December 2013 ipsy Glam Bag Review & Swatches

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Without breaking a stride the ipsy Glam Bag continues to amaze.  The value in each bag is always around 5 times what you pay plus more.  Once again, I’m beyond impressed with this monthly beauty subscription service.

The theme for the December 2013 ipsy Glam Bag is Celebration!.

december ipsy glam bag celebrationWhat you see above is a black quilted bag with a black zipper.  It’s wonderfully understated, yet still chic enough to use as a clutch to a semi-formal affair.

The card is basically there to give you the run down of the discounts you can get by visiting the Glam Room on ipsy.com.  As usual, there are a ton of fabulous deals.

What’s inside?

December 2013 ipsy Glam BagFrom Andrea, Strip Lash False Lashes.  While I don’t wear false lashes regularly, it’s nice to have some on hand for special events or pictures.  These particular lashes are perfect for your holiday party or New Years celebration!

December 2013 ipsy Glam Bag contentsFrom POP Beauty, the Bright Up Your Life Eye Shadow Trio.  The trio I got was in Smoking Hot but a neutral trio was also sent out in Naturally Bare.  This smokey set of shadows is a little chalky, but overall work well and are usually my go-to look for holiday!

From Be a Bombshell, The One Stick in Flustered.  Flustered is a deep, rosy pink all-in-one stick, said to work well on eyes, cheeks and lips.  The texture was creamy and the color was lovely for the lips and when used very lightly on the cheeks. Two other shades were also handed out in Girl Crush and Sunset.

From NYX, the Extra Creamy Round Lipstick.  Subscribers received one of 15 shades, mine was B52.  I love this mauve type shade in the colder months, so this was perfect.  Mauve is my cold weather neutral and I’m always happy to collect more!  The formula is moisturizing and silky with a slight shine.

December 2013 ipsy Glam Bag swatches(L-R: POP Beauty Smoking Hot, Be a Bombshell Flustered, NYX B52)

From Jesse’s Girl, JulieG Holiday Frosted Gum Drops Nail PolishSugar Plum Fairy was the only shade given out in this months bag and it’s a gorgeous, textured deep grape shade with silver shimmer.  Below is two coats, but it can also be opaque in one thick coat.

Jesses Girl Julie G Sugar Plum Fairy Nail Polish swatchDefinitely worth the $10 and then some.  I am absolutely in for January since the value from ipsy remains fabulous and keeps getting better and better!

Ipsy does profile pages now, so here is mine.  There is also a pretty amazing referral program in place.  You refer friends and redeem points to get a sweet little bonus in your next bag.  I’ve gotten some really fab full sized products as my bonuses, but, something new, you can use your points to choose your own bonus!  I cashed in last month for a full size NYX Cosmetics Bronze Smokey Look Kit (see photos and swatches here).  Soooo go sign up because you’re missing out!

Here is where you can go to subscribe to ipsy for a Glam Bag.

What do you think about the December Glam Bag?  Are you going to subscribe for January?  I know I’m looking forward to my next bag!

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14 Comments

  1. I love ipsy!! December was my first one and I loved everything! I got the same eye palette, but so excited to see people getting different things! Thanks for sharing swatches and pics!!! Love yours!
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  2. Oooo, we got similar bags, but I like your shades better! Very nice review, Ipsy time is one of my favorite things each month. :)

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