Ipsy Glam Bag Reveal November 2013: Glam It Up

November 18, 2013

The theme for this month's Glam Bag was "Glam it up."  The main reason why I was excited for this month's Glam Bag was because I found out we would get six items instead of 4-5.  Who doesn't love an added bonus to a bag that has been consistently a great value? 


I received:

1) Pixi Beauty Bronzer Subtly Suntouched
2) Nailtini in Caviar Cocktail
3) Be a Bombshell Lip Crayon in Hot Damn
4) Starlooks Gem Pencil in Amethyst
5) Em Mascara in Black
6) GlamGlow Tingle Exfoliate Treatment



From reading other Ipsy reviews online, I see that there isn't a whole lot of variation this month between the bags.

Here's my take on the contents:

1) Pixi Beauty Bronzer Subtly Suntouched- I am very fair skinned and tend to embrace that about myself, so I don't own very much bronzer.  I just have one other kind that I haven't used yet, because I fear it's going to be too dark and look completely unnatural.  This bronzer, on the other hand, looks lighter than my other one, so I decided to go ahead and give it a whirl.  Lo and behold, it is a good fit for my complexion and doesn't look too dark or fake.  This item is a win for me.

2) Nailtini in Caviar Cocktail- This is my first bottle of Nailtini polish and I'm happy about receiving one since I have seen it appear in many previous Ipsy Glam Bags.  The only thing that sort of stinks is that I would have much rather gotten this polish in the beautiful shade of rose gold that some other subscribers received.  This color is very similar to Julep's Stefani, which I already own.  

3)  Be a Bombshell Lip Crayon in Hot Damn- This is a really great, vibrant shade of red.  I will use this when creating a bolder look, but probably not every day.  I could see how some people might not like this color, but I personally like this shade.  I've swatched it below along with the next item.


4) Starlooks Gem Pencil in Amethyst- I love the shade of this pencil!  It can be used as eyeliner or a shadow.  I was happy to get this because the shimmer is perfect for the holidays and I don't have any eyeliners in anything other than black and brown.  This is a nice change.

5) Em Mascara in black- This is the item I'm the least thrilled about because I have received two other black mascaras in the August and September Ipsy Glam Bags.  Of all the items to try from Em, I would have preferred something else.

6) GlamGlow Tingle Exfoliate Treatment- I like masks and I haven't tried this particular type before, so it's nice to have the chance to try something I wouldn't have normally bought myself.  I would rather have the full sized version of this and a sample sized mascara.  

Overall:  Besides the bore of receiving yet another black mascara, I think my Ipsy Glam Bag is great this month.  The extra item makes the value of the overall bag even higher than it usually is!  Even though I have a ton of makeup already, this is one subscription service that I cannot bring myself to cancel or even take a break from yet.
12 comments on "Ipsy Glam Bag Reveal November 2013: Glam It Up"
  1. The mascara almost killed this months bag for me, especially since I recieved the mascara in brown. I've never used a brown mascara before. I'm jealous you got the GlamGlow mask!

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    1. I've never used a brown mascara before either...I don't know how I feel about that. It doesn't seem like something I would particularly want, but I guess I won't knock it til I try it (?)

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  2. This mascara is better than the last two I received. I received almost all the same items as you. I didn't hate it. Better than the last few I've gotten!

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    1. I haven't even opened it yet since it goes bad faster once you do and I already have two open right now. It's good to know that you like it more than the last two we got. :)

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  3. Looks like we got the same bag. Unless you got a slightly different version of the mascara. Not a bad one this month!

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    1. I take it you got the brown mascara, then! I'll be stopping by to check out your review. :)

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    2. Nah, mine was black... I think there may be different versions of the mascara though (waterproof, lengthening etc.)

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    3. I got the waterproof kind, which makes me like it a little bit more. :)

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  4. I really wanted the mask...not feeling this month's bag at all. :/

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    1. Oh, I'll have to check and see what you got in place of the mask.

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  5. I was sad about the nail polish color too :( I would have actually used the other one....and I don't use very much nail polish!

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    1. Yeah, that rose gold color is gorgeous!!

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