Friday, September 5, 2014

Ipsy Bag: Catch Up

I had started doing monthly posts about my Ipsy bags and was going to do a post for each month that I've missed. Well, I've decided to lump all of that into one post because obviously I'm not going to get "caught up" anytime soon. So I've taken a few pictures, one of all of the things that I've gotten in my bags and then one that shows my favorite items. So here we go:

These are all of the items that I've received. There is everything from eyeshadow, to lip balm/gloss, eye lines, moisturizers, dry shampoo, and I even got a beach spray that I had been wanting to try.

Here's a list of the items:

April: Ipsy Rocks Bag
City Colour Mousse Eye Shadow in White Gold 
Cailyn Tinted Lip Balm - Acid Pink
Lollitint Tinted Lip and Cheek Stain in Candy Orchid
Urban Decay 24 /7 Eye Pencil in Black Velvet
Kiss Eyelashes

May: Natural Bag w/ Green Leaves
Hey Honey Take It Off - Exfoliating Honey Peel Off Mask 
Hang Ten - Fifty Classic Sport Natural Sunscreen SPF 50
Avène Thermal Spring Water
Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask with keravis protein and argan oil
Pacific Natural Beauty Duo Shadow with Plum and White Gold 

June: Blue Bag w/ Pineapples
Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray 
Realtree perfume
Ofra Universal - eyebrow pencil in Brown
NYX lip gloss in Creme Brulee
Bombshell Mascara in Black*
Nickak Shimmer Eyeliner in Blue*
*My mom and I traded the mascara and the eyeliner she wasn't going to wear a shiny blue eyeliner and I didn't care for the mascara.

July: Bright Pink Bag
Elizabeth Mott Tints and Sass in Cherry
Bare Minerals 5 in 1 Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow in Divine Wine
Clear Clinic Vanished Clear Spot Treatment
Pur-lisse Pur Protect Essential Daily Moisturizer SPF 30
POP Sunkissed Bronzer in Secret Sunrise

August: Orange Polka Dotted - Back to School Bag
Dr. Brandt Pores No More - Pore reducing primer 
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara in Black
Jersey Shore Sun Mongogongo Nutrient Dense Anti-aging Lip Conditioner
Klorane Dry Shampoo
J. Cat Flying Solo Eye Shadow

Now for my favorites, I tried to pick just one per month but failed for the month of August because there were two items that I loved. 

April: Urban Decay 24 /7 Eye Pencil in Black Velvet - This is a pencil liner but it's not a hard tipped pencil so it doesn't pull on your eyelid. Not only does it just glide on, it also stays put, and doesn't transfer to the top of your eyelid as long as you don't apply too much. I have a tendency to apply too much. :/

May: Pacific Natural Beauty Duo Shadow with Plum and White Gold - I think this pressed powder eyeshadow duo is a very pretty combination. It applies subtlety but layers well, so if you like your eye makeup darker like I do, rest assured it doesn't take forever to apply

June: NYX butter gloss in Creme Brulee - I am not a lip gloss girl; they are usually sticky and messy, and slimy so I was not all that excited about getting a lip gloss plus the color look really weird. It had a little more on an orange tint than what I usually wear. But because I am getting Ipsy bags so I can try new things I tried it and I LOVE it! When it says butter gloss, it means butter gloss. It's not sticky, or slimy, or messy, now it's a staple that I keep in my purse. Plus I'm even in love with the color. It doesn't look orange but actually has a very natural look - at least with my skin tone.

July: Elizabeth Mott Tints & Sass in Cherry - I got two different lip/cheek tints one from Lollitint and then this one and I must say they are both a little weird to use as a cheek tint because it is a stain and really fast-acting. But the Tints & Sass is a really good for color for your lips.

August: Dr. Brandt's Pores No More pore reducing primer - I've never used a primer before, so I have nothing to compare it to but I love it. It really does reduce the size of your pores and it has a mousse to powder consistency. When I first saw the color I thought that it was going to be too dark for my skin, but it blends in really well and I wasn't able to see any blotchy patches.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara in Black - I have fallen in love with this mascara. It makes your lashes appear more full and it doesn't take layers and layers of mascara to do it. Even thought the formula is great I think it's the wand that did me in. Most wands that I've seen are very bristly, this one you can actually see the bristles move as you take it out of the bottle. A-mazing! The only down-fall to this product is that it is a $22 mascara. /sigh....I don't know if I can justify spending $22 on a mascara but I might really, really consider it.

So that is my "Catch Up" post, hopefully I'll be able to do a monthly post from now, but I'm taking two writing classes this semester so we'll see.

Jessy :)

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P.P.S. All of the opinions in this post are my own, I am not being paid to review these products. But if someone would like to give me products to review I won't object. ;)