Friday, August 15, 2014

Ipsy - August 2014

Good Afternoon! I hope everyone is having a nice evening. I just received my Ipsy bag for the month of August, and I am excited to share with you what I got.

If you don't know what Ipsy is, it's a beauty subscription bag designed just for you, (by taking the beauty quiz) that cost $10 a month. The $10 also includes shipping. Beauty Guru Michelle Phan curates the bags, and you generally receive 5 items. 

If you wish to sign up you can sign up through my personal referral link here: Ipsy Sign Up

This month's theme is "Beauty Schooled" as seen above. I received 5 items plus 3 bonus items from my referral points. 
Let's see what is in the bag...

Absolute Lip Balm in Grape - "Treat your lips with this ultra-moisturizing lip balm from Absolute New York. This lightly tinted, creamy, conditioning formula softens, smooths, and protects lips for a seriously kissable pout. Discover this must-have balm for sensationally soft and luscious lips! " I was hoping that I would get the green apple this month (the other flavor you could have received), because I am not very fond of grape. I must say though this lip balm is really moisturizing! I haven't been able to find a single version of this lip gloss, as far as I can tell they only sell them as a duo.
Price For a Duo: $5.99 

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner - "A cult favorite, Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer is Dr. Brandt’s quick fix for flawless, photo-ready skin. It is the miracle base to create the perfect skin canvas for long-lasting makeup and well-preserved skin. This velvety formula absorbs excess oil, minimizes pores, blurs fine lines and is resistant to sweat and humidity. Prime, touch-up and treat while perfecting your makeup." I haven't wanted a product like this for a really long time, so I was super excited to see this in there! It gets really good reviews so I am hoping it will work for me. I will report back with my findings. 
Price: $45 for 1 FL OZ

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara - "Bigger. Blacker. Badder. Urban Decay's ultra-creamy, lengthening and volumizing mascara features triple-black pigments and a deeply nourishing ingredient blend. Perversion Mascara gets you sexy in one stroke, yet it won’t quit until you say when." Ahhh! I love Urban Decay it is one of my go to brands, and this mascara is no different. My only complaint is, I wish the sample was a little bigger. The formula of the mascara is wonderful though, and goes on smoothly. Right now if you buy the mascara off of their website, you will get a deluxe sample of the subversion mascara primer for free!
Price: $22

Coastal Scents Forever Blush Sample Duo - "Coastal Scents Forever Blush boasts 18 perfectly pigmented, powder blushes with a long-lasting rush of color. Complete with a mirror, these color-packed compacts go a long way. Ipsters who sample Coastal Scents blush duo will receive the shades Fresh (Left) and Elegant (Right)." I loved these colors, especially the sparkly pink color which I believe is called elegant. However, the sample packaging was terrible, and I just wished they would of packed it differently. It truly took away from the product. I would recommend the product, and the prices are really affordable.
                                 Price: $3.98 (comes with 1 blush; on sale right now)

Lord & Berry Silk Kajal Kohl Eye Pencil - "Sensual and exotic, that's the effect that Silk Kajal Kohl Eye Pencil delivers. Just like the traditional Kohl, but with the modern ease and control of a pencil. Giving a semi-matte finish that is also smudgeable, Silk Kajal Kohl's soft tip is ophthalmologically-tested and gentle enough to be used on the inner eye. Also available in Nudo and White." I just sorta had to laugh at how small the sample was, I'm not sure why it was this small because the price isn't that much for the full size. Anyways, as far as the eyeliner goes it glides on quite nicely. You can't currently get it on their site, so when you click the link above it will take you to Amazon, if you wish to purchase it. This is my first time trying Lord & Berry, and I hope to try more of their products in the future.
Price: $15

***The next set of items, are the bonus items I received for earning Ipsy points***

Teadora Rainforest at Dusk Shampoo & Conditioner - "Relax in the rainforest! The Teadora Shampoos and Conditioners come with a unique blend of Brazilian ingredients and 100% natural scents. The Rainforest at Dusk flowery & smooth, more subtle, sexier aroma soothes and revitalizes your senses after a long day." I used this for the first time tonight, and I really liked it. Would I pay $30 for each bottle? No. Would I love a sample again. Defiantly.
Price: $30 each

pencil features a supersoft, waterproof formula that delivers superior coverage. It is Infused with jojoba oil and vitamin E for a smooth finish. It also has a long-wear formula that provides a precise defined line that will not smudge or budge. Includes a bonus eyeliner sharpener." I loved that this eyeliner included a bonus sharpener, and is the main reason I turned my points in for it. However, the formula isn't that bad either and it will be the next eyeliner I use up. The color of the eyeliner is in "black diamond."
Price: $9

Liptini Straight Up Color Lipstick in Plum Wine - "Moisture-rich Straight Up Color lipsticks serve up pure unadulterated lip color in shades from classic to cutting-edge. Beguiling on their own or layered with stain or gloss to customize, Plum Wine is cool mauve-kissed plum." This was a little bit darker then I thought it was going to be, but I really like it. The formula goes on nice and smooth, and I like that I don't have to reapply it a bunch of times.
Price: $18

I loved my bag this month as a whole, but if I would of received just my bag minus the extra items, I have to say I would of been somewhat disappointed. This is a first for me, because I have been with Ipsy for over a year now, and usually the items are all at a decent size. Nonetheless, I was still pretty happy overall. So, what did you think of this month's "Beauty Schooled" Ipsy bag for August? Do you subscribe to Ipsy, and if not what's been keeping you from doing so? I would love to hear what you got in your bag this month, along with your questions and comments. Feel free to leave them below!


  1. What a great box. Also for a reasonable price w/ great stuff inside. Great review as well

    1. Thanks girl! Yeah, most of it was because of the points system. I love Ipsy though, the stuff in the bag is always worth twice as much. :)

  2. If I could get more people to join I'd definitely get that lipstick..I love anything plum!

    I got all the same products except the balm in green apple, which I was happy about considering my glam room said it would be grape..and I'm not fond of grape.

    The size for the eyeliner was disappointing but I don't mind because I don't use the eyeliners after they dull because all my sharpeners suck. Do you recommend any good sharpeners?

    1. I'm glad you got green apple! I'm not fond of grape either! lol,

      The best sharpener I've ever used (so far) is the Sumita Eye Pencil Sharpener. I've heard a lot of people talk about the Groundhose Double Barrel Sharpener. I'm sure you know this, but I did not when I first started, but making sure your using an eyepencil sharpener instead of a regular sharpener makes a world of difference.

      I hope this helps some, and thanks for reading my blog!