Monday, December 23, 2013

December Ipsy Bag

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

The theme for December's Ipsy bag is Celebration which is appropriate with all the holiday and New Years parties coming up.  In case you haven't heard, Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription service.  For just $10 a month you receive 4-6 deluxe or full sized beauty items all in a really cute little makeup bag.  I've tried a few other monthly beauty subscription services and Ipsy is by far the best in my makeup obsessed opinion!

The bag this month is black and it has a cute diamond shaped quilted type design to it.  It can easily be used as a clutch and in fact, one of my friends used it as a clutch at our work holiday party this past Friday!  Here are the contents of my bag:

I received 2 large samples of Signature Perfume by English Laundry, one for women and one for men. My least favorite thing to receive as a freebie or even a gift is perfume.  Probably because I already have a TON of perfume samples and a few almost full bottles that last me YEARS.  Anyways, these both smell really nice.  These scents come in a variety of sizes and prices.

Nicka K Nail Polish in NY139 Ripe Apple - $4.99
I've never heard of this brand before.  The color I received is a gorgeous classic red.  The formula is thick and creamy, easy to apply, and not streaky.  Great quality formula.  I'm glad I received this nail polish and especially in this color!

NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in Sky Pink - $3.99
We've gotten NYX lipsticks before and I'm a fan.  They are pigmented and very very creamy.  I'm not a huge fan of this color though, it's a frosty pink which doesn't look good with my coloring.  I may try layering it over a darker color.

Be A Bombshell The One Stick in Flustered - $16
Ipsy sends us this brand quite often and they have quality products in my opinion.  The color I got is a shimmery pink-ish red.  This product can be used on the eyelids, lips, or cheeks.  I'm not sure who's going to use this color on their eyelids but ok.  I tried it on my lips and it's fine...creamy, pigmented.  It's good on cheeks too but I'm not good with cream blushes on my cheeks.  I can never get both cheeks even no matter if I use a brush or my fingers.  It's a pretty color though so I'll keep playing with it.

Pop Beauty Eye Shadow Trio in Smokin' Hot
The 3 shadow palette is not available online but the 10 color palette is $24.  We've gotten a Pop Beauty lip crayon in the past which I thought was ok.  Sorry about the flash in this photo, the colors are black, gray, and a white-ish silver.  I'm going to give this palette away since the colors are almost identical to my Studio Gear Holiday Smokey Eye Palette

I received 5 items (6 if I count both perfume samples), 4 of which are full size (I'm saying the eye shadows are full size because each individual one IS a full size pan).  Overall this was a decent Ipsy bag and worth more than the $10 I paid for it.  My favorite item is definitely the red nail polish.  If you're not already a subscriber, I highly recommend it.  It's so much fun to see the shiny pink Ipsy envelope in your mailbox and finding out what goodies you have inside each month!

Hope you enjoyed seeing what I got this month.  Have a great day everyone!


  1. I got a the Be a Bombshell The One Stick in Sunset and love it! But you are right. ..I wouldn't use it on my eyes..I prob wouldn't use it on my lips either. But I really like it for my cheeks. I hope you have better luck next month!

    1. woops, I replied to your comment in a new comment so see below! :)

  2. Glad you love your One Stick! Maybe I'll like mine more with some practice. Thanks for visiting!

  3. I have found that using the ELF small stipple brush with the One Stick makes for a much easier application. At only $3.00 it's definitely worth a try. The quality of the Pop shadows is great! I was very pleased with this months bag!

    1. At your suggestion I tried it w/ my small ELF stipple brush and it was def. a little better though I'm still not good at it. I'll def. keep practicing though!

  4. I got the same nail polish as you, I love the color and the application, but the next day....I had several chips! :( I still like it though.

    I also got the One Stick, but have yet to try it!


    1. Bummer about the polish! I only put it on my toes and so far so good. I'll have to see what happens when I use it on my fingernails. Thanks for visiting!


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