Beauty and Wellness, Ipsy Glam Bag, Reviews/Giveaways

Ipsy Beauty Bag Subscription “Destination Beauty” March 2014 with Video


Yay!  My new Ipsy bag arrived yesterday!  This month’s theme is “Destination Beauty” for the March 2014 bag.  This month all subscribers received 4 products instead of 5.  It is a subscription that includes 4-5 products so that is to be expected every now and then.  I love all the products that I received this month.  I love you Ipsy!

The bag is artist inspired by Klari Reis “Street Anatomy” and the bag showcases San Francisco which is Reis’ hometown and Ipsy’s headquarters.  I love this bag.  It is kind of plastic-like but still very flexible and very usable.  I love the bag design, I think it’s really cute and probably my favorite bag design yet.

Inside my Glam Bag

  • Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick (Deluxe Sample) $7.94
  • Nicole by OPI Roughles (pronounced “ruffles”) (Full Size) $7.99
  • Be a Bombshell Bora Bora Eyeshadow Quad (Full Size) $16.00
  • Pixi Beauty Flawless Beauty Primer Mini (Full Size) $9.00

Total approximate value of this month’s bag $40.93


Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick – I received the color “Get Ready”.  This is a deluxe sample size at 1.5 g which is almost half of what the full size product would be.  The color is absolutely gorgeous.  It’s very wearable anytime in my opinion.  It actually hydrates while improving lip fullness.  I found it to be very hydrated and keeps my lips feeling moist throughout the whole wear.  It does stay pretty well, I think about halfway through the day, I re-applied once and it goes on really creamy-like.  It has more of a satin finish and I didn’t see any need to add gloss on top of it.  It’s actually available in 18 different shades and the full size value is $18.00.

Be a Bombshell Bora Bora Quad – Absolutely gorgeous colors.  I thought the colors actually go well with the color of the lipstick.  The four colors are Starlet (the darker brownish one at the top), then Bora Bora (the blue shade), Risky Business (the lighter brown/goldish shade), and Rock Bottom (the redish/orange color).  I think the colors are really great.  They are pigmented well although I have other shadows that are a little more pigmented.  Regardless, they are pigmented enough that it doesn’t make much of a difference.  They do blend well and are shimmery.  The only problem I have is trying to figure out what kind of look I can create with these colors.  Full size value is $16.00.


Pixi Beauty Flawless Beauty Primer Mini – I absolutely love it.  I love that it is a tinted primer.  It blends really well with my skintone and evens it out pretty well.  I love that it is tinted because instead of using liquid foundation, I just go with the primer and use my lose powder foundation instead.  I love this combination because it feels lighter on my skin which is really awesome when it gets warmer.  I feel like my face is suffocating in the summer.  It is pretty hydrating and minimizes my pores pretty well.  I think it’s great!  The mini is a full size with value of $9.00.

Nicole by OPI Roughles Nail Polish – It is pronounced “ruffles”.  The color that I received is “On What Grounds”.  This is a textured polish and I wasn’t sure if I would like it or not.  I was however still excited to get it to try it out.  It’s a light blue color and has navy blue speckles in it.  It went on pretty well.  After it was completely dry, the texture really came out.  The best way I can describe it is that it looks like I painted my nails with blue sand.  The texture is kind of grainy too.  Without a topcoat, it’s more of a matte, sandy look.  I really like the no topcoat look and I really haven’t had any problems with the polish chipping.  I did find that if you get something on your nails or if you catch some dirt on them, they start to look dingy and without a glossy topcoat it’s hard to get rid of that dingy look.  I added topcoat and you still keep the texture, it’s just glossy instead of a matte look and you don’t have to worry about the dingy look to the color.  Full size value $7.99.


Is Ipsy worth it? – Absolutely!

Once again, totally worth my $10.  I have been an Ipsy subscriber for 7 months now and love it.  I have been happy with each bag and they have all been valued at over $10 so in my opinion, it’s worth the money.  I have only received one bag so far that was just a bit “so-so” but you will get that every once in a while with any subscription such like this.  However, Ipsy is the only one that I know of that does a pretty good job of getting you full size products and send you products that actually fits you.  The products that are sent to you are selected and sent to you depending on your preferences with what is called IpsyMatch.  This means that the products that you will receive, you will most likely get use out of them.  If you sign up, you may be put on a waitlist (I was on the waitlist for no longer than 5 weeks) but you will NOT be charged until you come off and your subscription actually starts.

There’s also perks to being an Ipsy subscriber.  I have actually connected with a few other “Ipsters” because of the way Ipsy website is designed.  That’s always fun and it’s fun to see what looks others have come up with.  Another awesome perk is earning Ipsy points.  You can earn points for giving feedback on the products you receive each month and you can also earn points with a personal referral link.  Once you earn enough points, you can choose a full size extra time.  The selection one what you can choose varies and they change them every once in a while. 

If you are interested in signing up, you can sign up here —-> Sign up for Ipsy

Check out my video below!


Thanks for watching my video and hope you enjoyed it!

Disclaimer:  This is not a paid or sponsored post.  I was not asked to write this post or make this video.  I received everything from my paid subscription paid for by me.


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My name is Nicole and I write DustinNikki Mommy of Three. I enjoy writing product reviews and hosting giveaways. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 20 years and we have three kids. When I am not terribly busy running someone to band or soccer practices, I find some time to write. I also like to write about my kids, family and life. My family enjoys the outdoors - hiking, canoeing, and exploring things we haven't seen or been before. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog!
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