Tuesday, April 19, 2016

April Ipsy Glam Bag

Yay my Ipsy* glam bag is in! I posted my bag from JanuaryFebruary and March. I am always excited for my Ipsy bags to come in. I've learned a lot about makeup and have tried a lot of things just since November because of this subscription. I'm really glad I heard about this on Pinterest, and I've even gotten my sister and a coworker from the spa into it!
This month I got some pretty cool stuff, plus I redeemed an item so I got that too!

The item I redeemed was Advanced Renewal Serum by NUDE Skincare
Mine is only 0.17oz but the full size 1oz bottle (not much bigger if you think about it!) is $78! What?!? I got this for free by redeeming points that I got just for reviewing my glam bags and the stuff in it. A little goes a really long way, so I'm thinking this might last me a little. I put one drop on the back of my hand and it felt super smooth and still does a day later. One of the main points was that it absorbs quickly and I can attest to that.
Original Price: $78 (Actual value $13.26)

Excuse the pink in the corner, the cap had some color on it...oops!
tarte cosmetics LipSurgence™ lip crème in wonder
I was actually pretty excited about this! They had three spoilers and I wanted to get this, or maybe the Buxom liquid lipstick, but I'm super glad I got this one! Mine is 0.05oz, full size is 0.1oz, so mine is half size. Note also that the link I found doesn't have "wonder" as a color option. This is great. I love the color, and it goes on well. It smells minty and has that minty tingle while on, I love it.
Original Price: $24 (Actual value $12)

When I first saw that i was getting it, I wasn't really feeling it. The color looked nice, but I don't really want any more nail polish. I retook the quiz so hopefully I'll stop getting it. I've got three now, and I've only worn one! And that one was such a blah color and even after two coats wasn't very opaque! And I love that it's full size. I do like that it's vegan and cruelty free. That's becoming more and more important to me lately. But then I got this in and the color looks different in person. It looked purple online, but it's much more slate. Amanda put hers and mine on and I love how it looks.
Original Price: $18 (Actual value $18)

City Color Cosmetics Highlight Trio
I like that this can double as eye shadow. I'm really into nudes and white/grey for eye shadow and this palette has some great colors. I'm not sure how well it will work as a highlighter (mostly because I'll probably fuck it up) but at least I can use it as eye shadow if I fail! I'm not sure if I got collection 1 or 2 though to be honest. It has pretty nice pigment, but it's light. I guess that makes sense though if it's a highlighter... It says it's 0.08oz times three, so combined it's 0.24oz but each is the 0.08oz. Their website says "2 x 0.141 oz. / 2 x 4 g; 1 x 0.13 oz. / 3.7 g" which is extremely confusing to me but maybe one of you understands?
Original Price: $7.19 (such an odd amount, no? It is on sale, it's usually $8.99) (Actual value $7.19? I don't even know how to calculate this...)

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Gel to Oil Overnight Repair Treatment
I cannot find this anywhere except the Canadian Sephora website? It's not even on the Briogeo website, which is weird. The only "Don't Despair, Repair" product I can find is the Deep Conditioning Mask. This thing is tiny. I didn't realize it would be so small. I don't know if this will even be enough for my hair because I have so much.... It smells nice though? Mine is 0.33oz and retail is 2oz so mine is 1/6 the size. Since I can't find this, I kind of hope I don't like it and won't want to buy more! Please drop a link if you find this anywhere!
Original Price: $27.71? (according to Google converting from Canadian dollars to US Dollars) (Actual value $4.57?)

Crown Brush C427 Duo Fiber Blush Brush
Not gonna lie, I'm getting a little tired of brushes. Since I was re-taking the quiz anyway, I decided to change this too. I don't really want tools so much right now. If I change my mind in the future I can always re-take the quiz again. It's soft though.
Original Price: $23.73 (what?) on sale for $9.49. (Actual value $9.49)

So I'm not mad about what I got. I'm not totally feeling it, but I'm not mad. The nail polish and brush is what is killing me. And not being able to find a US retailer selling the gel/oil thing.

Total Retail: $164.39; Total Value: $63.73. Not bad for a $10 bag! Plus the bag itself which can run anywhere from $1 at the dollar store and up.

Do you have Ipsy? Do you use a different subscription makeup box? Let me know in the comments below!

*This is an affiliate link. I get 250 Ipsy points if you sign up with my link which can be redeemed for items on the site at no additional cost to you.

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