March 2014 :: Ipsy Glam Bag :: Destination Beauty

Destination Beauty

March 2014 Ipsy Glam Bag

This month’s glam bag only contained 4 products. That in itself is a bit of a disappointment. However, the 4 products I received are all products I’m pretty happy to get. From what I can see of other Ipsy subscriber’s bags, they also received 4 good products. This month I also received one of the products I redeemed ipsy points for: the NYX kit. The theme, Destination Beauty, is meant to inspire upcoming travels and use with ease on vacay. I love that the bag showcases the work of an up-and-coming San Francisco based artist, Klari Reis.


Here’s what my bag contained:

  • bareMinerals – Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Get Ready I’m a fan of the Marvelous Moxie lip glosses but this is the first MM lipstick I’ve tried. I really like it. It applies well, stays nicely and the color is a natural, subtle color thats perfect for anytime. I only wish the sample were bigger.


  • Nicole by O.P.I. – Roughles in On What Grounds Very similar to the O.P.I. Liquid Sand polishes with a grainy (sandy), rough texture. I like the color, a bit of an easter egg/tiffanys blue and the testured polishes are fun to play with. The only thing I don’t like bout this polish is how long it took to dry.


  • Be a Bombshell – Eyeshadow Quad in Bora Bora I’m always happy to try another Be a Bombshell product and I’m loving the colors in this quad. A golden shimmer dark brown, a bright teal, gold and copper. This quad only exacerbates my desire to go on vacation.


  • Pixi Beauty – Flawless Beauty Primer – I’ve only used this primer once so far but I liked it. It feels light and holds the makeup. It has a very very subtle tint to it and leaves a light golden glow so I’m planing on trying this without any foundation on top. I feel like this primer can provide enough correction and coverage with the assistance of a light concealer.


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As mentioned, I redeemed 1000 tipsy points for an additional item. This month, I got the NYX Bronze Smokey Look Kit. The kit contains 9 neutral tones shadows; a tan/gold/brown palette. The kit also contains two lip glosses: 1, a rosey pink and 2, a golden shimmer.


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Another satisfactory month for me. I redeemed another 1000 tipsy points and along with my April 2014 Glam Bag, I’ll be receiving TokyoMILK Dark by Margot Elena Salted Caramel Lip Elixir.

In other news, I’ve been dealing with a broken collarbone for the last 4 weeks. This is the first week I am not using my figure eight brace; the first week was HORRIBLE! It hurt so badly. Everything hurt so badly. I got into a car accident and when the seatbelt tightened up, it snapped my clavicle. No fun. Now that I’m mostly healed, it’s time to buy another new car. Needless to say, it’s been a stressful month. I do have a bunch of neat tips on how to dress yourself as well as do your hair and makeup with one arm. Maybe I’ll have to share some of my tested tactics.

As always, thank you for reading. And a special thank you to some of you wonderful readers who signed up for your own tipsy glam bags by using my link. You helped me earn the tipsy points I’ve been happily cashing in recently: Lisa, Allison, Caroline, Susan, Kenya, Morgan, Erica, Melanie, Abbigail and everyone else!!

Love, GK

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November 2013 :: Ipsy Glam Bag :: Glam It Up


November 2013 Ipsy MyGlam Bag

Glam It Up!

Oh, Ipsy, you’ve done it again! Another fantastic bag this month! This months bag included SIX products and each one is pretty stellar!

  • Nailtini – Nail Laquer in Caviar Cocktail A beautiful silver, this color with get a lot of use for me and the upcoming holidays!
  • EM by Michelle Phan – Lash Gallery Lengthening Mascara This is a new line of products by Michelle Phan. The packaging is cute yet simple. Seems like a decent quality mascara; I’ll definitely use it up. Not waterproof though and i get some runny-smudging going on after long-wear.
  • Be A Bombshell – Lip Crayon in Hot Damn It’s red and I love a red lip. Must reapply pretty regularly but this color is nice to layer with under gloss. I do love Be A Bombshell products and am happy to add this to my lip collection.
  • Pixi – Beauty Bronzer in Subtly Suntouched Great subtle bronzer for colder months and cooler looks. I’m a fan of Pixi and was happy to find this in my bag this month.
  • BH Cosmetics – Baked Eyeshadow in Asteroid – I’ve tried some other BH products in the past and have been fairly happy with their results. This shadow is pairs perfectly with the eye pencil and nail polish I received this month! Absolutely perfect for a glamorous holiday look!
  • Starlooks – Gem Pencil in Topaz The color is more of a silvery periwinkle and I can’t wait to use it in a glammed-up eye!

Another great Glam Bag from Ipsy! This month, I am so happy with all the products I received! If you’d like to become an Ipsy Subscriber, CLICK HERE.

Thanks for reading!

Love, GK

ImageHere’s a closer look at the Pixi Beauty Bronzer and the BH Cosmetics Baked Eyeshadow.

August 2013 :: Ipsy :: Glamour Academy

August 2013 Ipsy Glam Bag :: Glamour Academy


Ipsy’s back-to-school theme fell short of an A. Not my favorite Glam Bag but not the worst. Here goes:

  • Pixi Beauty Lash Booster Mascara

Who can’t use another mascara, right? But I can do without this one. It leaves black raccoon eyes after a short time of wearing and as much as I will always put a free mascara to use, I’m getting sick of receiving them every month.

  • MicaBeauty Shimmer Powder, Bronze

Having been a fan of MicaBeauty for several years now, I have plenty of these color powders and shimmers. It’s good quality product though and for that, I can’t complain.

  • Michael Todd Pumpkin Nutrient Rich Facial Mask

I like this mask! And I found out the company is headquartered in my “little” town. I’ll be contacting them about possibly receiving some hometown love and will of course share my findings with you all.

  • Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

I have too much Smashbox primer. I really didn’t need another. Their photo finish primer isn’t new; I want to be exposed to new products!

  • – BONUS: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in 69

Love this lipstick! I hadn’t tried any of Urban Decays Revolution Lipsticks yet but can’t wait to pick up a few full sized tubes in the near future!

Overall? August’s bag wasn’t too shabby but I could sure use a really stellar bag in the future, Ipsy.

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Thanks for reading!

Love, GK