Hi friends! I am soooooo, raise to the nth power, sorry that I haven’t been blogging for the past 3 months. I have been traveling lately (i.e. Las Vegas, Texas, New Jersey and New York) so that is my lame excuse. Despite of it all, my heart fluttered like the butterfly wings when I saw that my site still gets a lot of visitors from July to August where I absolutely didn’t post a thing! Thank you dear online visitors… from the bottom of my dear heart. ❤️

So let’s go back to business, shall we…

I stopped subscribing to Ipsy, Birchbox and Boxycharm because I got overwhelmed with the sample or deluxe-sized products that I have. But since September is my birthday month (ehem, happy birthday to me on the 23rd 🎂🎈🎉), I decided to subscribe again to Ipsy. Another justification is that the sample products I got from these subscription boxes came in handy when I was traveling. 😅

Still $10 a month, the theme of Ipsy for September 2015 is “Face Fashion”, which is described as “smokier, deeper, richer” as we all transition from summer to fall.

   

I haven’t seen rollers used as curlers for a while 👍🏼

One of the reasons why I chose Ipsy was because I like their cute cosmetic pouches. I am not a fan of brown though so I am a little disappointed this month.  
 So what’s inside?

   

NYX Cosmetics Ipsy Eyeshadow Trio is an exclusively designed palette for Ipsy. It is a regular sized product at 3 grams. At the NYX website, their eyeshadow trio palette (Love In Rio) is priced at $3.
  
Formula X Nail Color in Ignite is a sample size at 0.13 oz. At Sephora, the 0.4 oz. full-sized Formula X Nail Polish sells at $10.50 each.
  
I haven’t tried any Formula X before so I was excited when it was revealed that I’ll be getting one. But due to the lack of my nail application skills, I think this teeny weeny bit will only be enough for my thumb.😅
  
Liptini Special Edition Lipstick in Starlet Cocktail is a regular sized product at 0.9 oz. It claims to be cruelty-free and vegan. At the ‘Tini Beauty website, this sells for $18.
  
I haven’t opened it yet but the company’s website described it as “velvety, buildable long-wearing lipstick in vibrant rich berry” that can be used for cheeks too. I love deep colored lipstick!
  
Bayberry Naturals Rosehip & Hibiscus Moisturizer is a facial lotion that claims to be 100% vegan that is free of sulfates, parabens, phtalates and artificial fragrances and dyes. It is a sample sized product at 0.5 fl. oz. The regular size of this one is at 4.6 fl. oz. and can be bought for $17.95 at Bayberry Naturals website.
  
Eau Thermale Avène Soothing Moisture Mask is described as a “paraben-free, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, vegan and gluten-free” facial mask. It is a sample that weighs 0.16 fl.oz. At drugstore.com, you can buy the Avene Soothing Mask for $26 at 1.69 fl.oz.
 

My favorite for this month will be the full-sized products. The prices of the NYX Eyeshadow Trio and the Liptini lipstick have more than paid the $10 cost of this bag. However, I was slightly disappointed with the size of the Formula X nail polish and the pouch itself.

I just cancelled my subscription again for October and November and will re-subscribed on December.

Do you think I made the right choice in cancelling my subscription?

  

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