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Ipsy – February

I love my Ipsy bag this month!!
Not only is it a great selection of products but four of
the all five items I received are from cruelty free companies 🙂

February Theme:  The Look Of Love

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Seems to be a black and pink theme…

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I really dig February and Valentine’s Day!
(Why yes, I am a total dork!)
However, after reading the theme I cannot
get that freaking ABC song out of my head now…

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Eyetini Cordial Cream Shadow in Spiced Rum
Retail $18 for .14 oz – Full Sized Sample

This is a great base for eyeshadow.  I have to use a light touch or it gets dark.
It reminded me of MAC Paints – just creamier.

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Nu·Me Intense Renewal Hair Mask
Retail $29 for 6 fl oz – Sample Value $4.83 for 1 fl oz

I have course wavy hair that sucks up product.
This stuff is amazing!
My hair felt hydrated for at least four days!!!
That never happens

This product would be too heavy for thin or fine hair.
Also, I could not find any information regarding this
being cruelty free but I did contact the company.
Will update with their response.

Update 3/5/14:  Nu·Me contacted me and let me know
that their products are NOT tested on animals!

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City Color Be Matte Blush in Fresh Melon
Retail $2.99 – Full Sized Sample

This was not my color – peaches do not look good with my skin.
And this has a very orangy/peachy tone to it.
However, I did appreciate how well it worked.
My girlfriend next door really loves it!

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Pop Beauty Plump Pout Lip Gloss Mini in Peony Petal
Retail $16 for .3 oz / 8.5 g – Sample Value $7.53 for .14 oz / 4 g

This is the first Pop Beauty product I actually like!
I was scared when it first went on – VERY pink
but then it went sheer.  My hubby noticed it right away
and in a good way 😉

It does not plump my lips and I still can’t get past all of the
mineral oil they use.  But it’s not horrible.

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Zoya Nail Polish in Odette
Retail $9 for .5 fl oz – Full Sized Sample

Soooo happy I received this lilac color.  It is very neutral
without being boring!  A great addition to my spring line up!

Total Value for my February Ipsy bag – $42.35

Ipsy continues to thrill me every month.
I love that they are supporting more cruelty free companies.
I hope that one day they will offer us the choice to only receive cruelty free items.

Ipsy is a $10 per month subscription service that offers deluxe and full size product samples.
If you are interested in learning more about Ipsy based on my review
click here to use my referral link to get more information.

I paid for my subscription and have not been asked to write
or been compensated for any of the reviews listed in my blog!

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Ipsy – October

Ipsy continues to impress!
Now that they are working to customize the bags you receive
I am finding items I am loving!!

October’s Theme:  The Art of Beauty

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Looks good so far.  I even love the bag!

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Bella Terra Mineral Cosmetics Eye Shimmers in Navy
Retail $14.99 for 2.5 g – Full Size Sample

This is the dark purplely-blue I have been looking for – hooray!!
It will replace my MAC ‘Contrast’ since MAC has
started animal testing (thanks Estée Lauder for destroying
another great brand!).  Bella Terra is cruelty-free 🙂
Now to find a replacement for ‘Club’…

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Sexy Hair Spray Clay
Retail $8 for 1.4 oz / 50 ml – Full Size Sample

This didn’t thrill me.  However, my girlfriend who I gave it to LOVES it.
It gives her blonde locks a beachy volume – which I found impressive!

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Ole Henriksen Truth Crème
Retail $45 for 1.7 fl oz / 50 ml – Sample Value $6.30 for .25 fl oz / 7 ml

The formula is lovely and light!  Skin is extra soft!

However…

The smell is awful!
Think lightly rotting oranges with a little sour milk thrown in :-\
Had to wash my face because the smell was knocking me out!
This is why these samples are great – you find some good
and some not so good – or just down right stinky!

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Zoya Nail Lacquer in Mason
Retail $8 for .5 fl oz / 15 ml – Full Size Sample

The pictures do nothing for this color – it’s GORGEOUS!!!
Very fall – if not the perfect Halloween purple!
Between the Navy Eye Shimmer and this I am torn as to which is my fave!
So thrilled I got them both!!

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Coastal Scents Medium Shadow Brush
Retail $2.49 – Full Size Sample

Decent brush – you can never have too few especially at this
time of the year!

Total Value for my June Ipsy bag – $39.78

I really loved this bag.  The stinky face cream was not great
but the rest will be used happily!!

Ipsy is a $10 per month subscription service that offers deluxe and full size product samples.
If you are interested in learning more about Ipsy based on my review
click here to use my referral link to get more information.

I paid for my subscription and have not been asked to write or been compensated for any of the reviews listed in my blog!

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