Ipsy Review // January 2017

january 2017 ipsy review

A shiny new month means a shiny new (& pink!) package on my doorstep. Coming home to happy mail is my favorite and always seems to brighten my day. Ipsy is one of the packages I look forward to every month because it's filled with 5 deluxe to full sized beauty products that are nestled in a new makeup bag each month. I always keep the base of my makeup, foundation & concealer, the same but I love Ipsy because it allows me to play and switch out my everyday look from month to month. This particular month, I got to trade in some of my points (points are received when you review each item that you were sent), for another sample that I'm very excited for. I also received a skincare product that I've been eyeing since it launched. I don't want to spoil anything, but this month's Ipsy is my favorite to date!

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IT Cosmetics // Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination

This sample is a little on the tiny side, with .05 of product. What is it about being tiny that makes everything so cute? Plus, the pink and silver packaging gets an A+. Now, for the actual product inside.. it's amazing! A little goes a looong way and it's super creamy! I received this in the color MEDIUM and it is perfect to conceal + illuminate my under eyes. It provides full coverage, is water-proof, and is great to hide dark under eye circles or cover up a complexion imperfection. I definitely need to get the full size version. 


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lime crime blondie

Lime Crime // Metallic Velvetine

Remember when I told you earlier that I traded some of my points for another sample? Well, this is it. I believe I traded about 200 points for this and it was very much well worth it. This Lime Crime Metallic Velvetine comes in the color Blondie, a really pretty metallic rose gold. It's a very nice liquid lipstick that does not feel drying at all once applied, it also has great staying power and has a really nice consistency. I have a feeling this is going to be my color of choice this upcoming spring. Also, can we take a second to talk about the packaging? The lip product comes in a frosted tube topped with a gorgeous red cap featuring pink and white rosettes. The brand name is written across the cap in a white cursive font which looks gorgeous against the red. I can definitely appreciate all the pretty! 

theBalm Cosmetics // Bahama Mama

If there's one thing you can be sure about, is that practically every Southern California gal loves a nice tan. This bronzer is perfect for that really nice, natural-looking, sun-kissed look. This Bahama Mama bronzer comes in a matte finish with brown undertones. It can be used to contour or bronze your face, as shadow on your lids, or even to fill in your eyebrows. The possibilities are endless with this one! 


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Ciaté London // GEOLOGY Top Coat

Having a nice mani makes a world of a difference. I always feel just a little uneasy when my nails aren't done or begin to get chipped. I'm also a little guilty of using the same shade for weeks on end because I become obsessed with the color. I do like to do my own mani at home most of the time which makes me excited for this next beauty product, the Ciaté London Geology Top Coat. From my first impression, it seems to be a wonderful topcoat! It gives off a super shiny finish and dries very very quickly, which is always a plus! I'm definitely going to finish off my manis with this top coat from now on. Cheers to salon-worthy nails that can be achieved at home!

Crown Brush // Beaute Basics

Have I ever mentioned how much I love getting new make up brushes in my Ipsy bags? Well, if I haven't yet.. I really do. Make up brushes are an essential part of achieving a flawless make up look. I love getting to try and discover new make up brush brands. This particular make up brush is Crown Brush's C405 Contour Blush Brush. It is angled and is perfect to blush, highlight, and countour. I'm definitely going to use it in conjunction with the Bahama Mama bronzer I received in this glambag.

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purlisse mask

Pur-lisse // Blue Lotus Seed 5-in-1 Mask

Okay, so up to this point, my January Ipsy bag has included beauty products from It Cosmetics, Lime Crime, and Ciaté, all really really great brands! This next product is by Pur-lisse. Pur-lisse is one of those brands that I'm always excited to see in my Ipsy bag. I discovered this brand through Ipsy and I'm forever grateful to have been introduced to this awesome skincare brand. I use their moisturizer and eye serum every morning and night to achieve soft moisturized skin. I also love using their daily lip nourisher and treatment sheet masks. Being a huge fan of this brand, you can imagine how excited I was to receive a sample of their new mud mask. This particular mask includes blue lotus seeds, bamboo, white clay, ginger, and mushroom in their ingredients list, which is a wonderful combo that helps brighten, detoxify, tighten, and soothe, while gently exfoliating. It's so good and I've officially decided I need to get the full size version, stat!

January 2017 Glambag // Metropolis

The theme for this month's glambag is "A day in the life of a city babe". The makeup bag is directly inspired by skyscrapers. It features a silvery blue netting with an underlying silver base. I think it's very pretty and the perfect color combination for wintertime. 

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This month's Ipsy glambag did not disappoint. I'm genuinely excited for all the beauty products I received, I can't even tell you which one is my favorite since they're all so good! I feel like this month, all the products were well-rounded, as I received skincare, a lippie, nail polish, concealer, a brush, and even a bronzer! I definitely scored! Is there a particular monthly subscription that you look forward to receiving on your doorstep every month? Let me know in the comments down below so I can check it out. Click here to sign up for your monthly beauty bag filled with makeup and beauty goodies from Ipsy.

As always, thank you so much for taking a moment of your day to stop by. Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead,