Saturday, May 18, 2013

REVIEW: Ipsy May 2013

May Ipsy bag came earlier this week & I'm pretty please with what I ended up with. As I mentioned in the preview post, there was a bit of variation this month, so I wasn't really sure what to expect...but I'm impressed!  

May 2013 Ipsy Bag Contents:
Yaby Concealer in Buff
Zoya Polish in Neely
NuMe Finishing Serum
Pacifica Island Vanilla Perfume Roll-On
Juice Beauty Reflecting Gloss

NuMe Finishing Serum: I was so bummed to receive yet another hair serum...I feel like I'm up to my ears in oils and serums that are so popular all of a sudden. However, I make it a point to try everything in my bag and WOW I am in love with this. The sample comes with a dropper, and you're instructed to pour three drops into your hands, rub together, and apply all over to wet or dry hair.  It's a little intimidating because the product is a lot thicker than usual oils, and I was so afraid it would weigh my hair down! I applied mine to dry hair, after blowdrying. I started at my ends, which are super damaged from years of hair dye, and worked up to my roots. Seriously impressive results! My hair actually looked glossy and sleek, a look I have never been able to achieve. I can't say it's actual repaired my split ends from the few times I've used it, but it definitely disguises them. I can't wait to use this in the summer when the humidity kicks in! :) 

Yaby Concealer in Buff: I know a lot of girls got the wrong color concealer in their bags this month, but Buff is perfect for me. I do have sort of yellow undertones in my skin and so does this concealer! I just applied with my finger and found it very easy to blend! I only really use concealer in problem areas and under my eyes, but this definitely did provide great coverage. I did include a swatch above on my cheek, although it is hard to see (that's how great the match is!). 

Juice Beauty Reflecting Gloss in Fig: Ok, the color looks kind of scary in the tube. It's like a dark pinkish brown. BUT, first of all, when you open the tube you will smell the most delightful citrus scent! Second, when you apply the gloss, you will be amazed at how NOT sticky it is. I generally hate glosses for that reason, but this one is great. It makes my lips feel soft and smooth. And lastly..the color? GORGEOUS. See swatch above. Definitely give this a try if you got it in your bag! 

Zoya Polish in Neely: Green is my absolute favorite color, so I was pleased to see this in my bag. It's almost a mint green, but not quite. This is my first ever Zoya product and I was pretty pleased with the application. The first coat did go on pretty streaky, but smooth. Once I put on a second coat, it looked gorgeous. Please excuse the mess of a photo posted above..I was so excited I didn't really do any clean-up! Honestly, it's not my favorite color ever, but it will be great for designs with other colors or as an accent nail! 

Pacifica Island Vanilla Perfume Roll-On: Ok, I love the smell of this. It's definitely a 'true' vanilla, almost like vanilla extract. It reminds me of baking, which I love! I've been putting a bit behind my ears, on my neck, and on my wrists, & I'm actually very impressed with the  staying power. It lasts all the way through my eight hour work day. 

What did you all think of the products your received in your Ipsy bag this month? :) 


  1. I love the nail polish. You got pretty lucky with that color, being that it is in style right now. I saw ur post on makeup talk about your blog. So I have decided to subscribe. You can check me out at

    1. Thanks, dear! I followed you back :)
      SO excited to get that nail color... I have nothing like it in my collection & it's the perfect summer color!

  2. Hey girl! I love your blog so I wanted to nominate it for the Liebster Award!

    Cookie <3

  3. I really like the nail polish color you received, so cute. I just followed your blog so please take a look at mine and if you like you can follow me too. :)

  4. I thought the same thing when I saw the NuMe hair serum in my bag. I was just like, "Seriously? Another one? -_-" Haha, I've heard it's good, but I haven't tried it yet because I'm still trying to use up the one I got in last month's bag. Jealous that you got the green polish :P I got the blue one.

    Found you through makeuptalk. Following now! :)

  5. Ah, I don't know why it won't let me reply to individual comments right now!

    Cookie, THANK YOU! That is such a great idea & a perfect way to find new blogs to read :) Will work on my nominations!!

    Yoli, I followed you! I was so excited to get the mint polish color, but there were a lot of gorgeous ones! What color did you get?

    Melli, I followed you as well. I got a few argan oils in other bags and I really wasn't happy with them. The NuMe serum doesn't feel oily at ALL! Let me know what you think once you check it out :)