Although this was a good month, I think I’m most excited about the makeup bag itself because it is so different from any of the bags I’ve received from ipsy so far. It’s woven raffia, and it fits well with this month’s theme, Beautifully Bohemian. It does look like something from the ’60s. I also like that it’s a little larger than most of my ipsy makeup bags. My first ipsy bag that I received when I joined in July 2013, a clear hot pink plastic cylinder, is finally giving up the ghost after almost two years of duty in my purse. I think I’ll be replacing it with this new one!
What Did I Get?
Although I didn’t get the Too Faced Melted Peony liquid lipstick (it’s OK, I bought it myself last year) or the Elizabeth Arden lipstick that I would have liked to try, it was still a good month.
Here’s what I received:
- theBalm NudeDude Volume 2 Mini Nude Eyeshadow in “Fit”, a light bronze shimmer, mini size single shadow from the NudeDude palette
- Julie G Nail Color in a gorgeous mid-tone pink creme called Damsel, 0.35 fl. oz., full size, $3.99, plus a $1 off coupon for Jesse’s Girl or Julie G
- Olive Lips Oats & Honey Lip Balm, 0.07 oz., full size, $5.95
- Aromachology “Sophisticated and Sensual” Eau de Parfum rollerball fragrance, 5 ml sample size estimated at $6 (50 ml size $60)
- Mally Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner in Shimmering Black, 0.04 oz. 1.2g, full size $15
I’m not sure how to estimate the value of the mini shadow from theBalm or the sample from Aromachology, but even without those two samples, my bag this month is valued at more than $31! Definitely a good value since I paid $10.
What Did I Think?
So did the contents of the bag this month suit me? By and large, yes!
I am a big fan of theBalm, but oddly enough I have never tried the shadows. So I was happy to have a chance to try out this bronze shade.
I’m also a big fan of Jesse’s Girl who makes Julie G Nail Color, but Jesse’s Girl is hard to find around here. So I am happy to get to try the Julie G Nail Color. I haven’t tried it out yet, but I’ve heard that the formula is fabulous. I heard one coat coverage!
I have always wanted to try products from Mally. Every time I go to Ulta, I give them the eye. Very nice to receive a full size waterproof eyeliner. My only quibble is that I must own about 30 black eyeliners, but that’s not ipsy’s fault! I should put this in the giveaway pile, but I do want to try it out and see how it does for staying power. I’ll let you know.
Aromachology “Sophisticated and Sensual” is a feminine, floral scent with notes of white lily, tuberose and grapefruit. It’s a lovely fragrance that’s sold at Sephora. Unfortunately, I can tell by just sniffing the rollerball that it won’t work with my body chemistry, so it goes in the giveaway pile! However, Aromachology does make an oriental, “exotic and spicy” scent that I would love to try.
Olive Lips Oats & Honey Lip Balm is an organic brand that is new to me. I think it’s sold on etsy. Who doesn’t need another organic lip balm?
What did you get in your ipsy bag this month? Were you happy with it?
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