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post #61 of 3151
I use baby powder for my hair on 2nd days. My hair is blonde so I can get away from it! Ive also tried a couple dry shampoos (treseme and klorane) and they just didn't work as well as baby powder for how greasy my hair gets.
post #62 of 3151

I had a pretty good January so hoping for a good February bag too!  Current wishlist:

 

Sharpener

mascara

facial moisturizer (I always say this but I go through it so fast!)

eyeshadow (I need some neutrals)

something for valentine's day

post #63 of 3151
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I like klorane. I got it free from my birchbox. I've also used amika and blow pro. None of those are drugstore brands though. I actually started with regular baby powder. It absorbs great but if u have dark hair it will be hard to work with. Someone recommended baby powder at night and the other stuff in the morning and that has worked well for me. I had very oily hair but it's true that it learns to be less oily once you stop washing it everyday. I started with weekends and worked up from there. Good luck!

Thanks. Yeah I have medium brown hair so the baby powder just makes me look like a crazy person. I may give the Garnier Fructis one a try. I watch eleventhgorgeous on youtube and they swear by that one. I'll try till I find one. :)

 

Try cornstarch over talc (baby powder). Most dry shampoos contain corn starch.

post #64 of 3151
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Try cornstarch over talc (baby powder). Most dry shampoos contain corn starch.

Interesting. Thanks. I'll have to try that Wednesday when I'm off work. :)

post #65 of 3151

Back on the topic of Ipsy:

 

I went and looked at my points history to see how many points I ended up with this month since they added a few random pop-up questions etc. It looks like I got 90 points total in the month of January. Which means By the end of March I will go over 1,000 points. So unless February and March blow me away with their quality, I think April will be my last bag with Ipsy for awhile. I've been with them since the beginning (I only missed 3 bags in the summer of 2012) and I feel like I'm not as excited for Ipsy as I used to be. I still think they're a great service, but I think their much more suited for subscribers who are building their collection. I suppose we'll have to wait and see what the next few months hold. Maybe they'll impress me and send me another Butter London polish! haha :)

 

I think my wishlist for February would be:

- more high-end brands or up-and-coming brands (like Malin+Goetz from Jan)

- LIP SCRUB!

- cream blush

- larger brush of some kind (Kabuki or blush brush)

- finishing powder

- highlighting product

- nail product like cuticle oil, matte top coat, nail strengthener etc

- a brush cleaner/conditioner

- a new eyelash curler (this one is stretch but I need a new one! LOL)

post #66 of 3151
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shea butter cream
african black soap in liquid form
face mask
brushes!!

I really don't care about the makeup right now
I'm all for this list! As for makeup, I would like to see a blush (coral) and a liquid lipstick. I'm ready for a spring is coming bag, it's never too early! smile.gif
post #67 of 3151

I hope there's a kind of pink theme it being Valentines day and all. And that way they have an excuse to give us a blush, preferably powder! :)

 

Other things I'd be excited to get are brushes (ANY brush at all), an eye primer, a hair mask, face masks, a new bronzer because I'm almost out, or a nice lip product in a unique colour (I've been eyeing the new revlon colorburst line of balms and l'oreal extraordinaire by colour riche in nude ballet since I saw them reviewed on @ChesireCookie's blog).

 

I'd also be happy to see these brands: Tarte, Smashbox, Urban Decay, Benefit, Soap & Glory, and Nyx. Or any brand I haven't tried/heard of, because really that's the whole fun part :satisfied:

post #68 of 3151

I'm definitely itching to try a higher-end product from a brand I don't use, such as Soap & Glory or Wen.  I saw that Wen was a glam bag item a while ago, and I keep crossing my fingers that every month will be the month we get a deluxe sample...needless to say I've been outta luck!

post #69 of 3151

Updates!

post #70 of 3151

HELP? I've only been able to get 50 points this month. The little review your bag thing hasn't popped up for me.

post #71 of 3151
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Originally Posted by Amanda Stan View Post
 

HELP? I've only been able to get 50 points this month. The little review your bag thing hasn't popped up for me.

