Ipsy Reviews August 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag

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Ipsy August 2017 bag was a really good bag surprisingly. Overall, it was a good balance of products most of which are from well-known brands. As for the Ipsy bag design, I thought it was cute and it actually matched Ipsy’s bag theme this month. In fact, it will be a nice bag for repurposing. On another note, this month I discovered Ipsy Sample Options which is a pretty cool concept.

Ipsy August 2017 Review

Ipsy Sample Options

Ipsy allows you to select a product you really want to sample. It’s relatively new to me. All you need to do is let them know what product you would like to sample from the list by emailing them by 28th of each month. I started using this option (sample of choice) in July and I am happy with the idea. Most times if I receive a product I really want to try I am happy even if the other products suck, so this is a good way to sample something you want to buy but you’re unsure about the quality. Anyways on to August 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag review.


Ipsy Bag Design

Ipsy Reviews August 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag | good Vibes Only | Chiclypoised | Chiclypoised.com
Ipsy Good Vibes Only

The bag design represented the theme well. I think it would be a great makeup bag – it’s colorful and bigger enough to hold a decent amount of makeup. Moreover, it looks like it would be easy to clean if you accidentally spilled some foundation on it also the short positive message printed on the bags was a nice touch.


Ipsy Bag Theme

So Ipsy bag theme for August was Good Vibes Only. I liked the general idea of the theme. I all about good vibes and being positive so Ipsy bag theme resonated with me.


Ipsy August 2017 Review

Ipsy Reviews August 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag | Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay by First Aid Beauty | Chiclypoised | Chiclypoised.com
Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay by First Aid Beauty

Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay by First Aid Beauty


  • Contains red clay – a powerhouse ingredient.
  • Skin will feel squeaky clean, but not stripped.
  • The gel turns into foam removing makeup, dirt, and oil.
  • No artificial colorants, or fragrances, but it smells great due to rosemary oil.


Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay by First Aid Beauty was my Ipsy sample choice for my August Ipsy bag. I really wanted to try it out because of the rave on Sephora. However, after trying it I think it is just okay – I did not think it was groundbreaking based on my experience. This cleanser smells like a minty candy which isn’t a bad thing unless you dislike the smell of mint. I did not experience any excessive drying of the skin so that a plus. However, it does not lather up enough. Since I have extremely oily skin I prefer using cleansers that lather up a lot to give me the deep clean I need especially when I wear full coverage makeup look. Overall, I think it is a good everyday cleanser for those who rarely or barely wear makeup.


Ipsy Reviews August 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag | SS035 Medium Face Contour Brush by Crown Brush | Chiclypoised | Chiclypoised.com
SS035 Medium Face Contour Brush by Crown Brush

SS035 Medium Face Contour Brush by Crown Brush


  • The synthetic bristles are insanely soft.
  • It holds onto the product which makes application way more precise and less messy.
  • The brush can be used for blush, contour, highlight, foundation, setting, and more.


The bristles are soft. I haven’t use the brush as yet, but from observation it’s the perfect size for contouring, highlighting or adding blush to the apples of the checks.


Ipsy Reviews August 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag | Black Magic Mascara Deluxe by Eyeko | Chiclypoised | Chiclypoised.com
Black Magic Mascara Deluxe by Eyeko

Black Magic Mascara Deluxe by Eyeko


  • Cruelty-free mascara.
  • This water-resistant mascara.
  • Comes in a squeeze tube packaging means less waste.
  • Conditions your lashes with keratin and shea butter it contains.
  • The curvy brush grabs onto every lash and curls even the straightest lashes.


This mascara is good. I really like the squeezy tube – that is a great packaging idea. Now I can cut the tube to get every bit of the product out when the product starts to run out. Moreover, the formula is good – it is jet black, it dries quickly and lashes are soft after application. The mascara is also water-resistant and I didn’t experience clumping or flaking. It added length to my eyelashes but not a lot of volume. The brush is really good – it was easy to apply mascara to the root of my eyelashes. This product retails for $26.00 for 0.29 oz. Overall it’s a good mascara for adding length but not volume so that’s a pass for me.


Ipsy Reviews August 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag | Nourishing Coconut Milk Face Lotion with Hibiscus by Promise Organic | Chiclypoised | Chiclypoised.com
Nourishing Coconut Milk Face Lotion with Hibiscus by Promise Organic

Nourishing Coconut Milk Face Lotion with Hibiscus by Promise Organic


  • Conditions skin.
  • Leaves us looking lustrous.
  • Improves texture and blurs fine lines.
  • Won’t irritate skin – dermatologists tested.


The face cream smells good, it absorbs in the skin really quickly, it non-greasy, leaves the skin soft and ready for applying foundation. It definitely helps with my dry patches but as for blurring fine lines … I don’t think so. Products retail for $14.99 for 1.7 oz. – pricey so in the meantime I will sparsely use the 0.5 oz. sample.


