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Ipsy Glam Bag September 2016

September 19, 2016
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Ipsy September 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

Ipsy Glam Bag September 2016

Crystal and I both got our Ipsy Glam Bag September 2016 this past week.  Here is what we got!  We have no duplicates this month!

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Kerry’s Bag

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Crystal’s Bag

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Eau Thermale Avène Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Serum Ipsy Glam Bag ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

This Product’s Amaze Factor

Zen relaxation for the face. Incredibly soothing, it keeps skin hydrated for a full 24 hours (for reals)—all the way through shavasana.

  • High concentration of Avène Thermal Spring Water softens skin

  • Silky-smooth formula feels like a primer

  • Time to relax. Relieves tightness and irritation in the skin

This Brand’s the Bomb

Making waves since 1743—when the medical quality of the water in the Saint Odile spring in Avène, France was discovered. The water begins as rain and then takes a 40 year journey through the Cevennes Mountains, gathering minerals along the way. The brand built a full line of skincare featuring this soothing water as the key ingredient. Its calming effects on sensitive skin make it a favorite of dermatologists. And we happily go with the flow.

ipsy’s Awesome Spin

Apply to clean, dry skin first thing after cleansing. The serum will enhance the effects of other skincare products

Our Thoughts

Get 20% off with code IPSY20 at drugstore.com.  Well I couldn’t find it there – but I did find it at Amazon

Value

Full size is $38, Sample Value $3.80

Rodial Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Tonic

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This Product’s Amaze Factor

Need a boost? Revive and refresh skin with this moisturizing toner that soothes and protects. Great for that Mother of Dragons glow.

  • Dehydrated no more. Hyaluronic acid boosts moisture and plumps us up.
  • Dragon’s blood from the Croton Lechleri tree keeps skin safe from damage
  • Rose water heals and helps improve skin texture, while Vitamin B3 brightens

This Brand’s the Bomb

You’d imagine an international journalist specializing in beauty would have seen it all. And you’d be right. But the one thing Maria Hatzistefanis couldn’t find was skincare that was as effective as it was indulgent. So she created Rodial—a line that’s high-tech, high performance and high luxe. Rodial brings together the latest-breaking innovations from the lab with the most lavish ingredients from nature. And all of Rodial’s superfood skincare features Pomegranate Ellagic Tannin, a natural skin firmer-upper that helps boost collagen production for a more youthful complexion. That’s a super benefit we can get behind.

ipsy’s Awesome Spin

Dragons do more than just breathe fire.

Way 1
Mist for extra moisture after cleansing.

Way 2
Spritz some on to set makeup.

Way 3
Get a quick hit of hydration when traveling or on-the-go.

Our Thoughts

I am leaving for Mexico in about 4 weeks, and will use Way 3 described above!  I do believe I have received this before so will find that so I have a bit more to use in Mexico!  I am thinking that burst of hydration will be a nice thing!  So to get dragon’s blood, one would have to have a dragon right?  Do dragons really exist?  So I checked and in June, I received another Rodial product.  They have some cool products on their website, too bad they didn’t offer a discount code!

Value

Full size is $42, Sample Value $6.21

IT Cosmetics Superhero™ Mascara in Super Black

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This Product’s Amaze Factor

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s an amazing mascara formulated with peptides and proteins for extreme volume and unbeatable length.

  • Delivers a one-two punch. Biotin and collagen both strengthen and plump lashes.
  • Proprietary Elastic Stretch Technology wraps and extends each individual lash.
  • Unique brush design delivers maximum separation and curl.

This Brand’s the Bomb

Fiercely real. Co-founder Jamie Kern has had every beauty issue in the book. From rosacea to acne, from under-eye circles to limp lashes, sparse brows and dry lips. She puts her heart into every product she creates with the help of leading plastic surgeons. The result? Problem-solving color cosmetics and skincare that let us be our most beautiful. It’s a confidence-first philosophy we celebrate at ipsy.

ipsy’s Awesome Spin

Power through.

Start at the base of lashes, and wiggle brush up through the tips. For added distance, lightly dust the brush across the ends of lashes one more time.

This is one of Kerry’s favorite brands, and she is very jealous that she didn’t get this mascara to try!  Crystal loves the mascara (well of course she does 😉

Value

Full size is $24, Sample size $13.48.

MAKE Beauty Skin Illuminator in Llós

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This Product’s Amaze Factor

Face highlighter, skin perfector, forever life changer. Wear under or over makeup. It doesn’t matter—every way is enlightening.

  • Tricks of light. Diffusing pigments bring out a goddess glow.
  • Stay safe. Green tea and ginseng extracts provide antioxidant protection.
  • Keep it natural. Paraben-free, fragrance-free and hypoallergenic

This Brand’s the Bomb

Rule breakers, beauty makers, trend shakers. MAKE believes in individual expression and personal experimentation—and we’re drinking their kool-kid-aid. They make products that are pro-formulated but everyone-friendly with a major range of colors, finishes and textures meant to mix and mingle. Go on, express yourself.

ipsy’s Awesome Spin

Three bright ideas.

