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Unboxing + Review: ipsy September 2017 Like A Boss

ipsy september 2017

 

It’s October and here is September’s ipsy glam bag! I don’t know about you but I love fall! Not so much the cold or the approaching winter but the colours are amazing on the trees. I got to really enjoy them when we went on our last camping trip of the season this past weekend. It’s beautiful outside! 

 

ipsy september 2017

ipsy September 2017

 

Another month, another ipsy glam bag. September’s theme is Like A Boss. The five products comes in a slick looking black glam bag. It’s black, faux leather and features spikes. How’s that for a “boss” of a bag? πŸ˜‰ 

 

ipsy september 2017

 

The first item I received is the Luxie Rose Gold Medium Angled Shading Eye Brush #207 ($14.99 USD). I love all my Luxie brushes so I have high hopes for this one! The bristles are so soft and if they are like my other Luxie eye brushes, the make blending your eyeshadows super easy. So glad I received this! And honestly, the rose gold is beautiful!

 

ipsy september 2017 pixi

 

Next up is the Pixi by Petra Beauty Blush Duo in Peach Honey ($7.93 USD). I love the looks of this blush! Use one side or the other or mix the two up. πŸ™‚ Using a light hand, this could also make a great highlighter because of the shimmer. Multi-purpose products are always a huge plus for me!

 

ipsy september 2017 smashbox

 

I also received the Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer ($9.75 USD). I’m always on the fence with Smashbox primers but I will give this one a try.  I’m not sure if it’s an all over primer or just something I would maybe mix in with my foundation. Might be good for winter as it will give you a bit of a glow!

 

ipsy september 2017

ipsy september 2017

 

The next product I received was the Elizabeth Mott Pop! Goes The Shadow in Gunmetal ($4.55 USD). This isn’t really my kind of shade… I don’t often wear black shades or grey shades very often. I think this one is a pass for me.

 

ipsy september 2017 bio fresh

 

Last but not least was the re:p real elemental practice Bio Fresh Mask with Real Calming Herb ($6.31 USD). I haven’t used masks as often lately but I think I will try this one. It smells really nice and it looks like it will be good for sensitive skin.

That’s September’s bag! Valued at $43.53 USD ($54.48 CAN based on today’s exchange rate), it’s not the highest valued bag I have received but it’s still not bad. I will still use most of it, except for maybe the eyeshadow, so that’s okay.

Like what you see here and would like to try ipsy? This subscription is $10.00 USD  a month in the US and $10.00 USD + $4.00 USD shipping for Canadians. You get a mix of skincare, makeup and haircare deluxe and full sized products. And you get a different style of bag each month. If you are interested in trying this subscription, please use my link here. 

What was in your ipsy bag this month? πŸ™‚

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Disclaimer: I pay for this subscription with my own money.  All opinions are mine and mine alone. This post contains referral links.

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Bargain Buys: Shoppers Drug Mart Teen Pack and Gear for Girls 2017

shoppers drug mart teen pack

 

It’s that time of year again! I know it seems too early to think about Back to School because we’re only in July (seriously, didn’t school *just* end?) but Shoppers Drug Mart likes to be on top of the ball and release their Teen Packs early! And I like to try to post my unboxings so you can head to your nearest store before they sell out!

So what is a Teen Pack, you ask? I remember these from when I was a teen. Honestly, I had forgotten that these existed until last year and you can still see last year’s unboxing here. These always became available before the school year started and they would contain all your essentials! From shampoo to floss, it’s in there. Recently, they even added a make up product and full-sized items rather than the travel sized ones I remember from my childhood. And just because these are called “Teen Pack”‘s doesn’t mean they are strictly for teens. These products are great for adults too!

I only purchased the two versions of the Teen Pack that is available for girls. There is one pack that’s for boys which I didn’t get because it didn’t have enough items that I or my husband would end up using. Compared to last year, the price of these have gone up $1 to $11.99 but  for the products you get in these packs, it’s still totally worth it! These packs are such a bargain and I will show you why!

 

shoppers drug mart teen pack

 

The first box, which was simply titled “Teen Pack” in the pink box, cost $11.99 and contained these 13 products with a value of over $47.

