Ipsy: July 2013 Glam Bag Recap & My 1st Thoughts

Friday, July 05, 2013

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:
  1. Pop Beauty Pouty Pop Crayon (any of the colors being sent out)
  2. COOLA Mineral Face SPF 20 Rose Essence Tinted Moisturizer
  3. Sexy Hair Weather Proof Humidity Resistant Spray
  4. Benefit Cosmetics Benetint
  5. 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!

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  1. i just hope i dont get the roll on lol.

  2. I really am sick of nail polish. It seems like every bag/box corp has sent me a nail polish in the last month or two and I'm just...done. It's the only box I never check because I'm a nail biter! So it does me *no* good to have nail polish around! Ugh!

    I'd like the benetint. It's a product I've wanted to try for half-of-forever. Have almost zero interest in the scrub. Don't mind perfume. Don't want the COOLA product, but whatever, I hope I get the unscented one.

    And I think I'd rather have the texturizing spray.

    1. I love nail polish but I have to admit I'm tired of polish. LOL

  3. I would love anything BUT the Benetint and the roll on. Everything else I would be so please with.

  4. I just finally got conformation that I will be receiving a Glam Bag for July. I think getting 4-5 products is a great deal for $!0. I did my quiz for no Hair Supplies and Skin Items. I am more of a makeup and Perfume gal. Thanks for posting this. I have a blog myself. blogspot.com/ashsangrebeauty

    1. When did you retake the quiz? Anything after the 1st of the month won't take affect until the following month.

  5. I would be happy I suppose with any of these products, I'm new to glam bags!! I did subscribe for beautybox5 and will be getting a box of that this month but I did cancel it because Ipsy looked so much better and more promising, and I guess I could afford two boxes a month from alot of things I read the beautybox is always the same over and over again I don't know if I like that or not. I like trying new things.
    Umm I guess my ideal bag would be

    Microdermabrasion scrub would really like this!!!
    Sexy hair proof humidity spray because here in GA it is humid alot so I could use this!!
    Pop beauty crayon
    Nail polish, I been on a big nail polish kick lately and I welcome nail polishes.
    I love perfume too but it depends on the smell!! O well I guess will see!! Happy with any of it because I don't think I have tried any of these thing!

  6. Hey, we only get one of the mixed items I thought? That's what the FB sneak peak said anyway. I just wanted to let you know because I think everyone is expecting two since that is how they had done it up til now.

    1. We just have to wait and see. Sometimes Ipsy posts one thing on FB and then something else happens. Take May for example the lipstick/lipgloss was suppose to be an "OR" that everyone got but some people got both.

  7. I'm particularly excited about the eyeshadow sample :)

    1. I hope you like it! I like the BH Hollywood palette I have.

  8. I'm excited about this bag! I would be happy to get any of the items...although I'm pretty iffy about a "Salt Air" perfume haha.

  9. Pop Beauty's Pouty Pop Crayon
    COOLA Mineral Face SPF 20 Rose Essence Tinted Moisturizer
    BH Cosmetics California Collection Eyeshadow Sample
    Soy Renewal Beach Spray Conditioning & Texturizing Spray
    Demeter Salt Air Perfume Oil Roll On

    That would be my ideal bag!! Which I am hoping to getting all that I had listed! =)


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