November Ipsy Bag

Hello gentle reader.

So... My November Ipsy Bag.

This month's theme is Girl Meets Glitter. Did this girl meet glitter in her Ipsy bag?


Observe. Oh, I got that glittery vinyl bag... I don't hate it. It's actually super sparkly in the right light.


Inside I had a tiny tube of  Sea Rx Skincare Birchsap Moisture Lotion. It was okay... Smelled lovely and was surprisingly moisturizing. My hands liked it. Sadly, there was only about three uses in that teeny-tiny tube. At $32.00 for a full size, I'll stick to my tried and true Curel.

Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Volume Shine Hairspray. This is a purse size can. It's not too bad. I like a lightweight, non sticky, non gunky hairspray that is either scent free or smells good. This one stacks up. I tossed the can in my handbag for windy day emergency hair fixes. I won't buy the full size, I love my old faithful.

Starlooks Gem Pencil Eye Liner Pencil in Ultra Olive. I was so excited about this shimmery, golden olive liner pencil. It is so smooth, creamy and it applies a beautiful line nearly effortlessly. Tragically, it doesn't set and transfers badly. I have hooded eyes, I can't have a liner that transfers. I'm really bummed about this one.

J Cat Beauty Wonder Lip Paint in Mad Splatter. Boy, do I like the colour of this lippie! It is a cool, juicy pink-berry red. This stuff needs to be applied extremely carefully, with a brush. Don't put on too much or it will travel all over your face! I also used my barrier pencil with this to keep it corralled. I wore it for about an hour, it didn't really jump my clear liner and it didn't feel very drying. It stains lips and skin and it wrecked my favorite concealer brush. Now lip brush. This full sized tube will last a long, long, long time!

 IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer in Natural Medium. When I saw the box, I was highly annoyed. I thought for sure it would be way too dark from the shade indicator on the box but it turned out to be the right shade to work with my fair skin and to help further correct my Dark Circles From Hell. I will most likely buy this in the full size, once this travel size tube is gone.


Swatches of the IT concealer, the Starlooks liner and the J Cat Lip Paint.


J Cat Lip Paint in Mad Splatter lip swatch. Applied very precisely and with a light hand.

I am not supah-thrilled with this Ipsy bag... Not totally pissed at it. I do feel let down by Ipsy's shilling. They Instagram and Facebook photos of Ipsy bags with Laura Mercier, Nicole by OPI polish and other pretties I would love but I get... This. I seem to be on the Boring Bag List and I can't get off of it, no matter what reviews I give or how I tweak my preferences. I think I'm going to cancel. I'm over it. Maybe I'll get the December bag. I don't know. I have a few days to decide before the next one is ready to go.

If you want to try Ipsy, sign up is free, the bags are ten dollars a month, shipping is free of charge. If you do sign up, they will put you on a wait list. There should be a link to an option to get off the wait list, right away. No sense waiting around for your stuff. I just hope that you do better than I have.

Do you subscribe to Ipsy? Are you happy with the contents? Over it, as I am? Please do tell.

25 comments

  1. I do love a Grumpy Cat pic. Sorry you don't exactly love your bag though. I figure my luck would always have me on the "boring" list too, so I'll probably never get on board with these kinds of subscription boxes/bags.

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  2. The concealer looks nice. I've always wanted to try that one out since I've heard so many people rave about it.

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  3. The eye pencil had a little bit of shine.

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  4. I didn't get the Starlooks pencil this time, but I like the ones I have. They work fine on me. I didn't get the Bye Bye Undereye, but I bought it myself about a month ago. I adore it. And like you, I never thought medium would be right for me, but it is a perfect match. This concealer is my favorite! I like the look of the JCat but it has peppermint oil so I was happy I didn't get it since I'd have to give it away. I'm sorry you didn't get the glitter polish, but you probably already have a million ;)

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  5. Your bag was wayyyyyy better than mine. I got some weird stuff, that I totally am not a fan off. So lame highlighter, that lipgloss, and some little perfume thing or something. I am honestly so close to being done with Ipsy, especially when I see other things like Glossybox and Beauty Box 5 that have way cooler stuff. Time to find a new subbie for me. Great honest review!

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  6. I love the j cat and the hairspray is my favorite hairspray

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  7. I have to admit, I absolutely loved, loooved this ipsy bag!! LOL I think maybe you should let go of ipsy. It's not workin for ya! :)

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  8. IT Bye Bye Undereye is so good. You can buy the travel size for ten dollars. It's a small tube but you need so little, it should last you quite a while. :D

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  9. Grumpy Cat is my familiar. LOL Ipsy won't take me off the boring list. I think it's time to cancel.

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  10. I would be sad, too, if they said glitter and there wasn't any glitter but on the ordinary bag. :(

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  11. omg your meme LOL! ipsy has been a bit lackluster lately

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  12. I do love Bye Bye Undereye. I cancelled last month--I'm over it too. Like you said--the bags aren't horrible but I end up giving most of it away or sticking it in a drawer.

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  13. I like what was in the bag, but I agree... don't imply one thing and sub another.

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  14. I do really like that lip color on you!

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  15. I liked my ipsy this month, but I want that lip color! I didnt' get it

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  16. I didn't get any prestige stuff, either..or even the nail polish or that cool lippie you got. Not a great sub month for me!

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  17. In fairness, I like the lippy. No I'm not subbed to ipsy yet

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  18. I find that using a doe foot applicator to apply my JCat wonder lip paints or LA Girl glazed lip paints is easiest. I got some pretty okay things in my bag and was much more impressed than my initial thoughts ;)

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  19. GREAT bag!! Love the concealer & lip paint!

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  20. The NOPE cat made me LOL so hard!! I thought the same thing about mine and I did get ONE piece of glitter (nails). I like your bag SO much better, though!

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  21. You're right, there isn't much glitter, but I like the colors you got.

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  22. I think you got the best bag I've seen!

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  23. I think you got a pretty good selection and i wonder if you would be more thrilled about it if you hadn't seen what some other people got. I think it's a big case of FOMO with these bags/boxes when everyone gets something slightly different.

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