My Thoughts: March 2014 Ipsy GlamBag

Monday, March 17, 2014

My Ipsy March 2014 GlamRoom.

My March 2014 Ipsy Glambag came a few days ago. At first I was pretty pleased with the items I received however after looking or sampling the items I realized only 50% of the items sent I'll actually use. It's still a good bag with good products just two of the items I won't or can't use.

Ipsy Glambag

First, let me start with the Glambag itself. I do think the pattern is cute, it reminds me of water marbling. The artist - Klari Reis - is based out of San Fransisco and has a done an entire series dealing with city streets. I believe along with the San Fransisco street map there is also a London, Tokyo and New York street map similar to the this pattern which is the streets of San Fransisco.

My only complaint on the bag is I don't care for the material - plastic exterior with a blue lined interior - simply because it cheapens the bag. Wish this was canvas like something an artist would use. I'm not sure if I'll actually use this bag or not, guess time will tell.

bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Rebel

What a lovely shade of lipgloss from bareMineral. Rebel is described as a pink mauve with sheer to medium coverage. It smells amazing like vanilla peppermint. I do have another Marvelous Moxie lip gloss which I've really liked and may take advantage of the promo code for free sample of 10-in-1 Volumizing Mascara and shipping that came with the gloss. Each promo code is unique so unfortunately this is one I can't share. If I were to take advantage I'd probably pick up Kiss & Tell and/or Show Me The Shimmer both for $18 each.

Retail: $18 4.5 ml / 0.15 fl oz
Sample value: $9 2.25 ml/ 0.07 fl oz
Made in the USA

Be a Bombshell Bora Bora Eyeshadow Quad

I do admit, I find the colors in the Bora Bora shadow quad from Be A Bombshell to be very pretty but not colors I would normally wear. I haven't swatched it out since I'm not sure if I want to keep it or swap it for someone who wants it. I do think the colors are pretty though.

Retail: $16
Made in People's Republic of China

Klorane Smoothing and relaxing patches with soothing cornflower

I love my Skyn Iceland eye gels, still on the fence about the ones that came in my February Glossybox but was still excited to try these from Klorane and I did. I like these Smoothing & Relaxing Patches with Soothing Cornflower almost as much as Skyn.
What it is:
Revive tired and puffy eyes safely, naturally and effectively.

What it's used for:
Soothing and Relaxing Patches for Tired-Eyes are designed to revive puffy, fatigued eyes for a brighter appearance. Formulated with softening cornflower extract, smoothing and stimulating arnica and relaxing chamomile, these easy to use patches increase circulation while decreasing signs of stress, lack of sleep, prolonged activity, sickness and allergies. Use before a night out to diminish puffiness and dark circles, after a long day of working in the garden or as a once a week treatment for bright, smooth and youthful eyes. 
These are far less expensive than my Skyn ($30 for eight pairs) but you get one pair less for $18. I did find these had a nice cooling effect but the downside is that these had one of the longer wear times. These patches have to be worn for 20 minutes which is twice as long as Skyn's. As the liquid is absorbed by the skin the gel pads become more white though it doesn't become completely white.

I liked these and would consider purchasing these and trying it out more since Ipsy only sent two pairs.

Retail price: $18 for 7 pairs
Sample value: $5.14 for 2 pairs
Made in Japan

Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF 42 PA+++

I love Korean BB cream but unfortunately this Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF 42 PA+++ in Honey Beige is way too orange for me. On the Missha website Honey Beige looks perfect but in person it's orange.

Retail Price: $22.00 for 50ml
Sample value: $4.40 for 10 ml
Made in Korea


Since the incident last month with POP Beauty I've seen several people comment on MakeupTalk and on my own Facebook wondering about the ingredients in samples versus what's listed on full size products or even on the company's website. I do want to point out that the mistake POP Beauty manufacturer made is most likely uncommon. For those of you curious at to the ingredients in the products this month here are side-by-side photo comparisons of the samples versus the companies websites. I do not own the full size of the products sent so I can't compare the sample ingredients to full size ingredients. Note: Bora Bora shadow quad from Be A Bombshell is suppose to be full size.

bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie in Rebel

The ingredients on the sample do and do not match the bareMinerals website. From what I can tell the ingredients are out of order about half way in but I haven't done a full side-by-side to see if there were any added or omitted ingredients. My guess in the difference is due to the color.

Be A Bombshell Bora Bora quad

The Be A Bombshell website does not list the ingredients directly on the product pages, instead they place their ingredients in the Frequently Asked Questions section. They do state on their site that ingredients may vary by color which may explain why talc is omitted from the website while it's listed on the packaging.

Klorane Smoothing and relaxing patches with soothing cornflower

The Klorane patches do match the website.

M Perfect Cover BB CreamBroad Spectrum SPF 42

Unfortunately no ingredients are listed on the exterior box packaging or on the tube itself so there is no way to compare what's in the tube to the Missha website. The paper insert also does not list the ingredients.


  1. I cancelled my subscription with Ipsy months ago and I've debated on resubscribing. Unfortunately after the POP dealio, I probably wont. I don't see anything from this bag that I would use. MAYBE the eye shadow palette if it was pigmented, but that's an off chance.


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