Sunday, December 29, 2013

December Ipsy Bag

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Hey y'all.  Sorry for the delay with my review on this, but the holidays kinda threw me off.  This Celebration Glam Bag from IPSY is my 2nd bag. 

This months bag is a black diamond patent with a red lining.  The zipper is on the front, rather than the top.  I can see myself using this bag a LOT when going out and wanting to carry just a few things.

Be A Bombshell The One Stick - The color I received is called Girl Crush.  It's a dusky rosey pink with a TON of gold sparkle.  When I first got this, I was hanging out with my neighbor & wanted to show her the products.  So I swatched this on the top of my hand.  Several hours, and more than a dozen hand washings later, my hand was covered in glitter.  I wasn't impressed, but decided to try it on my cheeks.  Yeah....not only did my oily skin make me shiny, but this looked like I sprayed my entire face with glitter.  It's supposed to be a multi-purpose product.  Cheeks, eyes, lips, etc.  I "might" try it as a pop of shimmer/color on my lips, but that's about it from now on.

Julie G Textured Nail Polish - I received this in Sugar Plum Fairy.  I haven't tried it on my nails yet, but I did just put it on my toes.  It's way pretty & dried in minutes.  It could easily be a one coat polish, but I used two.  I might have to go get more of the Julie G's.

Pop Beauty Bright Up Your Life Eyeshadow Trio - The trio I received is Smokin' Hot, which is (as far as I can tell) just a little sampler of the 10 pan palette with the same name.  I used this over the weekend and was kinda torn on it.  I used the enclosed sponges rather than makeup brushes & was shocked when the sparkle in the shadows actually transferred.  Sadly, the pigmentation was lacking.  I used a primer, but not a not sure if that makes a difference.  Also, since it's only 3 of the actual 10 shades I don't know if the others have better pigmentation or not.  At $24 for all of them, IDK if I'd chance it.  

J Cat Beauty Big Lip Pencil - Red Rose is the shade I received.  I'd rather have had the mocha option.  I already have 2 red lip sticks, and one lip stain in red that I absolutely LOVE.  This sorta stained everywhere a mistake was made.  It was also very drying even though I used lip balm under.  I really don't like the fact that this will have to be sharpened.  I don't want wood shavings going on my lips.  So, most likely I'll depot this into a jar at some point and just apply it with a brush.  I much rather prefer lip pencils that just twist up.

Mirabella Eye Blender Brush - The handle on this feels like it's solid metal.  The brush itself is awesome, but I can't believe the price on it.  It's HEAVY.  I like brushes that are much lighter, as I feel it helps with lighter application of products.  I like using this to apply a transition color to my crease or to blend out harsh lines.  IDK that I would spend almost $30 on one brush though.  

Overall, I wasn't too impressed with the products in this months bag.  I definitely got my monies worth from it to justify it....but don't think I would actually purchase anything separately other than the polish.  $10 a month for stuff I probably never would've tried otherwise isn't too bad.  Especially when one product alone was almost 3 times that price.  

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