Another month, another bag from Ipsy! (Referral link)
Sorry I’ve been so busy! Review under the jump!
The Bag: ADORBS. It’s a tall, slightly triangular bag in a smooth navy nylon. The lining is a brighter blue with stars and dots. Very sweet and sleepy.
Big Sexy Hair: First, I was impressed to get a mini can of hairspray. I think Big Sexy isn’t really a new brand to most people–it’s pretty ubiquitous where I’m from, at least. It’s a good, solid hairspray. I’d been needing some, so fantastic.
Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter: I got a candle and perfume set from Sephora of this scent a long time ago, and I love it dearly. I was stoked to get a lotion. I wouldn’t call this a body butter, but it is a bit thicker than typical lotion. A 2.5oz tube isn’t shabby for a sample bag! The scent is sweeter and more floraly than a true blood orange, but I really love it.
Nailtini in Bloody Mary: This red is not a Bloody Mary shade. It’s more of a candy apple red and the consistency is almost like a gel polish. The hue matches almost exactly to a $1 bottle of Wet n’ Wild I had when I was 12. The coverage and consistency of the Wet n’ Wild was better, and it was sort of a gel polish. Again, this stuff retails for $13, so go for the Wet n’ Wild.
Josie Maran Argan Oil: There’s that buzz word again. This is an oil, though it doesn’t feel oily in application. I can be used as a general moisturizer, for face, body and hair. I was more impressed that this came in a glass bottle with a glass dropper. I’ll be repurposing that later.
SOHO Get a Grip Eyeliner Brush: If this is supposed to do eyeliner, I’m a bit confused. The line of bristles is much too wide and much too flexible. The package instructions show how to use it for concealer, blush and more. It retails for $10, but I think you could find a much better eyeliner brush for the same price. As a general eyeshadow brush? This is great. I wouldn’t use it for concealer or blush ever, though.
The Verdict: Decent bag altogether! The theoretical value is around $40, so not bad. The products felt a little mish mash to me. The theme was “Super Stars”, but I didn’t get a cohesive feel. The lotion smells summery, the polish and hairspray is red carpet/40s bombshell, the argan oil is sort of naturey, the brush is whatever, the bag is more sleepy time dream land. Am I overthinking that?