Ipsy Unboxing: January 2018

It’s Ipsy time!! I love unboxing subscription services- it’s probably my favorite thing to do & write about! If you aren’t familiar with Ipsy, it is a monthly subscription box that includes 4-5 items, ranging in size and price. Ipsy showcases both high end and drug store companies in their monthly bags, which contain everything from samples to full size products. This is $10 per month and always comes with a cosmetics bag. Let jump right into January’s bag.

Cosmetics Bag

Ipsy glam Bag

This months cosmetics bag is a blue soft mesh fabric- detailed with lime green and pink stripes. This bag is not my style, at all. I understand the sporty vibe they are going for, especially since this time of year everyone’s New Years Resolution is to get in shape. I’m sure this is perfect for a lot of people who need something small to throw in their purse or gym bag. Total Sporty Spice vibes!

Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro Exfoliating Shampoo

When I pulled this out of my bag I immediately thought of Tati Westbrook (GlamLifeGuru) who raves about this company on her Youtube channel. I ended up getting two uses out of this trial sized bottle of exfoliating shampoo. This isn’t super foaming, nor does it really lather on the hair. I do feel like those two washes really helped my scalp a lot, since I have been struggling with dandruff this winter. I will definitely be repurchasing this- I am so happy to have tried it. Oh and the best part, this product smells so freaking good- just like Girl Scouts Thin Mint cookies! I excepted a coconut/beach-y smell but I was pleasantly supposed this smelled minty and delicious.

The Balm Cosmetics Mary-Lou Manizer

As much as I hate these tiny little pans, I was excited to see this is my bag because of personal nostalgia. This highlight was what I was wearing a few months ago when one of my best friend got married! I was the maid of honor and when the makeup artist asked me if I had any makeup preferences I said “just cover me in highlight!”- she then grabbed this from her bag and layered it on. It has a beautiful finish and works really nicely with my fair skin. This highlight stays in place all day, I was glowing throughout the ceremony, reception and after party without having to touch it up!

So Susan Liquid Matte Lipstick in Raisin Flesh

I am unfamiliar with this company, this is my first time seeing it. I love getting full sized products in subscription boxes so I really cant complain with this! The color is nice, a rich mauve-y pink, however I haven’t used it yet. i’m on the fence on opening this just because I own too may liquid lipsticks as it is…but I am curious of the texture and wearability.

Pretty Woman Nail Polish in Johnny’s Angels

I have received quite a few nail polishes over the years with subscriptions and most of the time they are pretty neutral colors- light greys, baby pinks or nudes. When I saw this packaging I did not except the bright blue color inside. Unfortunately, my polish was slightly open inside the box and leaked.

Absolute New York Eye Artiste Single Shadow in VIP

This is another company I am unfamiliar with. I already have too many single eyeshadows that I don’t ever reach for, so this will be a giveaway item as well. The color looks really beautiful and I would rather share it with someone who doesn’t already have colors like this. The pan is really big, so you get a lot of product in this!


For $10, this bag isn’t too shabby, however if I’m being honest it’s not my favorite. I love the shampoo and the highlight, the rest of the items will be given away since I don’t really have a need for them.

I have been thinking about cancelling my Ipsy subscription for a while now but I haven’t pulled the trigger. Are there other boxes you would rather see instead? I currently do Boxycharm ($21/month) and I absolutely love it!

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