Ipsy Glam Bag Plus | March

Mar 20, 2021

I was very pleased with this months Ipsy bag. And they just keep getting better and better every month. I learned when you do honest reviews after you open your box, your next bag will be pretty spot on. So if you have Ipsy, remember to be honest and submit your review on their website in your profile. Otherwise it defeats the purpose of what you want.





March's Ipsy theme is Stronger Together. A celebration of women's history month. Quoted from their blog post as "Up-and-coming creatives, beauty’s biggest entrepreneurs paying tribute to the amazing women who make up our community". That is amazing. Because women are awesome.



Not only did I get my Ipsy bag, but I got my first My Refreshments bag. Don't know what My Refreshments is? Easy, I can tell you in two words. Bathroom essentials. Need I say more? And the amazing part? It's actually cheaper and a more convenient way to get your razors, creams, deodorant, lotions, etc. than going to the grocery store or drugstore. Like the Ipsy glam bag, this is another monthly/bi-monthly subscription. Easy peasy I tell ya. And it comes in your Ipsy box/bag. I'll explain further into the post.

Onto this month's bag shall we?



They picked PIXI BEAUTY pHenomenal Gel as their first pick. Like I said before, I love facial moisturizers. This is a gel however. I have never used a moisturizing gel. And I didn't mind trying it out. I liked it, but I didn't love it. I have very dry yet combination skin. I like using creamy buttery-consistency moisturizers. And this gel didn't really give me that moisturized feel I was hoping for. So it went straight to the small nerd. Which as always she was thankful for. She's got a pretty awesome mom.

From Ipsy:
Value: $24
Size: 50 ml, Full Size
Product Type: Moisturizer
What It Does: Balance your skin's pH levels while moisturizing, soothing, toning your complexion with this moisturizer. It’s all thanks to the refreshing gel formula packed with a blend of aloe vera, horse chestnut, and ginseng.
How to Use It: Use a coin-sized amount on clean skin as needed.
More Reasons You'll Love It: The lightweight, gel formula soaks into skin in seconds without any greasy residue.
About the Brand: PIXI BEAUTY is all about easy, effective, multitasking products that cut down your routine, save you time, and fit your on-the-go lifestyle.



Their second pick for me was by far... the BEST, most spot-on beauty product ever. I had a quick 3 second "huh" reaction when I saw it because of the colors. They're plum. I am not a purple color wearing type of girl. But after reading some quick reviews, the BELLE EN ARGENT Panchromatic Eyeshadow Palette in Plum Premonition was not a bad choice after all.



I tried this palette on as soon as I opened it. Talk about pigment and shine and glittery! The matte colors were just as pretty too. I want to compare it to Morphe. A little goes a long way and it blends well.

From Ipsy:
Value: $30
Size: 8.5 g, Full Size
Product Type: Eyeshadow Palette
What It Does: Create stunning eye looks for day and night with this versatile eyeshadow palette. It comes with eight highly-pigmented shades, from soft nude to rich plum, in an assortment of matte and metallic finishes—including a stunning glitter that’ll make your eyes pop.
How to Use It: Apply to lids using an eyeshadow brush or clean fingertips.
More Reasons You’ll Love It: It’s vegan and cruelty-free.
About the Brand: BELLE EN ARGENT is known for their non-toxic and luxurious cosmetics inspired by art.

Use promo code IPSY40 to receive a a 40% discount on your order * * exclusions apply



Now it's my turn to pick my choices. And I picked Dose of Colors concealer in shade 08|Light. Because that was the color they offered me. I like it but it's a shade too light for my tone. But it would be perfect to cover up a blemish if I have one. Once I put my setting powder on it blended well. It just made under my eyes really bright. Not white washed. Just bright. If this was a tad bit darker then I would be using it daily. The correct color I should have received was shade 11|light medium for neutral undertones. But I have an idea... I can use it as an eyeshadow primer.

From Ipsy:
Value: $24
Size: 7.35 ml, Full Size
Product Type: Concealer
What It Does: This creamy, full-coverage concealer for light skin with pink to neutral undertones hides breakouts, dark circles, and hyperpigmentation in a flash. Plus, it’s infused with shea butter, vitamin E, and sunflower seed oil to nourish and protect skin throughout the day.
How to Use It: Apply to skin using the wand applicator and then blend out with clean fingers or a makeup sponge.
More Reasons You’ll Love It: It’s vegan and cruelty-free.
About the Brand: They create user-friendly (and cruelty-free!) cosmetics that bridge the gap between artistry, efficacy, and comfort.



My second choice I was super excited to see it was an option! I am almost out of my Glossier Boy Brow and I love ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS! She has the BEST eyebrow products ever. So I was definitely excited for the dipbrow gel. It was a shade darker than I would pick. I am considered soft brown and they chose medium brown. Which is OKAY by me! I can work with it. I know some tricks to make this look more on the natural side.

From Ipsy:
Value: $20
Size: 4.4 g, Full Size
Product Type: Brow Gel
What It Does: Made with an ultra-precise, cone-shaped brush and a waterproof formula, a few swipes of this gel adds volume, definition, structure, and a natural-looking tint to brow hairs that lasts for a full 12 hours.
How to Use It: Comb it through your brows in the same direction your hairs naturally grow.
More Reasons You’ll Love It: It’s cruelty-free and paraben-free.
About the Brand: Founder Anastasia Soare has been a go-to beauty specialist for top celebrities for years and has single-handedly turned perfect brows and youthful eyes into essential accessories.



