Friday, April 18, 2014
Yay! It's Ipsy Glam Bag time! This month's theme is: Beauty Rocks - Life is a dance floor, so why not live it up, sing out loud, and shake them hips?! This month, we're celebrating our unique beauty to the sound of tunes and festivals that fill the spring air. So, whether you're chilling in a campground or spinning in a ballroom, all of your April "Beauty Rocks!" products will help your lovely look become a hit!

The Bag 

So. Freakin'. Cute! I love that it's a bit longer (more makeup to put in it!) and bigger than other month's bags. The design is super cute and fits with the theme but is still trendy enough to use whenever. The nylon material makes it easy to clean if it's gets dirty. Overall, big win!

Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant
I was pretty excited to see this in my bag! I've been on a skincare kick lately and really can't get enough of it. Dr. Brandt's Microdermabrasion is supposed to gently sweep away dead skin cells, soften skin and lessen the appearance of marks, lines and discoloration. To use this, I rinsed my face with water and massaged this into my skin. After a few minutes, I rinsed and patted dry. I've only tried this once and while, I liked the scent (think margarita!), I think it's too soon to see results. 

City Color White Gold Shadow and Highlighter Mousse
I sometimes think I can't read because I had no clue this was a cream! Here I am, handling it like it's a pigment and going to explode or something until I swatched it. It's super creamy and pigmented. It's a gorgeous color! This also is waterproof which is pretty awesome.

Demeter Roll On Perfume Oil in Jasmine
I'm a bit on the fence on this scent but I think I'm learning to like it. The scent is described as a warm, exotic, sweet floral bouquet. It's just a teensy bit on the strong side so don't marinade in it. The scent is right on for spring time.

Mary Kay at Play Jelly Gloss in Berry Me
I'm not a huge fan sticky lipglosses so I wasn't really wow'd by this. It was thick, sticky and a sheer wash of color while I prefer at least being opaque. Personally, it just wasn't for me. 

Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil in Black Velvet
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (That's me screaming) I didn't even know this was an option this month but I'm so, so happy I got it. I'm so obsessed with these eye pencils from Urban Decay. It's so smooth and glides on like butter. They're perfect for smokey eyes because they're easy to smudge but can also hold their own.

Tokyo Milk Dark Lip Elixer in Vie En Rose
Every month, you have the option to use your Ipsy points on an extra goodie to be put in your next month's bag. I usually forget I even have points but I saw this lip balm I've always wanted to try and got it! I'm so, so happy I did! It's been a miracle worker on my lips. It keeps them smooth and supple. Not to mention is smells AMAZE-BALLS! Like lemons and roses or something. Love it!

Swatches of: Mary Kay Berry Me | City Color White Gold Shadow | UD Black Velvet | Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion

Overall, I absolutely LOVED this bag! Almost everything is something I'd use (minus the Mary Kay lipgloss). The bag itself will definitely get a lot of use since it's much bigger than the normal Ipsy bag. My fave items would have to the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil and the City Color White Gold Eye Shadow. 

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