October 21, 2013

Ipsy October 2013 Glambag

"The Art of Beauty"
is Ipsy's October Glambags theme.
IPSY is a monthly subscription beauty bag that has 5 varies from deluxe samples to full size beauty products  that is based on a theme sent out every month for only $10! So if you are into make-up and beauty products, and looove to try out new products go check out this subscription service!

Now let's look at my bag!
Ipsy October 2013 Glambag

These products were matched to me through their IpsyMatch beauty quiz. And based on my answers this is pretty much what I did want: beauty tools, nail, hair and eye products. I am not sure about the make-up wipes but it doesn't hurt to have it around!

First, let's look at the LaFresh Eco-Beauty Oil-Free Face Cleaner:
"The La Fresh® Eco-Beauty® Oil-Free Face Cleanser Wipes gently cleanses and detoxifies skin. Contains pineapple, vitamin E, cucumber, marshmallow, oat, aloe and chamomile extracts. These wipes are biodegradable, compostable and are packaged using clean, renewal solar energy. Paraben-free."

I have receieved a LaFresh make-up wipes before from Ipsy and was not a big fan of it. It had something that was irritating my skin and so I just used it to remove swatches from my arms after taking pictures for the blog. I have not opened this one yet but I will try one tonight and give you an update later on. 


This Coastal Scents Medium Shadow Brush has nice soft bristles to it. It is wider than my usual flat shader brush which is the ELF Studio synthetic brush or the EcoTools flat brush. I have not used it since I just washed this brush over the weekend. I think this will be great to pack on eye shadow all over the lid or too highlight by the brow. If it's too big for your eyes, try using this for highlighting your cheekbones, cupid's bow or contouring your nose!



 Next thing I got is this pretty bottle from Zoya Nail Polish in Neve:
"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)." 
I have received a Zoya nail polish with Ipsy before and love how the formula is just so pigmented and is so easy to apply! The brush is perfect for my nails to do the center then get both sides with one coat. I do two coats though to make it darker, and smoothen out my shaky first coat application! So I put this on the next day and got so many compliments from it! Here's an Instagram picture of it on my nails:


It's really pretty! Even my friend was eyeing it since her favorite color is blue so I'll be giving this one to her. I have another polish in the same shade already so she can keep this one. 

For my hair product, I received another Big Sexy Hair, this times it's this Blow Out Volumizing Gel:
"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."
It says on the bottle to apply to damp hair from roots to ends then blow dry. I tried this over the weekend and did not see much change on my hair. This could be my fault too since I don't really know how to properly blow dry my hair! I am interested to see how the Ipster Gurus will be using this and maybe get some tips as well. I do love this brand since I have gotten other hair products from them with my previous Ipsy bags (again!) so I will keep playing with this.
Right now my hair still feels soft, I don't feel any gel build up or anything so that's a good thing, just no volume.

"It's easy to create a variety of looks with Bella Terra Mineral Cosmetics Mineral Shimmers! As an 8-in-1 product, the Mineral Shimmers are a creamy eye shadow, matte eyeshadow, eyeliner, lip color, nail polish, mascara, body glitter, and hair color for fun hair streaks! Available for purchase in 60 luminous and luxurious shades." 

shade: Emotion (purple shimmery shade)
I have never heard of this brand but I am in-loove with the shade I got! The swatch above looks very pigmented just from one tap from the jar! On the eye lids though using a flat synthetic brush and over an eye primer, I needed to layer it a bit to get to that color intensity. Maybe I'll use my finger next time! 

Here's how it looks on my lids and how I would wear this shade:
 I wanted to see if I can be light handed with this shadow and wear it during the daytime and give my neutral shadows a break. And as you can see, it is wearable for day time! A nice subtle purple smokey daytime eye is just perfect with pinky-nude lips and glowy skin! *My skin is actually feeling dry lately so I didn't powder over my UD Naked Foundation.* I can do a different post on this FOTD look if you guys like, so this post don't get too long. Comment below!


This is how I really stepped out of the house since I can't see without ma glasses on!

Overall, this month's bag was not bad at all. I always love the make-up products I get in the bag since this helps to build my make-up collection and try out new things! My hair products have grown as well though most of the time I just leave my hair alone and use argan oil when it is feeling frizzy and dry. I always love to get new nail polishes and face wipes are good to have for those "you'll-never-know" situations. Again, click on the product names above to link you to the Ipsy Discount Code to those products, if you are interested in purchasing any of it.

Unfortunately, this will be my last Ipsy bag for now. This is actually my 12th bag and yes a year ago is when I signed up with Ipsy and have loved most of the items I have received from them. I just think it was time for me and Ipsy to break up for a bit and just enjoy all the eye liners, lip products, eye shadows and so on that I have received from the past year I have subscribed. Plus, a new girl can take my spot and try out all these amazing products Ipsy has been featuring in their bags! I personally have enough in my collection to actually not buy anymore make-up but the holidays are coming so many deals and new collections are coming out in the drugstores that I think I will spend my $10 on those instead. I am not saying, I won't be signing back up again but right now I have enough. 

I'll see you all on my next post you gorgeous peeps! And hope you all have a great week! 

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