You probably have read and seen so many posts that reveal monthly bags or boxes. I know this is not in my niche. Just keep reading, and note that I am not a professional when it comes to the beauty niche. And before you tell me, I know I should only be posting once a week since I have so much to do before we make our big move. This week deserved a second post. I wanted to do something that is not exactly in my blog niche. As a stay at home mom, treating myself is a must so that I can relax and be the best mom to our kids. Especially right now, as I am a solo parent during the school week. One way I treat myself is I have a subscription to Ipsy Glam Bags. Putting on makeup is a way I treat myself, because it makes me feel good even if I don't go anywhere. This post will be the September Ipsy Glam Bag reveal and after the reveal will be a GRWM (get ready with me) in picture form.
Before the reveal let me tell why I love Ipsy glam bags. I have been receiving them since March of this year. Yes, I know, I'm finally getting around to starting an Ipsy glam bag reveal. I love the glam bags because they feature 5 beauty sample products. The samples are all top name makeup products such as Tarte, M.A.C., Smashbox, Marc Anthony, Too Faced, OFRA, and Kokia Cosmetics to name a few. There are many more than the ones I listed. You can sign up using my referral link here. I highly recommend the Ipsy glam bags. They are only $10 (U.S. currency) a month. You can't beat that and you get high quality beauty samples. If you are a woman who needs pampering (the bag will have items to pamper yourself) or if you are a guy who knows a woman that needs pampering, subscribe to Ipsy. It is worth it! Many of the samples I have gotten last me as long as a regular sized item from a drugstore. For instance, a few months ago I received a sample blush and I am still using it. A store bought regular size product would already be gone. That just gives you an idea of how long a sample can last.
IPSY Glam Bag Reveal
So here we go, here is the September Ipsy Glam Bag Reveal. I opened my package (which I forgot to picture that part) and I saw a black bag with eyelashes on it. It is the most adorable bag I have received so far.You can read all about the September bag here.
These masks were not in the black bag because they were too big. I am excited to use them. They are made by BRTC. I have recently gotten into trying different face masks (if you have a face mask for me to try, I would love to try it and review it for you).
Next out of the bag was this detail flat definer brush. It is a Harley Quinn detail flate definer brush 110 made by Luxie Beauty. I used it in my GRWM pictures.
The third thing I grabbed out of the bag was this hair miracle treatment by Marc Anthony. I am so excited to use this on my hair the next time I wash it. My hair is frizzy and using miracle treatments like this one help the frizziness.
The fourth thing out of the bag was this photo finish primer by Smashbox. I used this today as well in my GRWM. It goes on very smoothly and dries matte. It did not leave my skin feeling greasy, which is good because I don't like my skin to be greasy when applying makeup.
Lastly, I pulled out this very pretty eyeshadow box. It is an eyeshadow by Winky Lux. I love the packaging this little eyeshadow came in. It is very pretty for sure. I am hesitant about the purple color because I mainly wear neutral brown shades or neutral pink shades. Purple is a little out of my comfort zone makeup wise, but I will try it. I may just make a whole post devoted to it.
Overall, I really love the bag for September. So again, I highly recommend you trying a subscription to Ipsy. Here is my referral link again: https://www.ipsy.com/new?cid=ppage_ref&sid=link&refer=14eey0.
Now on to my GRWM (get ready with me). I started with the Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer that I shared above. This was in my September Ipsy glam bag. As I said above, I love how it went on my skin and it didn't leave my skin greasy.
Next, I applied my foundation which consists of Sassy Chic B&B cream in the shade light and E.L.F. prime and stay finishing powder in the shade fair/light.
After doing my foundation, I do my eyebrows. I used an eyebrow pencil that I got in my first Ipsy bag back in March (I told you the samples last a while). This is by Rodial and in the color dark ash brown.
After my eyebrows, I do my eye makeup.For my eye makeup I used L.A. Colors eyeshadow palette in the shades trendy (I did not picture this). For my crease I used another glam bag item that I got in March by Doucce. It is is the freematic eyeshadow in the shade ariana, pictured below.
After my eyeshadow, I applied my eyeliner. This eyeliner is another glam bag item from the bag I got in May. If you can't tell, most of my makeup today is makeup I received in my past glam bags to show you all how long they last. This eyeliner is by Eyeko in the shade black. It is a travel sized eyeliner, however it has lasted me awhile. Partly, because I don't wear makeup everyday and when I do I don't wear much.
Then I applied my blush, lip gloss, and setting spray and was set to go. My blush and lip gloss both were in past glam bags. The blush is by Kaleido Cosmetics in the color and the lip gloss is by OFRA in the color unzipped. After my makeup was applied I used my setting spray (not pictured). Like I said, most of my makeup today is from my Ipsy bags that I have received. The makeup lasts awhile. I hope my GRWM convinced you all to definitely try the Ipsy glam bags. Only $10 and you get a bag every month!
Here is my finished look. Let me know what you think and if you plan to try any of the products listed above. Also, let me know how I did on doing a post about beauty products. Like I said, it isn't my niche, but as a stay at home mom, this what I enjoy in my free time.