Wednesday, August 6, 2014

ipsy "Sensationally Sunkissed" July 2014 Glam Bag Review

Well I know it’s August, but I just realized I never posted about July’s ipsy Glam Bag and August’s would probably be here soon, so better late than never, right? 

For those of you that don't know, ipsy is a monthly subscription service where or only $10/month (cancel at any time!) you get a Glam Bag (make up bag) filled with 4-5 beauty products curated by Michelle Phan! You get ipsyPoints for reviewing your items (and for doing other things within the site) that can be used toward purchases of additional items.

First things first, ipsy comes in a pretty envelope and inside is of course the Glam Bag stuffed with goodies.  The theme this month was "Sensationally Sunkissed". Their Glam Room for this month says "Here comes the sun and a Glam Bag full of beauty products so good that even the sun would worship it. There isn’t a gray cloud in sight this summer as we give you an amazing selection of brands and products fit to help keep you looking your best during summer’s brightest days and warm long nights.”

ipsy doesn't send out information cards (Birchbox does, which I definitely prefer). however, an information card isn't really necessary since all items can be found on their website and all have coupon codes for additional purchases if you want to buy some more. It looks like there were a possibility of 16 items this month (although multiple variations/shades of some items) and each subscriber got some combination of 5 of them depending on their preferences from their ipsy beauty quiz match. Now on to my goodies!

BareMinerals 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow Broad Spectrum SPF 15 (Divine Wine) – I’ve always been a fan of BareMinerals face make up so I’m sure I’ll love their eye shadow too. Just hope this color isn’t too dark! (~$5.40 for .03 oz sample)

Befine Food Skin Care Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15 – I love getting moisturizers in my bags, I never have to buy any because by the time my samples run out, I’m always getting another one!  (~$21.18 for 1.5 oz sample)

Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil SPF 8 – I don’t do tanning oils anymore, I’m a  sunscreen with least SPF 30+ type of girl. No skin cancer for this white girl, thank you! I gave this to my mom as she uses tanning oils still (even though I advise her not too!). (~$1.50 for 1 oz sample)

Pixi Beauty Mini Tinted Brilliance Balm (Unique Pink) – I actually really love this color, it’s not “too pink” for me and is still a balm rather than a lipstick! (~$8.40 for 1.8 g sample)

wHet Nail Polish (Facetious) – this is SO not my color and will be given to a friend but this chip resistant, high shine, vegan polish is "three free" and void of harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, toluene, and dpd (dibutyle phthalate). I wouldn’t however pay $15 for a bottle of any nail polish, so I guess it doesn’t matter. (~$9.00 for 10ml sample)

Total Estimated Value: $45.48 (not including the bag itself or any shipping) 
Total Price Paid: $10 (free shipping)

Overall Impression:The moisturizer pays for the overall cost more than twice so I’m happy with just that fact. I won’t use the nail polish or the tanning oil, but the other 3 items are wins!

If you are interested in signing up for ipsy, use my referral link (and I thank you in advance for some ipsyPoints to use for future add on items!)

Did you get ipsy this month? Did you like it? What'd you get?

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