Ipsy | December 2013 “Celebration”

Ok, don’t make fun of me. Just think of my beauty bag posts as “nostalgic” at this point because let’s face it, most of us probably don’t even remember what we got two months ago in our beauty subscription bags! I even have one from October as it took 2 months to get to me thanks to customs flagging a mini polish as hazardous material. Now let’s get back into the holiday spirit shall we?


Andrea | Strip LashDSC_0316

Be your most beautiful everyday. Andrea lashes are the perfect compliment to your natural beauty. Strip Lashes are lightweight, easy to apply, and comfortable to wear.

Thoughts: I still haven’t mastered the art of applying false lashes so I don’t know if I’m going to hang on to these or not…they do look very light and full though. These are apparently made with 100% sterilized human hair…hmmm…am I ok with that?

Full size: $3.99 USD (on sale at Ulta for $2.99)

I received: *FULL SIZE*

Bombshell | The One Stick in FlusteredDSC_0319

An all-in-one multiple stick with a smooth texture. Apply to eyelids, cheeks or lips for the perfect pop of color anywhere!

Thoughts: I love the idea of “all-over colour stick”, although the colour I received seems better as either a blush or lipstick as the shimmery gold flecks in the red don’t really seem like the BEST for an eye colour?? I guess I could be a shimmery vampire or something…

Full size: 2.5g/$16.00 USD

I received: *FULL SIZE*

NYX | Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in HebeDSC_0320

A classic lipstick for all occasions that has a mineral-based emollient formula, beautiful velvet texture, saturated color, and resists wear and smudging.

Thoughts: These are incredible lipsticks! So soft, creamy and incredibly pigmented! There is such a huge selection of colours that I think every girl is bound to have a few of these rolling around in her makeup drawers!

Full size: 4g/$4.00 USD

I received: *FULL SIZE*

JulieG | Holiday Frosted Gum Drops Textured Nail Color in Sugar Plum Fairy DSC_0321

This holiday season, this sparkling purple textured treat will have visions of sugar plums dancing in your head – and on your nails!

Thoughts: Aaaah, I have ALWAYS wanted a JulieG polish!! It’s a pretty shimmery purple too which I love! When it comes to textured polishes, shimmery polishes are my favourite!

Full size: 10mL/$3.99 USD

I received: *FULL SIZE*

Pop Beauty | Eye Shadow Trio in Smokin’ HotDSC_0322

This palette of hues adds definition & intensity to lids, creating a broad range of looks that complements all eye colours. From brightening bare to sultry smoke, these hues blend smoothly onto the lid, adding a veil of silky lustre that will outlive the day or night!

Thoughts: This is a great little trio if you are lacking in smoky eye colours, but unfortunately for me I am well-covered in this area so as pretty as the shadows are, I will be giving this away.

Full size: 4.35g/$??? (I can’t find them on the Pop Beauty site so maybe they were an exclusive for Ipsy subscribers?)

I received: *FULL SIZE*

Total Value of December Ipsy: $27.98 (at least!)

Every product in the December Ipsy bag was full size which was AWESOME. I really liked three out of the five products and will find good homes for the eyeshadow palette and false lashes! Ipsy had probably one of my favourite December bags because the December bag should be a *little * more special right?

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