New year, new kinds of posts on OrganizedJen.com! I hope to put up coordinating blog posts with my subscription box updates on TBBB from now on. Today I am sharing the contents of my January 2014 ipsy bag.
The January bag theme is 19 Reasons, which I am taking to be ipsy’s beauty twist on New Year’s resolutions. Out of a possible 19 products this month, each ipsy subscriber received five. Does this mean that the products are meant to help you change up your beauty routine this year or somehow help you reach your beauty goals? I find this theme to be a bit out there, but the products do seem interesting.
✻ A! Absolute! Make-up Cleansing Tissues with Pomegranate Extract – I’ve never heard of this brand before. After a quick online search I see it is available at drugstores in a green tea, cucumber, and Vitamin C variety. It is available in the pomegranate on the Nicka K website. I do love a good makeup wipe and it’s fun to try new brands like this.
✻ MicaBeauty Tinted Lip Balm in Natural – I really loved the loose eyeshadow ipsy sent from MicaBeauty a few months ago and I’m hoping this tinted lip balm is another favorite. I’ve always been a little weirded out by tinted lip balms in pots for some strange reason. This feeling does not seem to apply to clear balms, however. I guess I just don’t like getting the color on my fingers? We shall see how it goes…
✻ Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Dry Shampoo – I have so been wanting to try this one after seeing missglamorazzi use it in her Get Ready FAST After a Workout video. I have a love/hate relationship with dry shampoo, as in I would love to find the perfect one for me, but I hate most of the ones I’ve tried. Getting one in a sample size in a subscription box is always a plus! I’m particiularly intrigued by the application nozzle.
✻ Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow Creamy Eye Pencil in Penny – I checked after my initial confusion if this was just a really small shadow stick or an eyeliner and confirmed that it is indeed an eyeliner. It is a very light copper shade, which I think will be perfect on my lower lash line for a hint of color. Elizabeth Mott is another small beauty brand like MicaBeauty you really can only find on their own websites.
✻ Pure Marula Facial Oil – I hear the words “facial oil” and I can’t help but cringe a little. I know, I know, the right facial oil can be beneficial to all skin types, even oily, acne-prone skin like mine. Still, I avoid facial oils as if they were a plague! I can’t decide if I’m actually going to try this one on my face or just on my hands, which is one of their alternate use suggestions. Should I brave it or is it not worth it?
Check out the video to see my review of last month’s bag and catch my reactions to this month’s selections:
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I will be back next month with my thoughts on the January bag as well as a look at February’s goodies. I plan on including my reviews of the previous month’s bags in these blog posts from that point on. I’d love to know what you got in your January ipsy bag if you are a subscriber as well!
*All products mentioned are part of the ipsy monthly sample program, for which I pay for my own membership. The ipsy link I provide is a referral link, which means if you decide to become an ipsy subscriber when using that link, I get credit towards bonus items in future ipsy bags. All opinions are my own. Post contains affiliate links. This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are genuinely my own. *