May 28, 2013

Ipsy: May Glam Bag

Hello everyone! I wanted to do a quick post on my Ipsy bag and share a couple of swatches with you. ;)

First of all - Ipsy introduced a little something new this month. I believe they like to call it their 'ipsyMatch' technology, which basically means: personalization!
It involves being active on their website (by 'loving' different products/looks) and by taking their beauty quiz (which asks questions such as... which 'looks' best describe your personal style, which ipsy stylists you relate the most to, beauty brands you love, makeup products you love the most, skin tone, skin concerns, etc.). These are basically the tools they will use to match you up with beauty picks 'just for you' every month.

IpsyMatch was super hyped up this month which honestly left me feeling a little disappointed after receiving my bag.. Well, not disappointed in the products I received - but I honestly thought they could 'match' me better (products/color variations more suited to my profile). haha  Silly.. yes, I know! But Ipsy has proven time and time again (at least to me) that they continue to improve and listen to our feedback - so, I'm hoping in time ipsyMatch will continue to improve!

They also note in the FAQ section that any changes to your beauty quiz must be made by the 1st of that month in order for it to take affect for that month's bag. And admittedly, I did sign up for a second subscription this month (before I knew how everything worked - and well before the 1st of the month!). It was solely due to sneak peeks of multiple 'or' products being sent out this month. I figured I would have a good chance at being able to try out a variety of products - and, since Zoya is my all time favorite (hands down!) nail polish.. I didn't have much to lose! ;)

Anyhow! Enough Rambling! Here's what my 'main' bag consisted of this month:

Pacifica Perfume Roll-On in 'Tahitian Gardenia' (full size)
Zoya Nail Polish in 'GeiGei' (full size)
Yaby Concealer Refill in 'Buff' (full size)
Mirabella Colour Sheers Lipstick in 'Posy' (full size)
Anastasia Beverly Hills (Mini) Clear Brow Gel (2.5mL/0.085 fl. oz.)

*I received the cosmetic bag that went out in April (white bag with pink zipper) with my Ipsy bag this month. They experienced a quality issue with some of the cosmetic bags last month.. basically, my cosmetic bag from April was delayed and this is why I am just now receiving it. :)
*I was also chosen to receive a new full size Urban Decay Moondust eyeshadow for being 'an active member of the ipsy community.'

Swatches were a bit tricky this month since I ended up trading some items! Here's what I came up with:

Left: Mirabella Colour Sheers Lipstick in 'Pixie' swiped on the back of my hand,

Middle: Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in 'Space Cowboy' applied over 
NYX JEP in 'Milk' and Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy (to help the glitter adhere),

Right: Yaby Concealer Refill in 'Buff' swiped on the back of my hand.

I could not do any justice to 'Space Cowboy' - these Moondust Eyeshadows are unbelievably glittery and complex. I highly recommend checking these out in person! &If you're worried about fallout with ultra-glittery eyeshadows, check out the Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy I linked to up above! ;)

Rumor has it that June subscribers will receive one of these full size NYX Cosmetics blushes!
If you're new to Ipsy and would like to sign up, I'd love for you to use my referral link. <3 <3

FTC: This subscription is paid for by myself/by my boyfriend. I am not being compensated to write this post, these are my honest opinions on the products and company. All photos of products and swatches were taken by me in natural lighting, and are unaltered aside from cropping!


  1. Jealous that you got the moondust shadow! I gotta get more active in their community haha. And I have to agree, ipsy always strives to improve and that's why I won't be cancelling anytime soon. :)

    1. I *still* can't believe I was lucky enough to receive one! hehe

      I love seeing all of the improvements they've made and especially love that they listen to their customer base. I can't imagine I'll be cancelling anytime soon, either! By far my favorite sub. :)