Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April Ipsy Bag

Here's what I got in my Ipsy bag this month:
 Overall, I'm pretty impressed...lots of great products this time :)

1. Jelly Lip Gloss by Mary Kay at Play in Berry Me
What they say:
Turn up the volume with Mary Kay At Play™ color! It’s flirtatiously fun makeup you can remix-n-match to create your own color playlist. The Mary Kay At Play™ Jelly Lip Gloss has a fun jelly texture that offers brilliant, intense shine with a sheer wash of color. 

What I say: I am not a lip gloss wearer at all. I prefer moisturizing lipsticks mainly because I hate the stickiness of lip gloss. This is a perfect example of that. This lip gloss is horribly sticky on the lips. In fact, it feels like I have straight up Elmer's glue on them. Yuck.

2. 24/7 Velvet Glide -On Eye Pencil by Urban Decay in Black Velvet
What they say:
A must for smoky-eye fanatics: an ultra-plush version of UD’s creamy, waterproof 24/7 formula. Create perfectly blended-out or rich, precise lines that are blacker-than-black. 

What I say: I'm already a huge fan on these eyeliners, so I was pleasantly surprised to find one in my bag this month!They are so smooth and go on easily. Not to mention they last forever and the pigmentation is awesome. I love this rich black shade, great for everyday wear! In fact, out of all the UD eyeliners I have, this one is the darkest.

3. Jasmine Perfume Oil Roll On by Demeter
What they say:
An exotic, sweet, warm floral bouquet. Demeter’s Jasmine is the experience of the living flowers picked on a beautiful spring night. Wear alone or layer with your favorite Demeter fragrance. With over 250 fragrances, the Demeter Fragrance library is inspired by everyday objects and experiences. 

What I say: I love the smell of Jasmine, so this was an automatic win in my book. It's not too overpowering (great for my migraines) and smells nice! I remember seeing this brand a while ago... they have some crazy scents like dirt, funeral home and gin & tonic, just to name a few. That makes me happy that I got Jasmine!

4. Microdermabrasion by dr. brandt
What they say:
The dr. brandt® microdermabrasion gently sweeps away dead skin cells and softens skin texture, which enables better absorption of skincare products and helps diminish the appearance of fine lines, acne marks, and skin discolorations. A great at home alternative to professional clinical treatments. Safe to use for all skin types. For best results use with dr. brandt® skincare products. 

What I say: I'll admit that I haven't actually tried this's in my pile of stuff I need to use! Hehe. I like exfoliaters that are really heavy duty, and this one sounds like it's just that. I'll let you know if it is a game changer or if it really sucks!

5. White Gold Shadow & Highlight Mousse by City Color
What they say: Brighten your eyes and cheekbones with the City Color White Gold Shadow & Highlight Mousse. This smooth and creamy product is enriched with luminosity, providing a beautiful gold sheen finish. Use as an eye shadow base as well as a highlighter. 

What I say: I thought this was just ok, nothing too extraordinary. It looked nice as a base under my eyeshadow and was a little too gold for a highlight against my pale skin. Overall, I wouldn't repurchase.

Here's a swatch of the shadow, liner and gloss:

Like what you saw and want to get a bag of your own each month? 


  1. I have that exact lip gloss (yay mary kay consultant), and i've learned that particular type works best on top of the lipstick. I never wear gloss by itself anymore - it's too sticky!

  2. AHH! I didn't even think of that...but that's a great idea! I'll have to try it :) Thanks!


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