I must confess, from the spoilers release for this month's Ipsy bag, I wasn't too excited about any one product. One polish, the textured one, peaked my interest, as I have never tried one before, however, that was all. Oh, and the bag looked very nice. I favored the design for this month; a quilted style in black will go nicely with most of my handbags. Personally, I love it when a makeup bag doesn't clash with the print or style of a handbag I am using in the moment.
Despite my expectations, I found that majority of my items for December, turned out quite lovely. I could have done without the falsies. I generally use those for going out with girl friends, on a date with hubby, or for an elaborate makeup tutorial. I have tried everything except the false lashes. I make note, my thoughts expressed are first impressions, since I have not used these products for a long enough period of time to give a definite opinion. So without further a do, here are the items I received in this month's Ipsy bag....
Julie G Textured Nail Polish in Sugar Plum Fairy
I used this color as an accent on my ring fingers. This polish is gorgeous!! I can definitely see what all the fuss is about over textured nail polishes now. This one looked so beautiful with flecks of silver and even hot pink. I am looking forward to doing more with it. I don't own many purple nail polishes, and this shade is just perfect for me.
This Julie G polish can be found on Jesse's Girl Cosmetics' website and .35 fl oz is sold for $3.99.
Be A Bombshell Cosmetics The One Stick In Flustered
I really enjoyed the Be A Bombshell Cosmetics products I have tried so far. The lip crayon I was sent of theirs in last month's Ipsy bag was wonderful. This one stick is supposed to be for multiple purposes- eyelids, cheeks, and lips. I have tried it for all three. I don't like using it as a color for my lids. Red eye shadow, for me anyways, is difficult to pull off, but it did work nicely for blush and on my lips. A LITTLE goes a long way, when used as a blush. I noticed many girls had complained it made them look like a clown, on Ipsy's website. I would advise to use sparingly and apply with your fingers a little at a time, buffing it in the apples of your cheeks. It does have a dye-or bleed to it when used on the lips. Thus, I have to use great care during application for this. This product is sold on Be A Bombshell Cosmetics' website for sixteen dollars (and just in this product there is the price of this month's Ipsy bag,... plus more!).
Nyx Cosmetics Extra Creamy Round Lipstick In LSS 565
True to it's name the consistency of this lipstick is very creamy. The color payoff is good; a nice mauve pink. I don't normally wear mauve, but this seemed to work well with my skin tone. It will make a lovely color to wear for fall and even winter, I think. These lipsticks can be found on Nyx Cosmetics' website, Ulta's website, and even some drugstores. They are sold for around four dollars.
Swatches: Top- Be A Bombshell One Stick in Flustered, Bottom-Nyx Cosmetics Creamy Round Lipstick in LSS565
Pop Beauty "Smokin' Hot" Eye Shadows
This eyeshadow trio most certainly works better than the Pop Beauty's lip crayon, I once tried from Ipsy. The colors blended nicely together. The first two shades seem a bit buttery, while the darkest one is a bit chalky. When applied over a good primer (I used Tarte's lifted) they lasted all afternoon in to the evening. This trio, I believe, is a sample of the "Smokin' Hot" twenty eye shadows palette. That palette is being sold on Pop Beauty's Website for twenty-four dollars.
Andrea Strip Lashes in 33 Black
Used in this look from this month's Ipsy bag: on the eyes-Pop Beauty Trio in "Smokin' Hot," on the cheeks-Be A Bombshell Cosmetics One Stick in Flustered, and on the Lips Nyx Cosmetics Creamy Round Lipstick in LSS565. To complete this look, other products were also used.
And the last item in December's Ipsy bag is a pair of Andrea false lashes. As stated, I have yet to try them, so I don't even have first impressions to offer as of yet.
These lashes are sold at drugstores and Ulta for around $3.99.
Are you an Ipsy subscriber? What was your favorite item(s) this month? I would love to hear your thoughts about the products you are giving a try! If you're not a subscriber, I would still enjoy reading comments about what new products or even current loves you are using.
Thanks for stopping by!!!
FTC: I BOUGHT ALL PRODUCTS MENTIONED WITH MY OWN MONEY THROUGH A BEAUTY SUBSCRIPTION. I AM IN NO WAY BEING PAID BY SAID COMPANIES FOR THIS POST. ALL THOUGHTS ARE MY OWN UNBIASED.