March 2013 Ipsy Bag

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My Ipsy subscription for March arrived today, and once again I’m really happy with it! This month’s theme is “The Great Escape”, i.e. vacation time. Since I am going out of town for a weekend soon I can appreciate this theme. If you aren’t familiar with Ipsy, it is a monthly subscription bag that is $10, and promises 4-5 beauty products. Each month comes with a different bag as well. This is my second month with Ipsy, and you can see my first bag here.

Now, onto this month’s bag!

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First, let’s look at the bag. Is this not adorable? I am a nautical JUNKIE and will use this like crazy! Love love love the navy blue and white.

The bag also came with a 1 ounce bottle of Juice Beauty Hydrating Mist. I love Juice Beauty, so I was really excited to try this out, which I did so this afternoon. This mist promises that you will “tone and hydrate with this refreshing blend of rosehip, ylang ylang, resveratrol grapeseed oil and antioxidant-rich organic juices for a fresh, radiant complexion.” There’s a full ounce here and it is plenty to decide whether or not I like it, but the smell rather strong and kind of strange. I am so used to MAC Fix+ (lovely scent), so this is a little strong in the scent department as of right now. Still, I am happy to test it out more!

The bag also came with LA Fresh travel sized makeup removing wipes. These are always handy and I will definitely get use out of these. So much better than lugging my Neutrogena wipes around in the big box.

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The next item is a small GlamRX palette. This is a magnetized palette with a mirror inside, similar to a Z-Palette. The GlamRX palette is a lot smaller though; about the size of a driver’s license or credit card, maybe a little larger.

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Finally, the last items are two eyeshadows from Yaby. There were two different sets of shadows you could have received this month, and mine are the neutrals: Seashell and Azalea Petal. The shadows are very small; as you can see here they are the size of my fingertip! They are magnetized and fit into the GlamRX palette. While I appreciate what Ipsy is doing here, these shadows are terrible! Seashell seems like it might work as an eye brightener, but I won’t get any use out of Azalea Petal. My eyes are deep set and I need something that is going to show up. Overall, the shadows are very chalky and I certainly wouldn’t choose these over the other amazing shadows I have (SORRY, I’m an eyeshadow snob!).

Not wanting to end this on a negative note, as a whole I am happy with the bag. There are things I will use here and the adorable bag is probably my favorite part of this month. πŸ™‚

 

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