I’m closing out the month, well year with my subscriptions for the month. Starting with Ipsy.
This months theme is basically Be Merry, Be you. Which is a great message going into the new year.
This month’s bag is probably my favorite of the year. It’s this gorgeous gold sequin front that reminds me of Christmas tinsel or a New Year’s Eve dress. The back is black pleather which just makes the entire bag pleasant as a whole.
Glitter Flip from Ciate London in the shade Infamous. This is something I tried last year when it came out then lost it. I recently just acquired 2 of these. I got one in a lip kit from Sephora and then in this bag, The only difference in the too is the lid, the other one glitters while this one is silver. So I’m fully into the Glitter Flip right now, since it’s lipstick and glitter which are 2 of my favorite things. I’m really into this stuff it goes on smooth and the pigment is amazing. Also, it’s not scratchy glitter in it that irritates your lips. This stuff also stays on a while which is a big plus if you never slow down. I am just in love with these.
The full size of these usually go for $19 but they are currently on sale for $13 on Ciate’s website and $11 at Sephora. There are 17 stunning shades of these. If you wanna grab one I have provided links below. I’m probably gonna grab a bunch.
This is a shade from the Nude Beach palette from The Balm in the shade Bootylicious.
I’m big on The Balm and I get a lot of their products in these bags. I’m never disappointed. They are always such a creamy formula that goes on with ease and packs a massive amount of pigment. This one is no different. This is a chocolate brown with major hints of purple and pink. It’s a stunning buildable eyeshadow and I dig it.
I couldn’t find this one as a single shade but it is apart of their Nude Beach Palette. Which is $36 and included 12 shades.
I have gotten products from Nomad before in these bags. This is their Around-The-World Illuminator in Ko Pha Ngan Moonlight. It’s a Light Infusion powder which honestly sounds like a fancy name for a highlighter to me, but I’m here for it. Whatever it is, I can tell you that it’s a super creamy, buildable and blendable holographic illuminator.
The shade looks like this a lovely light lavender but when you use it is the stunning combination of blue, pink and purple pearl hues. Their website says that the shade is inspired by the island of Ko Pha Ngan in Thailand which hosts the infamous Full Moon Parties. I always like to know what inspired the names of products and this one didn’t disappoint. I’m extremely pleased with this one and will be using it to death. Also, I need to look more into Nomad.
This one goes for $17 and comes in 4 different shades.
This is a brand I’ve never heard of, but it’s a lip product so I was excited. This is Dr. Lipp’s Moisturing Colour tint in Sweet Potato. I was super curious about this because of it being an all natural plant-based lip balm. So I did some research on their website and made the decision to include a list of perks of this product that I stole.
- Only 4 natural Ingredients
- Free from Parabens, fragrances, sulfates, mineral oil, petrolatum, coloring agents, T.E.A, D.E.A, and silicones.
- Medical Grade Lanolin, which is the world’s best natural moisturizer. it’s long lasting moisturizing effect & biocompatibility. Made from Australian free roaming sheep’s wool.
- Edible Plant Pigments aka Anthocyanins. Each tint uses the pigment from one plant to capture the natural color of that plant. The plants have been grown organically and are GMO free.
- Distarch Phosphate which is a natural pigment disperser which helps the pigments stay evenly dispersed throughout the balm.
- Glyceryl Caprylate which is a natural preservative made from organically grown vegetable oils.
Just looking into it of blew my mind that this was possible. I wasn’t fully aware of any of this stuff. The product goes on like a lip gloss but isn’t overly sticky or greasy, which I like. I’m not big on glosses for that reason. This one is simple and light, keeps your lips hydrated, then leaves them soft once it wears away. I actually really like this one and would buy it again.
These are $6.99 for an 8ml tube. They have 3 flavors which you can buy separately or get in a 3 pack for $18. The only products they sell right now are these tints and nipple balm that sounds universal. If you are interested to check them out.
I love getting brushes in these bags. This is a Tapered Blending Brush 35E from Farah Brushes, which is a brand I’ve not heard of before. The brush is 100% and the handle is a beautiful gold hard plastic. The brush on the site is a matte black wooden handle so I’m assuming this one is exclusive for these bags. I really like this brush, it’s soft and easy to use. I really dig these grips on it to hold it so you can really hold it and blend with perfection. I will be looking more into this brand.
This brush is $10.
Finally another brand I’ve not heard of. This is Tinct Cosmetics polish in the shade Aarhus, which is a lovely rich purple shade. I’m always stoked about the polish I get in these bags cause It’s always a brand I’ve not heard of or one I have that I’m already obsessed with. This was the 1st product I tried out of the bag. I never feel fully ready without having my nails done, not sure why I’m high maintenance like that sometimes. This polish goes on with ease and actually has a nice smell to it which I was shocked by. Most polish has a terrible smell to it. I can use 2 coats of this and it covers my nails. However 3 I prefer so that it shows off that bright vibrant color. I really dig the polish, however, the next days it’s all chipped to hell. I don’t know if it’s cause I didn’t do a base and top coat or what, but that’s the only downside to it. This is a 100% Vegan polish, so I don’t know if it’s the formula, which I hate to say cause I love vegan products. I will try it again but after twice I’m a little dishearted and I wouldn’t buy it again cause of this.
Their polishes go for $10.50 a piece and that have a ton of shades across all colors and hues. If you want to give them a try I have included a link. If you have a better experience please let me know.
Here is a look I create with the products I got in the bag. My eyes are The Balm eyeshadow and Nomad Illuminator, which I used the Farah brush for. I prepped my lips with the Dr. Lipp Tint before applying the Glitter Flip. I was wearing the polish but you saw that in the last picture.
I am really quite pleased with this months bag. Ispy has been doing great these past complete of months. They are such a hit and miss sometimes I worry. Hopefully, this continues into next year.
What do you all get? anything different? anything good? Something you loved? Something you hated? Tell me Stuff.
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