Today I’m reviewing my January ipsy glam bag for y’all. Several months ago I cancelled my subscription to ipsy because I wasn’t happy with the items I was receiving. I felt like my preferences were not being accounted for, and I was tired of wasting money each month on things I wouldn’t use. This is when a friend of mine suggested Boxy Charm, and I decided to sign up for that subscription box instead. Read all about that here.
That being said, I restarted my subscription this month because I wanted to try more brands, have more content for the blog, and it’s only $10/month. One thing I realized during my ipsy hiatus was that I never reviewed my bags. I got them, wasn’t pleased with some items, stored them away, and waited for the next month. Wash, rinse, repeat. However, I decided to be much better about reviewing my bags going forward. I mean how will ipsy know I’m not happy with my bags if I’m not giving them feedback? Plus, if I still am not happy with my products after a couple of months of diligent reviews, then I’ll just cancel and make sure to share my experience with y’all.
This month I’m actually thrilled with my items! I’ve already tried the charcoal mask, and loved it! It’s so smooth and luxurious feeling. I have another charcoal mask that feels a lot more like clay and isn’t as comfortable to wear while it dries. I also love the Ciaté London liquid eyeliner, Hola Neon matte liquid lipstick, and leave-in conditioner. I’ve used Alterna Caviar products off-and-on for a couple of years, and while I don’t think they are quite on the level of Oribe or Kerastase, they are much more cost-effective and still do a really good job for the price. So, I was really happy to receive the 10-in-1 leave in conditioner and heat protectant, it smooths, nourishes, strengthens, and protects against heat, so you get a ton of bang for your buck!
The only item I’m not really in love with is theBalm Mary Lou-manizer. It’s supposed to be a highlighter/eyeshadow, but I don’t think it’s great for either. It feels more like an eyeshadow, and is not as luminous as other highlighters I’ve used before, so doesn’t really work as a highlighter. But I don’t think the color is great for a stand alone eyeshadow either. So when I was reviewing the products on my ipsy profile, I made sure to mention that I didn’t love the product and rated it appropriately. Hopefully that helps me get a bag full of items I love in the future. I’ll keep y’all posted!
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