ipsy Glam Bag January 2017 Unbagging

It’s ipsy time! My January 2017 Ipsy bag was mos def my thinnest yet, I was surprised at how slim it was when I pulled it out of the mailbox.

The bag is cool, like everyone else I got the  bag that is supposedly reminiscent of a certain famous skyscraper, but it makes me think of machines, rivets, computers, and guns. I really like the idea of theme bags (content-wise), something I wish ipsy would delve a little deeper in to.

fbvocj6.jpg          The first item in my January 2017 ipsy Glam Bag is a Trust Fund Beauty Lip Gloss (4 ml) in Method to Madness. I’m not too happy with this item right off the bat, I have never had lip glosses checked as something I am interested in on my ipsy profile. I do like that it is a neutral shade and may give it a try, but it’s unlikely. I like lip stains and long lasting lipsticks, and I rarely use those. The second item is Smashbox Cosmetics Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35 (7.1 ml) in Light Medium. Another item I am not stoked about; BB Creams are too light for my complexion. I have a very tan and olive skin tone and every BB Cream I have tried looks like I smeared a crappy zinc-oxide sunscreen on my face under some crappier foundation. Another profile miss – don’t use these types of products. The third item in my bag is a TEMPTU Base Smooth & Matte Primer (7.5 ml). Strike 3 ipsy! Rarely use use these types of products.

My next Glam Bag product is the Real Chemistry Luminous 3 Minute Peel (10 ml). Now this I like! I haven’t really been in to protein peels in the past, I felt like they don’t do much for my skin but I’m giving them another try. I also got a sample of this in my December Birchbox, so I can use it for 3 times as long, yes that’s right 3 times as long because the ipsy sample is twice as big as the Birchbox sample! Deceptively so too; I’ve used my Birchbox sample a few times already and I hate how large the cap is. Who do they think they’re fooling? Just look at this below…


So dumb.

Thank you ipsy for the respectably sized sample and less wasteful packaging.

The last item in my bag is the SLMissGlam Blend Beauty Brush L34. This brush is really fabulous, looks like a freaking unicorn horn. I dig this item, it’s gorgeous and I will absolutely use it.

dllepvf-1.jpg          My ipsy January 2017 Glam Bag contained 5 items: Trust Fund Beauty Lip Gloss ($6.99 value), Smashbox Cosmetics Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35 ($10.50 value), TEMPTU Base Smooth & Matte Primer ($6 value) , Real Chemistry Luminous 3 Minute Peel ($9.60 value),  SLMissGlam Blend Beauty Brush L34 ($7 value) for a total sample of $40.09. I’m not really in to most of this bag, there only 2 items I know I will use. However the value of those two items ($16.60) exceed the cost of the bag ($10) so it would be unreasonable to be unhappy with it. It’s not a bad bag, I just wish ipsy would pay more attention to the preferences in your profile.

Is anyone else getting items month after month in their ipsy Glam bags that they have not checked in their preferences? Has anyone else tried the Real Chemistry Peel? Please let me know below in the comments!

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About Epithelial Dreams

I am 37 years old. I have dry, aging, acne-prone skin with sun damage and pock marks caused from oil burns as a child. I live in a dry, arctic environment with extreme seasonal weather and light (from 5 hours to 20 hours of daylight) and I am often outside standing or walking in windy, below freezing weather.
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One Response to ipsy Glam Bag January 2017 Unbagging

  1. Real Chemistry is one of my favorite brands!!! Their products are aaaaamazing!!! Great review 🙂 Follow for follow?

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