The August Ipsy Bag Revealed!


Ipsy is like playing a monthly round of White Elephant.  You never know what you’re going to get–it could be something you can’t live without, or it could be a total dud.  And after it’s over, you end up trading stuff with your mom.

This month, I unwrapped my bag and wound up with a whole lotta useless.  And the one thing I did like…well, I’ll tell you about it below:


IT Hair Care 12-in-One Amazing Leave-in Treatment

I got excited about this stuff because it promises so much: it gets rid of frizz and tangles, it repairs damaged hair (ooh that’s me!), it adds body and shine, the list goes on.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t get past the greasy, thick feeling it had on my hair.  I made sure to use the recommended amount, but still, my hair just felt like I hadn’t washed it in a few days.  No bueno.


Formula X Nail Polish in Dollface

Okay, I really, really liked this one!  I prefer very pale nail polish colors, and this one fit the bill exactly.  It went on smoothly and still hasn’t chipped (after three days, for reference).  Sadly, I accidentally left my sample at the nail salon.  I’m going to take that as a sign from above that I should go ahead and buy a full-size bottle.


Pacifica Sundreams Lotus Infused Bronzer in Sunkissed

REALLY, IPSY?  I’m about as pale as they come, and they sent me a bronzer that’s about ten shades too dark.  I tried to make it work.  I applied it like a “3” on my forehead, the hollows of my cheeks, and my jawline, but I looked absolutely ridiculous.  No amount of blending was gonna make this work.


Beau Gachis Paris Pro Series Applicator Sponge

NYX Professional Makeup Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in Sunbeam

Well, I at least liked the applicator sponge.  It soaked up the illuminator really well and allowed me to dab on just the right amount–no drips, no mess, nada.  The illuminator, though, didn’t work for me.  I have fairly oily skin, so my face gets shiny on its own.  It doesn’t need the help.

Do you get Ipsy bags?  If you do, what did you think of this month’s bag?

By the way, do you like my background?  It’s just a sheet of wallpaper that I got from Paper Source!

8 thoughts on “The August Ipsy Bag Revealed!”

    1. Thanks! I kinda wish I could wallpaper my whole apartment with that! And if you get that nail polish, I hope you’ll like it as much as I do!


  1. Sorry it wasn’t a great box this time 😦
    But the nail polish looks sooo pretty and lovely.
    Also I really like the background! 😉
    Hope you’re having a great week.
    Much love,


    1. It’s okay–hopefully next month will have some good stuff! And thank you–I really, really love that nail polish. I hope you’re having a great week as well!


  2. It’s a shame that this one didn’t do it for you — hopefully next month’s will be better! Also, I actually meant to comment on your background! It has the loveliest ‘fancy-Victorian-mansion’ vibe and I am all over that.


    1. While the bag had some duds, I love getting bags full of makeup stuff each month so much that I ain’t even mad. And thanks! I wish it was actually wallpaper and not just a 3′ x 2′ sheet of wrapping paper! 😛


  3. Yes, I love the background! My favourite wall to take pictures against is my wallpapered bedroom wall, but it is so dark most of the day. I might just need to use this idea! 😉
    The Artyologist


    1. Thanks! It was kind of necessary since my walls are a weird kind of gray that my camera has a hard time recognizing, so using something warmer like this really helped the color balance in my photos!


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