What was in my February 2022 IPSY Glam Bag?

Hey hey, it’s MJ,

            Here we are nearing the end of February and I cannot believe that, it’s been a crazy long month even though it is the shortest month of the year. 

            I don’t really have much to say before this post because I do one every month, literally every month and I have already posted my Glam Bag Plus which if you want to read just click on the words. 

            Whirlwind month has been a whirlwind so let’s just jump right on in. 

The Bag:

            It is the opposite colorway of the GB+ with a red background and blush pink hearts and the heart zipper pull. All of that is super fun and adorable, who doesn’t love holiday branding? 

The Products:

            Alright before I get into this, this month kind of missed the mark for me in products so just bear with me as I run through them. This is not going to be as optimistic a post as my usual IPSY posts. I mean, they can’t all be winners. 

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask:

            This is one product that I am super interested in, I love a good sleeping mask. I really just love a good moisturizer, especially this time of year when everything is super dry and the wind is a thing that makes your skin feel like sandpaper. I like the fact that it’s an overnight mask 

MAC Prep+Prime Fix +:

            I have heard really good things about MAC’s Fix+ so this one is another thing out of my bag that I am interested in. I like a good setting spray and maybe this will convince me that I need to go buy actual setting spray, I doubt it because I usually just get setting spray in my Glam Bags. I wear makeup daily so a good setting spray is always something that I need in my makeup arsenal. 

Peek Beauty Eye Will Say eyeshadow in Wednesday:

            The color is nice, the packaging is a little weird, it’s a fun shade though so I can’t fault the packaging too much. I have a lot of single eyeshadows now and I don’t think I have any that are this color. So that’s a plus in my book, do I wear a lot of eyeshadow? Not as much as I used to, the pandemic changed my beauty routine and how much money I spend on makeup, I enjoy it still but it’s not a fixture in my life the same way it was before 2020. 

Three Ships Dew Drops Mushroom Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C Serum:

            I have so much serum, like so much serum. I like a travel size though and I’ll find a use for this one. I promise. I don’t really like I have much to say about it though, I want to say more but it’s a serum and most serums are nice, but I can’t tell the difference between them in my beauty routine. Sorry, I just don’t. 

Treslúce Beauty Intenso Liner in Royal:

            It’s blue eyeliner, the 90’s called, they want their liner back. I will never use this, flat out never, a blue eyeliner is just not up my street; not even a little bit actually. That is nothing against the brand, it’s just not a product that I will use. Will I keep it for the next few years because I feel bad about throwing it away? Yes, I will but it will never be something that I reach for unless I am doing a Halloween look. I don’t reach for eyeliner though so that’s always fun. 

            So, there were some hits and misses in this bag and that’s expected, not every bag can be perfect. I just wish that on their beauty quiz or something you could say I don’t want this kind of product. There was a survey a few years ago where that was a question asked and then nothing came of it. I would love to say no to a few things because I don’t use them and I feel like if I am never going to even give them a try it is a waste for me. It could go to someone else who would actually use it and make it look amazing. 

            If you want to see what I got in January, you can, just click on the month. 

            I will be back later in the week with another post so until then I hope that everyone stays safe, happy, and healthy.

            -MJ 

February 2022 IPSY Glam Bag Plus Unboxing

Hey hey, it’s MJ, 

            Well, here we are like most of the way through February and I am not sure how that actually happened. I got this package in my mailbox like a week and a half ago and then my life got busy. When this goes out, I am not even home, I post everything scheduled but I’ll actually be out with people. What?! MJ has a social life? No, well not really, maybe eventually I will. 

            I am just going to roll into this post though because I don’t know what my Sunday is actually going to look like because I am writing this on Wednesday and I still have two days of work and Saturday that separate me from that. 

            I hope everyone’s having a good week and had a pleasant Valentine’s Day, if you celebrate. 

The Bag: 

            It’s hearts and an exact opposite color way of the Glam Bag which will be the next post that comes out, I think. I don’t remember but I think so. I like the red hearts on the blush pink; it’s really cute. Not my favorite bag of all time, but still really cute. 

The Products: 

            I don’t remember which ones were chosen for me and which ones I chose and I didn’t get an email this month with a condensed look at my products. I also don’t think I rated products last month…oops. 

Byroe Fig Renewal Oil:

            I am still getting into facial oils and when I saw this, I thought it was perfume and I thought that was a fun new thing that ISPY was carrying. I was incorrect and it is a facial oil. I do not like how it smells, like it does not smell good and I know that good skin care shouldn’t be heavily perfumed but this one does not smell good. Also, with oils I prefer a dropper instead of shaking the product out of the bottle, it’s a little weird. Let’s hope the skin benefits outweigh both of those things. One more note, for the price point of this product at retail price, it’s really small.

Glamlite S’mores Highlight and Contour Palette: 

            I love the packaging and the idea. My one issue with it is that the bronzer contour shade is way too dark for me. I like the other two shades but Chocolate is so dark and I would look very odd with a tone that dark on my face. So this one kind of missed the mark for me just for that contour color as someone who is on the pale side. 

111Skin Cryo Pre-Activated Toning Cleanser:

            I picked this one, I looked on the website and it tells me what I picked which is really convenient. I love 111Skin it’s one of those brands that if I couldn’t get it in a subscription box, I wouldn’t buy it because it is just so expensive. I am really looking forward to giving this one a try because I am just about out of cleanser and I am all for a new one. 111Skin is just one of those brands that I really enjoy because it was developed by a doctor and usually those brands don’t break me out and that is all I want some days. 

Clean Skin Club Vitamin C Brightening Booster:

            I picked this one too because the choices were not that great and I have so many serums now. I think I am going to give this one to my mom so she can try out serums as well. I love the brightening benefits that this one claims, but I just have so many. The benefits of this one for sure sound more up my mom’s street than mine so I will probably pass this one on to her which I am totally cool with.

Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm in Nearly Mauve:

            I like the packaging and I am hoping that this one isn’t super glossy. I picked this one because it was the only one that I even considered wanting. I am wearing it at the moment because I do that with glosses when I get them to see how sticky they are to make sure that I want to even keep it. It’s a pretty sheer shade and I like that about it and it isn’t super sticky so that is really exciting for me because I used really sticky gloss in the 2000’s and I am still reeling from how much gloss I used as a pre-teen and a teenager because it was such a bigger thing then. 

            Well, there you have it. This was my February GB+ and it was pretty good. I still wish that ultra-personalization was different but I think I might be in the minority on that one. 

If you want to see what I got in January, you totally can, just click on the month!

            I don’t really have all that much to say and that’s totally okay at the moment because this post is just about what I got and how I feel about it, I don’t have to have a bunch of exposition. 

            I will see everyone later in the week with another post so until then, I hope that everyone stays safe, happy, and healthy.

            -MJ