Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ipsy #1

I just received my first Ipsy bag! After reading many reviews about Ipsy, I decided to try it out. What is Ipsy you asked? Each month subscribers will receive a new Glam Bag with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products customized according to your beauty profile. Members can watch and play along with the stylists with the same products that they are using, all for only $10 a month + free shipping. Click here to join Ipsy 

The theme of this months glam bag is "Super Stars". The goodies came in a dark blue cosmetics bags with bright white stars on the inside. Products for this month are:

SOHO “Get a Grip” Crease Brush[$8.99]

"Create the perfect eye with the Get a Grip Crease Brush. First apply a neutral base eye color to the entire eyelid. Then apply a darker color to the eyelid crease – this will add dimension and depth. Finish the look by applying a shimmery highlight color to the inner corner of the eyelid and along the brow bone."

· Natural Hair Bristles – Blend & Contour
· Tri-Grip Handle – Fits Perfectly in Hand

Compared to high end brushes, Soho is a great drug store alternative. It has very soft bristles, which makes it feel nice and soft against your eyelid. Plus, it picks up eyeshadow pigments really well.

Special offer: $3 off any SOHO brushes at
*Offer valid from thru 2/7/13. Price listed will reflect $3.00 off.

Nailtini Straight Up Color Nail Lacquer in True-Red of Bloody Mary[15mL - $13]

"No makeup cabinet is complete without an all-star nail lacquer and Nailtini stocks top-shelf, 3-free nail lacquer in dozens of shades, textures and finishes. Wear them alone or layered to create custom looks and effects, each one a cocktail unto itself. Cheers to beauty, and as always, apply responsibly! "

Bloody Mary is a pure-all premium nail color in classic true red. I haven't tried this yet, but after reading reviews about the polish, I can't wait! I'm so glad that I received "bloody mary" because I can now use this color for Valentines.
Special offer: Receive 30% off your purchase at by using the code ipsystar at checkout.
*Offer valid thru 2/28/13. Free shipping on continental US orders over $75.

Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Mini Body Butter  [2.5oz - $7]
"Smell incredible with our nourishing and anti-oxidant rich ingredients.  Our body butter helps fight signs of aging while adding deep moisture and protection.  Made with nature's best moisturizers - shea butter, almond oil and safflower oil -  Pacifica's paraben-free Body Butter is a skin must-have."

I have tons of lotions and many of them get ignored, but not this one! Blood Orange Butter does not smell anything like oranges, but a fresh scent that is not overpowering. This fast absorbing lotion works great for dry skin that doesn't leave your hands feeling oily. 
Special offer: Receive 20% off your purchase at by using the code beauty20 at checkout.
Offer valid thru 2/15/13. Free shipping on orders $50 or more. Valid in US only.

Sexy Hair Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray [$6]
"Your everyday spray for BIG volume! Spray & Play is a humidity resistant, flexible hold hairspray that provides fullness, lift and incredible shine! Perfect for all hair types. "

I have been meaning to try this product out, but never had the time to purchase it. Curling your hair is a skill, it needs the right technique to have the perfect curl and the right hairspray to hold the curl. I curl my hair a lot and I'm very picky when it comes to hairspray because I don't want my hair to look hard, but natural. Sexy Hair Spray is very good when styling your hair because it holds great without having to look hard.

Special offer: Receive $5 off your purchase of $25 or more of Sexy Hair products at by using the code70950 at checkout.*To redeem in store, print this page with barcode. Offer valid 1/5/13 – 2/5/13 on Sexy Hair products purchased in all ULTA store

Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil [5mL - $7]
"This legendary, lightweight oil, grown organically in Morocco, is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids. Use it as a fast absorbing daily moisturizer, or to heal and condition everything from cuticles to split ends. Plus it is 100% organic! Housed in a recyclable glass bottle."

For an intensive hair treatment, to improve dry scalp, to restore dry damaged hair and add shine, apply a generous amount of oil to dry hair starting at the ends, then wrap in a warm towel and leave for 30 minutes or leave it overnight. Wash and style as usual. For dry scalp and dandruff, massage into the roots too. Repeat this once or twice a week for soft, smooth and glossy hair. To calm frizzy hair use a drop or two of the oil, rub palms together and scrunch into ends.
Special offer: Receive 15% off your purchase of $45 or more at using the code IPSY15 at checkout.*Offer valid thru 1/31/13. Free shipping on orders $45 or more. Valid in US & Canada. 

