Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ipsy April 2014 Glam Bag

They're here! This month I ordered two subscriptions from Ipsy under two different email addresses. I was happy that I received different  products in each bag, but was a little disappointed in the quality of some products, and that I wouldn't use other products. So after receiving both of these almost completely different bags, I unsubscribed from my second bag, and subscribed to BirchBox to give them a try. Here's what I received in both of my April Ipsy bag's:

Bag #1 (my regular subscription):

  1. Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil Travel Size: This broke when I tried to use it. Fellow subscribers suggested heating it up with my hair dryer to help it glide instead of drag, but in my opinion I received an old pencil that was garbage.
  2. Coastal Scents Medium Shadow Brush: Seems soft, I didn't *need* another eyeshadow brush, but I really like this one and am happy I received it.
  3. Dr Brandt microdermabrasion: I literally just bought Neutrogena's Microdermabrasion kit a couple weeks ago and have loved it, so I'm excited to try this too and see how just a "scrub" compares. 
  4. Elizabeth Mott pop! goes the shadow: Almost too light, but a night highlight color.
  5. Starlooks Lucious Longwear Lip Pencil: Beautiful, I wish all the lip items I received from Ipsy were like this. I won't wear it often because my lips are always chapped, but it'll be nice to have on hand.
Bag #2:

  1. Cailyn Tinted Lip Balm: Cute color, but is not a creamy balm. Not something I'll use regularly, but I do like the super-secret brush that hides in the cap!
  2. Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil Travel Size: Drags on my eyelid badly, and has very little pigment. I think this one is old too, but I haven't heated it up and re-tryed it yet.
  3. City Color White Gold Shadow and Highlight Mousse: Not really a color I like, will probably work as a highlight color.
  4. St Tropez Gradual Tan Plus Anti-Aging Multi-Action Face: I'm curious how the "multi-action" features of this would work on my face, but my face it already darker than the rest of my body from wearing a jacket all winter, so I don't want to use a tanner.
  5. Such A Tease So Seductive Lashes: Was so excited to try these, but they did not include glue, so I can't until I make a special trip to the store for eyelash glue. That was a huge let-down.
Overall, each bag was a great value, but I realized that I did not need a second bag to get items I really wanted to try. 

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