April IPSY Glam Bag

aprilSo I have yet to be disappointed with any IPSY Glam bag I have received. The April bag came yesterday and I have to tell you I am super excited to review the products. This month has really raised the bar and the products are just awesome. I feel like each bag was made just for me! For those of you who don’t know when you sign up for an IPSY Glam bag you are asked a variety of questions.

 

These questions basically get a feel for your likes and dislikes when it comes to beauty products and skin care. You are able to tailor fit your bag just for you. Picking out specific brands you like and looks that match your day-to-day style. So let’s get started I am super excite to share with you what I got this month. If you haven’t signed up you need to. It’s only $10 a month and you have something delivered every month always in an adorable bag. I will put a link at the end of the blog so you don’t have to wait another minute to sign up. (This is review includes me and Haleigh’s included items some overlapped in what we received so we included a review for all products combined.)

tarte

tarte cosmetics

LipSurgence™ lip crème in wonder

This was the first item out of my April Glam Bag. I have to say the shade is something I would have picked for myself “Wonder.” It goes on smooth, doesn’t dry out your lips, and lasted all day. This is not a brand I have tried before and I have to say I love it.

This lipstick is not a normal lipstick, it’s more of a lip crayon if you will. It’s very creamy like the name says, and goes on beautifully. This shade specifically is a very pretty shade of red that is gorgeous. The formula is hydrating, and not drying at all like a liquid lipstick so it would be very comfortable to wear daily. I do wish I got a shade that is more “daily” colored for me such as a light pink or nude but I do think this color is fun for a night out or a dramatic look. Tarte is one of met absolute favorite brands and literally all of their products are so good! The one in the bag is a mini sample size which is 0.5 ounces. A full size is .10 oz. SIDE NOTE** Tarte is running their friends and family sale online you can receive 30% your purchase!

Cost: full size $24.

 

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City Color Cosmetics

Highlight Trio

Rich, luxe formula eyeshadow for a bargain price. 3 gorgeous shimmer shades that also work as eye shadows. The shade I received is called “Bohemian”. This eye shadow has a magnetic back so it fits perfectly into a Z palette of if you don’t have a Z palette you can place it somewhere else safe where it won’t get smashed (I’ll list a link of where to buy a Z palette if you own single shadows).

Ofra is a great brand that I learned about from one of my all time favorite YouTube makeup enthusiast Manny MUA. “Bohemian” is a STUNNING brown shade with flecks of gold glitter. This shadow is the type of consistency that can be applied to the eyes wet or dry. By wet application I mean to get a flat brush and spray it with a little bit of setting spray or my holy grail Mac prep and prime fix plus. If you don’t own any of these just use water. You then wait a few seconds and pick up product on the brush and gently pat onto your eye where you want the shadow.

I applied this shadow to the main part of my eye lid and added a little hint of gold glitter from another eye shadow palette and the look was amazing! Definitely one of my all time favorite eye shadow, and it’s a full size! I’m so happy to receive this in a $10 subscription because the price of these are higher than most single eye shadows. Enjoy 40% with the code IPSYOFRA.

Cost: $12

 

 

harvey

 

Harvey Prince Organics

Keravegan Hair Mask

Next I received the Harvey Prince Organics keravegan repairing and hydrating masque. This is a hair mask use to repair dry and damaged hair. The mask works by applying it to clean wet hair and allowing it to sit on the hair for 5 or so minutes and then rinsing. I’m always eager to try new hair masks because I have very thick hair that is damaged from heat and color. I’m eager to see how this compares to my very inexpensive Aussie 3 minute miracle. Stay updated to my upcoming “dupes” blog post to see if this item makes it! Ipsy provides 30% off the Harvey Prince Organics website.

Founded by two brothers (for their mother!) as a fragrance company, they’ve recently expanded their line to include hair care. We love their dedication to creating eco-conscious and cruelty-free products that everyone–even pregnant women–can feel good about using.

Totally non-toxic, all-natural formula keeps hair healthy and happy. In other words, this mask gives us damaged hair girls hope. (And by the way, it smells AMAZING.)

Cost: $3 for sample $24 for full size.

