May 3, 2014

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2014 - Destination Beauty

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What what! I'm ready to show you my March bag! March was a busy month for me because my parents came down to visit and then it was my boyfriend's birthday so we were very busy 'round these parts for the whole second half of the month :) Anyhoo, my March 2014 Ipsy bag had only 4 products but a nice mix of items.

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2014 - Destination Beauty with Pixi Flawless Primer, Nyx Love in Rio eyeshadow trio in LIR06 Segredos de Giselle, Chella Eyeliner pen in Indigo Blue, bareMinerals Moxie Lipstick Get Ready swatches, review | Manicurity.com
What is Ipsy?
Each month you get a small makeup bag filled with a mix of 3-5 deluxe samples + full sized beauty products - anything you can think of relating to beauty (makeup, brushes, hair care, skin care, fragrances, nail items, you name it! It's a fun and inexpensive way to try new products and brands for $10 including shipping (in the USA, Canadian prices differ each month)

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2014 - Destination Beauty with Pixi Flawless Primer, Nyx Love in Rio eyeshadow trio in LIR06 Segredos de Giselle, Chella Eyeliner pen in Indigo Blue, bareMinerals Moxie Lipstick Get Ready swatches, review | Manicurity.com

The theme of the bag for March was 'Destination Beauty'. I didn't really feel like the items I got in this bag was very vacation themed, but no big deal. The really cool thing about this bag is that the design is an exclusive print by artist Klari Reis' geography-based series "Street Anatomy" about San Francisco - love the bright, cheerful colors!

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2014 - Destination Beauty with Pixi Flawless Primer, Nyx Love in Rio eyeshadow trio in LIR06 Segredos de Giselle, Chella Eyeliner pen in Indigo Blue, bareMinerals Moxie Lipstick Get Ready swatches, review | Manicurity.com
Ipsy Glam Bag March 2014 - Destination Beauty with Pixi Flawless Primer, Nyx Love in Rio eyeshadow trio in LIR06 Segredos de Giselle, Chella Eyeliner pen in Indigo Blue, bareMinerals Moxie Lipstick Get Ready swatches, review | Manicurity.com
Ipsy Glam Bag March 2014 - Destination Beauty with Pixi Flawless Primer, Nyx Love in Rio eyeshadow trio in LIR06 Segredos de Giselle, Chella Eyeliner pen in Indigo Blue, bareMinerals Moxie Lipstick Get Ready swatches, review | Manicurity.com

Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer

sample size .4 fl oz, approximate value $8.80

Primers are one of those things that vary wildly in formula, finish, and helpfulness. The Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer is peach-tinted and very shimmery. Since I am sort of oily, this doesn't work for me as an all-over primer - plus the peachy tint is still a little dark for my generally fair skin. In the future I will probably use this as a highlighter on my cheeks!

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2014 - Destination Beauty with Pixi Flawless Primer, Nyx Love in Rio eyeshadow trio in LIR06 Segredos de Giselle, Chella Eyeliner pen in Indigo Blue, bareMinerals Moxie Lipstick Get Ready swatches, review | Manicurity.com


Ipsy Glam Bag March 2014 - Destination Beauty with Pixi Flawless Primer, Nyx Love in Rio eyeshadow trio in LIR06 Segredos de Giselle, Chella Eyeliner pen in Indigo Blue, bareMinerals Moxie Lipstick Get Ready swatches, review | Manicurity.com

Nyx Love in Rio Eyeshadow Palette LIR06 Segredos de Giselle

full-sized product, retail value $6

This is surprisingly my first Nyx eyeshadow product (I usually tend towards their cheek and lip products)! Segredos de Giselle is the name of the palette I received and the shades are described as 'Peach', 'Beige', and 'Bronze' which are accurate enough, altho I would say 'Peach' is more of a 'taffeta silk pink' because it has silver shimmer that really lightens the color. At first I thought this was sort of meh because I have lots and lots of similar neutral eyeshadows (especially from the Wet n Wild Color Icon trios that are half the price), but I do reach for this palette frequently if I'm in a rush and just want a subtly contoured eye look using 'Beige' on the lid and 'Bronze' in the crease.  

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2014 - Destination Beauty with Pixi Flawless Primer, Nyx Love in Rio eyeshadow trio in LIR06 Segredos de Giselle, Chella Eyeliner pen in Indigo Blue, bareMinerals Moxie Lipstick Get Ready swatches, review | Manicurity.com

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2014 - Destination Beauty with Pixi Flawless Primer, Nyx Love in Rio eyeshadow trio in LIR06 Segredos de Giselle, Chella Eyeliner pen in Indigo Blue, bareMinerals Moxie Lipstick Get Ready swatches, review | Manicurity.com

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2014 - Destination Beauty with Pixi Flawless Primer, Nyx Love in Rio eyeshadow trio in LIR06 Segredos de Giselle, Chella Eyeliner pen in Indigo Blue, bareMinerals Moxie Lipstick Get Ready swatches, review | Manicurity.com

Peach is a light pink with silver shimmery running through it, which really lightens the shade. It requires some build up to look different from Beige :-/ I wish that this shade had a little more color and a little less shimmer if that makes sense?

