April was a petty busy month for me, so I’ve been lagging behind on most of my subscription box reviews. I know, I know, we’re already drooling over May Ipsy spoilers, but I think I should at least share with you what I got in April. Without further ado, here’s what I got last month!
|Ipsy GlamBag April 2014 – contents|
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|Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil|
Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil – This is a GREAT black eyeliner, it’s super creamy and super pigmented. After applying you have a couple minutes to blend it however you want, after which it sets and becomes waterproof and smudgeproof.
|Demeter Jasmine Perfume Oil Roll On|
Demeter Jasmine Perfume Oil Roll On – A very nostalgic fragrance, this is exactly how my first perfume smelled! Actually, now that I think about it, I think it was an oil, too. It came in a small round bottle, and I thought it was so cool that I have my very own perfume grown-up perfume. Jasmine note is very strong, so a tiny smidge on my wrist, rubbed against another wrist was just enough.
|dr. brandt microdermabrasion|
dr. brandt microdermabrasion – The beauty world is slowly phasing out the plastic microbeads, so I don’t think this product [and many others like it] will be around for much longer. I have to admit, I did enjoy the microdermabrasion-like effect, and the way it made my skin feel afterward, but I know I won’t be buying the full size.
|Mary Kay At Play Jelly Lip Gloss in “Teddy Bare”|
Mary Kay At Play Jelly Lip Gloss in Teddy Bare – The color is just not for me, and it’s not the kind of color one can easily gift, so I’ll just include it as a bonus next time I sell something on eBay. From what I hear, the formula isn’t very good: many ladies reported that it feels sticky and gluey.
|Rainbow Honey Nail Polish in “Midnight Fountain”|
|Rainbow Honey Nail Polish in “Midnight Fountain” – brush|
|Rainbow Honey Nail Polish in “Midnight Fountain” – swatch|
Rainbow Honey Nail Polish in Midnight Fountain – Described as a holographic nail polish with iridescent glitters that swim around in a shimmery blue base, Midnight Fountain really won over my heart. The formula is wonderful, and the precise wand makes it so easy to apply!
|TokyoMilk Dark by Margot Elena La Vie En Rose & Salted Caramel Lip Elixirs|
[Bonus] TokyoMilk Dark by Margot Elena La Vie En Rose & Salted Caramel Lip Elixirs – These were bonus items I grabbed with Ipsypoints. I tried La Vie en Rose before, but Salted Caramel was new to me, so I was curious if I’m going to like it. These are supposed to be used on the lips, but I actually apply them on my wrists like a solid perfume. According to Tokyomilk website, La Vie En Rose smells like Rosewater, Sweet Orange, Peach, and Tahitian Vanilla; and Salted Caramel smells like Sweet Cream, Sea Salt, Caramelized Sugar, and Toasted Vanilla Bean. Both are really pleasant and unique fragrances!
I think this month’s bag was outstanding! I might not personally care about some things in it, but just by looking at the brands and sample sizes, it sure seems like the quality keeps going up. I especially loved seeing Rainbow Honey, I feel like they deserved the exposure, because their polishes are really great.
|Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil||$15.00|
|Demeter Jasmine Perfume Oil Roll On||$10.00|
|dr. brandt microdermabrasion||$9.75|
|Mary Kay At Play Jelly Lip Gloss||$10.00|
|Rainbow Honey Nail Polish||$3.33|
|[Bonus] TokyoMilk Dark by Margot Elena Lip Elixir x2||$14.00|
|Box Retail Value||$48.08 ($62.08 with bonus items)|