Eyes

Apply to the inner corner, brow bone and under eyes to make them pop.

Cheeks

Sweep along your cheekbones, just above the apples.

Nose

Draw a very narrow, subtle line down the center of the nose. If the bottom of your nose is wide, only draw the line halfway down. Blend it in carefully to create definition.

Our Thoughts

This sample is tiny, was my first thought, but honestly, how much illuminator does a girl really need (A LOT!)  Look how lovely that glow is!

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I love the Ipsy tips, but never bother with my nose!  I don’t know if it is because of my glasses or what?  Do you highlight your nose?

Get 30% off on their website with code ipster30, also available on Amazon.

Value

Full size is $34, Sample value $25.56 – AYKM?

Dirty Little Secret Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Teaser

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This Product’s Amaze Factor

Hello, wide eyes. A matte chestnut shade that’s ideal for creating the perfect doe-eyed look. If Bambie used shadow, it would be this one.

  • Anything-but-boring neutral makes any eye color pop.

  • Plays well with others. Goes great with brights and bolds.

  • Blend on with our bad selves. Buildable and smooth.

This Brand’s the Bomb

Unpredictable, sassy and bold–Dirty Little Secret is the next big thing on everyone’s lips (and cheeks and eyes). With selfie-worthy shades in unpredictable colors and unique twists on trending looks, this is one secret we definitely can’t keep. This cheeky brand marches to beat of its own drum and we’re happy to march along.

ipsy’s Awesome Spin

Easy does it.

Step 1

Use a fluffy domed brush and apply lightly to the crease of the eye.

Step 2

Make windshield wiper and small circular motions to blend, blend, blend.

Step 3

Add mascara for the perfect no-makeup makeup look.

Our Thoughts

Get 20% off on their website with code IPSY20.  Crystal hasn’t tried this yet, but likes the color!

Value

This isn’t available on its’ own.  I found a palette on their website for $38 for .6 grams.  This sample is 1.5 grams!  I don’t know what value to give this but let’s say $38 (which is RIDICULOUS).

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme

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This Product’s Amaze Factor

Ready to compete in the next pout-off? Win by a landslide thanks to this incredibly effective formula that glides on clear and leaves lips plump and pink.

  • Immediate satisfaction. Fullness you can see in seconds.
  • Shine on. Reflects the light so there’s no need for color on top.
  • Avocado and jojoba oil condition for a smooth finish

This Brand’s the Bomb

Did someone say over the top? Sorry, they’re not sorry. Unapologetically audacious founders Jarrod and Jeremy put the provocative in beauty. Adding glitter into eyelid primers. Scenting shadow palettes with chocolate. Making matte bronzer cool again. Creating a mascara that’s better than sex (literally). Ultra-feminine and ultra-fun, they love breaking the rules and bringing us the most amazing formulas. Leave it to these guys to always go there.

ipsy’s Awesome Spin

Feel the heat. Literally.

Don’t be scared—an intense tingling sensation may last for 5-10 minutes after applying. This just means it’s working. Apply only within the perimeter of lips.

Our Thoughts

I love a lot of things from Too Faced, but honestly don’t purchase things too often.  I tried this and the smell reminded me of those lip glosses we used as a kid with a roller ball in them.  This tingled a lot.  I don’t know that it really made my lips look different, it was a fun thing to try, but I wouldn’t purchase it.  It sure did make my lips shiny though!

Value

Full size is $28, Sample value $10.  You can buy it here.

Seraphine Botanicals Guava Butter

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This Product’s Amaze Factor

Butter us up. This nourishing and hydrating formula features pure shea butter and melts onto skin. Plus the natural peachy-pink shade brightens any skin tone.

  • Subtle tint gives a beautiful glow
  • Sheer genius. Smooth finish that doesn’t look greasy.
  • Goes the distance. Lasts up to 8 hours.

This Brand’s the Bomb

Two words: Wild. Crafted. Seraphine Botanicals harvests plants from their natural habitat to bring you the most gorgeous ingredients on earth. And every product they put out is made with small-batch love and free of all the bad stuff. 100% cruelty-free. Gluten-free. Preservative-free. No harsh chemicals or dyes. Vegan. Sustainably sourced. Organic. Never tested on animals. You can feel good about looking your most amazing.

ipsy’s Awesome Spin

An all-in-one gorgeous look.

Step 1

Swipe stain across the apples of cheeks and blend with your index finger.

Step 2

Dab a synthetic eyeshadow brush on the pigment, then dust across eyelid.

