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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
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I paid for my subscription and have not been asked to write
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Ipsy – May

Wow Ipsy is shaking things up this month!!
They are introducing rewards for referrals
PLUS
they are making the bags more personal based on your preferences.

Here is what I received in my bag this month.

May’s Theme: Spring Fling

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So far so good!

Collage

Um, if you can’t tell by my blog colors – then let me clue you in…
I’m really digging the theme and colors!

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Pacifica Coconut Crushed Pearl Luminizing Body Butter
Retail $24 for 8 oz or $7.00 for 2 oz (Sample Size)

This has a strong coconut smell that reminds me of suntan lotion.
I love the sparkle effect – it’s not over the top – but noticeable.

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Yaby Concealer in ‘Buff’
Retail $4.85 for 3.5 g – Full Size Sample

Yep, this really is a full size sample.

Now that MAC is testing on animals – I have to find some new
concealer and foundation.

I kinda dig the idea of smaller sizes so the make up doesn’t get so germy.
The Buff color is too pale for my complexion 😦
I found the formula too creamy and pools – so it accentuates even the smallest crease.
Not ideal!

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Juice Beauty Reflecting Gloss in ‘Fig’
Retail $15.00 for .28 oz – Sample Value $7.50 for .14 oz

I love this gloss!!
Great color for the summer – kind of a rosy-bronzy color.  Great aroma!
Not sticky and VERY conditioning with no taste.
My hubby was impressed!

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Zoya Professional Lacquer in ‘Blu’
Retail $8.00 – Full Size Sample

I was soooo excited to get a Zoya polish!!  Then I opened it…

Not really digging this color.  It’s more chalk grey with a hint of blue.
Looks like an ink pen dribbled into some White Out.

Update:  For S&G’s I tried this out.  Definitely got people to notice my toes!
My feet are VERY tan now – and it looks more baby blue.
But even my girlfriend said she first thought of White Out 🙂

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NuMe Finishing Serum
Retail $29 for 2 oz/59 ml – Sample Value $4.92 for .33 oz/10 ml

I have not tried this yet.
I am in the middle of an Aveda product test so this will have to wait
a couple more weeks.

Total Value for my May Ipsy bag – $32.27

Ipsy is a $10 per month subscription service that offers deluxe and full size product samples.
Click here to use my referral link to learn more about Ipsy.

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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