Ipsy April 2017 “Sideshow” Glam Bag Review

Ipsy April Glam Bag

It’s Ipsy time! My April Glam Bag took longer than usual to arrive this month, but it’s finally here. The theme this month is Sideshow which is supposed to give off carnival vibes. In my opinion it’s nowhere near carnival season, but I’m also Canadian. In Alberta we basically have six months of winter, four months of almost winter, and two months of Summer.

About Ipsy

Ipsy is a monthly makeup subscription service that ships 4-5 deluxe and full sized products each month.
Price: $10 US. Add $4.95 for shipping to Canada.
Value: Glam bags can average out to around $49US, but this can vary as glam bags are customized. In addition each month comes with a new makeup bag.
Customize: Fill out a profile quiz to get personalized products. leaving feedback on your products in theory makes the curation better month to month.
Points: Earn points through referrals and reviewing your glam bag. In addition you get 100 points for joining. Points can be redeemed for extra items. You can sign up HERE!

Ipsy April Glam Bag

The bag this month is… Not my favourite. I don’t want to complain too much because there are subscribers who absolutely loved this bag and we all have different tastes. I don’t like it, but if you do that’s great! I’m sort of happy I didn’t like the bag this month because I won’t feel guilty about recycling it!

Skin & Co - Ipsy April Glam Bag

Skin & Co Truffle Therapy Face Toner Sample Size 1oz $4.05
I haven’t used this toner yet as I currently have one on the go, but I love the pretty glass bottle and it smells like… coconut? Or maybe it’s the truffle I’m smelling. Either way, it smells wonderful. I’m at my limit for extra makeup right now so I’m happy to get more skincare to try out. I also got this in the 2018 November Topbox.

TonyMoly Liptone Lipcare Stick Full Sized $10
TonyMoly is a K-Beauty brand. I received this lip balm in Rose Blossom. I was hoping for Honey but rose was my second choice! You can definitely stop and smell the roses with this balm (pun intended) and it feels very soothing on the lips.

Ipsy April Glam Bag - Ciaté Bamboo Bronzer & Defy & Inspire Polish

Jesse’s Girl Liquid Eyeliner Full Sized $6.99
I have SO much eyeliner right now! I thought I had unchecked the eyeliner box on my profile but it turns out I was wrong. I’m going to leave this one in the packaging until I’m ready for it.

Defy & Inspire Nail Lacquer in Paradise Island Full Sized $7.49
This five free créme polish can be bought at Target. I love the colour, I don’t have anything like this! Hopefully it turns out to be as long wearing as it claims.

Ciaté Bamboo Bronzer Deluxe Sample $8
I’m happy I’ve been getting more mid to high end brands like Ciaté from Ipsy lately. I was hoping for the shade Star Island, (mainly because I thought it sounded the prettiest) but I got Palm Island instead. It’s brighter than my current bronzer so it will be nice for the spring season when I’m not as tanned. It has a buttery texture and applies well.

Value: My bag had a value of $36.53. That seems to be about average for Ipsy lately, but I’ve been really happy with the curation lately so I’m cool with it. My favourites this month are the toner and the bronzer!

What did you get in your Ipsy April Glam Bag!?

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  1. April 21, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    I’m with you on bag design- it’s definitely different and interesting, but the material is a total miss for me and there’s SO LITTLE room in it! Plus it’s far too bright for my liking. My product curation this month was pretty boring… but I’m glad you liked what’s in yours! I have an eye cream from the same line as the toner and love it- but it definitely does not smell like coconut to me! So weird that your toner does, but also awesome 🙂

    • April 23, 2017 / 12:30 pm

      I loved last months bag but this one really fell flat for me. But it’s okay, who really needs all those makeup bags!? haha
      awe, I’m sorry you didn’t like your bag as much this month. Some months can be really hit or miss.
      I really like the toner so far, but I was starting to get a cold over the last week so my sense of smell might be a little off… It smells nice though!

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