This months bag I'm rating a 7 out of 10. There is one product I give a 10 out of 10, two that I'm just okay with and two that I could have done without. The bag is made of sturdy material, though the image reminds me of those old leg lamps for some reason. As funny and odd as it sounds that's what I see. Below is my first impressions and the value in Canadian dollars.
Eva NYC Forget me knot dry conditioner | All Hair Types -
First let me start with this hair treatment, the smell is fresh and fantastic deserving a thumbs up. The spray helps detangle and eliminate frizz. A added benefit is it provides static guard, which is perfect for fall and winter when your putting on chunky sweaters. Infused with vitamin B5 &C, and omegas 3,6,9,7. When I know I'm going to use this product I do not apply conditioner in the shower. This will help avoiding over product build up when it's not needed. Ipsy had sent out a dry shampoo from Eva NYC months earlier and I had used it all up. Over all this brand has delivered great products. Full size retail value is $14.00 USD for 5.1oz. equaling out to $18.45 CAN. The size in the Ipsy bag was 0.75oz $2.00USD/ $2.64 CAN.
Elf Clay Eyeshadow Palette - Shade "Smoked to Perfection"
These 5 shades look really pretty in the packaging, truthfully I'm disappointed by the swatches. The shadow has chalky fall out when applying. In the swatch picture, I applied two coats to get the colour shown. The colours are still not dark pigmented and they blend down to nothing. Perhaps it's due to me comparing it to my high end shadows that swatch high pigment in one swipe. I hate to say it, this palette will most likely be thrown to the back of my makeup collection and forgotten about. Sadly this product is nothing to rave about, the only thumbs up will be for the sleek packaging with the mirror. Retail Value $6.00 USD equal to $7.91 CAN
Tresique Highlight Stick Mini -
This Champagne highlight has a very buttery smooth feel to it, thats ridiculously easy to blend with your fingers. The stick applicator makes it easy to glide along the cheekbones, down the centre of the nose, the brow bone and inner tear duct. It twist on the bottom to bring up more product, eliminating the use of a sharpener. The pigment nicely catches the light for a glowy finish. The mini is roughly $7.00 USD equal to $9.22 CAN
Ulta 3 Nail Colour - Sizzling Red
This matte red falls under the classic red shade. The Australian brand also sells makeup products on their website. The retail value is $2.30, which is pretty cheap compared to other brands like O.P.I and CND
Too Faced Lip Injection Lip Plumper| Instantly Sexy Lips-
Best of both worlds, the appearance of a gloss with the benefits of a lip plumper. It feels super moisturizing on the lips and lasted threw one of my two hour work shifts before I ate. I did feel the normal burning/ stinging on the lips that comes along with lip plumper's once applied. The pearliscent look helps create the high shine look. This cute and stylish packaged plumper contains vitamin E, avocado and jojoba oil to moisturize. Dehydrated marine sponge was added in to increase blood flow. The size we received in the Ipsy bag was the travel size 1.5g $17.00 CAN for purchase at Sephora. If your looking for the full size Sephora also sell it 4g at $39.00 CAN.
The Glamazon Ipsy bag with these products come to a retail value of $39.07 CAN. Even though us Canadians have to pay the shipping fee, we are still receiving a deal on these products. Who doesn't enjoy a little surprise gift every month?