Ipsy Reviews August 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag | Nail Polish in No. 28 by Sundays | Chiclypoised | Chiclypoised.com
Nail Polish in No. 28 by Sundays

Nail Polish in No. 28 by Sundays


  • Shiny lacquer finish.
  • Toxic-free nail polish.
  • Cruelty-free nail polish.
  • Curated color selection.

I was really hoping to receive color No. 7 but that was not the case, but color No. 28 is a perfect color for the fall so I will live. The formula dries quickly into a shiny finish. The nail polish didn’t chip for the first three days so that great. If a top coat was added nail polish would have probably lasted longer without chipping. The polish currently retails for $18.00 a bottle – that’s pricy. Overall, the nail polish but I don’t know about the price. Fortunately, I received a full-size bottle so I will make do.

So here you have it guys. August bag was a great bag. I got a mascara, full-size nail polish and a brush I can’t complain at all about August Ipsy glam bag. Thumbs up to Ipsy.

Recommendations From August Ipsy Bag

Nourishing Coconut Milk Face Lotion with Hibiscus by Promise Organic. Here why:

  • It smells great.
  • It smells of coconut.
  • It absorbs into the skin quickly.
  • It really moisturizes the skin.
  • Relieves dry patches.
  • It’s non-greasy.

What did you enjoy from your August bag and what are you considering buying? If you haven’t join Ipsy check out this post. I think Ipsy glam bag beauty subscription is a little self-care treat to yourself every month. Moreover, with the changes Ipsy made I think the subscription is worth a try. See what I got in my September Ipsy bag here!


Other Ipsy Distributed For August Glam Bag

This is a list of all the products Ipsy distributed for August 2017 monthly beauty subscription. Skin care and makeup products account for the majority of the list for the month of August.

Hair Care

Strictly Curls Curl Envy Perfect Curl Cream by Marc Anthony.

Nail Care

Nail Polish in No. 7 by Sundays

Skin Care

Rice Facial Cleanser by JUARA Skincare
Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay by First Aid Beauty

Crème du Nil Pore-Refining Moisture Veil by LXMI
Green Tea Calming Cream by A. True
The True Cream Aqua Bomb by Belif Cosmetics
Super-Hydrating Eye Cream by Air Repair Skincare
Nourishing Coconut Milk Face Lotion with Hibiscus by Promise Organic

Come Clean: Propolis & Minerals Facial Scrub by Hey Honey

Vitamin C Concentrated Serum by DERMA E
Heart of Gold Elixir by GAVÉE Gold

Pores Be Pure Skin-Clarifying Mud Mask by Formula
Yoghurt Mask Duo by Vitamasques
Honey & Bamboo Skin Soft Mask Set by Labotica
Sheet Mask Duo – What Happened Last Night? & Pore Gone for Good by Leaders Cosmetics USA
Nature Recipe Sheet Mask Duo by Secret Key
Max Hyaluronic Mask by CLIV



Translucent Powder
HD Finishing Translucent Powder by Naked Cosmetics

Excessive Lash Arresting Volume Mascara by Make Up Forever
Black Magic Mascara Deluxe by EYEKO
Monsieur Big Mascara by Lancôme

Tinted Primer in Light or Toffee by Clarria Cosmetics

Shimmer Bronzer in Flush by Hikari Cosmetics

Eyeshadow in Taj Mahal by Be A Bombshell Cosmetics
theBalm Voyage Vol. 2 Eyeshadow in Willkommen or Kuwakaribisha by theBalm Cosmetics

Liquid Coal Waterproof Liquid Liner by Seraphine Botanicals
SUGAR Stroke Of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl – 01 Back To Black by Sugar Cosmetics
Precision Tip Liner in Black by Steve Laurant

Highlighting Powder in Champagne Campaign by Catrice Cosmetics

Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid in Euphoric or Awakened by Josie Maran Cosmetics

Coconut Blush Duo by Pacifica
Ginger + Gold by Seraphine Botanicals

Pro Color Corrector in Pistachio by AURORA

Mini Universal Brow Pencil in Taupe by Paula Dorf Cosmetics
Eyebrow Defining Gel by Chella

Pro Cover Up Concealer in Pale Ecru, Balmy Beige, or Caramel Syrup by Aurora
Peeper Perfect Concealer in Medium by Winky Lux
Silky Fit Concealer BB Power Brightening in Light Beige by YADAH


Not a Perfume by Juliette Has a Gun


SS035 – Medium Face Contour Brush by Crown Brush
T35 Precise Blending Brush by SLMissGlam
103 Angled Contour Brush by Firma Beauty
Romantic Rose Blending Brush by Glamour Dolls

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