My last choice is 50/50. HERO COSMETICS Mighty Patch Invisible+. When I picked it, I had some raging cystic acne all over my chin from changing my skin routine and wearing masks at work. And when I picked my bag on the 2nd, I didn't realize it would take about 3 weeks to get to me and maybe... just maybe my acne would clear up because of the Glossier. And it cleared up. So when I got them in my box I was super bummed. But then I felt on my chin I still had one blemish left over and I could just try it out. I also noticed on my forehead a small tiny blemish popping up. So I stuck it on there and slept. The blemish on my forehead, no lie DISAPPEARED! The old blemish that's taking forever to heal got smaller and not so purple. Yeah. My acne turns purple. Talk about embarrassing.

From Ipsy:
Value: $17.99
Size: 39 CT, Full Size
Product Type: Acne Treatment
What It Does: This stealthy pimple patch—it’s clear, matte, and seamlessly tapered so it’s virtually undetectable on your face—helps heal and hide whiteheads. TBH, it’s so comfy on skin you’ll forget it’s even there.
How to Use It: Clean your blemish and then apply Mighty Patch Invisible+ on top. Remove the patch after it turns white or after six hours.
More Reasons You’ll Love It: It’s vegan and cruelty-free.
About the Brand: HERO COSMETICS is changing the way we talk about acne by creating a space for people to be proactive about their skin, talk about their skin problems, and share great solutions.

Use promo code IPSY20 to receive a a 20% discount on your order *
* exclusions apply



Okay, now here's the best part. I said above I would get to the My Refreshments part of the box. So basically I saved the best for last. In February, I signed up when they first launched. I was on a waiting list. They needed to wait for more people to sign up to send the products out. But I had the chance to get the razor for free! It came with 2 cartridges, a shower wall mount and of course the razor handle itself. I added the shaving cream to go with it.

Now check this.... the prices is what sold me. The shave cream is $6 and it will ship every 2 months. The razor cartridges are $5 and will ship every month. They come 2 to a pack. Keep in mind you can change everything up as you wish. Whether you want cartridges monthly or every 3 months. But according to the "learn more" option it will ask how frequently you shave and they will let you know. I shave twice a week (my hair grows rather slow) so mine will come monthly.

I already shaved my legs when I got my box. I even waited to shave for when the razors got here. But lets not talk about that hot mess. And let me tell you.. my legs have never been this soft and silky smooth. The shaving cream smelled divine. A little went a long way.

After using the shaving cream and razor, I decided to add 2 more products. The body wash which is $9 and that ships monthly according to their suggestion. And I went ahead and added the hand cream to have in my purse which costs ONLY $5 a month. Do you see what I mean though? Their pricing isn't too pricey and the products are amazing.

They have deodorant for $8, body cream for $9 and cleansing face wipes for $6. I will eventually add them all as I go. But for now I will stick with the basics and use up what lotions and deodorant I have now. No sense in being over-stocked with things that will collect dust or I will waste other products I have that I need to use up first. I can be patient. But it's oh so hard!

The grand total of my bag was $122! I skipped out on the add-ons for March because they usually end up in your bag eventually down the road. This bag only costs $25 a month (without My Refreshments). I did get on the waiting list for the Glam Bag X because Khloe Kardashion is the curator for May and the bag is worth $529. I am on the waiting list so I cross my fingers I get it. It will replace my Plus bag for the month of May and that will be one fun post to do. That one might have to be a YouTube reveal.

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Enjoy your weekend!

12 comments

  1. That's a nice box! It's a bit like a birthday surprise isn't it!

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    1. My whole mouth dropped and I couldn’t wait to open it!!

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  2. I have never tried Ipsy before. A moisturizer gel sounds interesting - I am always looking for one that is not greasy. Hope you have a great day!

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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    1. Trust me. You will be so excited for every month that comes along they keep getting better and better!

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  3. This is such a good deal. I want to try the zit patches and the razor and shaving cream. I have never heard of Ipsy before.

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    1. They seriously work!! No lie. I was skeptical at first but when I used them and woke up the next day to my blemishes gone I was pretty shook!

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  4. I had an Ipsy subscription years ago - it was only $10/month back then! You got some great products this month! That palette is so pretty!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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    1. Sign back up! It's so much fun! Tomorrow is the April Ipsy release and I can't wait to see what's in store for me :)

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  5. There were lots of wonderful things in this Ipsy box, Natalie! I really like the eye shadow palette. Such gorgeous colors and I love the sparkly ones! Thanks for linking with me.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. This eyeshadow palette is the best one I have ever had. It's better than Morphe!! And the company engages with their customers. We talked a little last night and I am very satisfied. I hope I get the neutral palette in Aprils bag.

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  6. I've been so curious about the Ipsy subscription. The moisturizing gel sounds really lovely!

    Alexandra
    OnRockwoodLane.com

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    1. You gotta sign up!!! You won’t be disappointed at all!!

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