my first ever ipsy glam bag!


To get my toes wet into the whole subscription service thang, I signed up for ipsy. If you're unfamiliar with ipsy, it's Michelle Phan's company that delivers a bag of selected full-sized beauty products to your door every month. All for $10 a month. And that's with shipping. A total deal, and it doesn't disappoint!

Here's what I saw when I opened the hot pink mailer:

1. Big Sexy Hair Spray and Play- travel size $6.00 retail
-I've used this before, and it's a great hair spray with good hold. I love travel sizes, too because I can just slip this in my purse for instant poof action.

2. Nailtini Nail Lacquer in red- $13.00 retail
- Meh product for me. I liked that I got a beautiful classic red color, but there wasn't really anything that stood out for me consistency-wise and how long the polish lasts. 

3. Josie Maran Argan Oil $14.00 retail
- The gem in my bag. I've always used argan oil for my hair, but didn't know it was also OK to use on my face. I've been using this everyday for the past week now underneath my sunscreen. It doesn't break me out at all and leaves my skin soft and very smooth. 

4. Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter $7.00 retail
- OH MY GOSH BLOOD ORANGE. I love this scent. It's a combination of raspberries, spicy mandarin oranges, and blood orange. Plus, it's smooth, rich, and creamy but not greasy at all.

5. SOHO eyeliner brush $7.99 retail
-I don't use powder shadows by themselves to line my eyes, so I've never used a brush like this before. I kind've like it. It produces less intense lines and is more conducive to blending and smudging the colors. 

On the whole, I'm pretty impressed with what I got in my bag, and I'm looking forward to getting my bag next month. Do you have beauty box/bag subscriptions? 


  1. Yay another ipster has joined the crew :) I've had ipsy/myglam for over 6 months and have never been unhappy! I actually got a very pale pink for my nail polish that I really liked and I think in...November we got a Nailtini polish in glitter gold and it had little spec of blue in it. I still use it! I bet you can't wait for next months!

  2. I had one for a bit back when I was still living in the US but I cancelled it when I moved home...I'm thinking I need to sign up again!

    Courtney ~

  3. I've been curious about this one - I've seen other subscription services and mixed reviews on them, but this one looks pretty awesome - especially when you get full sized products! I may have to consider this! Thanks for sharing it!

  4. I keep thinking about it, but I'm going to do it. I'm going to get this one I think. The ones I usually find interesting are like $40/month and I can't do that. If I wanted to spend that much, I would get a Shoedazzle account instead, lol. $10 is so much more do-able. That's not much more than I spend each month on Matt's Netflix account!

  5. Laura!! I'm back and so glad all the goodies in your bag! My goodness, this is a deal! The Jose Maran alone is worth what you paid for! I love it!I'm looking forward to catching up with your blog. Wishing you love, happiness and laughter in 2013! Hugs! :)

  6. These are great products! I've not actually heard of this beauty box kit! Looks good to check out. :)

  7. If they did this with art supplies I would be the most happy little mommy ever.

  8. I have a birchbox subscription, but I have become more and more bored with it. I feel like you really got a good deal and better products at the same price! Decisions, decisions!!!

  9. That blood orange lotion sounds nice. I haven't tried any subscription bags yet.

  10. Wow, I'm pretty impressed about that, it's really on ten dollars, with shipping? And the products like so nice, I'm going to have to go take a look at these guys because that is a crazy good deal. (And I love the pink bubble-wrap package!)

  11. I didn't know one could use argan oil on one's face either! What a great selection of products.

  12. Great items! I've always thought about signing up for one of these, but I've never actually done it. This one is definitely tempting....

  13. I keep hearing about these. They sound pretty neat.


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