Subscription Nation: May Ipsy Glam Bag 2017

Four words: May. Ipsy. Glam. Bag.

On to month two and I am not disappointed. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, Ipsy is a monthly subscription bag that sends you five beauty products based on a quiz that goes over your preferences. It’s only $10 and the products always covers that cost and more.

The theme this month was Summer Friday. Bright sun, cool waters, and ice cream to take a bit of the heat away… This was captured perfectly in the cute bag for May – a plastic, see through case covered in ice cream cones and bars. It definitely has that summer vibe to it and is beach protected. No water or sand to sneak in and destroy any of your beauty products!

My product selections this month were fantastic – I loved almost all of them!

Adesse New York Organic Infused Gel Effect Nail Lacquer

This was my least favorite in the bag, but only because I wasn’t a fan of the gel effect. It was a bit too gooey for me. Okay – I was also a little bummed because the polish I got last month was in the same color family. However, I love this color so it wasn’t a big deal. It looks really cute on, but I only got a few nails before I decided it wasn’t for me. It has a retail value of $18.

trèStQue Mini Matte Lip Crayon in Tuscan Wine


Yes, please. I am all about the bold and bright lip color, especially in these gorgeous reds. It’s a brilliant power color. The mini matte lip crayon goes on really smoothly and looks great on. Super happy about this product and can’t wait to wear it on my vacay to Cali! This lip crayon has a retail value of about $10.60.

Urban Decay Afterglow in Sin

Long wearing and long glowing, this highlighter is just gorgeous! It’s a really subtle shade on my skin but definitely gives my face a brighter appearance when on. It’s supposed to last for 8 hours and I would say it meets that! This isn’t a full-size, but it should last me for a while. Retail value is about $9.

Luxie Beauty Dreamcatcher Precision Foundation Brush 660

It’s no secret that my brush collection needs a bit of work outside of eyeshadow brushes. That’s why I was ecstatic to find out a foundation brush was in this month’s bag. It’s super soft and works wonderfully! Plus, it’s like 100% vegan and cruelty-free and you can’t beat that. Retail value of $23.

Starlooks Artist Edition – Luxe Longwear Star Stamp + Liner Pen

I’ve saved the best for last. I am obsessed. This stamp and pen duo is exactly what I needed in life. I’m a huge fan of liquid eyeliner and this one glides on so smoothly. It’s easy to correct unstraight lines on a cat eye. But the stamp is by far my favorite part. I’ve been wanting one since New Year’s when my friend Chelsie brought one over for us to use for our celebrations. And like I mentioned in my post on Monday, I wore the stamp every night of Austin Fashion Week and got so many compliments on it. I might have even sold a few. My only question: Starlooks, where’s my commission at? Retail value of $19.

As you can see, it was definitely a good month. I feel like Ipsy is really catering to my requests per the quiz on the site – but maybe I’m also just happy with a lot of things! I definitely got my money’s worth, too. Overall, the value of the bag was about $80. And that’s not even counting the bag!

I’ll be bringing a few of these on my trip to California. Do you have any summer trips coming up that these would be perfect for? Did you get an Ispy bag this month? Please share and comment below!




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I’m passionate about writing and style and being happy. Luckily, all three are possible with Inbetween Thoughts.

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