Ipsy Glam Bag December 2013: Celebration

December 26, 2013
I received my December Ipsy Glam Bag in the middle of the month, so even though this is a bit delayed, I still wanted to post about what I received.

The theme for the month was Celebration, and I felt that the products I received aligned with the theme.  The sparkily polish, shimmery shadow, and false eye lashes would be perfect to wear to a New Year's bash.

I received:


* Pop Beauty's Eyeshadow Trio in Naturally Bare
* The Big Lip Pencil by J. Cat in Caramel Mocha
* Starrily Bzzz Bzzz Polish
* Be a Bombshell The One Stick in Sunset
* Ardell False Eyelashes


The actual bag itself (not talking about the contents in it) is one of my favorites.  As you may or may not know, I am a big fan of black and I love the way black and red look together, so I was pleasantly surprised when I opened up the bag and saw that it had red lining.  I am going to make this my go-to makeup bag for my purse.

Pop Beauty's Eyeshadow Trio in Naturally Bare- I'm loving this mini palette and am glad I got the naturally bare version.  I know that some people received smoky eye colors, but I just feel like I would use these colors more.  Even without primer, these three shadows had good color payoff, as you can see from the swatches. 



The Big Lip Pencil by J. Cat in Caramel Mocha- This lip pencil can be used as lipstick or lip liner.  When I first saw it, I thought it was another red lipstick which bummed me out because I had just received a red lip color in a previous Ipsy Glam Bag.  Once I had a closer look, I saw that it wasn't bright red at all.  While the shade looks lovely when swatched, when I applied it I couldn't help but feel that it would be more suitable for someone with a warmer skintone than my own.  It certainly doesn't look bad on me, but it's not something that is super flattering either.  The product is creamy and went on smoothly, but the drawback is that it will need to be sharpened eventually.  I'd like it a lot more if I could just twist it up as needed.  


Starrily Bzzz Bzzz Polish- This is a clear polish that contains pieces of black and gold glitter, which I liked because it reminded me of my Pittsburgh upbringing.  Black and gold were also my school district's colors.  I would not wear this polish alone because when I painted one of my nails to test it out, only a few pieces of glitter appeared with one coat.  I would wear this over red polish (I'm thinking Essie's Forever Yummy) and use multiple coats so that more glitter can be dispensed with each extra stroke of polish.


Be a Bombshell The One Stick in Sunset- I like the idea that this stick is a three in one product, but I don't particularly care for cream blushes that much and only wear cream eyeshadows once in awhile.  I feel like this would be awkward to use on my eyelids because of the shape of the product and that I'd have to use a brush to apply it properly.  I will probably just stick to using this on my lips and will not be using it as an eyeshadow or as blush.



Ardell False Eyelashes- This is the second time I received false eyelashes in an Ipsy Glam Bag, and while I was excited the first time, I'm not overly thrilled this time because I haven't even used my first pair of lashes yet.  I will have to try them when I get a day off from working because if they bother me, I don't want to deal with a gluey mess while I'm teaching or dealing with a customer.  I'm planning on trying these out tomorrow, so we'll see!  I'd love to have fuller lashes, so this could potentially be a great product for me.  With that being said, I do have sensitive eyes, so hopefully that is not an issue.


Have you ever used fake eyelashes before?  Got any tips for me?
10 comments on "Ipsy Glam Bag December 2013: Celebration"
  1. That nail polish is SO fun! I got those same lashes, too! Used them for a New Years Eve look, loved them!
    Kallie @ But First, Coffee

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    1. Glad to hear that they worked out well for you!! I was running super late and didn't try them out on Friday like I had planned.

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  2. Lipstick and nail polish! Two of my favorite things!

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    1. Mine too! If I could only wear one type of makeup it would be lipstick.

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  3. We are bag twins this month! I wish I could advise on the fake lashes but I don't really use them either. My favorite from this bag was the nail polish...I painted my nails with it right after I got the bag and it held up pretty well.

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    1. I ended up canceling, so I'll just look at your bag review for next month and know that I probably would have gotten the same things, haha! I'm going to paint my toenails red today and put that polish over it. :)

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  4. Hi! I just came across your blog and I love it! I'm from north east Ohio but am living in South Carolina at the moment. I just wanted to say hi and support your blog!
    XO Jessica
    Jessacana.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, you're too kind. One of my best friends recently got a teaching job in South Carolina and he's encouraging me to move there or to the Savannah area!

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  5. We basically got the same bags this month. I was so surprised by the shadows. Normally I am not a huge fan of Pop Beauty but these are really nice.

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    1. Yes! They are so wearable and I love the colors I received.

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