Ipsy Glam Bag Plus, Boxycharm and a #giveaway

Beauty blogs have been talking a lot about this month’s Boxycharm and the new Ipsy Glam Bag and I’m going to do the same but with a twist. I’ve got a giveaway which I know you all love.

October 2018 IPSY Glam Bag

Let me start with the new Ipsy Glam Bag since it’s the very first month. This isn’t available to everyone yet as they are just rolling it out to former subscribers. The price rose from $10 to $25 a month but instead of sample sizes they now have 5 – 6 full size products in each month’s package. This is mailed in a bright pink box and has a card describing all the products you’ve received as well as extra benefits. There are slight variations from person to person. It reminds me of the original Boxycharm which has been my favorite. Now Ipsy Glam Bag will want to be my favorite. Let’s see what was in my bag shall we?

Ipsy’s new makeup bag

Everyone received a bigger makeup pouch this month. Since I have dozens of the flat bags from my subscription this is a nice change of pace. A “luxury” makeup clutch will only come every 3 months.

Ciate London Dewy Spritz

While I have a lot of Ciate London I’ve never seen this Dewy Spritz which is a luminous prime & set spray. It’s interesting even though I’m not a fan of spraying my face but this has both hyaluronic acid and green tea extract so it is good for your skin. You can use it alone or over makeup. It’s nice to be able to freshen up with this during the day (close your eyes). There’s a light pearlescence that’s not glittery. ($25)

EYEKO Skinny Eyeliner

The EYEKO Skinny Liquid Eyeliner is one I have and use. It’s pretty easy to get either a thick or thin line with it. It’s very long lasting even on a wing line. ($22)

Tarte Maneater Mascara

Tarte Maneater Mascara is new to me. I’ve had a lot of different tarte mascaras and most are good so it will be interesting to see how this one compares. It has a flexible rubber brush with small bristles. Ingredients sound good. ($23)

  • Jojoba: Natural soothing and conditioning extract that helps hydrate, strengthen and protect lashes
  • Carnauba wax: Emollient from the leaves of the carnauba palm to ensure a smooth application with lengthening and volumizing benefits

I’ll review this when I need to open a new mascara and let you know.

Smashbox Cosmetic Cover Shot Eye Palette in Bold Glitter
Smashbox Cover Shot in Bold Glitter

Smashbox Cosmetic Cover Shot Eye Palette in Bold Glitter is a true glitter palette. Gorgeous combination of a mostly warmer tones but with a few cool shades to tranform it. I don’t wear glitter especially this bold but hopefully one of you do. ($29)

MORPHE High Impact Highlighter in Extra
Morphe Highlighter in Extra

MORPHE High Impact Highlighter in Extra – I have enough highlighters for my own store but that doesn’t mean I don’t want more. Morphe Extra is a light peach with gold. It’s reflective rather than glittery. ($14)

Purlisse Blue Lotus Seed Mud Mask + Exfoliant

Purlisse Blue Lotus Seed Mud Mask + Exfoliant is the 6th item (promised is 5 so this might be a bonus). This is a 10 minute mud mask which is good for those of us who want our pores clean and our faces to glow. It contains a combo of Blue Lotus Seeds, White Clay, Ginger, White Tea and Mushroom Extract so it’s loaded with healthy benefits. ($48 but also at Nordstrom Rack for $29.97)

So my $25 (no shipping but Michigan pays tax) yielded me $143 worth of products.

October 2018 Boxycharm

Now onto BOXYCHARM. I thought I’d signed up for the new box called BOXY LUXE but that won’t start for me until November. That’s okay because this month’s box ($21) is a great one. It contains 5 full size items that equal a $128 value!

IT COSMETICS Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara

IT COSMETICS SUPERHERO MASCARA ($24) is always a favorite. Right now I have a lot of unopened mascaras but this one is one of my favorites. IT Cosmetics always has wonderful skincare benefits and this mascara is true to their beliefs.

  • Elastic Stretch Technology
  • Lash-Lifting Polymers
  • Volumizing Collagen
  • Hydrolyzed Keratin
  • Proteins and Peptide-Infused
  • Biotin

BRIGEO DON’T DESPAIR REPAIR! Strength + Moisturizing Leave-In Mask ($16 for 2 oz) is a product that everyone seems to love – except me. The fragrance is just too strong for me. One of my close friends was thrilled though when I told her this was in the box so she is grabbing it before you can.

Dermovia Black Bamboo Charcoal Peel Off Mask
Dermovia Black Bamboo Charcoal Peel Off Mask

DERMOVIA LACE A PEEL Black Bamboo Charcoal Peel Off Mask sounds so interesting. It’s for detoxifying your face with a charcoal peel paste on a lace mask. It’s meant to draw out impurities for a deep decongestion and exfoliation experience. ($30 for a pack of 2)

Pur Midnight Masquerade (kohls.com)
Pur Midnight Masquerade palette and Kat Von D liquid lipstick

PUR MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE PALETTE ($38) is of course my favorite in the box. “This 10-piece face palette will take any look from natural and innocent to sultry and mysterious. This limited-edition palette is arranged with highly pigmented and buildable shades that blend effortlessly into the face and eyelid for a look you’ll totally adore. Making a bold statement has never been easier with four, shimmery face powders and six, buttery eyeshadows that compliment all skin tones and eye colors.” Not only is the packaging beautiful but the 6 eyeshadows and 4 blush and highlighter shades look like shades that will be fun to use.

Kat Von D Bow n Arrow Liquid Lipstick

KAT VON D EVERLASTING LIQUID LIPSTICK IN Bow & Arrow ($20) finishes the face started in this box. This is described as a Fawn Nude. Kat Von D is vegan and cruelty free, the liquid lipstick is infused with vitamin E and sunflower seed oil. This matte liquid lipstick is long lasting.

