August Ipsy Glam Bag First Impressions

Hey Chickadees!

So this was my first time ever getting an Ipsy Glam Bag, and IT WAS AWESOME.

First, it arrived in this very snazzy pink bubble envelope:


Then there was the bag:


Super fun little lined houndstooth vinyl makeup bag.

Next: the products:

From what I can tell these are 3 full size and 2 sample size products.  Let’s start!


Eco-Beauty Good Night. Night Cream (sample- full size is $40) comes in this really cool packaging that I’m all impressed by.  Less packaging, resealable, and easier to get everything out of it.  Awesome.  IMG_20150819_171238This all-natural nighttime facial moisturizer is cruelty free.  It has a very light botanical (cucumber?) scent and it doesn’t have any parabens, sulfates, dyes, triclosan, artificial fragrances, or animal by-products. Trying it on the back of my hand it feels a little tacky but I don’t mind that in a night lotion.


Hikari lip gloss in Merlot.  (Full size, $13 value.)


IMG_20150819_190752A very pretty full-size berry-mauve gloss.  Seems to have good staying power, and it is super pigmented!  You need a mirror to apply this gloss.  According to their website they do not test on animals.


Fancy in-shower moisturizer from Divine (Sample, 9 oz. is $16).  It seems like everything is in-shower lately.  This one is unscented, I’ll let you know how it goes.  They don’t do animal testing either.

IMG_20150819_185551Doucce Cosmetics Ultra Precision Eyeliner in shade 500.  (Full size, $22 value)  Made in Germany, waterproof, and looks like a really good dark black on the skin.  They also do not test on animals (are you seeing a trend here??).

IMG_20150819_171342Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in Elegantly Wasted.  It’s LAVENDER.

IMG_20150819_171432I did a swatch on one nail last night and it will probably cover in 2 coats.  It is 5 Free, vegan, and cruelty free.  (Full size, $15 value)

Overall I was SUPER IMPRESSED with the content of my first Ipsy bag.  Really high quality products and the full size products were worth $50, not bad when you only pay $10 for the whole thing.  I will definitely continue to get this one.

Do you subscribe to Ipsy?  Do they always make it a point to include cruelty-free products in their bags?  I stay on the lookout for products that don’t to animal testing.  It would be great if I could find replacements for some of my go-to products that are produced by companies that are not cruelty free.

PS If you’d like to sign up for an Ipsy subscription through my referral link, please click here.  If you think that’s sketchy as hell and you aren’t even sure why you read this blog when all I do is try to get points for my greedy self, you can just click here.  There is usually a waitlist, but it shouldn’t take long to get your invite via email.


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