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February Ipsy Review

It's time for my monthly review of the Ipsy Glam Bag. If you aren't familiar with Ipsy, it's is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription where you get five full or deluxe size samples of a variety of products and a cute makeup bag all for $10! You never know what you’ll get and I’ve been lucky to receive a great selection of products almost every month so far. Here's what I got in mine in February:




I have to say this was the first month I was a little disappointed in my Ipsy bag and maybe that's why it took me so long to write my review. The bag itself was super cute with it's pink and grey motif, perfect for Valentine's Day,but the products inside were nothing to get excited about. 



Eva NYC Up All Night Volumizing Spray
This voluminizing spray promises to add volume and texture to hair and protect it from heat while styling. It definitely delivered both volume and texture but my hair was a bit frizzy after blow drying. The second time I used it, I started with anti-frizz creme and then sprayed the voluminizing spray. This made a huge difference and my hair was smooth, had volume and was shiny!
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Mitchell and Peach Fine Radiance Face Oil
This face oil is packed with antioxidants and promises to leave your skin plumper, firmer and glowing. The oil smelled great but does not come out of the bottle quickly enough. I have extremely dry skin in the winter and while it absorbed quickly, my skin looked parched within the hour and I had to re-apply. It might work better for someone with normal skin but it's not for me.
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ModelCo BLUSH Cheek Powder
I received the Peach Bellini shade and was pleasantly surprised that this shade worked for my fair skintone. It's highly pigmented,lasted all day and gave my skin a nice, rosey glow.
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City Color Cosmetics Creamy Lip Stain
I always find lip stains messy but was hopeful that the applicator brush on this product would make a difference. I did like the color but it smeared and smelled awful.
Verdict: 

China Glaze Nail Lacquer
I'm a fan of China Glaze but the purple sparkle Marry a Millionaire shade was to glittery for my taste. My daughter loved it though, so it did not go to waste!
Verdict: 


What did you get in your Ipsy Glam bag this month? 

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69 comments

  1. I always enjoy the Ispy review but have never tried it. I would love getting a new bag each month! I hope you have a great weekend! Susan

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  2. Lovely review! I really like a few of the items. Especially the blush looks great.

    XO naomi @ Naomi in Wonderland

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  3. ElleSees.blogspot.comMarch 6, 2015 at 6:21 AM

    i haven't seen anyone else with the polish. that's cool, even if it didn't work for you, but your daughter loved it!

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  4. Yes, I follow you on gfc #170, follow back?


    http://www.itsmetijana.blogspot.com/

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  5. Awesome reviews! That blush shade looks really pretty. I like the glitter polish too! I have a similar glitter polish and I love it layered over black nail polish. :)

    Gina -On the Daily Express

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  6. The cheeky powder sounds right up my alley!

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  7. Kudos for the volumizing spray and cheek powder <3


    Leigh Cee | Ich Liebe Dich Sky

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  8. The Real ArnoldsMarch 6, 2015 at 8:20 AM

    I love this honest review! It smeared and smelled awful made me laugh. I had high hopes for the face oil as my skin has been dry this winter and i have been considering trying it. Glad to know not to waist the money. Happy Friday!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  9. I love your blog, we can follow gfc if you want ¿tell me to know, kisses

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  10. Great post. xx

    http://ninasstyleblog.blogspot.com

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  11. Ohh I love face oils but I'll take your word on this one! Thanks for the honesty.

    xo

    www.style-wire.com

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  12. I have heard so much about Ipsy! Thanks for being honest about the products -- it helps a lot when trying to pick out which you want.


    Audrey
    www.lululinden.com

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  13. Carrie @ Curly Crafty MomMarch 6, 2015 at 11:02 AM

    I got a blush applicator brush and I really love it with the blush I received. It is great that you are honest with your review! I actually thought that nail color would be fun, but I'd have to see it on myself... I think I'd probably put it over another shade. I have never been crazy about lip stains either! I'm mainly a lip gloss girl or a little lipstick with some gloss!

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  14. I was pleased with the blush, too. I was not pleased with the face oil. Definitely for someone else!

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  15. Great review, Jill! I always enjoy seeing what people get through different subscription services. I am currently subscribed to Glossy Box and look forward to its arrival every month. The blush is a very pretty color.

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  16. Gingi Edmonds FreemanMarch 6, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    Great review! Thanks for sharing! <3 - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  17. Brianna DegastonMarch 6, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    I really love that china glaze nail polish!

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  18. These products look great!!! I really want to try them out!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  19. That is too bad some of them didn't work out! The blush looks like a lovely shade for spring/summer though!

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  20. Stopping by from the linkup. I keep meaning to subscribe to Ipsy. Even though you weren't impressed this month, thanks for the reminder!

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  21. Jacqueline RendineMarch 7, 2015 at 8:02 AM

    That volumizing spray looks quite interesting!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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  22. I've never meet a lip stain I liked. I did, however, receive that blush in a different shade and I love it! I felt that way about last month's bag.

