January 2015 ipsy Review – “Fresh Start”

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January 2015 ipsy Review
January 2015 ipsy

Today mail haul included a nice assortment of items including my January 2015 ipsy bag!

If you aren’t familiar, ipsy is $10/month and sends its members a beautiful Glam Bag with 4-6 deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. Their bags always have an incredible value (well over the $10 cost) and I am always amazed at how they do it.

January 2015 ipsy Review
The Package

ipsy ships via DHL Global Mail (starts out with DHL and is delivered by USPS) and took five days to arrive.   ipsy usually ships by the 10th of the month, but mine shipped a few days after that this month.  Not a big deal since I had plenty of other boxes to keep me busy.

January 2015 ipsy Review
First Look

ipsy packages all of the items inside of that month’s makeup bag.  Assuming they all fit that is.  Sometimes you will find an item or two loose in the outer envelope.

January 2015 ipsy Review
The Card

The January 2015 ipsy theme was “Fresh Start” and included the following items:

~The Bag: This month’s bag was pretty plain.  One side is blue and the other is white. It’s a decent size, but there isn’t anything too special about it.

January 2015 ipsy Review
The Bag

~BellaPierre Shimmer Powder (Whesek) ($14.99): BellaPierre must have gotten some new packaging because I almost didn’t know what brand this was. This picture isn’t the best, but it’s a nice grey shimmer powder.

January 2015 ipsy Review
BellaPierre Shimmer Powder

~Elizabeth Mott All Over Shadow Brush ($9.99): Love this little brush!  I love that it’s pink and that it’s not crazy expensive because I tend to lose these.

January 2015 ipsy Review
Elizabeth Mott All Over Shadow Brush

~La Fresh Eco-Beauty Be Good. Good Day. Day Moisturizer ($11.76): This seems like a really big package for such a little amount of product.  It’s not a bad sized sample, but it seemed like the package was empty because it is so big!

La Fresh Eco-Beauty Be Good. Good Day. Day Moisturizer
La Fresh Eco-Beauty Be Good. Good Day. Day Moisturizer

~Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow (~$5): I love Pacifica!  I don’t think this is sold online yet, but I love the color.  I have been happy with most all Pacifica products I have tried actually.  They make good stuff!

January 2015 ipsy Review
Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow

~Velvet59 Velvet Rose Lip Gloss (Noisette) ($19): This goes on much more sheer than I would have expected.  It’s not sticky at all and was very moisturizing too.  I was really impressed by this!

January 2015 ipsy Review
Velvet59 Velvet Rose Lip Gloss

All totaled I came up with a value of $60.74 for my January 2015 ipsy bag.  When I first saw my sneak peek online I was just meh on this month.  But once I received it all and got a chance to test it all out, I was very pleased with it all.  I really expected to open this up and be disappointed, but that was not the case at all!

Did you get this month’s ipsy bag? What variations did you get? And what’d you think? If you are interested in subscribing or interested in learning more, click here. Oh and if you want to skip the Wait List, but don’t feel like sharing on Facebook (or don’t have a Facebook), e-mail ipsy Care and they will take you off the list and get you subscribed right away!

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This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Heather Poccia

    You got a great bag. I liked mine. But i would have loved yours.

    1. theramblingjen

      I would have loved yours because of that Malin + Goetz!

  2. Kali

    Love Pacifica Island Vanilla perfume! Smells soooooo good!

  3. Rose D.

    So this will seem strange, but I recently got a MASSIVE purse for Christmas, but it has no dividers, so I need pouches for it. So if you are looking to get rid of some of you less favorite pouches and bags I will totally use them!

  4. Susan

    I use my spare beauty bags for my girls toys that have small parts. My middle daughter got several pieces of American girl jewelry for her doll for Christmas, so this bag will be great for the tiny earrings, bracelets, etc.

    1. theramblingjen

      That is a great idea. I only have boys, but I remember all those little Barbie shoes and things that were always getting lost when I was younger.

  5. marthaa_023

    I just subscribed today, I hope to get off the wait list fast! (:

  6. alwayzangel

    I got the same bag as your except a lighter color in the lipgloss, which i personally prefer… I don’t wear a lot of make up working in a science lab, but even a little bit is nice, reminds me a am still a woman even if I am a scientist..lol

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