So, that said, on to the good stuff!
|The super cute hot pink envelope that Ipsy ships in is one of my favorite parts!|
|First peek inside the bag.|
|The card found inside my bag. Very pretty!|
|A preview of what discounts you receive if you choose to order from this month's vendors.|
|This month's bag, a dark blue, nice sized bag.|
|First peek at all the goodies!|
|January's goodies: left to right: SOHO crease brush, Pacifica Blood Orange body butter, Big Sext hair hair spray, Nailtini nail polish, Josie Moran Argan Oil, plus the bag at the top.|
|SOHO Crease Brush, $7.99 retail (available at Walgreens; this brush is not available on Walgreens' website, however all of the SOHO brushes that ARE available on the website are $3 until 2/7/13.)|
|Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter Mini Tube 2.5 fl oz. $7 retail (available at Pacifica; coupon code beauty20 will you 20% off your purchase until 2/15/13)|
|Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play Volumizing Hair Spray 1.5 US oz. $5.63 retail (available at Ulta; coupon code 70950 will get you $5 off $25 or more of Big Sexy Hair products until 2/5/13)|
|Josie Maran 100% pure Argan Oil .17 US oz $4.67 retail (available at Josie Maran; coupon code ipsy15 will get you 15% off an order of $45 or more until 1/31/13)|
Out of everything in my bag this month, I was most excited to get this, Josie Maran's Argan Oil. Ok, I had never heard of Argan oil before. I live under a rock, ok? So what? Once I began checking out what Argan oil is and does, I became more impressed. In regards to beauty, you can do anything with this stuff! Want softer cuticles? Argan oil. Split ends? Argan oil. Scars? Argan oil. Oily skin? Argan oil. Dry skin? Argan oil. Dry, brittle eye lashes? Argan oil. Seriously, I don't know what this stuff can't do. When my bag came, I immediately tried this on my hair, and didn't notice an immediate result. Granted, I have majorly dry hair and nasty split ends (even though I just cut a good two inches off the bottom last week), but I don't think this is an instant miracle. I also have a scar on my face from a nasty cold sore in November, so I will be applying this to that scar too. Do you have a favorite use for argan oil? Leave me a comment and let me know, so I can try it too! What's awesome about Josie Maran's argan oil is that it is cruelty free (Yay!), vegan, fragrance free, and all natural. There is a video on her website that tell about how they collect and make the oil, it's definitely worth a watch. The sample I received is 1/3 the size of the "to go" size on their website, but it definitely is enough to see how amazing this stuff really is, especially when it has a dropper in the lid so none goes to waste! Grade: 5/5
|Nailtini Straight Up Color Nail Laquer in Frappe .5 fl. oz. $13 retail (available at Tinibeauty; coupon code ipsystar will get you 30% off your purchase until 2/28/13)|
|My nails, the day after I painted them.|
|January 2013 Ipsy Myglam bag|
All in all, this was a pretty awesome haul for $10, shipping included. There isn't anything that won't be used, and definitely a couple new "must have" items in the mix! I'm so glad I found Ipsy, and hope you have the chance to try it too! To sign up for Ipsy, visit their website HERE! There is currently a waiting list, but I have heard they expect it to be only 1-4 week wait, so don't lose hope! They do not have a referral program currently, so I don't get any special credit for you signing up, except the mad props that I helped some awesome people find a great service to pamper themselves with!
Recap: $10 out of pocket, including shipping
Retail value: $38.29, makeup bag not included. Not QUITE as awesome as December's bag, but most definitely worth the $10, especially since I will use everything!
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