Zoya Giovanna: $8.00 (.5 fl oz) full size
Ipsy's bff status with Zoya is one of my favorite things in the world. This is the third FULL SIZE Zoya I have received in an Ipsy bag.
Zoya Giovanna is a stunning emerald green metallic. This shade is brand spanking new, originally designed as a shade for the Zang Toi autumn winter 2013 runway show. Oh Ipsy, you give me such nice things.
Buxom Full On Lip Polish in Dolly: $10.00 (.07 fl oz) mini size
I've decided that I'm not too big on lipstick. I have weirdly shaped, lopsided lips and deep thick colors enhance the lopsidedness. Glossed or anything sheer works great for me though.
The consistency is sticky but not overly sappy. I definitely saw a plump effect from this gloss. Dolly is a beautiful color that has a slight sparkle and tint. It's instalove. I've been shopping online for which shades I am going to pick up on my next Sephora trip.
Sexy Hair Blow Dry Volumizing Gel: $5.00 (1.7 fl oz) travel size
Sexy Hair is another brand I've received a lot of in Ipsy bags. The Sexy Hair Blow Gel is an alcohol-free gel that thickens hair while adding volume. It also helps retain moisture so your hair never feels dry. Use it on damp hair, blow dry and feel the plump.
I felt that I had some nice height when I used this. This gel does make your hair feel crusty but of course you're not going to get hold without a glue effect. The 'crustyness' isn't obvious by looking, really it's only touch so unless you're going out where you're sure that your date will be running his fingers through your hair, you're good!
My only problem with this product is that you need a lot to go through your hair from the roots. If you've got long hair like me a bottle this size will last you about two uses.
La Fresh Eco-Beauty Oil-Free Face Cleanser Wipes: $5.99 (10 wipes)
I am not familiar with the La Fresh brand but I am always excited to try new things.....and I can always use makeup remover/cleansers. These wipes cleanse the skin and detoxify. Added bonus, the wipes themselves are biodegradable and compostable.
be Delectable Hand Cream in Strawberry & Cream: $2.50 (2 fl oz) travel size
I've been getting more into lotions. Previously I never really used the stuff but hey, it gives you that awesome feminine smell that guys love so much and gives your skin something to drink. With the winter cold and dryness almost here I'm making sure to be on top of my lotion game.
be Delectable Hand Cream in Strawberry & Cream smells like Strawberry Shortcake and Yoplait had a baby. It is a dead ringer for what strawberry yogurt smells like. My boyfriend actually asked me if I had put yogurt on my hands when I asked him to take a whif. Yes darling, I moisturize in foodstuffs. I soak in it in the tub making me the Elizabeth Bathory of yogurt. No, it's this lotion!
Really though, you probably shouldn't eat this stuff. It's full of shea butter, coconut oil and aloe vera to keep your skinn smooth and nourished. Added bonus is it's great for cuticles!
Overall I was very pleased with this months Ipsy bag. There wasn't anything included that I didn't like! The Buxom Full On Lip Polish and Zoya Nail Polish were probably my two favorites. I got just over a $30 value which is great considering it's only $10 a month! You can sign up for this fantastic subscription service by going here and taking Ipsy's beauty quiz which will match you with five great products each month (sometimes more!). It's not much cost to you and you get to try new and exciting items that you probably wouldn't have gotten your hands on otherwise. Diehard Ipsy for life!