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post #871 of 1043

i'm really hesitant to complain about my brow gel because this stuff is totally out of my element?

i really don't know how to use it, how it's supposed to look when i use it, or what the texture is suppose to be like.

 

i'm probably not going to worry too much about it though and just cut my losses since i love the rest of the bag. it essentially serves no purpose for me because i have bangs that sufficiently cover my brows.

post #872 of 1043
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Originally Posted by mirandamanda View Post

This month's bag also has 'ipsy' embroidered on a tag on the inside, something I haven't noticed in any of the other bags, but I could be wrong.

 

I noticed that tag, too, but this was my first bag, so I wasn't sure whether this was A Thing for them or not.  I really like it because I have A Thing about remembering where my makeup bags came from (yes, I know it's weird and OCD.  It's probably my most minor weird OCD tendency, though, so I just kind of roll with it).

post #873 of 1043
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Originally Posted by gypsiemagic View Post

For those wondering when Urban Decay and NYX will come back, here is my guesses for Decembers bag (including those two brands)

 

 

Products Shown in Sneak Peek Video (alongside products already sampled) (Click to show)

Big Sexy Hair minis (there were three different ones)

Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm (and potentially "smoked" shades of mini liners)
Nyx Loose Pearl Eye Shadow
Josie Maran Argan Oil
Pacifica Body Butters/Perfumes
Z Palette 

 

 

 

HEY! I suggested the

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Z Palette

 

!  I kept tweeting them about it when they first sent out the Mirabella eyeshadow pan. I was asking for either coupon codes so hopefully we'll see something like that or better in future bags.  It tickles me to think they actually listened! :D

post #874 of 1043
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Originally Posted by bluelion View Post

You don't need both, but you can use them together. When I have a brow gel (not something I buy regularly), I generally use it to set my brows after filling them in. Or I'll use a tinted brow gel alone if it has enough pigment.

 

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Originally Posted by zadidoll View Post

Good question on the wax versus gel.

 

Gel is typically used to simply shape the brow (and depending on if it's clear or colored may or may not fill the brow with color) while wax is typically used to fill the brow. If you use wax you don't necessarily need the gel and if you use a gel you may not necessarily need a wax it depends on the look you're going for and your brow's thickness.


Hey thanks for the responses!  I was wondering about that because I recently fell in love with eyebrow wax but didn't want to shell out the money for it, and was hoping that I could substitute the eyebrow gel for it.  Anyways,  I'm not sure if my eyebrows are really that unruly but they are kinda sparse.  Do you think that the starlet eyeliner could double as pigment?

post #875 of 1043

Oh man, I'm so exhausted. /o\ I was in the middle of working on a blog entry but I give up. *flops* 700

 

Nailtini swatch!

700

 

Swatches for Dare Devil, the black eyeliner, and Matt Batali.

700

 

Btw if you're thinking about getting a Nailtini Millionaire dupe (??? but why would we because we all got the same thing??) the TokiDoki polish is on sale at Sephora for $4 + nail art stickers if you manage to catch a restock (the page is here: http://www.sephora.com/P309913?skuId=1381193) I know they'll definite restock since I saw a bunch of the polishes last time I was in a store.

post #876 of 1043

my bag better be here tomorrow!!! lol based on the weight, I believe I got the brow gel.

post #877 of 1043

depends on the look you're going for. I'm just pulling pics off the web, but compare this brow:

^If you want natural-looking brows, your eyebrow filler should never literally match your hair in terms of pigmentation. in general you want something a bit lighter, much less saturated, and not as pigmented (unless you're blonde). You basically want something ashy and not as opaque/pigmented as your actual hair.

 

to this brow:

^This is probably what you'd get with the starlet liner as an eyebrow filler--a bold, well-defined brow. Though if you're just starting to experiment, a natural brow would probably more forgiving of mistakes.

 

I have black hair and I use the Clinique brow shaper in 'charcoaled'--it's super ashy, almost more a grey than a brown. It's $15 but it'll seriously last you a lifetime lol. I've used it for the past two years and I've barely made a dent.

 

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Originally Posted by ValentineLissar View Post

I'm not sure if my eyebrows are really that unruly but they are kinda sparse. Do you think that the starlet eyeliner could double as pigment?


