ipsy Glam Bag Review - February 2017 - Beauty Subscription Box

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This review was written by Hayley. 

What is it? ipsy Glam Bag 
How Much? $10 per month, plus $4.95 shipping to Canada. Prices in US dollars. 
What’s in it? 4-5 beauty products every month

ipsy is a San Francisco based beauty subscription that sends a trendy Glam Bag filled with with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. ipsy uses ipsyMatch to help tailor a custom Glam Bag that matches your current style and beauty preferences. Once you've received your Glam Bag, you can head over to the ipsy Community to watch tutorial videos from ipsy's well-loved YouTube Creators, play along with the ipsy stylists, learn new beauty tricks using the same products they are using, and participate with your favourite Creators in monthly looks. As a bonus, you can review your Glam Bag and products each month to earn points towards free products.

ipsy is $10 per month, or $110 per year. Shipping is an additional $4.95 per bag. Prices are in US dollars, and with exchange you can expect it to cost around $20 per month. ipsy ships mid-month and takes 7-10 days to arrive.

Glam Bag - #ipsymuchlove

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Each month Ipsy sends a sneak peak email where you can view what your products are going to be before they arrive.  This is my sneak preview.

I also received an email with links to different tutorials for some products I received in my Glam Bag. 
BeFine Food Skin Care Gentle Face Cleanser (Travel Size $10 US)
This brand’s formulas are completely vegan and packed with good-for-your skin, natural ingredients, including lots of superfoods (seriously, some of the ingredient lists read more like a Goop recipe). Creamy coconut oil moisturizes, while tea tree oil and orange extract detox and balance out oil production, perf for those with combination complexions.
This cleanser smells sooo good! The formula gently buffs away the dead skin cells that dull your natural glow, leaving skin luminous.

BelláPierre Cosmetics Volume Lash Waterproof Mascara (Full Size $20 US)
You could be watching The Notebook while taking a swim on the most humid of summer days, and this smudge-free formula wouldn’t run. The flexible brush perfectly separates and coats every single lash, so your fringe looks completely full and defined. 
This is a great mascara. I am impressed that it lasts like a Waterproof Mascara should, but comes off easily with a makeup wipe and does not stay caked on. The colour is very black and my lashes appear full and long.

Naked Cosmetics HD Finishing Banana Powder (Full Size, Retail $23.99 US, Sale $14.99 US)
This sets makeup flawlessly and acts a subtle color corrector. The light yellow shade is clutch for knocking out under-eye darkness. It’s basically your concealer’s BFF.
When I first saw this as one of my items I was not thrilled, however, it’s actually a nice product to have. I have been using it on the days where I feel my bags are darker than normal - the yellow tone corrects the purple-dark under my eyes.

Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in I Give Good Tweet (Full Size, $12 US) 
Going above and beyond much of the competition, these super shiny formulas are 10-free. (Yes, 10!) Equally fab, the brand is vegan and cruelty free. Plus all the shade names will make you LOL. I Give Good Tweet, a robin’s egg blue, is fresh and fun, no matter the season or the occasion.
I do not like nail polish as a rule, but this colour is stunning. Perfect for spring!

NYX Professional Makeup Butter™ Lipstick in Ripe Berry (Full Size, $6 US)
Right now this satin finish is our goldilocks texture. Glossy is too much. Matte isn’t doing the trick. But this is just right!
I applied this lipstick as soon as I opened my Glam Bag. I love it. Perfect colour and it has a nice finish of both matte/shiny.

The February Ipsy bag included five products and had a retail value of $71.99 US. This box cost me $20.08 CDN with exchange. Four of the five products are full-sized samples, so it's a great month forvalue. I'm happy with the products this month, minus the nail polish as it is something I do not use. I will use everything else from my Glam Bag.

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  1. A nice value and mix of products in this month's bag.


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