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Monday, June 20, 2016

Ipsy Glam Bag (June 2016 Review)

Today, I am reviewing my June Ipsy Glam Bag. This is my third month receiving a bag (you can read my April Ipsy Glam Bag Review by clicking here). Each month, for $10, I am sent a personalized bag filled with beauty products!

From the moment, I opened my package I couldn't wait to try out all my new goodies! The bag itself, is so cute and can be used to hold cosmetic products in your purse (which is what I sometimes do).

1. ColourPop Cosmetics -
    Creme Gel Liner in Get Paid 
    Retails for $5.00

ColourPop Cosmetics is one of my favorite brands. I'm generally picky about my eyeliners and eyeshadows, as I have very sensitive eyes, but their products have never caused me any problems! I own two other eyeliners by them, but this was a unique color, that I was really looking forward to trying. The liner, goes on smoothly and has a really pretty metallic finish. Colourpop is also cruelty free and has a lot of vegan products. 

2. theBalm Cosmetics -
    Meet Matt(e) Trimony Eyeshadow in Matt Moskowitz
    This is one color in a palette (with nine total colors) that retails for $42.00

You might recall, I mentioned that their highlighter (Mary-Lou Manizer) was on my wishlist. I have been wanting to try a lot of their products and was excited to receive this eyeshadow. They are also a paraben and cruelty-free brand. 

Their packaging and design are really nice! Meet Matt(e) Trimony Eyeshadow in Matt Moskowitz, is a deep plum and is very pigmented. I've been blending this shade with a shimmery brown and the combo is just stunning.

3. Delectable by Cake Beauty -
    Everything Balm
    I was given a sample size. The full size retails for $16.00

When I first saw this product, I wasn't quite sure what it was to be used for. I ended up looking online to figure out just what it did. And it does just what it says - everything! It's a clear balm (a little like Vaseline) and some of the suggested uses are for moisturizing lips, adding highlight to cheeks, sealing split ends, and softening skin, etc. I definitely recommend this product (and especially because I have it in a trial size, it easily fits inside my purse)! 

This product is cruelty free and vegan.

4. Seraphine Botanicals -
    Happy Hibiscus Blush
    Retails for $18.00

Seraphine Botanicals is known for being cruelty free and vegan, so I was thrilled to be receiving this item. I had not tried any of their products before, but just the packaging was enough to get me excited. The blush is intended for all skin tones and on the back of the box, there is a little bunny graphic that says they do not test on animals and that makes me love it all the more. I tend to go for lighter, pink blushes because I have such fair skin, but this product surprised me. It's a sheer rose that has a nice shimmering highlight. It only took one swipe for a pigmented color that lasted all day. I applied it with an Ecotools blush brush.

5. Soap & Glory -
    Face Soap And Clarity 3-in-1 Daily Detox Vitamin C Facial       Wash
    I was given a sample size. The full size retails for $12.00

I have been familiar with the British brand, Soap & Glory for a while. About a week ago, a friend texted me to let me know their products were now available at Ulta, and then a few days later I received this in my Ipsy Glam Bag.

The packaging of their products are really fun and have a retro vibe. It smells amazing, which is always a plus! I originally thought that this product might contain microbeads, but the company is cruelty free and no longer uses microbeads in their products. Instead they use a biodegradable wax bead. I have only used this face wash once, but I really liked it. It has a thin, serum like consistency and left my skin feeling fresh. 

This Ipsy Glam Bag has been my favorite to date. All the products were cruelty free and I now have some new products to add to my birthday wishlist. :P 

If you would like to order your own Ipsy bag, click the link below.

Sign Up For Ipsy's Glam Bag

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Until next time,


  1. Great post - love the bag - super cute! Thanks for sharing - I think I need to subscribe - love samples.

  2. OOh the lip balms look cool!! I would love to see how the colours look on you!!

  3. Fun bag. Love the design of this one!

  4. Such a fun bag, love the design.

  5. Nice! I got a good bag too! Subscribing!

  6. Love Ipsy! I got some different products in mine this month! Thanks for sharing yours!

    - Cait |

  7. What type of skin is the face wash for? Are all the products just trial sizes? How do you choose what you get, or do they send out specific products from the same handful of companies? Are all of their products cruelty free...?

  8. Wow that is Ipsy bag looks amazing, I don't think I've ever seen one with such great items :D I became familiar with Seraphine Botanicals a while ago trying one of their cream blushes, I was surprised as well. Have fun with your new makeup! Xxxx

  9. Thanks so much for sharing, Lauren! I never tried beauty subscription boxes for some reason, but this one is different from what I imagined:) I really like the colourful bag, which I would definitely use for storing something, and the products, especially since they are mostly cruelty-free and vegan. Hope you are having a great week:)


  10. That bag is so cute! I totally want one. Thanks for sharing

  11. I used to love IPSY! Then I realized I was just hoarding the products and forgetting to use them... so I had to go on hiatus. haha! enjoy :)

  12. I always tell myself that I'm going to try Ipsy but then never do lol. This month's bag is so cute and you get some cool products. That Everything Balm is especially interesting.