Thursday, September 24, 2015

[Ipsy Bag] Ipsy September 2015 Glam Bag

I got some really great products in my Ipsy September Glam Bag! Check out below for my review on each product! I was super lucky this month to get five items that I really liked!

The Bag:

This months bag is a gold zip up bag (well they all are zip up bags) It has a zig zag texture on the from and it made from faux gold leather. For a gold bag it is not bad (I am not a fan of gold stuff outside of eye shadows normally.)

Ipsy <3 NYX Eye Shadows Trio

The NYX eye shadow Trio in this months bag contains a light shimmer brown, a dark shimmer brown and a matte black eye shadow. Each is .035 oz and the packaging is really cute with a bow on the front of the latch that you open. It has a eye shadow applicator inside the trio (which I never use.) Each color goes on smooth and has a lot of color (See the swatch below.)
I have tried other NYX products and I think these eye shadows have been my favorite out of everything else I have tried. The color was nice, it stayed on my eyes after hours of wear and the colors were not too in your face (like some of the NYX lip colors I have gotten from Ipsy.) Since this is an Ipsy special item there is no retail value on it.

Not Soap Radio Revitalizing Hand/Body Lotion

I had never heard of Not Soap Radio before. I was excited to try it once I read that the frangrance was Persimmon + Plum, since that sounds like an amazing combination for a lotion! I was very happy when I smelled it, and it did indeed smell great! (it also has Bergamot, and we all know how much I love Bergamot!!) The bottle is a sampe size and is 1.2 fl oz. A fill size bottle sells for 18$ and is 12.6 fl oz.
The lotion is creamy and absorbs very well into the skin, leaving a light smell. I am definitely going to check out the other fragrances that they offer!

Crown Brush Oval Concealer Brush (C224)

This is the second Crown Brush I have received in a Glam Bag (the other being the double sided shadow/crease brush a few months ago.) I was really excited to be getting another brush. The hairs on this brush are soft and feel good when apply concealer. So far I dont have any hairs coming out when using the brush (even with a light tug to make sure there were no loose hairs in it.) Application is easy and the brush is a good size to get a good grip on to use.

Formula X Nail Color in Ignite

I can never have enough nail polish, so I am always excited when I get them from Ipsy. So far I have gotten pinks, mint greens and now a really nice burgundy color. Formula X polishes are also wonderful quality from what I have tried at Sephora (in the small sample sizes they have given away in the past.) The bottle I got in my Glam Bag is the perfect nail polish bottle size for me, small at .13 fl oz. One coat, coats your nail well, however two looks best in my opinion.The polish looks nice and goes on smooth.

tre'StiQue  Mini Matte Lip Crayon

I received an eye pencil from tre'StiQue a few months ago in the color Kona. I really liked it, I had never heard of this brand before, but liked how the color went on my eyes and blended. At first I thought this was just another eye color, since the packaging is exactly the same. It is a lip color! (however it looks good on the eyes as well.) This lip color is called Nantucket Nude. I really like nude lips, so I really liked this color on me. The color went on smooth, and stayed on pretty well when I was wearing it. I also like the packaging since it is small and fits easily in a purse or pocket. The size in the Glam bag is .02 oz. and is a sample size. The full sized product retails for $28.

This was a great Glam Bag this month! All the products were wonderful and I got a good variety of products that I will use! If you are interested in trying Ipsy, I would definitely recommend it. It is $10 a month and I have loved it. Check it out here