This month was my first Ipsy bag! The bag itself is honestly something I couldn't care less about. It is a great organizational tool for my makeup, which I will eventually talk about in a future blog post, but... whatever. Everyone seemed to think the gunmetal bag with the studs on it was the greatest thing this month. Again, I was "meh" about the bag itself. But it does hold a lot.
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Description: With infinite beauty product combinations in the marketplace, choosing the best items for your needs can be a challenge! That was why Michelle created ipsy. Michelle and her team of stylists have selected products they love, for you to try.
Each month, subscribers will receive a beautiful Glam Bag with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. Members can watch and play along with the stylists with the same products that they are using. All for only $10 a month.
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Product #1: Briogeo "Don't Despair, Repair" Deep Conditioning Hair Mask
I loved this so freakin' much. I've already used it three times, and traded on eDivv for a backup. It made my hair feel incredibly soft. You get a lot of use for the sample size, too, which is great. Definitely pleased with this.
Product #2: Cailyn Art Touch Tinted Lip Gloss
The shade on this is beautiful. It's a nude-y, peachy, pink color. And I love it. It's not too sticky, and it lasts a decent amount of time. It's one of my go-to glosses lately, and it's fun, and I love it.
Product #3: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish
I like the idea of this, a lot. I'm not so sure I'll use it, though. The problem is that the bright-ass red color is not one I normally go to when I'm painting my nails. Maybe a pretty pink color, or something? I don't know. But, I'm considering trying it to see if the gel manicure stays as long as a salon manicure. I still haven't actually had a gel manicure, which is the problem. I got myself a manicure recently as a "congrats on your last day in retail" present, and it lasted a good week and a half with products that were supposed to be similar to a gel manicure. So, I don't know. Will I use this? Maybe. I just don't like the bright, fire engine red.
Product #4: Pacifica Natural Waterproof Eye Pencil
I like this a lot! Apparently it can be used for brows or as an eyeliner, but I use it as an eyeliner. It's a pretty brown color, and it goes on smoothly. I use this and my noir eyeliner interchangeably depending on what kind of look I'm going for that day. They're both my go-to lately. And I love the Pacifica brand as well. I've received an eyeshadow from that brand and it works great. I also love that they're cruelty-free, which is a major plus.
Product #5: Be a Bombshell Smooth Criminal Powder
I just don't have a use for this? I use powder foundation... perhaps I don't understand its purpose at all, and maybe someday I could work something like this into my beauty routine, but for now, at my very basic level, it doesn't seem like something I need in my collection. I'm intrigued by the Be a Bombshell brand, though, and I'm not sure if that's because of YouTube or Ulta, but either way, it makes me want to try a few more things.
So, that was my ipsy bag for September. It's definitely worth the $10, unlike my BB5 disappointment. I'm not blown away by this month's bag, but I am excited and I do enjoy 3/5 of the products in it. I'll keep this one going for a few more months and see if it's truly worth my $10.