ipsy November Edition

 
You might have remember in October I mentioned that ipsy was coming to Canada and I managed to jump on and get my very first bag this month. Through out the month before gettng the bag we got to see sneak peeks and I was so thrilled.

I was a little bummed because one of the products (which was a lip balm) wasn’t being shipped to Canada because its not available here so they replaced it with another product which I will talk about below.

Just in case you are wondering what ipsy is, here is the info:

 
-You can expect to receive 4 to 5 (full size or deluxe size) beauty samples in a collectable make up bag.

-The subscription is $10 a month and as Canadians we will be paying an extra $4.95 for shipping ($14.95/month).
-This is a recurring monthly charge
-You can cancel at anytime.

I love the outside packaging, its this hot pink envelope. Its a nice pop of color to a plain ole mail box.

Each month your products come in make up bags. Now you know how I feel about make up bags but I think if the bag is one that will stand out I will keep it other wise I will be sharing the make up bags with friends and putting my own little goodies in them.

This is a new item for be as I have never heard of this company before.

Here is what I found online about it:

Matt Batali is just one of the nine shadows found in theBalm’s Meet Matte(e) compact palette (named after their favorite Matthews next door) which can be combined to create a multitude of soft and wearable looks. Matt Batali leaves a dark, matte finish, perfect for creating a smokey eye. Meet Matt(e) is formulated without: Parabens Sulfates Phthalates

As you can see its a darker brown, I haven’t used it yet.

I was thrilled to get this Benefits they’re Real mascara. I got this in a previous beauty box and loved it. There is no clumping and my lashes looked fuller. Which was nice. This is one of my favorites.
In the bag this month we were suppose to get a Bare Minerals lipgloss but for some reason they were unable to ship it so in its place we got this Eclos Anti-Aging Regenerative Cream. I have never heard of this before but will try it out. The only downside is I’m sure you can see it, its not a full sample. The container is not even half filled.
I love getting nail polish in the beauty boxes especially ones I have never heard of before and ones that are suited for a holiday and honestly I think that these would be perfect for the holiday. This is called Nailtini. I love the packaging and what was written on it “Apply responsibly” Its in the shade Millionaire.

Not sure if I would wear it alone as you can see its  hard to see it but I am sure it would look fantastic on top of a darker color. The above picture is taken in normal lighting and the box is next to the window.

Introducing Millionaire nail lacquer from the new Nailtini “Speakeasy” Collection chosen specifically for the ipsy community. Millionaire spikes a base of rose gold micro-glitter with iridescent gold and teal tinsels for statement-making nails, whether worn alone or as a dazzling special-effect topcoat. The only line of lacquer developed to maximize the creativity of the user by “cocktailing” different shades, Nailtini serves up endless color possibilities with amazing performance, hip sensibility and tongue-in-cheek attitude. Always 3-free, made in the USA and never tested on animals.

Another new brand is Starlet. I got the shade Chocolate. It went on really easy and was surprised because most eye pencils are hard but this was really smooth.
I love the look of the pencil and the pink design at the end really makes this pencil pop. “All I want is peace, love and chocolate”
This was the bonus item for us Canadians who subscribed to the first bag. Its this pink brush bag with my glam embossed on it and a brush. I can see me using this bag to put a few brush in when I travel. This way the brushes will stay in tact.
 
Also in the bag was so cards, one was just a little welcome card, one was a you’re invited card that had promos on the back for discounts when you order from ipsy and the last one was a coupon for Justfab.com for $20 off.

I have to say that I really like the bag this month. I am going to try and avoid spoilers for next month if I can. I would like to be totally surprised. I am excited to try the new items and add them to my collection.

Did you subscribe? What did you think?

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Comments

  1. I liked the eclos cream but then I broke out so I’m thinking of throwing it out. I feel bad throwing out perfectly good cream but it doesn’t seem to suit me and I have too much fear that this is what caused me to break out… Oh well. Mine was also not full but really it would’ve lasted a good 10 days I think.

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