Saturday, December 14, 2013

Swatch: Nicka K Classic Taupe (and my first Ipsy Glam Bag!)

The products in this post were purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

Yesterday I got my first Ipsy Glam Bag in the mail! Ipsy is a personalized monthly subscription service for makeup and body products. I had been signed up for Birchbox earlier this year, but I quit after about five months because I kept getting products I didn't want (so many dry shampoos!!). Plus a lot of the sample sizes were really tiny. I was happy to open my Ipsy bag today and find five FULL SIZED products, including a nail polish! How did they know??

I received Nicka K Classic Taupe. I'd never heard of this brand before, but I ended up liking the polish a lot! (Plus the bottle is adorable!) Although I'm not sure this is actually taupe--it seems too dark to me, but then again I sometimes get my color terms wrong! The color reminds me of milk chocolate. At first I thought it was a dupe of Revlon Stormy Night, but it's actually a bit warmer.

Nicka K Classic Taupe. Two coats with Out the Door topcoat.
The formula on Classic Taupe was buttery and easy to use, and didn't flood my cuticles. I liked that the brush was a little wider than average, since I needed fewer strokes to coat the nail. Dry time was average.

Here's a shot of all the contents of my Ipsy Glam Bag! Everything came packed in a cute makeup bag.

(Nyx lipstick, Pop Beauty eyeshadow palette, Be a Bombshell The One Stick, Mirabella eye blender brush)

I really like this set because I can actually see myself using all of it at some point. I don't wear eye and lip makeup that often, since I'm usually at home all day, but I'm hoping to get a real live job soon, so basic stuff like this will come in handy!

Ipsy costs $10 per month, and you can earn free credits by doing things like uploading pictures of you wearing products from the Glam Bag. The only downside I've found so far is that I had to be on a waiting list for several weeks before I got my first bag.

If you'd like to sign up for Ipsy, please consider using my referral link here; I get points if people sign up through me!

Also, you can buy Classic Taupe for $4.99 (15 ml) at!

The products in this post were purchased by me. All opinions are my own.


  1. I got that nail polish too, my bag just arrived yesterday. I got a lighter Bombshell stick and a brighter NYX lipstick...same eye shadow and instead of the brush I got the Andrea lashes. I may not use some of the brighter/darker lip products I get, but I like the Ipsy bags a lot, so fun, and I love the bags!!

  2. Agreed--I'm looking forward to the next one already!

  3. I love the choclatey greyish color! Looks like a beautiful shade for fall :)