IPSY Glam Bag for May 2014: Review, Pics, Swatches!

Ipsy Bag May 14

The theme for this month’s Ipsy Glam Bag is Fresh Picks. If your not familiar, Ipsy is a monthly subscription bag. For only $10 a month you get a great mix of full and sample size beauty products from great brands and a cute makeup bag too! I particularly like the Ipsy Glam Bag because for the most part, they keep your coloring and preferences in mind. If you ever decide to join, please use my link here. 

There were 26 products available and I think everyone got five products. Most of my May bag contains skincare but that doesn’t bother me because I like all the products. I do wish I would have received a lip product but Lord knows I have enough!

Ipsy May 2014

Here’s what’s in my May bag:

dermaE Microdermabrasion Scrub ($5?) – I have the full size version of this and I like it as well as the brand in general. I will probably put this in my travel makeup bag.

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Hang 10 Classic Sport Sunscreen SPF 50 ($3) – this line is made by Coola, and uses organic ingredients and is free of parabens, synthetic fragrances, etc. I’m happy to be able to try this sunscreen and it’s very reasonably priced!

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pur~lisse pur-moist hydra-balance moisturizer ($9?) – this moisturizer goes on like a gel and hydrates a cream. It has anti-aging properties and is safe for dry/sensitive skin. It’s very lightweight and goes on smooth with a delightful slight lemony scent. Me likey!

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hey Honey, take it off exfoliating face mask ($7?) – this is a honey-infused peel-off mask that helps you achieve a smooth, clear complexion. You spread it over your face, wait 15-20 minutes, and peel it off. This is a very small sample, you’ll get maybe three applications out of it. I’m not impressed with this mask; the consistency is too thin and since it’s clear, it’s hard to tell if you got an even application on. It didn’t peel very well, which to me defeats the purpose of a peel-off mask. I won’t purchase but I am glad I did get to try it.

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Pacifica Mineral Eyeshadow Duo #1 Celestial & Opal ($10?) – these coconut infused mineral eye shadows are nicely pigmented. I have the Pacifica Brightening Palette and really like the colors and the performance. Celestial & Opal shades can be found in the Mystical and Charmed Palettes; these duos were made specifically for Ipsy. Celestial is a matte soft pink and Opal is a shimmery copper. Pacifica eyeshadows are vegan and cruelty-free. These are MY shades so I’m very happy with this.

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I love my Ipsy bags and I can honestly say that in a year, there was only one I wasn’t pleased with. From what I can guess, the value of May’s bag is $34. If you choose to subscribe, please use my link here.

Note: all products in my Ipsy bag were sample sizes–I’m not sure if the Pacifica eyeshadow duo is full size or not.




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  1. Our bags were similar except I got the hair oil that I don’t need instead of the microdermabrasion and I got the other Pacifica duo that’s a little too shimmery for me. Perhaps there’s something wrong with my Pur-lisse moisturizer. I love how it feels but the scent is awful, like chemicals. Glad you’re happy with your bag!

  2. Wow our bags were mostly different! I’m so jealous of the people with the TF Bronzer in theirs!

  3. I like those eye shadows!!

  4. I got all the same items except the scrub. Instead I got a Avene Thermal Water Spray. Super stoked and gotta love Ipsy.

  5. Great bag1 I would love to hear more about that Derma E scrub.

  6. I haven’t tried that microdermabrasion scrub, but I love that brand too!

  7. Jennifer Tapia says:

    I loved this months bag. Especially the peel off mask. It made my skin feel so smooth and clean.

  8. Such a great ipsy bag!

  9. Ipsy is great! Wish we had something similar here in Estonia, too.

  10. great bag this month!

  11. Jess Scull says:

    NOt impressed with the bag this month 🙁 Hopefully they make up for it next month

  12. That peel off mask looks fabulous! I love masks!

  13. I wasn’t too impressed with this month’s bag – especially since one of the products spilled on everything and I had to clean it up. But, I was able to make use of them regardless so I’m happy 😉

  14. I liked the bag because it delivered on a lot of moisturizing needs!

  15. It was a great month for Ipsy!

  16. This was the first bag in a year that I wasn’t all that happy with.

  17. I am curious to try Pur-Lisse.

  18. My review is now up and my bag is pretty different. I am giving my niece my Pacifica e/s since I promised her a bag of goodies.

  19. I enjoyed my bag so far this month, too, but I would have liked to try that Dermabrasion paste! I really like my Ipsy bag, it’s my fave sub box.

  20. Fun bag!

  21. Nice bag for May! I like Pacifica

  22. I’m rather underwhelmed by the majority of the bags this month. The Pacifica is all I would like from this one.

  23. Bummer the honey peel didn’t peel off easily 🙁 I was wanting that in my bag!

  24. I like that bronze eyeshadow. It really pops on your skin.

  25. I love Ipsy but this bag didn’t wow me sadly.

  26. love this ipsy bag!