Ipsy: My December 2013 Glambag

Friday, December 20, 2013

My Ipsy bag came earlier this week and I have to admit the sneak peeks make me excited for my bag but once I get my bag I'm not as excited. lol Oh don't get me wrong, I like the items this month but for me it's the thrill of the chase in finding the sneak peeks and revealing what those items are than the actual bag itself. LOL

Since next Wednesday is Christmas and the following Wednesday is New Year's Day sneak peeks for the January Glambag may be delayed. I'll have to look back at 2012 and 2013 to see when those sneak peeks were published.

On to my bags along with what my daughters received.

The Bag

I actually like this month's bag. The texture of the pattern, the hint of red inside kind of feels like Christian Louboutin inspired this bag.

Ipsy needs to keep the quality of the bags up to par with this one even if they want to do funky styles it has to be like this. Since I've been a member from the beginning (November 22, 2011) I have every single bag and only the animal print bag and this bag are ones I'd use in public.
Be A Bombshell "The One Stick" in Girl Crush

The color is pretty in person however with my coloring it's just a tad bit wrong for me. I think I'll pair this with a darker pink blush and essentially use this as a cheek highlighter. I'm still not sold on it's use as a shadow or lipstick.

My eldest also received Girl Crush, my middle girl received Sunset and my youngest is expected to receive Flustered.
POP Beauty "Bright Up Your Life Eye Shadow Trio" in Smokin Hot

I have mixed feelings on this one only because I have so many blacks and silvers but the colors are pretty and these are colors I would and do use.

All three of my girls received or will receive Naturally Bare.
NYX Cosmetics Extra Creamy Round Lipsticks in Celene

The color looks a little bland however there is a gold shimmer and over a red lipstick, to tone down the red, it's really pretty.

My eldest received J.Cat Beauty's The Big One in Caramel Mocha while my middle one received NYX in B52. My youngest is expected to receive a NYX lipstick as well but not sure of the color at this time.
Nicka K New York in Classic Taupe

Love the bottle shape, like the fact the bristles are thick but I'm not fond of the color. It looks like a shade hot chocolate. The other issue I have is while the bristles are thick the brush is too wide so sticking it back into the bottle causes the bristles to bend and become out of shape. :(

My eldest received Starrily's Bzz Bzz, while the middle one received Nicka K's in Ripe Apple (gorgeous red) and my youngest is expected to get Classic Taupe as well.

While I don't like the Taupe on its own if used as a base with Ripe Apple on top then the two become this love chocolate red which I'm really loving.
Ardell Natural Lashes in 120 Demi

Both the middle daughter and I received these lashes while my eldest received Demeter Fragrance Library Snow perfume. My youngest is expected to receive Mirabella Beauty Eye Blender Brush.

As a lash fiend I obviously LOVE these lashes. I've been using Ardell for years now... well since I was about 16. Lashes are so much fun and it's amazing how a pair of lashes can really open up my eyes.

The only sad thing I no longer wear contact lenses due to a bad fitting which ruined my eyes and so lashes that are too long simply brush against my glasses. I only now wear lashes on special occasions rather than daily.

The bad thing about lashes is that I introduced lashes to my youngest (who is now 15) when she began to do pageants this year and she's now become a lash fiend so I have to hide my lash stash from her because I found empty boxes in her bathroom when I didn't! LOL

Overall, I did like my bag this month but as I posted above I like the thrill of the hunt for sneak peeks more. I will use everything, even that Taupe polish. Not a bad bag for only $10.

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