Ipsy December 2015 Review + GWS!

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What's in the box: You'll receive 4-5 mix of full-sized and deluxe-sized beauty products tailored to you in a collectible bag. You complete a profile upon joining and the products you'll receive will be matched based on that. You can update this profile any time and you'll also be able to review the products you receive for points which you can redeem towards a selection of beauty items.

Ipsy Glam Bag Packaging

Ipsy always ships their bags in bright neon pink padded envelopes, it's hard to miss it in your mailbox!

Ipsy is very similar to Birchbox where all subscribers receive different variations in their bag, and is mostly dependent on the answers you give in the Ipsy beauty quiz. They try to give you products that match your needs and concerns so not everyone will get the same items. And you can retake the beauty quiz at anytime if you feel that the products didn't really match you.

This review is for my profile so it's just one of the many variations that they sent out.

My Ipsy December Glam Bag!
Ipsy December 2015 Bag

Every month Ipsy sends their items in makeup bags with an exclusive design. This month's design is festive red with a diamond pattern stitching and glossy finish. It's nice and simple, not my favorite but will still be used.

This month's Info Card states the theme which is "with love from ipsy" and includes chariactures of all the Ipsy girls, so cute!

And here are my items:

My Ipsy December 2015 Glam Bag Items!

Items in Detail:

Beau Gâchis Paris Concealer Brush
Beau Gâchis Paris Concealer Brush
Value $12

I feel like I hit the jackpot everytime I get a beauty tool in my Ipsy bag, I really do. Although the name of the brand made me believe it was a French brand, it's actually founded by a husband and wife team in Tampa, Florida and they still reside there. They're all about making quality brushes at an affordable price.

Beau Gâchis Paris Concealer Brush
The back side of the brush

The brush has a good length (approx. 6.5"), longer than my other concealer brushes which I actually like as it gives me the option of either holding it closer for a more precise application, or holding it further away for a softer look.

Beau Gâchis Paris Concealer Brush
Closer look at the bristles

The bristles are soft and work great with my concealer. No complaints here!

Tarte Cosmetics Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder
Tarte Cosmetics Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder
Travel Size 0.13 oz., Value $14

I love Tarte and use a lot of their products so I was happy to receive this. I've never used their finishing powder before, but I do love their Amazonian Clay line, so I'm sure this will be great for my skin. Fyi, Amazonian Clay is known to remove surface oil and mattify skin, nourish all skin types and give skin an overall smooth and even appearance. Can't wait to try this out!

Pacifica Power Of Love Natural Lipstick
Pacifica Power Of Love Natural Lipstick in Tender Heart
Full Size .07 oz., Value $10

Subscribers who received this lipstick in their Glam Bag will receive either Nudie Red, Sweet One, or Tender Heart. Mine is Tender Heart, which I would say is a brownish pink nude color that will go great for everyday wear.

Pacifica Power Of Love Natural Lipstick

How cute is that! I opened the box and I'm greeted with a friendly message. Good choice indeed.

Pacifica Power Of Love Natural Lipstick

I love how this color looks on my lips. It has a satin finish and is creamy, highly-pigmented, and moisturizing too. This lipstick is 100% vegan, and even the tube is fully recyclable! I really like this.

Jersey Shore Cosmetics Vanilla Bean Anti-aging Lip & Hand Polish
Jersey Shore Cosmetics Vanilla Bean Anti-aging Lip & Hand Polish
Full Size 1 oz., Value $25

I can't believe I got a full-sized product that's valued at $25 in my Ipsy bag, how awesome. Scrubs are a must in my skincare, especially here in California where the weather is dry and my skin reacts to it. I'm already using a scrub from a different brand for my lips, so I can't wait to try this one out too. Their product page says that it will make your lips and hands feel silky, smooth, nourished and hydrated. And best part yet, the ingredients are all-natural. It's 100% vegan, paraben-free and made with natural sugar, natural flavors and vitamin E fortified nutrient dense oils.

Marc Anthony Hair Care Coconut Oil & Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Treatment
Marc Anthony Hair Care Coconut Oil & Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Treatment
Travel Size 50ml, Value $2.99

I actually needed a hair treatment so I tried this out right away. I didn't really notice any difference in my hair afterwards, both in dryness and softness. It doesn't compare at all to other deep conditioning treatments I've used in the past. It's also heavy on the coconut scent, which is not my favorite. So in summary, this was a miss for me.

My Thoughts: Minus the hair treatment, I loved this month's items. With 3 full-sized products and a Tarte Cosmetics item, I'm more than happy. The total value came up to $63.99 which is pretty high and totally amazing for its $10 cost. That's what I love so much about Ipsy, their monthly cost is just the same as Birchbox, but they tend to send more full-sized products and have a higher value, plus a makeup bag too! Can't recommend them enough!

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Ipsy December 2015 Gift With Subscription!

My Items

Product Price
Beau Gâchis Paris Concealer Brush $12
Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder $14
Pacifica Power Of Love Natural Lipstick $10
Jersey Shore Cosmetics Lip & Hand Polish $25
Marc Anthony Hair Treatment $2.99
Subscription Cost $10