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December theme: “Thinking of you” | product cost: $31.61 dlls (Without the bag)
1. Beauty Without Cruelty A.H.A. 3% Facial Cleanser | $3.99
I love getting cleansers in this bag and this one is supposedly a “soap-free” cleanser that exfoliates dead surface skin to clarify, condition, and calm. It doesn’t have any smell (or at least I couldn’t find it) and works pretty well. I like it’s thick formula and it leaves my face feeling fresh and moisturized. Also, there’s an Ipsy’s coupon code for Beauty Without Cruelty’s website. Enter CGWXUYET for 15% off until 1/31/15.
2. NYX Cosmetics Butter Lip Balm | $4
It’s the first time I didn’t like a lip product in my bag, even though NYX is great and the formula is really cool, I almost hated this shade, it’s too light for me and it makes my lips look dry and makes them look like I’m sick. I’ve been using it by night to moisturize my lips and it works pretty well. Get the Ipsy coupon for NYX’s site for 25% off NYX Glam Collection products until 1/31/15 with the code NYXGLITZ.
3. Swissco Electoplated Eyelash Curler | $5
I found this useless. Luckily I have natural curled lashes and I’ve never ever used/needed an eyerlash curler, so in the end I gave it to my little sister.
4. Pixi by Petra Fairy Dust | $10
Great eyeshadow to use by itself or as a base for any shimmery look. I lovde the shade because it’s soft but enough to make a change in your eye look. I’ve heard a lot of things about pixi and after trying this eyeshadow as a base twice, I totally agree with the comments, its very pigmented and lasting. Although the product design isn’t that well done, it gets really dusty and the applicator is pretty horrid, so you’re probably better knocking the product off and then applying it with a real brush or your finger. Ipsy has a coupon for the Pixi website. Enter the code PIXIDUST for 20% off your purchase until 1/31/15.
5. Tarte Lights, Camera Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara | $8.62
I was sceptical about this mascara, the last time I got one was the Urban Decay Perversion mascara and I didn’t like it, but when I used this one I was so impressed! It works so great for me, makes my eyelashes look longer, fuller and the formula lasts for a long time and it doesn’t clump up your eyelashes. You can get the Ipsy coupon for 20% off Tarte’s website until 1/8/15 using the code IPSYDEC at checkout.
In general, this wasn’t my favorite bag talking about content, even though I liked the Pixi eyeshadow, I could totally live without it, and I’m pretty positive about everything, but the only product worth it for me was the Tarte mascara, which actually is my new favorite mascara. You can find it at ULTA or online and it’s $20dlls full size. The bag itself is my favorite so far, really versatile, elegant, the size is great and it seems very lasting.
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