Tuesday, November 26, 2013

November 2013 Ipsy Bag

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Hey y'all!  Today I want to share the contents of my FIRST Ipsy bag.  I signed up a month(possibly more) ago and was put on the waitlist.  When I got the email around the first of November, I was all sorts of excited.  My blogging BFF Mandy had been trying to get me to sign up for a while, so I finally took the plunge.  Boy, am I glad I did.

This month's bag was themed Glam It Up.  The bag has a gold metallic snakeskin look with a pink zipper & lining.  

Pixi Beauty Bronzer - Subtly Suntouched - I've never tried any Pixi Beauty products and see them every time I go to Target.  This one is the lighter of the two shades they make.  It's a medium honey tan with a bit of shimmer to help give you that beautiful bronzed glow.  It's very subtle and perfect on my light-medium skintone.  I really really liked this. 

Nailtini Nail Lacquer - Champagne - This one I feel kinda "meh" about.  It's more of a rose-y gold and I'm not really sure how I feel about it.  I actually might just use it for some polish ornaments as I don't really like this particular shade on my nails.  

Starlooks Gem Eye Pencil - Topaz - I've tried this a few times and both times I used it on the inner corner of my eyes.  It's a silvery blue color that's just too light for me to use as a liner, though I might try it as a base.  It's extremely smooth and creamy to be a pencil liner, which was shocking AND surprising for me.  

em Michelle Phan Waterliner - Royal Amethyst - I was excited to not only get 2 eye liners in this bag but to try this bad boy out.  I've heard so many great things about it.  It's a beautiful deep royal purple shade.  Unfortunately, it wasn't a total hit for me.  It's not supposed to budge on the waterline....well it did for me.  Not even 2 hours after putting it on, it was practically gone.  It did stay perfectly fine and vibrant on my upper lid though.  It's smooth and creamy as well & I love that it's retractable with the smudger on the end.  I'll definitely continue to use it, just not on my waterline.

Be A Bombshell Lip Crayon - Shameless - Every time I see this, I break out in song..the Garth Brooks song.  I'm a total fan of lip crayons and this definitely didn't disappoint.  I wore it out for birthday drinks with my friends and only had to reapply once.  This is a berry pink with the perfect amount of shimmer.  To me, it's similar to the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains.  It lasts forever, but eventually does start to make your lips feel kinda dry.  It's not a problem for me since I carry lip balm EVERYWHERE.  

BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic Baked Eyeshadow - Eclipse - I was excited to try this since I like the other BH shadows I have.  Unfortunately, this was kinda a let down as no matter how I apply it, it's splotchy and uneven.  The shade is a beautiful deep sparkly purple.  If you have a perfect application method for this one, please let me know.  I've been interested in getting the full palette, but if they're all like this I can't see how it would be worth it.

This happened to arrive just before my birthday which was perfect timing for me to play around with them.  It's a great price to be able to try out a bunch of things that I normally wouldn't have wanted to pay full price for without trying.  I can't wait to see next months bag already.

*bag paid for by me*

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