Friday, August 21, 2015

Ipsy August 2015 Glam Bag

Hi all!! Today you will please to enjoy my FIRST ever cosmetic and non-polish review!
Well, I say non polish, but I got a bottle of polish in my bag. =)

"Bag?" you ask? Why yes! For those of you who don't know, Ipsy is a thing! It's a monthly subscription that costs 10 dollars. You receive a cute little makeup bag and 4 - 5 items chosen for you from their selection for the month(sometimes super lovely fill sized!!).


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Ahem... All of that aside, I am pleased to present to you my reviews for my 5 beautiful items from Ipsy! Before I do that, however, I'd like to give a rundown of how I will be reviewing cosmetics from Ipsy, and other other means.

  • Scent: This matters a LOT to me. If I find a smell unpleasant of ANY product, I have a hard time using it. Is it my first most important feature? Probably, let's be fair.
  • Ease of Use: Is it understandable to use with only the directions labeled? It is true a lot of products should be a given, right? Everyone knows how to apply lipstick! Right? That's actually incorrect. If this were the FIRST time I'd ever received a product, will I understand how to use it without Googling or prior knowledge?
  • Effectiveness: Does it do as advertised?
  • Consistency: Is the formula pleasant, and does it seem to STAY that way? It can need shaken (this is a polish blog, after all!!), it just needs to be nice and easy after that.
  • Desire: Is this something I am pumped to have gotten? Would I purchase this again and recommend to a friend? Regrets? This may touch on cost, as well.
I won't be  directly reviewing if the product looks good on a human. Because all of us are very different! I'll comment if it worked for me(see: desire), or tell you what it may look good with, I just won't say "Wow, this green is bad. It should feel bad".

Let us begin!!!

Ipsy August 2015!
First, take a look at the bag. This one has a fun houndstooth pattern. It's nice and durable. It will probably be thrown into my ipsy bag drawer. =) No offense bag, I just have 25+ make up bags by now. Haha!
The bags are mostly approx 5" by 7". Also, most of them work GREAT for a Nintendo 3DS case! =D

Onto the pretties!
 Briogeo Blossom and Bloom Volumizer.
  • Scent: Pleasant. It kind of smelled like beer??? And flowers?
  • Ease of Use: Perfectly understandable. Spray throughout damp hair and blowdry. 
  • Effectiveness: It's hard to say. My hair is so... volumized... anyway that products like this don't seem to do much. It did feel nice after a blow dry though. =)
  • Consistency: Its a liquid spray. So nice.
  • Desire: My desire for this product is none. As I said, it's not a product I need.
 Juara Face Mask.
  • Scent: Not that great. It kind of smelled like an oatmeal lotion might, but slightly more not yummy.
  • Ease of Use: Spread on, let sit, rinse off. Easy!
  • Effectiveness: My skin felt softer, less tight after the rinse. It even seemed softer into the next day too!
  • Consistency: Goes on clear, so your SO doesn't laugh at you! It's a nice formula!
  • Desire: Nope. I have plenty of face masks that smell like freaking nectarines and heaven. This worked quite well, and I /might/ use it again, but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it.
    Note: This burned. For like a good minute or two it just burned. =( I probably should have removed it right away, but then it faded. So I just went with it.

 Skone Cosmetics Luxe Doubler Eye and Lip Pencil in Wine

  • Scent: None really. So that's nice. The wood smells like wood. Haha!
  • Ease of Use: It says lip/eye pencil on it. It comes with the assumption you'd need to know what those are. I should come up with a term for that so I don't have to say it in every review. =P
  • Effectiveness:It's a super nice line! If it's very sharp, the line can be very fine. It didn't need any other coats (or go-overs!) to make it pretty.
  • Consistency:I think in all my playing with it there was like 2 flakes. So it's nice!
  • Desire:I love it! It's a great color and works well. If I were in the market for more lip pencils, I could see myself turning here!

Noyah All Natural Lipstick in Desert Rose
  • Scent: Pleasant. Like childhood. Playing with all of mom's lipsticks as a kid, this reminds me of those. Not a lot of lipsticks do that, though. It smells less chemically, however.
  • Ease of Use: Haha! It does have directions it's so cute!! Open, Apply, Smile.
  • Effectiveness:My lips are a different color. Works great!
  • Consistency: "Note the creamy all-natural formula" it says.
  • Desire: If I were a lipstick junkie, I'd be all over buying more of this brand. As it is, I just get little lipsticks through glam bags and they are all I use!

Trust Fund Beauty Elegantly Wasted.
We've seen this beauty before! Check out this post for a manicure using this polish. This creme polish was nice and opaque in two coats, but isn't the best self-leveler, so I went ahead and topped it with my trusty Seche Vite. I won't bore you with bullets on this one. I think by now you understand my love of lacquer!!
Thank you SO much for reading! PLEASE: If you are a beauty blogger, I'd love advice on cosmetic reviewing. I like to think I'm doing it a bit differently than others, but I don't want to be so far off the mark that it's not understandable!

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♥Jo

2 comments:

  1. great reviews and i love your new blog layout!

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    1. Thank you so much! I still feel that it's missing something. But I'm kind of in love with the simplicity of it!
      If you have any suggestions I'd love to hear them -winkwink- ^^

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