ipsy Glam Bag - January 2017
Rimmel Kate Conditioning Lip Balm
The perfect nude lip starts with well-conditioned, moisturized lips .
This triple action lip balm gives immediate relief from dry feeling.
• Lips stay moisturized for up to 8 hours.
• Helps prevent lips from cracking and chipping.
• Lips look flawless and healthy with a natural glow.
Wear it alone or under your favourite lipstick. This protective, moisturizing balm is the perfect partner for Lasting Finish Nude Collection by Kate. A super-chic, on-trend palette of neutral shades for lips.
This lip balm feels nice on the lips. I don't personally find it to be the most hydrating of life, but it doesn't feel like it's doing nothing. It smells pretty, but I'd assume that's the fragrance that's added towards the bottom of the ingredient list. I do have other balms that sit higher on my list of awesome, but I wouldn't turn my nose up at this one either. It's not sticky or gloopy, the overall texture is very comfortable, whether wearing it on it's own or under another lip product.
The claims of "Lips stay moisturized for up to 8 hours"...well, they cover themselves with the term "up to" on that. 8 hours? Absolutely not. But, it does seem to soften the skin nicely, yes.
It retails regularly for $7.99 CAD, but I'm sure you could find it on sale somewhere for sure. You can find Rimmel Kate products all across Canada at many various locations, including WalMart, Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs, etc... Worth checking out if you're really in to lip balms, like I am. Most of my life is spent wearing some sort of lip balm.
Kate Conditioning Lip Balm Ingredients: Petrolatum, Myristyl Lactate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Candelilla Cera / Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax / Cire De Candelilla, Castor Oil / IPDI Copolymer, Polybutene, Triisostearyl Citrate, Polyethylene, Cera Alba / Beeswax / Cire D'abeille, Copernicia Cerifera Cera / Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax / Cire De Carnauba, Parfum / Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Polypropylene, Aqua / Water / Eau, Linalool, Tocopherol. May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
Global Beauty Care Premium – Dead Sea Wash off Mask
Description: Global Beauty Care Premium Dead Sea Wash-off Mask is formulated with a unique blend of salts & minerals from the Dead Sea in Israel. This gentle mud treatment draws out dirt and impurities from your skin and peels away dead skin cells. Helps to restore elasticity and fortify the skin with essential moisturizers. Make this treatment part of your weekly regimen to stimulate and beautify your skin & body!
DEAD SEA WASH OFF MASK INGREDIENTS: Aqua (water), Diatomaceous Earth, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Maris Sal (Dead Sea Salt), Algin, Dimethicone, Glycoproteins, Beta-Glucan, Cetyl Alcohol, Betaine, L-Ascorbic Acid, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, DMDM Hydantoin, Parfum, Carbon Black.
Seems you can purchase these the cheapest at Bed Bath and Beyond (USA) for $4.99 USD, which includes 5 oz of product, making this sample worth approximately $1.00 USD. I haven't tried this out yet, I'll have to update this page when I do.
SLMissGlamBeauty L34 Brush
Some kinda blending brush, (L34), from SLMissGlamBeauty, that isn't sold separately so it doesn't really matter what the potential value is.
Here's one of our brushes...now GO BUY THEM ALLLLLL. (insert side eye here.) I'm assuming since it's branded with the ipsy logo, that it was made for this bag, but I'd also assume they have a blending brush like this in one of their sets. It's soft, it's a blending brush. It's a little large for my eye, but that's just personal preference and genetics.
Ok, after searching their site, seems this brush is/was included in their brush books. Brush Books retail for $325.00 ... ... ... yeah.
the Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer, Shadow & Contour Powder
Description: Finally, a Caribbean getaway in a compact! This matte bronzer creates the look of beautifully tanned skin without any orange undertones for a fresh-off-the-beach glow. Bahama Mama also doubles as the perfect contour powder, neutral brow-filler and matte brown eyeshadow. Yes, this tropical beauty keeps busy!
I love Bahama Mama, I've been using it for years now. It's really a great colour for either bronzing or contouring, depending on your skin tone. The formula is smooth and blends nicely, which is good because it's fairly pigmented and can also be used as an eyeshadow. It's definitely a bronzer worth looking in to if you were in the market for one, for myself, it'll soon be another repurchase. This is a product that I'd keep on hand for as long as it's available.
The full size, (7.08 g), retails for approximately $20.00 USD. This sample size, (0.57 g), has an approximate value of $1.50 USD
Manna Kadar Beauty Paradise Blush
Description: By popular demand, the Paradise Blush was taken from the Day Dream Palette and was created as an individual blush. The vivid cherry blossom pink powder blush creates a beautiful glow to the face.
- Can also be used as an eyeshadow
- Custom formulation offers a special light texture which glides on smoothly and evenly
- Provides the perfect amount of color
- Highly pigmented
- Universal shade
- Paraben Free
- Cruelty Free
I literally just got this same exact Manna Kadar Blush in my Topbox this month. Meh. I'll save it to donate. I talked more about this blush here.
Manna Kadar Paradise Blush retails for $19.00 USD and can be purchased from their website.
This month's ipsy Glam Bag has an approximate value of $35.91 CAD after current conversion rates + whatever that brush is valued at. This month was fairly fail for myself, but...can't love 'em all! I'll just hope the next one is a bit better overall.
Did you get ipsy for January 2017? I'd love to hear what yours was like for you!