 

Mine hasn't popped up either. Mine usually pops up closer to the end of the month. 

post #72 of 3151

I'm just going to refer myself again and that will put me at 1000 pts.  Then I will finally cancel.  Hopefully another point perk gets added though, since I already have the Stila beauty blender-type makeup sponge and I'm not sure I really like it. 

post #73 of 3151

I think I will be canceling Ipsy before the February bags go out. I would definitely consider signing back up if they ever fix Ipsy match (I've been with them for a year, and some of the products appeal to me every month, but I usually don't get the ones that fit my profile).  I will be keeping Birchbox and starting Fortune Cookie Soap and Eco Emi.  Hope you ladies get something great this month! :flowers:

post #74 of 3151

I said I wanted a powder blush, but looking through my collection I realize I only have 1 cream blush and the other bagillion blushes are powder. So I retract my powder statement and change it to cream. Cream scares me, but I want to learn. I have Stila Convertible and it is pretty nice, I wouldn't mind another!

 

UNIVERSE! DEAR UNIVERSE! HEAR MY PLEAS! TheBalm....send it. Yes. THANK YOU GREAT UNIVERSE!!! :eusa_pray:

post #75 of 3151

Not sure the Ipsy gods (or even cosmetics gods in general) know me well enough to bother listening to my pleas (makeup newbie!), but I suppose it can't hurt to ask. I did ask for a cream blush in December and we got the BaB One Stick (of course, I received Girl Crush which didn't show up on me at all)...

 

Contour kit (never contour, but I'd like to start!)

Blush (powder for the summer) - I would like to try theBalm instain

Marker eyeliner, black (don't stone me!)

Makeup brush daily sanitizer

Pencil eyeliner, brown

African black soap (like someone above stated) - heard good things about it!

I also second the eyelash curler (one that can fit in my bag more easily)

 

And a BIGGER bag! I feel like the bags they send out are much too small for product junkies.

post #76 of 3151
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And a BIGGER bag! I feel like the bags they send out are much too small for product junkies.

I second this, or at least a different shape. I'm sure they pick bags that will fit in the mailer, but a little variety in shape and size would be nice.
post #77 of 3151
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I would love to try a lip scrub from Lush. My little sister keeps going on and on and on and on about it and I want to give it a try before I break down and finally buy some to try myself. I'd love to get a radiant orchid anything. I'd REALLY love to see something by juice beauty. Aside from that, a lot of brands are new to me for the most part so they can send just about anything for me! 

 

Since I no longer live near a Lush store (and I really, really couldn't afford anything right now even if I did) I would love to see just about anything from Lush. They could easily be one of my favorite bath and body suppliers if one was near me and I could afford it. Maybe we should start a Lush campaign on Ipsy's FB page. <3

post #78 of 3151
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Originally Posted by Heather Hicks View Post
 

 

Since I no longer live near a Lush store (and I really, really couldn't afford anything right now even if I did) I would love to see just about anything from Lush. They could easily be one of my favorite bath and body suppliers if one was near me and I could afford it. Maybe we should start a Lush campaign on Ipsy's FB page. <3

 

I'm a Lush fanatic, and as much as I love it, I don't know what item they would be able to send out in an Ipsy bag.  The lip scrubs are awesome but the little jars are heavy.  The product isn't oily like a body scrub, but I bet after this month plus the perfume, Ipsy is hesitant to send out scrubs anyway. 
 
Maybe some of the emotional brilliance makeup?  Or the lip tins?  Those are in more traditional packaging and are less likely to melt or break than their other items, I suppose. 
post #79 of 3151
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Originally Posted by puzzlepopples View Post
 

I'm not sure where to ask this so I apologize if this needs to be moved to a different thread....

 

Ok, so I keep hearing about how you shouldn't wash your hair every day. I never wanted to try because I have crazy oily hair. Then I read that you need to "train" your hair to be less oily. So I have a few days off work and figured what the heck. I didn't wash my hair yesterday and today I woke up with my hair stuck flat to my hair and looked like I went to McDonalds and stuck my head in the fryer. Yeah it was really that gross. So I pull out some dry shampoo and use it the way I've seen folks on youtube teach me how to do it right and I still had flat greasy hair stuck to my hair. So my question is can anyone recommend a good drugstore brand dry shampoo? I'm cheap so it has to be drugstore. I need something that will work on even the oiliest of hair. The one I used today was by Tresemme I don't remember which one, I woke up this morning with a cold and I'm too lazy to go look. :)

 

I used to have the same problem with extra oily hair. You might want to consider trying this brand:

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Made by a company called Lily of the Desert
 

Aloe 80 Oily Hair Care

Aloe 80 Shampoo and Conditioner for Oily Hair
 

80% Aloe, 100% You! Our new Aloe 80 Shampoos and Conditioners are specially formulated with beneficial, natural ingredients to suit the needs of different hair types. Each bottle contains at least 80% certified organic aloe vera guaranteed!

