ipsy Glam Bag - September 2016
Nourishing, hydrating and formulated with Pure Shea Butter, this creamy, multifunctional color melts onto your skin to subtly tint your lips & cheeks a truly natural guava shade that compliments all skin tones. The soft, buttery consistency imparts a smooth, sheer finish that is never greasy but that lasts a full 8 hours.
91% Natural Vegan No Mineral Oil No Parabens No Phthalates Gluten-Free Hypoallergenic Non-comedogenic Not tested on animals
Retails for $24.00 USD for 4g / 0.14 oz. When I was taking the photo's of this for the blog post, I swatched it on my arm, and it completely blended away. Totally undetectable on my skin. I haven't tried this on my face yet, sometimes products just don't swatch very well, but end up working beautifully on the face.
Tarte tarteist lash paint - claims:
A jet black lash paint mascara that increases lash volume by 2700% instantly with a patented soft bristle brush. Vegan, ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested.
Water/Aqua/Eau, paraffin, glyceryl stearate, synthetic beeswax, acacia senegal gum, stearic acid, butylene glycol, oryza sativa (rice) bran wax/oryza sativa (rice) bran cera, palmitic acid, polybutene, ozokerite, VP/eicosene copolymer, hydrogenated vegetable oil, cera carnauba/copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax/cire de carnauba, phenoxyethanol, stearyl stearate, aminomethyl propanol, hydroxyethylcellulose, tropolone, sodium nitrate, iron oxides (CI 77499).
One of these days, I'm gonna bust out my microscope and test out all these claims of hundreds of thousands of percents, that all these companies throw out at us, on all of these mascara's that all end up looking like the last mascara that claimed you would get 7345.28% boost in volume.
Le sigh. This mascara is not waterproof, meaning it will not work for my stick straight, fully pointing downwards, lashes. I always try them anyways...but I don't really know why.
The full size, (7mL / 0.23 Fl. Oz), of tarteist lash paint retails for $23.00 USD. I received a sample size of 3ml / 0.10 Fl. Oz. worth an approximate value of $9.86 USD.
Dr.G Daily Safe BB SPF 30 PA++
Dr. G's mini-novel on this BB Cream:
BB creams are known for being the Swiss Army knife of skin care, but what if your complexion is so delicate or compromised that it requires something gentler (like a Swiss Army kitten)? My Skin Mentor Dr. G Daily Safe BB SPF30 PA++ - Exclusive combines the legendary formula of Dr. G's BB cream with ingredients suited for skin prone to irritation, redness, rosacea and other conditions and sunscreen to protect you from the damaging rays of the sun.
This BB cream goes the extra mile by soothing and hydrating, too. Its lightweight and highly blendable, so you may customize the pigment to suit your skin tone and style. Your skin will practically purr with relief and perfection.
Repair Water and Flower Extracts: boosts moisture content
Defense Power Complex: helps to protect skin from damaging UV rays
Essential Oils: supports cell repair and recovery
I was waiting to hear the voice over guy shout out "But wait!"...
This BB cream is very pale. I've swatched it above alongside MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation in NC 20, just to give a ballpark idea on the colour. I tried this on just one side of my face to test the shade. I'd have to use this as a base or a primer. It's too light for my NC 15-20 skin, if that helps anyone out.
It did even out the redness on my skin, but looked ashy because of it's paleness. It's scent immediately reminded me of Etude House Precious Minerals BB cream.
The full size, (45 ml), has a retail value of $32.00 USD. I was sent a sample size of 5 ml, which has an approximate value of $3.56 USD.
Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Niacinamide, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Caprylyl Methicone, Hexyl Laurate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sorbitan Isostearate, Pentylene Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Tribehenin, Magnesium Sulfate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Ceresin, Diphenyl Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Aluminum Hydroxide, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Stearic Acid, Fragrance(Parfum), Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Water, Glycerin, Coral Powder, Dipropylene Glycol, Xylitylglucoside, Sucrose, Anhydroxylitol, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Ipomoea Hederacea Callus Culture Extract, Serine, Arginine, PCA, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Xylitol, Alanine, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Threonine, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Sodium Polyacrylate, Madecassoside, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Leaf/Stem Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Seedcake Extract, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Phytic Acid, PEG-8, PPG-1-PEG-9 Lauryl Glycol Ether, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Mourera Fluviatilis Extract, BHT, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Lecithin, Impatiens Balsamina Flower Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Tropaeolum Majus Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben.
