Review: January Glam Bag

As many of you know, I subscribe to Ipsy. Each month, I receive an Ipsy Glam Bag full of beauty samples. People often ask if it is worth the $10 per month subscription price. Getting a cosmetic bag of beauty products is priceless to me, but some folks might need a little more convincing. I’ve highlighted my January 2015 Glam Bag below. I just got my February Glam Bag today – so that review will be posted soon. In my review, I’ve included the product, the benefits (as claimed by the product), the size I received and the value compare to the normal retail size and price. Ipsy often includes a discount if you decide to purchase the retail product – I’ve included that info as well. Keep in mind that Ipsy Glam Bags vary by person. What you receive is based on the profile you established.

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coffee1-500x500Hikari eyeliner in Storm (Slate Grey)
Benefits: Mechanical eyeliner with smooth application
Ipsy Size: 0.2 g (full retail size)
Ipsy Value: $13.00
Ipsy Deal: 30% off any purchase of hikaricosmetics.com
My thoughts: I’m really picky about my eyeliner so I decided to pass this one off to my 14 year-old daughter. Her feedback was not so positive. She indicated that it went on really light and barely showed up.

500mi-i3ucmq3zovlt14t3Pacifica natural mineral eyeshadow in Ethereal 
Benefits: Formulated without parabens, mineral oils, petroleum, etc. No animal testing and 100% vegan and cruelty-free.
Ipsy Size: Full size but sold as part of larger palettes. Palettes include 4 shadows for $14.00.
Ipsy Value: ~ $3.50
Ipsy Deal: 20% off any  purchase at pacificabeauty.com
My thoughts: I like this color (a goldish beige) but I have found that this line of eyeshadow to go on very light. However, this color may be a perfect for highlighting the brow bone area.

100mi-i4a4hddx9hy8f8lJuice Beauty Stem Cellular Moisturizer
Benefits: Contains organic antioxidant-rich jojoba and shea, Vitamin C, evening primrose, linseed and borage seed.
Ipsy Size: 0.26 fl oz (retail size: 1.7oz @ $65)
Ispy Value: ~ $10.00
Ipsy Deal: 20% off any purchase at juicebeauty.com
My thoughts: I love getting any type of moisturizer. I am still looking for that perfect moisturizer so I am open to trying any. I also travel a lot and sample sizes are great for my trips.

100mi-i4byptzqmzrt4z7Probelle Into The Blue Nail Lacquer
Benefits: high gloss, long-lasting, DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde free
Ipsy Size: 0.5 oz (full retail size)
Ipsy Value: $6.00
Ispy Deal: 20% off purchase at pro-belle.com
My thoughts: Although this blue nail polish is really bold, I think it will make a fun toe nail polish color.

100mi-i4a43g4pqusnk1dElizabeth Mott All Over Shadow Brush
Benefits: 100% synthetic bristles
Ipsy Size: full retail size brush
Ispy Value: $9.99
Ipsy Deal: 50% entire purchase at elizabethmott.com
My thoughts: I can’t wait to try this shadow brush. I’m really picky about my makeup brush but can never have too many!

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Glam Bag

 

 

Total Ipsy Value: ~$42.49

photo credits: ipsy.com

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