ipsy is an online beauty subscription service. Each month, subscribers receive a makeup bag filled with deluxe samples and full-sized products. April’s theme was “Pretty in Pink.” This review is far overdue, considering I just received my May bag…

Sation Nail Lacquer in Of Corset I’ll Call You
full size – $5 retail
I just started wearing nail polish recently, so I’m still getting the hang of application. I can’t really tell if the quality is great or not, but I wasn’t really happy with the way the color looked on me. It was very Barbie pink, so I wasn’t a fan. One pro to note: this polish is free of DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde.

Big Sexy Hair Powder Play
sample size (0.07 oz) – $15.95 retail for full size (0.53 oz)
I’ve never used volumizing powder before. I think the weight of my long hair (it’s down to the middle of my back) pulls against any volumizing effect of the powder. I’ll have to give this another try when I chop all of my hair off and get a pixie cut next week.

Two Cosmetics Duo Eye Shadow in Heartache
full size – $6.99 retail
“1 gorgeous shade in 2 finishes, shimmer & matte packaged in a clean, convenient & professional compact.” I was a little unsure about the shade I received, because I have been unsuccessful with pink eye shadows before. The last time I wore a pink-ish shade of eye shadow, I looked sick or like I was having an allergic reaction to something. I was pleasantly surprised when I tried this product out, though! I used the matte finish, and it was almost like a mauve that paired well with a taupe shadow and black liner. I like to use this shadow when I need a slightly more than ordinary look. For every product purchased from Two Cosmetics, they “donate a product to a nonprofit that benefits women to make them feel beautiful inside and out.”

Be a Bombshell Blush in Beach Please
full size – $16 retail
I was REALLY worried about the color when I first opened my glam bag. It’s a very intense, very bright pink. But there is no need to worry. It’s not as intense on the skin as it looks in the palette. Applied gently with a contour brush, it builds nicely from a natural flushed look to a more vibrant look. This has become my go-to blush for the everyday. This was my favorite product in the April glam bag.

For $10, I received over $28 in products – a pleasing investment. If you would like to subscribe to ipsy’s glam bag service, let me know, and I’ll set you up with a referral link. And if you would like the Sation Nail Lacquer, leave a comment below – I’ll give it away to the first person to request it!


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