My first Ipsy Glambag! August 2017


I hope that you’re all doing well… So Ipsy right?! I mean next to boxycharm I think this one is the most spoken about subscriptions, especially on YouTube, by the beauty gurus i.e. Desi Perkins. When I got AramexGlobal shopper I figured that I would try to get as many subscription boxes as I could so that I could a) get more international products and b) get to test those products… and so far so good (except for Sephora Play :(…who sadly do not ship to forwarding addresses). Let’s see what’s in My first Ipsy Glambag!

I’ve posted my unboxings for  Birchbox and Glossybox on Instagram (@Scarletpiperblog). If you would like a review on those products, just drop me a comment I am happy to review them for you.

Let’s talk IPSY!


My first bag really wasn’t too bad. I have to say I was super excited for the mascara, brush and the blushes of course. I will provide a mini review per product because I have been using them for about a week now…

Makeup Forever Excessive Lash


Firstly, I know that there are some makeup forever products available here in SA, at Metro cosmetics. But I can’t find this specific mascara on the website. Nevertheless, the brush is amazing for the lower lashes. It fits perfectly and doesn’t hit my skin. I already have pretty decent lashes and that’s why I struggle with applying mascara on my lower lashes, but not anymore. I hope that I can find the full size product somewhere, if you know of any places I could check please let me know. It isn’t super voluminous but makes my lashes fluttery and long. I love it!

Crown Brushes –  Contour brushdav

I don’t have the little insert anymore sorry… but I am pretty sure it said contour brush 😀 … This brush is very densely packed but not as much as say a foundation buffer brush. So I have been using it with the blush we received as well as my highlight and its perfect. It is incredibly soft and I also washed it this weekend and no problems at all. If you are looking to purchase some crown brushes in South Africa you can check out @Muse.Sa on Instagram or her website here.

Pacifica – Coconut Blush


I have many blushes and blush palettes (obviously) , but I find that I don’t venture much in the blush arena, I like to either use a bronzer as my blush or I go real nude or light pink and peach for a very subtle flush, and they nailed it for me. So the blush is powdery and there is some kick-up but it doesn’t bother me at all. It applies smoothly, it’s easy to blend and looks so pretty…and just in time too coz it’s spring now and I think it is stunning.

Marc Anthony – Perfect Curl Cream


Thank goodness I have curly hair and so does my daughter. I, sadly don’t wear my hair naturally curly very often because it’s extremely thick! My baby girl’s hair is a lot more manageable than mine, so I gifted her this. She’s 9 going on 90 and she’s starting to be more independent and wants all of her own goodies. I am teaching her to wash her hair because it is very long , it requires lessons lol. She wants to be independent and this cream makes her hair a little more manageable. Again it’s Spring almost Summer, and during this time of the year, she usually wears her hair curly because she is a H2O bunny and is always swimming.

The Balm – The Balm Voyage Vol II – Shade Willkommen

The Balm

I love the balm eye shadows , they are highly pigmented, buttery and just amazing, this one is no different. And this golden bronze shade is stunning and in my opinion perfect for those summer days when you’re looking to do an easy bronze look. One shadow and your eyelids will glow like the rest of you! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

I hope you’ve enjoyed…And if you happen to have one of these products, let us know what you think in the comments…

If you would like to try the Ipsy Glambag for yourself, feel free to sign-up here. But remember you have to have Aramex global shopper (if you are outside of the US and Canada), which I talk about in THIS post.

Have a stunning day! You’re worth it!

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  1. This post got me super excited. I’ve just subscribed and my payment went through and I received an email notification but I’m not sure what to take a screenshot of to upload as my invoice once it’s been recorded in my Aramex account. Please could you kindly assist?

    1. Hey there u can email ipsy support they will send u a screen shot of the proof of payment, because they don’t send paper invoices with the box … Or at least that’s the response they will send u ????. Their support team is awesome though I usually get a response with the details within max 48 hours … I hope this helps

      And just fyi u can email ipsy when they release their spoilers and request 1 specific item.. whoooo hooo

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