Why am I writing my first post on a set from last month? Well simply because I have been busy putting this blog together. Better late then never, right? So, let us dig right into the products in this bag.
First off, the bag itself. I absolutely love this bag! There have been very few Ipsy bags that I adore, but this one is definitely one of them. The contrast colors of aqua and coralish-red complement each other so well and really give off that spring vibe.
Second, the Global Beauty Care Dead Sea Wash-off Mask. While this mask states you can use it for your body as well as your face, I only tested it out on my face. Maybe next time I will try using it on my neck and chest to see how it measures up as a “body mask”. This mask provides a deep pour cleaning while making you feel like your bathroom as been turned into a luxury spa. I love this mask and it just might be a product I commit to after I am finish with this sample. It also left my face feeling firmer, which is always a plus for those 30+ people looking for natural solutions to changing skin.
What more is there to love about this product? After some research I found that the company makes the following statements about their products and product lines:
• Natural and plant-based ingredients.
• Natural ethical and cruelty-free products.
• Recyclable Packaging and Shipping Materials
• Healing Solutions
• No Synthetic Fragrances
• No Harsh Detergents
• No Mineral Phosphates
• No Sulphates
• No GMO Ingredients added
While they might not be organic and 100% paraben free (from what I can tell, please correct me if I am wrong) I think this company does a darn good job in stepping in the right direction. I give this product a solid A.
Third, the Crown Brush Small Chisel Fluff Brush. I am a fan of synthetic Crown Brushes, though I am not sure I am a huge fan of this brush? This brush is made of a sable blend, which saddens me. I don’t need a animal to suffer because I want a make up brush, it is ludicrous. Therefore, I would have to say I am disappointed in this sample and can not find it in me to recommend it, at all.
From what research I have been able to find, I don’t believe Crown Brush is a cruelty free company (though they do offer cruelty free options). If I find out otherwise, I will most definitely do a post on Crown Brush. Until then, thumbs down.
Fourth, NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Soft Spoken. I love, love, love this color! LOVE. NYX is a very affordable, cruelty free brand. This product had a decent wear time, but I can’t remember 100% how long and if it survived through a meal. But the formula was smooth and consistent, not at all patchy. I could dive deeper and review the toxicology rating of this product, but I wasn’t able to find a solid rating. So, other then that I really have no negative remarks about this product and recommend it. If this is a product you would like to try, I say go for it!
NYX Cosmetics Remains Cruelty–Free! NYX Cosmetics has been a committed member of PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies program since 2010. In 2014, though, NYX was acquired by L’Oréal, a company that chooses to sell in China, where tests on animals are required.Mar 19, 2015′
Fifth, Manna Kadar Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Fantasy. Sadly, I was not prepared enough to have a swatch of this product (maybe in a future post) nor have I tried the product out, but I do love the concept of a three-in-one product. I believe this company is cruelty free and for me at least, LOCAL! I love supporting local companies and this will be a brand I will look more into. If you live in Orange County or the Southern California area, CHECK THIS BRAND OUT. Until further notice, I’ll be playing around with this shadow/bronzer/blush and doing my research.
Sixth, TEMPTU Warm Glow Bronzer. I am going to be honest here, this scares me. Not because of the brand (which is cruelty free), I just am very timid when it comes to blush and bronzer’s. It just isn’t a leap I have fully committed to taking when it comes to my make up, but testing the waters slowly. The idea of a liquid bronzer makes me want to run for the hills. I do believe this product line is meant for airbrushing? But I have seen reviews were you can dab this sample and rub it on your cheeks? I’ll get around to trying this… one day. I’ll admit, I failed this sample.
Over all, with the exception of the brush, March’s glam bag was overall interesting and fun. Ipsy rarely disappointing me which is why I have kept this subscription for about two years.