It's that time again! This month's Ipsy bag!! And it's official- Birchbox is cancelled. It's dead to me. I'm just a makeup junkie and Birchbox had more skincare and haircare products that I wasn't totally interested in and they were pretty much outta my budget anyway. Ipsy emerges victor!
I forgot to snap a pic of the bag itself but you can see it in the pic above. It's hot pink, cylindrical, and plastic-y. Gotta admit, not my favorite but I do like that this would be a good waterproof bag. So maybe great for the beach or the pool.
Anyway- on to products! First up is this Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Beach Spray. I was super excited to see this. I've heard this haircare line mentioned a few times in blogs I follow and I've tried the Big Sexy Hair shampoo before. This particular product is a beach spray, so it provides a bit of texture to hair, but also conditions with Aragon Oil. Seems like it'll be perfect for summer! Especially on days when my hair is squeaky clean and could use a bit of texture.
Nailtini Nail Polish in Mai Tai. This is an orangey-coraly shade and I wasn't SUPER wowed when I first saw it. However, I'm always curious to try new nail polish brands and it's still a fun summer color. You can never have too much nail polish (life motto) so I'm happy to add it to my collection.
Coola Organic Mineral Sunscreen. This one is a no-brainer. I don't wear sunscreen nearly enough so I was glad to get a sample size to toss in my purse. This is unscented, which I like, and super light. It's meant for the face so I really like that I don't feel like I'm shellac-ing my face with layers of product. It's a winner!
Pop Pouty Crayon in Coral Crush. Lip products have been my weakness lately. I can't get my hands on enough lipsticks and lip glosses. They're such an easy way to spruce up a look! So this lip crayon is right up my alley. When I applied it, I found the shade to be slightly more pink than coral but I'm just splitting hairs. This is smooth and feels hydrating and while it has a light pigmentation, it would still be easy to apply on the go without a mirror. If you're looking for huge color payoff though, this likely isn't your product.
BH Cosmetics California Collection. I actually own quite a few BH Cosmetics products because they're so dang cheap and the quality is pretty good. Of course, their eye shadows don't provide the long-lasting wear of some higher end brands but with a good primer, they're definitely a great alternative if you can't justify spending upwards of $30 on an eyeshadow palette (and I often can't). I actually swiped on the Malibu shadow this morning and it's a gorgeous bright gold. The shades are well pigmented and have little fallout. I've actually found that applying lower-quality eyeshadows with my finger instead of a brush is somehow easier. The color transfers well and it's quick. Definitely a fun mini-palette for on-the-go.
What did you think of this month's bag?