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Ipsy December 2016 Glam Bag


Another month has flown by and tomorrow is Christmas!  I love Christmas, what a wonderful time of year!  Family, parties, food, fun, and cookies (you know I love cookies!)

Almost all the ladies that I work with now subscribe to ipsy.  I always loving seeing what everyone else received in their bags.  It is like opening a shiny pink wrapped gift every month!

(If you don’t know what ipsy is you can check out my previous post all about it by clicking HERE)

December’s theme is “carpe p.m.” Forget rules, responsibilities, and to do lists. Right now, there’s only fun! Decide to live in the moment.

december ipsy glam bag |

While I have heard many people disagree with me, I think that this months bag is super cute!  The material a fuzzy furry pink material.   It is a nice rectangular shape with the zipper across the top.  This one has a little pull handle and it is supposed to double as a wristlet clutch “perfect for all your holiday events”!

As usual my daughter took one look at the bag and said “I  want it!”  As usual I told her we can share it.

Here is what I got in my bag for December:

ipsy december 2016 |

City Color CosmeticsBe Matte Blush in Fresh Melon, Blackberry, and Guava

city color be matte blush |

This blush trio is very smooth and pigmented.  I really like that all three of the shades included are matte.  It seems as if most blushes have some sort of sparkle in them. While they are beautiful on their own, I have been wearing all three colors swirled together.  Another great thing about this blush it is also cruelty free!  Colors included are fresh melon, blackberry and guava.  How cute that they have fruit related names.


Ultra-fine pressed powders are unbelievably simple to blend, so we can go from peekaboo

  • Fresh Melon is a perfectly sweet pink. Blackberry teases with a hint of mauve. And Guava adds some peach flavor. All three shades look stunning on any skin tone.
  • Mix and match to create custom colors just for you.
  • Can’t stop, won’t stop. Color that takes us from dawn ‘til dusk.

Hikari Cosmetics Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner in Iris

hikari eye liner |

When I first saw this I was not happy at all!  I have gotten so many black eyeliners in my recent ipsy bags.  I was planning to pass it along to a coworker.  Come to find out, this liquid liner is actually purple.  I will be keeping this one and giving her another unopend one that I have.

eyeliner swatch |

  • Late-night party ready. Goes on smooth and won’t smudge.
  • A stiff upper tip. Pointed end doesn’t bend or wiggle, so we can create incredibly precise lines.
  • Pigmented enough to give color with one coat. But we like to intensify the hue by layering it.

NYX Professional Makeup Prismatic Shadow in Fireball

I think that ipsy has decided that this is the color of eye shadow that I need to be wearing.  The last 6 eyeshadows that they have sent me have been some form of this shade.  That’s ok, I like eye shadow and I like this color with my eyes.

nyx fireball |

This shadow is so pigmented!  It has super rich color with a metallic shimmer in just this one single swipe.  This eye shadow formula is awesome!  Smooth and creamy. I don’t know why I haven’t heard more about these NYX shadows.  Have any of you tried these?

nyx fireball eyeshadow |

  • Go it alone. No primer necessary to turn on the glitz and get a look that lasts.
  • Standout formula. Soft texture makes the shadow easy to blend, without flecks falling onto our cheeks.

ipsters who sample this shadow in their Glam Bag will receive Bedroom EyesFireballJaded or Punk Heart

Symphony Beauty Snow Cream Moisturizer

This stuff smells amazing!  Because it was hard and frozen from being outside in my mail, I thought it was going to be the consistency of coconut oil.  In actuality it is more like a gel.  I haven’t used it yet, but I am looking forward to trying it out.

symphony beauty |

Zero gravity. This weightless whipped gel moisturizer feels as light and fluffy as fresh snow—and has us dreaming of a white Christmas.

  • Instant gratification. Absorbs immediately and leaves our faces looking fresh and hydrated.
  • Cut the grease. No sticky or tacky residue left behind. Just super smooth skin.
  • Oh, do glow on. Vitamin E nourishes and helps brighten up our complexions.

tarte Cosmetics Deluxe Maracuja Oil

I have heard really good things about this oil, so I am really excited about trying it!  During the winter months I add a drop or two of oil to my foundation, so I will definitely get some good use out of this oil in the next few winter months.

tarte maracuja oil  |

Oils can seem scary (um hello! who wants to look greasy?!) but this multitasker left our skin quenched, nourished, and dewy—not shiny. You’ll want to have a bottle on you at all times.

  • Packed with complexion heroes like skin-brightening Vitamin C and repairing fatty acids
  • Use it for a zillion other things like frizz-fighting, on-the-go manis, makeup removal
Over all I really like this month’s bag!  I can’t wait to see what is to come in 2017!
Did you get a glam bag this month?  What did you get in yours?  Were you happy with your samples?  Do you get any other monthly subscription bags/boxes that are worth trying out?  Let me know in the comments below.

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5 thoughts on “Ipsy December 2016 Glam Bag

  1. There needs to be a kid version of ipsy! With kid friendly chapstick, hand sanitizer, fun stuff like hair chalk etc. I’d totally buy that for Lila (and then she would stop trying to swipe my stuff 😂)


    1. Yeah I haven’t seen anyone else get it. It’s a great product too. I have been loving Fireball. The funny thing about it is when I got the UD shadow a few months ago I got the shade fireball as well. I have been wearing that one a ton, and now I can add this one into the rotation.


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