MyGlam/Ipsy October 2012 Bag!

Hello everyone! I finally got my October MyGlam/Ipsy bag, as some of you might know MyGlam has changes their name to Ipsy, with the promise of more customization, and better prodcuts. I gave in and decided to give this month a try after canceling, and I’m kind of glad I did! The bag itself is SO cute!!!!!!! 🙂

This month’s theme was Bombshell, and you get products to create yourself into one! Here is the card you typically get with some info on the products and brands. Excited about these!! They seems like great products. I’ve heard of The Balm and Coastal Scents, but haven’t tried anything from the other two.

Here is what was inside, yay goodies!! I love surprises, have the reason why I love the subscription services. All these products look like a generous/full-size!! I absutely love the bag, I’m currently using it as my everyday makeup bag!

Here are all the contents!! WOW, I am so impressed with this. After being dissapointed many times with previous Glam Bags, this makes up for it completely, and I hope they keep it up!! 😀

The first thing I saw was The Balm, What’s Your Type? Black Mascara sample.  I’ve never tried any Balm mascaras, or anything besides their eyeshadows for that matter, so I was happy to see this. It’s a pretty good size, great for travel, and the formula was pretty decent! The wand itself was good for volumizing and slight separation, but it was out of plasic material, which hurt my eyes! (I like soft dense bristles!!) Overall, I do still like this and will use it up!

Next was a FULL-SIZE Be a Bombshell Felt-Tip Eye Marker/Liner in Onyx. Very little to say about this other than this was an amazing product. It goes on opaque, dries fairly quickly, and lasts a long time. You get great precision from the felt tip, and it great for a perfect winged eye look! So happy that was in here, it retails for $14, will DEFINITELY get use out of this!!

This is the Couture Colot Pequi Oil Treatment. It’s a pretty nice sample size, and it meant to make your hair softer and more manageable. I did a little research and I guess a Pequi is an Amazonian fruit, this is mae without parabens and sulfates, and is claimed to improve dull, damaged hair is up to 600% stronger after one application! This retails for $12, so it’s a great value! It smells lightly of soemthing tropical, maybe a bit coconutty, and it does make my hair feel super soft! It’s also incredibly lightweight and absorbs quickly, love it!

Next is this Coastal Scents sample eyeshadow quad in Set 7. It’s pretty small, but I guess they are the same size as the shadows in those 88 palettes, each pot about the size of a dime. I’m very familiar with Coastal Scents as they sell a variety of affordable makeup through their website. You can create custom palettes, or buy them individually. Personally I prefer BH Cosmetics as I think their eyeshadows are much better quality, but these are great if you are looking for a deal.

The names of the eyeshadows are on the back so you can reference them if you are interested in getting the full size pans. Ipsy offers a Beauty quiz when you sign up and they say they personaize your Glam Bags based on that, I wonder what other people got?? Not a real fan of these shades. :/

Last but not least is the full size Mirenesse Lip Bomb in 4. This is such a unique product, it’s a highly pigmented glossy laquer stain. The packaging is very neat, and I love the shape! This retails for $35!! Amazing! The texture and finish remind me of the OCC Lip Tars, but much glossier. I applied a little mount and got SO much color, you really need to be careful with this, it does stain the skin!

Swtches: Mirenesse Lip Bomb 4, Be a Bombshell Felt Eye Marker in Onyx, Coastal Scents Eyesahdows in Lemon Chiffon, Antique Lilac, Wisteria, and Raspberry Tart.

What do you guys think!? 😀

Julep October Box! Classic with a Twist

Hello Everyone!! SO excited to share with you my October Julep Maven box! This one is in Classic with a Twist, but there are so many others that you can choose from! The box is really fun and Halloween themed, love the orange and black packaging. Of course there are the cards that explain your products and some extra info. Excited to see what I received!

The first thing I pull out is the little packet of candy corn!! Yum, so fun! I’m happy that they include little extras like this to make each box fun and unique. I personally love fall and Halloween, so this little goodie was handsomely welcomed! 🙂

Another couple goodies I found in my box were these little glitters! One orange and one black, again going along with the Halloween theme, and it seems like these are for nail art! Yay! They are so cute, I don’t even want to open them!

Now for the grand surprise. I had high hopes for this box, because they had some new polishes they were releasing for fall, and also some nail care items.

AHH!!! So HAPPY that I got this! This is the Julep Quick Dry Polish Drops with vitamin e and lavender, you use them on top of your finished nail to make them dry faster. I can’t wait to try this! 🙂

The two polishes I received were Boris and Nicole, and Gweneth. A lot of the boxes this month had crackle polishes, but I was actually happy to get these instead. I’m not a huge fan of the crackle effect on me personally, but these make up for it for sure! Boris and Nicole is a deep russet bronze color, and Gweneth is a very sheer pink jelly. Julep polishes are great quality, 4 Free, and don’t chip! I was a little worried about the bronze color when I saw it on screen, but it is so much gorgeous in person. So happy with it!

Here are the bottom of the polishes so you can see the names.

Swatches: Boris and Nicole, and Gweneth

What do you guys think!? 😀