Friday, July 26, 2013

July Ipsy Glam Bag!

Hi all,

As you know.. I have a serious love of beauty boxes so I decided to try out Ipsy! This box costs $10 per month and the shipping charge is $4.95 if you’re from Canada. This box comes with a mix of samples and some full sized Items. Here is what I got!





Everything arrived in a neon pink, plastic makeup bag that I am now using for my cosmetics in my purse. Super cute!

This time around I have asked Jenn to include her take on some of the products. I think it’s always good to get more than one perspective :). 

I’ll do the reviews in the order they are shown above.

Pop Beauty - Pouty Pop Crayon (Full Sized)

Shade: Rose Romance 

Jenn’s Review: This is a nice light pink neutral shade, it goes on smooth and has a light fruity scent. It makes my lips feel so soft and smooth. I recommend applying sparingly because I found that when I put a lot on it separated. The colour is very buildable, so you can make it look sheer or heavy. The only thing I didn’t like about this product was it fell into the cracks in my lips, which I never noticed this ever happening with other lip products before. This product is non sticky and hydrating. I like the crayon packaging, when you twist the bottom the product pushes up so no sharpening is required. I would definitely recommend this to a friend, and I would like to try other shades.    

Rating: 3/5

Steph’s Review: I have to admit I didn’t really like the colour off the bat as I enjoy brighter colours and pinks/reds. I wish I could have received the coral! Oh well. I agree with Jenn when she said that it separates. It made me think the texture was off and I just knew it wasn’t for me. Plus I have A LOT of lip products. Since Jenn liked this product I decided to give it to her to enjoy :)
Rating: 1/5

BH Cosmetics - California Collection Eyeshadow Sample

This mini eyeshadow set is AWESOME! I love all three colours which are Hollywood (a nice matte purple), San Francisco (a shimmy brown and gold combo.. really pretty!) and Malibu (a deeply pigmented gold). I would likely mix these with other eyeshadows and not together.. but I’m always looking for something new and fun to try :)

Rating: 4/5

Benefit- Benetint

Shade: Rose

Benetint is a rose tinted lip and cheek stain. It is said to be "kiss proof" and "smudge proof" and is supposed to give you "The sexiest flush you can get from a bottle". First off.. I opened this bottle and dropped it on the floor and lost like ½ of it which sucked :(. It was only a tiny sample though. 

I have to admit.. I didn't like it(AT ALL)! I find cheek tint so hard to apply! First it took me 2-3 layers to see ANY colour and then I felt like it didn't blend very well. It looked streaky and splotchy :(. I didn't even like it as a lip tint as I found the brush was hard to line my lips with. 

Would not recommend. Would not try again. 

Rating: 1/5

Sexy Hair - Soy Renewal Beach Spray

Jenn’s Hair Type: Medium-Thick, frizz prone, very long, colour treated.
Steph’s Hair Type: Medium length, thin, straight/wavy, non-colour treated

Jenn’s Review: I followed the instructions and applied to damp hair and let my hair dry naturally.
This product did give me a beachy messy hair look, however the feeling of it was really not enjoyable. It made my hair feel dry, unmanageable and dirty. It also made my hair look frizzier than it would if I had let it dry naturally with nothing in it. I don’t recommend it to people with my hair type, but I do encourage people with a different hair type to give it a try. 

Rating: 2/5 

Steph’s Review: I actually really liked this one! This spray is supposed to make your hair feel full of body and creates an "undone" texture that is supposed to look like you've been at the beach. This product contains Argon Oil which nourishes, protects and heals damaged hair.

I found this actually DID gave me volume and texture! I also found it worked a bit like a dry shampoo in which my hair did not feel greasy at all the next day like it normally does. It also held the volume! Would likely use this on the weekend but not for work. 

Rating: 4/5

Coola - Mineral Face SPF 20 Unscented Moisturizer

So I wore this outside before walking with my dog and wasn’t quite sure how I felt. It did feel like a sunscreen in a way as my face sweat A LOT more than usual. But I did like the way the skin under my eyes didn’t tingle like it normally does in the sun. I decided instead to try this under my makeup while I was at work. Still it made me sweat even though I gave it time to set (and it was cool in the morning). I continued to sweat throughout the day even though I was barely doing anything.

Probably will not use.


Rating: 2/5

There you have it! My first Ipsy glam bag.

Overall Rating: 3/5

I wasn't WOW'd and I wasn't disappointed. Hoping next bag is just as good or better :)

Thanks for reading!

Steph

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