We interrupt the regularly scheduled Harry Potter posts to bring you an Out of the Box post. But hey, I mentioned Harry Potter, and I plan on taking the bag, the brush, the lipbalm, and the eye shadow with me to Orlando. So there you go!
Today's review is of my Ipsy makeup bag for the month. Ipsy is a service where "each month, subscribers will receive a beautiful Glam Bag with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. Members can watch and play along with the stylists with the same products that they are using. All for only $10 a month. " If you are interested, please click here to use my referral code and help me earn free bags.
January's theme was "fresh start" and designed with a "new year, new you" idea in mind. The bag itself was really nice this month; blue on one side, white on the other with a coral zipper for some pop.
Here's a screenshot of my glam room:
*Elizabeth Mott "All Over Shadow Brush"
I'm very excited to try this brush. I'm in need of some new brushes, so this came at a great time. Plus it's a really pretty pink with very soft bristles. I actually think I may use it as a contouring brush...we'll see
*Hikari Cosmetics Mechanical Eyeliner in "Storm" (grey)
Not sure about this. I like the color, and the eyeliner itself is very thin and precise, but when I tried it, it didn't look like I used anything. It was either too light or didn't come out.
*[Malin +Goetz] Mojito Lip Balm
LOVE THIS STUFF! I'm skeptical of lip balms. I hate when they have menthol in them, makes my lips tingle, and not in a fun way. This comes out thick, but not greasy. It feels very rich on my lips, like it's actually healing them.
*Pacifica "Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow" in "Ethereal"...a neutral, light golden tan
I used this as my face highlighter with the Elizabeth Mott brush, and I looked darn good!
*Probelle "Into the Blue" Nail Lacquer
This fits the color scheme of the bag, but at 32, I don't really need blue nail polish. I haven't tried it yet, but my friend says it takes at least 3 coats to look even remotely blue. That seems like too much work.
Overall, I really liked my bag. What do you think?