Review: Ipsy October 2013

Zoya Nail Polish in Mason – If I were shopping on Zoya’s website for nail polish, I would’ve passed this up entirely–and I would’ve been right.  I prefer thicker formulas.  This would take at least 2 coats to make a consistent coat.  The shade is okay, but I prefer it in the bottle.  On my toes, it’s much more flat.  Their polish is $8 and I think it’s a totally fair price.

H2O Plus Face Oasis Hydrating Treatment – This smells bad.  No way around it.  It’s got a weird little smell.  The gel consistency is a little odd as a moisturizer.  It feels like that aloe crap I put on a sunburn.  My skin doesn’t feel any softer after use.  It’s $36 for 50ml, but I’d say “not a buy”.

Nourish Organic Deeply Nourishing Coconut & Argan Body Lotion – This smells bad, too.  It’s a little coconutty, but also sort of peppery.  It’s not a great moisturizer.  And two moisturizers in one bag?  Meh.  I don’t see this product on Target’s website, so I’m not sure about its cost.

Sexy Hair Spray Clay Texturizing Spray – This smells even worse.  And the smell lingers all day.  I just cut a fringe and I thought this would be perfect for a little hold and a little texture.  I got both of those things, but I also ended up smelling this stuff.  The can sprays WAY too hard, as well.  It’s so unfortunate because I really like the hold and the texture it offers.  It’s $18.95 for a huge can, which is a great price if you can get past the smell.

Ofra Sultry Lipgloss and Plumper – Ofra only offers one shade of this.  There was no obvious plumping action, and this had a bit of a mint to it, maybe some vanilla.  The shade was actually really nice on me and it blended well.  The texture was fairly creamy and a tiny bit sticky.  For $12.95?  I think that’s a little pricey.

The Overall This Month – Two full size products, three products I hated the smell of, zero products I really loved.  And shipping felt like it took forever.  I didn’t care for the bag (what the hell does that even mean–“love of beauty is taste”?), and I thought the theme was a little off for me–“creating art”, for me, implies products that actually produce a visible result.

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