Unboxing Ipsy Glam Bag November 2016

Price: $10.00 USD (plus $4.95 shipping to Canada) Number of items: 4-5 (+ a cute bag).

Ipsy is a monthly subscription service that introduces customers to new hair and beauty products. november-2016-ipsy-6This month’s theme is “Rock Starlet”. I think the design of the bag is really cute with the makeup and stars all over it.

Prices have been converted to Canadian Dollars

The Balm Mad Lash Mascara in Blacknovember-2016-ipsy-5

Full Size: $24.32 (8mL), Sample Size: $7.60 (2.5mL)

I like the Balm’s packing for their samples but this one down right sucks! It’s not a twist to open but instead you have to pull the mascara wand out. This is probably the most annoying packaging because when I first opened it the mascara went everywhere! I like the curved wand and it reminds me of Benefit’s Roller lash which is a fave of mine. I however don’t want to struggle whenever I open my mascara so I’m probably not going to use this.

Tarte Cosmetics Maracuja Oilnovember-2016-ipsy-3

Full Size: $19.00 (15mL), Sample Size: $8.87 (7mL)

I actually have this oil and I really love putting it on before I apply foundation, almost like a primer. You can also apply this to you hair to fight frizz or around your cuticles etc. It’s a nice all-purpose hydrating oil with vitamin C.

Doucee Freematic Blush in Zen Orangenovember-2016-ipsy-7

Full Size: $37.82 (8g), Sample Size: $16.07 (3.4g)

The packaging for this guy is huge so I actually thought I was getting more product but when I opened this I was a bit disappointed by the size. I do like the colour, it’s a nice coral shade that looks light and nice for everyday. I do like that it does come magnetized so you can pop it into a magnetic palette.

Pur-Lisse Blue Lotus Balancing Moisturizernovember-2016-ipsy-4

Full Size: $74.29 (50mL), Sample Size: $22.29 (15mL)

Ok, maybe it’s just me, but I’m always seeing this in my Ipsy bags. This moisturizer has white tea and vitamin E to reduce fine lines. I’m just a bit over this brand so I’m not really excited about this.

ModelCo Contour Sticknovember-2016-ipsy-2

Mini Size: $8.92 (2.1g), this is the mini size

I don’t really contour so I am probably not going to use this. I do like that this is an easy to use stick that would probably be awesome for those who like cream contours.

My Thoughts

I’m not really excited about this month at all. I think it may have all started with the horrible Mascara packaging that got all over my phone and my backdrop. I do really love the Maracuja oil so I’m happy to see that in my bag but otherwise everything was just OK. Total Value of my bag; $63.75

What did you think of Ipsy this month? What did you get in your bag?

Lots of Luv,

10 thoughts on “Unboxing Ipsy Glam Bag November 2016

  1. I had the same reaction with the blush. So tiny in that huge box, LOL!

    We got a few of the same things: the blush, the mascara, the moisturizer. I do like the pur-lisse stuff I’ve tried!

    I’m so sorry the mascara got everywhere. That’s awful! I agree the packaging is so weird.

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    • Haha! Yep, that blush size was a bit misleading in the packaging but still a decent sample.
      I don’t get the design if the mascara and opening it for the first really upset me when product got everywhere!

      What did you get that was different from my bag?


  2. What BS packaging on that mascara! I wonder if the full size is like that too?
    Been hearing a lot about this Maracuja Oil business – need to score me a sample to give it a try! Does it smell like anything?
    I’ve heard several people say they expected the blush to be bigger due to the box, lol.
    I’d been happy with this box since it’s a good blend of makeup and skincare. And no black eyeliner!

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    • I just checked and the regular size mascara is a twist open so it blows my mind why they went with this terrible packaging for the sample.

      The oil smells like a nut, but not like omg smells delicious nut but like eating a bowl of nuts, nut. OK that sounds strange but it’s not the nicest smelling oil, it actually really annoyed me at first because I kept associating it with the smell of Barbie plastic. I like it so far, it has a lighter consistacy than vitamin e oil so I like it for the face.

      Haha! Ya I’m glad there was no liner for sure!


  3. I read that the Tarte tarteist small size mascara opens like that too. Like who thought that would be a good idea?!? I hope it’s not a new thing that more companies start to copy…

    I keep seeing that maracuja oil! I’d love to try it.


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