SUBSCRIPTION: Ipsy Glambag December 2015

by - January 12, 2016

So... This one is definitely a little late, isn't it? I remember months in 2015 when I would be posting about the current month's bag by the 11th. Alas, that is not the case this month on account of an increase in things be send by mail because of the holidays and my completely incompetent replacement mail man who returned my bag to sender without ever trying to deliver it. Thankfully, all I had to do was contact Ipsy and they immediately promised to get me a replacement bag send out right away. I was very, very happy about this - especially when I got the same products that I was always meant to get. Admittedly, I had a little bit of worry about that, but all is well.

Anyway, if you're interested in a closer look at what I got in my December bag, keep reading! Also, I'm going to do the price values in CAD $, so if you're American this valuation will be a little higher than you might be expecting, but I think it's good for us Canadian girls to know what we're getting for our money - especially considering how expensive our falling dollar has made Ipsy.

Pacifica Power Of Love Natural Lipstick in Nudie Red
Full Size Product - Value $14.19
So, the shade name on this is a little bit deceiving, because this really isn't a red at all, but I actually don't mind at all. I would call this a rosy beige nude, if that makes sense, and it's actually a really flattering, neutral and natural shade that I think could look good on a wide variety of people. It's also distinctly matte, fairly comfortable if a little dry, and surprisingly long wearing. All good things, right? Unfortunately, for me, this lipstick both smells and tastes like Play-Doh, which is incredibly unpleasant on the lips and I just can't get down with it so I don't think I'll be reaching for this one much.

RickyCare by Ricky's NYC Classic 3D Blender
Full Size Tool - Value $14.19
I was hopeful that this sponge would hold up to the beautyblender, but unfortunately it's quite a bit stiffer for me and I don't think I'm going to love it as much. That said, I will probably keep this around to be used to apply setting powder for baking my undereyes (newest obsession!) and I think it will do well for that because it doesn't have to actually do blending. For me, this is really just okay.

BeFine Food Skin Care Exfoliating Cleanser 
1oz Delxue Sample - Value $8.51
I've actually used some Befine products in the past and I remember really liking them. If they had been available for me to try locally at the time, I'd likely have invested in them, so I am definitely happy about this scrub. I'm also trying to physically exfoliate more to help and deal with some of the breakout scarring I have on my face, so here's hoping this scrub is hardcore enough for that!

FORMULA X Nail Colour in Revved Up
4ml Mini Size - Value $5.20
I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about this shade, but I actually really love it. It's a very, very shimmery rose gold champagne that seems to apply quite pretty on the nail. Fully opaque in 2 coats. So far I've only tried this in a swatch on one of my nails, but I'm looking forward to trying it out all over my nails and seeing how it wears. 

Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eyeshadow Primer
Deluxe Sample  - Value $13.77
This was actually probably the thing I was most excited about, I have to admit. I've been sort of all about eyeshadow primers lately, and I really wanted to try this one. This is a small sample (despite the high CAD$ value) but I don't mind that at all with this type of product because you need so little that it'll still last a while and really give you enough time to decide how you feel about it. I've tried this once and I think it did a really good job, but I'll need to try it again when I'm wearing my shadow for more than a few hours to really know.

Total Value: $55.86 CAD

The falling Canadian dollar has made this officially cost over $20 for us now, which is pretty upsetting and is starting to make it a little harder to justify, but at least this value is significantly more than double what I paid. I was also really happy with what was included in this month's bag, because it was such a good selection of products. I'm not a huge fan of the taste or smell of the lipstick, but other than that I'm pretty happy overall.

Thanks for reading and come back in the next couple of weeks for my January Ipsy post!

Canadian friends, are you still subscribed to Ipsy? Is it still worth it for you? I'm trying to figure out my future as an Ipsy subscriber!

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