The month just seems to be rolling on, and we’re almost at the end of January. Two months till Spring!
But this time of the month usually means ipsy time for me. And I received my January 2015 ipsy glam bag mid-month, a little early, yay!
The theme is Fresh Start which makes sense for a January bag. The bag itself is an embossed grid pattern on plastic. The color scheme is blue on one side and white on the other with a red zipper and ipsy pull. Somehow, this look seems better suited to the Fourth of July, but whatever.
So what did I get?
- Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eyeshadow in Ethereal, an ivory satin
- Bellapierre Cosmetics Shimmer Powder in Whesek, a steel blue-grey: also an eyeshadow
- Elizabeth Mott All Over Shadow Brush
- Jouer Essential Lip Enhancer
- La Fresh Eco-Beauty Day Moisturizer.
Although I thought it was a little odd that I got two eyeshadows, I’m not complaining. They actually look nice together. The Pacifica ivory satin shadow is perfect for everyday or in the corners for an evening look. Although I usually wear matte shadows, I love the glow that this shadow has. The Bellapierre Shimmer Powder is an amazing metallic grey-blue, and it’s quite striking. It looks good with my blue eyes. And the Elizabeth Mott travel size eyeshadow brush is soft and definitely handy.
The Jouer Essential Lip Enhancer is similar to the City Lips Lip Plumper that I adore. Although I love Jouer cosmetics, I don’t like the Essential Lip Enhancer quite as much as my City Lips. Jouer has a different, more slippery consistency that some of you may prefer, rather than the thick gel that is City Lips. The Jouer has a slight but chemical taste. I didn’t see any change in the size of my lips, but after wearing City Lips for more than 6 months, my lips are probably at max size, lol!
The La Fresh Eco-Beauty Good Day Day Moisturizer comes in a cool deluxe sample packet with a tube top that allows me to close it up. I really like that. The moisturizer feels very hydrating when applied, but it dries down quickly. Strangely enough, I can’t find any mention of SPF though it’s called a “day moisturizer”. Maybe that means a lighter weight moisturizer than their nighttime moisturizer?
At any rate, I liked everything I received. The Bellapierre Shimmer Powder is full-size, and it is priced at $14.99. The Elizabeth Mott All Over Shadow Brush is priced at $9.99. The Pacifica eyeshadow comes in a palette of 4 shades for $14, so it is technically a sample though it is the size of the shadow in the palette. And the Jouer and La Fresh Eco-Beauty Day Moisturizer are both deluxe samples. So again, my ipsy bag is worth well over the $10 I paid for it.
So if you’re thinking of taking the plunge and subscribing to ipsy for $10 a month delivered, please consider using my referral code so I can get some extra points toward free makeup! And if you’re a subscriber, what did you get in your ipsy bag??