January Ipsy bag

Hello loves! Happy new year to all (I’m only 28 days late, what?)  

How is the new year treating everyone so far? 

This months Ipsy came and I was so excited to share with you what I got! I don’t know why I was especially excited this month to receive it, but I just could not wait.  Plus nothing gets me more giddy than seeing that shiny pink packaging in my post box! 

On to it! 

This was the first month where one item was actually too big to fit the bag, and that was the beautiful Rose Gold tweezers from the brand “The Vintage Cosmetic Company”. 

I must say, I have never seen such a majestic pair of tweezers. I’m not exactly a tweeter buff, so gauging its quality off my opinion might not be the most accurate, however, I can say that they are precise and do the job right! They are just a nice pair of tweezers, especially in comparison to the plain little silver ones from the drugstore 😛 

The next item was the Smashbox Camera ready BB cream, with SPF 15. The first thing I noticed was the texture. It’s a much thicker BB cream than Clinique or The L’Oréal Dream fresh (my go to’s), which made me intrigued since it has a higher coverage while still soaking in and moisturizing like a traditional BB cream. Then, unfortunately, the second thing I noticed was that it was about 2 shades too dark for my skin. (I think a few people who received this had the same problem) Just for right now at least. I am very fair to start with, and it is also January. Perhaps if it was August and I had been out in the sun more it would be a different story … alas, I like the formula a lot, but just wish the colour matched! 

The next item I have already used twice and really enjoy is the pūr~lisse blue lotus seed mud mask. I love the texture of this mask because of how thin it is, but as to wear it you can feel it actively exfoliating and detoxifying. I like the feeling of my face masks actively cleansing, if that makes any sense. For example warming masks, or a tingly mask, those are ones I enjoy. I do admit the tingling sensation this mask provides is quite intense upon first applying it, but is never painful. You just feel it really working on your pores. I rate this product so highly, I will be on the lookout for the full size. 

The one swatchable item I received this month was the Naked Cosmetics eyeshadow in Desert Sunset. I’ll start with my positive thoughts. I think the colour of this pigment is stunning. In some light it appears more coppery and deep, in others it looks roses and gentle. It’s a colour that I will search just to look at even though I don’t plan on walearing it. The slightly less positive note I have, is , because it is a pigment it gets absolutely everywhere. The fallout from using it is just all over the face. When I do use it, I will do my eyeshadow first before my foundation because I have to clean up my underwater and cheeks so much. The colour however, when paired with a primer is phenomenal. 

Lastly but not least I was chuffed to see a little Rimmel Kate Moss shining in my bag. Everyone knows my love for the Kate Moss line of lipsticks from Rimmel (I wrote a whole blog post about them ) so I was excited to try something from them that I had never tried before. I got a clear lip balm from them, and I’m very impressed! I typically would turn to Burts Bees or eos for a lip balm, but I quite enjoy having a balm in the same shape as a lipstick. It’s so easy to throw on while on the go. The formula is light and smooth, thus safely avoiding any gunky build up around the mouth. It has quickly been promoted to a spot in my hand bag. 

Thank you for reading as always and I hope your January has been off to a wonderful start! 😊


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