June and July's Ipsy Glam Bag - Review

Monday, July 27, 2015

Remember my signing up for the Ipsy Glam Bag?! (see my review of May's bag HERE)

Quick recap for those who don't know what Ipsy is:
A monthly subscription ($10 US - plus shipping if you're in Canada - boo-urns) for a makeup bag and 5 product samples (but some samples are actually full-sized products). You sign up online but can cancel at any time with a few clicks.

I'm still getting and loving the bags but June kind of got away from me so I missed that review (bad blogger, I know). I do love getting to try some new products every month and so far, I've been pretty happy with what I've received.

Here's a peek at my June Bag

IT Cosmetics - Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil - this retails for $24.99 so makes the whole bag totally worth it PLUS I LOVE it!!! I have fairly light colored brows and the taupe color works perfect. I quickly added this to my daily makeup routine.

Smashbox - Photofinish Foundation Primer - I've tried this product before and loved it. Primer isn't something I use everyday but it's great for when you really want your makeup to last. I'm happy to have a sample size to keep in my travel bag.

Altcheck MD - DePuff Eye Pads - I'll be honest, I haven't tried these yet... I suspect I'll need some serious help in the eye de-puffing department with the arrival of the new baby.

Formula X - Nail Polish - my review on this is skewed because I tried it on my toes nails while trying to paint around my 39 week belly. It did not go well. I love the color but my application was poor at best. I'll have to give it another shake once I'm not maneuvering around a giant belly. 

tre'StiQue - Mini Shadow Crayon - this goes on easy and smooth. The color is a neutral shimmery color which works great on its own or as a primer under your other shadow. 

Now.... onto July's bag! 

First, the bag!!! How cute is this makeup bag?! I love how colorful and fun it is. Mini-me thinks it's hers so I keep having to steal it back - kid has already got great taste ;)

Jersey Shore Cosmetics - Mongongo Vanilla Coconut Cream Lip Conditioner - a lovely smelling lip conditioner. It's smooth and seriously smells like something you'd want to eat. This lip conditioner will keep your lips feeling soft. My only complaint is the lack of SPF which limits my use of it to when I'm going to be inside (SPF in my lip stuff is a MUST in the summer). It's $10 price tag pretty much pays for the bag this month (yes, I'm rationalizing).

'Tini Beauty - Eyetini Swizzle Stick Eyeliner in Blue Hawaiian - a full-sized Hawaiian blue eyeliner. Okay, I likely won't get a TON of use out of this simply because of the teal color. I'm not overly brave when it comes to colored eye-liner; however, I did give it a try and it goes on easy and seems to last well. (retails for $18)

BellaPierre Cosmetics - Mineral Lipstick (in P.I.N.K.) - a full-sized lipstick in a bright and fun pink color. This color is a HOT pink color that's really fun. Not something I'd wear on the daily, but a fun way to add a pop of color to your summer makeup routine. The lipstick feels nice on (though it definitely comes off on cups etc), isn't overly dry and has a great color. (retails for $19.99)

tarte - Deluxe Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer - I LOVE bronzer and it's a must for your summer makeup routine. Even on days where I keep things to a minimum, it's usually mascara and a little bronzer. This bronzer starts fairly light but you can easily add more to achieve your perfect level of bronze. It's not overly shimmery, which I'm a big fan of. Could be used as a regular bronzer or for contouring.

Jor'el Parker - Classico perfume - the description of the scent reads: "spicy seduction of Indian Tuberose, the striking and and sweet sensation of Turkish Cyclamen and the purifying calm of Spanish Mandarin". Um okay. Clearly the scent is a little hard to describe but I actually quite like it (and I'm SUPER picky with perfume). It's a light scent and I love that it's a roll-on (perfect for travel). (the 0.3 oz size I received retails for $21). 

not a great pic but I'm wearing the eyeliner, bronzer AND lipstick here! The lipstick is much brighter in person (I have the lip conditioner on underneath here so it didn't go on quite as vibrant as it would otherwise)

Overall: VERY happy with my July Glam Bag. I love looking up the regular prices of the products and feeling like I got a deal (again, rationalizing my purchase). It's always nice to have some new products to try and potentially add to my beauty routine!

If you're interested in receiving the Ipsy Glam Bag, sign up HERE!

Note: if you sign up through my Ipsy referral links I earn points to put towards free products.