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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Beauty Review: Ipsy Glam Bag August 2013

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Wow, I must applaud Ipsy for busting their humps to have these beautiful Glam Bags delivered to us subscribers so quickly this month! I received my "Christmas present" two days early than last month!

Even though I applaud Ipsy for trying to speed up their service to meet their high demand, I am disappointed in the QC (quality control) of them packing their bags. This is my forth Glam Bag and here's my first blooper from Ipsy:

I am suppose to have gotten five beauty items and was so excited when I opened my bag, but only to find that I was short of a product. I contacted Ipsy right after I discovered this and so I hope to hear from them soon. I will definitely have to review how their customer service is... (*dun dun dun*) *Please see my updates below!

The theme for this month's Glam Bag is Glamour Academy. The design on the bag is too adorable! This bag will definitely be in my backpack =)

Pacifica | Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream
  • (this is the item that I am missing from my Glam Bag)
  • ***UPDATE (08/15/13): The customer service is amazing! I received an email from Danielle at IpsyCare that my missing product will be shipping out soon. I emailed IpsyCare on the 13th and they responded within the 48 hours as promised. I am very happy to have heard from Danielle/Ipsy (she is super nice!)! Ipsy do show that they care about their customers (Danielle made me feel like a valued customer by her taking her time to reply to my multiple correspondences). Will do another update once I receive my missing item in the mail =)
  • ***UPDATE (08/24/13): I received my missing item today! I couldn't help but squeal for joy when I opened my mailbox this afternoon and saw a shiny pink bag. However... once I opened the package and brought out my long awaited BB cream, turns out, it's not a BB cream... Instead of a BB cream, I received a Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter. Along with the body butter, was a little note that told me they sent me a substituted product. To be honest? I absolutely don't mind at all because I absolutely LOVE the body butter Ipsy sent me! 

  • The scent of this body butter is absolutely amazing! I seriously wished that I had this product earlier in the summer season because  I think the scent suits so well for the summer. On the back of the package, this body butter scent is described as a "sparkling, juicy blood orange with notes of red raspberry and spicy sweet Italian mandarins." Doesn't that just sound absolutely delicious? Seriously, this body butter makes me want to eat it! lol! I am a huge fan of body butters, so I greatly appreciate getting this item to replace the BB cream in my August Glam Bag

Chella | Dazzling Dark Brown Eyebrow Color Pencil

I appreciate getting another Chella product in my bag. I absolutely LOVE the Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter pencil and have been putting that baby to use! I haven't opened this pencil to swatch but I'm pretty sure that this is just like any other dark brown brow pencil. I like eyebrow products and so I will definitely be putting this to good use once I'm done using my Wet n Wild ColorIcon pencil =)

Pixi | Lash Booster Mascara in Blackest Black

I haven't opened this to try because I have three different tubes of mascara I am using right now. I will definitely be featuring this mascara on it's own beauty review once I've tried it!

Michael Todd | Jojoba Charcoal Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub

I love facial scrubs and exfoliators! So I'm really excited to give this a try! When I was still subscribed to Birchbox, I received an exfoliator by the brand Vasanti in one of my boxes. It is amazing! Since then I've been hooked on using exfoliators to help deep clean my face. I will definitely be posting up an individual beauty review on this once I've tried it out!

noya | Lip Balm in Cherry

I am a lip balm fanatic. You'll find a lip balm in almost every bag that I own and all around my makeup stashes. My lips get chapped easily and so I appreciate having another lip balm to add to my collection =) I think there are two different scents that Ipsy is sending out this month. I think the other one is Vanilla? This lip balm has a nice light cherry scent to it. The scent is subtle, not too overwhelming, so I know I'll love this!

Overall, I am satisfied with the products I received. I am still anxious to get the Pacifica BB Cream though! That was the product I was looking forward to the most to try out.

Will update this post after I hear from Ipsy and get my issue taken care of.

What did you receive in your Glam Bag this month? Have you had similar issues to what I'm experiencing?


  1. All this for $10?! Ipsy has been really impressing me lately. :)

    ~ Yun

    1. Hi Yun! I hope all is well with you love! Yes ma'am, you get 4-5 deluxe samples (sometimes they give us full sized products!) and it all comes in a cute makeup bag =) Are you telling me that you're not an Ipster yet? You should totally consider signing up if you haven't yet! =)