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My name is Christen, I'm 30 years old and a stay-at-home mom to my three beautiful girls, Lauren, Hailey, and Farrah. My husband David and I live on scenic Long Island and we love it. Our party of 5 keeps pretty busy, but I try to set aside as much time as I can to blog (which isn't as often as I'd like these days).

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Thursday, June 06, 2013

Ipsy (MyGlam) - May 2013 "Spring Fling"

For the first time since Ipsy launched in December 2011, subscribers were sent multiple alternate combinations of products based on a new tool called IpsyMatch. Your results are based on your personal profile, your Beauty Quiz, and your participation on ipsy.com. That's pretty cool - but I hope it's legit. This new feature added an element of excitement while I awaited my bag as I was anxious to see if what I got was relevant to my quiz results! I mean, we all know those subscription service "personalized" quizzes are like total B.S. most of the time, right? Thanks to a few internet popup ads, the cute orange and blue chevron bag was revealed days before a spoiler was posted to Ipsy's Facebook page.

Sorry about the low quality photo - I had to take this one on my iPhone! Clockwise from Left: Pacifica Coconut Crushed Pearl Bronzing Body Butter, Zoya Nail Polish in Julie, Yaby Concealer Refill in Buff, Juice Beauty Reflecting Gloss in Pink, and Mirabella Perfecting Powder

This month's Glam Bag is a bright white, orange, and blue chevron bag. Again, surprisingly sturdy! The bag is made out of a lightly padded nylon material. The Ipsy logo is on a little orange tag affixed to the side of the bag. It's a fun print - but more summer than spring.

I have to say, I think Ipsy nailed it this month. I feel like I got a lot of bang for my buck. Maybe my Beauty Quiz results are relevant after all? The product I'm most anxious to try is the Pacifica Bronzing Body Butter. Tanning just isn't my thing, but my naturally ghost-like complexion isn't either. Don't get me wrong, pale is actually quite nice sometimes - almost angelic looking. But sometimes a woman just needs to glow! I took a whiff of the Bronzing Body Butter and it smells like VACATION! Okay. Sold. The Zoya nail polish is a nice shimmery lilac that will look nice on my nails against my skin tone. The hue is totally spring and I love it. I've been waiting for a concealer product that I could use with the concealer brush I received in January's Glam Bag and finally got one with the Yaby Concealer Refill. It looks close enough to my skin tone, but I'll see how it works out when I give it a go. I don't get too many zits that I need concealer for. I recently ditched my foundation and replaced it with BB cream, so concealer is necessary for the bad days which are luckily few and far between. The Juice Beauty Reflecting Gloss is something I won't use often because I prefer a matte look on my lips. The product appears to be a much darker shade from the outside of the packaging, but when applied it's a sheer fig color that also smells like the fruit. It's a very pretty! And lastly, the Mirabella Finishing Powder is kind of new to me. I've never had to use finishing powder. Every few months or so when I'm in a wedding party or attending a formal event of some kind, I need my makeup to last for hours - especially when I'm wearing more than usual. I'll experiment with it first...

Ipsy (formerly MyGlam) is a monthly subscription service that sends a different Glam Bag each month filled with 4-5 deluxe samples and/or full-sized beauty products. The cost is $10.00 a month. Click HERE* to sign up today!

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