Ipsy October 2013: the Art of Beauty

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My Ipsy bag arrived unexpectedly today – I don’t remember getting a shipment notification, so I wasn’t sure if it was on its way yet. Always a nice surprise to see that pink envelope! I’ll update with a better picture when I get a chance to take a daytime picture. I’ll have to wait til the weekend for the video, if I do it. By then it may be too late as I’m sure there will be tons of videos. We’ll see!

Ipsy is $10 per glam bag and comes with 5 or so beauty/skincare products. Bags are sent monthly with no option to skip. There’s usually a waitlist to get the subscription. They offer a referral program that earns you points towards free products.

ipsy october 2013 bag items with card including bigsexyhair blow dry volumizing gel, zoya nail lacquer in giovanna, la fresh oil-free face cleanser wipes, buxom lip polish in dolly, and nourish organic coconut & argan body lotion

First item out was the La Fresh Oil-Free Face Cleanser 10-pack, which was outside the Ipsy pouch since it might not have fit with everything else already in it. I enjoy this brand and these wipes are a perfect way to refresh my face without a fully-involved face wash. They smell lovely and this smaller pack is perfect to bring along on my travels. Face wipes are one of my new favorite things, so I’m sure I’ll make good use of these when my other packs run out.

Once I opened the Ipsy pouch, I found the Nourish Organic Coconut & Argan Body Lotion tube. It smells like a cookie or something similarly warm and sweet. I like it! The consistency is light, but it’s not drippy and it’s a rich hydration. It leaves my hands feeling a little stickier than usual, but not actually sticky, if that makes sense. I enjoy it and I’ll be keeping it by my desk to use. Once I’ve used up the tube I’ll decide if I want to repurchase.

Next up is the bigsexyhair Blow Dry Volumizing Gel, which I shall be trading since I don’t blow dry my hair. Pity, since I’d like to try a volumizing product but I don’t even have a hair dryer, nor do I want to learn how to use one. This bottle is nice and full for plenty of opportunity to figure out if it works for you. It has a nice fresh smell that would be refreshing. If I don’t find someone to trade with, I’ll give it a shot, but I’d really like to try the Spray Clay Texturizing Clay that other subscribers got.

The Buxom Lip Polish in Dolly came in a silvery pack and it’s a fun fat and squat sort of tube shape. The cap was screwed on suuuper tight – I nearly couldn’t get it open! It smells like a candy kind of like candy corn and goes on really nicely. There’s an invigorating cooling minty sensation once applied. If you like that sort of tingling sensation, this is really fun. I don’t know if it made my lips appear plumper, but that’s not important to me.

Finally, I dug to the bottom and pulled out my Zoya nail lacquer! I got the Giovanna shade, which is a deep green, sort of teal-ish. If I didn’t know what other colors they had, I’d be pretty happy with this, but knowing that there’s a purple shade makes me want that. Still, I’m thinking that I might want to resist always getting purple, so I’m still deciding if I want to keep this or try to trade for Neve, the blue-purple one that Ipsy also offered this month.

What do you think of this month’s products? This time IpsyMatch did pretty well again, though since I am already familiar with La Fresh, I would have enjoyed trying a different product. Still, Ipsy doesn’t know that so I’d say it was a good match.

[This post contains affiliate links. Signing up through them helps support my subscription and I’d be ever so grateful. 🙂 All opinions are my own and I received no compensation for this review. I just purchased this bag and wanted to share what I got!]

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