December’s Ipsy bag was a winner for me and there’ll be a winner for this giveaway

Ipsy Glam Bag December 2015

Ipsy Glam Bag December 2015

While ending the year IPSY obviously wanted me to keep subscribing since they sent me items that I’m excited about owning and using. Every item this month for me has been a winner though there’s one that won’t work for me. Which means that at the end of this review there’s a giveaway (hint, it’s all about your lips).

Ipsy Glam Bag contents 12/15

Ipsy Glam Bag contents 12/15

I was pretty loaded up this month and even got a bonus that not everyone got. I’ve seen a few reviews of the December box and it seems that some people received an EM Cosmetic item so that’s what I’ll start with.

EM Cosmetics Shade Play eyeshadow palette

EM Cosmetics Shade Play eyeshadow palette

EM COSMETICS SHADE PLAY EYESHADOW PALETTE ($28) was a bonus for me this month. Eyeshadow palettes and I are besties. I’ve purchased several of these palettes and I know that they are quite nice so when I saw Bali Bronzes in my package I was thrilled.

EM Shade Play palette in Bali Bronzes

EM Shade Play palette in Bali Bronzes

Bali Bronzes swatches from

Bali Bronzes swatches from

These are my kinds of colors and this sturdy case is going to go traveling with me.

Sephora X in Revved Up

Sephora X in Revved Up

Revved Up from

Revved Up from

Sephora X Formula Nail Pollish in Revved Up is another great product for me. I love the mini size since I probably will wear it 1 – 2 times altogether. But more important, I love the color. It’s a rose gold metallic that’s going to be a great party shade for me. While I haven’t worn it yet, I know I will. The full size is $10.50 at Sephora.

RickysNY 3D Blender

RickysNYC 3D Blender

I love tools and this RickysNYC 3D Blender is going to have fun living on my vanity. While I mostly use a Beauty Blender, I also misplace things often. Usually they are right in front of me or pushed back in a drawer. So having an extra Blender sponge will come in quite handy. This is 100% latex free. It also costs $10 which is the price I paid for my entire IPSY Glam bag. Can’t argue with that!

Ipsy samples: Thank Me Later e/s primer, Befine Exfoliating Cleanser

Ipsy samples: Thank Me Later e/s primer, Befine Exfoliating Cleanser

Two deluxe sample items were in the bag too. Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later eyeshadow primer is one of the better samples I’ve gotten in subscription boxes. I use up primers fairly quickly either on my eyes or in swatching. Plus this is a great travel size (value about $3.50). Befine Exfoliating Cleanser is a great size for a deluxe sample, giving us enough uses to know how much we like it. This contains brown sugar, almond & oats to remove oils and nourish dry, sensitive skin. Plus it’s a cruelty free company. A full size of 4 oz. is $24 making this 1 oz size worth $6.

Pacifica Power of Love lipstick in Nude Red

Pacifica Power of Love lipstick in Nudie Red

Receiving a full size lipstick from PACIFICA ($10) is pretty darn great. This is a great cruelty free company that is 100% Vegan. Nudie Red is actually a very nice color but it’s not my kind of color. Therefore someone is going to win this. The company says it’s a satin finish and that the tube is recyclable. To my eye it appears to be a light red with brownish undertones. It’s not a deep shade so if you are afraid of red, this should still be fine.

This was one of the best IPSY GLAM bags I’ve ever received, even if I hadn’t gotten the bonus palette I still would have been quite happy with it. If you are considering this bag, I’d love it if you used my affliate link which would help me earn points towards a freebie. What do you think of the December bag? Did I get my money’s worth?? (Darn straight I did!)  — Marcia

Lip giveaway products from Pacifica, OFRA and Bellepiere

Lip giveaway products from Pacifica, OFRA and Bellepiere

OFRA Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Americano and BELLAPIERRE Gel Lip Liner in Cinnamon

OFRA Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Americano and BELLAPIERRE Gel Lip Liner in Cinnamon

