Ipsy | April 2014


Guess what?  Another box.

Well, it’s the way we do it at my house.  If there’s a day that goes by that there isn’t a box on my front porch, someone probably stole it.

So here is this month’s Ipsy:


Not bad.  There’s always a poo poo though.  This time it’s the Dr. Brandt microdermabrasion.  Let me clarify that the product isn’t bad or anything, it’s just I had already received a tube of this several months back in my Birchbox and I’m not in the mood for repeats.  If you’re curious, however, it does exfoliate pretty good. And now you know everything you need to know about this product.  Moving right along.

I’ve always wanted to own something by Cailyn, and now I do – it’s the tinted lip balm in the color Apple Pink.  At first I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it because the color looked beige-y orange in the pot.  But then I applied it and let me just say I heart it so much! It’s actually a nice pastel orange and once I add a little sheer gold lipgloss on top the color turns glorious. And I swear it makes my face skin look more youthful. Yes, I said face skin. It’s a thing.

You won’t even believe what I’m about to say. Get ready for the shock of your life. I got this Demeter perfume roller ball thingie, and it about sent me to sleep because perfume = blah. But I did my do-diligence and gave it a little sniffy anyway. And, I’ll admit … sheepishly … I am in full-fledged cahoots with this perfume. I luuuuuub it! The label says it’s Jasmine scent but it smelled just like honeysuckle to me. And honeysuckle reminds me of the time I made out with a boy in the bushes at daycare when I was 7. First off, it wasn’t a proper make-out so it’s ok. And secondly, they weren’t very good babysitters. They also smoked cigarettes at the lunch table. They’re not in business anymore. (And I turned out just fine. Mostly.)

And since I can never leave well enough alone, I received my 53rd Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner to add to the collection. I’m not in charge of what gets put in the boxes, obviously (hence microdermabrasion). But this is the Velvet version, whatever that means. I’m not sure it’s any different or better than all the others I own. I put it on my waterline and it didn’t last an hour. But these work really well on the upper lid so I suppose I’ll just do that then.

I bored myself just now. Sorry. Well, in my defense there’s been an onslaught of black eyeliners in my beauty boxes this month. Is there some sort of supply and demand situation happening that I’m unaware of? Cuz honestly, I’m okay. No need to send me your entire stock of eyeliner. I’m set for at least a trillion years.

Last product in the box is a very boring champagne eyeshadow from Elizabeth Mott. Is there anyone left in the world that can say they don’t already own a champagne colored eyeshadow? Nomads, cave women maybe. But normal people? Don’t get me wrong, I’m still gonna use it. It’s pretty. Just slightly redundant. But if anyone wants to send me something turquoise or maybe periwinkle, that’d be great.

Well I’m done now. Gotta go sit in the bathtub for an hour and a half. Enjoy your evening!

5 responses »

  1. Funny post as always. Just today I was thinking of giving Ipsy another try (hence the other comment I left – I was looking up boxes), but I actually just won the Dr. Brandt stuff from Birchbox and haven’t even tried the microdermabrasion thing yet. The other stuff looks nice but I’m still on the fence about it. The UD pencil is tempting me but so is the Starlooks box and various other crap I probably don’t need. 😉


    • I still love Ipsy, but they aren’t immune from stupid stuff. Just like every box out there. But compared to Birchbox, or any other box in the $10 range, they’re the best. I just make sure I go back and do the survey on all my products so they can match me better.

      Don’t even tell me about the Starlooks box. I saw that one, and I looked away. I just can’t. Twelve boxes? Twelve? My husband would hate me.


      • Yeah, I tried Ipsy when they were still Glambag and I ended up not using a single product. It was the bag where the tube had been meant for a different product and relabeled. Plus that month some people accidentally got 4-5 bags and were being asked to send them back so they could send them to other people. And I thought, that’s kind of ew, what is wrong with these nutballs? So, I’ve been hesitant to try it again even though they seem to have their crap together now.

        I know, I saw the Starlook preview for April and it had beautiful girls with beautiful eyeshadow in a garden and I thought, well geeze, I wanna look like a beautiful girl in a beautiful garden! But then I made myself close it and walk away thinking I should just buy some individual products instead. Decisions, decisions!

        Btw you should write to some of the boxes you don’t get and be like, “hey I’m kind of a big deal, I get 11 boxes so wouldn’t you like to give me one to review? I know what I’m talking about, afterall”


      • You make that scoring free boxes thing sound so easy lol … Until they check my blog and they’re like, 499 hits? Really?


      • lol true, I think youtube is the way to score free stuff. But then you have to be all charming and whatnot, sounds like alot of effort.


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