Beige is exactly that - an off-white verging on light tan beige shadow with pearled shimmer. I don't have a lot of colors exactly like this, which is surprising! This is distinctly a color and not just frost white or frost silver, so I'm all about it.

Bronze is a warm-toned brown with golden shimmer. Not super unique in description, but I adore how this looks when I apply it because it looks like a warm brown without looking orange-bad. It also reminds me of the 'Crease' shade in the Wet n Wild The Naked Truth Palette but the formula is much nicer - not as dry, more pigmented, easier to apply, less fall out, doesn't require a sticky sticky base to show up.

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2014 - Destination Beauty with Pixi Flawless Primer, Nyx Love in Rio eyeshadow trio in LIR06 Segredos de Giselle, Chella Eyeliner pen in Indigo Blue, bareMinerals Moxie Lipstick Get Ready swatches, review | Manicurity.com

^^ Here I'm wearing all three shadows from the Nyx palette + the Chella eyeliner pen which I'll show you below!

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2014 - Destination Beauty with Pixi Flawless Primer, Nyx Love in Rio eyeshadow trio in LIR06 Segredos de Giselle, Chella Eyeliner pen in Indigo Blue, bareMinerals Moxie Lipstick Get Ready swatches, review | Manicurity.com

Chella Eyeliner Pen Indigo Blue

full-sized product, retail value $24

I was probably most excited for this Chella eyeliner because it's such a fun color! Sadly the few times I've used it I find it really hard to work with - like it gets grumpy about having to perform on top of eyeshadow and just can't quite get it together. It draws well on my hand, but is patchy and hard to work with on my eyes >.< If I am patient I think it can look nice, but it's definitely not a simple swipe-and-go type of eyeliner (maybe that's not a real thing?!)

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2014 - Destination Beauty with Pixi Flawless Primer, Nyx Love in Rio eyeshadow trio in LIR06 Segredos de Giselle, Chella Eyeliner pen in Indigo Blue, bareMinerals Moxie Lipstick Get Ready swatches, review | Manicurity.com

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2014 - Destination Beauty with Pixi Flawless Primer, Nyx Love in Rio eyeshadow trio in LIR06 Segredos de Giselle, Chella Eyeliner pen in Indigo Blue, bareMinerals Moxie Lipstick Get Ready swatches, review | Manicurity.com

The long felt tip of the Chella Eyeliner Pen in Indigo Blue does make it possible to do different styles of lines - at least on my hand :p

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2014 - Destination Beauty with Pixi Flawless Primer, Nyx Love in Rio eyeshadow trio in LIR06 Segredos de Giselle, Chella Eyeliner pen in Indigo Blue, bareMinerals Moxie Lipstick Get Ready swatches, review | Manicurity.com

 bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Get Ready

sample size .05oz, approximate value $7.5

This is an adorable mini lipstick (make sure you check the photo where my thumbnail is larger than the lipstick bullet below!). I love this shade - it's a rosy pink, bordering on a my-lips-but-better type of shade that goes well with lots of different eye looks without making your lips look washed out. I found it opaque in one swipe + it has a fab formula because it's creamy and moisturizing, but sets to a satin finish. It doesn't smooth around all over and settle into lip lines like some moisturizing lipsticks can on me (I'm dejectedly sighing in your general direction right now MAC Amplified). Love!

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2014 - Destination Beauty with Pixi Flawless Primer, Nyx Love in Rio eyeshadow trio in LIR06 Segredos de Giselle, Chella Eyeliner pen in Indigo Blue, bareMinerals Moxie Lipstick Get Ready swatches, review | Manicurity.com

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2014 - Destination Beauty with Pixi Flawless Primer, Nyx Love in Rio eyeshadow trio in LIR06 Segredos de Giselle, Chella Eyeliner pen in Indigo Blue, bareMinerals Moxie Lipstick Get Ready swatches, review | Manicurity.com

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2014 - Destination Beauty with Pixi Flawless Primer, Nyx Love in Rio eyeshadow trio in LIR06 Segredos de Giselle, Chella Eyeliner pen in Indigo Blue, bareMinerals Moxie Lipstick Get Ready swatches, review | Manicurity.com

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2014 - Destination Beauty with Pixi Flawless Primer, Nyx Love in Rio eyeshadow trio in LIR06 Segredos de Giselle, Chella Eyeliner pen in Indigo Blue, bareMinerals Moxie Lipstick Get Ready swatches, review | Manicurity.com

On My Face!

