What’s in my IPSY bag?

For those of you that aren’t familiar, the IPSY bag was created by Youtube sensation Michelle Phan.  Each month subscribers receive a glam bag in the mail with either deluxe or full size sample beauty products in addition to a cute make up bag.  I’ve been a member for four years now and I love it.  It’s nice to get a package in the mail every month for only $10 on products you already know you’re going to need.  It’s especially great for those who like to try new brands and experiment with products to figure out what works for them.

When becoming a member you’re asked a series of questions through a beauty quiz.  This is how the IPSY team is able to customize your glam bag each month in accordance with your features and personal preference.  They have a different theme for their glam bags every month and for the month of May the theme is “Summer Friday.”  They ship to U.S. and Canada and are delivered via USPS.

Caked Makeup Lip Fondant-My first impression is that I absolutely love the packaging.  The lipstick has a cake/vanilla like scent which literally makes me want to eat it.  HAHA!  The top of the tube has cute little sprinkles and icing on it.   The color I received in my bag was “Low Key.”  I definitely think it’s a good color to use either day or night.  The texture of this formula is a velvet mousse-like feeling on the lips.  I wore the lipstick for a day and completely forgot I was even wearing any.  It’s definitely not over-drying and has a matte finish.  The best part is that they are 100% vegan and cruelty free. Caked Makeup Lip Fondant OVERALL RATING-THUMBS UP 👍

Vasanti BrightenUp Exfoliating Cleanser-My skin felt so refreshed and clean after just one use.  This product is formulated with papaya enzymes which help to smooth your skin’s surface and uncover a healthy vibrant glow. It has been referred to as the “miracle product’ because it has Dermatologist-grade microderm crystals that work to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars and blemishes.  For best results it’s recommended to use 3-5 times per week.  It’s also paraben, sulfate, and vegan free. Vasanti BrightenUp Enzymatic Face Rejuvantor OVERALL RATING-THUMBS UP 👍

SUPERHERO Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara-I only used this mascara on my lower lashes because I currently have lash extensions on my top lashes.  This mascara is super pigmented and definitely creates a dramatic effect on the eyes.  It gave my lower lashes so much length and volume they literally looked like spider legs.  The mascara is formulated with collagen to condition your lashes with every coat.  The only downfall is if you’re planning to use this at the beach or pool this summer they aren’t waterproof. IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara OVERALL RATING-THUMBS UP 👍

Pūr~lisse BB Tinted Moist Cream-This product comes in three different shades, light, medium, and dark.  I received medium and thought it was a perfect match for my skin tone. I love how natural this BB cream looks and how it applies so evenly.  I used it under my eyes and on a few acne spots and it blended very well.  I always stress how important it is to wear sunscreen and as an added bonus it is SPF 30. Purlisse BB Tinted Moist Cream OVERALL RATING-THUMBS UP 👍

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlight-This product wow’ed me!  I received a sample size in the color Sin but I wish it would have been full size.  Wishful thinking, right?  HAHA!  I would have to say that this is by far my favorite item in my glam bag.  It really does last eight hours and gives the perfect pop of shimmer.  I’ve been using the Too Faced Ray of Light highlighter but this product took the icing on the cake.  I plan to use this during the summer to enhance my tan glow. Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlight OVERALL RATING-FAVORITE THUMBS UP 👍



I’m very pleased with all the products I received in my May Ipsy glam bag.  I definitely think the popsicle/ice cream make up bag added a cute touch.  Speaking of ice cream, its 90 degrees out today and I’m definitely taking my daughter out for a cold treat tonight.  HAHA!  Let me know if you decide to try any of these products and if you’d like me to do a review of my Ipsy glam bag each month.  For those of you that are interested and curious I’ll add a link to subscribe. IPSY GLAM BAG

With love, laughter, and happily ever after



  1. Sarah May on May 17, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    I have the Birchbox monthly subscription. Thinking about trying Ipsy out to see which one I like better. I’ve heard great reviews on the Urban Decay Afterglow 8 hour highlighter. I’m going to have to try it out.

