Ipsy Bag August 2014 Review

August 18, 2014

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New month, new ipsy Glam Bag!  This month’s ipsy bag was an orange and white pencil case shaped bag. I’m not going to lie, at first I didn’t like the bag because of its odd shape but after a day or two it actually started to grow on me. I’ve come to realize that it’s the perfect size to keep all my lipsticks (I actually don’t use “lipstick.” I use a variety of Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balms.) 

This month’s ipsy theme was: Beauty Schooled! Here’s what I got in this month’s bag: 
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– Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner: This was probably my FAVORITE product. I’ve been wanting to try Pores No More Pore Refiner forever but since it’s $45, I’ve been a little hesitant. That’s what I love about ipsy, you get to try out great products without having to spend a lot of money on them. I’ve been using the Pores No More for three days now and my skin has never looked better! I’m definitely going to buy more when I run out!
– J. Cat Beauty Flying Solo Eye Shadow: I love eye shadow! Even when I run out of the house with NO makeup on, I always throw on a little eye shadow for some reason (I just love how it highlights my eyes) I use my Naked Palette’s (I have all three) or my Bobbi Brown eye shadows everyday so I’m always happy to add more eye shadow to my collection. 
– Jersey Shore Sun Mongongo Lip Conditioner: I’ve actually never heard of this brand of makeup before, so I was very interested to try this out! I really liked it. It left my lips feeling super soft which is always a plus.
– Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk: I love hair products so I was super excited to get this! Like I said in my July ipsy review, if there was a subscription box dedicated solely to hair care products I’d be a happy camper (maybe I should start one?!) I’ve tried a handful of dry shampoo’s before and haven’t like the result but I actually liked the Klorane Dry Shampoo! It didn’t leave my hair feeling hard like a lot of other dry shampoos. After using it, my hair smelled amazing and felt soft and fluffy (can hair feel fluffy?) 
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– Urban Decay Perversion Mascara: I really like Urban Decay! I love the Naked Palette’s and the All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray (seriously, that thing is like HEAVEN!) I’ve been hearing great things about this mascara so I was excited to try it out for myself. I have naturally long eye lashes so I usually only wear mascara on special occasions. Let me tell you, the Urban Decay Perversion Mascara is EVERYTHING! I love it so much. It’s super easy to apply and it doesn’t clump up like some of the mascara’s I’ve used in the past!
Verdict: This is only my second ipsy glam bag but it’s already my favorite. I love EVERYTHING I got! The retail value (in full sized samples) of this bag would have been $94 (WOW), which makes this $10 subscription MORE than worth it! I’ve been reading a lot of ipsy reviews and it seems like most people hated this month’s bag because there were no full sized products but I really liked it. The point of ipsy is to introduce you to new and fun products and that’s exactly what they did for me this month.
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