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Ipsy | October 2013 “Art of Beauty”

Ermmm, for some reason the October edition of my Ipsy bag was forgotten in first the wedding hullabaloo of October and then November disappeared followed by “holy crap” it’s Christmas! I have a growing pile of subscription boxes that I just have not shared with you all so I hope I’ll be able to get them in before 2013 is out!

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La Fresh | Oil-Free Face Cleanser WipesDSC_0104

The La Fresh® Eco-Beauty® Oil-Free Face Cleanser Wipes gently cleanses and detoxifies skin. Contains pineapple, vitamin E, cucumber, marshmallow, oat, aloe and chamomile extracts. These wipes are biodegradable, compostable and are packaged using clean, renewal solar energy. Paraben-free.

Thoughts: You guys know I love facial wipes. I use them whenever I’m feeling way too lazy which is probably 3-4 days out of the week! I find it interesting that there is pineapple extract in these wipes, but they look super promising!

Full size: 30 wipes/$9.99 (on sale for $7.99 on the La Fresh website)

I received: 10 wipes/$3.33

sexyhair | Blow Dry Volumizing GelDSC_0105

The Sexy Hair Blow Gel is an alcohol-free gel that thickens hair while adding volume. It also helps retain moisture so your hair never feels dry. Delivers a light to medium hold.

Thoughts: I feel like I have A LOT of hair products now and generally when I blow dry I don’t use a  lot of product if any so I’m not sure if I’ll be using this all that regularly…I’ll try it tonight though and see how it goes…

Full size: 50mL/$5.00

I received: * FULL SIZE*

Zoya Professional Lacquer | NeveDSC_0106

Part of the Fall 2013 CASHMERES & SATINS Collection, these shades are created to work together with this season's most stylish runway designs and luxurious fabric blends. These ultra long-wearing, glossy nail lacquers by Zoya are BIG5FREE - free of toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate (DBP).

Thoughts: Love it! Great addition to October’s Ipsy bag and I love the colour I received! I would have loved Giovanna as well!

Full size: 15mL/$8.00

I received: *FULL SIZE*

Bella Terra Mineral Cosmetics | Mineral Shimmer in EmotionDSC_0107

It's easy to create a variety of looks with Bella Terra Mineral Cosmetics Mineral Shimmers! As an 8-in-1 product, the Mineral Shimmers are a creamy eye shadow, matte eyeshadow, eyeliner, lip color, nail polish, mascara, body glitter, and hair color for fun hair streaks! Available for purchase in 60 luminous and luxurious shades.

Thoughts: This is a super pretty shimmery dark wine that I keep visualizing on my nails or lips!

Full size: 2.5g/$14.99

I received: 2.0g/$11.99 (the container looks awfully full-sized to me though!)

Coastal Scents | Medium Shadow BrushDSC_0108

The Coastal Scents Shadow Brush is a medium sized brush made out of natural fibers that is wide in shape and condensed to allow an even distribution of eyeshadow on the lid. This professional cosmetic brush can be used for shading the crease and highlighting the brow bone with complete precision.

Thoughts: Looks and feels like a decent brush!

Full size: $2.49

I received: *FULL SIZE*

Total Value of October Ipsy Bag: $30.81

The winner for me was definitely the Zoya polish and possibly the face wipes, but the other items weren’t bad at all!

This is my ipsy referral link if you so choose to use it!

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