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Ipsy Glam Bag December 2016

December 15, 2016
Ipsy Glam Bag December 2016

We got our Ipsy Glam Bag’s for December 2016!  The theme this month is “carpe p.m.”.  “Forget rules, responsibilities, and to do lists. Right now, there’s only fun! Decide to live in the freaking moment. ”

First off the Bag is really cute and doubles as a clutch.

Ipsy Glam Bag December 2016

Kerry’s bag:

Ipsy Glam Bag December 2016

Crystal’s bag:

Ipsy Glam Bag December 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

Ouai Haircare Wave Spray

Ipsy Glam Bag December 2016

This Product’s Amaze Factor

Beach waves: not just for summer anymore. This weightless mist leaves our strands looking perfectly undone any time of year, without feeling dry or crunchy.

  • Hold it right there. Rice protein helps our hair maintain its shape and adds volume.
  • Love at first spritz. Smells so good, we’ll skip the perfume.
  • Body-good (no parabens) and fuzzy-friend approved (no animal testing)

This Brand’s the Bomb

What do Gwen Stefani, Chrissy Teigen, Katy Perry, Jessica Alba, Sofia Vergara, and the Kardashians have in common (besides mega-celebrity)? Jen Atkin, hairstylist extraordinaire and founder of OUAI. She spent years jet-setting the globe with her all-star clients—trying every product on the market and listening to the concerns of her 1.7 million followers on Instagram—before setting out to create her own line of cool and curated haircare. Luxe, simple, and effective formulas that real people can afford. We’re happy to be fangirls.

My thoughts

Crystal and I both got this product!  This is a duplicate for me, I got it a couple of months back in my Sephora Play Box, and really liked it.  This works really well and smells yummy.  I may give this one to my friend Julie (Hey Julie!).

Value

Full size is $26, Sample is $5.20

Benefit Cosmetics the POREfessional face primer

Ipsy Glam Bag December 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

This Product’s Amaze Factor

No pore form here. This mainstay in our makeup bag erases the look of pores and fine lines instantly, filling in the gaps so we look even and flawless with or without foundation.

  • Lighten up. Goes on silky and feels like nothing against our skin.

  • Oil-free formula helps makeup stay put.

  • Protect and serve. Vitamin E keeps us safe from free radicals (bad things in the air that can harm skin).

This Brand’s the Bomb

They believe that laughter is the best cosmetic, and we wholeheartedly agree. Clever product names (hello flawless, ka-BROW!, boi-ing, and more) put smiles on our faces every time we use them. And we only smile wider when we see how fantastically they work. Founded by twins Jean and Jane Ford, two successful models and makeup artists, they’re known for creating beauty breakthroughs and super quick fixes to everyday concerns.

Value

Full size is $31, Sample is $4.13

OFRA Cosmetics Bliss Eyeshadow/Highlighter

Ipsy Glam Bag December 2016

This Product’s Amaze Factor

Shine on. We love how easily this shimmering champagne shade glides onto lids and adds a hint of holiday sparkle to every look.

  • Touch and believe. Soft texture practically melts into skin.
  • Staying power. Made to last and last and last and last (you get the idea…).
  • Goes both ways. Use it dry or with a wet brush for a more intense effect.

This Brand’s the Bomb

If it’s good enough for the ipsy Creators, it’ll totally work for us. Founder Ofra Gaito has over 30 years of experience in the beauty industry. And she put it all to work when she created this award-winning brand—a favorite of YouTubers, A-listers, Olympic athletes, and professional makeup artists. The brand formulates and produces every product themselves with the best of nature’s ingredients. We’re happy to crown them an ipster must-try.

Here is a swatch

Ipsy Glam Bag December 2016

Then a bit more sheered out

Ipsy Glam Bag December 2016

My thoughts

They are offering 30% off sitewide with code IPSY30.  I really like this shade for both a highlight and an eye shadow.  However, I do not like how there is really no packaging.  I don’t currently own a z-palette or anything like that so am concerned this will get damaged.

Ipsy Glam Bag December 2016

Value

Full size is $12, and this is full size.

Jersey Shore Cosmetics Peppermint Moisture Rich Hydrating Balm

Ipsy Glam Bag December 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

This Product’s Amaze Factor

Champagne wishes and candy cane dreams. We’re toasting the holidays with the delish scent of peppermint and super soft pouts. Now all we need is the mistletoe.

  • Get ready to kiss up. Sunflower oil, cocoa butter, and coconut oil moisturize even the driest and most chapped winter lips.
  • Keep it natural. All organic ingredients are good enough to eat (although we don’t recommend it).
  • Aromatherapy, anyone? The invigorating smell gives us a quick hit of the get-up-and-goes in the morning.

This Brand’s the Bomb

Sopranos, Cake Boss, table flipping Housewives… and all natural skincare. Who knew Jersey had so much to offer? New Jersey mom and beauty vet Jacquelyn Foster Quattro created Jersey Shore Cosmetics to offer safe, high-quality natural cosmetics and skincare. Her goal is to help her customers look good and make healthy choices. Because when you’re jamming out to The Boss down The Shore, the last thing you want to worry about is The Toxins.

They are offering 20% off sitewide with code ipsy20

Value

Full size is $10, this is full size.

Cake Beauty heavy cream intensive hand repair balm

Ipsy Glam Bag December 2016

This Product’s Amaze Factor

Fantastic fourteen. An incredibly creamy blend of fourteen nutrient-rich naturals (shea butter! coconut oil! olive oil! and more!) are here to save our dry skin from winter woes.

