My first ipsy review & a bonus duckface

I received my first Ipsy bag this week.  I am thrilled with it.  If you haven’t heard of Ipsy yet you must be living under a rock.  It’s an awesome subscription website.  You pay $10.00 a month and eat month you receive a cute makeup bag with 4-5 samples in it.  Most of the samples are full size. My first bag contained 4 full size samples and 1 small sample.

Here is what I received:

The Zoya nail polish I got was in the color Gie Gie which is a soft pink.  I haven’t had a chance to remove my current toenail polish so I cannot show a swatch of this color yet.  I got the concealer in Yaby color and the brow gel in clear.  I haven’t used these products yet.  

Here are the first two I’m reviewing.

The Pacifica roller perfume came in the Gardenia scent.  It’s a super mild scent but it lasts for a long time.  I put the scent on at about 11:30 am, just on my wrists.  I went to the gym at 5:45 and was there for an hour.  The scent lasted through the whole day and managed to last through my entire workout.  It was subtle but strong enough for people to smell.  I received a lot of comments on the scent.  I think the easiest way to describe it is…beachy.  I put it in my purse because it is the perfect size to fit into a big purse or a clutch, and it doesn’t take much to achieve the desired results.  I will definitely purchase more in other scents.

The second product I tried was the Mirabella Colour Sheer lipstick in the color Bellarina. The first thing I noticed is that the lipstick is paraben free.  This is a big deal to me.  I don’t like to put crap on my lips.  It also contained mango butter which managed to make my lips feel even softer.  I have not owned a lipstick in over ten years.  I prefer lip glosses.  When I received this I was super sad because I didn’t think I would use it.  But then I opened it and saw the color and I was impressed.  I put it on and was surprised to find that it was a sheer, subtle color that went on similar to a lip gloss.  Ipsy did an excellent job matching the color to my coloring and preferences on their website. 

I should mention that I do not know how to photograph lipstick without making a duck face.  Sorry. I applied the lipstick first at work and was thrilled with the color.  The product was smooth, it didn’t have a taste and it did not leave a lingering after taste later in the day.  It lasted the rest of the day while I was at work.  I reapplied at the gym (photographed above) and was shocked that it lasted through my whole workout.  I immediately put it in my purse to use daily and I want to purchase a second color because I was so excited about the product.  I applied more this morning and got great reviews from my coworkers.  One girl in my office tried it on and she wanted to steal it afterwards.  The color I received is a pretty neutral color.  I think it’s something that would work on almost any skin tone.  I don’t wear a bunch of make up..okay I don’t wear any but I always like to have my lips look pretty. This lipstick worked perfectly on my plain makeup free face and added the perfect amount of shine, color and sparkle without looking out of place considering I had no other makeup on.  

Overall these first two products both rate a 5 out of 5 for me.  I have a feeling Ipsy and I will have a beautiful friendship! I can’t wait to try new products. This is the perfect way for a girl like me, who is clueless about makeup to learn a thing or two!

2 thoughts on “My first ipsy review & a bonus duckface

  1. Yours was a little different than mine. In my May bag I got the same yaby concealer, Zoya polish (in nude), Hair Serum, Lipgloss and Bronzer lotion. I really liked the hair serum. I have no clue how to photograph lipstick either, lol!


  2. Also I sent my cute little Ipsy bag itself off to my friend in the Netherlands to protect the cute Zoya pixie dust polish I sent her along with some other goodies. I didn’t want it to get broken. 🙂


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