December Ipsy

Hey guys, Looks like Christmas came early…
Ok…maybe not. The pile of presents in my living room waiting to be wrapped definitely says otherwise. If anyone can get a hold of Santa and have him send me one of his elf’s to help for the day I’d appreciate that.
But, it’s like Christmas for me. Because this month’s Ipsy is here, as well as another box. I’ve decided that I’m going to try and do a review of a box in addition to Ipsy every month. Ipsy isn’t going anywhere guys, I absolutely love it. And while every month isn’t a win, I still have really enjoyed it.
So, let’s get into it. Because let’s face it, I don’t have the patience to wait.
So Ipsy is a beauty subscription box, 10 dollars a month. You get sample size and deluxe sample sizes of all kinds of different cosmetics, face oils, and the like.
If after reading this you are interested in getting one you can click this link here:Your own bag of awesome

Now, that link does give me reward points towards getting little freebies so I definitely appreciate you using that link if you decide to get Ipsy. But if you don’t want to, you can go directly too Ipsy
My feelings wont be hurt, I really just love Ipsy and want to share it with all of you 🙂

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And here it is, December’s bag. The theme was Carpe P.M.  Let me just say, I love the color, I want to say its a cranberry color, which is super appropriate for the month of December. While I love the color, this is not my favorite bag design. I really wish it was suede or velvety. This may completely be preferential, but its fuzzy and I hate that. I feel like they were going for elegant and failed when they decided to make it fuzzy. If I was going to my 8th grade formal I’d probably love this bag. Actually, probably not, I’ve never really been into fuzzy things. But it does remind me of a dress my little sister wore for Christmas one year when she was about 6 or 7. Okay…I’ll get off the bag design now and move forward with the content.
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I’m excited to try this. Ive heard great things about OFRA. It’s a bliss eye-shadow/highlighter. And I could honestly use it as both because it is light enough. Its a very pretty color and I will use it. I watch a lot of unboxings and one of the people I watch was frustrated with the packaging. And I totally have to agree. I know they are just samples, but really as a company you are giving your products in something like this to introduce and create enthusiasm about your products. So…put something into your packaging. It kinda sucks that this is basically a little tin with no lid. This may be preferential, some individuals may have a z palette. I don’t. And I don’t want to have to go out and spend 18.00 for one to put this sample in it to discover if I like your brand…just sayin

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The next item was a brush…which is exciting, but not. I think it’s nice to get brushes, I just don’t know much about them or how to use them. This one says it’s a concealer brush. So i’ll be looking into how to use this guy.

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This is a Maracuja Oil. It says to take 2-3 drops and rub on your face before bed, you can also use it to heal cuticles and to help with flyaywas and split ends. This is my first oil so I’m pretty stoked. And I have already used it and I loved it. There is something weird about putting oil on your face, but it really did help my face to feel softer.
The box was a little damaged but the bottle was fine, and honestly A+ to Tarte for their effort in the bottle design, it is super cute.

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This is a lip treatment. I received a lip treatment in a previous bag, I think Novembers which I didn’t end up getting around to posting up. But honestly, I am happy getting another. when you wear as much red lipstick as I do (usually when I go out with the husband, never really for work) your lips can use some extra nourishment, especially when I use the matte lipsticks they really seem to dry my lips out.

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And last but not least. An eyeliner. I love eyeliners, so I am okay with always getting them…however…this one was a bummer. Because…..

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It’s brown. I wear black. And I really don’t think I will ever use this because it is brown. Maybe I’ll make myself just to try it out and see how it looks. I saw someone who got a purple/plum color, and I”m not going to lie…I’m a little jelly.

So that’s it: carpe-pm-7
All and all, I liked it. There were a couple things I was like meh about. But let’s face it, the only way im ecstatic is if I get a red lipstick in every bag. I’m obsessed. I think I got good quality products and they are all thing’s other then the eyeliner that I’m interested in trying. so that’s a win in my book.

Stick around, the Chococurb review is coming up next, I was going to do them together, but then decided that it would be overwhelming. And stay tuned for next month. I think we will do a vs box. Ipsy vs. Birchbox.
To be honest, I started off with Birchbox first years ago, and I wasn’t thrilled…so…I’m not super excited. But it’s been a while, so who knows.

Make up on,

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