February 2013 Ipsy Bag

With the Oscars being in February, this month’s Ipsy Bag was all about being red carpet ready with smoky eyes and makeup that will last even through the Oscars!


Pop Beauty Smoky Lash Kapow!!! in Smoky BlackDSC_0105

Thoughts: I have only ever tried a Pop Beauty nail polish, so a makeup product to try is nice even if I have enough mascara to paint the lashes of every man, woman and child.

Full size: 0.25oz/$20.50

I received: 0.17oz/$13.94

Lash CardDSC_0106

Thoughts: I don’t like these. This is the third time I have received them and I find it harder to apply mascara with these.

Full size: 10 cards/$6.99

I received: 2 cards/$1.40

Coastal Scents Eye Shadow Sample Set in Glitz & GlamourDSC_0107


Thoughts: I love how cute these samples are! What a great little quad! The perfect colours for a smoky eye. I have a Coastal Scents palette and the pigmentation is awesome.

Full size: Prices vary based on palette

I received: ~$2?

Pixi Flawless and PorelessDSC_0109

Thoughts: This primer feels a lot like a moisturizer and gives my skin a smooth and soft finish. Not quite that silky finish that something like Benefit’s Porefessional gives, but is still quite pleasant.

Full size: 1.01oz/$31.00

I received: 0.5oz/$$15.35

Mica Beauty Cosmetics Gel Eyeliner in BlackDSC_0110

Thoughts: I’m awful with gel eye liners so I don’t know how I feel about receiving one, but from what people tell me, they are the best thing since sliced bread so I should maybe give it another try.

Full size: 5g/$30.00(on sale)

I received: 2g/$12.00?


Total Value of February Ipsy Bag: $44.69

The only thing I really hated were the Lash Cards, but everything else was a winner for me, even the gel eye liner. My favourite products would have to be the Pixi primer and the quad eye shadow from Coastal Scents. I am still loving Ipsy like crazy and if you haven’t signed up yet, it’s one of the better bags around as there is almost always a makeup product every month.

See you next month!


  1. Eek I've seen these items around YouTube and I'm so tempted to sign up for Ipsy! lol. I'm trying really hard not to though :P

    1. Why Traci? Just give in to the beauty boxes!! Join us! LOL

  2. "I have enough mascara to paint the lashes of every man, woman and child." LMAO : D
    Anyway, is that mascara the one with the little comb-type of wand? Because if it is, I saw MP wearing it on one of her vids and it made her non-existing eyelashes look fabulous. You got so many great things : ) That brand Pixi is going to grow fast just as The Balm, Sleek and MUA have. As always, enjoy it all Jayne! xx

    1. It IS the same one MP used! Alright, now I'm going to have to open it up and give it a try! Pixi is one of those brands that has been "quietly amazing" for so long. They deserve some recognition and I think you're right that it will grow.

  3. Ooh - you're tempting me with this reveal! I got so tired of all the samples I was receiving that I cancelled my last beauty sample box............I still have so much stuff I haven't tried or used...but...I'm still tempted!

    1. I know, I'm always surrounded by product and it's at a point now where I use stuff based on how long it has been in my posession. It's definitely an addiction!

  4. Amazing products, I love the palette.

    1. Isn't it adorable? All eye shadow samples should come like this!

  5. I am loving Ipsy too! This was the first month I thought the bag was good and it was still great!