January’s Ipsy Bag is all about having the tools and products to look like a super star and even had little stars printed on the inside of the bag which I thought were absolutely adorable! I always look forward to what Michelle Phan and her crew have put together and this month’s bag was another winner for me!
Soho Crease Brush
Thoughts: This is an ergonomic eye shadow brush as there are three indentations along the handle where you are meant to hold the brush. To me, this is a bit of a gimmick as it didn’t revolutionize the way I applied eye shadow. The bristles are soft , but I would have preferred it if the bristles actually tapered to a point.
Full size: $8.99 (An educated guess based on the prices of the other brushes on the Walgreen site)
I received: *FULL SIZE*
Sexy Hair Spray and Play Volumizing Hairspray
Thoughts: I feel like I am accumulating hair spray at an alarming rate and I normally don’t use this type of product at all, but ever since I got bangs, I’ve been spraying them every morning so that they stay in place all day. I have seen this brand on a lot of beauty blogs so I’m happy to try it for myself.
Full size: 300g/$17.50
I received: 43g/$2.51
Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil
Thoughts: Oooh, I could not believe we were getting this in January’s Ipsy bag! This is 100% organic argan oil which I already own in the form of the Julep Elixir as I believe argan oil is no different from brand to brand. If the only ingredient I see is Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil it’s the same. I think you pay a little bit more for the Josie Maran label so I don’t see myself getting this in the full size unless there is some sort of value set.
Full size: 4oz/$125.00 (comes in 0.5oz/$18.00 and 1.7oz/$58.00)
I received: 0.17oz/$5.31
Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter
Thoughts: Mmmm, I love this moisturizer as it’s one of my favourite scents in the whole world! I love the fact that this sample was sealed and is an amazing size! Very generous!
Full size: 8oz/$15.00
I received: 2.5oz/$7.00
Nailtini Lacquer in Frappe
Thoughts: I love nail polish, but lately the nail polishes I have been receiving are bland colours like this one…I already this colour in a Zoya and a China Glaze from beauty boxes, so I really don’t see myself keeping this one. I’ll be donating this to the women’s shelter for sure.
Full size: 15ml/$13.00
I received: *FULL SIZE*
Total value of January Ipsy Bag: $36.81
Loved almost everything in the bag with the exception of the nail polish colour and another thumbs up for Ipsy!