Ipsy Glam Bag: January 2014

Hello everybody!

I received my January Ipsy Glam Bag this week, yay! These are always fun to receive cause they’re always a surprise to open.

This month’s theme is 19 Reasons. I can’t see to find a description for it though.

$ Note: All prices are in US dollars. $

This month’s bag is blue with beauty products printed on it in a lighter blue.

They usually have 7-10 different products that the bags are curated from, but this month they had 20! Let’s take a look at the products I got.

Benefit – the POREfessional | 3ml sample | 22ml / $30

Quickly minimize the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. Translucent, oil-free formula complements all skintones and helps makeup stay put. Contains a Vitamin E derivative, known to protect skin from free radicals.

I used this product before I started using BB Cream and I loved it! I should try it as a primer under my BB Cream to see how it will work out.

UPDATE: Read my review on the POREfessional.

yaby – Liquid Foundation in Buff | full size! | 8ml / $15.19

The yaby Liquid Foundation leaves an unbelievably natural, super smooth texture and is extremely easy to apply. Mimics the skin’s natural sheen to create the most realistic flawless skin. Oil-free.

I think I took the picture of the back of the tube instead of the front, woops, lol!

I’m more of a BB Cream person, but you never know when your next favourite product will fall into your hands.

I think this colour might be a shade or two darker than what I need, but we’ll see once I try it out.

UPDATE: Read my review on this foundation.

Balanced Guru – Balm Me Up Organic Sweet Cocoa & Tangy Body Balm | 1 oz travel size | 1 oz / 12$ (or 4 oz / $45)

Treat your whole body with a smooth and buttery body balm. Enriched with healthy butters and an invigorating blend of essential oils that will wake up your senses and moisturize your skin without leaving it greasy or tacky. Make sure you work it well into elbows, knees and even your feet, they’ll thank you later!

I always like to try new body products and this sounds like it would be good to use on my belly since it seems to be a heavier product.

UPDATE: Read my review on this body balm.

(MALIN+GOETZ) – Mojito Lip Balm | full size! | 10g / $12

The (MALIN+GOETZ) Mojito Lip Balm is as soothing to the lips as it is to the senses. Flavored with (MALIN+GOETZ) Mojito, this lip balm is scientifically blended to restore and replenish. The hydrating lip gel easily integrates for daily maintenance, prevention and treatment of dry, irritated lips. Color and Paraben free.

I use lip balms so this will definitely get used.

UPDATE: Read my review on this lip balm.

Absolute! – Makeup Cleansing Tissue | full size! | 10 sheets / $2.49 (also 30/$4.99 and 60/$7.99)

Pre-moistened, refreshingly fragranced, water-based cloths designed to instantly remove even waterproof makeup without irritation. Infused with natural extracts and botanicals, Absolute! Makeup Cleansing Tissues are formulated to reawaken and soften skin, while helping to reduce puffiness. Made of delicate spun lace, our convenient, effortless 1-step tissues are gentle enough for use on sensitive skin and around the eye area.

I’ve been wanting to get more cleansing wipes because I’ve been out for a while so this is perfect timing!

UPDATE: Read my review on these cleansing tissues.


I can see how some people might not be excited with this bag, but I sure am! They are all products I use and I’m looking forward to trying them all.

You can expect reviews for all of them and hopefully I’ll be faster in my reviews than what I’ve been before. I still have a huge backlog of products to try out, but since these are mostly non makeup they should be tried faster than all my makeup products.

The value of this bag comes to about $47, which I find good for something I pay $15 for.

The Ipsy Glam Bag is a monthly subscription that costs $10 in the US and $15 for us Canadians. Each month, subscribers receive a beautiful Glam Bag with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products.

Subscribe now to receive your own Ipsy Glam Bag. (This is my invitation link.)

Have you tried any of these products?

– Chantal 🙂

Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.