Saturday, May 17, 2014
May Ipsy Bag
Hey guys I know I've been absent for a really long time- my beautiful MacBook Pro crapped out (cat's fault) and I looked at computers and camcorders for months. I tried to create blog posts on my phone and iPad but I couldn't upload pictures, and what is a blog post without any dang pictures??
Well I was pretty disappointed in this month's Ipsy bag, as seems to be the general consensus among others Ipsters. I understand what Ipsy was trying to do, have a focus on skin care now that the sun is out and about but I think they failed. If I were to do a bag with a skin care theme I would focus entirely on the skin, and not trying to throw a few cheap makeup picks in there. They included a Pacifica eye shadow duo in every bag and most reviews stated their eye shadow arrived broken. I didn't even open mine because I know I will not use it and will try and trade, but those that did said it has very little pigmentation. Some lucky subscribers received a Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer (umm jealous!) so naturally the rest of us that did not get that felt rather left out.
Here is what I got:
-Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask
-Pacifica Mineral Eyeshadow duo in Natural Beauty
-Avene Thermal Spring Water
-Calvin Klein Endless Euphoria roller ball
-Jersey Shore Sun Sans Tan Anti-aging sunscreen
These are the other items we could have received:
-Hang Ten Classic sport SPF 50
-Revlon Colorburst matte balm in Elusive
-Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer
-Balanced Guru No Frizz organic sesame and lemongrass balancing oil
-Bare Foot Spa Professional exfoliating polish
-Boo Boo Cover-up
-Coastal Scents Classic blender brush
-Derma E microdermabrasion scrub
-Eva NYC mane tamer leave in cream or Rock-a-wave curl cream
-Hey Honey take it off! Exfoliating honey peel off mask
-La Fresh travel lite face cleansing wipes
-Lulu Blossom dreamsicle body balm
-Mee Beauty bee nourished night cream
-Nailtini straight up color nail lacquer in Frappe, Champagne, Bloody Mary, Caviar Cocktail or Adios
-Olive Natural Beauty the olive lip balm
-Pur~lisse pur~moist hydra balancing moisturizer
-Crown Brush chisel shader or pro blending fluff brush
-SWISSCO electroplated eyelash curler (where does this fit in?)
So now that you have the whole list do you see why this month's theme is slightly confusing? This is Spring, people! Do a fricken SPRING themed bag! Beautiful, light nail polish colors, bronzer, coral blush, maybe a tinted lip balm, moisturizer with sunscreen. If you're doing a skin care bag: good-for-your-skin sunscreen, moisturizer, self tanner for those that choose to stay out of the sun but still want a tan, fresh scented body lotion, lip balm with sunscreen, maybe some facial oil, a cleanser for each person's skin type. Bottom line is, I wish they had chosen one or the other. Don't just half-ass both (pardon my French if you're easily offended).
Whew. Got a little carried away there. Anywho I would love to hear what the rest of you got along with your thoughts about the products. Check back for more blog posts to come-I swear I'm back now!
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