Monday, November 17, 2014

November Ipsy Bag Review!!!

The thing that I probably love most about the Ipsy bag is that without fail, every month, I get new makeup in the mail. In the long run, it saves me so much time (and money!) because I don't end up going to the drugstore and hauling to curb my cravings. And with every bag you review the products you get, so they end up becoming more and more customized to your preferences; and let me tell you, this month's bag was phenomenal!!! Ipsy got it exactly right for me and I'm really excited to share with you guys what I got! If you are at all interested in checking out Ipsy, I'll have a link down below!

1) Be a Bombshell Cosmetics Eye Base in the Color Submissive ($14)- I was really stoked to receive this in my bag this month seeing as my Maybelline Bad to the Bronze cream shadow has been much loved in the last month and a half! This product is a base though- so although the website describes it as an "intense creamy bronze with gold shimmer" I definitely thought it wasn't intense, and it actually went on pretty sheer. But it makes for a beautiful base, and definitely an effective one as well- today I wore it with one of the colors from the Maybelline Nudes palette (which doesn't give the best color payoff) and was astonished at how vibrant and long wearing my eyeshadow was!!

2) Be Delectable by cake beauty Strawberries & Cream Mini Hand Cream ($5.50)- This is a good, thick hand cream, and I really like that. I love having mini hand creams that can fit right in my purse! This hand cream is very fragrant though, and has that classic strawberries and cream hard candy kind of scent, so it can to be a little too much for me after awhile. But I like having this by my bed side, because it's really nourishing and when I'm asleep the scent doesn't both me one bit!

3) GlamGlow PowerMud Dual Cleanse Treatment (deluze size~ $20.7, full size = $69)- Half of me doesn't even believe that math I just did, because that is one HELL of a value!! This product could not have come for me at a better time- I've been all kinds of stressed out and have started breaking out in these horrible, angry red splotches and bumps. Used this mask the day I got it, and I've got to say it really cleared up the bumps, and left my skin feeling very clean! It did only last a few days, but I think that has more to do with my personal life and less to do with the product. I'll keep you guys posted though on how I get on with this!

4) J. Cat Wonder Lip Paint in the color Mad Splatter ($4.99)- They didn't have this shade online for some reason, so I've linked to the other shade Ipsy offered. First of all, I LOVE the Alice in Wonderland names for the different shades, it's too cute!! I haven't tried this out yet but it looks very similar to the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar, so hopefully this turns out to be a great dupe! 

5) Starlooks Gem Eye Pencil in the shade Ultra Orchid ($17)- I had no idea I needed a deep purple eyeliner until this one showed up in my life. There's just something about the idea of rocking a royal purple on my waterline that gets me all kinds of fired up! I was slightly put off by the fact it is a pencil eyeliner (which was in the name Whitney, come on now), but I mean that in the sense that it's closer to a graphite than a kohl in consistency... does that make sense? Maybe I'm just spoiled by the Urban Decay glide-on-pencils. High hopes for this product, for sure!

 I really thought Ipsy knocked it out of the park this time! The value of this bag was also awesome, 3/5 products were full size, and two were deluxe. The estimated value of my bag this month was $62.19... which is INSANE since I paid $10 for it! It's always awesome when Ipsy features higher end brands like glamglow, it just drives up the value. Anyways, I really am impressed with my bag this month, and if any of you guys are ipsters, I'd love to know what you guys thought of your bags! Let me know!

Stay beautiful!!
- Whit


  1. The ipsy bag looks so cool! It's like a surprise every time. I especially like the eye cream, the colour submissive looks toned down and lovely!


    1. I really like it, I think it's a super wearable color and it's shimmery without being too much :)