January Ipsy Bag — 19 Reasons


The Ipsy Bag for January has arrived! Instead of making a video showing the items that came in the bag I decided to try the products and include a review of the products as well.

The bag: This isn’t a bag that could be described as eye-catching. The best bag was the December bag, the black with red interior. This bag is blue and in a lighter blue (lets say sky blue) there are silhouettes of what appear to be cleansers, nail polish, lotions, and lipsticks. The bag is the same size as the others. The build quality is pleasingly sturdy and is a constant that can be found with Ipsy.

Proactiv+ Mark Fading Pads: Four of these pads came in the bag, which isn’t enough to see any real results. Naturally, the instructions indicate that if you use this with the rest of the Proactiv system you will see the best results. The only complaint with these, besides not having enough to see if they’re worth buying, is that they stink. No. Stink doesn’t accurately capture what my nose experienced. These pads STANK. I can’t put my finger on exactly what it is but it’s not something I’m willing to slide across my skin nightly.

Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow Pencil: This item arrived in the color penny, aptly named. The pencil is copper colored with an ample amount of glitter. The pigmentation of the shadow stick is awesome and the color is incredibly easily to blend. The amount of glitter is the only downside, but overall a great pencil.

Malin+Goetz Mojito Lip Balm: According to the packaging this lip balm is a daily protection, soothing treatment with fatty acid absorption technology. I’m sure that’s all great and amazing, however, I was only able to wear this 2 or 3 times. This “balm” is incredibly sticky. Maybe I just used to much when I applied it. I’ll keep it around and give It another try somewhere later down the line. There is no color to this product, which is fine.

Briogeo Deep Conditioning Mask: I really want to try this product! I’m hesitant to try this because I’m not sure if its geared towards natural ethnic hair. The last few week my hair has been incredibly dry and I’m currently struggling with keeping it moisturized in these frigid temperatures. [Side Bar: I feel as though the phrase “frigid temperatures” should never pass through my mouth when describing the weather in my area. I live in Texas there should be nothing frigid about these temperatures.] Anyway, at the current time I cant afford to try something new on my hair in its current state. I will keep y’all posted if and when I try it.

Faith Aromatherapy Sugar Scrub: Aromatherapy? I don’t know about that, maybe its because of my war with allergies. Anti-aging? Can’t really speak on that either. The area I used it on (my hands) were super soft after use. It’s a good product.

I was underwhelmed with this months bag, still haven’t figured out what the 19 reasons are. I think the overall concept was great, new year cleansing and refreshing the skin. I am excited to see what the bag for February looks like! Until next time, take care.



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