Ipsy Bag: January

Ipsy is a monthly subscription service, that for $10 a month, gives you a bag full of beauty products. I've been a subscriber for over a year now and look forward to each month, and this month was no exception. Let's check out my bag for January:

bag's inside + nailtini polish in frappe
  • The theme for this month is Super Stars! The navy bag looks like a small toiletries bag with cute stars inside. Also included were coupon codes for each product listed below. I suppose in order to become a more interactive site, Ipsy no longer includes the information card, and I miss that. I also miss reading about the monthly bag's theme. Instead, I have to visit the site to read more about each product and I see really nothing about the theme.
fave product from the bag + nailtini polish in frappe
  • Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Mini Body Butter--If you're a regular ElleSees blog reader, you already know I love body butters and make my own. I was delighted to receive a scent that I didn't own. This stuff smells so good and is super moisturizing! It's a strong blood orange scent (highlighted with raspberry and mandarin, but didn't give me a headache.  It's vegan, paraben, and gluten free. LOVE it.
  • Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil--The benefits of this are endless--it is wonderful for hair but my hair doesn't like it! Instead I use to moisturize my face and cuticles. It's gentle for all skin types.
  • Nailtini Straight Up Color Nail Lacquer in Frappe--In November, I received a glitter Nailtini polish, so I was excited to see this one. The other color choice was Bloody Mary, but I like the milky light pink of Frappe. Naturally, it takes a couple of coats to achieve the desired color, and the pictures  of my painted nails do it justice. This is a great everyday, office, wedding, French mani, color. 3-free.
  • Sexy Hair Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray--If you haven't tried this hairspray, you're missing out. I only use it on my roots, and those with fine hair will love it most.
  • SOHO “Get a Grip” Concealer Brush--3 brushes were offered this month, and this was the one I was sent. I received a smudge brush back in September, and was pleased with it. I am pleased with the concealer brush because I didn't own one! This brush helps to hide flaws and circles.

via ipsy.com

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please leave a link to your review below, and I'll check it out!


  1. You got some great stuff there! That body butter sounds soooo good!

    Pearls & Paws

  2. I like the stars theme:) And have heard so much good stuff about that hair spray. Might give it a go, even though I don't have thin hair:P

  3. Man, they have really great bags - all those products look awesome!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

  4. Such a good idea - new beauty treats coming through the posts every month, I like that.

    Gillian x

  5. Just so you know...that Pacifica product is seriously my fave. The smell is top notch. I am addicted to blood orange.

  6. I had never heard of Ipsy before! I always subscribed to BirchBox…perhaps I will give Ipsy a try!



  7. I can't believe this is the first i'm hearing about this, sounds like birchbox but better!

    {love jenny xoxo}

  8. love the bag, good picks this month Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

  9. Great review! Big Sexy hairspray is one of my favorites. :)


  10. I'm glad the blood orange smell didn't give you a headache. That's a really strong scent!

  11. hey Elle! I love all of these product info. I can just trust you and get them without concern. I'll let you know how I do.

  12. These all sound like great products, I've been reading your reviews of these subscription make u deals and I'm trying to figure out which one I like best because I don't want to get all of them.
    I'll keep looking forward to your reviews :)

  13. Sounds like a great collection! I still don't subscribe to any of these types of things because I don't want to spend the money, but they definitely do sound fun!

  14. That body butter looks amazing! I bet it smells amazing too! :)

  15. I have to ask. what do you do with all these empty make up bags when you are done with the products

  16. Sounds like a great bag this month! I love Pacifica and Josie Maran so I'm extremely jealous. Makes my birchbox this month look lame haha.

  17. This is significantly better than birchbox. I need to make the switch!

    xo Rach
    Rach.E.Cakes – A Lifestyle Blog

  18. I saw this bag by Charisma Star TV (a youtube guru) I really liked the products. Especially the serum and brush, I find great is a great alternative.


  19. I can't believe this was all just $10! You always find the most amazing deals and things, doll! Everything looks great and I'm loving the theme :)

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  21. I always wondered about the Big Sexy Hair products. Thks for sharing :) xA

  22. What a great group of goodies!

  23. Yay! We got the same things. I am totally loving my concealer brush. I also enjoy how you need two coats (at most) for the polish to get the desired color.

  24. Once I have a job and am settled somewhere, I am definitely signing up for the this. So inexpensive and a great chance to try out some new products!

  25. Samples seem so small! I love body butter too especially exotic fruit smells :) Love Big Sexy Hair - definitely the best hairspray for long, lasting hold!

  26. I'm not subscribed to Ipsy, but it looks like you have some really nice products! I may have to try it out :)



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