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  • InBeauty

    How to Select Ipsy Glam Bag Product

    Ipsy is currently running a test that allows a few subscribers to select a product of choice that they will love to receive in their monthly glam bag. This test is only sent to a few ipsters but if you would like to select a product simple email ipsycare and let them know your product of choice before the 30thof March. The selected product will be included in your April Glam Bag.

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  • InBeauty

    Ipsy Rant and Response

    Ipsy Rant (July Glam bag)

    Before I start my Ipsy rant and response let me tell you a little about Ipsy. Ipsy is a subscription bag that is curated by Michelle Phan. It cost only $10 monthly to purchase a glam bag. These glam bags are hand-picked and curated just for you based on a personalized questionnaire. It asks questions like what is your eye colour, hair colour and texture, brands that you would like to try, favorite Ipsy stylist and much more.

    I have changed the answer to my quiz several times but I still receive products that I have no use for. Even though you take the quiz the products that you received in your glam bag are a 50/50 chance of matching your personal preference. I love the idea of receiving a glam bag each month with makeup but if they can’t get it right then I might just cancel my subscription.

    If Ipsy has similar products but different brand why do they insist on giving you products from the same brand again? I received an eyeshadow from theBalm cosmetics even though the shades are different. I feel as if ipsy could have given me something else; like the TooFaced Primer that would even work well with the previous eyeshadow.

    Ipsy Customer Care Response

    I had message ipsy prior regarding this matter and I was given a long explanation. Please see below

    Ipsy Rant (July Glam bag)
    Message from Ipsy

    I had received some really great products from Ipsy that I could really use. I hate how Ipsy would get you all excited sharing sneak peeks day-after-day, then to unveil the glam room and it is not what you wanted or a close duplicate of the same brand that they already sent you. For July’s glam bag I have three products from brands that I had already reviewed and tested.

    Ipsy Rant (July Glam bag) Ipsy Customer Care
    My July Ipsy Glam Room

    Same brand, similar product

    Ipsy had other items of the same similarity that they could have included in my glam bag. For instance, they could have substituted the Luxie Brush for the brush from Revlon, Sedona Lace or Vasanti brush. Instead of another theBalm eyeshadow, it could have been substituted for the Too Faced primer, EM mascara, Benefit Ka-brow and also for Ofra Lip Liner the EM Lip balm, Glam Glow or anything else; seeing that I always receive stuff from those brands in previous glam bags. Ipsy repeating the same brand in glam bags over and over can become pretty boring. Even though the items that I received in a prior glam bag are of a different shade, style etc.

    Click to view other products that were included in July Glam Room

    Ipsy Rant (July Glam bag)
    These are products that I received in prior glam bags

    I swear I felt depressed after seeing my glam room, I was so hoping for something different. And I wouldn’t want to cancel since I get some stuff that I could really use and for the price; it is well worth it. Just hoping that Ipsy steps their game up anytime soon.

    If you share the same sentiments as myself feel free to leave a comment below.

  • InSkin Care

    Clarisea SeaSalt Solutions Instant Glow Powder Exfoliant Review

    The Clarisea SeaSalt Solutions Instant Glow Powder is 100% natural powder exfoliant that works to gently buff away impurities and dead skin cells with naturally nourishing ingredients which are used to reveal an even healthier and more vibrant layer of the skin. The natural astringent properties of the rose powder and orange peel powder helps to cleanse the skin. Almond flour brightens while powdered sea salt first, exfoliates, then clarifies and heels as it dissolves into skin.
    I first heard about this product through Ipsy. It was featured in the November 2014 glam bag but I was unlucky to not get it during that month. I got a hold of this product when Ipsy decided to use it as a bonus Ipsy points redeemable item. Luckily I had earned enough points in time to redeem for this product. And receive it in my May 2015 Glam Bag. I love using skin exfoliant, so I was not hesitant to try this product.
    The Clarisea SeaSalt Solutions Instant Glow Powder Exfoliant can be used alone or mixed with your favorite face wash or even in your own DIY projects. Wanting to see how this product worked without mixing anything other product along with it and just by using water. The first test was done by adding a pinch of the sea salt to the palm of my hands and mixing it with small droplets of water. Immediately, I started to scrub areas of my face that needed a great deal of exfoliating. After exfoliating the desired skin area I immediately rinsed with water. The product did not form a paste in my hand. It was more like tiny particles of salt mixed with water. It tasted a lot like salt, so you have to be very careful around the eye area when using this product or else it will burn your eyes.
    I would recommend using this product on its own. Only if you have some rough areas on your skin that needs a great deal of exfoliating. The Sea salt particles feel a little harsh on this skin, even though it leaves a nice glowing look after using.
    Clean & Clear Face Wash along with Clarisea SeaSalt
    On my second wash with Clarisea SeaSalt I used it along with Clean & Clear morning energy face wash purifying apple. This time the product formed a paste. I applied it all over my face and rub it in for a minute then rinse thoroughly. My skin instantly felt softer and smoother. I had recently had a break out due to waxing, so I had a layer of bumps (face rash) on my skin. The product did not inflame the small bumps on my cheek neither did it further irritate it or made it any better.
    The Clarisea SeaSalt Solutions Instant Glow Powder Exfoliant can be used along with any product of your choice. Whether you mix it with your favorite cleanser or a DIY ingredients. Using products such as coconut oil, cinnamon, and nutmeg to make your own facial scrub it will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and glowing.

    Disclosure: Referral link used in post

  • InBeauty

    How to Skip Ipsy Waitlist

    Want a Glam Bag? Start the year off right by skipping the anxiously awaiting ipsy waitlist! Ipsy is giving you a chance that you can now skip the Waitlist and start enjoying January’s Glam Bag. Just sign in to or sign up here, if you haven’t already and click this link There are only limited spots available… So Hurry!!!

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  • InBeauty, Makeup

    What is Ipsy and How Does it work?


    What is Ipsy?
    Ipsy is a beauty community that all ipsters members/subscribers can learn new beauty tricks and participate with beauty Stylists and receive monthly glam bag. By subscribing to Glam Bags, you will receive up to 6 sample or full-sized beauty products (makeup, skincare, haircare and nailcare) each month that are curated just for you.

    How does it work?

    Being a member of ipsy community is 100% free, but the cost to receive the Glam Bag is only $10 a month or $110 for a year’s worth of 12 Glam Bags. Shipping in the US is free, while shipping to Canada is USD $4.95 per month. Billing starts on the 1st of each month and concludes until the 5th of each month. Glam bags are ship around the 10th or mid-month, tracking information will be sent to individual emails.

    How do I become a member?
    Sign up here:

    Ipsy Subscription Glam Bag