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Monday, January 20, 2014


Hi Ladies,

Below is  my review of Jaunary's Glam Bag. If you have never heard of Ipsy and want to learn more you can read my first review HERE. I can say I definitely liked last month's bag better. I do not like getting skin care items because I am happy with the products I currently use and do not want to change that. I don't mind getting an occasional mask or things like that. But lotions and acne treatments do not interest me. I would way rather get all make products in my bag. With that said, I was happy when I looked at what other  people got. I got two makeup products out of the five items so I was happy about that. Some people got one makeup item or all skin care. So in that sense, Ipsy did a good job listening to what I like.

Mica Beauty Tinted Lip Balm in Fiesta $30.00

I was excited to see this product in my makeup bag since there weren't many makeup products being sent out this month. I was also happy I got the Fiesta shade. It is really pretty. I don't love having to put my finger into the pot. I was surprised to see how pigmented this lip balm was. However, I would not really call it a lip balm. It is not moisturizing and dries with almost a powder finish. This full size product comes with a lip applicator I believe and retails for $30.00. I would not spend that much for this product but I liked getting it in my bag. The full size product includes 4g of product while my sample comes with 2.5g. This makes my sample worth $18.75.

Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow Creamy Eye Pencil in Pearl $14.99

 I was also happy to see that I got this eye pencil. I thought it was going to be more of a chubby short shadow pencil but it was actually a skinny sample size pencil. The color is pretty but it is really light. I would only use it for highlighting the inner corner of my eyes and lower lash line. One thing I could not figure out until I just went to the website was if this was a twist up pencil or a sharpen one. I couldn't twist it and it felt plastic to me so I was puzzled. The cost of $14.99 for the full size pencil seems a little much. I have bought other pencils for this price but it all depends on how much I like it. The full size liner has 1.5g of product. Our sample is about 0.7g so the cost would be about $7.00-$8.00.

Nourish Organic Lightweight Moisturizing Face Lotion $21.99

This is another product that was a deluxe sample. The full size 1.7 oz product retails for $21.99.  If I do the math correctly, our 0.5 oz sample costs about $6.47. While this lotion was in fact lightweight and had a pleasant subtle smell, I love my current face cream so I wouldn't use this. I will probably give this to one of my friends or family members. 

 Briogeo Don't Despair Repair Deep Conditioning Mask $26.00

This product didn't really wow me either but I tried it out anyways to see how I liked it. The smell is amazing. It has a sweet almond fragrance to it. The full size product comes with 5.25 oz. Our sample is 1 oz so the cost is about $4.95. Once again this is a deluxe sample. This product is great for someone that wants to try out new hair products.  However, for $26.00 for the full size product, I would probably buy something that is more inexpensive.

proactiv Mark Fading Pads 

This product is part of a complete system so I could not get the estimated cost of these. I used to use proactiv back in Jr. High School and thought it was OK. Even though I wasn't really interested in these pads I decided to try one out anyway. The pads have a strong alcohol/medication smell. I swiped it across my clean face and it started to tingle then burn. It says to keep the product on but but I washed it off right away. I would NOT recommend these to anyone.

Overall, I wasn't super happy about this bag but I did get a couple decent products. The samples in our bag cost about $37.67 (not including whatever the cost of the pads are). So yes, I do think the bag is worth the $10.00 I paid. Hopefully next month we get more makeup and full size products.

Interested in seeing what Ipsy is all about? Learn more by checking out my referral link HERE

Did you get these products in your Glam Bag? What did you get? Did you like what you got? Post your comments below!

xoxo Tanya

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