Wednesday, April 22, 2015

April 2015 Ipsy Glam Bag

This month's Ipsy bag was a bit of a disappointment for me. I peeked at the items in my bag on my account early and wasn't excited, so when it came on Monday I was in no rush to open it... not awful, there just weren't many things in the bag that I was looking forward to trying out.

This month's theme was Beautifully Bohemian and the bag is adorable. As soon as it came I put my powder, brush and lip balm in it that I keep in the diaper bag because it's just too cute.
Later Ultra Light Face Lotion ($10.50)

Love this. It's super light and non-greasy, smells great and is the perfect size to throw in the diaper bag or my work bag later on. This is the one thing from this month's bag that I know I will use all of. That said, I would never spend the $21 that they charge for 2 ounces of this stuff. and Sparrow Mini lip and Cheek Stain ($10)
I will never use this. One, I don't need cheek stain, my checks are naturally too pink and I wear powder to cover it up. Two, this is a ridiculous shade even if I did need some. Way too dark and intense of a pigment. Again, if I were into the product, I would never spend $10 on .25 ounces of something.

MICA Beauty Eye Primer (~22)
I might end up using this some on the rare occasion that I use eye shadow as it may help keep the color lasting longer, but I feel like this is one of those products that no one really needs, yet women will spend a ton of money on... that might just me be though. Oh and they rob you by charging you $44.95 for less than 1/3 of an ounce.

the Balm Cosmetics Nude Dude Eye Shadow Single in Flirty  (~$3)

Alas, Ipsy felt I needed more eye shadow. Honestly I might give up on Ipsy for that reason alone. Even if I wore it daily, I would never use the ridiculous amount of shadow they've given me from month to month. I did, however, like the packaging for this one; it's funny and cute; but so tiny I would lose it in a heart beat.

Hikari Cosmetics Blush in Tango ($15)

Do you see this color? Who on earth wears this color? And why would I need both blush and cheek stain in the same bag? Fail Ipsy, Fail.

Like I said, mostly a meh month for me this time around. The value is there; I paid $10 and received approximately $60 worth of products... but since I'll probably only use the bag and the lotion this month, it wasn't really worth it. Hopefully next month will be better!

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