ipsy, subscription boxes, unboxing

The One with the Ipsy October 2016 Glam Bag

This past weekend I was out of town and I knew my Ipsy was due to arrive soon. So I checked my tracking and it said it was out for delivery! But the update directly after it said it was now in P.E.I.! I’m in Ontario so it was a little cause for concern…  XD Luckily, I had the boyfriend check the mailbox and it was there, safe and sound!


I resubscribed to Ipsy a little late this month but I e-mailed them and they promised me the October bag. When I saw the bag, I just couldn’t resist. I’m weak, I know. But seriously, how cute is it?! I had to have it!

What is it? Ipsy Glam Bag
How much is it? $10 USD per month
Ships to? Canada & US
Shipping costs? $4.95 USD per month; Free for US
What’s inside? 5 deluxe sample or full size beauty products, plus a makeup bag

Elizabeth Grant Green Power C Hydrating Cleanser
This cleanser contains Vitamin C plus 5 superfoods to brighten and smooth your skin! I can’t wait to try this cleanser. I like the ingredients and can’t wait to see the results. I’m always in need of a good cleanser so I’m happy with this product!
Retail Value: $1.88 CAD for 15 ml (full size is $25 CAD for 200 ml)

tre’StiQue Mini Matte Lip Crayon
You could receive one of two shades – “Florence Fig” or “Belize Bordeaux.” I got the latter and it’s a bright berry shade (although it’s described as deep wine). If I had to get a lipstick this month, I would have preferred the Florence Fig. It’s a neutral pink shade. Unfortunately, I just don’t have the guts to wear bright colours so I won’t be able to use this.
Retail Value: $16.07 CAD

VINTAGE by Jessica Liebeskind Brighten & Define Eyeshadow Palette
This mini palette has two matte shades – “Vanilla” and “Espresso.” I normally gravitate towards shimmery shades (I had my eyes on the Beauté Basics taupe shadow Ipsy sent out) but I don’t own many matte shadows so this is a welcome addition to my growing collection!
Retail Value: $14.68 CAD for 1.6 g (full size is $40.14 CAD for 4.38 g)

Ciaté London Fierce Flicks Eyeliner
Did anyone else know Ciaté made makeup?! I honestly thought they were only nail polish! This was one of three possible liquid eyeliners you could get in your bag this month, and while I was hoping for Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner (who wasn’t?), I’m excited to give this brand a go!
Retail Value: $25.42 CAD

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation
This is my third time recently receiving a sample of this foundation. I really like it although it’s not as full coverage as I expected it to be (considering the price of the full size). Unfortunately, the shade they sent me (Y225 Marble) was too light for me and too yellow-y. I decided to try my luck and e-mail Ipsy about it. They offered to send me a different shade! I’m very happy about that!
Retail Value: $8.67 CAD for 5 ml (full size is $52 CAD for 30 ml)

Total Retail Value: $66.72 CAD

Final Thoughts? Sometimes it’s a little depressing when you see other people’s bags and they are so perfect for you but you got none of those items haha. But, I am pretty happy with what I got. While I definitely saw a lot of things I would have liked much better, I’ll use most of these items that I received. I can’t wait to try the eyeliner and cleanser! I already know I like the foundation so I’m glad they are sending me a new one, and I can trade or gift the one that is the wrong colour!

xoxo, Tigritsa

4 thoughts on “The One with the Ipsy October 2016 Glam Bag”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s