ipsy | November 2015

Thursday 17 December 2015

ipsy unboxing november 2015

Blargh, writing about ipsy bags sometimes is something I am never on time with.  I think lately it is because I haven't been thrilled with my bags as a whole.  Any ways my December bag showed up yesterday so if I needed motivation to get this one done...well that's it!  Keep reading to see what I thought!
This bag hits the nail on the head in terms of maintaining a theme.  The bag is so pretty, and all of the products compliment it, so five gold stars for that ipsy!  I love the pinks, blues and navys on the bag, and know that I will get considerable use out of it!  Always great to have fun little bags like this lying around.

I was the most excited about my new Crown Brush.  Pointed crease brushes are literally my favourite, and I can never have too many!

I was also pretty delighted about my China Glaze Nail Polish in Travel in Colour.  It came in two other colours this month and I was happy to get my top pick!  I think this polish is the perfect compliment to the bag.  I haven't used it yet (I like looking at it in the bottle!) but I am looking forward to it!

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara was my go-to mascara in high school and first year university, however now I find it does not offer the dramatic volume and length I have come to love.  Thankfully my friend Alex expressed an interest in this product, so I will be passing it along her way! 

Beaute Basics included a watery gel eye liner and brush.  I love the idea of a navy liner, but...

ipsy unboxing november 2015

ipsy unboxing november 2015

This eye liner has the consistency of a serum.  It is really, really wet, thin and runny.  Not impressed.  It applied streaky and takes a while to dry.  Thanks, but no thanks.

ipsy unboxing november 2015

Is it just me or does this hair product kind of look like a Twilight advertisement?  Is it wrong that that image turns me off of the product?  Is that silly? The Coolway Strong Hold Hair Spray may be an effective product, but I literally just can't with the packaging.  

So over all I love the bag, my new Crown Brush and my China Glaze polish.  I didn't love my other inclusions as much, but at least the Smashbox mascara is going to a loving home.  The CAD/USD exchange is painful, making the bag about $20 each month.  Sometimes I think of cancelling but at the end of the day it is a pretty fun indulgence.  I don't think the exchange rate will improve any time soon.  I have limited my Julep add-ons though (well except for this month!).

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Do you subscribe to ipsy?  What do you think of it?