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My name is Christen, I'm 30 years old and a stay-at-home mom to my three beautiful girls, Lauren, Hailey, and Farrah. My husband David and I live on scenic Long Island and we love it. Our party of 5 keeps pretty busy, but I try to set aside as much time as I can to blog (which isn't as often as I'd like these days).


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Ipsy (MyGlam) - January 2013 "Super Stars"

After spending my 26th Birthday weekend at home with a nasty virus, I was excited to see my Ipsy Glam Bag in the mailbox on Monday (a day early - yay!). I already knew what was in the bag because I looked at all of the sneak peeks on Ipsy's Facebook page. I can't resist spoilers.

January's bag has great value. The products included total almost $50.00. I'm really pleased with the variety and quality of the products and already I can't wait to see what's in store for February.

The theme this month is Super Stars.

My Ipsy package is full!

Clockwise from Left: Ipsy Glam Bag, A TRUE STAR WILL ALWAYS SHINE Product PamphletSOHO Concealer Brush ($7.99)

I was a bit underwhelmed by the design of January's bag. Since New Years was only a few weeks ago, I expected a sparkly silver bag or something similar. But I do like the star pattern on the inside of the bag! I also like that this is the second time Ipsy has used a different shape instead of the typical rectangle bag. December's bag was a plain silvery gray and underwhelmed me as well. I hope that all of the new bags will be more than one color, because I thought their previous designs were fun!

Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Mini Body Butter Tube 2.5 OZ ($7.00) 
This product smells AMAZING - it reminds me of an orange Starbust. It's also the perfect consistency. I already know that I'll be using this throughout the winter after I purchase the full-sized tube. I can skip perfume for the time being.

Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil To Go 0.5 OZ ($14.00)
I have never used argan oil. Apparently, this product is used for split ends, cuticles, or even as a moisturizer for your face! But I won't be using it for my hair because it's too fine and naturally oily as it is. I would just look like I dipped my hair in a bucket of KFC's Extra Crispy Chicken. I'd probably have a similar effect on my face, so, this will be used only on my cuticles.

Travel Size Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray 1.5 OZ ($6.00)

I have seen this product in CVS for years and always wanted to buy it. I need a volumizing hairspray that WORKS. I'm in desperate need of a new hairstyle!!! This couldn't have come at a better time.

Nailtini Straight Up Color Nail Lacquer in Frappe 0.5 OZ ($13.00)

As I've said in a previous post, I don't wear nail polish much but I'm expanding my collection and I've been wearing it more often. I also received a nude shade in January's Julep Maven box. However, this shade of nude is a better match for my skin tone and is a lot more sheer. Now I have options. There were four other shades other than this one that I could have received, including a bright red. I would have been happy with any of them.

SOHO Concealer Brush ($7.99)

Of all the makeup brushes that I use, a concealer brush isn't one of them. I have to watch a YouTube tutorial to find out how to use the brush correctly. This brush was one of three that I could have received. I was hoping I would get the crease or eyeliner brush. Perhaps in a future bag...

1 comment:

  1. Loved your review! Just wanted to pop in and say that I was at Walgreens last night, and they have the Soho crease brushes on clearance (orange tag) for under $5, just in case you really wanted that one!
    Keep up the great and honest reviews!