 

shoppers drug mart teen pack

 

  • GUM Ora Clean Soft Toothbrush in Green, 1 count, full size
  • GUM Flossers, 20 count, travel size
  • U by Kotex Fitness Liners, 10 count 

 

 

  • Masque Bar Luminizing Charcoal Peel Off Mask, 10 ml, full size
  • Quattro for Women Disposable Razor in Raspberry Rain Scented Handle, 1 count, full size
  • Purell Hand Sanitizer, 30 ml

 

shoppers drug mart teen pack

 

  • Dove Beaty Bar White, 2 x 90 g, full size 
  • Dove Go Fresh Restore Anti-Persperant Stick, 45 g, full size
  • Dove Anti-Frizz Oil Therapy Shampoo, 355 ml, full size

 

shoppers drug mart teen pack

  • Dial Bodywash in Hibiscus Water, 437 ml, full size

 

Pixi LipLift Max Mini in Sheer Rose

 

  • Burts Bees Strawberry Lip Balm, 4.25 g, full size
  • President’s Choice Facial Tissues, 10 count

How’s that for a bargain? Eight out of 13 products are full sized! There were a couple of repeats from last year’s box including the GUM toothbrush and floss, Quattro razor, and hand sanitizer. There were also a couple of repeat products but in a different scent, such as, the Dove anti-persperant, Dial body wash and Burt’s Bees lip balm. Nothing wrong with that! I know I will use most of these products throughout the year. πŸ™‚

 

shoppers drug mart teen pack

 

The second teen pack is called β€œGear For Girls” in the purple box. Similar to last year’s box, I thought this was the better of the two. This one contains these 16 products with a value of over $54:

 

Pixi LipLift Max Mini in Sheer Rose

 

  • GUM Ora Clean Soft Toothbrush in Purple, 1 count, full size
  • GUM Flossers, 20 count, travel size
  • Quattro for Women Disposable Razor in Raspberry Rain Scented Handle, 1 count, full size

 

Pixi LipLift Max Mini in Sheer Rose

 

  • Playtex Unscented Tampons and Ultra thin Pads, 4 count

 

Pixi LipLift Max Mini in Sheer Rose

 

  • Gliss Ultimate Repair Shampoo, 400 ml, full size
  • Got2b Rockin It Dry Shampoo, 122 g, full size

 

Pixi LipLift Max Mini in Sheer Rose

 

  • Purell Hand Sanitizer, 30 ml
  • Dove Body Wash Go Fresh Cool Moisture, 354 ml, full size
  • Simple Wipes, 7 count

 

Pixi LipLift Max Mini in Sheer Rose

 

  • Dove Go Fresh Coll Essentials Anti-Persperant Stick, 45 g, full size
  • Nivea Lip Balm in Strawberry, full size
  • Burts Bees Replenishing Lip Balm, 4.25 g, full size

 

Pixi LipLift Max Mini in Sheer Rose

 

  • Essence Cosmetics Smokey 2 in 1 Khol Liner, full size
  • Yes to Coconut  Facial Wipe, 1 count
  • President’s Choice Facial Tissues, 10 count
  • Life Brand Purifying Face Mask Cucumber & Melon, 15 ml, full size

 

Ten out of 16 items in this one are full sized so how great is that? Again, there are some duplicates but if you are going to be using them, it is well worth getting this box, as well!

At the $11.99 price point, these boxes have such great value and are a steal! All the products you’re getting are super practical. You get a ton of full sized products and and provides you with a variety of products! It’s a great way to try new products, too. Makes a great gift for the teen in your life or anyone really! Or buy two and treat yourself, too. πŸ˜‰ These are great sets for everyone. πŸ™‚

Are you a fan of Teen Packs? What do you love or hate about them? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo

Disclaimer: I purchased both packs with my own money. There are no affiliate links in this blog post.

 

Pixi LipLift Max Mini in Sheer Rose

Pixi LipLift Max Mini in Sheer Rose

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ipsy glam bag march 2014 review

Greetings blog readers! At least I hope I have blog readers… I don’t actually know! Please say hi if you are reading. πŸ™‚

I don’t actually remember too much about the past couple of weeks… other than it went by rather quickly! My projects at work are in full swing so that has been a blur. At home, we’re doing some “spring cleaning” and of course there’s still some wedding planning left. But honestly, I don’t know where March has gone!

Here I am with another ipsy glam bag review. It feels like I just posted one yesterday… and that could be because my last post was also an ipsy glam bag review. πŸ˜‰

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ipsy glam bag march 2014

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