Wednesday, 16 May 2018

May 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 May 2018 glam bag theme was Go There and my inner skin care fiend was screaming when I saw the selection of products for the month. Many moons ago, I would have complained that I got 3 skin care products in one glam bag, but now I'm thrilled. I love travel themes (even though I don't travel that often) so I look longingly at the May bag for encouragement that one day I'll take this cute clutch on my travels. 

In my bag:
Adesse New York gel effect nail polish in Oh, Cabana Boy
Nomad Cosmetics eyeshadow in Cohíba
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair hydrating serum 
Aphrodite Olive Oil face scrub
M.A.D Skincare cleansing gel 

This was the first time I've seen something from Aphrodite, and as always, I love seeing First Aid Beauty products in my bag. I rate the May Ipsy Glam Bag a 4/5! 



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More about the products inside:

Adesse New York  gel effect nail polish in Oh, Cabana Boy- I really like Adesse nail products and I'm happy to have a new shade of blue for spring and summer. I find Adesse colours to last long and leave my nails nourished. I like that this product is non-toxic so I feel safe knowing my daughter can use this colour as well. I'm a huge fan of gel nail polishes because I like my nails to look as fresh as possible between salon visits. Now I can achieve a gel-like mani at home. Yay!




Nomad Cosmetics eyeshadow in Cohíba- I'm not the biggest fan of single eyeshadows but I do love this shade. Cohíba is a beautiful golden bronze colour that matches perfectly with my skin tone that I might use it as a bronzer. It's creamy and blendable so it can be used in many ways. Multi-use products are always nice to have, especially when I want to pack light. This formula looks so nice when it's blended out, I'm impressed! 


First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair hydrating serum- My obsession with First Aid Beauty continues with this serum. It's made with hyaluronic acid, aloe leaf juice, colloidal oatmeal and collagen so you know you're getting skin loving ingredients with every drop. This product absorbed well and was super lightweight. My skin felt nourished after using this product and I'll definitely repurchase. 

Aphrodite Olive Oil face scrub- I love scrubs that don't have microbeads and this scrub is made from ground almond and olive seeds. At first I thought this scrub might be a bit harsh but I was pleasantly surprised. After exfoliating with this scrub I felt clean but not too squeaky clean like my skin was stripped. 

M.A.D. Skincare cleansing gel- I wasn't familiar with the M.A.D. Skincare brand but I'm happy I got the chance to try it. I was surprised at how bubbly this gel got and I really felt that all my makeup and dirt from the day was being washed away.  You only need a small amount to get the job done so this sample will go a long way. 

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







20 comments:

  1. Very nice post. Lived the way of writing.This beauty blog is awesome. Eagerly waiting for fur posts. Keep up the good work.

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  2. I love your review, great blog! I love your pictures as they show the true colors

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  3. You got some fabulous things. I think I'd use everything here! I really like the bag everything came in.

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  4. Wow they look awesome! I love the shade of the eyeshadow! <3

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  5. I want to try that gel effect nail polish. Great review!

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  6. I think my sister will like your post .Will definitely refer .Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I love Ipsy products! It's always nice to get that bag in the mail every month with all of the "surprises" I have a drawer filled with products and love trying new things!

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  8. Great review. I am trying to be more adventurous with my eyes, so I will try the Nomad Cosmetics eyeshadow.

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  9. Great review, I really need to get more beauty and skin products as much as I can be a hoarder sometimes.

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  10. I love the look of this eyeshadow! I really love any kind of makeup that has that natural sparkle in it - I'll have to try this out!

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  11. I love that First Aid Beauty serum! It is so hydrating :) xo, Suzanne

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  12. Ipsy seem to always do some really great bags, I am liking all the items included in this one, that eye shadow in particular is so cute.

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  13. Gonna recommend my girlfriend this blog for sure. She will love it. Thanks :)

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  14. It is for the first time I am hearing about Ipsy glam bag, glad to say that the review is really helpful, thanks for sharing

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  15. loads of fabulous things in your bag. Such a shine too! Loving your flatlay! not sure i had ever heard of ipsy glam bag before!

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  16. Not really familiar with it. But I'm sure my daughter or my wife has. You should make a video of this review to reach a wider audience. Most millenials aren't fond of reading. They prefer watching video reviews of fashion items.

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    1. I know what you mean John! I'm old school and there's something about writing that takes me back to the good ol days. If only I had more time to make videos I would in a heartbeat!

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  17. This looks like such a great box. Looks like you got a lot of great precuts.

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  18. Very nice post! Love the way you reviewed the product. :)

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  19. Nothing beats a real and honest review, most of these days I do most of my shopping based on recommendations. Seems like really great products.

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