Monday, August 26, 2013
Hey beautiful! How was your weekend? I celebrated my 25th birthday this weekend with hibachi Friday night, shopping at Captain's Cove with my family Saturday and then a party Saturday night, a picnic on Sunday and finishing it all off with a Toby Keith and Kip Moore concert. PHEW! Thank goodness I have this whole week off to recuperate (and blog my butt off)! 

Let's hop right into this week with an Ipsy bag review! For those who don't know what Ipsy is,  
This month's theme is "Glamour Academy" - Get ready for your first day at the "Glamour Academy" at ipsy! This month's August Glam Bag is perfect for the professional or student. It's full of beauty essentials that are perfect for stashing in your school bag or when you're prepping for your next big party!

Sneak peek of what's inside!

The Bag - A royal purple material with gold print. This bag is perfectly-themed for back to school. I love that the crest has beauty products in it. So cute!

Pixi Beauty Lash Booster Mascara in Blackest Black
As a mascara freak, I was excited to see this in my bag but after using it, I can honestly say it didn't do much for me. Sigh. I didn't notice any difference in my eyelashes minus them being covered in mascara. It didn't lift. It didn't lengthen. It didn't volumize.

Pixi Beauty Lash Booster Mascara

MicaBeauty Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Bronze
Bronze is a mid-toned shimmery brown eyeshadow. This eyeshadow is super pigmented, smooth and easy to blend. The website says you can mix this into clear lipgloss, nail polish or mascara for color. MicaBeauty also boasts that they're extremely gentle, free of preservatives, chemicals, dyes, talc, oils, and other fillers.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
I really like this primer! It's velvety smooth and is oil free. It says it helps reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines and creates a smooth foundation. I do find it comparable to Benefit The Porefessional but I think Benefit's primer is better and cheaper.

Michael Todd Pumpkin Nutrient-Rich Facial Mask
Yay! I had my fingers crossed this one would be in my bag. This facial mask is made with pumpkin and glycolic acid. I have yet to use this but I can't wait to try it.

"This rejuvinating facial treatment removes dead skin, impurities and toxins, moisturizes and firms, improves elasticity and pliability of the skin, unclogs pores allowing skin to breathe and facilitates movement of skin oils. Adds brightness and radiance to the skin and significantly improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles."

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in 69
Wee! Another product I was hoping would be in my bag! I received the color 69 which is a bright red with pink undertones. It is so pigmented and left a nice stain after wearing off around 5 hours. 

So what did you guys get in your bag? If you aren't subscribed to Ipsy, what product would you like to try?

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