Monday, April 14, 2014

My April ipsy Glam Bag: "Beauty Rocks!"

My April ipsy Glam Bag arrived this past Saturday, April 12th! While the the music festival season is upon us, I was very excited to receive these products to create a fun and whimsical makeup look. This month's theme is "Beauty Rocks!". Although I haven't bought any tickets for any upcoming local music festivals yet, I hope to change that very soon! I'm eager to wear these products while I'm rocking out to some of my favorite bands. Check out the items I received in this month's bag below! 

April's "Beauty Rocks!" postcard

April's Glam Bag

dr. brandt microdermabrasion skin exfoliant 
Sample Retail (.25oz) Value: ~$9.75
Full Size Retail (2oz) Price: $78 or 3.5oz Price: $120

My first sample item was the dr. brandt microdermabrasion skin exfoliant. Exfoliating is one of my favorite steps in my current skincare routine. There's no better feeling than clear and smooth skin. I've heard so many good things about this product, so I'm eager to try it out. Not to mention how much value it adds to my bag!

Coastal Scents medium eye shadow brush
Full-Size Retail Price: $2.49

My next full-sized item was a Coastal Scents medium eye shadow brush. I actually received this same brush in my October ipsy Glam Bag, but ipsy was super generous about this duplicate this month. All ipsters who received a duplicate brush from a past Glam Bag, were offered either a bonus item in their May Glam Bag or 500 ipsyPoints to use toward an bonus item of their choice. I opted for the ipsyPoints, as I'm not too fond of surprises. (LOL!) I also decided to trade this brush with my sister for one of the products she receives in her Glam Bag this month. 

Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil - Black Velvet
Travel-Size Retail (.03oz) Value: ~$15
Full Size Retail (.04oz) : $20

My next travel-sized item that I was most excited about receiving this month was the Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil in "Black Velvet". As you may already know, eye liner is definitely a makeup staple of mine. On a typical day, I'm usually wearing eye liner if nothing else. Urban Decay is also one of my favorite makeup brands of all time, so I was obviously eager to get my hands on this product. It's a great, creamy formula, and it swatches beautifully! Check out my heart swatch below! <3 

Starlooks Lip Liner - Naked
Full Size Retail : $12

My next full-sized item was a Starlooks Lip Liner in "naked". Out of all the lip products available this month, I definitely wanted this one the most. Not only is it a gorgeous, pinkish nude lip color, but it's a super creamy formula. I don't own many lip liners, so I was eager to try a new one. I think this would be great for a variety of skin tones. Check out the swatch below!

Elizabeth Mott pop! goes the shadow - champagne
Full Size Retail : $12.99

My last item for this month was the Elizabeth Mott pop! goes the shadow in "champagne". This is a gorgeous eye shadow that is super versatile in my opinion. It's the perfect highlight color for your inner tear duct, brow bone, tops of your cheekbones, cupid's bow, etc. (If you can use a highlighter for it, you can also use this shadow for it! ;D) Considering my tan skin, I felt this color would work great for a variety of skin tones. Check out the beautiful swatch below!

The last item in this month's bag was an invitation to attend ipsy's Generation Beauty on May 31st & June 1st. All ipsters located on the West Coast were given this exclusive invite to attend. I'll be at Generation Beauty on both days, so if you're planning to go too, I'll see you there! ;D 

I think this month's Glam Bag was my favorite so far. There was a great variety of products in my bag, including items that I knew I'd already love and new products that I was very eager to try. If you don't have an ipsy subscription yet, what are you waiting for?! The overall value of my bag this month was ~$52.23! For only $10 per month, why wouldn't you want to sign-up?! Be sure to check out today and sign-up! :)

Lastly, don't forget that I'm giving away three Glam Bags that I've put together in my past blog post here! Enter now if you haven't yet! (This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL and ends on April 25th!) 

Are you a fellow ipster? What did you get in your Glam Bag this month? Let me know in a comment below! :)

Denise Joyce