Ipsy Glam Bag - December 2013

I finallllllly received my Ipsy Glam Bag last night, and I just couldn't wait to share this months with you! I swear mine got lost in the mail or something, because it took absolutely ages for me to receive it.

If you are not sure what Ipsy is, it is a beauty subscription service. Each month you receive a mini makeup bag with 5 deluxe samples, and full size beauty products!

Each bag costs $10.00 - which is an AMAZING deal. If you are interested in signing up, feel free to sign up through my referral LINK! (Thanks, xo!)

This month's theme was "Celebrate" - The makeup bag was a checked black patent material with a bright red lining!

The first item I got was a Pop Beauty Eyeshadow trio in "Smokin Hot" - a very grey toned palette. I'm not one to go for a grey smokey eye look - I would have rather received the more natural option, and I wasn't too impressed with the swatches. (You can find swatches for all the products mentioned down below!) This palette retails for $6.00.

The second product that I received was "The One Stick" from Be A Bombshell in the colour Girl Crush. It's a pearlescent light pink, and I really like it! It was super creamy, and pretty pigmented when I swatched it. This will be the second Be A Bombshell product that I have ever used, & my first product did not disappoint, so I am excited to try this! This stick retails for $16.00.

Next, I received The Big Lip Pencil from J.Cats Beauty in Red Rose.  I have never tried a J.Cats Beauty Product before, & I was excited to receive this in a bright red, because the holidays is the perfect time to bust out the red lip colours! The Big Lip Pencil from J.Cats Beauty retails for $4.00.

I also received a Mirabella Eye Blender Brush. I was happy to receive this because you can never have too many fluffy blender brushes! This product retails for $26.00.

And Lastly, I received Julie G's Textured Nail Polish in Frosted Gum Drops - a super sparkly purple! I am super excited to try this one out - so expect a nail of the day post shortly! You can pick up this nail polish up for $4.00

Here are the swatches from the products mentioned above! 
From Left to Right: Pop Beauty Smokin' Hot Palette (Light Grey, Medium Grey, Dark Grey), J.Cats Big Lip Pencil in Red Rose and Be A Bombshell's "The One Stick" in Girl Crush.

Overall I am quite happy with the products I received in my December Glam Bag. Even though the eyeshadow trio was a bit of a flop, the overall value of the bag was above $56.00 - which is an amazing deal! I can't wait to see what next months bag has in store!

Have you tried any of these products before? Let me know what you think!


  1. I am asking for this subscription for my birthday I think haha wish I had heard of it in time for christmas, but I am very out of the loop apparently !! Silly Canadian shipping costs though... thats annoying haha

    1. this subscription is such a good deal! it's only $16.00 with the Canadian shipping costs, so it is definitely worth it! feel free to use my referral link when you sign up ;) hehe! :)