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Is the Ipsy Glam Bag Worth It?

Is the Ipsy Glam Bag Worth It?

If you’re wondering whether the Ipsy Glam Bag is worth subscribing to for Canadians, I’ve got a review today for ya!

If you subscribe to any subscription boxes, you’ll know how exciting and fun they are – it’s like receiving surprise gifts every so often!

I spent a lot of time researching ones I wanted to subscribe to, and Ipsy is so far the only one I’ve actually continued with.

Subscription boxes can be quite expensive, especially with shipping costs, and sometimes the products in the boxes aren’t worth the price.

Anyway, here’s my review of the Ipsy Glam Bag and whether it’s worth it for Canadians!

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What is the Ipsy Glam Bag?

Ipsy Glam Bag review

You might’ve already heard of the Ipsy Glam Bag.

It’s a subscription service by Michelle Phan, where you receive a mixture of sample-sized and full-sized beauty products once a month.

I received my first ever Ipsy Glam Bag last month and I really liked it!

I love the idea of sampling different products I never would’ve tried otherwise.

As a Canadian, it’s roughly $20 including tax and shipping for me, so I definitely think it’s worth it.

How much is Ipsy in Canada?

The Ipsy Glam Bag costs around $20 including tax and shipping for Canadians, which is a little pricier than our American friends.

Is Ipsy worth it?

Since you get a mixture of both sample and full-sized products, it is worth subscribing to Ipsy if you’re a beauty lover.

$20 barely even gets you a full-sized product at Sephora!

My Ipsy Glam Bag review

Ipsy Glam Bag review

I’ve gotten several different Ipsy Glam Bags already, and I’ve really enjoyed it.

It comes in different and fun zippered bags every month, which you can use as makeup bags, pencil cases, or just storage.

In my Ipsy Glam Bag this month, I received:

Ipsy Glam Bag review

Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Delish

The Tarte lip paint doesn’t look that impressive in the tube, but when you apply it on it looks stunning.

It’s a gorgeous rosy mauve shade and it’s super long-lasting.

It also feels a bit drying, so I always make sure to moisturize my lips beforehand.

I’m obsessed with this colour and I’m definitely going to get the full size once I run out!

mPrincess Pressed Eyeshadow in Chestnut

The mPrincess pressed eyeshadow is very creamy and it’s pretty sheer at first application, but it’s definitely buildable.

The colour is pretty much exactly what you see in the container.

Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Mini

I wasn’t too excited with Dr. Brandt’s Microdermabrasion as I’d already received it as a sample from Sephora and I wasn’t a fan of it.

It’s supposed to buff away dead skin cells, enhance the radiance of your skin, and minimize the look of lines, spots, and uneven texture, but it didn’t really do anything for me.

Eva NYC Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer

It is insane how well the Mane Magic Primer detangles your hair.

To make sure I wasn’t just imagining things, I tested out combing my hair before and after spraying the primer, and it really did work!

If you have dry or dead hair from dying it a lot, you’ll love this product.

Vasanti Cosmetics Professional Contour Eyeshadow Brush

The Vasanti Cosmetics eyeshadow brush is very fluffy and it does a pretty good job of blending.

I don’t really need anymore brushes as I already have my core ones, so I hope I don’t get one in next month’s bag.

Ipsy Glam Bag review

For everything you get in the Ipsy Glam Bag, even if most of it is sample-sized, $20 CAD is definitely worth it.

It’s about $13 for my American friends, but I’m not sure about additional shipping costs.

If you’re hesitant, I’d recommend trying the Ipsy Glam Bag at least once and seeing how you like it!

Have you tried out the Ipsy Glam Bag before? Do you subscribe to any other subscription boxes? I’m on the hunt for more – let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

You can find more of my fave products and items on my wishlist in my Amazon Shop.

P.S. if you liked this post, you might like this post on my 10 step Korean skincare routine, or any of my other beauty posts.

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Jessica Lam | Toronto lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and travel blogger | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

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Is the Ipsy Glam Bag worth it? Here's my review of this monthly beauty subscription box and whether it's worth subscribing to!
What is the Ipsy Glam Bag?

