It seems like I keep getting my Ipsy bag later and later now. My bag used to come in the mail around the 13th of each month. Now I’m not getting my bag until at least the 18th. This month’s bag didn’t come until the 19th or 20th. I barely have time to try out and review my products before they’re already selecting next month’s bag.
What a cool idea for a bag this month! You all know I am a creative/artsy type, so this is perfect. It comes with markers so you can color it! I haven’t colored mine yet because I want to use more than just the two colors they provided me with, but I probably will eventually.
I’m a little late getting this post up. It’s already March! I’ve been quite stressed out at work this week, and as soon as I get home I just feel like crashing. That’s what I almost did tonight too, but I had to muster up the motivation to get this up so that I don’t stray too far off schedule.
The design this month has a classy and elegant feel to it, though it’s not one of my favorites. I don’t dislike it either, I’m just sort of indifferent to it. I don’t really use the bags though. I just kind of hoard them.
I finally received my December glam bag from Ipsy. I didn’t think it was ever going to get here. I know Ipsy says that the December bags can be a little late because of the holiday’s, but it was over a week late, so I was worried it wasn’t coming.
When I opened the bag after it arrived, I discovered that it was missing an item. This was the second time that happened since I first signed up over a year ago. I contacted them, and they are shipping me the missing item.
I think this is one of the prettiest ipsy bags I’ve gotten so far. I absolutely love the metallic silver with the aqua blue mixed in. It’s gorgeous and perfect for Winter.
Ipsy was offering two different bags this month. Both had the same design, but one was a brown and gold color, the other blue. I wanted the brown and gold because it had a sort of vintage look about it that reminded me of the 70’s. Of course they sent me the blue one instead, which I had a feeling they would.
Naked Cosmetics: Loose Powder (in shade Mother Nature #06)
I’m truly in love with the color of this powder. It’s a brown and blue duochrome shade. The brown goes on more translucent and the blue is shimmery. The big problem I have with this is that it’s a loose powder. I probably won’t use this as much as I would like because of how messy it is. When I apply it, I always end up getting it all over my face, even when I’m being careful. I would like this a lot more if it wasn’t for that.
The makeup bag this month is definitely one of my favorites. Though my camera makes it look a brighter red than it actually is, it has a nice lace design and a little bat on the zipper. It’s an awesome gothic-style bag that you can use year-round if you want. Although this style is one of my most favorites, I prefer the design of last year’s October bag, which is still my #1 favorite. If you’ve forgotten what that one looks like, you can see it here.
ColourPop: Ultra Glossy Lip in shade Ipsy VIP
While I absolutely love ColourPop’s creamy highlighters, I was not impressed with their matte lip creams that I’ve tried. So when I received this Ultra Glossy Lip in my bag, I wasn’t sure what to think. I do think it’s better than their matte lip creams, but it’s still not one of my most favorite items. The shade is wonderful, and it’s slightly creamy and not too sticky, which is good. I think my main issue is that I just hardly ever wear glosses anymore.
Tarte: Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara
This is the second month in a row that Ipsy sent me a mascara, so I wasn’t too thrilled about it. I do like the Tarte brand though, but I am not overly impressed with this mascara. It does not seem to make my lashes look as long or as thick as certain other mascara’s I’ve used. (In case you’re wondering, my current favorite mascara is Smashbox X-Rated).
Z Skin: Acne Spot Treatment
I love the fact that this is all natural. It features ingredients such as almond, tea tree, and witch hazel. I’ve used this on some of my blemishes, and they were completely dried up over night.
SKINFOOD: Egg White Perfect Pore Cleanser
I was excited to get this in my bag because I’ve heard of Skinfood and was wanting to try some of their products. This cleanser is just okay though. It removes makeup pretty well, but it doesn’t have the greatest smell. It’s not a bad smell either, it just smells really soapy. It’s also supposed to help minimize pores, but I haven’t noticed a difference in mine, and I’ve been using it for a week now.
Pixi by Petra: Blush in shade Beach Rose
I really like this brand. I got one of their lipsticks in my bag quite a while ago, and it’s one of my favorites. Though I wasn’t super excited to get this blush because it’s practically identical to one I already own. However, it is a pretty nice product. It blends really well on the skin for a flawless finish.