Ipsy January Bag Review




Hikari Cosmetics Mechanical Eye Liner in Storm – This is a dark grey eyeliner that has a little bit of sparkle to it. The formula is a little bit waxy, which made it difficult to apply. At $13 this product is a bit over priced for the quality it produces.

Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow in Treasure – I received a sample of Pacifica eye shadow in another Ipsy bag that is a similar shade that I use quite often. The shadow goes on smoothly but, it isn’t very pigmented. The other downside is that the Pacifica shadows are only available in a palette and cannot be purchased separately.

Manna Kadar Cosmetics Sheer Glo Luminizer – This luminizer is very thin and liquidity. I’d recommend mixing it with some of your foundation before you apply it. It gives your skin a little bit of “glow” which is great for my dull winter skin.

La Fresh Eco-Beauty Be Good. Good Day. Day Moisturizer – I immediately noticed the unpleasant smell when I opened up this product. It is medicinal smelling, greasy, and very watery. After applying the moisturizer I did not notice a substantial difference in my skin.
Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm – I rolled my eyes when I saw another lip balm sample but, after trying it was pleasantly surprised! The smell/taste kind of reminds me of honey lemon Halls throat drops. The lip balm is very soothing to my over chapped lips. Unfortunately, it does not provide sun protection so I’d have to use it with a product that does or if I’m staying in doors.
Ipsy is beginning to disappoint me! I’ve had a Birchbox subscription before but, cancelled because I preferred Ipsy. Are there any other subscription services available out there? The Fortune Cookie Soap Box is so much fun but, it comes out quarterly. The Spring box ships on February 9th and it appears it may be Alice in Wonderland themed! If you like soap/lotion/body wash, their boxes are worth checking out!



  1. Karen Rees

    January 21, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Great post Jamie – just such a shame you’re feeling disappointed! I must admit, the contents are wowing me either huni 🙁 Xo

  2. mortbane

    January 21, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    I adjusted my quiz for ipsy, though I don’t think it would have helped this month as the theme was back to basics. I got my first bag in November and for 3 months straight they’ve sent me practically nude shades of eye makeup. I removed Natural, Sporty, and Simple from my style preferences and I can’t wait to see what they come up with for February. Thanks for the link to the Fortune Cookie Soap. I’ve heard good things, so maybe I’ll try the quarterly box.

    1. Jamie Wiley

      January 21, 2015 at 2:58 pm

      That is a good idea! I haven’t adjusted mine for awhile. I’m going to try that and see if it changes anything. Fortune Cookie Soap is worth trying at least once. I know the boxes are $20 but, the amount of product that came in it was well worth the price.

  3. Nadine

    January 21, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    I love reading about the products that come in these beauty subscriptions! I often hear of brands I have never heard of before. It’s a pity that these products weren’t great this time. Hopefully it will be better next time. 🙂

    1. Jamie Wiley

      January 22, 2015 at 2:12 pm

      Thank you for reading! Hopefully I’ll get a better variety next month.

  4. plus+beauty27

    January 21, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Ipsy was a little bit disappointing this month wasn’t it? I have my post that is going to go up soon for it and I tried to be as optimistic in it that I could be lol. Another lip balm! lol. 🙂

    1. Jamie Wiley

      January 22, 2015 at 1:59 pm

      I’ll head over to your post and check out your review! I just feel like I’m getting the same or similar products every few months.

      1. plus+beauty27

        January 22, 2015 at 4:45 pm

        Thanks Jamie! Yeah I know what you mean. I have cancelled Ipsy and Birchbox. I love having Boxycharm so much more!!

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