Ipsy | January 2013 | Cosmetic Proof | Vancouver beauty, nail art and lifestyle blog

Ipsy | January 2013

For the first time EVER, I think someone stole my subscription box! My January Ipsy bag was apparently delivered at my work, but there was no trace of it. It looks like the bright pink mailer was left too close to the entrance and someone walked away with it…I hope they’re enjoying MY Ipsy bag and that they needed the pick me up. Ipsy Customer Service was kind of enough to mail me a substitute one which I received in February.

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Nourish Organic | Face LotionDSC_0528

Nourish Organic's Lightweight Moisturizing Face Lotion provides continuous moisture throughout the day while replenishing essential skin nutrients. The advanced, non-greasy formula is also rich in vitamins and antioxidants to boost skin's defenses and leave skin healthier and younger-looking every day. 100% Natural. USDA-Certified Organic. Fragrance-Free. Alcohol-Free. Ultra gentle for sensitive skin.
* Moroccan Argan Oil intensely hydrates and replenishes skin
* Rosewater evens out skin tone and smoothes texture
* Shea Butter locks in moisture and improves skin's elasticity.

Thoughts: The smell is kind of weird…I can’t even decide if its bad or not. It’s just very “natural” and has a bit of a “tang” to it? I’m making this sounds really appealing aren’t I? The consistency is nice though, very light and hydrating.

I received: 0.5oz/$6.47

Full size: 1.7oz/$21.99  

Epice | Purifying ExfoliantDSC_0529

A unique exfoliant which removes excess dirt and dead skin cells all while activating collagen production and hydrating your skin. This moisture rich formula utilizes mild, non-irritating and anti-bacterial cleansers with micro-fine polyspheres which enhances skin texture and clarity for a clean, fresh appearance. Purifying Exfoliant is also great to use on the entire body and after just a few uses, you will begin to see improvement in the look and feel of your skin.

Thoughts: I exfoliate every other day so I always have a stash of exfoliants to try out, but I have heard good things about this company so I look forward to trying a product from them.

I received: 1oz/$9.70

Full size: 3.3oz/$32.00

SexyHair | Soy Tri-WheatDSC_0530

The Sexy Hair Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner is a powerful combination of Soy and Cocoa work synergistically to perfectly care for your hair! A conditioner that is both a nourishing moisturizer and mild protein reconstructor and safe to use on color-treated hair. This truly amazing conditioner reconstructs, moisturizes and combats environmental stress on all types of hair.

Thoughts: I have never actually used a leave-in conditioner and I don’t know if I would ever want to work it into my hair routine…

I received: 1.7oz/$3.59

Full size: 8.5oz/$17.95

Mica Beauty | Tinted Lip Balm in NaturalDSC_0531

MicaBeauty's 24 hour Tinted Lip Balm conditions your lips without smudge while delivering sophisticated finish. For a sheer wash of color, one swipe is all you need. For a bolder pout, simply apply another swipe and this lip balm will create lips every woman covets. Kiss-proof and smudge-proof!

Thoughts: I have already received this before in another box in the same colour I believe and quite liked it so I will let someone else enjoy it!

I received: 2.5g/$18.75

Full size: 4g/$30.00

Elizabeth Mott | Smooth Shadow Creamy Eye Pencil in PennyDSC_0532

The ultimate gel pencil that’s smooth like butter and packed with deliciously creamy colors. These velvety pencils glide on with ease, and contain just enough shimmer. They’re also waterproof and perfect to wear all day and night, a must have for all color lovers! Use a cosmetics sharpener for best results.

Thoughts: I love smooth pencils like these! The colour is shimmery and perfect for a bronzed eye look!

I received: 0.7g/$7.00

Full size: 1.5g/$14.99

Total Value of January 2013 Ipsy Bag: $45.51

I think the lip balm is little overpriced, but maybe I’m just not familiar enough with the brand to consider paying that much for a little pot of lip balm. Then again, I’ve paid $28 for a bottle of polish so maybe my reasoning systems are not to be trusted.

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