Friday, June 19, 2015

Ipsy Review - May

Woah you guys, it has been a crazy month! I can't believe little man Noah's arrival was that long ago. Where did the time go??  I still promise I am going to write his birth story, plus some updates on him very soon, but I thought I'd get back into blogging with something easy that I love....a beauty box review!

It's Ipsy review time!

This month I started receiving the little pink bubble mailer at home (instead of at work) and I was really excited to see it!  This is the best bag out there for the cost, so if you are looking to start a beauty subscription, I would definitely try Ipsy first. $10 for everything including shipping?  You can’t really beat that!
This months actual makeup bag was a little weird, so I probably won't be using it anytime soon. I love when they are cute and colorful, this one just seems so blah. 

So here it is…the May Ipsy bag!  
   1)     Urban Decay High Color Lip Gloss Samples and Lip Pencil – .03 oz. (pencil)
            I got the sample colors "Failbait" and "Bittersweet" as well as the lip pencil in "Ozone" which
           applies invisibly and grabs color to make it last. Unfortunately neither of the colors are really
           my style so this is a bit of a fail to me.  I do like some of the other colors they sell though
           (specifically "Liar" and "Kinky") so I may try one of these and see if I like the formula!  I do
           think I will be using the lip pencil.  I have a hard time with glosses not staying long because I
           rub my lips together pretty often. Hopefully the pencil will help with that!
           Full Size: $5.95 My Value: $5.95

           2)    it Cosmetics CC+ Full Coverage Cream in "Medium"– .135 oz.
            I am excited to try this!  I have been using less makeup these days, so something that will
            glide on quickly wit good coverage would be great!
Full Size: $3.99 My Value: $3.99

           3)    bellapierre Cosmetics Eye Primer  – 4 g. (FULL SIZE)
            Ugh, another one of these eye primers in a flat container.  I really dislike this kind.  I can’t get 
            my finger in there without getting the product all over and under my nail.  I could certainly  
            use a brush, but that just adds extra steps to my beauty routine because then I would have to 
            wash that.  I’ll stick with tubes where I can put it on with my finger! Also, that price is a 
Full Size: $44.95 for 8 g. My Value: $22.47

4)  The Balm Mini Nude Dude Eyeshadow in “Fit” – .035 oz.
Ooo I think this color is really pretty!  It’s a perfect copper color to wear to C’s Rattler games!
Full Size: $36.00 for a palette of 12 colors My Value: $3.00

       5)  Pandora’s Makeup Blush in “Pink Carnation” – .14 oz. – (FULL SIZE)
I wish this came in better packaging.  The cardboard around it looks really cute, but inside that is blush in a tin, like you would add to a palette.  That’s not very helpful to me, since I don’t have the type of palette this would fit it.  The color is not bad, but it’s too dark for me.  I go for more rose and peach colors.
Full Size: $11.45 My Value: $11.45

Final Cost: $10.00
Final Value: $46.86

I’m pretty bummed about this bag, I will probably be getting use out of two items at most, the eye shadow and the lip balm.  Those items put together don’t even cover my cost of the bag though, which stinks.  Oh well, I guess you win some, you lose some right?

What are your thoughts?

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(As always, I swear I’m not a review blog….I just like sharing these things in hopes that other people will get to have the same fun that I do!  I am not compensated in any way.)
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