Final thoughts: September ipsy Bag and September Birchbox

September was the fifth month I received a Birchbox.  September brought about a name change.  Myglam is now ipsy…beauty by you.  The word ipsy comes from ipse Latin for “sense of self”.

My bag consisted of:

  1. SOHO Smudge Brush
  2. Jane Sparkle Gloss in Sparkle Pink – full size
  3. Circus by Andrea’s Choice Nail Color in Tightrope – full size
  4. Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Split End Sealer – sample
  5. Mirabella Eye Color in Semiformal – full size
  6. $20.00 off coupon for JustFab

I really enjoyed EVERYTHING about the September ipsy bag.  The SOHO smudge brush worked better for me as a crease brush.  The brush blends eyeshadow quite nicely.  I was really surprised at how pigmented the Jane sparkle gloss was. The lip gloss also had great staying power.  The nail polish is a neon purple. The nail polish worked better when using a base and topcoat.  The Carol’s daughter split end sealer made my hair soft and manageable.  Any product that makes it easier to comb my natural hair is a winner in my book.  I really loved the way it smelled too.  The Mirabella eyeshadow is a medium brown shade. Not only was I able to use the eyeshadow as a lid color, but it also made a great blending color for me.  The bag also included a $20.00 coupon to JustFab. There were two items that really stood out for me.  The Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Split End Sealer. I will definitely be buying the full size of that.  I ordered a cute pair of booties in JustFab. 😀

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September Issue was the theme of the Birchbox.  My box consisted of:

  1. Color Club Birchbox Custom Polish in Status Update – mini size
  2. Nexxus Pro-Mend Split End Treatment System:  shampoo, conditioner, leave-in treatment – sample
  3. twistband Birchbox Custom Lace Hair Tie
  4. Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator – deluxe sample
  5. Youngblood Mineral Primer – deluxe sample
  6. Mighty Leaf Tea Company – sample
  7. $25.00 Gift Card to Madewell

This was a better box than the previous month.  The Color Club nail polish was a deep gray. The Nexxus did a good job of cleaning and conditioning my hair.  I wish there was a bigger sample of the Nexxus Pro-Mend Split End Treatment System.  My youngest ended up taking the twistband from me.  I did notice a difference in the way my skin looked after using the Vasanti Brighten Up!  My skin looked more refreshed.  The Youngblood Mineral Primer also worked. I didn’t see much a difference between other facial primers I’ve used. The Mighty Leaf Tea Company samples were delicious.  I didn’t use the Madewell gift card. Even with $25.00 off the clothes were still beyond what I could afford.  What stood out for me were the tea samples. The samples came in three flavors: Vanilla Bean, Green Tea Tropical, Chamomile Citrus. The Green Tea Tropical was my favorite.

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