January 2014 – Ipsy/My Glam Review

Theme: 19 REASONS

Number of Samples: FIVE

$10/month ($15/month for Canadians)


The bag itself wasn’t as pretty and exciting as I was hoping it to be this month, but I do think the quality of the bags are improving! No real complaints or comments regarding this bag. Design wasn’t too thrilling.

1) ELIZABETH MOTT: Smooth Shadow Creamy Eye Pencil in Penny

Full Size: $14.99 (1.5g/0.05oz)

Sample Size: $7.13 (0.7g/0.02oz)

Ipsy Subscriber Discount: Free black pencil with every item purchased


2) MICA Beauty Cosmetics: Tinted Lip Balm in #6 Fiesta

Full Size: $30 (4g/0.14oz)

Sample Size: $18.75 (2.5g)

Ipsy Subscriber Discount: 45% off


3) sexyhair: Soy Renewal Beach Spray (1.7 fl oz/50ml)

Full Size: $17.95 (250 ml/ 8.5 fl. oz)

Sample Size: $3.59 (50ml/ 1.7 fl. oz)

Ipsy Subscriber Discount: Save $5 off $25 or more


4) LeeAnni Eco: Revolution 3 in 1

Full Size: $29.98 (4.0 fl. oz)

Sample Size: $2.62 (0.35 oz)

Ipsy Subscriber Discount: 15% off


5) Absolute!: Makeup Cleansing Tissues with pomegranate extract (10 tissues)

Full Size: $2.49

Ipsy Subscriber Discount: 30$ off


This Month’s Total Value of Full Sized Items: $95.41

Estimated Value of this Month’s Bag: $34.58

Thoughts for this month’s ipsy bag

My overall opinion on this month’s bag is pretty disappointing. I got a repeat item, the sexyhair: Soy Renewal Beach Spray. I remember reading somewhere that we weren’t supposed to be getting duplicates of items. Clearly that is a false statement since I got 2 of the exact same products! Not saying it’s a bad item, but getting repeats suck! The hairspray itself is pretty wonderful for frizz. I didn’t feel like the MICA Beauty Cosmetics: Tinted Lip Balm in #6 Fiesta was moisturizing at all, despite it being a lip balm. In fact, I would go as far as saying it made my lips more dry. However, it is full of pigment! So maybe apply lip balm beforehand. The ELIZABETH MOTT: Smooth Shadow Creamy Eye Pencil in Penny is really creamy when applied. You’d think it would fade immediately after application, but it has pretty good staying power. Sparkles not so much of a fan, but it’s do-able!! I kind of like this eye pencil! Absolute!: Makeup Cleansing Tissues (10 tissues) was totally not expected. I could grab regular tissues wipe without smelling the awful smell and just as effective. Totally not recommended. Lastly, the LeeAnni Eco: Revolution 3 in 1 feels ultra greasy on the face, but applying just a teensy bit covers a good surface area. The packaging gets like a 0.2/10 (it had some kind of dirt inside..and was half filled). I have yet to break out, but breaking out seems to be the next step since the product feels pretty greasy even after an hour. It might be good for these dry winter days though! All in all, this was a terrible ipsy bag to start the new year with. I wasn’t too happy with it but there are some items in here that I don’t mind too much. Let me know what you thought of your products!