March has come and gone and now April is almost over! That means another Ipsy bag has arrived! If you are unfamiliar with Ipsy, it is a monthy beauty subscription service. For $10.00 a month, you get 4-5 deluxe to full size products. It is SO worth your money. I think it is one of the greatest beauty subscription services around. The value of the products that you get each month ALWAYS surpass the cost. I usually get my bag the 3rd week of the month. It came a bit early this month which was great. This months theme is Beauty Rocks! I was really happy to see that we were ALL getting some higher end products. I was really excited to try out some of the things in my bag this month. I wasn't disappointed about anything which was a plus.
Here are the items that I recieved this month:
Cailyn Tinted Lip Balm in Apple Pink $19.00
I was really excited to see this product. It is full size and I have heard of the brand before through Ipsy. I was hoping to get the brighter colored lip balm but got the color Apple Pink instead. It is a very pretty coral/pink color. I was very impressed with the color pay off. It is very pigmented. I also loved that a little brush comes with the pot so that you don't have to put you finger into the product. What I wasn't impressed with was the drying effect it has on your lips. As with the Mica Beauty "lip balm" that we recieved in our bag a few months ago, this product was very drying and should not be considered a lip balm. I really wish this was moisturizing because I like the color. It just didn't work well on my lips. Even with Chapstick applied beforehand, it was still quite dry.
City Color White Gold Shadow and Highlight Mousse $3.99
I was happy to see this in my bag as well. I was interested in the product and couldn't wait to try it out. The color is beautiful. I tried it as a highlighter which I didn't like. It has too much shimmer. I think it will be beautiful as a shadow base. This was also a full size product.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil Travel Size $6.33
I thought it was really great that everyone recieved this travel sized Urban Decay liner. I found a couple sets online that had travel sized liners and they cost $19.00-$22.00 for 3 and 4 liners. This puts one liner around $5.50-$6.33 each. The texture of this liner is much different than the other 24/7 black liner that I have (Zero). It seems more matte/flat black. I went to use it as a liner the other day. I didn't like how it looked with the rest of my eye makeup so I used liquid liner over it. I think this will be great for a smokey eye. So I will try that look next.
dr. brandt Microdermabrasion $9.75
I was interested in this but after seeing the price of this full sized product ($78.00) I kinda hope I don't end up liking it lol. Its great we get to try out an expensive product but I am not willing to spend that kinda money on a product like this. I haven't tried it so I don't have much more to say.
Big Sexy Hair Root Pump $2.70
This is a sample/travel size and is 1.6 oz. The full size product is 10.6 oz and costs $17.95. I haven't heard great things about this product but I am still willing to give it a try . I like wearing my hair scrunched/curly-ish in the summer and use mousse so if I end up liking this product, I will probably buy it.
This is the bag we go this month. I think it is cute. I like that it is a different material than previous months.
Overall, I was happy with the bag that I got. I didn't get anything that I hated. I will def use/try out everything that I got. I am still going to try to use the Cailyn lip balm because I think the color is pretty. I may use it with a light colored lip gloss or something to prevent it from being too drying. This month my products totaled to be worth about $41.77 which is way more than the $10.00 I paid. I still think this is a great subscription service and highly recommend it.
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Have you tried any of these products? What did you think of them? What did you get in your Ipsy bag? Post your comments below.