IPSY GLAM BAG – February Glam Bag

March 2, 2016

IPSY GLAM BAG – February Glam Bag.  I subscribed to Ipsy for years, and took a break for a while.  I decided to re-sign up for the sake of this blog. But honestly, now that I got my first bag with the re-subscription, I see why I quit.  It is fun to get the items to try, but I think this bag was a real dud for me.

The bag always is this pink bubble package, which I have reused.

IPSY GLAM BAG - February Glam Bag

IPSY GLAM BAG - February Glam Bag

Each month you get a bag – a cosmetic bag, which honestly is very useful, but you can only use/have so many bags.  You also get a card that talks about the theme.  I wish the card talked about the products, but it doesn’t.

The IPSY GLAM BAG – February Glam Bag card says:  This February we’re taking our favorite shade from dainty to daring with rule-breaking looks for all beauty lovers!

IPSY GLAM BAG - February Glam Bag

I don’t really care for this bag, I guess I have seen worse, but I don’t like this one!

IPSY GLAM BAG - February Glam Bag

Each month you get 5 products based on your profile.  Sometimes you get a sample size sometimes they are full size.  These are my five items.  Honestly, I don’t love any of them.  The brush is ok, but again – none are fab.

IPSY GLAM BAG - February Glam Bag

First up is Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil.  OK, I like my makeup -but honestly have never really gotten into primers.  I find them un-necessary.  This product does get rave reviews.

What they say about this product:

The Power of a Primer. The Luxury of a Face Oil.

Fall in love with your skin — before you put on makeup — with the first ever primer specially formulated in a lightweight, lustrous oil. This fast-absorbing hero blend of 15 essential and lipid-rich plant oils penetrate instantly to moisturize your face for seamless foundation application with a dewy, youthful finish. In fact, you might think twice before you reach for your makeup.

  • Softens complexion to make foundation look like skin
  • Instantly absorbs and adds radiance
  • 15 essential and lipid-rich plant oils including moisturizing jojoba and calming chamomile
  • Apply a few drops to split-ends, cuticles, elbows and clavicle for a dewy, youthful sheen

Full size is $42 and is 1 oz.  The sample is .13 oz so the value is: $5.46.  Go to Smashbox to purchase – there is no discount code.

IPSY GLAM BAG - February Glam Bag

Jersey Shore Spa – Anti Aging Lip & Hand Polish – I find this an odd combination – something for my lips and my hands?

What they say:

This polish exfoliates dead flaky skin, leaving new skin refined and hydrated. Lips and hands feel silky, smooth, nourished and hydrated. Formulated using the best quality, all natural ingredients. Made with all natural brown sugar, vanilla bean extract, anti-aging vitamin E and nutrient dense jojoba oil, shea butter and plant extracts.

  • 100% Natural, paraben-free, non-toxic
  • Gentle exfoliant
  • Leaves skin silky smooth and hydrated

This is a 1 oz sample size.  This is full-size.  The website is selling 2 for $50 so the value is $25 (OMG yeah right).

You can buy this at Jersey Shore.  Use code IPSY50 to save 50%

IPSY GLAM BAG - February Glam Bag

Naked Cosmetics – Mica Pigment.  This is the only item, I may really like and use.  But I think it will be too messy.

What they say:

Naked Cosmetics is the purest, most natural make-up that exists. Naked Pigments are 100% oxidized Mica, and do not contain talc, oil, wax or other fillers that can be harmful to your skin. It is 100% color to give you a pure product that is non-allergenic, non-perishable, and simply beautiful.

  • High pigment
  • Natural and Non Comedogenic
  • Flexible use – pigments can be used for eyes, face, lips, nails and body
  • Blends well with other colors and products

ipsters who receive this product will receive the shade Sierra Nevada #02 (champagne, shimmering nude) or Sierra Nevada #05 (espresso brown).  As you can see from the pictures I got the #05.

This is .05 oz.  I believe this is full sized – so the value is $14.99

You can purchase this at Naked Cosmetics use code IPSY to get 30% off.

IPSY GLAM BAG - February Glam Bag

This was sealed with a seal, that honestly didn’t seal the container.  I took it off and there was product all over.  You can see here that it is all in the lid and the edges of the top of the product.  I always find loose pigments very messy.  This is a pretty color though.

IPSY GLAM BAG - February Glam Bag

IPSY GLAM BAG - February Glam Bag

Chella Lip Pencil.  I must prefer twist up pencils, this is one you have to sharpen, I don’t like that.  Then there is the color.  It isn’t AWFUL, but I would never wear this.

What they say:

The Chella MOISTURIZING Lipstick keeps your lips soft and will leave you loving your lips! Slip this luxuriously creamy pencil onto your lips. Plus, it’s high in Vitamins C & E and Sunflower Oil.

  • Moisturizing and creamy
  • Sunflower Oil natural antioxidant
  • Vitamin C and E natural antioxidant

Shade is Passionate Pink.

Weight: .04 oz

Full size is $18, their website doesn’t give the ounces for the full size – but most everything online says this sample is about 1/2 the size of full size.

Value: $9

Discount Code: LIPSTICK25 to get 25% off.

IPSY GLAM BAG - February Glam Bag

IPSY GLAM BAG - February Glam Bag

Luxie Beauty flat definer brush. I have no idea what one should do with a flat definer brush.  🙂

Luxie Beauty’s small tapered blending brush 221 is held by a luscious pink handle and enticing rose gold ferrule. Handcrafted with synthetic bristles, this vegan makeup brush is both cruelty-free and paraben-free. Coated in a revolutionary antibacterial solution, the brush is fresh and clean on the skin. The tight density of the brush creates a precise makeup application. Extremely soft on the skin, this brush is the answer to extreme definition and control.

  • Cruelty and paraben-free
  • Vegan
  • Coated with Antibacterial Solution

To purchase go to Luxie Beauty.  Use code IPSY30 to get 30% off.

This is full size and retails for $12

Final value: $66.46 – so that is quite a deal since I only paid $10.  But honestly, I wouldn’t have purchased any of these products nor even seek to try them.

When I see some of the other options that they had to send me there were some other good options.  I wish I had gotten: Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat, Mr. Write Now from the Balm, OGX shower oil, Elizabeth and James Black roller ball – I wonder what size sample they got?, Josie Maran illuminating wand, Not Your mothers blow dry accelerator, Luxie Blending eye brush, OGX anti-gravity, and actually a few more – so yeah – I could have gotten some better options!

What did you get in your IPSY GLAM BAG – February Glam Bag?  Check out my other beauty reviews here!




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