Yesterday I showed off my new Birchbox, and today is ipsy’s turn. How is it that I lucked out with two great boxes this month?
ipsy’s theme is Hello Spring, very apt. But I was surprise that the pretty pastel colors on the postcard didn’t really go with the fabulous spring green bag with the orange stylized roses. Probably I’m the only person who noticed that 🙄
Speaking of the makeup bag, it must have been designed to go perfectly with my house. I adore green and orange, and the bag coordinates so well with my great room and kitchen. I know most people don’t match their makeup bags to their house, but I’m different that way!
I’m thrilled with the contents of my Hello Spring bag! Here’s what I got:
- Pixi Beauty Blush Duo: highlighter & blush, Rose Gold
- Mannakadar Eyeshadow, Fantasy/Rose Gold
- NYX Liquid Suede Lipstick, shade LSCL, fuchsia, full size $6.99
- Marc Anthony Argan Oil 3 Day Smooth Perfect Smoothing Cream, travel size 1.69 fl. oz.
- Margaret Dabbs Buffing/Shining Super Shine Buffer, a UK brand priced at 7 pounds
Although I like Marc Anthony haircare, I am literally drowning in haircare products. So this travel size 50 ml tube of anti frizz 3 Day Smooth will go in the giveaway pile. The rest of the bag I’ve already used, and I just got it yesterday!
The Pixi Blush Duo and the Mannakadar eyeshadow, both in rose gold shades, are perfect for me! Love ’em. The Mannakadar shadow (I think I got a cream shadow from that brand last month) is a powder but it is so creamy, it feels like cream. I love it. And I love that the Pixi highlighter and blush are muted shades. I prefer my highlighter and blush to be subtle and these are perfect.
The NYX Liquid Suede lipstick is one I’ve been dying to try. In spite of the fact that I usually avoid matte and especially matte liquids because they dry out my lips, this one is NOT DRYING!! I wondered about the name of the shade, LSCL. I had to look the acronym up because I had no idea. Let Sleeping Corpses Lie. It was a movie. I missed it. Anyway, those corpses must have had bright fuchsia lips! This is one bright lipstick. I wish it coordinated with the eyeshadow and blush duo, but it wants to do its own thing. I’ll have fun wearing this in the summer.
Here are the swatches over bare skin:
I wasn’t quite as excited about the nail buffer at first. But I tried it a little while ago, and it’s terrific. It’s a soft, bendable file that smooths and buffs the nail top with one side, and with the other white side, it shines them.
I’m not sure of the value of the bag because some of the products seem to be special for the ipsy bag, but it’s clearly worth more than $10 with the NYX lippie and nail buffer alone!
I’m so happy with my Hello Spring ipsy bag. If you’re in the mood to take the plunge and subscribe, I’d be even happier if you’d use my referral code to get your own ipsy bag for $10/month delivered in the US (extra for shipping to Canada).
If you already subscribe, what did you get in your ipsy bag?