Sunday, July 21, 2013

July Ipsy Glam Bag

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.  

If you're interested in giving Ipsy a try, visit this link (<< that's my refer a friend link!).  

What did you think of this month's bag?    


  1. I'm so jealous - this looks amazing! Wish we had Ipsy in the UK :)

    1. Oh shoot, maybe it will come your way soon!

      BTW, just checked out your site and it's adorable! :)

  2. I got the nailtini in my August Glambag how do you like it? Amber

    1. I actually haven't tried it yet! I have so many nail polishes and I keep thinking "I'll try this next time!" and then I never do :/ Oops!