Thursday, August 21, 2014

ipsy August 2014

I was able to unlock the spoilers for my bag on the 6th, and I got SO excited! And it's filled with completely different brands than my first ipsy!

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- The Bag: I really like this! I can't tell what kind of material it's made out of, but this might be one I hang on to!

- Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner: I've heard quite a bit about this product, and I'm excited to try it!
- Urban Decay Perversion Mascara: I knew from seeing the spoilers that every subscriber would receive either the mascara or a 24/7 liner in Plushie. I was secretly hoping for the mascara, and I'm pretty psyched that I got it!
- J. Cat Beauty Flying Solo Eye Shadow: It says I'll be receiving the shade Half Naked, which sounds like it will be a neutral shade. It also looks like it has a little mirror! Very Cute!
- Jersey Shore Sun Mongongo Lip Conditioner: I can always use another lip balm, but I'm a little picky. Hopefully this will be one that I like!
- Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk: I've started showering at night, and dry shampoo has become a must for my oily hair!

Onto the unboxing!

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Okay, I am not a fan of the bag. It both looks like and feels like a pool floaty. If this was fabric, I would have been all over it. But I'll definitely be putting this in my donation stuff once the month is over.

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Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk
This award-winning dry shampoo is the ultimate secret weapon to clean hair without water and to add amazing volume.
How To Use: Directions: Shake can well before use and in between sprays; Spray roots evenly holding can 10 inches from head. Do not spray on hair’s length–it’s meant for the scalp and roots; Leave product in for 2 minutes to allow it to soak up oil; Brush hair thoroughly to remove excess product and distribute evenly; and Style as desired!
How It Works: Klorane Dry shampoo with oat milk gently revives hair, ridding it of excess dirt, oil, build-up and odor while leaving hair soft, clean and full of volume. 
Will I Use It?: I tried it out and it's okay. It removed the oils from my hair, but my roots definitely showed a white-cast. I may have used too much, so I'll keep trying it out and do a full review later.

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J. Cat Beauty Flying Solo Eye Shadow in Half Naked
Allow your eyes to soar with vivid pigments from an immense selection of Flying Solo eye shadows. The collection glides for every girl—from classic neutrals to the trendsetting shades in mattes and shimmers. The high-quality formula and texture can be worn wet or dry.
How To Use: Sweep over eyelid, wet or dry.
How It Works: Allow your eyes to soar with vivid pigments from an immense selection of Flying Solo eye shadows. The collection glides for every girl—from classic neutrals to the trendsetting shades in mattes and shimmers. The high-quality formula and texture can be worn wet or dry. Each shadow opens up to reveal a mini mirror and applicator, making this shadow perfect whether at home or on the go!
Will I Use It?: This is a really pretty neutral shade for my skin tone, and the texture of the shadow is wonderful. I really like that you open up the top and there's a teeny mirror and a sponge tip applicator, perfect for just tossing in your bag if you're in a bit of a hurry in the morning!

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Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner
Dr. Brandt's quick fix for flawless, photo-ready skin fits seamlessly into any regimen--skincare or makeup--because of its incredible ability to hide the appearance of pores and mattify shine. Available in a tinted formula too.
How To Use: Use in the morning after cleansing with Pores No More Cleanser. Can be used on top of your moisturizer and foundation. Re-apply throughout the day as necessary. For best results, use with Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner and Pores No More Pore Thing.
How It Works: Hides and refines pores. Absorbs excess oil. Smooths and evens skin's appearance.
Will I Use It?: I did try this, and it's okay. It has a mousse-like texture like the COOLA Tinted Matte SPF 30 for Face. I didn't notice a lot of extra-staying power for my makeup or that it helped mattify, but I'll keep trying it and see what happens.

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Jersey Shore Sun Mongongo Lip Conditioner
Jersey Shore Sun® Mongongo Nutrient Dense Lip Conditioners are 100% natural and USDA certified organic. Fresh organic flavors. No petrochemicals. Nothing artificial. No petroleum. 
How To Use: Slather on this balm for soft lips all year long.
How It Works: Mongongo oil has hydrating, regenerating and restructuring properties and offers a unique protection from UV and environmental pollutants in skin applications. Mongongo oil is rich in calcium, magnesium, zinc, cooper and anti-oxidants. 
Will I Use It?: I've used this a few times before bed, and I LOVE how soft it leaves my lips feeling. And it doesn't leave any kind of waxy, weird film behind. I think I may have a new favorite lip balm!

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Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
An eye duo for stand-out lashes: a creamy, lash primer that conditions and preps lashes, and an ultrablack mascara that lengthens and volumizes. 

How To Use: Perversion has a creamy, full-bodied texture that’s not too dry, not too wet. This allows just the right amount of “pull” so it glides through lashes. The result: incredible control for insane lashes. Go ahead and pile on coat after coat. Want to apply more before you go out at night? No problem. Even if it’s been all day since you applied, more Perversion always means more beautiful lashes. Our formula NEVER gets brittle or clumpy. 
How It Works: Enhance lashes with Urban Decay’s combo of Perversion Mascara and Subversion Primer. The limited-edition Subversion Lash Primer coats lashes with protective panthenol and conditioning vitamin E, prepping them for high-volume mascara application. The Perversion Mascara provides creamy, full-bodied texture that’s not too dry and not too wet, allowing for just the right amount of pull as it glides through each lash, achieving clump-free application. It is formulated with a nourishing blend that stimulates lash growth, and the triple-black pigments leave lashes looking ultrablack. 
Will I Use It?: Are you nuts? Of COURSE I've used it, and I loved it! It really separated my lashes and coated them with one of the blackest mascaras I've ever encountered. This may end up being a must have! (And I did try recoating later in the day, and it completely worked. I'm so in love!)

Second bag, second win! I love everything in this bag, except the actual bag, but even that I consider a bonus. I've discovered two new favorite products this month, and I can't wait to see what next month brings!

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