Thursday, 19 April 2018

April 2018 Ipsy Glam Bag Review

I have been an Ipsy subscriber for over two years, and at first I was a bit skeptical about a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box because I didn't want to end up with a bunch of products I couldn't use or didn't know how to use. Each month you get full size or deluxe-sized products in a cute makeup bag, and I was sold after checking out their previous bags. If you're not very adventurous with makeup like me, it's a great way to build your makeup collection on the cheap and expand your makeup expertise!

The April 2018 glam bag theme was Social Butterfly and I love the cute bag. Seriously....I can't stop looking at it! The metallic corners and zipper pull are a nice touch :) I'll definitely use this bag as a clutch when the weather warms up! 

In my bag:
FEEL warming clay mask
Dirty Little Secret lip gloss 
Pretty Woman nail polish in girl boss
Purlisse body scrub
OFRA blush in Chameleon

This was the first time in a long time that I was happy with every item in my bag. I was thrilled to get a nice variety of products this month. I rate the April Ipsy Glam Bag a 5/5! 

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More about the products inside:

FEEL warming clay mask- I was really excited to use this mask because I was unfamiliar with the brand and a self warming mask sounded lovely! At first use, I was impressed with how smooth my skin felt after rinsing. The mask did make my skin feel warm, but it was a very pleasant sensation and didn't last too long. My only beef is products that claim to "open pores". One of my biggest pet peeves is the misconception that pores can be opened and closed. UGH!! I'm sure I complained about this before, but in case you missed it, pores do NOT have muscles around them so they do NOT open and close. Yes, they can become blocked and cleared, but opening and closing is physically impossible. 

Dirty Little Secret lip gloss- As my blogging name implies, I love a good lip gloss! This was my first time using a gloss from Dirty Little Secret and I'm happy to discover a new brand. At first I thought this gloss would be too shiny for my taste, but I was pleasantly surprised. This gloss went on smooth and was long lasting. I like lip glosses that don't leave my lips too sticky and this lip gloss from DLS checked all my boxes!

Pretty Woman nail polish in girl boss- I have way too many pink nail polishes but who's counting?! I'm happy to add another to my collection, and since its 100% vegan I feel a bit more comfortable letting my daughter wear this too!

Purlisse body scrub- I had high hopes for this product, but the fragrance was a bit too strong for my taste. I'm a huge fan of Purlisse and I was impressed that my skin did look smooth and polished, but I won't purchase the full size of this product unless there's another blend that isn't so strong.

OFRA blush in Chameleon- A few months ago I got an Ofra Pop-Up Palette and blush godet refill from Boxycharm and I'm happy that my lone blush from that box finally has a friend! I'm not the biggest fan of single pots, but who can complain with such a great brand? The formula blends well and looks great! I do love pressed powders and I'm sure I'll use this blush a ton this spring :) 

I was happy with the April glam bag and can't wait to see what May has in store! Tell me...did you get the April Ipsy bag? I'd love to hear from you!


  1. I am like the worst girly girl there is. Not because I want to be, just because I literally can't do my makeup. My friend actually just told me about Ispy. Seems like a great way to start learning how to use different products.

  2. That bag is so darn cute. I love the butterflies on it and the polka dot lip gloss.

  3. How fun is a glam bag!?!? What a great idea. Thanks for the review!!

  4. Ipsy Glam Bag is definitely one sub I wish we got over here, they seem to pull out great content month after month and the bags are so cute!

  5. That bag is adorable! I might just have to get one myself!

  6. How fun! A glam bag! This is a must for all girls

  7. Thats cool. A different glam bag every month chock full of goodies. April's was a good one!

  8. I've never heard of IPSY before this post! Thank you for sharing! It sounds like a great gift idea!

  9. Omg I am LOVING this post! I think I'm going to look into subscribing to IPSY.

  10. I love the package the clay mask come it. I seem something similar in TJMaxx before but thanks for your honest review on this.

  11. Your April glam bag sounds really cool. Every girl should have one like it!

  12. There are some really cute items in this Ipsy bag. I like the little bag, it is so adorable and useful.

  13. Ooh la la, that is neat little bag of goodies. Looks like you enjoyed using the face mask.

  14. I have a whole collection of Ipsy glam bags.


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