September is already half over. Can you believe it? This week will mark the end of Summer and the beginning of Fall.
I am excited to let you know that in the coming months I will be sharing a lot of new content. One of the things that I am adding to my regular posting schedule is a review of my monthly, Ipsy Glam Bag!
This was my first month receiving an Ipsy Glam Bag and I was thrilled to see this pink package waiting for me in the mail. I love it when companies go the extra mile with things like packaging. It may seem small, but who doesn't love to get happy mail like this?
September Ipsy Glam Bag
Let me start by saying that I am so clueless when it comes to cosmetics. It's not for lack of trying. I just don't alway know where to begin or what products to use. That's where the Ipsy Glam Bag comes in. What better way is there for a make-up novice like myself to try a lot of different products and figure out what works best for me? Yeah, I can't think of one either. My first Glam Bag did not disappoint!
Now, let's talk about this bag! I had spoiled myself on what it would look like before I got it. Ipsy sends you an e-mail the week your bag is due to ship out and you have the opportunity to see it and all of it's contents ahead of time. I'm a very impatient person, so naturally I had to take a peak.
The outside of the bag is black and studded. I love how edgy it looks. It would even be suitable to carry as a small clutch on date night. It has a gold zipper and the inside is a beautiful Royal Blue.
The day after I received my bag, we had plans to go out. I decided that would be perfect for trying out all of the products at once. I started with clean, moisturized skin and pulled out my first product. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer.
The shade was great for my skin tone and the application was easy. It evened out my skin well, leaving me with a smooth surface to apply the rest of my make-up. There wasn't a foundation included in this bag so I applied my own powder foundation and concealer and then moved onto my eyes. The next product from the Glam Bag that I used was the Ciaté London Wonderwand Mascara in Black Magic.
I absolutely LOVE the hour-glass shape of the "wonderwand"! The bristles are not clumped together so they are able to easily capture each lash. It worked great for lengthening and separating! I will definitely be using this mascara more.
After adding the finishing touches to my eyes it was time to move on to the next product from my Glam Bag. The Dirty Little Secret Lip Gloss in Nude Beach.
This lipgloss went on smooth and did not feel sticky at all. It is a super shimmery gloss, which I wasn't expecting, and is not usually my go to, but I loved how it turned out. I did have to reapply it twice during the day, which is not uncommon for lip glosses.
After finishing my up my face, I was ready to paint my fingernails. I started out with a simple clear bottom coat. Then I applied then next item from my Glam Bag, P.R.M.I.T Beauty GELlusion polish in Capricorn.
I received A LOT of compliments on this color! It is perfect for Fall. I will use it again for that reason, but I was not thrilled with the wear time. It started to chip on me the second day. I would expect that from a cheaper polish, but for a "Gel-Effect" polish you at least hope to get a few days out of it. Next time I try it out, I will use it with a better bottom and top coat polish to see if that helps.
The last product in the September Glam Bag is the NEOGEN Dermatology Real Flower Cleansing Water in ROSE. This was my first experience with a cleansing rose water, but it definitely won't be my last!
I used this after we had arrived back home and I was ready to turn in for the night. Since I had never used a product like this I had to read the instructions (I told you I am clueless). It said to saturate a cotton pad and just wipe it across your entire face to remove make-up and cleanse the skin.
The smell was delicious, it felt cool and refreshing on my skin, and it did remove all of my make-up easily. If I had to pick, this would be my favorite product out of this month's Glam Bag. The Ciaté London Mascara would be a close second.
So that's it! My first month experiencing the Ipsy Glam Bag. I will continue to use these products throughout the month and I will look forward to seeing what will be included in my October Glam Bag.
Have you ever tried Ipsy? If you have, what is the best product you have tried? Let me know in the comments! If you haven't and you would like to order your first Ipsy Glam Bag, Click Here!