Hello gentle reader.
My September Ipsy Bag part delighted, part annoyed me, this month.
This month's theme was "Street Style." I guess that studded, slightly tarnished silver looking vinyl bag that I oddly don't hate is the "street" portion of the style.
The contents of my Ipsy Bag are as follows:
Briogeo Don't Despair Repair Deep Conditioning Mask. Sample size. Full size is 5.25 oz, $26.00. Thick, creamy deep conditioner enriched with avocado, sweet almond and argan oils. Paraben, silicone, sulfate, dye and fragrance free. This conditioner is cruelty free and contains some organic ingredients. It is a thick, creamy feeling deep conditioner. I haven't tried it, yet. I am still pouting and I refuse to put it in my hair. Why am I pouting? Because I am annoyed with this conditioner in the extreme. From all of the pre release hype, I was fully expecting to receive the Alterna CC Cream. I got this glop, instead. Thanks, Ipsy.
Pacifica Natural Waterproof Eye Pencil in Fringe. Sample size. Full size is $11.00. Claims to be waterproof, smooth and buttery and full of good for you stuff. It's a pretty-ish taupe-brown shade and it swatched nicely. The jury is out on actual performance on the eyes.
Nourish Organic Face Cleanser . Sample tube. Full size is 6 oz, $13.99. This is the cucumber and watercress scent. I like cucumber and watercress sandwiches. Do I really need them in my face cleanser? I dunno. I haven't used this, yet. I have three face cleansers going, right now. I don't need to add a fourth to the whirl. Hey, Ipsy, I requested no skin care, moar makeup. Not that you care. After all, you didn't send me the Alterna CC for my hair. Hmph.
Yep. Still pouting.
Be a Bombshell Smooth Criminal Powder. This is a full size product. 4 g $12.00 This super-super fine (I haven't even removed the sticker over the sifter, yet I can get powder to use. Yeah, that fine!), silky pure silica powder seems to be just the thing for setting my under eye area. Only the tiniest bit is needed, it is absolutely invisible when applied with a small, soft brush and it doesn't cause settling into my fine lines or make my under eye area look dried out. I have a feeling that this little jar of powder is going to last me a long, long time. This one is a hit.
Hikari Lipstick. Full size. $13.00. Hikari is a brand with which I an completely unfamiliar. This lipstick is in the colour of now; a cool toned berry red called Cabernet. The packaging looks good but it is very lightweight and feels flimsy in the hand. My bullet keeps dragging on the interior of the package, something that doesn't make me happy. I suppose it shouldn't matter but dammit! It does. The lipstick is fairly creamy but can drag a bit and is a little patchy, I have to work at it to get an even, satisfactory finish. I didn't wear it long enough to ascertain whether or not it is comfortable or moisturizing. Sorry, no lip swatch. My lip pics were shite. I do like the colour, tho. It seems to work with my skin tone.
A quick swatch shot of Pacifica Waterproof Eye Pencil in Fringe and Hikari Lipstick in Cabernet.
The Ipsy Bag hits for me, personally this month were definitely Smooth Criminal Powder from Be a Bombshell. The bag, too. Still shaking my head over that one.
The okay, I'll use them... They just aren't making me jump for joy products are the Pacifica eye liner and the Hikari lipstick, the facial cleanser.
The shit is definitely that jar of deep conditioner. First off, I like silicone in my conditioner, so does my hair. So eat that, Ipsy. And secondly, I didn't receive the Alterna CC Cream. Yep. still pouting. I may never use it. Just to show them.
Because I'm mature like that.
I re tweaked my preferences. Again. Maybe it will help. I am willing to give Ipsy some more time. Since my first home run bag, this service has been very hit or miss for me but I have received some goodies that I have and am still really enjoying and at ten clams a month, it is a fun and relatively inexpensive treat to look forward to.
If you are interested in trying Ipsy for yourself, it is a quick and easy set up. You give them your info, take a style quiz then you are set to go. Tip: If you want right off the wait list just do a Facebook share and you are in line for the next bag to ship. If you act quickly, you should be able to get in on October's bag! If you use the links I provided, I receive points that I can redeem for goodies. After you sign up, you can share your link for others to do the same. It's a link and points daily chain.
Okay, this is long. Time to shut the fuck up.
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Thank you so much for coming in and reading and go forth and have a beautiful day!
Street Style: Ipsy September
Posted by Erika Costello at 9:12 AM
Labels: Be a Bombshell, Eye Liner, Ipsy, Lipstick, Makeup, Photographs, Powder, Review, Skin Care, Subscription Service
Hi, I'm Erika. I'm a wife, empty nester mom, beauty blogger, wannabe amateur photographer and full time staff to a frowsy orange tabby cat. Join me as I explore the wonders of the beautiful things that land on my dressing table.