Friday, January 4

December 2012 ipsy Glam Bag

This month’s theme is Haute Holiday
1 silver bag [free]
nyx loose pearl eyeshadow [sample]
urban decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil [sample]
Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm[bonus sample]
Mai Couture Highlighter Papier [Sample]
Mirabella Prime for Face and Eyes- $29.00
Be A Bombshell Lip Gloss- $14.00
the total worth of this bag is $43.00
not bad….

the bag is quite simple, no patterns, pretty silverish color. and very sturdy.

Add radiance to desired areas of your face and body. The shimmering highlighter paper from Mai Couture will illuminate any dullness for a glowing complexion.. Paraben and talc-free.
Just one sheet of Mai Couture Highlighter Papier will turn up the wattage on lackluster skin in seconds flat. Perfect for both the face and body and great on all skin tones, Mai Couture Highlighter Papier adds beautiful flawless luminosity hygienically and easily while letting you travel light. It’s time to say goodbye to messy brushes or things shattering in your bag.
How to Use: Lightly press and sweep paper to desired areas of face and body. To give a natural-looking glow to the face, concentrate on the cheekbones, chin, bridge of the nose, middle of the forehead and below the brow bone. For a body boost, work one sheet over the top of shoulders, collarbone and d├ęcolletage. Discard after each use.
DSC06756DSC06758Color: St Barts
Each fullsize booklet contains 50 sheets.

it’s not bad, I like it., its good for highlighting, it’s a little messy for the clumsy hand, but its kind of interesting.
will buy fullsize?: probably not. I prefer the ol’ brush-in-powder method for highlighting.

Did you receive Naked Skin Beauty Balm from Urban Decay in your Glam Bag this month? If so, it's because we recognize you as a trusted influencer within the ipsy community. This product is so new it hasn't even hit shelves yet and we want you to be the first to try it! Are you a blogger, YouTuber, creative ipster or beauty trendsetter? We can't wait to hear what you think. Ready to fall in love yourself? Naked Skin Beauty Balm will be available exclusively on in early January. Sign up for Urban Decay's emails to be the first to know!

Minimize pores, lines, wrinkles and redness instantly. Get significantly firmer, more lifted skin in 8 weeks.
It’s not just any beauty balm—it’s Naked Skin Beauty Balm—the BB cream with INSANE benefits. Unlike a lot of beauty balms, Naked Skin delivers measurable anti-aging benefits—and we’ve got the claims to prove it. And while many beauty balms are tinted to provide coverage, ours diffuses light with high-tech pigments to give you amazing, natural, NAKED-looking skin that keeps getting better every week.
Naked Skin is like an instant retoucher in a tube! This multitasking formula:
Perfects: Optical blurring pigment instantly evens out skin tone and minimizes pores, lines, wrinkles and redness.

Protects: SPF 20 shields skin from sun damage and Pepha®-Protect helps inhibit DNA damage.
Treats: Vitasource™ and dGlyage® firm skin, improve elasticity and provide measurable anti-aging benefits.

Primes: Extremely blend-able formula creates a smooth finish so makeup goes on beautifully and stays put.
Hydrates: Moisturizing but never greasy, Naked Skin Beauty Balm hydrates skin instantly and improves hydration over time.

it has so many claims!! sounds too good to be true. it is very blend-able, and smooth, satiny-like. But it feels more like foundation to me than a “balm” it is very liquid like (I am aware that there are fluid like bbcreams so this might be one of the types).
the moisturizing claim however, I might have to refute this bbcream doesn’t cover much but it covers enough lets say light to medium coverage.
rating:Red heartRed heart

I do not think its moisturizing. I think it is perfect for oily skin because it would keep you oil-free all day!! and it has a very satiny finish.
for me though, it is very drying on my dry/sensitive skin. I used it twice and it caused me to have an itch-fest on my skin because of the dryness.
I will try and use this during the summer since my skin gets combo around that time. hopefully it wont dry it out then.
will buy full size?: no
Here is a demo of me wearing the bbcream
Prime for Face and Eyes weightless, oil-free formula glides onto help promote long-wearing makeup. Vitamin E works as an antioxidant to smooth out lines as it moisturizes and protects skin. Prime provides a silky feel to the skin as it aids in repairing cellular damage. Application: Use a small amount and lightly pat into skin.
Silky, smooth, clear formula primer slides on the skin creating the perfect base for any Mirabella foundation. Avoid lash-line, use sparingly. Paraben-free; FD&C/D&C Dye-free. Net Wt.: 12.85g/0.45 US oz
I have not seen a primer like this before, it’s texture is very nice and inviting, satiny and smooth, not messy or gloppy at all

The perfect holiday “true red” lip gloss that goes on sheer! Layer for a more opaque look. This formula instantly creates the look of fuller more voluptuous lips with luminous shine. This maximum-shine, moisturizing gloss will be perfect for any haute holiday party. The applicator features a soft sponged tip that picks up a generous amount of gloss.
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Pigment: StarStarStar
Rating: Red lipsRed lipsRed lips
My opinion: This is an interesting lip-gloss, I actually like it, and ipsy is changing me into a lip-gloss lover lol!! I love this color it is very bright!! and the lip-gloss isn't sticky or gloppy it is also pretty moisturizing I have no cons with it! if all lip-glosses are like this then my opinions about em’ are changed!! lol
Pros: beautiful bright color, moisturizing
Cons: none
Will buy again?: yepp

It’s not hard to sparkle with one of NYX’s ultra-shimmering loose shadow powders that can be used on eyes, cheeks, even lips. These finely-milled mineral eye shadows are high-impact, long-lasting and a little addictive! Just the sparkle you need this holiday!
the colors are very pigmented and shiny, I love the look! I kinda wish I got the gold though because it is super pretty (online0 I cant imagine how beautiful the swatch would be.
will buy fullsize?: yess!

creamy, forever-lasting, award-winning and waterproof, 24/7 pencils delight you with lush tropical hues, deep metallics, and unusually vibrant neutrals. The best Eye Pencil ever, ever, ever! Never before has a pencil this creamy and brilliant been waterproof, too. Velvety-soft, this never-before-seen formula stays soft and creamy for blending (about 30 seconds), then dries down to a long-lasting finish that WILL NOT budge. Line eyes with a hint of color or go for the full artistic, multi-hued effect with the wide selection of lush tropical hues, deep metallics and unusually vibrant neutrals.
this eyeliner is interesting, its perfect for smokey look and smudges at first for it then lasts a while, I don’t think its bad, I am yet to test its long lasting look

well that is my ipsy bag for this month. it was quite interesting, loved a lot of the items! totally worth the subscription. I got two bags and guess what? they removed the second charge, even though it was my mistake of entering my billing information twice. very nice customer service. I am quite impressed
Thanks for reading!!
Ore :)

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