Now that you’ve skimmed through all of this what about the giveaway? What can you win?

  1. Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick
  2. Dermovia Lace Masks
  3. Smashbox Bold Glitter Palette
  4. Eyeko black liquid eyeliner
  5. IT Cosmetics Superhero mascara

The giveaway is open through October 29th at 11:59 p.m. ET for US only. Our rules are always the same – you must be an email subscriber and you must comment. Those will be checked and if not found then it’s disqualification time!!!!  — Marcia

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If you decide to subscribe to either of these subs I’d love it if you used my referral link. Thanks! BOXYCHARM referral, IPSY referral

affiliate links, self purchased, some photos from Ipsy/Ulta/Sephora/Kohls



  1. Deborah G. | 19th Oct 18

    Tarte Maneater mascara looks amazing!

  2. latanya | 19th Oct 18

    the peel off mask

  3. Sandra Watts | 19th Oct 18

    I really want to try the Dermovia Black Bamboo Charcoal Peel Off Mask. Been wanting to try for a while now.

  4. Sally Gearhart | 19th Oct 18

    It all looks pretty amazing but the Pur Midnight Masquerade Palette looks just lovely! The Dermovia Black Bamboo Charcoal Peel Off Mask looks interesting too.

  5. Nancy P | 20th Oct 18

    I like the eye makeup especially.

  6. Caitlyn S. | 20th Oct 18

    The smashbox palette for sure! But i also would love to try kat von d.

  7. Debbie Erickson | 21st Oct 18

    The Smashbox Palette is pretty awesome!

  8. Heather E. | 21st Oct 18

    The Smashbox palette is definitely my favorite item pictured!

  9. adriana | 21st Oct 18

    The it cosmetics mascara

  10. Anita Duvall | 21st Oct 18

    I love the SmashBox palette the most. So pretty!

  11. Lisa Williams | 21st Oct 18

    I am excited about the IT Mascara,always looking for a great mascara.

  12. DeAnna Keller | 21st Oct 18

    I’m most excited about the smashbox palette!

  13. Marilyn Nawara | 21st Oct 18

    I’m most excited about the IT Cosmetics Superhero mascara

  14. Sandy Pincombe | 22nd Oct 18

    Would love to win the Smashbox palette as I am on a no buy regime right now.

  15. Luna S | 22nd Oct 18

    I am most excited about the mask and the liner.

  16. Michele Lower | 22nd Oct 18

    The mascara is awesome

  17. Mary Rutter | 22nd Oct 18

    I like the peel off mask

  18. Steph | 23rd Oct 18

    I love smash box everything

  19. Tabitha | 23rd Oct 18


  20. Heather Kaufman | 23rd Oct 18

    I want to try the KAT VON D EVERLASTING LIQUID LIPSTICK IN Bow & Arrow

  21. Nickie | 23rd Oct 18

    The lipstick

  22. Lauren | 23rd Oct 18

    The liquid lipstick is exciting!

  23. Lyndsey R. | 23rd Oct 18

    The superhero mascara looks pretty cool.

  24. YVONNE WOODSTOCK | 24th Oct 18

    I’m most excited about these 2 products tied in 1st place!
    Eyeko black liquid eyeliner because I love your description saying it goes on thin or thick and most importantly that it stays on well even with a cat eye! I have so much trouble finding even waterproof liners that stay on long enough, so would love to try this one!
    IT Cosmetics Superhero mascara because I like your description of this too and because I have been REALLY wanting to try some of the IT cosmetics and still haven’t had the chance to try any of them, YET!
    Thanks for this opportunity!

  25. Robin Creager | 24th Oct 18

    I’m most excited about winning the Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick. Love the color!

  26. Jessica Buehler | 24th Oct 18

    I love It Cosmetics Superhero mascara! Thank you for the giveaway!

  27. Mary Cloud | 25th Oct 18

    The Black Bamboo Charcoal Peel off Mask

  28. Laurajj | 26th Oct 18

    Oh I really love the Smashbox Bold Glitter Palette! Oh those colors…so beautiful!

  29. Rebecca W | 27th Oct 18

    I really like that brand of mascara. I received a sample of it last year for my birthday and fell in love with it.

  30. Kayla Klontz | 28th Oct 18

    The IT mascara!

  31. Shirley Emitt | 28th Oct 18

    The Dermovia Black Bamboo Charcoal Peel Off Mask, looks very interesting to me.

  32. Paol Trenny | 28th Oct 18

    The ‘It Cosmetics Superhero mascara’ is the best. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  34. Diane M Gooding | 28th Oct 18

    The glitter palette. Don’t know what it is with me and glitter lately. Lol

  35. CharmsOrgoneEnergy | 28th Oct 18

    Mascara, sprays and prels or facial creams are my thing!! Cant go wrong with any of those!! Girls best friends! Lol

  36. Christy Peeples DuBois | 28th Oct 18

    The It Cosmetics mascara is one I have been meaning to get to try and haven’t yet. Therefore it is my favorite in the picture.

  37. Erin | 28th Oct 18

    The it cosmetics mascara, I love their products.

  38. B.J. Bernal | 29th Oct 18

    The liquid lipstick!

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  40. kelynnma | 29th Oct 18

    The Maneater mascara looks fun!! And I’ve been wanting to try it!

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  42. Cassandra D | 29th Oct 18

    The DERMOVIA LACE A PEEL Black Bamboo Charcoal Peel Off Mask.

  43. jamie anders martin | 29th Oct 18

    IT cosmetics mascarra

  44. Eileen Boyce | 29th Oct 18

    The liquid lipstick would be great! Thanks

  45. Laurie Nykaza | 29th Oct 18

    The SmashBox palette looks amazing love the colors.

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