I probably won’t have an Ipsy bag for awhile after this one. I have to cancel because I won’t have a set address for awhile. When I cancel though I’ll have to go back onto the waiting list again, it took me almost a year to get off the waiting list previously.
This month’s theme is ‘Beauty Candy’, and I received a wide variety of products in my bag. I actually like the makeup bag that everything came in. It’s a teal, quilted, plastic type bag. I like the colour of the bag so I think that is why it appeals to me. I still don’t know what I’ll do with all these bags that I receive each time.
Let’s get into what I received in my Ipsy this month:
Doll 10 Beauty H2Glo Highlighter – 4.5 grams
This product wasn’t sealed or anything and I noticed right away that it had a finger print in it, which is disgusting. I contacted Ipsy and they said they would send me a new one. I didn’t hear back after that so I’m not sure if they are sending a replacement or not, will find out and update you. Doll 10 is a Canadian company which is great, always love discovering local companies. The cream highlighter smells like a sweet lip gloss which is kind of odd. It goes on smoothly and gives a nice champagne sheen when I apply it on my hand. I haven’t tested it on my face yet since someone stuck their finger into the one I received. I like the packaging, its very sleek and light, great for traveling. I think this product retails for $30, the one I found on their website looks slightly different than the one I received so I’m unsure.
Épicé International Purifying Exfoliant – 1 ounce
I love receiving skin care items so I was excited about this product. It reminds me of one I received in my Birchbox a few months back, Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator. The Épicé International Purifying Exfoliant has a faint, refreshing smell. The exfoliating beads are very fine and gentle. This is a decent sized sample and should last me awhile. The full size runs for $32 and is 3.3 fluid ounces.
Figs & Rouge – Hand Cream – 20 ml
More hand creams… I seem to receive a hand cream in my subscription boxes every month, maybe I’m the only one who doesn’t get excited about them. It takes me along time to use up a hand lotion. I received the lotion in the scent, mango mandarin, I love the smell of mandarins, this lotion smells quite sweet but it’s not overpowering. It’s a very light lotion and rubs in within seconds and doesn’t leave a greasy residue. I guess this is a full-sized product and it retails for $6.56 on their website. I don’t know if I’d buy it again because none of the scents they have online appeal to me.
MicaBeauty – Mineral Eye Shadow – 2.5 grams
I received the eyeshadow in the colour reluctance, which is a silver, gun metal colour. I poured a very small amount onto my hand and blended it out and HOLY, it’s very pigmented. It’s not a colour I’d normally wear but I may have to find a way to wear it cause it’s a beautiful colour. I’m interested in trying some other colours of the MicaBeauty Mineral Eye Shadow, they have quite a section on their website. I used to wear a lot of loose mineral eye shadows but have only been wearing pressed powders for the past year or so. Loose powders just get so messy, especially with all the traveling I do. I received a full size of this product which retails for $14.95, so that is awesome!
Starlooks – Lip Gloss
The scent of this lip gloss reminds me of something but I can’t pinpoint it, maybe icing? I’m not sure. The colour I received is Guilty Pleasure, which I would consider a pink-nude. It’s quite similar to my lip colour so I like it. I’m not sure if it is moisturizing like it claims to be. Most lip products irritate my lips so I figure this one will too, it’s already feeling like it’s drying them out after a few minutes. It’s a mini sample so this will fit great in my purse, since I carry around a super small bag. Starlooks is cruelty-free if that is something you look for in products. The full size of the lip gloss retails for $12, which is a little more than I like to pay for a gloss.
After going through this bag I’m actually happy with what I received. When I first opened it I was disappointed, but now that I’ve tried the products out I’m satisfied. Besides the fact that I received a product that someone stuck their finger in, hopefully Ipsy sends me a replacement.
What did you get in your Ipsy?