How many Ipsy bag fans out there?? I feel like Ipsy may be losing me soon. :(
Don't get me wrong I still think that for $10 I'm getting a great deal, but the quality of the bags has begun to decline. Plus I've seen what the Sephora Play boxes get for the same price and I think I may be moving on soon. Ipsy has ONE more month to shape up!
Here's what was in my January Ipsy bag:
TheBalm Mr Write Now Pencil in Jac
Aveeno Daily Lotion
Hikari Cream Pigment in Mink
Beau Gachis smudge brush
Pur Lisse Eye Adore Serum
Watch my video below for my first impressions of each product and a cameo by Kaley.
I believe that for the first time in a WHILE Ipsy bags no longer have a wait list, so you can sign up for your Ipsy bag here - Join Ipsy
What monthly boxes have you been getting and loving lately?
Cleansing Waters - Some people hate them, some people love them, and some are kind of meh about them. I'm in the meh category, if it's all I have around then I will use it. My issue with cleansing waters is that I feel like I could just use makeup wipes to do the same thing & they work faster, cleansing water requires a cotton pad AND the water. Ehh I know it's a little thing, but by the time I'm ready to remove my makeup I want something easy. Note - I REALLY like the Sephora & Mandom Cleansing Waters.
My other issue with cleansing water was that I felt like they didn't do a great job of removing eye makeup. I picked up this waterproof version in hopes that it would better than what I've tried.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water - Waterproof Makeup Version
This all-in-1 bi-phase cleanser is surprisingly powerful yet gentle to skin. It effectively removes even waterproof makeup, cleanses skin and refreshes. A multi-purpose cleanser that contains Micellar technology. Like a magnet, micelles capture and lift away dirt, oil and makeup without harsh rubbing, leaving skin perfectly clean and refreshed without over-drying.
Source - www.garnierusa.com
-Affordable. Around $9
-Easy to find. Bioderma (cult classic) can be hard to find & it's expensive.
-DOES remove all makeup quite easily and quickly.
-No scent and doesn't irritate my face.
-Easy to use.
-This left a film over my eyes that meant I HAVE to wash my face after using this and even still my vision was a bit blurry.
If you like the dual eye makeup removers then I think this would be a GREAT pick for you. However if you find them hard to remove, like I do, I would suggest staying away from this. I DO like to use this cleansing water to fix any makeup mistakes I've made and to even out my eye makeup, just be careful since it can move around a bit since it does have oil in it.
You can buy this at any drugstore.
It's a beautiful time of year - the drugstore 2016 makeup releases. I swear every time I walk into the drugstore now there is something new I wanted to try. Note; I've been REALLY good about not buying makeup lately while I haven't been blogging, but the itch is back..in both ways!
Here's what I have my eyes on from the drugstore:
-Wet n Wild Ombre Blush
-L'oreal Lumi Cushion Foundation
-Milani eyeshadow palettes (I NEED the one with orange in my life!)
-Maybelline Master Contour
What new drugstore makeup items have you had your eyes on?