Friday, August 23, 2013

Ipsy Glam Bag (August 2013) + $150 Amazon Giveaway! [CLOSED]

Although I really like the beauty products I got in this month's Ipsy Glam Bag, I saw a preview with the new Urban Decay Revolution lipstick and was excited to get one. Unfortunately, I didn't receive one in my bag. Go figure. 

But I did get a bunch of products that I know I'll use. This month's theme is Glamour Academy because school is almost in session and of course we all want to look good. 

For the month of August, I received:
Pixi's Lash Boost Mascara (full size $17)
Chella's Dazzling Dark Brown Eyebrow Color (full size $18)
Pacifica's Alight Mulit-Mineral BB Cream (full size $16, sample $5ish)
Noya's Natual Cherry Lip Balm (full size $4)
Michael Todd's Jojoba Charcoal Facial Scrub (full size $18, sample $6ish)

This month's bag was worth around $50! I'm not 100% sure if I got the full size of the Pixi mascara, but it doesn't have any volume measurements on the product or on the website, so I'm just going to say I did. 

Pixi's Lash Boost Mascara

I generally don't wear mascara ever. I know, shocker. But luckily I was blessed with thick and long lashes, so when I do wear mascara I look like I have doll's lashes. Maybe that's appealing to some people, but not to me. However, I really love the wand on this mascara and it doesn't add too much mascara to my eyelashes. And damn is this stuff waterproof. When I tested it on my arm, it wouldn't budge when I tried to scrub it off, but it did come off with my Almay make up remover pads

Chella's Dazzling Dark Brown Eyebrow Color 

I actually thought this was an eyeliner at first because of the dark color. It's a little dark for my eyebrows, but if I put it on lightly it looks great. I think I'm going to use this as both an eyeliner and an eyebrow pencil because why not? Also, it stays in place really well.

Pacifica's Alight Mulit-Mineral BB Cream

This BB cream is supposed to be a one-color-for-everyone kind of thing, but it's a little dark / orange on me. It has a subtle sparkle, but a lot of subtle sparkle, so I wouldn't put this all over my face. I will however be using this as a highlighter on my cheeks. I also like that this product is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and made in the U.S.

Noya's Natual Cherry Lip Balm 

Oh man do I love lip balm. I bring one with me wherever I go and keep one on my bedside table at all times. While I love that this is all-natural, preservative-free, kosher, and made in the U.S., the cherry flavor reminds me of medicine. It's not a strong flavor or scent at all, but I don't think I would reach for this lip balm unless I had to. It is very nourishing though, so I'm thinking of trying one of the other flavors, like Classic or Spearmint, since they're $3.99. 

Michael Todd's Jojoba Charcoal Facial Scrub 

I'm super excited about this product. I absolutely love using scrubs on my face to get rid of the dead skin and make my face feel extra soft. Although I look like a zombie wearing it, it smells fresh and citrusy, and it made my skin feel nourished and soft. I will definitely be using this on a weekly basis. 

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Which of these products do you use and/or want to try?

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  1. You are SO lucky that you don't need mascara! I feel like I look weird without it on. Thanks for posting the giveaway again :) Happy Friday!

    The Tiny Heart
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  2. I keep wanting to give BB Creams a try, but yeah, not one for sparkle ALL over. Maybe one day :)

    And Amazon gift card-wise, I'd probably splurge and put it towards a new Kindle (or some Funko! Pop figures :D)

  3. I think I'd put the gift card towards a new computer (mine is on it's last legs)

  4. U got some very useful products in this months bag..
    I think i'll have to check and get subscription.,
    Dont forget to enter my giveaway.
    Keep in touch,

  5. If I won the Amazon card, I would buy some nice rain boots!

  6. What a nice selection in your Glam Bag. Perfect colors for Fall. The $150 GC would be a great win. I could add a bit to it and finally get a Kindle Fire.

  7. I love these posts. In my country, there are no glam bags services to speak of and I love seeing what I can't actually get, I guess.

  8. I would buy so many books with a Amazon gift card.

  9. i would definitely use the eyebrow pencil as eyeliner. i have way too much eyebrow to warrant adding more to them lol

  10. Haha, yeah me too! Sometimes I like to use it in the parts that are sparse, like the ends of my eyebrows.

  11. You are so freaking lucky that you don't need mascara! I live and die by that!

  12. i liek the blue necklace for my formal

  13. that's one big giveaway :D

    would you like to follow each other?

  14. Thanks! I feel like I look weird with it on lol!

  15. Looks like an awesome glam bag. I'd be excited to try everything in it this month. Also goodluck to everyone entering the giveaway :)

  16. Looks like a lovely content to me. And good luck to everyone who is entering your giveaway!

  17. Lovely giveaway. I could use some new books ;)
    And lucky you for not needing mascara. I always think I look good without, until I look at my pictures. Let's just say I look better with some on ;)

    And those are great things you've received.
    X Audrey

  18. Great giveaway!

    And the content of the glam bag seems indeed good - thanks for sharing <3

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  19. With an Amazon gift card I'd start preparing my new Autumn wardrobe, would grab some adorable puppets we found, and would grab a new game - or a few! I would also grab Jen a few birthday gifts I've found her, that's the most important!!!

  20. Wow awesome giveaways! W/ an amazon gift card I would stock up on books on books on books to keep me entertained this semester! Thanks :)


  21. I know! So many big giveaway going on!

  22. Yeah, this month's glam bag was great! I'm definitely going to get a lot of use out of the products!

  23. Thanks, Audrey! I'm sure you look lovely without mascara!

  24. Great picks!! I can't wait until fall comes! Thanks for stopping by!

  25. Hi my favorite Sara with no H, I am taking your advice and starting to do some of these fun giveaways!! If I had a giftcard to amazon, I would probably put some of it towards books because heck knows I could use the extra!! But then maybe I would split it and get myself something else, maybe a new pair of boots like I talked to you about!! Hope I win! See ya soon xox

  26. I would buy most of a new Nikkor lens I've had my eye on at Amazon!

  27. Hey Avra! A new pair of boots and books sounds like a plan! :)

  28. I would buy books and magazines for my kindle!

  29. I’d probably buy a pair of shoes or two for my wide feet.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. thanks for the giveaway


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