Alright first off, I’m really not impressed this month 😦 Usually Ipsy beats out Birchbox or its a tie but this month Birchbox beat Ipsy by quite a bit… So lets see what I was not impressed with…
I have gotten quite a few Elizabeth Mott products from Ipsy, I feel like every month I get something from Be A Bombshell or Elizabeth Mott or both! I like diversity… this is the Tints and Sass Fabulous Lip and Cheeks Stain in Cherry. The color is nice and looks very similar to the Benefit Benetint in Rose. I will have to swatch them side by side and see if they are similar. Out of all of the products this is probably what I’m most excited to try and as a full size item it more then pays for the Ipsy monthly subscription so I guess I shouldn’t complain about not liking my bag that much…
Up next is an acne spot treatment from Clear Clinics Laboratories called Vanished. This is a new brand for me, but I have sooo many acne spot treatments in my bathroom its ridiculous! I opened this up and was hit with a very strong odor of Alcohol, like super strong, not crazy about putting that on my face… But I will give it a try and let you know the results.
This is probably what I’m least excited about. This is a nail polish from the brand Models Own which is also new to me. Looking at their website, I like a lot of the polishes they have but I’m not a fan of the one I was sent. It is the shade called “Red Sea-Splash” It is definitely something I would have to layer over another color as I think it looks a little weird on my bare nail in the picture.
Up next is a product from bareMinerals. It is the 5 in 1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow Broad Spectrum SPF 15. That is a mouthful and I’m surprised they were able to get that all on this teeny tiny tube! This Cream promises 5 benefits (so there for its a BB cream?! I’m getting a little irritated with all the products with double letters, like they’re supposed to be better. But that’s for another post however before I step off my soapbox I would like to say that I really feel for the letter A, we have BB, DD, CC…). The five benefits are 12-hour long-wearing color, Super-charged primer, Powerful brightening benefits, Smooths fine lines and Protects with SPF. This product comes in 10 neutral shades and I can’t find a shade anywhere on my little sample. According the Ipsy site, I would have gotten either Divine Wine or Barely Nude. Looking online I think out of those two colors I have Divine Wine.
Lastly is a Sunscreen from pur-lisse. I have fair skin and I live in the sunny state of Florida so I use sunscreen on a daily basis. That being said my face is very sensitive to sunscreen and I’ve only found a few that don’t sting my face or cause me to break out. And according to this packaging this was developed for normal-dry skin. I am not normal (skin or otherwise) and I am nowhere dry, I’m super oily. So… I don’t think I will be able to use this at all.