Ipsy December 2014 Bag Review


NYX Butter Lip Balm ($4.99) From eye shadows to lip products I have never been disappointed with NYX cosmetics. The shade in my box was “lady fingers” it has a sheer pink tint and smells wonderful!  The lip balm goes on smoothly and is hydrating like the description says.

Tarte deluxe lights, camera, lashes ($20.00) I’ve tried several “higher end” mascara brands and feel that they are no better then the typical drug store mascara. In fact, I prefer drug store mascara. It’s cheap and I replace my mascara often. My favorite is still Loreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara.

Fairy Dust Pixi by Petra ($10.00) This product is a powder pigment illuminator. I have several mac pigments and while I love them, I always get some of it everywhere when I open the jars. The advantage of this pigment is that it comes with a convenient small lip gloss type brush that screws into the tube. It’s pretty and shimmery, but not something I’d wear on a daily basis.

Coolway Boost Repair Mask ($29.95) This product is supposed to restore damaged and over-processed hair. When I first opened the tube it looked watery, so I initially thought it was hair gel until I read the back.The scent is also a bit off putting. I have not used this product yet, but basing it off of the reviews on Ipsy, I’m not sure I even want to. Many of the reviewers say it actually made their hair feel even more damaged after use.

Infinity Shadow/Crease Duet Brush by Crown Brush ($6.99) I love that Ipsy sends brushes as I could always use more!For the price this brush is sturdy and appears it will last quite a while. The size of the crease brush is perfect. Over the past several months I’ve found different brands of cheap brushes are right up there with MAC and sigma brushes. In the future I’ll post a review of a few different “cheap” quality brushes.

If you are interested in a membership click the image below. Ipsy bags are $10.00/month. I was also a member of Birchbox for awhile, but have been more please with the products that Ipsy sends. It’s worth trying!

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  1. mortbane

    December 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Ipsy twins! I agree, the tarte mascara isn’t great. It was clumpy and a little flaky after a couple hours of wear. Coolway boost is supposed to be a serum that you apply before using the Coolway tools, and according to some reviews, the tools aren’t worth it without the serum. My hair isn’t heat damaged, I rarely use any sort of tools on it, but it feels nice with this. Only thing that bothered me a little was when I ran a comb through my wet hair, it tangled a little. Not sure if that was the serum or because I’m growing my hair out and it’s just gotten long enough to tangle. That is a powerful smell though!

  2. laurascupoftea

    December 18, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    It’s neat that you got a brush in your bag this month! I wish I had of gotten some brushes when I had Ipsy. I’m looking forward to reading your future blog about cheap brushes!

  3. Karen Rees

    December 19, 2014 at 4:59 am

    Fab post Jamie – love the brush, I think I’d be most excited to try it out!! lol Karen x

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