 

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OFRA Cosmetics

Eyeshadow in Bohemian

With more than 30 years in the beauty industry, founder Ofra Gaito KNOWS skin. Her award-winning skin care and makeup is beloved by everyone from A-listers to beauty insiders. This velvety-smooth shadow gives you bold color with a subtle shimmer finish in just 1 swipe!

The next product I got is a single eye shadow from the brand Ofra. The shade I received is called “Bohemian”. This eye shadow has a magnetic back so it fits perfectly into a Z palette of if you don’t have a Z palette you can place it somewhere else safe where it won’t get smashed (I’ll list a link of where to buy a Z palette if you own single shadows). Ofra is a great brand that I learned about from one of my all time favorite YouTube makeup enthusiast Manny MUA. “Bohemian” is a STUNNING brown shade with flecks of gold glitter.

This shadow is the type of consistency that can be applied to the eyes wet or dry. By wet application I mean to get a flat brush and spray it with a little bit of setting spray or my holy grail Mac prep and prime fix plus. If you don’t own any of these just use water. You then wait a few seconds and pick up product on the brush and gently pat onto your eye where you want the shadow. I applied this shadow to the main part of my eye lid and added a little hint of gold glitter from another eye shadow palette and the look was amazing! Definitely one of my all time favorite eye shadow, and it’s a full size! I’m so happy to receive this in a $10 subscription because the price of these are higher than most single eye shadows. Enjoy 40% with the code IPSYOFRA.

Cost: $12

Shimmer Eye Shadow – Godet Refill Only

Z palette link (please note the pattern mine is was limited edition and not available anymore) http://www.beauty.com/z-palette/qxb62730

 

 

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REN Skincare

Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream

Skin deep: We can’t get enough of these 100% natural formulas that 100% work. They had us at anti-aging. Plus, the super lush formula absorbs instantly leaving your skin soft, silky and residue-free. An anti-aging moisturizer for skin that is delicate or affected by everyday stressors like smoke and pollution. An optimal cream for sensitive skin, this moisturizer hydrates and replenishes skin, leaving it protected and looking beautifully healthy. Skin feels calmed and soothed. Antioxidant ingredients protect against free radicals to combat the signs of premature aging.

Cost $45 1.7 oz

http://www.sephora.com/evercalm-global-protection-day-cream-P214002

 

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Probelle

Nail Lacquer in “In Or Out”

Next product is a nail polish. This polish is from the bran Probelle which I’ve never heard of before this. This nail polish is in the shade “In or Out” which is a stunning bright purple. This product is exactly why I love Ipsy because it lets me try new brands I’ve never used before, and it’s so glad I got this brand because it’s amazing!

I painted my nails with two coats of this, and one coat of my Julep top coat (I’ll link below) and it stayed on so well even through running around setting up a project for school, and cooking dinner. The color is so fun for spring and summer and will look great for vacation, or days by the pool. I always love when Ipsy gives me nail polishes, because good nail polishes can be so expensive sometimes so it’s fun to get a full size one included. Ipsy does include a code for 30% of Probelle’s website.

Cost: $6

Top coat link http://www.julep.com/nail/freedom-polymer-topcoat.html

 

 

LAB

 

L.A.B.² – Live and Breathe Beauty

Just Blending In Brush

Next I received a blending brush called “Just Blending in” from the brand L.A.B2 aka Live and Breathe Beauty. This is a great blending brush to use to blend out harsh lines in your crease or to just make your eye shadows look perfectly gradient. It’s very soft and a little larger compared to a Luxie blending brush I received in a past box. This brand is new to me and I would definitely buy more brushes from them, but for me I personally like Luxie brushes a little more. However, I am still happy to receive this one because it is different from the one I received before and the L.A.B.2 brushes are very inexpensive.
Cost: $6.99

im happy

 

Overall I’m super happy with Ipsy bag! I think all of the products really fit my taste this month. The Spring and Summer bags are always some of my favorite because they always include fun colors into these bags. To buy everything in this bag the cost would be $51.99 (could not find price for sample of Tarte lip so I included full size). That is an amazing deal for only $10. Stay tuned to see what’s in my Glam Bag next month (May) and if you want to get in on the Ipsy action visit Ipsy.com link below.

https://www.ipsy.com

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