Jan 14, 2014

January Ipsy Bag 2014

I skipped posting about my December Ipsy bag since I was away and by the time I got back, it is almost a month behind. Plus, it was one of the bags that did not excite me at all with the products.

Received my January Ipsy bag and here is what I got:

comes in an aqua color bag

Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow Cream Eye Pencil in Penny
Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave in Conditioner
Nourish Organic Lightweight Moisturizing Face Lotion
Mica Beauty Cosmetics Tinted Lip Balm in Natural
Willa Naturals Gentle Cleansing Towelettes

Out of the 5 products I was sent this month, only 2 I am excited about. Sadly, I find the products in my Ipsy bags are not as great as previous months.

One of the products I like is this Elizabeth Mott's Smooth Shadow creamy eye pencil in penny. This is a very tiny pencil though and not sure if it is just mine or not, but this one does not twist up and that is all the product I'm getting. Fortunately it is a shade I like. It is a light copper champagne color which I intend to use on my lower waterline.

Another product I like is this tinted lip balm in natural from Mica Beauty cosmetics. I love tinted lip balm and this shade is very natural and I will put this in my purse.

The rest is just so-so for me. Healthy Sexy Hair products are very popular among beauty bags and this has to be my third or fourth one I receive. The Nourish Organic face lotion is ok. Scent is argan rosewater and I am not a big fan of putting fragrant lotion on my face. Last product is the cleansing towelettes from Willa. Not a big fan of this either.

Would give this month Ipsy bag a 2 ** out of 5. Would give Ipsy another 2 months and I may have to cancel my subscription.

What did you receive in your Ipsy bag? Are you happy with what you get?


  1. it does seem like ipsy is getting worse, i used to be super tempted to subscribe, these days... not so much.

    1. seems to be a trend for most of the beauty subscription bags. They had such awesome products last year and hopefully they will improve in the next couple of months.

  2. Bag twins! I wasn't that impressed with this month's line up, although I, too, love the same products as you. That lip balm was a surprise favourite! I don't -mind- the other products, but they aren't a selling point for me. Especially compared to some of the other options that were available...

    Kalyn @ The Scenic Route

    1. I'm using the tinted lip balm and I'm pleasantly surprised of how much I like it. Hopefully Ipsy will improve in the next couple of months as I'm getting tired of their so-so products for a while and ready to give up my subscription.

  3. I just looked at my glam room and I got 5 different products from you. It's too bad that you only like 2 of yours.
    I'll have to go check my mail today!
    You should contact Ipsy about the eye pencil because I'm sure it's defective. They'll either send you a replacement, or a completely different product (all depends on stock). I had perfume leak in my bag once and they sent me a lip balm.

    1. great idea to contact them and let them know about the problem with my eyeliner. I didn't even think of that before. Thanks! Hope you get some goodies you enjoy in your bag. Can't wait to see what you get.

  4. I dont get the ipsy bag,but thinking about it!
    Just got my birchbox and it was ok( not great).

    1. don't think Birchbox is available to us Canadians. I have been so happy with my Ipsy bags all year last year but the last couple of months have been disappointing. Guess can't be loaded with nice products month after month.