Sunday, September 1

August 2013 ipsy GlamBag Review

Hiya everyone!! It has been a crazy whirlwind of a week or month but I convinced myself that I must do this review!! this month’s glam bag was pretty interesting, it seems to be like a back to school theme (hence the “academy”). Either way I love the color of the bag, the purple is rich and intense and plays well with the gold badges.
This bag came with a few full size items
Nailtini Straight Up Color Nail Lacquer In Mai Tai [Fullsize]-$13.00
Michael Todd Pumpkin Nutrient-Rich Facial Mask [Sample]
Pixi beauty Lash Booster Mascara in Blackest Black [Sample]
MICABeauty Eye Shadow in Bronze [Fullsize]-$14.95
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick [Sample]
Bag total worth is = $27.95
The bag is pretty basic, pretty cute with the designs on it. I like its size (some ipsy bags are sometimes too small for me to reuse Sad smile). Its color is a beautiful royal purple. LOVE it!!

Michael Todd Pumpkin Nutrient-Rich Facial Mask [Sample]
Claim: Rejuvenating facial treatment which uses nutrient-rich Pumpkin blended with Glycolic Acid. Contains high concentrations of proteolytic enzymes, anti-oxidant beta carotene and over 100 other essential vitamins, minerals, phytosterols and fatty acids. Exfoliates to remove 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. All skin types except sensitive.
This mask was interesting, smells just like pumpkin, very nice etc. But the downside was that it was not made for sensitive skin. I was kinda irked that I got it in my bag and that there was no alternative for it. This happened last month as well when I got the microdermabrasion which is definitely not for sensitive skin either(le sigh). The mask started burning within the first two minutes of it on my face. not tingling…not cooling but painful burning. yeah……no.
Will Buy Full-size?: no

MICABeauty Eye Shadow in Bronze [Fullsize]
This eye shadow was interesting! I am so in love.I like how it has a bronze/orangeish/ gold tint to it with white glitter. It is a perfect use to cover my dark circles and brighten my under eye area.I have been looking for a replacement of my wet n wild penny. This one is perfect.
Will Buy again?: YUPP.

Nailtini Straight Up Color Nail Lacquer In Mai Tai [Fullsize]
Coats: Red heartRed heartRed heartRed heart
color pops out after 2 coats which is nice
Drying: Red heartRed heartRed heartRed heart
it actually dries pretty fast! all the nailtini polish I have tried are pretty fast drying, makes me wanna buy more of this brand.
Shine: Red heartRed heartRed heart
it has a nice shine to it. however after a while during the week it starts to dull a bit. but it is not as bad as “millionaire”
Lasting/Chipping: Red heartRed heartRed heartRed heart
I was amused. it stays on pretty long without a topcoat. pretty nice
Intensity: Red heartRed heartRed heartRed heartRed heart
I gave it five stars because the color on my nails is even much more prettier than the color on the bottle! it is very vibrant.
Total Rating:Red heartRed heartRed heart
I docked a whole gigantic point from this rating because of the last picture above. this polish stained my nails so badly that I had to cover it up with another polish and even after the other one came off, there is still a stain……
Worth Purchasing?: I could say yes…..if you can overlook the annoying stain.

Pixi beauty Lash Booster Mascara in Blackest Black [Sample]
Claim: This unique mascara truly boosts your lashes, giving them a "push-up" effect that lasts all day. The dense, rich formula ensures that lashes are coated with maximum pigment, for long-lasting full colour. The cone-shaped brush coats each lash evenly for the ultimate smudge-free, waterproof lash & eye definition. Available in intense eye-opening shades, including the revolutionary "blackest blue" that awakens the eyes and makes the whites of the eyes appear whiter.
Beneficial ingredients and what they do:

  • Vitamin E nourishes skin Carnauba wax is naturally emollient

  • Microcrystalline wax nourishes & ensures easy application

  • Simethicone provides a smooth glide Volume: Red heartRed heartRed heart
    boosts lashes just a bit and gives that “oomph” factor
    Length Red heartRed heart
    didn’t really notice a drastic change in length
    Clumps:Red heartRed heartRed heartRed heart
    I like how it is almost clump free and didn’t mess up my lashes
    Comfort: Red heartRed heartRed heartRed heartRed heart
    did not experience any irritations with this mascara, no fall into my eyes no random burnings. I found it comfortable even to sleep inSmile
    Rating: StarStarStar
    Will buy fullsize?: yupp!

    Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick [Sample]
    Pigment: StarStarStarStarStar
    Moisture: StarStarStarStarStar
    Shine: StarStarStarStar
    Rating: Red heartRed heartRed heartRed heart
    This Lippie is incredibly awesome, I love its texture. It is really creamy and smooth (and would get on your teeth….less is more really). It is moisturizing and the color is intense, no doubt its of good quality!!
    Will Purchase Fullsize?: YUPPP

    welp that was it for my ipsy bag for the month of august I give it a thumbs up!!
    Personal Bag Usage/usefulness/Rating: Red heartRed heartRed heartRed heart(4/5)
    Thanks for reading!!

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