Sunday, September 30, 2012

ipsy (formerly MyGlam) - Sept 2012

Hello again! Being a full time student and working *almost* full time has been kicking my butt lately, which should explain the gap in posts lately. I spent the weekend taking pictures and should have a few things up within the next few days, if not scheduled for later on next month.

MyGlam is now ipsy! I'm not too sure why they decided to change their name (I prefer glammies to ipsters), but I like "ipsy." I think it's a cute and fun name.

Anywho, here's what was in September's ipsy (formerly MyGlam) bag.

{What was in this month's bag}:
London SOHO Smudge Brush
Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Split End Sealer
Mirabella Eyeshadow
Circus by Andrea's Choice nail polish in Tightrope

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London SOHO Smudge Brush
I was super excited to receive this brush in the September ipsy bag. I know I've mentioned it before, but I am not a stickler about which brushes I use. While there is a noticeable difference in quality between brush brands, I will find a use for any brush you toss at me. I've never heard rave reviews of this brand, so I was expecting the brush to be lower quality. I was wrong! This brush is pretty dense and perfect for smudging or blending eyeshadow. The only downside to this brush is the length: it's a very long brush. Other than that, I'm very interested to see what else London SOHO has to offer within their brush line.

Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Split End Sealer

My hair has been varying degrees of dry since the start of the beginning of Fall. Products I've used in the past haven't been cutting it, so I'm glad the ipsy girls included this split end conditioner. In the tube it smells like generic lotion, but on my hair it smells a bit more like a soft, sweet perfume. I really like that it doesn't have an overpowering sent, which oftentimes can be a turn off for me. The conditioner seems to work, which I can say is a bigger plus than the awesome sent, haha. I had never tried Carol's Daughter products, but I had heard of the brand. Possible new favorite hair brand?

Mirabella Eyeshadow in Semiformal

A few people were complaining that the shadow doesn't come with its own compact case. Personally, I don't mind because I have empty Elf and Z-Palette...palettes that I can use to store this shadow. I wish ipsy had given out a wider variety of Mirabella's shadows, because I'm not sure this is one that will work on all skintones, particularly darker ones. It does seem to be one of those chameleon shades that change based on skin tone. On my dark olive skin tone, it reminds me of a subdued, pink version of MAC's Amber Lights. I think it's a beautiful shade.

Circus by Andrea's Choice nail polish in Tightrope

By now I own nearly all of Andrea's Circus collection. I actually think it's really cool that Andrea included her newly launched nail polish line in ipsy's lineup. I've just started getting into nail polish and the colors I've received throughout the past few months are not colors I would have ever picked up myself. This last nail polish, Tightrope, is hard to describe! It's a deep yet neon fuchsia, purple toned color that I think you can only appreciate in person. My camera did not do this color justice. I absolutely love it, but have yet to paint anything other than my nail wheel because I'm afraid it will stain my nails. Haha. I'm appreciating it from afar right now. I'll update this post in a few weeks--once my Space Nails mani wears out--and let you guys know if it stained or not.

Overall, another great bag. I wish they'd picked a cuter design for their bag, but the black is classy anywho. I'm not sure I should keep writing these roundups at the end, because for the past few months ipsy/myglam has been phenomenal. 

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What do you think of ipsy's bags lately? Do you think they're improving?


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