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February 2016 Ipsy Review

All of the ipsy goodies.  I promise you don't need to see the color of the blush. It will only disappoint you.

I am totally aware it is March, and that my review is very late.  We are already receiving spoilers for the next bag. I digress.  Behold, my brief thoughts on the items we received last month in our Ipsy bags:

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil, Sample Size
I’ve heard mixed reviews on this oil.  I haven’t tried it yet (I’m a Josie Maran Argan oil woman, die-hard status), but from what I’ve heard, the Oilies (aka girls with oily skin aka me) don’t really like it all that much. It seems like it is meant to be a moisturizer and a primer both.  I’m a huge fan of the Smashbox Photo Finish primer (not the oil), but I’m pretty sure comparing these two products would be like comparing apples to cats.  

Bellápierre Cosmetics Mineral Blush, Desert Rose
This I have used a few times, so I can offer opinions.  In short: not the best color, not the best blendability.   Where you put this junk is where it is going to stay, and no amount of you buffing or cursing or blending will make it look natural.  I might try this as an eyeshadow instead and see if it fares any better.

Margaret Dabbs, Clear Nail File
I have no use for this item, but if I were a nail file collector, I would be proud to own this one, as it appears to retail for $14.49.  If anyone who reads this blog IS in fact, a nail file collector, holler and I will send this to you, posthaste.

Perfect Formula, Pink Gel Coat
Seemingly a boring addition to the bag, but actually my favorite.  Anyone who knows me knows my nails are fifty shades of ratchet 79% of the time.  Peeling, uneven, dented, and yellowed. These are adjectives that could be used to describe the wallpaper in a haunted house, or my nail beds.  Enter: pink gel coat.  I love this stuff because real nail polish will not stay on my hands. I swear, no matter what the formula, it chips within 48 hours.  This clear polish makes my grimy, old man nails look shiny, and it has the added benefit of not really showing chips too quickly.  According to the bottle, this is also supposed to strengthen natural nails, so lets pull out our our prayer hands emojis and see what happens.

Vintage by Jessica Liebeskind, Pink Sequin
Cute little lipgloss!  Takes me back to the 90’s/early 00’s with its glittery/super pink and glossy formula, but I think I like it.  I’m a huge fan of matte lips, but sometimes I just don’t want the succubus that is a matte liquid lipstick to squelch out all the moisture from my mouthparts.  Sometimes, a girl just wants “Oops…I Did it Again” Britney lips.  Meaning, super glossy and hella bossy (AH! That might just be my Real Housewives tagline).

This month’s bag is SO CUTE.  I would have paid the $10.00 for this bag alone.  I’m not so sure what to do with all of my Ipsy bags anymore (store all my little bags inside of other bags? I’m becoming an actual bag lady…..), but that doesn’t stop me from wanting all of them.