November Ipsy Bag – Girl Meets Glitter

IMG_20141119_015558This month’s Ipsy bag is a cute glittery bag that is totally my style. It has a basic rectangular shape and the whole bag is glittery and the best part is that its plastic coated so there isn’t any glitter fallout like one of the other glitter bags that they had sent out in the past.  I’m sure I will actually use this bag instead of throwing it into a drawer like some of the other bags that I didn’t care for. The inside of the bag also has a tag that says Forever 21 Cosmetics for Ipsy.

Items that I received in this month’s Ipsy bag are as follows:

  • Be A Bombshell Eyebase in Submissive
  • Temptu Highligher in Pink Pearl
  • J Cats Lip Paint in Red Potion
  • Elizabeth Mott You’re so Fine Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Glitterati
  • Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Hairspray

The Be a Balmshell Eyebase also reminded me of MAC Paint Pots and the color is quite wearable so I will be testing this on whole day wear soon.  I like the Temptu highlighter too, its actually swatch below under the Eyebase but my camera was not able to pick it up.  It adds a nice golden pink sheen.  When I first opened the bag and saw the lip paint, I was really excited because I thought it was a OCC Lip Tar.  The packaging was exactly the same so I was surprised to see that it was a copy cat product.  I found this quite wearable when applied lightly despite its dark and intimating color in the tube.

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April 2014 Julep It Girl Maven Box

 

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I had forgotten to skip my Julep subscription this month so I was sent a box even though I have not painted my nails in about 5 months now.  I guess I didn’t mind too much since I received two of the most gorgeous neons that I’ve ever seen!  The box that I received had 3 polishes and no beauty products.  The colors I received this month were Bailey, Maren and Flora.  While I didn’t care for Baily too much, I just loved the gorgeous blue flashes in Maren and Flora.  I will definitely be using these in a couple of months!

 

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Ipsy bag April 2014 – Beauty Rocks

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I received my Ipsy bag earlier this week and I was quite pleased with the contents of this month’s bag.   This month’s bag had Benefit’s Lollitint which I have been eyeing for a while but did not commit to buying yet since I knew there was absolutely no way I can make a dent in the full sized product.  I was very happy to see this item and used it immediately!

The complete contents of this month’s bag were:

  • Benefit Lollitint .08 oz sample size $8 value
  • Cailyn Tinted lip balm in Acid Pink $19 value
  • City Color White Gold Mousse Eye shadow
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide on Pencil .03 oz  ($20 for .04 oz) $15 value
  • Kiss Looks so Natural Lashes $3.99 value

 

Benefit’s Lollitint is described as a candy orchid tinted lip and cheek stain.  I have only used this on my lips and I just love the light wash of color it provides.

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March 2014 Glossybox

I received my March Glossybox last Monday.  I had some pretty mixed thoughts about this box however.  Let me actually do the item and value breakdown before I give my opinion on the box.

March 2014 Glossybox

March 2014 Glossybox

The contents of this month’s box includes:

  • Alex and Ani hand cream $16 value
  • Alex and Ani swan bangle $28 value
  • Sisley Paris black rose mask .38 oz ($158 for 2.1oz) $28.59 value
  • Alterna volume plumping stand expand .85 oz  ($22 for 4oz) $4.67 value
  • Nails Inc Polish in Baker Street .13 oz ($9.50 for .33oz) $3.74 value
  • Etre Belle lip lift peel $17.80 value

I do think this might be the highest valued Glossybox that I’ve ever received considering I would use most of the products, but I did receive yet another dupe item.  I didn’t mind the duplicate item last month as it’s one that I used and loved and was running low on anyways, but this month I received a nail polish duplicate.  Despite the miniature size I know I won’t finish the bottle as I have so many polishes to use and I’m on a temporary no nail painting hiatus.

One of the sneak peeked items this month was the Alex and Ani.  You could have received the hand lotion, fragrance spray or bar soap. I was really hoping for the hand lotion as I would have the most use for that.  Also I love the simple bangle from them.  It’s made of recycled metals which is a nice touch.

I’m also very looking forward to trying the lip exfoliate as I am not currently digging the Julep one that I have.  I also wanna try the Sisley mask.  $28 for that little sample?  It better do wonders!