Monday, October 21, 2013

October Ipsy Bag

Hello my dears,

My October Ipsy bag came in the mail two days ago. I was getting a little worried that it wasn't coming this month but it is here. I'm not thrilled with this month's ipsy bag but I can't say I'm all that disappointed either. It's still beating my two month subscription to Birchbox. I like that there's an eyeshadow brush and I'm really happy there's a Zoya nail polish and a Zoya promo code but other than that I could kind of take or leave the other products. There's nothing I would really want to switch them out for in this month's ipsy bag but I'll have to use them before I'll know if I'm happy to have received them. Also, I kind of hate eyeshadow pigments. Let me stop rambling and show you the products.

I don't mind the actual bag this month. The material is a little stiff but it feels sturdy. The quote is the kind of meaningless gibberish you find on posters at school book sales and plaques you hang up in your kitchen. I don't love the way it looks but it's always nice to have another makeup bag.
Let's start with my favorite product, the Zoya nail polish. Instantly, I felt like I had gotten my money's worth. I did also place two impulsive orders at Zoya because of the promo code but we'll get to that when my orders comes in the mail. The polish is called Mason. It seems to be a deep magenta shimmer with little flecks of glitter. It's not a polish I probably would have chosen for myself but I don't hate it. By the way, if you want to take advantage of the offer, as far as I know the promo code is non specific so it should work even if you aren't an ipsy subscriber. The promo code is "IPSYZ3." If you buy two polishes, you will be able to purchase a third polish free. Unfortunately if you want free shipping, you will have to spend $55 to qualify as you cannot stack promo codes. This offer will work on the Pixiedust polishes, so if you buy three Pixiedust polishes as I did, you will be able to get the third one free. I'm mentioning this because some of the other promo codes excluded the Pixiedust polishes.

The next product I'm happy to see is a Coastal Scents medium shadow brush. It looks a lot like the Sigma eyeshadow brush I already own. I haven't washed it yet, but it feels reasonably soft. I can always use more eyeshadow brushes (even though I already have a bunch of them from elf) because I'm lazy and I don't always like to wash out my brushes immediately after I've used them (especially if I've used a cream shadow).

I also received a Nourish Organic Deeply Nourishing Coconut & Argan Body Lotion with Hibiscus. I'll probably just use it as hand cream. I can definitely smell the coconut and whether or not I love this product, as long I'm not allergic to it and it actually helps moisturize my skin, I don't mind having another lotion even if I don't need it.

Next, let's talk about the hair styling product. It's a Spray Clay from Style Sexy Hair. The heck is a spray clay? I'm kind of scared of this product but I'll give it a shot. I'm just saying that I tend to not have the best experience with hair products.
And finally I received a Mineral Shimmer eyeshadow pigment from bella terra mineral cosmetics in Emotion. It seems to be a red-toned purple. It's going to be hard to find a reason to wear this. I'll probably try it out a few times just to review it. I hope it's somewhat pigmented. I never ended up using all those elf eyeshadow pigments I bought when I first started really using makeup.

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