Ipsy: July 2013 Glam Bag Recap & My 1st Thoughts11:58 AM
Here's a recap of the Ipsy Glam Bag for July along with my initial thoughts on the bag. Of course there is also my main July Ipsy Glam Bag sneak peek page where you can see how it played out. (Bag reveal in that post, not here.)
|Sneak Peek 1: |
Pop Beauty's Pouty Pop Crayon
I don't own these but I did go to my local ULTA to play with their display in order to post swatches. I like and dislike these and here's why.
The colors are lovely and it didn't feel greasy to my skin however the downside to these is that it wears off quickly. Basically, if you use this to wear out on the town make sure to carry it with you in your bag since the color is transferable. If I get this I hope it arrives intact and not melted. It'll be a mess in my bag (or my girls if they get it) if it arrives melted. The weather here has been 100°F+ the last week and supposedly will remain in the high 90s for the next week. Hopefully after that between the 10th and 25th it'll go back down to 80°F and 90°F but I'm praying to the makeup deities that my stuff arrives intact and undamaged.
The other downside is that these are a wax product which means the chances of these arriving melted is pretty high.
|Sneak Peek 2: |
COOLA Mineral Face SPF 20 Rose Essence Tinted Moisturizer
COOLA's Mineral Face SPF 20 Unscented Moisturizer
Haven't tried this particular item but I have tried COOLA's Classic Sunscreen thanks to Birchbox. The one I have is cucumber scents and it does smell like cucumbers which in turns reminds me of my favorite Greek dip - tzatziki. Great, I'm hungry now. LOL So if the Rose Essence smells like roses it'll either smell really nice or really strong.
It also looks like an unscented version will be sent out, I rather have the rose scented one. ;)
|Sneak Peek 3: |
BH Cosmetics California Collection Eyeshadow Sample
I reviewed and posted swatches of my BH Hollywood palette a while back. I really like this palette because the blues and purples in it are so pretty. I don't have Malibu or the San Fran palettes yet but once I do I'll post my thoughts on it and swatches.
The sample palette from Ipsy and BH Cosmetics will contain one shadow from each palette which is nice since it'll give you a rough idea if you'll like one of all three of the palettes. Granted it's hard to tell from one shadow out of the 16 each palette has but at least it'll give you an indication if you like the quality and pigmentation.
|Sneak Peek 4: |
Soy Renewal Beach Spray Conditioning & Texturizing Spray
Weather Proof Humidity Resistant Spray
Sexy Hair is back! This makes the third appearance of one or more Sexy Hair products in an Ipsy Glam Bag! Personally I'm hoping for Weather Proof Humidity Resistant Spray. We really don't get much Humidity around here since it's more dry heat but we're moving to the Boston area next year and I need to test this out to see if it's going to be a staple in my bathroom or not. Road trip to Seattle for humidity!
|Sneak Peek 5:|
Benefit Cosmetics Benetint
derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub
Demeter Salt Air Perfume Oil Roll On
Nailtini Straight Up Color Nail Lacquer In Mai Tai
So it turns out the Benefit Benetint that was revealed by Ipsy earlier this month is indeed going to be a variation item (aka an "OR" item). Some people are happy, some are pissed. Me, I actually don't care if I do or don't. If I get then yay, if I don't oh well. I've played with it before and it's great as a lip tint but if you want to use it as a blush it's best to mix it with a wee bit of moisturizer to apply it more easily and so it's not so in your face red. I actually like Cha Cha more and wish we'd get a sample of that instead.
I've never tried derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub. I've seen it, I've heard about it but I've never tried it. I'd actually like to get this one since I need a good scrub right now.
Demeter perfume... again! Ok, this is "Salt Air" but personally I'm hoping I don't get this one. If I do I'll pass it along to my middle daughter since she loves perfumes. I gave her my last Demeter perfume from Ipsy and she loves it. Now if Demeter had a gardenia perfume Ipsy was sending out then I'd be wanting that! LOL
Nailtini... again! This time Mai Tai is being sent out to some members and while I love nail polish I'm kind of nail polish out at the moment. Still I won't turn my nose up to it if I get it since it IS nail polish and I still love nail polish. LOL
My ideal bag:
- Pop Beauty Pouty Pop Crayon (any of the colors being sent out)
- COOLA Mineral Face SPF 20 Rose Essence Tinted Moisturizer
- Sexy Hair Weather Proof Humidity Resistant Spray
- Benefit Cosmetics Benetint
- derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub
What's your ideal bag?
Overall, the bag variations this month are really good. It's a good mix of prestige brands and drugstore brands, a bit of something for everyone I think. We still have one more reveal to go - the bag - but so far the Instagram sneak peek has been right on so we already know what it is. If you haven't seen it then check out my other sneak peek page.
For those not currently subscribed what are you waiting for? It's only $10 a month, try it for three months and if you don't like it then drop the subscription. The bags tend to be really cute - I've used all but one of the bag at one time or another. The products are good. Granted if you sign up now you'll get the "core" bag (which also has not been revealed yet) but you might end up with something you'll fall in love with. Take the chance!