ipsy Glam Bag May 2014 Overview

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I recently received my ipsy Glam Bag for May but I've been holding off on posting about it due to my feelings about the contents inside. Still though, I do want to cover it in case there are people who are interested in the subscription service!

This month's theme is "Fresh Picks", and seems to emphasize skincare and natural beauty for the Spring and Summer. Judging from the other picks that subscribers got, it was a skincare heavy month and I personally wasn't fond of the items I got. Last month's was makeup-heavy (which was what I signed up for) so the heavy skincare items made the bag rather lackluster. I did like the design of the bag the items came in with, it's a canvas bag with a leaf design that was much nicer than last month's record bag.

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In my bag I received: Boo-Boo Coverup Concealer in Medium, Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask mini, Jersey Shore Sun Sans Tan Anti Aging Sunscreen Mini, La Fresh Travel-Lite Makeup Remover Wipes, and Pacifica Mineral Eyeshadow Duo.

Swatches of the concealer and eyeshadow

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Unfortunately, the Boo-Boo Coverup is too light for me so it's not very useable. The Jersey Shore Sunscreen is Zinc Oxide based which means it applies very white and light on my skin (and can cause flashback in photos), and the La Fresh makeup wipes have a displeasing scent. The Pacifica eyeshadow isn't bad but a tad powdery and since I don't have particularly dry hair, the hair mask was just okay for me.

What's the value of the bag?

Boo-Boo Coverup in Medium (Full Size): 10 mL/.34 oz valued at $20.00 
Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask (Mini): 60 ml valued at $12.00
Jersey Shore Sun Anti Aging Suncreen (Mini): .5 oz valued at $12.50
La Fresh Travel-Lite Makeup Remover Wipes (Mini): 8 wipes valued at $2.49
Pacifica Mineral Eyeshadow Duo: Not available, value not assessed

Total Bag Value: $46.99.

I'd say that I'll most likely get the most use out of the Hair Mask and the Eyeshadow Duo. Despite that, it's still a pretty high valued bag.

If you'd like to subscribe to the Glam Bag, feel free to use my referral link*. Although I am a little disappointed in this month's bag, I'm hoping that redoing my quiz will make it so I receive more makeup items next month!

Disclaimer: I purchased the ipsy Glam Bag. The link marked as an referral link gives me points that I can use to redeem for products on ipsy's website!


  1. I got a sunscreen in my bag as well but a different one. I was pleased with some of the skin care items I got: a moisturizer and a spray water thing because. Y skin has needed some extra hydration lately. I'm pretty sure everyone got the Pacifica duos, mine came with a shimmery purple/indigo and a shimmery white, and I like Pacifica as a brand so I will give it a try. I also got a nailtini nail polish but in a sheer pink color that is very pale that I usually can never get to apply anything but streaky. Maybe if it was a different color I would use it more. Overall I'm pleased, I Alonso like the design of this bag and the skincare items but sunscreen is just one of those things where if I wanted it I would purchase myself. I would rather have more makuo and my past Ipsy bags I've been very pleased with the products so I don't plan on un subscribing any time soon.

  2. Wow, I can't believe the purple/pink reflect on that eyeshadow (the left side one). I had noooo idea it looked like that - you're the first person I've seen swatch it. It looks insanely pretty. Although, if the pigmentation is the same as the one I received (the other duo), then it's barely even worth wearing. :(


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