Saturday, September 7, 2013

August 2013 Ipsy Bag

I am very delayed in posting this, but my bag also took like what seemed forever to get to me.  I am happy with this month's bag!  The theme is 'Glamour Academy' which is ironically very close to Birchbox's that was 'Finishing School'. 

I have decided I like Birchbox's cards better.  They tell you specifically what products you are getting, what they are, how to use them, and their prices.  Plus, they give a nice description and explanation to their theme.  Ipsy just gives you brands and their sales, but you don't receive the coupon codes until later in the month anyways.  Some of these brands, you don't even get in your bag.

They have teamed up with benefit to have Ipsy members host a Lash Bash party.  I entered a while ago, and that would be neat to win and invite friends over.

I am most excited about this product.  It is Michael Todd's Jojoba Charcoal Facial Scrub.  I have heard amazing things about Michael Todd products.  The other product you could have gotten was a pumpkin one and I LOOOOVE pumpkin, but I've always wanted to try a charcoal product too because they pull all that nasty stuff out of your skin.

 Next is shimmer powder in Bronze by Mica.  I have never heard of this brand before.  I don't really use loose powders, so I'll probably give this away.  I swatched it and it is pretty, but I have others that are similar that aren't loose.

 I haven't tried much of anything from this brand, but I know they sell it at Target.  This is the Lash Booster Mascara from Pixi in Blackest Black.  I always love to try new mascara's so we'll see how this one holds up.  I don't think it is waterproof, which makes me very sad.

This is a Multi-Mineral BB Cream from Pacifica.  Again, a brand I've never heard of before.  I wonder if this is one of the wannabe BB creams, or whether it is the real stuff.

Last is the Revolution Lipstick in Anarchy by Urban Decay.  I want to be really excited for this product, but I'm not.  I think when makeup is sent out, that it needs to be in colors that are more 'user friendly'/ neutral.  This is a super bright fuchsia color and after getting so many of these colors from Birchbox and never wearing them because they are too bold, I was sad to see yet another color I probably won't wear.  The little lipstick is so cute though!

This month's bag is not very cute.  I will not be using this. 

Overall, this month with Ipsy was good.  Aside from the ugly bag, the super long delivery wait, and the crazy lipstick color, I liked it.  What did you all think of your bags? 

-polish. impress. repeat.