Tuesday, March 17, 2015

March 2015 Ipsy Glam Bag

I was just thinking yesterday morning that Ipsy should be delivered soon, and then it was in the mailbox! I was psyched to see what was in my bag since I hadn't even peeked at my account this month.

This month's theme is Floral Fantasy, which came with a pretty flowered bag. Like most month's though, I'm not seeing how the products in this bag has anything to do with flowers.

Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter ($18)
A product designed to brighten my eyes and make me look less tired? I'm all for that since, you know, multiple middle of the night feedings and all. Also it's in an uber pale shade, so it will perfectly match the Casper-esq look I rock on a daily basis. (can you tell I'm tired and snarky as I'm writing this?). Anyway, I doubt I would ever spend $18 on a highlighting pencil, but I'm sure I'll use this.

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Anit-Aging Mattifying Lotion (~$9 for sample size)

Is the name long enough? Seriously. Why do brands do that? I love this though because I always feel like my pores are huge, so if this will minimize them and moisturize my face in one fell swoop then I'm game. I am bummed that it's such a tiny tube, by the time I see a difference in my skin (if I do), it will be gone. It's also $60 for a full size bottle which is only 1.7 oz, so even if it's the most amazing moisturizer in the world, I'm so not shelling out the cash for it in the future.

Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Crème Oil (~$5.50 for sample size)

What's the deal with oils lately? It seems like every hair product has argon or coconut oil in it... doesn't that make your hair look greasy? I'm going to try this (on a day where I'm staying home... just in case) but I have such fine hair that I'm really afraid putting any kind of oil on it will just make it look like I haven't washed my hair in a week. I may be on maternity leave and not exactly the most glam creature on the planet, but I do manage to shower daily AND wash my hair :) Are there other people with super fine hair that have found products like this beneficial? I'm curious to see if it works well.

NYX Butter Lipstick in Little Susie ($6)

I got their butter lip balm in a previous Ipsy bag  and loved it, but I'm not feeling this shade. Way too bright and out there fore my style, I would have loved something more neutral. That said, the feel of this lipstick is just as smooth and awesome as the lip balm I tried. It really does go on like butter and feel smooth for a long time (or at least until I went to bed last night and wiped it off).

http://www.marskcosmetics.com/product/lucky-penny-mineral-eyeshadow/marsk Mineral Eyeshadow in Lucky Penny ($22.50 for 1.2 oz size... I'm not doing the math to figure out how much my .04 gram sample size is worth.

Alas, I almost always get some type of eyeshadow in my Glam Bag which is fine except I really don't wear eyeshadow much and I've put that in my style profile multiple times. At least this is a shade I would actually wear on the rare occasion I do wear eyeshadow.

I love my glam bags every month, especially the fact that I get to try new products that I would never spend that much money on otherwise. I only pay $10 a month and this month I got over $40 worth of products- totally worth it. This month they redesigned their website, and I'm not loving the new set up, especially since it now looks like I don't earn points for people using my referral link, it now makes me personally invite people; lame. So if you're interested in joining Ipsy, let me know and I'll send you a referral link.

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