Overall, my first Ipsy bag was EXCELLENT! The total retail value of the January bag is $41.99. 
What is your favorite product?


  1. I am following you now

  2. You'll love the Sexy Hair Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray.

  3. Hello darling, lovely blog here! Wanna follow each other? Let me know through comments... it would be great to keep in touch =)
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  4. I had never heard of Ipsy but it seems great :)
    Of course we can follow each other, I'm following you now

  5. These are some great cosmetics and love that bag specially. we too have a service like that here in India called The Vellvette BoX.

    First time reader. following you on GFC !

    Much Love
    The Heiress Blog

  6. I've never heard of that body butter before, but I'd love to try it! I LOVEEE body butters! Great review =)
    Twitter: Sensiblestylist

  7. Looks nice!
    Yes I will follow you! Please follow back?

  8. Hi... Great stuff!! We are following you now can you follow us back? Kisses

  9. Oo I love the big sexy hair products!


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  14. I think the brush is sooo great!
    Nice post. Cool of you to share with us ^^

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  15. should get em if i have bunch of money ;p

  16. That seems to be a good glam-bag-program!)

  17. never heard about this, but it seems more affordable than birchbox! thanks for sharing :)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

  18. Love the concept of these bags. I didn't now about them before.
    It might worth to try them :-)
    I am following you, hope you follow me back!


    El Atelier

  19. Nice items. X

  20. Nice blog!
    I'm now following you!
    Follow me back in:

  21. Very nice and inspiration. I like that make up. Have a great day.

  22. Wooooow it seems so cute!
    What about following each other here, Bloglovin and Fashiolista?
    Let me know :)

    Carolina + don't forget to JOIN MY GIVEAWAY you can win a fab dress!

    1. 45 follower here and followed back hun!
      Keep in touch!

  23. The hairspray seems interesting...
    Thx for the comment on my blog. You have a really nice blog too.
    I'm following you now, hope you will follow me back.

    Check out my blog The Closet I Love!

  24. ty for ur comment on our blog dear... Followed u via gfc (name good taste of life) Cant wait to follow us back... Hugs,

  25. great items!
    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know and I'll follow you right back on GFC! :)

  26. I can't believe they send full-sized products!! Now that's what I call love.:D

  27. I've never heard of this brand, but a great post :)
    Maybe we can follow each other? Let me know, Monic

  28. Really nice:)if you want go to my blog:)

  29. pretty cool stuff
    xxx LVE
    have a great weekend! enjoy it <3
    share the feeling <3


  31. This is a really cute idea and I'm gonna try Ipsy out!
    Love to follow you if you'd want to follow each other? Let me know on my blog :)
    Much love x

  32. What a fun batch of products! I'm a big fan of the Josie Maran Argan Oil. It's awesome for hair.

    Rowena @ rolala loves
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  33. Great products!! I've a hairspray of Big sexy hair too and I love it!

  34. LOVE this review =D Anyways, I'm your newest follower via google (23) and bloglovin! I'd love it if you could check out my blog and follow back? =D
    Twitter: Sensiblestylist

  35. Thank you for visiting my blog, I'm following you now on gfc. :) Hope you will follow me back!

    xx, Julia

    1. Somehow I can't see you in my follower list although you said you've followed me :o

  36. thanks for visiting my blog dear, and looks like you received some really fun things :)
    xx rae

  37. Following you back now on GFC as Katarina!

  38. followed back sweet heart gfc name Good taste of life and to google+ as la vie superbe

  39. Sounds like a really great idea, there are so many lovely products feature in the bag!

  40. That looks so cool! What great items!

  41. I like the SOHO brush best! And thanks for stopping by at my blog! I'm not that much of the followeachtother-thing. I'll stop by at your blog from time to time now and if I like what you're posting about, I will of course follow you :)

    Ina from

  42. I received this bag, too. I love ipsy. I am most excited to try the argan oil. Your blog looks really good, I just don't want to read the comments because most of them are just plugs for their own blogs.