With all of the holiday craziness, it took me longer than usual to play with all my fun IPSY stuff this month! I am again impressed with this month's selection. IPSY has become my favorite monthly subscription! So let's see what I got!
Nicka K. New York Nail Polish – Ripe Apple $4.99
I always welcome a new polish! I had never tried Nicka K. polishes before. I love the packaging! It is a very pretty bottle. The polish applied easily. Ripe Apple is a very beautiful, creamy, classic Red. Perfect not only for the Holiday season, but all year round. Everyone needs a deep, classic Red like this one in their collection. My only negative is that it is only available online and it is always hard to tell what a color is really like from those weird little swatch squares.
POP Beauty – Bright Up Your Life Eye Shadow Trio – Naturally Bare (10 pan palette $24)
I was very happy with this little trio. The colors are neutral and easily wearable and they also have a nice metallic sheen to them. I like that they have a luster to them without being glittery or sparkly. They all felt creamy, applied easily and lasted throughout the day. I don’t see POP Beauty around too much, I think just at Ulta, so I have not tried many of their products, but I am really impressed with these! I’m going to get a lot of use out of this little trio!
J. Cat Beauty – The Big Lip Pencil – Caramel Mocha $3.99 at jcatbeauty.com
I liked this too! Good job this month IPSY! The color is a nice neutral that would be flattering on many complexions. The formula is what I really went crazy for! It feels just like a lip balm and has a nice lip balm like sheen, but also has really good color payoff and a decent wear time. And, at only $3.99 each I could get a bunch of shades without breaking the bank. My only negatives are that you need to sharpen the pencil and you have to order online. I have never seen this brand in any stores, but someone please correct me if I’m wrong! I would love to see more of these in person before buying!
|Top:Lip Pencil Bottom:The One Stick|
Be a Bombshell – The One Stick – Sunset $16
I always like the idea of these multipurpose products, but find that they rarely work for all of the purposes they claim. This product is for lips, eyes and cheeks and I think it wins 2 out of 3, so not bad. Sunset is a deep Coral with a very subtle gold shimmer. A nice shade for lips and cheeks, but I wouldn’t use this color near my eyes. I like it most on my lips, but it works very well as a blush, too. I usually prefer powder blush products and once blended out, the one stick has a powder like finish. Once blended out, it is not at all tacky or even dewy looking, which I like.
Mirabella Eye Blender Brush - $27 at mirabellabeauty.com
I love this brush. Many times when you get a brush in a kit or a subscription, it is not of the greatest quality. But, this brush is certainly not a throwaway! Its handle is made of brushed aluminum and it feels quite weighty in your hand. The bristles are soft and blend out my eye shadows beautifully. I would definitely like to see more brushes like this one!
So, that was my December IPSY bag!
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