Southern Mom Loves: IPSY Glam Bag X Alicia Keys August 2022 Unboxing + All August Products!

IPSY Glam Bag X Alicia Keys August 2022 Unboxing + All August Products!

Monday, August 8, 2022

I received a complimentary Glam Bag X from @IPSY. #GiftedbyIPSY All opinions are my own. This post may contain some affiliate links. 

Hi! I'm unboxing something new to me today: The #IPSY Glam Bag X for August 2022! This quarter's GBX is curated by Alicia Keys, music icon and founder of the Keys Soulcare line of skincare and makeup. I'll tell you a little about IPSY Glam Bag X, all of the products that could come in this season's GBX, plus what I got in mine. Let's get unbagging!

If you haven't heard of IPSY's Glam Bag X yet, it's a seasonal upgrade to your regular Glam Bag or Glam Bag PLUS, so it will replace your bag every three months. If it replaces your base Glam Bag, it's an extra $45 per season to upgrade. If it will replace your Glam Bag PLUS, it will cost an extra $30 to upgrade your bag for each seasonal shipment. If you're subscribed to both, it will replace your PLUS bag for that month.

GBX is curated by a different celebrity each season. Past curators have included Patrick Ta, Khloe Kardashian, Huda Kattan, and Halsey. This season's curator is Alicia Keys!

The GBX contains 8 full-sized products (worth up to $350) specially curated by beauty’s biggest tastemakers and celebs, and you get to choose three from a personalized assortment, which includes exclusive product drops you won’t find anywhere else. 

You have to be a current IPSY member to upgrade. Just click on the X tab at the top to sign up for the upgrade. During each upgrade month, you’ll get to build your Glam Bag X starting on the 2nd at 9 a.m. ET until the 3rd at 6 p.m. ET.

I love that you can choose more of your items (3) than with other beauty box subscriptions (usually just 1, if at all) and the value is on the higher end of the spectrum, so it's a really good deal!

Check out all of my IPSY unbaggings so far here.

ALL August Products

I like to be able to share everything that could come in your box. Like most beauty boxes, you will complete quizzes and compile a profile for yourself when you join. That will determine the items that IPSY will choose for your bag and not all bags will look like mine. 

This is everything that could come in a Glam Bag X this month.

That's a great assortment that includes skincare, makeup, jewelry, haircare, body care, and beauty tools. I spot Glow Recipe! πŸ’–

One thing about the Glam Bag X is that you don't automatically get a bag every month. You can choose it as part of your assortment and it's more of a purse-type-bag than the ones we get in GB or GBP. I like that because honestly, I don't know what to do with all of the bags I've got. πŸ˜… It's a nice way to add a fashion piece to your assortment if that's your thing!

IPSY Glam Bag X August 2022

This season's theme is Empowered State of Mind. 

"The key to empowerment? Sometimes it’s all about blasting a power anthem, sticking to a self-care ritual, or grounding yourself with loving affirmations. Just ask music icon Alicia Keys, your Glam Bag X curator. She’s inviting you to step into your power with offerings that empower you to express yourself, live authentically, and take charge of your own beauty journey."

Out of the box:

"Exfoliate your skin with this restorative, water-activated exfoliating powder for the complexion formulated with Hojicha powder, lactic acid, mung beans, and oats. Antioxidant-rich Hojicha powder provides the skin with non-stripping exfoliation for a softer, smoother-looking texture. Lactic acid is a hardworking multitasker that gently exfoliates your skin for a brighter appearance. An illuminating exfoliator with a soothing sage and oat milk scent that polishes your skin and your spirit to leave you shining from the inside out."

I've never tried any skincare from Keys Soulcare before so I'm excited to get this. I have dry skin that needs regular exfoliation and I like that it's in powder form. That means you can add more water for a gentle exfoliation or less for a more powerful scrub.

"A hydrating and moisturizing face cream that helps reveal plumped and radiant-looking skin with bakuchiol, malachite, ceramides, and hyaluronic acid. Bakuchiol exfoliates and resurfaces the skin for improved tone, texture, and radiance. Malachite calms and purifies the skin. Ceramides and hyaluronic acid infuse the skin with lasting hydration. Nourishes the skin and centers the spirit with the calming scent of sage and oat milk for a total transformation of the skin, body and soul."

