Somehow with everything going on this December, my most recent ipsy bag, Fearless Heroine, got lost in my attention. So before we get too deep into January, here it is.
The bag itself is definitely understated: a black, satiny dop kit shape with a burgundy zipper and heart-shaped ipsy zipper pull. I collect heart-shaped stuff, so I like the zipper pull.
So what did I get?
This month I received 4 brands I’ve used before and one new one, two full-size products and 3 deluxe samples.
- NYX butter Lip Balm in Parfait, full size $3.99
- Nourish Organic Renewing Eye Cream with Avocado & Argan: deluxe sample
- Bumble and Bumble Bb Repair Blow Dry, a leave-in serum, deluxe sample $14
- Cailyn Just Mineral Eye Polish in Orchid, full size, $15
- Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara, deluxe sample, $10/full size $20
So with the NYX Lip Balm and Cailyn Eye Polish alone, the bag is worth almost twice the $10 I paid for it. In fact, the bag i worth more than $45. Yay!
What works for me and what doesn’t?
Since I already have a couple of NYX Lip Balms and the Parfait shade is a little light for me, I will save this to be part of a giveaway.
Nourish Organic Eye Cream has already gone into my purse makeup bag. I like Nourish products, although I often find them a bit too lightweight for my dry skin. However, this eye cream is actually a little more substantial and I like it even more than other N.O. skincare products I’ve tried.
Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara is one of my top tier mascaras. I like the formula that I find both lengthening and volumizing. The wand is a normal wand. This goes right into my purse makeup bag to replace the Tarte LCL Mascara that’s used up.
The Bumble and Bumble Bb Repair Blow Dry Serum will get a try from me. Essentially it’s like the John Frieda 3 Day Straight that I love, but instead of a spray, it’s a cream serum. Leaven-in creams often weigh my hair down and make it get dirty sooner, so I’m not sure whether this one will be any different. If it is, I’ll let you know!
The Cailyn Just Mineral Eye Polish in Orchid is the most exciting product in my bag. Though the color is Orchid, it reads rose gold as far as I’m concerned, and anything rose gold is great IMHO. It comes with a sponge-tip applicator, and it’s easy to apply. The shade is not overly glittery but a nice shimmer. On the Cailyn website, I noticed that it comes in a zillion other shades.
Although perhaps not an overwhelming wow, I got a good bag this month. I would/will use everything in it (though I’m going to giveaway the NYX Lip Balm since I have a couple already). I’m even eager to try the Bumble and Bumble Blow Dry Serum since the brand has a good reputation.
If you subscribe, how did you like your bag? Did you get the dual-ended Crown eye shadow brush? I got one last year, and I like it a lot.
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