January 2016 ipsy Glam Bag

The other day I received my Glam Bag from ipsy for January 2016 – and I was mostly happy with what I received. I got:

theBalm Cosmetics – Mr. Write (Now)

“We have a Mr. Write (Now) for every day of the week… and then some! Meet this new collection of attractive eyeliners that are truly easy on the eyes. These pencils deliver the long-lasting color you’ve been looking for, and have built-in sharpeners so they are always ready when you are. With high payoff, eight wearable shades, and a satin smooth texture, we understand why your eyes wander- but rest assured, your eyeliner won’t!”

I got the “Jack B. Bronze” (rich bronze) colour which I liked the idea of – but it wasn’t nearly as metallic as I had hoped for and worse still… it’s dry. It TUGS. I won’t be wearing it for eyeliner, though it might be pretty for drawing with… eh. 1/5

Mitchell and Peach -English Leaf Body Cream

“This indulgent body cream contains Vitamin E, shea & cocoa butter and organic English honey to soften, nourish and protect your skin. It rubs in and absorbs easily, without the stickiness. It is delicately scented with the lush, aromatic English Leaf fragrance, it’s a classical ‘green floral’ with an English twist.”

This is a fine cream, but I found the scent way too strong for me – though thankfully it doesn’t last too long. 3/5

City Color Cosmetics- Eyeshadow Trio in Falling Leaves

“City Color Eyeshadow Trio features three complimentary shades in one travel-friendly palette. Trio includes neutral shades in matte burnt orange, metallic bronze and champagne highlight.”

Now this one I love – the colourway is perfect, the formulation is great, the colour sticks around nicely, and it’s a good size for travel or in my purse (if I also have a brush with me mind you…). 5/5

 pur~lisse- BLUE LOTUS 4-in-1 Eye Adore Serum

“Blue Lotus eye serum is enhanced with active ingredients like French marine plants, Matrixyl 3000 and Haloxyl that bring 4 times the power against aging. This formula works together to fight against wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness, while hydrating and lifting the delicate eye area.”

This is ok… nothing really special. 3/5

 tre’StiQue – Mini Matte Lip Crayon

“Fall in love with this new matte lip pencil. Buttery soft, rich, yet light as air and uber comfortable with a futuristic vibrant finish. Infused with Vitamin E, and Monoi Tahiti Butter for moisturization and antioxidant properties.”

I received the shade Florence Fig – a blush pink, though I would have much rather have received  Chile Red. I really love the formulation of these lip crayons, and love how easy they are to wear, to pop in my purse, and that they last pretty nicely too. 5/5 despite the fact that I’d like a bolder colour.

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If you’re interested in getting Glam Bags once a month in your mail too – use my referral code: https://www.ipsy.com/new?refer=1ledf and I’ll get points towards freebies!

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