The first beauty sample subscription to arrive for the month of November and the one that is kicking off the wheel of subscriptions is no other than the Ipsy November 2015 Bag. For the month of November Ipsy is diving into the galaxy for inspiration for their November theme, and Ipsy returned with the intriguing theme title “Beauty Blast”. For this month the theme is about invoking the universe of brilliant beauties so without any further delays let’s get to the unbagging of my intergalactic inspired Ipsy November 2015 Bag Reveal.
Full size $14.00
The first product in my Ipsy Bag is a classic elegant, but edgy nail color that also offers some healing benefits for those nails that are begging for some much-needed tender loving care, and the product that I am talking about is the Dermelect Peptide infused nail lacquer in the stunning color Commando. First the color is an attention commanding nude with a touch of blushing rose absolutely beautiful in my opinion. The color Command is a lovely classic neutral non offending color that looks great for business meetings, work in general, casual to formal occasions. What makes this nail lacquer a little more captivating or interesting is the fact that Dermelect is stated by the brand to be one of the first companies to formulate a nail lacquer with Peptide infused into the polish as a treatment for struggling, fragile damage nails. The Dermelect Peptide infused Nail Lacquer is a fast drying polish that is formulated to last a little longer than a traditional manicure. This nail lacquer contains Hydrolyzed Keratin Peptide, which is stated by the brand to be a pure form of protein that has been extracted from New Zealand Sheep’s wool.Product 2 Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara in Jet Black*
Full size $20.00
The next product in my Ipsy Bag is a mascara by the brand Smashbox and it’s their Full Exposure mascara in the color Jet Black. Smashbox’s Full Exposure mascara was created and inspired by on-set techniques that professional makeup artist are just as famously known for, and that is a series of layering a lengthening fiber mascara over a volumizing formula, and that was the inspiration behind this mascara. Smashbox Full Exposure is stated by the brand to help increase lash volume by 104% , and also helps increase lash curl by 34% and lengthens ones lashes by 32%. Smashbox’s Full Exposure mascara definitely sparks intrigue, and sounds like a great mascara that I look forward to fully testing out. I really like that Smashbox is promising that their formula in their Full Exposure Mascara is clump free, and with this mascara one can forget those darn flakes that some mascaras leave behind because this is also a flake free formula.
Full size $28.00
The next product is from a familiar brand that had first appeared in my June 2015 Ipsy Bag and I am talking about the brand TreStique, and the item this time around that I am sampling is their Mini Matte Lip Crayon in the color Florence Fig. There are several reasons why I really like this innovative makeup line by TreStique, and just to name a few reasons the packaging is genius. I love that the tops in their line stays put without one having to worry about if the top will fall off and ruin the inside of their handbag or jacket. I also really love the consistency of the products featured in the TreStique makeup line. From the lipsticks to the eyeshadow and everything in between in the line is smooth, effortlessly to apply, they have a creamy velvet texture and their makeup stays put. Anyways getting into the product that I received the Mini Matte Lip Crayon I thought offers the same beautiful consistency, richness in color and the same staying power as other products in their line. TreStique’s Mini Matte Lip Crayon is formulated with quite a few beautiful and beneficial ingredients such as Monoi Tahiti Butter, which helps with keeping skin moisturize and is stated by the brand to hold beneficial antioxidant properties. The mini matte lip crayons are also formulated with vitamin E. The color is a mauve buttery blush rose. I love that the color is so rich that a little goes a long way, but at the same time is also very buildable for a more deep intense look.Product 4 Crown Brush Oval Concealer C224 Brush
Full size $7.45
The next product that is taking center attention in my Ipsy November 2015 Bag Reveal is a makeup tool that is specially design to be used to give an even professional application of concealers and helps blend with ease. I personally like receiving makeup brushes and tools in beauty sample subscriptions. This concealor brush is by the brand Crown Brush and it is their Oval Concealer C224 Brush that is made up of one hundred percent synthetic flexible Japanese Torray Taklon Bristles. The Crown Brush Oval Concealer C224 Brush can be used with any concealer formula as stated by the brand, and can be used to apply cream based shadows as well. The brand states that their tapered tip is optimal for precision placement and great for around the upper area to conceal when applying bold colors.Product 5 LeeAnni Eco Go Away Gloomy Day Serum
Full size $29.98
The last product that was tucked away in my Ipsy bag is a skin care item by the brand LeeAnni Eco, and it’s their Go away Gloomy Day Serum. This serum is supposed to help revive and perk up dull skin, so definitely a must for the soon approaching winter season when mother nature is not to kind to our skin. LeeAnni Eco Go Away Gloomy Day Serum helps with soothing and hyrating unrested irritated skin. This serum is formulated with calming aloe along with rosehip oil. This soothing serum also contains vitamin E, which has anti-aging benefits along with helping skin get and stay moisturized. Other ingredients in Go Away Gloomy Day Serum is honey, which offers both healing and moisture to tired skin. I have not tested this serum for a long period yet for me to give an honest opinion of it, but I look forward to seeing what this serum can actually do. The consistency of this serum is more like a toner then an actual serum.
And those were all the items that were included in my Ipsy November 2015 Bag Reveal. For the month of November my bag was more makeup focused with the exception of the serum and nail polish. I loved that TreStique made it into my November Ipsy Bag, it is one of my favorite makeup lines. And I thought the nail lacquer by Dermelect was brilliant the fact that you can get a professional looking manicure, and a great nail treatment added into one was a nice added benefit. I do not think the November Ipsy Bag was one of favorites, but it definitely featured some nice products to play around with and it’s wrap. As usual all links to products mentioned will be featured below.
Product reviewed: November 2015 Ipsy Bag
Available @ Ipsy*(Referral link)
Cost: $10.00 a month
Links to products mentioned
Dermelect Peptide infused Nail Lacquer in Commando (Referral link)
Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara in Jet Black (Referral link)