Ipsy Glam Bag is a subscription service by Michelle Phan where you receive a mixture of sample-sized and full-sized beauty products once a month.

How much is the Ipsy Glam Bag in Canada?

The Ipsy Glam Bag costs around $20 including tax and shipping for Canadians, which is a little pricier than our American friends.

Is the Ipsy Glam Bag worth it?

Since you get a mixture of both sample and full-sized products, it is worth subscribing to Ipsy if you’re a beauty lover.

  1. thesofieyahdiaries says:

    I have so many samples to begin with that I don’t know if I want to spend money to buy samples haha but also sometimes the products are pretty amazing xD

  2. Jessica Lam says:

    I always get samples when I order from Sephora but I go through them so quickly! And this is a great way to try out new products that aren’t in those single-use packs that Sephora gives out haha

  3. Kimberly Hsieh says:

    Ohh love that lip color! The bag for the month is also super cute heh

  4. Nicole Booz says:

    This month’s glam bag looks awesome! That lip color is stunning on you!! I cancelled my glam bag a few months back because I have so many products I need to use up. I do plan to resume it in a few months though. Have you ever heard of or used Boxycharm? They send full-size products for $21/month.

  5. Ahh it looks amazing! Lovely lip colour! I wish I could afford beauty subscriptions like this! They always look awesome! X

    Victoria | VictoriaaHelenn

  6. Chloe says:

    Wow! I am lovin’ everything in this month’s ipsy bag, especially the tarte lip paint! I love how nude/brown it is. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve been trying to get on the ipsy list for a long time but the waitlist is soooo long! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    xo, Chloe //

  7. All my friends are obsessed with Ipsy and I’ve been meaning to try it! As someone who never knows what to try next it’s perfect!


  8. I’ve heard SO much talk about Ipsy over the years but have never decided to subscribe. I always like reading and watching reviews on YouTube before every purchasing beauty products, so that’s probably why. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I know the quality wasn’t the best when Ipsy first started, but from the looks of this bag, it seems like they’ve stepped up their game. That lip stain looks GORGEOUS on you, Jessica!

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  9. Jessica Lam says:

    Hehe thanks Kim!

  10. Jessica Lam says:

    I have so many products I need to use up but I love getting more haha! I haven’t heard of Boxycharm but I’ll check it out โ€“ thanks Nicole!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Jessica Lam says:

    You should definitely try it out one day if you’re able to! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Jessica Lam says:

    Wow, it only took me a month!

  13. Jessica Lam says:

    It’s so much fun haha, I’d love to subscribe to more like this!

  14. Jessica Lam says:

    I used to watch Michelle Phan but I never really cared about Ipsy โ€“ after seeing so many beauty bloggers post about the glam bag this year I had to try it out! Thanks so much Bria! <3

  15. Mary Duggan says:

    I’ve always wanted to try out Ipsy, thanks for showing off yours! The products look high-end.

    Xo – Mary /

  16. Jessica Lam says:

    They’re really great! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. pennyanddash says:

    I love the Ipsy bag cause you can try so many products! The tartist lip cream is one of my favorites ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Ciara Salloum says:

    That lip colour looks stunning on you! I really want to try the Ipsy bag! I love the idea of being able to try out minis before committing to buying the full product!


  19. Atsuna Matsui says:

    I’ve been hearing a lot about ipsy in the recent months and I’ve been considering to try it myself. It’s such a great price for all the sample items you get!


  20. Deborah says:

    I thought about subscribing to the Ipsy bag so this was a really helpful post – there are so many subscription beauty services lately and it’s hard to keep track of what items comes in what bag and such.

  21. Jessica Lam says:

    I think there’s a Tarte lip paint in the Sephora birthday gift too, so I’m excited for that hehe!

  22. Jessica Lam says:

    Thanks Ciara! It’s fun being surprised with new products haha!

  23. Jessica Lam says:

    It’s so worth it! I’m super glad I decided to go for it ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Jessica Lam says:

    I wanted to try (I think it’s called) Birchbox, but I don’t think it’s available to Canadians! Ipsy is really fun though ๐Ÿ™‚

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