Saturday, October 24, 2015

September 2015 - Ipsy Glam Bag Unboxing and Review (Beauty Sample Subscription)

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Ipsy is one of the inexpensive beauty bag sample subscriptions. You receive 4-5 deluxe sample size or full size products each month. The cost is $10 US (+ $4.95 shipping to Canada). 

Ipsy is generally make-up products with a mix of skincare, nail polish, and hair products based on a beauty profile you complete. There is usually 12-18 products that are selected from each month! You can view your "glam room" online that tells you all the products you will receive each month. You also receive a make-up bag each month with your products.

Ipsy always ships out in it's signature pink mailer:

Ipsy arrived incredibly late for September - I left on the 26th and it had not arrived, and I returned home on October 10 and it had not arrived yet! I emailed Ipsy on October 12 and it arrived a couple of days after that! So frustrating - my bags the last few months have been super late! I hope they fix their shipping to Canada! I don't want to sound too whiny but not getting it at all was a pain! Here is a look at the September Ipsy bag:

This month's theme is "Face Fashion" - Smokier, deeper, richer. This September, leave the past behind and take the leap into fall with a Glam Bag made to inspire the perfect transition from summertime casual to autumn elegance. 

A lot of people really loved this bag - it isn't my favorite so I will gift it! Here is a look at this month's products:

Finally I got GLAM GLOW!!! Here is a closer look at the products I received:

J. Cat Beauty - #MOTD Waterproof Slide on Pencil for Eyes in Bronze ~ full size $3.99. This eye-catching pencil has a soft & smooth formulation. It’s an eyeliner with an innovative staying power. A long-wearing, waterproof liner will keep your eyes inked and smudge free.

I was a little worried about the color of this eyeliner, but it's actually beautiful! It's got a gentle hint of shimmer and I can't wait to use it! Also, it does not smudge at all! 

Formula X Nail Color in "Ignite" ~ sample size 0.13 oz for $4.23 (full size is 0.4 oz for $13). Give your mani the royal treatment with Formula X’s The Cut Fall 2015. This collection features bestselling Ignite, a smoking red, and now four supremely stylish, next-level shades. Brush on Decadent, a rich chocolate brown, or flaunt Acclaimed, an elite nude cream shade—these unique lacquers will let nails stand out with their modern, classic look. Infused with ShineXcel ™, a luminescent ingredient that enhances color sheen and overall brilliance, each polish delivers Formula X’s patented No Compromise formulation for supreme, lasting, and ultra-saturated color with stunning shine. 

I like that this is a brand new color from the Fall 2015 collection! And this color is really pretty - I can't wait to use it! 

Not Soap, Radio - Emotional Well-Being Hand/Body Lotion in Liquid Freud ~ sample size 35ml for $1.68 (full size 375ml for $18). This luxe lotion is super-light and perfect for layering. You’ll experience silkier skin after application, and the non-greasy formula will make your skin healthy, wealthy and wise.

The scent of this is described as coconut milk, mango and vanilla. This smells good. I really enjoy the packaging of this product. I love hand creams and have little samples of them everywhere! 

GLAMGLOW Flashmud Brightening Treatment ~ sample size 0.5 oz for $22.35 (full size is 1.7 oz for $76). FLASHMUD BRIGHTENING TREATMENT is a multi-targeted, multi-sensorial, quick-results, new brightening experience. Designed for instant & extended results for men & women of all ages, all skin types and tones. With clever, multi-sized, built-in pre-exfoliator particles to improve ingredient absorption, FLASHMUD will instantly give you sexy brighter skin!

I am so excited to finally get some GLAMGLOW!!! So excited! And this is a new treatment, which again is nice to get newly released products! I can't wait to try this! 

NYX Cosmetics ipsy Eye Shadow Trio ~ approx. $9. This 3-color eye shadow palette gives you go-anywhere intensity day or night thanks to the highly pigmented formulations. Provides intense eye colors with a silky texture for seamless application for any eye look that you desire. It consists of 3 complementing eye shadows to wear together or alone.

I was really excited to see that this palette was made just for subscribers! Since this isn't available for sale, I just used the price of other trios! Here are swatches of the palette:

They have decent color pay off and I like that the lighter 2 are slightly shimmery and the dark color is matte. I'm looking forward to using this. 

Also, I cashed in 250 points for this:

Juara Skincare Turmeric Antioxidant Radiance Facial Mask ~ sample size 0.34 oz for $4.19 (full size is 3 oz for $37). A must for radiant skin, JUARA’s Turmeric Antioxidant Radiance Mask utilizes the proven power of Indonesian turmeric. This powerful mask detoxifies, brightens and strengthens stressed, tired, dull-looking skin in one single application. Turmeric extract works to brighten and even out skin tone while providing antioxidant protection, kaolin clay purifies skin and refines pores and a touch of candlenut oil is added to soften and nurture skin. This unique mask is a great instant pick me up!

Yay for more masks!!! This one sounds awesome and I am excited to try it! 

Ipsy came with 5 products (2 full sized), and a total value of $41.25. I am in love with this bag - it had a great variety of products and I will use all of them! I am impressed that one of the products is made exclusively for ipsy, and two more products are brand new this season! I have to say, this was worth the wait! 

If you would like to view my past Ipsy reviews, you can go here; and, if you are interested in signing up for Ipsy, I would love it if you used my referral code here:

What did you think of the September Ipsy Ipsy bag?


  1. I actually just got the same Ignite nail polish, and it's so beautiful!