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Ipsy February Glam Bag Review

February Ipsy Glam Bag: Dr. Lin Acne Spot Corrector, Zoya Nail Polish in Odette, City Color Be Matte Blush in Fresh Melon, POP Beauty Plump Pout in Peony Petal, and Eyetini Cordial Cream Shadow + Base In One in Ambrosia.

February Ipsy Glam Bag: Dr. Lin Acne Spot Corrector, Zoya Nail Polish in Odette, City Color Be Matte Blush in Fresh Melon, POP Beauty Plump Pout in Peony Petal, and Eyetini Cordial Cream Shadow + Base In One in Ambrosia.

This is my sixth Glam Bag. The February bag arrived really late in the month, but we have had terrible weather here, many snow days and blizzards, so it likely delayed the mail (the joys of Canadian winters!). I don’t think it was Ipsy’s fault. This month’s bag contained:

  • Dr. Lin Skincare Acne Spot Corrector (0.5 oz travel size): about $7.00 for the full 1 oz size
  • Zoya Nail Polish in “Odette”: $9.75
  • City Color Be Matte Blush in “Fresh Melon”: $3.30
  • POP Beauty Plump Pout Mini in Peony Petal: $19.40 for full size
  • Eyetini Cordial Cream Shadow + Base In One in Ambrosia: $19.95

Retail prices are in CND and don’t include taxes or applicable shipping.

I was really happy with this month’s bag. I loved that the cosmetic bag was pink (my fav colour, and perfect for February). It had a good variety of products – from makeup to nail polish to skincare. I was pleased with the shade selection that I received too. Three of the five were also full-sized products.

My two favourites were the pretty purple Zoya polish and the POP Beauty Plump Pout in Peony Petal, a really lovely rosey pink. Although the scent of the lip gloss is a little odd (I think they were going for creme brule?) it isn’t overpowering and doesn’t have a strong flavour.

The total retail value of the February bag if I were to purchase these products (not including taxes or shipping, etc.) was: $59.40 CND.

Where to buy in Canada:
Zoya: NailPolishCanada.com. POP Beauty: Canada Beauty Supply. Eyetini Cordial Cream Shadow + Base In One: ‘Tini website. I couldn’t find Canadian sites without customs/import duties for the Dr. Lin Skincare or City Color products.

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Ipsy December Glam Bag Review

Ardell Naturel lashes, NYX Lipstick, NICKA K New York nail polish, POP Beauty eyeshadow trio, Be a Bombshell The One Stick

Ardell Naturel lashes, NYX Lipstick, NICKA K New York nail polish, POP Beauty eyeshadow trio, Be a Bombshell The One Stick

This is my fourth Glam Bag, and I am still pretty pleased. I had previously reviewed my November Glam Bag. The December theme was “Celebration!”. This bag contained:

  • Ardell Naturel 120 Demi Black lashes: $6.29
  • NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in “Cream”: $5.99
  • NICKA K New York nail polish in “Classic Taupe”: $5.30
  • POP Beauty eyeshadow trio in “Smokin Hot”
  • Be a Bombshell The One Stick in “Girl Crush”: $16.98

Retail prices are in CND and don’t include taxes or applicable shipping.

I love Ardell lashes and it was great to get a new pair just in time for the holidays. I am not typically a big fan of NYX lipsticks, but I’m actually liking the formula of the Extra Creamy Round which doesnt have the typical icky, perfumey NYX lip product scent and taste. Unfortunately the colour doesnt quite suit me but I may check out some of the other shades now.

The NICKA K polish is “DBP, Toluene and added formaldehyde free’ and I loved the colour, but the formula is a bit thin and streaky and required 3-4 coats. I much prefered the Nailtini nail lacquer from last month’s Glam Bag. I also don’t think NICKA K products are available in Canada. I calculated the Canadian price from the American website (which doesnt ship internationally). UPDATE: NICKA K is sold at London Drugs, in-store only.

POP beauty is a UK based brand. I couldn’t find the eyeshadow trio for sale anywhere, which I can only guess means it may have been a special sample prepared for the Glam Bag? I did really like the shadows. The “Smokin Hot” contained great New Year’s Eve (or any party!) shades: white, silvery grey and sparkely black. They were very pigmented and I would try some other POP Beauty eyeshadows if I can find them in Canada.

The only big “fail” from this month’s bag was the Be a Bombshell The One Stick. I had been really impressed with the Be a Bombshell Lip Crayon from last month’s Glam Bag. The One Stick is obviously a take on NARS’ The Multiple. Be a Bombshell says you can use it on “eyelids, cheeks or lips for the perfect pop of color anywhere! Apply as you would regular eyeshadow, blush or lip gloss.” Yeah…not so much. This smooshy, greasy, glittery thing didn’t work on my cheeks, eyelids OR lips. Just awful.

The total retail value of the December bag (minus the POP Beauty eyeshadow which I couldn’t find a price for) was: $34.56. So, for $16 this bag had significantly less value than last month’s $108 Glam Bag.

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