January 2018 Ipsy Review!

Hey everyone! Today’s Mommy Minute is another subscription box unboxing/review! Today I’ll be reviewing my January 2018 Ipsy bag! Ipsy is a great, affordable beauty subscription box that always has a nice amount of products, including full-size products!

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Ipsy is $10.00 a month, but you can get a cheaper subscription if you pay for a year in advance. I pay $110.00 for a year of bags, so each bag works out to be $9.16 each!

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Each month you receive a mix of full-size and sample size products in a new make-up bag.

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This month’s theme is Game Face! This month’s bag is all about getting a little bit of extra motivation to crush your 2018 goals!

This month’s bag is a bit odd to me. It seems more like a summer-y bag then a January bag, but it is cute. I always have a hard time deciding which of these to keep and which to donate. :/

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Global Beauty Care Charcoal Wash-Off MaskΒ (1 OZ), $1.99

This is a 15 minute facial therapy charcoal wash-off mask. It claims it is made for all skin types and that the charcoal acts like a magnet to gently draw out deep dwelling dirt, oil and impurities from your clogged pores and lifts away dead skin cells without over-drying. The full size of this comes in a 5 oz size for $9.99.

I love the packaging of this because it makes it much easier to apply. I hate digging around for a facial mask in a tub packaging. I am a huge fan of charcoal masks, so much so that I even sometimes talk my husband into partaking with me πŸ™‚ This is resealable, which is nice because that allows you to save the extra product. I think this one is a win for me!

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Hola Neon Velvet Liquid Lipstick in DF, $17.00

This liquid lipstick in full-size! Woohoo! DF is a mauve pink with brown undertones and the packaging states it’s never tested on animals, which is a huge plus to me!

I love the color of this. I’m a huge fan of shades in this family and the packaging is super cute. The picture above does show the shade a tad darker then it looks in real life, so take that shade with a grain of salt. The formula is very creamy and I don’t find it to be drying at all. I got super lucky with the color choice this month!

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The Balm Cosmetics Mary-Lou Manizer (0.04 OZ), $3.20

Mary-Lou Manizer is a cult classic from The Balm Cosmetics. This is a multi-purpose product that can be used as a highlight, a shimmer or an eyeshadow. I either have or have had (and used up) the full size of this, but I’ve also had several of this smaller 0.04 OZ sized pan.

I am a huge fan of this, it’s such a gorgeous color and I personally feel it looks amazing on any skin tone. It’s very soft so you have to use a gentle touch. My only issue with this product is the packaging due to its size. The pan is pretty tiny, so the brushes that I normally use for highlight barely fit or won’t fit and it makes it a bit more difficult to use this. However, this is a cult product for a reason and it definitely has a home with me.

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Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo (1 OZ), $11.00

I was able to find this shampoo in this size on the Sephora website for $11.00 (currently out of stock, but they have a larger size available as well). The one listed on the Sephora website does have different packaging though, which is a bit interesting to me.

This shampoo is a micro-exfoliating scalp shampoo that contains gentle coconut-derived cleansers and vegetable-based exfoliators to gently remove dead skin and impurities from the scalp and hair. It’s a nutrient-rich blend of coconut oil, panthenol and tea tree oil that helps restore balance and moisture to the scalp, while soothing itchiness and irritation.

I am a huge fan of this brand and this is a product from them that I haven’t tried before. I love the cleansing/clarifying shampoos that get rid of product build-up because I tend to use a lot of product in my hair on a daily basis, so it’s nice to be able to do a deep cleanse sometimes. This is a very thing formula with a strong mint smell. The exfoliant is so fine you can barely feel it. I haven’t tested this out yet, but I definitely know what I’m using in my next shower!

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Ciate London Fierce Flicks Precision Tip Liquid Liner, $19.00

This liner is a full-size liner that retails for $19.00! Woooohooooo!

This liner has over 4 stars on the Sephora website and is from the Ciate London, who makes amazing nail polishes and has branched out into makeup. I have tried a mascara from them before and loved it, but I can’t seem to recall any liners I’ve tried from them in the past.

This liner has a really nice precision tip to it and the shade is an intense black that I always tend to reach for over any other liquid liners. I can’t wait to try this out with several different eye looks, but I’m thinking this is another winner for me!

FINAL THOUGHTS:

I’m normally always really impressed with my Ipsy bags. It’s one of my cheaper subscriptions but that value is always there and rarely do they send products I won’t use or have no interest in trying out. There were multiple full-size products this month and I feel like it was a nice variation in product types.

I paid $9.16 for $52.19 worth of products, plus a make-up bag!

Do you subscribe to Ipsy? What did you get this month?

 

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Wifey. Blogger. Mommy. Subscription Box Hoarder. Shopper. Cleaner. Organizer. Doggy-Lover. Cook.

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