This review is way late, and I was actually contemplating not writing it at all, but someone somewhere still might find it useful so here it is. As some of you might know, my original bag arrived damaged, so I had to wait several weeks for replacement.
HOW IT WORKS
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|Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow in Penny|
|Nourish Organic Lightweight Moisturizing Face Lotion|
|Faith Aromatherapy Tahitian Monoi Anti-Aging Sugar Scrub|
|MicaBeauty Tinted Lip Balm|
|Sexy Hair Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner|
|KISS Salon Secrets Nail Art Starter Kit|
Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow in Penny – If you go to the product’s Ipsy page, you will see lots of people raving about this eye shadow pencil. Unfortunately, it didn’t really work for me at all, and honestly, none of Elizabeth Mott products did. I found the pencil too hard to apply and almost impossible to blend. After several unsuccessful attempts to smudge it nicely, I ended up with really bad creases and super sticky lids. In the end I just gave up and threw it away; a shame, considering the color is very pretty.
Nourish Organic Lightweight Moisturizing Face Lotion – This lightweight lotion felt really nice on my combination skin. It has a milky consistency, that becomes slightly runny when applied on the face, which helps to spread the lotion evenly. I would have probably picked up a full-sized bottle just to try it long-term, but I didn’t like the scent, and that’s kind of a big deal for me since my nose is very sensitive.
Faith Aromatherapy Tahitian Monoi Anti-Aging Sugar Scrub – And here’s our main offender! This sample leaked all over my bag, so I had to wait for Ipsy to send me a new one. Seems like it’s a common issue, because a lot of fellow ipsters are reporting the same problem with their bags. As for the product itself, it’s actually a pretty decent sugar scrub. Exfoliating sugar crystals are suspended in a mix of oils: monoi, sweet orange and safflower; to exfoliate and deeply moisturize the skin. I used it on my legs and they felt really soft after the shower.
[Bonus] KISS Salon Secrets Nail Art Starter Kit – This was a referral bonus product that I picked up with points. The kit has everything to get you started with nail art: brushes, dotting tool, foil tape, nail art sheets and decals, rhinestones, charms, and glitter pouches. Each kit also includes a small bottle of top coat [you’d be surprised how many people don’t use one], and a pro design guide written by professional nail artists, including Gina Edwards, Patricia Yankee, and Masako Sasaki. It will be fun to play with.
As you can see, In January Ipsy featured lots of non-makeup products, and I guess I was okay with that. I’m constantly overloaded with makeup, and sometimes I would just rather try a new moisturizer than another mascara.
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|Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow||$7.00|
|Nourish Organic Lightweight Moisturizing Face Lotion||$6.46|
|Faith Aromatherapy Tahitian Monoi Anti-Aging Sugar Scrub||$1.49|
|MicaBeauty Tinted Lip Balm||$18.75|
|Sexy Hair Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner||$6.00|
|[Bonus] KISS Salon Secrets Nail Art Starter Kit||$9.99|
|Box Retail Value||$49.69|