Gamers Can Be Girly Too: IPSY Glam Bag December 2015 Review

So, for those of you who don't know I'm a pretty big gamer. Not only do I LOVE playing video games, but I also dabble in game development. My most recent development has been in Blender's game engine where I created an awesome wooded theater setting in the engine. Back to the subject at hand. I think there's a misconception/stereotype about girl gamers. Firstly, there are more than us than you think! We aren't that much of a rarity as most people think. According to a Washington Post article more women play games than teenage boys! The statistics are pretty surprising. Secondly, just because we like games doesn't make us 'Tomboys'. That being said let's get down to business!

I've recently become a new subscriber to the IPSY Glam Bag. I've tried a similar service like Birchbox, but I'm thinking I might like IPSY better. The glam bag is only $10 a month (Like Birchbox). You sign up and fill out a style profile that fit your preferences. The questions range from how light/dark your skin is, your hair type (oily/dry), etc. IPSY then selects products for you to sample based on your profile and sends them in a cute bag monthly. I should note that the bags are different each month. This month's (Pictured below) is cute red textured pouched bag. Let's dive in!

Cute note with illustrations. It feels personal with all the portraits, signatures, and 'thank you' text

Cute note with illustrations. It feels personal with all the portraits, signatures, and 'thank you' text

I don't know about all those percentages, but I'm willing to give this a try. Mascara advertising always makes me laugh because they seem to sell it like your eyelashes are magically going to grow

I don't know about all those percentages, but I'm willing to give this a try. Mascara advertising always makes me laugh because they seem to sell it like your eyelashes are magically going to grow

I'm excited to give this a try. I've been growing my hair out and it occasionally needs a mask treatment like this. I've never tried a Marc Anthony product before. Seems pretty schnazzy. ALSO, this is sample size!? This thing is huge! I'd say full size.

I'm excited to give this a try. I've been growing my hair out and it occasionally needs a mask treatment like this. I've never tried a Marc Anthony product before. Seems pretty schnazzy. ALSO, this is sample size!? This thing is huge! I'd say full size.

Full size black eyeliner. Don't get me wrong I'm not complaining. I'm very surprised to see full size products in a 'sample bag'.

Full size black eyeliner. Don't get me wrong I'm not complaining. I'm very surprised to see full size products in a 'sample bag'.

Another full size product. Wow! I've actually tried Pacifica lotion before and I really liked it. I appreciate this brand's used of 'better for you' ingredients.

Another full size product. Wow! I've actually tried Pacifica lotion before and I really liked it. I appreciate this brand's used of 'better for you' ingredients.

This isn't full size, but it's 3-4x the size of your typical fragrance sample. I also appreciate the spray nozzle. I've never been crazy about dabbing myself trying not to accidentally pour it everywhere.

This isn't full size, but it's 3-4x the size of your typical fragrance sample. I also appreciate the spray nozzle. I've never been crazy about dabbing myself trying not to accidentally pour it everywhere.

CONCLUSION

Wow! Like I said before, I think I'm going to switch over permanently from my Birchbox subscription to IPSY. Don't get me wrong, Birchbox is great, but I love how much BIGGER the products are, and I feel like the items are more catered to my preferences of what I actually use.

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Lauren Hodges

Who am I in a nutshell? In short, I’m a freelance graphic designer and illustrator based in Madison, Alabama. Although I’m extremely skilled in logo and print design, my one true calling is hand-drawn illustration and typography. To me, there’s nothing more thrilling than brainstorming up a new design or illustration on a fresh piece of paper and the excitement of seeing it to fruition.