Here are all four products from my March Ipsy bag on my face at the same time! I used the Pixi primer where I usually use primer, specifically under my eyes and the general center of my face (where I usually spot-apply concealer) and I feel like this makes me a little orange - maybe you can see it in my square full face photo? I also used all 3 eyeshadows from the Nyx palette, the Chella eyeliner, and the bareMinerals lippie. Obviously I don't hope or expect my ipsy products from a single bag to work together in one 'look' but I was pleasantly surprised that these do!! 

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2014 - Destination Beauty with Pixi Flawless Primer, Nyx Love in Rio eyeshadow trio in LIR06 Segredos de Giselle, Chella Eyeliner pen in Indigo Blue, bareMinerals Moxie Lipstick Get Ready swatches, review | Manicurity.com

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2014 - Destination Beauty with Pixi Flawless Primer, Nyx Love in Rio eyeshadow trio in LIR06 Segredos de Giselle, Chella Eyeliner pen in Indigo Blue, bareMinerals Moxie Lipstick Get Ready swatches, review | Manicurity.com

Overall

The total value for my March Ipsy bag is $46.30!! That's a pretty nice value for the price of the bag, especially since I generally like all of the items and have been putting them to use. I've even bought a new bareMinerals lipstick since getting Get Ready in my bag because I love the formula so much!!

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2014 - Destination Beauty with Pixi Flawless Primer, Nyx Love in Rio eyeshadow trio in LIR06 Segredos de Giselle, Chella Eyeliner pen in Indigo Blue, bareMinerals Moxie Lipstick Get Ready swatches, review | Manicurity.com


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What do you think of my March Ipsy bag - have you tried any of these products before? If you subscribe, what did you get?! Let me know in the comments!



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23 comments:

  1. Nice bag for March! Love the lip color.

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  2. Lovely bag! I'm always excited when I see Ipsy/subscription boxes posts from people abroad because you guys have so much better loots! I absolutely love the Bare Minerals teeny lipstick! :)

    PS You have a very chic website design! Just lovely!

    Gig love,
    Elaine
    http://flabsruletheworld.com

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  3. Awesome bag! I absolutely love the Chella Eyeliner Pen Indigo Blue! I go crazy over eyeliners! Really cool website design! :D

    Gig love,
    Siew Hui
    http://3verythingilove.blogspot.com

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  4. Wow, good products! I also would wear the primer as an highlighter, because the color is really, really pretty! And the eyeshadow palette, SO CUTE! <3 lovely~

    gig love <3

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  5. What bright beautiful shades!! The eyeliner seems like it works really well, I'm not sure if I'd like the colour on myself. I always stick to black liners. I need to buy the NYX shadows.

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  6. I wish I liked makeup. The Ipsy bags look so fun, but I never wear makeup

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  7. Loving the Shades in the Bag <3 I wish this Glam bag was available in here as well :(

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  8. wow, just 10 dollars and you get these products in such a cute bag? it's definitely a very good deal! too bad ipsy isn't available in my country.
    giglove

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  9. Love that bag! That's one thing I miss from not doing Ipsy are the bags. I love the NYX shadows on you! Gonna see if we have that one at work today! :)

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  10. a bag filled with goodies! yey! i love nyx, they are affordable and has a good quality of makeup :)

    -from gig
    Swirls and Scribbles

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  11. Not heard of Ipsy but think its a great idea. I was surprised to see such top quality products which is even better.

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  12. OMG the eyeshadow packaging is so cute! And I love the colours <3

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  13. Your eyeshadow are marvellous! I like them very much
    gig love
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  14. The NYX palette is really nice. I love the shades. Too bad that the liner doesn't perform well.

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  15. lovely bag <3. it a beauty bag? we have too in Malaysia that we call "The Bag of Love"
    Gig love

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  16. What a great bag of goodies. I love the fun, colorful pouch and that blue liner pencil is calling my name! <3 GIGLove

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  17. Oh hello Pixi primer, I want you! That looks lovely and I want to try now. Can you believe I haven't tried the Ipsy bag yet? GIG

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  18. what fun !!! shame about the eyeliner..the colour looks great...love the nyx palette

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  19. omg ipsy bag,is that somehow related to michelle phan??
    love the blue eyeliner
    gig

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  20. I've been dying to get an Ipsy bag, but I never seem to have made it to the list! So jealous of your item selection :)

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  21. i still haven't tried nyx for their eyeshadows! such cute packaging and i love your eye makeup

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  22. shades and colors are a little bit too shining to me, but the result on your eyes are pretty good.
    xxx
    mari

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  23. I always love to read unboxing beauty box. I wish ipsy ship their beauty box to my country :(


    GIG Love,
    www.nellanelwan.com

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