Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Ipsy Glam Bag: January 2014 & Dec. 2013.


Long overdue, but I JUST received my Ipsy January 2014 Glam Bag in the mail yesterday!
It was sent to my old previous address (even though I updated it before I even moved so this wouldn't happen...so much for that!) so they had to send a new one over.


I read a lot of the January reviews and people were NOT happy, to say the least.
I was really expecting the worse. I heard about the makeup bags being the smelliest (It is cute though! See photo above.) and the products being sample sized, or just leftovers.

While I dont know if they were leftovers, I was OK with my bag overall.

 

Enclosed was a card to write down my reason why 2014 will be amazing.
More cupcake baking in my new & spacious kitchen was an obvious reason ;)
We are pratically though with the first month of the year but I feel like I've acomplished a lot already!
Moving in my first home, my 31st (eeps!?) birthday, baking and cooking new recipes and making more BIG plans for this year.

Back to the bag.
5 products total, 8 if you count all the Proactiv face products.
I'm def happy this time I didn't get any more lipsticks. The last few have not been my faves.
What I got:
Sexy Hair, Healthy Sexy Hair soy tri-wheat leave in conditioner. 
Verdict: 5/5 loves. It smells like coconut and leaves your hair soft.
Elizabeth Mott, Smooth Shadow in Pearl.
Verdict: 3/5 loves. I was surprised it actually glides on smooth and stays put all day. It was not budging.
MICABeauty, tinted lip balm in Fiesta.
Verdict: 1/5 loves. While it was very smooth, it doesnt last long and unfortunately this shade matches my natural lip color, so what's the point? I may as well wear chapstick.
Proactiv+ Mark fading pads.
Verdict: N/A. I haven't tried it. I'm not sure if I will yet, I need to make sure it wont interact badly with my use of Rentin-A right now. 
Epice, Purifying Exfoliant.
Verdict:5/5. I tried in on my hand and it is very light, Micro-fine polyspheres were not abrasive at all. Gentle enough, I would use this once a week to exfoliate. Full size retails $32! This is my fave product in my bag.

 Close ups:


Swatches of (top) Elizabeth Mott Pearl and (bottom) MicaBeauty Fiesta .
Epice Swatch. Hard to notice but my hand was a lot smoother and soft looking after.

I'm hanging in there. I'm hoping the subscribers voices were heard and February proves to be a better Ipsy Bag.

And because I never got around to posting it (it arrived super late, and I was in the middle of moving by then), here's my December 2013 glam bag!
I've only tried the Signature by English Laundry scents Femme & Homme, both smell REALLY good. Obviously I prefer Femme ;) It smells sweet. The NYX lipstick is not really for me, but I haven't tried it so you never know.

If you are interested in joining its only $10 a month.  
Sign up with my link: http://www.ipsy.com/r/1pce

What did you think of this months Ipsy Glam bag?



2 comments:

  1. Glad your bag didn't suck like mine, especially since it's your Birthday month! The products you rec'd were pretty good compared to the rest of the crap they sent out. I also like the eypencil color they send you, so pretty, mine is a hideous copper-reddish-brown, yuck. Even though I am a lip junkie, I haven't been impressed with the products they have sent out. Here's hoping Feb is a good one! (or else I'm cancelling for sure!)

    Tracy
    www.TracysNotebookofStyle.com

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    1. :P Yeah your bag looked a little sparse. People were so upset. And mad about Proactiv products too, since you can't buy them individually. I didn't even use any of my products from Dec, except or the perfumes! Have you? I'm noticing a big pile up of products. I will wait to see what Feb has to offer. But then again $10 isn't that bad.

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