Ipsy – February 2018

Happy Wednesday! It’s a short week for me this week at work! I had no work on Monday because of President’s Day and then Friday is my day off! Thank goodness because I am already exhausted! I’ve been sooo busy; Robert and I found a condo to rent, so we’ve been doing a TON of prep (but more on that later).

Let’s get back to what I’m really talking about…my FEBRUARY IPSY bag. I review what comes in my bag every month and sometimes I get the brands that I’ve chosen in my preferences and other times I do not.

If I’m being completely honest, every month when my bag comes I go back and forth on whether or not I want to continue subscribing or not. This was one of those months that makes me want to keep receiving my bag every month.

With all that being said, I’ll share with you what I got in my pouch this month:

For starters, the theme of this month’s bag was UNZIPPED. The bag was super cute; it’s a blush pink with black lace trim.

The Products:

  1. Ofra Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in ipsy Unzipped Value for 5 g= $16

The full size (6 g) tube retails for $20. This liquid lip color stays in check all day. One swipe in the A.M. lasted through breakfast, lunch, and happy hour. It’s really creamy and moisturizing, so you won’t have to keep applying balm over it to avoid that dreaded dry lip feeling. This shade is an exclusive ipsy shade, made just for this month’s bag. You can find a variety of other colors on the OFRA website. I’m not a huge fan of this shade, but I love that it’s an Ipsy exclusive which means not a lot of people will have this!

  1. Trestique Mini Eye Pencil in Swiss ChocolateValue for 0.22 g = $9.50    

The full size liner retails for $19. Liquid liner-phobe? No prob. This creamy gel formula glides on like a liquid, but its way easier to use. It lasts for 16 full hours – aka from your early A.M. meeting until your post-dinner cocktails (and then some). This ultra-versatile pencil’s possibilities are endless. Going for a super fine, subtle line? Done. Into creating a killer smokey eye? Smudge it out. Feeling something in the middle? Go for it! This liner comes in 3 different shades. I love a good eyeliner, the only thing I wish was different about this one is the color; I’m more of a black eyeliner gal. On another note, it glides on super smooth, but I don’t know if I would pay $19 for this eyeliner.

  1. Eva NYC Freshen Up Dry ShampooValue for 0.75 oz = $4.50

The full size (5.3 oz) retails for $12, but you can also purchase the 1 oz can for $6 (perfect for your gym bag or travel). It does more than revive your blowout – it’s made with vitamin C and fatty acids that shine up your hair, nourish it from the inside out, and repair damage. Natural rice starch absorbs oils quickly without leaving any residue. I love trying out new dry shampoos! This one smells great and doesn’t leave my hair feeling heavy or sticky. I would definitely buy this one again and I love that it’s reasonably priced and that you can get it from a ton of different retailers. This is also available at:

  1. BLAQ Meteor Shower Value for 50 g =$12.50

The full size retails for $24.95, but is currently sold out. Ok guys, this grainy-textured scrub is made with actual meteorite powder. Yup, from space. We’ll let that sink in. curious about where your Meteor Shower landed? Track it using the code on the back of the package. Activated charcoal detoxifies your skin by drawing out impurities from your pores so you’ll feel squeaky clean after you use it. It leaves teeny little particles of shimmer on your skin, so you’ll have an otherworldly glow after you shower with it. I haven’t tried this one yet, but I love BLAQ products! This is also sold on Amazon, but is currently sold out as well.

  1. Luxie Beauty Blending and Shading Eye Brush 249 Value = $24.00

FULL SIZE PRODUCT! One brush to get any eye look you dream up? You bet. This ipster-exclusive, double-sided beauty is tapered on one side (for packing down your powder shadows) and fluffy on the flip side (for oh-do-easy blending). It’s too cute to not show off. The rose gold handle is tres chic. The super soft bristles are synthetic, so no furry friends were harmed in the making of your fluffy new brush. Y’all know I’m not always a huge fan of brushes, and this was no exception. I honestly just don’t need any brushes right now and I’ve even rated them as “not interested” when I do my review. I couldn’t find the brush I got in my bag, but I’m linking a similar one here.

For the month of February, my bag was worth about $66.50 (I can’t be 100% sure since I guess on both the eyeliner and the body scrub). With almost 2 full size products, the $10 you pay for the bag is such a steal! This bag is actually super high compared to other bags I’ve received. Like I mentioned above, I was pleasantly surprised by my bag this month.

The cost of the box every month is $10 + tax and free shipping. So for 5 products (one of which should be full size, the low price is a pretty good bargain. The bag is great if you’re looking to try out different products that you may not currently use. Another perk to the bag is that every product that comes in your bag also has a discount code for that brand! So not only do you get a great product, you can also buy the full size at a cheaper price.

To subscribe to Ipsy use my referral link to discover new brands/products that you might come to love that you wouldn’t otherwise try!

XOXO

p.s Let me know if you got anything different that you absolutely loved!

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