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Ipsy | February Glam Bag - Review

Howdy howdy howdy. I forgot about Ipsy this month. For shame, am I right? But I totally did and it wasn't until it showed up on Friday that I was like, "Oh yeah! Hot pink bubble mailer time!" I also think it was a little late going out this time? I don't really remember mine coming so late in the month. No bother. I'm just happy with a nice $10 bag. Sometimes ;)

The Bag:
The bag itself is nice quality and DID NOT REEK THIS MONTH! Whoop whoop! It's just a plain normal pink on the outside but on the inside...

Wham bam, thank you ma'am hot pink leopard print! I almost wish that this was the exterior instead but overall, a nice sturdy bag.

This month's theme is The Look of Love - perfect for Valentine's Day. Get ready to set your gaze on beauty goodies so good that you'll fall in love at first sight!

First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay
I really love all the fun masks that have been in different subscription boxes lately. My skin needs revival after this crazy weather (snow tomorrow but 50 degrees on Friday!). This cleanser is supposed to remove excess oils, unclog pores and purifies your skin. It's supposed to control breakouts and even out your skin for all skin tones. I have yet to try this (I know, I suck) but I'm curious to see how this really works.

Tini Beauty Eyetini Cordial Cream Shadow in Rum
After reading reviews, I was pretty excited to try this to see what it was all about. It's a cream eyeshadow/base all in one. All you have to do it sweep it on with the wand and blend with your fingers or a brush. You can add a shadow over it or leave it as is. As someone who has super oily eyelids, using this without a primer made me nervous but surprisingly it lasted by itself for an impressive 6 hours before starting to crease. It's easily blendable and the color is a gorgeous bronze that I think is wearable with any skintone/eye color.

J.Cat Beauty Eyelashes + Eyelash Glue
Another plus in my book - eyelashes! A girl can never have enough. These are made from 100% human hair (that always weirds me out) and look VERY natural. I like that they're cut almost uneven like your real eyelashes look to give that nice natural look. They're a bit dramatic, sure, but I really liked them. The glue was meh. I prefer Duo Lash Glue over anything.

Pop Beauty Plump Pout Mini in Fuschia Freesia
GUYS. This might be my favorite bag so far because ahhhh, I was so excited to see this in it! I absolutely LOVE how bright it is and thankfully didn't experience a "burnt" smell like a few readers described. It's pretty pigmented although I would describe it as a liquid lipstick but more a lipgloss with a punch.

Zoya Odette
Absolutely love this color but I already have it! Maybe I'll throw it up for a giveaway? Zoya is such a fab polish and I really loved this shade (along with the whole Naturel Collection). Here's my full review of Odette and the entire collection here!

Swatch of Zoya Odette

Swatches of Tini Beauty Eyetini Cordial Cream Shadow in Rum and Pop Beauty Plump Pout Mini in Fuschia Freesia

Overall, AH-MAZING BAG! Woohoo! I think the only product I was iffy about was the cream eyeshadow but even that worked out. My faves were the eyelashes, the clay cleanser and the lipgloss!

As always I'm DYING to know what you got in your bag if you received one! For those they may be like, "Hey Noelle! What's Ipsy?" 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!
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  1. Great bag this month! Some fun items to try out :)

  2. Great bag! I also got Odette, which is actually my favorite color from the entire collection. So happy about that!

  3. Wow, everything looks awesome and I LOVE that nail polish shade. I should resubscribe!

  4. I haven't gotten my bag yet.. I'm hoping for Odette, myself. I hope I get the same bag as you!

  5. This was my FAVORITE bag from Ipsy! Totally beat last months!

  6. I got Odette last order to Zoya. It is a pretty color and is so much prettier in real life. I am such a bag lady; that bag is darling!

  7. The product inclusions are great. I like Zoya most especially.

  8. You got a great bag! I love your shade of Zoya polish and Pop gloss!

  9. I can't wait to try the Pop gloss after seeing your swatch, I thought it'd have no pigment but it looks like a winner!

  10. I have a review of this going up tonight. My bag is similar but not exact. The big thing I noticed for February is that the bags are different, more so than usual.

  11. that nail polish is beautifullllll

  12. I wish that I had gotten the eyeshadow--I got the eye lashes, unfortunately. But overall a great bag!

  13. I really wanted the First Aid Beauty in my bag, but nope :( I have heard AMAZING things about it! You should def give it a try!

  14. I love ipsy! For the March 2014 Glam Bag I received the bareminerals lipstick, the bora bora eyeshadow quad, the chella blue eye liner, and the vita liberata luxury tan. I absolutely love getting new makeup every month! The website itself is a lot of fun, and so is following ipsy on Facebook, there is a strong sense of community with other women that are also interested in makeup.
    Join me on ipsy and subscribe to the Glam Bag! You get 4-5 beauty products every month delivered to your door, for just $10. Check it out here:


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