My December Ipsy  bag came today! For $10/month, ipsy sends a makeup bag with 5-6 samples, some high end, and some drugstore.  They also usually have a very confusing theme that does not make sense seasonally or with the products they include, but hey, I guess they somewhat try. The card they include to tell us the theme never includes information about the products they include in the bag, which is kind of a bummer.

IMG_1181.JPGThis month they included:

  • sexy hair Style Sexy Hair 450 degree blow out: I love receiving blow dry spray in subscription boxes because 1. I never run out and 2. These are great sizes for travel. I have never tried this one before but I like the brand so I am looking forward to trying it.
  • Cailyn Just Mineral Eye Polish: This formula comes with a sponge wand that dips into loose mineral pigments in a pearlish shimmer shadow. This goes on smoothly and I like this better than loose mineral pigments you have to apply with a brush.
  • BWC Facial Cleanser: I have never heard of this brand but it seems like a nice cleanser. Could be good for travel.


  • tarte lights, camera lashes mascara: I love tarte products. It’s one of my favorite all time brands and I love receiving mascara samples in boxes. This is something I’m excited to start using. I also need a new purse mascara so this might live there.
  • NYX butter lip balm: I was really excited to receive NYX butter lip balm because their lip products are always getting rave reviews but while the formula is nice, I literally look like a dead person when I wear this color. It is the worst color I have ever worn and I look incredibly dead. I almost included a picture of how I look dead but it is too terrifying. This is going to live in the trash can.

I am going to rate this month’s ipsy bag a B. I like receiving blow dry spray in boxes (I have never had to buy this at a store), I like the eye shadow and its interesting application and neutral color and I really love the tarte mascara. While the NYX butter lip balm currently resides in the trash, it was nice to be able to try the formula. I probably won’t be using the facial cleanser but I might put it in my travel bag. If you are interested in subscribing to ipsy, click this link!

Do you subscribe to ipsy? Let me know what you received in the comments!


A self-proclaimed beauty junkie/hoarder with a serious Sephora problem. After years with Birchbox, she now has a subscription box problem as well. Her free time is a mixed combination of cats, TV, and finally trying to figure out how to do her hair.

4 Comments on Ipsy: December 2014

  1. Christy
    December 23, 2014 at 8:38 am (3 years ago)

    Lights camera lashes is one of my standbys, so I was psyched! I got a red NYX lip butter, double ended eye shadow brush, bumble and bumble blow dry cream, and Nourish organic eye cream… I will use all of these and like the bag, so I actually give mine an A!!

    • laurenelectro
      December 23, 2014 at 9:07 am (3 years ago)

      You got the best bag! Total jackpot. I am so jealous. Those nude lip shades just do not work for me.

  2. Sheri
    December 23, 2014 at 11:32 am (3 years ago)

    I got the pink parfait NYX balm that’s a bit too bold for me (I like subtle nudes) so I was considering swapping for the marshmallow one. I guess it’s a good thing I haven’t gotten around to it yet! Thanks for the heads up 🙂

    • laurenelectro
      December 23, 2014 at 11:34 am (3 years ago)

      Hey maybe it will look better on you! My lips are naturally pretty rosy so when i put nude colors on them I just look so bizarre!!!