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1.20.2014

Ipsy | January Glam Bag - Review

Another month; another Ipsy glam bag! Knowing that I'll be getting at least one package a month makes me feel pretty damn cool. Nothing like snail mail to get a girl all excited, right? 

For those they may be like, "Hey Noelle! What's Ipsy?" Ipsy is a $10 a month subscription service  run by Michelle Phan (beauty vlogger extraordinaire) where you receive 3-5 deluxe mini or full sized beauty products to try out, all in a cute bag!

This month's theme is 19 Reasons 2014 Will Be Amazing. 19 reasons to make it an amazing new year, a million reasons to be a beautiful new you! Cute theme!

The Bag - Adorable, right? Too bad it stuck to high heaven. Like nasty, plastic chemicals or something. I've heard of people having this issue with past bags but thankfully it never happened to me. Until now. It's just a total unpleasant smell that almost cheapens the whole bag. I've had this baby airing out for a few days now and the smell has yet to go away. 

Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow in Penny
Penny is a gorgeous smooth copper with shimmer. They recommend that you can use the smooth shadow pencil as an eyeliner, in the waterline, to contour or to highlight. It's basically universal. The formula is buttery smooth and doesn't pull or tug. I'm really happy this was in the bag!

MicaBeauty Tinted Lip Balm in Natural
Natural is a rosy nude color. One swipe will give you a nice sheer tint but you can keep applying for a more opaque look. The scent is a little weird. It kind of smells like crayons. It goes away once it's on your lips though. Pretty moisturizing and hydrating.

Nourish Organic Lightweight Moisturizing Face Lotion
Oh my goodness. I think this might be my new favorite face lotion. It's so lightweight and soft and just - ugh, amazing. It contains Moroccan Argan Oil to hydrate and replenish, Rosewater to even out your skin tone and Shea Butter to keep your skin moisturized. Scent smells a little like oranges. I don't even know guys. I think my nose is super sensitive lately.

willa On The Go Lavender Face Wipes
Comes with ten wipes. These wipes are hypoallergenic and oil-free with Aloe and Green Tea. I really like these because they're gentle and get off most of the dirt and oils left over. I usually will use make-up remover and then come in with this after.

Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner
LOVE Healthy Sexy Hair products! I was nervous trying this because I rarely use leave-in conditioners because of my thin hair. This is really light-weight and didn't make my hair greasy. It left my hair smelling amazing (like paradise!) and soft.

Overall, this was great bag! A lot of new products that I don't think I would've known about if it wasn't for this bag. The bag itself reeked which was disappointing. My favorites were the Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner and the Nourish Organic Moisturizer.
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41 comments :

  1. What a fun bag! Too bad the bag itself smelled! :/

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  2. This is a really nice bag! I'm always hesitant to sign back up to Ipsy because I found a lot of the bags I received were more misses than hits. Maybe I'll sign up again though!

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    1. I totally understand! I just keep telling myself it's only $10 if the bag was a miss for me. Thankfully, I have more hits than misses lately.

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  3. That's a great bag you got, too bad about the smell. Mine was damaged in transit so they're sending me a new one.

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    1. Oh no! :( At least they're sending you a new one!

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  4. Never heard of these brands except Sexy Hair. Great summary!

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    1. Me neither. I love when they send me brands I've never heard of. It's a nice mix!

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  5. Thanks for reminding me... I need to do my Ipsy post. I film the videos and forget about my blog. lol I got same except for the wipes.

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  6. I thought the bag stank too! LOL This was a good overview post!!

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  7. That is a nice bag of goodies. I love the Soy Tri Wheat Leave In. That stuff rocks my hair's happy little world. :)

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    1. I actually ended up loving it. It smells amazing!

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  8. looks like a nice mix of products

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  9. My bag smelled so bad too! I got a different lotion, yours sounds nice! Mine is a hand lotion that smells nice, though. I didn't get the eye crayon, either, which now I wish I had. I got the balm in Natural. I haven't tried it yet, I wonder if it'll smell like crayons! lol. The color isn't one I would normally pick up, so that will be fun to try. I love my Ipsy subscription, for $10, it's almost always worth it.

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    1. Ugh. It smells so bad. Even now it STILL does. Ooooh hand lotions are the best! Bahahaha. I think I'm just sensitive lately or something and can pick up on scents maybe others won't. I agree!

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  10. This is a great bag! Weird that the bag itself smelled bad.

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    1. Thanks! I know. Ugh, it's horrible smelling.

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  11. My bag was stinky too. It's too bad since I've gotten some great bags from them. It's not my favorite bag they've done but at least it's better than when they started.

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  12. It looks like there was a nice mix of products but the fact that the bag is smelly is such a turn off.

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  13. LOL You are the 5th blogger that said that bag stinks. I'll pass on this month!

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  14. my bag was a little stinky as well.. reminiscent of the bags in the beginning. I liked most of the contents though!

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  15. Your bag was one of the nicer ones I saw!

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  16. You got a great bag! I'd be stoked for the leave in conditioner.

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  17. Ugh, the smell of my bag started to burn my eyes and make them water within minutes of opening my package. I decided I technically have enough bags and just threw mine away. I got the Mica lip balm as well, only the bottom half was cracked. Ipsy is sending me a replacement, which is nice; too bad the colour I got is the pinker one and nothing I would wear, lol!

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