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Ipst Glam Bag december 2014

Mama’s present just arrived. The December Ipsy Bag is here!

Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription where each month you receive a Glam Bag with around five samples focusing on makeup and sometimes nails or skin care. The cost is only $110 per year with occasional savings options, and you can purchase full sized items from your bag on your Ipsy account for a discount.

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In this month’s bag:

  • Beauty Without Cruelty A.H.A. 3% Facial Cleanser Travel size – Value $2.99
  • CAILYN Cosmetics Just Mineral Eye Polish – value $15
  • NYX Cosmetics Butter Lip Balm – value $4
  • Sexy Hair 450° Blow Out Heat Defense Blow Dry Spray Mini – value around $7
  • tarte deluxe lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara – value $9

Total value around $34.

I have to say, I really like the little bag it came in this month. It is higher quality than other Ipsy bags and it is wider, so it may actually come in handy instead of being used as a trinket pouch for my two year old. Wyn will be disappointed for sure.

The Beauty without Cruelty facial cleanser is vegan and cruelty free. It has 3% alpha hydroxy, so I have not used it yet since my skin is so dry and sensitive right now. I might be saving that one for summer. Lately, if I wash my face at all I use coconut oil.

The CAILYN Cosmetics Just Mineral Eye Polish is interesting. I like the applicator stick. It makes application easier and precise. The color (orchid?) is not something I would normally choose since I have cool tone skin, but I like it over all and it stays put.

The NYX lip balm? Well, it is lip balm. Nice lip balm, but otherwise not much to say. I do like the fat stick. It is tinted, so I would have liked something more pinky than the peachy nude color though. Peach tones on lips just make your teeth look yellow. If I were buying it I would choose the “ladyfingers” color.

I can’t say much about the blowout heat defense spray since I don’t own a hair dryer. The hair dryer did not survive my last culling of stuff when we moved. I just don’t need one enough to bother keeping it around. I wonder if it can be used when I use hot rollers in my hair?

I like tarte. Therefore I like tarte deluxe lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara. However, it really does work on lengthening and my eye lashes are already super long for my very deep set eyes, so I have to squint funny until it dries or I get mascara all over my under eye and eyelid. I do recommend it for those looking for length!

You can gain points on your Ipsy account for additional discounts and freebies. If you want to sign up, I would if you used my referral link!

 

 

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