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Ipsy Glam Bag September 2016

Another month has flown by!  It is  ipsy glam bag time again!   I don’t know about you, but I always loving seeing what everyone else received in their bags every month.

(If you don’t know what ipsy is you can check out my previous post all about it by clicking HERE)

I have to admit it, I looked at the sneak peak this month.  I don’t always, but I did this month.  When I saw what I was going to be getting I was very underwhelmed.  On the bright side, I did not receive another nail polish, so that is a plus.  Now that I have received the actual samples I am a tiny bit more impressed with them, but just a tiny bit.

September Ipsy glam bag |

This month’s theme is Glamazon: “Real Talk: We’re Through With Lazy Beauty.  Full-on glamour is back. Put away your sweatpants, let down your ponytail and get glammed up just for the heck of it. Woke up like this? As if.”

Notice anything about the girls on this bag?  Besides that they look like they have lamp shades on their heads…  Look a little closer at them…Do you see it? Did you notice that they are spelling out the word ipsy.  I didn’t notice at first until I was taking this picture.

September Ipsy glam bag |

It is made out of a material that is like a plastic rain coat yet faux leatherish at the same time.  It has a grooved texture to it.  I like the plain black side without the golden girls on it. The zipper is across the top, a feature that I prefer best, and the size and shape is good. While it is a really cute idea, overall I am not a fan of this month’s design.  You can’t win them all ipsy, once again this month the bag is going to be part of my daughter’s collection.

Here is what I got in my bag:

dirty-little-secret |

Dirty Little Secret Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Teaser
 It is a perfect matte transition shade for the crease.  I have been using this every day since I got it.  I really like the packaging.  It is nice and sturdy doesn’t feel cheap at all.


In the sneak peak the shade looked so much more warm and orange than the actual shadow is. I am really happy that it is more neutral taupe and less of an orange bronze.   I think that ipsy refers to it as a “chestnut shade”  The actual name of the shadow is “Teaser”

avene-hydrance |

Eau Thermale Avène Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Serum
Zen relaxation for the face. Incredibly soothing, it keeps skin hydrated for a full 24 hours (for reals)—all the way through shavasana.

  • High concentration of Avène Thermal Spring Water softens skin

  • Silky-smooth formula feels like a primer

  • Time to relax. Relieves tightness and irritation in the skin


Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme
“Incredibly effective formula that glides on clear and leaves lips plump and pink.

  • Immediate satisfaction. Fullness you can see in seconds.
  • Shine on. Reflects the light so there’s no need for color on top.
  • Avocado and jojoba oil condition for a smooth finish”

As a brand on the whole, I love Too Faced, this Lip Injection gloss not so much! While the gloss itself is nice and smooth and not sticky, it burned my lips like crazy!!!  The box does have a warning that the gloss may cause you to experience a slight tingling for 5-10 minutes.

I wore twice it for about 7 minutes each time and I just couldn’t take it anymore.  I had to wipe it off.  I think my lips are just too sensitive.  My sister in law also got this in her ipsy bag and she said that it didn’t really bother her too much.  As you tell from the swatch picture it even started to irritate the back of my hand and turn it red.

eva-nye |

Eva NYC Forget Me Knot Dry Conditioner
I have never heard of dry conditioner.  I haven’t used this yet, but I sprayed it and it does smell great.
#2ndDayHair just got even better. This lightweight spray conditions and detangles— leaving tresses soft, shiny and frizz-free.

  • Send flyaways packing. Smooths down strands with no white residue left behind.

  • Totally touchable. Vitamin B5 seals and softens cuticles.

  • A real head-turner. Smells ah-mazing.”


trestique |

tre’StiQue Mini Highlight Stick in Maldives Luminescent
I have received several tre’StiQue products in my ipsy bags.  So far I have really enjoyed them all.  I have been using this as a highlight in my inner corner and on my lid.  So far I really like it!
“Glow and go. This soft cream-gel formula glides on gently—brightening with what we call “adult shimmer,” perfect for any age or time of day.

  • Smooth, rich formula won’t mess up your makeup if you apply it on top
  • Blendable and buildable, so you can shine on as much as you please
  • A perfect base for powder highlighters”
Even in this swatch the DLS shadow kinda looks a little orange, but it doesn’t look so warm in person.
Did you get a glam bag this month? Does your bag smell funny? My bag smells a little stinky…kinda like a weird funny plastic scent.  What did you get in yours?  Were you happy with your samples?  Do you get any other monthly subscription bags/boxes that are worth trying out?  Let me know in the comments below.

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