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Ipsy February + December and January Highlights!

The February bag as been the best I've gotten in a few months, to the point that I really didn't feel like the last to were interesting enough to post...  I finally even went and re-did my style profile quiz because they were beginning to seem like a waste.
But it was Valentine's Day, which I love, and this one was a hit!

At first I thought this was Naked as in Urban Decay, but it is actually Naked Cosmetics brand.  They are more natural cosmetics made with mica, so they are veeeery glittery.  It is a nice color with good pigmentation, but it's a loose pigment which I'm not crazy over, and you have to make sure and get the glitter spread out evenly or it looks tacky. 

I have been sent this brand before, and gave it pretty low scores because I kind of wanted high end brands... Is that snobby?  Regardless, this time they sent me a loose powder blush.  Like with the eyeshadow, I find it a bit hard to use.  It is also a little dark for my skin tone, but I'm gonna keep trying!

A Smashbox product! Finally! I was so super excited to see this, even though the concept of a Primer Oil seems counterproductive to me.  The point of a primer to me is to mattify, which I didn't think an oil could do.  This is moisturizing, and creates the softest surface to apply makeup to, without being too tacky or oily!  It is pretty small, but is still definitely my favorite from this months bag.  As an added bonus, it doesn't really smell like anything in the bottle, but as you apply I can smell the slightest hint of Fruitloops!

I have an ample amount of scrubs at this point, but I will never turn down a new one!  Also, this one is all natural and does not contain salicylic acid which I am currently avoiding.  It is a very gentl scrub, and says it contains microbeads which I know are a big no no right now, but it also says it is a sugar scrub, so I don't know... It doesn't feel like microbeads though, so I am choosing to think it's sugar.  It also contains peppermint oil, so it gives your skin that cold feeling, and smells kind of like a Peppermint Pattie!

Trust Fund Beauty just sound like a fun brand...  This is only the second nail polish they have ever sent me, which I am ok with because I have a ton, but I am also not mad at it when I get it.  This was a pretty Barbie Valentine's day pink color that I actually did wear for most of the month!  It chipped pretty bad, but I work with bleach every day so most polish does on me anyway.


December Ipsy Bag
I have to say, of all the Ipsy bags I've received this was my least favorite...  And I expected the Christmas bag to be a fun one! This product though, truly smells amazing, and lingers on your hair after use.  I have quite a few hair masks right now so I wasn't exactly thrilled about getting this product, but it moisturizes well and will be really fun to take to the beach or on vacation this summer!  It doesn't seem to fit in a Winter themed bag, but I'm not upset about it.

January Ipsy Bag
This bag wasn't even cute... At least the December bag was cute.  The contents of this bag wasn't nearly as bad as December, but it could have been better! Once again, I was kind of disappointed when I pulled this out of my bag, since it is just a lip balm and I have a ton of them, but I have to say that I've really enjoyed it!  It tastes like a Peppermint Pattie (which has seemed to be a theme in this post, and I don't normally even like Peppermint Patties!).  It is super moisturizing, and fun!

Overall, I am still really liking the subscription, and March's bag and products look super exciting, so I am not canceling anytime soon!
If you would like to subscribe, please go here: www.ipsy.com/invite!

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