Ipsy - July 2014

I was so excited when my Ipsy glam bag showed up yesterday! This month I tried to check out all of the sneak peeks and was siked when I noticed that a lot of my favorite brands were featured in this month's bag. Speaking of the glam bag, how cute is that frilly pink thing! This month's theme is "Sensationally Sunkissed". Check it out!

What a wonderful month! Of course there is that one product that I completely dislike and is just not a fit for me but everything else is great. This month I received approximately $45 worth of products. Surprisingly only one full size item this month but the other samples are generously sized so no complaints here for only $10 a month.

Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil SPF 08
Lavilin Jojoba Gel Cream
Elizabeth Moss Tints & Sass in Cherry
Benefit They're Real! Mascara
bareMinerals 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in Divine Wine

Ok, I'll just start off by dismissing the one product that totally turned me off from my glam bag. Tanning Oil. So not for me. I'm big on sunscreen and protecting my skin and I'm also a woman of color so no tanning here for me!

Next in line is the jojoba gel cream. I've never heard of this brand before so it's always great to try something new. I tested it first on my hands and it's a really soft cream that smooths and hydrates your skin. It has a light scent of jojoba seed oil so nothing too distracting. 

The tints & sass lip tint/stain is one that I've needed for a long time ever since I was introduced to theBalm Stainiac in my November Birchbox! I absolutely love it and the fact that it's full size means it'll last so much longer. 

OMG. My favorite mascara in mini form! I remember purchasing the full size version in November of last year from Birchbox (don't mind the horrible pictures) and I loved it! I still do of course but now I'm stuck with a dried out tube that I need to toss and replace. This little one will definitely hold me over for a little while until it's time to upgrade. Highly recommend to anyone with lashes. :)

 Lastly the bareMinerals eyeshadow had me a bit skeptical. I love all of the features and it's also one of my favorite brands but the color turned me off a bit. It reminded me a bit of mushy dirt. The texture/formula of the eyeshadow however was smooth and great. 

Overall I had a great month this month and of course I'll be looking forward to next month's Ipsy glam bag for sure. Sign up and become a glam bag subscriber today for $10 a month! It'll be worth it. :)