IPSY January 2015 Review

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It's that time of the month again! No, not that time... Ipsy time! The time when every girl is getting excited because there is a hot pink parcel in the letterbox, and really, who doesn't LOVE snail mail. 

What did I get in this months Bag?!
- Hikari Cosmetics Eye Liner in Storm (full size) $13 use coupon code HIKARI30 for 30% off
- Eco Beauty Good Day. Day Moisturizer (15g sample value of $12) use code IPSYJAN15 for 30% off
- (Malin+Goetz) Mojito Lip Balm (full size) $12 use coupon IPSY15 for 15% off your purchase
- Manna Kadar Sheer Glo (sample worth $7.70) use code IPSY20 for 40% off
- Pacifica Mineral Coconut Eyeshadow in Treasure (full size?) $3.50? use code NEWBEAUTY for 20% off

Thats a value of $48.20
but are these products worth any of your money? Read on to see what I though...

Eco Beauty Good Day. Day Moisturizer
The Claim: highly natural day moisturizer provides ample hydration and helps bring back a fresher & happier looking skin appearance. Made with collagen-producing peptides, super-hydrating hyaluronic acid, natural cucumber, aloe, antioxidant panthenol (Vitamin B), Vitamin C & E and a natural anti-aging botanical complex of maqui berry, licorice root, ginko leaf, grape seed and hickory bark.
First thoughts: I like the sounds of it but I hate the packaging. Sure it might have a lid so that it can be resealed but it is still a foil bag.

Final Verdict: 
The smell is kinda of like something that went off with subtle hints of fresh cucumber... not what I call pleasant. This moisturizer sunk into my skin swiftly and my hopes were raised a little, until 5 minutes later my skin was screaming for more moisture. I am a stubborn one, so I have been persisting with using this moisturizer all week, my opinion however  is still the same. This is a fail, and an expensive one at that.
(Malin+Goetz) Mojito Lip Balm
the claim:
 as soothing to the lips as it is to the senses. Flavored with (MALIN+GOETZ) Mojito, this lip balm is scientifically blended to restore and replenish. This hydrating lip gel easily integrates for daily maintenance, prevention and treatment of dry, irritated lips. Color and paraben free. 

First thoughts: I hope this works because my lips are dying plus this packaging is right down my alley!
(Malin+Goetz) Mojito Lip Balm review
Final Verdict: The smell is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! The product is silky and glides onto your lips, gently bringing the touch of soothing moisture to dry lips. I reach for this first thing in the morning, apply it agin after breakfast, and reach for it any time I don't have lipstick on... I even sleep with it under my pillow... yeah, completely addicted. This is the best product in the bag, and has also earn its place as a top favourite lip balm.
Manna Kadar Sheer Glo
the claiman incandescent liquid that lights up skin with all over radiance. Mix with foundation or wear alone to provide a luminous glow for all skin types. An especially amazing product for mature or dry skin. Sheer Glo provides a youthful glow and dewy finish.
First thoughts: firstly why do they have to write glo and not glow? This actually looks promising and I can’t wait to try it out.
Manna Kadar Sheer Glo swatch and review
Final Verdict: I mixed it with my foundation and applied, I was pleased that it didn't give me "glitter face" but it also didn't give me that promised glow. For me, this extra step isn't worth it, but I'll give it a few more chances.
Pacifica Mineral Coconut Eyeshadow in Treasure swatch and review
Pacifica Mineral Coconut Eyeshadow in Treasure
the claim
An incredibly innovative formula that pushes natural makeup and mineral color to new bounds. Rich, lasting, creaseless eye shadows are infused with coconut water for a velvety, cream-like finish.

First thoughts: This packaging is oh so cute, but impossibly hard to get the products out of with out ripping it to bits. The colour, although a lovely neutral has me yawning. 

Final Verdict: This product blew me away... talk about pigmented! The photos do not do justice to the intensity of the colour, as for staying power, it does not disappoint. I wore this all day, I went on a 2 hour hike, walked around the city and then came home and cooked, and even after all that I did't have a single crease. I want to get my hands on some more of these shadows.

Hikari Cosmetics Eye Liner in Storm
The Claim: Eyeliner with a smooth formula for easy application. The perfect eyeliner that you can smudge for a smoky look or use to define your eyes.
First Thoughts: Love a brand that appears to have put some thought into packaging... an eyeliner with flat sides so it doesn't roll off the counter and break, thank you Hikari. Also who or what is this Hikari Brand? Not one I have heard of before, but a quick google tells me they are an up and coming brand from the US. The few reviews on the brand I found are fairly positive, but I'll save getting to excited until I have tried an tested this promising beauty.

(ill update my review of this eye liner once I have tried it)

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