This month I really loved the exterior of my Ipsy bag…the interior though? Not quite for me. For one thing…this is my second bag this month. The first one was trashed. They offered to replace just the 2 items damaged & not the whole bag which was covered in glue & eyeshadow. Bleck. I had to convince them I needed new ones because…well that first bag was garbage. Anyway…now lets get into what was inside the bag!
Like I said, I actually really like the bag itself. It looks sleek & waterproof. Functional. Easy to clean. Rarely do I really like the actual Ipsy cosmetic bags so this was a nice surprise.
Here’s what the products looked like before I opened them up & swatched them. The video above is the only swatches for this post…I just think I said enough haha. I’ll reiterate down below though.
Inside my Ipsy December 2013 bag-
NYX Round Lipstick in Iced Honey- Super frosty pink. Not something I’ll personally be wearing because it would drive me nuts. i actually really enjoy the formula on this line so it is a shame I didn’t get a more wearable shade. You can see my swatch in the video. I believe I said something about not wanting to be stuck in the 80s…
Ardell 120 Demi False Lashes- These lashes are a mess. A mess. They feel super plastic-y, cheap, & man there are some seriously wonky ones in there. Multiple individual lashes look screwed up- too long, crooked, bent, short, bending the wrong way….etc. I actually don’t hate getting falsies even though I don’t wear them as often…but please give me something with decent quality.
Nicka K Nail Polish- This is my first nail polish from the brand & I haven’t put it on the nail yet. It doesn’t have a shade anywhere on it but it looks taupe. The bottle shape is cool, i don’t have anything like it. Not something I expected in a holiday type bag though…I would have really liked something glitzy or bold.
Be a Bombshell The One Stick in Girl Crush- I personally can’t see myself wearing this at all. For one thing, it completely blended into just shimmer on my hand. It looks like a lilac-y pink with tons of gold shimmer. Also, this smells crazy funky & is wayyyy too soft texture-wise.
Pop Beauty Bright Up Your Life Trio in Smokin Hot- Bah humbug, I feel like I just keep complaining but here’s another item that just isn’t a wow. the middle shade is just okay but the other two are really patchy & crumbly. Plus…another set of smoky colors from Ipsy. Please please please give me something else, I definitely have enough!
I think Ipsy may be losing some major steam & I’m wondering if it will get better or worse in the coming year. While these are products a lot of people would really enjoy, they just aren’t a great fit for me. I’ll give it a few more months because they’re getting together a rewards program & such. In case you aren’t familiar, Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription service that costs only $10. Please use my referral link if you choose to sign up, I really appreciate it! The nice thing about Ipsy is that it provides me with gifts for others & cosmetic bags to regift as well.
Did you get an Ipsy bag this month? I’ll be putting up my Birchbox soon & have already put up my December Beauty Box 5! I also have a Glossybox on the way…although I have no idea when! What do you think of this bag?
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