Ipsy Glam Bag: Glamour Academy August 2013

August 16, 2013
I got my Ipsy Glambag in the mail two days ago, but I feel like everyone else got theirs way sooner!  My friend got hers over a week and a half before I did and we don't live that far from each other.  I don't get it!  Oh well, it's okay because I still got the August bag in a timely manner and in the appropriate month which is more than I can say for some of the other subscription boxes out there (ahem, Glossybox.)


I'm not a huge fan of the bag since it says "Ipsy Glamour Academy" all over it.  I wish they would have left the text off, but I have other cute Ipsy Glambags from previous months to use, so I'm not terribly disappointed because I don't like the bag.


I received:

Noya Natural Lip balm in Vanilla
Michael Todd's Jojoba Charcoal Facial Scrub
Mica Beauty Mineral Eyeshadow in Bronze
Pixi Lash Booster Mascara
Chella Dark Brown Eyebrow Color

Noya Natural Lip balm in Vanilla- This is a beauty staple, and it's nice that it is made from natural ingredients, but I can't help but wish I had gotten an Urban Decay lipstick instead!  I just bought an EOS clear lip balm and have some Burt's Bees lip balms as well, so I don't really need the Noya at the moment.  At least I get to try out a new brand since I have never used anything by Noya before.

Michael Todd's Jojoba Charcoal Facial Scrub- Darn it, I was really hoping I'd get the pumpkin face mask instead of this, but this scrub does look promising.  The scrub is a gentle one suitable for many types of skin and smooths skin by getting rid of toxins and dead skin.  It really is the color of charcoal, which scares me a little, because I don't want dark stuff going into my pores and "staining" them, so hopefully this scrub does not do that.  (I've tried some darker scrubs that actually made my face look worse after using because it made my pores look darker!)  I might give this a try tonight so that I know for sure.

Mica Beauty Mineral Eye Shadow in Bronze- This mineral eye shadow is my favorite item in this month's Glam Bag so far...I have to say so far because I haven't actually tried out the facial scrub yet, and who knows?  It might be amazing.  Anyway, I just loooooove the color and think it looks even better when applied.  I love how it shimmers and I didn't even use very much of it! 



Pixi Lash Booster Mascara- Like the lip balm, it's a little boring, but I have had positive experiences with make up from Pixi in the past.  I already have two black mascaras that I'm using (when I actually use mascara, that is), so this one is going to get stashed away until later.  

Chella Dark Brown Eyebrow Color- I have never actually used eye brow pencil on my brows before, so it'll be interesting when I apply this.  I'm not going to put on very much because when it comes to brows, I prefer a natural look.  I wish I had had this when I had darker hair because I never got my brows dyed to match.  I think I will use this more in the fall/winter rather than right now because I like less makeup and a fresh faced look in the summer.

Overall: Of course I like my Glam Bag and still think it is totally worth the $10 for the items and shipping cost.  Was this one of my favorite months?  No, it wasn't.  Now, if I had gotten that pumpkin mask and an Urban Decay lipstick instead things would be a different story.  Also, three out of the five items were for the eye area, so I hope that next month's Glam Bag is a little more well-rounded.  

What are your thoughts on using an eyebrow pencil?  Any comments in general about this month's Ipsy Glam Bag are also welcome. :)
14 comments on "Ipsy Glam Bag: Glamour Academy August 2013"
  1. I think i wanna get an Ipsy bag! you should do a post every month about it!
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    1. I think it is one of the better monthly subscriptions out there because it's only $10 and comes with some full sized items. I would love to check out your blog!

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  2. Yeah just what you seem to get too like for 10$ it is definitely worth it thanks a lot for following back as well i am going to have the Liebster questions up shortly i just need to find a few more blogs that i love, Would you be able to accept the Liebster nomination, all you have to do is place the award on you blog in a post answer your nominators questions, and pick 11 more girls to nominate i will have it all in my post i will let you know when it is ready, you are in my nominee list though already i hope you can accept!

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    1. Oh sure! I was already nominated before, though. Does that matter?

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    2. no it does not matter i dont think, if you are willing to do it again you are good, you put the work into your blog so you deserve it :) the post is up if you wanna check out the questions

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    3. Okay, I'll check it out and will complete it on Monday!

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    1. I wore it today! I'm happy with it. :)

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  4. We should have switched bags. I want to try Michael Todd's charcoal mask so bad. The pumpkin mask is included in my Ipsy bag. It is nice but I don't enjoy the "burning" sensation once you apply the mask. Even though it only last a few seconds, the sensation is not pleasant.

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    1. Oh no! I don't think I would enjoy the burning sensation either! I thought I wanted the pumpkin mask, but maybe the charcoal one is actually the better of the two.

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  5. I agree with you on the lip balm. I have tons already since I have one in every pocket of my coats and purses! i'd really rather get lipsticks or glosses that has colors I wouldn't buy myself but I'd be willing to try since it's included.
    The mascara is ok, it kept my curled lashes all day under the Summer sun and not a lot of smudging. It would probably be no smudging if I didn't keep touching my eyes *allergy problems!*

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    1. Thanks for sharing your input on the mascara. I have an Estee Lauder one that I'm using right now, so I won't be using the Pixi one from the bag anytime soon. Hopefully your allergy problems go away soon!

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  6. I got the Pumpkin Face Mask!! I may or may not have SQEALED out loud when I saw it...LOL!! I get my bag late too every month. BOO!!

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    1. Yay for getting what you wanted! I love it when I luck out and get all of my top choices!

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