Edited by americanclassic - 11/15/12 at 12:24am
post #878 of 1043

I'm pleased. I was hoping for the eyebrow gel because I already own the mascara, and thankfully that's what I got!I think I'm one of the lucky ones too, because my gel is perfectly fine. No funky texture, and definitely not dried out. Hope those of you with bad tubes are able to get replacements if you want one.

post #879 of 1043

Yay! got my glam bag :) and one birchbox, and a target beauty bag

 

 

 

I am working on a proper blog post, but I couldn't resist posting some pretty pictures asap :) 

so excited I got the brow gel, seems to h

 

 

1000

 

700

swatches.

post #880 of 1043

I already have one of my bags but the other is yet to arrive, i thought that was pretty strange seeing as its going to the same address but maybe cos its a new subscription. I got the brow gel so i hope the mascara is in the other bag. And I'm not a huge fan of getting nail polish in my bag but i actually like this polish.

post #881 of 1043
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Originally Posted by mirandamanda View Post

This month's bag also has 'ipsy' embroidered on a tag on the inside, something I haven't noticed in any of the other bags, but I could be wrong.


I think this is the first time ipsy has been in a bag. I noticed that as well. I think this bag seems better quality than the black wristlet we got a while back.

post #882 of 1043
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Originally Posted by xlisaa View Post


I bought the set from Sephora and it came before my ipsy bag came. To me, it smells like caramel... lol!

to me it smells like chocolate

post #883 of 1043

Ok, I need some help here. This month's bag will be my second. On Tuesday, tracking said that it was out for delivery, so I was expecting to get it yesterday. However, when I checked tracking yesterday, it said the package was undeliverable, and to contact the sender. So I emailed Ipsy, and they basically told me exactly what I told them in the first place, which is that tracking says the package is undeliverable, and asked me if I had called the post office. SMH!! NO, I haven't called the post office, because tracking says to contact the sender!! I emailed them back, because usually if a package is undeliverable it means that the shipping address is either wrong or incomplete. My bag got here just fine last month, and nothing has changed, so I feel like it has to be a flub on Ipsy's part. I'm so freaking confused, I have never had this happen with ANY package EVER. Has this ever happened to anyone, and if so, how did you resolve it? Also, it says my package weight is .1840, that can't be right, can it?? HELP ME PLEASE!  eusa_wall.gif

post #884 of 1043

Seriously in love with the Benefit They're Real. I'm loving it more than the 5 Nordstrom/Hautelook mascaras I have tried so far (including Smashbox, Clinique, Estee Lauder)

 

This is going to be my new HG mascara, I think.

post #885 of 1043
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Originally Posted by JamieO View Post

Ok, I need some help here. This month's bag will be my second. On Tuesday, tracking said that it was out for delivery, so I was expecting to get it yesterday. However, when I checked tracking yesterday, it said the package was undeliverable, and to contact the sender. So I emailed Ipsy, and they basically told me exactly what I told them in the first place, which is that tracking says the package is undeliverable, and asked me if I had called the post office. SMH!! NO, I haven't called the post office, because tracking says to contact the sender!! I emailed them back, because usually if a package is undeliverable it means that the shipping address is either wrong or incomplete. My bag got here just fine last month, and nothing has changed, so I feel like it has to be a flub on Ipsy's part. I'm so freaking confused, I have never had this happen with ANY package EVER. Has this ever happened to anyone, and if so, how did you resolve it? Also, it says my package weight is .1840, that can't be right, can it?? HELP ME PLEASE!  eusa_wall.gif

 

I would still call the Post Office (even though they are not usually helpful) - from there you can honestly report back to Ipsy what the USPS had to tell you.  

 

Ipsy: With e-mail you have a paper trail and you can be like "This is what you said - it's here in black and white."  With my e-mail to them - the girl had a link to a survey about my exchange (I made sure I wrote what I thought - luckily my CS rep was not snarky and was great to work with). I hope you filled it out in your e-mail.  Try another e-mail (a brand new one)

(http://help.ipsy.com/customer/portal/emails/new) and maybe you will get another person OR  ask them for their number so that you can call and speak with someone directly.

 

Update us with how things go! I hope I gave you an idea of what to do.  laughing.gif

 

 Edited d/t poor reading skills this AM. 

post #886 of 1043

I'm bored at work so I figured I'd share my "Oh Sh!t Kit" with everyone. I love that I'm not the only person who carries one!

