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October 19, 2014

Ipsy - October 2014

Listen up everyone! Ipsy is here! Honestly, I just can't seem to work up the excitement for this post because lately I just haven't been too surprised with the glambags and the goodies. I'm hoping that this month will be a better one but I know that's not guaranteed. I was looking forward to a Halloween themed month but this month's theme happens to be "Beauty Candy", let's see what it has to offer.

By the looks of it, it seems a bit bland for my taste. I don't know why but everything stood out sort of "cheap" to me. I received only about $30 worth of products which is great in value considering the subscription only cost $10 but I felt that was still a tad bit low compared to my previous bags.

Starlooks Lip Gloss in Guilty Pleasure
Épicé International Purifying Exfoliant 
Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquer in Feeling Very Cherry
Figs & Rogue Hand Cream in Rose Berry
ModelCo VOLUMEYES Extreme Black Mascara

I immediately gave away the lip gloss due to the color. I've seriously been receiving too many nude/mauve/pink lip glosses from Ipsy that it's time to move on!

I've never heard of Épicé International and it doesn't seem like a familiar brand to anyone I know. From what I've saw around the blogosphere, it seems to be a similar brand to proactiv. I think I may give it a try and pray that it's gentle with my sensitive/combination skin.

Now I am familiar with Nicole by OPI but I really do wish Ipsy was offering a nicer fall color. I understand that Halloween is coming up and maybe that was the theme they were aiming for with this color but it's just not me. It's way too dark of a red for me to put on my nails.

The hand cream has such a cute packaging that I wasn't disappointed in it even though it's not anything too major. It has a sweet scent and the consistency is great. I surely won't forget to slip this into my bag before classes.

I'm always fond of mascaras but I really wish this one was full size since it's quite annoying to fall in love with a deluxe size sample. This one wasn't the greatest that I've received but I can surely put up with it for awhile. 

Overall I was once again introduced to new brands but as I've stated earlier, this bag was pretty bland. Hopefully Ipsy decides to step up their game soon otherwise I can't see us together for much longer. Maybe next month will be better. I can only hope!




  1. Well you did get your money's worth so that's not bad. I love those color polishes for my toes but not my hands and I'm not a fan of the color nude for my lips. Lets see what next month brings.

  2. At least you got your money's worth, but I appreciate you being honest with your feelings. I'm not big into makeup, but this is something my sister would really like.

  3. Sad to hear it wasn't to well for you this month. Hopefully you'll get something better next time. The mascara looks nice though and I love the design of the hand cream.

  4. Ipsy wasn't horrible this month, but I'm not a fan of the gold nailpolish I got. I would have preferred the red. They also took my points away out of nowhere, just when I finally racked them up to get an extra. :(

  5. I love that cosmetic bag, that would perfectly go with my bag lol. Your selection of beauty products is really nice. I love to try the nail polish.

  6. I've never heard of Ipsy before. Thanks for telling me about it. I'm going to check it ou!

  7. I can see your frustration when you compare it to past bags, but maybe they're just running out of ideas for this year. Although it would have been awesome if that hand cream came in a larger size!

  8. I felt a bit disappointed with my Ipsy bag this month too. I have been receiving it for months now and this is the first time that I considered cancelling it. Hoping next month is better.

  9. This just showed up on my facebook feed. I love that hand cream. The packaging just caught my eyes and I would love to give that a try. Seems like it wasn't too bad of a month for Ipsy.