Ipsy Glam Bag: June 2014 – with Unboxing Video

Hello hello!

My Ipsy Glam Bag arrived last Thursday, but I wanted to do an unboxing video to go along with this post and I finally got to do it yesterday, so here is what I got in this month’s bag!

This month’s theme is Pretty In Paradise: Warm white sandy beaches or a cafe under a star filled night sky, being pretty in YOUR paradise is only a Glam Bag away. We picked products that are excellent for an extravagant getaway or a quintessential kit for a quick trip for some peace and quiet. What paradise is on your bucket list?

Let’s take a look into my bag…

$ All prices are in US dollars. $

Here’s my unboxing video.



This month’s bag feels like a waterproof material, kind of like an umbrella fabric, and the design is a print by Rebecca Minkoff. The inside of the bag is the same colour as the zipper.

And now the products…

Be A Bombshell – Lash Out Mascara | full size! | $15

A rich pigmented mascara with a lengthening formula that offers a multidimensional look.

Bombshell Application: To make your lashes extra full & feathery, coat both sides of the upper and lower lashes. Apply two to three coats to for a dramatic effect.

Bombshell Tip: Wiggle the lash wand close to the base of your lashline for a fuller effect.

I love trying new mascaras, although most don’t work with my oily lids. I’m curious to see how this one will perform.

Marc Anthony – Dream Waves Beach Spray | 1.52 oz sample | 4.2 oz / $8.79

Create natural, effortless, beach hair worn loose, soft and wavy. It adds body and texture to straight, fine strands or pumps up the curl in already wavy hair. Add extra definition to your wavy layers. Hydrolyzed Silk and Provitamin B5 protect your tresses while adding moisture and shine. Powerful UV Protectors absorb ultraviolet light to save your mane from harmful sun exposure, dehydration and color-fade. You’re left with manageable, touchable waves. Even the straightest hair can achieve tousled beach hair any time of year.

I don’t experiment too much with the products I use in my hair because the ones I currently use work perfectly, but we’ll see how this one will do. It does smell delicious though, like coconut, SO YUMMY!

UPDATE: See my mini review of this Marc Anthony product in my monthly empties of March 2015.

NYX – Butter Gloss in Crème Brûlée | full size! | $5

Buttery soft and silky smooth, the scrumptious new NYX Butter Lip Gloss tastes as sweet as a sugar cookie—and makes your lips look downright luscious. Swipe it on alone or over your favorite lipstick for creamy sheer to medium coverage that melts onto your lips and is never sticky.

I love trying new lippies so I’m happy about this one. It smells really yummy too, like sugar cookies.

UPDATE: See my review on this NYX Butter Gloss.

OFRA – Universal Eyebrow Pencil | full size! | $13

OFRA’s Universal Eyebrow Pencil is a resistant pencil suitable for the most sensitive eye area. It is the perfect solution for your eyebrows and is called Universal Eyebrow Pencil for a reason as it is one color to suit all skin tones. It is soft enough and will make it easy for you to create a perfect shape.


Can be applied directly to the eyebrow area then smudge gently with a small brush applicator. Created with a synthetic Beeswax base for a smooth, soft and long lasting application which will also hold those pesty stray eyebrow hairs in place.

I don’t fill in my eyebrows that often, but I’ll still give this pencil a try. It really felt soft when I swatched it on my hand.

Realtree – for Her Eau de Parfum | 0.16 oz sample | 3.4 oz / $24.99

Originating from the creator and marketer of the worlds most versatile camo pattern makers, Realtree has decided to develop a sensitive yet delicious fragrance that captures you. Realtree for Her opens up with the sweet taste of pomegranate, a hint of persimmon and an exotic scent of orchids. It blends with lotus blossom and champaca flower and is followed by the rich scent of amber, the transient scent of violets and the depth of mahogany wood. This scent is not only a whirlwind of feelings, but it stands alone with the Realtree brand. Giving you the excellence of Realtree and the softness of perfume. Enjoy!

The full size bottle of this perfume is really pretty! I didn’t smell it much at first (as seen in my video), but I did get whiffs of it and it was a nice fresh florally scent. I’ll have to try it some more, but my first thoughts were that it smelled lovely.



Overall I’m very happy with the products I received this month. They are all items that I use, and the makeup items are in colours that I’m comfortable with.

The value of my bag this month comes to just over $37, which I find quite 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.)

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.