The company’s truffle-based skincare line is based on research indicating that truffles contain strong anti-oxidants. The idea for such a product line originally came from the company founder’s grandmother, who sold her version of a truffle beauty oil from 1952–1980, in Rome, Italy. The truffles used are harvested from Italy’s Umbria region.
From Skin & Co Roma:
Formulated around the undiscovered properties of the truffle, Truffle Therapy Serum is infused with potent skin-renewing ingredients. Carefully handcrafted in Umbria, Italy, it restores skin with undetected radiance. Fine lines start to fade, roughness is surrendered and silky smoothness is immediately revealed and skin looks firmer and brighter, creating a healthy, youthful complexion with improved smoothness and tone.
The sample was fairly small, but I found that a bit of the serum went a pretty long way since it smoothed over the skin well and didn’t dry up too fast. It lasted me a little over a week, using it once each evening. I only applied it to my face, and not to my neck as well so as to stretch the sample a bit further.
Everyone’s doing a little better today—no more fevers, just a little congestion—and Peanut made it back to school today, yay! I managed to use some of my Peanut-free time to write up my February Ipsy Glam Bag post. There are loads of goodies this month.
Seriously, Ipsy is totally killing it for me these days—and I got another nail polish!
When I saw that I was getting one of two shades of Trust Fund Beauty nail polish, I had my fingers crossed for $12 Latte, since I already have a mini of the other color, I Give Good Tweet. When I opened my Ipsy bag on Tuesday, out fell the deep, mauve-toned brown I had been hoping for. Awesome. (I’ve lucked out once before, when I received Urban Decay’s Lounge eyeshadow instead of Fireball, which I already had.)
I’ve also recently accumulated a lot of Ipsy points, mostly via referrals, so I have to give a huge thank you to those who used my referral link to join Ipsy! I was able to redeem some of the points for a couple of things last month, so I received those with my February Glam Bag.
Last time, I complained about how Ipsy’s point rewards always sold out too quickly, and that there weren’t enough of them. Lately, I’ve found it easier to jump onto the new rewards: they seem to upload refresh them on Friday nights (my time is EST). The point amounts required seem to have increased a little, but they’re also kind of inconsistent with regard to the dollar value of the rewards, too. I’ve seen an item retailing ~$6 cost ~400 pts, and an item retailing ~$40 cost ~800 pts. Who knows? Anyway, I don’t know if they really did anything or if I am just checking the rewards more often and lucking out, but it does feel like it’s been improved!
So…I love, love, love my Ipsy bag this month! Here’s what I got (four out of five are full-sized products!):
What I Redeemed 800 Ipsy Points For
Ren Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream (200 Ipsy Points for 30 mL deluxe sample; 50 mL full size US$45 / CA$56)
Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in Crown of My Canopy (300 Ipsy Points for 5.4 g full size; US$4.99)
Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in Precious Petals (300 Ipsy Points for 5.4 g full size; US$4.99)
What I Received
Juice Beauty PHYTO-PIGMENTS Last Looks Cream Blush in Flush (3 g full size; US$24)
Naked Cosmetics HD Finishing Powder in Banana (0.35 oz full size; US$23.99)
NYX Butter Lipstick in Lifeguard (4.5 g full size; full size US$6)
True Botanicals Resurfacing Moisture Mask (7 mL sample; 50 mL full size US$90)
Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in $12 Latte (17 mL full size; US$15)
Ipsy makeup bag
Ipsy Coupon Codes
Juice Beauty: 25% off any purchase + free shipping on $30 orders with code ipsy217 (through 03/31/2017)
Naked Cosmetics: 30% off any purchase with code IPSY30 (through 03/31/2017)
NYX: 25% off Butter Lipstick with code BUTTERUP (through 03/31/2017, US only)
True Botanicals: 15% off your first purchase with code TRUEIPSY15 (through 03/31/2017)
My January Ipsy Glam Bag arrived with a nail polish, hooray! Unfortunately, it’s in the kind of color I almost never buy: a pastel pink cream. But, it is from a brand that’s new to me, Pretty Woman, so that’s something!
I’m Not a Ballerina is a pale, yogurt-y pastel raspberry pink cream. It leans a little blue so I’m not sure it’s the best color choice for my warm skintone.
In my Ipsy post, I mentioned that I thought the shade name was all wrong, but Stashy corrected me well! After all, just because you’re wearing ballet pink doesn’t mean you actually are a ballerina! Also, I missed the surely-deliberate play on OPI’s most famous polish, I’m Not Really a Waitress. Duh, how’d that elude me?
(More importantly, how have I not yet swatched that iconic shade?!)
Yay! I got another nail polish from Ipsy! OK, it’s not really a color I’d choose for myself, but it’s from a brand that’s new to me so I’m happy to try it.
I’ve also recently accumulated a lot of Ipsy points, mostly via referrals, so I have a hearty thank you to those who used my referral link to join Ipsy! I was able to redeem some of the points for a couple of things last month, so I received those with my January Glam Bag.
As a side note, I want to say that as much as I enjoy receiving my Ipsy bags, they could really do with putting up more Points Rewards on their site. Things get put up a bit haphazardly and are gone in the blink of an eye! I really hope Ipsy will improve this section of their service. While I realize the Points are a bit of a perk, they are also acquired when an Ipster helps out Ipsy by writing reviews, posting about Ipsy to social media, and referring more customers! There’s no advantage to be gained by doing all of these things if Ipsy does not make it easy to redeem Points for things we want. After all, Ipsy is doing the offering, so they should hold up their end of the bargain. Also, the points expire a year after you acquire them, so it’s important that there are options most of the time. So, if you’re thinking of joining Ipsy, this (admittedly minor) issue is something to keep in mind.
Anyway, I love my Ipsy bag this month! Here’s what I got:
pur~lisse Daily Lip Nourisher with Mango and Shea Butters (250 Ipsy Points for a 0.16 oz mini; 0.38 oz full size US$16)
What I Received
Manna Kadar 3-in-1 Blush Highlighter Eyeshadow in Fantasy (0.1 oz, not sure if it is full or sample size, packaging is slightly different from full size; full size US$19)
Note Fragrances Pink Peony EDP (5 mL Deluxe Mini; US$6, or 60 mL full size US$74)
Pacifica Blushious Coconut & Rose Infused Cheek Color in Wildrose (3 g full size but different packaging from regular product; full size US$12)
Pretty Woman Nail Polish in I’m Not a Ballerina (10 mL full size; USD$7.99)
Trust Fund Beauty Lipgasm Lipgloss in Blame Game (4 mL full size in Ipsy LE packaging; US$22)
Ipsy makeup bag
Ipsy Coupon Codes
Manna Kadar: 30% off any purchase with code IPSY30 (through 02/28/2017)
NOTE Fragrances: 30% off any purchase with code IPSY30 (through 02/28/2017, US only)
There is no Ipsy-specific Pacifica code, but the packaging on my Pacifica blush has a 20% off code at Ulta.com for any Pacifica products. The code is Pacifica2017 and it is valid from 2/1/2017–3/1/2017. I hesitated to post it, since I have only had one experience with Ulta.com, and it was an unmitigated disaster, but hey ho, here it is for anyone who actually has had success with them.
Pretty Woman: 30% off any purchase with code IPSY30 (through 02/28/2017, US only)