Well, February’s bag was a lot better than January’s! Still, I wasn’t completely sold on ipsy and canceled my subscription. Oh well – on to better products and better reviews, right? *fingers crossed*
#1 – POP Beauty Plump Pout Mini | in Fuchsia Freesia | $16.00
The packaging is really cute. It’s petite and the black handle has a nice velvet/felt kind of feel. This color is perfect for spring/summer and honestly looks gorgeous over lipstick. I love that there isn’t a tacky or sticky feel and applies flawlessly. It’s very moisturizing and perfect for re-application. The one downfall: the smell. At first, it smells like burnt plastic but when applied, there was no odor or odd taste. I would definitely purchase this lip gloss in a different color.
#2 – Zoya Nail Polish | in Dot | $9.00
I love Zoya Nail Polish. Great quality, great pigmentation… However, I’m not a fan of this color. Like, at all. It went on streaky even with a base and top coat. I particularly didn’t enjoy applying three to four coats just to get some payoff. Even though this color was a fail, I would (and do) purchase Zoya Nail Polish.
#3 – Tini Beauty Eyetini Cordial Cream Shadow + Base In One | in Violette | 0.14 oz | $18.00
First things first, I would never ever use this cream shadow alone because when I tried, it looked like I had an eyelid infection. When used as a base, it was okay since I had other colors going over it. The best match was using the Naked 3 Palette but I wasn’t impressed. It didn’t make my eyeshadow standout. The consistency reminds me of Urban Decay’s Primer Potion – it’s creamy and a bit liquidy – not at all thick or tacky. It doesn’t completely dry and I don’t know how I feel about that. I usually like a base to be somewhat of a matte finish. I wouldn’t purchase this item even if it came in a different color.
#4 – skyn ICELAND Fresh Start Mask with Ice Age Mud | Contains 6 masks (0.28 oz each) | $39.00
I don’t even know where to begin with the awfulness. The smell of step one (the clay) was like a porta-potty. I paused during the application and wondered what life choices led me to this point. To top it off, there are these exfoliating (knives) beads that hurt. I mean, I love a good scrub here and there but something about step one made me want to just call it quits on life. Step two (the gel) was this gooey substance that also smelled but that wasn’t the worst part. It was messy and stringy to the point where I didn’t bother putting the gel all over my face. Then I had to rub that mess (step two) on top of step one until it “effervesced”. So not only did I have to endure through the mini knives once more, I was continuously reminded of the porta-potty odor. To sum it up, I would never ever purchase this item.
# 5 – J.Cat Beauty Eyelashes and Eyelash Glue | in EL 20 | $3.99
Here’s the thing, to review this would be completely unfair because I don’t wear false eyelashes because I don’t like how they look on me so! With that being said, I wouldn’t purchase this item.