    • Amanda Stocker on May 18, 2017 at 1:43 pm

      It’s definitely worth trying to see if you like it 🙂 You can’t go wrong with the Urban Decay highlighter. The pigment is amazing.

  2. Alicia Taylor on May 18, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    That little bag is adorable! I love that some of the cosmetics you receive are vegan. You said one of them was sample-size. Were the rest for full-size? For just $10? Wow!

  3. Deanna on May 18, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    This sounds like a great bag. My sister in law gets this too. My husband got me a subscription to How to Be a Redhead for Christmas and I love it!

  4. Helene Cohen Bludman on May 18, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    This is something I’d like to try. All the products sound great!

  5. Tracy on May 18, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    Sounds like you got some really good stuff in your bag. The cake makeup lip stuff sounds amazing! I am currently subscribed to FabFitFun but I would be curious to try Ipsy out! I love how you added a thumbs up at the end of each product too!

  6. Nicole Anderson on May 18, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    The fact you have been receiving this for over 4 years now must say something about the quality and value you receive. This is something I wouldn’t mind looking into further and thank you for reviewing everything that cam this month. Really good.

  7. Esperanza on May 18, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    I bet I would love the cake scented lip stick!! I have also been looking for a highlighter and heard that Urban Decay one was really good. I canceled my Ipsy when I was trying to save some money but I am so tempted to subscribe again!!

  8. Saidat on May 18, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    I love beauty box concept but with a fuzzy skin, I might not be able to use most products that I get especially makeup and face care products.

  9. Claudia Krusch on May 19, 2017 at 12:02 am

    I gave my Daughter an Ipsy subscription for Christmas It has been a fantastic gift. They always have great products and a cute bag.

  10. Olivia on May 19, 2017 at 12:58 am

    I didn’t even know what ispt meant so thanks so much for sharing!

  11. Akamatra on May 19, 2017 at 9:56 am

    One of these days I will get myself one of these subscriptions. I need in on this awesome fun!

  12. Shannon on May 19, 2017 at 10:02 am

    I do love the cutre ipsy bags, and it’s so affordable too! It’s fun to get a surprise in the mail every month. These products look great!

  13. Esse D on May 19, 2017 at 11:27 am

    I’ve heard of the bag, but never knew what it was. Now I know what’s in it and how I can use each item. Thanks for this!

  14. Ana De- Jesus on May 19, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    I absolutely love the cute little bag and I had no idea that an ‘Ipsy subscription box existed. It sounds like a great subscription x

  15. Renata on May 19, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    That’s an interesting concept. So do you wear everything that comes in it every month? These products last a long time for me, also because I don’t wear make-up every day. Do they already send in the correct shades?

  16. Michelle Waller on May 19, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    I use to have a subscription, but I cancelled it. I just love what was in this months bag and the design of the bag is just adorbs.

  17. Cynthia Nicoletti on May 19, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Great products and review. I love all the products you received.

  18. Emily on May 20, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    I got the mascara in my Ipsy bag this month too! I love that lipstick too!

  19. Celerhina Aubrey on May 20, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Wow!! For $10 and you got all of those? What a score!

  20. Peachy on May 21, 2017 at 3:11 am

    It’s my first time to hear about IPSY bag! it looks really cute and the product inside looks great.

  21. Coi on May 21, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    The bag it comes with always looks so cute, well as what I see from bloggers/vloggers at least! 😉 If Ipsy bag is also open here in the Ph hehe 😉

  22. Wildish Jess on May 25, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    I have a ton of make up. That bag though is super cute!

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Skincare Mestiza

Hello thereMy name is Amanda meaning worthy of love in Latin. I'm a Libra just trying to balance my life as a wife and working mother to a beautiful little girl. I'm a huge lover of fashion, beauty, fitness, and interior design. I love being creative and trying new things, whether it's a new product, putting together a DIY project, or just thinking outside the box, and throwing together a unique outfit. I hope I can spark some of your creative juices and add some positivity to your day. You only get one chance at life, let's make it beautiful!