I am so excited to have received my first glam bag! This month’s theme is Beauty Schooled and the bag is white and orange polka dot. Mine was crammed in the mailer so it looks all crinkled. Still, it’s a cute bag and I like that it is water proof. I will actually probably use it for my toddler for that reason. I knew what products I was getting beforehand, since I peeked. My first impression was they are all products I will use, so that is a plus.
For those of you unfamiliar with Ipsy, it is a monthly subscription service. For $10 a month, you get a glam bag containing items specifically curated for you based on your beauty profile. It is a little more makeup based than Birchbox and each month your goodies are sent in a little makeup bag, which is a fun touch.
Also like Birchbox, you get points for reviewing your products. Unlike BB however, the points are harder to rack up and can only be spent on the few items that Ipsy stocks a month. You cannot purchase items off of ipsy’s site but instead get coupon codes for a certain amount off each brand or product you try in any given month. So right off the bat I am not loving Ipsy’s points system, but from what I can tell their bags are such a high value that it makes up for it.
Klorane Extra-Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk. Full size $19.50/sample value $6.46.
I was most excited for this product. I really need a dry shampoo but I am super picky about them. My hair is dark brown so a lot of powders show easily and are difficult to work into my hair. I like that this one is a spray, so even though it is a powder I feel like the fact that it is a spray makes it easier to work into my hair. I uses it once last night and felt like I was able to work it into my hair with minimal effort. The size included in my bag was very generous so I should have no trouble deciding whether I like it or not by the time I get to the end.
J.Cat Beauty Flying Solo eyeshadow in Half Naked. This retails for $2.99 and the full size product was included in my bag.
This is a cute little shadow that flips up to reveal a little mirror and applicator in the bottom of the container. The color is neutral but has a little too much orange undertone for me. Don’t get me wrong, I will definitely use this though. So far I have only swatched it on the back of my hand but the formula seemed nice enough.
Urban Decay Perversion mascara. Full size retails for $22/sample size valued at $5.50.
I currently have three open mascaras so I will keep this on hold until I finish with one of those. I am not picky about mascara though, so I am sure this will do the trick, if nothing else.
Jersey Shore Sun Mongongo Nutrient Dense Anti-Aging Lip Conditioner in Mandarin Orange. Full size product included in bag $5.50.
Ok, so this isn’t the most exciting product to be included but I can always use more lip balm. Always. This has a nice citrus scent and I was actually pretty impressed with how it felt on my lips. It didn’t sit on my lips and instead felt pretty moisturizing.
Dr Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner. Full size $45/sample size valued at $11.25.
This is intended for oily/combination skin and is a tinted makeup primer. It is actually already colored, so I will probably use this alone without a bb cream overtop. I haven’t worn this yet but I did swatch it and liked the silky texture of it and the fact that it is already tinted is a huge plus for me. I highly doubt I will love it enough to spend $45 on the full size but stranger things have happened.
All in all, I calculated the value of my glam bag this month at $31.70. That is amazing! I am excited that all these products are new to me and I hope all my ipsy bags are as successful as this one!
Do you receive ipsy? What was in your bag this month?