|The pink packet! I LOVE to see my mail carrier with this! (but it's not as full looking as last month's!)|
|I spy something...black. And maybe shiny?|
|Red Carpet Ready!|
|The back of the card, with all the brands and discounts from this month's bag :)|
|I love how nice and shiny the bag is! I know JUST who to give it to :)|
|Love the red liner- It's like a little secret surprise!|
The theme of this month's bag is Red Carpet Ready, and it does not disappoint! I was kind of hoping for a pretty pattern on the bag this month, but the patent black leather look with the very red inside liner is also a nice change. The bag is actually a pretty good size, and I will be happy to pass it on to a friend (who is a fan of Christian Gray, as the black leather bag is reminiscent of a different way to spend Valentine's day).
|February Ipsy MyGlam Bag 2013- left to right: Red Carpet Ready insert, POP Beauty Smoky Lash Kapow!!! mascara, MicaBeauty Gel Eyeliner, Coastal Scents eyeshadow quad, Pixi Beauty Poreless & Flawless, Lash Cards, and the February bag in the back|
|Lash Cards, 4 pack (exclusive deluxe sample for Ipsy), $2.80 retail value (available at Lash Card, coupon code IPSY22 will get you a buy 2 get 1 free deal until 3/6/13) Full size product is a 10 pack for $6.99|
Thie first item I pulled out of my bag is Lash Cards. I've heard about these before, but I've never tried them. Basically, you use these to lift out your lashes to make it easier to apply mascara, and protect your eyelids so that you don't get mascara on your already made up eyes (I do this all. the. time.). There are two curve shapes on the card, so that you can best match up your eye shape. To use, place the card against the top of your eyelid, as close to the lash line as possible, and lift up; making you lashes easier to access. I tried this out, and while it was difficult for this only averagely coordinated person to do it (using two hands felt awkward), after some practice, I can see me liking these. I will likely trace the shape onto some of my old business cards (I have a lot of them put away somewhere), and probably just use those, but this is a great idea for those who are clumsy like me! I also LOVE how the printing on these is backwards, so that you can read it in the mirror- cute touch!
GRADE: 4/5 (plastic reusable ones would be SO much better, for my pocket and the environment, but happy to have a template to trace!
|Pixi Flawless & Poreless face primer, 15 mL/0.5 fl oz, $14.50 retail value (available at Pixi Beauty, coupon code IPSYPIXI will get you 20% off your purchase until 3/7/13) Full size product is 30 mL for $14.50|
|Fresh from the tube|
|Completely translucent. Absolute win!|
|Coastal Scents eye shadow quad, in "In The Spotlight", total weight for the quad is 2g, $3.06 retail value, based on the price of individual shadow pans (available at Coastal Scents, coupon code Ipsy25 will earn you 25% off your purchase until 3/7/13) Full size eye shadow singles are $1.99 for 1.3g pans|
|In The Spotlight: Top left: Dark Goldenrod; Top right: Sunbeam; Bottom left: Golden Glove; Bottom right: Dark Golden Olive|
|Pop Beauty Smoky Lash Kapow!!! mascara in smoky black, .17 oz deluxe sample/travel size, retail value $12.58 (available at Pop Beauty, coupon code IPSYPOP will get you 20% off your purchase until 3/7/13- click on the American flag at the top of the page to view the prices in US Dollars) the full size product is .25 oz and retails for $18.50|
The final item in this month's bag is the one I was the most excited to get: MicaBeauty gel eyeliner! I received the black color, and I'm so happy! I would have liked a different color, too, but black is a basic eyeliner color, and although electric blue is my go-to color, black is my second favorite. I have NEVER used gel liner before (I know, right? how very average of me), and I could not wait to dip by brush into this pot and give it a try!
|Playing with my brush to get different shades of black, and different size lines.|
GRADE: 4.5 (still learning how to use it!)
|My February Ipsy look :) (See? Still lots of pores!)|
|close up of the eyes...fitting for this month's bag! nice and golden and sparkly!|
|a bit easier to see my eye makeup here, darn you, hooded eyes!|
Overall, I really loved this bag. I was more excited to get my December bag than any since, but that COULD be that was my very first one, and before I found out where to look for spoilers! This bag is a solid bag, and if you are waiting to get yours, you will not be disappointed when it gets here. For all of you who were complaining that last month's bag was all about the skin with no makeup, this bag is the exact opposite. I LOVED getting the bag early this month, and everything in the bag is abosulutely of high quality, and exactly what I have learned to expect from Ipsy. Now, if we could just get Ipsy to send out false lashes again...I can't believe I missed them! Oh, right, I AM only average. Figures :)
Money spent: $10, including shipping
Retail value: $38.94, not including the bag, and assuming the gel eyeliner is 1/5 size
Definitely Above Average!
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