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The One with the Ipsy October 2015 Glam Bag

I’ve recently been introduced to subscription boxes. I’m super excited to have received my very first box, although it’s actually a bag, from Ipsy! I found out that this company is owned by Michelle Phan, whose YouTube tutorials I used to watch a lot back in the day. That fact alone made me feel comfortable subscribing. Every month I pay $10 to be sent a small makeup bag filled with 5 sample items. Because I am Canadian, I also have to pay the $4.95 shipping. Unfortunately, there are not many subscription boxes that originate in Canada. But I think this is such a fun idea. Who doesn’t love mail? And it will be a nice surprise when you see what comes in your bag!

First, let me talk about the bag. It’s smaller than I expected. It’s a beautiful textured gold on one side and a shiny black on the other. I think the bag is very pleasing to the eye. Recently, I have a new found appreciation for gold after disliking it for most of my life!

Now, let’s talk about the products inside the bag!

Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask

I’m excited to try this the most out of all the items I received. It’s supposed to strengthen your hair, which I need badly due to breakage! I live the ponytail life at work. 😉 Tomorrow, when I wash my hair, I’m definitely using this!

theBalm Cosmetics Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick

I got the shade “Committed.” I’ll be honest. I have not worn lipstick in 10 years, if I were to venture a guess. I’m not savvy with makeup in general but lipstick especially, or even lip gloss, I avoid. I thought the colour would be too harsh but I tried it on and loved it. It’s very matte and stays on even after I tried scrubbing it off with water. I’m happy with this product!

Skone Cosmetics Pretty Eyes eyeliner

I thought this was going to be black but it is actually “plum.” The eyeliner itself is very nice. Glides on smooth. I’m just not keen on the colour. I don’t think it works for me. I love light purple eyeliner and maybe I’m just not used to dark colours on my eyes. I might experiment with it, but I might not.

Vasanti Cosmetics BrightenUp Exfoliating Cleanser

This is a 99% natural product made in Canada! The ingredients and their purposes all sound great to me. Papaya, aloe, coconut…softer, brighter, younger looking skin. I can’t imagine seeing results from a little 20g tube but I am excited to try this, as I do have some skin issues. Hopefully this will help! The best thing about it? Not tested on animals. Thumbs up to Vasanti!

DOSE Color Pill Nail Polish

The colour is called “Stormy.” It’s a dark purple, and it’s not bad. I just have to say I hate the tube so much. Because of it’s shape, you can’t put it down while doing your nails. You will have to hold it in your hand while also applying the polish. Now that’s just a dumb design. I would never buy a bottle shaped like that, even if I like the colour. I stuck to applying it to my toenails because I just did not have the coordination for finger nails!

So, that’s it for my first review. I think I will do this monthly as it will give me something to blog about! I also have a few other glam bags and boxes coming in soon so I will review them as well! It’s such a thrill! I can’t believe I had not heard of these subscriptions sooner. I am going to have a lot of fun with these!

Til next time, xoxo


5 thoughts on “The One with the Ipsy October 2015 Glam Bag”

  1. omg I HATE that nail polish tube so much literally such a stupid shape!! I just started my blog please check it out. I followed yours and can’t wait to read more of your posts xo


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