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ipsy February 2015 #ipsylove Review

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Happy Tuesday everyone! It’s #ipsyglam bag time. I always love getting this in the mail. With this subscription service, you are able to get new, (in many cases full-size products) delivered directly to your door. Developed by YouTuber Michelle Phan, I believe it is one of the best beauty subscription services available.

This month’s theme is #ipsylove. Over the past couple of days, I have been able to do a quick review of the #februaryglambag and in this post, I will be sharing my initial thoughts. Enjoy!

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First up, the City Color Cosmetics Creamy Lip Stain. This lip stain is thicker than I expected but it wears really well. I’m not a huge fan of lip stains because similar to lip gloss, I always find them to be very sticky. However, I was pleasantly surprised with the quality and I have been wearing this all weekend.

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The second item I received in my IPSY bag was the ModelCo Blush Cheek Powder. Although it’s a gorgeous colour in the pan, I found it very difficult to swatch. The swatch above was done with 3 to 4 times until I got this colour. I also found it quite chalky, which is a shame because the colour is beautiful.

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For hair products, I received the EVA NYC Up All Night Volumizing Spray. I sprayed it all over my wet hair and styled as usual. I found that my hair had much more texture and volume. Volumizing sprays typically do not work well in my hair because it is so thick, but I was surprised to see an immediate change in my hair with added shine.

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Based on my ipsy survey, I always receive a skin care product. This month, it was the Mitchell and Peach Fine Radiance Face Oil. With my very oily skin and breakouts happening at anytime, I’m always afraid to use new skin care items. It has an amazing floral scent that including rose, lavender and ylang-ylang. I found it to give my skin a glow with its initial use. With ingredients such as vitamin-rich apricot kernel oil, coconut oil and wheat germ oil to protect against oxidative stress, it’s definitely a much-needed addition to my skin care routine.

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Finally, I received the Emite Make Up Professional Eye Lash Curler. It comes with a silicone rubber pad that should apply the appropriate amount of pressure to curl lashes and allow for a natural look. The curler has been designed so that it doesn’t touch your make-up base while you are using it, but I found that it did touch my makeup (as many other eye lash curlers do…) For me, there wasn’t a significant difference between this product and other eye lash curlers available at the drugstore.

xo-nancy-beauty-and-bits

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