  • Batter up. The sweet scent of vanilla cake makes us swoon.

  • Goes on thick—but melts into skin immediately.

  • White pine bark extract adds extra hydration, while bearberry extract brightens.

This Brand’s the Bomb

What’s that smell? Oh, it’s everything. All the products are delicious enough to eat. And it’s no wonder, as Heather Reier started the line in her kitchen. Confection-inspired and ultra-nourishing. Their unique textures, to-die-for scents, and multi-purpose powers make them some of our favorite beauty treats. Paraben-free, phthalate-free, and gluten-free. And because they’re packed with raw and natural ingredients, we might just try a taste.

My thoughts

Who doesn’t love a good hand cream?  With winter upon us, this will really come in handy.  It really smells great!  They are offering 25% off a $50 order with code IPSYHEAVY

Value

Full size is $12, this is full size.

mPrincess Mineral Eyeshadow in Melting Maple

Ipsy Glam Bag December 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

This Product’s Amaze Factor

Pigment? Yes, please. Get intense color in a single swipe thanks to this incredibly creamy shadow. #BringItOn

  • Sweet like syrup. Soft maple-brown shade looks great in the crease to add depth and intensity.
  • Keep it smooth. Real smooth. Easy to blend (and easy on the eyes).
  • All that color, but nothing to keep lids down. Lightweight formula that’s made to last.

This Brand’s the Bomb

Not your mother’s mineral makeup. The “m” stands for minerals—because all of their products are made with them. But they believe that minerals should go way beyond nudes and neutrals. Expressive, dramatic, and packed with look-at-me color to create crazy bold looks, their products are for the young and young-at-heart alike.

They are offering a free eyeshadow with any purchase with code freeshadowipsy.

Value

Full size is $15, this is full size.

Smashbox Cosmetics Inst-Matte Lipstick Transformer

Ipsy Glam Bag December 2016

This Product’s Amaze Factor

It’s not often that a product makes us go “OMG.” But this one got its own catcalls in the office. It instantly gives any lip shade a smooth matte finish. Lipstick wardrobe, consider yourself doubled.

  • Miracle worker. Lipstick looks velvety, with no lines and no chalky feel.
  • Gel texture feels like a primer and dries down in seconds
  • On-set tricks. Developed by pro artists looking to cut down on the amount of lipsticks they needed to carry in their kits.

This Brand’s the Bomb

The best photographers in the business. The biggest celebrity names. The most sought-after makeup artists. They all convene at Smashbox Studios in Downtown LA on the daily. With lessons learned from the shoots, they create products that can withstand the hottest lights, hold up against the strongest wind machines, and make it through a 24 hour day of costume changes. Straight outta’ the photo studio. Straight into our makeup bags.

My thoughts

So I haven’t really bought into the whole Matte Lip craze.  This is a cool product though.  I will most likely find a friend who wants it.  As you can see – it works!  I put a stripe of lipstick on my hand and put the insta-matte on the right side.

Ipsy Glam Bag December 2016

Value

Full size is $24, Sample is $12.

Tarte Cosmetics Tarteist glossy lip paint in wew

Ipsy Glam Bag December 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

This Product’s Amaze Factor

Snow queens, rejoice! This glossy (but not too glossy) berry color nourishes and soothes dry lips—and gives a perfect pop of plum to winter whites.

  • Here to plump you up. Conditioning serum hydrates and makes lips appear fuller.
  • Concentrated pigments deliver crazy rich color and spectacular shine with zero stickiness.
  • Long-distance winner. Made to make it through cocktail hour (and cocktail glasses).

This Brand’s the Bomb

Beauty with a serious kick. Eco-chic naturals that are as effective as they are luxe. They coined the word “skinvigorating” to describe their awesome ingredients—which include breakthroughs like Amazonian clay and maracuja oil. Cruelty-free formulas that go the distance (budge-proof, waterproof, sweatproof) in runway-inspired packaging you’ll want to pull out of your purse at every opportunity. We’ll never sour on them.

They are offering 20% off with code IPSYDEC.

Value

Full size is $20, Sample is $3.33

Aurora Intensively Precise Eyeliner in Cinnamon

Ipsy Glam Bag December 2016

This Product’s Amaze Factor

Skinny in all the right places. Super-fine tip and a no-slip grip make it easy to draw a precise line exactly where we want it. Thin is in.

  • Long-lasting, so we can go all night (up to 24 hours—that’s quite the party)

  • Who’s got patience for smudges? This liner is totally budge-proof.

ipsters will receive this eyeliner in BLACKBERRY or CINNAMON.

  • BLACKBERRY is an intense black shade that brings the drama.
  • CINNAMON is a dark brown shade that adds spice to any look.

This Brand’s the Bomb

Named after one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena that literally lights up the sky. The brand uses state-of-the-art technology to create luxe products that illuminate our beauty and give us the confidence to shine. Everything is scientifically tested in labs to ensure the very best quality. And they do their part to keep the planet beautiful, too (sustainable materials and good-for-us ingredients). Now that’s a stunning sight.

Ipsy Glam Bag December 2016

My thoughts

They are offering 20% off with code IPSY20DEC.  I like that the product was sealed, and the color is great.

Ipsy Glam Bag December 2016

Value

Full size is $12, this is full size.

Final Thoughts and Value

Kerry’s Bag $53.20.  I am most excited about the eye shadow – other than the packaging.

Crystal’s Bag $37.66

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Ipsy Glam Bag December 2016

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