Nice! I got a Keys moisturizer to go with the exfoliator. I like the benefits of this one and I also like the price tag. I often get sent skincare with ridiculous pricing, so I like that if I try this and love it, it won't break the bank to repurchase. 

"A stimulating, handcrafted obsidian stone face roller that helps promote tranquility for revitalized-looking skin. Obsidian stimulates your senses while helping revitalize the look of skin tone, texture,​ and suppleness. The cooling touch of obsidian energizes as it soothes, helping promote a sense of tranquility while opening your awareness to the present moment. Obsidian is known to block negative energy and clear psychic smog."

I don't know if I believe in the power of stones, but I do believe in the power of a cold, smooth rolling to help with under eye and facial puffiness. I have used a jade roller and really liked it. This obsidian roller is one I haven't seen yet. If you get puffy under the eyes or in the face, I can tell you a cold stone roller will help. If you need to clear some negative energy? Bonus. Plus, the black is very chic.

"A talc-free, travel-friendly, mini eyeshadow palette that contains a gradient of rosy-hued browns, rich rose, crimson, and plummy tones. This palette is inspired by Annie Lawless‘s personal journey to motherhood with a color story that was created from the feelings of romance, love, and femininity. The balance of warm and cool tones complements any skin tone and eye color to gorgeously enhance natural beauty."

I am a sucker for a pretty eyeshadow palette and it gets bonus points for being in shades that are complimentary to all skin tones. This one has some pretty neutrals with pops of rose and plum plus 2 shimmers to help accentuate your look.

"A lip plumping gloss that delivers immediate satisfaction and long-term results with scientifically-proven, advanced lip-volumizing technologies. This glossy formula, available in flattering shades, naturally and dramatically hydrates, nourishes, and visibly increases lip volume. Lips appear full and pouty from your very first application and plumper over time."

Ooh, I've been wanting to try this one but wouldn't let myself purchase it until I've used up my hoard of Buxom plumpers. Thanks, Ipsy! πŸ˜† 

"A long-lasting, do-it-all, easy eyeshadow with a budge-proof formula that stays put for up to eight hours—just swipe and go. This formula glides onto lids for tug-free coverage. It can be used to shade, define, smoke up, or highlight eyes. The shadow comes in subtle to eye-popping shades that last for up to eight hours without creasing, flaking, or fading and is water resistant."

I've tried a Bobbi Brown shadow stick before and I like the creamy formula that stays put. There is a bit of a learning curve coming from powder shadows when it comes to blending and getting a shade to be opaque without getting sticky, but the wear-time is worth it.

"Formulated with our proprietary Vitamin C Ester, this non-drying face wash for oily and normal skin cleanses without stripping skin of natural oils, visibly improving clarity, texture and tone. One of our favorite cleansers, this vitamin C face wash leaves skin looking radiant and feeling refreshed."

I'm a little sad about getting this one but only because I just used up the Perricone moisturizer I got in my FFF box! πŸ˜† Of course. 

I like using a single brand for my skincare but I couldn't resist breaking out that Perricone MD moisturizer. They're a fantastic skincare brand and their products smell lovely and feel good. 

"Nothing soothes the soul like a cool/warm mask and some time out of the day. Combining the healing power of cold therapy, oxygen, and steam- each session boosts radiance while keeping your skin plump and resilient. 15-minute sessions help relax and soothe skin while helping to reduce dark circles and fine lines."

How cool, I'm stoked to try this one! The satin eye mask has pockets to insert either the reusable hot/cold gels or the single-use steam session pads. It comes with 3 packets of unscented steam pads but you can buy more on their site and they make them in lavender and rose scents, too. Sounds relaxing. Love it!

So, that was the August  Ipsy Glam Bag X. I received some fantastic skincare and beautiful makeup but also two cool beauty tools. You could use the mask for cold depuffing but also for warm relaxing. Loving this GBX!

My bag had a $252.99 value! You just can't beat it for the price!

If you'd like to sign up for the IPSY Glam Bag or Glam Bag PLUSyou can get it here. If you're already a member and would like to upgrade to the Glam Bag X, you can do that here by clicking the "Upgrade Your Bag" button.

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