ipsy September 2015 Unboxing

So ipsy has been on a rocky road with me for the last couple months and I decided to get my bag this month and redeem my points. I wasn’t fast enough to get it in before the deadline, so I will get my item in the October bag… So I will have another one for sure.

Why has ipsy been on a rocky road with me? Because I haven’t been thrilled with the items I have been getting. Plus, I am not sure how many times I have to say that I don’t want nail polish, I have gotten it in my last three bags, including this one. Plus, with the bad exchange rate, the bag becomes too expensive for what I am getting and keeping from the bag.

Anyway, with that being said, this bag wasn’t bad. Let’s get into the items that were included.

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The theme this month is Face Fashion, so we saw a lot of items for the face as options.

The bag. It is OK, not as cheap as some of the other ones that have been in past ipsy months. The colour is not the best but the bag is longuer so I can it being used for brushes, etc. So I will probably keep it for now.

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Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in Elegantly Wasted

“If you enjoy yourself, it’s not really a waste – it’s your prerogative.” Trust Fund Beauty is a quick-drying, chip resistant polish comes in cute bottles complete with some seriously sassy names. Plus, it’s 7-free, non-toxic, vegan, and cruelty-free. Don’t mind if we do!

This is a cute colour and a cute bottle, but like I mentioned before I don’t want nail polish. It is not because I don’t like this item, but I had receiving items I know I will have no use for and that I have consistently gave feedback that I don’t want nail polish. I will try it out because I think it is cute, but I would have much preferred to get another item.

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Eau Thermale Avène Soothing Moisture Mask

This rich, creamy, non-setting skincare mask provides intensive soothing care to dehydrated and over-stressed skin. Its unique formula deeply penetrates skin and in minutes, sensitive or tired skin can become supple, soft and radiant again. It also offers instant relief for burns, sunburns, redness and tightness.

  • Replenishes moisture to dehydrated skin and helps restore skin’s barrier

  • Minimizes redness

  • Paraben-free, Hypoallergenic, Non-Comedogenic, Vegan and Gluten-Free

This is a nice item, I have been into masks lately and I really wasn’t until recently. Although I am happy with this item, the sample is really small. You can get maybe 1-2 uses out of it. I’m excited to try it, Avène is easy to get here in Canada, so if I like it, I will be able to get it without any US exchange rate or shipping fees! yay!

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City Color Cosmetics Be Bold 3x Volume and Length Mascara in Black

Create bolder, fuller lashes with Be Bold 3x Volume Mascara. Available in 3 different lash enhancing functions, each with a unique brush to add volume, length + volume, or curl + volume to every lash. Each mascara comes in a deep black shade.

3X lash volume

Long wear formula

Smudge proof

 A mascara is not a bad item, but since City Colors is not easy to get here, I will probably give this one away. I have so many mascara options that I can chose from that are of easier access!

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J. Cat Beauty #MOTD Waterproof Slide on Pencil for Eyes in Bronze

This eye-catching pencil has a soft & smooth formulation. It’s an eyeliner with an innovative staying power. A long-wearing, waterproof liner will keep your eyes inked and smudge free.

  • Soft and smooth
  • Intense color
  • Waterproof and smudge-proof

Note: This pencil is not mechanical and requires sharpening. You can use any pencil sharpener with this pencil!

I like eyeliners and I like different colours other than black or dark brown. I am happy with this item and it is a nice bronze colour that I do not have in my collection.

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and the last item

NYX Cosmetics ipsy Eye Shadow Trio

This 3-color eye shadow palette gives you go-anywhere intensity day or night thanks to the highly pigmented formulations. Provides intense eye colors with a silky texture for seamless application for any eye look that you desire. It consists of 3 complementing eye shadows to wear together or alone.

  • Each eye shadow provides great color payoff with every application.
  • Create any look on the go with the help of the dual applicator that allows you to apply, smudge and line your eyes effortlessly.
  • Exclusive palette designed by NYX just for ipsters!

This is a nice trio! I like NYX and eyeshadow is one of my favourite items. This is the best item in the bag and I will surely use this baby 🙂

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Overall, I think I am done with ipsy. I will get my October bag but I think after that, I will cancel my subscription. I find ipsy is better for people that do not have a huge collection, just starting out in beauty and would like to try out different kind of items without buying the full-size or if you live in the USA and it is a lot cheaper for you.

Do you get ipsy? What do you think of it?

-Nat

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