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October Ipsy Review (& the Drugstore Products that I Like More!)

After being a really big fan of my September Ipsy Bag, I was just a tad bit let down with this selection. They are all good products… just nothing to write home about. They are, however, certainly worth the $10 that Ipsy costs a month. I’m finding that I rarely have to buy make-up because I receive such a variety from this service.

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TreStique Matte Lip Crayon in Belize Border

This was my favorite item I received this go round. The color is brighter than I expected, but definitely applies smoothly and lasts. It’s easy to reapply as needed, too. The only catch? This little stick is $21.00. And I’m just as happy with my similar applying Revlon Balm Stain that’s only $6.00 and gets worn almost every day.

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Gimme Good Face Primer

This was a great primer, no doubt.  It applied smoothly, blended well, and I really liked it. I just like my e.l.f. primer equally, and it’s super affordable.  Bonus, they also have four different types and I can personally testify that they’re all great. I currently use the Blemish Control kind and love it.

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The Balm Cabana Boy Shadow/Blush

The packaging made me want to love this product. I mean… how cute is that little book? The flap stays shut thanks to a magnet. My main problem with this one? It was a bit too pigmented for me. I tried to apply it evenly, but I always felt like I ended up with a very circular application of blush. That might be due to the small area I had to swipe my brush. I’d definitely be willing to try this brand again, but at $17 for a full size blush, I’ll probably stick to my inexpensive e.l.f blush palette.

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Indi Beauty Buttercream Antioxidant Lip Scrub

If I was basing this on taste – this product would sweep them all out of the park. It was delicious, but that didn’t exactly work in it’s favor. I kept wanting to lick my lips! I’ve been applying this before putting lipstick on in the mornings and truth be told I haven’t really noticed it making any difference. I probably haven’t used it as vigorously as I should, and also haven’t experimented with it too much in terms of removing lipstick as well. It’s not a bad price for what you get.

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Pure Brazilian Leave in Conditioner

Maybe I have really hard to please hair, but this product didn’t do it for me. I’ve had better luck with Garnier Products.  I will say that this product has really good reviews on Amazon, so it might be more beneficial for hair that isn’t quite as wild as my own.

My goal through posting this review is to help open you up to new products to try, as well as show you what products are worth an investment and where the costs can be cut. This go-round didn’t have any real winners, but I’m optimistic about next month. Still, it was definitely worth the $10 to get to try these! The lip scrub and lip crayon are currently being toted around in my purse and used on a daily basis. If you’re interested in trying out, head here to sing up!

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