Ipsy Glam Bag Unboxing and Review for August 2014

Well here’s something a little different for you! With all the nerd-related subscription boxes I’ve been talking about lately, I wanted to also try something different, something a little girly. So after a bit of research I decided to give a shot to Ipsy, with their monthly “Glam Bag”. First, check out my first ever Glam Bag unboxing video:

Now for a breakdown of the items:

Urban Decay “Perversion” Lash Primer: the full-sized (0.4 oz) product goes for about $22. The sample was 0.1 oz, so I assign it a value of $5.50
Lord and Berry Silk Kajal Kohl Eye Pencil: the full pencil (1.44 g) costs about $17. The sample size would therefore be worth about $6
Coastal Scents Forever Blush Duo Sample: at 2.5 g (as opposed to a full-sized 10 g) this sample is worth about $2 (compared to the full-sized $8)
Dr Brandt “Pores No More” Primer: a full-sized 1 oz goes for a whopping $45, which makes the 0.25 oz sample worth about $11.25
“You’re the Balm” by Absolute New York: normally these lip balms come in a two-pack for $6, so the one that came in the Glam Bag is worth about $3

Total approximate value of the Glam Bag: $27.75
Total cost to me: $15

All in all, the value of my first Glam Bag was pretty damn good. If you add in the value of the little makeup bag itself, everything is worth about twice what I paid, so there’s no complaint there. Personally I was shocked to find out what the regular price of the “Pores No More” primer is, but there you have it.

As for my thoughts on the products themselves, I’ve been pretty happy so far. I haven’t yet tried the “Pores No More”, but I love the mascara and the eye pencil, and the balm is pretty delicious. Overall, it was a nice assortment of new stuff to try out and the cost of the Glam Bag was worth it for me for the eye products alone.

When I get my bag back (I accidentally left it at the inlaws…oops!) and get a chance, I’m going to do a second video, this one a review of each of the individual products. Look forward to it!

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