 

1000

 

 

-Nail clippers

-Feminine hygiene products

-Smart phone/glasses wipes

-Mini deodorant

-Mini perfume

-Mascara

-Chap stick

-Hair tie

-Bobby pins

-Double sided tape

-Antiseptic gel

-Band-Aids

-Advil

-Benadryl

-Moisturizer

-Lighter

 

And it all fits in my Ipsy bag with plenty of room to spare.

post #887 of 1043

I got the brow gel and I'm happy with it. Honestly though, I've used clear mascara before with the same results. I would've loved the mascara too, but it's a great bag either way. Puts other subs to shame... I'm looking at YOU, BBox! mat.gif

post #888 of 1043

I love the moxie lipgloss! It kind of feels like a plumper when on though... tingles a bit. But looks and feels great! Also, I didn't see anyone else say anything about this (maybe I missed it somewhere) but I think it's so cute that the bag has a little IPSY tag on the inside of it! Cute cute cute! claps.gif

post #889 of 1043
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Originally Posted by SupItsStephanie View Post

off topic, but does anyone watch two broke girls? tonight Caroline called it "due-ah-nay ree-ah-day" instead of Duane Reade and that's the only way I can read it right now


Off topic, yes, but I love 2 broke girls!  Everything about this episode was hilarious.  Ok, side bar done.

post #890 of 1043
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Originally Posted by TheNittyPretty View Post

I love the moxie lipgloss! It kind of feels like a plumper when on though... tingles a bit. But looks and feels great! Also, I didn't see anyone else say anything about this (maybe I missed it somewhere) but I think it's so cute that the bag has a little IPSY tag on the inside of it! Cute cute cute! claps.gif


That's because it is a plumper? http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod4190143 Check the specifications; it says: Product Type Lip Plumper. Even on their site it says http://www.bareescentuals.com/Marvelous-Moxie-Lipgloss/mastermoxie,default,pd.html Volumizes for big, pouty, fuller-looking lips.

post #891 of 1043
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Originally Posted by tnbryan View Post

I'm bored at work so I figured I'd share my "Oh Sh!t Kit" with everyone. I love that I'm not the only person who carries one!

 

1000

 

 

-Nail clippers

-Feminine hygiene products

-Smart phone/glasses wipes

-Mini deodorant

-Mini perfume

-Mascara

-Chap stick

-Hair tie

-Bobby pins

-Double sided tape

-Antiseptic gel

-Band-Aids

-Advil

-Benadryl

-Moisturizer

-Lighter

 

And it all fits in my Ipsy bag with plenty of room to spare.

This is AWESOME!  thanks for sharing! I have a diaper bag for my kids, but there are definitely days that I need something like this for MYSELF!

post #892 of 1043
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Originally Posted by artemis76 View Post

I got my bag today, but the eyeliner was missing - has anyone ever had this happen before? I sent an email and left a message on their Facebook wall so we'll if they send me a replacement.

 

I was missing the eyeliner too. I just emailed them, we'll see what they say.

 

The lipgloss is a slam dunk for me. The color looks great on me, I love the pigmentation, taste, and staying power. Really impressive. I already own the Meet Matt(e) palette but the sample is adorable, it will be a great stocking stuffer for my sister.

 

I find with the brow gel that the gel ends up on the very tip of the wand, so I dotted that on to my brow and then smoothed it out with the wand. Pretty nifty idea.

post #893 of 1043
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Originally Posted by JimmyJazz View Post

 

I would still call the Post Office (even though they are not usually helpful) - from there you can honestly report back to Ipsy what the USPS had to tell you.  

 

Ipsy: With e-mail you have a paper trail and you can be like "This is what you said - it's here in black and white."  With my e-mail to them - the girl had a link to a survey about my exchange (I made sure I wrote what I thought - luckily my CS rep was not snarky and was great to work with). I hope you filled it out in your e-mail.  Try another e-mail (a brand new one)

(http://help.ipsy.com/customer/portal/emails/new) and maybe you will get another person OR  ask them for their number so that you can call and speak with someone directly.

 

Update us with how things go! I hope I gave you an idea of what to do.  laughing.gif

 

 Edited d/t poor reading skills this AM. 

Ohhhhhk, I am a super duper dummy! After an email back from Ipsy, I realized that I had the wrong zip code listed in my shipping info (I moved last month, so I had my correct address with my old zip2.gif). So I don't know how the hell it got here last month. I set up the account for this address so I never changed it. The dumb things I do amaze me sometimes. SO, I called the post office and they sent it back to Ipsy, and I think Ipsy is sending me a new one. YIIIIIIIKES. I still don't get why my shipping weight was only .18something though. This whole thing has me all bumfuzzled. 

post #894 of 1043

I know someone back a few pages said they emailed Ipsy about "dry" brow gel. I decided to try mine this morning, when I take the wand out of the tube, it *sounds* like there's something in there, but nothing on the brush unless I press the brush into my finger then there's a LITTLE wetness. I tried both gels, same thing. Very different from my Anastasia brow gel. That one has so much in it I have to wipe the brush off before I use it haha. Anyway, I tried both gels on my eyebrows, and well, I've got two new brow brushes, but that's it. :( Has anyone heard back about this? I might be emailing myself. This is definitely a first for Ipsy.

post #895 of 1043
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Originally Posted by JamieO View Post

Ohhhhhk, I am a super duper dummy! After an email back from Ipsy, I realized that I had the wrong zip code listed in my shipping info (I moved last month, so I had my correct address with my old zip2.gif). So I don't know how the hell it got here last month. I set up the account for this address so I never changed it. The dumb things I do amaze me sometimes. SO, I called the post office and they sent it back to Ipsy, and I think Ipsy is sending me a new one. YIIIIIIIKES. I still don't get why my shipping weight was only .18something though. This whole thing has me all bumfuzzled. 

