It’s that time of the month.
No, not THAT time of the month.
It’s the time of the month where the subscription boxes start rolling in.
|Here’s my junk. Er, my stuff. Er… sorry, I am feeling a bit like Tobias Funke today.|
This month’s Ipsy was housed in a bag that is slightly less boring than the last two bags we received. Like the last few months, the bag in question is an awkward shine-y brown/black. Whoever is buying these bags is clearly really into that particular aesthetic. Also simple can be beautiful, a ten cent makeup bag needs some sort of design to distract from how cheap it looks. However, on the bright side, it is filled with little stars, which is pretty cute.
In this bag, I recieved:
Argan Oil by Josie Maran Cosmetics (0.17oz), approximate retail value $4.17
|Josie Maran Argan Oil|
I didn’t even realize why my makeup was melting off my my face today until I sat down to write this review. Goddamn it argan oil! I disapprove!
I know many of my buds joyfully indulge in their oil cleansing method and use oils as moisturizers and all kinds of stuff like that. And, indeed, I love you and your beautiful oily faces. But this shit just ain’t for me. Me and my oil-free moisturizer will be in the corner snuggling.
Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter (2.5oz), retail value $7.00
|Pacifica Body Butter|
I am really impressed at how ridiculously this scent appears and disappears. Since this is a blog for science lovers, I thought I would be really helpful and make a graph.
Legitimately, when I first applied this I thought that it was unwearable. I didn’t want to spend all day reeking of hyper-concentrated Skittles. Two and a half minutes later? Smell completely gone. I remain baffled.
Big Sexy Hair Spray and Play (1.6oz), retail value $6.00
|Big Sexy Hair Spray and Play|
This is a totally adequate hair spray. My closet right now is 40% full of hair spray and 60% full of impractical shoes I never wear. If I were to guess what the exact median was in terms of not sucking at being hair spray, this would be my guess.
Nailtini in Bloody Mary, retail value $13.00
|Nailtini Bloody Mary|
This is a very bright red (not at all the color of a Bloody Mary the drink). I do really like the color, but I don’t like its lasting ability. I applied this polish yesterday and am already getting chips.
I am baffled as to why the manufacturers of this product think it’s worth 162% the cost of a bottle of Opi. Save yourself the trouble and pick up a better brand at the drugstore.
Soho New York Eyeliner Brush, retail value $7.99
|Soho New York Eyeliner Brush. This is a horrible picture, but you get the idea.|
I was hoping to get a crease brush, since a variety of brushes went out with this month’s bags. This is a wee bit floppy, but it does a respectable job.
Total Box Value: $38.16
Overall, I am not very excited about this bag. I’ve been spoiled by months of makeup. I think that Ipsy would have been wise to mix their makeup and other products a bit more. Then, neither product-lovers nor makeup-lovers would be disappointed. Cross your fingers and wish for makeup next month.