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Itâ€™s Ipsy time again! For February, the month of love (and self pampering), Ipsy included a lot of lovely pink products that should help us with dates or girlsâ€™ night out.
The Zoya polish in Odette was a wonderful addition to this bag (keep in mind this full size retails for about $8 so why are you not subscribed to Ipsy yet!). This is a newly released color from Zoya Spring 2014 Naturel Collection, and Zoya Odette is a taupey purple grey shade. Unfortunately, purple colors donâ€™t look the best with my warm skin tone because purples bring out yellows by default - either way, this Zoya shade is a nice color to transition from winter into spring. The formula was opaque in two coats and application is easy as I love the brush size on Zoyaâ€™s polishes.
Pacifica Hawaiian Guava Body Butter is a pretty large tube, and I was happy to have this included because at this time of year since you canâ€™t have enough lotions. The Hawaiian Guava body butter has a strong yet nice tropical scent that reminds me of grapefruit and mangoes. Iâ€™ve been applying this to my hands only as it might be too much of an olfactory experience if applied over the whole body. This product is a body butter and I can tell it provides really nice moisture without taking too long to absorb into the skin.
POP Beauty Plump Pout Lipgloss in Fuschia Freesia is a deluxe sample size - beautifully packaged and sleek, this gloss is perfect to throw in your bag for touch ups throughout the day. POPbeauty markets this product as a gloss with the wear of a stain, full of nourishing ingredients for your lips. This POP Beauty formula is very comfortable and feels light on the lips (not sticky at all), while packing a pretty punch of cool fuchsia pink. However, I didnâ€™t notice any staining and the wear time is relatively short; also, the smell of this gloss is quite off-putting as itâ€™s similar to a burning plastic chemical scent. I have been wearing the POP Beauty Pout gloss and enjoying it, but Iâ€™m not sure I would repurchase because of its smell (Iâ€™ll take vanilla cupcakes over burnt tire any day).
Eyetini Eye Cordial Cream Shadow Tint & Base in Spiced Rum (that was a mouthful) is a gorgeous liquid metallic gold cream shadow packaged in the form of a lipgloss. I found it very easy to apply using the doe foot applicator and it can be easily smudged out all over the lid. After I sheered it out a bit, the shade pulled more coppery than gold on me, but it was still a beautiful color. Eyetini Spiced Rum is very smooth, has fine shimmer, and does not crease. At $18 full size, it is quite pricey but itâ€™s a great quality product that will last you a while. I was surprised at how much I like this product and Iâ€™m considering purchasing the Champagne shade in the future.
Lastly, Ipsy included a pack of JCat Eyelashes and Glue (EL20). These are a set of dramatic lashes with a relatively thin band, and the glue is tinted black (which I think is a pretty cool move on their part). I have relatively long eyelashes and when I add fake eyelashes, you know Iâ€™m going for an over the top dramatic look suited for special occasions. That being said, those occasions donâ€™t arise that often in my life as a grad student (aside from maybe Halloween) and even though this set retails for $3.99, I probably wonâ€™t repurchase additional pairs.
Overall, I was pleased with this monthâ€™s Ipsy bag as the value was great, but I wouldâ€™ve wanted to receive different colors in the polish and the gloss. I was also really hoping to try the City Color Matte Blush and I am slightly disappointed to receive my second pair of lashes from Ipsy (but now Iâ€™m just being spoiled because Ipsy delivers every time on value). I am really happy to have been introduced to the Eyetini shadow product, as theyâ€™ve only included nail polishes from this brand in past Ipsy bags. Let me know in the comments what you received in your Ipsy bag this month, I am curious on what you thought of your make up goodies!
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