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5 Out of 6 ain’t bad for this month’s ipsy bag!

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When you get a subscription service for beauty products, or anything else for that matter, it’s always going to be hit and miss.  As long as you take their quizzes and update your preferences frequently you should have a great experience, but there will always be a straggler or two that sneaks into your subscription that you could do without.

Am I bummed about that? NO!  The reason is, I would never try so many of the amazing things I’m sent in these bags unless it just arrived in my mailbox.  So, the number of great finds has surely outweighed the products that don’t work for me.

All of that said… this month’s ipsy bag was awesome for me!  I’m obsessing about 5 out of 6 things then sent.  That ain’t bad!

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Let’s start with the bag.  Ah… the bag.  Do I spend too much time every month telling you how much I love these darn bags?  Well, I do love them and I’ll probably keep telling you.  They are so freakin’ handy to throw into my purse or in my desk drawer.

This month’s bag is like a rose gold.  So, obviously… sold!  You know my lust for rose gold runs deep, so I won’t drone on about it (today).

The first big hit for me is the TRESemme PERFECTLY (un) DONE.  They describe it as a ‘sea foam’ which is very cute and cleaver.  Aside from being cute and cleaver, it’s very accurate.  It’s not ‘mousse-ish’ at all.  It really is a foam and my naturally curly/wavy hair really likes it.  It did a great job with my curls and felt really soft.

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Next up, Liptini special addition lipstick in Starlet Cocktail.  When I first opened the tube, I pulled back with a ‘whoa… red’. I normally don’t wear red and don’t think it looks good one me.  I’m super jealous of all those Taylor Swift types who look amazing in it.  But, once I swiped it across my hand I said “ohhh…. red!”

If you dab it on gently, it gives a gorgeous stain effect.  Not too bold or in your face.  It’s also beautifully buildable if you are one of those lucky people who can carry off a red lip.  It’s got a really neutral undertone, but the bullet looks totally red in this picture.  The swipe on my hand is true to color though.  Odd how photography does things to foreground/background images.

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Moving right along to the NYX 3 color Shadow palette.  It’s adorable!  This little guy is going straight into my purse for touchups.  The lightest color is a pale, shimmery neutral, the middle color is a shimmery golden brown and the far right is a beautifully dark brown matte that’s excellent for contouring your lid.

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My ‘wah wah’ item is the Pixi by Petra brow powder trio.  You may be wondering why I don’t have a swatch to show you.  Well, I couldn’t get one to show up.  These powders are so lightly pigmented that I couldn’t even see them when I tried really hard to get them to show up.  If you have brows that just need a tiny bit of filling in, this may work for you.  Otherwise, it’s a miss in my opinion.

The last item that I didn’t mention is Bayberry Naturals Rosehip and Hibiscus moisturizer.  It’s nice and light moisture that absorbs really well.  I do wish it smelled more like rosehip and hibiscus, but it’s still a really nice moisturizer.

All in all, I really love this month’s bag.  What did you get?  Did you like yours?  I’d love to know!

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25 Comments

  1. Lola Seicento

    September 23, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    That Liptini lippie is so pretty! What a bummer brow powder trio!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      September 25, 2015 at 2:26 PM

      Totally. Can’t win ’em all!

  2. Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    September 23, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    ohhhh I hope I got that lippie! Looks like an awesome bag!!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      September 25, 2015 at 2:26 PM

      I hope you do too!

  3. Allison

    September 23, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    I wish I got the Liptini red lippie! But I do like the raspberry lipstick I got from – is it City Color? I also got the NYX trio and at first, I thought I’d put it in the giveaway pile but now I think it would be a great travel trio. I also got the Pixi brow palette but as usual there’s no redhead shade so that’ll go into the giveaway pile. I got a brightening cleanser that’s OK and I can’t remember the last thing! I’d say the red Liptini for the win!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      September 25, 2015 at 2:27 PM

      Yeah, my giveaway pile is about to make my niece very happy 😉

  4. Phyrra

    September 23, 2015 at 10:00 PM

    The bag is really pretty!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      September 25, 2015 at 2:27 PM

      Isn’t it! The bag alone made me super happy 🙂

  5. MarciaF

    September 23, 2015 at 10:08 PM

    My box was totally different except for the NYX palette. I use the full size Pixi Brow palette but the two darkest shades and i love it.

    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      September 25, 2015 at 2:28 PM

      So glad you had better luck than me!

  6. Heather

    September 23, 2015 at 10:11 PM

    I wonder if that Pixi item is old? Their new brow products that I have don’t look like that and they are really great.
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      September 25, 2015 at 2:28 PM

      Very good point. It could be.

  7. NORAH

    September 23, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    The lipstick is gorge!

    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      September 25, 2015 at 2:29 PM

      totally gorge!

  8. Kristina | The Feminine Files

    September 23, 2015 at 11:22 PM

    I was a little disappointed with mine, but I LOVE the lipstick you got. It’s a gorgeous natural looking red
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      September 25, 2015 at 2:29 PM

      It really is. Such a pretty, wearable tone!

  9. Kath TheFabZilla

    September 24, 2015 at 12:48 AM

    The lipstick is so nice. Decent box I must say
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      September 25, 2015 at 2:30 PM

      One of my favorites so far!

  10. Desstany

    September 24, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    I wish I had that lipstick in my bag! ahaha

  11. Honeygirlk

    September 24, 2015 at 2:20 PM

    That lippy is really pretty. I no longer have Ipsy after four years of being subscribed, but it’s interesting to see the products they have been having lately. Too bad about the brow palette… but hopefully you can get some use out of everything else.
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      September 25, 2015 at 2:30 PM

      Yeah, everything else has been fantastic

  12. Kelly B.

    September 24, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    I was really disappointed with ipsy this month. I don’t think I truly liked any of the products I received, which is crazy because I usually love at least 4 of them! I’m jealous you got that lipstick-I got a mini lip pencil instead but that red shade is SO pretty!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      September 25, 2015 at 2:31 PM

      That stinks. I have found that the more I update my preferences month to month, the better they get.

  13. Bailey

    September 24, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    That’s a pretty good selection! I just got a mini bottle of the Tresemme foam but haven’t given it a go yet.
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      September 25, 2015 at 2:32 PM

      I’ve used it for 4 days now and I’m happy with it. I can’t wait to hear what you think!

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