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  23. February was a so-so month for my glam bag too. My brush definitely saved it though! I really like that blush too. Hopefully March will be better :)

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  24. What a cool idea! I haven't tried this yet, but it seems like a pretty great deal. I totally agree on the nail polish. I love glitter, but it's a little too much! I am glad your daughter liked it! :)

    -Katie
    http://hellokatiegirl.blogspot.com/

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  25. Thanks for such an honest review!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  26. HappinessatmidlifeMarch 8, 2015 at 12:20 AM

    Sounds like a fun idea but afraid i would just end up with too much make up junk in my drawers. I am so bad and stick with the same routine all the time. Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see
    you next week. Have a great weekend!


    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  27. Been thinking of getting this but I am still a bit hesitant. Do they stick to more budget friendly items than high ends ones? I am really interested in that blush though!

    -Jan
    janmloves.blogspot.com

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  28. They are usually higher end but what I like about it is trying products that I normally would not get. Let me know if you sign up what you think!

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  29. I can see that happening but luckily I have a few people to share with. Hope you are enjoying the weekend!

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  30. It really is a great deal and it's so fun to see what's inside every month!

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  31. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having a great weekend!

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  32. You are lucky you got the brush! Can't wait to see what we get in March!

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  33. I really like the results and will probably buy the full size product!

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  34. This really was the first month that I was not thrilled. It's a great deal, you should sign up!

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  35. I love China Glaze and thought it would be a fun color but it was too glittery for me!

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  36. So glad you stopped by! Hope you are having a great weekend!

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  37. It's a great deal and I love trying different products every month. Thanks for stopping by!

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  38. I like the concept of them but it didn't work with my dry skin. Hope you are enjoying the weekend!

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  39. I love the idea of the lip stain but I always end up looking like the Joker! :) I think the face oil would be great for someone with normal skin or that lives in a warmer climate. Hope you are having a great weekend!

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  40. They saved the bag this month! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  41. The color is perfect and I think will look even better in the summer once I have a tan!

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  42. Now that's a good idea! I'll have to try that. Thanks Gina!

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  43. She's always happy to take whatever I don't want or even what I do want! :)

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  44. I'm loving the blush! It saved the bag this month! Thanks for stopping by & I hope you are enjoying the weekend!

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  45. Kelsey &amp; KenechaMarch 8, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    My sister gets these, she love them!

    Florals&Smiles
    Twitter

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  46. nice blog! stop by anytime :)

    xoxo Sienna

    http://www.fashionintheair.com/

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  47. i want that nail polish! looks so fun!

    have a great week, dear!

    Animated Confessions

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  48. Well, better to learn you don't like something before you spend big bucks on it I guess! Ipsy is an adorable name too.

    ~Sarah
    P.S. I'd love it if you would visit my blog, Sarah's Real Life!

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  49. Thanks for the review! I agree Ipsy is not getting better. I unsubscribed after a while...


    xoxo, Christina


    www.straybirdsandlavender.com

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  50. Too bad this box was mostly disappointing. I'm especially surprised to hear the China Glaze was thumbs down. Good to know, though. T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  51. I'm with you - lip stains never seem to work out for me. I tried a nail polish that had glitter and little hearts in it - fun, but not for me. I gave it to my son's girlfriend! Hope you had a great weekend!

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  52. I always wondered about lip stain too so glad you shared this, now I know to not bother. I want that cheek blush, too bad you didn't get better picks this time around. Have a great Monday:)
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  53. Glad you at least found a few things that worked!

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  54. Another great review. The volumizing spray sounds great.

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  55. I always have enjoyed your reviews but I haven't tried one yet Living vicariously through your bag http://lachiquitamissi.com

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  56. Thanks for the review! The cheek powder sounds great, I love peach tones!


    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  57. Great reviews. I totally understand the glitter overload on some nail polishes, I'm not a fan of those either. But at least your daughter can get use out of it. Have a great week!

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  58. I'm a massive fan of products that are beautifully scented and I'm yet to find the ideal product that thickens my hair and stops the frizz, love the review!

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  59. Ha ha, I have that same polish and my girls love it, too!

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  60. I ended up using the polish one accent nail, and I liked it that way. I don't think I could do a full set though! And the volumizing spray doesn't seem to be working on me. I will have to keep at it. I do love the way it smells though! And I also was pleasantly surprised with the blush! I thought it would be too barbie pink, but it ended up looking great! Carylee | more pieces of me

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  61. Great review! I'm surprise about the China Glaze nail polish - they come in beautiful shades. It seems like a great box, I have never subscribed to something like this, but it is a great way to test products!
    -Tatiana
    We Shop in Heels

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  62. Great review, I have often wanted to try something like this.
    http://tia-cherie.blogspot.com

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  63. I've always wondered about Ipsy so it's nice to read your review. Always fun to get something in the mail but yucky when it isn't that exciting. Felt that way about my last daily look box.

    Thanks for linking up at Whatcha Wearing Wednesday!
    l,
    Vicky
    www.themummychronicles.com

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  64. That blush is so pretty! Glad you found someone who liked the polish -- I generally like China Glaze but glitter is such a pain haha!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  65. I was thinking the same thing for the polish! I'm going to try it!

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