Ipsy Glam Bag January 2016

Hey everyone!  Welcome to another Glam Bag review!

This month’s theme is: All eyes on you

The bag has a bright, multi-colored, pop art like print

Below is a shot of my January bag:

Ipsy Glam Bag January 2016

(I also received a Beau Gâchis smudge brush, but I immediately started using it and forgot it in my photo.  I will include it below)

For those of you that are new to the game:

Ipsy is a monthly subscription service.  Each month, subscribers will receive a beautiful Glam Bag with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. Members can watch and play along with the stylists with the same products that they are using. All for only $10 a month.

I have been a member for more than 2 years and I absolutely love it.  I have discovered so many excellent products through Ipsy!  I may not always love everything I receive but for only 10.00 a month it is such a fun surprise to look forward to each month!  Ipsy spotlights numerous brands each month and you will generally receive something from 5 of them!  In addition to the products received you will get discount codes from most brands…even the ones that you do not receive!  This months’ discounts include but are not limited to: Crown Brush, Demeter, It Cosmetics, Josie Maran, Model Co…the discounts range between 10% -50% off purchase (averaging at 20-25%) and are occasionally a dollar amount.  They sometimes include a gift with purchase.

Ipsy also offers curated sets and other products throughout the month that can be purchased at a special price!  I LOVE THESE!

Another perk is the point system.  You can review your bag and items each month to save points for additional products!

 Ipsy also has a giveaways section.  Every month, you can win AMAZING hauls from their Glam Bag partners..and let me tell you there are SO many great ones each month…This month there are contest/giveaways from Pixi, Hada Lobo, Klorane, TheBalm, Hey Honey and many more!

So go ahead, take the beauty quiz, get your first Glam Bag, watch the videos, and create your own!

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JCat Blinkle shimmer Shadow

J.Cat Beauty Blinkle Shimmer Eyeshadow in Tangerine Light:  Product is full size and $4.99

I have received several items from this brand since joining Ipsy and have not really liked anything from them.  This eyeshadow really surprised me though.  I’d not likely ever choose this shade myself but it looks pretty good on.  The pigment is excellent and the texture has a velvety, buttery smooth feel to it.  It can also be used with a wet brush for a foil-like finish.

JCatt Binkle Eyeshadow


Mr Write Now Eyeliner

the Balm Cosmetics Mr. Write (now): Product is Full size and $17.00

Everyone who subscribes to Ipsy received this eyeliner this month in one of two shades: Jac B Bronze (shown above) or Scott B Bordeaux.  I was hoping for the bordeaux version.  The shade is unique but also dark enough for my liking.  I can’t see myself getting much use at of this shade.  😦  The product itself is OK, not quite as smooth and creamy as I prefer, but good and the built in sharpener is nice as typically auto eyeliners only have a super fine point your first two uses.

Hada Lobo Tokyo Eye Mask

Hada Labo Tokyo Express Renewal Eye Mask:  Two Single use packets $?

I love under eye masks, they are a nice refreshing pick me up in the morning and a good way to soothe and smooth your under eye area.  These are nice and I am glad they included two packages..unfortunately the site/brand that carries them doesn’t have them listed, only the full face version.  I can’t seem to find them elsewhere either so I’ve no idea of a value or way to repurchase.

Smudge-tache blending brush

Beau Gâchis® Paris Smudge Brush: Full Sized Brush $12.00

And here is the brush I forgot in my photo! 😉 This is a good quality smudge brush and I am really digging it for blending and smoking my eye looks!  My eye brush collection has really expanded, thanks to Ipsy and I’m not complaining.

Aveeno Lotion

Aveeno Daily Moisturzing Lotion: Travel size $?

(photo courtesy of Ipsy Site)  This was a total blah item for me.  I get these free from the Dr. and Derm and sometimes randomly in the mail.  There’s nothing wrong with the product, some people love it but when I am looking for a serious dry skin relieving product for my body, this one doesn’t cut it for me.  I prefer FAB (First Aid Beauty) or Skinfix.

This bag had a really good value and I was able to try some things I likely would not have yet ended up liking, received some nice under eye masks and a great new brush; can’t complain.

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  1. itsjordanleigh

    I just signed up again for Ipsy after about a 9 month hiatus! I moved, and didn’t think about signing up again until this month- I’m back on the waiting list, but hopefully i’ll get a bag soon. Looking forward to seeing more reviews from your Ipsy bag, it’s always fun to see what other people got!

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    1. kelifornia79

      I know! I always look at so many people’s glam bags/reviews. All of my sister’s get bags as well and we all get different versions. I wish they all lived near me so we could swap items! Bummer about the wait list! I had just recently posted a link via twitter that allowed people to sign up, using my link and skip the waitlist! 😦 Hopefully you do not have a long wait!

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      1. itsjordanleigh

        Me too!
        I know, the waitlist is the worst..I waited 3 months last time- so it wasn’t too bad. You can do all this stuff like post to Facebook and blah blah to get off of it right away..but I don’t wanna! haha:)

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      2. kelifornia79

        Haha, yea…I’ve heard people say that. I signed up waaaaay back in the beginning so there was really not of that yet.

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