November 2013 ipsy Glam Bag Review & Swatches

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It's got to be so repetitive hearing me go on about how amazing the ipsy Glam Bag is every single month. The value in each bag is always around 5-7 times what you pay plus more. For yet another month, I continue to be not just impressed, but completely blown away.

The theme for the November 2013 ipsy Glam Bag is Glam It Up.

What you see above is a gold metallic faux croc bag with a pink zipper. This bag is so perfect because it can be your makeup bag but can also double as your wristlet.

November 2013 ipsy Glam Bag

The card is basically there to give you the run down of the discounts you can get by visiting the Glam Room on As usual, there are a ton of deals, specifically 30% off EM Michelle Phan!

What’s inside?

(L-R: GLAMGLOW YOUTHMUD, Pixi Subtly Suntouched Bronzer, Starlooks Amethyst Gem Eye Pencil, Be a Bombshell Lip Crayon in Hot Damn)

November 2013 ipsy Glam Bag 2
November 2013 ipsy Glam Bag Swatches

From GLAMGLOW, the YOUTHMUD™ Tinglexfoliate Treatment. I've totally heard of it, but never remember to buy it. I actually made a squeal noise when I saw it in this months bag lol I put it on but took it off after about a minute or two. It tingled but wasn't painful. It says to leave on 10 minutes but I definitely don't think my skin could handle it. I was left with soft skin that appeared to be brighter. I don't know if it'll replace my ExfoliKate, but I'm definitely happy to try it out before I go off and buy one.

From Nailtini, the Straight Up Color Nail Lacquer in Caviar Cocktail. Normally I'm a fan of this brand, but I thought this particular shade applied oddly and dried heavy on the streaks. However, only one coat of polish was needed for full opacity. The other shade given out was Champagne, which likely would have been more to my taste.

From em michelle phan, the Lash Gallery Dramatic Volume Waterproof Mascara in Black. I'm not a huge fan of waterproof, but every gal needs one on hand, right? This is a full sized product in this months bag, and I'm over the moon to try it! I thought it lengthened well... but drama? No. Volume? No. (scroll down to the pics below to see my FOTD & the NYX palette to see this mascara in action). Happy to try it, but won't be purchasing it later on. However, I did already use the 30% off code and bought a few items from the website that I've heard wonderful things about!

Nailtini Caviar Cocktail swatches

From Be a Bombshell, the Lip Crayon in Hot Damn. This was actually very moisturizing and I loved that it had a moderate amount of pigment at first swipe but was buildable to a very bold shade. Another shade was available in Shameless, which people are saying is a wine color. That's probably more of my go-to shade than a bright pink, but I'll definitely still use this since the formula was lovely. I'm also wearing Hot Damn in the FOTD look below.

From Starlooks, the Gem Eye Pencil in Amethyst. This is definitely not me at all. At first I thought it was a pretty, silvery lilac, but it wears much more metallic purple rave girl... which I feel like I'm way too old for on a normal basis. There was also a Topaz shade that members could have received instead of this one.

Be a Bombshell Hot Damn Lip Crayon swatches

From Pixi Beauty, the Bronzer in Subtly Suntouched. This is just gorgeous, though way too light for me to consider for a bronzer (see fotd below). The powder was soft and easy to blend and it's definitely glowy so it will make an excellent highlight shade to use with a bronzer. Other members also could have received Summertime.

Definitely worth the $10 and then some. I am absolutely in for December since the value from ipsy remains fabulous and keeps getting better and better!

November 2013 ipsy Glam Bag FOTD

Ipsy does profile pages now, so here is mine. There is also a pretty amazing referral program in place. You refer friends and redeem points to get a sweet little bonus in your next bag. I've gotten some really fab full sized products as my bonuses, but, something new, you can use your points to choose your own bonus! I cashed in last month for a full size NYX Cosmetics Bronze Smokey Look Kit (see photos and swatches below, retail is $12.99!). Soooo go sign up because you’re missing out!

Here is where you can go to subscribe to ipsy for a Glam Bag.

NYX Cosmetics Bronze Smokey Look Kit
NYX Bronze Smokey Look Kit Swatches

What do you think about the November Glam Bag? Are you going to subscribe for December? I know I’m looking forward to my next bag!

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