Recommended for oily hair types, our customized shampoo formula for OILY HAIR will naturally balance hair moisture while gently washing away dirt and oils while the Conditioner for OILY HAIR will build stronger hair without weighing it down.

Made from natural, beneficial ingredients, the 80% or more aloe and Vitamins A&E will nourish your hair while Lemon Peel extract will control oil and Ginger Root extract will add hydration and shine. These are gentle enough for daily use.Made in the U.S.A.

Health Benefits

  • Reduces the appearance of damaged hair
  • Minimum of 80% aloe for added moisture
  • Promotes an attractive and healthy appearance
  • Hydrates at least 3 epidermal layers

 

I switched to them and I'm now using shampoo and conditioner for normal hair.  Though when I first switched, they only made 1 kind for everyone. It did indeed take a while to get used to shampooing less. Probably 6 months to a year, so it isn't going to happen over a long weekend. But, I think if you tried this and stuck with it for a few bottles, you might start out shampooing everyday, then cut down to every other day, but eventually you'd see a difference. Sadly, this isn't available in lots of places. But, it also isn't expensive. I guess it falls in between really cheap drugstore brands and medium quality salon brands. I think it is about $8-10 per bottle. But if you can get to where you shampoo less often, that means it still is pretty cheap in the long run. I've been buying it through Amazon. Good luck! Oh, and I know you asked for a dry shampoo. I do use them now and then as well. But I had to switch shampoos first. Dry shampoos don't work if your hair is super oily, or they haven't for me at least. After a workout where you sweated a little or the 2nd day when your hair is only slightly oily--that's when they work--but you have to get your hair to that stage first.

post #80 of 3151
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Originally Posted by kaitlin1209 View Post
 

 

Well, where's the quote?! Anyway, I have only tried the bath bombs and the bars you crumble into the bath. But I LOVE those more than anything else. Sadly, I don't have a usable tub right now so I only take showers. But when I do, that's what I love. I don't really have a feel for anything else they offer, so I don't know about shipping issues. I was just thinking that as much as I love those bath bombs, they must have other things I'd love too!

 

Oh, PS--What was the drama you seemed to hint at surrounding scrubs and perfumes? I feel like I missed something.

post #81 of 3151
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Originally Posted by Heather Hicks View Post
 

Well, where's the quote?! Anyway, I have only tried the bath bombs and the bars you crumble into the bath. But I LOVE those more than anything else. Sadly, I don't have a usable tub right now so I only take showers. But when I do, that's what I love. I don't really have a feel for anything else they offer, so I don't know about shipping issues. I was just thinking that as much as I love those bath bombs, they must have other things I'd love too!

 

Oh, PS--What was the drama you seemed to hint at surrounding scrubs and perfumes? I feel like I missed something.

 

 

I would also take anything Lush makes, haha.  My tub right now is almost impossible to bathe in, I feel your pain!! 

 

I've seen more than a couple people complaining that their body scrubs this month and English Laundry (I think) perfumes from last month leaked through their whole Ipsy bag.  

post #82 of 3151
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I second this, or at least a different shape. I'm sure they pick bags that will fit in the mailer, but a little variety in shape and size would be nice.

 

My all-time favorite bag (just the bag, not the products) was the December 2012 one:

Ipsy-12-12.png

 

 

I still use that bag to this day as my "makeup" bag in my purse and it has held up very nicely. I liked the shimmery taupe color and the bright pink liner on the inside, and it felt really well made. It actually holds a LOT more than the flat, rectangle ones we keep getting. I really hope we get another one in this style at some point.

post #83 of 3151

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post #84 of 3151
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Originally Posted by Heather Hicks View Post
 

 

I used to have the same problem with extra oily hair. You might want to consider trying this brand:

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Made by a company called Lily of the Desert
 

Aloe 80 Oily Hair Care

Aloe 80 Shampoo and Conditioner for Oily Hair
 

80% Aloe, 100% You! Our new Aloe 80 Shampoos and Conditioners are specially formulated with beneficial, natural ingredients to suit the needs of different hair types. Each bottle contains at least 80% certified organic aloe vera guaranteed!

