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The One with the Ipsy February 2017 Glam Bag

Last month, I went back and forth on if I wanted to get February’s bag. I’ve been trying to be more smart with my money.  It was brought to my attention via a Facebook group that we are now able to skip months without cancelling! I thought, “perfect” and went about trying to do that. After seeing the bag design, I figured I wouldn’t mind missing out on this month’s bag.

Well, I never figured out how to skip a month and ended up accidentally cancelling my subscription altogether (I signed back up afterwards when I saw that I’d still be getting this month’s bag anyway)! I’m wondering if it’s a new feature that is slowly being introduced so it wasn’t available on all accounts yet, maybe? She said she skipped hers without cancelling so let me know if you’ve heard anything about this! I’m very interested and hopeful this feature will be integrated!!

What is it? Ipsy Glam Bag
How much is it? $10 USD per month or $110 USD yearly
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 Mott Whatup Beaches Matte Bronzer
Hello, tiny minuscule sample! This reminds me of theBalm bronzer samples they sent out recently. You can’t fit a proper bronzer brush in here so that’s annoying. I might be able to get a small contour brush in there. The product itself is great! It’s matte, not too warm or dark for my skin, super creamy and blendable!
Retail Value: $2.87 CAD for 0.7 g (full size is $32.74 for 8 g)

LAW Beauty Essentials Nail Polish
Out of the 3 colours I could receive, I got “Leave a Text” – which was my top choice, so yay for that! It’s a medium grey colour. I’m glad it’s not dark grey because I just got a dark grey Julep polish! The bottle is very weird. I did not know I had to lift the cap up to open it, instead of twisting it. Luckily, I figured it out. This polish is 100% vegan and toxin free. It needs two coats.
Retail Value: $11.79 CAD (full size)

Luxie Rose Gold Blush Brush 514
I love this brush! I am surprisingly lacking one from my collection with this exact shape. I think this may be a new regular in my makeup routine! As usual from Luxie, it’s super soft and good quality. Their brushes are vegan and cruelty-free!
Retail Value: $23.57 CAD (full size)

Biobelle Sheet Masks
I got 2 sheet masks in last month’s bag as well. I really enjoy getting them, though, cuz it’s something I know I’ll use and I love to try new ones! The first one is called “#staygorgeous” and it hydrates and nourishes the skin with almond oil and Vitamin E. The second mask is called “#iwokeuplikethis” and it uses wild rose and Vitamin C to enhance the skin’s natural glow!
Retail Value: $6.53 CAD each ($13.06 for two)

The Organic Pharmacy Lip & Eye Cream
I never thought to treat around my lip area the same as I would my undereye. Now that I think about it, that is such a common spot to develop wrinkles as you get older. It’s pretty neat that this product caters to eyes and lips! It contains Eye Bright, Fennel, Bilberry, and Frankincense to nourish the skin, and reduce the appearance of puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines!
Retail Value: $45.35 CAD for 10 ml (full size)

Total Retail Value: $96.64 CAD

Final Thoughts? This was a really good bag for me, with a really good retail value, also! I can honestly say I am extremely happy with all 5 (or should I say 6?) items. I’m not sure what I’m most excited about. Probably the brush, the masks or the lip & eye cream! The only negative about this month’s bag is the bag. It’s not my taste at all. But all is forgiven because the contents were good! I just realized that I redeemed points for a tarte Maracuja oil but because I cancelled by accident, I’m not getting it anymore. Bummer!

xoxo, Tigritsa

5 thoughts on “The One with the Ipsy February 2017 Glam Bag”

  1. If Ipsy introduced a skip option that would be fantastic! I always come back to Ipsy but I go through periods where I cancel for a month or two, then sign up again, then repeat the cycle. I know that they are choosing random subscribers to choose an item for your bag, though I haven’t been lucky enough to be chosen for this.
    This looks like a really good selection of products this month, aside from the itty bitty bronzer sample! I don’t know why they make them so small 😒


    1. I haven’t been chosen to choose a sample either. I read that if you rate your bag low, those people are getting the option. I’ve only rated my bag highly the last few months!


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