 

I don't think the wts are always on target, but who knows.  But it will be interesting to see if it changes when they send the new one now. 

post #896 of 1043
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Originally Posted by spmblueeyez View Post

I know someone back a few pages said they emailed Ipsy about "dry" brow gel. I decided to try mine this morning, when I take the wand out of the tube, it *sounds* like there's something in there, but nothing on the brush unless I press the brush into my finger then there's a LITTLE wetness. I tried both gels, same thing. Very different from my Anastasia brow gel. That one has so much in it I have to wipe the brush off before I use it haha. Anyway, I tried both gels on my eyebrows, and well, I've got two new brow brushes, but that's it. :( Has anyone heard back about this? I might be emailing myself. This is definitely a first for Ipsy.

 

I got nothing in mine - someone suggested taking out the stopper thingie that cleans off the brush in the tube.  I swooshed my brush around the tube and still came out bone dry.  Ipsy said they would send me a new one after e-mailing them.

 

The eyebrow gel company - won't send free samples unless you spend over 50 bucks on their products. (just throwing that out there)

post #897 of 1043
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Originally Posted by JimmyJazz View Post

 

I got nothing in mine - someone suggested taking out the stopper thingie that cleans off the brush in the tube.  I swooshed my brush around the tube and still came out bone dry.  Ipsy said they would send me a new one after e-mailing them.

 

Mine was bone dry too! I don't want to WORK or have to take things apart to get the product to perform properly. Someone should have filled it all the way or made a better package design. I'm not going to pull the stopper in and out everytime I get ready in a rush each morning. Plus, sending out a product like that from an unknown company (at least unknown to me) makes me not want to buy any of their other products. If they can't get it right on a promotional item which is supposed to suck you in, how am I going to trust that they'll get it right when I actually have to shell out big bucks for other products? Also, the fact that they had this happen on what I would say is the majority of their samples makes me wonder if they didn't know about it from the start. Maybe not myglam, but maybe chella knew they were being cheap with their samples...

post #898 of 1043

On a weird note... I don't understand why everyone uses this saying? Bones aren't dry -- they're spongey on the inside with marrow where your (red) blood cells are produced. If your bone is dry, it's probably because you have osteroperosis... or are dead. ^^;; In which case it would just be easier to say my product is dead lol.

 

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Originally Posted by parisnicole1989 View Post

Mine was bone dry too!

post #899 of 1043
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Originally Posted by Dalylah View Post


Just yanked my stopper out in hopes this was the problem but it is definitely almost dried up. It is very tacky like dried honey.

 

I have opened up a lot of containers in the past to get the remainder of products out. Wish it had worked this time.

Same here, they're supposed to send another one which I'll trade or give away. Better bag next month, Ipsy. I know you can do it. Funny how these subs seem to alternate with each other, taking turns at being awesome and then drab the next month. This month it was BB all the way for me. JMHO

post #900 of 1043
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Originally Posted by parisnicole1989 View Post

Mine was bone dry too! I don't want to WORK or have to take things apart to get the product to perform properly. Someone should have filled it all the way or made a better package design. I'm not going to pull the stopper in and out everytime I get ready in a rush each morning. Plus, sending out a product like that from an unknown company (at least unknown to me) makes me not want to buy any of their other products. If they can't get it right on a promotional item which is supposed to suck you in, how am I going to trust that they'll get it right when I actually have to shell out big bucks for other products? Also, the fact that they had this happen on what I would say is the majority of their samples makes me wonder if they didn't know about it from the start. Maybe not myglam, but maybe chella knew they were being cheap with their samples...

Oh I agree fully.  I went one Chella's site just to see if there was a way to get a sample from them to see if there would be any difference.  When I saw the whole "Free samples with purchase over 50 dollars," I was like 'You gotta be kidding me.'   I totally think Chella is being a Scrooge about samples. AND I'm sure the Ipsy/MyGlam team didn't get that issue when trying out samples.  Kinda like Chella waved the big steak around saying look at we have - then tossing us the scraps after they got what they wanted out of Ipsy/MyGlam.  ((Did that make sense??))

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