ulta3 nail colour
ulta3 nail colour - The full size retails for $2.30 AUD, I was sent the full size. Australian Dollars conversion rate is very close to Canadian Dollars, current conversion rates would make this nail polish approximate value $2.39 CAD. However, you can't order their nail polishes internationally. They do ship their other products worldwide though. (ulta3 shipping information here) I do wonder, though, if it's not ship-able internationally...how do I have it here, in Canada? Anywho...
Claims about this colour from their website:
THIS SHADE BOUT TO BLOW UP!
I dunno 'bout that. But it's a nice warm red shade.
Further details from their website:
Whether you're nail art obsessed or just a lacquer lover, this award-winning polish is every nail addict's dream, with over 100 shades from fluro to nude, and everything in between!
FOR BEST RESULTS, APPLY A BASE COAT, FOLLOWED BY 2 COATS OF COLOUR, AND A TOP COAT.
Upon first coat, the formula was quite nice. I was impressed. Then I applied the second coat and the formula became slightly gloopy. Uh oh. It was patchy, streaky and not fully opaque on the second coat. I had to go in with a third coat, and I could still see my free edge through the polish. For full opacity, you would have to base colour coat first and then apply this red. I would also add a drop or two of nail polish thinner to the bottle, just to slightly loosen up the formula for smoother application.
Whether I like the polish and it's formula or not, doesn't really matter. I can't buy it anywhere anyways.
BUTYL ACETATE, ETHYL ACETATE, NITROCELLULOSE, PHTHALIC ANHYDRIDE/ TRIMELLITIC ANHYDRIDE/GLYCOL COPOLYMER,ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL. MAY CONTAIN: ACETYL TRIBUTYL CITRATE, STERALKONIUM HECTORITE, CAMPHOR, BENZOPHENONE-1, SILICA, N-BUTYL ALCOHOL, POLYETHYLENE TERAPHTHALATE, MICA/TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)/TIN OXIDE, CI 77510, CI 15880, CI 77266, CI 19140, CI 15850, CI 77000. GLITTER NAIL ENAMEL: BUTYL ACETATE, ETHYL ACETATE, NITROCELLULOSE, PHTHALIC ANHYDRIDE/TRIMELLITIC ANHYDRIDE/GLYCOL COPOLYMER, ACETYLTRIBUTYL CITRATE, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, SILICA, N-BUTYL ALCOHOL. MAY CONTAIN: POLYETHYLENE TERAPHTHALATE, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, ETHYLENE/VA COPOLYMER, MICA, TIN OXIDE, CARMINE, CI 77000, CI 15850, CI 15880, CI 19140, CI 77510, CI 77891, CI 77266, CI 77491.
Living proof Perfect hair Day 5-in-1 styling treatment claims:
An oil- and silicone-free styling treatment that provides volume, smoothness, conditioning, strength, and polish in one easy step.
Perfect Hair Day Styling Treatment contains Living Proof’s award winning, patented molecules: OFPMA to weightlessly smooth, add shine, condition, and soften hair, and PBAE to create revivable, long-lasting volume and body with manageability. This powerful formula provides heat protection, UV protection, and static control. Results are instantaneous and improve hair over time.
I LOVE Living proof products. I have a constant supply of their Prime Style Extender and will be ordering the jumbo size of that soon. Getting this in my ipsy bag was pretty excite! I've only tried it the once so far, but I like it already. I'll be trying this out over the next week or two to get a better feel for it.
Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 full size retails for $20.00 CAD (2 oz.) & $36.00 CAD (4 oz.) at Sephora and can also be found in many salon's across Canada. I was sent a sample size of 1 oz. / 30 ml with an approximate value of $10.00 CAD.
September's ipsy Glam Bag has an overall approximate retail value of $61.70 CAD. Can't complain about that. However, will I get use out of all of these products this time around? Mostly, yes...but 100%? No, probably not. We'll have to see how the blush and lash paint go. Did you receive ipsy this month? What did you get in your bag and what were your thoughts?