January 2014 | Ipsy Glam Bag

by - January 21, 2014

I sit here with my tea and my blankie wrapped around me. Damn this frozen winter will just not quit!! Since it is too cold to go anywhere I am playing with my Ipsy Glam bag.

The theme for January is 19 Reasons, which I am assuming is the number of brand partners or possible items that were available for this month. 

January 2014 Ipsy Glam Bag

The bag is a blue/powder blue with the outline of beauty products on it. It isn’t the prettiest bag but it wasn’t the worst. I think its pretty sturdy and made well but it stunk really bad like rubber/gasoline or industrial something. I am going to toss it in the wash and if it survives I will use it to store some lip balms.

January 2014 Ipsy Glam Bag
January 2014 Ipsy Glam Bag

The contents:
January 2014 Ipsy Glam Bag

Nourish Organic Lightweight Moisturizing Face Lotion  deluxe sample
Full size: 50ml/$21.99 @ nourishorganic.com
I am on a major hunt for a rich nourishing face cream right now. Night creams I have lots of but a great hydrating day cream that can withstand these harsh winter days is what I really need right now! My face is sooo dry right now. This Nourish Organic face lotion has Moroccan Argan Oil, rosewater and shea butter in it so I am hoping it helps.

Epice Purifying Exfoliant  deluxe sample
$32/3.3oz @ epiceinternational.com
I can always use another exfoliant! It states it has collagen boosters to help damaged skin. I hope it lives up to its claims.

January 2014 Ipsy Glam Bag

Coastal Scents Small Foundation Brush  full size
$4.95 @coastalscent.com
I have tons of Coastal scents brushes and I quite like them. But this synthetic foundation brush is kind of too stiff. It is really like a paddle. I don’t normally use these types of foundation brushes anyhow and I don’t think I will be using this one. So sad because I really do like Coastal Scent brushes.

January 2014 Ipsy Glam Bag

MicaBeauty Tinted Lip Balm in #5 Natural   full size(I think)
$30/2.5g @ micabeauty.com
I have been wearing this balm on and off for the last few days. The colour is nice, a rose mauve color. It is the same shade as my lips but it is not MLBB status.  The texture is nice at first. It seems emollient but after about 15 minutes I notice the balm dries down. It isn’t uncomfortable or anything but my lips were dry.  It did seem to stay on for a few hours. But I would not repurchase, definitely not for $30.

January 2014 Ipsy Glam Bag

yaby Liquid Foundation in Buff   full size
$13.51/8ml @ camerareadycosmetics.com (USD)
$13.55/8ml @ blurmakeuproom.com (CDN)
I was happy that we got the Buff shade which is a nice neutral tone. It seems to match my skin pretty good. Well under florescent lights anyhow LOL. I tested it out on my chin while I was at work. It blended in well and I found the coverage to be light to medium. It wore well for the rest of the day as far as I could tell from that swatched area.  The texture is pretty thin and light. The tube is clear so you can clearly see what shade you are getting. At first I thought it was pretty small for a full sized foundation but let me tell you a little goes a long way! I used a teeny tiny dot to swatch and that covered the back of my hand and my chin area. I thought it was never going to stop blending LOL Anyhow I can’t wait to play with this foundation some more. 

Le swatches;
January 2014 Ipsy Glam Bag
MicaBeauty Lip Balm on top | yaby liquid foundation swatched then blended out below that

So that was my Ipsy bag this month. I was happy with it; got me another exfoliant, a moisturizer and a foundation that seems to match me pretty well. What did you think about your bag?

My skin and lips are so dry, I hated even swatching anything. Oh well that's me right now frozen and super dried out LOL.

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  1. I kind of like the bag! Although, I don't know how many more bags I can handle! I am still waiting to receive mine but I guess I could always take a peek at my glam room to see what I got!

    1. You still haven't got yours? Wow!
      I actually like the yaby foundation. I think we all got the shade Buff. I wil be checking yours out when you post it!


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