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ipsy january 2014 thread

I thought I would get a head start and start this thread now fingers crossed that we get a sneak peak today! Ill keep this thread updated all month long, What are you guy and girls hopping to get this month? Also if any of you guys and girls can tell what something is and it's not listed just let me know and I'll add it in.

Updated 1/6 1st sneak peak 

Confirmed Malin + Goetz mojito lip balm value $12,00 

Mica beauty tinted lip blaming either fiesta or natural 

1/7 2nd sneak peak

Confirmed Elizabeth Motts smooth shadow pencils in either pearl or penny value $14.99 &

Yaby liquid foundation in buff(this is the only color they are sending!)value $13.55

1/8 3rd sneak peek

Confirmed healthy sexy hair tri soy wheat leave in conditioner 

Benefits POREfessional primer

Briogeo don't despair repair! Deep conditioning mask 

Coastal scents brush small foundation brush value 

Marula pure marula facial oil

1/9 4th sneak peek


willa on the go towelettes

Proactive + Mark fading pads

Alterna caviar anti aging dry shampoo

Skiin instant soothing and smoothing eye cream

Apothederm bright skin serum

Nourish organic lightweight moisturizing face lotion

Faith aromatherapy Tahitian monoi anti ageing surgery scrub

Absolute makeup cleansing tissues is either cucumber or pomegranate

Balance guru balm me up organic sweet cocoa and tangy body balm



1/10 5th sneak peek

 Ok here is the complete list

Proactive + Mark fading wipes

Elizabeth Motts smooth shadow 

MALIN+GOETZ mojito lip balm

Healthy sexy hair soy tri wheat leave in conditioner

Skiin soothing and smoothing eye cream

Benefits the Porefessional

Briogeo don't despair repair! Deep conditioning mask

 Apothederm bright skin serum

Marula pure marula facial oil

Micabeauty tinted lip balm

Balance guru balm me up organic sweet cocoa & tangy body balm

Nourish organic lightweight moisturizing facial lotion

Epice purifying exfoliate

Absolute! Makeup cleansing tissues

Willa on the go towelsttes 

Faith aromatherapy Tahitian mono anti aging scrub

Alternatively cavier anti aging dry shampoo

Coastal scents small foundation brush

Leeann eco 3 in 1revolution


Re: ipsy january 2014 thread

I feel like I've answered every possible question on their quiz AGAINST skin care but it was kind of unavoidable with this bag.

Re: ipsy january 2014 thread

Wait! How did you review the products before you got them? That seems a bit unethical no? 

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You review products that you are and not interested.  It helps them collect what you want and not.  In this bag i only liked 1 item.  They ask you if your going to buy it which I will not unless they have something that I find amazing Smiley Happy

Re: ipsy january 2014 thread

But if you haven't received it yet how do you know you are going to like it/not like it? Just seems a bit shady to me, that's all 

Re: ipsy january 2014 thread

dannyc, I wait a few weeks after I get my bag and then do the reviews. That way I get to try the products and see what I think.


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I know what products i use and what not.  i dont use hair products, scrubs, clear lip balm and pro active (Skincare bc I already have a routine).  In addition the reviews are not for others to observe but to tell ipsy what i want in my bags. Its not like a review where you tell others and is posted how amazing the product is.  I use it to adjust what i will receive in the future. 

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I didnt get the porefessional Smiley Sad

Re: ipsy january 2014 thread

Okay, this is what I got:


Benefit the POREfessional

(MALIN+GOETZ) Mojito Lip Balm

Balanced Guru Balm Me Up Organic Sweet Cocoa & Tangy Body Balm

Absolute! Makeup Cleansing Tissue

yaby Liquid Foundation


Lousy for me.  I think I'll unsubscribe.  I like the idea, and if I get something worth $10 I'm good with that, but I have too much stuff I ordered hanging around not being used to get a bunch of stuff I won't use.  Maybe I'll use the lip balm.  I'll check out the Body Balm and see, but I'm not sure about that scent.  I've got more POREfessional around than I will ever use while it's still good, never use cleansing wipes, and would never choose foundation this way.  What are the odds it's even a match?


I thought it would be fun for $10 but I think I'll let myself have $10 a month to play elsewhere or make a donation to charity instead.


Re: ipsy january 2014 thread

I got the exact same bag.  Also not what I was hoping for...though to be honest, almost all of the month's samples were rather blah to me.  The only one I'd be excited for is the tinted lip you know I didn't get it.  At least there's no false eyelashes in this batch.

Re: ipsy january 2014 thread

Yea, the tinted lip balm is the thing I'd most likely use, so of course it won't be in my bag. Smiley Happy  The foundation might even be my color, but it's just not me.  And I agree, it's all rather blah, although the shadow stick sounds interesting and like something I might use. 


It's not that I'm not getting things worth more than $10, but more am I getting $10 worth of stuff that I'll use.  I'll probably give it through March which will be 6 months for me and should be long enough to see what the trend is and how it matches what I'd like.

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