Pacifica Power of Love lipstick in Nude Red

Pacifica Power of Love lipstick in Nudie Red

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: This giveaway is actually for 3 lip products plus some extras. Included in the red IPSY makeup bag from this month will be PACIFICA NUDIE RED LIPSTICK, OFRA AMERICANO LIQUID LIPSTICK and BELLAPIERRE CINNAMON GEL LIP LINER. I reviewed the OFRA and Bellapierre in my Boxycharm review so you can see the brown/cinnamon shades you’ll be receiving if you win this. All three of these lip products are top notch, just not my colors. The giveaway is open for US/Canada through 1/12/16. If comments should close early please email me at [email protected], label it LIPSTICK GIVEAWAY, leave your comment and continue on! If these are your shades you’ll be one beautiful BIZ reader.

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  1. browns and cinammons 😉

  2. Laurie Nykaza says

    I really do like the light red with brownish undertones it is what I buy as well

  3. Jennifer L. says

    I like soft pinks.

  4. Nudes and reds.

  5. Reds, pinks, nudes, golds… I look at everything.

  6. Christy Peeples DuBois says

    I always look for the same color shade each time I’m looking for lipstick but haven’t thought about the color family. Im gonna say a muted corally nude, a ginger shade, is all I know to say about it. I do wear other shades but hardly ever a pink.

  7. Stephanie Hartman says

    Pinky nudes

  8. I always look at nude/pink colors first 🙂

  9. I look for red colors.

  10. Colleen Boudreau says

    Pinkish nudes.

  11. Haroon Khan says

    I look at reds and pinks!

  12. I love the berry/pink family and they look the best on me.

  13. Cynthia Richardson says

    I usually go for the peach/coral shades.

  14. Soft pinks, usually.

  15. Judy Ruffolo says

    Always in the pink/mauve family 🙂

  16. Caitlyn S. says

    nudes or berry/mauve. one of my most favorite colors for fall/winter is Maybelline ‘on the mauve’ or ‘mavelous’ …. i look horrid in reds and bright pinks 🙂

  17. Lorena Keech says

    I lean toward nudes and browns, but soft pinks work for me too.

  18. Karla Sceviour says

    I love soft pinks

  19. Joyce Chitwood says

    I usually look at Pinks and Nudes. Also like a pretty Berry.

  20. Natalie Brown says

    My first picks are mostly pinks/berries but I love my reds too. 🙂

  21. I always look at pink shades first.

  22. Kathy Davis says

    I like the purplish red tones.

  23. I like the nude/brownish shades

  24. I always look at the light pinks and then the plum purple looking colors.

  25. Cindi Overstreet says

    I love what you got in your Ipsy Glambag! That eye shadow and nail polish are so pretty. I got that same lipstick in my bag!

  26. Illy Junus says

    I always look for pink and berry tones

  27. I usually look at nudes or peaches for my lips.

  28. 1. Pink
    2. Plum
    3. nude
    4. red

  29. I look at the pink family of colours first.

  30. natasha lamoreux says

    I tend to stick to nudes or peach.

  31. I usually look at rose colors.

  32. I gravitate towards the nudes/pale pinks in lip colors.

  33. Holly Kennedy says


  34. I like red and pink lipsticks. Great bag!

  35. MaryAnn Casey says

    I look for brown berry colors

  36. Corina King says

    i love the browns!!

  37. Robyn Bellefleur says

    I look for light pinks.

  38. I love nudes and plums!

  39. Samantha lynn says

    I pick nudes leading brown and shocking bright colors.

  40. Louisa Dent says

    nudes or pink/purple colours

  41. Angela Poplar says

    I look in the browns! I love the Quo lipstain in Chocolate at the moment! Im always game for new suggestions though on new colour combos…Life is about new experiences !

  42. A nice mauve is always good.

  43. love reds!

  44. I go across the spectrum with lipsticks; in winter i stay more to the berry/neutrals and reds, whereas in spring and summer I try more orange based colours.

  45. I gravitate towards the nudes! I either go to the nudes or the bold reds! Complete opposites I know!

  46. I usually gravitate toward berry colors first!

  47. I love bright reds!

  48. Nude or dark purple:)

  49. I look towards the reds first


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