Monday, August 19, 2013

Ipsy Review August 2013!

It's my favorite time of the month: Ipsy Bag Time! While I was incredibly excited for this particular bag, my excitement dwindled a bit due to DHL's terrible shipping. It was an absolute mess this month. Lots of people didn't receive their bags, some people received empty packages or missing items. The GOOD news is that Ipsy is always very accommodating and whenever I've had an issue they have always resolved it! Anyway, enough with the complaining, let's get to the good stuff!

August had a "Glamour Academy" theme, and the bag was super cute! There were quite a few different combinations of bags this month, and while I didn't get EVERYTHING I was hoping for, I am more than thrilled with what I received!

1. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in "69" 
I was SO excited that I would be receiving the UD lipstick, as it wasn't something that everyone was going to get. I was very interested in the new lipstick formula, but $22 is a hefty price tag for the full size! This one is a little sample size lipstick tube and it is SO adorable. I got the color I wanted, which is a red color with a pink undertone. It is So beautiful on the lips. It glides on and has such an intense pigment. Not only that, but it stays on for hours and hours on end. It also stains your lips so even when it wears off it looks like you're still wearing it! I am obsessed with this formula and I am convinced it is worth every penny!

2. Pixi Mascara
I am always excited to try new mascara's although I have never been that fond of the Pixi makeup line. It's a drugstore line of makeup (Target) however it has a higher end price tag. I find Pixi products to be drugstore quality, and I have never purchased a full size product from them because they're too expensive and don't work that well. This mascara is no exception. It's not bad. It's not good. It's just middle of the road, basic mascara. Nothing to write home about.

3. Michael Todd Pumpkin Mask
I noticed a lot of the Ipsters were familiar with this brand of skincare, though I had never heard of it. I was glad to get such a nice size sample! I will definitely get many uses out of it. This pumpkin mask says it's not for sensitive skin, and it did have a little tingle to it when I used it, but it definitely didn't make my face red or anything like that. It worked quite nicely and gave my skin a soft feel. I'm looking forward to trying it more!

4. MICA Beauty Shimmer Powder in "Bronze"
This was one of those items I was hoping I wouldn't get because I don't really use loose shadows or single shadows (I'm a palette kind of gal) but I have a gel liner from this brand and it's very high quality. This bronze shimmer powder is just as high quality. Absolutely beautiful bronzey shade perfect for late summer/ early fall. I will actually use this even though I don't normally use loose shadows.

5. Nailtini Polish in "Mai Tai"
I REALLY didn't want this polish. This will be the THIRD nailtini polish I have received from Ipsy and I really don't think they are that great. The formula is a bit thin and it tends to chip incredibly fast on my nails. There are some people that swear by the formula, but I am not one of them. I was also a bit irritated because this polish in this exact color was offered last month. I breathed a sigh of relief last month when I received the perfume instead, and here I am with it ANYWAY. I really hope that they don't reuse products again. I understand they probably have left over samples and want to get rid of them, but it's just not a good idea in my opinion. Overall this is a nice coral shade for summer but it's just not my thing.

Overall this bag was an absolute hit. I enjoyed receiving everything and even though everything wasn't a home run, I was still thrilled to try it all!

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