Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Ipsy | Monthly Beauty Subscription

Last year was the first year I had heard about monthly beauty subscription boxes. I immediately fell in love with the idea of getting a package sent in the mail each month filled with treats and samples for me to try introducing me to new brands and products.  I wanted to find the best subscription service where I could get the products that best fit my needs as well as try products that I'm interested in and somewhere along the way ended up subscribing to way too many different beauty boxes.  It started with just one or two and somehow accumulated to 6 boxes on my front door each month.  I realized that what I really wish I had was a blogger who would be honest about each of the boxes they tried and make it a little easier for me to figure what beauty subscription would be the best choice for me!  Well, I haven't seen anyone do this yet, (there may be loads of people who have already done this) but I've set out to try a few of the best beauty boxes and report back with what I think of them!  That way you can treat yourself with out the hassle of trying a bunch of different boxes and spending too much!  So lets begin!
The first monthly beauty subscription I am going to highlight is Ipsy, as of yet Ipsy is my absolute favorite subscription I have received.  My Ipsy Glam Bag just came in the mail a few days ago and I am already obsessed with the products I was sent. But one of the best parts about my subscription is that I only pay $10 for the month and I not only get to try amazing new products but  I get a new make up bag each month as well!  So I'll give you a little review on the products I received and how I'm liking them so far! 
First off I pulled out this Healthy Sexy Hair Beach Spray by Sexy Hair.  At first I was slightly annoyed as the bottle seemed to have leaked however Ipsy seemed to have anticipated this and did keep it in a separate bag from the other products.  Once I tried it though I was absolutely sold. My hair is already quite textured so I didn't think I would need it but after spraying it in I was so pleased with what it did for my hair.  The Argan Oil left my hair feeling conditioned while the beach spray defined my curls and made my natural hair look and feel so lovely.  Plus this stuff smells absolutely amazing.  I definitely think I will be purchasing the full size bottle of this.
Next up is the Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil. As you might have noticed I am really pale and don't like to spend very much time in the sun as it isn't good for my skin so I don't think I will personally be getting much out of this product, however I'm sure plenty of my friends will enjoy it.  What I did like about this product even though I won't be using it is that the tanning oil is entirely organic and paraben free which I always find important in cosmetics.  So if you are in search of a tanning oil this might be a great choice for you! 
Going along with the summer sun kissed theme, I pulled out this bronzer from Pop Beauty.  Even though I like being pretty pale I do like to appear the slightest bit bronzed in the face so it looks like I have been out in the sunshine at least a little bit so I will definitely be popping this in my make up bag from now on.  This bronzer has a really beauty subtle shimmer to it.  It isn't sparkly at all but it will really give off the impression that you have spent the day in the sun and that is my favorite way to look! 
Also in the bag is this tinted lip balm by Pixi in the color Pretty Pink.  I was so excited when I pulled this out as I've been wanting to try these crayon type tinted lip balms for quite a while and was even more pleased when I saw how beautiful the color is.  It smells really minty which I always enjoy in any lipstick and was even more impressed when I tried it on and saw how pigmented it was.  I just think it is so cute and miniture!  The swatch of the color is below!
The top swatch is the Pixi Tinted Brilliance Lip Balm in the color : Pretty Pink and the bottom swatch is the Bare Minerals 5 in 1 Cream Eye Shadow.
Last but not least is the Bare Minerals 5 in 1 Cream Eye Shadow.  I'm not exactly sure what color I was sent as there is no label but it does look to me like the shade Elegant Taupe from what I can see online. Anyway, I am absolutely in love with this product.  Previously I've had only a few experiences with Bare Minerals and I wasn't entirely sold only because I tended to spill the loose powders everywhere!  However this is absolutely amazing. It is called the 5 in 1 because it lasts for 12 hours, includes a primer so that it won't smudge or smear on your eyes, it brightens your eyes, smooths lines on your eyelid, and contains SPF 15 to protect your eyes from harmful UVA/UVB rays.  I didn't know how I would feel about a cream eye shadow in this type of container but it can be applied so easily and blends perfectly onto my eyes. It is perfect for when your going out and just feel tired or a little bit gross because it brightens your eyes and really makes all of your make up look a lot fresher! I can't wait to try their other colors!
This bag is what all of my goodies came in! I think it is so fun and perfect for summer as it is bright pink faux leather and looks feminine and fun with the scalloped edges. It is the perfect size and I'm already loving keeping it in my bag to hold my make-up essentials all day long!
I honestly love the Ipsy Glam Bags and I hope this possibly inspired you to treat yourself to a little present. I love that I only pay 10$ a month and get to try all of these amazing products.  I plan every Tuesday for the next several weeks to continue sharing my opinions on some of the other beauty boxes I have tried and my experiences with them!  I will link to where you can find each of these products below and where you can subscribe online to Ipsy if you would like to start receiving these monthly little treats! Have a lovely day guys! -xx
Subscribe to Ipsy Glam Bag! : Ipsy Glam Bag  : $10.00
Sexy Hair Soy Beach Spray with Argan Oil : Sexy Hair Beach Spray : $19.95
Hang Ten Organic Tanning Oil : Hang Ten Tanning Oil : $11.99
Pop Beauty Sun kissed Bronzer in 'Secret Sunshine' : Sun Kissed Pop Beauty Bronzer : $10.00
Pixi 'Pretty Pink' Tinted Brilliance Lip Balm : Pixi Tinted Brilliance Lip Balm : $14.00
Bare Minerals 5 in 1 Cream Eye Shadow : Bare Minerals 5 in 1 Cream Eye Shadow : $18.00


  1. Amazing blog post :) had a great read :)

    I have just uploaded a new blog post would mean a lot if you was to check it out http://myroutinesjade.blogspot.co.uk/

    have a nice day


    1. Thank you so much I will definitely check you out! :)

  2. Love some of the stuff you got! :)
    If you like the Pixi crayon thing (which also looks absolutely gorgeous) you should try the Revlon crayons and the Bourjous as well, they're both really really good alternatives x

    1. Yea Ipsy is absolutely amazing! I definitely want to try the Bourjous crayons! Where can I get them?! I can't wait to check out your blog! -xx Britt

  3. Amazing pictures and great post!
    Keep up the good work :)

  4. I really like the look of this box- Great post!
    You're blog is too cute btw! I've followed on bloglovin and look forward to reading more from you

    1. Thank you so much! Im going to check out your blog thank you so much for stopping by! -xx Britt