Recommended for oily hair types, our customized shampoo formula for OILY HAIR will naturally balance hair moisture while gently washing away dirt and oils while the Conditioner for OILY HAIR will build stronger hair without weighing it down.

Made from natural, beneficial ingredients, the 80% or more aloe and Vitamins A&E will nourish your hair while Lemon Peel extract will control oil and Ginger Root extract will add hydration and shine. These are gentle enough for daily use.Made in the U.S.A.

Health Benefits

  • Reduces the appearance of damaged hair
  • Minimum of 80% aloe for added moisture
  • Promotes an attractive and healthy appearance
  • Hydrates at least 3 epidermal layers

 

I switched to them and I'm now using shampoo and conditioner for normal hair.  Though when I first switched, they only made 1 kind for everyone. It did indeed take a while to get used to shampooing less. Probably 6 months to a year, so it isn't going to happen over a long weekend. But, I think if you tried this and stuck with it for a few bottles, you might start out shampooing everyday, then cut down to every other day, but eventually you'd see a difference. Sadly, this isn't available in lots of places. But, it also isn't expensive. I guess it falls in between really cheap drugstore brands and medium quality salon brands. I think it is about $8-10 per bottle. But if you can get to where you shampoo less often, that means it still is pretty cheap in the long run. I've been buying it through Amazon. Good luck! Oh, and I know you asked for a dry shampoo. I do use them now and then as well. But I had to switch shampoos first. Dry shampoos don't work if your hair is super oily, or they haven't for me at least. After a workout where you sweated a little or the 2nd day when your hair is only slightly oily--that's when they work--but you have to get your hair to that stage first.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Heather Hicks View Post
 

 

I used to have the same problem with extra oily hair. You might want to consider trying this brand:

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Made by a company called Lily of the Desert
 

Aloe 80 Oily Hair Care

Aloe 80 Shampoo and Conditioner for Oily Hair
 

80% Aloe, 100% You! Our new Aloe 80 Shampoos and Conditioners are specially formulated with beneficial, natural ingredients to suit the needs of different hair types. Each bottle contains at least 80% certified organic aloe vera guaranteed!

Recommended for oily hair types, our customized shampoo formula for OILY HAIR will naturally balance hair moisture while gently washing away dirt and oils while the Conditioner for OILY HAIR will build stronger hair without weighing it down.

Made from natural, beneficial ingredients, the 80% or more aloe and Vitamins A&E will nourish your hair while Lemon Peel extract will control oil and Ginger Root extract will add hydration and shine. These are gentle enough for daily use.Made in the U.S.A.

Health Benefits

  • Reduces the appearance of damaged hair
  • Minimum of 80% aloe for added moisture
  • Promotes an attractive and healthy appearance
  • Hydrates at least 3 epidermal layers

 

I switched to them and I'm now using shampoo and conditioner for normal hair.  Though when I first switched, they only made 1 kind for everyone. It did indeed take a while to get used to shampooing less. Probably 6 months to a year, so it isn't going to happen over a long weekend. But, I think if you tried this and stuck with it for a few bottles, you might start out shampooing everyday, then cut down to every other day, but eventually you'd see a difference. Sadly, this isn't available in lots of places. But, it also isn't expensive. I guess it falls in between really cheap drugstore brands and medium quality salon brands. I think it is about $8-10 per bottle. But if you can get to where you shampoo less often, that means it still is pretty cheap in the long run. I've been buying it through Amazon. Good luck! Oh, and I know you asked for a dry shampoo. I do use them now and then as well. But I had to switch shampoos first. Dry shampoos don't work if your hair is super oily, or they haven't for me at least. After a workout where you sweated a little or the 2nd day when your hair is only slightly oily--that's when they work--but you have to get your hair to that stage first.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Heather Hicks View Post
 

 

I used to have the same problem with extra oily hair. You might want to consider trying this brand:

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Made by a company called Lily of the Desert
 

Aloe 80 Oily Hair Care

Aloe 80 Shampoo and Conditioner for Oily Hair
 

80% Aloe, 100% You! Our new Aloe 80 Shampoos and Conditioners are specially formulated with beneficial, natural ingredients to suit the needs of different hair types. Each bottle contains at least 80% certified organic aloe vera guaranteed!

