Ipsy is like playing a monthly round of White Elephant. You never know what you’re going to get–it could be something you can’t live without, or it could be a total dud. And after it’s over, you end up trading stuff with your mom.
This month, I unwrapped my bag and wound up with a whole lotta useless. And the one thing I did like…well, I’ll tell you about it below:
IT Hair Care 12-in-One Amazing Leave-in Treatment
I got excited about this stuff because it promises so much: it gets rid of frizz and tangles, it repairs damaged hair (ooh that’s me!), it adds body and shine, the list goes on. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get past the greasy, thick feeling it had on my hair. I made sure to use the recommended amount, but still, my hair just felt like I hadn’t washed it in a few days. No bueno.
Formula X Nail Polish in Dollface
Okay, I really, really liked this one! I prefer very pale nail polish colors, and this one fit the bill exactly. It went on smoothly and still hasn’t chipped (after three days, for reference). Sadly, I accidentally left my sample at the nail salon. I’m going to take that as a sign from above that I should go ahead and buy a full-size bottle.
Pacifica Sundreams Lotus Infused Bronzer in Sunkissed
REALLY, IPSY? I’m about as pale as they come, and they sent me a bronzer that’s about ten shades too dark. I tried to make it work. I applied it like a “3” on my forehead, the hollows of my cheeks, and my jawline, but I looked absolutely ridiculous. No amount of blending was gonna make this work.
Beau Gachis Paris Pro Series Applicator Sponge
NYX Professional Makeup Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in Sunbeam
Well, I at least liked the applicator sponge. It soaked up the illuminator really well and allowed me to dab on just the right amount–no drips, no mess, nada. The illuminator, though, didn’t work for me. I have fairly oily skin, so my face gets shiny on its own. It doesn’t need the help.
Do you get Ipsy bags? If you do, what did you think of this month’s bag?
By the way, do you like my background? It’s just a sheet of wallpaper that I got from Paper Source!