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15 August 2014 @ 05:25 pm
Ipsy: August 2014  


Am I the only one who picked up this card and immediately heard "Beauty School Dropout", that funny little Frankie Avalon number from Grease playing in my head?  Anyway, I'm guessing this will be another one of those back-to-basics type bags, a foundation on which later holiday bags can build with flashy, sparkly makeup.


The bag this month is white with orange polka dots, and comes in a cute little tube shape.  It's a perfect pencil bag.  I've been hoping for a bag in this shape for several months now, so I'm delighted that Ipsy has finally fulfilled my wish. I can't wait to toss this in my backpack with supplies for my chemistry class this fall.

And the bag's contents?  Back to basics is a pretty accurate description.

DR. BRANDT Pores No More Pore Refiner: One of the obnoxious things about getting older is that the pores on my nose have gotten much bigger and more noticable.  Will this help with that?  One can only hope!  A little goes a long way, so this deluxe sample should last long enough for me to determine if it's actually making a difference. $11.25

URBAN DECAY Perversion Mascara: I love Urban Decay but I am so sick of getting mascara in my Ipsy bags.  This is the third tube in three months!  I've even been making more of an effort to make mascara part of my daily routine just so that I can try to use this stuff up, but it's just too much. Anyway.  Rant over. Perversion claims to make lashes bigger, blacker and badder than ever before. $5.50

FREE YOUR MANE Reviving Spray:  Use this spray on curls or styled hair to reactivate the style without creating additional frizz.  I've never had much luck with these sorts of sprays, but that could very well be due to user ignorance.  I'll give it a try and see how it goes, because lately this muggy weather has my hair flying all over the place by mid-afternoon. $5.00

JERSEY SHORE SUN Mongongo Anti-aging Lip Conditioner: A lip balm?  Awesome!  I just lost the one I keep by my bedside, so the timing couldn't be better.  I hope this company isn't associated with the TV show Jersey Shore - if that is the case, I think i'd be too embarrassed to use this in public. $5.50

LORD & BERRY Silk Kajal Kohl Eye Pencil: This is the tiniest eye pencil I've ever seen!  The length is shorter than my pinky finger!  Seems like a pretty standard black pencil. $5.00

So a basic eye pencil, lip balm, mascara, hair spray and pore treatment.  Yup, sounds like I'm going back to beauty school for sure.


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broken: i <3 jack!!liich on September 13th, 2014 03:03 am (UTC)
my sister's friend works at sephora. the staff can get random things either really cheap or free....i think they're tester samples that don't get used or something....dunno. anyways, my sister's friend gives my sister a great goodie bag for her birthday every year, and one year included a full sized pores-no-more. i tried it and loved it!! it's so silky smooth and totally hides the pores without looking gunky or dry!! my sister ended up getting me some for MY birthday and i've since used it all. it's not cheap but it's great stuff!!

also.....TOTALLY got that song in my head immediately!!

Edited at 2014-09-13 03:04 am (UTC)
kerokerotab on September 13th, 2014 03:08 am (UTC)

you got a different lip balm than me. they eyeliner smudges too much

jeanniejeannietran on September 13th, 2014 09:22 am (UTC)
I'm surprised you got Perversion. It's Urban Decay's latest mascara and there was huge hype over its release. You'll have to let me know how the pore stuff is.
fashion_piranhafashion_piranha on September 13th, 2014 03:00 pm (UTC)
Ipsy really, really, REALLY likes sending me mascara, no matter how many times I try too redirect the algorithm :-p. Normally I'd be thrilled for Urban Decay anything, but I'm so stockpiled on mascara right now...
kerokerotab on September 15th, 2014 06:33 am (UTC)

you got a different lip balm than me. they eyeliner smudges too much