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. corrie | 16th Oct 18

    I want the pure midnight palette. omg its so gorgeous.

  2. Lynne B | 16th Oct 18

    I’m normally a mascara fiend but I’ve become jaded over any mascara that isn’t waterproof. I’m most excited about the mask.

  3. Linda M | 16th Oct 18

    The IT Cosmetics Superhero mascara is something I’ve been wanting to try.

  4. Chelsea M | 16th Oct 18

    The most excithi No in the Giveaway to me is the Kat Von D liquid lipstick.

  5. gala | 16th Oct 18


  6. Grace Bertou | 16th Oct 18

    I LOVE the IT cosmetics Superhero mascara. I actually got a sample of it when I used to get an Ipsy bag and I was obsessedw!!

  7. Gwendolyn Jordan | 16th Oct 18

    The IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara

  8. Teresa Koedyker | 16th Oct 18

    I would have to say the palette it looks gorgeous!! Thank you for the giveaway!!

  9. Deborah W. | 16th Oct 18

    The most exciting item for me is the Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick, I’ve been wanting to try them out and my friend got one in her BoxyCharm but in a different color, she said she really liked it.

  10. Dana Rodriguez | 16th Oct 18

    I am really intrigued by the mask!

  11. Lisa | 16th Oct 18

    I think the palette looks really nice!

  12. Kim Pincombe-Cole | 16th Oct 18

    I love the IT Cosmetics Superhero mascara, but I’d really like to try the Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick!

  13. Maggie Cereghino | 16th Oct 18

    I am loving everything in this giveaway! Especially interested in that lace charcoal face mask! My skin has been breaking out recently and think it could use a serious exfoliation solution!

  14. gloria patterson | 16th Oct 18

    Smashbox Bold Glitter Palette love all the colors

  15. Mary W | 16th Oct 18

    The Midnight Masquerade Face Palette is super exciting with a 10-piece makeup palette infused with good-for-your skin ingredients.

  16. Susan P. | 16th Oct 18

    The EYEKO Skinny Eyeliner is the most exciting item.

  17. Angelica Dimeo | 16th Oct 18

    The Black Bamboo charcoal peel off mask

  18. Barrie | 16th Oct 18

    I love the look of the Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara. I want superpower eyelashes!!

  19. Vicki Wurgler | 16th Oct 18

    most exciting would be the Superhero mascara

  20. Tracy Robertson | 16th Oct 18

    Definitely the Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette for me. I LOVE it!

  21. Rosie (HEATHER) | 16th Oct 18

    The Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick!

  22. Gabrielle | 16th Oct 18

    That Smashbox eyeshadow palette is GORGEOUS! I am also quite enamoured with the Kat von D liquid lipstick!

  23. Seyma Bennett Shabbir | 16th Oct 18

    I am a huge fan of Kat Von D, so the liquid lipstick is perfect!!

  24. Chris L | 16th Oct 18

    The mask-

  25. Monique S | 16th Oct 18

    KAT VON D EVERLASTING LIQUID LIPSTICK IN Bow & Arrow is most exciting as it lasts a long time

  26. Sara | 16th Oct 18

    The eyeshadows in the Smashbox palette look stunning!

  27. Melissa Storms | 16th Oct 18

    I really would love to try the IT cosmetics superhero mascara.

  28. Maren | 16th Oct 18

    I’d vote for the eyeliner.

  29. Gia Welch | 17th Oct 18

    That smashbox pallette! ????

  30. KENNETH a OHL | 17th Oct 18

    The Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick my wife would love this

  31. Stephanie Clayton | 17th Oct 18

    I want the It Cosmetics mascara! The Ipsy plus looks awesome though! Might try to get it in the future.

  32. Sheila K. | 17th Oct 18

    I’d love to try the mask.

  33. Lesley F | 17th Oct 18

    I would love to try the Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick

  34. Bridget Heiple Reich | 17th Oct 18

    I’m most excited about the fun mask!! 🙂

  35. Sharon Rooney | 17th Oct 18

    I am most excited about the Eyeko black liquid eyeliner.

  36. Michele Lower | 17th Oct 18

    Ive heard nothing but good bout these products

  37. Abigail | 17th Oct 18

    The Eyeko Liner looks amazing!

  38. Marci | 17th Oct 18

    I like the lipstick!

  39. Jen L | 17th Oct 18

    I am interested to try the Lotus Seed mask! thanks for the chance!

  40. emily | 17th Oct 18

    The smashbox palette is beautiful!

  41. Jeanne Coulombe | 17th Oct 18

    I think the mask is something awesome but it’s all pretty awesome!

  42. Annamarie V | 17th Oct 18

    The black bamboo charcoal mask is the most interesting to me

  43. Tiffany Banks | 17th Oct 18

    I am excited about the IT Cosmetics Superhero mascara!

  44. patricia caradonna | 18th Oct 18

    Purlisse Blue Lotus Seed Mud Mask + Exfoliant is exciting to me!

  45. julie | 18th Oct 18

    Glitter eye palette

  46. Cynthia Richardson | 18th Oct 18

    I think the most exciting item is the Smashbox Bold Glitter Palette

  47. Leela | 18th Oct 18

    Smashbox Cosmetic Cover Shot Eye Palette in Bold Glitter.

  48. courtney b | 18th Oct 18

    I like the peel off mask

    thanks! oxoxox

  49. Tara L | 18th Oct 18

    I love the Cover Shot in Bold Glitter I love the colors.

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