ipsy Glambag February 2013 Review

As I have shown thus far, I have an obsession with subscription boxes. So far, I have reviewed one of my Glossybox and Birch Boxes. Glambag is/was essentially the same thing. They went through some changes a couple months ago and now go by the name of “ipsy... beauty by you”. For $10/month, they send you a different kind of bag (always good for a travel sized make up pouch), with various trial sized and sometimes full sized products. They are pretty awesome, each month I usually feel like I get my money’s worth, especially because I’m always looking for smaller make up bags for weekends trips and things like that.

• February ipsy bag •


a look at what's inside...

a look at what’s inside…

Feb 2013 ipsy bag

I personally think that the cards that come packed with the ipsy glambags are basically useless. Yeah, they have coupon codes on there, but I don’t really buy all the stuff (especially from their website) so it’s kind of pointless and I end up having to go online and look up what all the items are about anyway. I really wish they explained this better on the card instead of just stating the brand of a random product. Also, they don’t include the retail price of the product, which also kinda sucks.

Also, just to note, they call this month “Get Red Carpet Ready”.

Item #1: POP: Smokey Lash Kapow Mascara (0.17 oz)

(I got this in #1, “Smokey Black”)


Item #2: Mica Beauty cosmetics: gel eyeliner


Item #3: Lash Card: Mascara Sheilds (ipsy deluxe sample)



I thought these looked pretty unique, although if/when I’m really trying harding enough, I don’t think it’s that difficult to keep yourself clean while applying mascara. And when I’m in a big rush and DO actually get messy, I don’t think that in my haste I’ll be thinking to grab one of these things… but maybe they actually WILL work… time will only tell.

Item #4: Pixi: Flawless & Poreless (0.5 oz)


Item #5 Coastal Scents: Shadow Pallet Sample

(I received the following colors: Candlelight, Gunmetal, Incognito, & Ashen)


All in all, this glambag was not too bad. I have gotten a few other samples from Coastal Scents,but I always seem to loven them, so no complaints there. I am excited to use the primer, because I hate when my make-up doesn’t stay in place all day. To be COMPLETELY honest though, this is probably the least of my favorite bags that I get monthly. Sometimes they repeat products and just make me angry because of the random stuff they pick for me. I never get really mad and cancel though, because I’m just always curious to see what I will be getting next!

all love & smiles :]

mary elyse