Glam Bag Unboxing: September 2016

Ipsy September

One of my favorite aspects of Ipsy is that the company really focuses on preparing theme-cohesive bags every month.  Not that there is anything wrong with being random–quite the contrary, sometimes beauty favorites are a random mix.  But it’s really nice to receive five products that all “work” together once a month to add to my latest beauty routines.  The Ipsy theme for the September bag is all about glamour and luxury.  It’s basically glam for glam’s sake.  And I definitely don’t have a problem with that.


tarte cosmetics tartiest lash paint mascara

I’ve noticed a new emphasis on the beauty world in “dyeing” eyelashes to make their color standout.  Rimmel London released their new “colorist” mascara that gradually darkens lash pigment until even natural lashes look like they are dipped in mascara.  I think this tarte cosmetics lash paint is intended to do something similar, but more instantaneous.  In my opinion, it seems a little elementary.  I thought half the point of wearing mascara is darkening the lashes.  The majority of mascara colors are “black” or “blackest black.”  So I don’t understand the new emphasis on darkening them, as if it was a step further than before.   Regardless of that, I’m excited to try this lash paint.  It certainly has the reputation for being an amazing and luxe product.  Even the package looks like glam for the sake of glam.


BellaPierre Cosmetics mineral blush – Autumn glow

When it comes to powders, I love anything and everything mineral.  I have yet to find a mineral powder that is chalky, cloudy, or cheap feeling.  Mineral powders just seem to have a transparency and silkiness that is unparalleled!  This BellaPierre blush is no different.  While I did love the degree of pigmentation it gives, I preferred the color as a contour shade, not a blush.  The glow factor is definitely there with this product too.  The glow has almost a sparkle-factor to it, but not so much that it prevents it from being a contour shade.  I am so glad I got this in my September bag!


Be a Bombshell Cosmetics Nail Polish – Va Voom

Somehow Ipsy must have known that I love changing my pedi polish colors with the seasons.  They also must have known I recently went through my polish collection and threw out any dry polishes (read: made room for new ones).  The paint itself is surprisingly thick, almost so thick that I wondered if it was drying a little already.  It’s not.  This polish is said to be a one-swipe wonder.  I can’t imagine only doing one coat of polish (and so I didn’t) but if any polish could get away with that, it would DEFINITELY be this one.  The only thing I don’t love about the polish is the color, which I guess is a pretty big part of nail polish.  It’s definitely more fall-appropriate than the Strawberry Margarita I have been wearing this summer, but it’s a little darker than I’m accustomed to.  This will get me by!


Waxing Kara Sweet Lips Honey Lip Balm – Clear

I know clear lip balm might not seem like a glamour item, but there is something very glamorous about smooth lips!  This adds the perfect amount of hydrating and conditioning–either on its own or under a second lip product.  Unlike many lip balms that have a dry or plastic feel, this product is moist and soft.  And as a small yet important side note, I’m not very into minty lip products, so the honey flavor here is a welcome experience!  I love that there are only eight ingredients and that they are all pronounceable.  Seven out of eight of them are also organic…which also makes me happy.  This is a great win!


Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask

Again, not a glamorous looking product (neither package nor description) but the promise of glamour is IN this product.  Nothing speaks glitz the way soft, shiny hair does.  This deep conditioning mask is the key to obtaining just that.  I’m a total hair product junkie, and deep conditioning masks are my speciality (that and serums).   This product is a welcome addition to my collection.  It’s claim to fame is in the hair breakage department–a variety of conditioning masks that I am currently running low on.  It is considered to be a 6-free product, meaning it is free from the six big bad hair product ingredients: sulfates, parabens, phthalates, silicones, DEA, and dyes.  That’s what I like to see, both in the bottle and on my hair strands!  I’m looking forward to trying this out.

There it is!  I am pretty satisfied with the September bag.  It’s always fun to see what Ipsy has been cooking up over the past month.  So far, I have enjoyed every single bag I’ve gotten from them, and the September bag has been no exception.  If you liked what you saw here, or liked some of my previous glam bag unboxings, you may want to sign up too!  You can do so here.  Thanks for stopping by and reading.  I hope you have a wonderful day!

*Joining Ipsy using my link does not in any way compensate me, however it does provide my membership with bonus points I can use towards new products!*

Continue Reading