Ipsy February Glam Bag 2014 Review

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It’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 girls’ 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 don’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 Zoya’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 can’t have enough lotions.  The Hawaiian Guava body butter has a strong yet nice tropical scent that reminds me of grapefruit and mangoes. I’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 didn’t notice any staining and the wear time is relatively short; also, the smell of this gloss is quite off-putting as it’s similar to a burning plastic chemical scent.  I have been wearing the POP Beauty Pout gloss and enjoying it, but I’m not sure I would repurchase because of its smell (I’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 it’s a great quality product that will last you a while.  I was surprised at how much I like this product and I’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 I’m going for an over the top dramatic look suited for special occasions.  That being said, those occasions don’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 won’t repurchase additional pairs.

Overall, I was pleased with this month’s Ipsy bag as the value was great, but I would’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 I’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 they’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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Stay Pretty, Mackenzie M.

CAUTION UPDATE: IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE POP BEAUTY GLOSS - DO NOT USE THE GLOSS AS INGREDIENTS USED ARE UNSAFE.  Email Ipsy to request a replacement or refund - more information available on the MakeupTalk Forum here.
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08300911702146130857 Mellissa (A Fit and Spicy Life)

    I love love love Ipsy. 10 million times better than Birchbox. I got the light pink color and it is so pretty.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06511297219592123121 Brody

    I got the gloss in Fuschia Freesia too, and haven’t been able to put it put it on, as the smell is too off-putting. It smells exactly like burnt tire/rubber. Maybe one of these days I’ll work up the nerve to try it…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10602799497353452362 Claire

    That Zoya nail polish is stunning, what a perfect colour to take into spring!
    xxx Claire
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04373737784876340906 Pretty Squared

      I agree the color is perfect for warm weather and sunshine!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01700861489513811406 Elle Sees

    i’m sharing mine friday! i got the zoya, lip gloss (i only noticed a smell when i sniffed the applicator), and shadow.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04373737784876340906 Pretty Squared

      looking forward to it, heading to your blog now Elle!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05920530936965619313 Hanh

    I like how how you did your nails with the zoya polish, very pretty. I like the look of the pacifica body cream, reminds me of the victoria secrets body lotion!

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04373737784876340906 Pretty Squared

      awww thank you Hanh! I had fun with the design :) I love the scent of the body cream and good eye on the comparison!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16757611222415772717 Sharlynn Ng

    Awesome bag this time! I’d love to have everything, especially that eye shadow tint and the lip product from POP!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04373737784876340906 Pretty Squared

      Ipsy’s really stepping up their game, the product are just lovely! my sis also got a pop products so most glam bags had it :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07006357647680461884 SheerBeauty (Kayla)

    Nice, your nails look great!

    Kayla
    Sheer Beauty Blog

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04373737784876340906 Pretty Squared

      thanks so much Kayla!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11167691407303970475 Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara}

    I also loved my Ipsy Glam Bag this month! Instead of the eye shadow and the body butter, I got a rejuvinating gel and a matte blush in a pretty melon color! I would’ve liked to try the eye shadow instead of the lashes since I never wear them!
    ~Sara

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04373737784876340906 Pretty Squared

      ohhh that matte blush is what I want to get my hands on eventually haha I agree about the lashes we really never wear them either with exception of Halloween but how many does a girl need lol!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15853456977547192260 Lenka Moravcikova

    The color of ZOYA nail polish is very nice! And the pink IPSY bag is amazing!:-)
    Hosting GIVEAWAY on my blog.:-)
    http://ziriane.blogspot.sk/2014/02/100-blog-post-thank-you-and-giveaway.html

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04373737784876340906 Pretty Squared

      it was perfect for February Valentine’s Day!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06410444708299905760 Celina

    I’ve been meaning to try Zoya nail polishes. I just haven’t been able to find them yet where I live. I adore the scent of Pacifica products and the Ruby Guava scent is definitely one of my favourites.
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04373737784876340906 Pretty Squared

      Zoya is quite difficult to find here too - I think Whole Foods has some shades but they’re not the most recent I recommend maybe Amazon. The scents on the products are awesome!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06938899456099967972 casuallyawkward

    That Zoya Nail Colour is gorgeous! xx
    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin’

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04373737784876340906 Pretty Squared

      it really is, I’m coming around to it haha it’s so lovely for spring! thank you for your comment Stefanie!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14236602901223400396 Coco N

    The nails are beautiful x

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04373737784876340906 Pretty Squared

      good observation hehe thank you Coco! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15565724461305286543 Becki Dunn

    I am desperate to try Zoya nail polishes :) Lovely colour xx Becki from http://www.lifelooksperfect.com xx

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04373737784876340906 Pretty Squared

      Zoya polishes are really good quality and a great price, you definitely should!