Step 3

Glide across lips once for a sheer look, or build for an extra color pop.

Our Thoughts

Get 30% off on their site with code IPSY30.  They have some cool things on their site, I wouldn’t mind checking out their products! Crystal loves the smell and color, and now that I told her it’s value she will grab it from the drawer it was tossed in!

Value

Full size is $24, and this is FULL SIZE!

Be A Bombshell Cosmetics Nail Polish in Va Voom

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This Product’s Amaze Factor

These nail polishes are the perfect addition to your fall wardrobe.

  • One-swipe-wonder. A single coat is all you need.

  • Intense finish that can’t help but throw shade

  • Knows how to stay put. Long-lasting formula won’t chip easily.

ipsters will receive this nail polish in Holy Fuschia or Va Voom

  • Holy Fuschia: You already know pink is our favorite color here at ipsy. And we like it even more when it comes in this universally flattering deep fuchsia shade.
  • Va Voom: Purple rain. We’ll be rocking this deep amethyst all winter long, on stage and off. Immediately ups the glam factor on an everyday look.

This Brand’s the Bomb

By color fanatics. For color fanatics. Founder Tonya Thompson was always on the hunt for the perfect beauty products but could never find colors that she loved. So Tonya did what any beauty obsessed fanatic would do–she made her own. Using her expertise from years in the biz, she hand-picks and personally tests every product, only selecting high-impact, fabulous shades that will work on every bombshell in the making.

ipsy’s Awesome Spin

Done in 3.

Step 1

Paint one stroke down the middle of nail, from the base to the tip.

Step 2

Swipe once more on each side—starting at the base.

Step 3

If your nails are longer, finish with a stroke of the brush along the top edge of

each nail. This will seal the color.

Our Thoughts

This is just one swipe and is almost black!

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I really like the brush.

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They are offering 30% off with code IPSY30 on their site.

Value

Full size is $6.00, this is full size!

Buff Her House of Exfoliation Vanilla Almond Crumbles

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This Product’s Amaze Factor

The crumbs are our favorite part. This foaming, cleansing and exfoliating scrub lifts away impurities and sends dead skin on its way.

  • Infused with high-quality granules of sugar and rice that polish to perfection

  • Leaves skin smooth, supple and radiant

  • Delicious light almond scent has us hooked. #Yum

This Brand’s the Bomb

Want super smooth skin? Feed it. That’s the motto of the makers of this delicious line of exfoliating food scrubs handcrafted from organically grown fruits and veggies. Started by three esthetician sisters who each had their own skincare concerns (acne, rosacea, dryness), the brand aims to make the process of buffing our complexions gentle, cleansing and (dare we say) fun. No chemicals and all good-for-you ingredients. That’s why they’re the exfoliation experts we’re sweet on.

ipsy’s Awesome Spin

#treatyoself

Step 1

Use your finger to scoop a dime-sized amount into wet hands, then rub hands together.

Step 2

Rub gently on face for 30 seconds using circular motions, avoiding the eye area.

Step 3

Rinse off with cold water, and follow with moisturizer.

Our Thoughts

They are offering 20% off with code IPSY20 on their site.  They have some cool things on their site, I wouldn’t mind checking out their products!  Crystals daughter Rose has been using this and her face is looking lovely!  Check out Rose’s blog, she is so fun and is an amazing chef!

Value

Full size is $25, Sample is $6.93.

GLOW for a cause BODY BUTTER Inspire

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This Product’s Amaze Factor

Butter us up. Nature’s best moisturizing oils all come together in this non-greasy and incredibly rich body cream. Slather and repeat.

  • A rock star hydrating lineup: Coconut, jojoba, sunflower oils

  • Have no fear. Vitamin E is here to protect skin.

  • Bergamot, jasmine and vanilla mingle for a citrus floral scent

This Brand’s the Bomb

Pampering with a purpose. Founded by artist, teacher and skincare productista Johanna Querry Smith, the brand uses only the purest and highest quality ingredients in their body care and candles. And giving back is in their DNA. They donate 5% of every purchase to one of their nonprofit partners. Making the world more beautiful, one product at a time. It’s a glow we can always feel great about.

ipsy’s Awesome Spin

Nailed it.

Dab a light layer onto cuticles before bed for an overnight treat and treatment.

Our Thoughts

Again with my upcoming travel, this will be handy to toss into my bag!  They are offering 30% off with code IPSY30 on their site.

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Value

Full size is $26, Sample size is $2.42

Final Thoughts

Crystal’s Final Value: $86.21

Kerry’s Final value: $50.19

So we spent at total of $20 and got $136.40 worth of products to try out!

Kerry is most excited about the body butter and the dragon’s blood tonic.  Well really all of it is fun to play with.  Naturally, Crystal loves the mascara – yeah so would I 🙂

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