I’ve been subbed to IPSY forever. (April 2013 to be exact) It’s still puzzling to me why I haven’t been reviewing my favorite make-up bag here on theboxqueen regularly. I chalk it up to timing as I usually receive IPSY Glam Bag right around the time I take a ton of pics of my clothing subs, and write various theboxqueen fashion series. I had a quick review of the February bag back when I did a giveaway. Today marks the start of my first, proper, official IPSY review.

For those of you that haven’t heard of IPSY Glam Bag before, it is a monthly sub consisting of mainly make-up & color, some hair care, and perfume. It’s $10/month and I usually receive at least the double the value of that. It seriously is one of the best deals around in subs. Every month all the goodies come in a make-up bag specially made for IPSY. I give big props to the company for this idea, it’s quite creative. I love collecting these bags and use them for different purposes such as carrying essentials in my handbags, as jewelry pouches during travels, and storage for kids hair clips.

Let’s have a detailed look to what I got in my June IPSY bag.


The June bag was designed by Rebecca Minkoff. How fab is that? I love her collections. It’s by far one of the best  IPSY bag’s I’ve received in over a year.(actual bag that is) Such a cute print!  This one is going in my everyday purses, coming with me everywhere. The theme of this June Glam Bag is “Pretty In Paradise”. So very summer appropriate, and wants to make me go to my own paradise like vacation spot. This Month in my IPSY Bag I Received: 

  • Nicka K New York Shimmer Eyeliner ($5) FULL SIZE
  • NYX Butter Gloss ($5) FULL SIZE
  • Carol’s Daughter Sacred Tiare Anti-Breakage Anti-Frizz Styling Cream ($2)
  • OFRA Universal Eyebrow Pencil ($13) FULL SIZE
  • Realtree For Her ($1)  with a total value of $26

Here is a close-up all the products together!


Carol’s Daughter Sacred Tiare Anti-Breakage, Anti-Frizz Styling Cream: I’ve known this brand and always wanted to try it out; just never came around to actually purchasing their products. I like that IPSY introduces me to brands I’ve never tried before. This is a good product to have at hand. I like frizz, says NO ONE. 🙂 I’ll keep this around for hot summer days when the front of my hair gets frizzy.

NYX Butter Gloss in Eclair: First time trying this gloss as well. ( have tried other NYX products though) It smells great and has the cutest pinkish hue. It has quite a bit of pigment, not completely clear like some glosses. I totally get where the name comes from, it felt smooth when I applied it. I give this one thumbs up.

RealTree For Her: This one I’ve never heard of. It has a floral smell but in time it did turn more sugary on my wrists. I have only sprayed it to test it. After I use more of it (on the neck, hair, and spray and walk through 🙂 ) as I regularly use perfumes, and let it stay on my skin for a longer period of time, I can decide better whether I like the scent.


Color swatches of the make-up products. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Nicka K New York Shimmer Eyeliner: It seems like there is one thing the majority of products have in common in my June IPSY; they have never seen my make-up bag before. This eyeliner is joining the other products above in being brand new to me.

The eyeliner is very easy to apply; and coming from an eye pencil gal who is semi-scared of liquid liners, this says a lot. On me it lasted long too. The only issue for me was the color. It is a GORGEOUS blue/turquoise color, however I am pretty attached to my black/grey/dark brown liners. I felt a bit weird with this blue. Maybe it’s a good thing; pushing the make-up boundaries. 🙂 Another reason I love IPSY.

OFRA Universal Eyebrow Pencil: This product actually is the highest value in the bag, and one I don’t intend to use. I’ve just never used one. This is not a problem as I know for sure the eyebrow pencil will easily find a home for itself. I am thinking mom may use it.

Are you subbed to IPSY? Have you received the June Glam Bag? What did you get?

Overall Impressions: My favorite things from this IPSY Glam Bag are the Rebecca Minkoff designed bag, the lip gloss, and hair styling cream. The wonderful thing about IPSY is that it’s so affordable, and when there’s smt. you are not personally going to use, you can make a lovely gift out of it. I received more than the double of what I paid for this bag, and I am happy with it.

