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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Ipsy July Glam-Bag Review

July Ipsy Glam Bag Review

During the month of June several of my friends posted on Facebook about joining Ipsy, which is basically a service that you pay $10 to every month & in return they send you several different beauty products to try based on a quiz that you take about your preferences. I had previously tried the Julep service, but opted out because it was too expensive. But, let's face it. I definitely spend more than $10 per month on beauty products, so I thought "why not". 

I thought I would take the opportunity to review each of the products from July's bag now that I have had time to experiment with them all & let you know my thoughts on Ipsy as a whole! 

First up is the Bare Minerals 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow Broad Spectrum 15 in the color Divine Wine. 
At first I wasn't sure I was going to love it, but hello...I took this cream eyeshadow to Florida on vacation and not only did it stay on ALL day in the hot and humid Southern summer air, but it looked amazing. It goes on so smoothly and a little definitely went a long way. I think that I would prefer a slightly lighter color, but it's something I will strongly consider purchasing (& using my coupon provided by Ipsy!)

The Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil SPF 08

I was excited to take this to the beach with me, but honestly I don't think it got me any darker than my tanning oil from Target. It smells delicious and it's less greasy than other oils I have previously used which is a big win. Unfortunately, I don't think I would spend $11-14 for tanning oil. 

Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm in Pretty Pink 

This was probably my most favorite item in the July Glam Bag! The color was so natural and beautiful, somewhere in between the popping pink and the sultry reds that I usually prefer. It goes on so smoothly and moisturizes my lips so well. Although to buy it by itself is $14, I really want to try Orchid Petal & Craving Coral for the end of summer and maybe even Radiant Rose & Bitten Berry for fall and winter! 

Sunkissed Bronzer by Pop Beauty in the color Secret Sunshine

This bronzer is so nice! Usually my bronzers are a bit lighter/more golden, but this shade worked really nicely after I tanned a bit at the beach. It goes on really well and blends nicely. Although I liked this product, I probably wouldn't purchase it for $10 when my NYC Color Wheel bronzer has almost the same results. 

Soy Renewal Beach Spray Conditioning & Texturing Spray by Sexy Hair

 This spray came at the most perfect time because when I go on vacation, my wavy hair has to be left natural because I cannot and will not fight the Florida humidity. I combined this spray with the mousse I already use and I had pretty great results. I was going to insert a picture, but all the pictures of my hair were taken after I had ridden down the strip with the windows down...let's just say, the wind-blown look doesn't look so great on me. But I would definitely recommend it, the smell itself is worth it!

Overall, the bag was really exciting to get and I would recommend becoming a member, especially since it's only $10 (including shipping!) P.S. the little bag they sent this month was super cute as well, as you can see in the picture that I posted first. It was hot pink with little scallops and perfect for tossing into my Longchamp!

Click this link to get to Ipsy  and make sure to do the facebook posting offers to get off the waitlist as soon as you can so you'll be able to receive the September Glam Bag!   

Are you a member of Ipsy or any other monthly services? If so, tell me in the comments so I can check the other ones out! 

Thanks so much y'all! 

xoxo, SS

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