try! So without further ado, let’s get started!

For this month, this is what I received from my ipsy glam bag:

  • Celestially inspired pouch
  • BENEFIT COSMETICS – Gimme Brow + Volumizing Eyebrow Gel in 4.5 (Neutral Deep Brown)
  • IBOM – Lemon Verbena Clay Mask
  • FIRST AID BEAUTY – Hello Fab Coconut Water Cream
  • OFRA COSMETICS – OFRA x Madison Moondance Highlighter
  • SMASHBOX COSMETICS – Studio Skin 24 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation in 2.16 Golden (Medium)

And here are my extra add-ons:

  • L.O.C.K. COLOR – Unicorn Glow Hydrating Primer
  • WANDER BEAUTY – Frame Your Face Micro Brow Pencil in Taupe
  • SKYN ICELAND – Icelandic Youth Serum
  • IT COSMETICS – Confidence in a Cleanser

Celestially Inspired Pouch

This month’s glam bag features a celestially inspired look which has to be my favourite pouch so far. Not to mention this beautiful zipper handle!

BENEFIT COSMETICS – Gimme Brow + Volumizing Eyebrow Gel in 4.5 (Neutral Deep Brown)

I am all about brow make up because I have very little eyebrow hairs. This brow gel contains microfibers that stick to your eyebrow hairs and adds volume and fullness. It’s also water resistant and lasts all day. I was very impressed with this product.

IBOM – Lemon Verbena Clay Mask

This lemon clay mask is perfect for my oily skin because it contains tea tree (for oily skin), kaolin (reduces pore size), honey, centella asiatica extract and matsuchi (retains moisture). The rice husk and red bean particles allows for exfoliation and the lemon verbena extract aids in clearer, healthier looking skin.

FIRST AID BEAUTY – Hello Fab Coconut Water Cream

I’m a big fan of First Aid Beauty products and this Hello Fab Coconut Water Cream is one of my favourite products! This oil free and lightweight water cream instantly absorbs into your skin for a noticeably smoother and plumper complexion. It’s rich in amino acids, enzymes, antioxidants, phytonutrients, and coconut water. You really can’t go wrong with this product.

OFRA COSMETICS – OFRA x Madison Moondance Highlighter

This highlighter made in collaboration with beauty blogger and new mommy, Madison Miller is a beautiful highly pigmented champagne shade. You really don’t need much on your brush to add some glow to your look.

SMASHBOX COSMETICS – Studio Skin 24 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation in 2.16 Golden (Medium)

This foundation applies to my skin so beautifully! It’s oil-free, contains hyaluronic acid and it doesn’t oxidize and darken over time on your skin! I love the matte finish and build-able coverage. The only fault about this product is that its not my shade which is a common issue when receiving concealers and foundations from beauty box subscriptions. But no worries, this foundation works perfectly as a concealer as well!

L.O.C.K. COLOR – Unicorn Glow Hydrating Primer

I was in need of a new primer and found this beauty in the add-on section on the ipsy website, and I’m glad I gave it a try. It’s lightweight with a gel texture – perfect for my oily skin. It also contains hydrolyzed collagen and hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture. My foundation and concealer really does blend in smoothly over this primer. This is my first time trying L.O.C.K. COLOR cosmetics and I’m quite impressed!

WANDER BEAUTY – Frame Your Face Micro Brow Pencil in Taupe

This products is actually full size because I also needed a new eyebrow pencil. I wanted something that will mimic the eyebrows hairs for a more natural look. My first impression of this brow pencil wasn’t great to be honest… It takes a while for the product to warm up on your skin so you gotta “rub” the pencil in a bit until the product softens and the pigment comes through. Once the pigment finally starts showing, I found it hard to make subtle hair-like strokes. Maybe I just need some practice but I wish the product was more pigmented and precise like it’s described.

SKYN ICELAND – Icelandic Youth Serum

I was intrigued by this skin care add-on product because it has a red-colored tint to it. Don’t worry, it doesn’t actually stay red on your skin once you massage it in! This serum is fast absorbing, lightweight and contains astaxanthin, one of the most powerful antioxidants on Earth!

IT COSMETICS – Confidence in a Cleanser

This is another favourite skin care product that I added on! It’s sulfate-free and soap-free, with collagen, hyaluronic acid, colloidal oatmeal, and a ceramide complex to remove make up, retaining moisture and nourishing your skin.

This month’s ipsy glam bag was very impressive! I am disappointed by the WANDER BEAUTY’s eyebrow pencil but besides that, I am definitely a fan of the rest of the products.

What’s in your ipsy glam bag this month?

August ipsy Glam Bag

Hi everyone, I just received my August ipsy glam bag in the mail – yay! Oh, and by the way, I just wanted to point out my hubby’s infamous eye roll when he discovered the dazzling hot pink package sticking out of our mailbox… Get used to it, hunny!

I’m super excited to share these individualized sample products with you especially because I purchased a few add-ons for only $3 each!

