Friday, April 18, 2014

Ipsy Bag #2 - Urban Decay, St. Tropez, and more!


THRILLED! That's what I was when I opened this bag. I am so so happy that I switched from Birchbox to Ipsy, it has been so worth it! I get better products, actual sizes and not just samples, and most importantly NO FOOD! If you haven't jumped on this band wagon yet, you should. And here are some pictures if you need more convincing. 
Ipsy's April Glam Bag - Cailyn, St. Tropez, Urban Decay
Even if I had only received the St. Tropez and Urban Decay, I still would have been happy. But I love the other 2 brands too, so far. I feel like Ipsy's personal questionnaire that each member fills out really gets a read on the member and sends what you asked for. Granted, I am only 2 bags in but I feel the survey was pretty accurate. 

Cailyn Tinted Lipbalm- I am not a huge lipstick wearer, so I was happy to see that this was a lip balm and not lip stick. The color was a little darker than I normally go, so I just combined it with some Burt's Bees of a lighter color and it was great! I was pleasantly surprised by this. The only negative I found to this is the size. It is kind of hard to fit in a compact space, like if you wanted to pack this in a carry on and only had so much room in your make up bag. It's because of how they made the applicator.
Beauty Rocks Glam Bag Urban Decay Cailyn St. Tropez
 Ipsy April Glam Bag Urban Decay Cailyn St Tropez
City Color White Gold Shadow- This eye shadow is more of an eye cream. A little goes a long way! I doubt I will ever use this over my whole lid, but it's great for highlighting the inner eye. I hadn't heard of this brand before, but it's something I will at least use all of, if not purchase again.
Urban Decay Velvet Eye Liner- Any time that I get UD in my bag, I am happy! I love this brand, just not necessarily the prices. I was looking for a new eye liner so this was perfect timing. It goes on relatively easy, and worked just like I thought UD eye liner would. It almost looks like velvet, and has a fine sharp line. I haven't figured out how to sharpen it yet, but I am sure it's not difficult. 
Ipsy April Glam Bag St. Tropez Urban Decay Cailyn
St. Tropez Gradual Tan for Face- I haven't tried this yet, but will next week when I apply my fake tan again. I have heard awesome things about this brand so I am so excited to try it! You can see how I apply my fake tan by clicking here!
Such a Tease Lashes- I have never used fake lashes, and don't really plan on getting into the habit of it because it seems time consuming. However, since these were free, I may save them for a special occasion and try them out. Have any of you had an experience with these?
Ipsy April Glam bag Urban Decay 24 hour eye liner St Tropez Gradual Tanner Cailyn tinted lip balm
1-White Gold Eyeshadow
2-UD Eye Liner
3-Cailyn Tinted Balm
4-St. Tropez Lotion

You can subscribe to Ipsy by clicking this link! http://www.ipsy.com/r/7p7x
Overall, I give this box 5 stars! What did you ladies get in your beauty boxes this month that was your favorite?
PS - Check out a bunch of new pins on my pinterest today!

23 comments:

  1. Ohhh that white gold eyeshadow is very amazing! It would look so pretty rimmed in the corners of the eyes like very Serena Van der Woodsen style ;-) Urban decay is my favorite eyeliner, I didn't know they had a velvet line!

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  2. I never jumped on the Birchbox train but you're convincing me i need to try Ipsy! I can't wait to hear how that St. Tropez gradual tanner works. My face never ever tans even in the sun so this might be something I should look into!

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  3. That really is a great bag!! I love UD products so I can only imagine how great their eyeliner is and sounds like the color finish is really pretty!!

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  4. I am so glad you posted this!!! I've been debating on switching to Ipsy from Birchbox for months now but have wondered if it was worth it. I'm definitely going to look into it more now!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  5. i love Ipsy! i've been subscribing since summer of last year!

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  6. Great products!! I've heard so many good things about Ipsy too!

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  7. Love urban decay!! Keep us updated on how you like the St Tropez! I've been wanting to try it! Hope you have a great weekend!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  8. Looks like a great delivery! Happy Friday!

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  9. This ipsy bag is so good! I got ipsy but didn't get great products - I might have to give it another try!

    Abby
    www.champagneplans.com

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  10. I definitely liked ipsy better than Birchbox towards the end of my subscriptions. I can't wait to hear about the St. Tropez! xo

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  11. I totally just quit Birchbox a month ago, took a month off, and will get Ipsy next month. From what I see from people's posts, I'm very excited!

    http://bybmg.blogspot.com

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  12. I loved this month, we're getting our engagement pictures done soon and since I don't normally buy false eye lashes I'm saving them! I used the highlighter on the top of my cheekbone and it worked beautifully, not too glittery, looks great in the light.

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  13. Okay, I seriously need to consider an Ipsy bag. They seem to give the best products!! That eyeliner is on my "to buy list" and my favorite beauty vlogger featured that lip gloss earlier this week and it looks amazing!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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  14. Jealous. I've heard several people say Ipsy is way better!

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  15. Loved my bag too, mine will be up Monday! Ipsy is where it's at ;) Have a great weekend and Easter!

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  16. That's definitely a 5 star box!!! I need to look into Ipsy!

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  17. i definitely want to try some of the cailyn stuff. they seem pretty amazing :)

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  18. Its so cool to see how different people get different stuff in their bags. I loved my bag this month and we only got one similar thing :)

    Love Always,
    Elizabeth
    thejourneycreatingme.blogspot.com

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  19. I have loved my first Ipsy! I received most of the same items as you. I know that I am behind, but I am loving your new blog layout. So cute!

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  20. I too love this bag wayyy more than Birchbox

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  21. i got some of the same things--i'm doing a video and post on mine thursday i think!!

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  22. Thanks for such a nice blog post....i was searching for something like that.eyelashes, natural

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