IPSY: MARCH 2015
A floral fantasy, eh? Do you think there will be a big smelly perfume with lilies or gardenias or roses? That's what immediately jumps to mind. Maybe a bright pink blush or a colorful nail polish will be included. Almost certainly, the bag will have a floral print on it. That seems to happen every year around this time.
Side note: I don't know why the postcards always photograph so blurry. Must be something about my camera, it's getting pretty old and beat up now.
Yup, that is a bright blue floral bag. It's not bad. I think my mom actually has a Hawaiian shirt with a very similar print on it. Maybe I'll give the bag to her!
ST. IVES Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub (not pictured): I gave this scrub to Kero before I took the pictures. It's a drugstore brand that I tried several times in high school, and I was never very impressed with it, so I would have traded it away anyway. Now I can be sure it went to a good home. Travel size. $1.50
PUR-LISSE BEAUTY Gentle Soy Milk Cleanser and Makeup Remover: This looks like a good, useful product. I've heard good things about the Pur-Lisse brand but I've never had a chance to try it, and I can always use another facial cleanser. Good choice, ipsy! Travel size. $6.50
NYX COSMETICS Butter Lipstick in "Hunk": Ick, strike out on the color! Last time I had a Nyx lipstick, it was a peachy nude, and I told the Ipsy algorithm that I hated the color. I guess they went to the opposite end of the spectrum and sent this purple color. Waaaay too dark for me. I'm a red and pink sort of girl! Full size. $6.00
EVELYN IONA COSMETICS Concealer in "Flawless": I always feel a bit wary of concealers, because the ones I've tried tend to do a very poor job of concealing the patches of psoriasis on my face. Instead, they tend to highlight the irregularity of the skin, making me extra sad. But I'll give this a shot. In the pot, the concealer looks pretty close to my skin tone, but of course what I see in a jar doesn't always match when it's applied. We'll see. Cool thing about the company: $1 from each concealer sale goes to YWCA Canada. Sample size. $9.37
MARSK Mineral Eyeshadow in "Fifty Shades": As the name suggests, this is a smoky gray with some shimmer in it. I like it. I don't know how often I'll use it, since I usually don't go very dark with my eyeshadow unless I've got contacts in, but it's a pretty shade. Full size. $22.50
None of the makeup samples in today's bag really strikes me as floral. There wasn't even a flower-like name for one of the colored products! Oh well. We can't always be completely on theme.
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