Just for fun, I signed up for Ipsy Glam Bag again. Here's my review for the first time I tried it.
It's only $10 a month, so why not?
Here's what I got:
China Glaze Nail Lacquer in 816 Techno
Well this is fun! I don't wear nail polish normally because I'm horrible at the application process, but this was easy to use. I don't know if a 32 year old should be wearing glittery nails, but it would be cute to use as an accent nail for holiday parties.
Figs & Rouge Hydra - Activ 3 in 1 Hero Hydration HA+ Cream
This hydrates really well, but has a slight floral smell and if you know me, floral scents are my nemesis (as in, they give me massive headaches). The scent is pretty light, but I still don't think I'll use this.
TresStique Mini Matte Lip Crayon in Chili Red
Ooh, red lips are perfect for upcoming holiday parties. I put this on and I wasn't instantly scared of my clown reflection, so that's a good sign. I think I could get brave and wear this out everyone and a while. It's very matte, so I'd probably add a touch of lip balm underneath because my lips felt very dry.
Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara in Jet Black
I love trying new mascaras, so I was really stoked to see this in my bag. The wand is great, application is easy and no clumps, so I think this one is a keeper. I may even pay for the full size when this one runs out (it's actually a fairly good size itself). It made my lashes very long and full!
Beauti Basics Eyeliner in Navy and Eyeliner Brush
A few years ago I tried gel eyeliner. I bought a really cheap brush and product from Target and it was an awful experience. I never tried again. I was worried I'd get the same results with this product (it does, I'll admit, look cheap), but it was surprisingly easy to apply and I managed a fun little cat eye that I don't think I'd ever wear in public, but still...fun. If it were in black, I'd be a huge fan, but definitely reads blue when applied. I'll keep it around to practice with!
Not crazy about this print, but I must say that Ipsy bags are so useful and decent quality.
The Final Verdict
Definitely a fun bag! I enjoy trying makeup product samples, but what I really like about Ipsy is that you receive almost full size samples, which makes it a great value.