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2016 November Ipsy Glam Bag Unboxing

November Ipsy Bag

Hello, everyone! Today I’m going to be sharing what’s inside my November Ipsy bag! This month’s theme “Rockstarlet” and came with 5 products! Read on to see what they are and my first impressions!

About Ipsy

Ipsy is a beauty subscription service that was started by Youtube makeup guru Michelle Phan. Each month for just $10 you are sent a cute little “glam bag” filled with 5-6 full or deluxe/trial-sized products. The bags are catered to your preferences through a “beauty quiz” you take when you initially sign up and later how you review the products you receive so the products in the bags will vary from person to person.

I’m a long time, very satisfied Ipsy subscriber. I love being introduced to new beauty brands and getting to try out different products with each bag. It’s like getting a surprise gift each month in your mailbox! If you’re interested in getting your own Ipsy bag, feel free to use my referral link – I’ll get points when you sign up 🙂

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The Glam Bag

I thought this navy and gold constellation-themed bag was super cute! The print is simple and minimalist which I like as I do the “foam-y” material feel of the bag. It kind of helps keep it’s flat shape. The inside has a nice gold lining and the star-shaped zipper pull is a cute detail.

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Inside the Bag  

November Ipsy Bag

Luxie Rose Gold Small Duo Fiber Brush 524T

First item I received was this little travel-sized pink duo fiber brush. I like the pink and rose gold color of the handle – very cute and the size is perfect to keep in your purse for on the go touch ups. The bristles are firm but still soft although I do wish it was just a tiny bit denser – overall the quality is nice.

20% off Luxie brushes at luxiebeauty.com with code IPSYTRAVEL.

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Doucce Freematic Blush in #49 Zen Orange

This is a peachy coral blush with a matte finish. It’s a pretty color, very smooth, and buildable but not really a shade I wear so much during the fall or winter so I’ll have to save it for spring/summer. Also I just realized that I’m holding it upside down in the photo above haha.

30% off at doucce.com with code BLUSH30.

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pÅ«r~lisse Blue Lotus Balancing Moisturizer

A really nice, light non-greasy moisturizer with natural ingredients. Great size for travel too.

30% off at Purlisse.com with code IPSYNOV30.

thebalm Mad Lash Mascara

The product that I was most excited to see because I love thebalm’s products but ended up being the most disappointed in. It has a unique curved brush what I didn’t mind – I think it did help me out with getting all the little hard to reach lashes. The tube is interesting in that it’s kind of inverted? Not sure if this was done on purpose to give you less product or something but it just made me waste product on the sides as I tried to pull it out. Oh yeah, instead of a screw top, it’s more of a pop off top which can also get messy if you’re not careful. As far as the formula, it gave nice long, natural lashes with no clumping. I was satisfied…about 15 minutes later I was getting ready to leave for work when I saw my face in the mirror and noticed HEAVY smudging underneath both of my eyes from the mascara. I was so glad I caught it before I left my apartment – I looked crazy! Not sure if I rubbed both my eyes or something but it was pretty bad.

20% off at thebalm.com with code IPSY20.

ModelCo Contour Stick

I definitely want to learn how to contour more! I have a contour set but it’s all powder, and I think I would prefer to use creams or sticks like this where I can see exactly where I’m drawing my contour lines then blend them out. I liked this product, it’s nice and creamy and blended well but the color was a bit too dark for my fair skin.

20% off all orders plus free shipping when you spend $49+ at modelcocosmetics.com with code IPSY20.

Final Thoughts

Really cute bag but I feel underwhelmed by the products. While I’ll use everything eventually and nothing was terrible (although the mascara was pretty ehhh), nothing here makes me terribly excited or make me want to go out and purchase a full size. Like last month, my favorite item is probably the bag.

Be sure to check out my other unboxing posts!

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What did you think of this month’s bag?

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  • I love trying new beauty products and I used to subscribe to Birch Box which is similar but I didn’t like having so many sample size products.

  • Kaitlin

    I’ve never heard of Ipsy, but it sounds awesome! The bag they sent is so cute!! Question for you – I’m in the market for a new mascara that’s lengthens and thickens lashes. Any suggestions?

    – Kaitlin
    kedgotwed.com

  • Sara

    Cute bag! My friend swears by Boxy Charm, ever tried that one? She always posts what she gets and it looks fabulous!

  • Mary La Fornara

    I love, love, love the Glam Bag…so cute! I’ve been meaning to start up with Ipsy, but haven’t gotten around to it. Maybe I’ll put it on my Christmas list.

  • effortlesseverydaystyle

    So many great products! Love the cosmetic bag!
    xo
    jen
    effortlesseverydaystyle.com

  • Amanda Marie

    I have been meaning to get this box for month! Love everything in it!

  • Ro

    Thank you for sharing! I’ve been thinking of perhaps getting Ipsy after seeing so many people use it (and also because I love beauty products), but I’m still on the fence. There’s so many monthly boxes to try and I’m still back and forth about settling on one, but I love that in Ipsy boxes they give you a little bag as well. Thanks for sharing this unboxing 🙂

  • I LOVE the bag! I’ve been considering signing up for Ipsy and this looks like a cute box!

  • That is a great bag! And the design is so cute.

  • tina johnson

    Great bag! I love the days when my Birch Box come!!

  • debbie_savage

    This is a fabulous collection!
    xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

  • Great items! Totally thinking about signing up for Ipsy.

    Alix | http://www.apintsizedlife.com

  • I used to love Ipsy! It’s such a fun way to find new products each month. Plus receiving packages is always exciting!

  • MichelleCat

    I too am a Glam Bag receiver and the only item I got that was the same was the mascara; they truly do send out hundreds of different items every month 🙂

  • I forgot about ipsy. This post just refreshed my memory and my best friend actually gets ipsy all the time lol

    xoxo
    BefittingStyle.com