Monday, January 30, 2017

Ipsy for January

January's "glam" bag was surely that! I absolutely love the color and style of this month's bag. To the point that I would probably use it as a clutch to go out with! 😊

And the goodies were great, also. I was a little hesitant on a few of the items but after using them I became a quick fan. That's the beauty of an Ipsy subscription: it lets you use products you probably otherwise would have never even thought about.

Now, on to the reviews:

SLMissGlam Blend Beauty Brush L34
I was unsure of this brush when I received it, due to it's size. But after watching a few beauty Instagram videos, I got the gist of how to use it. And's wonderful. A great brush to use on the crease of the eye but also the lid. It's a pretty brush...soft...and a great addition to my slowly-growing collection.

theBalm Cosmestics Bahama Mama
I have another theBalm shadow/blush that I got in a previous glambag and I am not disappointed. This is labeled as a "bronzer" but since I'm not a huge fan, I use it as an eyeshadow. Pretty matte color and long-lasting. I actually applied it with my Miss Glam brush and viola!...quick and easy eye look for a night out!

Jelly Pong Pong Coffee + Coconut Lip Scrub
Yeahhhh, I'm not a big fan of coconut, but I thought I'd give this a try because I love coffee...AND my lips get super dry in the winter. Once you get passed the taste/smell ( simply because I'm just not a fan ) it's a great product. It left my lips nice and soft, and it felt great paired with a nice light lip balm afterwards!

Manna Kadar Cosmetics Paradise Blush
This blush is a gorgeous color and I love the sparkle. This was also a product I used on my birthday-night-out that I was very pleased by. Since I am fair-skinned, I make sure not to over-apply my cosmetics so I don't end up looking like a 5 year old playing in mommy's makeup. Less is best but it gives a nice sparkle!

TEMPTU Base Smooth & Matte Primer
I don't usually use a foundation of any sort unless I'm going out ( due to the fact that I sleep until the last possible second on work days ) so it's rare I am in need of a primer. But I do love the feeling of primer under my make up for long-lasting hold and coverage. This product is good with application of a foundation, be it powder or liquid. 

Also, with my Ipsy Points, I received:

BeBella skincare samples
Facial Essence
A nice, light gel moisturizer that I tried yesterday and was very pleased with.

Facial Cleanser
Haven't tried yet.

Hydrating Night Cream
Light facial cream perfect for moisturizing through the night.

Eye Cream
This cream is a tad heavier, but I had no issues with it. I felt like it took a tad longer to dry, though.

PROS: A nice way to try something new, didn't cost me any money, presentation was nice, the products are high-end, a little goes a long way.
CONS: All products are less than an ounce, I had a problem trying to get the caps off of every single one, the products ARE high-end and if you want to buy full-sized you're looking at around $65-$70, I broke out but I'm not sure if it's due to being "that time of the month" or the product.

I had a nice variety in my January glam bag...and I was pleased with my redeemed product from my points. A couple more months and it's time to either renew or call it quits. Do any ladies have suggestions on another subscription to try out...?