Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Reviewed: January Ipsy Glambag

Happy Wednesday! 

The last step in my dental crown took place yesterday. Not nearly as bad as the first step but I still ended up feeling sick for the rest of the day. I suppose it's all that anxiety I go through that makes me feel that way after the fact. I usually end up in bed for a couple of hours and yesterday was no exception.

Feeling much better today, though, so let's take a look at what came in my Ipsy Glambag for January, shall we?

Can I just say that I love this bag? I'm a girl with glasses so this is perfect for me. Love that it's so colorful, too.

The theme for this bag is "All Eyes On You."

And inside....

...mostly eye products with a couple products for face and lips.

Starting with a cleansing oil from Burt's Bees.

Not my first cleansing oil but one I am interested in trying. This one contains both coconut and argan oils as well as rosemary extract, which gives it that earthy scent. Lots of other good ingredients as well. I'm still not sure about this new trend but willing to see what all of the fuss is about.

This is the sample size. The full size is 6 ounces and sells for $16, making my 1-ounce sample worth around $2.67.

This next item is one that I have already tried and now love. It's a sugar lip scrub from Hanalei.

This stuff works. We all know that cold, Winter air can dry pretty much everything on our bodies but lips seem to be most susceptible. I rarely go out of the house without come kind of lip balm on but even with that, my lips can become dry and kind of flakey. Full of sugar scrubbies as well as ingredients such as jojoba oil, shea butter, and grapeseed oil, this scrub leaves my lips feeling soft, smooth and moisturized.

One word of caution, however. This also contains kukui nut oil so if you have a nut allergy, you'll want to avoid this one.

The full size of this scrub is 4.9 ounces and sells for $20. I received a 0.17-ounce sample, which would be worth around $0.71. 

Now for the eye products, starting with some pretty shadows from Pixi by Petra.

This little duo is called Lavender Bloom. The shadows are soft and buttery but may also produce some fallout, which is normal for soft shadows like these. But they are also quite pigmented, especially the brown one. The lavender one is a bit on the duochrome side with a purple iridescence.

This is a mini size product that can sometimes be purchased on the Pixi site for $6. Right now, though, I can only find one called Apricot Glow. Looks like they do have some larger 6 pan palettes which look quite interesting that sell for $12. If all of the shadows are like these two, a few of these palettes might just end up in my collection.

To go with these beautiful shadows, Ipsy included an eyeliner from The Balm.

This is Scott from their Mr. Write (Now) line. The color is sort of a burgundy brown. It has this weird tip, though.

Not exactly pointy. Not sure if it's because mine was damaged in some way or if they come this way. There is a sharpener at the other end so a fine point can be achieved if necessary. I did, however, get a pretty good line out of this when I swatched on the back of my hand. It glides on smooth and easy and goes really well with the shadows.

This is a full sized product and sells for $17.

And if smudging of that line will be required, Ipsy also included a tool for just that purpose.

From a brand called Skone, this is a smudger brush. The bristles are firm yet flexible. I'm used to using smudgers with shorter bristles but this one feels like it would work just as well.

This is also a full size and sells for $15.

So, the total estimated value of this bag rounds out to $41.38. Pretty good deal for $10 a month. You can get your own Ipsy Glambag by going here and signing up and I highly recommend that you do. You never know what surprises Ipsy might include in your bag.

Thanks for reading and stay tune.


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