Overall this August glam bag was pretty good! I did have to go back into my account and change my preferences for highlighter products because I just have way too many highlighters sitting at home already and I really don’t need more! But besides that, these picks are great!

So for this August Glam Bag, I got…

  • VASANTI Concealer Buffing Brush
  • WANDER BEAUTY Lift Off Purifying and Brightening Peel Off Mask
  • Eyeko Beach Waterproof Mascara
  • ESTATE COSMETICS Dew Me Baked Highlighter in Lit
  • SUNDAY RILEY Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream

And the add-on products I added to my bag are…

  • EVA-NYC Satin Dream Leave-in Hair Cream
  • PIXI by Petra Shea Butter Lip Balm in Natural Rose
  • SHERO SCIENCE 2-in-1 Pore Purifying Cleansing Gel

August Pouch

This evergreen, textured make up pouch is awesome. It’s something I would never have picked myself but I’m really loving it!

VASANTI Concealer Buffing Brush

So I’m the type of girl who likes to just use my beauty blender to blend in my concealer, but when I tried buffing out my under eye with this brush I realized I was doing it wrong this entire time! It makes the concealer spread out more evenly and it gets those hard to reach corners around the eyes.

It’s a nice thick and soft bristled brush! I’m a fan.

WANDER BEAUTY Lift Off Purifying and Brightening Peel Off Mask

If you know me, I love skin care products so I was super excited when I found out this little beauty was included in my baggie.

Firstly, the colour of the mask itself is a beautiful berry pink colour! It’s made with antioxidant rich ingredients like ACAI, GOJI BERRY, and GREEN TEA EXTRACTS. There is also KOALIN CLAY to remove oil and impurities, and minimizes shine and large pores.

I am in love with this peel off mask!

Eyeko Beach Waterproof Mascara

You don’t know waterproof mascara until you’ve tried Eyeko’s! Seriously, even my make up remover oils and wipes did very little to get this mascara off my lashes! Definitely would recommend this mascara if you’re planning for a swim at the beach or even for a good sweat session at the gym.

Also, it’s pumped with COCONUT OIL and FRUIT EXTRACTS to nourish your natural lashes. And SPF to protect them from the sun!

ESTATE COSMETICS Dew Me Baked Highlighter in Lit

I love this baked highlighter! It has a golden-pearly finish and it’s highly pigmented so just one sweep across your upper cheek bones and that should do it!

Fun fact – Did you know that “baked” highlighter are creams that were baked slowly in a oven to form that velvety texture? On the ipsy website, they also state that you can use baked highlighters wet or dry meaning you can add a bit of solution to intensify the pigments! I’m definitely going to try this!

SUNDAY RILEY Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream

So I’m definitely going to find myself a full sized version of this sample because wow, I could tell the difference in my skin in just one day!

This cream has HYALURONIC ACID and TAMARIND EXTRACT for hydration and moisture. The PAPAYA ENZYME EXTRACT help to exfoliate the skin and reduce hyperpigmentation. And the ALPHA-ARBUTIN brightens any discolouration.

Plus, this cream literally is so lightweight and oil-free that it absorbs into your skin instantly! I have oily to combination skin so the fact that this cream doesn’t leave that greasy, heavy feeling is so amazing!

EVA-NYC Satin Dream Leave-in Hair Cream

For my add-ons, I chose this leave in hair cream. I recently got my hair done and now I’m dealing with the aftermath of hair colour damage! This leave-in cream deeply moisturizes and literally make my hair feel like satin. I love that it gives my damaged hair vitamins like ARGAN OIL, AVOCADO OIL, and KERAVIS PROTEIN COMPLEX to strengthen and prevent breakage.

PIXI by Petra Shea Butter Lip Balm in Natural Rose

For some reason, my lips don’t do well with any type of lipstick! They macerate and peel just after an hour of wearing lipstick so I’ve turned to tinted lip balms to add some colour to my life.

This lip balm is made with SHEA BUTTER and VITAMIN E to nourish, protect, and soothe your delicate lips. And the tint is very natural, just enough colour to wear everyday or with a face full of make up!

To the left, there is a picture of me with bare lips and the other, with PIXI By Petra Shea butter lip balm.

SHERO SCIENCE 2-in-1 Pore Purifying Cleansing Gel

I am on the hunt for a good skin cleanser. I chose this add-on product because I need some intense pore revitalization so I gave this gel cleanser by SHERO SCIENCE a try and it’s pretty good!

I love that its gel based for my oily skin. It gently exfoliates to remove dirt and minimize pores. It is made with WHITE WILLOW BARK (a natural source of salicyclic acid), WITCH HAZEl, CALENDULA EXTRACT, and TEA TREE OIL.

That’s it for my August glam bag! For next month, ipsy is allowing their ipsters to choose one of the five products included in their bag! Can’t wait to share my next bag of goodies with you all!

By the way, what”s in your glam bag this month?

xoxo