May ipsy bag & a Blog Hop!

Even though I love beauty subscription services, sometimes I get bored with them after awhile.  I mean, exactly how many samples of hair serum, perfume, and lip gloss does a girl really need?  And why are the perfume samples always celebrity labels?

I almost took a hiatus from ipsy after last month, but I’m so glad that I got preoccupied and forgot because this month’s box was really good!

My ipsy bag for May 2013

  • yaby concealer refills (probably won’t use)
  • Zoya nail polish (A girl can never have too many of those.)
  • Juice Beauty reflecting gloss (Yes- yet another lip gloss, but it is really pretty!)
  • Macadamia healing oil treatment
  • Pacifica luminizing body butter (love this brand)


I really love the chevron print makeup bag that everything came in.  By the way, I’ve accumulated a ridiculous amount of makeup bags in the past year…and don’t use a single one of them.

Would anyone care for a makeup bag stuffed with 200 samples of Justin Bieber’s Girlfriend eau de parfum? 😉


OK- moving right along…


I’m co-hosting a blog hop for the very first time today with Amanda over at Modern Hippie Momma.

(If you’ve never read her blog, you need to head on over there to say hello!)

I’m really excited because blog hops are such a great way to connect with other bloggers and discover new blogs to read.   If you’re a blogger and you’d like to join in on the fun, just add your blog down below!

Here’s a message from Amanda…


Introducing the official headquarters of showing some LOVE  to your fellow Bloggers every
Wednesday a.k.a. “Hump Day“!
Okay, not really the “headquarters” but still… 
Let’s Party!
This blog hop was born in true “hippie fashion” with the idea of giving, sharing and spreading LOVE in mind. 
There seems to be so much dark in the world (especially on the news) lately so why don’t we band together to help spread more of the peace, LOVE & beauty in the world in the world? 
Let’s stand together and shine our bright lights of positive energy and overcome all of the darkness
Submissions will be open for 3 days, starting every Tuesday at 5am & ending every Thursday at 11pm.
Please see below for the simple rules. :)  
  • Share the LOVE‘ with a post (new or old) about “LOVE“… about something or someone you LOVE… something you would LOVE to try… or something you saw that reminded you of LOVE and the beauty in the world…. You get the idea! 

  • Follow your hostess… which is ME! :) 

  • Follow our LOVELY co-hostesses: 

Leave a comment if you’d like them to follow you too!
  • Show some LOVE to our AWESOME Bloggess of Honor

 Rachel @ The Tao of Poop

    *Congrats,  Rachel!*
*Want to be our Bloggess of Honor??
 Be sure to follow ALL of the rules and come back next time to see if YOU get randomly selected!*
  • Share this blog hop on at least one of your social outlets to help this blossom bloom!  And by ‘this blossom’, I mean this PARTY! And by ‘bloom’, I mean GROW!! 

  • Display our peace sign badge on your side bar and/or blog post to encourage others to Show Some LOVE with us!  Also so you know where to come back next time. :)
That’s it! So what are you waiting for?! 

Ready, Set, 

(please contact us at or visit our Sponsor Page if you’d like to be a one of our lovely co-hosts we love & adore so much)  😉

Do you subscribe to any beauty services?  I’ve done Birchbox and Julep Maven.  Are there any others that I should try?

Happy Wednesday!



  1. The chevron bag is the cutest part of the whole deal! I am 50/50 with beauty boxes. I am loving Pop Sugar’s box right now.

    Classy with a Kick

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    I’ll have to check out Pop Sugar! Thanks for the recommendation. :)

  2. Hey! I found you from the wildcard wednesday link up! I am checking out your blog and loving it! You have a new follower here 😀

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    Hi Kelsey! Thanks so much for visiting and following! I’m following you too. LOVE the name of your blog! :)

  3. My goodness, that is a GOOD Ipsy bag!!! I may need to jump on the bandwagon. I’m obsessed with Pacifica. You got super good brands in that bag!!! Ipsy, here I come!

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    Ipsy has been on a roll lately! I hope that you like it too. :)

  4. otally loving that make up bag!!

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    Me too! I would have been happy with just the bag. :)

  5. Looks like a great bag! I just cancelled my Birchbox and subscribed to Ipsy so I hope I love it!

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    I hope you do too! The last few bags have been great. :)

  6. I love the make up bag too!! So fun! I quite subscribing to the monthly beauty stuff…I couldn’t take one more sample of perfume either!! :) But, this ipsy one looks great!!

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    This really was a great bag, but I am probably not too far off from quitting them too. I might try the Fortune Cookie Soap one soon…until I get my fill of bath products for baths that I never get to take. 😉

  7. Following from the hop!

  8. I don’t ever order those subscriptions because I know I’ll probably never use the products. I really try to limit the number of products I have around. It’s fun getting that kind of stuff in the mail though. Better than bills! Stopping by from the hop. Have a fabulous day!

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    Thanks for stopping by, Dawn! :)

  9. Ha! Sounds like everyone will be getting perfume samples in their stockings this Christmas! 😉 I like using makeup bags for non-makeup things, like to hold crafting and sewing buttons, or hotel shampoos until I need them (for travel). And is that Zoya’s “Snow White”? It’s a fantastic base color! That macadamia stuff has me intrigued…..have fun with the swap!

    thegrassskirt Reply:

    I like to do the same with makeup bags, actually. They are also great for keeping things organized in my purse and diaper bag! I am not sure what color the Zoya polish is because there wasn’t a label on it. It’s kinda driving me crazy!


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