I got my December ipsy bag yesterday and woohoo! it is great! ipsy is probably the best value for beauty subscriptions, as there are full size products at different values. I like getting higher end products mixed with ones I can get at my local drug store. December’s box bridges the two well and I received “an exclusive preview.” As always, the cosmetics come in a really cute bag that I can use over and over or re-gift and someone can use it over and over.
To begin with there is a Mirabella Prime for Face and Eyes. I’ve never had the pleasure of using Mirabella, except the time I bought eyeshadow sticks on a fashion discount website with a great reputation. When I opened the eyeshadows, they looked old. Luckily, I called the discount site’s customer service and got a refund. Moving along… This primer is $29 and though I like primers, I like a lot of people, have issues with stuff all over my face. Drives me nuts. I will try this when going out for a night when I need to look fresh.
Speaking of eyes… this package has an NYX Loose Eyeshadow. You can see the color below. I am not usually a fan of loose pigments. I make a mess and prefer to look more like myself than a Picasso. I might try dusting this on my collar bones (or whatever I can see beneath my uh thick neck). I now have another Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero. I never really got into these eye pencils. I find them to be too soft but black is always good to have and since I am always looking for mine, this is going straight into my daily make-up bag.
Now for the random picture. Well, it isn’t so random but it tells me what is in my bag and the discounts I will get this month if I purchase these items through ipsy.
I wish ipsy offered discounts on these products a month or two after I have received them. If I run out after a month or two, I can then get the product. But I’m not in charge. SIgh.
Now for my favorite part of the box. This of course includes a lip product of some kind. I am partial to any kind of lip stuff and I was excited to see what I got this month!
Last but not least I got Mai Couture Highlighter Papers in St. Barts. I’ve used their paper foundation and blush. I must say that are so travel friendly- nothing can leak! These highlighters will be great for the glitz and glam I will just have to endure in Las Vegas. I will also be happy to pack my preview sample of Urban Decay’s BB Cream but I’m sure I will have to try it before then. I have the worst trouble with BB creams and I am hoping that this one might be different, as it is oil free and has “Optical Blurring.” Finally, the lip gloss to end all lip glosses… Be a Bombshell Lip Gloss in Hot Mess. Yes, you read correctly. My favorite two words in the English language on my most cherished piece of make-up. Don’t try to ruin my moment.
I am sure I will have some more interesting posts this week, including one about shaving my legs. I know you will want to read all about that.
Keep Calm & Primp On! XOXO