ipsy January 2015 Glam Bag
Hey guys! It’s been a while! I do apologize but life gets in the way and it always comes before the blog. Aside from general life stuff, I have been going candle crazy lately at Bath & Body Works’ semi-annual sale that ended recently. I LOVE candles, but have refrained from really getting into them until I saw stuff about their Sweet Shop line released last year. I was bummed that I missed out on them but I found out that some stores still had some of those scents! It’s basically me playing catch up with a year’s worth of released candle scents that I like. I even got my co-worker sis Renu to pick some up for me when she was in Dallas. Some are White Barn (candle brand and sister company of BBW) exclusives and that’s the closest one to us. Her brother is in the Dallas area so she picked some up for me when she happened to stop by. I didn’t realize she was a huge fan of candles too until recently. I remember her stating she likes candles but I thought it was more like just liking something in general. I’m so happy to have someone around me that appreciates the joy a scented candle brings! I got this in the mail a few days ago and I’ll be honest….I just left it on my kitchen counter for a few days. I did open it but nothing wowed me (versus shipments of scented candles, that is). I got the chance to go through it 2 days ago and wow….I am unexpectedly surprised by the most unexpected item I got. Here’s what I got in my ipsy January 2015 Glam Bag.
My first thoughts are on the bag….not bad. I like this one much better than a few of their recent ones. I do love the material it is made out of. It will provide some protection from stuff like water droplets on a rainy day. The first item that caught my eye was the Hikari Cosmetics Mechanical Eye Liner. I do have a decent amount of this kind of product on hand from other brands, but there’s something about this that makes me want to try it out. I’m hoping it’s a winner since eye liners can be hit or miss really. I tend to like the ones that have a creamier formula in stick form like from Milani. The shade I got is in Storm, which is described as slate grey. The next item I looked at made me scratch my head for a moment because of the product packaging. I’m cycling though my facial moisturizer soon, so I’ll give this a try I think. My only concern is with the scent of this product. I read some reviews from fellow ipsy subscribers and they mentioned a cucumber type of smell. I don’t tolerate cucumber type scents well in beauty products especially on my face. I don’t know….I may just pass this on for someone else to try. The Manna Kadar Cosmetics Sheer Glo made me think of the Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer I have. It’s a product that I’d use in a similar manner. I’m not sure if I’ll get to try this as I have several of this type of product open at the moment from various brands. Next item is the Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow. The shade I got is in Treasure. It looks to be a nice shade but I’ll be passing it on to one of my nieces since I have too many of this type of product (yet again) open already. This is the first time I actually thought about canceling my subscription. I keep getting stuff that I already have a ton of! The last item is my favorite from this month’s bag. That actually surprised me because I overlooked it due to its super simple packaging. It’s the gem in my bag this month. I already tried it and I love it! It’s slightly minty and fresh. It goes on clear and reminds me of Neosporin Lip Health Daily Hydration Therapy but a little more viscous.
Lesson learned for this month is to not judge a product solely by its packaging! I’m ready for next month’s bag now. 🙂