Things have been very hectic with my return to work and the Thanksgiving break, so I am squeezing my November review of my Ipsy glam bag in while it’s still November (well…for the next 4 hours!). This is my first Ipsy glam bag and so far, I’m loving it! It even came in a shiny pink mailer (which my husband thought was terrible, but I thought was fab!). It was a really good mix of things within my comfort zone and new products to try. If you want to find out how Ipsy works, click here. Let’s take a look at this month’s bag of goodies…
First of all, the bag itself is really cute. Kinda space themed but in two of my favorite colors, pink and purple! The bag was also bulging on first inspection which was a great sign of what was to come.
Product no. 1: Novex Haircare – Brazilian Keratin Deep Conditioning Treatment (value – approx. $3.50)
This is just what my hair needs! I do not get my hair cut anywhere near as often as I should and this, combined with my lazy hair care routines, pretty much kills it. I often have split ends and this deep conditioning is the kinda TLC my hair was crying out for. Thank you Ipsy, my hair is in your debt!
Product no. 2: Jelly Pong Pong – Liquid Gossamer (value – approx. $22.95)
This was one of the more puzzling products in my box. Partly because I had no idea at first glance what this was! Put gossamer into google and you get a rather fetching image of an orange monster or the synonym, cobwebs. Cobwebs on my face…hmmm. Well, luckily, it wasn’t cobwebs but a rather shiny, slightly sparkly, illuminizer. It’s lightweight and designed to give your skin instant radiance. I felt just a bit shiny and wet! Not too keen on this one. It just felt a bit silly. Mind you, this is probably what I’d expect from a company called Jelly Pong Pong!
Product no. 3: Smashbox Cosmetics – Full Exposure Mascara (value – approx. $5)
I love this mascara! It’s lightweight, yet volumizing and made my lashes look very long and curly. No clumps, no flakes, just beautiful lashes! According to their website, there is a 104% increase in lash volume, 32% increase in lash length and a 34-degree increase in lash curl. I have no idea how they possibly measure that, but I’m sold!
Product no. 4: INSPR beauty – eye shadow (value – approx. $13)
As soon as I saw this in my bag, I loved the color. It’s the kind of neutral I wear regularly. The eyeshadow itself is very soft and goes on easily. Equally, you could easily layer it to make a more dramatic look for an evening out. I received the color ‘carnival’. One of the great things about Ipsy is they offer deals on the products. Through receiving this item, I also received a 50% off INSPR makeup.
Product no. 5: tre’StiQue – Mini matte lip crayon in chili red (value – unknown although they have similar full size pencils for $28).
This was the last thing I tried in my box as I just wasn’t that excited about it. It turned out to be my favorite! The color is a vibrant red which actually really suits me! I would never have tried such a bright lip color without having a subscription service like Ipsy. It was such a pleasant surprise. Not only do I love the color, but the quality of this product is also superb. It’s very soft, easy to apply and feels like it would also act as a moisturizer. Another great find thanks to Ipsy.
So there’s my November glam bag review. I am very impressed with Ipsy so far. While I couldn’t find all the products in the same size online, I believe this bag to be valued at between $40-50! That’s an incredible deal for $10 and a free bag! I am definitely keeping this subscription going and look forward to experimenting more with Ipsy through their giveaways, online tutorials and shopping deals!
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