{what's in my} ipsy november 2016 glam bag!

Fact: my November Glam Bag from ipsy is officially my all-time fave because it included 5 different products that I use on the daily {as opposed to randoms that I'll try once and toss to the wayside}.

Nail polish? Check! And it just so happens to be a vampy shade that I dig from Formula X Nail. Hand cream? Check! This one from Cake Beauty smells like mint chocolate chip ice cream and is super hydrating/moisturising. Mascara? Check! I love the scoop-like brush on this one from thebalm. Eyeliner? Check! This one from Eyeko is super skinny for creating wings that cut like a knife! Makeup brush? Check! Luxie Beauty brushes are my jam and this one is bomb!

For those of you who are unfamiliar with ipsy, it is a beauty subscription service that costs $10 per month {awesome deal IMO}, and consists of a collectible makeup bag {can also double as a clutch} along with 5 beauty samples that are customized to your personal beauty profile {which you can change/update at anytime}. I love getting subscription boxes, but don't have a ton of extra cash to spare, so I find ipsy to be the best value as each month's bags are adorable, the products are of fantastic quality, and their stylists are top-notch {and some of my fave beauty bloggers}. That being said, let's get to the bag!

November's theme was ROCK STARLET. Inside my bag was a mini size Formula X The Colors Nail Polish in HUNTRESS, full size Delectable by Cake Beauty Sweet Mint & Cream Ultra Nourishing Hand Cream, Luxie Beauty Luxie Rose Gold Small Duo Fiber Brush 524T, sample size theBalm Cosmetics Mad Lash Mascara, and sample size EYEKO Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner Deluxe in BLACK.

Given the fact that I change my nail color so frequently, I am a total snob when it comes to hand creams; so I was ecstatic when I unbagged Delectable by Cake Beauty Sweet Mint & Cream Ultra Nourishing Hand Cream. Ladies, this was love at first squeeze. The texture and density of this is just perfect - it's thick and firm, and not runny at all {thin, runny hand cream is my pet peeve}. The icing on the cake, however, is the scent: a rich, mint chocolate chip-inspired fragrance that is noticeable, but not cloying or overwhelming. I've been using this for over a week now, and my hands are so. soft. I will definitely be buying another tube once I run out! Highly, highly, highly recommended!

Third time's the charm! That's right, another month, another polish in my ipsy bag - let's hope this trend continues! This time I received Formula X The Colors Nail Polish in HUNTRESS and I am loving it! This is one color that remains a mystery until applied to the nail, as it looks black, then olive, then navy in the bottle; then you apply it and it's really a blackened teal shimmer that is insanely decadent! This baby right here applied in one coat. Even better? It did. not. stain. Natch!

When it comes to beauty products, I'm rarely rendered speechless; but OMG ladies EYEKO's Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner Deluxe in BLACK is proving that there's a first time for everything! Crisp cat eyes are my signature, and this right here may be the best tool I have ever used for creating them! The tip is seriously sharp, allowing for a quick swipe to get the job done without smearing or smudging. Whether you're a pro or novice at achieving wings, this will change your life. Obsessing!

I have received numerous makeup brushes from Luxie Beauty since joining ipsy, but I am so not complaining, as I absolutely adore them {their highlight brush is legit an HG product for me}; so of course I was v excited to find Luxie Beauty's Luxie Rose Gold Small Duo Fiber Brush 524T. Not only are these brushes gorgeous to look at; they are such incredible quality! The bristles, though synthetic are super soft, and feel brand new even after washing. I use this particular one with liquid highlighters - stippling it onto the spots where I want to glow - and it truly creates a finish that looks airbrushed. Loves it!

Over the last year, I've grown to love plastic mascara applicator wands. Don't get me wrong, I'm not thrilled with the occasional poky feeling they cause; but I find that they can be a little more precise in coating each lash. That said, I have never seen a plastic applicator with a scoop-like curve to its shape; so I was intrigued when I pulled theBalm Cosmetics' Mad Lash Mascara out of my bag, and saw that it had that rare mold. I like this mascara a lot. The applicator isn't as hard as a lot of plastic applicators I've encountered; and it has a flexible mobility to it that keeps it from feeling pokey when applying. The length this creates is unreal; and while it doesn't add as much volume as I typically like, the spider legs-like effect it does create more than makes up for it.

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ellie said...

Awesome review! Love the nail polish!

ivy said...

So many fab items! Truly a wonderful Friday post!

The Fashion Folks said...

I'm so happy to read that thebalm's mascara is a good one, hence the brush! Been curious about trying more of their products as everyone is going crazy on the eyeshadows/blushes/bronzers etc! Looks like you got great products too, that nail polish is just awesome!! Xx



That little makeup bag is adorable. the Huntress colour would be my favourite to grab for the season, it's gorgeous. xx

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Ooh that's awesome that you love all of these products. Love the nail polish!


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