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Ipsy Glam Bag| April 2014

My loves,

It’s that time of month again when I receive a lovely Ipsy Glam Bag to review! This month’s Glam Bag was all about celebrating the music festival’s and getting ready for Spring! From a selection of 16 products the Ipsy Glam team carefully selected 5 products for each Ipsy Memeber determined by their Ipsy profile. I was very excited by this month’s products, I couldn’t wait to try all of them!

“Life is a dance floor, so why not live it up, sing out loud, and shake them hips?! This month, we’re celebrating our unique beauty to the sound of tunes and festivals that fill the spring air. So, whether you’re chilling in a campground or spinning in a ballroom, all of your April “Beauty Rocks!” products will help your lovely look become a hit!”

IMG_3140IMG_3139IMG_3142Become an Ipsy Member just like me! Subscribe to Ipsy and receive 4-5 beauty products once a month delivered right to your door, only $10 + $4.95 for shipping. It’s an affordable way to try new products. Click HERE for more information.

Glam Bag Products:

Dr. Brandt| Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant Full Size $78.00

“The dr. brandt® microdermabrasion gently sweeps away dead skin cells and softens skin texture, which enables better absorption of skincare products and helps diminish the appearance of fine lines, acne marks, and skin discolorations. A great at home alternative to professional clinical treatments. Safe to use for all skin types.”

IMG_3147 IMG_3149I was a little disappointed by this product, especially since I was very excited to try it. I honestly thought I would love it. As far as exfoliant’s go this Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion isn’t my favorite. It didn’t feel very nice on the skin, it actually felt quite rough. I absolutely love the feeling of having my skin exfoliated but I did not enjoy having this product on my skin. And it was also quite difficult to remove. It does smell really good at least but overall not a fan unfortunately.

Elizabeth Mott| pop! goes the shadow Full Size $12.99

“The Elizabeth Mott pop! goes the eyeshadow is the ultimate eyeshadow that’s long lasting, easy to apply, and effortlessly blends. Buildable colors will take you from subtle highlights to dramatic smokey eyes. With pop! goes the shadow, eye shadow creasing is a thing of the past. Get ready to try the eye shadow that will change your life!”

IMG_3151 IMG_3153 IMG_3167I am so happy that I finally received an eyeshadow colour I like and would actually wear! I received the colour ‘Champagne’ which I can wear as highlighter on my brow bone or as a neutral base for eyeshadow. The texture is quite nice and applies effortlessly. The pigment is also incredible. I’m not so much into shimmer but I will definitely use this Elizabeth Mott Eyeshadow to highlight my brow bone!

Star Looks| Luscious Long Lip Wear Pencil $14.00

“Starlooks’ Luscious, Longwear, Matte Lip Liner formula contains a Kiss-Off Resistant polymer that, when worn alone or in combination with a matte lipstick, offers an incredible 8 hour wear – with little no need for touch-up or re-application. Comes in one, brilliant shade of nude for all skin tones!”

IMG_3156 IMG_3159I received the shade ‘Nude’ which I LOVE. I love a good natural lip pencil. I was super excited with this item, the colour is fabulous and it glides on with ease. It is so creamy and smooth. Extremely easy to apply and blends in nicely with a neutral lipstick. Lining your lips with a lip pencil will give your lip colour longer durability and helps to enhance your lips. I will definitely be using this Starlooks lip pencil a lot this Spring/Summer.

Coastal Scents| Medium Shadow Brush $2.49

“The Coastal Scents Shadow Brush is a medium sized brush made out of natural fibers that is wide in shape and condensed to allow an even distribution of eyeshadow on the lid. This professional cosmetic brush can be used for shading the crease and highlighting the brow bone with complete precision.”

IMG_3166 IMG_3165As a Makeup Artist I love getting any kind of brush. This brush is perfect for blending or applying highlighter on the brow bone. It would even be good for applying a shadow base. I mean who can hate receiving a makeup brush? I will take as many brushes as I can get! Just another brush to add to my collection! It’s soft and helps to blend the shadow wonderfully. I am very happy I received this Coastal Scents Makeup Brush in this month’s Glam Bag.

Urban Decay| 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil Full Size $20.00

“A must for smoky-eye fanatics: an ultra-plush version of UD’s creamy, waterproof 24/7 formula. Create perfectly blended-out or rich, precise lines that are blacker-than-black.”

IMG_3162 IMG_3163I mean can you really go wrong with Urban Decay? I love Urban Decay Makeup, so when I saw this lovely black pencil liner I was super excited. The pigment in this eye pencil is unreal. One swipe and it was a deep dark pigment. I tried to remove the swatch with a tissue seconds after trying it out and it was near impossible to remove. Which is amazing! I love this eyeliner and I think it will be a great addition to my makeup bag.

This was an excellent Glam Bag! I think this is my favorite Glam Bag yet. I loved all the products (with one exception) and all the shades. I can see myself using these products in my makeup routine regularly. I was very pleased with this selection of products and I also really loved the bag that they came in. It’s nice getting cute little makeup bags with fun beauty products inside every month!

What did you think of this month’s Ipsy Glam Bag?

Laurelle, xo



  1. Felicia says

    The eyeliner looks amazing, so black. I will have to give it a try.

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