I had some higher hopes for IPSY for December that were dashed when this arrived. While I like the contents of this bag there’s not a lot that I love. No matter what though, I got my $10 worth like I do every month.
One of the fun things about IPSY is that not everyone gets the same bag. Now that can create some jealousy when you read other blogs and they received a shade you’d die for or a product you really wanted to try, but that’s okay.
This month’s cosmetic bag is just a plain black bag with a small Ipsy heart on the zipper. Nothing exciting but sometimes you want something not too showy. Inside was 3 deluxe samples and two full size items.
Beauty Without Cruelty is a great brand and it’s nice to be able to try their Facial Cleanser in the box. I have a big box of samples to pick from if I travel and this is a great size for any time I’d get away.
Style Sexy Hair 450 Protect is a hair protectant for blow drying and flat irons. It’s waterless so it also keeps hair safer from frizz. While I don’t love getting haircare all the time, this will come in handy when I’m refreshing my hair with my flat iron.
tarte deluxe lights, camera, action 4 in 1 mascara is probably my favorite item in the bag. I love mini sizes of mascara and I love tarte mascara. It’s a great way to try a new formula from any brand and even better when the brand is a favorite.
NYX Butter Lip Balm isn’t opened because it will end up in one of my giveaways. I’m one of the few that don’t really use NYX lip products, I just don’t like the scent. I know they get raves and most people would be thrilled to receive this.
I was happy to see Cailyn Eye Polish in Orchid in my bag. But it turns out I’m not really crazy about the formula. I love the color (which isn’t very orchid in my book) but the application was patchy.
Next time I’ll try it with a brush and not the spongy applicator since it didn’t allow it to apply smoothly. This is the most expensive item in the bag at $15.
While I should be raving about the bag so that you’ll use my referral link for extra points to subscribe, I have to be honest and say that Ipsy finished the year sort of on the down side. But here’s to 2015 and better products!! — Marcia