Thursday, December 19, 2013
Oh baby! It's that special time of the month where a hot pink bubble mailer is sent to my mailbox - it's Ipsy bag time! 

For those of you who aren't subscribed to Ipsy and have no idea what I'm talking about Ipsy is a $10 a month subscription service  run by Michelle Phan (beauty vlogger extraordinaire) where you receive 3-5 deluxe mini or full sized beauty products to try out, all in a cute bag!

Onto the theme! This month's theme is Celebration - There's always a reason to celebrate! Whether it's buying your first car or welcoming your 2nd grandchild, there's always a reason to get gorgeous and feel glamorous!

Let's talk about the bag first. A black plastic-y quilted bag with a front zip instead of a top zipper. I'm a HUGE fan of the front zipper!

Signature Fragrances by English Laundry
I normally don't peek at my glam room before I get my bag but I came across a review someone had up of these and how they hated the scents. Naturally, I was disappointed when I saw I received them too. Imagine my surprise when I sniffed and LOVED them. I have no clue what that person was on to not like them. Signature for her smells like Pink Sugar and Signature for him is one of the nicest smelling colognes I've ever had the pleasure of sniffing. 

Signature Pour Femme By: English Laundry
Charming, Delicate & Elegant. Signature opens with quince, complimented by white chocolate and jasmine petals at the heart. For a purely peaceful scent, notes of orris roots, powdery musk and sensual woods have been composed at the base. Available in Holiday Gift Sets, Eau De Parfum, Body Lotion, Purse Sprayer and Pure Oil Roll On.

Signature By: English Laundry
Sophisticated, Masculine & Captivating. Signature is a fragrance with aromatic notes of bergamot, lemon, lavender and cedarwood. Nutmeg and coriander are composed in the middle. Signature reveals a base of sandalwood, vetiver, musk and amber. Available in Holiday Gift Set, Eau De Toillete, 3in1 Shampoo + Conditioner +Body Wash, Deodorant Stick and Pocket Sprayer.

Nicka K New York Nail Polish in Ripe Apple
I for one am SO happy that they sent out a new nail polish brand! No offense, Nailtini. The color is a beautiful red but I'm sure I have something like it somewhere. 

POP Beauty Bright Up Your Life Eye Trio in Smokin' Hot
Yay! Love POP Beauty and love little eyeshadow trios. The pigment is great and blendable. The black is a teensy bit on the chalky side, but nothing you can't work with.

Lid: Silver | Outer V: Black | Inner Corner: White

NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in Sky Pink
Eh, this was kind of a miss for me. I love NYX and double love their lipsticks but the color was way too frosty for my liking. This did however go on smooth and didn't dry out my lips.

NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in Sky Pink

Be A Bombshell... The One Stick in Flustered
This is an all in one stick - an eyeshadow, a blush and a lip stain! I really like this. It goes on almost balmy but when you blend it it, it feels like powder. So cool. It's pretty pigmented so you don't need to apply much to get a good deal of color pay off. I've only used this on my cheeks so far and the coloring is pretty. Kind of like when you come in from the cold and your cheeks are all red.

Be A Bombshell... The One Stick in Flustered

Swatches (L-R): Flustered (applied and then blended), Sky Pink & POP Beauty Trio

Overall, I would say this bag was pretty awesome! The bag itself is so nice and I can see myself using it as a change purse or makeup bag for on-the-go. LOVED the eyeshadow trio, the all in one stick and the fragrances! 

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