Ipsy review – December 2015 Glam Bag
So this month’s Ipsy glam bag arrived just before the Christmas break giving me a couple weeks to test out my new products without the distraction of school! If you want to find out how Ipsy works, click here. Let’s take a look at this month’s bag of goodies…
This month’s bag is a festive red color with a cute quilted pattern. It felt a bit cheaper than the last but my 2 year old loves the color so even though I doubt I’ll be reusing it, she definitely will be! While the bag wasn’t quite my taste, there were some products inside that I will be sure to use regularly.
Product no. 1: Caudalie – Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum (value – approx. $16)
I liked this serum although I was hesitant about using it as I do have very sensitive skin and tend to stick to my favorite products for my face. It’s lightweight and fast absorbing which left my skin feeling hydrated and soft. This was also a good value as the full size version is $49. However, I don’t think it was better than my usual (Boots No.7) so I won’t be buying any.
Product no. 2: Be A Bombshell Cosmetics – Mechanical Eyeliner (value – approx. $14)
I was really excited to see an eyeliner in my bag this month as it’s something I use everyday. However, I was hugely disappointed in this eyeliner. It was very faint and just didn’t go on well. For that reason, I won’t be using it as have better already!
Product no. 3: Peter Lamas – Spa Sensuals Intensive Repair Hand Cream (value – approx. $5)
I was honestly considering going out and buying a new hand cream just before this bag arrived as we have reached that dry part of winter that makes my fingers crack and bleed (which is really painful – it’s like having paper cuts all over the tips of your fingers!). So you can imagine my joy at seeing one in my Ipsy bag! It contains Shea butter with an enriching mixture of oils keeping moisture locked in and healing any damaged skin. Perfect! I will be using this until it’s empty! If I wish to restock, it came with a 20% off promotion. Even better! Probably this month’s favorite item.
Product no. 4: Pacifica – Power of Love Natural Lipstick (value – approx. $10)
Now as soon as I saw ‘Vegan lipstick’ on the box I was intrigued. I’m very pleased that this is 100% vegan and cruelty free as it means I can use it with a completely clear conscience. However, despite its ethically clean origins, this lipstick just isn’t that exciting. It’s a lovely natural color (I received ‘Nudie Red’) but it’s also a bit boring! I didn’t love how it felt on my lips either. I doubt this will get used.
Product no. 5: Formula X – Nail Varnish in Revved Up (value – approx. $3)
I just love this little bottle of festive glitter! The perfect color for the holiday season and in the rose gold metallic, it even matches my iphone! Oh the little things in life! Yes it’s sample sized but I don’t think I’ve ever actually used an entire nail varnish color up before so I’m not too worried about that one.
So there’s my December glam bag review. I loved how this month’s bag definitely seemed to have a festive, holiday theme. Lots of the products work well for winter, whether it be the deep moisturizing hand cream or the gold sparkly NYE nail varnish. Like last month, this bag seems an absolute bargain with the approximate value totaling $48. An amazing deal for what is essentially the equivalent of one nice glass of wine! I can’t wait for January’s bag!
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