Ipsy Glam Bag Review | April 2019


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The Ipsy Glam Bag is a monthly beauty subscription box that gives you a personalized bag of full-size and sample size beauty and make-up products for $10 a month. All of their products also come in a cute, handy little make-up bag!

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Bag Fave:

Huangjisoo Masks: My favorite product of this month's bag by far were the masks! I love trying new masks and discovering new brands in this area and while I didn't love the smell of the broccoli mask, I enjoyed trying a new brand and I'll definitely re-visit this

Bag Flop:

Sugar Cosmetics Eyeliner: I've tried my hardest to indicate that I do not want to receive any eyeliners but I'm still receiving some eyeliners in my ipsy bags? I am super picky about eyeliners and either only use my favorite liquid eyeliners or no eyeliner at all so I don't really want any in my subscription boxes!!

This month's ipsy bag was just middle of the line for me :( I recently changed a lot of my preferences for what make-up I'd like to receive and while there are a lot more ways you can specify your preferences on ipsy, it seems like there might be a bit of a lag on those preferences being reflected in the actual bags themselves. What did you all think of this month's selection? Let me know in the comments!!

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BeautyFix February & March Review!

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BeautyFix is a monthly skincare, makeup, and haircare subscription box created by DermStore. A monthly subscription is $24.95 per box and a one-time box purchase is $34.95. Most items in the box are either full or deluxe sample size products. I'd highly recommend the BeautyFix subscription box if you're looking to try high-end skincare and haircare products!

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February Box

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Box Fave:

Lancer Skincare Primer: This might've been the only thing I really liked about this box! I'm not super picky about primers but I do find that some primers dry up quickly and don't provide much moisture to my skin. While it's not stellar enough that I'd consider it a personal favorite, I'm enjoying this primer and do find that it provides enough hydration for my skin.  

Box Flop:

Ora Lip Plumping Roller: At first I wasn't quite sure how to feel about this product but after trying it out, I just really don't think it's necessary!! I have a dermaroller (also courtesy of an old beautyfix box) that I've enjoyed trying out but I just don't think it's necessary for me to have both a dermaroller and what is essentially a second dermaroller for my lips. It seems like it's just another way in which a brand is trying to expand their line of dermarollers by just varying the size of the roller itself and marketing it as a different product. Clearly, I'm not here for it - sorry!

I was so underwhelmed by the February BeautyFix :(  - While I normally feel like they provide good value in their boxes, this month was a giant miss for me because there weren't any products or brands I was excited about trying nor any products I was really excited about after I'd tried them - gah!


March Box

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Box Faves:

I'm a big fan of all things eye creams, serums, anti-wrinkle creams so I loved that the March box included a lot of creams and serums!

Box Flop: 

This isn't a knock against the product itself, but since my hair isn't currently colored, I don't really have a use for the Color Wow shampoo. I wish that BeautyFix had chosen a shampoo that was a little more applicable to everyone since not everyone chooses to color their hair!

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While February was a bit of a miss for me, the March box made up for it with all of the classic serums and moisturizers and creams galore that I love to receive from Beautyfix. What did you think of your BeautyFix box this month? Let me know! I'd love to hear from you!

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Ipsy Glam Bag Review: February 2019


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Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription that gives subscribers 4-5 sample and full size products for $10 a month. All of the beauty samples also come in a handy little makeup bag.

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Box Faves:

  • Hey Honey CC Cream: I was pleasantly surprised by this product because I am a die hard IT Cosmetics CC cream fan (my rave review here) so I wasn't expecting to like any other CC Cream as much as I like the IT Cosmetics. I find that most CC creams do not have enough coverage and even separate in the bottle so that you get a pretty oily mixture if you don’t use it quickly enough. This Hey Honey CC Cream is the closest thing I've found to the IT Cosmetics. Although I still love the IT Cosmetics a touch more, this one rivals it on coverage and moisturization and has been awesome for throwing in my bag on busy days!

  • Seraphine Botanicals Highlight: This highlight does exactly what its name suggests, it's a very natural radiance boost! I was expecting to not like this product (in the package, it looks like a pretty opaque silvery color) but I was pleasantly surprised by how natural and subtle it looks on the skin. I've been using it on days where I'm not wearing too much other make-up and I think it provides the perfect bit of glow without going too over the top :)

Box Flops:  

I didn't have any specific box flops this month since I've used everything and have been happy with how they’ve performed, but I have to admit that when I opened the bag, there wasn't anything I was especially excited about. Sometimes, I'll get excited about trying a brand I've heard of but never had the chance to try or a product I've seen reviews of - but this month, nothing really stood out to me.

Overall, this month was just an okay bag. I wasn't disappointed by it in any way - in fact, I am relatively happy with everything I received, however, there wasn't anything that hit me in the face as especially amazing either. That being said, what I love about Ipsy is that they now allow you to customize the frequency of when you receive their glam bags. You can select to receive a glam bag every month, one every other month, or even less frequently than that - although in my experience, some of these less frequent options don't show up until you are trying to cancel your subscription. For the last 6 or so months, I was on the every other month ipsy subscription, but recently, I've been playing around a lot more with different types of make-up so I've switched back to receiving my ipsy glam bag every month. For me, my ipsy bag is definitely worth it because when I look back at the different glam bag products I've received, I can confidently say that I either used up or am still using at least 80% of the products I receive in my glam bags - how crazy! If you feel like you don't have time to go out and shop for new makeup but want to try out new formulas and brands of makeup, I think ipsy is an awesome option.


What did you think of your ipsy glam bag this month? Are there any other subscription boxes you think I should try? Leave me a comment below!

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