April 2014 Ipsy Glam Bag: Beauty Rocks Review

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Wow, my April Ipsy Glam Bag came super early for me. I got it on 4/11/14 and that is usually right around the time of the month that I get my shipping notification. Color me pleased that I got it before the middle to end of the month. I hope this keeps up… ::prays to the goddesses at Ipsy: Aside from my raving about the quick shipping this month y’all are really here to see what I got right?

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Demeter Jasmine Roll On Perfume Oil: I will say right off the bat that I adore Demeter fragrances I did not adore Jasmine. It was overly sweet and way too floral for me.  Florals tend to be my LEAST fave note in fragrances especially when they are used solo. Which is the case for the Demeter Roll On in Jasmine.

Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide On Liner in Black Velvet: YES!!! WooHoo! I L-O-V-E Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide On Eyeliners and I am so BEYOND excited that we got their newest shade/formula in Black Velvet ALONG with a “Get the Look” card. This is just yes all around. Black Velvet is described as softer and more powdery version of their standard 24/7 liners. I want to call this Urban Decay’s version of MAC’s Smolder. However it performed for me more like Urban Decay’s traditional 24/7 liners, which while not being easy to blend, it still wore forever. What girl doesn’t need a high quality, black eyeliner?

Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion: No too excited about this BUT I love getting scrubs, lotions, etc in deluxe sample sizes because they are great for travel  OR gift baskets. (Easter anyone!). It is sealed and I do plan on travelling over the summer so I will be keeping it sealed. I really don’t have any thought on it now.

Mary Kay At Play Jelly Lip Gloss in Berry Me: On first glance I thought: I REALLY wish Ipsy would stop sending me red and hot pink lip products. In their defense the Mary Kay at Play Lip Jelly is very sheer. I am just not a bold lip color girl at all. But because f the sheerness of the product, it totally worked on my lips. It is tacky when swatched but on the lips it is smooth and no tacky, providing a nice moisture boost without slipping all over the lips. Color me pleased with the Mary Kay at Play Jelly Lip Gloss in Berry Me.

Elizabeth Mott Pop! Goes the Shadow in Champagne: I never heard of this brand before but the concept is intriguing. I love the shade I was sent: Champagne. This is a full sized product with a retail value of $12.99. Packaging is small and compact and it looks like it would be easy to depot and add to a larger customizable palette. On it’s own it was a pretty, sheer pop of neutral goodness. Over an eye shadow primer Champagne really shines.

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Top to Bottom: Black Velvet, Black Velvet blended out, Champagne and Berry Me

All in all my April 2014 Ipsy Glam really did “ROCK” in terms of the content. I was very pleased with the overall value of the bags, contents, I loved the design of the bag and that it arrived fairly early. I always say that Ipsy (along with other surprise subscription boxes) are a makeup version of a casino. You never know what you’re going to “win” but for a relatively small start up ($10) you can walk away feeling like a million bucks or the biggest loser. This month I feel like a million bucks! Do you get Ipsy’s Glam Bag? If so what was in your bag!

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Ashley

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Comments:

  1. What an awesome bag! The high end samples make it so worth it, and the themes fun!

  2. You got an AWESOME bag! Mine will be here soon hopefully!

  3. I know I will like 2 things out of my bag… but not too excited about the rest. I didn’t get mine yet – just found out via tracking that Ipsy sent it to me parcel post so I may not get it till the 30th of this month. Was planning out an inspired look… oi – I swear, they are so inconsistent. lol

  4. The Dr Brandt line is really good AND anything recent from Urban Decay is a total win. I am so *tempted* by but holding out for another month or two. That champagne shadow looks very pretty!

  5. Looks like some really great items in this month’s bag! xoxo That eyeshadow looks awesome

  6. I’m so jealous! I didn’t get mine yet. I hope it’s got the UD liner!

  7. I haven’t gotten mine yet, but I snuck a peek online. Looks like I’m getting the same stuff, with the exception of the Cailyn balm instead of the Mary Kay. I’m excited to try the new UD liner!

  8. Great bag!

  9. Oh wow, you sure got your bag early! I don’t mine even shipped yet :) That champagne eye shadow looks like it could be very versatile and double as a highlighter.

  10. What a gorgeous selection! I hope I get the same! :)

  11. i love urban decay’s pencils

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