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Subscriber Survey: What’s Your Favorite Ipsy Glam Bag Design?

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Ipsy has been sending out new glam bag designs each month since 2012! I thought it would be fun to put all the glam bag designs in one post and ask everyone to share what their favorite designs are!

Here are ALL the glam bags:


2012: January through June


2012: July through December


2013: January through June


2013: July through December


2014: January through June


2014: July through December


2015: January through June


2015: July through December


2016: January through June


2016: July through December


2017: January through March

What’s your favorite Ipsy Glam Bag design? How many Ipsy bags do you have in your collection?

Here are my top three favorites:


November 2015

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October 2016

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March 2017

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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!

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  1. My favorite that I have received is the white/pink/black envelope but I’ve always liked that contents: My life bag!

    • 2016 October!!! Love december 2016…
      Big fan of August also!!!

    • My fave too! Still use it 😊

  2. Letter sealed with a heart.

  3. My top two favorites are the August 2016 & the march 2017 bag. The august bag is gorgeous and I got the purple one which is my favorite. I also love the bag we just got.

  4. I wish I could have got Feb & April 2012 bags! That was before I joined.

    Out of the ones I have – top 3 are probably Feb 2016, August 2016 & March 2017!

    I love most of them since I joined tho (2013)!

  5. Looking at all of these bags makes me drool, THEY ARE SO PRETTY!!

    I subscribed last year so I didn’t get to sample some of these but if I had, I love the houndstooth printed bag and I have to say March 2017 because I actually for a new purse to match it lol.
    Ipsy should give subscribers an option to choose a vintage pattern one month or go with the month’s glam bag design.

    • Agree. I started subscribing in 2015. The vintage bag designs were more creatively interesting as far as purse shapes. My favorite is the December 2016, it’s actually furry and soft!

  6. April and June 2015 are tied for my favorite, with November 2015 and January 2017 as runners up.

  7. April 2014 and November 2016

  8. My favorite is January 2017.

  9. I’m torn between February 2016 (two months before I subbed), may 2016 because of the size, and august 2016 was too cute.

    January 2017 was probably my personal favorite. It was gorgeous.

    October 2016 did grow on me though. And I would kill for March 2013 (anchors) or April 2014 (record store day)

  10. I’ve only been getting them for about 8 months. This month’s bag, March is my favorite! I take my Ipsy to work and everyone loved this month’s bag, too!

  11. December 2012 is my favorite. It is the only one I have kept. No plastic smell. Well made. Still looks new. I use it everyday as my purse Mary Poppins/pharmacy/emergency bag.

  12. I like the sunglass faces.

  13. I like the pixel envelope and the record player one.

  14. March 17 new fave. My old faves are sep 16 and april 15…..and all the ones with straps..i think they’re adorable! I have every one of them since mid 2013!! Ipsy for life lol.

  15. Feb 16!! Bought a couple extra off of people because I over it so much. My first one has a couple cracks where the longer things have been rubbing for a year but it is THE bag that stays with me!

    • My fav too!

  16. March 2017.

  17. This is so fun! Thanks for posting this! 🙂

  18. August 2016 is my favorite. Love the mermaid design.

    • One of my favorites as well!

  19. (Good grief, have I really been subbing to Ipsy since 2013???)

    After all this time, I am loving this month’s (March 2017) by far the most! SO pretty and I love the cloth’s texture!

    #2 is the second bag I ever got (Dec 2013). I still use it as a lippie holder in my purse.

    I want to love the wristlet from Dec 2016 but it just felt too… insubstantial to actually use.

    Meanwhile, my LEAST favorite would be the Pepto Bismol-colored ravioli from July 2014. Yikes.

    • I hated that bag too, it was an awful texture, color and shape! It was quickly gifted, lol.

  20. Most definitely scalloped bag from July 2014!

  21. March 2017

  22. I love march 2017 it’s my favorite, I also like August 2016 and September 2015!

    • Has anyone seen a sneak peak of the bag we are getting for April?

  23. June 2014, My tampon holder!

    • Oops! Dec 2014.

  24. February, August and October of 2016.

    3rd place: love the heart and texture effect in February.
    2nd place: love the Halloween artist bag.
    1st place: But my favorite is August 2016 the purple hair mermaid.

    I love the mermaid theme and the bag was perfect.

  25. Your top three are my fave top three!!! Still using that halloween one on the daily in march. I also LOVED december’s!

  26. OCTOBER 2016!! Best Ever!!

  27. Nov 2015
    March 2017
    Aug 2016

  28. I loved the Rebecca Minkoff one (June 2014), the Galaxy one that Liz picked as her fave, and then the latest March 2017. I like the shape of the ones like the minkoff/galaxy bags. I don’t really know why, I just do. I appreciate the size of the lastest March one, though.

    Honorable mentions to August 2016 (the mermaid like ones), December 2016 (for being a wristlet), and January 2017 (because I think it’s neat).

  29. Errrr!!! I unsuscribed because i saw someones link to the sneek peek and wasnt thrilled about a white and pink bag that came out but turns out thats april 2013 bag 😣 i was fooled!

  30. Love the Halloween 2016 bag!

  31. This makes me want to start ipsy again just for the bags! I have such a weakness for collecting things ❤

    • Me too! This post makes me miss Ipsy…

  32. Galaxy, 8-bit heart envelope, and the graffiti make up one are my top 3!

  33. Your 3 favorites are the same as mine. I traded for the solar system. And I’ve tried to trade for the Halloween and foldover ones! I also like the mermaid and constellations bags. I have about 14 I think.

  34. May 2014 (and would love to find it!) and the Halloween one.

    • The silver glitter? I might have it…..

  35. I love the April 2014 ipsy rocks bag with the record on it!

  36. Loved June 2014 (the Rebecca Minkhoff), loved August 2016 (the painted ladies) and this month’s. Shout out to the pretty metallic pink bag I had the misfortune of not getting since I didn’t sign up until 2/2014.

  37. October 2016, December 2016, March 2017 have been my favorites!

  38. October 2016!

  39. I use a lot of my ipsy bags but I loved march 2017! Prior to that I used the one that had the girls spelling out ipsy in my purse but the march one took over!

  40. March 2017 glam bag is my favorite one so far

  41. 10/16, 3/17, 8/15

  42. March 2017!!!!!!!

  43. Love the galaxy, but I have to vote the houndstooth from the first half of 2015. I keep it in my purse as my lip product back! It’s just the right size and so nice and dirt resistant!

  44. May 2016, love the envelope designs and snap closure and also March 2017 cause it’s nice and big and also versatile.
    My least fav is the graffiti one.

  45. August 2016 because it’s very artsy mermaid, but that Halloween bag is a close 2nd!

  46. I loved the most recent one, March 2017. It was nice getting a larger size and it’s so classy and elegant!

  47. November 2016 for sure. I just used it as my makeup bag on a trip. It’s so cute.

  48. March 2015 has such pretty colors and pattern. Perfect for spring.

  49. February 2016. My first and favorite. I have 13 bags now. And use them all.

  50. November 2015 is my all time favorite. I love everything that has to do with the stars.

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