Southern Mom Loves: Icon Box by IPSY August 2023 Unboxing + All August Products!

Icon Box by IPSY August 2023 Unboxing + All August Products!

Monday, August 21, 2023

I received a complimentary Icon Box from IPSY. All opinions are my own. This post may contain some affiliate links. 

Hey, all! I've got the quarterly upgrade IPSY Icon Box for August 2023 to unbox for you and this one is curated by actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens. I'll tell you a little about Icon Box, all of the products that could come in this season's box, plus what I got in mine. Let's get unboxing!

Icon Box is a seasonal (4 times a year) upgrade to your regular Glam Bag or Boxycharm, so it will replace your bag or box every three months. 

It 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. 

Just like the previous Glam Bag X, Icon Box will be curated by a different celebrity each season. This season's curator is Vanessa Hudgens.

Beauty is everywhere you look—and with her August Icon Box collab, Vanessa Hudgens is here to help you find it. “I find beauty in the plants and old books I collect to decorate my house, the red lips and faux freckles I wear to hone my beauty aesthetic, and the fragrant peonies I smell on my morning walks with Darla,” she says. “My goal for this Icon Box is to help you find the magic in everyday life, too.”

Tag along as the actress and singer shows you she’s refined her keen eye for style and taste. Whether she’s designing her home or honing her beauty aesthetic, her Icon Box collection will inspire you to live life well—curated.

Check out all of my IPSY unboxings so far here.

ALL August 2023 Products

I like 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 box, and not all boxes will look like mine. 

This is everything that could come in an Icon Box this month.

Icon Box by IPSY August 2023 Unboxing

Out of the box:

"A fast-acting rinse-out mask/leave-in treatment that’s clinically demonstrated to strengthen hair, reduce breakage, and prevent future damage. Multitasking has never been so easy. Powered by Bond Cure Technology, plant butters, and vegan proteins, this fast-acting formula moisturizes, strengthens strands, and repairs damage in as little as 60 seconds—for a stronger mane, fast."

2. TOPICALS Slather ($30)

"This moisturizing body serum helps exfoliate rough, dry patches with retinol and AHAs. Topicals’ retinol, usually reserved for the face, is powerful yet gentle and addresses the look of body texture conditions including KP, roughness, bumps, clogged pores, and flakiness for soft-touch skin. Non-comedogenic."

"A transformative blend of skincare’s most effective acids, this daily exfoliator features AHAs, BHAs, and PHAs to unclog and purify pores, shed dead skin cells, improve texture, fade discoloration, and reduce photodamage."

"Neroli. It's another name for the fragrant blossom of the orange tree. It’s the headliner in this breakthrough age-defying moisturizer curated for oily to combination skin, formulated to simultaneously combat oiliness and nourish dryness while reducing the appearance of fine lines and blemishes."

"A matte that moves with you. Cushiony, air-kissed pigments float featherweight color onto lips, while Color Diffusion Complex creates a soft-focus finish with a creamy feel. Build and blend to perfection with a custom-designed applicator for a look that’s covetable and comfortable. Available in NARS’ most iconic shades. Lose Control is a brown pink"

"A lip liner designed for shaping, lining or filling in the lip. Our Lip Pencils have a smooth, creamy texture that is perfect for outlining lips or colouring them in. Available in a wide selection of colours that each work well with many different lipstick shades. Spice is a Pink cinnamon stick"

"This dual-sided mascara features two full size brushes and formulas designed to give you the perfect lashes. Whether you use both sides together or separately, this mascara allows you to customize your look according to your mood. The "Volume" side: This formula features low-gravity fibers for a volume beyond belief—without the weight or stiffness. The "Curl and Length" side: This formula includes gripping waxes and fibers for an immediately elongated effect with a curved brush to boost length, definition, and curl to even your tiniest lashes."

"Get ready to sculpt and glow like a pro with this contour duo. With its luxurious, buttery soft texture, it effortlessly blends into your skin, giving you a flawless, natural-looking contour that even the pros would envy. And let's not forget about the Glow Impact Powder, a dazzling highlighter that will take your radiance to the next level. Packed with pearls and crystals, this baby is like having your own personal spotlight wherever you go."


That was the August 2023 Icon Box by IPSY. I always love getting the super-packed Icon Box and this one had some majorly good products to try.

I've been working on getting my brittle hair in better shape so I'll try that Amika the Kure asap. I'll try the Slather on the KP on my arms (fingers crossed!!!) and I'll be swapping in the daily peel + Neiroli moisturizer, too. 

Although browns aren't my favorite colors, I'm excited to get this Natasha Denona cheek palette (love me some ND!) and the lippie actually looks gorgeous on their pale model so I'll give it a try. Round it out with mega lashes by Huda and I've got a whole new look. Love it!

My Icon Box was worth $310; You just can't beat it for the value!

If you'd like to sign up for the Icon Box by IPSYyou can get it here.

If you're already a member and would like to upgrade to the Icon Box, you can do that here by clicking the "Upgrade Your Bag" button.

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What do you think about the new Icon Box? Are you a member yet? I love to read your comments!

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