Monday, October 28, 2013

October Ipsy Bag, 31 Days of LOVE

I have to admit, I get excited every time that pink package comes in my mail.
Overall, I really do love ipsy. I find that there is a great quality and size of product that other subscription services lack. And even though there might be a few dud products for me, I can always find someone to give them to who will really enjoy them.
To sign up for ipsy, click here. I highly recommend it!
Here's what my October bag looked like:
I was really impressed overall this month! I saw a great variety in products, all good!

Plus can I just say that the actual bag this month was adorable.

Anyways, here's a run-down of what I got.

What they say:
The Sexy Hair Blow Gel is an alcohol-free gel that thickens hair while adding volume. It also helps retain moisture so your hair never feels dry. Delivers a light to medium hold.

To use:
Apply to damp hair from roots to ends and blow dry to expand volume.

What I say: I actually never blow dry my hair (shocker, I know) because I shower at night. But I gave this to a friend to try and she liked it. She said the volume was ok, but that it really helped the process go much faster. 

(swatch with one coat)
What they say: Part of the Fall 2013 CASHMERES & SATINS Collection, these shades are created to work together with this season's most stylish runway designs and luxurious fabric blends. These ultra long-wearing, glossy nail lacquers by Zoya are BIG5FREE - free of toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate (DBP). 

ipsy subscribers will receive Neve, Giovanna, or Mason. 

What I say:
If you've been reading these posts for a while now, you'll know that I love Zoya's polishes! They're really pigmented, dry fast and last a while. I like the shade I received, it will be perfect for winter! I'm definitely building my collection. 

What they say:
Part of the Fergie Centerstage Collection, the Wet n Wild Photo Op Eyeshadow is a palette containing ultra-pigmented, intense shades that are silky-smooth and longwearing. This palette contains translucent highlights, subtle mattes, and shimmering glitters

What I say: Overall, I think this is a good drugstore palette. The pigmentation is really good on some and just ok on other shades. For the price I think it's a good option. 
Below is a swatch of the shades with no primer.
For some reason, this picture makes my arm look weird and disgusting, sorry!

What they say:
The La Fresh® Eco-Beauty® Oil-Free Face Cleanser Wipes gently cleanses and detoxifies skin. Contains pineapple, vitamin E, cucumber, marshmallow, oat, aloe and chamomile extracts. These wipes are biodegradable, compostable and are packaged using clean, renewal solar energy. Paraben-free. 

What I say:
These smell great and are really refreshing. I don't think they are strong/wet enough to remove eye-makeup, but they are great when you just need a little refresh. 
I'm keeping these in my purse!

and the last thing couldn't fit inside the bag...

What they say:
The Coastal Scents Shadow Brush is a medium sized brush made out of natural fibers that is wide in shape and condensed to allow an even distribution of eyeshadow on the lid. This professional cosmetic brush can be used for shading the crease and highlighting the brow bone with complete precision.

What I say: I'm slowly building up my brush collection, so I was really pleased to see this!
It is really great quality. The bristles are smooth and soft and don't seem to fall off easily. This brush is perfect for really packing on the shadow. I'd definitely be interested in buying more!

That's it! I really feel like I got a lot for my money (just $10!) this month. 
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