Recommended for oily hair types, our customized shampoo formula for OILY HAIR will naturally balance hair moisture while gently washing away dirt and oils while the Conditioner for OILY HAIR will build stronger hair without weighing it down.

Made from natural, beneficial ingredients, the 80% or more aloe and Vitamins A&E will nourish your hair while Lemon Peel extract will control oil and Ginger Root extract will add hydration and shine. These are gentle enough for daily use.Made in the U.S.A.

Health Benefits

  • Reduces the appearance of damaged hair
  • Minimum of 80% aloe for added moisture
  • Promotes an attractive and healthy appearance
  • Hydrates at least 3 epidermal layers

 

I switched to them and I'm now using shampoo and conditioner for normal hair.  Though when I first switched, they only made 1 kind for everyone. It did indeed take a while to get used to shampooing less. Probably 6 months to a year, so it isn't going to happen over a long weekend. But, I think if you tried this and stuck with it for a few bottles, you might start out shampooing everyday, then cut down to every other day, but eventually you'd see a difference. Sadly, this isn't available in lots of places. But, it also isn't expensive. I guess it falls in between really cheap drugstore brands and medium quality salon brands. I think it is about $8-10 per bottle. But if you can get to where you shampoo less often, that means it still is pretty cheap in the long run. I've been buying it through Amazon. Good luck! Oh, and I know you asked for a dry shampoo. I do use them now and then as well. But I had to switch shampoos first. Dry shampoos don't work if your hair is super oily, or they haven't for me at least. After a workout where you sweated a little or the 2nd day when your hair is only slightly oily--that's when they work--but you have to get your hair to that stage first.

Thanks. I'll look for this on Amazon. :) 

post #85 of 3151
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Originally Posted by kaitlin1209 View Post
 

 

 

I would also take anything Lush makes, haha.  My tub right now is almost impossible to bathe in, I feel your pain!! 

 

I've seen more than a couple people complaining that their body scrubs this month and English Laundry (I think) perfumes from last month leaked through their whole Ipsy bag.  

Oh, ok. I hadn't heard about the body scrubs, but I ordered their sample set, and several of their products did leak a little bit. I did get the English Laundry. It had leaked a little, but not much, thankfully. Even though I normally don't like getting perfume samples, I LOVED that set. I thought it was neat I had one to pass on to my husband too. He even liked his! Plus, they were a good size for a perfume sample--larger than the typical tiny vial. But yes, leaking products is a very bad thing.

post #86 of 3151

I want to know how this thread has 80+ replies when we're about 2 weeks out from any spoilers. 11dh.gif

post #87 of 3151
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Originally Posted by BlackMagicRose View Post
 

I want to know how this thread has 80+ replies when we're about 2 weeks out from any spoilers. 11dh.gif

It is the ever optimistic wishlists!  

post #88 of 3151

Please forgive the crazy multi quote post. I'm sick and probably shouldn't be on the computer because apparently I do crazy things. Going to sleep now before I send the thread to bonkers land. 

post #89 of 3151

January was not a great bag for me.  The bag itself was the worst one ever because of the horrendous smell & the products were basically just ok.

 

I hope February is a better month.  I think there was discussion last month of a bag in the Pantone color of the year, Radiant Orchid.  I think it would be perfect for February.

 

Wish list for Feb.

Lush anything (as mentioned above, but I think this is wishful thinking on our part lol) 

nail polish - Butter London or Zoya is always nice

bath bomb - doesn't have to be Lush

Any new & exciting brands

 

No eyeliner or mascara. 

post #90 of 3151

Feb 2014 will be my first Ipsy bag, so I'm hoping for something awesome! :D

Im hoping for some brushes, lip stains, eyeliners, and some nice eyeshadows!

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