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Ipsy Glam Bag Review – January 2013 – Myglam Makeup Beauty Subscription Boxes

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Ipsy Glam Bag Review - January 2013 - Myglam Makeup Beauty Subscription Boxes
So many readers have recommended Ipsy to me – it was time to get a Glam Bag!

The Box: Glam Bag by Ipsy

The Cost: $10 a month (free shipping)

The Products: Full size and samples of makeup and beauty products

Ipsy Glam Bag Review - January 2013 - Myglam Makeup Beauty Subscription Boxes

Big Sexy Hair Spray and Play – 1.5 oz Value $3

Soho Beauty Crease Brush – Value $8.99

This brush is designed for applying eyeshadow to the crease of your eye and for blending multiple shades of eyeshadow together.

Ipsy Glam Bag Review - January 2013 - Myglam Makeup Beauty Subscription Boxes

Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter – 2.5 oz Value $10.50

Josie Maran 100% Argan Oil – 5 mL Value $5

This Argan Oil does everything! You can use it as a moisturizer, hair treatment, cuticle oil, or bath oil. I’ve been using it on my hands and cuticles – a little goes a long way, so this bottle will last for a while!

Ipsy Glam Bag Review - January 2013 - Myglam Makeup Beauty Subscription Boxes

Nailtini Nail Lacquer in Frappe – FULL SIZE! Value $13

I checked their website – these nail polishes are 3-Free and Made in the USA!


Verdict: $40 worth of product and the bag only costs $10 – I couldn’t be happier with the value! I also like that these products are high-end quality products. What did you think of this month’s Glam Bag?


Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I just got mine today and I’m loving everything! It’s my third bag and each month ipsy brings awesome bags to the table. They’ve improved so much over the last year and I hope they keep up the awesome job!

    I like that the bag is taller than the previous ones, since I can wider items. Although, I wished the bags were more colorful. 😛 I’m getting a little bored of the plain bags.

    One of my items came partially damaged, but otherwise usable. I emailed them about it and hopefully they’ll get back to me soon. 🙂

  2. I’ve been subscribed to Ipsy since September (right before the name change) and I’ve LOVED it! Full size products in every bag and everything is at least what I’d consider a deluxe size. I received the concealer brush which was perfect for me because I don’t wear eyeshadow but am obsessed with a perfect complexion and the red nail polish. I would’ve preferred the nude color, but honestly, this is part of why I like subscription boxes/bags to push me out of my comfort zone and try something I wouldn’t have picked up on my own. I love getting the unique bags (which are decent quality given the price we pay for the whole package) every month. Oh, I am newly obsessed with the Argan Oil. I was already a fan of Josie Maran products but hadn’t tried the oil b/c I have oil skin and hair. I’ve been using it every night for the past week after cleansing (with my clarisonic!) and I swear that my skin looks better and better every morning. So glad you subscribed and I can read your reviews!

  3. I’ve been getting Glam Bags for the last 3 months and love them. Not crazy about getting VERY RED nail polish, the other option would have been better for me, but I’ll be able to regift it to my nieces, they can pull that color off better than me. I’ve been getting Birchbox for about 9 months and now I’m canceling them because Glam Bag is better. I’m tired of little foil packets and perfume samples from BB. They used to be better, now I think they’ve gone down in quality.

  4. I am waiting on my first Ipsy Glam bag. I am so excited to try new products!

  5. STILL haven’t gotten mine in the mail yet! I don’t know what’s taking it so long this month. I’m dying to know what color nail polish I get! Ipsy is definitely my favorite sub box!

  6. I joined Ipsey after reading your blog 3 months ago. I love it! I got the same as you today, except I got an eyeliner brush. Soo excited! Thank you for your great blog.

  7. I got my first Ipsy bag yesterday and got all the same stuff as you. I wouldn’t have minded getting the concealer brush over the crease brush, but I’m glad I didn’t get the eyeliner since I already have so many of those. I was SO excited to get the nude color of the nail polish though. I’m wearing it right now and it’s just gorgeous.

    On another note, do you get Fancy Box? I got my first one today and found that I got $113.50 worth of product for only $30! And really cool stuff to boot! I’m a little floored right now.

  8. I am surprised that so many people have loved this for such a long time. I’ve gotten it since June 2012 and it has only recently gotten good. Before December it was almost embarrassing. I kept up my subscription in hopes they would improve. I am glad they are stepping it up.

  9. I’m so excited to finally see a Glam Bag review on your site! This month was my second bag from Ipsy, I love that the low cost does not in any way, shape, or form equal foil packet samples. I received the same nail color as you, but my bag included a concealer brush, which is perfect for me.

  10. SO glad you took the plunge, Liz!( I signed up for Sock Panda last night- we are enablers, you think? )

    Ipsy is sooo good now. I have loved every bag since they formed a consumer advisory committee last year and listened to what some of their best customers had to say about the bags, the products and the brands we really like and want.

    They are totally bringing their best game every month.

    I’d rather have multiple Glam bags for the same price of any multiple Birchboxes I’ve ever received! It didn’t used to be this way but it has been for the past 6-7 months! 🙂

    Hope you continue to review Ipsy bags and continue to love them like so many of us do now.

  11. This is my third Ipsy Glam Bag, and I loved it! I will definitely use every item in this bag. I thought the lotion smelled divine, and I liked that it didn’t make my hands feel greasy.

    I like the shape of this month’s bag. It’s taller than most make-up bags, so it will hopefully better fit wide compacts. (I thought I’d get tired of the actual bags, but I’m finding them very usefully and great for packaging gifts to others.)

    Also, I like how compat the Ipsy packages are — they actually fit in my mailbox, which means I don’t have to wait until my apartment office opens to pick them up!

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