Ipsy Glam Bag Plus | April

May 7, 2021



Before I dive into this post, let me start off by apologizing for not visiting my regulars and commenting on your recent posts. We are a month away from the end of the school year and work has been quite stressful and mentally exhausting. As soon as I get off work, I come home and crash. Weekends have become my time to recoup and relax. Summer is right around the corner and I will be more active on here once school is out. Just follow me on Instagram @itsthatglow. I post daily.

I am going to be honest. I was very disappointed with Ipsy's customer service and shipping speed with April's bag. And I wasn't the only one. Ipsy takes payment on the first of the month. Right on the very dot at midnight. But they couldn't ship my bag in a timely manner. I wasn't the only Ipster to deal with this. We saw excuse after excuse on why it was late. I have a few theories as to why they were late. If they would have stopped sending free bags to influencers first they wouldn't have such a massive delay. I thought that was poor customer service to say the least. Take care of your paying customers first, then send the freebies out to the beauty influencers.

My bag was delivered May 1st. I missed the window to review my bag on their website to help with my next bag. So I cancelled. I will stick with the My Refreshments because that is bathroom essentials. They can't mess that up right?? It will be the same items every month. One can only hope.

April's bag design celebrates the beauty of doing what feels natural to you. I have used every single product already.



Here's what came in my bag for April:



1. ITEM BEAUTY Fast Pass AHA Gel Cleanser

FROM IPSY:
Value: $18.00
Size: 3.3 oz, Full Size
Product Type: Cleanser
What It Does: IPSY EXCLUSIVE Reset and rebalance your skin with this refreshing gel cleanser. It’s made with aloe leaf and cabbage rose flower that help soothe and calm, natural AHAs to gently exfoliate and brighten dull skin, and sodium hyaluronate to lock in moisture.
How to Use It: Wet your face and massage one to two pumps of cleanser onto your face for 30 seconds. Then, rinse and pat your skin dry.
More Reasons You’ll Love It: It’s cruelty-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, and dermatologist-tested to be safe on sensitive skin.
About the Brand: We scored TikTok superstar Addison Rae’s ITEM BEAUTY products exclusively for you—and you bet they’re worth the hype. As co-founder and chief innovation officer, Addison infuses a healthy dose of self-love into her line of good-for-you makeup, so you’ll look and feel 100 every time you apply.

My thoughts - This face wash was... meh. It was nice on the face and it did clean pretty well. But I don't trust it. It's a new brand and the only reason it's "popular" is because of Addison Rae. It didn't burn or cause any breakouts or anything but I just don't get the hype. I won't purchase this.

2. TRÈSTIQUE Color + Contour Bronzer Stick in Brazilian Bronze

FROM IPSY:
Value: $28.00
Size: 0.21 oz, Full-Size
Product Type: Bronzer
What It Does: This two-in-one bronzing and contouring stick sculpts your features and gives skin a natural-looking glow. It has a creamy, buildable bronze color on one end and built-in angled contour brush on the other for easy blending.
How to Use It: Apply to areas where sunlight would naturally hit your face (forehead, nose, cheeks) and then blend with the built-in brush.
More Reasons You’ll Love It: The magnetic cap stays put (even if it’s bouncing around at the bottom of your bag).
About the Brand: TRÈSTIQUE’s line of multi-tasking products allows you to get ready in 5 minutes—anywhere, anytime.

My thoughts - I absolutely LOVED this contour stick! It is not too dark as some other Ipsters said it was. You just got to know how to apply it and how to blend it. It blended very well and looked very natural on my face. The fact that it was a cream instead of a powder was even better. I think creams blend way better than a powder would.

