Tuesday, 19 November 2013

November 2013 Ipsy Review: Glam It Up

What do you get when you sign up with Ipsy?

For $10 a month (plus shipping for some; $4.95 for me), subscribers receive a Glam Bag with samples and full-sized beauty products which are unique to them and the profile they filled out when they signed up! You don't know what you're getting ahead of time. The only thing you know is that it follows a theme. This month's theme was Glam It Up.

What I got:

EM Michelle Phan
Lip Gallery Creamy Lipstick

Colour: Don't Tell Mom

Cost: $16.50

Thoughts: I'm making an effort to wear lipstick so I was excited to get this. I really like this colour. So much so that I wear it on a daily basis. It goes on smooth and stays on for a while.

be a... Bombshell
Lip Crayon

Colour: Hot Damn

Cost: $14.00

Thoughts: I received a Lip Crayon in the past that I really liked. This one? Not so much. The colour does not go well with my pasty skin. Maybe I need to try it with different make up combinations.  

BH Cosmetics
Galaxy Chic Baked Eyeshadow Sample

Colour: Aphrodite

Cost: $3.00

Thoughts: I'm a big fan of this eyeshadow. It goes on well and it stays on almost the entire day (from morning to night). An entire palette is only about $15 which is a great deal!

Nail Polish

Colour: Champagne

Cost: $13.00

Thoughts:I was really happy to get this colour! Thanks to a gel manicure I got a week ago, I haven't had a chance to try it yet. But I will soon!

Pixi Beauty

Colour: Summertime

Cost: $9.00

Thoughts: I was thrilled to get bronzer. I really liked how light the colour of this one was and was happy with how it looked on me. A day after opening it, the powder broke apart into little cubes. Now, when I open it, it makes a big, powdery mess. Which is a huge shame because I really liked this product.

Eye Pencil

Colour: Topaz

Cost: $14.00

Thoughts: I love how creamy this eyeliner is despite the fact that it's a pencil. It looks great over black eyeliner!

The whole Glam Bag, with the bag! (Minus the bronzer.)

At the end of last month's review, I said, "I hope November's will be better!" Ipsy must have listened because it certainly was! This might actually be the best glam bag I've ever gotten! Even though I'm not a fan of the Bombshell Lip Crayon, I plan to try to make it work. These colours are perfect for the New Year!

Total cost of contents of bag: $69.50
How much I paid: $14.95
Savings: $54.55

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  1. This was a good bag for me. I got the bronzer (the darkest one) the lipstick (in a nude color) the crayon in a berry color and the silver nail polish. I wanted the gold one! But I'm happy with it this month!

  2. We got a lot of the same things! I got the Michelle Phan lip balm in a little pot. The color is orange, so not my fave. I would've rather had the lipstick like what you got!

  3. You always get such great things. I am so tempted to sign up.

  4. I am so jelly you got the lipstick! I some some nasty lip balm that smells like a skunk. Also not sure how to use the eye pencil since its purple buuuut love everything else lol!

  5. This is my favourite of your bags so far I think x

  6. You got all that for $10 a month? That's amazing!

  7. Ooh I've never heard of this before. I'm excited to 'stay tuned' and see what you get next month. You should do a link to your past Ipsy bags.. so that we can see what you've been getting over time...! And- maybe I'll join in on the fun next month.

  8. Such great items! I have birchbox but I want this one too!


  9. i love the name of the lip crayon!
    and that lipstick color is fabulous!! i love bright colors! i totally think you could wear the red...it would look so pretty with your eyes!!

  10. That lipstick looks great, what a pretty color! I rarely wear lipstick because I don't have the patience to reapply once it wears off.


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