Saturday, July 26, 2014

Ipsy Glam Bag: Sensationally Sunkissed, July 2014

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This month's ipsy glam bag came earlier in the month but unfortunately mine had a mishap along it's way to me and the Befine Food Skin Care Moisturizer opened up and squired everywhere.

I contacted their customer service and a replacement was sent to me.  I decided to wait until I received it so I could let you know if the situation got resolved and it did, within the same month as the original bag so I'm pretty satisfied.

Back to the actual glam bag, it's a hot pink with scalloped edges and I think it's just perfect for summer and this season since everything has been about the neons lately.  I got five products, and four I'm pretty happy with so once again, it was a good value for the $10 subscription price.

My only gripe was with the Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil SPF 08.  At the risk of sounding clueless, which basically I am as a life long non tanner, I had no idea what this was for.  Does one put it on and then go outside and tan?  Or are you supposed to put it on your legs and it makes you look tanner?  In that case, is it a self tanning product?  Anyways, I didn't know and the product description wasn't very clear either.  I don't tan and an SPF of 08 seems like a joke and a waste of time.  I decided to not even open it and pass it along to friend, and I did it before I took a picture but it's in the top photo.

The Befine Food Skin Care Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15, full size $24.00, shown at the bottom of the photo above is what opened up.  I've gotten a new one and it's light, thin lotion, that seems to work perfectly fine.  It's fragrance free but it still has a scent that reminds me a little bit of sunscreen.  I don't really care for how it smells, which has led me to be hesitant to put on my face.

Above the lotion is a POPBeauty Sunkissed Bronzer, full size $10, and I think that's what we got.  Since I don't wear it every day or even every other day this should last me a long time.  I like the color a lot, it does have a shimmer so I use a light hand when applying.  I only recently discovered this brand, during an Ulta clearance sale, and have been quite happy with the lip gloss and nail polish I bought.  I'd be happy to see more of this brand in my subscriptions!

{Hey Friends!  This is where I will insert a picture of the next two items in my bag.  It's just too late to get a decent one right now & I want to get this review of the July bag up in July so this will be updated shortly!  You can use the links below to get a look at what full size products would look like.}

At first glance the sample size of the bareMinerals 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow, shade: Divine Wine/full size $18, seemed so minuscule, it was laughable.  However, I now realize that a little goes a long way and it's super opaque so I will be able to get several of uses out of it.  I like to apply mine with a brush because I read your skin oils will affect the texture of a cream shadow and increase the likelihood of it creasing later on.  This is a beautiful color, although it might be a bit dark for some tastes, and I am really glad I got to try it.

My favorite item in the bag has got to be the Tints & Sass by Elizabeth Mott.  It's gives a really nice wash of color and best of all, the size included in my bag is the full size and sells for $22.99!  I have really enjoyed lip tints in the past but the Benetint's $30 price tag has held me back from purchasing another so I'm thrilled by this.  I think it works just as well, is non-sticky after drying, and layers nicely.  I won't be using it as a cheek stain so this will last me a long time.

Over all this was a successful month for me, if I could have traded products to create the ideal bag I would've preferred the Pixi Beauty Mini Tinted Brilliance Balm and the Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Beach Spray in lieu of the tanning oil and moisturizer but I think with services like this it's rare, if ever, that you get everything you want.  The bronzer and Tints & Sass make it more than worth my while to subscribe!  If you'd like to start getting an ipsy glam bag each month, I'd love it if you'd use my referral link!


2 Friends Said:

Unknown said...

I love the pouch it comes with! I've tried the 5 in 1 before and I love it :) Could you also review Vain Pursuits? I'd love to hear what you have to say abt them!

Katie said...

Thanks for the suggestion Georgia. I haven't heard of Vain Pursuits before but I will look into them.

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