Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Ipsy- Party Perfect product reviews- Nailtini, Chella, Bare Minerals, theBalm, Starlet

this is a look back at a previous Ipsy bag and what I thought of the products inside. Ipsy is an amazing deal, this bag was valued at almost $50, not including the Just Fab $20 gift card. At only $10 a month, you can barely buy even buy a single drugstore item for that price, let alone a cosmetics bag with 4-5 items, mostly full sized!
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I absolutely ADORE this Nailtini polish in Millionaire. Stunning and reminds me of the Nail Inc Feather Effect  polish that I'm wearing today but they had the look first! Long wearing, applies like a dream and is truly a showstopper. I've got a number of Nailtini polishes, and they always become a favorite in my mani arsenal. This is one of those polishes that makes people examine my nails up close and go "ooooh!" Simply put, gorgeous.                         

Chella Eyebrow Defining Gel
Is fantastic. I have very fair brows, but they also rival Ernest Borgnine's in sheer voluminousness.  While thicker, natural brows are in,Wilford Brimley with caterpillars glued onto his forehead is not. This stuff tames them, makes them look groomed and glam, keeps them in place and in general gives a more polished look. It's also excellent for using with brow powders to keep it from giving you fallout. Now a staple in my beauty bag of tricks.

Bare Escentuals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss - # Dare Devil 4.5ml/0.15oz Bare Escentuals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss - # Dare Devil 4.5ml/0.15oz
Contains natural ingredients exotic oils botanical extracts & antioxidants With a refreshing formula that nourishes lips for exceptional comfort Provides sheer vibrant color Creates a full satiny shimmering & mirror-like pout that lasts for hours

This is not only a gorgeous color, but it feels fantastic on your lips. It has a lovely minty tingle that has the added bonus of sweetening your breath while also giving a slight plumping to the lips. They really DO look fuller! Not Angelina or anything, but they definitely make a difference without causing agonizing pain like some lip plumpers. Extremely shiny and smooth with a nice slick, non sticky feel that lasts and lasts.

theBalm  Meet  Matt(e)  Eyeshadow  Palette  by  theBalm  Cosmetics  1  Eyeshadow  Palette theBalm Meet Matt(e) Eyeshadow Palette by theBalm Cosmetics 1 Eyeshadow Palette
theBalm Meet Matt(e) Eyeshadow Palette by theBalm Cosmetics 1 Eyeshadow Palette

This is a regular use color for me; I keep it on my makeup table and am constantly grabbing it. I'm amazed that I haven't panned it out yet. A rich sable brown that goes on silky smooth with no fallout. It plays well with others and also makes a great basic day to day fast application 'out the door' shade that you can slap on and look like you tried. It has awesome staying power and will still be just as rich at the end of the day as when you started. And the retro packaging? Adorable.

There was also an eyeliner by Starlet Cosmetics, but they appear to have gone the way of the dodo..... Guess that sums up the general public opinion fairly well, eh? I thought it was fine. Nothing to write home about (and with my mom being who she is, we actually DO that, she just mailed me an article on the influence that the right shoes can have in the workplace) but a decent, inexpensive liner that didn't smudge too bad with a primer. Trust me, it definitely didn't smear as much as my hated bane-of-my-existence Elizabeth Arden eye pencil.


thecanadianbeautybug said...

Aww.. looks like a great box. Ispy seems pretty good for monthly boxs; though its can be hit & miss sometimes.

Julie Ann Keene-Roppolo said...

For $10 though, it's ALWAYS worth it. What do they charge Canadians? Cause yeah, I only pay $10 including shipping. The polish alone is worth the price of admission on this one for me. it's soooooo gorgeous!

thecanadianbeautybug said...

I think its $12 to ship + $10 for the box each month , though 100% sure.
Yes - the polish it worth at least $10. I've seen this polish company name a few times, when I go to USA am going try to find it

thecanadianbeautybug said...

oops actually it USD $4.95/month

its was #Wantable thats $12 shipping + additional cost along with the $36 monthly fee..

Julie Ann Keene-Roppolo said...

Tini Beauty makes FANTASTIC products. I have a number of their items and absolutely love them all.

joannhakes said...

Wow! Do all your monthly ten dollar purchases come with everything you have like this?

Julie Ann Keene-Roppolo said...

Joann, yeah, this is an average bag. $10!!!! If you decide to sign up and used my link I would be super grateful, cause God only knows I don't have enough makeup ;-) Yeah, they ship out an average of $50 bucks worth of stuff in each bag and they get better every month. Never any packettes, always at least major deluxe size and always a few full sized.