Mid-December has arrived and so has my December “Celebration” ipsy bag!
I was away when it arrived and the temperature outside that day in MA was 3 degrees! I was afraid the makeup was going to freeze and break. My friend Kim was kind enough to go out in the snowstorm and take it out of my mailbox and bring it home with her. It was nice and toasty warm when I picked it up today. Thanks again, Kim!
So, what cute little makeup bag did I get this month?
A good quality plastic, black quilted makeup bag. I can definitely use it, especially when I travel. It’ll be a safe place to store my liquids, when I check my suitcase. Great!
Next, what did I get for my $10? This is always the exciting part. I try not to look at the other beauty bloggers’ posts because I want to be surprised.
Because the December bag that arrived right before the holidays is called the “Celebration” bag, I was expecting all kinds of sparkly stuff to wear for Christmas or New Year’s Eve. Well, not so much. Instead, it’s a bag of very wearable makeup for any time of year. But I’m not disappointed: the colors and shades were spot on for my coloring.
To show you the contents of the bag, I decided to make another video. I apologize in advance because I still don’t have a tripod. I had one hand on the iphone and the other on the products. But I finally ordered a tripod tonight, so next month, the ipsy video should look a whole lot better. I hope. In spite of the poor videography and rambling narrative, you can get a better look at the shades via the video.
So as you can see, mostly neutrals and a very wearable red this month. I like ’em all! But I had to laugh. I must really have too much makeup since I already own two of this month’s products! What are the chances?!! Like I said in the video, I think the nude NYX lipstick and the Be A Bombshell’s The One Stick in “Flustered”, a great blendable stick in a bright pink-red with warm undertones that can be used on cheeks, lips or even eyelids, will make a nice giveaway on the blog this winter. Do you agree?
The ipsy bags I’ve received continue to amaze me with what a great bargain they are! The Be A Bombshell The One Stick costs $16, and the NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick is $3.99. Those two products alone are $20, plus there were 3 more great products in the bag:
- NICKA K New York Nail Color
- Mirabella Blending Brush
- Pop Beauty Bright Up Your Life Eye Shadow Trio
In addition, you get discounts on purchases from the brands represented in the monthly bag. That’s actually how I ended up buying The One Stick. I loved the Be A Bombshell red lip crayon that came in the November bag so much, I used the discount to buy the multi-use stick…if I had only waited, lol!
As usual, I will be getting good use out of a number of the products: the bag itself, the blending brush, the nail polish, and the Pop Beauty neutral eye shadows. And I’m sure the lipstick and One Stick will soon find a good home. 😉
If you decide to take the plunge and sign up for an ipsy subscription like my cousin Lois did this week, I’d be forever grateful if you’d do it through this link http://www.ipsy.com/r/1zp5 so I’ll get some extra points toward more goodies. Thank you <3