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25 April 2014

{Out of the Box}: April 2014 Ipsy Bag

Out of the Box is a feature I do to showcase and give a brief review of products in the subscription boxes that I receive.

Today's review is of my Ipsy makeup bag for April.  Ipsy is a service where "each month, subscribers will receive a beautiful Glam Bag with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. Members can watch and play along with the stylists with the same products that they are using. All for only $10 a month. "  If you are interested, please click to use my referral code.

It comes in an awesome hot pink bubble wrap mailer.  Each month, the bag part of the theme.  This month's theme was "Beauty Rocks".

First up, is Pop! Goes the Shadow eye shadow in Champagne.  I like it, it's very light and easy to apply.  It doesn't seem to smudge or crease.
Next is Big Sexy Hair Root Pump.  I totally need all the volume I can get.  It seems to give me a little boost, but I can't tell if it makes my hair look greasy by the end of the day.  I don't use product on my hair, so this is new for me.
This is Cailyn lip gloss, I don't remember what the color name is.  I like that it comes in a little pot, and the pot has a brush.  I hate getting gloss under my nails.  However, this color is kind of orangy on me, rather than pink.  I'm not sure how I feel about it.  It also is dry, not drying, but dry.  It isn't slick, like normal gloss.
I tried for a while to get this flipped, but oh well.  My most favorite item in the bag, Urban Decay Black Velvet eyeliner!  It is a travel size, but it's big enough for me!  I'll admit my makeup stupidity here and say I'm not sure how to sharpen it, but that's what Google is for, I guess :)
Lastly, is Dr. Brandt Microderm Abrasion (travel size).  I've only used it once, but it's pretty awesome.  The scent is great and makes my face feel wonderful! 

All in all, I'm super happy with my subscription.  At only $10 a month, the products I got are worth so much more than that, trial size or not. 


  1. I love ipsy!!!! It is so much fun to try out 4-5 different high end makeup products every month in a cute new makeup bag, for only $10. Last month I received Benefit lollitint, Cailyn lip balm, Urban Decay eyeliner, City Color eyeshadow, and KISS lashes! You can become a part of the ipsy community here

    1. For beauty, I think ipsy is my favorite bag. I looked at others, but Ipsy seems to have more high quality items AND bigger sizes. I'm not going to pay for a tiny sample packet!
      I've heard great things about the Lollitint (I'm slightly jealous!)


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