Heya Aspiring Gurus!
I know that I am late again with my Ipsy update, but it gives me a bit more time to really form my opinion on the product to see if I actually like how the product perform, instead of just how aesthetically pleasing it is. Now, get ready to see everything that I received in my Ipsy bag. Let me know if you got the same EXACT bag. So far, I haven’t come across a person who has an IDENTICAL bag to myself.
I like the idea of the theme of Beauty Schooled, but I did not see how the theme connected to the bag. I get the contest, but the contents off the bag did not relate to beauty school. Beauty basics, maybe? I do not know. I just do not think that the theme went very well with this month’s bag. The theme in no way shape or form made me love the bag any less.
It is an old school beauty bag that is very dated, but cute in a reminiscent sort of way. I will enjoy using this plastic-y bag as a pencil case at my new desk job. It will add a bit of personality to my desk. At first, I did not like this bag, but it is slowly growing on me like some kind of beauty mold. LOL.
Absolute New York You’re The Balm Lip Balm In Grape, 0.42 oz for 2.88 USD
If you were to buy the package of grape and green apple together in the full sized, it is 5.99 USD. That is pretty cheap lip balm as far as lip balms go. This lip balm smells like old school grape in grammar school with subtle sparkles in it. I cannot stand the smell of grape, so I will be giving this away to a friend. It is a full sized product, so I am satisfied with the size of the product. There is not much more to say about the product, because I will not be using it. I am not disappointed, because I know that it will be given a new home, where it will be well loved. The packaging is super cute!
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara 0.1 fl oz for 5.50 USD
I love this mascara so much for a nice date night look! My lashes are already thick, dark, and long naturally. This mascara turns me into a bombshell! I have never ever seen a mascara that gave me this effect before. I usually use mascara that just sets my lashes and makes them stop from curling into my eyeballs. The Urban Decay mascara makes my face look totally sexy and made-up, even if the mascara is the only makeup that I am wearing. I love, love, love this mascara, but I do not think that I would ever buy it. It is too expensive to only use on dates or when I am going out with the girls. It isn’t for work or just a regular day. Since mascara only lasts for three months, I wouldn’t get much use out of it.
Lord Berry #1001 Black Silk Mini Kajal Kohl-Liner, 0.02 oz for 4 USD?
I like that this mini eye liner is small and purse friendly. This does not hold up on my waterline, where I like to apply eye liner. I have a hard time finding any liner that will last more than an hour on my waterline. I would much rather have a different colored pencil than a black one. It is soft and does not tug on my waterline when applying. Other than that, this is nothing special. I am glad to add this to my collection of pencils.
Coastal Scents Forever Blush Duo in Fresh & Elegant, 0.09 oz for 2.65 USD
This blush duo smells like child’s makeup, but it has the pigmentation of very adult makeup. The pink is very Barbie doll and shimmery. It is perfect for a date night. The peachy-orange-bronzy color is a good day time blush for work or just being out and about. The sample is very small and it is hard to try to get only one of the colors. So, the few times that I have tried this blush, it is mostly one color and a tiny bit off the other. I wish that I only got one color or for the pans to be farther apart. I mean, the pans are the size of eye shadows.
Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer, 0.25 fl oz for 12.50 USD
I really love how unoily my skin has been, since I got my Ipsy bag and it is all due to this miracle product. The best part? Even though, it is expensive, I have a 20% off discount code, free shipping, and a free trial size of this product IF I want to dish out the cash for a full-sized product. The code expires at the end of October, so I will be sure to decide by then. I am willing to pay more for products that actually work and I would love to try this out in the full size just to see if the amazing results continue. I don’t notice any changes in my pores, just in how oily my skin is with this on. It cuts down on the oil dramatically. My T Zone is only dewy by the end of the day. I found that I didn’t have to blot midday (I did out of habit, though).
August Ipsy Bag Total: 27.53 USD
Overall, I would give this bag a solid three out of five. It didn’t knock my socks off, but I did find myself loving a couple of items in the bag. I am thinking about trying out Birchbox in the New Year, just to switch things up. Let me know your thoughts on this month’s bag and Birchbox.
Selena Hannah xoxoxo