Ipsy Glam Bag: August 2013

Hi readers!

My August Ipsy Glam Bag arrived, yay! I was home sick today and when my husband came home for lunch he was carrying a hot pink bubble envelope and I said “ooh that’s for me!” 🙂

Let’s take a peek inside, shall we?!?

$ Note: All prices are in US dollars. $

The theme for this month is Glamour Academy and is described as: This month’s August Glam Bag is perfect for the professional or student. It’s full of beauty essentials that are perfect for stashing in your school bag or when you’re prepping for your next big party!

Chella Dazzling Dark Brown Eyebrow Color Pencil | Full Size! | $18

This European-designed mechanical pencil has a creamy consistency that glides into place creating a beautiful, fuller looking brow. The fine tip allows you to create hair-like strokes and can also be lightly smudged for a more natural look.

I don’t have an eyebrow pencil yet so this is nice. I don’t fill in my eyebrows that often, but now that I have this pencil I’ll play around with it.

It glided on my hand very smoothly when I did these swatches.

Michael Todd Jojoba Charcoal Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub | 30ml sample | 100ml / $18

The Jojoba Charcoal Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub is formulated using the powers of Jojoba Wax Beads and Activated Charcoal. This mask effectively removes dead skin, impurities and toxins, but is gentle enough for sensitive and acne prone skin types. Jojoba Wax Beads provide gentle exfoliation without leaving microlacerations on delicate skin. Highly absorbent Activated Charcoal penetrates deeply into pores to draw out impurities and toxins. Also refines texture and encourages skin renewal, leaving skin smooth and refreshed.

I’ve never tried any Michael Todd products before but I’ve heard great things about them so I’m really excited for this product.

MicaBeauty Eye Shadow in Bronze | Full Size! | $14.95

MicaBeauty Mineral Eyeshadows are extremely gentle, free of preservatives, chemicals, dyes, talc, oils, and other fillers. With this unique formula, the eyeshadows will look ultra smooth and stay put for hours without creasing or pulling the delicate eye area. Can be mixed with clear lip-gloss, clear mascara, and clear nail polish to add pigment to lips, eyelashes and nails!

Bronze is not really my colour, but I’ll play around with this and see what I can do.

It sure packs a punch of shimmer!

noya Lip Balm in Vanilla | Full Size! | $3.99

The noya Lip Balm is a lightweight, all-natural formula that moisturizes, smooths, softens your lips and packs a full punch of flavor. And because it’s natural, you can lick your lips as much as you want – and trust us, you’ll want to often.

Who would say no to lip balm? And in vanilla on top of that?!? Definitely my type of scent!

Pixi Beauty Lash Booster Mascara in Blackest Black | 3g sample | 7g / $17

This unique mascara truly boosts your lashes, giving them a “push-up” effect that lasts all day. The dense, rich formula coats lashes with maximum pigment, for long-lasting full color and the cone-shaped brush coats each lash evenly. Long lasting, smudge-free and waterproof.

Mascara is one thing that I wear every day so I’m looking forward to trying this one.

I don’t think the black part is supposed to stick out like that, but it just kept coming out when I was pulling on the brush.

UPDATE: read my review of this mascara.


The contents of this bag add up to $50 which I find pretty damn good!

The Ipsy Glam Bag is a monthly subscription that costs $10 in the US and $15 for us Canadians. Each month, subscribers receive a beautiful Glam Bag with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products.

Subscribe now to receive your own Ipsy Glam Bag. (This is my invitation link.) I am no longer subscribed to Ipsy.

Have you tried any of these products?

– Chantal 🙂

Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.