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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

March Ipsy + reviews and swatches

 I already knew what was coming in my Ipsy bag this month and wasn't too excited about it, to be honest. I changed my mind about certain things once I got them, but others I still didn't like.

The bag this month is super cute and I won't deny that. You can't tell by the picture, but the blue bled out into the white in mine, which is kinda meh.

That looks like there's so little, compared to other bags, it's the same amount of items though, but it looks so small lol!

Glam RX - Mini Freestyle Palette: Estimated price: $10-12, full size has eyeliner, concealer, shine eraser powder and tinted lip balm and goes for $16.50. This is a fun mini palette, it fit my deluxe sized Hoola and Bella Bamba (bronzer and blush both from Benefit). Sadly, it didn't fit anything else. This was cute, though I kinda wish it was a tiny bit bigger, but oh well, still nice.

Yaby - Eyeshadow Refill in So Vein and Sand Dune: $6.30 for 2 full size refills, $3.15 each. I loved So Vein, it could be more pigmented, but then again maybe I'm just greedy for pigment. It looks super pretty on the lid or smudged on the lower lash line. Sand Dune is so close to my eyelid color that you can barely tell it's there. Both are not super pigmented and even a bit chalky, but they weren't hard to work with. I liked these shadows, won't be buying anything from Yaby, because their shipping is just outrageous!($11 no way!). 


Yabi So Vein Yaby Sand Dune Swatch


I applied the cream shade from the Wet n Wild Night Elf palette to my brow bone and inner eye corner, Sand Dune all over my lid and blended So Vain into the crease.

LA Fresh - Travel Lite Makeup Remover Wipes: $1.49 for 8 wipes, full size is $19 for 48 individual packages. I tried these last night, lately I've been removing my makeup before washing my face, my cleanser does the job, but I do this just so it doesn't take me as long to wash my face. These wipes are supposed to be able to remove eye makeup, well that didn't work too well and left my lid with a burning sensation, really unpleasant. Also, after trying to remove all the makeup on my face it left this weird oily feeling on my face, so I decided to use my go-to makeup remover wipes(Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes Hydrating), just to see how much makeup these LA Fresh wipes had removed, I was shocked the Neutrogena wipe came out full of makeup! These wipes removed barely any makeup and left my skin feeling oily, kinda sticky :S I do not like them, at all! Maybe your experience with them will be different, I definitely hope so, but for me they just don't cut it. 

Juice Beauty - Hydrating Mist: $3.3 1fl oz/30ml, full size is 6.75fl oz/200ml and goes for $22. I wanted to like this, I really did, but the scent is something I just can't deal with, it kinda smells like lilies and I'm allergic to them, like I-want-to-throw-up-from-this-horrible-headache allergic. Sadly, I won't be able to try this out because of the scent, oh well, not really their fault.

Value and overall review:

   The value of my box is: $23.09, which is good, considering you only pay $10 for the box and shipping is included there, so pretty decent in my book.

   This month was  kinda of a "meh" month for me, not that the box is not good, it's just not the greatest for me specifically. I get what they were trying to do with this box and that's pretty cool, sadly it didn't work for me.

   I like the eyeshadows they sent, they are really pretty, I will use the bag and will definitely use the mini palette. I don't know what I'll do with the wipes, maybe I'll keep them for emergencies, but I don't like them one bit. The mist thingie will go to a trade for sure.

   I hope next month is more exciting than this one and by that i mean I hope for more makeup, because, there's never too much makeup. Or maybe skincare stuff, like a nice mask or a hair mask, or some cute hair accessory. Either way, can't wait to see what next month holds.

   I still like this sub and I still think it's worth it, I mean, you get plenty of goodies for $10! I definitely recommend it if you want to try different stuff each month.

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What was your favorite product in this month's Ipsy bag? Mine has to be the mini palette, though I'm greedy and would want a bigger one.
 Disclaimer: I purchased this with my own money, and this is my own personal opinion :)


  1. Love your eye shadow colors! I was kinda blah about this months bag too. I like the items but don't love them but for $10 I'm alright with it! Hope you're having a a great week! :)

    1. Yup I got lucky to get the "pigmented" ones XD Exactly, same here, I don't like a couple, but it's not a lot of money, so it doesn't hurt that bad XD

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