Where did September go? I swear just yesterday it was my birthday and now tomorrow is October first. Then again, it’s been a busy month… I’ve had at least one meeting or interview or deadline scheduled for every week day this month (except Monday’s interview, which had to be cancelled and I’m still miffed, but that’s life) and weekends have been just as full. I was completely taken by surprise when I looked at my calendar and realized that today was the last day of September. And then I remembered that I hadn’t even done my Ipsy post.

For shame.

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September’s bag was pretty great! Once again, only one product was a little disappointing, if only because I’ve actually used it before.

IPSY♡NYX 3 color shadow palette

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I love this palette! It make for a quick smokey eye that is appropriate for daytime but could be done up for night. It’s been my go-to eyeshadow since I got it.

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I’ve even used the sponge applicator and it isn’t terrible (but I do still prefer my RealTechniques brush).

Pixi by petra mini brow trio

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I get lots of compliments on my brows, which is weird to me… but they must stand out? Anyway, I’ve never actually used a brow powder before this one. I think I really like it, but I feel like it makes them all, HELLO EYEBROWS.

City Color City Chic lipstick in One Night Stand

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I wasn’t super sure about this color, truth be told… It’s almost, magenta? It reminded me a bit of a shade worn my my grandma’s friend, actually. I tried it on, though, and thought…not bad. Now I think I actually like it. Also, this:

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I have been applying it very carefully so I don’t mess up that cute little heart.

ACURE brightening facial scrub

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This one I’ve actually used before. It’s okay, but not really my cup of tea. It smells very herby and looks kind of like poop…

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But whatevs. Y’all know I loves me some exfoliation, so I’m using it.

NAOBAY Oxygenating Cream Moisturizing

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I wish this one was bigger. It smells just like an Estee Lauder lotion I used in high school  (it was given to me, I wasn’t intentionally using old lady stuff). Every time I put it on I get a lovely whiff of show choir memories. That’s really the only reason I love it so much… I mean, it is a nice lotion, but I don’t really notice anything remarkable.

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I am wearing everything from this month’s bag in the photo above (well, not the scrub, obviously), but can you tell? Not really, thanks to the horrendous lighting situation in the bathroom. It doesn’t help that I only remembered to take a photo just as I was about to wash my face… So this makeup went through two meetings, a Starbucks run, and a trip to the gtocery store. Plus typical life with a toddler.

I also got more of my hair cut off last weekend, and I have discovered that I can aim a air dryer at it until it’s mostly dry, run some styling balm stuff through it, and it’s actually presentable.

Hashtag, team short hair

Hey! If you want to sign up for Ipsy, click here. Ten bucks a month gets you a nifty bag and five fun beauty samples to play with!

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