Hello there! It’s me, I’m back!
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and a Merry Christmas!
Today I wanted to share with you my November/December Ipsy bags and reviews. Writing this a bit later than usual gave me some time to really use everything and form an honest opinion, which I like!
Here is the November bag!
Novembers bag channeled the hype leading up to Christmas. Full of delightful velvet reds, and peachy blushes this bag really impressed me.
A little moment for advice, if you are an Ipsy user and you aren’t feeling very satisfied with your glam bags, by all means go onto your Ipsy account and take the survey again and tweak it! For a couple of my bags I wasn’t exactly thrilled with them and was beginning to think ‘Is this really worth it still?’. I went onto the site and changed a few things, now I’m so ecstatic all over again!
I will start with the two items that I have used almost daily this season and that is the Ciate London Liquid Velvet Lipstick in the shade ‘Diva’, and the LAQA and CO. B’Lighter in the shade ‘Peachers Daughter’.
The Ciate lipstick in the most perfect Christmas red. It dries down, and is totally matte! The color is very pigmented, and it does transfer a bit, but isn’t a big problem if you don’t mind kissy marks on your cups and other things 😛
The B’Lighter was something new to me but I loved it instantly. It is a cream blush and highlight mixed together. The color is a peachy pink with a golden sheen, perfect for imitating the flush of a crisp winter walk, minus a runny nose.
The next item that I have already used up was the Mad Lash mascara from The Balm cosmetics. I knew I would adore it, since I have loved every other The Balm products I’ve been lucky enough to score. Even more excited to see my local drugstore has started to bring it it! Yay!
By far the most interesting item in my bag was the Luxie 524T brush. Its very light and feathery to the touch, whilst being more dense than the average highlighting brush. I’m still finding the perfect use for it in my beauty routine.
The last luxurious item in my bag was the Hey Honey Good Morning facial serum. Unfortunately as I received this in my Ipsy bag, I had just begun to use the Moisture Surge Mask from Clinique. So, whilst it is nonetheless a lovely serum, it doesn’t quite stand up to my Clinique Moisture surge.
Novembers Ipsy bag was a winters dream, I’m giving it an 8 out of 10!
Onto Decembers bag…
Just as I had said earlier, If you feel unsatisfied wit your bag, the best thing you can do is go into your Ipsy account and do the quiz over again. My December bag is proof of that miracle!
First thing to catch my eye was the highlighter/eye shadow from OFRA cosmetics. I have never tried anything from them before, but many of my beauty idols on Youtube rave about them. As you can imagine I was (and still am) beyond excited to add it straight into my makeup bag. The shade I got is called ‘Bliss’, and it is a captivating metallic nude. Its so pigmented, and glides onto the skin like velvet. I rocked this eye shadow for New Years Eve and it lasted me all night!
Of course the other packaging to instantly catch my eye was Tarte! I received the Maracuja Oil, a miracle oil you apply at night to dry skin after your night time cleansing routine. So far I have noticed a positive change in my skin. Especially with all the cold weather we have had here in Canada, a deep moisturizer is exactly what you need at the end of the day. It has kept my skin soft but not oily, even all throughout the night.
The most interesting item in my bad was the INSPR dual brow highlight. It comes with a neutral baby pink shade, and a shimmer pearl shade. Both colors are beautiful, and I am even tempted to try them out as eye shadows and eye shadow primers.
As per usual Ipsy provided another kick ass eyeliner, this time by the brand Aurora. It is a beautiful dark brown shade, and is a felt tip liner, so it looks almost like a felt pen. My mum eyed it up instantly so I gave to her! 🙂 I am more of a jet black liner kinda gal for liquid liners. But I did swatch it and it is beautiful and insanely long lasting.
Lastly but not least was a small sample of cream from the brand Symphony Beauty. It is called snow cream, and is by far the most interesting hand cream I have ever felt. Its clear, and mousse textured at the same time. When you feel it, it is icy cold to touch, but melts instantly into your skin. Just like snow! A very cute touch to this months bag!
And that was November and Decembers Ipsy bags! I know it was a long wait but thanks for bearing with me! 🙂
More blog posts in the process and on the way, I promise! 😀
As always thanks for your time!