One more day till the weekend! I'm getting a three day weekend and taking tomorrow off so I can stay home with my mama. She just had surgery so I took the day off to be with her and help out. I have a feeling it will be a day with blankets, movies and comfort food. Today, I have my September Ipsy review! I love this bag. My relationship with Ipsy was a little rocky at first but after 9 bags, I'm having a hard time parting with it. We'll see if I can actually pull the plug before the end of the year. Cutting costs is a real thing, people.
What Ipsy Says: This dual-ended brush offers the best of both worlds. The shadow brush is perfect for applying eye shadow or contouring the eye, while the crease brush is designed to be used dry for defining the eye, or wet precision concealing.
What I Say: I love this brush. It's now my everyday brush for eye makeup. It's also a great room saver because you have two-in-one! How great is that?
What Ipsy Says: Repair and treat dry, damaged and breaking hair with Don't Despair, Repair! deep conditioning mask. Fortified with ultra-hydrating avocado, sweet almond & argan oils, strengthening keratin protein, power-conditioning rosehip oil, soothing aloe, and super hair-essential vitamins B5, D, A, E and biotin. This unique complex of targeted ingredients helps increase hair elasticity and moisture to prevent naturally-derived ingredients. This product is free of parabens, suflates, phthalates, silicones, artificial ingredients, artificial dyes, and gluten.
In lab studies, the use of Don't Despair, Repair! resulted in 81% less hair breakage after just three uses.
Safe for color-treated, chemically-treated, and keratin-treated hair. For those with fine or thin hair, we recommend focusing the treatment on the mid-length to the ends of the hair only, and rinsing thoroughly.
What I Say: Deep conditioners and hair masks are popular inclusions for beauty boxes. I've tried quite a few of these and it's even gotten me in the habit of doing it once a week. With that said, I've developed a pretty strong opinion when it comes to these now since I have a preference in what I'm looking for after using a product like this. I wasn't thrilled with this particular one. I didn't notice any significant results after its use. It just didn't impress me to be honest.
What Ipsy Says: Intensely colorful and artistically glossy. CAILYN Art Touch Tinted Lip Gloss delivers the stunning color impact of a lip stain and high shine of a lip gloss. This silky smooth gloss glides on your lips like butter, leaving you with a lacquer like finish.
What I Say: I received this in Love Affair. This seems like a really great lip product. I haven't worn it out yet but I tried it on and I was surprised at how much I liked it. I'm typically not into red lip colors but this one worked. It's also very smooth and glossy which I loved.
What Ipsy Says: Lighter version of 3 in 1 Revolution. Great for normal to oily skin and during warmer weather. Toner, serum, and moisturizer in One. This Revolutionary Lotion will save you time during busy morning rush and moisturize your face all day long! Help tighten skin, reduce breakouts, relieve dark circles under eyes, moisturize, fight aching, treat sun damages, and calm irritated.
What I Say: I brought this little guy with me on vacation because it was easy to travel with. It was a great product in terms of moisture but it's a bit too heavy for my oily skin. It didn't give me breakouts but it didn't soak in as much as I'd like. I had a greasy-like feel long after applying. I probably won't continue to use this regularly when I get home unless I include it in an overnight bag.
What Ipsy Says: Our new 7 Free Nail Polish is long lasting and void of many chemicals that one would find in traditional nail polish. Amazing vibrant colors that go on smooth and stay put. Plus we have added a custom wide 100% vegan brush for easier application. 7 Free is formulated without parabens, phthalates, toluene, xylene, camphor, formaldehyde, resin, and animal byproducts. Ipsters received this in Red Red Wine.
What I Say: This is such a pretty color and that says a lot coming from someone who doesn't prefer reds on her nails. It was almost a blood red but a bit brighter. It applied easily and super smooth and dried fairly quickly. I'm impressed with this polish.