beauty, makeup, product reviews

September Ipsy Bag – Love It or Leave It

fileAsset-4Before we dive into the product reviews, let’s just talk about how adorable September’s bag was – leather?! I died! The first item in my September Ipsy bag was this Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer. My first impression was it felt very greasy and slick on my face. It never really felt like it dried, so I worried all day that my makeup would just slide right off. I noticed that my foundation definitely didn’t last near as long with this primer. I am already not a big fan of primers, but I think it’s because I just haven’t found an amazing one. This primer is a leave it!

fileAsset-3The next product in my bag was this Hanalei Powder Cleanser. I’ll admit I only used it once because I felt like it was too much work for everyday cleansing. I mixed the powder with water to create a lather for my face – which I was already so confused about. At night, I just want to wash my makeup off and go to sleep with no extra work required. It seemed to get my face pretty clean from what I could tell. So, this is a (kind of) love it!


Next up was this Pixi by Petra blush. It is a powder blush in the most beautiful dusty fileAsset-5
rose shade. I can’t say enough good things about it except: go get it right now! This is definitely a love it!


The Birch Juice Hydro Sleep Mask. Anything that claims I’m fileAsset-1going to wake up looking and feeling more refreshed intrigues me from the start! This product, however, did none of the above I noticed. It just felt like moisturizer that never dried that I washed off in the morning when I woke up – still with tired mom bags under my eyes. This is unfortunately a leave it.

fileAsset-2The last item was this Ciate Wonderwand mascara, and I am obsessed! I have used it everyday since I got it in my little leather bag this month! A girlfriend told me that it was supposed to come with a priming step, but mine did not – if that’s true, then I think it’d be even better with a lash primer. You need this, my friends! It’s a love it!


I highly recommend the Ipsy bag. For only $10 per month, you can try out samples of some great products! And the best part is, they come straight to your mailbox!

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