It’s not my fault that I’m running late on my February reviews, my Birchbox has been lost in the mail, so I held off in hopes of reviewing it as well! This is not the first time one of my Birchboxes has gone missing, too. If nothing else, I can at least share my other subscription services.
February’s Ipsy Glam Bag:
Zoya Nail Polish in Odette ($8).
Zoya polish is always a winner. This is a nice purple that’s sort of bright and moody at the same time. It’s a grey-pink-mauve-plum sort of a shade and I really like it. Seems like a slightly warmer dupe for OPI’s “Parlez Vou OPI?”.
Ipsy discount code: Buy 2 polishes, get 1 polish + remover free at zoya.com with code ipsyzp4 through 3/15/14.
POP Beauty Plump Pout in Peony Petal ($16).
Not bad! This is very opaque and shiny, the coverage is nice and it isn’t too sticky. It’s still slightly more tacky than regular lipstick when first applied, but wears down to a softer finish after a little while. I like it.
Coupon code: 25% off any purchase at popbeauty.com with code poppingpout through 3/15/14.
Tini Beauty Eyetini Cordial Cream Shadow + Base In One in Spiced Rum ($18).
I love ‘Tini nail polishes and have been interested in trying out other products from the brand. This cream shadow was really intense and pigmented, and it LASTS. It took me forever to scrub the swatches off my arm! It’s nice on its own as a highly pigmented metallic shadow, or as a base for a similar powder shadow. Also easy to blend out as long as you only apply a small amount and blend with fingers.
50% off any purchase AND a free nail polish at tinibeauty.com through 4/10/14 with code ipsylove.
NuMe Intense Renewal Mask ($29.99).
This definitely made my hair feel nice and smooth after I used it.
50% off plus free shipping AND curling wand at numeproducts.com with code nipsyparty50 through 5/11/14.
City Color Be Matte Blush in Fresh Melon ($2.99)
This was very pigmented and felt smooth, but the color was pretty intense on me. Good option if you’re on a budget (lots of pigment and no cheap looking shimmer!), but sometimes a little less pigment in blush can be nice for a more diffused look instead of kind of a harsh edge. I’ll keep using this, but next time I’ll remember to only use the tiniest little bit and with a fluffier brush.
20% off entire purchase at citycolorbeauty.com through 3/15/14 with 14ipsy20.
And here’s a full face look with all three of the color cosmetics!
Birchbox didn’t show up, but here’s what was apparently in the February box:
COOLA Tinted Matte SPF 30 for Face ($36). These are always great to throw in my bag for a weekend trip.
Ruby Wing Color Changing Nail Polish ($10). This is a little silly, but I am strangely into it and hope it shows up.
Smashbox Cosmetics Full Exposure Mascara ($19.50). Eh.
Smashbox Cosmetics Full Exposure Palette ($49). Ummmm, this sample is actually eyeshadow samples on a piece of cardstock. What’s up with these sucky freebie samples? I’m very interested in trying this palette out, but this is not an accurate way to sample.
Beauty Protector Protect & Oil ($25.95). It’s an Argan oil spray, which sounds nice.
February Barkbox Products:
February Citrus Lane Box: