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Monday, 13 January 2014

January Ipsy Glam Bag Has Arrived!

The January Glam Bag from Ipsy is here! Hurrah! It was (thrown) at my door this afternoon and it's a pretty good one too.

I received (from left):
- Beauty Blender and Cleanser (redeemed ipsyPoints for this, not part of regular mailing)
- Nourish Organic Face Lotion in Argan + Rosewater
- Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow eye pencil in Penny
- Mica Beauty Tinted Lip Balm in #5 Natural
- Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave-In Conditioner
- Willa Naturals On the Go Gentle Clensing Lavender Face Towelettes

The bag was nothing special, just blue with beauty product outlines. I'll probably donate it. My least favourite item was the Willa towelettes. Despite being labelled as hypoallergenic, they made my face burn when I used them. I much prefer the La Fresh wipes I received in the October 2013 glam bag. My favourite would be the Mica lip balm. I love the colour, it's nude with just a hint of mauve in it. I would not call it a lip balm though, it's more of a lip tint as it goes on matte and feels kind of drying. I would throw a gloss overtop of it. 

As for the other products, I was very excited to see the Nourish Organic face lotion in the bag. I loved the coconut & argan oil body lotion that I received in the October 2013 (again - it was a good bag!) glam bag. This one smelled great, and was a nice light moisturizer. The Elizabeth Mott eye pencil was actually a lot nicer than I expected! It looked like it was just going to be a boring brown pencil on the package but it's actually super sparkly and looks really pretty on. It also goes on really smooth. Elizabeth Mott has a really nice mascara that I received in the September 2013 glam bag. I'm definitely a fan of the brand now!

The Sexy Hair leave-in conditioner smelled great and felt great in my hair. I'm a big Sexy Hair fan, I've used their shampoo and conditioner and I use the blow dry gel that came with the October 2013 (again) glam bag almost every day. I do already have a lot of leave-in conditioners though so I'm keeping it with the kids' swim stuff to use on their hair after swimming lessons (it's the perfect size!).

The Beauty Blender is a really nice makeup sponge. You wet it before use and it applies liquid foundation really smoothly. I'm glad I redeemed my ipsyPoints for it. Overall, it was a really nice bag, a lot of brands that I've tried before and enjoyed. I did write to Ipsy to let them know about the Willa towelettes as I usually don't have a problem with skin reactions, but I definitely don't have a desire to use any more of their products.

Here is my look after using all of the products (it's very natural looking):

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1 comment:

  1. Re: the Will product - I suspect it might be the fragrance in the list of ingredients, as there is no lavender essential oil whatsoever in it. That's a disappointment.