3. GRACE & STELLA Dead Sea Mud Mask

FROM IPSY:
Value: $20.00
Size: 120 ml, Full Size
Product Type: Face Mask
What It Does: Detox, purify, and fortify your skin with this Dead Sea mud and kaolin clay infused mask. It absorbs excess oil and debris from pores, increases circulation for a rosy glow, and gives your complexion the vitamins and nutrients it needs to thrive.
How to Use It: Apply a thin layer to clean skin, leave it on for 15 minutes, and then rinse well with warm water.
More Reasons You'll Love It: It’s cruelty-free and all-natural.
About the Brand: They believe in delivering you some me-time and pampering through exceptional, high quality, cruelty-free certified products that are 100 percent vegan.

My thoughts - This was by far the best product in my bag. This mud mask is what I was craving. It made my face so smooth and hydrated. Not only do I use it on my face, but I use it on my underarms to help transition into my natural deodorant I received in My Refreshments bag. I will continue to use this product. They are fairly priced. I even bought their F balm and Foam Face Wash.

4. ITEM BEAUTY Lite Sauce Balancing Gel Moisturizer For Oily & Combo Skin

FROM IPSY:
Value: $20.00
Size: 50 ml, Full Size
Product Type: Moisturizer
What It Does: IPSY EXCLUSIVE Perfect for oily skin types, this lightweight gel moisturizer hydrates without feeling heavy or clogging your pores with a combo of glycerin, tiger grass extract, and ceramides.
How to Use It: Massage onto clean skin both morning and night.
More Reasons You'll Love It: It’s cruelty-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, and dermatologist-tested to be safe on sensitive skin.
About the Brand: We scored TikTok superstar Addison Rae’s ITEM BEAUTY products exclusively for you—and you bet they’re worth the hype. As co-founder and chief innovation officer, Addison infuses a healthy dose of self-love into her line of good-for-you makeup, so you’ll look and feel 100 every time you apply.

My thoughts - Just like the face wash, I don't understand the hype. It moisturizes nicely but it doesn't last long. I used it today and by the end of the day my face started to feel a little tight and dry. It would be perfect for someone who has extremely oily skin. Living in Florida, my skin soaked it all up.

5. OFRA COSMETICS Lip Gloss in Pink Panther

FROM IPSY:
Value: $15
Size: 3.5 ml, Full Size
Product Type: Lip Gloss
What It Does: This sheer pale pink lip gloss is as gorgeous as it is healthy for your lips. It’s packed with antioxidants and jojoba oil to deeply nourish, condition, and hydrate—perfect for keeping your pout comfy all day long.
How to Use It: Swipe on one coat for a sheer wash of color, add more for a glam, full-coverage effect.
More Reasons You'll Love It: It’s vegan, all-natural, and cruelty-free.
About the Brand: Their products make you look and feel good 24/7—and with essentials for work to weekend, day to night—there’s something for every lifestyle.

My Thoughts - I liked this gloss. It had a nice smell, it wasn't sticky or tacky. The light pink shade is perfect for days when you don't want a heavy lipstick and dark color. Subtle. But it does not last long like it claims. I had to reapply it at least 3 times until I gave up on reapplying. I might end up giving this to my daughter.



For My Refreshments bag, I absolutely loved. Everything smells so nice. Every month I get 2 razor refills, body wash, body lotion, hand cream and deodorant. All for $42.80. That is not bad at all. The razors last and don't rust. The lotion is very hydrating and the body wash is very moisturizing and creamy. The deodorant doesn't have a strong overwhelming scent either. This bag is a need so I will continue to get this one.

They also have wipes but I don't recommend face wipes because it's not good for your skin or the environment. I just double cleanse.

Happy Mothers Day and enjoy your weekend!

6 comments

  1. Thank you for the review, and for your visit ;)
    Happy Mother's day to you!

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  2. I still want to sign up for this. I love that you get full size products to try.

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    1. Don't get me wrong, the bag is wonderful to get! I miss getting it. I might sign back up for it who knows. But for now since I have way too many products and their shipping speed is so cattywompous, I will hold off. I say go for it!

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  3. Natalie, you got a lot of great products in this bag! Thanks so much for sharing them and linking with me.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thank you for hosting!! I am gonna sign back up though because I miss it.

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