Ipsy Glam Bag December 2014 review, unboxing

Ipsy Glam Bag December 2014 review, unboxing

My December 2014 Ipsy Glam Bag turned up a day after December was over, which is more than can be said of some beauty subscriptions. Possibly because of all the Holiday mail. I like the black and pink bag sent out this month; it will come in handy for packing a toothbrush, toothpaste and other toiletries that do not fit into my makeup bag while travelling.
The product card informs me that I am a "brave soul". While I wish I could have participated in a bayonet charge or cavalry charge in the 19th century, I'm sure that anyone who has seen my behaviour within a few metres of a lizard will disagree wholeheartedly with the product card's sentiment. There are three full-sized products in this bag.

Check out the contents of my December 2014 Ipsy bag below:


1. Beauty Without Cruelty Premium Aromatherapy Facial Cleanser

A 100% vegan and cruelty-free face cleanser with 3% AHA. I haven't tried it out yet -  my face looks like all the New Year fireworks from across the globe settled down on my skin.

2. Pixi Fairy Dust in Brightening Bare

I love Pixi but I have never tried out a Fairy Dust before - fine powdery eyeshadow that spreads nicely. This is a pretty neutral that gives a barely-there look with a subtle glow. I am going to check out more shades, especially Copper Sheen and Mocha Magic.

3. NYX Butter Lip Balm in Red Velvet

This "balm" is more pigmented than some lipsticks I have tried. I wore it at night and now there are red marks all over my pillow. 

4. Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara

This is the second mini tube I have of this mascara, which I love. Puts off buying the full-sized tube. Review soon.

5. Crown Infinity Shadow/Crease duet brush

I have wanted a Crown brush for a while now. One end is good for precision and inner corners while the other is fluffy enough to blend out shadows or to pack colour. 

Summary

With three full-sized products, this is one of the better Ipsy bags I have received so far. For me, the hit products are the Crown brush and the Tarte mini mascara, though I can certainly use everything. The bag does not feel plasticky and tacky, but a brighter colour would have been great. I wish I had got the Cailyn Mineral Eye Polish - it looks good on other unboxing posts I have seen. I wonder what they have in store for January. Hopefully there will be two or three full-sized products from some nice brands.
  1. The Tarte mascara would've been my favorite thing - that is if I still subscribed. LOL!

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  2. I still haven't used or reviewed mine yet. I got the mascara & NYX lip butters, too - I own & like them. I got the Crown brush last year & LOVE that. My other stuff was different from yours. All in all a decent bag

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  3. I'm not normally a fan of Ipsy, but this seems like a good bag! I am obsessed with the tarte mascara - cant wait to hear your thoughts on it!

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  4. This is a great bag! That Tarte mascara is one of my all-time favorites.

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  5. The brush looks like it's great quality, though double ended ones can be so hard to store.

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  6. This seems like a great bag! I unsubbed awhile back because I feel like I'd get a nice one first and then just crap for months, haha. But this looks nice and I laughed at your story about being brave, LOL

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  7. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 02, 2015

    Ugh, I'm terrified of those disgustoid, clammy critters, dead or alive. A lizard died in my sink last year and I locked up immediately and drove at night to my parents' house, refusing to go back (or go to work) until my Mum went all the way to my flat and threw out the thing.

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  8. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 02, 2015

    I've been keeping them flat in a drawer so far, but that's not good for the fluffier ones.

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  9. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 02, 2015

    Mine too! I'm glad they sent it out.

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  10. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 02, 2015

    Lol I almost stopped Ipsy two months ago, but with all the stories of Lip Factory winding up, I won't have another monthly beauty fix :(

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  11. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 02, 2015

    I love it! It is one of the very, very few mascaras that make a difference to my non-existent fuzzy lashes.

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  12. Lola SeicentoJanuary 03, 2015

    This looks like a great selection of products! I would actually use every item!

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  13. This looks like such a great bag! I used to subscribe to Ipsy but then wasn't satisfied with the bags that I was getting, but I really like this one! That NYX lip balm looks really nice. Sorry it ruined your pillowcase!

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  14. The tarte is my favorite mascara!

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  15. Natalie Carlson BrownJanuary 03, 2015

    I received the Cailyn eye polish and, from the swatches I've seen, it looks pretty much the same as the Pixi one. I was happy with my bag this month. My NYX lip product was a pinky color and, yes, it does have quite a bit of color to it. I really like it! Even though I was quite pleased with my bag, I would have loved to have gotten the eye shadow brush. Oh well. lol Thanks for sharing!

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  16. That crown brush looks nice! I LOVE that tarte mascara

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  17. We got nearly the same bags!

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  18. erikatheicyoneJanuary 03, 2015

    I'm glad that you liked your bag. :)

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  19. The Dalai Lama's NailsJanuary 03, 2015

    wow, this seems like a nice bag!

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  20. Kristin BassettJanuary 03, 2015

    Love that tarte mascara!

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  21. Betzy CarmonaJanuary 03, 2015

    It was a good month

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  22. Oh wow, you got lots of different products than I did! My Ipsy was delivered right before Christmas, but my Sample Society was right on time on Dec. 10th. I was happy to see the Tarte mascara though, I love that stuff!

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  23. I got almost the same stuff as you, except the cleanser. This was my first Ipsy bag and I have to admit I wasn't terribly impressed, the bag was a let down but the products were nice.

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  24. I swear I commented. I dont know why it is gone. I was saying I love your bag!

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  25. loredana marinJanuary 03, 2015

    I love NYX butter lip balm, but i have to exfoliete my lips before using it.

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  26. I've tried their balm, and you're right - it's very pigmented! I love Crown brushes. They make brushes for other companies like Bare Minerals, too.

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  27. MyBeautyJunctionJanuary 04, 2015

    I wasn't happy with the last few months' bags either, but this is better than the rest. Hope they continue to improve!

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  28. I love the Cailyn eye polish I received. It is fantastic. I just cancelled my ipsy though. Hope next month is great for you!

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