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May 2014 :: Ipsy Glam Bag :: Beauty’s Fresh Picks

I’m not even going to spend a lot of time on this post. I’m already a month late getting around to posting this at all and it’s mostly because I was so bummed about May’s Glam Bag, Beauty’s Fresh Picks.

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Cearly, I need to make some changes on my account/profile because this month I received far too may creams/oils. 4 out of my 5 products! I received:

  • Hang Ten – Classic Sport SPF 50 Sunscreen
  • Pur-lisse – pur-moist hydra-balance moisturizer
  • Hey Honey – Take It Off exfoliating honey peel off mask
  • Balanced Guru – No Frizz Oil organic sesame & lemongrass balancing oil
  • Pacifica – Mineral Eyeshadow duo #2

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I like that most of these products are cruelty free and do not test on animals and I also like that a lot of the ingredients in these products are natural but how many creams does a girl need. I’m always disappointed with a cream in my bag and this go-round I received 80% cream/oil. Not thrilled. I absolutely considered canceling my subscription this month but I had already claimed a few products with my ipsy points and wanted to at least hold out another month for those too.

Not thrilled. Not happy at all. Like I said, I’m going to adjust some of my setting on Ipsy and see if that helps with my upcoming bags. And as I’ve made mention before, as much as I usually love my ipsy bags each month, the novelty is wearing off and I’m ready for new makeup adventures; I believe my time as an ipster may be coming to an end soon. We shall see.

Thanks for reading!

Also, I’ve been posting my personalized link that when clicked and a new ipsy subscription results for the clicker, I earn ipsy points. These ipsy points have allowed me to earn extra goodies. I’ve already got so many points racked up, that I thought I would allow my readers to submit their link in a comment to encourage other readers to join. That way, you guys can earn some extra ipsy points too! (I have to approve all comments and will not approve ones that are clearly spam or copy and pasted messages that I can see you pasting all over other blogger’s comments sections as well.) You must be a subscriber of mine and following me on Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter (however infrequently I even use my twitter) is a great way to get yourself noticed more.

Love, GK

May 2013 :: Ipsy :: Spring Fling

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Spring Fling! That’s May 2013’s Ipsy MyGlam Bag theme. I am very, very happy with this month’s bag. So many great products in this bag!

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Zoya – Nail Polish in Gie Gie ($8.00/0.5 oz) Zoya Nail Polish and Treatments put beauty, fashion and style into every bottle with innovative custom color creations and fashion trend adaptation resulting in a truly luxury cosmetic experience.

Urban Decay – Moondust Eyeshadow in Space Cowboy ($20.00/0.05 oz) You’ve never seen a sparkly shadow this sophisticated.  Moondust is dazzling sparkly but with a super refined, incredibly sophisticated feel (and not a single speck of chunky glitter).  Microfine bits of iridescent sparkle collide with intense, dreamy hues and lush, 3-D metallics–for an effect that’s out of this world.

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Mirabella – Colour Sheers in Posy ($22.00/3 g) Beautifully sheer lip color to wear all day and night.  Mango butter base nourishes lips.

Yaby – Concealer Refill in Buff ($4.85/3.5 g) Yaby concealers have a creamy texture and are extremely easy to apply.  They are highly pigmented to correct any imperfections on the face and body, are creamy and gentle for around the eyes and are tear proof!  Vegan friendly and contain no animal byproducts.

Anastasia – Mini Clear Brow Gel Anastasia’s best selling product is a clear gel for all brow colors that sets, defines, and shapes your brows all day long for a lustrous, natural look. Flake-proof. Film-forming polymer helps define and hold the brow

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Pacifica – Island Vanilla Roll-On perfume Island Vanilla: Inspired by the unique magic of Tahitian vanilla, this sensual blend sets sweet and sultry vanilla absolute, with honey-jasmine notes and a touch of fruitiness, against a deep and beautiful base of tea.

I absolutely love each and every product in this month’s bag! Well, I don’t absolutely love the Yaby concealer, but I dont hate it and I will use it. I’ve just never been impressed with Yaby products such as the eye shadows featured a few months ago. (March, I believe). I’m a huge fan of Urban Decay and love this eye shadow! Despite being bored with receiving nail polishes in my monthly boxes, I do love the delicate pink polish. The Pacifica roll-on smells delicious! And I am so excited about the Mirabella lipstick. This is my new favorite lipstick. I have been wearing it nearly every day since receiving it! Its the perfect shade and it last long without drying out. New favorite lipstick!!!

Thank you so much for reading!!

If you’d like to BECOME AN IPSY GLAM BAG SUBSCRIBER please use my referral link. (Ipsy is, in my opinion, the best subscription cosmetics service for the best value!)

Love, GK

January 2013 :: Ipsy :: Super Stars

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The January 2013 Ipsy My Glam Bag, Super Stars, was packed with some pretty amazing products. In fact, there isn’t a product in this bag that I do not use and love. This month’s bag included:

Big Sexy Hair – Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray ($17.50/10.6 oz)
Your everyday spray for BIG volume!  Spray & Play is a humidity resistant, flexible hold hairspray that provides fullness, lift and incredible shine!

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Nailtini – Straight Up Color Nail Lacquer in Bloody Mary ($13.00/0.5 oz)
You can’t go wrong with a classic, all the way to your fingertips.  These two are the all-time best selling Nailtini nail lacquers.  Whether the glossy true-red of bloody mary or the hint-of-pink of frappe, your tips and toes are classic perfection anytime.

Josie Maran – 100% Pure Argan Oil ($48/1.7 oz)
This 100% Pure Argan Oil is a legendary oil that’s rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, and grown organically in Morocco.  With its multitasking benefits, Argan Oil can be used for many areas including hydrating and nourishing skin as a daily moisturizer, skin treatment, treating slit ends, and softening cuticles.

SOHO – Crease Brush ($7.99/each)
Brushes featuring a tri-grip handle that fits perfectly in the hand.

Pacifica – Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter ($7.00/2.5 oz)
Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter is not only a highly effective antioxidant rich moisturizer that nourishes the driest of skin and helps fight off the signs of aging; it nourishes your other senses as well. The infusion of sparkling, juicy blood oranges that are highlighted with notes of red raspberry and spicy sweet Italian Mandarins take you to the beaches of the Mediterranean.

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My two favorites this month are the Body Butter by Pacifica (smells amazing and feels even better.) and the crease brush by SOHO. Over the last year or so I’ve been using brushes and this one and is a great addition to my growing collection.

I’ll say it again, I’m sick of receiving nail polish even though I do love nailtini polishes and a classic red mani is nearly as amazing a classic red lip.

If you’d like to BECOME AN IPSY GLAM BAG SUBSCRIBER please use my referral link. (Ipsy is, in my opinion, the best subscription cosmetics service for the best value!)

Thanks so much for reading.

Love, GK