My Ipsy Glam bag for January didn’t quite thrill me as much as the other months but it’s mostly skincare and I get literally TONS of skincare so if are NOT a beauty blogger, I’m sure you will be happier than I with this bag.
January’s theme is 19 reasons 2014 will be amazing and you are supposed to write why 2014 will be your best year ever, then take a picture and share it on facebook.
Each shipment comes an exclusive Ipsy makeup bag–this month it’s a blue bag with silhouettes of bottles and jars. I won’t be using this bag EVER because the chemical smell was so overpowering. I left it in my garage for a week and I can still smell it. It’s a cute bag but it will go into the trash, too bad.
On to the contents:
Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm – FULL SIZE! Value $12 – I’m loving this balm. I will never say no to a mojito–liquid or solid! I like the consistency of this balm, it is not thick and it glides on making lips feel super smooth.
Benefit the POREfessional primer-sample size – I’ve tried this primer before and it’s just not right for my skin. I prefer something lighter and this is just a small sample so it will be given away.
Balanced Guru Balm Me UP Body Balm sample size– this has an unusual smell, it’s tangy with a hint of chocolate. It is organic and I like sugar scrubs, I just wish I had received the Faith Aromatherapy Anti-Aging Sugar Scrub in Tahitian Monoi–I would have much preferred that fragrance. I should be able to get two uses out of this jar.
Absolute Makeup Cleansing Cloths FULL SIZE? – I’m sorry to say these are the worst makeup wipes I have ever used–and I’ve tried a LOT!. They didn’t feel soft, they did NOT remove any of my eye makeup and they smell unpleasant. My face did not feel clean and it wasn’t-I had to wash it after to get all my makeup off. Do yourself a favor and get Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes instead!
yaby Liquid Foundation sample size? – this oil-free foundation is nice and lightweight but a little too sheer for my liking, but only because of my mature skin. Finding a foundation that really works for me can be challenging. It does feel nice and lightweight on the skin and seems to blend well.
As a bonus for accumulating points, I also received this Beauty Blender sponge and cleanser. I’ve tried cheaper versions of this sponge, so I’m really excited to try the real thing!
Overall: this is one of the few IPSY Glam bags I’ve been disappointed in. The makeup bag had a VERY strong chemical smell, the Benefit POREfessional primer was a tiny sample and the makeup cleansing cloths are terrible. Although the ybay foundation doesn’t work for me, I’m glad I got to try it. After all, isn’t trying new things what these bags are all about?? I don’t know the total value of this month’s bag–but the lip balm I love was $12 by itself so it was worth the $10.
If you’d like to sign up for the IPSY Glam Bag for just $10 a month, please use my link here!