January Ipsy Bag + Reviews

Hi beauties,

So I signed up for Ipsy a few months ago and now that I’m back to blogging I wanted to share what I got this month. Sometimes the Ipsy boxes send out really early, but this one I received quite late. Since I live in Canada, the subscription works out being $20CAD. It’s $10US plus $5 shipping. I’ve tried several other subscription boxes before including Julep, Glymm (now discontinued) and TopBox.


Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream in ‘light/medium’

Ofra single pan eyeshadow/highlight in ‘Bliss’

Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover

The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer

Manna Kandar Beauty Paradise Blush


I’ve been enjoying the variety of products I get to try with Ipsy and have been having fun with these. The Manna Kandar Blush is a pretty rosy shade and it is perfect to build up on the cheeks without being too bold. The Bahama Mana Bronzer is adorable in the sample booklet but comically tiny. I do really enjoy the shade however and find it similar to the pricier Nars Laguna Bronzer. I also liked the natural finish of the Smashbox BB Cream, but it was a few shades too dark for my current winter skin tone!

Overall my most favourite products from this month’s Ipsy bag were the Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover and the Ofra shadow. The makeup remover is super effective yet gentle and perfect for also removing lipstick without being overly drying. The Ofra Bliss Eyeshadow is a truly stunning lid shade that is ridiculously pigmented and rich. I found it superior to my favourite metallic Anastasia shadows. It definitely would be too metallic for a highlight, and I love a good highlight!

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I got in my Ipsy box this month loves. Stay tuned for more beauty.

xo J



  1. January 29, 2017 / 8:44 am

    That Bronzer is everything. I want it so bad 😂👌🏻. Nice products you’ve got

    • January 29, 2017 / 5:27 pm

      Thanks! Yes I do actually really like the colour so maybe I’ll buy the full size when I use it up. xo J

  2. January 29, 2017 / 9:28 am

    Have you tried The Body Shop eye and lip makeup remover? How the Clinique is compared to that? Is it as gentle as the Body shop one?

    • January 29, 2017 / 11:52 pm

      I’ve tried the body shop chamomile Makeup Remover and didn’t find it to be super effective- it was really bad at removing lipstick. The Clinique one is way better!! xo J

  3. January 30, 2017 / 10:44 pm

    This bag is soooo much better than mine! I would have loved all of this (even if I got the same blush as my Topbox).

    I love the Ofra shadow and definitely would have been over the moon for the Clinique Makeup Remover. I used to own a full size of the Smashbox BB cream which I loved, too bad it’s currently not your shade. Maybe in the summertime!

    • January 31, 2017 / 10:30 pm

      Yes summertime I think it’ll work for me 🙂 Aw, I know i LOVE the Ofra shadow and I think the makeup remover will last a while. If its any consolation my last month’s bag wasnt very good! xo

  4. lesliejudith
    January 31, 2017 / 3:24 am

    Love your post. I received similar items in my Ipsy bag. Would love it if you’d check my blog out and follow me.

    • January 31, 2017 / 7:17 am

      Thanks girl 🙂 Ipsy is great! xo

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