I can’t wait to hear what you thought of this month’s IPSY Glam Bag, and if you are not subbed yet what your thoughts are on my June bag? It’s such a pleasure getting to know you more, and chat here or on social media. Please always feel free to ask questions, tell me if there’s anything you’d like me to cover, or say hi just because. I love your notes, and e-mails! <3

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Summer officially started this week, hope you are enjoying the warm weather so far and having a great time. XOXO,


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PS: I purchased this bag myself. There is my referral link in this post, and if you choose to use it thx so much!

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  • Tban

    Ok now that Rebecca Minkoff bag is awesome. For the rest i share your sentiment. I am also a black eye pencil kind of girl although i can be more creative with the eye shadow. Overall, it is a good sub that is full of surprising items.

    • I know right? The cutest design <3 For the $ I pay the value is amazing so I keep going back 🙂 Have a great Friday lovely, XOXO, Elif

  • Cheryl

    This was a great Ipsy month! The bag is so cute, one of the best Ipsy has given us for sure. I received the gloss and the fragrance as well- I’ve already purchased additional shades of the gloss, I love it so much. 🙂

    • The bag is really one of the best by far! I want to carry it everywhere. I also loved the lip glosses- A LOT. Will surely purchase more. Which shades did you get? I can’t decide, but there was this reddish orange(y) one I liked online. 🙂 What did you think of the fragrance? I still didn’t spray it for a day and tried; just my initial sample. Talk soon my dear, XOXO, Elif

      • Cheryl

        For the gloss shades, I picked up Tiramisu (nude), Merengue (pink) and Apple Strudel (peach)- nice, basic colors. I’ll end up with a few more I’m sure- the reddish orange sounds great! The fragrance is growing on me; I was unsure at first, but once I have it on for a while and it settles, I like it more.

        • All three of those shades look great!! <3 I had my eye on Apple Strudel as well, and also the Peach Cobbler ( the red orange I mentioned before). The fragrance is growing on me too, I guess it just needed some time. 🙂 XO, Elif

  • arva

    I received the exact same bag and Love it so much! I was definitely outside my comfort zone with the blue shimmer eyeliner. Hahaha. I had never trued the nyx lip butter before and I have fallen in deep like with and definitely have to pick up more colors but there are so many that I can’t decide. Fun!

    • Still haven’t tried the blue shimmer liner, I think I’ll definitely push those boundaries and try it on (at least at home haha) I am so much braver with my fashion :-)) The lip gloss is just amazing, I am picking up more too. Just looked online and there are a couple colors I love already. Which colors did you end up deciding on? XOXO, Elif

  • We got a lot of the same things in our bag!!

  • eda

    I think that this is great even for tweens. Your knowlage on fashion gives us a whole new perspective . Maybe to attract more teens you should make a piccollage account and post your fashion pictures

    • I think you could easily share IPSY with your mom Eda, thinking nail polishes, and some chapstick type products. So happy to hear you like the fashion/style on theboxqueen, thanks lovely girl. <3 XOXO, Elif

  • Nuray Baysak

    This is really an amazing deal. Perfect for trying out new brands without fully committing to full size products.

    • Exactly!!! That’s what I get IPSY for, especially for color make-up etc. ( like the blue shimmer eyeliner in this month which I would never buy on my own but will try:) Have a fab weekend! XOXO, Elif

  • The Rebecca Minkoff is just so pretty. Perfect print for a casual and chic summer night out 🙂

    • It’s even prettier in person. I’ll put it in my purse but thinking I could probably carry it as a mini clutch too. <3 XOXO, Elif

  • If you’re hesitant to use the teal liner on its own you could always double-up with a little bit of black liner closer to the lash line. I’ve done that a couple times this week with a different aqua-colored liner just for kicks. 🙂

    • That’s such a great idea Rebecca!! I’ll definitely try that. I think pairing it with my good old black liner will make it easier to try the bold teal. <3 Have a great Sunday lovely, XOXO, Elif