For those of you who are not familiar with Ipsy, it is a monthly subscription box that costs $10. Ipsy Glam Bags include samples (usually full sized) of makeup, hair care products, skin care products and nail polish. I have been subscribed to Ipsy for over a year now and I absolutely love it! I get excited every time I see the pretty pink bag in the mail. As a mom, I don’t spend much money on myself. My $10 Ipsy bag is a  guarantee that I will have something just for me, every single month. The $10 a month is also super easy to justify because the price of the products I get in my bag far exceeds $10!


This month the theme is Black Magic. Here is what I got in my October 2016 Ipsy Glam Bag:

Ciate London Fierce Flicks Eyeliner

This is a dark black eyeliner. It goes on very easy and dries quickly to prevent smudging. I wear black eyeliner everyday so this is definitely something I will use. I normally try to purchase the cheapest eyeliner I can find because as stated above, I am a mom and I try not to spend money on myself. This eyeliner is way more expensive than anything I would ever purchase for myself so I am incredibly excited that I got this! The best part is that this is a full size product!

Retail Price: $20

theBalm Cosmetics Hot Mama Blush

Hot Mama Ipsy Bag

I never used blush prior to subscribing to Ipsy. I would never buy blush for myself but I always try it out when I get it in my bag. This is a pretty shade of pink with a peach hue that has some sparkle to it. It blends well. I really liked it but I prefer a liquid blush more than powder.  This is a sample size.

Retail Price: $1.75 (A full size version of this product sells for $21)

Pure Brazilian Miracle Leave-In Conditioner


Ipsy Bag Pure Brazillian

The water in our new house is a lot harder than what I am use to. Therefore, I am in desperate need of hair products that will help my hair look softer and healthier. This product smells so good. It reminds me of a summer beach vacation and the more I can think about being on a beach the better! I really liked this product. My hair appeared softer and well hydrated. I will definitely be using this product again. The bottle is a fairly large size and will likely last me awhile since I only use 4 pumps at a time.

Retail Price: $6.00

tre’StiQue Matte Lip Crayon in Florence Fig

Ipsy Bag Lip Color

Ipsy has helped me embrace lipsticks. I never used to wear anything on my lips other than chapstick however, it is amazing what a good lip color can do. Even if I am not wearing any other makeup I try to put on a lipstick because it transforms me from looking like a tired mom into a…less tired mom. This shade isn’t my favorite. It is described as a neutral pink shade. I prefer a darker shade that is closer to red. I wish I would have gotten the Belize Bordeaux shade that other Ipsy subscribers received. Either way, it is a good lip crayon and I’m sure I will wear it once in awhile.

Retail Price: $10.60 (You can’t buy the size you get in the Ipsy bag however, you can buy a pack of 3 mini’s at $32)

JoShik Polish LUXE


Ipsy Nail Polish

Nail polish is one of my favorite items to get in my Ipsy bag! I used to spend way too much money on nail polish. I love trying out new colors so anytime I passed by nail polish at the store I had to grab one. Now that I get nail polish in my Ipsy bags I don’t have to buy any from the store which definitely saves money! And an additional bonus is that  I get colors that I wouldn’t normally buy myself. The color LUXE is a very dark purple. If I would have seen it at the store, I probably wouldn’t have bought it because I normally stick to lighter shades but I love this color.  It is absolutely perfect for the fall and winter seasons.

Retail Price: $12.00

Total: $50.35

The total retail value is $50.35 and I only have to pay $10! As Moms, we deserve to have something special for ourselves! And what could possibly be better than something that is such a good value?!

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