Hey Guys! Thanks for coming back by today. 🙂 Today we are sharing with y’all both of our February ipsy Bags. What is ipsy? It is a monthly subscription service. You pay ten dollars a month and get a cute bag and five makeup/beauty related products. They are usually deluxe sample sized – sometimes you get a full sized product. When you sign up you do a little ‘get to know you’ type of survey that the ipsy peeps use to determine what types of products to send you. Also, as you receive the products each month you get to review each one individually. If ipsy sends you something you absolutely hate…all you have to do is let them know in the review and they won’t send it again. For instance, say you get some nail polish in your first bag, and you don’t really care for nail polish. Let them know in the review that you’d like to not receive it again. And voila! They won’t send it in your bag anymore!
We both look forward, with great anticipation, each month to receiving our ipsy bags. Ipsy is a great way to try out all kinds of different beauty brands and products without investing in the full size version – not knowing if you will like it or not. You don’t get to hand pick what comes in your bag, but we are pretty sure that there won’t be many times that you regret trying what they send you. 😉
Ipsy rewards you points for referrals, purchasing through their website, and reviewing. The points can be redeemed in the rewards shop toward products.
If you want to sign up for ipsy click here (this is a referral link which will earn us credits with ipsy).
Alright, enough with that…let’s get to the products:
Luxie 514 Blush Brush I love getting brushes in my Ipsy bag. This brush did not disappoint. The bristles are super soft. I haven’t noticed any shedding, and I love how it applies my blush.
Japonesque Brush Cleanser I used this on one particular brush that I needed to clean, because I had already recently cleaned the rest of my brushes. I thought it did a great job at removing the product.. AND it smells sooo amazing.
Facial Masks I used the #iwokeuplikethis mask tonight. This is my second time to get a set of sheet facial masks, and I really enjoyed this one. My skin felt very refreshed after using it!
ABSOLUTE Nano Liner Y’all. I had such low expectations for this product, but I was completely blown away when I tried it out. I have gotten TONS of felt tip liquid liners in my Ipsy bags, and I’m just usually left with a feeling of indifference toward them. This little baby though – the tip is super crisp and not crazy flimsy. I was able to easily draw a sharp wing! (and I suck at winged liner….. lol )
MARSK Mineral Eye Shadow (You’re Toast) To be honest…I didn’t really care for this eye shadow. I’m just not a big fan of the ‘mineral eye shadow’ pigments.
Ashley and I only had one product in common. I love when my friends get completely different items, so I can see different swatches and reviews.
Luxie 514 Blush Brush: Like Ashley, I received this brush and was super pleased with it. This is the third time I have received a Luxie brand brush in my bag and I love them all. They hold up very well and are extremely soft. Their brushes are cruelty-free and super pretty, both major bonuses for me!
True Botanicals Resurfacing Moisture Mask: This mask left my skin feeling tight without being drying and was truly refreshing. The smell was different, but not necessarily in a bad way.
NYX Butter Lipstick in Lifeguard: I am always excited to try new lip products, since I wear lip color every single day, sometimes changing colors through the day. I love the NYX brand and hadn’t tried any of the butter lipsticks. I have had such dry lips since moving to Texas and this really went on smoothly and felt hydrating. It is NOT long-lasting. I drank a beer right after applying and only the edges remained when I finished. I typically don’t expect a smooth and hydrating lippie to last long though, so I would definitely repurchase this. The color is AMAZING.
IBY Beauty Highlighter in Bubbly: I am a highlighter fiend lately, so I did a happy dance when I found out I was getting this highlighter. The color looked pretty, but I wasn’t necessarily expecting major performance. I was pleasantly surprised at the pigmentation and the glow factor.
Elizabeth Mott Whatup Beaches Matte Bronzer: This bronzer reminds me a LOT of Benefit’s iconic Hoola bronzer. It is a matte bronzer that works well for all undertones. It blends really well and I like using it for a natural contour.
*First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream: This was a bonus item for me, that I used my points to purchase. I have had incredibly dry skin since moving to Texas and this did not disappoint. It really soaks into the skin and leaves the skin feeling silky and never greasy.
Do you subscribe to ipsy? What was your favorite item this month? Do you subscribe to other boxes?