I received my Ipsy August Glam Bag and I am in love with the goodies! When I get that email telling that my bag has been shipped I stalk it until it finally arrives in my mailbox! Every month there is always something new for me to try! Ipsy was created by Michelle Phan, youtube beauty guru and on the site you take a survey regarding likes, dislikes, things interested in so they can try to customize your bag to fit your needs. For only $10/month shipping included I get 5-6 deluxe or full size goodies that are valued wayyyy over the price I paid. This month’s bag is probably my favorite of all the ones received in the past. Now let’s explore!
- Marc Anthony Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco Oil Treatment (deluxe size, valued at $4.99)
- Marsk Pro Line Eye Shadow Brush (full size, valued at $26.99)
- Hiraki Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Salsa (full size, valued at $13.00)
- Skone Cosmetics Luxe Doubler Eye/Lip Liner in Wine (full size, valued at $12.00)
- Skinn Cosmetics Luxe Waterproof Eye Liner in Navy Seal (full size, valued at $9.50)
So as you can see for only $10 I got $64.48 worth of products! Now that’s a deal you cannot beat!
The Marc Anthony Oil Treatment is amazing! Created with Mediterranean Olive Oil and Moroccan Argan Oil – the ancestral beauty secret of Morocco – it deeply penetrates to fortify, protect and condition hair. Vitamin E and Shea Butter hydrate and soften. This treatment is a lightweight oil used daily for strong, glossy, frizz-free hair. Whether your hair is curly, straight, thick or thin, this Argan Oil Treatment will become a daily staple in your beauty regimen. This stuff really does work and is available at places like Target, Walmart, and Walgreens.
I have never before heard of Marsk Cosmetics, but since being introduced through this bag I would love to see what else they have to offer! These bristles have been precisely shaped to create the perfect eye look. Whether you’re going for subtle or loud – this secret weapon of a brush will execute the perfect look when paired with MARSK Mineral Eyeshadows! What a combination! The bristles are so soft and really helps to create whatever look you are going for! This brush is available at http://marskcosmetics.com.
Now although I have never owned a Hikari product, I have been admiring them for a while just hoping that Ipsy would be so generous to include it in my bag before I stepped out and purchased it. The lip gloss I received is called Salsa, a classic red. It is a semi-matte that really packs a punch! It can be worn alone or over a lipstick to create an intense new look. It is opaque and I think it will look great on all skin tones! Of course I would recommend this product, I mean a girl can never have too many reds in her collection right?! There are so many other shades that I am now excited about trying. As an added bonus it is not as sticky as several other glosses I have tried like MAC’s Tinted Lipglass. The doe foot application makes it easy to apply as well! Check out this shade and many others at http://hikaricosmetics.com.
I love a great eye/lip liner and Skone’s Lux Doubler Eye/Lip Liner in Wine definitely falls into that category. This smooth, creamy pencil is an eyeliner that doubles as a lip pencil. It’s multi-purpose design allows you to create a pop of color to line the eyes, fill in the lids, or add color to your wings. Or use it as a lip pencil to easily shape, line or fill in the lip. I don’t use it as an eye liner because of the way the color looks against my skin tone. Nevertheless. it still makes a great lip liner. This is available at http://skonecosmetics.com.
Lastly, I received Skinn’s Waterproof eye liner in Navy Seal. I used to strictly stick to black eye liner, but now I’m starting to venture off into other colors. Although navy is still a dark color, I will slowly work my way to other colors. Got to take baby steps sometimes! This eyeliner is a pure luxury treatment liner that creates a smooth no-smudge line. It contains peptides, shea butter and jojoba to firm the appearance of eyelids and smooth dry lids. It’s waterproof formula and won’t come off until you want it to. Plus, it comes with a convenient built-in sharpener! I have previously tried Skinn Cosmetics eye liners and loved them so I knew this time would be no different! This wonderful product is available at http://store.skinn.com.
Above from left to right: Skone Luxe Doubler Lip/Eye Liner in Wine, Skinn Cosmetics Waterproof Eye Liner in Navy Seal, Hikari Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Salsa
If you are interested in trying new products every month for a fraction of the price ($10/month) then I would highly recommend giving Ipsy a try! You can sign up at http://ipsy.com/new?refer=1x3yy. At $10/month you cannot go wrong!