Beauty Talk: ipsy Glam Bag { February 2014 }

I’ve had a little over a week to play around with the items in February’s ipsy Glam Bag and I am happy to report that this month’s bag is much better than last. I definitely prefer the bags that focus on make-up more than the bags that focus on skincare.

Pop Plum Pout Mini in Peony Petal. I really like the color of this product and the feel of it when I wear it. It’s extremely pigmented and applies easily, without fuss. The only thing I don’t like about it is the smell. It’s not a terrible smell, but it’s not great either, so I probably wouldn’t buy others as there are plenty of great lip products that don’t have a strange smell.

Zoya Nail Polish in Odette. I love this nail polish… in fact, I love it so much that I already had this exact shade before I received a second bottle from ipsy, so I will be giving the new bottle to a friend of mine. I absolutely love the color, but I’m not going to lie, part of the reason I wanted this shade is because of the name. The main character of The Swan Princess is named Odette and that was one of my favorite movies when I was younger. I always wanted to use the name in a novel, but I was told that it sounds too old. Maybe it’s making a comeback? A girl can dream, right? But I digress, let’s talk about the nail polish. I have heard complaints that Zoya nail polish doesn’t last as long as other brands. For me, it lasts longer than most other brands, including Essie and OPI. (That’s not to say that it lasts a week on me, or anything. Nail polish never lasts that long for me.) Not only is this brand long-lasting, but they apply like a dream. I’ve never had trouble with streaking, even with the lightest shades. I was very happy to see this product in my Glam Bag, even though I already have it.

City Color Be Matte Blush in Fresh Melon. This is one of the products that I haven’t used much, mostly because the color is a little bright for me. I applied it once and had to tone it down quite a bit. Since then I haven’t really had the opportunity to take my time with it, but I will at some point because I liked the feel of the blush and it blended really well. I don’t think this is my color at all, but we’ll see.

Eyetini Cordial Cream Shadow in Violette. This is the other product that I haven’t used much. I forgot about it until I sat down to write this review, so I can’t talk about what I think of the product, other than to say that I love this color so I will find a way to use it. I’m not the biggest fan of cream shadows like this, but the color is a lot of fun.

Acne Spot Corrector by Dr. Lin Skincare. I received this at the perfect time to try it out because I had a few blemishes, so I used it every night for a week. I didn’t think this actually did anything to clear up my blemishes and it really dried them out, to the point that I thought they were more noticeable. Finally, I gave up and pulled out the other acne spot treatment that I have that works a lot better, so that one is the best for me. However, based on the reviews on the ipsy website, a lot of people liked it.

Overall, this wasn’t my favorite bag, but I liked most of the items in it and will get some use out of them. It was a huge step up from last month’s bag!

Have you tried any of these products or is there a product you would like to try?

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Note: this review was not sponsored by ipsy (they don’t know that I’m
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receive points for the referral. I didn’t write the review for referral
points, I actually stumbled upon the link when I accidentally clicked on
something while getting the information about the products.

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