The value was $58.48 well over the $10 I paid. The lip color is blah pink that did nothing for me. The China Glaze polish in Marry A Millionaire is a fun purple, silver and aqua glitter. The Model Co. blush in Peach Bellini is a peachy color that will be very versatile.
First Love Roll on perfume oil was okay, I was not crazy about the scent. It smelled very old lady like. I’m anxious to try the Glam Glow Brightmud Eye treatment, well maybe not after I read some reviews online. Some say it burns your eyes.
Overall, I’m only keeping the blush and polish, the rest are going in the stash I’m saving to send my 18 year old niece.
This is some kick ass hairspray! I’ve tried so many different hairsprays over the years. I paid $8.99 at Ulta. I got a sample in one of my Ipsy.com packages. It’s lightweight, but has great hold. I’ve tried alcohol free sprays, and they were awful. Very stiff and helmet head like. This spray is not only not sticky, but adds a bit of shine to your hair. You can easily comb through your hair, and it doesn’t leave any residue. It has Keratin along with Argan oil, and UV protection. It’s humidity resistant too!
My new favorite hairspray! Thanks Ipsy.com and Ulta!
Oh Ipsy.com we’ve been seeing each other for more than two years now, and you still amaze me every month. Why just yesterday I was telling a saleslady at Ulta all about you. I couldn’t believe she had never heard of you. I gave her the quick low down. GO AND SIGN UP FOR IPSY NOW! I think there may be a waiting list. I was getting a mini facial, trying out the Mario Badescu skin care line (which I loved), when I brought you up.
I was so hoping I would get my Jan. bag before my birthday, and I did. Here’s what I got this month:
All Over Shadow brush-Elizabeth Mott-value $9.99-OMG! I love it! Very soft and densely packed bristles.
(Malin+Goetz) Mojito Lip Balm- value $12- a luscious super hydrating gel, not sticky at all.
Bella Pierre Cosmetics shimmer eye shadow in Excite-value $14.99-a white pearlescent loose powder shadow.
Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut eye shadow in Treasure-I couldn’t find an individual value for this pale bronze shadow, but it’s a really pretty color.
Nourish Organic Renewing Eye Cream with avocado, Moroccan Argan oil, and shea butter. This is so new it doesn’t have a price on the company website. I’m anxious to try it.
The value was well over the measly $10 I paid. I so love a good deal.
If you are thinking about trying a beauty box subscription, I highly recommend Ipsy.com. If I was a crack head, this would be my crack. Kind of like Ulta is my crack. Oh I’m such a goofball. Alas, a well made up goofball.
I received a full size Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil in one of my Ipsy.com packages. This is the best all-around highlighting product I have ever used. I’ve been wearing make up for ages, and am always on the lookout for a great highlighter. The Chella pencil I received in Ivory is for fair skin. It’s a matte finish and works great on concealing blemishes. I use it above my eyes and also as a highlight color under my brows.
As I’ve gotten older my nose has gotten bigger, along with my ears, which blows. I put a thin line down the center of my nose, and blend to make it look thinner. It works great. The Chella website is not up, but you can buy the Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil at Amazon.com and Dermstore.com. I’ve put links below. I’ve also included a short tutorial on the pencil that shows you ten different ways to use it. The cost is $18, but well worth the price. I’ve used mine every day for the past few months, and still have half of it left. The pencil is a creamy consistency, but stays put once you have it on.
Oh Ipsy, how I love thee. I’ve been an Ipsy subscriber for over two years. Every month I get five make up related items. I usually get three full size products along with deluxe samples. A cute make up bag with a different theme each month completes the order. I only pay $10 a month, and can cancel at any time. I recently tried Lip Monthly and Boxy Glam. I was disappointed and cancelled both subscriptions.
This month’s bag is Fearless Heroine. I got a nice sized black and plum make up bag. My bag included full sizes of an eyelash curler by Precision Beauty, NYX Butter Lip Balm in Parfait and Cailyn Just Mineral eye polish in Orchid. Rounding out my order were deluxe samples of BWC Facial Cleanser with a 3% AHA complex, and Tarte- Lights, Camera Lashes 4 in 1 mascara in black. I found pricing on all items except the Tarte mascara, with a value of $26. The eye shadow alone was $15. I am rarely disappointed with my monthly glam bags.
The Cailyn Just Mineral Eye Polish in Orchid is a pale pinky gold color that is shimmery. This will make a great highlighter color. The NYX Butter Lip Balm in Parfait is a natural pink tone for when you just want a little lip color. Plus you don’t need a mirror to reapply since it’s a balm.
This month’s bag was definitely a winner. In the past, whatever I didn’t want (which usually isn’t much) I send to my 18 year old niece. Her mother died 12 years ago, so I send her a fun care package every few months.
OMG! I think this is my favorite bag yet! The Nicole by OPI nail polish is to die for. It is a super cool dark cherry red color. The VolumEyes mascara by Model Co. is awesome. I’ve already used it twice since I got my bag on Oct. 17th. It’s a blackish gray, that really brings out my blue eyes. Of course I poked myself in the eye this morning, being in a hurry as always. I think I’ll save this mascara for the weekend. The name says volume, but I got amazing length as well. I also got Epice Purifying Exfoliant which I’m anxious to try. My bag also included Rose Berry Figs and Rouge hand cream. It smells like a delicious fruit tart. I don’t know if I want to eat it or just put it on my hands.
Last but not least I got some lip gloss by Starlooks in Guilty Pleasure, a soft rosy color that smells like candy. This was a nice way to end my lousy week. The teal quilted cosmetic bag was the icing on the cake. Enjoy! ipsy.com, you are the bomb!
Yippee! I got my September Ipsy glam bag today. Lots of good stuff. The cosmetic bag is a pewter colored bag with silver studs. The five items I received are as follows: Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair deep conditioning mask for hair. I can’t wait to try this, as I color my hair and need a deep conditioner. Leeanni Eco 3 in 1 Revolution Light, a toner, serum and moisturizer combined. Sounds like this will save me some time in the morning. Pacifica Natural Minerals eyeliner pencil in brown. Hikari lipstick in Cabernet, which is a dark pink, matte lipstick. Last, but certainly not least is a Crown Crease/Shadow brush. This is the third eye make-up brush I’ve gotten from Ipsy. I love the fact the brush is a dual brush. The bristles are very soft, and the brush is well made.
I wasn’t real crazy about the lipstick, as the color was a bit too bright for me. I wish I had a purse that looked like the cosmetic bag for this month. I’m such a little kid waiting for my bag each month. I knew it was coming today, and had my hubby throw the pink package upstairs to me after he got the mail. He asked me how I knew it came today, and I told him I saw the fuchsia package as he was walking up the driveway. I will most likely give the lipstick to my niece. She loves getting packages from her aunty, because she knows she’s getting some great hair, make up and skin care products.