Friday, January 2, 2015
December ipsy Bag: Thinking of You
I don't think I've ever shared an ipsy bag on here, and for that shame on me! Ipsy has become a favorite beauty box of mine, and in my opinion far outshines BirchBox and GlossyBox. For $10/month, you receive some sample, some full size beauty products along with a little cosmetic bag that fits into the theme.
I feel that the products in ipsy bags are more my style and budget, so this puts them head and shoulders above birchbox.
I am thoroughly pleased with all the products in the bag this month:
1.) Bumble and Bumble All Star Blow Dry- I don't usually apply any product to my hair before blowdrying, but figured this was worth a try. I was pleasantly surprised that my hair was less dry and brittle feeling, and had an overall smoothness to it after blowdrying. Very finished and salon quality. I am 90% sure I will purchase a full size of this when it runs out!
2.) Crown Infinity Shadow/Crease Duet Brush- Other than the brush that comes in the Naked Palettes, I usually use my fingers to apply my eyeshadow. This definitely applies a lot more even, not to mention I don't have 4 shadows of beige on my fingers and under my fingernails.
3.) Tarte Lights, Camera Lashes- For years my go-to mascara was this one by L'Oreal, but have recently switched to They're Real! by Benefit. Ulta gave them out maybe a year or so ago for their birthday gift, or was it Sephora? Either way I love it. Oh, and 4000+reviews on Ulta.com and it's a 4.3/5, so I'm guessing I'm not alone. I recently tried Julep's mascara, but after wearing it twice had to throw it out- the fibers would get in my eye and irritate them WAY too much. I also hear good things about Better Than Sex Mascara- anyone try this? Maybe I'll try this next...
After all that, I haven't used this mascara yet. Maybe I'll throw it in my travel bag so I don't have to chance losing my $23 mascara.
4.) Nourish Organic Renewing Eye Cream- I don't really understand eye cream- am I alone on this? For awhile I used this one by Burt's Bees, but kinda stopped and didn't finish the expensive little pot... I will say this applies like a dream, especially for an organic, cruelty, and gluten free product! I'm kinda intrigued looking at the applicator. You know, these late nights blogging and Netflix binging have left dark circles- will this help? Check back with me, I intend on finishing this tube.
5.) NYX Butter Balm in Red Velvet- This my friends was worth the whole box. Seriously am in love. Is it "nix" or "N-Y-C?" Either way, they now sell it at Target and you need to drop $4 on this stuff. Seriously feels like rubbing butter on your lips. Even better than eos. I mean it. The Red Velvet is subtle, but good for me when I want red lips and chicken out at the last minute. Seriously, I want more. They didn't have them at my Target the other night, so I might pick some up online. (if you do, use code NYXGLITZ for 25% off.)
So, if you don't subscribe to ipsy, you NEED to. I didn't add it to my type-A list above, but the bag that it all came in is just so adorable. And you get one every month. I use them for odds and ends, or throw them in a box for gifts through the year.
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