Monday, November 12, 2012

IPSY Bag Shipment - October 2012

The October Ipsy Bag, themed "Hello, Bombshell," is a nylon black and white zipper bag trimmed in shiny red with haircare, lip stain, eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara as well as a bonus NUME gift certificate.

Here's a review of the items I received and descriptions as reflected on the brand websites:

TheBalm - What's Your Type? "the body builder" mascara - 3.5 ml deluxe sample; Full size 12ml/$19 - This long-lasting, clump-free mascara boasts a highly pigmented formula and deep-black finish that won't smudge, smear or weaken throughout the day.  Specially formulated with Vitamin E, Panthenol, and Bamboo, "The Body Builder" works to condition and stregthen lashes to their fullest and foxiest. It's just what you need to build impressive body, without breaking a sweat. There is an offer for 15% off a future order on

Mirenesse - Lip Bomb Glossy Lacquer Stain - #9 - Full size 3.1 g/$35.10 - A Revolutionary colour that combines gloss, stain and lacquer all in one!  A satisfying NEW INNOVATION in lip colour; beyond gloss, stain or lip lacquer. Colour that drenches your lips for a juicy high impact colour that's feather-light and super-moist with a velvety finish. Power packed with non-smearing pigment that lasts and lasts. Colours may be mixed easily to create countless intense or nude looks depending on your fashion mood! Infused with a breath refreshing mint taste and Lip Perfecting Spheres plus caring vitamins. Who says you can't have it all?, Apply a small amount and mix shades to create your own personal shade! Infinity Lip™ Applicator allows for professional application of precision colour. Don't apply too much! It's better to apply a thin layer first then build it up if you want more colour. For extra long wear pair with a matching lip liner.  My thoughts: Can't believe I got a full-sized product of this value in a $10 sampling program.  There is an also of $20 off a future purchase.

Couture Colour - Pequi Oil Treatment - Full size 15 ml/$12 - What it is: A restorative hair treatment derived from the Amazonian Pequi fruit. What it does: Pequi Oil Treatment revives even the driest, most brittle hair that's been color-treated or chemically straightened. It also tames frizz, mends split ends with a natural UV filter, and keeps color vibrant. It contains moisture-restoring antioxidants, Vitamins A and E, proteins and lipids that help make every hair type noticeably softer, shinier, and smoother like never before. What it is formulated WITHOUT:

- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Dyes
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan

What else you need to know: Pequi Oil Treatment absorbs instantly, won't weigh hair down, and can be used every day. It does not contain alcohol and has not been tested on animals.

Research results:
- Dull, damaged hair is up to 600% stronger* after one application of Pequi Oil Treatment.
- Pequi Oil Treatment provides a 250% improvement in shine on dull, damaged hair.
*based on a clinical study.
 My thoughts: This is absolutely fabulous and works wonders on my dry, color-treated, curly hair.  I have since ordered a larger size using my 20% offer.

be a….bombshell - Eyeliner - Onyx - Full size 3 ml/$14 - A basic black eye liner. Long lasting and highly pigmented – this eyeliner can be used with any look to bring definition to your eyes. 

Bombshell Application: Use like a marker, drawing with the tip closest to your lashline. To create a smoky eye look, gently smudge and smoke out liner.
Bombshell Tip: For Dramatic full-looking lashes, gently dot between lashes. Follow with a coat of Bombshell mascara. For a pop of color, try a colored pencil!
Bombshell Tip: To make lashes look more full, line the upper lash line with liner and follow with the lining the lower waterline. My thoughts: Another full-sized product!  What a bargain!  Who can't use a black eyeliner?  An offer for 25% off a future purchase is included!!!

Coastal Scents - Eye Shadow - Rosy Pink, Gunmetal, Elven Silver, Light Pink - 2 g sample packet; Full size 1.3 g/$1.99 - Rosy Pink: soft, mauve shade with a matte finish; Gunmetal: sultry, deep grey with a slight satiny finish; Elven Silver: shimmery light silver; Light Pink: a light, shimmery pink shade. These shadows are nice for the price but need a primer for staying power.  They are affordable and you get a lot of product for the price.  An offer of 20% off a future purchase is included.

NUME Style - Gift Certificate - $100 - Towards the purchase of professional styling tools and hair extensions. My thoughts: I could use a new curling wand but need to research reviews on the ones NUME offers.  Look for future posts to see if I've purchased one.

Overall rating:  Booyah!  for value of the product contents and introducing me to new products brands that I love.

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