Sunday, January 20, 2013

IPSY Glam bag January 2013

I recently discovered and signed up for IPSY. Ipsy is a beauty subscription service that you sign up and for $10 a month you receive a new beauty bag each month with around 5 deluxe samples and sometimes even full sized products. I looked up reviews from previous month's bags on you tube and various beauty blogs and liked what I saw, so I decided to sign up. Usually your bag is worth much more than the $10 you spend on it.

So this month was my first bag of my subscription. Here is what I got:
This month's theme was "Super Stars". It contained a Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange body butter, Josie Maran Argan oil, Nailtini nail polish, Big Sexy hair spray and play hair spray and makeup brush from SOHO. All packed into a navy blue cosmetic bag with stars on the inside. IPSY sends their bags out in a pretty pink envelop every month, so you know when you see the big pink envelop you've got goodies in the mail! So I'll go into each item individually....

The Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange body butter smells amazing! It is thick and creamy and makes my skin feel really nice. The 2.5oz tube sells for $7.00 and is the perfect size for your purse or locker. Besides smelling great, this body butter also contains anti-oxidents and it paraben free! So it's good for you.

The next item is Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan oil. I had never really heard of argan oil before so I did a little research. Argan oil is very versatile. You can use it in your hair, on your nails and cuticles or even as a facial moisturizer. This oil is organic, all natural, vegan, paraben free, toxin free, fragrance free and not tested on animals. I used it on my face and was surprised that it blended in easily and didn't leave my skin feeling oily at all. We received a 5ml bottle which is valued about $5.

The next thing I have in my bag is a Nailtini nail polish. There were two possible colors you could have received, "bloody mary" which is a dark red color, for "frappe" which is a soft, neutral pink color. Nailtini polishes retail for $13. I will admit I was bummed when I saw that I received the color frappe...I wanted the red polish. However, this shade is the perfect color for french manicures. And I had recently saw nails on pinterest done with newspaper print and this is the perfect color for that as well. So I tried it out.....

This picture really doesn't do it came out really pretty and fun!

Next I have a travel sized can of Big Sexy spray and play volumizing hairspray. This retails for $6. I personally don't usually use hair spray and having very, very thick hair, I don't need any volume. But I think it is great that they include a variety of products in the bag that many people can use. I will most likely give this to my mother in law, I know she uses this brand of hair spray.

The last item in my bag is a SOHO make up brush. Everyone got one of three possible brushes, a crease brush, a concealer brush or an eyeliner brush. I got the eyeliner brush. The eyeliner brush retails for $7.99. I haven't got to use it yet, but it is a really nice brush with grooves for easy handling when applying your makeup.

So totaled up, this bag's value is about $39. Not bad for only paying $10, huh? And with the exception of the hair spray, I can use everything I got. The nail polish and body butter are full sized products as well. Over all I am happy with my bag and looking forward to seeing what next month has in store. One more perk of IPSY is there is a coupon code towards purchases of the products each month. You can go to to learn more, sign up for a subscription or even purchase a gift subscription for someone else. I've seen various make up items in previous bags like lip gloss and eye shadow and BB cream, so really there is something for everyone every month.

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